Absolutic

Absolutic

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a attorney
Joined on Jan 6, 2004

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On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (418 comments in total)

How is low light acquisition speed and accuracy, for example for portraits in very low light, or dimly lit restaurant, or even darker conditions?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 01:37 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1228 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: The Nikon D500 is king of cropped cameras, in all aspects. It's at least 1 stop better in high ISO compared to the other cameras e and the detail at base ISO is outstanding. The AF is also top-notch. Maybe Nikon will make a mirror-free version someday.

My d500 is remarkable in all ways and low light performance is unmatched. Except one thing: I've been spoiled by ibis in my Olympus and Sony cameras Shooting last night on the beach I kind of wished for ibis as As I had to go up to ISO 16,000 on my d500 and still had some shake in many of my shots.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 12:29 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1228 comments in total)

The review does not address , surprisingly, focus acqusition in low light. What is EV rating of the camera in low light and what is real life speed of acquisition. Is it similar to a7r2 that ev rating depends on how fast the lens
Is?

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 12:24 UTC as 13th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (386 comments in total)

Did you guys consider that D500 is only $200 more these days? Updated price has been $1799. I had both D500 and XT2 and think. D500 is a better camera in everything other than video and of course EVF has its benefits

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

I ordered one already on Adorama site. Their version is of
Course called Flashpoint but it is the same thing. $85 or $89 I believe

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 12:29 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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Absolutic: 16fps is with electronic shutter. Rolling shutter and stripes through your shot under artificial lighting are common issues with electronic shutter. The article does not even mention this critical point. Continuous af with mechanical shutter is 10fps which is only 1 fps more than em1m1 which I can buy used for under $500 these days. 10fps is still very good but it is not unique these days. A6300, a6500, d500 are all cheaper cameras that match it.

I've read about rolling shutter when shooting things that are obviously problems for rolling shutter..... like cars of course... but I don't remember where now. I am sure dpreview will examine the rolling shutter. Also I'd like to know, since you have to use electronic shutter to achieve above 10fps with CAF, are there restrictions on what shutter speeds could be used in Electronic Shutter mode....

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 06:23 UTC

16fps is with electronic shutter. Rolling shutter and stripes through your shot under artificial lighting are common issues with electronic shutter. The article does not even mention this critical point. Continuous af with mechanical shutter is 10fps which is only 1 fps more than em1m1 which I can buy used for under $500 these days. 10fps is still very good but it is not unique these days. A6300, a6500, d500 are all cheaper cameras that match it.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 66th comment | 6 replies
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DamianFI: I didn't realise this was a $2K camera. Nice cam, but it's about twice what it should cost.

I'd go an A7II for less money.

I did go for a7ii instead which is on sale for $1499 everywhere. Em1 mark 1 works decent enough for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 14:44 UTC

Does MC-11 open Phase Detect on the original A7 with Canon lenses? I know METABONES IV only opens Phase Detect starting from A7II. Does MC-11 give this capacity to the original A7?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 18:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

Russian Zenit E

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 05:16 UTC as 247th comment | 1 reply

What about the fact that transferring large raw files from your camera to your laptop eats a lot of battery power on both? I am mostly concerned with camera battery when traveling. Also most of these wireless transfers are buggy. Also physical connection by wire is more secure and less likely to be hijacked.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 21:32 UTC as 312th comment
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FrankS009: I just bought the old MacBook Pro before I learned about the new one. Lets just say I'm not as regretful as I thought I would be. Not only are extra adapters and dongles a pain, but they are a money grab.

F.

there are less and less inputs in apple computers as years go by

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 21:30 UTC
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t.c. marino: nice camera,but WAY OVERPRICED..nikon d750 full frame is less epxpensive...nikon d600/610 and canon eos 6d ARE A BARGAIN compared to this olympus

Guy stop with the marketing bs 18fps. The real fps with mechanical shutter and CAF is only 10fps. 10fps. Which is 1 above Olympus 9fps on EM1 which EM1 received with fIrmware 3.00. 18fps is Electronic shutter which is useless in many scenarios. 15fps fixes AF before first shot.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
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CheersUK: Camera advertised as the next big thing in sport and action photography showed off at a landscaoe photographers wet dream event. Anybody else think thats strange? Dont be surprised if the AF ends up not living up to the hype.

Well if you read a review by Ming Thein, he finds the Autofocus is on level of Nikon cameras with 39-point-AF system. Basically similar to 2010 Nikon D7000. Plus there are problems with focusing in backlit situation. His hite rate of his erratically moving toddler was 70%. To me that's all I need to know about AF of new EM1.2.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:59 UTC
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CheersUK: Rumors were correct. Its gonna be a tough sell.

tough sell is an understatement.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:19 UTC
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Bershatsky: Wow! My Fuji X-T2 was a bargain then!

Nikon D500 which is selling everywhere today at $1798 is a bargain too

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:18 UTC

ouch! $2000 for m43 camera. For $1500 I would have taken the plunge. For $2000 body only (many full frame cameras cost less) I am going to pass. Hopefully the price will adjust with time. After all you can buy a slightly used EM1 Mark 1 for $450-550 on various for sale forums today.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:16 UTC as 133rd comment | 1 reply
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2175 comments in total)
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jl_smith: Yeah, X-T2 subject tracking sucks :D

https://jeremy-smith.smugmug.com/MoriartyMX-16-Oct-2016/

(do note, I was in CH the entire time, shot 2500+ images in 3 hours, and of course only keep the best of a series--usually all were in focus).

One mirrorless camera that intrigues me is the upcoming Olympus EM1M2..... 130 CROSS Phase Detect points occupying large portion of the sensor..... could be the best mirrorless camera.....in the world

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 03:21 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2175 comments in total)
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jl_smith: Yeah, X-T2 subject tracking sucks :D

https://jeremy-smith.smugmug.com/MoriartyMX-16-Oct-2016/

(do note, I was in CH the entire time, shot 2500+ images in 3 hours, and of course only keep the best of a series--usually all were in focus).

Rishi, I've owned all of the Nikons through D750. I still own D800, and its 3D feels 'lethargic' compared to D500. D750 is decent overall camera, but after using D500, I sold D750, the resolution is close, the sharpness and microcontrast on D500 is actually better to D750 thanks to lack of LP filter. There was no reason to keep D500 and D750, but D800 is another matter, 36MP of full frame-ness. I kept D800. As for Sony A7RII, I really tried to love it. I had it for over a year. Shot over 17000 photos. But the truth is for active kids A7RII is a no go. The eye AF is great for stationary and slow moving objects. For erratic objects it is a fail, and A7RII simply was not a good fit for my always running child. I had all the top lenses, but ultimately sold it all. In terms of mirrorless, one camera that I have high hopes for is the upcoming Olympus EM1M2 . 130 CROSS TYPE Phase Detect points occupying a large portion of the sensor, is intriguing enough for me

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 03:05 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2175 comments in total)
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ttran88: Biggest reason for selling my XE2 was it's AF-C with face detection. The camera will only use CDAF when face detection is on. Why? The new XT2 does the same.

Because Fuji does not have the technology that Sony has that actually allows you to have face recognition and CAF at the same time, and allows you to track your subject at full High Speed Continuous by FACE. Sony can do. Nikon can do. Fuji cannot do it.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 18:59 UTC
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