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brumd

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brumd: Not what I was hoping for I'm afraid. Looks like my EM5-mark1 still isn't seriously overclassed in terms of IQ, or high ISO performance.
That means I can keep my money in my pocket, but I would like to see the m4/3 system to keep up with its competitors. I am a bit disappointed.

No I don't. I have to look exactly at the things that matter for me. M43 is my camera system of choice for travelling. After 3.5 years of heavy use my em5 starts fallin apart. When that happens and there is no m43 body with a significant improvement in IQ/low ISO than I am not willing to pay full price and will go for a 2nd hand EM5. The other slight upgrades aren't worth the money for my purpose.
I keep hoping.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 20:09 UTC
On iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets article (290 comments in total)
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Jonath: As a graduate in design engineering I can't help but find this completely fascinating, seeing what is inside a modern camera, particularly one with so much technology crammed into it. In particular the wording and descriptions iFixit use are nicely 'geeky' showing how fascinated they are too.

Which leads me onto my second point. I can't help but laugh at some of the comments on this post, the usual dim-witted responses, stock replies and rhetoric. Some people set a standard so high for this camera in order for it to be 'worthy' that it has no chance of reaching these stellar standards, no camera could.

The idea that such a small camera, containing an IBIS mount BSI sensor, capable of 4k in body, with wifi, NFC and all the memory and processing required for that wouldn't be tightly packed inside and hence difficult to repair. No wonder it had to get bigger, its packed with technology.

I'm now sat here waiting for the inevitable 'it should be DSLR sized' comment...

O yes, I LOVE small sized cameras. I happily use my m4/3 camera for travelling, and I can take it in the smallest of bags with 5 or 6 lenses. However, the main size advantage here is in those lenses, not so much the body.

But I LOVE that my Nikon Df still worked, without a scratch, after dropping it on a marble floor.

So, what's most important on a $3200 camera? I guess everyone should be make that decision for themself.

On the other hand: this is only the beginning for Sony. It might be interesting for Sony to build a slighty bigger, heavier, weather-sealed, more endurable body with more or less the same features.
It might even reduce some overheating problems when using 4k video.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 22:22 UTC
On iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets article (290 comments in total)
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Jonath: As a graduate in design engineering I can't help but find this completely fascinating, seeing what is inside a modern camera, particularly one with so much technology crammed into it. In particular the wording and descriptions iFixit use are nicely 'geeky' showing how fascinated they are too.

Which leads me onto my second point. I can't help but laugh at some of the comments on this post, the usual dim-witted responses, stock replies and rhetoric. Some people set a standard so high for this camera in order for it to be 'worthy' that it has no chance of reaching these stellar standards, no camera could.

The idea that such a small camera, containing an IBIS mount BSI sensor, capable of 4k in body, with wifi, NFC and all the memory and processing required for that wouldn't be tightly packed inside and hence difficult to repair. No wonder it had to get bigger, its packed with technology.

I'm now sat here waiting for the inevitable 'it should be DSLR sized' comment...

"I'm now sat here waiting for the inevitable 'it should be DSLR sized' comment..."

OK, I won't let you wait any longer.. ;)
Well, not that I really would say such a thing, but it is an interesting question: on one hand this camera has quite a few very interesting tricks on its sleeve; it can do many thinks that FF-DSLR's can't. Its price shows that it is aimed to attract the attention of pro's.

But if you are a pro (and I'm not btw, or at least not a real pro), it is vitally important that your camera will work when you need it.
They say 'the best camera is the camera you have with you''
but that should be: 'the best camera is the one you have with you and actually works when it is important'.

And, thinking of that, you seriously might consider if an increase in size would make it more endurable and therefore more attractive to pros.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 21:58 UTC
On iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets article (290 comments in total)

"Haters after the long used 14bit argument,"
"There are usually 2 reasons people come and hate on the A7 series"
"The amount of Sony's HATERS on every A7rii article is TOO DAMN HIGH !"
"Those of you who are bashing this Sony A7rII cam ? Get a life ..."

Geez, com'on.. Just like any other camera there is room for criticism. OK, in every thread there are bashers, but simply calling everyone 'a hater' who has some valid criticism is just as dumb.

