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On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (885 comments in total)
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cheetah43: If Fuji is the only one with hybrids what are the others doing? Sleeping? They should get the move on with hybrids too. Are hybrids compromise solutions? If not, the whole argument would be settled, since most seem to like both but are obliged to go for one or the other.

@ Gon0S you still don't get it, it's the photographer that needs to see.
But might be time for you to try it out yourself, you do know you need to turn up the EVF gain. At that point the EVF isn't reliable for the exposure of course, so you need to know from experience what the exposure settings should be.
Maybe you should try latest Olympuses for their Live View (Live Composite)

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 09:30 UTC
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patrickjchase: I don't understand all of the comments raving about the color and DR benefits of "medium format" cameras like this one.

Its sensor is 43.8 x 32.9mm, or 66% greater area than full-frame 35 mm. It has almost exactly the same pixel pitch and per-pixel light-gathering ability as a 5D IV. This and the other "miniature medium format" systems using the same sensor are a far smaller step up from FF than FF is from APS-C (which delivers a 135% area increase).

I can see spending $$$ for a real MF camera like the Phase-One XF100, but this is the worst of both worlds: A little bit too big to adapt widely available and economical 35 mm lenses (other than some T/S models) but not big enough to gain much of anything in terms of DR.

Ouch, my bad, you are right.
Well you now tought me to be careful to react after a very long tiring day ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 09:17 UTC
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patrickjchase: I don't understand all of the comments raving about the color and DR benefits of "medium format" cameras like this one.

Its sensor is 43.8 x 32.9mm, or 66% greater area than full-frame 35 mm. It has almost exactly the same pixel pitch and per-pixel light-gathering ability as a 5D IV. This and the other "miniature medium format" systems using the same sensor are a far smaller step up from FF than FF is from APS-C (which delivers a 135% area increase).

I can see spending $$$ for a real MF camera like the Phase-One XF100, but this is the worst of both worlds: A little bit too big to adapt widely available and economical 35 mm lenses (other than some T/S models) but not big enough to gain much of anything in terms of DR.

@ noirdesir, Sorry, but I do have to correct you 17,3x13 = 224,9mm2 say 225mm2 in area to round it up.
APS-C = 23.6x15.6 or 24x16=384mm2 area.
So the area of m43 is 225/384=0,5859375% or to say it bluntly general APS-C is just roughly 41,4% bigger than m43 talking in AREA. And Canon even less (31,9%)!
You need to go back to groundschool since 41% doesn't equal 64% in any part of the world!!!!!

Edit,
And if you don't believe the figures draw it on paper ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 10:56 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (885 comments in total)
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cheetah43: If Fuji is the only one with hybrids what are the others doing? Sleeping? They should get the move on with hybrids too. Are hybrids compromise solutions? If not, the whole argument would be settled, since most seem to like both but are obliged to go for one or the other.

@webber15, OVF's and EVF's don't focus. It's the camera that does that.
You need to be able to see you subject though, in order to point the camera to it to get a shot.
I wish you succes with the OVF in the case of my example in very dark environments. The EVF will be a much more usefull tool there!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 10:27 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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HEWCanon: Regardless of the Nikon line-up for the future .. This camera is a small gem, and doesn't deserve this mediocre review that sounds like somebody wrote, while on the train, on the way back home, on a Friday afternoon, before the deadline to submission. I know many people who prefer the D5xxx line to more expensive cameras or Mirrorless cameras. I personally used the SONY A6000, and the IQ compared to even this Nikon, especially low-light, is not there. I still use the D810 as my main camera, but I don't shy from using the reliable D5600, with its connectivity to the web on the go.

@ Deliverator, I, for one, never said you were lying, you push that on me now. And I am not backpedalling either. Most/All beginners with kitzooms don't even need the, as you claim, extra stop, they simply don't have the skills anyway, that's why they are beginners.
But formost I said IQ is "nearly the same". In the final, intended (TV/Paper), output one wouldn't even be able to see the difference.
Beginners don't print large either so it's a none discussion, a faster and better lens would suit them better in order to stop motion and have more details all over the frame than the supposedly little bit worse noise.
The real difference comes with even bigger sensors like 35mm or MF(645, 6x6 etc) or FF(6x9 and bigger)!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 10:19 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (885 comments in total)
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cheetah43: If Fuji is the only one with hybrids what are the others doing? Sleeping? They should get the move on with hybrids too. Are hybrids compromise solutions? If not, the whole argument would be settled, since most seem to like both but are obliged to go for one or the other.

