Bhima78

Bhima78

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On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (366 comments in total)
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happy guardian: Compated XT-10 to A6000 and the resolving power for the A6000 is mind blowing. Everything else was pretty much comparable.

Except, the lens selection in Fuji's corner completely stomps Sony's offerings... especially for their APS-C line.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 05:32 UTC
On Oppo launches R7 and R7 Plus post (30 comments in total)

Feels a bit spendy from a brand that isn't well known in the US. Especially today when you can just get a Zenfone 2 for $200 and it has basically the same specs, including a 13MP sensor.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 05:28 UTC as 9th comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (427 comments in total)
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Mirfak: General quesion for users. If for technical reasons you had to choose between IBIS and all of the 4K functionality, which would you pick?

I'd pick IBIS and GX7 quality 1080P. Unfortunately, there is no option in the m43's world that has that.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 17:36 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (427 comments in total)
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Free Jazz: With 4K photo+DFD AF, one can do a lot of things.

Exactly what I'm thinking. Can also just use the 4K burst mode and use MF and feather the focal plane. You'll get keepers at 30FPS for sure that you would not get just trying to use continous AF and shooting at 6fps.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (427 comments in total)

Loving that 4K Burst mode.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:55 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (366 comments in total)

Nice camera with a nice featureset/size and build for the money. I still have no idea why Fuji doesn't have touchscreens though. I guess they want it to feel more like a standard camera, but honestly, once you use a touchscreen for setting focus points or even having it focus and fire on one press, you'll never go back to a camera without one.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 05:40 UTC as 73rd comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (269 comments in total)
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StefanD: About " the new 7-14mm wideangle zoom (on the left in this picture) is considerable smaller and lighter than full-frame equivalents":

Compared to the Canon 16-35 F4, it isn't that much lighter or smaller:
Weight: 534 g. vs 615 g.
Diameter: 79 mm. vs 82.6 mm.
Length: 106 mm. vs 112.8 mm.
(a 7-14 2.8 on m43 is comparable to a 14-28 5.6 on FF)

Although I would love to see lenses that are much lighter and smaller than my full lframe Canon lenses, I don't see it happen yet...

It is an F2.8 lens. It is not comparable to an F5.6 lens on FF (which don't even exist). You base F-stop completely off of DoF which is not what the F-number actually means. It is the ratio of the lens's focal length to the diameter of the entrance pupil. Period. End of discussion.

Do the math, you will see that indeed, the 7-14 is an F2.8 lens. You can verify this by actually checking an exposure at F2.8 from an m43's camera with the same settings as F2.8 with a larger format camera. They expose the same.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 23:26 UTC
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: These are daft focal lengths for MFT application since they more or less duplicate existing, reasonably priced equivalents (in many cases faster) from other brands - notably Olympus and Panasonic themselves.
Why "deceptively pleasing"? Are they in reality repulsive? Do explain.

@Manuel
If you cannot see the difference between them in terms of the proportions of her face (especially the nose), then please... by all means, enjoy using your normal/wide angle lenses for close-up portraits.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 01:29 UTC
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: These are daft focal lengths for MFT application since they more or less duplicate existing, reasonably priced equivalents (in many cases faster) from other brands - notably Olympus and Panasonic themselves.
Why "deceptively pleasing"? Are they in reality repulsive? Do explain.

@ManuelVilardeMacedo
Not the best example, but its good enough for you to get an idea of what we are talking about... it has nothing to do with the lens being crappy:

https://photoandcoffee.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/variable_distance.jpg

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 21:32 UTC
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: These are daft focal lengths for MFT application since they more or less duplicate existing, reasonably priced equivalents (in many cases faster) from other brands - notably Olympus and Panasonic themselves.
Why "deceptively pleasing"? Are they in reality repulsive? Do explain.

@Manuel

Getting closer to a subject with a lens that is equivalent to 50mm or wider results in facial distortions. Sure you can frame it the same as an 85mm, but the results look drastically different.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 19:06 UTC
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: These are daft focal lengths for MFT application since they more or less duplicate existing, reasonably priced equivalents (in many cases faster) from other brands - notably Olympus and Panasonic themselves.
Why "deceptively pleasing"? Are they in reality repulsive? Do explain.

