Henning W

Henning W

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Works as a Architect/Photographer
Joined on Dec 13, 2003
About me:

Own/use Leica M, Canon EOS, Nikon MF, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Noblex, Roundshot,
Camboo, Sinar and some others. Lots of lenses.

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On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... news story (1412 comments in total)

I was a rather reluctant convert to m43, but now it's become my main travel and casual photo system. The OM-D is definitely the class of the genre for still photography, and I'm delighted with mine. Whether it's the best camera of 2012 is debatable, but this is a unscientific poll, and the results are not unreasonable.

I have two other digital systems, as well as a number of recent fixed lens cameras, and while no camera does everything, the OM-D does really a lot well. My FF SLR stuff is reserved for those things that truly need it, and my other system is Leica, which lives in it's own world, and is not likely to be displaced any time soon. I've printed up to 22x30 from the OM-D, and some of those prints replaced Mamiya and Hasselblad 645 film images. The technical quality was comparable. Should I aim higher with my casual and even some of my professional work?

My FF DSLR is used for system capability not available with the OM-D, not for technical quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 05:57 UTC as 239th comment
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Nublover: Leica is not good at digital (same as Germany cars). A Sony FF Nex plus Leica lenses will be my dream. Cheers! Anyone agree with this pls reply. Thx.

Leica is not better (or worse) than any other quite small company with respect to digital. They have to buy the components or make alliances. Remember, they are a tiny percentage the size of Canon or even Nikon.

German cars, as Japanese cars, have had some issues with electronics and especially UI's. On the other hand, the BMW S1000RR has electronics (that work very well, thank you) that has left the Japanese bikes manufacturers scrambling.

NEX cameras have many good points, but ergonomics are questionable. Let's see if Sony can stick with something long enough, and listen to users well enough to develop something that really doesn't get in the way of photography.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 20:57 UTC
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nathanleebush: This company sure has chutzpah. Repackaging an ancient camera (replete with 230k screen) as a new one with a premium price while keeping a straight face takes some balls.

Cheaper price. Seems reasonable, although I don't know why the M9 isn't just kept in the program at the new price. A new exterior is hardly needed to let everyone know you didn't and don't want to spring for the premium model.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 20:49 UTC
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shahid11235: This is the ugliest camera I've ever seen.

But part of the ugliness of the Koni-Omega was what made it work so well.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 18:14 UTC
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Raist3d: Very very interesting. So Sony is doing a crop on the sensor to give 49mm and 70 mm focal lengths. I predicted years ago the moment would come when camera with high pixel count could instead of having an optical zoom provide something like that. I wonder what the megapixel count is at 49mm… 17 megapixels? That's still pretty high (maybe more like 16? still very good).

I can only hope they allow that in RAW.

12Mp at 49mm and 6Mp at 70mm, just from the math. But then at 70mm you have the equivalent of a micro 4/3 6Mp camera, but the high ISO performance would beat that of a 16Mp m43 camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 05:55 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)
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dark goob: It's 135 format... Not "full-frame."

X100 is full-frame. So is X10 and every other non-interchangeable lens camera. It goes without saying that the sensor and lens of a non-interchangeable lens camera is full-frame.

Quit calling 135-format "full-frame." where is your journalistic integrity or grasp on language?

OM-D is full-frame. EOS-M is full-frame. They are all full-frame because full-frame describes a relationship, not a size. Use language correctly please!

Current convention calls this 'Full Frame'. Everyone knows what it means. Live with the times.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 05:25 UTC
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Henning W: Regarding the focal length; as a Distagon design they could have made it 43mm as easily as 50 or 55. This is basically a retrofocus design useable on virtually all cameras an is probably aimed primarily at videographers as a super high quality lens. It will likely readily outperform the 50/1.4 Planar, and is possibly only offered in FF DSLR mount as there is a real shortage of lenses in this focal length range that can make good use of the D800 sensor. It might well be as good or better than the Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH, but it is many times the size and probably, weight and might well cost as much or more. It's not competing with the Sigma or Nikon G.

Ha! didn't see sixby06's reply before I posted :-(

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2012 at 00:51 UTC

Regarding the focal length; as a Distagon design they could have made it 43mm as easily as 50 or 55. This is basically a retrofocus design useable on virtually all cameras an is probably aimed primarily at videographers as a super high quality lens. It will likely readily outperform the 50/1.4 Planar, and is possibly only offered in FF DSLR mount as there is a real shortage of lenses in this focal length range that can make good use of the D800 sensor. It might well be as good or better than the Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH, but it is many times the size and probably, weight and might well cost as much or more. It's not competing with the Sigma or Nikon G.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2012 at 00:49 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On SLR Magic announces HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95 M-mount lens news story (108 comments in total)
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f_stops: Can't tell if it has a focus cam - the photo looks like no cam. Have to assume if it is full frame + M mount it has a focus cam (it is over 2 lbs!). My 15mm voigtlander is fine without rangefinder coupling, a 50/.95 of course won't work.

Love to see a comparison vs f1 and f.95 nocti's.

So nice to see a few manufacturers out there making some interesting products.

Question is . . . price?

edit - it does have a cut-out on the mount for the roller, and from the side shot - there appears a focus cam (black, not brass).

Does this lens you are 'testing' look like the pictures of the lens shown here?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2012 at 06:00 UTC
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