alffastar

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Both lenses are great news! I was hoping to see 25-150 f/4 that will go with 8-25. However, I do realise that the 8-25 f/4 is meant to pair with 12-100 f/4. I also hoped for an updated 9-18 - a small 9-18 f/4 PRO, however, I do not see it on the roadmap. At the same time, the hopefully small an excellent pair of 12-45 and 40-150 f/4 will be a really great combo :)

And 40mm equiv 1.4 and weather resistant - I have been waiting for such a lens for a loooooong time :)

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2021 at 10:09 UTC as 25th comment
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Auf Reisen: Fantastic news. I have called for small, weathersealed primes for ages. It looks like the 20mm 1.4 will be exactly that. Its only problem: The Panasonic 20mm 1.7 is just too darn good. Well, except for AF.

The 40-150 f/4 will be a great companion either to a wide-ish prime or to the 8-25. I hope it will be smaller than the excellent Panasonic 35-100 2.8.

The 40-150 f/4 will also be even a better companion to the great 12-45 f/4 than 8-25 and hopefully they share the same filter thread. The 8-25 f/4 is meant to pair with 12-100 f/4. The hopefully small an excellent pair of 12-45 and 40-150 f/4 will be really a great combo :)

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2021 at 10:04 UTC

Does EM-5 III have a video recording limit of 29:59?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 06:33 UTC as 330th comment
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(unknown member): A new day, a new MFT product. All photographers and videomakers know this will be an awesome lens (if the IQ delivers, no tests with production models yet).

And all a whole bunch of people in here can do is whine about equivalence, small sensor, the size, the price and so on. Mostly users that have no interest at all in this lens or MFT in general. And yet here they are wasting there time with negativity just because an awesome lens came to another system.

Nice read for this Saturday; https://admiringlight.com/blog/full-frame-equivalence-and-why-it-doesnt-matter/

Forpetesake, the reaction is such, because most of the m43 amateur and pro users are aware of other options and the advantages and disadvantages. At the same time we still consciously choose m43! Because I personally like use a single system and want to have everything in the same system - wide, tele, fast zooms, fast primes. In many cases when m43 have a pro level lens or body, it comes with EVERYTHING at pro level - optics, construction and feel. Then you come along and say it is more expensive to some other 'equivalent' FF lens that is made far from the pro level of the specific m43 lens. And I don't want you to come and push in my face what you think is 'equivalent' over and over again when I am excited about probably the best lens I could own since the 14 years I have been shooting digital with many different formats and brands :)

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2019 at 02:25 UTC
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NotAPhotog: If they don't release the Pen-F II and E-M5 III soon, Olympus' imaging division will keep it's history bit won't have a future.

I hope pen 3 happens, it should be just different from Pen 2 - better autofocus, still nice to hold and use but cheaper, as GX9 from panasonic is more than twice cheaper and still a very nice and capable camera. So let's see if they drop it all together or adjust it to realities of the market

Link | Posted on May 13, 2019 at 07:50 UTC
On article Sony a6400 review (1238 comments in total)
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Fastguitars: The only thing that matters at this point in the history of new camera tech, is IS (In Body).
So, as this is one more $1000 obo device without it, lets put it back on the shelf and reach for a real camera.
Fuji X-H1.
Why settle for less?
No one should.
And if your argument against the X-H1 is...."does not let me take selfies", then plz just remain quiet, as that kind of logic is embarrassing to have to endure.

Right, because all pictures taken with cameras other than A6400 and A9 are blurry :))))

Link | Posted on May 10, 2019 at 11:03 UTC
On article Sony a6400 review (1238 comments in total)

I am a micro 43 shooter. I am thinking of reducing my equipment and was also thinking to use the momentum and switch systems, especially sony A6400 for the super AF. Although I am used to the exceptional IBIS in oly and pana I somehow was willing to go without it due to stabilised zooms and 35 OSS. However, the additional aspect of electronic shutter not going over 1/4000 is the deal breaker for me. Firstly, because the 1.4 aperture of the trifecta sigma primes becomes unusable for me in normal sunlit day and secondly and more importantly this omission just makes me feel as if I have to make a compromise in this cool posibility to shoot wide open in sunlit day for the sake of it, just because sony says so, as I see no reason for them to not include it. So now A6400 is out of my options. May be if Sony comes up with their premium APS-C model before I start reducing/switching I will consider it, but then IBIS and electronic shutter at least 1/16000 is a must

Link | Posted on May 10, 2019 at 10:58 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article Best compact zoom cameras in 2021 (435 comments in total)

I think sony rx 100 VA has an ND filter, not sure why the article says it does not, possibly copy paste error from the rx 100 vi text :)

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 10:09 UTC as 103rd comment | 1 reply
On article Should I buy the Sony a6400? Here’s how it compares (602 comments in total)

Sony A6400 vs Panasonic GX9 - GX9 misses the mic input, not only the headphones.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2019 at 17:09 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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Angrymagpie: Depending on the quality, this is most likely as big a deal as the A7iii!

