Thorgrem

Thorgrem

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On Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report article (75 comments in total)
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justmeMN: When you interview Olympus execs, ask them when their camera division is going to break even. So far, that division has had five money-losing years in a row.

So, what now?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report article (75 comments in total)
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AdamT: One very expensive lens (admittedly a Killer) , that`s it then ..........

No Stylus-2 with improved optics stretched to 400mm or a 1" sensor Stylus X10, no XZ100 with 1" sensor, EM1 doesn`t get 4K afterall (just a silver paint job), no super small EPM3 (with EFC and EVF) , no EP7 with built in EVF ..

Don't expect any new PEN. The E-PL7 will be the only PEN model left I guess. And that is just fine. The also show a mock-up of the 300mm f/4 and the 7-14mm f/2.8. A new E-M5 is expected, to bad that they didn't show it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 09:44 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1739 comments in total)

"The wait is over: Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review" LOL. What wait? I didn't wait for this camera. Canon has lost it's mojo.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:38 UTC as 372nd comment | 2 replies

The 400mm isn't a L type? And therefore lacks the red ring?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:16 UTC as 24th comment | 10 replies
On Samsung announces premium NX 50-150mm F2.8 OIS article (43 comments in total)
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Rooru S: WHAT THE HELL IS SONY WAITING FOR?

aherm... It's still hard to believe Sony doesn't have a 16-50mm f/2.8 and a 50-150mm f/2.8 for their APS-C E-mount cameras... When they released the 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM for their APS-C A-Mount cameras back then in 2011, I thought a 50-150mm will follow. Nope, they released a slow 55-300 with crappy SAM motors.

In Latin-America, most a77 users got themselves the 16-50mm so there is an important market for APS-C lenses but it seems they prefer people to go away when they learn the 70-200mm f2.8 SSM II is 3000USD...Now imagine how E-mount users feel.

APS-C E-mount lens development is dead. Sony want's you to upgrade to FF E-mount.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:10 UTC
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Rooru S: Excellent range. Hopefully it will perform great. Now I'm questioning myself why buy again E-mount APS-C cameras...

Sony makes nice APS-C E-mount camera's. But don't aspect a new APS-C E-mount lens anytime soon. It seems like the development of APS-C E-mount lenses is stopped.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 07:51 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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KGP: Lets face it... mirrorless size/weight advantage applies only when prime lenses combined with these bodies. There is no way to skip the law of physic & optics... the larger the sensor the biggest the optical elements, the fastest the aperture the heavier the glass. So simple. This lens is a nice addition to Fuji's line up, im pretty sure its gonna kick ass !

What about the Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 11:53 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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iudex: From the dawn of mirrorless cameras we have been told their advantage over big heavy DSLRs is the smaller size and weight: smaller bodies that do not need mirror and mirror box and smaller lenses that have smaller flange distance. So let´s take two examples:
Fujinon 50-140/2,8: 995 g, 72mm filter thread
Pentax DA 50-135/2,8: same speed, similar FL, but 685 g and 67mm filter thread (just adding that it is a DA* lens, i.e. Pentax´s top and optically perfect, plus iit´s weather sealed).
So where is now the advantage of CSC/CSC lenses?
The point is: if CSC manufacturers want to build a fast lens, especially zoom with longer FL, the laws of physics are the same as for DSLR lenses and mirrorless lenses will be the same size and weight as DSLR lenses. The only difference is that the combo CSC + telezoom will handle worse than DSLR (with big comfortable grip) + telezoom. ;-)
P.S. I like Fuji lenses and I could imagine having some (e.g. 56mm/1,2). But on a DSLR. ;-)

Pentax is a nice brand, and indeed it can bring the same benefits as some (Sony/Fuji) MILC systems. But other MILC systems (m4/3) still have an advantage in size and weight.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 08:03 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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iudex: From the dawn of mirrorless cameras we have been told their advantage over big heavy DSLRs is the smaller size and weight: smaller bodies that do not need mirror and mirror box and smaller lenses that have smaller flange distance. So let´s take two examples:
Fujinon 50-140/2,8: 995 g, 72mm filter thread
Pentax DA 50-135/2,8: same speed, similar FL, but 685 g and 67mm filter thread (just adding that it is a DA* lens, i.e. Pentax´s top and optically perfect, plus iit´s weather sealed).
So where is now the advantage of CSC/CSC lenses?
The point is: if CSC manufacturers want to build a fast lens, especially zoom with longer FL, the laws of physics are the same as for DSLR lenses and mirrorless lenses will be the same size and weight as DSLR lenses. The only difference is that the combo CSC + telezoom will handle worse than DSLR (with big comfortable grip) + telezoom. ;-)
P.S. I like Fuji lenses and I could imagine having some (e.g. 56mm/1,2). But on a DSLR. ;-)

