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ravduc

ravduc

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Sergey Borachev: About time there is some improvement in IQ for M43 after more than 3 years, but will these sensors provide that?

Possibly, but will it really make you change cameras? Will you really notice any difference on a large print? I doubt it. Incremental changes won't make me change cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 13:49 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: About time there is some improvement in IQ for M43 after more than 3 years, but will these sensors provide that?

Sergey, whats wrong with the present IQ? I think that it's quite incredible what the new OMD cameras can do.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 20:02 UTC

ttran88, I've never heard of any rumors about Sony nor Olympus closing down. I am not sure where you got this information. Olympus is a large company and it's photo division is only a small part of the whole story.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 19:45 UTC as 18th comment

Just rub a bit of Vaseline on an old filter and save yourself 500 dollars.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 20:21 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
On Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 article (166 comments in total)

Just rub Vaseline on a cheap UV filter and you will get similar results.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 22:25 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)

Where is the integrated EVF Nikon? No way that you will be able to compete with Olympus, Panasonic four thirds with a camera like this one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 12:41 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (827 comments in total)
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Hugo808: I had a go on one in a shop and it stopped working and none of the sales staff could figure out what was wrong. So we took the pro lens off and tried it on an EM-1 just to give me an idea and that packed up after five minutes and refused to focus.

Hardly an inspiring demo. But for the money I could get a FF Nikon which, if you can carry the extra weight, gives you more of everything except for a few gimmicky features. I look at these 4/3's offerings as jewellery more than serious cameras. YMMV.

You obviously have never used one for more than two minutes. I use full frame cameras and micro four thirds, and I would challenge you to tell the difference on a A3 size print and even an A2 size print. You probably never print anyways!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 15:13 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (827 comments in total)
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Snikt228: This camera seems pretty big for what it is to me. The EM5 II with 12-40 2.8 is very nearly the exact same size and weight as an A7 with 24-70 f4, and that's comparing 2X crop to FF, huge difference.

Comparing those 2 cameras with small primes I think the A7 is actually even shorter or the same size

If it gets any smaller you won't be able to hold it with any reasonably sized lens. How small should it be? This is not an Iphone.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 22:28 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: Publishing photos of that small girl with food plastered all around her mouth is tantamount to child abuse. Girls have very fragile self esteem as it is, there is no need to feed it into the internet for further punishment. Internet content never goes away and those pictures will condemn the poor child to a lifetime of shame, obloquy, and ridicule.
One imagines that the person who took them thinks of them as innocent documents of a life stage, or humorous examples of a childish lack of self awareness. But they are neither, what they are is cruel.

The far left as well as the far right are two sides of the same coin. They both = intolerance. For example: Hitler and Stalin.

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aerorail: its for the JAPANESE market where they eat this crap up as well as rich chinese

Not prejudiced are you?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
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FrankS009: About a hundred grams (roughly 20%) heavier than the old model. The same weight as a Panasonic GH4, and more than an Olympus EM1. That frankly is heavier than I would like to lug around, not counting lenses.

F.

You must have weak arms!

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Zoron: but i hate the design of the body and paint finish......come up with a new body please

Just for you?

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ecube: Will this gold plated edition improve the performance and picture quality over the standard edition? I doubt very much it will. If you could afford to buy this edition, how ofter will you use it? I am guessing the owner of this toy will have it boxed in an air sealed glass for viewing. I assume half of the buyers of this toy might consider this an investment, which would make sense if the gold content is at least 18karat and substantial, however, a mere 5 grams at the current open market price of $1,195 / ounce of 24karat would amount to $210, assuming the gold plating is 24k. This is not for me for any purpose. I am highly satisfied with my D800 and D5100 with my collection of Prime Nikkors.

Good luck to those "collectors"

Cars are purchased to get from point A to point B, yet many purchase cars for their performance and looks without thinking about practicality. Why can't this be the same for cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:07 UTC
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Team Yeti: As a former longtime Nikon user, I have to wonder... just what the heck are they doing?! Obviously, somebody in the boardroom thought this was a good idea. Slap some gold on it and it'll sell like hotcakes -- rigggggght.

I fear that Nikon is going to go extinct if they don't innovate and diversify. And they better do it quickly. Sure, they are into other optical areas such as medical, hunting/outdoors, etc. But will those branches of the company keep the camera side of things afloat? Or will they become another dinosaur in the imaging world? I guess only time will tell.

They obviously know that they will sell every single one of these cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 20:00 UTC
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Richard Franiec: I'm not sure what Df concept wants to achieve. There is more dials on this camera than I've ever seen. I did not missed the single dial on my Canon 1D series-it has none except 2 scroll wheels.. I would not want 1Dx with the gold accented buttons and I don't think that many owners of pro Nikon gear would either.

I don't think that this camera is too gaudy. Most people drive cars and many see them as simple commodities or tools. Other's buy cars for their performance and looks and feel proud owning such vehicles. I would say that this camera falls into that second catogory. It doesn't mean that they don't use the camera or the car. I have a difficult time understanding why this should be debated. Why can't this simply be understood?

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ravduc: Jealous bunch! Can't afford the camera, so they need to slam it.

So we should all think like you right? Give me a break!!

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lightandday: Gold --- what for ?
The Df has a "Great sensor "but it is perhaps the clumsiest Nikon ever !
FUJIFILM's XT-1 (a FM2 mirrorless ) is what the Df should have been - a bit larger to house the larger sensor -- what a waste of engineering time ! WAKE UP NIKON !

For my style of shooting, I have no problems with adapters. I am only saying that if Nikon makes a camera like the Fuji, they will have to make new lenses. I would likely purchase this mirrorless camera and use my F lenses with an adapter. The DF will do for now and for many years to come. I too would have preferred a smaller bodied camera like my Nikon FM, but they would have had to make it mirrorless with a new lens group for it to be that small.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 20:43 UTC
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ravduc: Jealous bunch! Can't afford the camera, so they need to slam it.

It depends on what you're needs are. For me the DF is a joy to use with it's traditional dials. For other's such as you, it doesn't work as well. I also use other cameras, but the DF offers me an alternative.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 20:38 UTC
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Caerolle: Wow, they made the ugliest camera in the world even uglier.

You haven't read all of the reviews. Opinions are quite divided. The control system works fine by me and hundreds of owners posting in the Nikon forum and elsewhere. To each his own. You should use a camera before making blunt statements about the 'control system'. As for size, this camera is smaller than your Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 18:47 UTC
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lightandday: Gold --- what for ?
The Df has a "Great sensor "but it is perhaps the clumsiest Nikon ever !
FUJIFILM's XT-1 (a FM2 mirrorless ) is what the Df should have been - a bit larger to house the larger sensor -- what a waste of engineering time ! WAKE UP NIKON !

I can tell by your comments that you haven't used the camera. This is not a clumsy camera to use, not anymore than my other cameras. The DF could have been like the Fuji but then none of the F lenses would have worked without an adapter to extend the registry distance. Nikon would have had to develop new lenses for a shorter register distance.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
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