Alexis D

Joined on Oct 20, 2012

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Richard2Go: It seems strange to me that OM would release a 20mm f1.4, when the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 has been such a stalwart of the system for so many years. I’m sure this new lens will be quite capable, but the Panny is tack sharp, relatively inexpensive and super-compact, and I’m guessing that you’d have to massively pixel peep to see any real differences between the two. I hope for OM’s sake that this lens is a success, but it’s not like there are large numbers of M/43 users out there craving a quality lens in this focal length.

It would make much more sense to me, if Olympus release a new 17mm f/1.8 II WR instead, as it would be smaller, lighter, more reasonably priced and easier to recover costs than this. The general unexciting performance/features of small primes in MFT is another reason. The existing 17mm f/1.8 is well known for mediocre performnce, it's not WR and not exactly good value either (e.g. compared to Olympus 25mm f/1.8). The Pansonic 20mm is great but has significant AF issues. The Panasonic 15mm is fine in performance, a bit odd in its FL, not WR, and as such quite expensive, and, being a Panasonic lens, does not work perfectly with Olympus bodies.

This new Olympus 20mm f/1.4 PRO is clearly one of those already in train, and like all the other PRO lenses the Olympus started, a bit too much for most MFT users. OMDS should think about why Olympus, with all its history and support from loyal fans, failed to survive, and try to do something different, than following the same path.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 07:36 UTC

Too late!! This sensor could have made M43 viable if it had been announced and available a couple of years earlier.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2021 at 04:29 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 review (55 comments in total)
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Alexis D: With its size and weight, it looks like it should match and handle really well on the Panasonic S1. Well done, Panasonic.

OK, OK, you are correct, but you don't get the humour about the huge size and weight of these M43 lenses. They are so big that they seem made for a particular FF camera that is considered big and heavy even in the FF class.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2021 at 23:11 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 review (55 comments in total)
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Alexis D: With its size and weight, it looks like it should match and handle really well on the Panasonic S1. Well done, Panasonic.

I think this lens, just like the 10-25mm f/1.7, would be just a great match for the S1, and in fact in perfect if the S1 has the battery holder attached. See photo here:

https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/6999791321/448A7860.jpeg

;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2021 at 12:07 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 review (55 comments in total)

With its size and weight, it looks like it should match and handle really well on the Panasonic S1. Well done, Panasonic.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2021 at 11:56 UTC as 5th comment | 6 replies
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2112 comments in total)

Did Nikon hire some ex-Olympus engineers?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 10:48 UTC as 442nd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2112 comments in total)

Did Nikon hire some ex-Olympus engineers?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 10:48 UTC as 443rd comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Tripod head roundup (96 comments in total)

I prefer written reviews and pictures, and with video included when necessary to show review points better, e.g. gimbal movement. I like speed read and skip read. For reviews of still photography gear, this should be quite easy. For video related reviews, then of course they will need more video content.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2021 at 00:40 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Here's the Olympus PEN E-P7 and here's what it means... (379 comments in total)
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olakiril2: Struggling to see why anyone would get this over an X-E4 that has a larger sensor, EVF and PDAF.

People who are stuck with Olympus lenses and who can't afford to move to another system?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2021 at 11:06 UTC
On article Here's the Olympus PEN E-P7 and here's what it means... (379 comments in total)
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olakiril2: Struggling to see why anyone would get this over an X-E4 that has a larger sensor, EVF and PDAF.

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Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2021 at 11:05 UTC

I also think it is not so interesting with f/4, just like the slow and low zoom, the 12-100mm f/4. I would be really interested if they released a 8-12mm f/2.8 instead. This is going to help Panasonic sell its 8-18mm f/2.8-4 lens. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2021 at 10:13 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies

The GH5 was released four and a half years ago. That's a very long time in technolody. The GH5 has the same sensor, the single most important component in an imaging system, OK, with some "enhancement", non-reflective coating, blah blah.

