joshxiv

joshxiv

Lives in Philippines Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined on Oct 14, 2010

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Mateus1: Olympus M1 mkII versus others:

M1 mkII $2000 - Fuji X-T2 $1600
M1 mkII $2000 - Fuji X-Pro2 $1550
M1 mkII $2000 - Sony A6500 $1400
M1 mkII $2000 - Sony A7 II $1500
M1 mkII $2000 - Pentax K-1 $1950
M1 mkII $2000 - Pentax K-3 II $850
M1 mkII $2000 - Nikon D500 $1800
M1 mkII $2000 - Nikon D750 $1800
M1 mkII $2000 - Canon D6 $1500

For me it's clear, no m4/3 cam is worth in 2017 this mad $2000 price. Period. I do not take all these arguments about M1 mkII size benefit (give me a brake it's bigger and heavier than all APS-C, and same as a few FF, and Olys Pro lenses are huge, heavy & pricely too), WR (others are WR), 4K (others have it), IBIS (others have it), build (other are also bulid great). Most important thing is: M1mk2 offer the tiniest sensor in big body - it's 25% size of FF and almost 2 time smaller then APS-C (you know how it impact on IQ). All I can say is this: I would never pay in 2017 for best m4/3 more then $1300 if I have such amazing offer from APS-C and FF today.

Yes, some of those have IBIS, but...

I can only speak for myself and my needs. The reason the Oly is at the top of my list is because if you take any of those cameras you listed, and added the price of say a Zhiyun Crane ($650) or maybe a Pilotfly H2 ($1050) they end up being in the same ballpark or costing even more than the Olympus and would take up much more space in the bag. ;)

Yes, if you add the Crane or H2, all the other cameras would likely exceed the Olympus IBIS performance, but for run and gun shooting and extensive travel, I'd rather not carry around a gimbal and just carry around a lens+body with the best IBIS in the business.

Like I'd said previously, if you can't see the value proposition at this price, all it means is it doesn't suit your needs.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 08:31 UTC

That IBIS...!! Looking forward to how good or bad the AF tracking is in video. If it comes close to Canon's dual-pixel AF in video, I'd gladly pay 3K for this. ;) If not, I'd have to decide whether I want to carry around an a6500 on a Zhiyun Crane.

I don't know why price complaints just won't die down. If you think the price is too much for what it offers you, then it just means this camera is not for you. Same goes with pretty much all other things.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 13:30 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (233 comments in total)

Was the entire video above also shot with the X-T2?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 11:22 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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joshxiv: The price might not make sense.. if you're a purely stills shooter. But if you do both stills and handheld video, I'd say this is pretty damn appealing.

I'd been flip-flopping on the Fuji X-T2 - the lack of a touchscreen and IBIS just kept making me pause. And now I think I'm glad I waited. Not saying the EM1.2 is it - I'm reserving judgment on the EM1.2 for now until I see more video, but so far it looks really promising.

Also, X-T2 + Zhiyun Crane = $2250 on Amazon US right now, and from the limited stuff I'd seen on the EM1.2 video for now, (and assuming I can skip the gimbal if I go the Olympus route) then the $2K is pretty justifiable, IMO.

@trek of joy, @bershatsky, @iamtrix

yep, the X-T2 definitely fits the bill for a hybrid stills/video camera. I'd played around with one and the OIS of the zooms are pretty good, but so far no primes with OIS... One other sticking point is that aside from the 10-24, the stabilized zooms start at 18mm... add in the additional crop in 4K and you'd need the 10-24 if you wanted OIS at wider than 31mm-equivalent..

But yeah, definitely cannot argue with the SOOC output of the Fuji in both stills and video. That's the huge appeal for me. The SOOC video on the X-T2 is really gorgeous to my eyes. That's why it's on my list. But my experience with the IBIS on an Oly EM5ii also made me appreciate the freedom of being able to almost effortlessly get stable handheld video with practically any lens..

I guess at the end of the day, I have to decide whether I want the ease of getting the Fuji colors or the Oly IBIS.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 03:49 UTC
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joshxiv: The price might not make sense.. if you're a purely stills shooter. But if you do both stills and handheld video, I'd say this is pretty damn appealing.

I'd been flip-flopping on the Fuji X-T2 - the lack of a touchscreen and IBIS just kept making me pause. And now I think I'm glad I waited. Not saying the EM1.2 is it - I'm reserving judgment on the EM1.2 for now until I see more video, but so far it looks really promising.

