zavart

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Now awaiting similar article from DPREVIEW titled "Opinion: Thinking about buying Full Frame format? Read this first " ...and comparing this format to Micro 3/4 format :)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:46 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (887 comments in total)

...well, I used to prefer OVF but not any more ! Sure, quality wise the EVF still has way to go to fully bring responsiveness and low light usability ! But the argument of "being there" which many people bring as a big advantage for OVF doesn't really convince me. After all I see the scene in REAL before I even raise the camera to my eye ( unless of course I was taking pictures through the keyhole :) )...then I can preview the same scene how its going to look in the picture. And that, for me at least, is much more valuable !

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 06:03 UTC as 51st comment
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zavart: Just too bad that Panasonic could not make GH5 with internally rotating sensor. This would truly make life much easier for portrait shooters...I think micro 3/4 has the best chances of implementing such a solution because of the relatively small size of the sensor inside. OH...well maybe Lumix GX9 will have it...., after all it already has a pop up viewfinder ...so this solution would really complement this camera very well indeed. :)

achim k ...then I'm a dreamer lol But seriously a lot of stuff which present cameras offer would be considered impossible just 10 years ago !

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 07:16 UTC
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zavart: Just too bad that Panasonic could not make GH5 with internally rotating sensor. This would truly make life much easier for portrait shooters...I think micro 3/4 has the best chances of implementing such a solution because of the relatively small size of the sensor inside. OH...well maybe Lumix GX9 will have it...., after all it already has a pop up viewfinder ...so this solution would really complement this camera very well indeed. :)

...oh , and I totally forgot ! The main rear screen could be just tilting upwards and downwards...no more obstructing for your left hand caused by the omnidirectional screen which has to go sideway ...

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 11:44 UTC
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zavart: Just too bad that Panasonic could not make GH5 with internally rotating sensor. This would truly make life much easier for portrait shooters...I think micro 3/4 has the best chances of implementing such a solution because of the relatively small size of the sensor inside. OH...well maybe Lumix GX9 will have it...., after all it already has a pop up viewfinder ...so this solution would really complement this camera very well indeed. :)

One final note ...Obviously the EVF would have to be square as well ! ...and again I can see only benefits with such an arrangement because in landscape mode the info could be displayed ABOVE or BELOW or both and with portrait on BOTH SIDES which in my view would greatly help reduce the "clutter" of the main screen.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 11:27 UTC
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zavart: Just too bad that Panasonic could not make GH5 with internally rotating sensor. This would truly make life much easier for portrait shooters...I think micro 3/4 has the best chances of implementing such a solution because of the relatively small size of the sensor inside. OH...well maybe Lumix GX9 will have it...., after all it already has a pop up viewfinder ...so this solution would really complement this camera very well indeed. :)

Chris2210 ..."Or you could just buy a portrait grip. Is that too simple?" You have just presented the argument why a solution with rotating sensor would be great ! You wouldn't need PORTRAIT GRIP ! One would suffice :) PS Besides portrait grips on Micro3/4 cameras defeats the purpose of this format...after all most people buy them because they like their SMALL size ...and portrait grips makes them look and weight almost like regular SLR cameras !

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 11:03 UTC

Chris2210 ..."Or you could just buy a portrait grip. Is that too simple?" You have just presented the argument why a solution with rotating sensor would be great ! You wouldn't need PORTRAIT GRIP ! One would suffice :)

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 11:02 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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zavart: Just too bad that Panasonic could not make GH5 with internally rotating sensor. This would truly make life much easier for portrait shooters...I think micro 3/4 has the best chances of implementing such a solution because of the relatively small size of the sensor inside. OH...well maybe Lumix GX9 will have it...., after all it already has a pop up viewfinder ...so this solution would really complement this camera very well indeed. :)

achim K...Yes I was hoping for square sensor for a long time...Unfortunately no other company seems to be willing to go this way ! Which is a pity , because then not only I could use the whole area of a sensor for square format but I could crop it any way i like afterwards ..be it landscape or portrait !

