kodacolor200

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Tom1234: Will the phone be capable of recording 4K/60fps *without* stuttering and dropping frames, like the 12pro? And will it be able to record a contrast sky without flickering the blue tones? The iPhone 12pro has great specs on paper, just like the 13 is doing now. But according to my experience with the 12pro apple is unable to deliver them without those serious problems.

4K 60 works perfectly fine on my 12pro

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 00:50 UTC
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centerpunch: OK you experts so help me out here. They say the telephoto camera has a 3x OPTICAL zoom, but the telephoto lens is simply called a 77mm. So what's "zooming"?

Is the telephoto lens really a 26-77mm zoom lens?
Is the ultra wide 13mm really a 13-26mm zoom?

I don't see how they can claim 3X in and 2X out "optical zoom" if all three lenses are fixed focal lengths.....

Yes it’s 3 focals, camera has touch and drag zoom function that operates seamlessly between the three focals.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 00:48 UTC
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cosinaphile: can you at least call te lenses zukio?..... there is value in tradition and in names that belong to history ... and unite you to history ... jus sayin .....

? What are you talking about ? These lenses carry the M.Zuiko monicker.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 00:29 UTC
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dpfan32: I'm waiting to see the 20mm f1.4 in real life and place it next to a Canon 40mm f2.8 STM which is the exact equivalent.

The 40mm 2.8 STM is super small, tack sharp (even on high megapixel density crop bodies) and feels like a lens cap.

For the 20mm f1.4 I have the strange feeling that it will be huge in comparison.

It would turn the camera concepts upside down...

I know the camera body of a M1 Mark III is smaller than a Canon 6D Mark II (the smallest full frame DSLR from Canon) but the body/lens combination would turn for the Canon to an advantage I think.

Well said, i don’t understand why people comment on system they have not used, and simply make a fool of themselves with silly comparisons.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 00:26 UTC
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Anastigmat: I wonder how many professional photographers use Olympus cameras and the "Pro" lenses on their assignments.

There is a lot more to professional photography that’s sports coverage.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2021 at 22:56 UTC
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Anastigmat: I wonder how many professional photographers use Olympus cameras and the "Pro" lenses on their assignments.

I do. More so than my Sony FF these days.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2021 at 06:22 UTC
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BrentSchumer: Will Olympus be able to sell a pro 40mm F2.8 equivalent lens to resolve a 20MP sensor? It just seems like the firm has its priorities reversed.

Brent the fact there are many MFT users also own FF cameras systems (much longer than you and likely more extensive and current) maybe suggests that you lack the actual experience or ability to understand advantages of other formats. If you lack the imagination required to see benefit, this only amplifies a naive and narrow mindset. Unfortunately this mindset rarely lends well to creativity.

I find the overwhelming majority of people taking such nonsense about FF are actually very pedestrian and inexperienced in their approach to making images with a camera. It’s like you have never actually made a print of and image that actually requires the specs you measurebate over. This differences are negligee in the majority of use cases. In many use cases today - a smaller format is the superior choice.

You preach about value and FF and yet insist on overkill for 99% of use cases . That’s an inexperienced view.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2021 at 04:24 UTC
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rsf3127: IMO 20mm is the sweet spot FL for a walkaround lens in MFT. Very good news from Olympus (or whatever they call it now).

Image quality is less than half a stop. The GR is a 2.8 which negates any real IQ advantages anyway. Then there is the build quality

I have owned a few Ricoh GR’s they are great. The thing is I have owned a few because they break. If what you are proposing is that the GR is somehow better value, it’s far from it. Great camera and certainly convenient, however not the most reliable.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2021 at 10:35 UTC
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BrentSchumer: Will Olympus be able to sell a pro 40mm F2.8 equivalent lens to resolve a 20MP sensor? It just seems like the firm has its priorities reversed.

