Valentinian

Valentinian

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On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1341 comments in total)
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ChuckTa: I don't know any trees that stay perfectly still for 8 second, how does the new 40mp function work in that scenario?

take a picture of a wide landscape, not of a tree near you

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 17:16 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1341 comments in total)
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Cipher: Some really nice upgrades to the original E-M5. The layout of the controls, EVF ,IBIS, wifi and electronic shutter are the biggest improvements. The 40MP hi-res mode is a bit too restrictive to be of real use. But why oh why didn't Olympus address the biggest weakness of m43 and add phase detect to the sensor. Why do Panasonic (DFD) and Olympus restrict their best focus system to one model?

well, in a sense wasn't E M-1 designed precisely to be able to use the 4/3 lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 17:35 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1341 comments in total)
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AllOtherNamesTaken: These cameras would be so much more appealing with PDAF pixels (like Nikon 1-series).

Pretty much no excuse not to have PDAF built in as well these days, especially at $1000+.

Why do you think that PDAF is better than contrast only?
contrast AF is becoming so fast that now "it can be used for sport"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 17:32 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1341 comments in total)
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Cipher: Some really nice upgrades to the original E-M5. The layout of the controls, EVF ,IBIS, wifi and electronic shutter are the biggest improvements. The 40MP hi-res mode is a bit too restrictive to be of real use. But why oh why didn't Olympus address the biggest weakness of m43 and add phase detect to the sensor. Why do Panasonic (DFD) and Olympus restrict their best focus system to one model?

phase AF hopefully will stay with E M-1 only (for anybody using the 4/3 lenses).
It appears that contrast AF is getting faster and faster, and it doesn't need to hybrid it with phase (check the forum for some problem that it creates on E M-1 sometimes)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 17:25 UTC

Nikon 300mm/f4 ... shorter, lighter.......available next month for $ 2,000.
When will OLYMPUS release their 300mm/f4 ?????

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 12:43 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (244 comments in total)

could Voigtlander manual-focus wide-angle lenses be mounted on the A7-II with an adapter? anyone did that?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 14:32 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Editorial: 2014's Homepage Highlights article (72 comments in total)
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Valentinian: Barney Britton (6): "one of the main differences in terms of performance between DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras has been autofocus".
Well... also the EVF still has to catch-up with the DSLR' OVF...

EVF has been improving, but it is not yet as good as OVF for manual focus

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 22:02 UTC
On Editorial: 2014's Homepage Highlights article (72 comments in total)

Barney Britton (6): "one of the main differences in terms of performance between DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras has been autofocus".
Well... also the EVF still has to catch-up with the DSLR' OVF...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 14:19 UTC as 16th comment | 13 replies
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)

Nobody need me to say that in the film era Leica was great: first class lenses, terrific range finder body.
However, now, it is not cost-effective to make perfect lenses, because the modern camera software will correct distortions and aberrations; and the camera body doesn't have to last forever, because the digital evolution makes any camera almost semi-obsolete after a few years compared to the new developed ones.
Sorry, Leica: you were a dream..... Now you are a memory of excellence. But to take photos other cameras are more fit.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 17:36 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
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ThePhilips: The LX100 made me realize what's missing.

No matter how hard I look at it, I see LX100 as nothing else but a m43 camera with a premium 12-35 zoom glued to it. There is no point for me to buy the LX100 as a camera - (if I decide to buy it) I would be buying it as a "lens" for my m43 collection.

And that made me realize: the missing are an LX101 with 100-300mm eq lens and an LX102 with 7-20mm eq lens. If Pana engineers have managed to cram the 12-35 into such dimensions, I'm pretty sure they can also do some magic with the longer and the wider lenses. LX100 is targeted at pro/semi-pro/enthusiasts. But to cover the market better, they also have to differentiate with the lenses: some users like it wider, some users like it longer. I'd definitely buy the LX102. And very likely the LX101. But LX100? I have already two lenses covering the "standard" range...

I "liked" your first paragraph: it was a great thing to say that the LX100 is actually .... a lens !
actually, a very good lens: why would you buy a 12-35/2.8 when you could buy the LX100 and have a second body?
I don't agree on your second paragraph:
while a lens like the one on the LX100 could not be made for the innterchangeable M4/3, a "good" 100-300mm equivalent can be made, and I wish it would be made, or, even better, a prime 250mm/f4.5... (just dreaming)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 22:12 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (441 comments in total)

What would be the technical reason not to release a 24-75mm(equivalent)/f1.7-2.8 for the interchangeable lens micro four thirds system?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 17:36 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
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Valentinian: and a TC 1.4 compatible with this lens only!

I am upset.
Just waiting for LX100 reviews: if wide-angle distortions prove being well corrected, then I will sell my 10mm/2.8, 14mm/2.5 and 25mm/1.4, will buy the LX100 and keep the E M-5 with the 75mm (unfortunately w/out TC 1.4)- No I do not need the Huge Oly 40-150 -

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:42 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

chapeau !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:32 UTC as 463rd comment | 1 reply
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Valentinian: and a TC 1.4 compatible with this lens only!

yeah... it really makes sense not to make it compatible with the 75/1.8

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:18 UTC

and a TC 1.4 compatible with this lens only!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:55 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1437 comments in total)

Upset seeing that Olympus answer to Samsung's impressive NX! is.... E-M1 firmware version 2.0 and silver body version !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:36 UTC as 298th comment
On SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card article (161 comments in total)
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Miron09: All SanDisk cards I ever used fell apart after a few months of usage. Samsung product much better. Never managed to break a Samsung card. I'd never spend so much money on such a product with such a short life span

your SanDisk cards fall apart? what do you do to them, bake them?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 00:37 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (815 comments in total)
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Valentinian: another month, and we'll see how the coming Panasonic LX8 will compare to this camera.
competition is good...

well.... it took 3 months....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 16:47 UTC
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)
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aandeg: They must have wanted to film a black camaro in a cave.

black cat in a cave at night

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 11:16 UTC
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neil holmes: Spy meets and befriends simple person, spy gets said person to push the button for photo of forbidden military base......who gets charged???

Paparazzi outside celebrities place ......gets passing kid to climb tree and push shutter for pic in breach of law....who gets charged??

I believe that Mr. Slater owns the copyright, but not for the reason you say: copyright law is one thing; being charged for causing someone else to do something illegal is another completely different thing (IMO).
Mr.Slater (IMO) owns the copyright for 4 reasons:
1) he is the producer - went to the apes, set the equipment,
2) he turned on the camera, took some pictures - so initiated the process.
3) after the ape took the camera, Mr. Slater allowed the ape to take hundred of pictures
4) Mr. Slater postprocessed and edited the pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 01:15 UTC
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