Revenant

Revenant

Joined on Jul 29, 2011

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zakaria: The purpose of these weak samples is to avoid knowing the sensor kind .
What this camera has inside is the big reward that Ricoh want to keep it secret until the release time
. I m h o.

Not publishing any sample photos at all would have accomplished the same thing, and avoided all the negative comments at the same time.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 00:32 UTC
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Eugene232: it is smart idea.
18% prices increase means Nikon will make 18% increase in profit.

You still assume that the whole price increase will go directly into their pockets as profit. It most certainly won't. Prices are raised to compensate for either increased expenses or lower revenue. Profit margins might not be affected at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 02:54 UTC
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Eugene232: it is smart idea.
18% prices increase means Nikon will make 18% increase in profit.

"18% prices increase means Nikon will make 18% increase in profit."

No, not necessarily. That's only true if their expenses are the same. If increased costs are eating up their profit margins, they may very well be forced to increase prices just to make the same profit as before.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 02:41 UTC
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Photobyrd: "21 lenses for the Nikon 1 system"?
Common Nikon, you must be dreaming. Counting each lens at least twice because they are different color. Some lenses on that list are even counted 4 times, because there are black, white, silver and AW versions... That's one way to convince potential buyers...

"You might as well count every single copy with its respective serial number."

Why? That's not the same thing at all. Two copies of the same product are still the same product.

"We're not stupid. There's only 11 lenses available for Nikon 1."

This is not about deceiving people into thinking that the Nikon 1 system is more extensive than it is. They are just saying that all 21 lenses (read: lens products) will get a price increase. Depending on demand, different variants of the same lens could very well be priced differently, but their statement clarifies that they all will be affected by the increase.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 02:34 UTC
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Photobyrd: "21 lenses for the Nikon 1 system"?
Common Nikon, you must be dreaming. Counting each lens at least twice because they are different color. Some lenses on that list are even counted 4 times, because there are black, white, silver and AW versions... That's one way to convince potential buyers...

Well, in a product database each colour variant of a lens would count as a separate product, so there's nothing strange going on here.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 23:33 UTC
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RedDog Steve: Still no hint at the resolution ?

Actually, such an important spec, and the choice of components to be used, would most likely have been decided quite early in the development process. So I don't think they changed their minds in mid-development.
However, the 42 MP sensor could very well have been available to Ricoh a couple of years ago, since it's already used in an actual product.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 23:24 UTC
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BJL: With the rear dial looking dedicated to exposure compensation, how does manual exposure setting mode work? Does that dial become aperture, or shutter speed, despite its labelling?

Anyway I a happy to see Olympus offer a small, low profile body (so-called "rangefinder style") with an eye-level viewfinder. I want to down-size from my "bump-top" EM-5 some day.

To clarify, the rear dial isn't located on the top plate, but on the back of the camera, very near the top and to the left of the EV comp dial.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Rangefinder style? The original pen-f was SLR. And this thing has no range finder. Why rangefinder style? It does not even look like a camera with a range finder. This looks like a modern, somewhat more chunky, version of the original pen-f. It is actually beautiful. But, range finder?

Basically, it's the placement of the viewfinder that determines if a mirrorless camera is called "SLR-styled" or "rangefinder-styled". These cameras are neither SLRs nor rangefinders, of course, but these expressions aren't intended to say anything about how the cameras work, only about how they look. And the typical SLR does have a prism hump in the centre, while the typical rangefinder has an off-set viewfinder.

To categorize the Pen-F as "SLR-styled" just because its ancestor was an SLR, would place it together with the likes of the OM-D, GH4, G7, NX1, X-T1 and the A7 series, cameras that look and handle very differently. Whereas the people most likely to be interested in it, would be the same people who are interested in the GX8, X-E2, X-Pro2 and A6000, all with a viewfinder placed in the corner.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 17:02 UTC
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cirtapfotos: Dear Oldmpus...I don't know if you ever heard of Sony...They make excellent Sensors...In Fact they can fab you a new 24mp, 32mp and on and on. Oldmpus...it seems you are not moving forward. Stuck in 2010.

Olympus already uses Sony sensors in most models, and the 20 MP sensor in the Pen-F and GX8 is most likely a Sony sensor. It so happens that Sony Semiconductor makes a 20 MP 4/3" sensor, and I'd be surprised if no one is using it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 21:45 UTC

F56 at 55mm? Either you have a typo in the title, or that lens is the worst ever.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 21:23 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)
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elefteriadis alexandros: Art mode and filter is just to distract from the real problem, its small format without control in DOF. All pictures look flat because the lens mm its to low for 3D looking pictures, i miss the medium format quality.