I agree that this camera has a lot to like, even when I have no intention of buying it: it's great to see innovation. But come on, it doesn't mean it doesn't have downsides. Not having access to 14-bit RAWs is a good example of that. Also, it is a valid question how rugged you'd expect a €3200 camera body to be, certainly if you intend to use it on daily basis for the next years.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 21:24 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies

Not what I was hoping for I'm afraid. Looks like my EM5-mark1 still isn't seriously overclassed in terms of IQ, or high ISO performance.
That means I can keep my money in my pocket, but I would like to see the m4/3 system to keep up with its competitors. I am a bit disappointed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 19:59 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
On Flickr brings back Pro account option article (74 comments in total)
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brumd: hmm.. 'improved stats' sounds a bit vague. I can see a graph with the title 'Source breakdown', but it's not very clear what it'll show exactly.

Many many years ago, as a pro-member, you had the possibility to see the referrer-URLs. I would love to see that functionality back. If that's the case, it is worth the €49.99 to me. Without it, no.

We're probably talking about different things. The referrer-stats I am talking about were abolished in March 2009 (just checked my old mails with Flickr Support Desk).

(In 2012 I deleted my account as I was unhappy with the site; I started a new account after the major changes in May 2013)

O yes, I remember now: before March 2009 you could see all referrers for all views on every picture; after that they limited that to displaying only the referrers of previous day, or few days (which isn't really what I want).
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Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 20:47 UTC
On Flickr brings back Pro account option article (74 comments in total)

hmm.. 'improved stats' sounds a bit vague. I can see a graph with the title 'Source breakdown', but it's not very clear what it'll show exactly.

Many many years ago, as a pro-member, you had the possibility to see the referrer-URLs. I would love to see that functionality back. If that's the case, it is worth the €49.99 to me. Without it, no.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 20:17 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

Portabilitiy of mft cameras is mainly because lenses are smaller; you can easily carry a great number of lenses in a relatively small bag.

At the same time there is a market for cameras that have some more grip; you can read that in every comment thread on DPR. And yes, certainly with larger telezoom lenses this can give a bit more balans. It is a personal choice for people.

I recently bought a GM5 body, while I usually use E-M5 bodies, and I returned it the next day simply because I thought it was too small and fiddly to handle.

So the GX8 body will appeal to those who like that extra grip, and still want a portable camera system with small lenses, a lightweight tripod etc.

For me, I first wait untill I see if there is significant improvement in high ISO performance with this new sensor. If so, I will definitely give it a try in the shop to see how I like it in my hand. It's not really heavier than my E-M5, and an awful lot smaller than my Nikon Df

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 17:17 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

"And yes, I know you agreed on this in the end ;-)"

that was never the issue.

Photographers: choose their gear according to their needs, and judge others by their work, not by their choice of gear. Photographers always have an 'interest' to show their pictures to others.

Gearheads: cherrypick some numbers, scream they are "important" and try to convince everybody else that it is the only thing that matters. They claim it is not 'in their interest' to show their pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 14:31 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

"I think we were discussing the technical aspects of different camera systems."

Nope.
What Trk is doing is deciding for OTHER people what the best choice of camera should be for them, completely neglecting other people's uses and preferences. And besides, he is doing it on completely false assumptions.

Cameras are tools. People take pictures. They choose a tool depending on what style of photographer they are. You can't have a discussion on "technical aspects" if you refuse to look at ALL aspects of camera, and instead keep reducing a camera to some numbers that show up in schedules.

People that choose MFT cameras and lenses KNOW that FF cameras can deliver higher IQ.
People that buy pick-up trucks KNOW that race cars have a higher max speed. Yet, they choose a pickup truck because they have different priorities.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 10:07 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

you don't take pictures, you look at numbers.
I take pictures: if you know how to use mft-cameras and lenses, in which circumstances they are a good choice, "softness" isn't an issue for your pictures. Simple as that.
Anyone who actually takes pictures can tell you that.

Oh look, it's sharp:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beefortytwo/16835074324/
Oh look, it's sharp too:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beefortytwo/18296113693/

Just because you can't handle a mft camera, doesn't mean the camera is bad.