Actually if you ask me I prefer the rendering yes. As a lens for what it’s actually resolving its a superb lens. I rarely have a use case for 42mp either……

Anyone with an imagination might understand that there are indeed many advantages to this particular ability. however yes handheld night shooting not being restricted by a tripod is indeed advantageous.

Yes you are right about wedding photographers. fortunately I don’t need to shoot weddings, but for capturing motion, FF is certainly better. As I said best tool for the job.

There are advantages to MFT system and it trumps my FF in situations that I now actually depend on it more to make me money for the type of work I make. Having two or three systems or formats is not uncommon.

Most people don’t need FF and would probably enjoy using a Olympus as it is a far better user experience on top of the above advantages me tioned

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2021 at 09:32 UTC
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BrentSchumer: Will Olympus be able to sell a pro 40mm F2.8 equivalent lens to resolve a 20MP sensor? It just seems like the firm has its priorities reversed.

@phouphou , equivalence is understanding that depending on the situation all cameras are actually equivalent. It’s about what camera is best suited to the situation. Those those that buy pro lenses understand exactly what they are buying

With my only em1 mark iii and 171.2 I can routinely shoot 5 second handheld exposures in terrestrial rain. I ha e a usable f1.2 giving me a usable DOF of 2 that is sharp edge to edge and why my Sony a7iii’s stay home a lot of the time.

If I am shooting at base iso where I need to be 6400 to 25600 due to having inferior IBIS and need to stop down to get a usable DOF I know why I’m shooting MFT over my FF system for many applications.

There is no advantage using not only the best in FF Let alone entry level FF crap served up to hacks with sensitive egos if it’s not the best tool for the given job

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2021 at 09:15 UTC
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Eric Calabros: I would care if it was 1 stop better than FF.

It’s relative to the person using the camera. There is no such thing as a value proposition it it does not actually match the criteria of the camera in question.

For someone buying into MF the understanding is that a) you need to spend money on glass. b) many MF advocates are also legacy users who have adaptable options from film cameras. And yes there are many legacy lenses that can match this sensor.

MF is a niche application, whilst I don’t personally feel the need, that doesn’t necessarily nullify the want or understanding that this is a preference, as there are certainly benefits offered by the format.

MF is an option that works better than other formats in certain applications. There is certainly a look that can be achieved as a result of the format itself.

Obviously this is not really a camera that anyone would recommended as an all round solution. It’s not pretending to be either….

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2021 at 06:18 UTC
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Welsh: It’s about the total light capture, rather than the resolution. You buy the largest sensor that you can afford.

Total light capture is dependent on what subject you need “total light” for. I shoot both ff and mft. I shoot urban nightscapes for a living and current Olympus IBIS allowing me routine 5 second exposures, (10 secs in a pinch) combined with f1.2 light gathering and a 2.4 DOF means I simply do not need a tripod for this application anymore. To say throwing away the tripod opens doors in the creative application of photography is a huge understatement. I can make larger prints than my high res Sony’s simply because I’m always at base iso on MFT.

To capture the same shots on stabilised FF handheld. I would need to be shooting 12800 + to get the same DOF and even then still not getting the same “total light” as my current MFT set up.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2021 at 01:09 UTC
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Luis V: Thanks to Chris for clarifying this subject.
Back to the fundamentals: the signal to noise ratio depends on the amout of light collected.
In photographic terms, sensor size and lens diameter.
More or less pixels are not part of the equation - as the experiments performed by Chris confirm.

@vadims yes I did state that and for handled photography of static subjects it’s does destroy ff low light bsi sensors because Olympus IBIS does what it says on the packet.. Read the comment. Whilst on paper no a MFT sensor does not match FF in noise performance. In certain lowlight applications it destroys it. A em1iii with a f1.2 that is not only sharp across the frame but gives what is an undeniable DOF advantage being a f2.4 equivalent (a good photographer you will understand the benefit of this) 1.2 on ff give a DOF that I would describe as unusable in many applications. Particularly landscape. Now you have a usable f1.2 and can shoot 4-5 sec exposures routinely. Yes for static it destroys FF

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2021 at 13:16 UTC
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kodacolor200: If shooting static images in low light without the use of tripod. The EM1 destroys my current gen BSI FF cameras and I have yet to find a camera that comes close to the em1iii for this task. This is purely regarding stabilisation. However being able to comfortably hand hold 5 second exposes, 10 with a little patience, is not something that will be matched by FF anytime soon.

