Michael_13

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On article X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review (343 comments in total)
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2eyesee: Can someone please explain to me why people find these retro designs appealing? Am I just not 'old school' enough (I got into photography about 15 years ago)?

Because most modern designs look like a bar of soap and lack buttons.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 18:10 UTC
On article Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens (149 comments in total)

@DPREVIEW:
Please stop spreading small bits of information all over the place with these annoying "slide shows". Constant clicking forward and scrolling up and down for reading the subtitles is a huge p.i.t.a!

Thanks!
Michael

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 22:15 UTC as 6th comment
On article Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens (149 comments in total)
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lacikuss: This lens defeat the very purpose of m43 system. These look like FF lenses. Heavy and bulky.

Lacikuss, these lenses do not in the slightest defeat the purpose of m43 as there already are many small and light-weight lenses for the system.
These here simply are specialized for video rigs.
I really do not understand your constant objection against m43. If APSC is best for you, so be it. Others prefer m43 for different reasons.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 22:09 UTC
On article Lytro plans to shed jobs as it shifts focus to video (506 comments in total)

Yes, video may do the trick. Auto focus systems are quite bad at tracking a specific target.
If they can put this into phones and specialized consumer video cameras, I see a real marketing chance for them.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 22:28 UTC as 29th comment
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LukeDuciel: "He said that users of sensors with a similar number of pixels to 40 million had to use a tripod all the time to make their images look sharp, but that OM-D users could switch between using a tripod and not, according to the resolution mode set on the camera."

why i cannot see the logic?

Badi, how many of these stabilized lenses can really resolve 40 or 50 mp?
I still believe his statements more than yours. :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 08:04 UTC
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LukeDuciel: "He said that users of sensors with a similar number of pixels to 40 million had to use a tripod all the time to make their images look sharp, but that OM-D users could switch between using a tripod and not, according to the resolution mode set on the camera."

why i cannot see the logic?

Luke, I think he means that you can achieve 16mp handheld with IBIS, but not 40mp without IBIS.
So for 40mp you always need a tripod, no matter what camera you use. But for 16mp you can use a stabilized camera like OMD.
I also guess that IBIS for a 40mp sensor is currently not possible, but we'll see what Sony does with the 7R.2.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 00:17 UTC
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ProfHankD: "Sensor manufacturers have concentrated mostly on providing high ISO settings that are not often used, he said, and had neglected low settings in their favor, but Olympus hopes this will change very soon."

As QEs go up, it gets harder to have a big enough place to dump all that charge. The problem as I see it is sensors trying to use the same integration time for all pixels. For example, why not have a bright pixel sampled multiple times, and then averaged (digitally), during an exposure long enough to get detail in the dark pixels? I've been doing a better variant of this in my research: http://aggregate.org/DIT/ei20140205.pdf

Sounds interesting, Hank. Are you in contact with sensor manufacturers about this idea?
How much better is your result compared to a multiple exposure that is integrated afterwards?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 23:56 UTC

Thanks for this enjoyable interview!
You asked the right questions and Mr. Kataoka gave honest sounding and down to earth answers.

Must have been a lot of fun talking to him.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 17:28 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On article 3,200 megapixel LSST camera gets construction approval (257 comments in total)

They should take fourthirds format - would greatly reduce the bulk!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 20:36 UTC as 33rd comment
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Dave Oddie: Two converter lenses required to extend the range? Doesn't his defeat the object of this type of camera?

" Doesn't his defeat the object(ive) of this type of camera?"

No, how could it?
It just ads some options for its users.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 18:48 UTC

Great improvement for an already great little camera.
Thanks, Olympus!

