Fygaren

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On article Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (420 comments in total)
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Chris2210: I find it hard to be excited about this lens and NOT to be more than just a bit annoyed.

I'm sure it's a good lens. But let's just imagine this was going to be your principal lens for the system, on an EM1 II. In equivalence terms [yes equivalence DOES matter - it's why you need faster primes for MfT in the first place], it's a 35[ish]mm f2.4. If an f1.2 is always an f1.2, then a 17mm lens is always a 17mm lens - you can't have it both ways. It isn't just a DoF issue either, the equivalence is a sound principle because it also gives a guide to the total amount of light gathered. It's 2 stops in both instances.

Having got that out of the way you can buy 35mm format 35mm f2.0 [yes, not exactly the same - it's half a stop better in terms of equivalence. The Canon EF 35mm f2 IS USM Lens, is substantially less than half the price and what's more it's a lighter, shorter lens.

@Chris - It may not be critical, espesially outdoors.
Indoors metering takes a hit pretty fast, its like using a f3.5 kit zoom instead of a f1.8 prime, a two stop difference.
I think the price has more to do with what Jan Chelminski said. You pay for the build quality, rendering, edge sharpness, control of CA etc. All the reasons they have a million lens elements in that shelter.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 16:38 UTC
On article Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (420 comments in total)
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Chris2210: I find it hard to be excited about this lens and NOT to be more than just a bit annoyed.

I'm sure it's a good lens. But let's just imagine this was going to be your principal lens for the system, on an EM1 II. In equivalence terms [yes equivalence DOES matter - it's why you need faster primes for MfT in the first place], it's a 35[ish]mm f2.4. If an f1.2 is always an f1.2, then a 17mm lens is always a 17mm lens - you can't have it both ways. It isn't just a DoF issue either, the equivalence is a sound principle because it also gives a guide to the total amount of light gathered. It's 2 stops in both instances.

Having got that out of the way you can buy 35mm format 35mm f2.0 [yes, not exactly the same - it's half a stop better in terms of equivalence. The Canon EF 35mm f2 IS USM Lens, is substantially less than half the price and what's more it's a lighter, shorter lens.

A FF camera does not have a 2-stop advantage in low light AF/metering.
The best FF/mFT are about -4 EV I think. Raising ISO does not help AF.

The Oly 12-100/4 has lightning fast AF on a mFT camera, the equivalent 24-200/8 lens would be terrible at AF on the best FF cameras(usually just a few AF-points would work) or not work at all if the camera is a few years old.
Why is this? Its because f4=f4 in terms of lens speed (its true meaning) and light intensity falling on the sensor.

What could be argued as more correct is to say that the 17/1.2 is equivalent to 34/1.2 stopped down to f2.4 (camera will AF/meter at f1.2 and expose at f/2.4).
If not the mFT will have a two stop advantage in low light AF/metering.
Also the two lenses would probably have more similar build quality, edge sharpeness etc. as Jan says.
The FF system would have a two stop advantage in light gathering/DOF, but also "two-stop" bigger.

f1.8 on FF is equivalent to f14 on 8x10 format, does that make f1.8 slow?

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 15:14 UTC

Pfff..
Equivalent to f/14 on 8X10 format!
How will it ever be able to autofocus in anything other than in full sunlight!?!
The Sony A7R III will only AF to -3EV, just like an old Panasonic camera. (A7R II will only AF to -2EV, GH4 to -4EV)

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 22:48 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies
On article Flickr reveals its top 25 photos of 2016 (190 comments in total)
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Chris Noble: Interesting that they are all landscapes. No street photography, no portraits.

Portaits is like first grade,
Street is like second grade,
Landscape is like a PHD.

Im at portraits..

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 20:30 UTC
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El Chavo: Let's see if there will be the same outcry from the mFT crowd about the upcoming video as there was about the clearly (labeled) "ad" video on the a6500.

I will venture a guess that this time there will be nothing wrong with it.

Stop crying, the video is not even here yet.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 14:39 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1395 comments in total)
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neverendinglight: So do I buy 2 G85's with the decent kit lenses or one EM1 ii body? Serious question. I get that it depends on my uses, but I'm an enthusiast that likes to shoot all sorts of types, including video. Currently shooting EM5ii and GX8. IQ seems to be about the same, but I seem to get better results from the GX8 which makes complete sense because I absolutely love the EM5 design/looks/ergonomics and the opposite is true of the GX8 (ugh!). Decisions decisions.

Two cameras with kit lenses, sweet!
You could have one camera zoomed at tele over your right sholder one at wide over your left sholder ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 09:17 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1395 comments in total)
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Beckler8: "The Mark II is customizable to the point where it's overwhelming"

Not sure why this is constantly mentioned in the review. The more customizable it is the better - nobody is 'overwhelmed'. If every single control is assignable, that's exactly ideal. If you want to criticize the UI, that's different.