I can only talk from experience with the Sigma 60 and, it is MUCH better at f2.8 than my Oly 12-40mm at 40mm f2.8. After having shot with the PL25, PL15, Oly 17, Oly 12-40 and this Sigma, I have found that more of my actual keeper photos come from my Sigma than any other lens I use.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 22:31 UTC
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)

The 60mm is a gem for both m43's and Sony systems. It is, in fact, the sharpest lens available for an A6000... even edging out the great 55mm f1.8 at least according to DxO. It is the 3rd or 4th sharpest lens for m43's, and at $200 its a complete steal.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 22:28 UTC as 54th comment
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Bhima78: Bah, Lighroom only. I use ACR, as I find its interface to be more intuitive than Lightroom.

It seems these profiles, once installed for Lightroom... actually are saved as curve profiles in ACR!

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 03:28 UTC

Bah, Lighroom only. I use ACR, as I find its interface to be more intuitive than Lightroom.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 22:55 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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Bhima78: I'm starting to think that Ricoh's sensor shift idea is actually better than Oly's as it will require a whole heck of a lot less processing, and can likely be done on the fly much faster. Plus, adding resolution isn't as big of an advantage as adding color information imo. If this works well, it could replace a Foveon sensor.

@micksh6
Yes Oly does that... but at what cost? The usage case for the sensor shift is VERY limited due to the slow shutter required and the processing likely means you aren't snapping another photo right away. I haven't been that impressed yet by Oly's solution, most samples look botched because there was some movement somewhere and therefore, the resolution increase is completely negated. I know Oly has plans to increase the speed of the shifting and processing, but until then, I think Pentax's compromise leads to more use of their tech in the real world... at least for today.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 02:59 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)

I'm starting to think that Ricoh's sensor shift idea is actually better than Oly's as it will require a whole heck of a lot less processing, and can likely be done on the fly much faster. Plus, adding resolution isn't as big of an advantage as adding color information imo. If this works well, it could replace a Foveon sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 23:08 UTC as 107th comment | 6 replies
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1237 comments in total)
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km25: It looks like a nice camera. Do not make umpteen new versions of the camera. Make lens or just roll over and die. Lens, look at Sony. See why Fujiflim has a devought following....lens.

In Samsung's defense, they have at least made some great zoom lenses here that aren't slow dogs like what Sony is offering.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 03:14 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1237 comments in total)
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veroman: Looks good. Sounds good. Lots of good features and high-end quality. But unless 28MP has some magical lure for you, I do think there are better ways to spend nearly $3k.

What is $3K??? Its a $1,500 camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 03:10 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1237 comments in total)
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fmian: My feeling is that this camera won't have much of an impact on anything but specification comparisons on a chart.
As far as video goes the Sony A7S release has overshadowed the GH4 for serious compact video work. Pros want lens adaptability and a good frame size to suit the image circle of most lenses out there.
APS-C sits in an uncomfortable middle ground where there are lots of lenses for M43, HEAPS of lenses for full frame, and very few lenses for APS-C.
Sure, it's very close to Super35 size but why would anyone serious enough to use those kinds of lenses look at this over the A7S that can also use every full frame lens ever made to their maximum capability??
While Samsung have created a very good product in it's own right, it ends up being a bit of a black sheep that many people wish was a dark horse.
Just my 2c.

If $2k is a drop in the bucket, a pro would likely go for a RED over any of the other hybrid offerings. Also, a Sony A7S is in a completely different price category as the GH4 or the NX1... especially if you want to shoot 4K.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 03:09 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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Boxbrownie: It's a lovely little camera but that's one hell'o'va price for a compact, the new Oly 5II with lens costs same/less.

A lot of margin for fashion in there.

Exactly. The price is fine for those that will really enjoy the finder/handling of the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 23:32 UTC
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