Twong

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Joined on Sep 21, 2006

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On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (348 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Nice images. I suppose the doubles are intended to show what can be done with the files. Brightening an image shot in near darkness (subway shot f.i.) doesn't really make it better though.

So.... in what way are these better than what a 750 with same fl lens would have produced?

A rangefinder does demand a lot more - guess a lot more and still not quite right.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 01:41 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (348 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Nice images. I suppose the doubles are intended to show what can be done with the files. Brightening an image shot in near darkness (subway shot f.i.) doesn't really make it better though.

So.... in what way are these better than what a 750 with same fl lens would have produced?

I have indeed shot rangefinder (& TLR) a long time ago. I would not let my nostalgic to take control because I cannot hang that on a wall. There is nothing in rangefinder that SLR cannot do except parallax error.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 01:38 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (348 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Nice images. I suppose the doubles are intended to show what can be done with the files. Brightening an image shot in near darkness (subway shot f.i.) doesn't really make it better though.

So.... in what way are these better than what a 750 with same fl lens would have produced?

I am always under the impression that the end results should be the ultimate goal. Shooting experience is mush less important provided that the equipment is not limiting. This camera actually does impose some limitation - view finder is not accurate. I am not sure this is the right experience.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 13:32 UTC
On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (100 comments in total)

As someone pointed out, there were lots of snow scenes. This series is OK but not very meaningful imo.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 18:05 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)
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cdembrey: Nikon had a chance, but they blew it—BIG time. If the Nikon One had been a Pro Camera, Nikon would have been at the front of the down-sizeing trend. There were lots of things to like about the One, fast accurate focusing, high frame rate and great video. Then they housed this system in a Hello-Kitty body. Meh!!

What are you trying to say "designed in Italy by Italian"? I associate Italian products with flashy but impractical designs.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 19:03 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)
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Adam Sharp: Just have a more realistic price adjustment and prosper again . Nikon got a little bit greedy and now paying the price . Pride before price drop ..Nikon are amazing and also stubborn and it will be there undoing

Competition is forcing the Big 2 to drop prices on FF bodies, cutting into their most profitable segment.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 19:00 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)
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eazizisaid: Camera companies will still be around albeit not all of them. Some will disappear sooner than you might think and here I am thinking of Pentax/Ricoh. Others will follow and I think Olympus fits the bill just right. Pricing the EM1 Mark II at 2000$ clearly indicates that they are desperate for cash and I cannot blame them... and that pricing strategy clearly will not help. It is a bad move unless they will produce hundreds of those because we are talking about professional aps-c/full frame category at that price range... in addition, the competition from Panasonic is intense due to the pricing and the recent entrance of Xiaomi definitely will be hard to manage.
Canon and Nikon really need to wake up. The mid to low price range market is definitely shrinking and even though the pro market will still exist, the highest pricing that will be reflected on high end cameras and lenses -a phenomenon that just started recently- will make users reluctant about updating their gears frequently...

Pentax/Ricoh is likely in a much better position.Looking at their pricing strategy on new cameras, the trends are looking very healthy because the price points are much lower than competition but packed with advanced features. They don't need huge volume to stay profitable, unlike the Big 2 that have big advertising budget and deep discount on low-end products.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 18:58 UTC
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Romasito: I've started noticing a worrying trend this year: new models (and not only in photography) that are coming out are more and more expensive - as if manufacturers are trying to lift the entry point and make it less easy attainable, as if something to dream and strive for - not that features dictate the price, but it is completely something else. It is either makers are catching up with the currency depreciation - or trying to lift the pricing to a new level - maybe after realizing it has been all too cheap, too affordable? Not sure.

Pentax bucks the trend by offering an absolutely fantastic FF body at near dirt cheap price. I'd have picked one up if I were in the FF market.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:31 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery (217 comments in total)
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Twong: I am just happy to stay with APC, it seems that the SIgma 8-16 on APC gives better performance than this 12-24 on FF.

I think someone here is like a greedy monkey, chasing after all things new but never really satisfy with anything. Good luck with that. Feel sorry for you, really!