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 18:42 UTC as 8th comment
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WetCoast: 1" sensor, please. No more 2/3", 1/1.7" or 1/2.3"... :)

No, thanks!
Size of Stylus 1 is just fine and also i.q.
Buy something else, if you think you need 1 inch.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 18:41 UTC
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munro harrap: You can take good photographs with any camera. You can do it under these controlled lighting conditions with an e5000 nikon digicam- I have done, and you can do it with an Olympus E1 which is only 5MP. The Fujis are OK for snaps- they have good lenses and sensors. But given the choice between an XTI and a full-frame machine from any manufacturer what person who needs to make a living by selling photographs will happily prefer half-frame cameras?

Basically everyone who understands that mirrorless has many advantages and iq is not an issue anymore.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 19:48 UTC
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LBJ2: "which offers a fast maximum aperture of F2.8 throughout its zoom range"

Applying the crop factor, is this new lens really an equivalent f2.8 "throughout its zoom range" or is it really equivalent to 24-83mm f4.2 ?

Even if you don't agree, we are mostly in the same boat: I subscribe to all the points you just listed. All I want to add is that you don't even have to learn the theory:
Just look at the results of different systems that represent your type of photography and pick the system you like best. Nowadays, the difference in IQ is so little in most applications that for most people sensor size - and its theory ;-) - is irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 11:05 UTC
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LBJ2: "which offers a fast maximum aperture of F2.8 throughout its zoom range"

Applying the crop factor, is this new lens really an equivalent f2.8 "throughout its zoom range" or is it really equivalent to 24-83mm f4.2 ?

"...and therefore it would affect noise levels in the end."
I know, but in real-world application, sensor efficiency reduces this effect.
My advice: Skip the theory and pick the system that gives you best package of features and IQ that is suitable for YOUR type of photography. Sensor size nowadays has lost a lot of its importance in this respect.
And still the useless discussions in forums will continue forever.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 10:51 UTC
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LBJ2: "which offers a fast maximum aperture of F2.8 throughout its zoom range"

Applying the crop factor, is this new lens really an equivalent f2.8 "throughout its zoom range" or is it really equivalent to 24-83mm f4.2 ?

Silvarum, like in all these discussions, your points are only valid in theory, as for practical purposes equivalence is also a result of optical performance and sensor efficency.
The whole discussion about equivalence is mostly of academic nature and doesn't help for buying decisions

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 10:00 UTC
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baggy1: So this weighs more & is a lot more expensive than my Nikon 24-85 VR which can sit on an already small & light Nikon d750 which also has the benefit of full frame & mind blowing AF & incredible flash system.I don't get all the Fuji love in.Can someone enlighten me?

Nerd2, because for most people, more dof with fast apertures is welcome with a zoom lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 09:13 UTC
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BeaverTerror: Perplexed about the lack of OIS, given that the wide angle 10-24mm has it. There is now one less compelling reason to purchase this lens over the much faster primes.

Timmbits, you already know the Samsung is better? If so, go and buy it!

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 08:47 UTC
On article Panasonic releases trio of compact superzooms (102 comments in total)
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grasscatcher: The ZS50 is beginning to look like the pinnacle of a 30x pocketable. Yes, it has a small sensor, but the camera is SO easy to drop in a pocket and go, and you still have enthusiast-oriented controls, RAW, EVF, etc.

Yes, you get better IQ with larger sensor, but not 30x zoom (cropping can only go so far). Not too many pocketable cameras with larger sensor yet (LX100, RX100x, G7X, GM1/5, V1?...) and definitely none with the zoom capacity.

Looks like the perfect hiking camera...

A good 10x is enough for me. I'd rather recommend Olympus Stylus 1, especially if this is your only camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 12:10 UTC
On article Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II (281 comments in total)
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zsedcft: Still a couple of generations from fully baked. OSS is huge, but when it gets a 50MP+ sensor, 2 fast SD slots and autofocus that can keep up with a DSLR, it will be a Nikon Dx00 killer. Card failures are rare, but I just can't afford to loose hundreds of photos because there is no redundancy. Until they fix that, this camera is going to be a hard sell for professionals. Also, why no 4k?

How many of your lenses really give you 50mp on 35mm sensors?
Large prints don't need huge mp counts.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 10:15 UTC
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