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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Cameracist: Great! Now make a body with EVF, a fast standard zoom, some 50/1.8 equivalent lens and a portrait lens. Then will the M system start to look really interesting.

@loitokitok
It is doubtful that that segment is as large as you say, regardless... the ebayers are better served with a $400 D3300 with kit lens than a $549 EOSM3 with kit lens.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 16:59 UTC
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thegreat26: I am a Pentaxian but from what I see the D810 is still the winner....
Not with pixel shift enabled.
Can we please have the settings used?
Lens, a a simulation on or off?

While true (though not by much), the D810 is also considerably more expensive. If I needed a FF DSLR, the K-1 would easily be near or at the top of that list.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
On article Friendly Rebel: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D samples (175 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Put some nice primes on this camera and I bet nobody will be able to see the difference in IQ vs a 7Dmii or 80D or any other APS camera.

No 4K, no 25fps, no 500 af points. for $499 who cares?

@tkkbslc
Yes, the G7 is one of the unsung bargain heroes of m43's. I wish it matched the $549 price with the 14-140 though. Regardless, it is a more capable camera than this Canon.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 02:47 UTC
On article Friendly Rebel: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D samples (175 comments in total)

This really is how Canon stays so relevant. Create a solid, entry level camera and sell it with 2 lenses for under $550. Newly minted enthusiasts are greeted with a decent camera that is connected to one of the best lens and accessory ecosystems available. And as they grow in their photography, they will likely stay with Canon. The 18MP APS-C sensor isn't the best, but, in the right hands can easily produce professional-level results.

One of the biggest issue with the smaller mirrorless companies is exactly this: They have yet to truly create a compelling soccer mom camera for this price bracket. The A6000 is the only one that comes close, every other manufacturer failed to create a compelling entry level camera at this price point.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 20:32 UTC as 37th comment | 10 replies
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Maverick_: Leica, Here's a free 100 million dollar advise. Close your camera division. You aren't making sense and you are ruining the Leica name. Be only a lens company, like your other German partners (zeiss and others).

You are dragging your name in mud. First by attaching Leica name to Panasonic cameras and charging them for 6 times the price. Then by making cameras that no one wants. No one!!!! (that one fat guy in Canada doesn't count).

PS: I am not a Leica hater, I happen to have a 1953 FIII in perfect condition.

I dunno... The Q is awesome. And their branded lenses for m43's are equally awesome.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 20:44 UTC
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tedolf: m 4/3 could do something like this except add NFC so your cell phone becomes the screen when you need it.

tEdolph

Or, if you have a complete swivel screen ala GX8, you could just turn the screen into the body and only shoot with the EVF. There... saved over $4,000.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 20:43 UTC
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ijustloveshooting: at high iso upto 3200 (where i use at max.) it doesnt show advantage at all, higher pixel sensors still shows more detail.nothing that much exiting...

I dunno, I looked at ISO6400 RAW, and it was better than all of them, and MUCH better than the Sony A6300 and Canon 7DII (looks like at least a stop better than the Canon).

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 22:38 UTC
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privater: There are 13 reviews on bhphoto with e-mount, 0 reviews on m43, maybe it tells sigma a truth:

e-mount users like it A LOT.
m43 users don't care about your `adapted` apsc lens.

So don't waste your time on making more m43 lens, their lens line are very saturated.
Focus your resource on e-mount apsc or FF.

@captura
It is a great option for m43s... as is the 19, 30 and 60mm f2.8 (which I own) are. The only drawback is their sized a bit bigger than they would be if made for m43s. But that drawback is easily made up for by the price of the lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 14:26 UTC
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privater: There are 13 reviews on bhphoto with e-mount, 0 reviews on m43, maybe it tells sigma a truth:

e-mount users like it A LOT.
m43 users don't care about your `adapted` apsc lens.

So don't waste your time on making more m43 lens, their lens line are very saturated.
Focus your resource on e-mount apsc or FF.

It is really as simple as adapting the lens with a new mount. That is what they are doing. When you buy a Canon 50mm 1.2L, that lens was made for their FF camera but it will work fine on their APS-C ones as well. Same as Sony's FE, Nikon's FX, etc. If they don't care about size or focal length, then adapting a full frame lens works fine. Its just bigger, heavier and likely an untraditional focal length on APS-C or m43's.

