Daft Punk

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On article Video: Shooting Dog Portraits with the Sony a6300 (172 comments in total)

Nice film.

It also clearly shows the Sony is a decent camera. We knew that already but the film supports this.

It isn't hiding the fact that Sony sponsored it.

It doesn't matter. DPR is a business.

To the whiners and whingers - give it a rest.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 13:30 UTC as 61st comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1243 comments in total)

Nice camera but it does make the Panasonic G80/85 look amazing value for money.

This Oly is not worth twice the price of the Panny.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 12:57 UTC as 120th comment | 3 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1243 comments in total)

One of the BIG issues here is the software used to process the RAWs.

I know that logic suggests that using ACR means there is a level playing field.

However, lets us also consider that if the Olympus viewer 3 is used that is bundled with the camera, the IQ does seems a lot better. This is nothing more than a suggestion, but looking at Robin Wong's work handled with Olympus viewer 3, it does look a lot better than the stuff DPR is posting here.

Something to think about anyway,

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 09:20 UTC as 126th comment | 2 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1243 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: I am not joining the criticism of the IQ.

It is a trade off - fast speed and amazing IBIS is a function of the smaller sensor. If the camera had the same performance with a larger sensor, it would cost more than a D5. So quit the whining.

However, I will use the opportunity ( and every chance I get ) to rage against Oly for ditching the tilt screen for a fully articulating, sticking out at the side abomination that makes you look away from the subject and the lens axis.

What were you thinking Oly?????? I damn well hate the screen. Deal breaker for me.

Amen to that.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:06 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1243 comments in total)
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Sean65: I like Olympus and what they do but like Sony, Fuji and others I'm not sure they'll ever make it on to the league of professional cameras and I wonder how long they'll continue to chase the dream.

@Sean65

I AM talking about cameras.

It is perfectly legitimate question to wonder why people care what "pro" shooters use?

Why do you care? Does it inform your purchase decisions? And what is a "pro" anyway?

If you mean the guys at sports events with lenses the size of a leg, that is just a tiny fraction of the "pro" market. What about pros like Kirk Tuck ( all Sony and often uses a 1 inch sensor bridge camera ) ?

If you define a "pro" as someone who uses Canikon because of their support, then you are using a narrow definition of pro. There are probably more pros who buy their camera at the local camera shop and dont bother with the manufacturer support programs, than those who enrol with a Canikon support program and shoot college sports, for example.

And yes - I know a lot about the new Oly. I like it because of the IBIS possibilities. The IQ is ok. Good enough.

I really, truly don't care if a "pro" likes it or not. I am interested in why some people do.. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 17:59 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1243 comments in total)
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photog4u: Consider this Christmas season you can get a:

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II + 25mm f1.2 Pro m43 for $3,199
-or-
Sony A7 Mark II + Zeiss 50mm f1.4 FULL FRAME for $2,996

I guess it really depends on whether or not you want the incredible light gathering capability and shallow depth of field that a great big full frame sensor provides or a tiny, albeit speedy sensor will suffice?

Much more to it than that.

Shoot the Sony and then pick up an Em1 and shoot with that.

They are totally different tools. One is slow and a bit clunky with great IQ. The other is super fast and wizzy with OK IQ.

Both are perfectly legitimate for the price. Neither is "better"than the other.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1243 comments in total)

I am not joining the criticism of the IQ.

It is a trade off - fast speed and amazing IBIS is a function of the smaller sensor. If the camera had the same performance with a larger sensor, it would cost more than a D5. So quit the whining.

However, I will use the opportunity ( and every chance I get ) to rage against Oly for ditching the tilt screen for a fully articulating, sticking out at the side abomination that makes you look away from the subject and the lens axis.

What were you thinking Oly?????? I damn well hate the screen. Deal breaker for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 17:49 UTC as 209th comment | 8 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1243 comments in total)
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NaBalam: THIS body with a Larger Sensor (APSC or even FF).... I believe that would be the best camera in the market.

If this camera had a larger sensor , then:

1) It would not perform the way it does in terms of speed and IBIS.

