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vermaden: Panasonic GX850:
12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 * 2.0 CROP = 24-64mm f/7.0-11.2

Sony RX100V:
8.8-25.7mm f/1.8-2.8 * 2.7 CROP = 24-70mm f/4.8-7.5 (about 1EV better)

No EVF on GX850.
No Phase Detect AF on GX850.

Nope.

The whole point of m43 is the exchangeble lenses. I think you missed the point fully.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 10:56 UTC
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Peiasdf: Get a RX100 or G7 X series camera. Those have way faster lenses, better sensor and are far more compact.

@Peiasdf, I disagree fully, Buy a Richard Franiec grip and you're set.
The GM5 I have balances very well with the 45-175 and other bigger lenses if you use them occasionally. But lenses like the Pana 15mm f1.7, the Oly 17mm f1.8, a 45 or 42.5mm lenses etc will have the Canon and Sony beat. Those are even petite lenses as well.
The GM/GF is a very nice second or third camera to go everywhere.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 10:52 UTC
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (121 comments in total)
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sai1: I'm more excited about this, than I was excited about the E-M1 M2. Just got a G85 and fell in love with the DFD AF-S and video capabilities.

Yeah, if you are video oriented, else the E-M1mk2 is the overall better deal for professional work.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 09:42 UTC
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pkcpga: Wish they offered it with a pancake 35mm or 28mm f1.8, not a fan of disposable collapsible zoom lenses, at least offer body only for $100 less. I had the gm1 and it was decent pocket camera with unusual ability to swap lenses, too bad they didn't put the new 20mp sensor in this generation than I'd preorder it.

Like deep7 commented, there is a 14 and 20mm pancake but the 12-32 is a very good pancake zoom. It's not like I would use this camera for professional gigs, but it IS a very good camera for holidays and casual stuff, you can put it in your pants' pocket and carry other small lenses as well.
Much much more versatile than the RX100 and G7X you propose!
BTW I have the GM5, and I wish the GX850 or GF9 would have a small VF, but the DFD is certainly a welcome addition.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 09:16 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (699 comments in total)
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photomedium: Buy the pana G7.
This new player brought a tennis racket to a soccer game.

Any of you noticed the difference of build between the G7 and this M1?
Guess that's why the G7 isn't competition to it, and anyone considering the M1 would not even look at a G7! The GM series or E-PLseries are it's rivals.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 15:09 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (699 comments in total)
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Eloise: Is it me ... or have the copied a Leica for the looks? Even the position of the red (albeit square) logo mirrors the Leica brand look.

For me ... lack of viewfinder is a big turn off.

I'd say it looks like a Samsung NX model or Sony NEX3000 etc

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 14:49 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (699 comments in total)
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tinternaut: If nothing else, this camera perhaps makes a bit of a mockery of Olympus and Panasonic continuing to provide the 16MP sensor in all but their flagship models. The decision to use DNG is impressive. The flaws, particularly with the JPEG engine, are entirely expected.

It's a nice way to get the latest sensor tech on the cheap, but is the jump from 16 to 20 really worth it?

@Michael MA, so why have you bought the GX85 at all, it's beyond me.
You talk tiny sensor, why haven't you bought the A7S or 1Dx or D5 or Hasselblad etc. if base ISO noise is important you should stay away from APS-C and smaller sensors anyway!

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 14:23 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1293 comments in total)
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CheersUK: Without doubt, this camera sits at the top of the m43 pile as far as features. The tech geek in me wants this camera, but Im not sure I can justify the extra cost when comparing image IQ, to other m43 cameras. For sure, that 2 grand can buy some really decent glass.

couldn 't post all in one responce:
The lightning fast AF response is very compelling, but I've been getting great shots even MF back in the day. It all comes down to technique and planning anyway there's no difference in that even if you use a 1Dx or D5, like I have been using for some gigs.
An talking image quality it's a wash. You can do almost every area of photography and 99% of viewers won't see you shot with m43 even when you printy large. Big increase only shows when using 35mm or bigger formats for dedicated stuff like landscape, or extreme subject isolation.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 14:44 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1293 comments in total)
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CheersUK: Without doubt, this camera sits at the top of the m43 pile as far as features. The tech geek in me wants this camera, but Im not sure I can justify the extra cost when comparing image IQ, to other m43 cameras. For sure, that 2 grand can buy some really decent glass.

@ Fury Quaker, I'd wait for the GH5 if I was more into video like you seem to be.
Olympus has always been about stills, but were critisezed for not offering 4k or comparable to mainstream video.
They now did that and even a little bit above the present GH4 for the bit rates. But still the GH4 could even be a better buy today when video is main area, because of the focus to details and accessories (mic / headphones/handling etc etc.)
But to put some of these comments here into perspective.
For me the only option is to buy a E-M1 mkII in the future. I have E-M1 mk1's that fully deliver for me professionally, the new lenses are my main focus.
I think somewhere next year they are due for replacement or if an opportunity requires me to upgrade sooner.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 14:44 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1293 comments in total)
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Reactive: Ultra quick summary: A very nice Olympus camera for those buyers that can afford it, and who also have an overriding interest in sport / high-speed photography. However in the vast majority of cases it will be ignored in favour of better value Canon / Nikon / Sony / Fuji / Panasonic offerings.

