Daniel from Bavaria

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And such cameras are the reason that mFT does really have a tough live. There is not much left in pro for mFT.
Says someone who really likes Olympus.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 05:21 UTC as 247th comment | 1 reply

Brief, on the spot and a very Good reminder. Took me a week to finally have the 5 minutes for this vid. Really well spend time. Thanks

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2020 at 07:11 UTC as 10th comment
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Slatts-from-Oz: Maybe Nikon will just buy the entire A-mount system from Sony.
Bodies are a nice size, lens selection is good and it would be easy to just remove the translucent mirror add a few letters (Nsonyn) and use the A99ii as an 850 upgrade.

This would seem to be easier than Nikon actually having LV that works. If they cannot handle LV then mirrorless is way beyond them.

Nikon is a really, really small company compared to Sony or Canon and even Fuji. They just buy nothing.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 09:33 UTC

Ok, they really sleped this one over. 2019, that’s really late in the game.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 09:31 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies

Is there a vegan version available?

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 07:49 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (436 comments in total)
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Daniel from Bavaria: The real deal would be to bring out such a camera with M-Mount, or at least SL-Mount.

The SL is a nice camera, but huge. A Q with interchangeable lenses would be something many would run for.
In my opionion an m-Mount, prepared for AF, for the People who want to use AF-lenses, would great.

The CL is an interesting camera, but with APS-C out of the range of interest for many. I can than also go for Fuji with their great lens line-up and friendlier prices.

Daniel

Ok, got it stupid me. Maybe to happy with my M ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 20:37 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (436 comments in total)

The real deal would be to bring out such a camera with M-Mount, or at least SL-Mount.

The SL is a nice camera, but huge. A Q with interchangeable lenses would be something many would run for.
In my opionion an m-Mount, prepared for AF, for the People who want to use AF-lenses, would great.

The CL is an interesting camera, but with APS-C out of the range of interest for many. I can than also go for Fuji with their great lens line-up and friendlier prices.

Daniel

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 08:16 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies

I really like to use Leica and am absolutely fond of my Leica lenses, even if Ihave only two and one them was a good below 1k€, both bought used. The rest of my lenses are Zeiss. I might add a 50 Lux one day, so yes, I am in.

But this lens is a concept I really don’t get. And for the price I could get a used Noctilux .... so, no, I don’t get it.
However, there is for sure some folks out there happy about this lens and willing to pay the necessary bucks. So another choice, fine with me.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 07:27 UTC as 36th comment

Hi,

what about the very, very good Fujifilm 1.4 16mm for X-Mount.

I think the message is a bit missleading...

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 18:15 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1623 comments in total)

I normally had to upgrade every 2 to 3 years, sometimes 4. I only did this when LR was not able to work with my latest Camerafiles. An Upgrade was 69 Euro.
So a subscription model would be an increase by several 100% and a constant burden compared to a one off payment.

I continue to use LR until I have a unsupported camera and will then look for an alternative.
Subscription? Not a chance and only if he’ll freezes over.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:37 UTC as 423rd comment

The Q is really a great camera. I've tried it over a Weekend and would really have bought one, if, yes if that bloody lens would be a 1.7 35mm lens, and not a 28mm lens.
Overall Leica did a really good Job with that camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 10:52 UTC as 12th comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1164 comments in total)

21mp Sensor and native Iso100. Fuji, you should have a close look....

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 23:12 UTC as 48th comment
On article Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on (716 comments in total)

Very interesting ... all the negative comments.

If I would be able to justify the costs, I would buy one immediately as a second system which might be used more than my first system under certain circumstances.
But even if I might effort it if I really want to, I really cannot justify the costs, that's just too much.

But it looks wonderful.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 14:26 UTC as 109th comment
On article Lily Camera flies itself and follows its owner (155 comments in total)
In reply to:

Philip Lanoue: I really don't need a constant reminder (and more photographic evidence) of my ever increasing bald spot on the back and top of my head but which looks even worse from above. Yikes

I had the same thought :D

Link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 04:29 UTC

Next step is to re-elect Berlusconi 😄😄

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 23:10 UTC as 126th comment

This FW-Update is a great thing. I am really looking forward to update my X-T1!

