biza43

Lives in Portugal Lisboa, Portugal
Works as a Petroleum Geologist
Has a website at www.paulobizarro.com
Joined on Oct 6, 2009

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On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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susan2012: How much smaller is this camera than something like a Sony A7 with 50 mm F1.8 lens?

It seems like neither the body is significantly smaller nor the lens since the smaller sensor requires larger aperture for same subject isolation/DoF.

Anyone have a comparison of the actual size?

"Show me an A7 with any 800mm EFL zoom. Compare it to the M43 camera with the Panasonic 100-400mm (800mm EFL) zoom.
Then you will start to understand."

Ok, we can play this game until the cows fly... if you consider even smaller sensor cameras, like 1", they reach eq. focal lengths with even smaller cameras and lenses... As I said, I have used m43 before, even had the Pana 100-300 zoom. It's a good system, but for similar price, with Sony A7, one can build a higher IQ kit. I just commented on the typical 24-70 zoom.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 15:13 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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susan2012: How much smaller is this camera than something like a Sony A7 with 50 mm F1.8 lens?

It seems like neither the body is significantly smaller nor the lens since the smaller sensor requires larger aperture for same subject isolation/DoF.

Anyone have a comparison of the actual size?

Basically, in terms of size, the EM1 with an f2.8 zoom is about the same size as the A7 with a f4 zoom. I have tried both systems, and the IQ of the 4x larger sensor is much better.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 14:06 UTC

Some good shots, thanks for the link.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 08:54 UTC as 16th comment
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)
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biza43: Just another example of the young generation's lack of education, and submission to social media sewer.

I don't care about previous generations, as I live today, not in the past. Of course in the past the young people have done stupid and dangerous things, but the goal is supposed to be to improve on bad behaviour.

As for your "rabble rabble", back in my days as a young person, my parents went to the trouble of educating me as best as they could. Apparently, many parents today don't care about, well, parenting...

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 10:13 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)

Just another example of the young generation's lack of education, and submission to social media sewer.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 08:40 UTC as 70th comment | 5 replies

Some great photos.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 14:30 UTC as 22nd comment

Nice lens for a nice system.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 11:03 UTC as 11th comment

"Snuck into the zone".

Do Japanese authorities allow people to go there? Or were they basically trespassing?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 15:03 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies

Wonderful.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 09:27 UTC as 9th comment
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (124 comments in total)
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biza43: It seems like a very good lens for portraits. Robust construction, hand made in Germany, sounds like Leica:)

Specialist lenses are always expensive.

@Seeky, all I was saying is that hand made high quality lenses made in Germany tend to be on the expensive side. Zeiss and Voigtlander lenses for M mount are actually made in Japan by Cosina, which lowers their prices a little bit. Of course mass produced plastic 85 f1.8 lenses for SLRs are a lot cheaper, but the market and end user is entirely different. I also exemplified with the Summarit 90 just for purposes of subject isolation versus f2.6, f2.4, or f2.8 aperture.

As for good portrait lenses, I already have a M Elmarit 90 f2.8 that I bought used to use on my Sony A7. This is another thing, these high quality built lenses will last for decades, contrary to the more cheaper ones.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 12:53 UTC
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (124 comments in total)
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biza43: It seems like a very good lens for portraits. Robust construction, hand made in Germany, sounds like Leica:)

Specialist lenses are always expensive.

Dear above, it seems you are good at extrapolating at your whim from what I have said. I would suggest you learn something about photography, namely:
1. Lenses hand made in Germany tend to be expensive, have you heard of Leica? Plus, they are metal built.
2. Historically, Leica's M series portrait lens has been the Elmarit 90 f2.8 lens. If you don't get subject separation with such lenses, you need to learn.
3. Present day Leica M portrait lens is the following: http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2015/05/11/the-new-leica-90-summarit-f2-4-lens-review-on-the-m-240/
4. See enough subject separation?
5. See here to learn something about using 90mm lenses for portraiture: http://www.overgaard.dk/leica-90mm-Summarit-M-f-25.html

Have a nice day. I understand the lens is not for you, fine. Just don't go around spreading your ignorance, it is too obvious.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 10:35 UTC
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (124 comments in total)

It seems like a very good lens for portraits. Robust construction, hand made in Germany, sounds like Leica:)

Specialist lenses are always expensive.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 09:17 UTC as 25th comment | 8 replies

Some excellent work.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 15:14 UTC as 6th comment
On article Photographing surfers on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula (45 comments in total)

Good stuff.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 08:31 UTC as 10th comment
On article Remembering Fan Ho: 1931-2016 (37 comments in total)

Amazing photographer, but most of all, a humanist. His photos portray the human element inside the big city in such an elegant way.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 15:42 UTC as 24th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1196 comments in total)

This a great new system, all this quality in a camera that is hardly larger than a Sony A7 or Olympus EM1.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 08:35 UTC as 26th comment
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Astrotripper: Nice, another confirmation of how good this lens is wide open. Looks like Panasonic engineers got their priorities straight when designing this one.

For equivalence trolls, show me a 24mm FF lens that is this good in the corners at f/2.8 :-)

ZEISS Batis 25 f2.0 lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 08:12 UTC

Should be an interesting series. I can recommend the photos from George Steinmetz, he as a couple of nice books, including one over the Empty Quarter of Arabia.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 09:16 UTC as 9th comment

Two things come out of this:
1. The high quality of the photos and portfolios submitted;
2. The ignorance, envy, and shallowness of some of the commenters.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 08:31 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Road tripping through New South Wales, Australia (32 comments in total)

High quality photos, thanks for sharing.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 08:52 UTC as 7th comment
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