Paul JM

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On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (658 comments in total)
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Hellraiser: Note for Oly, Panny & Co. - Please give us a not to expensive f2.8 constant aperture standard zoom - something like Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 but made smaller for M43, pretty pretty please! :)

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/865111-REG/Panasonic_H_HS12035_Lumix_G_X_Vario.html

Great lens

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 07:41 UTC
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PanchoVilla: Fuji's look good on the outside and on paper, but once you handle them they feel like hollow tin cans. I have a feeling this camera will provide the same kind of handling and performance disappointment!

Pop round and borrow my xpro2 and then explain to me the hollow tin can scenario.
To be frank, I prefer using it well ahead of my Canon dSLRs. I suspect that only hollow thing is between your ears.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:13 UTC
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Autriche78: So why do I as an X-series shooter since the X-E1 suddenly feel like I've been royally screwed?

Am I the only one?

Because there is clearly no pleasing you.
This is a completely different beast to the x series, which I also have owned since the X-E1. I am delighted that Fuji have taken this step, applaud their creative impact, and dont feel any regret at all. Not sure if I will take the step up to medium format, but will consider it

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:11 UTC
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tom1234567: I will stick to the Fuji X-T2

Tom G

Vajinski after your appalling obsequious posts on this thread I would lay low for the time being. I am a lifelong canon customer but their efforts in the mirror less world are pathetic

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:14 UTC
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Karroly: So these pricey, high quality, lenses are targeted to professional cinematographers...
Now avalaible in M4/3 mount. Fine.
Then a naive and true question because I am curious to know : why would a professional cinematographer buy a "cheap" m4/3 body with a tiny sensor to attach it to these high-grade lenses ?

Blackmagic pocket cinema camera

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 22:02 UTC
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The Davinator: This may replace my 23 f1.4 for street work

Jon Schtick I am not sure you actually read the comments. They supported the use of an f2.0 lens over the 1.4 on the basis of weight and weather resistance. Nothing to suggest that it sucks.
Read it slowly mate and try again

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 01:39 UTC
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Parhelic: Here is the SONIKON killer :)

Nekrosoft13, what exactly would you have liked to have seen on the model ? I am no apologist for Canon and bought a number of mirrorless cameras to supplement my Canon dSLRs but not sure what more you would like to have seen on a new 5D. It sits below the 5DSR in terms of pixel count which you would expect, is up to 7 fps, and will accommodate 4k video. What is it that you were looking for ?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:32 UTC
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The Davinator: This may replace my 23 f1.4 for street work

Yep. Drive me crazy having forked out for the 1.4. I love the lens, but it is heavy and not weather resistant.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:26 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: Great little unit with excellent files/images.
A lot of noise from gearheads with probably no idea on actually making an image and then printing it.
This modern age is so wasted on tech.

Ok. Then back to film for you mate

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 01:12 UTC
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (230 comments in total)
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Aroart: I had the xe1 and loved the Image quality.. It blew away my Olympus omd em5m2, Sony a6000, Canon70d and 7dm2.... But the focusing performance was so so.. Can't wait to see the new 24mp sensor and focusing system trickle down to the less expensive cameras...

life is short. Dont wait, buy the xpro2. I love it to death

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 05:30 UTC
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SaltLakeGuy: As much as I enjoyed top Canon, Nikon and Sigma lenses on their native products back in the day, I have NO interest in NON native lenses on my A7RII. It all works far too well, and the lenses I use are far too good to compete with. Sadly many are born tinkerers.

Sadly ? Really ? What ridiculous pontification. The concept of adapting third party lenses has lead to technical improvement, competition between brands etc. Personally, I am not interested, but the idea of referring to it as 'sad', is, well, sad.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 02:27 UTC
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Paul JM: Really tried hard to like MFT. The lenses are generally great, but having bought both Olympus and Pana MFT bodies, I sold them all. The image quality just doesn't measure up to top line APSc bodies, let alone FF. Much happier with the image quality and colour rendition that Fuji delivers, and only a little more heft

Agree about video. Kept most of my MFT lenses for use on the Blackmagic pocket. Works a treat
But for stills.......