I wouldn't even consider an OVF anymore. The EVF that have the larger resolution like GH5, X-T2 etc is preferrable over any OVF, it's even impossible to shoot with OVF in dark forest, today it's very easy to frame your subject and focus .
Hybrid solutions will added to price AND bulk so not prferrable imo.
An OVF blacks out even more on DSLR due to mirrorslap. The new generation EVF has less VF blackout than OVF, and I could go on and on and on.
This from an old fart in photography who thought he'd never get used to the EVF.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 14:01 UTC
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patrickjchase: I don't understand all of the comments raving about the color and DR benefits of "medium format" cameras like this one.

Its sensor is 43.8 x 32.9mm, or 66% greater area than full-frame 35 mm. It has almost exactly the same pixel pitch and per-pixel light-gathering ability as a 5D IV. This and the other "miniature medium format" systems using the same sensor are a far smaller step up from FF than FF is from APS-C (which delivers a 135% area increase).

I can see spending $$$ for a real MF camera like the Phase-One XF100, but this is the worst of both worlds: A little bit too big to adapt widely available and economical 35 mm lenses (other than some T/S models) but not big enough to gain much of anything in terms of DR.

@noirdesir
Wrong APS-C Canon have less then 50% in numbering over m43, Canon is 1.6 crop.
m43 is 2x crop, and all other APS-C is 1.5x crop to 35mm.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 09:24 UTC
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Sutlore: So, I am not the one that think it should have been better lol
Somehow I feel like the images are not sharp and detailed enough.

Well these shots might be conservatively processed.
There is normally much leeway on MF files. Pro 35mm shooters would know that too. Hence my P&S remark, where everything mostly look overly sharp.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 08:52 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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HEWCanon: Regardless of the Nikon line-up for the future .. This camera is a small gem, and doesn't deserve this mediocre review that sounds like somebody wrote, while on the train, on the way back home, on a Friday afternoon, before the deadline to submission. I know many people who prefer the D5xxx line to more expensive cameras or Mirrorless cameras. I personally used the SONY A6000, and the IQ compared to even this Nikon, especially low-light, is not there. I still use the D810 as my main camera, but I don't shy from using the reliable D5600, with its connectivity to the web on the go.

@Deliverator "It is you who is kidding, I hope."
Certainly not, I don't know how you deliver you results but I can asure you there is no visible difference in output in print where it counts.
And like I said the things that the D5600 misses out on are more important than your supposedly one stop better IQ (I take it at the higher ISO's).
Weathersealing, construction and lenses for the system would even be worth the price difference in Canada if I would reside there. But as it is, here in Europe there is no price difference to speak off.

And as a working professional I can tell you the IQ difference isn't an issue for the majority of magazines and newspaper agencies. And when you are organising an exposition your visitors won't be critisizing the "noise" in print either.
Been there, done that, and still no change in that.
This is only an issue amongst amateurs.
For Photographers that are working in specific area, those professionals certainly don't own a D5600 for the work ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 08:19 UTC
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princewolf: Fictional Story below:

2025 Newsflash "Olympus just announced it has abondoned the u4/3 system for the more versatile nano-4/3 system. The new system promises more compact lenses in an affordable price. Executives swore there will never be a pico-4/3 system. By the way, experts wonder how the new nano-4/3 will fare against medium format cameras currently in the 100MP range , offered in similar size and price specs comparable to an APS-C camera 10 years ago. "

You forgot to mention 35mm and APS-C/H aren't around anymore and medium format is the new replacement of 35mm but the best IQ comes from FF meaning 6x7" / 6x9" sensors. The nano43 is renamed but still same format due to the relative size difference ;-)
The best in the field is nano43 since you need assistants to carry all the gear for the other formats.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 13:11 UTC
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melgross: I remember the first Ad for the four thirds system concept those long years ago. Perhaps the very concept itself had too many limitations to succeed.

The Ad stated, and I'm paraphrasing now, unless I find a copy with rhat Ad somewhere here at home.

"The best compromise between price, size and image quality...".

That compromise on image quality has continued to haunt this system, and continues to do so for the mirrorless versions.

I concur Ozray, I shoot the F1 with E-M1 no gripes with image quality from the news agency or the magazine that publishes my work, on the contrary.
Many denigrating comments from amateurs though.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 06:39 UTC
On article Huawei P10 scores highly in DxOMark Mobile testing (47 comments in total)
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walker2000: DXO Mobile Scores do not reflect real performance, and it never provides original full size photos. That's why it does not matter. What matters is DPReview's review.

