shademaster

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On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1230 comments in total)
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gLOWx: M43/43 key element are "lenses".
You can use most of them fully open, and get sharpness you would get closed by 1 stop, or even 2, on FF/APS-C.
And so, you need less ISO bump.
It may sound strange at first, but until you really need very thin DOF or very high ISO, there is less need for bigger sensor.
I see many ppl with FF almost always stopping their lenses, to get more sharpness/DOF. Even with portraits, where FF lenses are supposed to be wide open.
And what happen to the 2 stops ISO FF advantage, when you need to close by 1 stop to be sharp ? It is now only 1 stop ;) And even less on APS-C.

43/M43 lenses are the key. Sharpness wide open, giving you enough DOF and light. And the new 25mm (50mm FOV equivalent) f1.2 is going to prove it, again :D

On my side, i will keep my mk1...and buy more 43 legacy phase detect lenses :D

"M43 are much more expensive than comparable APS-C or full frame lenses."

Word! I want reasonably priced lenses!

I'm thinking of buying E-M1mkI since the prices are nice now. But when I compare the μ4/3 total cost of ownership with a couple of fast primes and the long zoom (Panny 35-100 f/2.8 or FF equivalent 70-200 f/4), the FF formula seems much more economical.

I look at Fuji and Sony and think "ripoff". Seems like μ4/3 isn't as bad, but no mirrorless can compete with the equivalent FF DSLR lens prices. Here's hoping Canon releases a FF 6DmkII with OSPDAF (like 80D or M5). I guess people can use A7ii/A7Rii with adapter to access the canon FF lenses, but the adapter seems like a kludgey solution to me.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 13:55 UTC
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razadaz: It's ironic how people complain about the price. When I bought my Original OM1 many many years ago it cost more than this in real terms.

right. Initially I thought he said "E-M1" and meant that inflation can account for $1300->$2000 in 3 years. I was skeptical.

Now I see he said "OM1". I have no idea what film SLRs cost back in the day, so if he says E-M2 is just keeping up with inflation going back to the film SLR days, who am I to argue.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 18:58 UTC
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razadaz: It's ironic how people complain about the price. When I bought my Original OM1 many many years ago it cost more than this in real terms.

Sorry... he said "OM-1" I mentally inserted a "D" there.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 14:09 UTC

at $2k for the mk-II body only, it seems like the mk-I at $1300 with the 12-40 will sell like hotcakes. I've been tempted by μ4/3, so I hope they don't bump up the price of the mk-I ... (which still seems like a great stills camera with a nice buffer and fast AF) after the mk-II announcement

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 14:08 UTC as 93rd comment
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razadaz: It's ironic how people complain about the price. When I bought my Original OM1 many many years ago it cost more than this in real terms.

? "Real terms?"

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 14:01 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Fabian from Swizzy Land: I'm a MacBook Pro user and I will wait for the next major upgrade before I buy another MacBook, even if it takes 4 years.

The concept of what a general purpose computer is supposed to do has shifted. Just type "python" on the command line and start writing computer programs if that's your thing. How many "private citizens" are going to legitimately need deep access to the guts of the OS and all the underlying APIs to do what they need/want to do with the computer? Now, if autocorrect starts to prevent me from typing curse words or making political statements on facebook, or if they automatically send all my personal info to apple, then I'll start to worry.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Great lens for hiding ugly cameras. Downside, photographers need to think about their footwear

even pants...

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 00:09 UTC
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elouisyoung: ALL THIS HOOPLAH... and yet the e-mount has NO excellent aps-c lenses. damnit, just make a legit 16-50 f2.8 that ISN'T an optical turd like the 16-70 f4.

exactly. What was wrong with a6300? They need an APS-C 16-50 f/2.8. This idea that people will use full frame glass on APS-C is so bizarre for me. I guess they expect people to adapt the A-mount APS-C lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (677 comments in total)
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shademaster: Cue the opinion piece by Barney lamenting the fact that they only put the 16MP sensor in it and are not being innovative enough because they choose to hold back the absolute latest tech in one of their mid-range cameras ;)

Tough crowd, that DPR editorial staff.