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 06:50 UTC

Really tried hard to like MFT. The lenses are generally great, but having bought both Olympus and Pana MFT bodies, I sold them all. The image quality just doesn't measure up to top line APSc bodies, let alone FF. Much happier with the image quality and colour rendition that Fuji delivers, and only a little more heft

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 00:48 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
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dansclic: Who cares about this ? People paying more than 6000 dollars are not buying sigma lenses I guess ? I wouldn't anyway. Professional photographers do not want to create problems for themselves, So better stick to genuine lenses that will never cause any problem.

Dansclic, you have no clue mate. There are plenty of people who buy premium cameras and use premium lenses from third party producers. Me included. I greatly enjoy using a Sigma 20 1.4 with a 5 DSR. Metabones have made a substantial business out of matching third party lenses to premium cameras. So while this article may not interest you, your response is, well, just internet white-noise.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 06:31 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200 (216 comments in total)
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Paul JM: "or as a second camera for full-frame Nikon shooters, there’s little to complain about"
what a bizarre statement. Sounds like a nice idea, but I long ago gave up trying to combine a (Canon) FF body with a second APSc body as the lens requirements are completely different. I use a 7D with a 300mm for sports, but otherwise never pull it out of the cupboard as the lenses I keep for my FF Canon just dont suit the crop sensor

Wrong focal lengths
Each lens suddenly becomes a focal length that is "wrong" and no longer the tool I am used to using when I pair them with a crop sensor
They work fine but they are not what I am used to using

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200 (216 comments in total)

"or as a second camera for full-frame Nikon shooters, there’s little to complain about"
what a bizarre statement. Sounds like a nice idea, but I long ago gave up trying to combine a (Canon) FF body with a second APSc body as the lens requirements are completely different. I use a 7D with a 300mm for sports, but otherwise never pull it out of the cupboard as the lenses I keep for my FF Canon just dont suit the crop sensor

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 12:16 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
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pulsar123: Why so much testing/discussing of jpeg quality - does anyone actually shots jpeg on 1DX?! This would be appropriate for the Rebel line, but not for the top tier line of Canon DSLRs.

Liberated by complete ignorance....

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 14:32 UTC

Anyone know if you are limited to using the standard phone app, or can you transfer files from Filmic Pro ?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 05:33 UTC as 4th comment
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Karroly: Are these filters for photographers who prefer to carry loads of expensive accessories rather than spending (losing ?) their time in post-processing ?
Or do I miss something ?

Karroly there are limits to what you can do post. If there is a very large DR in the image to capture, if you bring up shadows too much they get noisy and if you drop highlights too much they often start to look waxy and featureless. There is no doubt that skilful use of a graded ND filter is an excellent option for meticulous landscapers. Not a matter of losing time, just a different, and often better way, of doing things.
So yes, you probably are missing something. Bad question to ask on forums. You can almost always be certain that they answer is 'yes' and that there will be a pile of people who know more than you do, so probably better not to invite ridicule by asking for it.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 08:38 UTC
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Lassoni: Kinda proves that they rushed the 5Ds(R) cameras a bit too soon? http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr144_0=canon_eos80d&attr144_1=canon_eos5dsr&attr144_2=canon_eos80d&attr144_3=canon_eos5dsr&attr146_0=100_5&attr146_1=100_5&attr146_2=100_6&attr146_3=100_6&normalization=compare&widget=327&x=0.4056409080486126&y=-0.1657513275094209

Completely different camera, with different uses. I own and use the 5dsr, and hardly ever use it above base ISO. It is a camera for tripod use, optimal conditions, not sport, travel, stand and shoot like a crop sensor dSLR.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 11:11 UTC
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