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onlooker

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Tiny electric motors and "forever" do not go together in the same sentence.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 21:23 UTC as 94th comment | 3 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (392 comments in total)
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Twong: I don't find it to be attractive at all. I actually find it to cumbersome and pretentious. I don't want a camera to attract attention - whether they are good or bad.

> You don't find it attractive, then you don't buy it

Well, thank you, Captain Obvious. This is an article on the attractiveness of cameras. Twong expressed his opinion on the subject, no more, no less. And there you are, right on cue, waltzing in with your hurt fanboy pride. Sigh...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
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Mateus1: I love PEN-F design and controls with corner EVF... best looking and designed mirrorless up to day... but I will not buy it. Why? It's 2016 but no PDAF, old small EVF from OM-10II, old processor, no WS... It's Oly's top PEN camera so why Oly decided to put this old tech? Oly wasted oportunity to really shine with PEN-F and to compete with APS-C. Really pity.

"Heckling from the sidelines is of little value. I doubt that you produce any goods at all."

WTH are you talking about? I don't make cameras.

I'm done with this nonsensical thread.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 02:04 UTC
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Mateus1: I love PEN-F design and controls with corner EVF... best looking and designed mirrorless up to day... but I will not buy it. Why? It's 2016 but no PDAF, old small EVF from OM-10II, old processor, no WS... It's Oly's top PEN camera so why Oly decided to put this old tech? Oly wasted oportunity to really shine with PEN-F and to compete with APS-C. Really pity.

@photohounds -- Sorry, your two posts are unrelated to each other, so don't patronize me with "Is that simpler?"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 01:02 UTC
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Mateus1: I love PEN-F design and controls with corner EVF... best looking and designed mirrorless up to day... but I will not buy it. Why? It's 2016 but no PDAF, old small EVF from OM-10II, old processor, no WS... It's Oly's top PEN camera so why Oly decided to put this old tech? Oly wasted oportunity to really shine with PEN-F and to compete with APS-C. Really pity.

"They have so little trouble trivialising the skills and WORK of others (but NEVER their own)"

What in the world are you talking about? This is a commercial product, and consumers compare it to other products. This is not an essay of a sensitive 12-year old.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 06:31 UTC
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sandy b: Looks nice.might be nice to have a range finder camera again. This, or maybe a Fuji. Whatever happened to the Panasonic GX8 review? That looks like a nice camera.

"might be nice to have a range finder camera again" -- Then you're not in the market for this Olympus, I take it?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
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bakhtyar kurdi: I will buy one when the price drops to $280 Canadian after 8 months.
I see no reason to replace my a6000 that I paid only $329 Canadian (open box) for this toy.

"but is it worth going into debt over?" -- Unless you are a professional buying a tool of your trade, it is *NEVER* worth going into debt for a hobby toy.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 17:19 UTC
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Mateus1: I love PEN-F design and controls with corner EVF... best looking and designed mirrorless up to day... but I will not buy it. Why? It's 2016 but no PDAF, old small EVF from OM-10II, old processor, no WS... It's Oly's top PEN camera so why Oly decided to put this old tech? Oly wasted oportunity to really shine with PEN-F and to compete with APS-C. Really pity.

"It's Oly's top PEN camera so why Oly decided to put this old tech?" -- Higher profit margins. Olympus hopes to sell enough of them on looks and nostalgia.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 16:42 UTC
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ozturert: Fuji cheating again? At ISO6400, D7200 gives 1/3200 whereas XPro2 gives 1/2000. At ISO3200, D7200 gives 1/1600 shutter speed.
And there you go... Fuji did it again...
Edit: So to compare two cameras at ISO6400 for example, go and pick ISO12800 at Fuji and ISO6400 for the other camera.
Edit 2: If you compare apple to apple (adjusting the ISO values), the new Fuji sensor seems on par with D7200's good Sony sensor.

It would be easier if one could select images based on shutter speed / aperture, and then compare brightness, or push gain oneself and compare.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 13:48 UTC
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D135ima: Теперь "Лейку" можно утопить в лейке.

