ThePhilips

ThePhilips

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On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Peter Del: I posted this request yesterday, but I must have forgotten to click on the 'Submit' button.
Could a reviewer please take a few high res photos of trees, with the camera on a tripod, as I, and many others, would really like to see how the leaves looks on, say, an A3 print!.
Thanks

The "preview" of the Hi-Res mode glitches (if that is what you are after) can be already seen in the studio scene. In the ISO 200 images, look at the green feathers in the left bottom corner.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 17:53 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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AKH: IQ is not very good for such an expensive camera. Made me think of the images presented in a resent review here on Dpreview of the Fuji 16-55mm with the Fuji X-Pro1. Those images were in a completely different league.

"I see some people have claimed this over time but I have to see yet evidence of it."

Check RAW noise at high ISO of the current Sony sensors. Find any *ANY* trace of the noise in the Fuji RAWs at the same ISO. It must be there - because the sensor tech is the same. So where has it gone? The "evidence" is the absence of the "evidence".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 11:47 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: Oly shouldn't have left out the PDAF from the E-M5 mk2...

> LOL. That is a marketing motivation, not a real motivation.

So why say Sony A6000 is more popular in the market than e.g. Oly E-M10?

How Sony alone has managed to grab ~34% of the market, while combined m43 share is ~33%?

> maybe it's because I'm a technical person

What makes it hard for you to see past the technicalities. I'm also technical person, but with some experience in pre-sales.

"Marketing motivation" is there to with the "market". It doesn't matter if E-M10 in general focuses better than the A6000. What matters is the market perception that A6000 ticks more boxes on the spec sheet than the E-M10.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 11:43 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: Oly shouldn't have left out the PDAF from the E-M5 mk2...

Fuji has PDAF. Sony has PDAF. Samsung has PDAF.

PDAF is needed because everybody else has it.

It's a plain marketing: the feature parity with the competitors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 20:25 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: Oly shouldn't have left out the PDAF from the E-M5 mk2...

Ridiculous.

After the release of entry-level Sony A5100 with the PDAF, the price argument is just ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 19:53 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

Oly shouldn't have left out the PDAF from the E-M5 mk2...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 18:24 UTC as 92nd comment | 12 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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AKH: IQ is not very good for such an expensive camera. Made me think of the images presented in a resent review here on Dpreview of the Fuji 16-55mm with the Fuji X-Pro1. Those images were in a completely different league.

Fuji's X-Trans adds a lot of NR during RAW development. That's why the images often look smooth and devoid of noise. And you can't disable or control this NR.

The images here, on the shooting experience page, clearly have NR dialed down. And on top of it, as per the Photoshop's EXIF data, highlights/shadows pushed and sharpening is applied.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 18:23 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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massimogori: 747 - same price and features as 750, but standard zoom glued on it - price 2% lower than 750, savings from missing bayonet - aimed at the point and shoot user who wants to upgrade and has big pockets (literally)

757 - Hybrid model. Has all the features of 760, but rear dial moves clockwise only.

765 - same feature set as 760, additional processor dedicated to 'Expert Mode". The viewfinder is automatically blinded when composition does not follow golden ratio or visual weight rules. Feature can be turned off. Price increased by 7.3%

M765 - First serious foray of Canon on mirrorless cameras. It is basically a 765 with mirror blocked up. Modification performed manually at selected service centers for a fee covering the scotch tape to block the mirror, specialized workmanship and the M sticker to modify the model name.

M766 - same as the M765, but a trained service center technician with a machete would cut off the whole mirror box assembly. Price increase 5-15%, depending on how sharp the machete was.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 20:57 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 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 (318 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 48th 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 (139 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 (139 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 (139 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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