nerd2: Most thing he says are a terrible, downright lies.
"OM-D E-M5 ll High Res Shot system has a number of advantages over high resolution full frame camera systems. He said that users of sensors with a similar number of pixels to 40 million had to use a tripod all the time to make their images look sharp, but that OM-D users could switch between using a tripod and not, according to the resolution mode set on the camera."
It's a TOTAL LIE. 40MP FF camera paired with 100mm lens requires the same amount of shutter speed 10MP m43 camera paired with 100mm lens requires to be sharp at pixel level. I am fine with 1/250 at 10MP body with 200mm effective focal length, and that's what I need for 40MP FF to be sharp with 100mm lens. And 1/250 sec shutter speed is totally achievable in many conditions.
On the other hand, OMD user will ALWAYS need tripod and totally stationary subject as the whole process takes ONE SECOND.
How many FF cameras have IBIS?
Jurka: Expensive for such small and noisy sensor. Every, even cheapest Canon, has better iso and dr range and details.
Troll lol lol lol.
Get back under the bridge.
brycesteiner: High Resolution mode question: I'm not quite understanding why the D810 is so pixelated when it comes to the colored half circle images at the bottom of the samples. I understand the colors may not be accurate because of the bayer filter but does that result in the low resolution too?
"It's sort of like a Foveon sensor where you get all 3 colors per pixel...but with the drawback of needing a tripod and only good for static subjects."
so EXACTLY like the Foveon sensors then!
D1N0: High res mode is a lot sharper but not as sharp as a single exposure 36mp
Yes - I'll go and buy one of the competing 36MP camera this size.
Oh look - there aren't any!
dash2k8: Of course full-frame is the end-point we should all aspire to, otherwise we're not much for aspirations, are we? It's like saying we should only aspire for a cheap sedan because it has a lower maintenance cost than a luxury vehicle. Such a defeatist mentality is selling ourselves short. Had NASA thought this way, we would never have gotten on the moon. The higher we aim, the higher we will go.
Anyone who only ever aspires to an APS-C body is not going to go far in photo (which is fine, since for some ppl, photography is just for fun). However, it's one thing to not be able to afford an FF system, it's another to be complacent and say "this is good ENOUGH." When that word appears, you know corners are cut and goals reduced. We should all aspire to FF bodies and beyond.
To clarify, I have nothing against ppl who shoot for fun. But I do have a problem with the words "good enough."
dash2k8 - completely agree with you.
How much does it shew you up not to be shooting with a medium format camera? The real pinnacle of aspiration.
friedduck: I kept expecting affordable full-frame when I sold my last APS-C camera and all my glass. I was sure it was around the corner, and pledged to jump back in when it arrived (thinking along the same lines as the author.)
i'm still waiting.
Aside from buying an RX-100 I haven't spent a dollar on photography in 5 years. There's a huge untapped market here. It looks like buying used is going to be my solution.
You're seriously saying that for 5 years you have been waiting on the perfect FF camera?
Wow! Really Wow!
obsolescence: I started with Olympus Four Thirds, which is now basically obsolete and the lenses are not worth much. Obsolescence (that's my moniker) is the lifeblood of the tech industry, including photography. It's also very likely the future of the human species on this degraded planet, so we had better enjoy what we have while we still can. That means not spending all our discretionary money on photo gear just to have the latest and greatest.
PerL -> Yup - but so what?
I get to use legacy lenses from many many manufacturers.
It really only affects me if I want to use lenses for an ultra wide FOV and even there I can use a Metabones adapter to give me back much of the multiplier effect, as well as making the lens ultra ultra fast.
PerL - I use 40 year old lenses with my m4/3 kit. Work a treat! I have some old Russian stuff from the 1950's and top class Oly glass from the 1980's. So I'm not sure your point is valid.
As for 4/3 lenses not being worht much - they have recently shot back up in price again since the EM1 was released which allows you to use them natively.
Mike99999: This article makes very little sense. The upgrade path is a real marketing strategy from the two largest camera manufacturers: Canon and Nikon. And that strategy is a proven success.
The reality is that 99% of the image 'look' is produced by the LENS. If money were no object, you choose the lens that gives you the most pleasing image, and then you attach a camera with a compatible sensor size.
However, most people have a limited budget and compromise accordingly. A crop body can be one of those compromises.
Missing the point - a FF camera is ALSO one of those compormises.
Medium Format would give many advnatages over FF - but most people have a limited budget and have to compromise on FF.
Craig from Nevada: It had a good run. Olympus needs to ditch the retro look and build something that looks like a modern camera.
I really like the retro look! One of the things that gives it a distinctive brand presence.
Time for me to skip a generation (maybe two) - my OM-D is still a far far better camera than I am a photographer.
Very capable piece of kit indeed.
The MIT OCW courses are just awesome! Lots of great content there - I'm super happy to see them branch out into Photography.
samfan: One thing that bothers me when it comes to FOV/FL equivalence regarding m43 and compact cameras is the sensor ratio. 4:3 vs 3:2
Sure, diagonal FOV is equivalent to whatever is calculated but when I'm shooting wide-angle, I don't care about diagonal, I care about the horizontal FOV. And suddenly that 24mm equivalent is more like 26mm.
In other words, meh.
Unfortunately Olympus dropped the ball here by masking some of their lenses with 4:3 ratio so they're probably never gonna make 3:2 sensors. And those lenses are restrictive on those (few) Panasonic cameras with selectable image ratio.
This is one of 2 reasons why I got a Nikon 1 instead of m43 or Q when I wanted a small MILC. That 10mm is 27mm eq. as I know it from a DSLR, not some 30.5mm or whatever.
Also, let's not forget rounding. Lenses aren't actually 18.5, 24, 60mm... It may be more like 18.34, 24.7, 62.3mm. I never noticed it IRL, just noting.
I shoot portraits. I really don't want the super long thin got to be cropped 3:2 ratio.
Shrug - you cant please all of the people all of the time.
Mssimo: I have a D800e and sigma 120-300 f2.8 sport. Something I started to notice is that the bigger your gear gets, the less pictures you take.
Really? Reading it I thought he was a guy who shoots roller derby exclusively (and rather well I think).
dpreview is a site targeted at exactly that audience - amateurs who may want to stretch their horizons or pursue a specific interest.
I think this a super article about what you can do with enthusiast level cameras and some application.
RichRMA: Very few of the shots were of people moving, close to the camera. m4/3 is not at the DSLR level yet when it comes to action.
You need to look at the photos before you comment RichRMA.
How many of us on here are professionals thought PerL? Are you?
HussH: The heated discussion in the comments section show that Massimo's work is a resounding success, no matter what you think of the images.
This is both perceptive and very true!
forpetessake: "Massimo Cristaldi documents cost of migration" -- no he doesn't. His are some random images, technically poor, bearing no thought on the subject. Had he actually contemplated the cost of illegal immigration he would take images showing how it destroys the cities, regions, and the whole countries overrun by illegals.
Wow - bitter much?
Kill the political diatribe please - it just makes you look dumb.
Frank Petronio: More Leftist propaganda... Block and deport the illegals before they ruin things further.
Vacuous display of armchair chest thumping showing a total lack of insight or empathy.
How very small of you.
G3User: Looks like a bunch of underexposed images to me. What is DPreview doing these days with guest post? If these are on here then mine should be also.
Content and narrative totally trump technique.
I dont care how much photographic knowledge he has - he was able to make me think how terrifying sailing in on a boat with a hole in the front and dead people in the cargo would be like.
What have you done like that?