tedolf

tedolf

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (373 comments in total)
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Mike FL: It is interesting to see Panasonic release as many models as Sony NEX / (a) lines.

But I like SONY's pricing strategy as seem from last year-end sales season, for camera with zoom kit, price range from little over $200 to $500 NEX6 / a6000.

BTW: I think SONY should not change model naming NEX to a.

They had to. Some of the old NEX cameras were real dogs, especially ergonomically but also other problems. Sony sort of has things sorted out now and needs to disassociate these new cameras from those old dogs.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 18:27 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (373 comments in total)
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tedolf: Still no hot shoe?

This is worse than the E-pl7.

With the other smaller Panny cameras and he G series I don't really see the point of continuing the GF series.

Especially if it doesn't have a hot shoe.

TEdolpho

I know. That is why I said it is "worse" than the E-pl7.

What did you think I meant?

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 21:49 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (373 comments in total)

Still no hot shoe?

This is worse than the E-pl7.

With the other smaller Panny cameras and he G series I don't really see the point of continuing the GF series.

Especially if it doesn't have a hot shoe.

TEdolpho

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 22:33 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD article (132 comments in total)

I can't believe it.

No EVF port.

No sale.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 18:32 UTC as 10th comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1321 comments in total)
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nerd2: The hard fact is the FF system is usually the CHEAPEST to get some FOV/shutter speed combination, with the additional bonus of highest DR and resolution. D610 plus 50mm 1.8 is 2 stop faster than APS-C plus 35mm 1.4, and 3 stop faster than m43 with 25mm 1.4. And they cost about the same!

Maybe, but they sure don't weigh the same.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 19:34 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1321 comments in total)

The article doesn't go far enough.

Follow the logic through and what should really be said is that at some point, a photographer should realistically assess his/her photographic needs from output format/size, to subjects to low light needs to stabilization needs, budget, DOF profile, etc. and then select a format and system that matches that milieu of criteria.

It likely is not full frame for most photographers.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 19:29 UTC as 322nd comment
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (304 comments in total)
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Sakura Sakura: I was looking over some recent images taken with my prehistoric Olympus EPL1. I doubt very much if you would notice much of a difference between an ELP1 print & that of most modern mirrorless.

Not at base ISO exposed properly. The E-pl1 was really good. Compare the E-pl1 to the 16 mp sensors on the DPR Compare-O-Meter. You really won't see much difference until ISO1600. At base ISO, the PL1 might even look better!

The PL1 does not tolerate underexposure well though.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 22:47 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (501 comments in total)
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tedolf: Well, I had the opportunity to try this camera (and the e-p5) this weekend. The first thing I can say about the e-pl7 is that the buttons are really tiny-really tiny compared to the buttons on my e-pl1. So small that I have no idea how you are going to operate them by feel when using the VF-2 at eye level. Seems like they were made for a tiny Japanese lady who will be looing at the back of the camera. The p5 is better but still, I wish it had bugger buttons. Next, the 3:2 screen is a disaster. Why they think it is necessary to supplicate video people is beyond me. The image is actually smaller than my e-pl1, and the icons are much smaller-so much so I have a hard time seeing them.

Otherwise it is an OK camera. The e-p5 impresses with a very quiet shutter release-Leica like. The twin dials are nice but the single dial of the pl7 works fine if you are using legacy lenses with aperture rings. The pl7 is definitely a fiddly camera-it would take some getting used to.

Tdolph

I don't have both in front of me but here is what I know. The E-pl1 screen is 44mm tall. The E-p5 screen (same screen as aon E-pl7) is certainly not any taller than that and a 4/3 image does not fill the screen top to bottom so it seems to me that the pl7 4/3 image is indeed smaller.

You have both, measure both and tell us the results.

As for the buttons, I can't see how I could work the E-pl7 at eye level with gloves on. THe e-p5 is doable as some buttons (e.g. magnifying glass) stick out more than others and the 2x2 switch is easy to work by feel.

TEdolph

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 22:20 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (501 comments in total)
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tedolf: Well, I had the opportunity to try this camera (and the e-p5) this weekend. The first thing I can say about the e-pl7 is that the buttons are really tiny-really tiny compared to the buttons on my e-pl1. So small that I have no idea how you are going to operate them by feel when using the VF-2 at eye level. Seems like they were made for a tiny Japanese lady who will be looing at the back of the camera. The p5 is better but still, I wish it had bugger buttons. Next, the 3:2 screen is a disaster. Why they think it is necessary to supplicate video people is beyond me. The image is actually smaller than my e-pl1, and the icons are much smaller-so much so I have a hard time seeing them.

Otherwise it is an OK camera. The e-p5 impresses with a very quiet shutter release-Leica like. The twin dials are nice but the single dial of the pl7 works fine if you are using legacy lenses with aperture rings. The pl7 is definitely a fiddly camera-it would take some getting used to.

Tdolph

I use the vf-2 a lot so I am happy in 4:3 aspect ratio land.

As for the mode that is interesting. I was experimenting last night using S mode for manual focus legacy lenses. The rear dial adjusts the shutter speed and the front dial adjusts exposure comp which in reality just moves the ISO around to give you the exposure you want. The aperture ring on the lens is well, the aperture ring on the lens. If you think about it, this is exactly the set up on the Fuji X cameras with a prime lens.

