tedolf

tedolf

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cm71td: It's funny how people tend to turn everything into a contest, and root for a technology in the same way they would a sport's franchise. Then they come to DP Review and want to debate their chosen technology, and take it as a personal insult if someone prefers something different.

Whether it's "mirrorless vs DSLR", or "micro 4/3rds vs full frame", or "Canon vs. Nikon", someone is always willing to defend their chosen technology or brand to the death, and insult all others. They then root for the demise of the other technology. Very strange.

Why is it a contest? Isn't it great to have choices from a variety of technologies? Just pick the best tool for your needs and move on. Oh, and if someone happens to not share your preference of camera, don't take it personally.

Everybody shooting 300mm telephoto and up wants more DOF, not less.

Everybody.

Even "birders".

TEdolph

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 16:55 UTC
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sunjester: Got to say, when I go birding acquiring the bird in tough conditions it takes many seconds longer with my mirrorless, and even longer with my bridge camera than with even a consumer grade DSLR.

I would say mirrorless has a ways to go yet.

Nobody cares about "different people's preferences". All the camera manufacturers care about is making $$. If you tell them that they will have to depend on "birders" to make their money they will laugh at you. They can't possibly make enough $$ off of "birder's" (or professional photographers for that matter) to finance DSLR R&D, etc.

If the amateur market goes away, the DSLR is finished or at best becomes a very high priced specialty market.

Better start saving your pennies!

TEdolph

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 16:53 UTC
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wakaba: After years of lazy AF On A shooting - today its manual with prime lenses and my favourites are the spectacular Pretzval with slotstop and decklicked video fisheyes. I need quality prism viewer, large sensor and 13+ stops.

The question in the article is wrong: We need bigger better sensors, higher resolution, bigger glass and not cheapened down hardware...aka mirrorless.

Just get a Phase One and be done with it.

With the right lenses, there isn't any difference in DOF control between even m4/3 and full frame.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 17:14 UTC
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star shooter: If anyone can bring out a ILC that can do the same job as a pro DSLR for sport and news, then I'm all for it. Otherwise an ILC is just another cheap, amateur camera for teenagers mum, dad kids variety. Long live the DSLR!

Star shooter-do you have any idea how small that "sport and news" market is? Without robust sales to amateurs DSLR prices will go through the roof. Are you willing to pay Hasselblad prices for your full frame DSLR? That is what is going to happen if mirrorless takes over the amateur market.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 19:00 UTC
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weixing: Hmm... worry for what?? DSLR and MILC are just camera... choose the one suit you the most.

Also, to come out a MILC is easy for DSLR manufacture, just remove the mirror and the prism on the DSLR and put in an EVF, then they got a MILC.

Anyway, DSLR got one big advantage over MILC is that you can look through the viewfinder basically without using any power at all... prepare to bring a lot of batteries if you want to do the same with MILC.

Have a nice day.

That strategy didn't work out too well for Canon and the M.

More thinking has to go into it than that.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 17:59 UTC
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cm71td: It's funny how people tend to turn everything into a contest, and root for a technology in the same way they would a sport's franchise. Then they come to DP Review and want to debate their chosen technology, and take it as a personal insult if someone prefers something different.

Whether it's "mirrorless vs DSLR", or "micro 4/3rds vs full frame", or "Canon vs. Nikon", someone is always willing to defend their chosen technology or brand to the death, and insult all others. They then root for the demise of the other technology. Very strange.

Why is it a contest? Isn't it great to have choices from a variety of technologies? Just pick the best tool for your needs and move on. Oh, and if someone happens to not share your preference of camera, don't take it personally.

The format decision really should boil down to what DOF profile fits your shooting style best. Folks doing lots of wide angle should be drawn to larger formats. Folks doing lots of portrait work or telephoto should be drawn to crop sensors.

Mirroless or not doesn't matter too much as you can find either in full frame or crop sensor formats.

TEdolph

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 17:58 UTC
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sunjester: Got to say, when I go birding acquiring the bird in tough conditions it takes many seconds longer with my mirrorless, and even longer with my bridge camera than with even a consumer grade DSLR.

I would say mirrorless has a ways to go yet.

For who?

Birders, et al. are a miniscule part of the ICL market.

Miniscule.

I have a hard time seeing how, in the long run the DSLR is going to make economic sense.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 17:56 UTC
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MikeF4Black: OVF or EVF; that's really all there is to it. I hope someone continues making top leverl full frame sub 1 kg dslr's for as long as my eyesight lasts.

