achim k

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On article YI enters the mirrorless race with the M1 (56 comments in total)
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Debankur Mukherjee: It looks like a Leica body.....should be named "Young Copiers".........YC.....

The "YI" - plate is small enough to glue a red "Leica" badge over it. If I ever will own one as a spare body for my little OM-D, I will do so.
...no, joke. I won't buy any more camera without a viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 09:51 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands on with Sigma's latest lenses (82 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: The 85 F1.4 is a massive piece of equipment. How long can this trend last? When do prime lenses go down to reasonable sizes again?

The studio test scene in DPreview of the hi-res 50 megapixel 5Ds shows, what the tiny old 1,8/85 EF lens is capable of!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
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memee_meen: I had the mark one version of it,
Used it only for 2months and the liveview/viewfinder stop working , Sent it in for repair took 3 weeks solid. The camera arrived back for 3 days strap nut loosen itself up and that took another 2 weeks out. Ended up sold it and bought Em10 instead which offer almost the same performance in half price package.
Not that the em1 is bad but it isn't worth the price olympus asking for,

Btw the Af is as fast as anybody mentioned but the accuracy is nowhere near nikon or canon, be it in available light or little dim situation.
I used em10 mainly for my own little trip where i need mobility, But i still mainly using Nikon or Canon for my work, They are a lot more reliable and dependable not to mention the fast return service from both company.

in wich country do you have this bad olympus service?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:32 UTC

Pictures look exactly like Polaroid SX70 photos. I admired this SX70 construction-wise! A foldable SLR for instant film! Long ago.....

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:34 UTC as 21st comment

A mistake in the comparison sheet: FZ1000 touch screen "yes" ??? NO !!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:27 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
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Mr Bolton: Yeah, what happened to eye control AF?

I had a buddy back in 2001 with one of the Canon SLRs which had this feature and, even with my wonky eye, it worked really well.

Do any current Canon models have this feature?

The same happened to me in 2003 and I always expected to find this feature again in a digital EOS.
But it didn't happen.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 07:30 UTC
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kevindar: agree with a lot of what you say. However, both 5D and 5d2 very revolultionary also. Canon not only offered the first full frame digital camera, it also offered the first full frame prosumer digital camera with 5D.
The the 5d2 take the market by the storm, buy inclusion of video, and changed the whole landscape for DSLR's.
Canon dual pixel AF with touchscreen remains the best and most intuitive system for shooting video and focusing.
However, I do agree lack of 4K makes the camera dated before its release.

never heared that anyone had such a Contax. It was dead before it was on the market and so was the brand Contax.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (548 comments in total)
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Mike FL: So Canon thinks that Olympus putting the On/Off switch on EM5.M2 is the right side? At

I hate my EM5.M2's power switch, the location and the way to turn On and Off.

The left hand switch is the most annoying "feature" of my OM-D E-M10 II

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 06:39 UTC
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Stollen1234: it looks very ugly and uncomfotable...

from what I see I expect that it's very comfortable in the hand

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 09:38 UTC
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naththo: Back focus issue can be seen in your bokeh real world comparison from Sigma lens. It needs to be sorted out. Sony one is still stable with both back and front focus so it spot on 0. And the Sigma lens still the problem with the severity of aliasing/moire. Something needs to be improved from Sigma lens still though. I like sharpness from Sigma but few problems need to be sorted out though.

All cameras, DSLRs and mirrorless, do autofocus with open aperture. Stopped down, some lenses move their best sharpness a bit, forward or backwards. This is shown here and does not mean that the af system is not correct.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 07:49 UTC
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aramgrg: I am surprised there are no super teles for pro crop bodies. Why not make the same lens for crop, just one stop brighter, or 1.5 times lighter? That makes more sense to me than a huge FF lens with small aperture.

The lens would hardly be any smaller for crop sensors! These long lenses have a large image diameter anyway.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 15:01 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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Bill Ferris: Thank you for taking and sharing sample images from the Canon 5D Mrk IV. Images appear to have the signature Canon warm flesh tones. The samples at ISO 1600, 2000, 3200 and 5000 look clean. If you have - or have an opportunity to make - a larger selection of images between ISO 3200 and ISO 25600, it would be interesting to get a feel for the noise at high ISOs.