I bet people still buy it...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:07 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (677 comments in total)

Cue the opinion piece by Barney lamenting the fact that they only put the 16MP sensor in it and are not being innovative enough because they choose to hold back the absolute latest tech in one of their mid-range cameras ;)

Tough crowd, that DPR editorial staff.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:05 UTC as 180th comment | 3 replies

I think we all just got trolled by Barney :/

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 23:48 UTC as 159th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2079 comments in total)

They get DPAF with touch-to-focus working on a full frame camera and don't give it an articulating screen??? How much more effort would that have been?

Maybe 6DmkII??? Nudge nudge, wink wink.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 18:58 UTC as 193rd comment

talk about splitting hairs... or splitting eyelashes in this case...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 20:40 UTC as 60th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2079 comments in total)

Dear Canon: when is the dual pixel AF 6DmkII coming out? ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 315th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (96 comments in total)

canon released the M3? News to me. <sarcasm> They must have been advertising aggressively. </sarcasm>

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 17:08 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-E2S real-world samples (100 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: Another overpriced APS-C camera. You can get the same 16mp sensor with a bargain bin D7000!

Mirrorless, just reselling the same stuff at a premium price!

Agreed that mirrorless is overpriced. Now that Samsung is dead, and my NX300 is getting old, I contemplate my options going forward. Fuji lens prices are crazy. Sony lens prices are crazy (both FF and APS-C of which there really aren't that many). I don't want to go back to OVF, so I guess I'll just either wait until Canon has the OSPDAF completely sorted out or go μ4/3. *grumble,grumble*

Actually, μ4/3 is starting to look pretty good value-wise.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E2S real-world samples (100 comments in total)
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SwissSwiss: Enjoyed the photos.
Carey Rose, what camera system do you use for your private/personal work? Just curious.

agree... all compelling shots!

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 13:41 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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shademaster: I don't really understand the point of having a "flagship" APS-C body when the "flagship" lenses are all full frame. Why not just make a full frame sensor with an optional crop readout mode where you can (quickly) read out only the center pixels (in APS-C crop mode)? Maybe the design is prohibitively expensive or noisy?

So how about canon/nikon/sony offer some "flagship" APS-C zoom lenses? Then I could see having flagship bodies to go with these flagship lenses. Otherwise, a fast crop-mode readout on the FF sensor would make much more sense (if technologically possible).

@MaxIso,
Samsung is dead. I won't buy the 50-150 2.8, but might buy the 50-200 4.5-5.5.

Fuji could be interesting, but their 50-140 f/2.8 weighs much more than the equiv FF 70-200 f/4's.

Sony seems like the conventional choice if one wants to go mirrorless. We'll see. For this soccer season, I'll probably just bide my time and get the Samsung 50-200.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 18:32 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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shademaster: I don't really understand the point of having a "flagship" APS-C body when the "flagship" lenses are all full frame. Why not just make a full frame sensor with an optional crop readout mode where you can (quickly) read out only the center pixels (in APS-C crop mode)? Maybe the design is prohibitively expensive or noisy?

So how about canon/nikon/sony offer some "flagship" APS-C zoom lenses? Then I could see having flagship bodies to go with these flagship lenses. Otherwise, a fast crop-mode readout on the FF sensor would make much more sense (if technologically possible).

@PerL,
What was the problem with the 50-150? Must have been MUCH more portable than the 70-200 FF, no?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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shademaster: I don't really understand the point of having a "flagship" APS-C body when the "flagship" lenses are all full frame. Why not just make a full frame sensor with an optional crop readout mode where you can (quickly) read out only the center pixels (in APS-C crop mode)? Maybe the design is prohibitively expensive or noisy?

So how about canon/nikon/sony offer some "flagship" APS-C zoom lenses? Then I could see having flagship bodies to go with these flagship lenses. Otherwise, a fast crop-mode readout on the FF sensor would make much more sense (if technologically possible).

"Another big point is that this camera is seen by nikon as a secondary body "

True... but wouldn't it be easier for the FF owners if there was a magic "crop" button on the D5 that would make it perform like a D500 without the need to put the lens on the other body. (Again: I don't know about the sensor readout design issues here...) For the rest of us who don't have the disposable income to spend on FF bodies or lenses, give us more reasonably priced APS-C lenses, please.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
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