Valentinian

Valentinian

Lives in United States FL, United States
Joined on Sep 14, 2011

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On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (175 comments in total)

just a note: Zeiss has a 15mm/f2.8 for Leica and Zeiss Ikon for over $4000....

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 17:05 UTC as 30th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Nikon shows off new D5, D500 and DL compacts (115 comments in total)

Nikon DL 18-50/1.8-2.8 .... it seems very nice (a wide angle of over 90 degrees at 1.8 with 20 MP) .... looks very good for low light ....
But... then, there is no EVF (you have to buy one for $350) and the max ISO is only 6400 ....
For someone it would have been better to limit the sensor at 16, (or even 12 MP) and increase the ISO to 25,600 and try to squeeze an EVF, even if the camera size would be a little bigger...

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 15:34 UTC as 7th comment | 15 replies
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1092 comments in total)
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Valentinian: the GX8 is splash and dustproof
it has a magnesium/aluminum body, cost at launch was comparable to the Pen F (But now it costs less).
Yet . according to DPReview, IT IS NOT mentioned as being competitive with the Pen F. (only Sony and Fujy are, according to DPrevew).

Wonder what happened between Panasonic and DPreview.....

am still working. and no not really having much spare time.
Other sites did review the GX8, so it's not that I need DPreview review to know about it.
Just that I like this site, and think the reviewer are objective and competent. It's Just disappointing that they have not been allowed to review the GX8 .

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 00:19 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1092 comments in total)
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Valentinian: the GX8 is splash and dustproof
it has a magnesium/aluminum body, cost at launch was comparable to the Pen F (But now it costs less).
Yet . according to DPReview, IT IS NOT mentioned as being competitive with the Pen F. (only Sony and Fujy are, according to DPrevew).

Wonder what happened between Panasonic and DPreview.....

The Pen F was reviewed at light speed, while it is clear that the GX8 will not be reviewed at all.
DPreview lost some credibility regarding independence in the choice of cameras to be reviewed. At this point I even wonder about the Pen F score of 82. The GX8 is better than the Pen F, what would have been the GX8 score if it were reviewed?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 01:54 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1092 comments in total)
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User1919566996: I don't understand why no one is comparing the new PEN-F with the Panasonic LX8 and not the Sony A6000. They are using the same Sony sensor. An I can't understand why Olympus can't get their head around 4K.

You mean "Panasonic GX8" (not LX8).
There must be a reason only DPReview knows ;)
Maybe the same reason why the GX8 review will never appear, while the Pen F review was rushed at light speed....

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 20:48 UTC

Looking at the picture of the doe, at 400mm: the lens seems pretty good to me. Also the stabilization (shutter 1/80) worked well.
The camera used was the E M-1: what was used, the camera is, or the lens ois?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
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blakevanderbilt: Unbelievable... Why don't they just make the 24-70 already

Xentinus wrote: "This will be ultimate portrait lens for aps-c users!",
a zoom? why a zoom for portrait? the best portrait lens is a prime lens

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 03:26 UTC

This f1.8 zoom is heavy and expensive. With modern sensors allowing higher and higher ISO, the only reason left to make zooms f 1.4 and 1.8 is to bring out the subject from the background..... for some photographers that might be a good enough reason to spend more money and carry more weight... for others (including me) f 2.8 would be good enough....

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 16:02 UTC as 21st comment | 10 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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racin06: How many articles is DPR going to do on the Pen-F? Really? IMO, the Pen-F is an ugly camera. Then again, I don't purchase cameras based upon aesthetics.

one doesn't have to be a troll to notice the different attitude Dpreview has for the Pen F and the GX8, which came up six months before the Pen F and it has water sealing, 4K which the Pen F doesn't....

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: While people are fussing about all the PEN-F articles, can I ask for a GX8 review? I want to know how well the IBIS works with the Oly lenses, like the 12-40 and 40-150 Pros.

"...people are fussing about all the PEN-F..."
Actually it is Dpreview "fussing" about the Pen F article after article, and not reviewing the GX8, after its six months release, (and the GX8 includes water sealing, 4K, and the dfd like the GH4....)

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1092 comments in total)

the GX8 is splash and dustproof
it has a magnesium/aluminum body, cost at launch was comparable to the Pen F (But now it costs less).
Yet . according to DPReview, IT IS NOT mentioned as being competitive with the Pen F. (only Sony and Fujy are, according to DPrevew).

Wonder what happened between Panasonic and DPreview.....

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:08 UTC as 254th comment | 10 replies
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1092 comments in total)

DPREVIEW writes:
'the most direct competitors for the PEN-F are probably Sony's a6000 and Fujifilm's just-announced X-E2S - both of which are APS-C format cameras".

The only mention of the GX8 was that the Pen F uses the same sensor of the GX8.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:01 UTC as 256th comment | 12 replies
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (367 comments in total)

Thank you. However, wish that the lenses AF capability were also brought up.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 22:40 UTC as 98th comment
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (799 comments in total)

funny, the set od D500 with 16-80mm F2.8E ED VR lens costs a couple of dollars more than buying them separatedly.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 19:18 UTC as 144th comment
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview! (119 comments in total)

Thank you and a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season to all at DPReview (and may a GX8 review arrive with the new year)

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2015 at 17:30 UTC as 43rd comment
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (275 comments in total)

Does the lcd of the E PL7 allow tap to track a moving subject locked in continuous AF ?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 12:32 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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paulfulper: I will never buy a Leica camera , ever....I don't understand why you have to spend mountains of money when there are 100s of cameras that give high quality photos for a fraction of the Leica cost . They might be more durable with a little extra quality but that's not important to me.

In the film era Leica made sense. Now it make sense only if the Leica buyer can afford to replace it with another Leica in a few years after the sensor etc technology will have improved significantly. This Leica SL has the best EVF and a competitive everything else; but for how many years can that be said?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 14:47 UTC

This Leica EVF seems so good that all the Leica manual focus M lenses can be used like one could use them on the Leica M rangefinder

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 01:24 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)

wonder when an EVF like this Leica EVF will find its way in more affordable cameras. Then manual focus will be nice again

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 18:01 UTC as 519th comment

Sony (IMO) is taking advantage of the Nikon/Canon reluctance to do what Olympus did: Go full speed mirrorless (while still providing support for the owners of dslr lenses).
Canon and Nikon may become dinosaurs if Sony keeps producing great FF cameras, and if Canon & Nikon don't wake up end really jump into the mirrorless wagon

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 23:08 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
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