What matters is your own taste.
Insecurity makes sites like these prosper.
Trust your own eyes and define what's good for you, not primarily looking at specs but at the end result.
DPreview is a nice site to put things in perspective only if YOU have the ability to do that, but always take everything with a good dose of sceptisism, it's the internet after all.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 14:01 UTC
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mikey fried: yes it's probably wonderful but no-one can afford it so why bother with all this.

Yup, let the stupid amateur comments begin.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
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Sutlore: So, I am not the one that think it should have been better lol
Somehow I feel like the images are not sharp and detailed enough.

Hahaha, yeah that's always difficult for a P&S'er

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 13:48 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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Scottelly: No GPS? I would prefer to get the old D5300 then. Too bad they can't do what Canon has done with their 7D Mk II, and choose to include GPS as well as Wi-Fi. Why does Nikon put both GPS and Wi-Fi in their waterproof point-and-shoot, but not this camera, when they used to put both in the D5300? The optional external GPS apparently sucks. My old Sony A65 bodies have GPS built into their bodies, and it works fine. Hmmm . . .

. . . and please don't tell me I can use my phone, because that doesn't always work right, burns my phone battery, and is just a clunky work-around for something that should be included as a standard item.

@ Dant Gwyrdd
Yeah you sound older than me and I'm in the late fifties. I guess change is hard for you.
You do know it's easier to strip the GPS info from Exif, as opposed to adding it.
And normally you can choose to have it on or off in camera, so no worries.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 10:01 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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HEWCanon: Regardless of the Nikon line-up for the future .. This camera is a small gem, and doesn't deserve this mediocre review that sounds like somebody wrote, while on the train, on the way back home, on a Friday afternoon, before the deadline to submission. I know many people who prefer the D5xxx line to more expensive cameras or Mirrorless cameras. I personally used the SONY A6000, and the IQ compared to even this Nikon, especially low-light, is not there. I still use the D810 as my main camera, but I don't shy from using the reliable D5600, with its connectivity to the web on the go.

@Deliverator
"And some people might not be happy with the severe drop in image quality and AF tracking performance."

You are kidding right.
In Europe the difference is much less, the D5600 is €799 body only and €849 with 18-55 VR. The G80/85 is €799 body only and €899 with the 12-60mm.
The G80 is a much, much better deal imo.
Weatherproof and much better build, IQ is nearly the same, tracking is on par as well.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 09:41 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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HEWCanon: Regardless of the Nikon line-up for the future .. This camera is a small gem, and doesn't deserve this mediocre review that sounds like somebody wrote, while on the train, on the way back home, on a Friday afternoon, before the deadline to submission. I know many people who prefer the D5xxx line to more expensive cameras or Mirrorless cameras. I personally used the SONY A6000, and the IQ compared to even this Nikon, especially low-light, is not there. I still use the D810 as my main camera, but I don't shy from using the reliable D5600, with its connectivity to the web on the go.

I'D rather have the E-M10mk2 or GX80/85 than this thing. For a little bit more you can have the E-M5mk2 or G80/85 much more capable imo.
You allways get 2 controle dials, full customisation of allmost all buttons, bright capable viewfinders iso those dim ovf's that are totally useless in many indoor and evening photography situations etc. etc.

Did you know the latest Sony is A6500? worlds apart from the A6000.
Also much much better than this piece of cr@p.

But I guess Canon and Nikon can still get away with it producing this inferior stuff, since many buyers just copy the neighbour or think they can also make beautiful pics if they just use a DSLR. IMO the days of the superiority of DSLR are long gone. People just need to get their heads out of their ...rses.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 08:19 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: So.. anyone have $10,000 to spare on 1 camera body and maybe 1-2 lenses?

@HeyItsJoel, well, you might want one but if you're just an amateur there's no ROI for you. So please in future refrain yourself from the stupid comments on price.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 10:55 UTC
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josh bailey: Imagine an APS-C sensor in this thing! Great camera none the less. I want.

There's not enough advantage in an APS-C sensor compared to m43.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 09:02 UTC
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RGBCMYK: Anyone remember the DEP program that was on the Canon EOS 3 and I believe my Canon 1ds had it too. I never met anyone that actually understood how to use it so they dumped it ;-)

DEP was already available long before that on EOS 700. It was actually my first EOS system camera, but I soon changed to a more advanced model.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
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