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Excellent review

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 20:13 UTC as 11th comment
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Marcin 3M: I'll sell mine, original, with Praktica FX3, to anyone who will offer $1800.

I have several copies of this lens in various mounts. My best copy is an early 1950's copy originally used on the Contax S camera in M42 screw mount. It's an excellent lens with very clear optics and very smooth focusing. If you want to pay that much for this lens, then I will gladly sell you mine.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 12:16 UTC
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steelhead3: This definitely a lens calling for a high tech EVF camera even if it is so low tech like many Zeiss lenses.

Since when are Zeiss lenses low tech?

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2169 comments in total)
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JakeB: I would never buy such an ugly looking camera.

The DF is an excellent camera. You obviously have never used it for making prints. It not only looks different and good for many, but has one of the best sensors.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 13:55 UTC

The prism is shaped a lot like my Sony A850. The camera seems to be smaller.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 14:53 UTC as 42nd comment
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Sergey Borachev: About time there is some improvement in IQ for M43 after more than 3 years, but will these sensors provide that?

Possibly, but will it really make you change cameras? Will you really notice any difference on a large print? I doubt it. Incremental changes won't make me change cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 13:49 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: About time there is some improvement in IQ for M43 after more than 3 years, but will these sensors provide that?

Sergey, whats wrong with the present IQ? I think that it's quite incredible what the new OMD cameras can do.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 20:02 UTC

ttran88, I've never heard of any rumors about Sony nor Olympus closing down. I am not sure where you got this information. Olympus is a large company and it's photo division is only a small part of the whole story.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 19:45 UTC as 18th comment

Just rub a bit of Vaseline on an old filter and save yourself 500 dollars.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 20:21 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
On article Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 (167 comments in total)

Just rub Vaseline on a cheap UV filter and you will get similar results.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 22:25 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look (150 comments in total)

Where is the integrated EVF Nikon? No way that you will be able to compete with Olympus, Panasonic four thirds with a camera like this one.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 12:41 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (884 comments in total)
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Hugo808: I had a go on one in a shop and it stopped working and none of the sales staff could figure out what was wrong. So we took the pro lens off and tried it on an EM-1 just to give me an idea and that packed up after five minutes and refused to focus.

Hardly an inspiring demo. But for the money I could get a FF Nikon which, if you can carry the extra weight, gives you more of everything except for a few gimmicky features. I look at these 4/3's offerings as jewellery more than serious cameras. YMMV.

You obviously have never used one for more than two minutes. I use full frame cameras and micro four thirds, and I would challenge you to tell the difference on a A3 size print and even an A2 size print. You probably never print anyways!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 15:13 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (884 comments in total)
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Snikt228: This camera seems pretty big for what it is to me. The EM5 II with 12-40 2.8 is very nearly the exact same size and weight as an A7 with 24-70 f4, and that's comparing 2X crop to FF, huge difference.

Comparing those 2 cameras with small primes I think the A7 is actually even shorter or the same size

If it gets any smaller you won't be able to hold it with any reasonably sized lens. How small should it be? This is not an Iphone.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 22:28 UTC
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aerorail: its for the JAPANESE market where they eat this crap up as well as rich chinese

Not prejudiced are you?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
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FrankS009: About a hundred grams (roughly 20%) heavier than the old model. The same weight as a Panasonic GH4, and more than an Olympus EM1. That frankly is heavier than I would like to lug around, not counting lenses.


You must have weak arms!

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 17:22 UTC
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Zoron: but i hate the design of the body and paint finish......come up with a new body please

Just for you?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 17:21 UTC
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(unknown member): Will this gold plated edition improve the performance and picture quality over the standard edition? I doubt very much it will. If you could afford to buy this edition, how ofter will you use it? I am guessing the owner of this toy will have it boxed in an air sealed glass for viewing. I assume half of the buyers of this toy might consider this an investment, which would make sense if the gold content is at least 18karat and substantial, however, a mere 5 grams at the current open market price of $1,195 / ounce of 24karat would amount to $210, assuming the gold plating is 24k. This is not for me for any purpose. I am highly satisfied with my D800 and D5100 with my collection of Prime Nikkors.

Good luck to those "collectors"

Cars are purchased to get from point A to point B, yet many purchase cars for their performance and looks without thinking about practicality. Why can't this be the same for cameras?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:07 UTC
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Team Yeti: As a former longtime Nikon user, I have to wonder... just what the heck are they doing?! Obviously, somebody in the boardroom thought this was a good idea. Slap some gold on it and it'll sell like hotcakes -- rigggggght.

I fear that Nikon is going to go extinct if they don't innovate and diversify. And they better do it quickly. Sure, they are into other optical areas such as medical, hunting/outdoors, etc. But will those branches of the company keep the camera side of things afloat? Or will they become another dinosaur in the imaging world? I guess only time will tell.

They obviously know that they will sell every single one of these cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 20:00 UTC
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Richard Franiec: I'm not sure what Df concept wants to achieve. There is more dials on this camera than I've ever seen. I did not missed the single dial on my Canon 1D series-it has none except 2 scroll wheels.. I would not want 1Dx with the gold accented buttons and I don't think that many owners of pro Nikon gear would either.

I don't think that this camera is too gaudy. Most people drive cars and many see them as simple commodities or tools. Other's buy cars for their performance and looks and feel proud owning such vehicles. I would say that this camera falls into that second catogory. It doesn't mean that they don't use the camera or the car. I have a difficult time understanding why this should be debated. Why can't this simply be understood?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 19:43 UTC
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ravduc: Jealous bunch! Can't afford the camera, so they need to slam it.

So we should all think like you right? Give me a break!!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 23:25 UTC
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