Bhima78

Bhima78

Lives in United States Sacramento, CA, United States
Works as a Outreach Director
Has a website at www.paulfdesign.com
Joined on Mar 27, 2010

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Ben O Connor: Dear Olympus; where is your X70 rival ?

EP5 on fire-sale with EVF and 17mm f1.8 for $599.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 22:49 UTC
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Marksphoto: I think mirrorless is still too young to be useful for pro work. It is however great for enthusiasts due to the great glass availability. Subjects that don't move so that the photographer can think and shoot. The AF is too unintuitive for people/weddings.

No matter what fan boys say, fuji hasn't listened to their clients, which was a major let down, lets face it, we waited so long and all had our hopes up.

No articulating/touch screen -- EXCUSES: if you don't like it, don't buy it, or this camera is not for you then... Well, I have already invested into fuji lenses, so what are my choices now...?

I am willing to wait one or two more years to see if fuji's vision is what pros were hoping for. they got their lens line up right, it only makes sence they will get the body right eventually.

I for one am willing to hang on to their lenses for another year or two and wait for fuji to give us the camera we want, if not I will ebay my glass and look elsewhere.

Mirrorless is too young to be useful for pro work? Really?

Here's just one example where your premise is completely false. Meet Jay Dickman, Pulitzer Prize winning National Geographic Photographer. Oh, he uses an Oly EM-1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnPGosYGIcU

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 11:36 UTC
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eno2: A proper video tests is conducted from a "bloody tripod" with steady scenes. From this, between the shakes and abrupt changes in exposure, very little can be examined.

Steadicam gimbals are an absolute PITA to balance. Better to have a shoulder mount and a pro camera operator than a gimbal. IBIS is only for "amateurs" because the video quality on Oly cams isn't up to snuff yet. Once it is, you bet your ass pros will find ways to take advantage of it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 11:31 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (335 comments in total)
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Flashback: Seeing past the poor lighting, and quite frankly the girl model who doesn't look too well, this lens shows a lot of promise.

All the attention seems to have been on the 85mm F/1.4, but it might just be it's the 24-70mm that becomes the star of the show.

Agreed. This lens looks quite promising, and it shows that Sony CAN make a good quality zoom lens. Besides, the 85 f1.4 is already beaten in price/performance by the great Batis 85.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 14:58 UTC
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photominion: Can't wait for Fuji to implement this into their x-pro 3 and be like:
Nah, we won't offer video capture, this is a photographer's camera. :)

Global shutter for stills still is great, no more need for leaf shutters or curtains.

@underthesun

It looks like Fuji has increased their video quality. The still shot from the 1080p footage on EOSHD looks very good.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 21:51 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: This is one of those little announcements that might turn out to be really important and not just another new camera that goes to 800,000 ISO or something equally useful.

Or it could be Foveon.

Actually, Foveon is more important than its sales numbers imply. It proved one way to overcome the standard Beyer filter array issues with regards to interpolation of color. Now we have Oly and Pentax creating sensor shift technology that also looks to tackle that problem with Beyer sensors, and I believe as processors get faster, we will see sensor shifting cameras come up big in terms of IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 21:48 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Why buy the Otus ?

Why buy this over the 85 Batis?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 18:18 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (276 comments in total)

Is there a reason to copy canon on making the telephoto zoom lens look like a stormtrooper instead of black? Is it because the lens overheats often or something?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:45 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
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PPierre: And no affordable lens to go with it... Well done Sony !

PS: Releasing 3 FF lenses with this camera is either a proof that Sony needs to rethink its marketing department hiring policy, or an insanely rude way to tell Nex users that Sony doesn't care about Aps-c lenses anymore.

$1,000 for a body isn't that expensive in the camera world.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 22:47 UTC

New sensor? check.
Even better AF performance with no blackout? check.
Magnesium alloy? check.
4K? check.
better EVF? check.
Touchscreen? ....

