JOrmsby

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Joined on Sep 27, 2011

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On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)
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Ian Leach: It is amazing how differently people think. I like test photos to show the capabilities of the camera/lens, I’m happy to take the photographers skill for granted. Once again there is no Seattle roof tops scene and once again I am moaning about it. It tests the lens corner to corner and close to far. I realize sharpness everywhere is not for all, but would it be so difficult to include such shots for those who care?

I agree with OP in that it would be very useful to see more lens tests done. Especially for the EOS-M system which doesn't get a lot of coverage from other lens review sites. But I've been eager for more lens tests from a quality source like preview for awhile. Plenty of lenses out there to cover that slip through the cracks of other sites.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (166 comments in total)

Is this the same Sony 16mp sensor that was in the Nikon D5100 and D7000?

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 21:39 UTC as 50th comment | 9 replies
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justmeMN: Olympus' camera-imaging division has lost money for seven years in a row, so the company can't be accused of being greedy. :-)

We hear this retort often enough, and frankly, it's Olympus' business problem. Most other camera companies are profitable (maybe less so than years past), yet Oly is the one always losing money. Clearly they need to restructure their costs and work to lower those.
I look at a company like Sigma who is making some of the best glass on the planet at very reasonable prices, and still making money doing it, without being greedy.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
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JOrmsby: Just lost my love for Olympus...

Their pricing has been pretty arrogant lately. Mostly with this one and the PEN-F. Perhaps the 12-100 and 50 1.2 could be considered a bit steep as well, IMO.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 16:29 UTC

Just lost my love for Olympus...

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 15:12 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies
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Sabud: USD2000:-, I'm not the slightest surprised. This is a professionel camera intended to be used with Olympus very expensive premium lenses. With other words, not for everybody;)

There will be other upgrades................

The D500 is also a professional camera and it's currently listed at $1800. Not much advantage with the Oly for $200 more...

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 15:11 UTC

It's funny they show it with the 24-70 GM lens. I wish they actually had a GM 16-55 f/2.8 for E-Mount instead.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 18:00 UTC as 175th comment | 1 reply
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JOrmsby: Sweet. Now if they'd make a 16-55 f/2.8 GM to go with it I'd switch to Sony.

It does seem like a nice lens, but I really don't want to have to deal with the added size, cost, weight of an adapter. This new camera has some pretty professional features, they should at least offer a dedicated 'pro' quality standard lens for it.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:27 UTC

Sweet. Now if they'd make a 16-55 f/2.8 GM to go with it I'd switch to Sony.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 243rd comment | 3 replies
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JOrmsby: I wish more of the lens companies would offer a fast macro in the 90-105mm (equivalent) range. Other than this new Voit, there's nothing except for the Zeiss Milvus 100 f/2. No autofocus versions. Having a lens in that focal length that can double as fast portrait (faster than 2.8) and macro would be incredibly versatile.

Wow I wasn't aware of the Tamron, thanks for the heads up! It would be awesome if they added VC and updated the body to the new SP line. Will keep an eye on it.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 04:51 UTC

I wish more of the lens companies would offer a fast macro in the 90-105mm (equivalent) range. Other than this new Voit, there's nothing except for the Zeiss Milvus 100 f/2. No autofocus versions. Having a lens in that focal length that can double as fast portrait (faster than 2.8) and macro would be incredibly versatile.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 00:02 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (158 comments in total)

I love these lens reviews and comparisons. Really wish dpreview would do a lot more of them.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 15:00 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply

I'm interested in this lens and agree with others this is a lackluster first gallery, but don't get all the people whining about how it's slow at f/4. You realize it comes with up to 6.5 stops of image stabilization, right? Have you every used IS on a m4/3's? It's unbelievably useful in my experience. If you really need shallow depth of field, you probably don't need a zoom (much less superzoom) to begin with.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 19:29 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply

No OS on the 85mm, I'm bummed. Think I'll be happier with the Tamron 85 with VC, and less $ and lower weight.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:46 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies

Any idea if it's 14-bit, or still just 12-bit?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:25 UTC as 145th comment | 4 replies

Congrats Canon, your new flagship all-arounder still isn't as good as my year-old APS-C D5500.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 22:33 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
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JOrmsby: No OS, No interest here...

...and that's my problem with those primes whyamihere. I don't always shoot at max aperture, and have trouble in some situations with my 85 1.8G without it. I'll likely be selling that lens and getting the new Tamron 85 VC since it does. I would have considered this Sigma if it had OS, but since it doesn't it's dead to me on arrival.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 00:15 UTC

No OS, No interest here...

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 19:40 UTC as 101st comment | 9 replies
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1059 comments in total)

I own an Olympus and think this is a gorgeous camera, but feel like Micro 4/3rds is getting pretty over-priced for what it is, relative to other options. You can get a Sony A7 body on Amazon for $1098, or an A7II for a few hundred $ more. Heck, a Nikon D5500 is much cheaper and gives you more MP, larger sensor, 14 bit RAW, and way better battery life for about the same weight.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 17:44 UTC as 219th comment | 3 replies
On article 1.4 and More: Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II comparison (247 comments in total)
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SarahBK: Would anyone ever consider throwing the Tamron 35mm f/1.8 VC into such a comparison?

Please hurry up and post it Rishi! Then do ones for 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, and all the full frame lens manufacturers.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 16:24 UTC
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