bradleyg5

bradleyg5

Lives in Canada Selkirk, MB Canada, Canada
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Jul 18, 2007

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Honestly hate the IQ on iphones and other smart phones, never felt it was even close to most compact cameras. This on the other hand seems to be noticeably better than most compact cameras. Something like this could actually take some respect worthy pictures.

pureview phone, micro 4/3 compact, full frame dslr. Buying all those would make me a professional right? :P awesome to see such high quality cameras at every form factor now.

On a side critical note that lens does seem to have some pretty crazy distortion and field curvature and and with no ability to stop it down it's going to be pretty hard to keep flat objects in focus.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 03:29 UTC as 110th comment | 2 replies
On NHK working on 8k video sensor capable of 120fps article (94 comments in total)
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SaulTh: That is not 16x the resolution, it is only 4x the resolution i.e. resolution in each of its two dimensions -- it is 16x the *area*, or 16x the number of *pixels*. It is best to talk in resolution terms, that is the width or height of the sensor in pixels, since that determines the true ability to resolve detail, or crop/zoom while maintaining detail -- the total number of pixels is of lesser use as its relation to resolution is affected by the aspect ratio of the sensor, and resolution is proportional to the square root of pixel count -- silly to talk in total pixel count.

"4320 / 1080 = 4
7680 / 1920 = 4"

4x4 = 16

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 08:05 UTC
On First impressions shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 article (269 comments in total)

Unless it has better high ISO performance than a D800 I wouldn't be interested. a 45mm f/1.8 is equivalent to a 90mm F/3.5 full format lens which is pretty unimpressive depth of field wise, if the ISO can't keep up what's the point?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 06:06 UTC as 56th comment | 9 replies

Wow those shots are identical and what an absolutely disturbing issue to have. never realized how distracting it really is.

I'm doubting it is fixable in firmware, probably the electronics on the chip themselves that are causing it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 01:13 UTC as 204th comment
On CIPA starts to report growing mirrorless sales article (200 comments in total)
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Maxfield_photo: I think the mirrorless trend will stabilize eventually. Until recently people had to choose between the image quality of a DSLR and the size of a P&S. Now there is another option, and so DSLR owners who were unhappy with the size of their camera are migrating to something smaller, and P&S owners who were unhappy with the IQ of their cameras are migrating to something sharper and cleaner. BUT, and this is important to understand, THE SKY IS NOT FALLING!

Some people actually like a traditional SLR design, there is just something fundamentally satisfying about putting a high quality piece of optical engineering up to your eye, pressing the shutter, and hearing the satisfying "chunk" of the mirror. I don't care how much vibration it introduces, it just FEELS like photography.

I'm afraid like Chicken Little, the camera industry has been hit on the head by the mirroless apple. Not everyone wants a mirrorless camera.

@ T3 You're totally right, I just got a panasonic micro 4/3 camera and was a little surprised and disappointed in how loud it was. Something about that mechanical shutter sound that just cues people in on their soul being stolen.

I very much wish electronic shutter were a feature in DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. I feel like they probably should already be able to do it, as long as the shutter speed is kept low. If micro four thirds cameras made no noise when they took pictures I honestly think lots of event photographers would move over to them. It's weird how I can take video of someone and they don't care(even though it's more revealing) yet the noise of that shutter makes them think I'm up to no good.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2012 at 06:21 UTC
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bradleyg5: Yawn, wake me up with they hit F/0.8. f0.95 is not terribly impressive when you only have to produce an image circle 1/4th the size of fullframe. sure the intensity of light is high, but the total amount of light passed through the lens is not worthy of that price tag.

@digifan

Make it look like a Leica lens and you guys just swoon. I'm just saying, you put a magnifying glass on the back of 35mm 1.4 and you'd have a brighter aperture than this. How's that for "technical"

It's not an impressive lens. Lets say you have a viewfinder, lets pretend this is a 4/3 lens and not a micro 4/3. So you have a mirror and a viewfinder. If the viewfinder displayed an image the same size as a Canon 5d viewfinder, this lens on a 4/3 would produce a substantially dimmer image in the viewfinder than a 35mm f/1.4 on a 5d.

Do you understand how that matters? You get how that works? how it doesn't actually gather that much light in comparison to a full 35mm lens? I know you guys can't see past the numbers you are presented, but seriously, use your brain.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:00 UTC

These cameras are SO expensive, the high ISO is terrible and the lens are slow. I mean what are you going to do with it? it's purely an outdoor camera. Like a good tropical vacation camera I guess. I'm not debating the IQ will be amazing, but only at base ISO so you gotta use it in bright light.

