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On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV initial review (753 comments in total)
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jst13: Old fashioned contrast detection Af System....why? This is an absolute no go for me.

@NicoPPC EM5 III better built? With the tripod mount that breaks out the base plate that breaks so easily?

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 15:28 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Olympus 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS review (126 comments in total)
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HRC2016: I've never been a fan of these videos and this is no exception.
There was no comparison to how this performs against the PL 100-400, which I think a lot of people would want to know. Nor any hint of the problems that have plagued the PL and if they were addressed by Olympus.
I do not know any more about this lens after watching this video.

You can head over to the accompanying gallery. There you can see that the eagerly awaited Oly 100-400 isn't really better optically than the PL100-400 you hate SOOOOOO much. Comments suggest this is identical to the sigma DSLR 100-400.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 15:01 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV initial review (753 comments in total)
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jst13: Old fashioned contrast detection Af System....why? This is an absolute no go for me.

Go and get the Nikon z50, basically the same price but has PDAF and is generally a way better camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 14:58 UTC
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Calphate: is there something wrong with their JPG engine or it's just a bit soft even on a 20MP sensor?

Images are soft because the test was done in the middle of the day, sun burning do7w8nm, with all the heat distortion that's coming with it.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 07:59 UTC
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Makkuro: Every video camera ever known to man has a built-in function that reduces video size by 100%. It's called the "STOP" button.

We don't need better codecs. We need people to stop filming / posting worthless and uninspiring contents, except cat videos. Yes cat videos are OK. Gimme cat videos.

here you go
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfqBRxlwmPk

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 04:40 UTC
On a photo in the Pentax-D FA 70-210mm F4 sample gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)
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david_sladek: f29?? am I missing something? why?

People always complain about boring galleries. Now they sneak in some creative shots (this long exposure, and other shots that e.g. show scooter drivers with much motion blur) and people complain.
My advice: Have a critical look at the photos that were shot at apertures that are important for you to evaluate quality and try to just enjoy all other images that have flaws in your eyes.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2020 at 15:27 UTC
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goblin: I'm mostly an Olympus guy, and have always been impressed by all the Panasonic cameras I've had.

Things that matter to me that the E-M1mk2 has and that the G9 doesn't:

- Phase Detect Autofocus (PDAF). The only thing that can decently AF with legacy 4/3 lenses via adapter (including Panasonic's own beautiful lenses, all four of them :) )
- Pro Cap mode: sounds like a gimmick till the day you get those birds starting their flight, or catch those lightnings in a storm

Things that the E-M1mk3 has, on top:
- Customisable AF clusters. This is sweet. One can, for example, in regular landscape mode, shape the AF area in the shape of a vertical "stick" that goes vertically across the screen. Useful to shoot sports with running humans for example.

Otherwise, if not for the lack of PDAF (I still have 4/3 lenses that have no equivalent in the m43 world), the G9 would be a very worthy choice.

I don't care about the supposedly longer lasting shutter on Olys. Plenty of other can fail.

Panasonic Pre/Pro-Capture is JPEG-only. It's basically a video that you extract stills from.
Olympus stores RAW files which makes it way more usable.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2020 at 04:08 UTC
On a photo in the Fujifilm GF 45-100mm F4 R LM OIS WR sample gallery(DPReview TV) sample gallery (4 comments in total)

Looks like a lightroom bug, squeezing a 2:3 photo into 3:4.

// edit: nevermind. read the processing comment. "lens corrections disabled".

Link | Posted on May 10, 2020 at 15:19 UTC as 2nd comment
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Don Sata: Corners suck. I want to like this lens but corners are just so mediocre.

All images are shot between F/4 and F/5.6 I'd like to see samples from F/8 to F/16 to see actual sharpness.

entoman - sorry when I laugh at your "best at 1-2 stops". There might be a maximum in sharpness but the issue remains that corners often improve to an acceptable performance just when further stopping down.
I like images way more that have an even sharpness across the whole area than images with peak sharpness in the center but still totally MEH corners.
And while diffraction might be an issue it doesn't ruin a photo at f11 on APSC. It even doesn't on micro four thirds, so I think you can shoot f16 on APS-C if you need it...

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2020 at 13:19 UTC
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GRUBERND: uhm.

Every tripod head can do this. So what's new?

The issue is that tripod heads are limited in their movement. I rarely manage to perfectly level the tripod with the legs, so I have to fine-tune it using right/left tilt of the head. Of course I now can't fully tilt the camera 90° to switch to portrait mode.
So this IS different as it a possibility to switch from landscape to portrait orientation independent from the head.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2020 at 04:17 UTC
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snapa: I think if Canon did more QC and testing, none of this would have happened in the first place. I'm sure it disapointed a lot of customers with all the missed images they lost. I wonder to what extent the issue was resolved, 40, 60, 80%? I suppose nobody will ever know the answer to that question. At least it makes people *think* the issue has been completely resolved, so they don't return the lens ;)

You don't get it. Canon needs a reason for owners of this lens to buy the MARK II next year...

