bufo vulgaris

bufo vulgaris

Joined on Oct 24, 2019

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Marximus: Nikon's killing it with lenses. As an RF shooter, I'd love to have this or the 800 6.3.

But what is stopping You from getting this one? If You have the budget for such a lens, I would argue that there is also money to get a dedicated Nikon body to go with it...

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2022 at 13:04 UTC
On article OM System OM-5 initial review (547 comments in total)
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bufo vulgaris: It would have been better to release nothing, than to release this. Yesterday we were still hoping that OM systems were taking the brand somewhere. Today we know they are holding an empty bag.

I've been a faithful user of M43 for more than 10 years, but this was the final sign that now is the time to jump ships.

Novalaker, the OM-1 is almost ok, not lagging too far behind the competition, but it's not for me: I left FF all those years ago to go down in size.

I expected that much more tech would trickle down to this one and maybe even with some software improvements. I did not expect seven year old reheated dog food.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2022 at 10:40 UTC
On article OM System OM-5 initial review (547 comments in total)

It would have been better to release nothing, than to release this. Yesterday we were still hoping that OM systems were taking the brand somewhere. Today we know they are holding an empty bag.

I've been a faithful user of M43 for more than 10 years, but this was the final sign that now is the time to jump ships.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2022 at 06:59 UTC as 145th comment | 5 replies
On article OM System OM-1 studio tests published (415 comments in total)
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Nielk Mike: Compared RAW to the Fuji X-T4, the Sony a7R III and the Fuji X-E4. All three outperform the OM from 800 ISO, clearly visible at ISO 1600, and really bad at ISO 3600. Not that I am surprised. It is a smaller sensor. What surpises me mostly that M43 folks claim comparability.

Nielk,

"the correct exposure in that case is f2/1/125/ISO6400. That would be the same for FF, APS-C and M43, right?"

Yes, all those settings will be right. But of course they will not result in equivalence between the systems.

"Oh, M43 would use an 0.98 lens? How many good qualtiy lenses with f0.98 are there, and how big are they?"

You are of course right: You can only take equivalence so far. Micro 43 will always hit the wall two steps earlier than FF.

The question everyone has to ask is: How close are You to that wall? I used FF before and switched to M43 with small fast primes because, at the time, I could go much smaller and ligther with that system without any perceived sacrifice. (Very often You have to stop down a fast FF lens to get enough DoF).

Now, things have changed though.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2022 at 13:32 UTC
On article OM System OM-1 studio tests published (415 comments in total)
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Nielk Mike: Compared RAW to the Fuji X-T4, the Sony a7R III and the Fuji X-E4. All three outperform the OM from 800 ISO, clearly visible at ISO 1600, and really bad at ISO 3600. Not that I am surprised. It is a smaller sensor. What surpises me mostly that M43 folks claim comparability.

If You think in terms of equivalence, it's unfair to compare image noise between different formats using the same ISO. Yes, we rightly bash people who believes that f4 on M43 behaves as f4 on FF, because it clearly doesn't.

Equivalence demands that a M43 lens shall be two steps faster to maintain the same DoF. And of course the ISO must be two steps lower, otherwise the image will be totally overexposed. And voilà, now we have the same noise as well.

M43 shouldn't be bashed twice....

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2022 at 10:53 UTC
On article Hands-on with the OM System OM-1 (390 comments in total)
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DixonCG: Where m4/3 wins it for me over FF is the lens size and the vast choice of quality optics available. Here's an example:

Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 PRO - $999 - 84mm (3.31") length - 382g (13.47oz)
Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8GM - $1999 - 136mm (5.35") length - 886g (1.95lb)

This is NOT only about DOF Full frame fanatics - It's about build quality, exotic glass, weather sealing, manual clutch amongst other things!

