tedolf

tedolf

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On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (366 comments in total)
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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
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (366 comments in total)
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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
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (366 comments in total)

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 14th 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
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1237 comments in total)
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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
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1237 comments in total)
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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
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)
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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
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)
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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
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)
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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
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)
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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
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 17:00 UTC as 49th comment | 10 replies
On Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens article (148 comments in total)
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lacikuss: This lens defeat the very purpose of m43 system. These look like FF lenses. Heavy and bulky.

Hoo Ra Kai Hip Hip Hip!

Got your big white lens yet?

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 17:53 UTC
On Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens article (148 comments in total)
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lacikuss: This lens defeat the very purpose of m43 system. These look like FF lenses. Heavy and bulky.

Then why are you here, and where is your Hasselblad?

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 20:56 UTC
On Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens article (148 comments in total)
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lacikuss: This lens defeat the very purpose of m43 system. These look like FF lenses. Heavy and bulky.

@Fri13,

Don't bother Fri13-Laccikuss' mind is made up. He can't even see his own logical inconsistencies.

I suggest we take up a collection for him to get a D4s and a huge white lens.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 19:10 UTC
On Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens article (148 comments in total)
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lacikuss: This lens defeat the very purpose of m43 system. These look like FF lenses. Heavy and bulky.

Lakicuss, Fri13 is correct. As I said I was character limited in my response and had to cut out a lot. There are data you can use to compare lenses across formats: resolution charts, etc. What you can't do is use the DXOmark numbers that combine the lens with the camera across formats. Read the link I provided and not just the quote.

Anyway, why bother?

Just get the biggest honkin' camera you can with a giant white lens and just walk around with it. You don't even have to take any photo's-you will feel great.

I will leave you with one thought. If you can't take professional level photo's with an 8mp sensor you will never be able to take professional level photo's.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 17:37 UTC
On Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens article (148 comments in total)
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lacikuss: This lens defeat the very purpose of m43 system. These look like FF lenses. Heavy and bulky.

Not exactly what I was looking for but this is a start:

"Falk Lumo’s point is that the intrinsic definition of the DxOMark metric (as well as most other benchmarks) assumes that you would compare say Fujifilm’s 35mm f/1.4 lens to an “equivalent” 50mm f/1.4 lens on full frame. This reduces the depth of field on full frame while decreasing the noise. But if we had kept the depth of field[iv] constant (by picking a 50mm f/2.0 lens on full frame), the noise would have stayed the same. So one can argue that the DxOMark (and any other comparison across formats at constant ISO setting makes larger formats look good by assuming that we increase the total influx of light falling on the larger sensor by picking increasingly large diameter lenses (constant aperture)."

http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/DxOMark-Camera-Sensor2/How-fair-is-DxOMark

I would quote more but I am character limited.

Is there anything else you would like me to do for you?

TEdolph

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 19:32 UTC
On Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens article (148 comments in total)
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lacikuss: This lens defeat the very purpose of m43 system. These look like FF lenses. Heavy and bulky.

DXO says that you can not.

Don't argue with me, argue with them.

TEdolph

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 18:45 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Jon Porter: "Auto ISO sensitivity selection is available in all modes except M. ISO sensitivity is fixed at ISO200 in mode M."

Really, Olympus? You have the gall to introduce a camera in 2015 with crippled auto ISO? Pass.

I knew that sooner or later I was headed for trouble.

Tedolph, signing off!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 18:43 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Jon Porter: "Auto ISO sensitivity selection is available in all modes except M. ISO sensitivity is fixed at ISO200 in mode M."

Really, Olympus? You have the gall to introduce a camera in 2015 with crippled auto ISO? Pass.

Richard, you would be surprised what I have been banned for!

Everything and nothing.

Anyway, my point is that Program Shift will gives you access to EVERY combination of shutter speed and aperture that will give you a proper exposure based on the meter. If you also use EV comp. you get every combination of shutter speed and aperture that give you that EV compensated exposure. Combine that with Auto ISO and it seems to me you are getting the exact same settings you would get with Manual+Auto ISO+Exposure compensation.

Now who is ignoring whom?

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 17:26 UTC
On Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens article (148 comments in total)
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TTLstalker: I like these lenses. They have a no nonsense look of quality - a precision tool. But mainly I'm interested because it's a manual lens. I'm interested in buying a manual lens. This may sound crazy but I sometimes yearn for that feel of the manual lenses I always used when I did film photography. The kinds of scenes I liked to photograph didn't require speed or autofocus so my systems of choice were manual -Nikon, Olympus, Contax, Pentax, Rollie. Autofocus lenses seemed by comparison, plastic junk (well, not quite). But getting back to these Kowa lenses, all I can say is DAM !, m4/3 has so many lens options. That alone is it's reason for being.

So just buy some $50.00 legacy lenses, a $11.00 adapter and be done with it.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 17:12 UTC
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