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flipmac

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Ben O Connor: Cheapest set achieved for landscape photographers (architecture, various engineering, etc.)

EM-5II + 10,5 F O.95 Voightlander+ Dead steady tripod!

Total of 2.500€, worth every dime.

If no m4/3 lens can out resolve the 16MP sensor, then Olympus wouldn't have bother with 40MP high res mode, and we wouldn't see any tests showing 4000lw/ph or comparisons with 36MP D810:

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/reviews/compactsystemcameras/olympus-om-d-e-m5-mark-ii-review/8

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/digital-slrs-hybrids/olympus-om-d-e-m5-mark-ii-1284458/review/8

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 01:21 UTC
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nerd2: So MF 20mm 1.8 equivalent for $1250 and 586gr? Nikon 20mm 1.8g weighs 357gr, has AF, costs $500 less....

Nerd2, it's not hard to understand.

The physical focal length affects the f-number, which affects exposure. What you say keep saying are FoV and DoF which don't affect exposure at all.

If DoF affects exposure, then small sensor cameras (e.g. phones) would require insanely bright lens or extremely high ISO to shoot pretty much any scene without under exposing.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 15:30 UTC
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Ben O Connor: Cheapest set achieved for landscape photographers (architecture, various engineering, etc.)

EM-5II + 10,5 F O.95 Voightlander+ Dead steady tripod!

Total of 2.500€, worth every dime.

What's your speculation based on?

There are samples/tests out there comparing the high-res mode of the E-M5mkII against the D810 where the Olympus able to match the 36MP FF camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 15:07 UTC
On article DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (370 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: Ok we get it, you like the crappy iPhone when there are tons of better smartphones( hello Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung) with camera or simply a real and dedicated camera. =D

And haters gonna hate.

Why so many Android users hate iPhone with a passion (see all them comments below)?

I myself haven't own an iPhone since the iPhone4 and have had 3 Android phones since then but I wouldn't mind an iPhone6.

That said, they're just devices and not worth getting worked up on.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 05:25 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (867 comments in total)
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Snikt228: This camera seems pretty big for what it is to me. The EM5 II with 12-40 2.8 is very nearly the exact same size and weight as an A7 with 24-70 f4, and that's comparing 2X crop to FF, huge difference.

Comparing those 2 cameras with small primes I think the A7 is actually even shorter or the same size

@sensibill "would be some way to grade the amount of pixel well volume and rate of photons read per site occurring per image capture"

OR... look at the sample photos. Better yet, try the camera your self ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 23:03 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (867 comments in total)
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Snikt228: This camera seems pretty big for what it is to me. The EM5 II with 12-40 2.8 is very nearly the exact same size and weight as an A7 with 24-70 f4, and that's comparing 2X crop to FF, huge difference.

Comparing those 2 cameras with small primes I think the A7 is actually even shorter or the same size

I don't know why f-stop is so hard to understand. F-stop, which is basically light intensity, is the same across format otherwise the number will be meaningless. Obviously, f/2.8 FF lens will collect more photons as it should since it is feeding a bigger sensor, but the light intensity is the same as a f/2.8 APS-C and f/2.8 m4/3. Mount the f/2.8 FF lens on a smaller format (without speedbooster) and it'll still be f/2.8.

Put it another way, paint a wall with a bucket of paint, then paint another wall with twice the surface area with 2 buckets of the same paint. Which wall would have a more vibrant colour? Same even though the bigger wall would have more total paint on it.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 22:39 UTC
On article Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software (109 comments in total)

Looks nice but I would like to see more effort put into the Wireless Mobile Utility app so that it does more than just trigger the shutter and view images, like adding ability to control exposure, AF and so on.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 21:13 UTC as 40th comment

It's cyclical?

The biggest player in the market is not heavily investing in mirrorless system because consumers are still favouring DSLRs because the biggest player in the market is not heavily investing in mirrorless system because ...

At any rate, even though the EOS-M line is basically half-ass attempt, it still works:
- good secondary camera to a Canon DSLR user
- good starter camera for noob who only needs/buys 1 or 2 lenses

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 21:28 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply

Opticalibrator or just "Cal"

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 19:38 UTC as 15th comment
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goshigoo: Panasonic is really doing very well recently (except the 42.5 f/1.2, but we can just ignore it since we already have 45 f/1.8)

The recent releases of GM1 / GX7 / GH4 / 15 / 12-32 and the upcoming 35-100 are on the right path of m43; the true spirit of m43
in terms of pricing and portability

I hope we will see a 8mm pancake prime or 9-18mm from panasonic soon

@yabokkie

Base on your your linear equation using a Canikon 85/1.8 @ $450 as base, then the lenses below should have the following price:

Canon 50/1.8 = 156
Canon 50/1.4 = 257
Canon 50/1.2 = 350
Canon 85/1.2 = 1013
Nikon 85/1.4 = 744

Except for the 50/1.8, everything is way off. Further, the Olympus 45/1.8 would have better "cost performance" than the Canon 50/1.2 based on the same logic. That doesn't make sense. In fact, none of this is true.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 07:34 UTC
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radissimo: For a second I was thinking about this kit, but why not get Canon G x1 mark II with nice bright zoom lens, bigger sensor and for less?

