wolfie

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Sirandar: If Pana and Oly want to make "Pro" lenses they need to know what kind of pros they are targetting and realize they are competing against their own 40-150mm lenses which usually can do the job. I love my OMD-E5 to death but if I was really making my living with it I probably would be forced to used FF, if only because my customers would expect it. Thankfully I am free of the bondage of actually trying to sell photography.

Take home message .... there is not much point making 1000$ plus pro lenses for M4/3. The rich want more prestige cameras and the middle that loves and supports M4/3 cant justify the price when the 40-150 is only 149$

If the Oly primes I wanted dipped below the 400$ mark I would buy them tomorrow (12mm and 75mm). That is the price these primes should be.

This enhances the range available and increases choice - it does not stop any of the compactophiles from sticking with their tiny view of the world. Take home message - some people want speed and ultimate image quality and are prepared to pay for it - don't complain if you are not one of the target group. Ooops - that would kill 80% of the threads here!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
On 30_ISO400_ISO400_P1000192 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Maybe I'll be the first to observe - only 3 shots at f1.7 - 3200,1600 and 200 and none give any good indication of edge quality wide open ... pity. The NR seems a bit heavy in the 3200 portrait pic. Otherwise looks good for the daytime shots at lower ISOs, so IMHO should be certainly as capable performer as any current M43 camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 03:31 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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nanoer: 43rd. sensor is the smallest sensor I would tolerate for my camera. The LX100 has definitely put the 43rd sensor in the prime position! It could soon be the standard for advance P&S.

Depends if jeans pocketable is what the designers were aiming for - probably not. Plenty of people, including the reviewer, are not overly enthused about the RX100 handling.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 09:29 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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lephotography: Everyone realizes that the lens is actually 12-37 right? It's a 24-75 equivalent field of view, but don't expect the subject isolation you'd get from a real 75mm f2.8 lens. This lens will only give you the equivalent isolation of a 37mm at f5.6. If bokeh in a small size is your goal, you'd be better off with the Olympus OMD-Em10 and the 45 f1.8.

So why do need to bore us with your cliched FF equivalence ? People interested in M43 dont need to be told that it isn't FF - that's probably exactly why they like it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 09:26 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Something Beautiful: So there's no manual zoom? I really can't abide the clumsy, inaccurate control of those tiny zoom levers. I'd hate to think THAT would be the deal breaker for me with this camera.

Isn't there zoom-by-wire on the lens barrel? But I guess you have chose between zoom and focus functions… right?

Review says: "Looking at the lens barrel you'll first see a switch for changing the aspect ratio. As mentioned earlier, the camera remains the same field-of-view regardless of the ratio. The dial above that is used for zoom or manual focus, depending on what you're doing. Above that is the aperture dial, which goes to F16, instead of F8 on the LX7."
So you have two zoom methods.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 04:21 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: WHY IS THIS CAMERA BIG NEWS? RICOH RELEASED A FULLY POCKETABLE CAMERA WITH AN !!!APS-C!!!! SIZED SENSOR 2 YEARS AGO (RICOH GR). THE ONLY THING THIS PANASONIC HAS OVER THE GR IS THE 4K VIDEO AND AN EVF. WHO CARES? NOBODY HAS 4K TVs. PLUS IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT FROM A NORMAL VIEWING DISTANCE, THERE IS NO VISIBLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 4K TV AND 1080P TV, so anybody who buys a 4k TV is mad. Most photographers are not interested in taking 4k video anyway, unless they want to make documentaries, in which case, who cares whether you have a pocketable camera or not.

You missed the fact that shooting in 4K is giving you 8MP stills shooting at 30-60 fps - pretty good for action shooting. And yes you have control of video shutter speed and aperture. Sweet!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 03:39 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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lephotography: Everyone realizes that the lens is actually 12-37 right? It's a 24-75 equivalent field of view, but don't expect the subject isolation you'd get from a real 75mm f2.8 lens. This lens will only give you the equivalent isolation of a 37mm at f5.6. If bokeh in a small size is your goal, you'd be better off with the Olympus OMD-Em10 and the 45 f1.8.

Yep - some FF fan just had to troll along with their equivalence diatribe ...who cares? The world doesn't orbit a 35mm sun.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 03:30 UTC
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qwertyasdf: This might be the first and last time that I say this to a M43 lens:

It's priced reasonably.
Given it's longer range than 70-200 FF lens, it is way way more versatile, and I have confidence in the IQ of a Oly HG lens. Oh....also, the 0.21x magnification, taking into account of the crop factor of M43 sensor, is class-leading.