2) It would cost $5000 like a D5.

This camera is the way it is BECAUSE it has a small sensor.

If you dont print large, or dont crop hard, then the sensor size is probably irrelevant. I guess it matters to people who want bragging rights.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1243 comments in total)
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Sean65: I like Olympus and what they do but like Sony, Fuji and others I'm not sure they'll ever make it on to the league of professional cameras and I wonder how long they'll continue to chase the dream.

Huh?

Who cares about professional photographers? I dont think the professional market is economic enough to justify going for it for that reason alone.

Granted, plenty of people want to have the same cameras that "pros" have, which to me has always been BS to be honest, but I hardly think selling to pros is the "dream".

I for one do not care in the slightest what "pro" shooters use. I dont care what brakes a Formula 1 car uses either. And I don't care what kind of headphones Taylor Swift uses.

I dont care what breakfast cereal Donald Trump eats. So why do I care what brand a pro-photographer uses?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1243 comments in total)
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erichK: A hundred years ago, Oscar Barnack revolutionized photography by patenting tiny, take it along anywhere format. Ninety years ago, Leitz took a huge chance by producing a thousand specimens. Eighty years ago, W Eugene Smith was fired from jis first real job at Newsweek for daring to use such a toy, not serious format instead of a 4x5 Speed Graphic(?). Fifty years ago, those were garage-sale items. With resolution and general image quality on some cell phones and GoPros now meeting and sometimes exceeding what was possible on those speed graphics, isn't finally time to consign the sensor size of mFT to the minor point that it has become?

No. Sensor size is still very relevant.

In my opinion, given that smartphones are getting so good, cameras must therefore be MUCH better. If a camera has IQ not that further on from a Go Pro, what is the point of it?

Oly are reasoning that they can maximise the advantage of a small sensor by going for amazing IBIS and features.

For most users this is fine and the IQ will no doubt be fine for 90% of people however.

I for one, am intrigued by the IBIS with this camera. It is reason enough to buy one I think.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 17:27 UTC

By all accounts this camera will let you shoot HAND HELD for 4 or 5 seconds and still get a sharp image. This is remarkable.

For some people, That is worth the price alone.

Stop whining about the price.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 17:32 UTC as 51st comment | 10 replies
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PPierre: I have never seen so much hate for another camera than this one. Every time I go to 43rumors and read an article about it, it gets way more dislikes than likes. Every time I read an article about it, I read many complaints about the price point of the camera.

I normally wouldn't worry about this (there's always angry people on the web, more than happy shooters who prefer to spend their time out shooting), especially since people you find on those websites generally are enthusiasts who have little in common with pros and consumers. However, since this camera is clearly aiming at enthusiasts (Oly may say they sell it to pros, and indeed sell it to some pros, but that still is some marketing trick to sell it to enthusiasts who need to think they buy pro gear), I think it's a different matter. I hope Oly wasn't betting everything on this camera, since it doesn't smell good for them, however good the camera is.

Hi GasGas! :)
"May I know what's wrong with the screen ? Why you not like it ?"
I really like tilting screens. I can shoot from the waist easily and look down, or I can hold the camera above me. If i have to move the screen to the left of the camera, it means I have to pull it out, swivel it and then position it - this takes too long. The next problem is that you then must look away from the camera your subject - you have to turn your vision to the left away from the axis of the lens. This feels very weird.

The other problem is that the screen then sticks out and takes up too much room. It is also a lot more vulnerable to get damaged. Also, it gets in the way of any cables you may have plugged in to the side.

I shoot a lot of live music gigs. These sideways screens get in the way and I hate them. It is so much easier to just tilt it up or down.

These screens are a pet hate of mine. I simply cannot understand how other people like them. I just dont get it !

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
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Frank C.: Held the OMD in my hands once, nice...very nice, then removed the lens to take a look inside, after seeing the size of the sensor I sadly put the camera back down again. That was my sole encounter with the OMD.

Anyone who puts a camera down just because of the sensor size is a fool.

I suppose you decided against owning a Patek Philippe because it was smaller than your Casio.

