bluevellet

bluevellet

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On clarence in the A Bokeh For a Loved One - shapes and lights challenge (6 comments in total)

Cool

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 08:46 UTC as 6th comment

Just don't send the album to Mosul Iraq

Seeing ISIS going through that museum smashing 3000 year old artifacts with sledgehammers... Just awful.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 05:53 UTC as 22nd comment | 5 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1326 comments in total)
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lacikuss: I read at DXO that this camera can only resolve 9 MP with the most expensive olympus zoom and 12 MP with the best oly prime, why is that? BTW those best lenses are very expensive ones.

No it was answered long ago, lacikuss just doesn't accept the answer for some reason.

And no, kawika nui, you're wrong about your theory.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 17:09 UTC
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Cane: Are these lenses in Panasonic purple color?

No.

Adjust your monitor if they appear as such.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 21:27 UTC
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jimrpdx: Is anyone else disturbed by the concept that the m4:3 group is working hard to put out multiple 30-50mm lenses? When you can spend under $100 to adapt a fast classic 28-50mm from anyone plus an adapter? Oh yeah it 'must' have AF and fancy coatings.. for studio work in controlled lighting. Hm.

Many of us take pictures of subjects that actually move. AF (with a good MF override) matters a great deal.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 21:25 UTC
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duckling: A bit of conspiracy theory:
The 42.5/1.7 was obviously designed to kill the Olympus 45/1.8, one of the few M4/3 classics. Perhaps a revenge for Oly's 40-150/2.8 which buried Pana's 150/2.8 project.

I'm sure Olympus got a lot of sales with the 45mm. I am one of those. I don't need the new Panny but it's nice for new m43 to have a bit extra choice.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 12:19 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1326 comments in total)
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BamaPanda: I hope Dan finds his way through the complexity of the camera, and learns to appreciate it's abilities better.
in reading the article it seems the benefits the camera offered were almost an agravation.
I have to wonder how well Sony, Canon ..or Nikon might do packing all the features the EM5 MkII offers into a body, and still give the ability to set the camera up like it would be an extension of your hand in shooting.
It just takes a bit of time to master all the advantages of the MkII. I hope Dan can eventually see the the advantage of that, and not the agravation.

Ha ha Thomas, yeah, that was my impression too. I was also disappointed by their EM5 II video, very light in relevant details we didn't know already.

Though to be fair, the ADD and Iphone demographics were well catered for in those recent EM5 II pieces. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 08:27 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1326 comments in total)
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lacikuss: I read at DXO that this camera can only resolve 9 MP with the most expensive olympus zoom and 12 MP with the best oly prime, why is that? BTW those best lenses are very expensive ones.

I think someone is playing dumb.

Let me put it another way. If what you want lots and lots MPs then M43 is not for you. It's pointless trying to explain to you why you should get this camera. Just get Full Frame, Medium Format or a Nokia Lumia 1020. Those Lumias go for very cheap these days.

If you want a system where the lenses actually match or even exceed the MPs of the sensor as measured by DXOmarks then tough luck, no such camera/system exist. No matter how much you pay, DXOmarks will tell you you're not getting what you're paying for.

If you still don't get it then don't bother replying.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 07:29 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1326 comments in total)
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lacikuss: I read at DXO that this camera can only resolve 9 MP with the most expensive olympus zoom and 12 MP with the best oly prime, why is that? BTW those best lenses are very expensive ones.

Check DXOmark again and find a lens that actually corresponds to the MP of the sensor. The very best lens can get close but it's always lower. Because DXOmark always test the lens and the camera/sensor at the same time.

Go ahead, check it yourself. Take some of the very best optics according DXOmarks and see for yourself.

The Zeiss Distagon? Not 36MP on D800. Close but not 16MP on a D4 either.

The FE 55mm on a A7R? Can't even crack the 30MP point. Put it on a A6000 and you're approaching m43 levels, despite the 24MP sensor to play with it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 22:00 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1326 comments in total)
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lacikuss: I read at DXO that this camera can only resolve 9 MP with the most expensive olympus zoom and 12 MP with the best oly prime, why is that? BTW those best lenses are very expensive ones.

You expect lenses to show more mp than the sensor can show?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 15:55 UTC

Article is a mess. Sometimes it links to all the comments when the camera was first unveiled, other times just a handful of new comments

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 15:38 UTC as 5th comment

They take out the camera because it's weather-sealed... Then slap a non-weather-sealed lens on it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 07:14 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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bluevellet: While nice to have this format, DPR's priorities are strange.

They've already reviewed this camera, why waste 3 days to sort of re-review it again? They have a backlog of written reviews to finish. Get back to the office for some real work. :)

Possibly, but DPR swears it isn't.

But looks like they got a true Sony fan/representative in this guy with access to all the gear from the company. So they decide to do this whole video about the A6000? At least they got to show off the 70-200 F4, but still, it looks like a missed opportunity in terms of newer cameras, even those from Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 19:45 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2075 comments in total)
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Masterbutch: Traded in my Sony a900 with the thought of buying a7, and ended up going with EM1. I am aware the a900 was an early "full frame" camera, but I have to say I prefer the images from the em1
Also the handling of this camera is amazing, just makes you want to take pictures.
Have the 12-40 and 40-150 pro lenses which are both pretty much tack sharp.
Being an amateur I can't really comment on the depth of field issue that some comment on but in the real world I just don't get it, at f2.8 both these lenses give what I am looking for, with some latitude for operator error in focussing.
Just ordered the 45mm 1.8 to round off the system for low light and extreme depth of field
And all this along with a flash can fit in a small messenger bag, what a bonus
Just blown away !

Wow. Why did you have an A900 in the first place? It's not a cheap piece of kit. I remember being tempted by the A850 at one time.

I would disagree with you that the EM1 IQ beats the A900. Maybe the Olympus JPEGs are more punchy, accessible and such, but you should, in theory, extract more RAW IQ from the A900 than the EM1, even if the Sony camera is a bit old now.

I also think the transition to the A900 and the A7 would have been easier in terms of interface and menus. They have a lot in common.

But who am I to argue with you? If you find the EM1 a better fit then so be it. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 12:12 UTC
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bluevellet: While nice to have this format, DPR's priorities are strange.

They've already reviewed this camera, why waste 3 days to sort of re-review it again? They have a backlog of written reviews to finish. Get back to the office for some real work. :)

They could have used this time to finish the A7s review they promised so long ago. Either in written or video form. It looks less likely now.

Their backlogs of unfinished reviews and previews is quite extensive.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 07:51 UTC
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quezra: I am glad this DPR article achieved its main objective, which was to make the anti-Sony trolls melt down and nerd rage about having a Sony camera get praise, knowing 99% of the people watching it won't read their butbut complaints but just be impressed by the video. Good job! :D

Ha ha nicely put, captura.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 07:30 UTC

While nice to have this format, DPR's priorities are strange.

They've already reviewed this camera, why waste 3 days to sort of re-review it again? They have a backlog of written reviews to finish. Get back to the office for some real work. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 18:52 UTC as 64th comment | 5 replies
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tecnoworld: I'd like to see a similar test performed with samsung nx1.

They were shooting in more challenging conditions with the nx1.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 18:24 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (570 comments in total)
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PhotographyIsLifestyle: does this work with nikon d7100?

Of course. But it becomes a 75mm equivalent lens because of the crop factor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 20:46 UTC
On DSCF7508_ISO200 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

*Butthead laugh*

huh huh huh huh huh huh

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 19:58 UTC as 3rd comment
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