JOrmsby

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Has a website at www.orogenyphotography.com
Joined on Sep 27, 2011

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On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (756 comments in total)
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durask: Well, if the lens is reasonably sharp then I am buying it after the first round of reviews. Yes, expensive but this will be the ultimate pocket travel camera and no one else will offer anything even close to this, so they can charge this kind of money.

One thing I realized for myself - when I travel I want to be discreet and not drag around a backpack with SLR and a bunch of lenses, so most of the time when I travel I end up walking around with my Canon G7X mark II. This camera will be a major upgrade from the Canon.

Because I was already in Oly's system with the 12-100 and wanted 20mp and 4K.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 21:11 UTC
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (756 comments in total)
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durask: Well, if the lens is reasonably sharp then I am buying it after the first round of reviews. Yes, expensive but this will be the ultimate pocket travel camera and no one else will offer anything even close to this, so they can charge this kind of money.

One thing I realized for myself - when I travel I want to be discreet and not drag around a backpack with SLR and a bunch of lenses, so most of the time when I travel I end up walking around with my Canon G7X mark II. This camera will be a major upgrade from the Canon.

I currently own an Olympus OMD-EM1 MkII with 12-100. If the lens on this new Sony is sharp to the corners and throughout the range, I'll switch in an instant and have nearly the same IQ and features I need for a ton less size and weight (and cost).

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 15:19 UTC
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (756 comments in total)

Really interesting approach. Hope the new lens is sharp throughout.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 14:38 UTC as 211th comment
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (756 comments in total)

Really interesting approach. Hope the new lens is sharp throughout.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 14:37 UTC as 212th comment
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Sergey Borachev: If I were able to ask a question, I would ask him whether Olympus still choose to be bold in their pricing, given the latest development, i.e. the $2000 Sony FF camera. And, how Olympus can compete if it does not reduce its flagship's price.

How often and who really needs 60 FPS Raw? A tiny part of the market. I own an EM-1 MK2 and couldn't care less about that, not why I bought it.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 22:53 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: If I were able to ask a question, I would ask him whether Olympus still choose to be bold in their pricing, given the latest development, i.e. the $2000 Sony FF camera. And, how Olympus can compete if it does not reduce its flagship's price.

Good question. I just don't see a very big market in the future who are going to be willing to pay $2K for m43. Or possibly even $1700 when you can get an A7III for $2K, and I'm sure that price will stop a bit down the road.

And for those who start yapping about 'it's the system...FF lenses weigh more!' please note the upcoming Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 weighs only 19 ounces, not much more than the 12-40 PRO. If you want to get into an equivalency debate, the lenses between systems are actually pretty comparable in price and weight.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 15:08 UTC
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Zakzoezie: In FF DSLR market, for less money Nikon beats the hell out of Canon already for 10 years now, certainly when looking at the sensor's DR and high ISO performance. In FF mirrorless market, Sony is up till today the only one present, Canon is not even there ... So why would NEW ENTRANTS in PHOTOGRAPHY still buy into FF Canon system over the past 10 years ? I guess it is just because many people still "believe" Canon's marketing that they still make the best gear, as they did 20-30 years ago. Apparently, it takes a lot of time before the market sees or "believes" the truth, I have no other clarification for it ... I must admit that DPReview staff has up till today always honestly highlighted Canon's weaknesses (and their rather limited amount of strenghts as well, like the dual pixel tech for live view AF), but apparently not enough people read DPReview site yet because otherwise they should know.

Exactly.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 17:03 UTC
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JOrmsby: Please give us a 16-50 f/2.8 for the a6500 already!

I've considered that, though it likely costs a bit more. And I'd hope a 16-50 2.8 would have a more professional build and image quality than the 24-105.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 17:33 UTC

Please give us a 16-50 f/2.8 for the a6500 already!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 15:56 UTC as 49th comment | 7 replies
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JOrmsby: Meh. No interest in going back to full frame. Really wish this was a 16-50 f/2.8 for E-mount instead.

I know they’re not and it’s a bummer for us, and a total missed opportunity for one of them. Fuji does have awesome lenses but I have no interest in having to deal with their Xtrans sensors.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 19:13 UTC

Meh. No interest in going back to full frame. Really wish this was a 16-50 f/2.8 for E-mount instead.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 16:17 UTC as 28th comment | 11 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 sample gallery (57 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: Whenever somebody looks at a series of sample images from any new camera, the responses can range the gamut of "hey, they look great," to "gosh, they are horrible..." Now go figure? To me, these look really good.

