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On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2469 comments in total)
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rfsIII: Thanks for legitimizing one man's crackpot theory. You have set photographic understanding back by 150 years and made life harder for photography teachers everywhere.
What you guys are ignoring is that f-stop also controls overall performance of the lens. Most lenses are sharpest at their middle apertures—there's no "equivalence" for that law of optical engineering. The image from a cropped sensor camera is not going to be as sharp across the frame at f/2.8 as one from a large-sensor camera is at f/5.6.

@rfsIII: In theory you might be right about sharpness, but simply take a look at the pics and compare FF/5.6 to 1"/2.0:
Do you see any difference in sharpness?
I don't.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 17:42 UTC

Incredible resolution and excellent colors:

Maybe, Foveon should make a Fourthirds version and sell it to Olympus.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 18:52 UTC as 6th comment
On article Olympus debuts 'Anywhere Classroom' video series (43 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: Nice video - well shot ( I take it NOT via an Olympus as their current video models are poor) Shame that DRP didn't see fit to cover this same news item 4 times - then again it's NOT a Nikon….Anyone else fed up with YET MORE D810 news ?

The video was recorded with the same camera model.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
On article Olympus debuts 'Anywhere Classroom' video series (43 comments in total)
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gunkan: For landscape use D800/1DX/5D Mark II or III. OR even medium format.

I tryed several M4/3 but at the end the IQ of Fuji APS-C was better and the bokeh too.

Perhaps at low ISO the EPL-5 can compete with Fuji X-A1, i really loved EPL-5. But at high iso or looking for bokeh, the X-A1 APS-C rules it.

M4/3 are really fun cameras, very convinient, lightweight and so on. But IQ can't compete with bigger sensors.

Top M4/3 cameras an lenses have insane prices. For those prices you can get some professional full frame stuff.

Tell this to the pro in the video who is earning money by using a totally inferior system (according to your comment).

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 20:45 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (865 comments in total)
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tirmite: When will DPReview, the eminent technical blog supposedly, stop playing the dishonest lens equivalency game? So if it's "equivalent" to a 24-70mm then you also HAVE to make the f-stop "equivalent." It is NOT like a 1.8-2.8 aperture. It would give DOF results more like an f4.0-5.6 lens would it not? Being able to shoot in low light is more a function of ISO and sensor noise these days, but for some of us having control over depth-of-field is still what separates a snapshot from a photograph. This camera is NOT a replacement for a 35mm DSLR with a "real" 24-70mm f2.8 lens, although it's clearly a great little pocket camera. How about truthful, accurate marketing both by the manufacturer and camera reviewers about what a lens REALLY is equivalent to if you're going to make that selling point in the first place?

You are plain wrong. The numbers are not marketing, but the correct optical description of the lens.

Regarding eDOF:
Most buyers of compacts care more about speed than DOF, because it helps to keep ISO low. The larger DOF of small sensors often even helps in this respect.

So why should you even mention an eDOF number? For a portraitist who wants to replace his FF/F2.8 with a compact?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 18:08 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 (92 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: I like everything about it except for the hilarious hugeness, which would be a dealbreaker for me. Damn the laws of optics.

Same for me.
If size is crucial, I can recommend Olympus Stylus 1:
Very fast and easy to handle, very good lens & iq and still very portable.
If you like to read a well done review:

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 10:42 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 (92 comments in total)
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DWM: This camera is huge! What exactly is the advantage of a 1" sensor again? I'd rather have a D5300 and a kit zoom. Or a Nikon 1 and 10-100mm if small size was important.

Nikon1&10-100 is not really smaller and even heavier:

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 10:31 UTC
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MichaelIsGreat4: These pictures would be SO MUCH BETTER IN COLOR!!!

There is this false idea (sometimes even snobbish, falsely "hip" idea) that quality pictures ought to be in black and white! Wrong!! It is much worse when a good picture is in black and white than if it would have been color.
Why? We live in a world full of colors, WE DO NOT LIVE IN A WORLD THAT IS BLACK AND WHITE!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing anyway these pictures.

@ MichaelIsGreat4:
You sound a bit narrow-minded to me. Saying monochrome photos are bad because of the availability of color is like saying paintings are useless because of the availability of photography.

I usually also prefer colors, but in this context, b&w gives a "dreamy" impression, in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 09:42 UTC

Wow, just wow. Every picture tells a little story and is beautifully captured.
What a great photographer and - I presume - what a great dad he is!

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 00:02 UTC as 39th comment
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (196 comments in total)

So, finally Canon joins the FourThirds system. ;-)

It is basically a µFT with an F2.0 zoom lens. Excellent!
If the lens performs as well as on the previous model, Canon has a clear winner.

Only drawback:
Choices are getting more difficult: GM1, E-M10 or G1Xm2...???

Well done, Canon!

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 16:38 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review (346 comments in total)
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KakoW: In need of a new camera, I went to the store today to try it out.

I was blown away : it offers full manual control in a small package and a very impressive IS. With the 17 f1.8 it handles well.

My GF didn't like it. The grip is short and shallow. She voted for the X-T1. She felt the E-M10 requires an aperture ring, since your left hand rests under the lens.

Try it before you buy it, is what I'm trying to say.

You should probably get...

... a new girlfriend!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review (346 comments in total)
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BBking83: So... 10 years ago when the first 4/3 camera came out, no one complained about the lack of bokeh. The Olympus E-1.

