aliasfox

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  • Well, the nature of contrast detect AF is that it has to sample multiple data points and move back and forth _past_ the point of perfect focus, so a sampling system that moves 4x faster can stop ...
  • I'm pretty sure part of DFD is that it samples the sensor much more frequently - ie, the new body may be sampling at 120 hz, and the old body may be sampling at 30 hz. This would allow the camera ...
  • It's partly because you bought into Sony. There aren't a whole lot of native Sony E-mount lenses, and the ones that exist are either budget lenses that don't perform especially well (ie SEL1650), ...
  • Phenomenal lens. I'd still be using mine if it wasn't obviously decentered. Solid metal body, great controls. Good rear screen, too. Lens is fast enough to give shallow DoF effects in ...
  • Commented on article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D

    It's this debate that I'd like to see tested - more than just bench racing (which, admittedly, is most of what this is).
    - Low ISO IQ (ISO 200); mid ISO IQ (800 or 1600), high ISO IQ (6400). I know...

  • Commented on article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D

    That's what I'd like to know! Oly said the AF was their big achievement this time around, and the camera is supposed to be able to shoot something like 11fps with continuous AF and physical shutter...

  • Commented on article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D

    Coming from an Olympus fan (though not fanboy), I'm personally curious how the OM-D E-M1 mark 2 would compare to these two (three) models. It's priced against the D500, but it's hard for anybody to...

  • Why sell it with two 2x teleconverters? I'd think something like a 1.7x and a 3.4x would be nice, as they would give an effective 95mm/4.5 and 190mm f/9 (converting off of the base 56mm/2.8)- of...

  • The PowerBook G4 Titanium debuted in 2001 as a 1" thick 5.3 lbs machine with a 15.2" diagonal 3:2 ratio display. It was replaced in 2003 with an aluminum model that was slightly heavier, but much...

  • Never thought of it that way - I always thought the GM1 was the better looking camera of the pair, I just couldn't get the dial to work right. The GM5's taller (and thus more square), but I never ...
  • Not waiting for a GX9, as a GX95 would do pretty well for me as a backup body to my E-M1. GX95 in my mind would have a better viewfinder and a mic-in port to better play with video, nothing else ...
  • Given your focal length requirements (15-85mm on Canon APS-C, or 24-135mm) , you might want to consider the RX10 instead of the RX100. Sure, the RX100 III (and higher) have faster lenses, but the ...
  • Compared to Canon APS, it's only about 1/2 a stop - and let's be honest, if DoF control were an important criteria, APS-C and a slow zoom lens wouldn't be ideal, either.
  • We all know that we only buy new expensive cameras to take pictures of black cats in our living rooms. Or maybe test charts.
  • The Panasonic G85 with the kit 12-60 f/3.5-5.6 would fit the bill nicely. The combination is shorter front to back, bottom to top, and narrower across the shoulders than the Canon with lens, and ...
  • Do you need a viewfinder? If yes, then E-M5 is the way to go Do you have a weathersealed lens and like to shoot in wet conditions? If yes, then the E-M5 is the way to go. Do you just want a spare ...
  • True enough, the PL15 really is just about the same size as the Oly 17.

  • I'll second this - while my main body is an E-M1 with over half a dozen big lenses to choose from, I still have my E-PM2 for summer/lightweight carry. With the 14mm it's jacket pocketable, with the...

  • Because your eyes and brain have the benefit of time, even though you may only be able to see 12 stops of DR at any given point in time, the fact that your eyes aren't continuously adjusting and ...
  • Good lens, just make sure to keep your focus point on the subject. Lens focuses fine when it has something to focus on, but catch it out and it hunts a bit. Probably less of an issue with the ...
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