Thorgrem

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Joined on Aug 25, 2011

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Kona Mike: I really don't care about the camera "format". There was a debate years ago about film or digital. When I put my first digital print in a collage frame next to negative based film prints, I was sold. Toss in the histogram, image preview, and 100% zoom focus checking and case closed. Add in photoshop, online sharing, metadata searches, cloud backups and you're just piling on. It took a while for digital to beat film, but it did.

There are optical advantages to getting the glass closer to the sensor, which is why Canon came out with the EF-S format. There are some advantages to focusing on the sensor. However, there are still some areas where mirrorless needs to improve before it can knock DSLRs off the throne. For the vast majority of photographers, mirrorless is good enough, so has it won? Does it need to beat a DSLR at every conceivable subject matter and situation? Who cares.

Pick what works best for you and go shoot some great photos!

The innovation of m4/3 sensors IQ wise will be just like the innovation on APS-C, FF or MF sensors. As long as m4/3 offers advantages in weight and size (and it will be as long as the basics of science aren't comprehended) there will be a market. Just like there will be a market for APS-C and FF.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 11:43 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (342 comments in total)
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aliasfox: Too bad the people who will buy the T6 won't ever consider something like an Olympus E-M10 (either mk I or mk II), which has comparable image quality, is even slightly better at ISO3200 in both RAW and JPG (to my eye), has IBIS, better usability, and is smaller.

I'm sure Sony would love for someone to buy the A68, and B&H has loads of Pentax models that sell for <$500 in a kit.

Canon gets to ride the wave of name recognition (and in-store availability), and Olympus (among others) get stuck producing competitive products at competitive prices that people will never see because of poor marketing and distribution.

Not saying that Canon doesn't produce some compelling kit, but this one really isn't in that category... though it'll probably come in below $400 in time for Black Friday, so there's that.

The T6 target group doesn't have to deal with any kind of menu. They just press the shutter button in P mode or iAuto (or however it is called on a Canon camera). Most of the time they don't even bother to put the flash on off. An most of the time they wont even switch lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 07:30 UTC
On article Sony delays 70-200mm GM lens until September (57 comments in total)
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msstudio: Real great. I was hoping this would be available by now. I have a couple of jobs coming up and also actually working on, that would greatly benefit from this improved lens. I just hate the 4/70-200 after getting used to the Canon 2.8/70-200 IS II.
The 2.8/24-70 is already a game changer for me and this would just complete the set.
Then again, Sony hasn't played in the pro field ever.
But also there's Zeiss, a serious pro player who can't get it together to introduce a line up of the same lens family (various Otus over 3 years, the Batis and Loxia AF/MF mess). Try this with cine lenses and you get...
So yeah, no one takes this serious, real bummer.

Don't buy into a camera system when the lenses you will need for payed jobs are not yet available. It doesn't matter what lenses are announced because you can't use them when you don't own them.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 07:15 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (342 comments in total)

By far the worst current dSLR/MILC you can buy. Great job Canon with this lack of inspiration.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 20:20 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
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Kona Mike: I really don't care about the camera "format". There was a debate years ago about film or digital. When I put my first digital print in a collage frame next to negative based film prints, I was sold. Toss in the histogram, image preview, and 100% zoom focus checking and case closed. Add in photoshop, online sharing, metadata searches, cloud backups and you're just piling on. It took a while for digital to beat film, but it did.

There are optical advantages to getting the glass closer to the sensor, which is why Canon came out with the EF-S format. There are some advantages to focusing on the sensor. However, there are still some areas where mirrorless needs to improve before it can knock DSLRs off the throne. For the vast majority of photographers, mirrorless is good enough, so has it won? Does it need to beat a DSLR at every conceivable subject matter and situation? Who cares.

Pick what works best for you and go shoot some great photos!

E-mount isn't the most successful MILC mount. And as APS-C e-mount got less and less support they are even losing market share the last few years.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 06:55 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: That lens looks huge. I'll stick to my Nikon 1 system. Smaller sensor, smaller lenses!

If your happy with what you use now, great! Don't switch. But if you are interested in m4/3 and want a small 12mm than there still is a great 12mm f/2.0 that beats everything Nikon 1 can offer in 24 mm efl.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 15:57 UTC
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photogeek: There goes the MFT size/weight advantage. Do not want.

The lenses and body's that are responsible for the the advantage are still available. This is a nice new option.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 08:34 UTC
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Kinsi: Too pricey...
When u have the 15mm 1.7 for less than 500 euros...

How is the quality of that lens on 12mm?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 08:28 UTC
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photogeek: Whoever is the first to make a rectilinear action cam will own the market.