I feel like indoors, a Panasonic GX1 with a 20mm F1.8 would be way more capable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 08:28 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies

Yawn, wake me up with they hit F/0.8. f0.95 is not terribly impressive when you only have to produce an image circle 1/4th the size of fullframe. sure the intensity of light is high, but the total amount of light passed through the lens is not worthy of that price tag.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 08:18 UTC as 14th comment | 16 replies

that's an ENORMOUS price drop. I'd be so angry if I bought that camera already.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 08:12 UTC as 81st comment
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)
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mcd3: Anyone that has owned an OM camera will love this. To all the detractors, you have no idea.

Lets hope the image quality is great

just go read some panasonic G3 or GX1 reviews, they use the exact same sensor. The raw files they produce should be identical.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:11 UTC
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

Wow 1000$ for a toy is a lot in todays economy.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:08 UTC as 385th comment | 9 replies
On Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom article (190 comments in total)

Pretty sad Tamron beats the major manufactures to the punch on this one. I have a sigma 24-70mm so this would be a logical step. If it comes in under or close to a grand I'm sold.

Canon and Nikon really should have developed one of these by now. Their large aperture primes is where you need the IS the most. shooting indoors at events.

To be able to confidently lock the shutter at 1/60th and the aperture at max then just put it on auto ISO, that sounds like a dream of a workflow, but my hands are just not quite stable enough to know I won't wreck any shots myself.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 18:24 UTC as 62nd comment

That makes no sense, why would a 12-24mm need IS? motion blur from people moving would be a problem before hand shake would be at that focal length. If they make that, it's going to be like 2 grand, I mean what, it's going to have to come with a view finder as well. These ultra zooms manufactures are releasing are too expensive, you gotta keep it under a thousand dollars. It's not a luxury lens it's a necessary part of the kit.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 12:52 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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R Thornton: I paid that for my Canon 5D MkII, 50/1.4 and 580 flash (+other lenses I had from before) and am pretty sure it can smoke Fuji any time in any type of photography. What is it exactly that you get with this gorgeously looking (but not that small, either) camera over a proven weapon of choice like MkII?

Better low light, no AA filter. People won't act like your pointing a shotgun at them like they do when you point a 5dII. This camera is way less intimidating than a 5dII. Fugi would easily reign supreme for indoor events or photo journalism.

Very much considering dumping my 5dII and lenses for this. I was honestly expecting it to be closer to 3 grand. All depends on the auto focusing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:34 UTC

I don't understand why people think the price is high? that's an extremely competitive price. This camera will absolutely destroy Leica system. Lets face it, everybody loves the Leica style an form factor, but they simply aren't working mans cameras, they are a pure luxury item.

This has the form AND has fuction. Why anybody would spend money on a Leica digital camera with a cropped sensor is beyond my comprehension. NONE of the Leica lens work properly on crop sensors. Here is Leica like system, BUT the lens are actually appropriate to the format.

I'd rather shoot an event with one of these cameras than a canon camera. How people react when you point a camera at them is worth a high premium.

Blows my mind, this is an extremly low price, if the auto focus can exceed a Sony N7 it's a no brainer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:03 UTC as 126th comment | 2 replies
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bradleyg5: I don't understand how Ricoh is even still in business. Who is buying into this system. How are they even making back their investment?! All of there cameras are ungodly expensive, have brutal image quality, and the worst headline features.

It's like they make cameras for people who don't want a good camera, they just want a camera nobody else will have. They make cameras for people who keep them on a shelf.

It's like they come out with this retarded system and they don't even push the boundaries, it's like none of the lens/sensor combinations do anything unique. So you go, oh it's flexibility you can just buy one system and it can do all these different things. BUT the cost is so high you could just buy a whole bunch of other dedicated systems that each would be better suited.

Like how could they possibly sell over a hundred of these? of the almost 7 billion human beings on this planet, I cannot imagine more than 100 would actually pay for such a thing as this.

Well brutal with the tiny sensor module at least.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 10:01 UTC

I don't understand how Ricoh is even still in business. Who is buying into this system. How are they even making back their investment?! All of there cameras are ungodly expensive, have brutal image quality, and the worst headline features.

It's like they make cameras for people who don't want a good camera, they just want a camera nobody else will have. They make cameras for people who keep them on a shelf.

It's like they come out with this retarded system and they don't even push the boundaries, it's like none of the lens/sensor combinations do anything unique. So you go, oh it's flexibility you can just buy one system and it can do all these different things. BUT the cost is so high you could just buy a whole bunch of other dedicated systems that each would be better suited.

Like how could they possibly sell over a hundred of these? of the almost 7 billion human beings on this planet, I cannot imagine more than 100 would actually pay for such a thing as this.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 09:32 UTC as 24th comment | 13 replies
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KonstantinosK: That 1000mm reach is really tempting for paparazzi style candids... But photographer-friendly without RAW? I'd happily sacrifice the GPS for RAW.

nude beaches with nearby cliffs here I come!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 08:36 UTC
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (756 comments in total)

Some men dream of Porsches and Ferraris, other men dream of this.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 17:36 UTC as 115th comment | 3 replies
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