Michael_13

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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1028 comments in total)
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MedicineMan999: Bottom line between G9 and Oly M1 ii is PDAF vs. CDAF......birds in flight or not :)
For some strange reason Lumix/Panasonic will not buy into the better focusing system for things that move. That's why I moved from GX8 to Oly M1ii. Now after a year Oly still rules for 'stills' photography and BIF.
Words? Here's proof. My better-half is very experienced with Olympus. Here is part of her BIF collection with the Oly M1ii. In fact it was her work with the Oly that finally convinced me that the huge heavy back aching DSLR was not really needed-
https://www.flickr.com/photos/114407047@N06/albums/72157686225817362

@VisualFX: You know that this pic was taken with a Canon 7D? The grain is basically a result of shallow DOF and cropping of the final pic.
Busy background: I don't like it either, but detailed backgrounds produce this busy look with most lenses. Maybe F4 would have helped, but I don't know the Canon lens that Robert used for this pic.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2018 at 12:24 UTC
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Elliot H: Olympus; the writing's on the wall, not good

Right, I should have been more specific:
Sony produces most current sensors, but do they also develop new ones? Probably only if Panasonic and Olympus commissioned Sony to do so.

I did not know that Panasonic uses Sony sensors now. Thanks for the info.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2018 at 11:48 UTC
On article PNY launches 512GB microSD card (106 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: The only flash storage device I have ever had fail almost right out of the box was a PNY USB drive.

As I do with all flash storage, I fully formatted it, so as to stress test it. The formatting completed and then it was entirely unusable.

I should have mentioned: This is exactly what this tool can do. It fills up the drive/card completely with random files and reads these back so that you detect if there are any errors or if the card's size is a fake.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2018 at 20:36 UTC
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Elliot H: Olympus; the writing's on the wall, not good

Marty, if this is how they keep prices low, I'm fine with it.
They probably don't have the production numbers anymore to buy the latest sensor tech and develop a new image processor every year. There's probably only one manufacturer of 43-sensors left: Panasonic.

Real cameras have become a niche product and we can only hope that Olympus will not shut down their camera division in the near future.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2018 at 08:29 UTC
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snapa: It would have been even better news if they would have added an EVF and upgraded the old outdated/obsolete 16MP sensor. Will Olympus ever get a decent 20MP sensor to match the technology that other companies have? Even my 5 year old Sony 5T puts it to shame, with its old 16MP sensor :/

https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Sony-A6300-versus-Olympus-PEN-E-PL7-versus-Sony-NEX-5T___1072_972_905

@snapa: And how do you change lenses on the RX100?
Put a nice and cheap prime on the PL9 and it is a small, capable and beautiful camera.
More megapixels are irrelevant to most users. If you need different specs, go ahead! Choice is all yours.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2018 at 08:17 UTC
On article PNY launches 512GB microSD card (106 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: The only flash storage device I have ever had fail almost right out of the box was a PNY USB drive.

As I do with all flash storage, I fully formatted it, so as to stress test it. The formatting completed and then it was entirely unusable.

I use this tool for testing storage devices:
https://www.heise.de/download/product/h2testw-50539/download

Should be faster than fully formatting the drive and shows read/write performance.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2018 at 08:06 UTC
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nandbytes: I want to say "whatever who cares", but I am oddly attracted to this and want one :-D

I don't even own a pair of blue jeans, but yupp, this cam looks good. You can never go wrong with the color combination "blue & silver".

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2018 at 18:19 UTC
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snapa: It would have been even better news if they would have added an EVF and upgraded the old outdated/obsolete 16MP sensor. Will Olympus ever get a decent 20MP sensor to match the technology that other companies have? Even my 5 year old Sony 5T puts it to shame, with its old 16MP sensor :/

https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Sony-A6300-versus-Olympus-PEN-E-PL7-versus-Sony-NEX-5T___1072_972_905

@snapa: Olympus offers 20MP since 2016. Just get the Pen F or EM1ii.

