Gaëtan Lehmann

Gaëtan Lehmann

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On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (673 comments in total)

Some nice things:
* no more useless non customizable help "?" button!
* enhanced AF
* better frame coverage
* more AF points
* low light
* distance range
* some customizations possible
* wifi
* tethering
* enhanced LCD display
* auto ISO in M mode (?)

Some new bad things:
* GPS is gone
* really good AF assist lamp is gone
* must press the button to turn the dial, really?

Still some bad things from the A77:
* no exposure compensation display on the top lcd

And still many good things:
* triple hinge LCD - this thing is incredibly useful!
* AF in live view as good as in the viewfinder
* high quality viewfinder
* excellent ergonomy
* high quality case
* 1/8000 max shutter speed
* 1/250 sync speed
* very low latency shutter release
* up to 12 fps
* level display

And some unknown:
* less noise in low light in th VF?
* faster switch between the viewfinder and the rear display?
* fixed the very poor flash performance of the A77?

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 05:05 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies

This is really nice to see this kind of features coming through a firmware update!
All the manufacturers should try to keep their cameras evolving as long as possible, instead of trying to sell us the next model as soon as possible.
Fujifilm is good on that side. Canon did well with the 7D. And I'm still waiting for Sony to bring a properly working flash system for the A77...

Kudos to Olympus!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 11:46 UTC as 55th comment

Tilt screen! Pro don't want tilt screen!
That and the touch screen from phase One...all these medium format makers have gone crazy ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 18:30 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (619 comments in total)

A builtin flash! I really hope olympus will put one in all its next OM-D cameras!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 08:25 UTC as 148th comment
On Phase One announces IQ250 50MP CMOS medium format back article (192 comments in total)

Touchscreen?
Pro don't care about touchscreen! (according to the dpr forums)
This must be a toy camera ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 16:33 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)

In “for larger less such as the XF 55-200mm”, “less” should probably “lens”.

I would be interesting to have a comparison of the focusing speed of various cameras. I remember to have been impressed by the focusing speed of the olympus two years ago, and not so impressed by many others. I wonder how fuji AF compares to olympus AF.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 09:00 UTC as 235th comment | 4 replies
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

Very nice to see some more serious autofocus testing in a review! I hope we'll also see that in the all the new reviews on dpreview :-)

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 05:09 UTC as 120th comment
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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Just another Canon shooter: Basically, a video oriented feature, with almost no use for stills?

A fast autofocus in live view combined with an orientable screen offers a lot of opportunities to shoot at non conventional angles. This is incredibly useful to shoot young children for instance, and I'm not talking about video!

Sure you may be able to do the same by crawling on the floor if the subject stay quiet. But most likely the subject is running all around and you just can't crawl that fast.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 05:04 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Regarding lack of tilting screen: I see that this may be seen as a drawback. But lets think again, like guys at Pentax: at least it seems they think twice about every gizmo others introduce without a second thought.
If a camera can be controlled comfortably from any distance via smartphone, which almost everyone has, and have a live preview too — then what's the point making a rugged, weather-proof camera that has a weakest part in its tilting screen while the screen substitute/extension is in your pocket?
I don't say it's best solution, but is tilting screen any better?

I think many of us are undervaluating the usefulness of tilting screen.

Tilting screen is incredibly useful, coupled with a good liveview AF, when shooting (fast moving) young children.

No remote control through a smartphone will ever help in that case.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 09:40 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (497 comments in total)
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SHood: "shutter shock" is a problem with all mirrorless cameras. Smaller body is part of the problem but also due to the shutter requiring a close/open to start the exposure and then another close/open to end it. This quick double shutter action is different than DSLRs which just need to open to start the exposure and then close to end it.

I have found with my GH3 that shooting at hi-speed continuous shooting does help as liveview is disabled so you don't have the double shutter action except to start the first image and end the last image in the sequence. The electronic shutter on Panasonic bodies also helps but is limited.

The new 1/8000s shutter speed on the E-P5 and E-M1 has probably made it even worse as the shutter is now designed to move even faster. Only the global shutter will totally eradicate this.

Not every mirrorless camera has this double mechanical shutter action per shot. The NEX (and the SLT, though not exactly mirrorless) cameras have a first electronic curtain that avoids that.
See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tpYDet-aUs
This may also be the case for other makers.
The GX7 also has a full electronic shutter mode but it limits the maximum shutter speed, is not usable with the flash, and shows rolling shutter deformations...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 05:05 UTC
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (353 comments in total)

Is it really smaller than the Olympus E-420?
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympuse420/2

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 08:25 UTC as 124th comment | 2 replies
On Autumn night in crimean mountains in the Light In The Night challenge (7 comments in total)

Wow! This is a great shot!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 16:24 UTC as 3rd comment
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