(I'm awaiting comments .....it's not f2.8 its f5.6 blah blah blah)

No, I am still using use the original OMD e-M5... I see no reason to go to medium format. Most M43-users don't understand that it isn't exposure (light gatrering per surface unit) that is important, but equivalence (light gathering per image). But I do.

I just don't see the point in comparing apples and oranges. That's all. Comparing FF with M43 and only looking at exposure is meaningless and lead many people to draw wrong conclusions. And that is counterproductive.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2022 at 06:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with the OM System OM-1 (390 comments in total)
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DixonCG: Where m4/3 wins it for me over FF is the lens size and the vast choice of quality optics available. Here's an example:

Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 PRO - $999 - 84mm (3.31") length - 382g (13.47oz)
Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8GM - $1999 - 136mm (5.35") length - 886g (1.95lb)

This is NOT only about DOF Full frame fanatics - It's about build quality, exotic glass, weather sealing, manual clutch amongst other things!

(I'm awaiting comments .....it's not f2.8 its f5.6 blah blah blah)

Yes, the end for You. But not for the rest of us because we understand that neither image noise and depth of field will be the same.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2022 at 14:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with the OM System OM-1 (390 comments in total)
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DixonCG: Where m4/3 wins it for me over FF is the lens size and the vast choice of quality optics available. Here's an example:

Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 PRO - $999 - 84mm (3.31") length - 382g (13.47oz)
Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8GM - $1999 - 136mm (5.35") length - 886g (1.95lb)

This is NOT only about DOF Full frame fanatics - It's about build quality, exotic glass, weather sealing, manual clutch amongst other things!

(I'm awaiting comments .....it's not f2.8 its f5.6 blah blah blah)

Lotus cat.. You haven't understood the subject at all.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2022 at 14:36 UTC
On article Hands-on with the OM System OM-1 (390 comments in total)
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DixonCG: Where m4/3 wins it for me over FF is the lens size and the vast choice of quality optics available. Here's an example:

Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 PRO - $999 - 84mm (3.31") length - 382g (13.47oz)
Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8GM - $1999 - 136mm (5.35") length - 886g (1.95lb)

This is NOT only about DOF Full frame fanatics - It's about build quality, exotic glass, weather sealing, manual clutch amongst other things!

(I'm awaiting comments .....it's not f2.8 its f5.6 blah blah blah)

I'm not gonna point out that f2.8 is 5.6, but I AM going to point out that You are comparing apples and oranges. Why compare with a 24-70/2.8? Why not compare it to, say, the sony FE 24-70/4? It is well made, 44g heavier, but 1 stop faster than the M43 lens.

I am a happy M43 user myself, by I don't see why it's a good idea to make comparisons that don't make any sens.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2022 at 10:24 UTC
On article OM System OM-1 review (1798 comments in total)

Long time ago I was a FF Canon user, but a problem the Canon aftersales couldn't solve made me temporarily cameraless. As a remedy I bought the original E-M5 with a Pana-Leica 25/1.4, just to have something while waiting. That camera was a pocket battle ship that punched way above it's weigth and I wondered why the hell I had the Canon system. I sold everything and switched to M43.

Now, when everyone has gone mirrorless, I was preparing to move away from the seemingly dying M43 system. Let's be honest: Olympus have only been launching refried dog food the last five years.

And suddenly we have this. Has the reincarnated Olympus risen from the ashes? It's looking very good. This little camera may very well make many vacillating M43 users stay with the system.

I probably will.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2022 at 10:10 UTC as 333rd comment | 4 replies

The images are good.... But funny they are not. Comedy in nature is rare, if it even exists. Animals that for an instance just happen to look human isn't really comedy, is it?

Link | Posted on May 25, 2021 at 13:25 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Incredibly mindboggling that no one thought about that before. It seems so obvious...

It's like modern art:
-I could have thought of that!
-Yeah, but You didn't.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2020 at 11:48 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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tkbslc: I think it is cool that Canon is trying something different. Options are good.