Be aware though, that the difference between 16 and 20 MP is negligible.
I am totally fine with 16MP, keeps the speed of the cam high and is totally sufficient for prints. Works well with all lenses.
What good are 24MP or more on the sensor when the lenses you own limit resolution?

I'd even accept another iteration of a 16 MP sensor, if it had a better SNR.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2018 at 18:15 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1061 comments in total)
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Michael_13: Did it ever make a real difference (for most people)?
Not for me. Got my first digicam some 15 yrs ago, 1.8" sensor. I took beautiful pics with it - much more easily than with my old film cam. Due to a nice lens, 3x zoom, F1.8.
I could not take such pics with a current phone. Their sensor tech is good and they got much better in terms of exposure with F-stops under F2.0, but this ruins it for me:
1. Cumbersome / slow handling
You can barely hold them like a camera. Terrible upright pics (and videos!) are the result. Autofocus is slow and settings are - if at all - hard to control
2. Lack of range > 80mm eq
Most phones offer 24-28mm. Works for groups of people with enough distance. Limited for architecture and landscape. Useless for portraits.

My conclusion:
What really matters is the photographic tool as a whole system.
Phones are (generally) far from it, no matter how good their sensors are. A "real" camera makes it a lot easier to take great pics, irrespective of sensor size.

Ok, you want to know the details:
I had to shorten much more, because I was not aware that a comment is length-limited, until I tried to post it. So I shortened top down and in the end even had some characters left but did not bother to put in "1/" again, because it is meaningless in my eyes.
Sorry for the confusion, mate! ;-)

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 12:46 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1061 comments in total)
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Michael_13: Did it ever make a real difference (for most people)?
Not for me. Got my first digicam some 15 yrs ago, 1.8" sensor. I took beautiful pics with it - much more easily than with my old film cam. Due to a nice lens, 3x zoom, F1.8.
I could not take such pics with a current phone. Their sensor tech is good and they got much better in terms of exposure with F-stops under F2.0, but this ruins it for me:
1. Cumbersome / slow handling
You can barely hold them like a camera. Terrible upright pics (and videos!) are the result. Autofocus is slow and settings are - if at all - hard to control
2. Lack of range > 80mm eq
Most phones offer 24-28mm. Works for groups of people with enough distance. Limited for architecture and landscape. Useless for portraits.

My conclusion:
What really matters is the photographic tool as a whole system.
Phones are (generally) far from it, no matter how good their sensors are. A "real" camera makes it a lot easier to take great pics, irrespective of sensor size.

It was no typo. I first wrote 1/1.8", but then ran out of space and had to shorten the text. I was quite sure that readers here would still understand...

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:50 UTC
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Michael_13: Usually, I hate advertising. But this is advertising done right.
Two real guys with a real product in real nature. Well done & thanks!

Not yet, but thanks for this hint!

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 21:20 UTC

Usually, I hate advertising. But this is advertising done right.
Two real guys with a real product in real nature. Well done & thanks!

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 08:21 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1061 comments in total)

Did it ever make a real difference (for most people)?
Not for me. Got my first digicam some 15 yrs ago, 1.8" sensor. I took beautiful pics with it - much more easily than with my old film cam. Due to a nice lens, 3x zoom, F1.8.
I could not take such pics with a current phone. Their sensor tech is good and they got much better in terms of exposure with F-stops under F2.0, but this ruins it for me:
1. Cumbersome / slow handling
You can barely hold them like a camera. Terrible upright pics (and videos!) are the result. Autofocus is slow and settings are - if at all - hard to control
2. Lack of range > 80mm eq
Most phones offer 24-28mm. Works for groups of people with enough distance. Limited for architecture and landscape. Useless for portraits.

My conclusion:
What really matters is the photographic tool as a whole system.
Phones are (generally) far from it, no matter how good their sensors are. A "real" camera makes it a lot easier to take great pics, irrespective of sensor size.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 08:07 UTC as 67th comment | 7 replies

Honestly, I do not care. There are already so many excellent choices of mirrorless and DSLR systems. Who really needs "Canikon" to move into this territory?