Also, X-T2 + Zhiyun Crane = $2250 on Amazon US right now, and from the limited stuff I'd seen on the EM1.2 video for now, (and assuming I can skip the gimbal if I go the Olympus route) then the $2K is pretty justifiable, IMO.

Maybe. Price is a personal consideration. I'm not a pro, no plans on becoming one and have never been paid for shooting. I'm an enthusiast looking for the least hassle-free way to do stills and handheld video for personal use (mostly family and travel). I have a short list of 3 cameras, and one of them is the EM1.2. Do I wish it were cheaper? Sure. But considering the others on my list (X-T2; a6500; with gimbal), it doesn't seem all that bad.

But again, this is with me assuming that I can skip the gimbal with the EM1.2. From what I've seen so far, having a gimbal would still give better results, but of course, you still have to carry it around. The Oly IBIS seems like a good compromise.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:14 UTC

The price might not make sense.. if you're a purely stills shooter. But if you do both stills and handheld video, I'd say this is pretty damn appealing.

I'd been flip-flopping on the Fuji X-T2 - the lack of a touchscreen and IBIS just kept making me pause. And now I think I'm glad I waited. Not saying the EM1.2 is it - I'm reserving judgment on the EM1.2 for now until I see more video, but so far it looks really promising.

Also, X-T2 + Zhiyun Crane = $2250 on Amazon US right now, and from the limited stuff I'd seen on the EM1.2 video for now, (and assuming I can skip the gimbal if I go the Olympus route) then the $2K is pretty justifiable, IMO.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 11:50 UTC as 90th comment | 7 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2196 comments in total)
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princecody: Why no touchscreen Fuji?

This was the deal breaker for me as well. I think given Fuji's prior poor performance in video, most of those who were given a pre-prod X-T2 were purely still shooters who found no use for the touchscreen and therefore, there wasn't much clamor for a touchscreen. I read all the "reviews" from Fuji-sponsored shooters on launch day and most of them barely even mention video...

Which is too bad, IMO. Given how good Fuji's JPEG engine is, I really wanted this as the ultimate stills/video vacation camera where I can just leave everything as SOOC - both stills and video. Was planning on mounting it on a gimbal (Zhiyun Crane), but the lack of touch to focus is just a bit of a bummer. Hoping it gets added on the X-T20, but then I'm hoping they don't drop the mic jack on the X-T20 either.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 07:48 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (340 comments in total)
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moranjr: What is the point of this exercise? These photos are not impressive in the least.

Let me guess, you are either a landscape shooter or a studio shooter.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 13:19 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (340 comments in total)

I guess DPR is full of studio and landscape shooters who have never tried any street shooting. Some of these images are actually pretty good.

Lots of ridiculous comments on here. Complaining about tilted horizons, LOL. Poor framing, really?!? Look, I know not everyone will go look at the HSCP group on Flickr and 'get it', but the ignorance in a lot of these comments is staggering.

If given the same opportunity to shoot this event, most people here would probably show up with their long lenses and shoot the same images of the players with thin DOF. Yawn.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 13:17 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On article Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? (207 comments in total)

Well, for current owners who are also gearheads (like me!) that can mean only two things = no buying new cameras until the next one, or Leica Q. :D

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 03:38 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1165 comments in total)

I wonder how much smaller they could have made the lens if they dropped the IS. I think most potential buyers here would value size vs IS? Or just me?

The RX2 will come in at a lower price point, for sure. There's a chance it might even have a built in EVF, but it is unlikely it will have an on-lens distance scale like the Q. I know I will be in a tiny, tiny minority here, but for the way I shoot, AF + on-lens distance scale makes the price difference worth it for me. Of course, I largely prefer 28mm vs 35mm too, LOL.

Might be time to say sorry to the wallet. Unless of course the GR II turns out to be full frame as well, haha.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:37 UTC as 382nd comment | 2 replies
On article Das ist Gut: Hands-on with the Leica Q (51 comments in total)

Wow! Finally! AF + useable on-lens distance scale + built-in EVF at this size at $4250 USD. No need to wait for an RX2. :DD

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:18 UTC as 31st comment
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rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

Gotta love some of the comments here. "If the photo is staged, that's another story." Hasn't it occurred to some people that perhaps a staged photo would be a greater crime than some imagined slight?