With the VF-2 it is very Leica-esque.

Throw the 2x2 lever and you have ISO and WB on the dials.

Pretty neat!

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 21:38 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (499 comments in total)
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decodeddreams: This cameras pretty convenient and the qualities nice. I haven't really touched my Canon 5D Mark II since I got this little thing.

Manual lenses can work fine for sports. Just ask the Sports Illustrated photographers from the 1970's.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 17:47 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (499 comments in total)
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photo perzon: The flash does not bounce. The LCD does not do selfies.

Obviously, not the camera for you?

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 17:46 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (499 comments in total)

I recently picked up this camera from my local bricks and mortar camera store. I will be posting a review in a few weeks after I have had time to take some photo's make some prints and do some comparisons.

So far I see no evidence of so called "shutter shock" at the relevant shutter speeds and I am not using any of the special anti-shock settings (Firmware Ver. 1.5). But then again, I never saw them on the E-pl1 either.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 17:39 UTC as 10th comment
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (501 comments in total)
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tedolf: Well, I had the opportunity to try this camera (and the e-p5) this weekend. The first thing I can say about the e-pl7 is that the buttons are really tiny-really tiny compared to the buttons on my e-pl1. So small that I have no idea how you are going to operate them by feel when using the VF-2 at eye level. Seems like they were made for a tiny Japanese lady who will be looing at the back of the camera. The p5 is better but still, I wish it had bugger buttons. Next, the 3:2 screen is a disaster. Why they think it is necessary to supplicate video people is beyond me. The image is actually smaller than my e-pl1, and the icons are much smaller-so much so I have a hard time seeing them.

Otherwise it is an OK camera. The e-p5 impresses with a very quiet shutter release-Leica like. The twin dials are nice but the single dial of the pl7 works fine if you are using legacy lenses with aperture rings. The pl7 is definitely a fiddly camera-it would take some getting used to.

Tdolph

I didn't notice that it was really loud (like the old GF-1) but the p-5 is very, very quiet. Like the M-5 is quiet.

TEdolph

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 22:35 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (501 comments in total)

Well, I had the opportunity to try this camera (and the e-p5) this weekend. The first thing I can say about the e-pl7 is that the buttons are really tiny-really tiny compared to the buttons on my e-pl1. So small that I have no idea how you are going to operate them by feel when using the VF-2 at eye level. Seems like they were made for a tiny Japanese lady who will be looing at the back of the camera. The p5 is better but still, I wish it had bugger buttons. Next, the 3:2 screen is a disaster. Why they think it is necessary to supplicate video people is beyond me. The image is actually smaller than my e-pl1, and the icons are much smaller-so much so I have a hard time seeing them.

Otherwise it is an OK camera. The e-p5 impresses with a very quiet shutter release-Leica like. The twin dials are nice but the single dial of the pl7 works fine if you are using legacy lenses with aperture rings. The pl7 is definitely a fiddly camera-it would take some getting used to.

Tdolph

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 17:44 UTC as 16th comment | 7 replies
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (501 comments in total)

So, is the only meaningful difference between this camera and an E-pm2 the ability to have a stabilized view while focusing and the control wheel?

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 20:07 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (501 comments in total)
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pkosewski: I'm tried the PL5 body a while ago and thought: if only it had a dial for aperture.

PL7 seems great, but the price is simply to high. M10 is only $100. If PL7 had a better sensor, this might be somehow attractive.
With the same sensor it is just a bit smaller, a bit cheaper, but a seriously inferior camera.

With DSLRs, we pay a lot for features (eg. D3300 vs D7100).
With Olympus the base price for getting into the system is very high, but a very serious "prosumer" body (M5) is not even twice as expensive as a basic PL5/7. But if Olympus manages to earn money this way, then this is what they should do.

I hate that little dial.

tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 00:14 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (501 comments in total)
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pkosewski: I'm tried the PL5 body a while ago and thought: if only it had a dial for aperture.

PL7 seems great, but the price is simply to high. M10 is only $100. If PL7 had a better sensor, this might be somehow attractive.
With the same sensor it is just a bit smaller, a bit cheaper, but a seriously inferior camera.

With DSLRs, we pay a lot for features (eg. D3300 vs D7100).
With Olympus the base price for getting into the system is very high, but a very serious "prosumer" body (M5) is not even twice as expensive as a basic PL5/7. But if Olympus manages to earn money this way, then this is what they should do.

Ok, I'll bite.

Where?

And don't tell me it is the fiddly dial on the back.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 21:30 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (501 comments in total)
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davidjohnson87: nice products, but one question can it be connect to my HDTV.

yes.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (501 comments in total)
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Alan2dpreview: I have an E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens and VF-2. Will this lens and viewfinder work on the PL7?

yes.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (501 comments in total)

Does anybody know what the shutter sounds like on this thing? I was very impressed with how quiet the shutter is on the EM-5. Very Leica like. Not so impressed with the way the shutter sounded on the EM-10.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:48 UTC as 26th comment
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