Everdog

Everdog

Lives in United States OH, United States
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Joined on Aug 6, 2009
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Just a guy learning about photography

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I noticed a lot threads in the NEX forum like, "Is AF-C basically a myth for NEX?", calling PDAF on the NEX 6 a farce, and saying inside the focus is still slow.
I am sure DPReview will get to the bottom of this. Can't wait for the full review.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 20:40 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

I wonder how long it will take to get from lab to production.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 18:10 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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zygh: If this 20mm lens was at least f/2.0 it would have probably been worth it. As it is, it's about two times overpriced.
20/2.8 for 350 smackaroos?! No thanks, Sony!

So far almost everyone agrees with you. You can get the Sigma for 1/3rd the price, and can be pretty sure the Sigma will be much sharper wide open. Every Sony pancake has real issues.
I can't wait for the reports of soft corners on this one. My bet is that is why they kept the aperture so small.
Get the Sigma and save lots of $.
Oh and anyone with a brain knows F/2.8 is the same on all formats for exposure. And that the m43 F/1.4 lens would need 2 stops less light! (now add IBIS and in some cases you would need 4-5 stops less light!)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 21:31 UTC

Again the WRONG lens to make this NEX-system very un-appealing. Soft pictures.

Slow F/2.8 Fixed focus which can be limiting and most likely very soft corners again until about F/8.

Shame on Sony

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 19:29 UTC as 5th comment | 6 replies
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klopus: What’s the point of m4/3 format now when Sony, Samsung, Canon, Fuji, Pentax and Ricoh all have ASP-C mirrorless systems? Initial promise of m4/3 was smaller and lighter bodies and lens not only because of getting rid of the mirror and allowing for the shorter lens registration distance but also supposedly thanks to the smaller sensor. Now look at Sony’s NEX line for example – overall size and weight are both comparable to what Oly and Pana have to offer but with bigger sensors affording less noise, more DR, more resolution and more DOF control. No wonder NEX is wildly popular. So why to stick with 2x crop sensor format which nowadays doesn’t deliver any tangible benefits in IQ or size/weight or speed or price or innovation or even battery life?

LOL, NEX sales have dropped to only 20% in Japan while m43 has stayed over 50% even with new entries from Nikon and Canon.
Also the NEX lenses are GINOURMOUS and have slow apertures. Compare the NEX 50mm to the Oly 45mm in size, and look at how any NEX lens over 55mm is F/6.3.

Anyway NEX is proprietary. Even when they claimed they would open up the lens spec, you had to apply and only a few companies got permission. NO ONE but Sony is allowed to make bodies. NEX is like memory sticks.

Oh, and since the latest Sony m43 sensors match their APSC sensors at almost all ISOs, why buy those giant/slow lenses that are soft in the corners when M43 offers so much more?
Why pay for IS in every lens (in size weight and cost) when Olympus offer IBIS that is better than Sony's in-lens IS?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 20:30 UTC

Micro Four Thirds is really expanding. With so many markets like "photo- instrumentation" now relying on it, we can say it is here to stay.

It will be fun to see how many more companies join the party.

It is getting to be like PC vs. Mac. One is fairly open the others are highly restricted and proprietary which kills market share.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 16:11 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
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Hey, DigitalVista/Pal2012/Just Posted
When are you going to tell us your REAL IDs here?

Sorry, but NEX failed to even get mentioned in any "Camera of the Year" talk.
You guys need to get back to the NEX forum where they are complaining that the NEX PDAF is a Hoax and total ripoff.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 21:13 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
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According to "Just Posted", only P&S cameras and smartphones can be "Camera of the Year" because they sell the best. The D800e and D800 must be terrible!
Please tell us who you really are and quit creating new IDs for posting here!

I think the D600 should have won or come in 2nd. Compare it to the Sony A99 which cost twice as much and performs 1/2 as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 13:53 UTC as 57th comment | 5 replies
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Everdog: There are 3 types of posters here:
1) those who have switched to mirrorless
2) those who are going to switch to mirrorless
3) Some guy who created 4 or 5 accounts a week or so ago to promote Sony cameras

Just because you have 5 IDs doesn't mean everyone else does. Or maybe I am actually Andy Hendriksen. :)
http://www.thephoblographer.com/2012/06/21/op-ed-why-i-sold-everything-for-the-olympus-om-d-e-m5/
There sure a a lot of us who now love the E-M5 and we didn't all create 5 new IDs last week!
EDIT: I just read you might really be Nevercat (explains a lot). Is that true? Or are you MaxISO? We would love to know!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 21:33 UTC
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There are 3 types of posters here:
1) those who have switched to mirrorless
2) those who are going to switch to mirrorless
3) Some guy who created 4 or 5 accounts a week or so ago to promote Sony cameras

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 14:05 UTC as 59th comment | 8 replies
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Most Micro Four Thirds users are former Canikon, Sony or Pentax DSLR owners.
If you watch the M43 forum everyday there is another post from someone making the switch from the larger DSLRs.
This really seems to bother the old school guys and we see it here. They get really upset when DPR and LensRentals post test results that prove, " Phase-detection autofocus (even using still targets and center-point only) wasn’t nearly as accurate as contrast detection."

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/08/01/Roger-Cicala-Lensrentals-Canon-Autofocus-marketing-claims

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 21:02 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies
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Every forum has one...
Just Posted - Joined: Jan 2, 2013 - No Avatar - No gallery - 30 negative posts all in the same section ever hour of the day (he is responding to people in seconds, LOL!).
Coroander caught him below which was hilarious. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 20:53 UTC as 90th comment
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LOL, that was the funniest post on the Internet below when "Just Posted" claimed his posts are not sour grapes!
Of course he created multiple accounts to post negative comments in only this one section, has attacked most posters, name called, and so far has posted close to 30 times all hours of the day, BUT it is NOT sour grapes!

