StevenE

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EF-M primes with IS. Everyone wants them, and they'll sell like hot cakes. Please use nano-usm in the primes!

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 14:51 UTC as 4th comment
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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noflashplease: How much would anyone pay for depth of field that's equivalent to a 50mm F/2.4 lens? To put it another way, a slow F/2.4 "Nifty Fifty" selling for $1,199 wouldn't be all that nifty at all, now would it?

If M43 still has a future outside of videography, it's as the low end, hence the new Yi camera body and cheap 42.5mm F/1.8 prime.

safeashouses ... Why do you care that other people care about the cost?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 12:00 UTC
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dotyman: Nice job Olympus. Lens looks awesome–sharper than my 50 1.2L across the frame with good bokeh. Now to pair it with the M1II...

LightCatcherLT ... so you don't understand full-frame equivalence, one of the most commonly used references to lenses. That's ok, maybe photography is too technical for you and you've found your calling: name-calling people who do understand.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 01:44 UTC
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StevenE: ho hum . an f/8 equiv zoom

ShatteredSky ... no offense, seriously, but all of this can be done better and for roughly the same price with a larger sensor system. For example, a Canon 6D (full frame) with 24-70 f/4L IS, 70-200 f/4L IS, and a 50 f/1.4 or a 35 f/2 IS ... while perhaps not as small as micro 4/3 package, will kill the m4/3 in every way.
And there are lighter weight, cheap, alternatives to these zooms that will still outperform the m4/3
Even the upcoming EOS-M5 is super light weight and APS-C. There's a tiny 22mm f/2 with excellent IQ, an 11-22mm with IS, and tiny zooms that are lighter, cheaper, and faster than the m4/3 options.
Micro 4/3 has some compelling offerings for video, like the Panasonic GH4 / GH5 because they are so well-implemented for video, and you don't want as shallow DOF in video or you can not keep the subject in focus at all when they move.
Other than that, larger sensors do everything better.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
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StevenE: ho hum . an f/8 equiv zoom

PedroMZ ... micro 4/3 is a pretty big compromise right out of the gate. This is fine since it will "do the job" for most everyday things for the typical consumer. But there's no getting around the fact that an f/8 equiv zoom is nothing to get excited about. It is seriously limited for shallow DOF, and since it is f/4 on micro 4/3 it is not much use in low light either.
So, much to the chagrin of committed micro 4/3 fanboys who can't bear the truth, this lens is "ho hum" as an all-round versatile lens, even though it is a useful focal range. Use it as a vacation lens ... when the light is good ... and you don't need subject isolation.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 16:46 UTC
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StevenE: ho hum . an f/8 equiv zoom

ptox ... your post is dumb. See, I can play your toddler game too. And I don't care if you go away or not.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 16:22 UTC
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StevenE: ho hum . an f/8 equiv zoom

Your ego & attachment to micro 4/3 can't change physics.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 15:01 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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noflashplease: How much would anyone pay for depth of field that's equivalent to a 50mm F/2.4 lens? To put it another way, a slow F/2.4 "Nifty Fifty" selling for $1,199 wouldn't be all that nifty at all, now would it?

If M43 still has a future outside of videography, it's as the low end, hence the new Yi camera body and cheap 42.5mm F/1.8 prime.

vscd ... Even the weight and size advantage of micro 4/3 is minimal with the new crop of mirrorless cameras being released. Sony A6300 is APS-C, and the Full Frame A7 series with a 35mm 1.8 is quite small.
Having said that, I'd consider micro 4/3 for video because some of them, like the Panasonic GH4 and upcoming GH5, are really well implemented and f/2.8 or even f/4 FF equiv shallow DOF is usually more than enough in video ... any shallower and you can't even keep the eyes in focus when the subject moves just a little.
There's a place for smaller sensors, but low light and shallow DOF is not it.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 13:11 UTC
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StevenE: ho hum . an f/8 equiv zoom

You can keep chasing the fantasy that micro 4/3 can magically equal full frame if you like wasting your money. Pros will continue to buy full frame, and the occasional APS-C for backup

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 13:03 UTC

ho hum . an f/8 equiv zoom

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 03:31 UTC as 15th comment | 15 replies
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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noflashplease: How much would anyone pay for depth of field that's equivalent to a 50mm F/2.4 lens? To put it another way, a slow F/2.4 "Nifty Fifty" selling for $1,199 wouldn't be all that nifty at all, now would it?

If M43 still has a future outside of videography, it's as the low end, hence the new Yi camera body and cheap 42.5mm F/1.8 prime.