Show us your pictures!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 10:01 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

Photographers are people who decide what camera gear they need based on their needs and uses. They can justify why THEY choose this gear. They don't judge other photographers by their choices of gear, but they judge them by their work.

"Gear boys" are the ones that look at numbers, fail to see that other pepple actually have valid reasons to have different priorities, and then go scream that other people are stupid because they make different choices.
Generally, they never show any of their work, and when they do, it is never interesting.

MFT cameras are for people that have different priorities than people who use FF cameras. Some people, like me, use both, because different circumstances ask for different tools.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 08:44 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

go and take pictures.
then compare pictures
that's what photographers do.

"Jylppy has not uploaded any photos to their gallery yet."
exactly.
Why don't you give a link to your work?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 08:36 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

"Now you see that price and weight is almost identical"

You keep making the same mistake again and again and again and again.
I am not interested in a comparison between your 2 options. There are thousands of options.

You don't want in ILC and have only 1 lens. The purpose of an ILC to have more lenses, and maybe more bodies in that system.

Some people need a sports car, others need a pick-up truck. Some need both.
Some people need a FF camera system, others need a MFT camera system. Some need both.
It all depends on your priorities and your intended uses.

I follow with great interest what cameras Sony comes up with; I love their innovations. But I have never considered buying them because they don't match my needs. So fine, I don't buy them. But I don't go bitching to others that they should make the same choices as me, and how much cheaper other options are. And I certainly don't do that 5 days in a row.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 22:00 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

of course not.

First of all, there are many more choices than just two.

Second, it all depends on the type of photography this guy wants to do.
In 2009 when I bought my first MFT camera (GF1+20/1.7) it was more expensive than entry level APS-C DSLRs. I didn't feel "cheated". I was so happy I finally had an option to choose MFT, which is a blessing when you travel a lot. And still is: the GX8 body may be quite big relative to other mft bodies, but I take 5 or 6 lenses, a tripod and a flash, and added up it is way much smaller and lighter than APS-C and FF camera systems. I am willing to pay a higher price for that advantage. It has nothing to do with "cheating".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 20:47 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

"Now it is your turn to back your claims that photos taken with MFT cameras have better (or the same) sharpness than full frame (with reasonable lenses indeed)."

I don't claim that.

I claim I can take excellent quality pictures with MFT cameras that don't dissappoint the people that hire me for my skills, and that is what matters.
Other types of photography need FF cameras, and others need Medium Format cameras. There is a right tool for everything.

Cameras and lenses are tools. People are photographers. I can take good pictures with $150 compact cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 20:22 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

"But I have proof that it is not."

No you don't.

I take pictures, both with MFT and FF, and all my pictures are sharp.
The proof is in the pudding.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 20:05 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

Maybe you should start taking pictures, instead of spending your days listening to what "Tony Northrup says".
If you do that, there will be a point when you realize how things work.

ANYONE on this forum knows that bigger sensor cameras are generally able to produce higher IQ. There is no need to try to convince anyone of what they already know.

Claiming for days on end that MFT are "darker" (or "softer") is where the nonsense start. You don't understand how it works. Try to learn from people that are more experienced than you, instead just repeating the same nonsense endlessly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 19:50 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

-Do you have a lightmeter? Do you know how they work? Do you know there isn't a setting for sensor size on light meters? Do you know why?

-Do you know that when you put a full frame F1.8 lens on a mft camera, the max aperture is still F1.8?

-Do you know that when the correct lighting for a scene is ISO100, F2.8,1/100 that these same values are valid for ALL cameras?

Yes, sensor size is important to image quality. We ALL know this. This is NOT because lenses are "darker" or "brighter". This is because the total amount of light that a sensor can gather. That is something completely different.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

dpreview doesn't tell nonsense, you do. You don't understand how it works. That's ok. What's not ok is that you don't even try to learn. It's terribly annoying to see a whole DPreview thread destroyed by an idiot kid who keeps telling the same wrong things day after day.

O, and by the way. NONE of your questions have anything to do with "darker" or "brighter" lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 19:23 UTC
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