Anyway, the IBIS is what seperates the E-M5 from other cameras. It is funny that for years Sony boasted about how important their less functional version was, but then they stripped it off the NEX (it is still on virtually every other camera they sell) in order to force people to pay extra for it on every lens...pay extra for IS that still is not as good. :)

(Can't wait for more Sour Grapes posts)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 20:16 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
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naththo: Okay...I can smell maxeyesore is back! There are few new account flooding in. Good gracious! Go get a grip you silly maxeyesore who cannot cope with getting banned from forum and be lonely. Take it elsewhere in other forum as you are pleased to. Not in here thanks. And please leave us alone. No more lied too! *Glare in unhappy face*

Back to topic! Its interesting that Olympus is topped in #1. I can agreed with some and some not. How about how many lens are available for that camera? Its a lot fewer than Nikon D800 and Canon 5D MK III can get unlimited lens of EF and Nikon AF lens. It will take a good years for olympus lens to get more common in smaller body of mirrorless. Same story goes for Sony Nex though! But I do like Olympus quality of it and sharpness picture still. Its very tempting. Good work olympus for catching up!

Correction, the E-M5 has thousands MORE lenses available than Nikon and Canon...and they all use the revolutionary 5-axis IBIS. This is one of the reasons why people voted for the E-M5.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 02:52 UTC
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hmmm, let's examine lpv's pattern. He posts inaccurate information which we quickly prove wrong, then attacts other posters, name calls, and creates a new account.
Be honest for once and tell us who you really are. :)
Your gallery speaks volumes.
Back to the topic. The great sensor, the fact you can use any lens and the revolutionary IBIS really helped the E-M5.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 01:23 UTC as 106th comment
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Everdog: Since people brought it up, a group of us did confirm that f-stops are the same on the various formats. F/2 would be the virtually same on all formats.

You can also quick prove that 4/3rds will have LESS percieved DoF at the same f-stop, same focal length and same distance. As mentioned below, it is distance that will change the percieved DoF. Only when make everyhing un-equal, increasing distance and tyring to get a similar FoV (despite difference AR) will you see 4/3rds have a larger DoF.

LOL, you need a photography class if you disagre with what I said. Give it a try and then apologize :)
btw, DPR reported the same thing (search) as have virtually every top camera review site.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 21:37 UTC
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BobORama: Hey, DPR, sure Pentax made a modern day Edsel with the K-01. But the Edsel itself was revolutionary, and more importantly, a really cool car.

But.... For $300-400, including a fairly decent 40mm pancake lens, its a great - almost disposable - body for an existing Pentax shooter.. And it comes in bright yellow. As opposed to the "winners" who are all dressed for a funeral.

This is the "best" camera of 2012, which is to say the most popular, like McDonald's, need not be terribly innovative, but rather "safe" and evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

OMD comes in silver and looks a cooler than a yellow camera. Only a yellow car looks worse than a yellow camera. :)
Now CandyApple Red, that is a different story.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 21:36 UTC
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DigitalVista: Reading some of our post on here Just shows how gullible we can be to good marketing.

I wish the OMD EM-5 weather sealing translated over to lenses, with only just a few sealed it is pretty much a moot feature, not that I shoot that much in pouring rain.

I wish a fast 1.4 prime on a 43 sensor actually translated to the same light gathering equivalent of the larger diodes of a APS-C or FF sensor, it doesn’t and it unfortunately it cant.

Same thing applies to the marketing hype of the 5-axis IBIS which may hold the camera still, but that doesn’t make the world stop and freeze around you, and I really don’t see significant improvement in pictures taken with the em-5 over normal 3-axis IS systems, but I know it must be there somewhere.

DigitalVista speaking of gullible, you just created another new ID. How many do you have?
You claim 5-axis is not a big deal?
Put a Canon 85mm lens on a NEX and then on an E-M5. Try to shoot at 1/20th shutter speed handheld without a tripod.
The NEX image will be worthless, while the E-M5 will be sharp.

This has been proven over and over and over. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 21:27 UTC
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Since people brought it up, a group of us did confirm that f-stops are the same on the various formats. F/2 would be the virtually same on all formats.

You can also quick prove that 4/3rds will have LESS percieved DoF at the same f-stop, same focal length and same distance. As mentioned below, it is distance that will change the percieved DoF. Only when make everyhing un-equal, increasing distance and tyring to get a similar FoV (despite difference AR) will you see 4/3rds have a larger DoF.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 21:23 UTC as 109th comment | 5 replies
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Just Having Fun: The REAL reason the E-M5 deserves the win. (Let's try to be serious and honest for a minute)

IMHO, lenses matter more than the camera body. So now think of the best lenses available for any camera...guess what, not only will that lens work on the E-M5, but it works perfectly with 5-axis IBIS which is better than virtually any other IS available.

Mirrorless has been doing this for years, but now that the E-M5 has added the revolutionary IS, it is significant. I personally have shot sharp images with an E-M5 handheld and with 1 sec exposure times.

So, the BEST lenses work on this camera (more than any other) and ALL now have IS....even during video.

I also have shot handhelp at 2 secs with some great Canon FD lenses that no longer work on the latest Canon bodies. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 21:15 UTC
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