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 01:29 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery (217 comments in total)

I am just happy to stay with APC, it seems that the SIgma 8-16 on APC gives better performance than this 12-24 on FF.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 17:46 UTC as 45th comment | 8 replies
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Carl Mucks: Now, ask yourself a simple question. How many people would buy a $1300 24-200mm f/8 lens for their FF cameras? That's right, the answer is 'close to zero'. Because the lens is too expensive, too slow for anything but a bright daylight, and offers no DOF control. Basically the pictures look pretty much like coming from a typical P&S camera. And that's the antithesis for FF shooters. Are m43 shooters content with P&S quality and the insane prices?

Of course, there will be those who will claim that that zoom offers great flexibility being that small and having such a huge zoom range. I find those arguments meaningless. Ask yourself, do you want more pictures or better pictures? I'd rather have one great picture than thousands of mediocre ones.

Bottom line, dump those slow zooms, get one, two, maybe three bright good quality primes and take fewer but better pictures.

The f/8 is only relevant for depth of field comparison. The lens is f/4 for exposure. This is a common mustake , so you are not alone.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 18:40 UTC
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EcoR1: Aarrg. Read some commments below and I'm just astonished by the ignorance of some people. This Panasonic lens will gather as much light as any f2.8 full frame lens when mounted on the full frame camera. There is no debate. There is no "other" truth. If you think otherwise you are wrong, and that's it . If you wan't to consider the possible size/weight benefits for any full frame lens, the only comparison must be made for the 24mm f2.8 lens. That's it people.

The proper way to look at is photon density. A FF lens will gather more light but that amount of light is also spread over a larger area. IOW, photon density is normalized. This is the basic concept of aperture. The DP article you cited discussed depth of field equivalence and not light density equivalence.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 13:42 UTC

This is a huge lens especially for m43 format. I bought my e-pm2 because of its compact size. This lens is too big to be compatible with m43 format imo.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 13:27 UTC as 100th comment | 3 replies
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EcoR1: Aarrg. Read some commments below and I'm just astonished by the ignorance of some people. This Panasonic lens will gather as much light as any f2.8 full frame lens when mounted on the full frame camera. There is no debate. There is no "other" truth. If you think otherwise you are wrong, and that's it . If you wan't to consider the possible size/weight benefits for any full frame lens, the only comparison must be made for the 24mm f2.8 lens. That's it people.

In terms of straight light gathering capability, this lens gathers more light per unit area than a f/2.8 lens because it is f/1.4. What confuses people is the depth of field. This lens has larger depth of field which is more-or-less equivalent to a f/2.8 lens. Even though both qualities are controlled by aperture, they are not the same.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 13:23 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (366 comments in total)

This is a stunning endorsement of K-1, which no doubt is a great camera. I will buy it if I am in the market for a FF camera, but APC is fine for me at least for now. Pentax is on a roll right now, the brand that has been offering truly innovative products.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 17:27 UTC as 51st comment
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Twong: For those who want the PS technology, you can get that at half the cost by getting the Pentax K-3II. Same technology but implemented on the APS-C platform. Great technology, great innovation, great company.

The mechanical shutter in K-3II stays open during PS. This is from PF. "In order to get around the limitations of the Bayer sensor pattern, Pentax's pixel shifting implementation captures a total of four consecutive images without closing the shutter and shifts the sensor microscopically such that every pixel is exposed to all three color channels."

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
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Twong: For those who want the PS technology, you can get that at half the cost by getting the Pentax K-3II. Same technology but implemented on the APS-C platform. Great technology, great innovation, great company.

I think you have mistaken with the Olympus system. K-1 and K-3II share the same technology but with K-1 partially compensating for moving subjects via software, not hardware. Read IR again.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 00:47 UTC

For those who want the PS technology, you can get that at half the cost by getting the Pentax K-3II. Same technology but implemented on the APS-C platform. Great technology, great innovation, great company.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 18:30 UTC as 73rd comment | 4 replies

The biggest advantage of mirrorless IMO is elimination of the mirror which is a major source of vibration. Short flangeback distance is nice but not essential to me. Making it too small actually renders it more difficult to hold.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 12:57 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)

I don't find it to be attractive at all. I actually find it to cumbersome and pretentious. I don't want a camera to attract attention - whether they are good or bad.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 153rd comment | 6 replies
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