Yohan Pamudji

Lives in United States MS, United States
Works as a Programmer/wannabe photographer
Joined on Feb 27, 2003

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On article RIP Canon's Chuck Westfall, 1952-2018 (71 comments in total)

Such a warm and humble person with a wealth of knowledge he never hesitated to share. I switched away from Canon a few years ago but will always remember Chuck's significant contribution to the non-insiders' knowledge pool, and I wonder if Canon would have grown quite so quickly without Chuck's fantastic rapport with the community.
We'll miss you, Chuck.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 20:56 UTC as 40th comment

Clearly fake.

No pros use m4/3 because it has a toy sensor in it. At least that's what "they" have told me.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 22:03 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On article Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery updated (345 comments in total)
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Och Elo: When I used to shoot with M43, the 2 cheaper lenses in this focal length (Panasonic 42.5 and Oly 45mm) were quite excellent imo. Indeed, I found most of the M43 "cheaper" lenses to be quite good values and good optically and I do think small inexpensive lenses is where the strength of this system lies.

@Goodmeme: I have no problem with different preferences. That's what's great about photography right now--there are so many options to choose from. I was simply countering the comment that image quality from the 5D is "much better" than the m4/3. It's not better at all let alone much better.

Glad you're enjoying your 5D! I was an SLR shooter for a long time but tired of the constant need to perform AF adjustments with every new camera or lens. The 5D Classic didn't even have that feature, so I'd have to send my stuff to Canon to get calibrated, and good luck with that. For me on-sensor AF is where it's at.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 01:24 UTC
On article Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery updated (345 comments in total)
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Och Elo: When I used to shoot with M43, the 2 cheaper lenses in this focal length (Panasonic 42.5 and Oly 45mm) were quite excellent imo. Indeed, I found most of the M43 "cheaper" lenses to be quite good values and good optically and I do think small inexpensive lenses is where the strength of this system lies.

@ZeBebito: Spoken like someone who hasn't used a current m4/3 camera. I've used both 5D Classic and current m4/3 extensively and can confidently say the image quality is roughly equal. But don't let facts get in the way of your "tiny format" bias.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 19:16 UTC
On article Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery updated (345 comments in total)
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Kiril Karaatanasov: Who needs this?

If shallow focus or IQ is needed A7 + 85/1.8 lens will deliver more at fraction of the price

If light weight is needed why not settle for 1.8 lens that will be plenty sharp and super high quality?

1.2 lenses only make sense on bigger sensors.

May be low light focusing will be better with 1.2 lens or may be not...

The point is the system can be light weight when appropriate, and when more light gathering is needed there are options as well. I have both a tiny f/1.8 lens and a much larger f/1.2 lens in this focal length range--I carry one or the other depending on need.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 22:02 UTC
On article Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery updated (345 comments in total)
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Cal22: A lens wide open at f 1.2 shows purple fringing in aereas of high contrast? So what? If correction is easily done in PP, there's no need for gripe.

I'm wondering why high performance lenses are made up of so many lens elements nowadays. In the film era a normal lens (50mm) consisted of 6 or 7 lens elements. Therefore I was somewhat surprised at the Otus 55mm with 12 lens elements. And the new Olympus 25mm/f1.2 PRO has unbelievable 19 (!) glass elements. Do so many glass surfaces not degrade the optical performance as they did in former decades?

The PEN F is said to be best combined with a prime instead of a zoom. But in terms of size and weight those new PRO lenses are more like a zoom than a typical MFT prime lens. How do PEN F and 45mm PRO go together?

Because I already have a m4/3 camera and lenses and don't want to invest in 2 systems.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 21:55 UTC
On article Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery updated (345 comments in total)
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Och Elo: When I used to shoot with M43, the 2 cheaper lenses in this focal length (Panasonic 42.5 and Oly 45mm) were quite excellent imo. Indeed, I found most of the M43 "cheaper" lenses to be quite good values and good optically and I do think small inexpensive lenses is where the strength of this system lies.

@Goodmeme: Image quality of your old 5D and modern m4/3 sensors is very similar, maybe even a bit in favor of m4/3. I shot with a 5D back in the day and don't see any reason I would ever switch back to it from m4/3.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
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paul613: if you're going to use the monitor for text, Quad HD resolution is to course at 32 in. I had an HP Envy 32 with this resolution. The jaggies disturb me so much I gave it away to my future son-in-law.

Using a 32" QHD for text right now and it works great for me. I don't have to do any scaling to get readable sized text, whereas I would definitely have to scale up text on a 32" 4K.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 21:40 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (379 comments in total)

Since the EVF is OLED, that means it by definition isn't field-sequential, right? Sorry for the stupid question. I'm sensitive to the rainbow effect of field-sequential displays like previous Panasonic EVFs, so it would be great news to me if this one isn't.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 21:07 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
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Sergey Borachev: This lens is not "small" even considering that it is f/1.4 and 16mm, but it is not big for such a lens.

It looks unwieldy in these pictures mainly because of the poor Sony design in its Apsc cameras, which are too small, cramped and poorly matched to the size of lenses that will be mounted on them.