Some people just can't wrap their heads, or egos, around the fact that full frame offers benefits that can't be equaled in micro 4/3. FF not only gives better shallow DOF capabilities, but also lower noise. Which means that the light gathering benefit of the f/1.2 is completely wiped out by the increased noise inherent in smaller sensors. The size of the sensor determines how much light can be gathered at any given aperture, and this is the dominant factor in noise, and thus in the low light (high ISO) ability of the camera-lens combo.
Full frame wins at just about everything.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 02:03 UTC
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dotyman: Nice job Olympus. Lens looks awesome–sharper than my 50 1.2L across the frame with good bokeh. Now to pair it with the M1II...

Stop down the Canon 50 1.4 to 2.4 and it will outperform this lens at 1/4 the price (and it's probably smaller and lighter too). Other than some video cams, I don't see the micro 4/3 appeal.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 01:55 UTC

I have a mefoto. The quick release plate for the head refuses to keep a grip on the camera bottom. It constantly loosens. I gave up on it and put a manfrotto head on the MeFoto tripod

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:58 UTC as 5th comment
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Dré de Man: To say its sensor is 1.7x larger than FF, is confusing, to say the least. Nobody would say full frame is 2.25x larger than APS-C. When comparing formats, we mostly talk about crop factors. In that case you could say the 50S has a crop factor of 0.77x. Compared to the other Fuji's it's a big difference, compared to the ff competition it's not. Compared to ff the price difference seems to be a lot larger than the crop factor difference at any case!

Congratulations, NoMirror99 makes the most pedantic comment of the year!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:55 UTC
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John C Tharp: Quick correction that I didn't see in the 'Most popular' list (and I'm not reading all 515, as of this second):

The first camera with DPAF was the 70D. The 7D II came later and improved the sensor at high-ISO a bit (and that camera is still competitive in that space), while the 80D improved DPAF functionality with certain USM lenses, like the wide-angle IS prime triplet that seemed to have been made for it. The sensor in the 80D also brought us expanded DR, and was likely the first iteration that was capable of being the base of a mirrorless camera.

DPAF first came in the C100 and C300

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:40 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: My guess is they need more time for the A9 and want to keep their A99 users on board until then.

That's probably true... this may be the A7r mk III prototype

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:20 UTC
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StevenE: This is a great commentary! Absolutely true. Many are only disappointed in the M5 because we expect Canon to nail the technology, the interface, the ergonomics, the image quality ... all of it, the first time. I want that too. I wish the M5 came with 4K, cracking good 1080p, and a set of fast primes. But it didn't ...
... and I'll buy it anyway because of the DPAF, touchscreen, and excellent usability ... and great IQ/ color science.

I use my M3 mostly with the EF-M 11-22 and the 22mm f/2 ... as a very portable APS-C camera. I will use DPAF almost all of the time.
I've also used the M3 with the 100mm f/2.8L IS, 24-105L IS, 50mm f/1.4, 28mm f/2.8 IS, 35mm f/2 IS, and 70-200 f/2.8 IS mk II ... and it works very well. The DPAF will be spectacular on all of these.
DPAF for video is revolutionary for a one-man-band operator. What's the use of a 4K camera that's fiddly to the point of causing the user to drink excessively in frustration and overheats when most needed. Sure you can sometimes get 4K, or always get bad 1080p, on the A6300, but it'll be out of focus if you pay attention to the subject in interview, or in focus but your interview will suck.
It's not about the specs, it's about the quality of the shots you are able to bring home.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:02 UTC

This is a great commentary! Absolutely true. Many are only disappointed in the M5 because we expect Canon to nail the technology, the interface, the ergonomics, the image quality ... all of it, the first time. I want that too. I wish the M5 came with 4K, cracking good 1080p, and a set of fast primes. But it didn't ...
... and I'll buy it anyway because of the DPAF, touchscreen, and excellent usability ... and great IQ/ color science.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 00:15 UTC as 153rd comment | 2 replies
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arhmatic: It's a beautiful world out there. Why are we letting greedy white corporate people destroy it?

What a bigoted and racist remark (the original)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 00:01 UTC
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kape06111: Like this body, really like it.
But where are the fast primes. I was expecting at least a Lens Roadmap for the next 2 years, but nothing just a new all around lens which is for sure good for the system, but not enaugh IMHO.

Come on canon give me a 24 equiv f2.0, a 50 equiv f2.0 and an 85 f2.0 equiv and I drop my Fuji system.

Actually, I think we need f/1.0 to f/1.4 lenses for the EF-M cameras

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 03:35 UTC
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