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2020 at 12:52 UTC
On article Sony a6100 review sample gallery (DPReview TV) (24 comments in total)
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shutter man: Skin tones are bad as usual. That first pic could be so much better.

For anyone wanting a simple camera that doesn't require a lot of work (or money), this camera is the last one I would consider because of the ugly colors. No one wants to make their daughter and family to look unpleasant in all their pictures.

Instead get a Fujifilm, Olympus, Canon or even Nikon where your children will look good and colors will be pleasing SOOC.

Stop, wait, I didn't say that! Saying those edited RAWs are ugly is a punch in Chris' face. And I am sure every RAW editor can get pleasing colors with not too much effort - if you know how to do it. And I am sure Chris knows what he is doing.
As others noted: The error might be on your side, monitor calibration or pure brand-blindness.
And don't even try again to turn my words around until they fit in your narrow world view!

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2019 at 17:56 UTC
On article Sony a6100 review sample gallery (DPReview TV) (24 comments in total)
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shutter man: Skin tones are bad as usual. That first pic could be so much better.

For anyone wanting a simple camera that doesn't require a lot of work (or money), this camera is the last one I would consider because of the ugly colors. No one wants to make their daughter and family to look unpleasant in all their pictures.

Instead get a Fujifilm, Olympus, Canon or even Nikon where your children will look good and colors will be pleasing SOOC.

And a third time:
These are not OOC JPEGs but RAWs developed in Capture One.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2019 at 09:36 UTC
On photo Near Barrow Moor in the Fall challenge (2 comments in total)

No oaks, these are beeches.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 11:09 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a6100 review sample gallery (DPReview TV) (24 comments in total)
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CaPi: Hm. I dont mind as I use RAW but.. skin colors out of camera.😮 Who likes what they see here?

Not OOC but edited from RAW in Capture One.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 11:03 UTC
On article Sony a6100 review sample gallery (DPReview TV) (24 comments in total)
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vscd: The colors are way off; too much yellow. Of course the RAW workflow can change that, but OOC I don't like the colors it produces... typical Sony-look.

Funny! Because these are not OOC but edited in Capture One...

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 11:03 UTC
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EdisonW: I find myself being so underwhelmed by this lens, that I just don't know what to say, other than this...

Even though I shoot Sony (left Nikon this year), if this were available to Sony, why would I take this, over the Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS, which produces FAR NICER looking Bokeh than this thing, for a fraction of the cost?

Or what about Canon's new RF offering that has similar technology?

I think this is the biggest waste of money I've ever seen...

Great comparison! Chose 100mm over 50 (OK, 58) and be happy. You can always stitch two shots together if you need a wider angle of view...

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2019 at 04:43 UTC
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cxsparc: One close look at the "two horses being lassoed" picture at ISO320 was enough. The fur is smudged all over beyond recognition. There are a lot of people apparently for whom this IQ is enough, but I really like the ability to crop and still have satisfying pictures.
At least for me, APSC is still the way to go. M43 continues to be hyped but the IQ consistently does not hold up in my personal view.
P.S. And that shot is taken with a 1K tele lens. Maybe it is the JPG engine of this camera that lets the picture down. But then again, we live in 2019 and this is a brand new camera (processor). Shame on Olympus either way :-)

"Strong Sharpening" = RawTherapees "Capture Sharpening" tool. Give it a try, available in recent development snapshots. I just added some local contrast on top of that.
The area in question was masked out by RTs automatic contrast threshold for sharpening. Dialing it down to 0 also sharpens that area and reveals details. If you really care about no-mush that much it's a quick exercise to blend two versions together in photoshop/gimp. Because Threshold at 0 means sharpening of noise which you also don't like (hopefully).

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 07:15 UTC
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cxsparc: One close look at the "two horses being lassoed" picture at ISO320 was enough. The fur is smudged all over beyond recognition. There are a lot of people apparently for whom this IQ is enough, but I really like the ability to crop and still have satisfying pictures.
At least for me, APSC is still the way to go. M43 continues to be hyped but the IQ consistently does not hold up in my personal view.
P.S. And that shot is taken with a 1K tele lens. Maybe it is the JPG engine of this camera that lets the picture down. But then again, we live in 2019 and this is a brand new camera (processor). Shame on Olympus either way :-)

@cxsparc: I created a 1000x1000 crop of the heads so that Large and Original should be the same...
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/2152374249/photos/3984766/e-m5-iii-107-1_crp
Does it contain the "mush" you saw in the OOC Jpegs?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2019 at 05:35 UTC
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cxsparc: One close look at the "two horses being lassoed" picture at ISO320 was enough. The fur is smudged all over beyond recognition. There are a lot of people apparently for whom this IQ is enough, but I really like the ability to crop and still have satisfying pictures.
At least for me, APSC is still the way to go. M43 continues to be hyped but the IQ consistently does not hold up in my personal view.
P.S. And that shot is taken with a 1K tele lens. Maybe it is the JPG engine of this camera that lets the picture down. But then again, we live in 2019 and this is a brand new camera (processor). Shame on Olympus either way :-)

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And RawTherapee has no problems with processing. It's available for Win, Mac and Linux.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2019 at 19:34 UTC
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