Personally, I have taken dozens and dozens of photos of people who raised their hand to cover their face when I took their picture, out of reflex, or just out of surprise, and we all ended up having a laugh afterwards.

The issue here is that some people seem to honestly believe that 'what other people think' is based on what seems reasonable to them if they had been the one taking the photograph.

If you don't feel a photo is appropriate, then all it means is that you wouldn't take it if it were you. But that simply does not mean that others are unethical or rude when they do otherwise. Your own personal feelings do not get to dictate whether harassment occurred or not.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 15:09 UTC

Good stuff.

PS - DPReview really needs an upvote/downvote comment system similar to Reddit.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 06:45 UTC as 10th comment
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pseudobreccia: Why would anyone want the Leica X when the Fuji X100S is on the market?

If not for the price premium, I would, because of the on-lens scale.

I would have been willing to pay the premium too, if they included the external EVF at that price. :)

But as it is - Leica price premium + extra cost of VF = not enough to offset the benefits of the distance scale for me.

But cost aside, I think this is a much (far) better thought out camera than the X100T.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:34 UTC
On article Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 (359 comments in total)
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JanMatthys: $499.... at least they're realistic about their pricing, it has a real hot shoe, F/2.8-4.5 lens and takes real SD cards, this is much more logical than the Nikon V3 which has no real hot shoe, a slow zoom F/3.5-5.6 lens and a micro SD card and sells for $1,300!

The V3 doesn't have lens similar to the 06 lens in size/speed/reach though.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 03:35 UTC
On article Ricoh to offer limited edition Pentax Q7 Premium Kit (88 comments in total)

This is actually tempting for me. Although the only lens I'm really interested in in the current Q line-up is the '06' f/2.8 tele-zoom. A Q7 + the 06 would pair nicely with my GR & RX1. The 08 lens would be a nice bonus though.

If Pentax could come out with an f/1.0 wide-ish walk around lens, maybe 28/35/40mm EFOV, it would round out the system pretty well. I think given the small sensor, an f/1.0 lens wouldn't be obscenely large. It would probably be only slightly larger than the largest zoom for the Q.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 03:47 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review (351 comments in total)

Price keeps dropping on this one, so I'll most likely spring for one. GX7 sensor in a small package is a biggie for me.

The only possible deal breaker is the Powershot-like back dial, like on the Oly E-PL series. If the Pentax Q can incorporate a proper back dial, I don't see why they couldn't do one here.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 03:42 UTC as 47th comment

This is listed as about 2.7in long, so it's about the same length as the FA31 or the 18-55 WR. It also means it's significantly smaller than the DA* 16-50.

This is pretty much the largest lens I'm willing to consider in any system. I actually wish they only did a 20-30mm lens, and kept it smaller, but I think I will be in the minority in wanting that, LOL.

I no longer shoot Pentax or DSLRs, but I just might pick up an old K5 just for this, so I can have a good compact weather sealed kit. I used to shoot with the DA15/FA31/FA77 plus the 18-55WR as my weather sealed lens.

Though I kind of wish Pentax would just re-issue the DA15 ir DA21 as a WR lens, LOL. That would be even better for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 03:15 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Ricoh GR preview (158 comments in total)
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3systermuser: Seriously, I just cannot get why it is so special , it seems to me is another boring 28mm fixed lens camera from last decade or even last century.

Nikon A was also very boring but this one seems even worse , it has no EVF , it has no 4k video or any serious video mode , and I think it does not even have any kind of IS/VR/VC,etc.
So why do so many people get excited about this GR thing?

It's basically a GRD with a larger sensor.

Which means that it's a very customizable camera with a great lens, and is a very appealing camera to those of us who like cameras that get out of the way when shooting, especially in the streets. I cannot emphasize this enough, because you don't see this just by glancing at some spec sheet.

Also, part of the appeal is that with the GW-3 adapter, it is also one of the most compact ways to get a 21mm EFOV f/2.8, at any sensor size. (As the GW-2 did with the GRD IV, at f/1.9)

To me, the lack of an EVF option is the biggest negative. But for me, isn't too much of a deal-breaker, considering the competition. With snap focus, I can get away with using an OVF most of the time. Not ideal, but compared to my experience with an XE1 - you get an EVF in a compact body and an on-screen distance/DOF scale, sure - but the focus-by-wire implementation was just dismal. I'd rather have Ricoh's snap focus.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 04:00 UTC
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