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On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1594 comments in total)
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Asarhaddon: it will sell because name is canon
Because there is a klan that thinks canon will do the best
A6300,6500, xt2, Em1 ii better than M5
But name is Canon
No matter what you say to them, their ideas do not change :)

GaryJP - are you suggesting that a shot in RAW from any modern camera with a grey card and a color checker in the scene cannot be processed to the style that you associate with "Canon or Nikon's colour science"? I'm just trying to figure out what magic you are imagining exists ...

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 13:25 UTC
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vadims: Very interesting, DPR... The plot thickens, as they say.

I posted a message here essentially questioning your decision to publish this photo. Long story short: as of the time of this writing, it has 11 "likes". When I click "Most popular (15)", I see posts with 7/8/9 "likes" at the bottom of the list, but not mine. And no, that's not because of numbers of "likes" to replies.

That's a nice touch! A glowing example of "just reporting"/"journalist integrity"/objectivity/etc. right there...

Did my post receive a "black spot"? That would be an honor!

What happens next? You just remove this post?

Link to the original post, just in case:
https://www.dpreview.com/opinion/8871874056/this-image-is-why-the-world-needs-professional-photographers?comment=2720774475

Honestly, I just think that the DPR site is flakey, and nowhere near "real time" on some of its features. It's hard to tell how some of it works (if it even does ...)

p.s. I don't care if you're Russian or from Russia or in Russia. I've got lots of friends from Russia, and lots of friends in Russia. We're all just slightly different looking monkeys with a fascination for wrapping ourselves in fabric ...

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 16:02 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1594 comments in total)
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Asarhaddon: it will sell because name is canon
Because there is a klan that thinks canon will do the best
A6300,6500, xt2, Em1 ii better than M5
But name is Canon
No matter what you say to them, their ideas do not change :)

Canon is a good company and they make good cameras. The m5 sounds like a good camera. However, with the capabilities that it includes, one would have expected this to be the camera that they released two years ago (instead of the m3), and even then it would have been late to market compared to other companies' offerings. So is it a good camera? Yes. Is it good compared to its contemporary peers? No, one cannot seriously argue this.

However, if I still had Canon glass, I would seriously consider this camera as a second body. This is the first "m" that appears to be able to make decent use of the existing lenses. Its usability sounds significantly improved, and it sounds like very few compromises were made vis-a-vis the Canon DSLR bodies that it reuses parts from.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 14:32 UTC
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vadims: Very interesting, DPR... The plot thickens, as they say.

I posted a message here essentially questioning your decision to publish this photo. Long story short: as of the time of this writing, it has 11 "likes". When I click "Most popular (15)", I see posts with 7/8/9 "likes" at the bottom of the list, but not mine. And no, that's not because of numbers of "likes" to replies.

That's a nice touch! A glowing example of "just reporting"/"journalist integrity"/objectivity/etc. right there...

Did my post receive a "black spot"? That would be an honor!

What happens next? You just remove this post?

Link to the original post, just in case:
https://www.dpreview.com/opinion/8871874056/this-image-is-why-the-world-needs-professional-photographers?comment=2720774475

Yes, there is a large team of people at DPR sitting in front of large screens working in real time to suppress your posts. How you figured this out, we shall never know. Keep speaking truth to power!

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 14:03 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Richard's choice - Fujifilm X-T2 (169 comments in total)

Nice write-up! I'd love to see a few of these with every review ... some "here's why I personally enjoyed it" or "here's what personally turned me off ..."

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 00:48 UTC as 19th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (682 comments in total)
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(unknown member): "...the Panasonic G85 is the camera I will be recommending to enthusiasts for the foreseeable future."

Glad to read you've called a spade a spade in the conclusion of the review, "Yes the a6300 shoots 4K and has a more sophisticated AF system, but it has no in-body IS, frustrating ergonomics (lacks dual top-plate control dials) and a limited lens family."

Now, bring on the butthurt Sony fanboi's and the equivalence police! They will quote DXO (and others) as to why this isn't as good quoting lab tests and pointing to reference charts and how using adapters, adding a bettery grip and using expensive FE lenses and blah blah blah...

