blohum

blohum

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On Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands article (57 comments in total)

I sometimes find it quite depressing when the equivalence article gets 1,600+ comments while awesome shots like this only get 30... excellent work Erez, let's see more shots like this!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 20:05 UTC as 14th comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1718 comments in total)
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blohum: Great article DPR and it's that last sentence that people always seem to forget: "There's no universally ideal 'sweet-spot' to that trade-off: but understanding equivalence can help you work out which balance is best for you."

I chose m43 knowing full-well what the limitations are. Will FF give better IQ... absolutely, will FF give thinner DOF, of course... do I care, not a bit... m43 is MY 'sweet-spot'.

forpetessake: There is nothing wrong with your own sweet-spot changing as technology moves on; if Sony can make a FF camera with lenses the same size, quality and breadth of choice as m43 enjoys I would certainly consider swapping.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 08:00 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1718 comments in total)

Great article DPR and it's that last sentence that people always seem to forget: "There's no universally ideal 'sweet-spot' to that trade-off: but understanding equivalence can help you work out which balance is best for you."

I chose m43 knowing full-well what the limitations are. Will FF give better IQ... absolutely, will FF give thinner DOF, of course... do I care, not a bit... m43 is MY 'sweet-spot'.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 19:47 UTC as 227th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)
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veroman: Save for the very best of the full frames, the M10 images look no better and no worse than the countless thousands of other images that have been posted on dpreview in the course of their most recent (past 2 to 3 years) camera reviews.

Seems to me that camera choices these days have much, much more to do with price point, ergonomics, features and intended uses than image quality or anything having to do with image quality. They're all very good. The OM-D E-M10 is good. A Leica is good. The Fuji X Trans cameras are good. My old Canon 40D is good. Take your pick.

I have an E1 too... I still love it though the EP3 has turned into my 'go to' camera due to size.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 20:23 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)
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veroman: Save for the very best of the full frames, the M10 images look no better and no worse than the countless thousands of other images that have been posted on dpreview in the course of their most recent (past 2 to 3 years) camera reviews.

Seems to me that camera choices these days have much, much more to do with price point, ergonomics, features and intended uses than image quality or anything having to do with image quality. They're all very good. The OM-D E-M10 is good. A Leica is good. The Fuji X Trans cameras are good. My old Canon 40D is good. Take your pick.

Most definitely, I'm still using my EP3 with its "ancient" 12mp sensor and recently did something crazy... I got some photos printed out. You know what, I was happy with the result so I'm sticking with it until the price comes down on the EP5; yes the IQ is better on newer cameras but the EP3 fits me like a glove and offers enough IQ to keep me happy for now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 12:15 UTC
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Axibis: ..but will it bend? ;)

I'm assuming you meant "blend"! :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 17:03 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (559 comments in total)
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Dennis: I tried both the Oly EM1 and the GX7 at Photoplus in October - the first time I'd seen either. The EM1 had a confusing array of buttons, like the EM5, but was more refined and the EVF was really nice. The GX7 was unimpressive and the EVF was very mediocre. It did not feel like a $1000 camera. Autofocus was sluggish and uncertain compared to the snappy EM1. I also tried the GM1 and thought it was too tiny with really fiddly controls. To my mind, Oly *is* micro 4/3 these days, at least for stills, with Panasonic appealing to video-oriented shooters.

Oly are currently running an offer for a free VF4 with an EP5 in the UK at the moment...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 09:25 UTC
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Cane: Has a single camera sample gallery ever been posted on DPR without someone saying how unimpressed they are with whatever camera it is. Ever?!

I think we all know the answer to that!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 13:58 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2142 comments in total)
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lazy lightning: Still just the same flat, lifeless images as all m4/3 cameras. No separation (not talking bokeh), everything in the image appears to be on the same plane giving the impression of a one dimensional universe. Lovely colors though!

I love it how some people still seem to think that m43 passes this imaginary boundary where thin DOF is somehow no longer possible...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 22:14 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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blohum: "without the locking switch that Olympus' 14-42mm kit zooms use"

Does this mean if you're at the long end and want to get back to 12mm there's no way of knowing when to stop twisting? Is there a click to tell you you're at the widest angle?

I think we're both on the same track but not quite making ourselves understood clearly! :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 16:01 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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blohum: "without the locking switch that Olympus' 14-42mm kit zooms use"

Does this mean if you're at the long end and want to get back to 12mm there's no way of knowing when to stop twisting? Is there a click to tell you you're at the widest angle?