You assume that they are taking into account their other format sizes, and I think its easy to see they just don't need to.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 01:21 UTC
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privater: There are 13 reviews on bhphoto with e-mount, 0 reviews on m43, maybe it tells sigma a truth:

e-mount users like it A LOT.
m43 users don't care about your `adapted` apsc lens.

So don't waste your time on making more m43 lens, their lens line are very saturated.
Focus your resource on e-mount apsc or FF.

@captura
I have no idea what you are inferring about optical design. I'm merely stating the fact that, the optics are designed specifically for Sony APS-C, but they happen to work fine on m43's, so Sigma just takes their APS-C lens design, and glues on an m43's mount with AF control logic for m43's. They do not, in any way, design these lenses specifically for m43's, which I thought was self evident since all of their lenses are slightly oversized because they are CLEARLY designed for APS-C.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 18:05 UTC
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privater: There are 13 reviews on bhphoto with e-mount, 0 reviews on m43, maybe it tells sigma a truth:

e-mount users like it A LOT.
m43 users don't care about your `adapted` apsc lens.

So don't waste your time on making more m43 lens, their lens line are very saturated.
Focus your resource on e-mount apsc or FF.

They aren't wasting an ounce of time with m43 since, they aren't designing the lenses for that system. All they are doing is taking the lens-mount and logic they already have from their other APS-C/m43 offerings and gluing it onto this APS-C lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 14:51 UTC

One of the most compelling options for Sony's APS-C when you consider price and performance. It is less compelling for m43's but still a welcome addition nonetheless.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 18:50 UTC as 28th comment
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racin06: I suppose that if you are primarily a sports/action shooter, then the $6500 may be justfied. However, from a pure image quality standpoint, sorry...I just don't see it. The low-light image quality of the D5 is only slightly better than what the best APS-C and even Micro 4/3 cameras are producing with good glass attached. Under adequate lighting conditions, the difference is even more minuscule. Let the flamming begin! I have thick skin.

Right, this camera is clearly designed for action/sports and wildlife.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 15:09 UTC

Could shoot all day with that lens in zero gravity!

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 21:31 UTC as 46th comment
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attomole: I love the MFT cameras for there size and this should be there natural environment, but for me the results from this shoot lack something, possibly its that stop or stop and a half DOF control you would get with a Leica M or a 5D. or the density and tonal resolution in the shadows.

good article for the site though, well done to all involved.

You might feel differently if they were shooting with the Voigts or the Noct.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 13:04 UTC

Officially the best Dpreview video yet. I'm not even a PEN-F fan, but the seamless transition from narrative to camera review was spot on. Whoever wrote/edited (was it Wenmei?) this piece deserves a huge raise.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 16:54 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (315 comments in total)
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tkbslc: I can't believe they kept the !@#$ 16:9 EVF on another 4:3 aspect camera.

@Jaques
While the G6 EVF may have color issues in some circumstances, it did not have the rainbow/tearing effect that the GX7 had, nor the issue that, when taking stills, you've basically shrunk your viewfinder image to a very tiny portion because its native 16:9. Also, I tend to shoot RAW using Monochrome preview, as I find it helps me focus more on light and composition. Color can be dealt with in post, which is what we do anyways (who changes color in camera except if your AWB is just that bad).

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (315 comments in total)
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tkbslc: I can't believe they kept the !@#$ 16:9 EVF on another 4:3 aspect camera.

Amen. They could have gone just as cheap and put the G6 evf in there which is much better than the garbage that is the gx7's viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 06:32 UTC
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (130 comments in total)
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BostonC: Nice!
--The first M43 camera w IBIS+4k. The only other ones (MILC) are A7SII, A7RII. 4X more expensive.
--And a new super quiet shutter and no SS!
The EVF is a bit let down but I can live w it.
Panny is on a roll.

@bloodscape

The gx8 only has lens IS for video.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 06:21 UTC
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (130 comments in total)

Almost perfect, but i think panny went with the crappy gx7 field sequential 16:9 evf. Would it kill them to use an evf like the em10ii or hell... Even the G6 evf is better and probably pretty cheap. Still an amazing camera, but i cant believe panny is still trying to push 16:9 viewfinders on a 4:3 camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 06:20 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
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