It’s these types of variables let alone the differences in sensor , that makes me feel arguments around sensor size are pointless and redundant. And then there is the BIG question of output. I’m a full time practicing photographer the bulk of all work that you submit today although it is geared for print and there are print outcomes. The clients only concern is how they appear on their screen. How it was shot. NOBODY CARES

You might to slow down your shutter and actually read the comment. Yes a larger sensor is ideal for shooting low light action, but it’s not ideal for stabilisation. Point being a larger sensor is not inherently better at all. Why choice is good and bias silly.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2021 at 12:09 UTC

If shooting static images in low light without the use of tripod. The EM1 destroys my current gen BSI FF cameras and I have yet to find a camera that comes close to the em1iii for this task. This is purely regarding stabilisation. However being able to comfortably hand hold 5 second exposes, 10 with a little patience, is not something that will be matched by FF anytime soon.

It’s these types of variables let alone the differences in sensor , that makes me feel arguments around sensor size are pointless and redundant. And then there is the BIG question of output. I’m a full time practicing photographer the bulk of all work that you submit today although it is geared for print and there are print outcomes. The clients only concern is how they appear on their screen. How it was shot. NOBODY CARES

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2021 at 23:55 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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ericbowles: I hope everyone understands that nearly 40% of the cameras in this data are compact cameras. Compact market share out of that 40% is Canon- 18%, Nikon - 7%, 13% Sony, etc. Full frame cameras are about 14% of the entire market. APS-C and 4/3 cameras are 46% - and that includes Fuji, Panasonic, Olympus, and the bulk of the Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras even though they are de-emphasizing DSLR development.

Each of these companies decides what markets they want to participate in, and to what extent. Only Canon is in all markets right now, but even with a #1 market position the number of full frame DSLR cameras they sell is remarkably small considering the size of the market.

Who cares

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2021 at 15:33 UTC
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Photato: M34 needs to go *Full Image Circle* ASAP to bridge the gap with APS-C.
If they don't understand the multiple advantages of FIC then who cares if the formats dies.

What gap ? 1/3rd of a stop of noise that is actually mitigated in the majority of use cases where mft lenses that are a) sharper wide open b) offer a larger DOF that is especially useful when shooting wide open/high iso c) far better stabilised. The gap between apsc and ff is significant. The difference between apsc and mft is not

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2021 at 05:42 UTC
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armanius: Very nice looking. But at $600, I would have expected at least f2 lenses. The third party manufacturers already offer faster and less expensive lenses. Granted these Sony's look real nice and I love the aperture rings. If Sony has priced these are $400, I would consider them.

Those f2 third party lenses also have second rate and often noisey AF motors are plastics and feel and look Cheeeaaapp

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2021 at 11:20 UTC
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Daniel Lauring: These are like "nifty fifty" lenses at stupid expensive prices. Welcome additions but the price makes no sense.

I guess a 50 1.2 is out of the question then lol....

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2021 at 10:43 UTC
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cxsparc: Hm.
The way I see it, the Tamron 2875/2.8 weighs about the same as three of those (24, 35, 50), costs half, doesn't go as wide but offers way more tele for some decent portraits

The only thing going for those primes is weight if only one lens is mounted and carried. But then, I'd feel quite unflexible when going for a stroll, travelling etc.

@csxparc - here is an article @kreislauf may have been referring to and it certainly applies to this conversation

https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2017/02/things-you-didnt-want-to-know-about-zoom-lenses/

Essentially what this article explains is that a great zoom is not as good as a good prime. But it’s all there, charts, warts and all.

Good luck

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2021 at 19:36 UTC
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