Show me the better value of Canon / Nikon / Sony / Fuji / Panasonic offerings. Presently they have none. Panasonic still needs to release the GH5, but that will put more focus on video then stills, like it has been in the past.
The others can't even offer same portability and performance. It was already like that with E-M1 mk1, since release of 40-150 F2.8 and the 300mm F4.
Now the shooting performance looks to be even equal or above 1Dx level as per free/rough translation of superb AF performance in this review.
As a sport shooter you not use one point AF-C tracking anyway ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1293 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: Nice camera but it does make the Panasonic G80/85 look amazing value for money.

This Oly is not worth twice the price of the Panny.

Yeah, if you're an enthousiast or amateur it certainly does. But then a 750D is a more viable option than a 1Dx as well;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
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nikanth: "The Yongnuo lens arranges its elements in five groups though while Canon’s own model used eight in six." But they are the same lens. Copycats. Blah blah blah chinese blah blah.

So as you can see local differences can only be LESS than 20 years, from this we know that Japan has max 20 years too, as Japan is also a member of the WTO!!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 19:06 UTC
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nikanth: "The Yongnuo lens arranges its elements in five groups though while Canon’s own model used eight in six." But they are the same lens. Copycats. Blah blah blah chinese blah blah.

Oh yeah I forgot international synchronisation, and the Europe rules:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Term_of_patent

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 19:03 UTC
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SirSeth: It sounds like a winner for me! (In 3 years when I can afford it and the E-M1iii comes out for $3800. Good things they make these things durable).

@Thorgrem appologies, You are fully right you didn't complain, and I've mixed up 2 threads.
That's what you get reading these fora in between development work ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 18:49 UTC
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nikanth: "The Yongnuo lens arranges its elements in five groups though while Canon’s own model used eight in six." But they are the same lens. Copycats. Blah blah blah chinese blah blah.

@0MitchAG Seems like YOU don't know what you are talking about.
Patents types are devided in design and utility patents the design patents don't last as long as utility patents it's max 15 and max 20 years.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Term_of_patent_in_the_United_States

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 18:41 UTC
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nikanth: "The Yongnuo lens arranges its elements in five groups though while Canon’s own model used eight in six." But they are the same lens. Copycats. Blah blah blah chinese blah blah.

@0MitchAG, what do you mean by "Until it happens to you?" and to who is it directed.
If to samfan, I'd say what is your gripe.
The exterior AND interior design's patent has expired since the patent would be valid for max 20years. This lens was introduced in 1991!!!!
The interior is even an own Yongnuo design.
So nothing is happening to anybody and samfan is right, it says yongnuo on the lens not Canon!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 09:12 UTC
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SirSeth: It sounds like a winner for me! (In 3 years when I can afford it and the E-M1iii comes out for $3800. Good things they make these things durable).

@ Thorgrem, so you have an E-M10 and complain about E-M1mkII. Shows perfectly the idiotic reasoning in these fora about pricing.
Yeah it would have been nice if it were cheaper, but it isn't.
This is a tool for professionals.
All the premium models from all brands have significantly increased in price. The E-M1mkII is comparable with the X-T2 from Fuji. Except that in order to shoot fully in 4k, have better EVF functionallity etc., you need the grip and 1-2 extra batteries which then put the X-T2 lrvrl with the E-M1mkII.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 08:16 UTC
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nikanth: "The Yongnuo lens arranges its elements in five groups though while Canon’s own model used eight in six." But they are the same lens. Copycats. Blah blah blah chinese blah blah.

I wouldn't complain so much as the whole world revolved and evolves through copying. Europeans copied from Chinese, Americans copied from the Europeans, Japanesed copied from American and European, now Chinese copy stuff.
Nothing to get upset about and a normal thing for a developing economy.
The Canon lens is so old the patents would probably have expired on the design of the exterior, the interior not a copy anyway.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 07:31 UTC
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Jylppy: Shameless copycats. I hope Canon has means to put end for this. There is no justification for IPR theft and piracy.

I guess the patent has expired ;-). Technically it's a different lens anyway.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 07:23 UTC
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elementare: It is big as nikon 24-120 f4 and weights almost the same. And in crop mode you can reach 180mm. On a full frame sensor. The nikon costs at least 1/3 less.

But for m43 theorists the price is justified by the fact that with a m43 system you can do a lot of things that with full frame you can't do, (as the ones that you can do with a bigger sensor don't make any difference for serious photography, where serious issues are handled "just" only by bigger sensors) as having some weight less and a more dof at same aperture/iso ratio (with iso that are at least 3 stop worst than a full frame) when you have to take pictures of people in front of a cake for a birthday. These two attributes justify the purchase of a m43 1.000,00 multipurpose lens.

This is marvelous

@ elementare, that is due to the fact that m43 gets penalty score by DxO because it is 4x smaller than 35mm. So in fact m43 scores exactly the same!!!!!

Edit: in fact the m43 scores even better, because if it would have been 4 times bigger it would score 4*757 = 3028.
Can you see how easy it is to turn things around?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 13:47 UTC
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