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 09:06 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Panasonic ZS200 sample gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)
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Jeff Fenske: Does Panasonic apply noise reduction even to the low-ISO images, since these are JPEGs? It seems like there is some smearing of detail at 100% zoom.

Depends on the settings. If default is used, all pics will have NR.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 07:49 UTC
On a photo in the Panasonic ZS200 sample gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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comfreak: Face (skin tones) does not really come out well here... Bit shocking given ISO 200 and wide open...

@comfreak: There are no skin tones in this scene.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 07:38 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1061 comments in total)
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Michael_13: Small sensors are dead. At least in real cameras. Smartphones can be useful, but mostly disappoint compared to real cameras due to their lack of handling and focal range: Taking pictures of people with 24mm eq. is too hard a task for most people.
The only available compact model that comes close to my requirements is the Canon G5X. Unfortunately its optics don't do the sensor justice. 1"-sensors need large glass to be really good. I miss excellent models with a 1.8" or 2/3" sensor with superb & fast glass like Olympus XZ-2, Stylus 1 or Canon G-series.
I think it would be interesting to see what these could do with current sensor technology.

@Hyper111 & supeyugin1:
There is simply no market anymore for these high-end small-sensor models. Maybe Sony or Panasonic could manage to offer one, but unfortunately not Olympus. Btw: Yes, MX-1 was great, too. It was based on Oly's excellent XZ-1.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 07:05 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1061 comments in total)
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photogeek: I hope camera manufacturers are smart enough to take this computational photography stuff and run with it. Automatic HDR a-la iPhone would be really nice in my A7R3 or E-M1 Mark II. More so in Oly because Sony already has class leading dynamic range. Oly could also benefit from computational photography for DoF sometimes. Sony could benefit in terms of AE and color balance. Just methodically massage AI into everything in the imaging chain, and provide sufficient processing power to accommodate this stuff. You don’t have to do it at 10 fps if you do it asynchronously.

That's exactly how I see it, too.
But there should always be a switch to turn it on/off. The iPhoneX picture above looked good at first, but then I saw the smeared hairline and the unnatural glow in the person's face (not to mention the smeared details when you zoom in).
I can accept this for occasional use, but would never use it for pics I want to keep.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 06:51 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1061 comments in total)
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Michael_13: Small sensors are dead. At least in real cameras. Smartphones can be useful, but mostly disappoint compared to real cameras due to their lack of handling and focal range: Taking pictures of people with 24mm eq. is too hard a task for most people.
The only available compact model that comes close to my requirements is the Canon G5X. Unfortunately its optics don't do the sensor justice. 1"-sensors need large glass to be really good. I miss excellent models with a 1.8" or 2/3" sensor with superb & fast glass like Olympus XZ-2, Stylus 1 or Canon G-series.
I think it would be interesting to see what these could do with current sensor technology.

No irony. I look at pictures, not at trends. What trends do you see?

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 22:05 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1061 comments in total)
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stevevelvia50: I made a direct comparison between my EM 1 Mark ll, with 12-100 and my friends 16-35 f2.8 and 24-105 L, Canon 6 D, mirror up, with the same relative aperature settings, and both at iso 200. Both cameras are 20 mps. There is no decernable difference when viewed on my 4K moniter between the two images at as high as 200%! they are basically identical Now the iso is relatively low, and I was shooting in average daylight, some sunny contrast, and some overcast, but I was more interested in of there was any visible difference, or a feel to one format over the other. For hand holding, the EM 1 Mark ll will be a clear winner, as I can get truely tripod sharp images a low a speed as 1/4 second quite easily, sometimes lower, also better dof for overall sharpness. Canon will most likely be a clear winner with astrophotography, different strengths.

:-) Yupp, resulting in billions of egg-shaped heads and blurry faces. Not to mention shaky videos in portrait mode... (yuck).

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 21:08 UTC
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