ginsbu

ginsbu

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On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (554 comments in total)
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StevenE: What a con job Canon did on us in North America. Offer nice little lenses, and withhold a decent camera to use them. I bought the lenses ONLY thinking there was a decent camera body coming some day. I'll never trust Canon like that again. Now I'm stuck with one of the worst camera bodies I have ever used if I want to make use of those lenses.
Bad Taste In mouth ... must reach for SONY

I really like the 22mm lens, but would like a body with better AF to mount it on. If Canon won't sell me one, I guess I'll have to buy a new body and lens from one of their competitors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 19:40 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (554 comments in total)
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WT21: Yes, disappointment here. I'd like a better body for the awesome 22mm lens to attach to.

My feelings exactly.The 22mm lens is superb and deserves a decent body to mount it on. The M3 could be it, but I guess I won't get to find out being in the US.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (554 comments in total)
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Atsyn: I dont see the point of this EOS M compared to µ43, fuji or sony mirroless...

I have an EOS M and E-M5, and IMO the Olympus has better IQ. The Canon is visibly noisier in the shadows and has much higher chroma noise.

The Canon 22mm f/2 lens, OTOH, is a gem. And despite it's flaws, the touch screen interface on the EOS M is one of the best I've used.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 19:23 UTC

Too bad… The 22mm f/2 is a lovely lens—I'd sure love a decent body to mount it on!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:18 UTC as 42nd comment

Amazon has a note on supported raw formats:
"Supported RAW photo formats include: Adobe (dng), Canon (cr2, crw), Epson (erf), Fuji (raf), Kodak (dcr), Minolta (mrw), Nikon (nef, nrw), Panasonic (rw2), Pentax (pef), Sigma (x3f), and Sony (srf). Other RAW formats may be supported, but we cannot guarantee them fully."

So basically everyone but Olympus. Argh!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 14:39 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies

Nice to see more mirrorless designs from Samyang. I would really like to see them make a 9 or 10mm f/2.8 design for m4/3. (Their announced 10mm f/2.8 doesn't count: it's designed for DSLRs and accordingly it's huge.)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 15:07 UTC as 27th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (338 comments in total)

Regarding he rear dial, if it's like my E-M5 it's easily turned by your index finger. When I'm using the camera one handed, I find it very comfortable to work both dials with my index finger, and still preferable to a single dial. Might be worth trying for folks who finds the rear dial awkward to work with their thumbs.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 18:13 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
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ginsbu: I like the way the comparison images are presented, but it would be nice to see a more direct comparison without the DR expansion mode confounding the results.

It looks like Adobe's matched the camera Provia pretty well. Hopefully that impression holds up for other scenes and film emulations.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 03:19 UTC
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ginsbu: I like the way the comparison images are presented, but it would be nice to see a more direct comparison without the DR expansion mode confounding the results.

Thanks, Richard!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 21:00 UTC

I like the way the comparison images are presented, but it would be nice to see a more direct comparison without the DR expansion mode confounding the results.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 20:56 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies

Given that Panasonic already has the 7-14mm range covered with a fine lens (albeit at f/4), I was hoping Olympus would choose a different range for their ultrawide. 8-17mm is a very versatile range that could accommodate filter threads. I would have been particularly interested in a 9-20mm f/2.8 myself.

Hopefully at least a 1.4x TC will be coming to pair with the 300mm f/4 and 40-150mm f/2.8 zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 13:37 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (619 comments in total)
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G1Houston: Richard, in your final review, please tell us:

1. Can we use EC, in M-mode when auto-ISO is enabled?
2. In Movie mode, set to M-mode, can we use auto-ISO?
3. Is there any banding issue with the Pan 20/1.7?
4. Can the 3-axis IBIS be used during videos?
5. The video quality in terms of lack of artifacts. I can live with 30p as long as the footage is of reasonable high quality that is sharp and clean.

Thanks.

Thanks for checking on exposure comp in manual (w/Auto-ISO), Richard. Please keep nagging Olympus about it!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 23:07 UTC
On Olympus releases OM-D E-M5 firmware version 2.0 article (86 comments in total)

Happy to have this update and very glad to see Olympus adding new features/improvements in firmware updates! I hope further updates will be forthcoming. I'd like to see some of the other improvements made to more recent models, like "HDR Bracketing" and assigning MySets to the mode dial.

Of course Olympus still needs to enable exposure compensation when using Auto-ISO in M mode in all their cameras…

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 22:57 UTC as 20th comment

I'd like to see a 10mm f/2.8 designed specifically for mirrorless. I'd prefer specifically for m4/3 to allow smaller size and easier use of filters, but even covering APS-C with m4/3 mount would do. As it is, this lens looks much more appealing to DSLR shooters.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 18:22 UTC as 22nd comment
On Canon updates firmware for EOS-1D X and EOS-1D C article (34 comments in total)

M + Auto-ISO + Exposure Comp… Canon finally gets it — Olympus, you're next!

(And Canon, could we get this on the EOS M too?)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2013 at 17:51 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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Focis: What about Exposure compensation when in M mode while AutoISO enabled? Is it still dead?

Andy, please continue to note this problem in reviews and push manufacturers on it. It's a shame to see such a useful shooting mode hampered by the absence of exposure comp!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 16:07 UTC

Great job, Fuji!

(Other manufacturers take note: this is how it should be done.)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 15:29 UTC as 80th comment
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JBurnett: Another lens option is always good. Those who do indoor, low-light, or street work will likely welcome this lens. For me, the 14mm f/2.5 is just fine, because I'm typically shooting it at around f/5.6. Personally, I would welcome an extra-wide prime (say, 9 or 10mm) more than 15mm.

Yes, 9 or 10mm (f/2.8 or thereabouts) would be very welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 02:06 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)

"In addition to the 12-32mm, Panasonic expects to have a premium 15mm (30mm equivalent) F1.7 Leica Summilux lens available sometime next year, designed specifically to match the slim dimensions of the GM1." This is the first I've heard of this lens. Perhaps it should be mentioned more prominently.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 04:35 UTC as 217th comment
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (499 comments in total)

I'm glad to see this test updated to include results when using the anti-shock feature. I use is regularly to reduce risk of shutter shock with my E-M5. However testing with the 2 second delay is still needed in order to confirm DPR's claim that the E-P5's problem is IBIS failing to correct for motion introduced when pressing the shutter button, not shutter shock.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 02:53 UTC as 76th comment
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