What I was meaning was that the Oly collapsible zooms have the unlock switch to stop you collapsing when you zoom back to the widest angle... if the 12-32 doesn't surely you could go straight past the 12mm mark and start collapsing when you only wanted the widest view.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:38 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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RStyga: Imagine the super-compact Panasonic 14mm pancake on it!

I don't think the 12-32 is that different in size..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 09:35 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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Greg Lovern: Just for grins, I'd like to see a picture of it with the 4/3 adapter and the Olympus 14-35/2.0.

I'm sure the body will be added to the matching simulator at some point soon! http://www.four-thirds.org/en/special/matching.html

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 09:33 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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blohum: "without the locking switch that Olympus' 14-42mm kit zooms use"

Does this mean if you're at the long end and want to get back to 12mm there's no way of knowing when to stop twisting? Is there a click to tell you you're at the widest angle?

...and how would manual focus work on older bodies?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 08:36 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)

"without the locking switch that Olympus' 14-42mm kit zooms use"

Does this mean if you're at the long end and want to get back to 12mm there's no way of knowing when to stop twisting? Is there a click to tell you you're at the widest angle?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 08:07 UTC as 176th comment | 5 replies
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)
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blohum: The EP5 is surely stuck between a rock and hard place... the EM1 body is about the same price as the EP5/VF4/17 bundle and the EM5 is dropping in price.

There's things to like such as 8000th sec, 'low' ISO and VF4 but so many missed opportunities... limiting WiFi to only iAuto mode was surely a marketing decision just so they could give those privileges to the EM1, same as limiting timelapse to 99 frames. If the EP5 was a cheaper camera I could accept these compromises but it's supposed to be a premium camera.

On top of these they've removed the option to use the larger grip, a must have for my EP3 as far as I'm concerned. Surely they could have placed the WiFi antenna behind the plastic AV door??

I won't at its current price... when the price drops I might look again. I owned an EM5 for a while but sold it as I found it fiddly to use, I find the ergonomics of EP3 to be far superior.

I've yet to find someone who makes an add-on grip like the third-party ones that are available for the EM5 but it could make an interesting DIY project. The WiFi issue (the only time my EP3 is ever set to an auto mode is when I pass it to my wife!) and timelapse limitations could easily be rectified in firmware... come on Olympus you know you can do it, the EP5 deserves better!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:01 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)

The EP5 is surely stuck between a rock and hard place... the EM1 body is about the same price as the EP5/VF4/17 bundle and the EM5 is dropping in price.

There's things to like such as 8000th sec, 'low' ISO and VF4 but so many missed opportunities... limiting WiFi to only iAuto mode was surely a marketing decision just so they could give those privileges to the EM1, same as limiting timelapse to 99 frames. If the EP5 was a cheaper camera I could accept these compromises but it's supposed to be a premium camera.

On top of these they've removed the option to use the larger grip, a must have for my EP3 as far as I'm concerned. Surely they could have placed the WiFi antenna behind the plastic AV door??

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 14:50 UTC as 125th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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Peter Bendheim: Wow...the haters can sure hate. In abundance, it seems - each trying to outdo the other. I personally don't need this, but it's a cool idea. Why the nastiness?

Because they have to make themselves feel bigger somehow! As a m43 user with no interest in this I still have to say kudos to Nikon for trying something new!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 07:45 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2142 comments in total)
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dylanbarnhart: The huge number of comments comes from the realization that:

1. Fourthird is dead - replaced by micro Fourthird. I doubt any more Panasonic DSLR will be made. Probably no 4/3rd lenses neither, since AF is faster on m43 lenses.

2. Sensor based phase detection autofocus is the future. Panasonic, Canon, Fuji, Nikon are all doing it.

Both Olympus and Panasonic have been involved in both 43 and m43...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 08:45 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2142 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: Sensor ratings by DxO: Oly E-M5: 71, Nikon D7000: 80, Nikon D800E: 96. Rely on that. Small sensors- weaker IQ. Micro Four Thirds can't be competitive, sensor size MUST be APS-C or FF. Camera size has no matter, normal people can carry DSLR- cameras, others are too small.

A quick count on wikipedia and there's around 60 MFT lenses and 30 FT lenses, plus all the hundreds of lenses that can be adapted for use... is that not enough choice for you?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 16:25 UTC
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