Olympus actually can make rectal "action" camera's. :) So if you have any interest, just ask the medical division of Olympus. I don't want to know any details...

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 08:14 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (214 comments in total)
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photogeek: Funny how the lens lineup is not even a consideration. Sony APS-C lineup sucks pretty bad, whereas Panasonic and Oly have high quality lenses available all the way from ultrawide to telephoto. If this doesn't matter to you, then I'm not sure you even need an "enthusiast" camera. A fixed lens 1" sensor camera would be a better choice.

Lol Proxy, good luck with finding some sales data that supports your statements.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 14:05 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (214 comments in total)
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photogeek: Funny how the lens lineup is not even a consideration. Sony APS-C lineup sucks pretty bad, whereas Panasonic and Oly have high quality lenses available all the way from ultrawide to telephoto. If this doesn't matter to you, then I'm not sure you even need an "enthusiast" camera. A fixed lens 1" sensor camera would be a better choice.

The Sony APS-C options (photogeek was talking about APS-C) aren't getting better. There is no development from Sony whatsoever and the current ones are mostly mediocre or even worse. Only a few exemptions that are worth mentioning.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 11:02 UTC
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mvmv: Surprisingly, in declining ICL market, Canon seems to be profitably increasing their market share about 4%

They are selling the Rebel line for absolute dumping prices. So you gain market share but profits plunge. This is a dead-end tactic. The casual audience who will buy Rebels at dumping prices normally will use the camera with the kit-lens and wont upgrade anything.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 08:28 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2127 comments in total)
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captura: A6300 is a promising new APS-C camera. Will there be any new APS-C lenses?
And what is the future for Sony APS-C?
http://www.dpreview.com/interviews/4410376132/sony-engineer-interview-g-master-lens-design
"We also asked Ohtake about Sony's APS-C lenses for E-mount. His team likes designing APS-C lenses, he says: ‘The focus elements are light, so it’s easier to design. We have all these focus motor technologies in-house and we’d like to try them in APS-C lenses if that’s what the Product Planning team says is required.’"
Whatever that means.....

Like the 999 euro Sony-Zeiss 16-70 f/4.....

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 19:47 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2127 comments in total)
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captura: A6300 is a promising new APS-C camera. Will there be any new APS-C lenses?
And what is the future for Sony APS-C?
http://www.dpreview.com/interviews/4410376132/sony-engineer-interview-g-master-lens-design
"We also asked Ohtake about Sony's APS-C lenses for E-mount. His team likes designing APS-C lenses, he says: ‘The focus elements are light, so it’s easier to design. We have all these focus motor technologies in-house and we’d like to try them in APS-C lenses if that’s what the Product Planning team says is required.’"
Whatever that means.....

If it's easier to design than why most APS-C E-mount lenses are mediocre or worse? And it does say that none are planned and he has no clue if it will be planned.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2127 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: No IBIS?

I'm rather locked in 1 sensor type brand. Than you know there will be full support for it and that your sensor type camera and lenses won't be treated like a second rate choice.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 17:56 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2127 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: No IBIS?

Sony loves to cripple there APS-C line-up. So you have to get ff camera and lenses. The argument that's to big and expensive is faulty. Even the cheap and small E-PM2 has IBIS

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2127 comments in total)
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puffo25: Hi, I am wondering if someone can help me to decide the best camera solution for my needs. Currently I own an Olympus Pen-2 with couple of lenses. I use it to shoot events, travel, holidays and leisure but of course my aim is to make brilliant, high resolution and amazing images. The main needs is to have a camera that should not be noticed by most people (otherwise people get distracted)...., that has a fast enough burst rate (around 8 fps), HDR built in, EV manual controls, at least 16 megapixels, a sensor with truly low noise in shadow. The Panasonic GX8 and the Olympus Pen-F where the initial solutions (maybe Panasonic better because its more accurate focusing and frame/second), but than I got a bit puzzled by Canon PowerShoot GX-7, Fuji xPro-2, Sony a6300... Mmm, what shall I do? Are those other cameras offering betters image quality in terms of low noise, manual controls and overall features?

Invest in (better) lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 12:45 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2127 comments in total)
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ijustloveshooting: if that body had AF joystick, it'd be a killer machine!

You can just use the touchscreen. It's very handy. O wait...... Sony forgot to include it.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 06:58 UTC
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Thorgrem: Nice new FE lenses. A welcome addition to the line-up. But where are the A and E lenses?

Not APS-C optimized.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 18:53 UTC

Nice new FE lenses. A welcome addition to the line-up. But where are the A and E lenses?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 17:10 UTC as 62nd comment | 3 replies
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