FF trolls think everything orbits around a 35mm sun ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 22:06 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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xeriwthe: ah, beautiful. but i'm still holding out for the manual zoom 1" from fuji :) fingers crossed

Nah - zoom ring means you are forced into two handed operation - should be able to run a camera like this from one hand except for menu diving.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:17 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Just looked at Fuji X-A1 samples in pbase, wow. Heavenly IQ.

So what is relevance of Fuji camera in this thread other than to be a PITA?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:08 UTC
On Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF article (46 comments in total)
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duartix: No IBIS = no deal.
The shutter limitations (flash synch) and the fixed LCD aren't helping either. I expected a G7 and what we really got was a much improved GM2, no matter the GM5 name.
I guess I'll have to rethink the GX-7 and hopes it's price goes down a bit.

If you need IBIS then you need an Olympus ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:04 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: If G7X came out 2 years ago with first iteration of Sony RX100, it would be a great competitor in 1" sensor, fixed lens segment. Since RX100 III seems quite improved and mature in comparison to first RX100, it looks like Canon is grasping the straws in order to be still relevant in compact camera marketplace. Especially, if the rumors about using Sony sensor in G7X are true. I wonder what they were thinking outside of worrying about smartphones driving their small sensor compacts into oblivion.

LX100 might spell a lot of trouble (in sales) for all advanced, fixed lens compacts, including RX100 - the undisputed king in last 2 years.

Yet, the reality could be strange for G7X. A lot of people like the "canon colors, jpegs, UI" and hate anything else. My prediction is that G7X sales would exceed anything in powershot line past G7/G9, S95, but (due to never sleeping competition) reaching the goal of once more being leader in the segment is next to impossible with the current approach.

LX100 Size is a problem? - I can stow an PEN E-PL5 with a 14-42 kit zoom (collapsed) in my pea jacket - the lumix will be much easier than that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:00 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Hen3ry: This just looks insane to me. I was hoping for a 1" sensor, an extended zoom range, and something a little smaller. Instead I am offered something as bulky as the GM1 (yes, I have owned and used one) with a limited zoom range.

Oh -- and a built-in flash is a must have in these small cameras (I ridiculed Oly about the silly little accessory flash for the E-PL3 and this is no different).

As a marketer I see the two announcements of the LX100 and GM5 as ludicrous. They compete with each other!

And the LX100 is bigger and heavier than its "natural" competitors from other companies, notably Sony.

Anyway -- no Panny purchase for me of either of the two. I'll just carry the ever handy G6 with the 12-32 on walkabout. :)

Hmm - I'd rather have the fast lens so I dont need flash ... which would be the case indoors most of the time with the 12-32 kit zoom.
This easily replaces my E-P3 and kit zoom - smaller, EVF and much, much faster

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 04:42 UTC
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aandeg: Wow what a price for a lens without stabilization. Looks like Olympus put the stabilizer in the body and left the cost in the lenses.

Wow - you obviously don't research - Olympus does not do OIS lenses - they do in-body IS. Beisides it better built than a C or N equivalent and should be better image quality. So of course it isn't a budget price - get real!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:32 UTC
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qwertyasdf: This might be the first and last time that I say this to a M43 lens:

It's priced reasonably.
Given it's longer range than 70-200 FF lens, it is way way more versatile, and I have confidence in the IQ of a Oly HG lens. Oh....also, the 0.21x magnification, taking into account of the crop factor of M43 sensor, is class-leading.

Image quality is not a function of aperture - doh! Troll with a tiny bit of intelligence ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 08:30 UTC
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Rooru S: Excellent range. Hopefully it will perform great. Now I'm questioning myself why buy again E-mount APS-C cameras...

The silly FF trolls should try doing a size and weight equivalence ... LOL

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 08:25 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (447 comments in total)

About to be shamed by the the smaller Lumix LX100 with M43 sensor and faster zoom ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 04:27 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (686 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Compact, good lens, sensor larger than mft... this can replace my APS camera!

Unfortunately, just no HDR or panorama (although we have software to piece that together on the computer instead of in-camera) - but I don't use those very often anyways. Seems like a reasonable compromise.

If I owned this, I think practicality would have me reaching for this far more often when I step out than any other camera.

Before slagging MFT, check the studio scene for the MKII against any 16mp PEN at 1600 or 3200 ISO - Canon is totally blown away.
Pity as the lens spec is exactly what I'd want but the sensor performance is not even state of art.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 09:44 UTC
On P7190639web photo in wolfie's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

View it at original size ... enjoy

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 09:21 UTC as 1st comment
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (497 comments in total)
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Troutguy: so, $1000 bucks for a camera prone to make blurry images.

and this wins a "silver award"? lol how about you scrap this "award" system , a camera prone to make blurry images deseves no award. period.

Hmmm -reminds of certain brand with purple spot issues that got high ratings somehow ... at least no sensor has to be replaced, just a firmware fix.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 08:03 UTC
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