brumd

brumd

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On Flickr brings back Pro account option article (67 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 (67 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 18th comment | 2 replies
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1227 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 (1227 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 (1227 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 (1227 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 (1227 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 (1227 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 (1227 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 (1227 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 (1227 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 (1227 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 (1227 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 (1227 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 (1227 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
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1227 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 understand the things you read, and instead of trying harder to understand them, you keep repeating the same nonsense.
Grow up.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 18:59 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1227 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...

So you post some citations, and you don't have a clue what they mean.
Seriously: how old are you?

Me and others have given you plenty of examples, which you can test yourself to make clear to you that in terms of "brightness" and "darkness" all F2.8 lenses are the same; it is independent of sensor size.

-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 14:04 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1227 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...

MFT aren't "inefficient", they just have a smaller image circle because.. the MFT-sensor is smaller. They have EXACTLY the same brightness as a FF sensor.

If you have a FF system and a MFT system, it is very easy to test. Just put a FF lens on your MFT camera (with an adapter), and you'll see: a F1.8 FF lens is the same F1.8 when you put it on a MFT camera, and not F0.9

It is basic understanding how photography works.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 13:43 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1227 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...

f2.8 = f2.8
ALL f2.8 lenses are equally "dark" or "bright".

Did you check how a light meter works? No, you didn't.

You are just a broken record constantly repeating the same nonsense. Go out and take pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 13:38 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1227 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...

No, they "didn't forget to mention this"; it is simply wrong (and in 4 days of typing the same comments here you haven't learned a thing).
In terms of brightness f2.8 = f2.8, for ANY size of sensor. That's the principle of photography. Have you ever used a lightmeter? (I bet not). There is no possibility to set it for a certain sensor size.

If correct exposure for a certain scen e.g. is ISO200, 1/100, F2.8 then those same values are valid for ALL cameras: phone cameras. MFT camera, APS-C camera, FF-cameras, MF cameras.

You cannot express "yielding quality" in an F-stop number. That's simply wrong.

Go out, take some pictures, and learn how photography works, instead of writing the same nonsense for days on end.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 11:30 UTC
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