The difference is you have a choice. You can use small lenses if you want. Fast zoom's will always be big.
What is the size and weight compared to an Canon/Nikon APS-C lens with the same aperture and range?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 07:23 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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PicOne: that 24-70 f/4 now very competitive against Panny's equivalent 24-70 f/5.6 lens going for only about $2 less.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#525.336,380.367,ha,t

Lol.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 07:07 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (361 comments in total)
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Eugene232: don't understand success of Q system in Asia,
perhaps because it is very small?

I like the Q system but it's not cheap. It's to expensive for me anyway. For 500 euro I can get almost an E-M10. An entirely different camera I know but if I had to choose...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 07:06 UTC
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D1N0: The GH4 has one quarter the sensor size. It is obvious who wins.

It's indeed quit obvious who will win: the GH4.
The A7s will only win on the iq for stills and high ISO. The GH4 is faster in everything, better at all the AF settings, better handling, more options, can do 4K native, has a wider range of native lenses, a lighter and smaller overall system and so more.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 19:27 UTC

The GH4 is the clear winner as it concerns video. It can record Cinema 4K internal, the 7s needs an expensive external recorder to shoot 4K (not even Cinema).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 15:05 UTC as 179th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (171 comments in total)
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Thorgrem: The new 90mm could be a nice competitor to the M.Zuiko 75mm. Fuji en m4/3 lead the way in lens development.

FYI: It's rumored to be a Sigma design, it isn't a fact. But it doesn't matter. Its a great tele-prime lens for the m4/3 system and Fuji (and any other mirrorless system) could use great tele-primes like that.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 13:41 UTC
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (171 comments in total)

The new 90mm could be a nice competitor to the M.Zuiko 75mm. Fuji en m4/3 lead the way in lens development.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:48 UTC as 23rd comment | 7 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2301 comments in total)

I think it's a very nice camera. To bad it's way to expensive, and to bad the lenses are even more expensive. If Leica just made a unique m4/3 body with reasonable price and some good but expensive m4/3 lenses they would actually have a change of (financial) success.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 07:47 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus takes Pen E-PL6 beyond Asia article (76 comments in total)
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avicenanw: Olympus can keep their E-PL6 in Japan. The likes of Sony, Fuji and Panasonic already grabbed the wider market with better cameras in that class and price point.

The PEN E-PL series have always been a nice camera. This E-PL6 is no exception. The E-PL7 will come soon (E-M10 specs without EVF) but this still can sell nice at a discount. Especially if it is bundled with the new small kitlens.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 11:33 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)
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peevee1: With similar E-PM2 kits at $250, Nikon thinks people are going to line up for V3's inferior image quality at 4 times the price. Riiight...

Retro, do you know what you are talking about?
http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Nikon-1-V3-versus-Olympus-PEN-E-PM2___947_840

The Olympus sensor beats the Nikon sensor in every aspect.

The V3 is the better camera overall compared to the E-M2. But the E-M2 is marketed as the lowest possible Olympus m4/3 body. The V3 is marketed as the absolute top Nikon 1 body.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 16:08 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)

I am interested in this V3 camera. When I can pick it up with kitlens for 300 euro I would buy it. I just have to wait a year...

Edit; the camera is in stock at most Dutch internetshops.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 11:49 UTC as 63rd comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2032 comments in total)
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D1N0: Great now I´ll just have to reference this article in future. Did anyone notice the APS-C 85mm F1.2 equivalent is more compact than the m43 one?

Yes, the Fuji is slightly smaller than the PanLeica. Luckily people do have a choice in m4/3 land. If you want smaller you can get the slightly slower but a lot smaller and also excellent M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 12:19 UTC
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