Oleg Vinokurov

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JackM: It's a great spec. But I eventually sold my Fuji X100S because it just wasn't quite compact enough, and this is even bigger. And don't insult our intelligence - the sensor is not "multi-aspect", the camera simply has different "auto-crop" modes.

Because they already have production line for it, there are probably quite many parts that they use in different cameras already.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 13:28 UTC
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JackM: It's a great spec. But I eventually sold my Fuji X100S because it just wasn't quite compact enough, and this is even bigger. And don't insult our intelligence - the sensor is not "multi-aspect", the camera simply has different "auto-crop" modes.

Seems you don't get the benefit of multi-aspect. Draw a circle and now try to fit in it 4:3 rectangle and then 16:9. Then you will see height and width difference. Without multi-aspect you can choose only one, other aspect ratio settings have no meaning expect live-view crop. I.e. it's lens fit to sensor, with multi-aspect it's opposite. Sensor fit to utilize most of lens. To cover full sensor in lx100 lens would have to be bigger or slower and again would be stuck in one aspect ratio.

I like m43 cameras, but i don't like 4:3 aspect ratio majority of the time. I.e. i'm not only wasting sensor area, but also lens image circle by cropping to 16:9 majority of the time.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 05:22 UTC

Looks nice and right on time, soon will be selecting something relatively compact with decent quality and controls.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 12:36 UTC as 20th comment
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JackM: It's a great spec. But I eventually sold my Fuji X100S because it just wasn't quite compact enough, and this is even bigger. And don't insult our intelligence - the sensor is not "multi-aspect", the camera simply has different "auto-crop" modes.

Not simple crop like almost every other camera does when changing aspect ratio setting. Check resolutions, it's multi-aspect, same as panasonic m43 GH2. Sadly same feature didn't appear anymore in m43.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 12:26 UTC
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Tungsten Nordstein: If a person cannot post a photo of themselves as a child without the orginal photographers permission then there is something badly wrong.

Yes, they should not have copyright over photos, only paid for time it took to finish the job.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 03:34 UTC
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lightandaprayer: Any photographer who dreams about becoming a National Geographic photographer should know that the kind of hardships they face in this video is just another day at the office for them. They're the hardest working photographers on the planet. Many thanks for posting this!

And there are people who dream about such lifestyle.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 08:24 UTC
On article Simple demo shows the power of a polarizing filter (133 comments in total)

That's why i really love my polarized sunglasses. No pain even in really bright weather and colors appear so much more saturated. And it's more easy to see how polarizing filter will affect the photo :)

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 12:46 UTC as 2nd comment

That's the lens i was dreaming about in m43. Good iq, takes filters and really nice focal range for me. It's rather small too. It is not a cheap lens but i don't get a felling, that's it's overpriced.

I like bokeh too, it's not distracting.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 03:17 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Hasselblad X1D final production sample gallery (136 comments in total)
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Trek of Joy: I'm in Tokyo right now and some of the big camera shops have the X1d (along with every other camera on the planet) in stock, its amazing how small/light it is in person, especially compared to the Fuji GFX and the 645z. After handling all three, Hasselblad would get my money if I were in the market for MF. Its not much larger than my XT2's, amazing.

Certainly, one of good points of large shops in Japan, lots of cameras and lenses to play with. And all recent releases too!

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 10:14 UTC

Backlit sakura flowers look amazing.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 12:29 UTC as 65th comment
On article Erez Marom: On causality in landscape photography (105 comments in total)
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uzman1243: Erez's pictures are so good because they maintain that sense of realism. Look at the milky way image for example. You rarely come across an image of the milky way that depicts what it actually looks like.

Well balanced, i like this kind of processing. Rich colors, contrast, sharpness is all there, yet it doesn't feel too forced. Together with interesting scene and well thought composition creates amazing photos. Certainly not often i see all of it in one photo.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 02:01 UTC
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ijustdontknow619: I realize that Panasonic and Olympus are "competitors" in the M43 format, but I for one look forward to the day when both of their IS systems work together. I would have jumped at this over the Olympus 12-100 (which I do own) if the lens stabilization system would work with Oly IBIS. Same thing holds for my willingness to consider a Panasonic body (although the 12-100 is the only lens with in lens stabilization I own so far).