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 10:53 UTC
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zavart: Just too bad that Panasonic could not make GH5 with internally rotating sensor. This would truly make life much easier for portrait shooters...I think micro 3/4 has the best chances of implementing such a solution because of the relatively small size of the sensor inside. OH...well maybe Lumix GX9 will have it...., after all it already has a pop up viewfinder ...so this solution would really complement this camera very well indeed. :)

...well, I'm the one who is asking for it ! So, much for "no one" lol Now the reason is very simple when You shooting ...lets say wedding You have to constantly take the camera off Your eye , rotate and recompose, this by itself takes time even if it is just a little time the bride and groom are not going to wait for You before the altar. Another use is on the tripod where You have to use rotate the whole head and ...recompose ,or invest in special equipment to make it quicker ! Now the third reason, especially in case of GX series is the fact that it has tiltable VF , which for me is absolutely phenomenal because it allows me to shoot camera the way I did my Hassy , from lower angle, looking DOWN ! Now this works , but only in landscape mode , in portrait mode it totally useless I have to kneel to acquire the same hight. Shooting while looking down also makes much better camera for street photography . You don't draw attention to Yourself ! So ..here are some benefits for ME !

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 10:48 UTC

Just too bad that Panasonic could not make GH5 with internally rotating sensor. This would truly make life much easier for portrait shooters...I think micro 3/4 has the best chances of implementing such a solution because of the relatively small size of the sensor inside. OH...well maybe Lumix GX9 will have it...., after all it already has a pop up viewfinder ...so this solution would really complement this camera very well indeed. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 11:56 UTC as 32nd comment | 12 replies
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zavart: I have sigma merrill DP1 and DP2 and DP3 and they all have cost me less than 1/3 of the price of Leica ! Quality wise I think they all produce even better pictures than Leica. Just visit this site and tell me that I'm wrong ;) http://sigma-dp.com/DP2Merrill/samplephoto.html

Hi Michael S.

I stopped posting about a month ago ! But now , after Your kind comment, I will mostly likely start again :) Thanks for reminding me...and have a nice day !

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 03:37 UTC
On article Cast your vote: DPReview Readers' Choice Awards 2015 (50 comments in total)

Just before voting starts I would like to thank DPREVIEW staff for the comprehensive review of Lumix GX8. Thanks to their informed opinion I was able to purchase very capable camera I'm truly happy with ! PS Who knows maybe it will also be included in the Twenty First Century Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $1 mark ! ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2015 at 12:05 UTC as 5th comment
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1623 comments in total)
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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: A larger sensor will be exposed to more light. Indeed yes, but not per unit area. This is NOT why the quality is better.

No argument there ! However 16mpx Foveon - because it is so clean and free of any artefacts gives the possibility of printing really really BIG ...For me it is better to interpolate up something which is clean to begin with, rather than downsize superior...rubbish :) So there are things which go beyond sheer numbers , and when overall quality counts. PS of course I said "rubbish" because I just wanted to underline how relative all of this is ...

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 09:43 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1623 comments in total)
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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: A larger sensor will be exposed to more light. Indeed yes, but not per unit area. This is NOT why the quality is better.

Yes pixel-level noise and...dynamic range and after all these are primary reasons why people are going for the larger format. (and DOF) What I'm trying to say is that at the same ISO and aperture value quality will be the same for 10 Mega pixel MFT and 40 Mega pixel FF ! The amount of light reaching MFT will be lesser comparing with FF for the whole surface area but the same per pixel ! So theocratically speaking with a small print like A4 or A3 the difference will be non-existent. Of course more pixels give possibility of increased resolution but only when the lenses are really up to the job of resolving smaller and smaller pixels. In this respect most MFT lenses are truly squeezing everything from corner to corner ...this is much more difficult to achieve for FF lenses due to their physical size, complexity, and the cost.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 06:09 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1623 comments in total)

As I see it for me there is no such thing as "upgrade path" rather different tools required to do different jobs ! When I'm on the move and travel a lot I need a camera which is small and has small lenses such as MFT system even at the price of so called ultimate IQ. After all what's the point of having all that gear if I'm going to constantly leaving it behind or ...risking breaking my back ;) Then for professional work or in the studio I can use FF, especially since a lot of clients have a perceived view of how "the professional photographer" supposed to look like ie have a BIG KAHUNA with a huge canon attached to it ...and I don't mean the brand :) There are of course situations when I can take such camera and use it in the field but probably not as often as some would think,.So just like with any other trade , business etc You use different tools because in life there is not such thing as perfect tool for everything and usually jack of all trades is master of none...