"I DON'T think that the low light performance will be much different between this Canon GX1 mkII and GM1 with this lens"

Wrong. Current m4/3 sensors have better performance than the one in the G1XmkII and pretty much all Canon APS-C.

So, add a brighter/sharper lens in front of the better sensor, the GM1 or even the cheaper E-PM2 will out perform the Canon any day, or is it any night. Actually, an E-PM2 + 14/2.5 might still be better despite the lens being slightly slower than the G1XmkII and the combo is much cheaper.

FYI, size difference is smaller. The crop factor of the GX1mkII is 1.92x in either 3:2 or 4:3. At 3:2, effective sensor height is 12.5, shorter than m4/3 which is 13mm.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 20:26 UTC
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "This could be a cultural difference, of course."

No brand of mirrorless camera sells will in North America and Europe. We don't have a "if it's a little smaller it must be better" mentality.

@Tonio Loewald

I don't know what mirrorless you speak off. Anyone I hand my Olympus mirrorless to can easily use it like an SLR or camera phone.

My wife, not camera savvy, does exactly what you say: turn mode dial to green/auto, look through viewfinder and push the shutter just like any SLR.

It even gets easier for people who've only used a phone as a camera before because of the touchscreen: old at arms length and tap on screen. Try doing that on a typical DSLR. How many of them have touch screen and how many can focus in Live View (CDAF) quickly? I've seen so many people who obviously just got a DSLR for the first time because they try to use it like this and just get furstrated.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 00:25 UTC
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Plastek: " We have done some studies where we presented consumers with a DSLR and a mirrorless camera and ask them if the image quality was the same, which one they would chose, and generally they chose the DSLR." - I would answer in exactly the same way. Simply because DSLRs offer by far wider choice of lenses many of which are superior to mirrorless glass. And then there are whole systems of accessories, flashes, and well: everything else that in the end creates a photograph.

So: Yes, DSLRs DO offer better final image quality, but reasons for that go beyond body itself.

Maybe on FF. On APS-C DSLRs like the majority of users, it's difficult to say that mirrorless is inferior as a general statement.

I mean, I've had Rebels for years and Canon never made an EF-S 'normal' lens (around 28-35mm) and only ever bothered making only ONE EF-S prime. Yes, you could use EF (FF) lenses or lenses from third party, but it's obvious that Canon's main focus is FF. A while ago, Nikon was in a similar boat, but luckily they've put more effort in making DX lenses. Now, compare that to the number of mirrorless lenses released so far in the last few years, particularly in m4/3. Even Fuji released 3 primes right off the bat. Mirrorless lenses, like m4/3, perform just as well as their DSLR equivalent mounted on a APS-C bodies.

As for accessories like flash, m4/3 is using the same flash system as their DSLR. Also, even the cheapest body, like the E-PL1, has multi-flash wireless remote control built-in, where as you'd need a middle tier body or higher to get that on DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 21:07 UTC
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SelfMotivator: A 50mm slow lens f/2.8 for $US1K, damn. Fuji 56mm f/1.2 sounds like a sure winner.

Edited: I did not see MACRO so no comparison. Fuji 60mm f/2.8 macro is only $US650, a much better reached focal length if I shoot macro.

Worthless for me anyway :).

It is a "Zeiss" so it is expected to be expensive but the price is steep for a macro none the less. Makes the Oly 60/2.8 weather proof macro look like a bargain at $400.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 04:59 UTC
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Paul Guba: I would have brought the 12-40 18 months ago without hesitation, but with so many more mirrorless options now I really don't feel the compulsion.

Other mirrorless systems still don't have weather sealed and constant f/2.8 zooms.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 16:05 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: Surely a very good camera, but I'll wait for more info on the Pentax K3 which is not much larger than the EM-1 but has a new sensor. I also miss the top panel display on the Olympus to which I got so used to on my DSLR's (all the important info's at a glance). But there is a lot to like on the EM-1.

The EVF has all the info you need and it shows you what the sensor "sees". Plus you get other info like live histogram, grid, level, etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 04:08 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: I see a lot of reaction from DSLR users.

Especially for all those who keep pointing out the small M43 sensor, I wonder why they bother to read this review at all, and why they then feel the need to post what we all know - that M43 cameras have a smaller sensor, no good, blah blah.

Shouldn't they be happy about what they use, the bigger sensor and cameras etc, and not feel so threatened?

@Henry M. Hertz: last time I checked you can still buy an m43 camera w/ lens for less than $500, like the E-PM2. How much is a 6D/D600 + lens, and how much bigger and heavier is it? As for those EVFs that suck battery, the newest FF bodies (A7/A7r) has 'em.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 03:59 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 comments in total)
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IZO100: This review before the Canon 70D ? Why ?

What is the market share of this toy again ??

@photo nuts:
Family sedans outsells sporty coupés, so what's your point?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 03:27 UTC
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Paul JM: no OIS at this price ?
no interest sadly. Would love a fast wide prime with OIS to use with the Blackmagic pocket

Only 1 m4/3 prime has OIS that is currently available and this is much wider and brighter than that so it is to be expected. Besides, if you mount it on a GX7 or any Oly body, it'll be stabilized.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 04:36 UTC
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