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GodSpeaks

Lives in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
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On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: If the replacement model includes high-quality 4K video in its list of improvements, I may finally be inclined to sell my APS-C gear and switch.

Buy a GH4 today. An amazing camera. Why wait?
Video is NOT the forte of Olympus.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 15:41 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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TN Args: Hooray, a rumour! I thought DPR was above rumours. Shame.

Given the age of the EM5, it is expected. So really, not that much of a rumor.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 15:40 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Good. It is about time. I hated that camera. All it ever did was take great still pictures in tough situations with a very compact body, the best 5-axis image stabilization system, and a great viewfinder.

Oh wait that doesn't sound so bad when I put it that way.

The next OMD camera will have 4K video along with the excellent 5-axis image stabilization. The sensor probably won't be much better though. They are starting to hit a wall with current m4/3 sensor designs. That really isn't so bad though. Still better than any A-PSC camera Canon has on the market today.

Time for 4/3 sensors to go 20 or 24MP. Long overdue, even the 1" sensor is now 20MP.

NOT for every MFT camera, but for some, for those of us who want/need more MP.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 15:35 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)

Please DPR, do not sink any lower than you already have. No need to wallow in the gutter by reporting rumors off rumor sites. Wait for the official announcements and REPORT THAT.

Report REAL news, not rumors.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 06:33 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Stephen Scharf: I really don't understand the comment about the E-M5 appearing dated. It was and is a terrific camera, and still has a higher engineering specification than the E-M10, so I don't get where the "dated" view comes from.

I have nothing whatever against companies upgrading their model lineups, but I think back to the original and legendary OM-1, and that camera was in production unchanged for the better part of a decade. It still superbly fulfilled it's design specification.

nebula: proper AF with 4/3 lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 06:29 UTC
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JoEick: Oh snap! Talk about something out of left field.

Sony should be out with theirs soon enough. :)

This is probably the Sony MF camera SAR have been on about for ages. It has a Sony sensor after all, and SAR worships all things Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 06:21 UTC
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PLShutterbug: "The iPhone will probably be available separately."

Ba-Ding!

Nicely done!

To me, the iphone is a deal breaker.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 06:20 UTC
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mike earussi: My question is why bother with a mirrorless MF system in the first place? MF systems aren't small or compact anyway so how does the absence of a mirror help?

My guess is you have never used a Pentax/Hasselblad/Mamiya/Phase One MF system. They are large and heavy, doubly so if you shoot handheld. Removing the mirror, mirrorbox and prism would do wonders to reducing the weight of the camera, and THAT would make handheld shooting more pleasureable.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 06:12 UTC
On JVC introduces GY-LS300 4K camcorder with MFT mount article (75 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: By the time this camera comes out in February 2015 Sony will have 4K 60p cameras and the GH5 will have 4K 60p by late 2015 with both having UHS II support for 2000x 300MB/s SDXC cards.
http://www.lexar.com/pro-2000x-sd

That's a stretch, and that lexar 300MB/s is READ speed, NOT write speed. They state lower, but do not say what write speed is.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 04:01 UTC
On JVC introduces GY-LS300 4K camcorder with MFT mount article (75 comments in total)
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OlavM: "... promising full native angle of view for different lens standards including Super 35, MFT, and Super 16 via its proprietary Variable Scan Mapping tech."

Please translate this mumbo-jumbo, someone?

Agreed. I am still trying to understand what it means.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 03:50 UTC
On JVC introduces GY-LS300 4K camcorder with MFT mount article (75 comments in total)
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Jogger: Interesting. Even Panasonic went with a standard PL mount and S35 sensor for the current cine camera. There are really no other m43 cine bodies other than this JVC... other than the discontinued AGAF100.

Unfortunately, the BlackMagic 4K cameras are not MFT mount... Yet.

Personally, I am waiting for the BMPCC4K. With an active MFT mount, of course.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 00:04 UTC
On JVC introduces GY-LS300 4K camcorder with MFT mount article (75 comments in total)
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dmartin92: So it's probably a waste to get 4K if you don't have a 4K television ? That's my question.

Unless you have actually seen 4K, you will never realize it's benifit over 1080p.
I own the GH4 and have a 4K monitor. 4K really does look wonderful. Amazing, in fact. So good, that I am going all 4K now.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)
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Karl Summers: Rebranding is just awful! Disgusting!

Signed,

Bower/Rokinon/Samyang et al.

The Samyang, et al, line of lenses are actually very good. They perform well above their price.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 06:54 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)

I wonder who makes these filters for them?
Tiffin, Hoya... B&W?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 06:46 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)
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BadScience: "pro" filters are to photography what monster cables are to hifi.

Rubbish, and Monster Cable is NOT a generic term.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 06:45 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)
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yonsarh: I only use filter when using expensive lenses, but for lenses under 500$ or 300$, I don't use filter. If it is high quality lens, lens protection is needed. I don't use lens hood because of vignetting.

You don't use a lens hood because of vingetting?
Try using the lens hood supplied by the manufacturer specific to the lens you have. No vignetting.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 06:42 UTC

It was an absurd idea from the getgo and served only to damage the reputation of Hasselblad.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 12:11 UTC as 127th comment
On Drift Stealth 2 action camera is maker's smallest yet article (39 comments in total)

Smalll can be good, but at what price. The Hero 4 Black overheats and so can no longer be used for long shoots. Overheating also makes it totally unreliable for unattended recording.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 00:49 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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Stacey_K: " and successive cameras".... well that is unless Olympus decides to change the lens mount again. I'm done trusting this company to support the customers who invest in their system.

Through corporate mis-management and a partnership with a crappy sensor manufacturer (panasonic), Olympus killed the 4/3 mount right as they had a sensor (the one used in the OMD) in their hands that would have made their lovely ZD 4/3 optics shine. Instead they pull this bait and switch to m4/3. I give then 3-4 years before they bail on this format and switch to yet another mount.

Olympus's problem has never been their optics, and I'm sure these will be fantastic lenses. But I'm willing to bet they will decide in the future the 4/3 sensor is too small and ditch this mount, leaving anyone who buys these lenses left in an orphaned system. I would never trust this company again after what they did with 4/3.

The Four Thirds lens mount should never have been introduced. It should have been MFT from the get go.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 02:50 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (274 comments in total)
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MediaDigitalVideo: I want this under my X-mas tree.
Canon is playing Santa Claus again.

Buy a GH4, it's a far better camera, even for 1080p.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 07:00 UTC
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