Not quite, there are both: Fuji X-1 pro and Xt100, Leica and there will be more.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 17:54 UTC
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wakaba: After years of lazy AF On A shooting - today its manual with prime lenses and my favourites are the spectacular Pretzval with slotstop and decklicked video fisheyes. I need quality prism viewer, large sensor and 13+ stops.

The question in the article is wrong: We need bigger better sensors, higher resolution, bigger glass and not cheapened down hardware...aka mirrorless.

You need more resolution?

For what?

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 17:52 UTC
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photo perzon: I do not like 28mm, most pictures are deformed.

Maybe if you knew what that focal length was useful for, you would have a different opinion.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 19:29 UTC
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villagranvicent: Fuji should invest less time designing camera bodies and more working on their sensors.

The X-trans sensor is a mixed bag. Fuji's Bayer sensor is better.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 16:41 UTC
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tedolf: Well, I will say it since no one else will. While I like retro styled cameras as much as anyone, it must be admitted that Fuji's film SLRs were never good looking cameras, unlike the Olympus OM models. So aping an ugly SLR does not make for an attractive MILC. Next, the very small Fuji bodies, e.g. XA-1, and this one make the lenses look huge.

The analog control system is nice though. This is Fuji's strong point.

Tedolph

Good point.

tEdolph

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 19:46 UTC
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Well, I will say it since no one else will. While I like retro styled cameras as much as anyone, it must be admitted that Fuji's film SLRs were never good looking cameras, unlike the Olympus OM models. So aping an ugly SLR does not make for an attractive MILC. Next, the very small Fuji bodies, e.g. XA-1, and this one make the lenses look huge.

The analog control system is nice though. This is Fuji's strong point.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 19:06 UTC as 57th comment | 4 replies

Very nice.

I wonder if it would have been better cropped just below the canoe?

TEdolph

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 17:41 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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PerL: As a side note...
Interesting to see that despite over seven years of development the latest most high tech APS-C sensor still can't match the high ISO/low-light sports shooting capability of a FF Nikon D3, introduced in August 2007. (DxO ISO 2303 vs 1363 on the Samsung).

Let's face it. The only truly "pro" cameras are those that have repair sites all around the world with loaner policies when you take your camera in for repair. There are only two companies that do that as far as I know. Now having said that, it is irrelevant. Less than 1% of all cameras sold are "professional cameras" under that standard. So economically speaking-professional cameras are irrelevant. It is non-professional cameras that keep Nikon, Canon, et al. alive and it is those cameras that matter, not D4s's.

tEdolph

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 22:31 UTC
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PerL: As a side note...
Interesting to see that despite over seven years of development the latest most high tech APS-C sensor still can't match the high ISO/low-light sports shooting capability of a FF Nikon D3, introduced in August 2007. (DxO ISO 2303 vs 1363 on the Samsung).

Good thing that the vast majority of photographers are not professional sports/press photographers.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 21:31 UTC
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halfwaythere: The most honest conclusion should've been: find 100$ or thereabouts and get yourself one of the much better alternatives.

Sure, lots of alternatives.

They just don't have a fixed lens.

TEdolph

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 20:36 UTC
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tedolf: I don't understand this camera. It is larger and heavier than an E-pl7 with the Panny 20mm f/1.7 lens. The sensor isn't as good and it doesn't cost much less.

What is the point?

tedolph

You gonna loan me one?

Acutally my question should have been more generic. I am having a hard time understanding the high end point-n-shoot market in general when some m4/3 cameras are so small even with kit lenses attached. It doesn't seem to me that cameras like the X-30 have any real advantages, and a major disadvantage, the fixed lens.

Now, cameras like the X-30 have leaf shutters so I expect that they re quieter and have higher flash sync. speeds but other than that I am not seeing it.

TEdolph

tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 20:34 UTC
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tedolf: I don't understand this camera. It is larger and heavier than an E-pl7 with the Panny 20mm f/1.7 lens. The sensor isn't as good and it doesn't cost much less.

What is the point?

tedolph

@mosc. The reason to have an ILC is because it is an ILC. There are smaller m4/3 cameras than the E-pl7, much smaller.

GM-5

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 19:40 UTC
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tedolf: I don't understand this camera. It is larger and heavier than an E-pl7 with the Panny 20mm f/1.7 lens. The sensor isn't as good and it doesn't cost much less.

What is the point?

tedolph

Help me understand. Why are the ergonomics and control schemes better on an X-30 than an E-pl7?

I am just using that camera as an example. I could have picked other of that genre.

TEdolph

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 17:42 UTC
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