I agree. I have a comprehensive micro 43 kit: 2 olympus bodies, olympus pro 2.8 holy trinity plus 5 primes. With the announcement of a7iii I started thinking of switching to sony as I really want to have the ability to shoot social events without a flash. The 24-105,although quite nice, was not such a big advantage to my equivalent 24-80 2.8 zoom and gm 24-70 too expensive for me as I am an amateur. Now, with this lens announced I will have 2 stops or even more advantage to my current zoom! I could throw in 12-24 and 70-200 f4, along with a7iii and a6xxx body with 50 1.8, 85 1.8 and 20 2.8 aps-c and I am all set up :)

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 13:29 UTC
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Jorginho: Well no word on the Gm series and no question asked. Wonder if there will be a GM7 even though I really like the GM5. Still: some improvements are possible like 12 bit eshutter, 20 MP sensor and DFD AF. May be some IBIS and 4K video. But it is not necessary. Better EVF is possible, we already see it in the ZS200 I think.

I think that now that we have GX800 and GX9 there will be a GX90 body. I think it will be between the GX800 and GX9 - viewfinder, may be some IBIS, smaller than GX9. So not so far from the GM5.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 11:54 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (590 comments in total)
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alffastar: Sony RX10 IV vs Pana FZ2500 video recording limit: 30 minutes vs unlimited. So the Pana has an important advantage here!

Although Sony has the big advantage of its incredible autofocus responsiveness during video I think that overall the unlimited recording together with the advantages listed in the review: "fully-articulating touchscreen, built-in variable ND filter and similar zoom range might make it the more sensible choice, especially given its lower price point" make FZ2500 the better camera for video.

Actually I found out that one could remove the 30 minute limit from sony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtqvqLPr19s

So the only advantages are the fully-articulating screen and the built-in ND filter. Of course, one can always screw an ND filter on the Sony...

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 16:51 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (590 comments in total)

Sony RX10 IV vs Pana FZ2500 video recording limit: 30 minutes vs unlimited. So the Pana has an important advantage here!

Although Sony has the big advantage of its incredible autofocus responsiveness during video I think that overall the unlimited recording together with the advantages listed in the review: "fully-articulating touchscreen, built-in variable ND filter and similar zoom range might make it the more sensible choice, especially given its lower price point" make FZ2500 the better camera for video.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 07:27 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

I really do not get the meaning of the constant comparison to full frame just based on sensor size... You DO understand that Panasonic is promoting a product that has many more aspects and technologies than the size of the sensor and they are charging based on the whole package, right? So, either you just do not like the sensor size and then I do not know why you are reading news about a camera which does not interest you and then commenting how uninteresting it is to you or you think that G9 as a whole package is inadequately priced. I do not understand the comments that come from the first scenario and am frankly annoyed to read tens of comments like that below every m43 pro oriented camera. Now, discussing the whole package is a different story and I think Panasonic created a great product - designed with pro needs in mind, robust, improved image and most then enough image and video capabilities for me (not a pro). Great job, Pana!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 13:02 UTC as 149th comment | 1 reply
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Imager of: No matter how many bells and whistles you give it, it’s still a tiny sensor that sucks once the light get low or shutter speeds increase! Fine for video but not good for serious photographers. When your paying this sort of money for a camera and then you have to invest it the lenses, you’re better off going apc or full frame. Unless, you’re just a hobbies. I thought the idea of micro 4 thirds was small cameras? We’ve started going larger and larger again with these small sensors when full frame cameras are honestly about the same size. What am I missing?

You are missing this: instead of saying "you", "your" try using "I", "my/mine" and it will all come to its place, as your thoughts do not make sense to me :)

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 12:54 UTC

Was hoping for X70...

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 21:16 UTC as 5th comment
On article Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review (77 comments in total)

The review says that we can use metz 26 in manual mode, not only TTL, but I do not understand how to use it in this mode. Does anyone know how manual mode is set for the metz 26 flash?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 16:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (436 comments in total)

Reviewer, Carey Rose, states many times that RX100 V is built to be a point an shoot and then the conclusion: "So quote us on this - if you need sheer pocketable power, the RX100 V is a gold. As an overall experience though, it hits just lower than our highest award." But if is meant to be a point and shoot why not evaluate it as such but impose your own expectations of what it should be? It is obviously a gold award and the constant complaints of the handling of RX100 series on DP review is really annoying to me! Its is what it is and not what you THINK should be - accept it and be calm :)

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 19:10 UTC as 32nd comment

The fact that 12-32 and 35-100 are updated means that GM7 will have IS!

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 08:52 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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ianp5a: It's a good thing that CSC makers are offering powerful firmware upgrades. Keep it up Olympus and Fuji etc.

Lots of things to like. Focus Bracketing/Stacking especially. And you can now customise and save the control panel (SCP). (Finally)

BarnET - one thing that stopped me from buying GX7 is eye recognition during focussing! I think Panasonic could have added this through FW

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:37 UTC
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