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On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (314 comments in total)
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Kaso: Strengthen the technical analyses of cameras and lenses. Stop the wimpy essays like this one, which is already one too many! No need for opinions by some pretender sitting in a cafe with a fruit-brand notebook and typing out a stupid stream of unconsciousness.

Damien is not a DPR's stuff reviewer. It doesn't impact the schedule of the reviews in any way.

Anyway, I have read it. Well written and all. So why not?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 20:45 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (314 comments in total)

> Choice, not compromise

That's about sums it for me.

If at the time, Canon had released a EOS 460D, who knows, I might have ended up being a Canonite today.

In other words, as I'm personally concerned, too little, too late.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 20:43 UTC as 45th comment
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nerd2: "Better image stabilization is better than just more pixels"

Just EVERY company out there provides optical stabilization with similar level of performance (4-5 stops of stabilization). And the stabilization technology only gets better over time - unlike m43 system which cannot provide "just more pixels" due to its sensor size limitation.

This is just getting silly. What I said is that both OIS and IBIS have something floating, and as such have identical impact on IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 13:20 UTC
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (140 comments in total)
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TwoMetreBill: "Here's the buttock-clenchingly expensive Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZE - a $4500 lens - brutally converted into a $2250 42.5mm. Shame."

Cutting the lens in half doesn't change the focal length. Otherwise an interesting article.

And light transmission numbers are through the roof!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 13:17 UTC
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (140 comments in total)
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disraeli demon: Is there any information on whether the sandwich will be made available in μ4/3 for the European market?

I do not know about the rest of EU, but German market is already firmly covered by the commodity Pretzval, available in all sizes.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 13:16 UTC
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (140 comments in total)

#16 - 100% organic lens demo? I can see why they do not release it. It has obviously very poor light transmission and makes users want eat a sandwich.

;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 13:14 UTC as 55th comment
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nerd2: "Better image stabilization is better than just more pixels"

Just EVERY company out there provides optical stabilization with similar level of performance (4-5 stops of stabilization). And the stabilization technology only gets better over time - unlike m43 system which cannot provide "just more pixels" due to its sensor size limitation.

Uninformed so much? Or just reading comprehension fails you?

"the floating sensor" - is how IBIS is implemented.

"the floating lens element" - is how OIS is implemented.

For example, first hit on YT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBX4G9J28nM

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 13:05 UTC
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nerd2: "Better image stabilization is better than just more pixels"

Just EVERY company out there provides optical stabilization with similar level of performance (4-5 stops of stabilization). And the stabilization technology only gets better over time - unlike m43 system which cannot provide "just more pixels" due to its sensor size limitation.

"Comment edited 3 times, last edit 3 minutes after posting"

How unnerving it is, to make a bogus comment, being upvoted by the uninformed, but try to vindicate it anyway, because you do not want to be associated with the uninformed?

Modern IS tech is long beyond the infancy point where the micro-blur due to the floating sensor or the floating lens element was an issue.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 12:02 UTC

Oly should definitely provide an option for bracketing with the IBIS sensor shift.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 10:29 UTC as 26th comment
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Kwick1: I'm loving the innovation, but the one thing that keeps me from going back to the Olympus (and M43 system) is the high ISO performance. As long as I have a usable ISO 12,800, I'm good.

Not seeing it:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond3s/30

Fine details are washed away by NR.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 10:20 UTC
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nerd2: "Better image stabilization is better than just more pixels"

Just EVERY company out there provides optical stabilization with similar level of performance (4-5 stops of stabilization). And the stabilization technology only gets better over time - unlike m43 system which cannot provide "just more pixels" due to its sensor size limitation.

@JASC, You get an IQ penalty with tilting/shifting the IS lens element, as well, no matter what you say.

BTW, you are welcome to find any blur in the E-M5 + 75mm shots:

http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2012/07/olympus-mzuiko-75mm-f18-review-street.html

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 09:36 UTC
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Kwick1: I'm loving the innovation, but the one thing that keeps me from going back to the Olympus (and M43 system) is the high ISO performance. As long as I have a usable ISO 12,800, I'm good.

"As long as I have a usable ISO 12,800, I'm good."

Wow.

Cameras with usable ISO 12800 have appeared no more than 2 years ago.

How were you shooting before that??

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 00:39 UTC
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nerd2: "Better image stabilization is better than just more pixels"

Just EVERY company out there provides optical stabilization with similar level of performance (4-5 stops of stabilization). And the stabilization technology only gets better over time - unlike m43 system which cannot provide "just more pixels" due to its sensor size limitation.

Every company *claims* to provide. Olympus 5-axis is the first which was actually quantified by the tests.

Otherwise, you can't replace OIS in lenses on a whim. But you can replace an old camera with new one, and get an immediate IBIS upgrade an *all* lenses at once.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 00:37 UTC
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exapixel: Sony's FF strategy means I can either put a big heavy lens on a somewhat smaller camera, or become a combination of scavenger and Paralympian as I find old film glass to mount on third party adapters. What a mess.

"The sensor is still the same size, the glass is going to be similar."

Sensor is the same size, but high ISO performance is drastically better.

They can make smaller - but darker - glass.

IMO this fetish around razor-thin DOF and exclusive brand name optics prevents the system from being more versatile and more appealing to wider audience.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 23:29 UTC
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fmian: So... Don't buy the MKII cause something better is coming soon...
I see...

Oh c'mon. It is a niche feature anyway. Few people need the high res mode. Especially with the existing limitation, which are not going to be solved completely in the next model either.

Better IBIS, better video, fully articulated LCD - it is a nice refresh of the original E-M5.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 23:11 UTC
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brycesteiner: I think they might be able to do this by also using 4 shots instead of 8 and still get the desired resolution. This will probably end up in all camera within 5 years just like liveview and sensor cleaning.

> using 4 shots

Yes.

The Foveon-like de-Bayer-ed image would be great.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 23:00 UTC
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Thorgrem: So at the end of this year we will have in the pro line of Olympus lenses:

Zooms:
7-14 f/2.8
12-40 f/2.8
40-150 f/2.8

Primes:
8mm f/1.8
300mm f/4

Very nice Olympus, keep it going but don't forget the Premium line. A new m4/3 12-60 f/2.8-4.0 would be awesome.

The 12-40mm can't be better than the 12-60mm, because its tele end is only 40mm. It should be at least 50mm to cover the "portrait" FL. But 60mm would be better, to make sure that the performance at 50mm is good enough.

I always found the "standard" 24-70mm eq zoom range to be way too limiting. The popularity of the 24-1xx lenses tells me that I'm not alone.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 17:18 UTC
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abortabort: The 300mm f4 is not the equivalent of a 600mm f4, or if you want to argue that it is (which I'm NOT here to do either way) then the Fuji 16mm f1.4 is not a 24mm f2.1. Again can't be bothered for arguing either camp however it would be good if there was some consistency. Generally DPR do equiv FL and f-ratio, which is why I'm pointing it out here.

@abortabort, you FF shooters are so sensitive.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 13:31 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review preview (84 comments in total)
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lcf80: Samsung, seriously - why releasing device that's obsolete on day one? Wake up, Android 5.0 was released months ago.

Seeing the IQ, I can't blame them. It took them only a year to get over the shock and finally press the "Publish" button. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 13:26 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review preview (84 comments in total)
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lcf80: Samsung, seriously - why releasing device that's obsolete on day one? Wake up, Android 5.0 was released months ago.

It was release a year ago. DPR just catching up.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 12:39 UTC
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