Additionally, if they actually put some thought into UI, they'd have a PC or mobile app that really lets you easily change not only all hardware functions, but all the menus, etc., as you choose, and create preset groups to assign to whatever you want, etc. You could essentially have entirely different user (or use) profiles.

Very good comment, Id like an app on my pc.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 22:43 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1395 comments in total)
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ekaton: I am amazed about the number of insecure mft shooters (I do own a PenF). No matter the impressive speed and top build quality the sensor is the achilles heel of this newest mft flagship. I hear it is sport shooters wet dream. But sport shooting requires speed, not only fps, buffer speed, EVF refresh rate, but also high shutter speed to freeze motion. The latter requires to increase iso, unless its outdoors sport in bright daylight, and back to the sensor problem we are....

Yeah, I remember back in 2012 when they were still selling the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III. It was impossible to freeze motion with it, as it had the same high ISO noise as todays mFT cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1395 comments in total)
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Fygaren: That mode dial is pretty ugly viewed from the front...oh well, guess its not a dealbreaker. Something to improve on the Mark III though.

I was trying to make a joke about there not beeing much to improve, I failed :)

Only thing Im not happy with is quality with 60p video, and it would be nice with a dedicated ISO dial.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 13:03 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1395 comments in total)

That mode dial is pretty ugly viewed from the front...oh well, guess its not a dealbreaker. Something to improve on the Mark III though.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 17:55 UTC as 161st comment | 4 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1395 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: Two thousand whaaaaa???

Get a job

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1395 comments in total)
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Sigma82: It's funny how the ff maniacs all come to comments every m43 camera news,. We got it, tiny sensor, overpriced, bad iq blah blah blah. We really got it. Now please go enjoy ur cameras and leave us m43 users with our pieces of crap. Thank you ;)

LOL, you only read the first sentence?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 13:03 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1395 comments in total)
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Sigma82: It's funny how the ff maniacs all come to comments every m43 camera news,. We got it, tiny sensor, overpriced, bad iq blah blah blah. We really got it. Now please go enjoy ur cameras and leave us m43 users with our pieces of crap. Thank you ;)

Paul JM, The sensor is a tiny part of a camera system (espesially for mFT you would probably say)
I sold most of my gear for this high quality WR lens combo: a superzoom and a fast 50mm eq prime. I could have kept my E-M5 II with grip, but I figured these two lenses would get so much use I could just as well buy a camera with a bigger grip and get lots of extra tech with it. I espesially like the fast readout of the electronic shutter and see myself using it for everything but fast panning. The two lenses are quite expensive, so when the price of the E-M1 was released I looked serioulsly at Fuji.
But for Fuji I cant find any better IQ. The sensor is only 1 stop better, but the 35/2 lens is more than one stop slower making the IQ better with 25/1.2 for everything exept base ISO where I find the difference irrelevant. The rest of the package with IBIS, superzoom and all, tells me Im WAY better off going with Olympus for best IQ. The system is what gets you good IQ, not just the sensor.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 10:05 UTC
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tokyojerry: It's not going to come cheap. I would (could) almost call it 'gouging the consumer on price'. Initial (best) pricing in Japan is going to be around ¥212,000. That easily equates to over $2,000 USD (body ONLY, btw). The brand new Sony α6500, also soon to be released in the same time frame (first week or so in December) will run about ¥140,000 JPY (roughly $1,310 USD) And technologically, the Sony has a larger APS-C and 24MP sensor to boot as well. Frankly, I really enjoy using my 'el cheapo' OM-D E-M10-II by comparison). What it comes down to, is it worth such a mark up in price to gain 4K (already have through my Panasonic G7 sidekick camera) and the other bells and whistles of the new Olympus OM-D E-M1-II? Like to have? You bet! Willing to pay? Hmmm.... I have Sony, Panasonic, Olympus equipment.

Why are we doing these silly comparisons to Sony?

It has a lager sensor that in some circumstances may give you up to one stop "better" image, If you manage to get the shot that is... l bet thats the only thing the camera got on the E-M1 when we see both reviews.
So next, the lenses.. the main reason to go for a camera like the E-M1...

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 23:02 UTC
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tokyojerry: It's not going to come cheap. I would (could) almost call it 'gouging the consumer on price'. Initial (best) pricing in Japan is going to be around ¥212,000. That easily equates to over $2,000 USD (body ONLY, btw). The brand new Sony α6500, also soon to be released in the same time frame (first week or so in December) will run about ¥140,000 JPY (roughly $1,310 USD) And technologically, the Sony has a larger APS-C and 24MP sensor to boot as well. Frankly, I really enjoy using my 'el cheapo' OM-D E-M10-II by comparison). What it comes down to, is it worth such a mark up in price to gain 4K (already have through my Panasonic G7 sidekick camera) and the other bells and whistles of the new Olympus OM-D E-M1-II? Like to have? You bet! Willing to pay? Hmmm.... I have Sony, Panasonic, Olympus equipment.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-6500

"Not only that, the touchscreen cannot be used for anything other than moving AF points and flipping through images in playback. How silly is that?"

