sadwitch

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
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On article Photokina 2012 Roundup (102 comments in total)
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Dan Ortego: Does anyone know if the RX1 accepts a threaded filter to protect that pricy lens? Maybe the hood is all that keeps that glass from scratches. Man I sure hope not.

I think the RX1's fate will end up like the panasonic's DMC-LC1, an awesome camera that not many people can afford to use.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 06:42 UTC
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Rick Knepper: Full Frame Olympus?

I'll rather they explore the 1" sensor area. It'll be nice to have that coupled with Olympus i-zuiko lens, colours and JPEG processing. Looking at how the RX100 images from DPreview photokina coverage turns out, I'll say they'll definitely sell loads more in numbers with these kind of camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 06:28 UTC
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Rick Knepper: Full Frame Olympus?

I hope not... first it'll be pricey, second they won't sell as many, third they'll need to spread their resources even more thinly.

Just concentrate on the m43 lineup which is already looking might fine with the fine 12f2, 25f1.4, 45f1.8, 60f2.8, 75mmf1.8

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 23:41 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Olyimpians, fear not: Sony is only interested in the medical business. Olympus will be no Minolta.
On the other hand, Olympus had a major quality leap when they started using sensors made by Sony. Not really a bad deal, actually...

I second that. If you try to get to know Olympus system cameras operationally there are many other things that make it a joy to shoot compare to other makers. Super control panel, direct access to mirror lock up in drive mode, selectable AEL metering, etc...

I hope focus peaking find their way into Olympus cams through this partnership

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 23:33 UTC
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Anepo: ... If sony gets ANY say in the company .... Let me put it this way: Who wants to buy an OM-D E-M5 I just purchased less than half a year ago?

Yeah I read somewhere sony's camera department isn't doing too well too. So the vested interest is in Olympus medical technology. Not much has been mention but i think Olympus portable pcm recorders are pretty good too. They should find a way to integrate this into their hybrid cameras with superior sound recording.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 23:19 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 Hands-on Preview (146 comments in total)
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fahad usman: why can't every manufacture make those articulated screens that flip out from the side like canon and panasonic? is there any stupid patent for this as well?

I really like how c7070 flip screen works or the old Sony R1. Up and twist.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 08:40 UTC
On article Photokina 2012: Fujifilm Stand Report (26 comments in total)
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Nishi Drew: What XF1 color did dpreview vote on?

6 and 17 for me

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 08:23 UTC
On article Photokina 2012: Panasonic Stand Report (30 comments in total)
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bcalkins: Ironically, these shots of the Panasonic booth are almost an ad for how well the Sony RX-100 does indoors :)

Indeed. If only xz-2 has that sensor

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 01:53 UTC
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RStyga: Is this 2012 AF speed fro a 'pro' branded camera??? The first DP Sigmas were that bad... what on earth!

The improvement is there indeed. Moreover macro lenses are generally not known for lightning speed AF lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 13:32 UTC
On article Photokina 2012: Panasonic Stand Report (30 comments in total)
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Optimal Prime: Right... a 'Mediterranean area' with mountains of curry powder, spices, Asian straw hat, Chinese fans, not to mention a plethora of tropical fruits and many other inconsistencies!

Love the surfboard touch with the 'Lumix' logo...! Nice.

The broom at the back is quite odd i say.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 00:29 UTC
On article Photokina 2012: Panasonic Stand Report (30 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: At first, I was, wtf these two guys below are talking about. Good thing, I did a close inspection of the beach scene photo since the reduced size of it in my browser appears sharp and life-like, similar to the rendition of my Sigma DP2.
Edit:
I'm seeing some noise on the corners though, seems like corrected vignetting.

I think only the DP2 merrill will top that. The DP2 m IQ is just crazy good at base iso

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 00:26 UTC
On article Photokina 2012: Olympus Stand Report (48 comments in total)

The 17mm looks promising.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 23:42 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2012: Canon Stand Report (27 comments in total)

Again the E-PL5 and RX100 shine.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 13:30 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2012: Leica Stand Report (15 comments in total)

The quality of both the RX100 and E-PL5 is simply amazing.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 13:27 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2012: Panasonic Stand Report (30 comments in total)

I'm constantly amazed by the quality of RX100, it deserves to be the king of compacts for now.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 13:18 UTC as 19th comment
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: It looks like there'll be another 17mm-f/2.8 Pancake Lens on sale at the second hand market - mine. The new 17mm-f/1.8 looks promising. I just hope it is priced like the 45mm prime, not like the 12mm.
On the other hand, I fail to see the point of the 15mm-f/8 "lens cap"...

It's price would probably be above the 45mm hopefully below the 12mm. It'll sell like hot cakes if its going to be price around US$600-700. The construction looks very similar to 12 and has a manual switch with distance scale.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 15:26 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A57 review (235 comments in total)
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Gesture: Why not hire a few folks away from Olympus to learn how to tame those JPEGs?

hmm i would not consider buying a camera if it only has good RAW but mediocre jpegs. It's like buying so much into technology only to find you're better off finishing it yourself.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 02:59 UTC
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Richt2000: Boom. Suddenly the NEX system becomes the most attractive CSC.

Better AF and now a good selection of lenses.
24/1.8. 35/1.8. 50/1.8. With the later 2 having OSS...
And a wide angle zoom, and a pancake lens to shut up those who say their lenses are big.

Canon has a lot of catching up to do! With the smaller sensor, m43 has less to shout about now!

It's only attractive to prospective buyers that look for paper features and not shooting experience.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 07:51 UTC
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daMatrix: Hmm Sigma delivers once again a great camera for a very narrow group; Photographers with an eye for 28mm scenes.

No 50mm (my favorite) and not even a middle of the road 35 mm.
If they had created a camera with interchangeable lens the Merrill would be the pro answer to Sony Nex line....But Sigma rather created a camera that excludes about 75% of all pro photographers.

@ AlpCns2 Exactly what i thought regarding image quality. Those samples can stand side by side with any of the full frames cameras or even digital backs. The sharpness and colour fidelity is just incredible. I have not come across any APS-C cameras that delivers these kind of clarity even with good lenses mounted on them

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 12:37 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review (373 comments in total)
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AmateurSnaps: Okay i think its overpriced and the lack of a viewfinder just so they can get it to fit in your pocket, to me, was a missed opportunity.

BUT its a great achievment for Sony to get that sensor and 20 (useful) MP's in a compact. Loving the advances - can only be a good thing :)

Instead of a VF i'll rather they have flip twist screen which is far more applicable for this kind of camera. changing settings with tiny buttons while camera is pressed against your face isn't the most ergonomic especially more so if you're left master-eyed

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 23:52 UTC
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