It's still a reason to like Fuji very much and if you compare it with other manufactures it is far from being naturally.

BTW: I've tried a generic one from China and had no luck - I was just lucky to get it from my camera without damaging anything. Therefore I will by one of these babies for my 2.4 60. With 99 Dollars it is also still quite reasonable priced.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 05:57 UTC as 47th comment

I am not the target group.
Nevertheless, I just opened this news to read the comments and I was not being disappointed and had my fun.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 09:43 UTC as 71st comment
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Stacey_K: " and successive cameras".... well that is unless Olympus decides to change the lens mount again. I'm done trusting this company to support the customers who invest in their system.

Through corporate mis-management and a partnership with a crappy sensor manufacturer (panasonic), Olympus killed the 4/3 mount right as they had a sensor (the one used in the OMD) in their hands that would have made their lovely ZD 4/3 optics shine. Instead they pull this bait and switch to m4/3. I give then 3-4 years before they bail on this format and switch to yet another mount.

Olympus's problem has never been their optics, and I'm sure these will be fantastic lenses. But I'm willing to bet they will decide in the future the 4/3 sensor is too small and ditch this mount, leaving anyone who buys these lenses left in an orphaned system. I would never trust this company again after what they did with 4/3.

I have to agree partially. I think they will continue with mFT, but I am also done with Olympus.
I switched very early to the E-1, later E-330 and then E-3. Many nice optics. E.g. the 7-14 was a gem. And the best standard travel zoom I've ever owned is still the mighty 2.8-4 12-60mm.
When they slowly started to abandon FT, I was able to sell everything just in time, however as usual with such changes, I've made my loss (BTW one year bevor they stopped the support, they promised that FT will continue to live and be supported...).

I've still a lot of sympathy for their products and the EM1 and the latest lenses are great and again the system looks very good.

However, not for me anymore ... and how many years have I begged for a FT f4 300mm lens, and now they bring it for mFT ... at least for the todays user that will be a great tele lens.

Daniel

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 01:18 UTC
On article Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents (347 comments in total)
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Peter 1745: Reliability also needs to be considered

Another reason to prefer the "70-200 equivalent" rather than an actual 70-200 is the unreliability of the latter.

Roger Cicala of Lens Rentals analysed the failure rate of lenses in his blog,
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/08/lensrentals-repair-data-2012-2013
and states.

"70-200 f/2.8 lenses are likely to fail no matter who makes them. We think of them as ‘built like tanks’ because they have that heavy, all-metal case. That case, though, is as packed with mechanics and electronics as anything you’ve ever seen. There’s a LOT of stuff in there that has to work perfectly. Inevitably, some of that stuff breaks."

I'm not saying you shouldn't buy a 70-200 f/2.8. I'm saying that reliability is a factor that needs to be considered alongside size, weight and focal length requirements.

Peter

He also mentioned that this most probably is a result of the very rough professional usage of these lenses. From his point of view those lenses are being abused more than others.

You've just made the same mistake many analysts for statistical data are doing. You've mixed up correlation and cause.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 09:35 UTC
On article Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents (347 comments in total)

Hi,

many of the comments here and in other places show me that some people do not want or are not able to see the whole system. Doesn't matter if Fuji X or Olympus or other mirrorless systems. BTW for example I am also a Fuji X owners.

With the new f2.8 zooms I read comments like "This is not why I went for", "With that I would have had the same if I would have stayed with Canikon FF" .. and so on, and so on.

Yes, these lenses are on the more hefty side, but the overall systems is still much smaller and lighter then a FF-System.
And I for my self really appreciate the compactness of my Fuji-X System compared to my more and more shrinking Canon FF System .. and after nearly 3 years in parallel, I in fact will abandon the rest of my Canon System.

However, I also appreciate the new Zoom-Options, which will give me more choices. Luckily, you don't have to carry all of your lenses all the time, and choices are always good.

Daniel

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 07:07 UTC as 62nd comment
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