"A touchscreen is the perfect answer to a lack of physical control points, but by limiting its use, Sony shot themselves in the foot."

"I'm not all the impressed with the Sony's video IS performance."

"Still, I can't help but think Sony may have benefited holding off on the release to spend more time refining it."

"For instance, when shooting 4K video, the screen automatically dims. There is no way to use the 'Sunny Weather' option: it's simply greyed out. This makes the a6500 nearly impossible to use in bright sunlight while shooting 4K video with the LCD. And I'm told the reason is to mitigate overheating, which seems like an imperfect fix for a known issue, and one that creates a new issue entirely."

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
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tokyojerry: It's not going to come cheap. I would (could) almost call it 'gouging the consumer on price'. Initial (best) pricing in Japan is going to be around ¥212,000. That easily equates to over $2,000 USD (body ONLY, btw). The brand new Sony α6500, also soon to be released in the same time frame (first week or so in December) will run about ¥140,000 JPY (roughly $1,310 USD) And technologically, the Sony has a larger APS-C and 24MP sensor to boot as well. Frankly, I really enjoy using my 'el cheapo' OM-D E-M10-II by comparison). What it comes down to, is it worth such a mark up in price to gain 4K (already have through my Panasonic G7 sidekick camera) and the other bells and whistles of the new Olympus OM-D E-M1-II? Like to have? You bet! Willing to pay? Hmmm.... I have Sony, Panasonic, Olympus equipment.

The A6500 is a half finished product with only one control wheel that overheats and almost turn the back screen off when shooting 4k etc etc.
Thats why its cheaper, you get what you pay for.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 16:42 UTC
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ljgude: I have the original OM-D and the OM-D EM-10 Mark II and shoot mostly stills. The deal breaker on the new eM-1 for me is the articulated screen. I strongly prefer the "less versatile" snap down screen that stays behind the camera because I use it as a waist level finder like a Rolleiflex for casual street shooting because most people never saw waist level shooting I'm just an old guy who seems to be confused by his camera. The newer EM-10 Mark II is even better because it focuses and shoots from the touch screen. All that becomes problematical once the screen articulates out to the side. So no new EM-1 for me. But I'll keep my eye peeled for a new EM-10 and hope it retains the non articulated screen.
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I loved the screen on the E-M5I as I do a lot of low level shooting. I thought the articulating screen on the E-M5II could be a dealbreaker.
After a year and a half with the Mark II I find I prefer the articulating screen and only a fixed screen will ever be a dealbreaker.
I turn off the eye sensor and always have the screen facing inwards. When shooting low, I flip it out and rotate in one motion. The screen automatically activates and I am ready to focus and shoot with my thumb. The screen sits in my hand, so it doesnt make the camera look bigger or draw attention.
When I flip the screen back in it switches to the EVF and is well protected, couldnt be better IMO

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 10:43 UTC
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Mateus1: Olympus M1 mkII versus others:

M1 mkII $2000 - Fuji X-T2 $1600
M1 mkII $2000 - Fuji X-Pro2 $1550
M1 mkII $2000 - Sony A6500 $1400
M1 mkII $2000 - Sony A7 II $1500
M1 mkII $2000 - Pentax K-1 $1950
M1 mkII $2000 - Pentax K-3 II $850
M1 mkII $2000 - Nikon D500 $1800
M1 mkII $2000 - Nikon D750 $1800
M1 mkII $2000 - Canon D6 $1500

For me it's clear, no m4/3 cam is worth in 2017 this mad $2000 price. Period. I do not take all these arguments about M1 mkII size benefit (give me a brake it's bigger and heavier than all APS-C, and same as a few FF, and Olys Pro lenses are huge, heavy & pricely too), WR (others are WR), 4K (others have it), IBIS (others have it), build (other are also bulid great). Most important thing is: M1mk2 offer the tiniest sensor in big body - it's 25% size of FF and almost 2 time smaller then APS-C (you know how it impact on IQ). All I can say is this: I would never pay in 2017 for best m4/3 more then $1300 if I have such amazing offer from APS-C and FF today.

You need at least 4 of those cameras to do half of what the E-M1 II can do, so $2000 is a bargain!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 00:59 UTC
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Azathothh: mushy flat photos... meh

So is it the camera or the photographer?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 10:23 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)

Equivalent to f11 on 8x10!
Will it even AF on a cloudy day?!?

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 13:33 UTC as 9th comment
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