pocoloco

Lives in Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
Works as a IT Dude
Joined on May 3, 2005

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On article Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM arrives in August for $3000 (469 comments in total)
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Rob890: I wonder what would be considered an affordable camera system to use nowadays?

M43?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 08:03 UTC
On photo Early riser in the Ground Level challenge (10 comments in total)
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Wu Jiaqiu: lovely shot that

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2020 at 19:23 UTC
On photo Early riser in the Ground Level challenge (10 comments in total)
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splashy: Is this my picture cropped?

I applied a little bit of keystone correction which resulted in a very tine piece being cropped. But not much!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2020 at 14:56 UTC
On photo Early riser in the Ground Level challenge (10 comments in total)
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Albert Valentino: Great. This is why I prefer a tilty LCD over an articulated one, less fuss to do shots like this as well as macro

First, thanks!

And I used a camera with an articulated LCD for this one :) ... and where the articulated LCD proved its worth.

If it had only a tilted LCD... this shot would have been much harder. Maybe you inadvertedly switched tilted/articulated in your remark.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2020 at 10:47 UTC
On photo Early riser in the Ground Level challenge (10 comments in total)
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Lensmate: Prachtig!

Dank je!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2020 at 07:38 UTC
On photo Early riser in the Ground Level challenge (10 comments in total)
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Sue Anne Rush: Excellent

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2020 at 07:37 UTC
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Adrian Lawton: Beautiful cameras and lenses, but M43? They needed to broaden their range a very long time ago.

I agree. "Pro" means a lot more. And if I want the fast pro zooms because that is what I need... the m43 zooms are half the price/size/weight.

Getting the shot is most important indeed! Using FF I would miss some shots because I would not be able to fit the gear I need in the walk around back.

And believe me... I have regurlarly been tempted... there is some awesome FF gear out there. But for me, for the reasons I mentioned, it still is not an alternative.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 06:34 UTC
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Adrian Lawton: Beautiful cameras and lenses, but M43? They needed to broaden their range a very long time ago.

An f2.8 lens is an f2.8 lens. I want f2.8 lenses for m43, if I would switch format, I would want f2.8 lenses there as well.

That concept seems a bit hard to grasp for many. Nothing to do with equivalence! Just want/need fast lenses and fast pro zoom lenses in FF are way more costly/heavier/expensive.

Pathetic how people start to "sigh", be demeaning, bring smartphones into the discussion.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 15:52 UTC
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Adrian Lawton: Beautiful cameras and lenses, but M43? They needed to broaden their range a very long time ago.

You can't shoot your f5.6 at f2.8. So please compare apples with apples. If I want to cover the a 14 to 300mm range with fast f2.8 pro weathersealed zooms in FF... I pay twice as much, have to carry double the weight and size.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 10:29 UTC
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Dostoy: Olympus have made some great products with their M43 line of cameras and lenses, but these are challenging days for the whole camera industry.

As someone else said in the comments, the M43 tradeoff -- "give up some light, in exchange for lightness" -- works for me and plenty of others.
For example, the EM5 III + 12-45/4 lens is a powerful lightweight weather sealed kit, that no other system can match.

I definitely think that M43 is the natural choice for a lot of people who, precisely because of smartphones, become interested in photography, and thus want to find a camera + lenses that allow their skills to evolve -- but without weighing them down.

Nevertheless, it will take great design (function + ergonomics) and great marketing to truly achieve the promise and possibility of M43.

@pentaust I never really understood why it did not take off that big. For me there is no alternative. I travel and only with M43 I can bring the stuff with me I need. Also I can afford it... I can't afford the fast pro zoom lenses in FF since they are 2 times as expensive. So really... FF can't give me what M43 can...

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 06:26 UTC
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Adrian Lawton: Beautiful cameras and lenses, but M43? They needed to broaden their range a very long time ago.

@PredatorsPrey if that was true, I might have bought into FF... but it is not... top lenses are more expensive... way more expensive... checked it on a regular basis everytime I experienced GAS... everytime the same conclusion

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 06:18 UTC
On challenge My Best Picture of the Week (7 comments in total)
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pocoloco: My entry has just been DQ'ed because of missing exif. I noted that I can provide a link to the original. I don't have resizing software that preserves the exif, flickr resizes for me.

All the fun of participating in these challenges is slowly ebbing away for sure!

The EXIF is meaningless so stating that it has to be present has no value at all. I downloaded an app on my phone and if I wanted to I can modify everything, it is that easy.

Since I mentioned in the entry description I was willing to provide the original, I think a DQ is not warranted and you are not achieving your goal with it by weeding out the cheating entries.

For now, I had time to resize with keeping the EXIF (note that I can't use Faststone on a Mac)... but I don't always have that ability. Most of the time I only have my phone and download a resized image from Flickr that I use as my archive. With that workflow, I can't enter anymore if hosts accept only resized images with full EXIF.

I used to enjoy participating in this challenge, but I guess times change. Good luck running the challenge.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2020 at 07:11 UTC
On challenge My Best Picture of the Week (7 comments in total)

My entry has just been DQ'ed because of missing exif. I noted that I can provide a link to the original. I don't have resizing software that preserves the exif, flickr resizes for me.

All the fun of participating in these challenges is slowly ebbing away for sure!

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2020 at 16:23 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On photo Gotham never new what was coming... in the Vacation challenge (14 comments in total)
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Sue Anne Rush: Excellent

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2020 at 21:08 UTC
On photo Gotham never new what was coming... in the Vacation challenge (14 comments in total)
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Bing Chow: I never comment on Challenges but this image grabbed me. I love the color palette. The brightness level is perfect. Although I've never been, I know it's a popular location for long exposures. Nevertheless, you have managed to create something beautiful and original in an iconic location. Fine work.

Appreciate it, thanks! If you have the chance... it is worth a visit!

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2020 at 21:08 UTC
On photo Gotham never new what was coming... in the Vacation challenge (14 comments in total)
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Albert Valentino: Wonderful.i know this area. Ut haven't been there in over ten years

Thanks! Visited NYC twice and on both occassions I did not want to skip this spot. It really has an awesome view.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2020 at 15:50 UTC
On photo Gotham never new what was coming... in the Vacation challenge (14 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Beautiful composition, well crafted image, and this camera works wonders in low light, is it not? Congratulations!

Thanks! Yes, certainly at base iso these m43 cameras can hold their own.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2020 at 15:48 UTC
On photo Gotham never new what was coming... in the Vacation challenge (14 comments in total)
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supersargas: Fine art!

My images have never been called that before😉

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2020 at 15:47 UTC
On photo Gotham never new what was coming... in the Vacation challenge (14 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: Nice, brother.

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2020 at 15:47 UTC
On photo Gotham never new what was coming... in the Vacation challenge (14 comments in total)
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cjf2: Very well deserved win. I like the gloomy mood.

Thanks. Gloomy moody was the intend so glad that came across!

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2020 at 15:46 UTC
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