Vitruvius

Vitruvius

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On Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview article (315 comments in total)

Not much improvement over the E-M5 especially since focus peaking is black or white only. Actually looks worse than the E-M5 with the giant EV-5 bolted to the top.Cost more just because it is newer? I guess that is why E-M5s are not on a big sale.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 17:33 UTC as 52nd comment
On Panasonic DMC G6 preview (204 comments in total)

Weakest link relative to Oly OM-D E-M5 is the lack if IBIS. Weakest link of the E-M5 relative to the G6 is the video.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 22:07 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Ireland: A Photographers' Guide article (43 comments in total)

Not a big fan of uber-HDR. Looks really fake Photoshop baked. But beautiful scenery.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2013 at 01:18 UTC as 18th comment

This is a real disapointment for M43 users. Why not design the adapter to fit Canon EF-S and other APS-C lenses onto M43 camera the same way it is designed to fit full frame lenses onto APS-C? This is dumb to have a full frame lens attached to a M43 camera with a APS-C size image circle half wasted for $600.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 18:48 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies

So this is what city road crew workers would look like fighting a fire.... cool.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 18:52 UTC as 8th comment
On Nikon D7100 Hands-on Preview preview (492 comments in total)

The 100% crop of the globe seem to have a more pronounced finger print or wave type pattern on the shot with the 7100. Is this some sort of pattern on the actual globe itself or something else?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 04:04 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (353 comments in total)
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win39: Why is this a mirrorless competitor? The price point is the same as the D3200 and it trades resolution and a lower specced focus system for an inconsequentially smaller body.

You are right, it isn't competition. OMD from a year ago with less pixels and much smaller sensor still has much better image quality, faster AF speed using rear ARTICULATED screen, IS for ALL lenses, more than double the frame rate, and is environmentally sealed amoung other things. And it doesn't look butt ugly.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 02:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (353 comments in total)

What would the target buyer be for a camera like this? It isn't really good at anything compared to cameras of equal or lesser cost, it definetly is NOT good looking, and it isn't even small compared to much better performing and cheaper compact system cameras. So I wonder what the reason might be that would make anyone want to buy a camera like this.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 17:54 UTC as 87th comment | 4 replies
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Higuel: some $1300 for a lens that does NOT even close the iris as ordered by the camera...
from a white brand on top!

This confirms us all that Samyang has forgotten that their first major success, the 85mm f1.4 owns it to the fact that it was INDEED way CHEAPER then the options from the brands! WITH almost the same optical quality.
Start increasing the price like Sigma is doing and in no time Samyang is be story like many other brands who propose stuff way too expensive! They still have a looooong way to catch sigma in AF and ANY automation for that matter! Naturally they can try a crazy move like Sigma did with the SD1 sold at absurd prices, well, actually NOT SOLD! And in few months they had to cut the price to less then half!!! That is what Samyang deserves also!

Anyone who buys this lens plans to spend a few minutes adjusting movements per shot. How hard is it to set aperture on the lens instead of the camera. What a dumb comment.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 17:36 UTC

There used to be small screw attachment devices that were very handy. You could screw it into a tree and then attach the camera very securely almost anywhere in the forest without a tripod. I think they disappeared because of the perceived damage to 'nature'. Would be nice to have three small screws for this system as well. Seems like a great system idea.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 16th comment

A Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f2.0 lens is about $2000 alone. So it is interesting that the lens DXO mark is about the same as the $450 Samyang 35mm f1.4 at f2.0 (to match the Sony). The Samyang is actually a lot brighter in the corners too with less complex distortion. Same goes for the Sigma 35mm f1.4 at $900.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 03:01 UTC as 4th comment
On Fujifilm X100S preview (218 comments in total)

Phase Detect Autofocus -
"All SLRs by necessity use this approach, with a dedicated autofocus sensor."

Have you tried the autofocus on the 60D with live-view on the articulated screen??? Compare that to any M43 camera and the 60D snale is virtually unusable indoors.
So your comment assumes that DSLR users 'may not' shoot by live view, which is pretty strange assumption these days. It actually means that they just 'can't' because the camera is too slow with live view.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 19:24 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)

HOLY Karamba! "optional optical viewfinder for $450"!!!, " lens hood adapter $130"!!!. That is INSANE!

Goes to prove that this camera is mostly for people with extra money that don't know what to spend it on.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 18:51 UTC as 104th comment | 2 replies

I found Waldo!!! hey?!, is that my wife with him?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 21:01 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 Hands-On Preview article (311 comments in total)

So the 16MP, 7FPS, with 1.3X crop factor would be almost exactly the same crop and resolution as a Micro 4/3 camera, except slower frame rate than the M43 cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 04:38 UTC as 62nd comment | 7 replies
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)
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Kurt_K: From base ISO up to 1600 (i.e., the range that encompasses pretty much all my shooting), there doesn't appear to be any advantage at all over the 16MP micro four thirds cameras. If anything the m4/3 offerings appear to be resolving more. I can only surmise that the 5200 is employing stronger NR at low ISO settings.

It is amusing that marike6 spends so much time and effort looking for some aspect or potion of the test image in which the D5200 is better than the OMD with it's much smaller and older sensor. Simply the fact that a pro needs to search so hard through only RAW files to justify that it can even come close to the OMD means that it is irrelavent to 99% of users.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 04:09 UTC
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)

What the HECK are you guys talking about the "great IQ?!? You obviosly have NOT actually used the camparison tool and still you blather on in complete ignorance. Do the comparison before speculating how great it is (isn't).

Both the NEX-7 (much older) and the OMD EM5 (much smaller sensor and far fewer pixels) have at least as much detail and far LESS noise than the D5200 at 6400 ISO.

Go ahead, burry your head in the sand. It just makes you look like fools. Either you work for Nikon or you are completely blind.

Perhaps it just looks impresive compared to another Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2013 at 19:19 UTC as 15th comment | 9 replies
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)
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Vitruvius: I compared the D5200 to the OMD EM5.

The sensor on the OMD is only 2/3 the size and 2/3 the MP and still far out performs this camera. The OMD has at least as much detail, despite the lower pixel count, and far less noise, especially at high ISO. Turned them both up to 6400 ISO and the D5200 looks terrible compared to the OMD.

So for all those people that need the Nikon badge and the 24MP sticker to impress, knock yourself out.

Pretty sad actually that Nikon can't do better with a much larger sensor and so many more pixels.

Even the 18 month old NEX-7 has far less noise at 6400 ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2013 at 19:03 UTC
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)

I compared the D5200 to the OMD EM5.

The sensor on the OMD is only 2/3 the size and 2/3 the MP and still far out performs this camera. The OMD has at least as much detail, despite the lower pixel count, and far less noise, especially at high ISO. Turned them both up to 6400 ISO and the D5200 looks terrible compared to the OMD.

So for all those people that need the Nikon badge and the 24MP sticker to impress, knock yourself out.

Pretty sad actually that Nikon can't do better with a much larger sensor and so many more pixels.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2013 at 18:11 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On CP+ 2013: Panasonic interview article (202 comments in total)
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tgutgu: What a clueless company!

They still don't what Europeans and Americans demand!

While the competition has focus peaking for more than a year, they offer lame excuses for not implementing it.

It looks that the GH3 was prematurely released, probably due to the success of the E-M5: lousy EVF and no resources, i.e. time for developing an image processor, which is able to support focus peaking.

Doesn't the Lumix G5 already have focus peaking and 60p FHD video? I guess that was a different department.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 20:46 UTC
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