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 06:37 UTC as 64th comment
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1623 comments in total)
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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: A larger sensor will be exposed to more light. Indeed yes, but not per unit area. This is NOT why the quality is better.

Provided of course that both sensors have the same number of pixels. If both sensors have the same pixel SIZE than the quality ie light reaching the sensor, is the same ! PS The way the technology is going soon FF cameras with say 64 mega pixels will have the same light gathering power as MTF with their 16 mega pixels. The only thing separating them will be resolution.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 06:05 UTC
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zavart: I have sigma merrill DP1 and DP2 and DP3 and they all have cost me less than 1/3 of the price of Leica ! Quality wise I think they all produce even better pictures than Leica. Just visit this site and tell me that I'm wrong ;) http://sigma-dp.com/DP2Merrill/samplephoto.html

The lenses on the Sigma DP2 and DP3 are absolutely top notch, perfectly matched with the sensor, and because they're permanently attached to the camera there is no issue with any dust getting inside. Plus they all have leaf shutters which basically are vibration free not to mention they are extremely quiet ...plus You can use the flash regardless of shutter speed ! PS But of course these cameras are not the worthy contenders for the DPreview since they don't have the kitchen sink and don't wear a tutu ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 04:02 UTC
On article Sony finalizes buyout of Toshiba's sensor business (91 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Nikon has a patent on their own sensor design, as I recall in 2005. But Nikon never used that design. Sigma uses their own Faveon sensor. To me, an uninitiated casual reader, the Nikon patented design is similar to the three layered Faveon. Emphasis . . . I don't know didly about image sensors.

Would I make my purchase decision based on the sensors, not by a long shot. Sensors, while a major component of digital cameras, is akin to the transmission of an automobile.

Sensors are actually more akin to film technology used in analogue cameras . For me Foveon is akin to 25ASA Kodachrome and other sensors are much like 800ASA ORWO ( old East German brand ) I'd rather have Kodachrome in a cheap camera than ORWO in Leica ! So..Yes sensor technology is important if not the most important part of present digital camera design! (the lens of course is very important too but without proper "film" it also becomes useless) After all when You look at the picture You don't know whether the camera could shoot 10fps or if it had better autofocus acquisition - there is only one thing in front of Your eyes - the IMAGE !

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 05:29 UTC
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zavart: I have sigma merrill DP1 and DP2 and DP3 and they all have cost me less than 1/3 of the price of Leica ! Quality wise I think they all produce even better pictures than Leica. Just visit this site and tell me that I'm wrong ;) http://sigma-dp.com/DP2Merrill/samplephoto.html

Yes , for street photography Sigma is not the best choice, although I'm still able to take very good shots with my DP1...and as for the buffer , well I actually like the fact that camera is slowing me down , the same goes with poor battery life ! At least it forces me to THINK before taking pictures instead "filming" everything and coming home with thousands of photos. Sometimes less is more. When it comes to lenses , even the best lenses won't do much if the sensor is producing moire and blurring. That's why I'd rather have "poor" sigma lenses but absolutely superior sensor.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 04:08 UTC

I have sigma merrill DP1 and DP2 and DP3 and they all have cost me less than 1/3 of the price of Leica ! Quality wise I think they all produce even better pictures than Leica. Just visit this site and tell me that I'm wrong ;) http://sigma-dp.com/DP2Merrill/samplephoto.html

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 12:56 UTC as 6th comment | 10 replies
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