And you dont want a Porsche because it is smaller than a Ford truck.

And Husain Bolt is inferior to Dwayne Johnson because he's not as large.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 15:10 UTC
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entoman: Yes, it's a "powerhouse" - solidly built, excellent ergonomics, superb lenses and amongst the best IQ of any M43 camera. But there lies the problem - M43. This camera is a big and heavy as many APS cameras, almost all of which produce sharper images, have more complete lens systems, better support from 3rd party manufacturers, better menus, and all at a more affordable price. Bring the price down Olympus and you'll have a winner, but at this price, forget it.

'E-M1 Mkii is very overpriced for what it offers'

How ?? This makes no logical sense. Is sensor size the only factor deciding price?

Why is a Ferrari more expensive than a Ford T150? After all, the Ford is bigger.

The only FF camera with features like the Oly is the Sony A7R2. And that is a lot more expensive.

Explain your logic please.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 14:38 UTC
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Daft Punk: There are things about this camera that are not to like.

Price is not one of them.

I truly do not understand the bleating about the price. What are you lot on about??

Weird how people think price is linked just to sensor size.

What about the features of the camera, build quality, weather sealing, etc etc?

Using the same logic, a Ferrari is smaller than an Escalade, so how come it costs more????

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 14:35 UTC

There are things about this camera that are not to like.

Price is not one of them.

I truly do not understand the bleating about the price. What are you lot on about??

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 13:49 UTC as 72nd comment | 13 replies
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Catalin Stavaru: All those bells and whistles of such a big and expensive camera do not translate in image quality because in the end, it's still a small sensor with small pixels.

Do you require Image Quality to do hall sized prints?

Do you crop images massively?

If you do not, why should image quality be not good enough?

There are plenty of people who attack image quality of m4/3 but dont crop much and choose to view on an iPad. Such people are , to be abrupt and to the point, idiots.

I assume you aren't. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 13:45 UTC

IQ criticisms are not really fair IMO.

If you look around at blogs like Robin Wong you can see that Oly can produce IQ most people will be happy with.

The price is for other stuff - like the amazing IBIS for example.

I still wont get one because of that damn flippy screen, however. I am still angry about it now - there is no way I will buy that camera with the sideways flippy screen from a 1990 JVC handicam.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 13:06 UTC as 78th comment | 4 replies
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Daft Punk: Nice camera but I absolutely hate the damn articulating screen.

We have moved on from these abominations - Sony , Pentax and others show how to have a screen that suits most needs AND stays on the lens axis. Flipping off to the side is the preserve of 1990's video cameras and we must reject the damn things at all costs.

Deal breaker for me. I love most things about the camera but I know that the screen will drive me absolutely crazy with rage in no time at all.

I see your point but for me they are nothing compared to having to look the left of the lens axis and have it sticking out like that.

I am a very mild laid back buy but those screens release the angry man in me.

I shoot a lot of cycle sports and often like to shoot low or high and use a simple tilting screen. I know in advance that having to flip that thing out and swivel it will drive me mad and ill probably end up throwing my expensive camera in the river out of frustration.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 12:07 UTC
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PPierre: I have never seen so much hate for another camera than this one. Every time I go to 43rumors and read an article about it, it gets way more dislikes than likes. Every time I read an article about it, I read many complaints about the price point of the camera.

I normally wouldn't worry about this (there's always angry people on the web, more than happy shooters who prefer to spend their time out shooting), especially since people you find on those websites generally are enthusiasts who have little in common with pros and consumers. However, since this camera is clearly aiming at enthusiasts (Oly may say they sell it to pros, and indeed sell it to some pros, but that still is some marketing trick to sell it to enthusiasts who need to think they buy pro gear), I think it's a different matter. I hope Oly wasn't betting everything on this camera, since it doesn't smell good for them, however good the camera is.

I am not angry. Much.

I love some aspects of the camera, Love the tech. Love the amazing IBIS.

But I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate the screen. I refuse to buy it with that screen because I know it will drive me mad.

I cant believe that Olympus has ruined my favourite camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 11:55 UTC
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