Any comments from the photographer(s) on the fit, feel and functionality? For those familiar with the 5D Mrk III, does the Mrk IV feel essentially the same in the hands? Perhaps, you're saving those observations for a more thorough review.

The camera may feel similar in the hands to 5D Mk.III, but again, Canon have changed the function buttons near the top LCD. Nice brain training when using both cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 05:34 UTC

Is the 24-105 II a new optical construction or only the old one with better stabilizer and coating (and aperture blades)?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:23 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article 19 tips for better live music photography (110 comments in total)

When taking pictures in a concert I always have dimmed the rear display's illumination and then have switched it completely off. I only check single shots when the stage lights have changed a lot. Focusing only by AF-on button or manual. Yes, and manual exposure mostly.
I like this article, thank you!

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 22:17 UTC as 31st comment

Is it necessary to use a tripod for these pixel-shift shots?
A.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 07:22 UTC as 91st comment
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (339 comments in total)
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Mike FL: It seems SONY is very happy with RX100s' sales, and has no plan to make:

- 1" longer zoom/travel zoom like Panasonic TZ100, and
- 1" UWA like NIKON DL18-50

We will see.

Canon is on the game of catching up while Olympus and FUJI is kind of gunshy for making 1" P&S.

I'm waiting for Olympus, surely they will bring a good evf, but I'm afraid, the main switch will be on the left side of the camera again and the camera might be more bulky.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 07:47 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (541 comments in total)
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creepy.sol: this just strikes me as stupid:

"On the bulky side for a Micro Four Thirds camera;"

no, it isn't bulky for a mft camera or, more precisely, camera body. the camera is as big or small as it needs to be. and it is, in fact, an mft camera body. this is a size that mft bodies come in. they come in smaller sizes, too. the whole range represents mft. and why is this a con? for lots of folks it's a nonissue. maybe you should also list as a con that it's unavailable in red.

Chev Chelios: "The Sony A7 bodies for example house a much larger sensor yet are smaller than the GX8". .... it depends on the hands of the user, whether the size fits, not on the sensor, I think

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 00:54 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (541 comments in total)
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creepy.sol: this just strikes me as stupid:

"On the bulky side for a Micro Four Thirds camera;"

no, it isn't bulky for a mft camera or, more precisely, camera body. the camera is as big or small as it needs to be. and it is, in fact, an mft camera body. this is a size that mft bodies come in. they come in smaller sizes, too. the whole range represents mft. and why is this a con? for lots of folks it's a nonissue. maybe you should also list as a con that it's unavailable in red.

I like t to take advantage of the smaller size and weight of the MFT lenses, the size of the GX8 is just perfect for holding the camera and taking pictures. I have an Olympus EM-10 II and like the possibility to carry it in a jacket's pocket with the pancake zoom, but for usability while hiking / vacation photography I would prefer the GX8!
A.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 15:12 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (397 comments in total)
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kadardr: It is not just the look, but more the feel, when you hold it, manipulate with the knobs and wheels, check out the VF and the menu, so try it. And then if the camera and the price fits you, you buy it. Actually, for instance, the Olympus XA was great, because the looks and feel (and size) was all exceptionally good. And it had no weather sealing. This classic look is more a fashion thing though, but it works in sales, so I do not mind. The message is: try before you buy!

Ken Rockwell: "The XA has a very complex lens design allowing it to fit in the camera without needing to retract or extend, and as a result of this design has some barrel distortion and light falloff at all apertures."

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2016 at 12:26 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Panasonic lenses and ZS100 (99 comments in total)

“...ZS-100 a very attractive camera for traveling, in theory...“, indeed, but why did Panasonic not make the camera a few millimeters wider and incorporated a proper EVF. That tiny, low-res hole taken over from the ZS 70 is no fun to use!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 09:21 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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