But it's kind of the same thing as the high end f1.2 primes on m4/3. At some point, you are fighting too hard with your sensor size to get what you want.

If you really want some serious reach with light weight and affordable price, crop sensors are the way to go.

A smaller sensor system will in itself not lead to a smaller, cheaper, lighter equipment. Not if You want equivalence, where the systems gather the same amount of light.

However, small sensor systems can in real life still be smaller, but the reason for that is that manufacturers of FF-systems in general do not provide equivalent lenses that are as slow as those for made for smaller sensors,

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2020 at 08:36 UTC
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bufo vulgaris: Twenty years from now we will look at these images in a different light. Instead of people going through a pandemic, we will see a frightening example of social control of the population.

I guarantee it.

(The images in themselves are great by the way. It's just that in the future they will relay a different message).

Thomas, do You understand the meaning of the word pretext? I doubt it.

Many europeean countries have limitations to the number of people who have the right to gather outdoors. (Six in the UK...) But at the same time people are squeezed in public transport (where there is no ventilation) like sardines... I took the metro in Paris last week and it was crammed...

Ontop of that we know from comparative studies (for example sweden vs other countries) that the shutdown did nothing to stop spreading the virus among the active population. A pregnant woman in Australia was arrested by the police because she voiced her opinion about the lockdown. ..Guilty of thought crime, she was.

Not only do You fail to see that there is something going on here that is not normal for an open society, Your examples with feces and cancer are mindbogginly stupid.

Really.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2020 at 13:52 UTC

Twenty years from now we will look at these images in a different light. Instead of people going through a pandemic, we will see a frightening example of social control of the population.

I guarantee it.

(The images in themselves are great by the way. It's just that in the future they will relay a different message).

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2020 at 05:36 UTC as 3rd comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with the new Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR (539 comments in total)
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bufo vulgaris: The only reason this lens exists is that it allows Fuji to sell it to people who don't understand equivalens...

"People buy these lenses because they want their APS-C camera to match that DoF of what is possible with FF. No other reason."

Yes, that is certainly true for some people.

But I am convinced that there is also this category of people that doesn't have a clue: They think a lens like this is comparable to a f1 lens on a bigger format. This lens is made for them...

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 09:38 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR (539 comments in total)
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bufo vulgaris: The only reason this lens exists is that it allows Fuji to sell it to people who don't understand equivalens...

It's not that they don't care about it. They don't understand it. Big difference. ..And something the manufacturers can tap into.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 08:42 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR (539 comments in total)

The only reason this lens exists is that it allows Fuji to sell it to people who don't understand equivalens...

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 08:34 UTC as 65th comment | 9 replies
On article How does anamorphic photography work? (200 comments in total)
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Ranger 9: MARKETPLACE: Buy this expensive new thing. It will make your work look different and allow you to crush your competition. PHOTOGRAPHER: Imma buy it! COMPETITION: We bought it, too. Now everybody's work looks alike again. MARKETPLACE: That old thing is out of style. You need to buy this other expensive new thing. It will make your work look different and allow you to crush your competition. PHOTOGRAPHER: Imma buy it! Rinse. Repeat.

Well, we still have the liberty not to jump on every new bandwagon that comes along, haven't we?

Can't blame the market place for the fact that only a tiny fraction of humanity is capable of creative new thinking. The majority of us are simply followers that just emulates what the artistic pioneers are doing.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2020 at 07:53 UTC

My god, what a clunker... Olympus did it again: They launched a lens that is bigger, slower, longer and heavier than the panasonic counterpart.

Let's look at the numbers if we comapre it with the pana-leica 100-400-4-6.3

Weight: Pana: 985g, Oly:1120g
Diameter: Pana: 83mm, Oly 86mm.
Length: Pana: 172mm, Oly 206mm.
Speed is basically the same but let us point out that the pana begins at f4

What were they thinking?

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 12:05 UTC as 11th comment | 17 replies
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