webrunner5

webrunner5

Lives in United States Oxford, OH, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Feb 23, 2007
About me:

I have an Sony A7r, Olympus E-M1, Canon 5D MK II, 5D, 80-210mm 2.8, Sigma DP2 Merrill, Sigma DP1, Olympus ELM1. A lot more stuff but too lazy to type it all in lol.

Don

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RStyga: I wish Hassleblad would hire a Pentax or Mamiya/Leaf industrial designer - this is one ugly piece of gear.

Actually they are pretty nice to hold handheld. That is the least of their problems in this day and age.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 03:38 UTC

And they have a NEW CEO and this is pretty much a flop. Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 03:35 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies

Man, I am a Big Olympus lover, but what the heck are they doing with Video in their cameras. Well, pretty much NOTHING!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 03:29 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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haplens: Sony seems to be insisting on using full frame lenses with APS-C mirrorless bodies as well. To hell with that!, we wanna use a APS-C due to its compactness, if they insist users to use FE mount lenses which are bulky, more expensive and heavy weight (compared to APSC lenses), and not producing APSC lenses, the whole point of APSC is gone! Im not a sony hater and I own an a6000, but this really is sick! Sony why don't you get some lenses for APSC only??

How do you even begin to come up with a figure of ONLY 40%. F2 is F2, F4 is F4, they are better quality than a cheaper crop lens, and the ONLY penalty I can think off is cost and weight.

Like a crop sensor is crap?? Other than high ISO I see no difference in this day and age between them. And you are using the center "Sweet Spot" of the FF lens. So you are getting even a better lens than if it was on a FF camera. Win, Win.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 15:45 UTC
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haplens: Sony seems to be insisting on using full frame lenses with APS-C mirrorless bodies as well. To hell with that!, we wanna use a APS-C due to its compactness, if they insist users to use FE mount lenses which are bulky, more expensive and heavy weight (compared to APSC lenses), and not producing APSC lenses, the whole point of APSC is gone! Im not a sony hater and I own an a6000, but this really is sick! Sony why don't you get some lenses for APSC only??

I don't think I would hold your breath. Canon, Nikon have all pretty much given up on new lenses for APSC also. FF is the push for good reason. It is the future probably and you can also have your cake and eat it with APSC and FF at the same time. And if you upgrade to FF well guess what, you have the lenses you need already. Win, Win.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 01:14 UTC
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Joseph Mama: Is it just me or do these new advantages seem really minor?

I mean, how often are you spamming shots and have a desperate need to be able to see whats going on withiin that 2 seconds before the buffer fills up?

Secondly, I guess my 179 Autofocus points was somehow insufficient on my A6000? Having 425 is gonna have a huge difference?

In the meantime, NO stabilization which seemed like a shoo-in feature considering the A7 mark 2. Also, considering many of these lenses dont have stabilization already.

I guess the good news is that I won't be tempted to "upgrade" this year...

It IS minor probably if you are a Photo shooter. But if you are into video, or want to get into it, WoW this is the one you want!

But I would call the advanced Focus ability a game changer on a Mirrorless camera especially for Photo shooters. BiF, Sports, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 01:05 UTC
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mas54: As soon as Sony starts using optical viewfinders instead of tiny tv sets, I'll be interested.

You must be 85 years old!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 01:00 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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eazizisaid: Another Olympus article ? Come on guys ;)

Yeah I must admit the Sony A7II's was Jesus Christ last year. And I have one!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 16:42 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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eazizisaid: Another Olympus article ? Come on guys ;)

Yeah they seem to have become lately like Olympus is the second coming of Jesus Christ!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)

The damned thing doesn't even have a handgrip! Maybe they could stick another knob on the front to make up for it. God knows it needs about 6 more knobs and dials.

What where they thinking??

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 16:26 UTC as 146th comment | 6 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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Twong: I don't find it to be attractive at all. I actually find it to cumbersome and pretentious. I don't want a camera to attract attention - whether they are good or bad.

Cell Phone!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 16:23 UTC
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (167 comments in total)

They should have made it bigger so they could have put 10 more dials and buttons on it. Good God what where they thinking!

There is not anyplace else on the body they could have put one more gizmo on it.

No microphone, earphone jack in this day and age. Pass, pass.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 16:57 UTC as 11th comment
On article 1.4 and More: Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II comparison (240 comments in total)

I don't much care which one of these lens is the best, I want to know who makes the best lens QC wise the most times.

Having to get 5 copies to get a good one is not my cup of tea. I know Everyone can't be a 5 star one, but dealing with Zeiss FE lenses it is more a crap shoot, which sucks.

I just want to buy a lens online from someone and sort of hope it is a decent one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 16:55 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)

Sounds like it was a dud, and it will now be even a Bigger Dud!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 20:22 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (90 comments in total)

At 459 bucks list, like 259 bucks on Amazon, this bag OUGHT to be pretty nice!

Looks like it would get the job done, but...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 19:10 UTC as 58th comment
On article Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 ED VR real-world sample gallery (137 comments in total)
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NAwlins Contrarian: DPR: "With these caveats in mind, we still found the sharpness of the lens to be somewhat lacking relative to our high hopes."

DxO: "Conclusion: Disappointing DxOMark scores"

Either this lens is an inexplicable stinker at a high price, or there is some problem with the early copies, or Nikon quality control is terrible.

EDIT / FURTHER THOUGHT: To be fair, Nikon may reasonably believe that those wanting or needing a zoom lens, f/2.8, and VR are not really about ultimate sharpness and low chromatic aberrations; and those needing ultimate sharpness and low chromatic aberrations and able to spend $2400 would be better off with a few primes and a good tripod.

Yeah, not much to write home to Mom about that is for sure!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 17:52 UTC
On photo King Mountain Crowned in Fire in the By the lake challenge (7 comments in total)

Wow a dream shot. Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 01:19 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Force 8 waves in the Seascape challenge (4 comments in total)
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webrunner5: You would NOT want to be out on the end of that pier LoL!

I was in the US Navy for 4 years. Yes the ocean can get very scary I don't care how big of a ship, boat you are on. I have said a few Hail Mary's trust me on them.

Glad you didn't die looking for the angler.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
On photo Force 8 waves in the Seascape challenge (4 comments in total)

You would NOT want to be out on the end of that pier LoL!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 15:14 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

Strange, they post no specs on sensor size?? Not that I can find.

Plus they state that it is 4k, twice the size as full HD. Got news for them, 4k is four times Full HD. Strange.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 01:57 UTC as 13th comment
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