mikphoto

mikphoto

Has a website at http://michaelkowalczyk.eu
Joined on Nov 2, 2016

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Joshua Chung: Too bad as it does not support macOS Mojave or earlier…

Exactly my thought, just like LR 6.14 would not run anymore on latest macOS because of an outdated 32bit installer.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:26 UTC
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mikphoto: Heres my tasty recipe for Fuji. Lets take that newly designed sharp pancake lens, together with the half cup of weather sealing, add a light amount of ibis, a reassuring amount of control-stick and mix the parts into the x10 or x70 backing form.

Thanks for clarifying DrewRick. Once I made the pancacke lens comparison list and the closest aps-c auto focus lens with a close to 28mm ff equiv is the Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8, it is 23 mm thick. (http://michaelkowalczyk.eu/comparison-lists/ultimate-pancake-lens-comparison-list/)

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 22:36 UTC
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bufo vulgaris: These fixed lens cameras aren't really smaller than an interchangeable lens camera with a small lens attached. And in general not really cheaper either.

So why would anyone want a fixed lens solution that offers nothing extra and is so limited?

I imagine that there are some good reasons, it's just that I can't see them.

Compare it visually http://j.mp/2v9VDLS .. only the Panasonic DMC GM5 + 17mm pancacke would be a smaller interchangeable.

The extra is WR

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 13:14 UTC
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mikphoto: Heres my tasty recipe for Fuji. Lets take that newly designed sharp pancake lens, together with the half cup of weather sealing, add a light amount of ibis, a reassuring amount of control-stick and mix the parts into the x10 or x70 backing form.

I find 28mm to be the most usable fov to begin with, with 24mp resolution you can safly crop into 35mm.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 09:25 UTC

Heres my tasty recipe for Fuji. Lets take that newly designed sharp pancake lens, together with the half cup of weather sealing, add a light amount of ibis, a reassuring amount of control-stick and mix the parts into the x10 or x70 backing form.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 05:04 UTC as 266th comment | 4 replies
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Jonathan Mac: Looks like an excellent camera but I'll be sticking to my X-T20 and 23/2 - you can't get around the advantages of interchangeable lenses.

That photo of the lake is excellent. Very moody with great tones.

For me weather resistance and a quiet leaf shutter are big weights towards the V. How do the additional conversion lenses compare to the interchangeable ones?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2020 at 22:51 UTC

The incentive for free vs paid should not be mainly about the amount of images but about the offered display quality.

For free users: scale down all images and serve them with a low pixel count like 1080 only = This will minimize used file space, processing time (the electricity bill), necessary serving bandwidth.

A big argument for Flickr in general is that their Terms of Service do not bind users to grant sublicensing rights when uploading a photo. But this detail is mostly not pointed out when it comes to advertising flickr. I think it could be a big point.

See the comparison: http://michaelkowalczyk.eu/comparison-lists/intellectual-property-terms-of-free-photo-sharing-websites

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2020 at 17:50 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Ricoh GR III review (654 comments in total)

I am waiting with the purchase because I like to learn from long time users reports. Both, my GR and GR II developed the Closed Shutter Problem which made the cameras use- and worthless before the shutter counts reached 50K frames. I hope that Ricohs Engineers quietly adressed and fixed the internal lens module parts from "dying at a young age".

My wishes for the GR IV:
- Bring back the build-in flash
- Address the cameras Achilles' heel by developing a non-rectractable 28mm pancacke lens module (ex. fuji x100 series). It could enable the camera body to become weather sealed and noticably reduce the still reported dust issue.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2019 at 10:17 UTC as 44th comment | 5 replies
On article Best compact zoom cameras in 2021 (435 comments in total)
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mikphoto: I am astonished not to find the smallest and lightest APS-C Sensor cameras Ricoh GR II & Ricoh GR III on this list. Is it because they considered too niche or professional in a way?

Thanks for the calculations and comparison! Useful to learn which camera equal in terms of digital res and optical zoom. I can see new digital zoom equivalence discussions rising on the horizon :)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2019 at 15:53 UTC
On article Best compact zoom cameras in 2021 (435 comments in total)
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mikphoto: I am astonished not to find the smallest and lightest APS-C Sensor cameras Ricoh GR II & Ricoh GR III on this list. Is it because they considered too niche or professional in a way?

Thanks for clarification,

"To zoom or not to zoom, that is the question" ;)

Still I could imagine that the digital zoom from the GR III aps-c sensor would be at least equal to a 3x optical from an 1" sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2019 at 14:37 UTC
On article Best compact zoom cameras in 2021 (435 comments in total)

I am astonished not to find the smallest and lightest APS-C Sensor cameras Ricoh GR II & Ricoh GR III on this list. Is it because they considered too niche or professional in a way?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2019 at 00:51 UTC as 84th comment | 7 replies
On article Ricoh announces development of long-awaited GR III (700 comments in total)
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Andrew Elliott: No seal, no deal.

My GR (now gone) hoovered dust, vacuuming it in as the lens extended when the camera powered on.

With the other improvements this is an appealing camera, so I hope they've sorted the dust issue, as you're a bit stuck with the dust when (not if) it gets onto the sensor. They may as well weather seal it while they're at it and make it more truly a 'go anywhere' camera.

GH-3 Adapter + 49mm clear filter protected my GRII from sensor dust since 10 travel months and daily use.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 13:05 UTC
On article Ricoh announces development of long-awaited GR III (700 comments in total)
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MarcoSartoriPhoto: Got the GR and fell in love with it. The TaV mode is just perfect for streetphotography. The lens is one of the best 28mm (equivalent) around, sharp, great contrast, low distortion. The high contrast Monochrome jpeg file remind Daydo Moriyama visual style.
It has no flip screen but never missed it: I actually learnt to shoot “from the hip” without even looking at the camera.
The only issue was the dust sucker lens, but it seems that this new version has some function to clean the sensor: I hope the lens has better sealing anyway.
When my GR failed (after two years it died) I bought a Leica Q.
I will buy again the GR with this new version.
I read many complains, saying that you can’t use a 28mm angle of view for landscapes, saying that this camera looks like a doa. Clearly those have never tried it. Sorry for them :)

GR3 specs sheet does not mention TAv mode

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 12:52 UTC
On article Ricoh announces development of long-awaited GR III (700 comments in total)

No TAv?
In the Video (which is currently unavailable) there was a second where one could see a mode dial. There was no TAv Exposure mode. This coincides with the spec. sheet, no TAv there either?!

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 12:44 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
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