The Sony a6300 looks like a great camera, but they obviously had to make some compromises to squeeze all of that into such a tiny body!

Sure, most people would be better off with a G85, and if they need "more", then there's always the a6300 or a Fuji, or they can go up to the A7Rii etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
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rjaywallace: Please estimate how many photo enthusiasts are going to shell out $3,750 in order to buy a 250° lens for their Olympus Pen F, Pen 8 or Panasonic GX8.

With the exchange rate so favorable, I ordered all 3.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 18:37 UTC
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ottonis: From ISO 1600 and beyond the PhaseOne is clearly inferior w/r to noise when compared to contemporary FF cameras such K1 etc., even when scaled down to equal resolution/size.
I really wonder why these MF sensors are lagging behind FF sensors in low light performance, considering their significantly larger size. Is that possibly caused by tuning them for highest DR at base ISO? Or are the most recent advancements in sensor technology just too vulnerable in order to provide sufficient (silicon wafer) yield rates?

Best

David

@ Teila - I didn't realize that the tripod was detachable ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 02:24 UTC
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PhotoRotterdam: To quote: "The tonality and color of the images are something else"

This is what you see when you go from APS-c to FF: different tonality and colors.
So, I wonder how the 50MP X1D and the new Fuji will be compared to this. That's the reason you'd like to upgrade. The X1D images I have seen looked very promising in this respect.

@ ET2: This is a 645 sensor; 645 is almost 3 times the area of 135.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 20:30 UTC
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bensherman: Looks like there is no perfect camera.....The amount of optical aberrations in the highlights in image number 14 is deplorable. It’s an obvious defeat in light of the asking price. These high megapixels cameras with movie star’s price tags are not ultimate in image quality by any means.

http://www.storyit.com/Classics/Stories/sourgrapes.htm

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 20:26 UTC
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ottonis: From ISO 1600 and beyond the PhaseOne is clearly inferior w/r to noise when compared to contemporary FF cameras such K1 etc., even when scaled down to equal resolution/size.
I really wonder why these MF sensors are lagging behind FF sensors in low light performance, considering their significantly larger size. Is that possibly caused by tuning them for highest DR at base ISO? Or are the most recent advancements in sensor technology just too vulnerable in order to provide sufficient (silicon wafer) yield rates?

Best

David

When would you ever shoot a camera like this at ISO 1600 or higher? Have you ever used a medium format camera? I doubt you'd ever take it over ISO 200 ... this is not a point-and-shoot.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 20:25 UTC
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Fabian from Swizzy Land: If it offered 1 stop more DOF control, I would be very intrigued by this lens. But as it is, unfortunately, no thank you.

That's why the lens is waterproof, so you can swim back far enough to frame the mountain! Count that as a WIN for Oly!

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 03:55 UTC
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thx1138: 99.9% of people have no interest in medium format and yet voted it the most exciting thing at Photokina. Danger Will Robinson, does not compute.

Look, $10k is not that much money when you stop and think about how many people you can troll on DPR by spending it ... ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 16:36 UTC
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ewelch: The Olympus is a game-changer. Those who think it's a predictable must have some wild psychic powers. If the IQ is good, then it will shift the argument about full frame for people who need light, usable cameras. Not the monster back-breakers like I use at work, the Canon 1Dx.

@ mgblack74 um yeah of course, otherwise we'd all be shooting cell phone cameras instead by this point ...

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 16:34 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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User6915810299: You need FULL FRAME sensor or even bigger 70%, fully articulated HD touch screen and lens can be fixed super zoom like compact cameras has bur lens will be wide . 4K and time lapse will be great too without frames limit to make long time lapses. With huge sensor ISO will very high in auto mode for night pictures without flash .

Unless FULL FRAME ISO 50 F stop aperture micro 4/3 touch screen? Maybe ISO 6400 wide open 4k FULL FRAME? Either or bokeh razor thin DOF BSI sensor?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 20:56 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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eno2: Setsuya Kataoka of Olympus says E-M1II image quality is better than any APS-C DSLR on market!