But more so is the fact that this kit lens - the Panny 12-60 - is a wonderful optic for both the focal range and price point. I've fallen in love with this lens a year or more ago and wound up with 3 of them. This kit lens (actually, IMO, it's performance levels are much better than a kit lens designation would imply) can stand up to the best of them (save perhaps the lack of a constant F2.8 aperture). Yet this lens is often (unfortunately) overlooked in favor of far more expensive optics.

Also, what I welcome is the gradual shift in how Panasonic renders colors. The color tonality of recent Panny cameras are gradually shifting to a more warmer tone without going bonkers by adding more red to the hues. This GX9 and 12-60 lens seems a great combination for the price.

The 12-40 is an awesome lens. Used it for years before getting the 12-100. Most review sites show it as the sharpest.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 17:49 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1581 comments in total)
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JOrmsby: This would be the perfect camera if it had a Bayer sensor.

Smudged detail in greens, waxy high ISO skin tones (which admittedly has improved), wormy details, doesn’t play well with Lightroom = not worth it to me (as a mostly landscape shooter). I love APS-C and fuji’s Lens line up though.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 18:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1581 comments in total)

This would be the perfect camera if it had a Bayer sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 13:52 UTC as 267th comment | 5 replies
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neverendinglight: The biggest whiff here has to be that they already have the 18-105 F4.

So after 4 years of deliberating, they decide "let's give them 30mm more reach, a slower and variable aperture, and ditch the power zoom functionality. They'll love the whopping 20% weight savings!"

Sony is right. Their APSC is NOT for pros or even enthusiasts.

You hit on a point that's been frustrating, and why I've stayed on the sidelines from Sony - that being that they don't think APSC is for pros, and want to force people to buy up to full-frame. I fell for that marketing trap a few years ago with a Nikon D610. Loved a lot about it but at the end of the day, since I don't shoot astrophotography or ultra-high ISO stuff, I have no need for full-frame weight or cost. So back down to APSC I went and have been really happy with the results. I no longer have to stop all the way down to diffraction-territory f/16 to keep landscape shots in focus, and can still get all the bokeh and DR I need.

It's a shame that Sony won't release a pro grade lens (16-50 f/2.8) for the a6500. Or even make that body a little more ergonomic and controllable. Love Sony sensors, but their market strategy is annoying and I'm not playing into it. (Of course it's also annoying that Nikon has taken so long to release an APSC mirrorless camera too, so...)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 23:56 UTC
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Kaonashi: Has anyone been asking for another zoom in this focal range? Has Sony not been reading any of the APS-C user base comments? We wanted a quality 16-50 2.8-4f not this.

I was upgrading from Nex-6 - 6300 - 6500 but now I start to understand that only Fuji can provide decent lenses for crop sensor. I am not looking to get any of A7xx as I already have a Canon FF, just wanted a very decent back up system when travelling. This is shaping to be definitely not it.

I'm also in the 'we.' Sitting on the sidelines, not in a Sony system simply because they don't have a good 16-50 2.8.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 16:05 UTC
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jojolapin: Give us 16-50 f2.8 instead!

Amen! Yes!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 07:57 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)

More lens reviews!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 16:07 UTC as 122nd comment | 2 replies
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sijou: We all know that Google is spying on us, they photographed every house, every street, town and city in every country. They photocopied and digitised all books ever written in all museums, libraries, monasteries, etc. -allegedly bribing so many..filtering my and your e-mailes..Microsoft is doing the same, Apple too, than not to mention Facebook, Twitter just to name a few. So what's new? Spying is just as old as humankind. What is new, is the fact that this DJI business made the headline on a purely technical forum like DPreview...Or so I thought- it was all about photography and not politics (on behalf of the US government?) How pathetic, DP review...

Not necessarily that @cosinaphile. But since it's a foreign company vs. domestic, I think it makes some difference.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 14:58 UTC
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sijou: We all know that Google is spying on us, they photographed every house, every street, town and city in every country. They photocopied and digitised all books ever written in all museums, libraries, monasteries, etc. -allegedly bribing so many..filtering my and your e-mailes..Microsoft is doing the same, Apple too, than not to mention Facebook, Twitter just to name a few. So what's new? Spying is just as old as humankind. What is new, is the fact that this DJI business made the headline on a purely technical forum like DPreview...Or so I thought- it was all about photography and not politics (on behalf of the US government?) How pathetic, DP review...

Perhaps it's the fact that it s a Chinese company instead of American (like Google, Apple, FB, etc) that makes it new?

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 11:10 UTC
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