It's not uncommon for products that do not sell any more to get trivial updates to recover some , but it is at the expense of reputation and future sales. At this age and with this economic climate, not to mention the demise of Olympus, when most people already have a decent camera, I wonder if this is a good thing for Panasonic and for the future of M43 by providing something more exciting, more reassuring, and more interesting to move M43 on. Even by M43 standard, a sensor upgrade is due.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2021 at 00:49 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a1 review (2564 comments in total)
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Alexis D: I can't believe this. I can't find the absolutely bestest pro camera, the Olympus E-M1X, in the "How It Compares" section. It can beat the A1 in so many ways. It's more pro like, being bigger, heavier, and has unique features like AI subject recognition and tracking, much better IBIS. There is simply no competition.

@armandino. There is no competition. Read that whatever way you like. ;-)

If you are not convinced that the E-M1X is the bestest, just go to the M43 forum and ask the no-all experts there. ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2021 at 07:51 UTC
On article Sony a1 review (2564 comments in total)

I can't believe this. I can't find the absolutely bestest pro camera, the Olympus E-M1X, in the "How It Compares" section. It can beat the A1 in so many ways. It's more pro like, being bigger, heavier, and has unique features like AI subject recognition and tracking, much better IBIS. There is simply no competition.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2021 at 23:14 UTC as 106th comment | 8 replies
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Alexis D: I have been doing perspective correction on my phone photos for a long time.

The point is that this is trivial software now, and not news or that big a deal now if it's not implemented on a Leica.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2021 at 09:24 UTC

I have been doing perspective correction on my phone photos for a long time.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2021 at 08:56 UTC as 18th comment | 10 replies

Very impressive for a $999 camera. 👏👏👏 Ticks all the important boxes. Would have been just perfect for a small iLC, and I would pay more, if it also had these (all minor):

- WR
- bigger EVF
- more support from editing software like DXO, or in other words - a Bayer sensor.

With IBIS in a compact body, Fuji has got everything for those looking for a smaller camera with big features. There is no reason now for people new to interchangeable camera systems to consider Micro Four Thirds.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2020 at 00:30 UTC as 70th comment | 13 replies

Hmm... 72mm when used on a MFT camera, OK. I wonder whether it's worth the weight or dollars for M43 still photographers, when compared to the Olympus 75mm f/1.8.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2020 at 03:11 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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Vahab: "A team of engineers, data scientists and content creators" and no photographer or anyone who knows well the camera market.

Anybody is a photographer these days, depending on definitions. If you mean those who are so used to their traditional ways and are closed minded, or those who feel threatened or feel pity for themselves because people don't care about all their collection of expensive photographic gear, traditional software and their hard earned PP skills any more, it's best to leave them out of the team. They are the reasons for lack of progress in camera development and the demise of the whole industry as smartphones continue to be preferred by most.

OTOH I can see from the team's website that there already are members who know specifically what the needs are and can focus on the objective of providing something that is not just another camera. This is a time of change and therefore a time with opportunities for those with ideas. I wish there will be more and betters ideas from other teams to bring real AI to ergonomic cameras. I also like the idea of M43 becoming a pseudo univeral mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2020 at 03:00 UTC

A high-end smartphone has a processor that is much more powerful than normal cameras and it can use lots of smart software with serious AI than any normal camera. That phone also has a display much better than anything on our cameras. Those are the main cost of such a phone. So, there must be a way to make use of them, and the phone is already with you all the time. Maybe a wired connection is how it can be done, or maybe a smaller processor that works in cooperation with the phone's processor running some app, but don't write off the idea. It's about the execution and managing the expectations.

Alice seems aimed at people who make contents that can be instantaneously streamed and used, when capturing the moment without fancy setup and the artistic value done with no training in camera skills are the main requirements. It is not for pixel peepers and photography contestants, who have for years laughed at smartphone cameras and written them off.

The idea is not bad IMO.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2020 at 23:36 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies
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