achim k

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On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (202 comments in total)

Battery life was horrible. I had the camera for some weeks, best thing was the lens. Manual mechanical zoom lens with universal range. I liked the EVF, but the camera often shut down when the day's temperature raised. The batterie door had to be opened and closed again to continue shooting. When it came from repair, the improved successor was announced (with sensor-based image stabilisation, I think the first model on the market with this feature) AND the canon 300D (Digital Rebel). I sold the dimage and got the canon.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 21:54 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)

I tried it but didn't like the colors and therefore kept my 300D!

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 09:01 UTC as 42nd comment

M.Zuiko 12-100 Pro on mFT or EF 24-105 L on 5D III

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 15:53 UTC as 147th comment
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Jonathan Brady: This will be a hard sell to Canon users, or at least it should be. The Canon 135L isn't lacking and eyelash-sharp portraits are the norm with that lens. It can be found, barely used, for $650-750 easily. Buying a 3rd party lens which is 50% heavier and twice the price is an odd proposition when the first party lens is available in such great condition at such a low price.
*I realize I'm comparing used to new. And as soon as the used price of Sigma 135/1.8 drops, we can reevaluate.

The Sigma could be a challenge if it had image stabilization. It's the only feature I sometimes miss with my Canon 2/135 L

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 12:49 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (391 comments in total)

Agfa Silette LK, with fixed 2,8/45mm (3-element) lens and light metering. Distance had to be estimated. First SLR: Pentax Spotmatic. First digital: Coolpix 990, first DSLR: Canon 300D

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 13:00 UTC as 252nd comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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whakapu: It's interesting how the lab images from dpreview and imaging resource often produce completely different conclusions (possibly because IR only compare jpegs). More interesting still is how the Pentax K1 in pixel shift mode completely wipes the floor with all these cameras for noise and moire.

Just for fun I switched to JPEG and compared, Fuji has the best. But who will use this camera in JPEG mode?

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 07:41 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 comments in total)
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XeroJay: 5DIV. I use the OVF just as I have for years, but also now use the LiveView with DualPixel AF af if it were a mirrorless. It's actually just like using a big Canon Full Frame EOS-M. The best of both worlds in one camera. Okay, so it's not technically an EVF, but then again most EOS-M bodies don't have an EVF either.

Only the M5 could be a candidate. Nice EVF, good handling (a bit slow), but far too expensive and not quite up-to-date, not enough small lenses.
I have an Olympus in the meantime and love the stunning image stabilization. Canon lost the leadership in this category (as well as in some others).

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 21:26 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 comments in total)
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XeroJay: 5DIV. I use the OVF just as I have for years, but also now use the LiveView with DualPixel AF af if it were a mirrorless. It's actually just like using a big Canon Full Frame EOS-M. The best of both worlds in one camera. Okay, so it's not technically an EVF, but then again most EOS-M bodies don't have an EVF either.

in my opinion the least comfortable way to use a DSLR

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 16:37 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 comments in total)
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GrahamD: EVF without a doubt. It immediately gives me an idea of what the picture is going to look like and I love all the extra information you can get overlaid, plus manual focus aids, etc. I could quite happily live without an LCD display on the back though!

although you are right, on vacation I sometimes do not want to see how the picture will look but want to see the nature through the optical viewfinder as near to the naked eye as possible. Just enjoy the framing.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 comments in total)
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karlkk: mirrorless manufacturers tend to make a lot of noise about these cameras, yet their sales stay stagnant.
weight ? wait ! Nikon d5600 weighs 415 grams while fujifilm x-t2 weighs 507 grams , sony a6500 weighs 453.All using same 24mega sensor size.Differences in size are not that huge either.And lenses are often very similar in size , too - but much more expensive.
of course optical is much more accurate and always effective , while evf is difficult to use in poor light conditions.
Extremely small mirrorless is necessarily difficult to handle on manual settings.
Panasony are wasting their money on pr hype for a system that won't last no matter how hard they try brainwashing us.

In my opinion, EVF is better in poor light conditions. The image is brighter and I can adjust the exposure to taste as I see it. For landscapes in good light I prefer OVF, at least when it's a good and big one (FF). I have both systems, Olympus and Canon.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1163 comments in total)
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zavart: Just too bad that Panasonic could not make GH5 with internally rotating sensor. This would truly make life much easier for portrait shooters...I think micro 3/4 has the best chances of implementing such a solution because of the relatively small size of the sensor inside. OH...well maybe Lumix GX9 will have it...., after all it already has a pop up viewfinder ...so this solution would really complement this camera very well indeed. :)

@ zavart .. and then a beamer with a square panel, too! 4000x4000 pixels please. Just a dream

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 20:58 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1163 comments in total)
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zavart: Just too bad that Panasonic could not make GH5 with internally rotating sensor. This would truly make life much easier for portrait shooters...I think micro 3/4 has the best chances of implementing such a solution because of the relatively small size of the sensor inside. OH...well maybe Lumix GX9 will have it...., after all it already has a pop up viewfinder ...so this solution would really complement this camera very well indeed. :)

technically it might be easier to take a square sensor. For my way to take pictures, I rotate the whole camera for 90 °!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 09:21 UTC

For me: I don't enjoy taking pictures with my phone. The images are not bad when I look at them on the phone. But on a bigger screen? ?
No real zoom, no viewfinder, no release button, laggy operation, it's not a real camera for me. A stopgap.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 06:27 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
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RayVagh: I had my EF 70-200 f/2.8 L fell from my bag into concrete from 1.2 m high and nothing was broken (I was lucky maybe the lens hood & lens caps protected the lens). After this incident I realized the real value of all camera gears. I've realized I can't buy another if one of my gears is damaged.

The same with my 24-105L years ago, attached on my 5D. Nothing but a broken UV filter

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 09:52 UTC
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RayVagh: Been repairing some lenses, this is the first time I see a ball bearing inside the focusing ring. IMO The USM ring motor inside this Sony, Sigma & Tamron look the same as Canon's.

I think the Canon f1,2 85mm has it, too

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 09:50 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)

there is hardly any picture to judge the lens in terms of boarder sharpnes. Not so important for social images, but I like to take landscapes on bike or hiking tours with such little cameras (have a S95 now). Otherwise they look good in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 13:38 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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darngooddesign: Are these the APSC or FF focal lengths?

yes, but they should know that on every lens there is only one value for focal length, no matter if it is used for APS-C or FF (exception: some bridge or compact cameras with built-in zoom lenses).

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 22:51 UTC
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darngooddesign: Are these the APSC or FF focal lengths?

focal lengths are independent from sensor sizes!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 13:36 UTC
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girlperson1: I still have my SP500 and Spotmatic F. Both, built like a tank and in mint condition.

I still regret to have sold my Spotmatic F with SMC-Takumar lenses (20 f/4,5, 28 f/3,5, 35 f/3,5, 85 f/1,8, 135 f/2,5, 200 f/4 plus 45-125 f/4 Zoom)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 16:51 UTC
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Ocolon: Have a successful future, Pentax!

For me it was the Spotmatic of a friend's father! I got a job in school holidays to earn the money for buying one! In black with 1,4/50, later got a 3,5/135 Soligor lens and shot this photo on Tri-X: http://www.fotocommunity.de/photo/jimi-hendrix-achim-kuechler/4166653

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
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