Come on Sony, it is a very useful feature to have, and would cost you next to nothing to have it. I will always be amazed that a company like Sony that prides itself on packing cutting edge tech into their cameras that they haven't figured this out yet.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 22:41 UTC as 167th comment
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PPierre: And no affordable lens to go with it... Well done Sony !

PS: Releasing 3 FF lenses with this camera is either a proof that Sony needs to rethink its marketing department hiring policy, or an insanely rude way to tell Nex users that Sony doesn't care about Aps-c lenses anymore.

It's sort of strange really, this camera is clearly aimed at enthusiasts at a $1,000 body price... yet, there aren't enough lenses to support that type of enthusiast. The original A6000 was priced competitively (and is even moreso now) with entry level DSLRs for casual users that would likely never upgrade the kit lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 22:14 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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webrunner5: The damned thing doesn't even have a handgrip! Maybe they could stick another knob on the front to make up for it. God knows it needs about 6 more knobs and dials.

What where they thinking??

@arhmatic
Actually, a Leica M is ALOT heavier. Very tanky camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 18:46 UTC
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fedway: What Oly is offering here is a beautiful body with the latest m43 tech and an evf in a compact size that serves as a host for really superb lenses from Oly, Pany, Sigma and Voigtander, not to mention adapts well to Leica and Zeiss M glass. Oly is supposedly introducing a set of f/1.2 primes this year that will complement this body perfectly.

I am anxiously awaiting the f1.2's, but I have a feeling, Oly only knows how to make quality glass not compact quality glass. Here's to hoping a few of those f1.2s are less than 400g.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
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JOrmsby: I own an Olympus and think this is a gorgeous camera, but feel like Micro 4/3rds is getting pretty over-priced for what it is, relative to other options. You can get a Sony A7 body on Amazon for $1098, or an A7II for a few hundred $ more. Heck, a Nikon D5500 is much cheaper and gives you more MP, larger sensor, 14 bit RAW, and way better battery life for about the same weight.

While the potential for better IQ with an A7 over m43's is real... actual real life shooting with an A7 other than landscapes, posed portraits or still lifes isn't really all that great because its AF response is quite sluggish indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 18:36 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)

The Filter dial is a bust, but that Monochrome-2 shooting mode is legit. The rest of the new filters/color shooting modes look useless.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 18:33 UTC as 64th comment
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alolywu: Really like the Classic Film Monochrome samples.

A lot of people shoot JPEG and if the camera has the ability to save RAW + art filter JPEG then that should satisfy the RAW shooters.

Agreed, unfortunately, it looks like that is the only film simulation worth its salt on this camera... just like the rest of Oly's cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:21 UTC
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lambert4: Anyone notice the celebrity Steve Huff in the gallery in b&w

That's who I THOUGHT it was haha.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:20 UTC
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dmanthree: Nice try, Oly, but the lack of a grip and that strange dial on the front make no sense. I guess Oly is saying that if you want a grip, go for an OM series camera. I guess it's not for me.

@Thorgrem

I agree but I gotta ask you honestly: Do you really take the grip off? I understand some may, I just haven't taken off the grip since I put it on my EM10 regardless of the lenses I put on it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:16 UTC
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Fury Quaker: I love the look of the camera, but I hate that it has no external mic port. Olympus really should up its game when it comes to video.

The external mic port is infinitely less useful than at least having good 1080p which, up to this point, Oly has just not had.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:14 UTC
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daddyo: I like the B&W 'film effect', but what is the deal with those incandescent yellow "Auto White Balance" indoor shots. Those look like they were actually shot with a 'Daylight' setting. I know what current Olympus Auto White Balance looks like in indoor incandescent light -- and that isn't it.
Those were either shot with the wrong WB, or the camera has a real AWB problem.

^This. I have no idea why Oly leaves that on by default. It does not match the white balance of the scene. Once you turn that off, BAM! White balance is accurate.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:14 UTC
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