Amateur Photographer published an interview with Setsuya Kataoka of Olympus. Here are just a couple of interesting points:

1) With the E-M1 Mark II we have surpassed the speed and image quality of APS-C DSLRs.
2) The in-body stabilisation itself gives 5.5 steps, and the Sync IS gives 6.5 steps with OIS lenses. 6.5 stops is actually a theoretical limitation at the moment due to rotation of the earth interfering with gyro sensors.
3) It’s not a PEN-F sensor: It’s a totally different sensor, two times faster, with totally different construction. On-chip phase detection is also incorporated.

Who takes at face value what an executive from a company says when marketing his or her products? As they say in the south: "Y'all funny."

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 13:44 UTC
On article Video: First look at the Panasonic G85/G80 (31 comments in total)
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Yxa: Why buy a GH4 then?

If you have a GH4, this won't add much. You may have a harder decision to make, though, when the GH5 comes out :)

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 13:33 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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eno2: Setsuya Kataoka of Olympus says E-M1II image quality is better than any APS-C DSLR on market!

Amateur Photographer published an interview with Setsuya Kataoka of Olympus. Here are just a couple of interesting points:

1) With the E-M1 Mark II we have surpassed the speed and image quality of APS-C DSLRs.
2) The in-body stabilisation itself gives 5.5 steps, and the Sync IS gives 6.5 steps with OIS lenses. 6.5 stops is actually a theoretical limitation at the moment due to rotation of the earth interfering with gyro sensors.
3) It’s not a PEN-F sensor: It’s a totally different sensor, two times faster, with totally different construction. On-chip phase detection is also incorporated.

@ junk1 - the theory is that the 20mp sensor is made by Sony (just like in Oly PenF and Pany GX8), because no one else makes a 20mp m43 sensor right now (AFAIK!)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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rbach44: Full frame user (switched from M43 once upon a time) not looking to troll but asking an honest question:

Looking at the 25mm 1.2 makes me think the same thing as when I saw the f.95 Noktons: Isn’t this just the wrong system for shallow DOF? Putting a big, heavy, and expensive lens on a system built around portability makes no sense to me…

Especially considering that the cost of this lens is the same as a used D600+50mm 1.8, which will provide similar DOF characteristics at little size/weight penalty when considering the whole combo. And that is not even considering the (at least in my opinion) poor ergonomics of a big lens on a small body, the IQ advantage of full frame, and the (presumably) poorer performance at f1.2 compared to a good ol’ f1.8.

Of course M43 has its other advantages, but doesn’t a larger format just make more sense for shallow DOF than shoehorning a very fast lens into a system that really just doesn’t excel in that area? Am I missing something here?

@ rbach44 - Yes. You got it pretty much right. To approach the shallow DOF of a larger sensor with a reasonably sized lens, a m43 camera has to mount a significantly larger lens. Even worse, the lens has to be much higher quality in order to achieve the same IQ, because it is focusing onto a much smaller area.

This is obviously true at any given sensor size compared to any other larger sensor size. m43 compared to APS-C. APS-C compared to 135. 135 compared to 43.8 x 32.9 MF. Or even 1" compared to m43.

I shoot the f0.95 Voigt lenses on m43. They are large and heavy, which seems very "un-m43-like". Nonetheless, I personally enjoy it and get nice pictures as a result, so I'm pretty happy with the combination. I probably would not have CHOSEN the format for the purpose of shooting large and heavy manual-focus f0.95 lenses, however. It's more a choice that one makes because one has already selected a given body or some combination of equipment.

Some nice choices to make everyone happy.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 21:03 UTC
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dennis tennis: this is impressive specification list. I won't say it is two years too late but because it won't be available until next year, I'll say that Olympus is ONLY one year too late. Let's see how it compares to the Nikon D500 NEXT YEAR, which is one year too late.

No, no ... of course not! The way it works is that we own the cameras, and they are for our benefit, and not vice versa. I was just curious if you were able to get the time to use 11 different cameras. (I don't get enough time to use a fraction of that many!)

I've never had a perfect camera, although for the past few years it's been harder and harder to find anything to honestly complain about in a new body. Modern technology is pretty amazing in this particular field, far surpassing what I was ever able to do with film, and for much much MUCH less money.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
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