mferencz

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JackM: That giant camera surrounding that tiny sensor looks clownish. Just get an APS-C or FF camera already. Yes I am a m4/3 hater. No I will not entertain your wrong opinion.

JackM = bozo. Who's the bean town clown now.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 18:24 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (236 comments in total)
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keepreal: When a flyweight takes on the heavy weights, a camera needs some quality features and this camera certainly seems to have some. Except that the G9 is middleweight with a flyweight sized sensor.

Sergey Borachev below says this is a camera that is not too heavy or expensive. Compared with my Nikon D610, the Panasonic Lumix G9 is 4mm shorter, 16mm less tall, 10mm thicker and 192g, a fair amount lighter. Given that it has advanced features that mine does not have, that's not bad until you take into account that the sensor has only 26% of the area of full frame and about 52% of APS-C.

IMO that makes the most advanced MFT cameras ridiculous. They are fairly big and quite heavy. So you have a choice of full frame or APS-C with either OVF or EVF - if you like EVF and mirrorless with a moderate amount less bulk and weight - or MFT if you have been brainwashed into a platform that started out sensibly enough but now at the top of the range has been designed for those with MFT sized brains.

Keepreal -I have no idea if you have a m43 camera or not. I tend to think you don't or don't have a newer model. Why? because of your negativity. People that have one as a back up or as a primary for that matter enjoy using them. The lenses are a good deal smaller if that's your angle. There are bigger fast glass options that aren't, but comparably those and long glass are still a good deal smaller. It's just physics. The mount is smaller.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (236 comments in total)

Panasonic has been churning out lenses and now have a quality diverse set independent of their m43 brothers Olympus. New body to put them on just helps.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 15:03 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (236 comments in total)
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keepreal: When a flyweight takes on the heavy weights, a camera needs some quality features and this camera certainly seems to have some. Except that the G9 is middleweight with a flyweight sized sensor.

Sergey Borachev below says this is a camera that is not too heavy or expensive. Compared with my Nikon D610, the Panasonic Lumix G9 is 4mm shorter, 16mm less tall, 10mm thicker and 192g, a fair amount lighter. Given that it has advanced features that mine does not have, that's not bad until you take into account that the sensor has only 26% of the area of full frame and about 52% of APS-C.

IMO that makes the most advanced MFT cameras ridiculous. They are fairly big and quite heavy. So you have a choice of full frame or APS-C with either OVF or EVF - if you like EVF and mirrorless with a moderate amount less bulk and weight - or MFT if you have been brainwashed into a platform that started out sensibly enough but now at the top of the range has been designed for those with MFT sized brains.

Keepreal doesn't use a lens. He just needs a tape measurer and a scale. He sits and home and measure cameras all day stupid.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 14:31 UTC
On photo A Splash of Color in the fall foiliage challenge (43 comments in total)

Beautiful but just too much. I get this is about color... too much

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 15:00 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (736 comments in total)

Fuji equals little man with a big hat. Small body - big lenses. Sure some aren't but it doesn't get ff resolution or m43 compact glass.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:56 UTC as 31st comment
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Tapper123: These f1.2 pro primes are undoubtedly superb, but it's becoming hard to ignore larger sensored systems when MFT is becoming larger, heavier and costlier.

These lenses are superior optics compared to the Nikon 1.8 lens you mentioned. They are top of the line not standard primes. They let in more light and sharpness and micro contrast are at a different level.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
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breschdlingsgsaelz: This is the camera i have been dreaming of for years! I want one richtig now! But wait, it has the wrong lens mount :(

Canon, please come on and copy this camera!

Your dreams will never be fulfilled. Somewhere over the next mountain you'll long for a prettier girl.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 15:45 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (736 comments in total)
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CatherineMann: I have been looking at a semi pro street camera that feels more robust than a starter model with interchangeable lenses. Olympus OM D E M I M II release got me researching their future line for outdoor action and away from Fuji XA3. Feel like I have settled towards the Pen F and can use those lenses with the faster pro capture OM D E MI M II(I). I like how similar XE3 is to the Pen F as a street camera. The joystick is nice and maybe using a small tablet on the ground can give low angle shots with a larger screen view. Haven't figured out tablet position for parades when taking photos/ video of action heading towards you when standing along parade route. Also like the Pen F for the design in color control before taking a photo. Easy fun character, which is perfect for a day off from work camera. Pen F is similarly priced to XE3 but comes with a flash I like better. Fuji has invested into that customer with both XE3 and XA3 but together in 1 body could be nice for APS C shooters.

