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tedolf

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On Flowers ink girl in the Tattoo Girl challenge (33 comments in total)

This would have been a much better study if the model was not looking at the camera.

TEdolph

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 17:24 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP article (168 comments in total)
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BlueBomberTurbo: Probably the new Sony M4/3 sensor. If so, M4/3 just got a huge boost in IQ.

OK, substantially simultaneously. And they sold side by side forever. You really don't know that Sony directed the two cameras to different markets and that is why Sony gave them different sensors?

Or are you just taking Tedolph for a ride?

tEdolph

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1232 comments in total)
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Dimit: They've gone crazy over there ay Panasonic!!! Should be mentally retarded not to grab A7ii instead of this m43 monster.Stupidity reigns !!!

None of us want to handle a D4. It is an obnoxious monstrosity of a camera- a Frankenstinien mutation of a Nikon F2.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 20:07 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP article (168 comments in total)
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BlueBomberTurbo: Probably the new Sony M4/3 sensor. If so, M4/3 just got a huge boost in IQ.

So why did Sony introduce both model simultaneously?

Maybe it would be best if you stopped now.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 15:43 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1232 comments in total)
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Dimit: They've gone crazy over there ay Panasonic!!! Should be mentally retarded not to grab A7ii instead of this m43 monster.Stupidity reigns !!!

I dunno Trk, I have a full frame 90mm f/4 Leica M mount lens that I use all the time on my m4/3 camera for outdoor portraits.

Works great!

TEdolph

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 16:54 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP article (168 comments in total)
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BlueBomberTurbo: Probably the new Sony M4/3 sensor. If so, M4/3 just got a huge boost in IQ.

You are cropping too much.

And you do lose with more MP. Ask Sony why they make two types of A7's. One with 12mp, the other with 36mp.

TEdolph

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 15:32 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1232 comments in total)
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Dimit: They've gone crazy over there ay Panasonic!!! Should be mentally retarded not to grab A7ii instead of this m43 monster.Stupidity reigns !!!

A7 does not have the advantageous DOF profile of the 4/3 sensor.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 15:31 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1232 comments in total)
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Digital Suicide: Seeing body of the GX8, I was expecting at least APS-C sensor. And the price... Oh man. No more modesty at Panasonic. Common sense either.

Actually they don't. Sony makes their sensors available to everyone.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 15:28 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1232 comments in total)
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Digital Suicide: Seeing body of the GX8, I was expecting at least APS-C sensor. And the price... Oh man. No more modesty at Panasonic. Common sense either.

It will cost $600.00 in six months. The sensor is fine. APS-c/m43 doesn't really make any difference.

TEdolph

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 19:07 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP article (168 comments in total)
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Chaitanya S: Some good improvements, but for me personally missing built in flash is a bummer. While trekking I really like to pack light and dont need more stuff to pack in which I might lose. looks like the Gx7 is going to stay in bag for quite sometime now.

The built in flash is good for controlling external flashes, also nice for a puff of fill flash. Very convenient.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 16:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP article (168 comments in total)
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BlueBomberTurbo: Probably the new Sony M4/3 sensor. If so, M4/3 just got a huge boost in IQ.

Really, 8mp is enough for most amateur photographers. It makes a nice 8 x 10" print and a perfectly acceptable 11 x 14" print. 12mp gets you up to 16 x 20" and most amateurs rarely print that large. 16mp is getting into overkill and 20mp is silly. If you really need that much resolution just get a Phase One and be done with it.

I would rather that 4/3 stuck with 12mp and given a flat DR curve through ISO 1600.

Tedolph

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 16:15 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.

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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