I've seen plenty of portraits with a shallow DoF taken with 4/3 and m4/3 cameras. If only those photographers had known that the format is in fact too small to allow control of DoF!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 21:03 UTC
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (163 comments in total)
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Jon H Laake: 1. How do you move single focus point around viewscreen? (this is a major turn-off in my ep-5)

2. Is the B/W option a true monchrome mode in RAW?

I interpreted him as asking if the monochrome mode was available when shooting raw, and it is. But only in the sense that the effect is applied in real-time to the liveview feed, and then saved together with the raw file. The raw file itself contains colour information, of course.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:34 UTC
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shigzeo: This looks nothing like a 1960's rangefinder. It looks like a re-thought Pen F, which was an SLR.

"The functionality of the camera, not the position of its viewfinder should determine its style."

Functionality and style are two different things. The distinction between rangefinder-styled and SLR-styled mirrorless cameras, as used by DPR and many others nowadays, refers only to the external design and general shape that most people associate with typical rangefinders and SLRs, respectively. In particular, the placement of the viewfinder, which seems to be all-important to many camera enthusiasts.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:24 UTC
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Valentinian: the GX8 is splash and dustproof
it has a magnesium/aluminum body, cost at launch was comparable to the Pen F (But now it costs less).
Yet . according to DPReview, IT IS NOT mentioned as being competitive with the Pen F. (only Sony and Fujy are, according to DPrevew).

Wonder what happened between Panasonic and DPreview.....

I see no claim that only those two cameras are competitors. They only mention two competitors, but that doesn't imply that those are the ONLY competitors.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
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MrTaikitso: I am intrigued to know (not aiming to start a flame war, I like Oly's design and lenses), but beyond ISO 80 what has this over a GX8 that has twin multi function dials (there is only one on the Pen-F), articulating viewfinder, 4K video and more user definable function buttons. Assuming it will be about £750 for the body in the UK, it's priced the same as the GX8.

Doesn't the PEN-F have twin control dials though? There's one on the top, with the shutter release button in the middle, and one just behind it, on the back of the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:33 UTC
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (163 comments in total)
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Jon H Laake: 1. How do you move single focus point around viewscreen? (this is a major turn-off in my ep-5)

2. Is the B/W option a true monchrome mode in RAW?

I do believe Olympus' art filters and colour modes are available when shooting both raw and JPEG, and not just something you can apply after the fact. Not sure if that's what you meant by "true monochrome mode", though.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:28 UTC
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Mike FL: "E-M10 II will cost $899.99" is more expensive than Oly's flagship OMD-EM1.

If new products should be priced so as to compete with the street prices of older products, then every new generation would be cheaper and cheaper, eating up the profit margins. To compensate, the manufacturers would cut their costs, and we'd get lower quality products as a result. A race to the bottom is a bad thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 11:20 UTC
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JakeB: I'd be interested to see the results from Capture One Pro 9.

People have talked about the decline of Canon and Nikon for many years now, already in 2010 when Sony launched the first SLT and NEX models, people predicted the end of the Big Two.
And since then, we have actually seen the camera market contract dramatically, but it has affected every single manufacturer out there, possibly with the exception of the likes of Leica, Hasselblad and Phase One, companies that cater to very small but stable niche markets.
Despite the sales decline, the distribution of market shares hasn't changed dramatically, which means that Canon and Nikon aren't doing any worse than the others. In the ILC market (DSLR + mirrorless), we're still at over 40% for Canon, over 30% for Nikon, barely 15% for Sony, and single digit shares for the rest. And Samsung may already have thrown in the towel.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 23:28 UTC
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Peter Bendheim: The camera looks fantastically capable and I really liked some of the images that are in the gallery. They demonstrate Fuji's understanding of colour and film, and I think this camera will be a winner. Snow is never easy to get well balanced images. Bravo Fuji. I enjoy using your cameras, they make photography pure pleasure. And if it isn't pure pleasure, why do it?

Judging from the unending stream of complaints in the comments threads, there's very little pleasure involved.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 22:57 UTC
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nerd2: Fake ISO helps.

Please read up on the definition of ISO, and what the ISO standard actually allows. The claims that some manufacturers are faking or cheating with ISO, are based on a misunderstanding of what ISO is.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 11:55 UTC
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