I can guarantee that all the "no bokeh, no buy" spokes people never knew this and will refuse to recognise or accept that it's the SAME SIZE (regarding sensor) as this.

And every other m4/3 camera.

@ itsa: You seem to have no idea about bokeh/DOF.

An m43 "normal" with 50mm/F2.8 (equiv.), effective speed of F1.8 and excellent sharpness is much more usable than a cheap FF 50mm/F1.8 that does not focus correctly and shows heavy vignetting.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 20:47 UTC
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nerd2: FF body + 50mm 1.8 lens has better IQ, more control of DOF and is way cheaper overall. Stupid people are stupid.

... don't you think it is a little stupid to confuse 85mm with 50mm.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 17:47 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Can Fuji make an M4/3s version of this lens? I would pay twice that for an M4/3s version that auto focuses and has image stabilization.

Sorry for being a bit rude, but your repetitive calculations are pure nonsense. They might work between Nikon and Canon, but not for much else.
Just take a look at Panasonic's other prime lenses and you know your totally off. What you call 'reasonable' is simply not an affordable price for most companies. The 42.5 will be higher than 1.000 USD in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 11:20 UTC
On article DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 (394 comments in total)
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(unknown member): A friend of mine is quite happy with one of these, but I dont get it, no. The camera is as big as a 35mm full-frame Olympus OM2n and bigger than a D40x Nikon.
It is almost as big as my Nikon 7100 and a lot more expensive. With the good f2.8 zoom it costs as much as a new Nikon D800 body, WIERD!!
OMD is nowhere near as flexible as the old R1 Sony which was a complete system in itself with a great 24-120mm lens (still the best available-but not on NEX machines).
You can then spend another fortune on another set of doubtless excellent lenses, and get Leica quality for less..... but existentially WHY would you do this? Beats me, mate....

Poor munro, you really seem to have problems with this product. ;-)
Let me try to help:
"It is almost as big as my Nikon 7100 and a lot more expensive."
If it is too large for you, take the E-M1 or a PEN.

"With the good f2.8 zoom it costs as much as a new Nikon D800 body"
Why not? The D800 has quite different features and is of no use without a lens. Get a comparable lens for it and you spend another 1000€, but beware of rain or dust and prepare for some "weight-lifting".

"OMD is nowhere near as flexible as the old R1"
Are you joking? Try to put a pancake lens on the R1...

"You can then spend another fortune..."
You can, but do not have to. Excellent Zuikos start from 250€.
Very good Sigmas like the 60mm/F2,8 from 160€.

M43 is simply the most versatile system out there regarding sizes, bodies and lenses: No other system offers a pocket-sized GM1 and a fully featured E-M1.

Finally, if you still wonder why so many people like it: Just ask your friend, why he's so happy with it. ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 09:07 UTC
On article Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup (2013) (296 comments in total)
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Alpha Whiskey Photography: Love my EM5. Waterfalls, night shots, wildlife. Shot everything with it. Who wants my FX DSLR? ;)


Great pictures, thanks for sharing!
You really seem to have lots of fun with your M5.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 19:05 UTC
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basilboy: I've started my digital shooting with a C-5060, then used C-8080, SP320, XZ-1, for my personal work, and enjoyed all of them immensely. Then I made the mistake of purchasing a XZ-2 with its very poor focusing performance. I waited with patience hoping Olympus would come up with a firmware correction / upgrade, but nothing happened. I'm using the LX-7 now, and I'm very happy with it. I don't think I will touch another Olympus compact. In the past I've also used with satisfaction, LX3, Canon G9 and G15. I've still got my C-5060 and LX3. Thought I'd share my thoughts :)

Write this to Olympus' customer service.
I'm quite happy with my XZ-2, but yes, under certain circumstances I better use manual focus.
LX-7 is great, but I still don't like Panasonic's skin colors.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 11:50 UTC
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)

Great improvement in functionality!
I miss the little robot, though. You should have put him in, instead of the Beatles. I also think that there's no replacement for the paper-clips.

Looking forward to the database filling up with older models...

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 19:05 UTC as 105th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Real-world Samples (148 comments in total)
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DELETED88781: Good photos but when i compare it to my D7100/Tokina 11-16/Tamron 24-70vc 2.8 i can tell instantly that is a pocket quality.

Quality is subjective, and hard subject to argue but i can assure you that mirrorless is not there yet.

I am not a fan or a boy but Nikon DSLR leave this in the dust as far as pure IQ.

Your D7100 surely is an excellent camera, but I think your view is very limited. Yes, the selection of lenses for m4/3 is smaller than that of APS-C, but the quality is on par. I do not think that you could tell from this shot, that is was made with a "pocket cam":

Personally, I hope that m43 will last, because I will never want to buy a large, heavy and noisy DSLR. It's good to have a choice.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 20:01 UTC
On article Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint (233 comments in total)
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tommy leong: something odd about Olympus, given its success with OMD i would think that the XZ-2 would be a walk in the park for them.

YET somehow they managed to ruin XZ-2 autofocus...
Its a great little camera but i wouldn't whole heartedly recommend it.
Seems like they didn't finish off the important part of their products.

I would not call it "ruined".
It can get tricky when in full zoom and F>3.0, but most of the time there are no problems.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 09:59 UTC
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