PS - as of this posting, the Amazon link is not working

Most likely they will drift apart even further and more and more features will be missed if not used on proper body :(

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 09:53 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 added to studio scene comparison tool (87 comments in total)
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cj83: Don't think it fair that the sony is using the 55 1.8, while the canon m5 is using the 50 1.4 that isn't really sharp when being compared.

That's why there are lens reviews and lots of data on them. Camera comparison here use on average quite decent lenses, not always best of course, but certainly not kit quality. More than good enough to visually compare sensor performance.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 09:16 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (716 comments in total)
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bardick: Afraid I would not buy anything made in China if I could avoid it. After sales service will likely suck, reliability is dubious and who knows what secrets are embedded in the firmware.

Sure, no one is perfect, can you point to a camera maker that didn't have some issues? I had a rear dial problem with my e-m1, Olympus sent courier to pick up camera, got it back fixed only after 3 days with free sensor cleaning and overall check-up. This probably what OP meant, company based in China can be complicated to deal with for warranty issues.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 08:42 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1387 comments in total)
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Sigma82: It's funny how the ff maniacs all come to comments every m43 camera news,. We got it, tiny sensor, overpriced, bad iq blah blah blah. We really got it. Now please go enjoy ur cameras and leave us m43 users with our pieces of crap. Thank you ;)

To be fair, there isn't much improvement on the aps-c/ff sensors as well. Time to time i also turn to FF, but after comparing sample prints again i don't see any need in it. Although one of iq related benefit of FF i still want is how easy to edit files, m43 or even aps-c might deliver enough, but they need that extra fine touch that i can't always do perfectly.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 08:34 UTC

Yes, i'm one of those who is rather surprised with price :) But hey, i hope you agree that jump is rather serious, in Japan original and new E-M1 and 12-40f2.8 kit cost 120.000jpy and E-M1 m2 body only 210.000jpy.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 12:51 UTC as 84th comment
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entoman: Yes, it's a "powerhouse" - solidly built, excellent ergonomics, superb lenses and amongst the best IQ of any M43 camera. But there lies the problem - M43. This camera is a big and heavy as many APS cameras, almost all of which produce sharper images, have more complete lens systems, better support from 3rd party manufacturers, better menus, and all at a more affordable price. Bring the price down Olympus and you'll have a winner, but at this price, forget it.

There aren't that many aps-c camera bodies that come even close in feature list. If you compare IQ alone there is also no need to go for top-end body. But it doesn't mean i fully agree with pricing.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 12:46 UTC
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Shiranai: Can this be misused to remove glare and reflections from windows?

For this you simply need a polarizing filter. But yeah, I remember original article when they showed their algorithm, was quite efficient. It's basically advanced stitching, works well but no magic filter.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 16:33 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (82 comments in total)
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pacnwhobbyist: When I was in Iceland back in 2004-05 I would've love to have a camera like this with me. But from an image quality standpoint, while this is pretty good, I would say the $500 Nikon D3400 has better image quality overall.

I'm aware about tech specification differences. But have you actually compared results? Numbers might sound big, but actual difference in performance is negligible.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 14:14 UTC
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Jefftan: I only want to know how far can IBIS go
at 24mm equivalent if one can really handheld to 2 seconds than it is worth it

I mean for every lens including prime 12mm F2
not the super heavy 12-100mm which got dual IS

also can handheld 2 seconds reliably , not sharp 1 in 5 shot
at least sharp 1 in 2 shot, 2 in 2 even better

If it can than it is worth $2000, otherwise big NO

Robin Wong could get sharp photos at 5sec with new 12-100mm lens at 12mm. His best with original e-m1 and 7-14 was about 1-1.5sec or something like that.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 09:05 UTC
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