Thanks for the lesson, guys.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 04:27 UTC
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D135ima: Теперь "Лейку" можно утопить в лейке.

Word play - Лейкa - Leica. Лейк - Lake (common in Russian to use phonetic transliteration). Note spelling - when you account for declension, the root is identical. Therefore you can drown Лейкy (accusative) in Лейкe (prepositional).

No, Russian is not my first language (not even second), but grammar is fun.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 01:27 UTC
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Marksphoto: I don't get it, why do I see in comments that this camera is an upgrade? This camera is a downgrade, I got a tilting screen on my xt10 and the photos don't look any better in the sample gallery. If I had purchased the x pro2 I would be DOWNGRADING.

Fuji is not going to sell many of these precicely because no touch screen, it's a poor marketing decision they have made period. Hope they don't make this error in their xt2 this summer or they will be in the hole. and if in the summer when I see the xpro2 on ebay for $600... even then I will not be interested.

"It makes the camera more prone to break and this is a camera meant to last many years"

I have heard it so many times, and I have yet to see any evidence of it. Now even D500 offers a tilt screen.

BTW, no digital camera is really meant to last many years. They are obsoleted by their electronics, not their mechanical build.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 05:59 UTC
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Daryl Cheshire: I don't think a camera should be marked down because it has a fixed rear screen, fixed screen cameras are more structurally robust.

"fixed screen cameras are more structurally robust"

So are cameras without any buttons. Long live iPhone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 05:42 UTC
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bfrankpoto: This is going to sound mean, but I don't care about film simulation. I can't imagine many professionals using that on a regular basis. I would love to hear if this is something that could realistically be considered as a replacement for dSLR gear. The viewfinder issue is troubling. Sounds like using a 70-200 equivalent may not work very well.

bfrankphoto "Why not?"

Perhaps you misunderstand what a rangefinder is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangefinder_camera This is pretty much what you have when you're using OVF on X-Pro2.

However, you can just switch over to EVF and problem solved. Then it behaves like any other mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 14:49 UTC

Fantastic photographs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 15:50 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (72 comments in total)
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bazzap101: Does this new camera have a diopter control now?

What's the adjustment range, Barney? I couldn't find it in your preview.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 05:59 UTC
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Frank_BR: There is no substitute for sensor resolution. The images of Studio Scene show that Sony A7r II, for example, blows the Leica 246 out of the water, no matter the ISO, JPEG or RAW. What is point of using a monochromatic sensor of (relative) low resolution if it is possible to get much more definition with a high-resolution color sensor?

HowaboutRAW -- Agreed. I like the simplicity of the Leica. However, post-processing color into B&W does provide options not available with a pure B&W capture.

How about A7RII with a B&W sensor to make everyone happy? :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 04:09 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Well, if you can live without color, I guess you can deal with the shutter. But as with many of these "innovations" recently, I don't see this as a step forward.

"Well, if you can live without color, I guess you can deal with the shutter. "

No. Sorry, that makes no sense.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 03:45 UTC
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Frank_BR: There is no substitute for sensor resolution. The images of Studio Scene show that Sony A7r II, for example, blows the Leica 246 out of the water, no matter the ISO, JPEG or RAW. What is point of using a monochromatic sensor of (relative) low resolution if it is possible to get much more definition with a high-resolution color sensor?

"The Sony is like a 14MP camera in Leica Monochrome terms."

Not really. I think it's more like 20 MP. There are others who can explain it better, but about half is what it amounts to.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 03:41 UTC
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Qwntm: Get the Pentax K3 II for $729. Use pixel shift and convert.

If this was important for photography, Pentax couldn't keep the K3II in stock. The Leica M and the Pentax are solutions to problems nobody's got.

"They're solutions for problems nobody's got in the same way any camera above 10MP is a solution for a problem nobody's got, right?"

No, it's a completely different approach and completely different results. High MP works with moving objects, pixel shift does not.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 20:24 UTC
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