This lens is fine if mounted on a better designed E-M1 or such SLR shaped camera. Compare it to the Olympus 17mm f/1.2 and it will look irresistible.

What makes it "irresistable" next to an Olympus 17mm f/1.2? The only thing it potentially has over the Olympus is price, and we still don't know that yet. Otherwise it's bigger and heavier than the Olympus with a smaller aperture, and we know how the trolls had a field day with how "huge" the Olympus is.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 04:43 UTC
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Raist3d: $2247 USD for Fuji XF35 F1.4, XF56 F1.2, XF 23 F1.4. These lenses give you better bokeh, better light in the Fuji system, are *smaller* than these Olympus pro prime, and they also have outstanding image quality.

The Olympus lenses are about $3,597.99 total. So $1,350 nets you bigger lenses, though they are weather sealed.

Depending on needs, I can see how a Fuji system is tempting over m43rds, particularly with the size advantage in this scenario gone, and you gain the benefit of better DR/high ISO/color sensitivity from the Fuji.

I think these would have been m43rds system suicide if they didn't have smaller prime options already. Do note ironically Fuji does have smaller prime options now and they are weather sealed.

When Fuji abandon X-Trans I'll give them another look. Their prime lineup is very tempting.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 14:25 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Same question I ask with all of these MFT 1.2 lenses. At what point do you just throw in the towel and move to a larger format? FF 35 & 85/1.8-2s are less than half the price and similar weight. Without the issues of opening a lens up to F1.2

Never. While spot checks of one or two comparable body-lens combos can yield similar weights, a FF system will never be as light as a m4/3 system.

And with these higher end lenses there are no "issues" in opening up to f/1.2, only the benefit of more DOF control and more light hitting the sensor for AF. They're very sharp wide open.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:12 UTC
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rondom: So, what would that be? $2400 equivalent?

2 stops would be 4x, so more like $4800. A steal!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:10 UTC
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princecody: $1200 for 17mm lol while Panasonic Leica 15mm is ONLY $500?

Compare f/1.8 vs f/1.2 prices on any system and you'll see a similar gap or even larger.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:08 UTC
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tkbslc: I'm at a loss for words after seeing these prices. I guess they must be selling enough 25mm f1.2's.

What did you expect for f/1.2 lenses realistically?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:08 UTC
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Vincent in Geneva: These are no doubt gorgeous lenses reflecting Olympus’ mastery...The OM-D-EM 1 II with the 17/1.2 weighs 964g, however.

Meanwhile, an APS-C Fujifilm X-T2 with a 23/1.4 weighs 807g ... and a full frame Sony A7 II with a 35/1.8 just 754g!

Looks like a world upside down! Eventually, what’s the point of MFT if it ends up as heavy as bigger sensor competitors?

Unless of course MFT continues to provide highly compact and light bodies adapted for advanced users... which they currently don’t really do...

It always gives me a chuckle to see APS-C and FF proponents compare worst-case m4/3 with best-case APS-C/FF in terms of weight. It's about the system and options. My full kit m4/3 bag even at its heaviest is way lighter than my FF bag was, and I can go even lighter with m4/3 if I want by just carrying the miniature primes.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:07 UTC
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Tapper123: These f1.2 pro primes are undoubtedly superb, but it's becoming hard to ignore larger sensored systems when MFT is becoming larger, heavier and costlier.

It's not like the small m4/3 options have gone away. Now we have more options--go small or put up with more size and weight if we want more light gathering capability. Win-win to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:03 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

So long, Adobe. Every new version of LR was a guaranteed purchase for me, but it's obvious you don't want that money so I'll be using different software from now on.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 218th comment
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StevenE: Sad as it is, it was war. And not just any war, but a world war and an attack on American soil. The Japanese, the Germans, and the Italians were all treated this way. Espionage was a big concern.
BTW ... most people express heightened "empathy" for the woman mostly because she's young and pretty. I think the photos are important and moving, but the virtue-signalling in the comments here is not compelling.

@grock: "Virtue-signaller" is popular nomenclature among those who seek to suppress any notion that racism or any sort of discrimination is (or in this case even "was") a big deal, trying to make themselves sound smart in the process. Basically you can safely ignore anything such a person has to say.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 16:50 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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Max Iso: Two things. It may have been a pre-production body but i wish you guys would get creative with the tracking tests. Give the camera to Barney and have Sam or somebody run at him like a spider monkey real quick and test the tracking. Any moving subject is better than nothing.

Secondly in an unrelated point, i wish some MFG, any MFG, would start creating grips that hold 2 batteries, on top of the one in camera. My old 70D grip held two but also had the plastic insert so the one in camera was removed- still only 2 batteries.

Can some MFG, ML or DSLR, stop being so traditional and give us an improvement like this? The grip on the new Em1 is downright huge, almost as big as the camera itself. Surely if you have it gripped you are not too concerned with size, why not go that extra mile and make it slightly bigger for another battery? 3 is better than 2, 4 is even better than 3.

The continuing lack of a 2-battery vertical grip is the most puzzling design decision Olympus has made and continues to make. Don't make me take off the grip to remove the other battery inside the body.

I too am very much looking forward to some comprehensive AF tests. This thing is a beast on paper but we'll see how it does IRL.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
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