tobias2003

tobias2003

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On Update: Olympus issues emergency firmware fix for E-P5 article (21 comments in total)

Great, now my pictures are sharp finally ...

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 20:32 UTC as 10th comment
On P1090017.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

not blurred

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 08:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Detail is impressive. High ISO is not so much; barely a stop better than APS-C and M43. I would have liked to check the A7 IQ too to see if the lesser pixel density/MP make a difference in high ISO.

But man, that Phase One image quality is completely in another league. :D

You have to downsample to 16MP and then compare it with MFT and APS-C. It will be much better.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 10:16 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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chj: Mirrorless without a touchscreen?! at well over $1000?! Why Sony, why?!!! As much as DPR'ers may pooh, pooh, my recent iphone acquisition has made me realize you HAVE TO have touchscreen for spontaneous shooting.

Yes, big disappointment. I always set my focus point that way. I have ordered an A7 anyway ... will still be using other mirrorless systems alongside it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 22:12 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

Shutter sound is perfect for me, so the model knows when she can change to the next pose even on loud streets.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 07:13 UTC as 719th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 samples gallery updated article (73 comments in total)

I have the camera and I love it! High ISO is on par with any other sensors smaller than full frame ... except Fuji X-Trans ... but pretty good anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 21:25 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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leschnyhan: Yeah, okay it doesn't have a mic input. On the one hand, most people who are trying to get really excellent audio would use a separate digital audio recorder anyway. But on the other hand--it seems like putting a mic input on the camera would be pretty straightforward, and a shoe-mounted mic would be useful on occasion.

The basic design reminds me a lot of the NEX-6 and NEX-7, and the feature set seems pretty similar to NEX-6 except that the Sony has a physically larger sensor that should translate to better image quality. (And has consequences for depth of field, too.) The one thing that keeps me away from MFT cameras is the MFT part.

And they're asking $999 for this thing? When an NEX-6 is currently available brand new for $798?

NEX 6 does not have IBIS and does not have a tiltable EVF, and other features. MFT has a much better range of lenses. Plus, this is a brand new camera. It will be cheaper when it gets as old as NEX 6 is now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 21:48 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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leschnyhan: Yeah, okay it doesn't have a mic input. On the one hand, most people who are trying to get really excellent audio would use a separate digital audio recorder anyway. But on the other hand--it seems like putting a mic input on the camera would be pretty straightforward, and a shoe-mounted mic would be useful on occasion.

The basic design reminds me a lot of the NEX-6 and NEX-7, and the feature set seems pretty similar to NEX-6 except that the Sony has a physically larger sensor that should translate to better image quality. (And has consequences for depth of field, too.) The one thing that keeps me away from MFT cameras is the MFT part.

And they're asking $999 for this thing? When an NEX-6 is currently available brand new for $798?

The difference of sensor size is minimal and there is virtually no difference in DOF control or quality. Olympus and GH3 uses Sony sensors with pretty much the same quality as NEX 5 or 6. Now Panasonic have their own new sensor too, which appears to be quite good.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 21:46 UTC

NEX-5N doesn't need that update.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 22:29 UTC as 9th comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D4 Studio Test Samples article (330 comments in total)
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nanoer: It is clear that who ever master these 4 things will win the war. The lens technology, Sensor technology, Digital Signal Processing (DSP also its SW) and its Marketing. The last 3 are even more important than the first. See how quickly Samsung and Sony are catching up in photography! 30 years ago they were just purely electronic. And Samsung were still an OEM.
For us, the only thing we can do is to advance our photography skill. Then, any equipment in our hand will do the same.

30 years ago the Sony camera division was known as Minolta.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2012 at 22:07 UTC
On Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 article (215 comments in total)

Wow! Will buy it!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 21:18 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply

Well there are lots of other cameras that do this, maybe not to the same extent.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 14:57 UTC as 131st comment | 1 reply
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Ganondorf: Why is it that hard to include auto focus Compatibility?

Micro 4/3 can focus just fine at f6.3.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 08:08 UTC

Certainly impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 09:56 UTC as 71st comment

Nice but I already have all the lenses that provide all these focal lengths ...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 20:10 UTC as 7th comment
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felix ip: It provided a 4.2X zoom ability, electronic zoom, AF-Lock button, and 0.72X macro ability. Thus, I do think it is an all-rounded lens for a novice.

However, about using macro at 50mm f6.3, I am still sorry to say, "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

Why? You need to stop down for macro anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 17:10 UTC
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emircruz: This lens seems lost. Not-so-Macro, Weathersealed, internal power-zoom but not so fast. Sounds like a daytime photo/video beach lens.

I think people were waiting for an m4/3 version of the 12-60 F2.8-4.0 or the 14-54 2.8-3.5.

Personally, I'd keep the 12-50 focal lengths but I'd trade all those features for a constant F2.8 aperture.

I hope the upcomming pannys wont be too expensive.

You can't know that yet. Macro is actually pretty good.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 08:36 UTC
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simon65: But, eh, it's enormous and preseumably heavy as well, rendering the whole point of a Micro Four Thirds system, pointless.

It is neither. It is not heavy and not enormous. It has about the same small size as the existing tele and superzooms.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 20:32 UTC
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fmian: This lens only confirms Olympus' strategy to dumb down their own current and potential user base.

Give more zoom and a 'power' label, with smaller glass so people can less appreciate good optics.

Market your macro numbers so the number is bigger, confusing and misleading novice buyers.

State in product brochures that the 4/3 sensors are LARGE. (seriously, WTF?)

Start a marketing campaign in which your own cameras are called 'real' cameras. Whatever that means.

It's about as genius as Apple calling the ipad 'magical'.

But 4/3 sensors ARE large. Not the largest ones in the world but very large compared to the average camera. They don't have to get bigger, just better.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 09:42 UTC
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low-fi: Iym confused what the power zoom means, does the lens barrel extend when you zoom out?

According to the German announcement, zooming is internal. Both the power zoom feature and the weather sealing, as well as the size on the pictures, makes me hope it's true. Although probably too good to be true.

http://www.photoscala.de/Artikel/Schnell-und-leise-MZuiko-Digital-ED-35-5612-50-mm-EZ

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 22:57 UTC
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