Pen F is a great camera. Just got one. It does fine with people walking and jogging and running in fact. Perhaps not a bird flying or a race car etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 21:30 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)
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tedolf: How old is this girl, twelve?

And she smokes and drinks?

Sometimes Japanese culture is strange.

Tedolph

You just got old. She's 45

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 21:26 UTC
On article Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM sample gallery (101 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: At just $1,800, PanLeica's 100-400 is starting to look like a bargain. It's slower at the long end, but brighter at the wide end.

It doesn't have to cover a FF sensor Biza43. When you understand that let me know.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 14:08 UTC
On article Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM sample gallery (101 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: At just $1,800, PanLeica's 100-400 is starting to look like a bargain. It's slower at the long end, but brighter at the wide end.

Slightly smaller? The 300mm f4 is a good deal larger than the PanLeica

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 12:26 UTC
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mcshan: Everything is fine with Panasonic's camera division. I think I will head to my local Service Merchandise, Montgomery Wards, Circuit City or CompUSA to pick up a new Panny to get great shots of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus when it comes to town. Everything is fine.

Tell that to Sears, Kmart, Malls across the USA. People do not shop in stores. They do, but no where near the way they used to.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 15:21 UTC
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danieljcox: Just another example of misinformation that could qualify as Fake News. Happy the Panasonic brass understood the need to clarify. It's full steam ahead with the introduction of the GH5 which I'll have in my hands tomorrow. Until then you can see check out my friend and colleague Mark Toal with a pre GH5 launch at Paul's Camera in California here https://www.facebook.com/markcomon/videos/10158460909290596/

Somewhere CNN is cowering. Fake News

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 13:08 UTC
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mcshan: Everything is fine with Panasonic's camera division. I think I will head to my local Service Merchandise, Montgomery Wards, Circuit City or CompUSA to pick up a new Panny to get great shots of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus when it comes to town. Everything is fine.

Do people really buy camera equipment in stores? Is it 1997?

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 13:06 UTC
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mario GTI: Cellphones kill camera industry, there is no doubt about it. Pretty soon only pros and enthusiasts will be using dedicated cameras, I'm pretty sure that the Olympus will be next.

That ship has sailed. You always got a phone on you. Just better camera phones.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 21:14 UTC
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Ben Herrmann: Although a bit depressing - yet realistic, I would be concerned that Panasonic does a "Samsung" way of exiting the business. As you can recall, Samsung released two wonderful cameras - the NX1 and NX500 - both of which were state of the art. But shortly thereafter, they elected (without fanfare or formal announcement) to exit the market, leaving many of us NX users shocked.

So having been stung once, seeing this news by Panasonic is worrisome at best. Sure, they just released their GH5 and a few other lesser models, but as I mentioned above, that didn't stop Samsung from just departing the market..

Well gang, it's time to now buy up all of the Panny gear that you may have held off getting as you wait for prices to come down. Too long a wait could find you in the same boat as many Samsung users who were doing the same thing.

Or they are just scaling back like they said. Panasonic has a lot more invested than the upstart Samsung ever did.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 20:27 UTC
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creepy.sol: i wonder how this news would sounds if samsung still made cameras. it's hard to hear that panny is simply scaling back, because it they were going to shutdown production it's not like they'd simply announce it. so it's hard really believe this isn't cause for concern. but i really hope it isn't. i love m43!

Or they could be scaling back. Kinda makes sense for a company that has released more cameras and variations than anybody.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 19:45 UTC

Distortion is controlled I guess, but photos look odd to me. I can't think of a reason I'd want this lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 22:04 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (199 comments in total)

That thing is HUUUUUGE. Jeezus, seriously, it better bring the Andromeda galaxy in up close.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 19:21 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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