Impulses

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Newton Leonardo: No matter how good such article like this was, people will keep buying phone for as best camera as they can get from the price they paid, no matter its an entry level or high end phones.
It's now in almost in everyone's gene.

And after a while, people with new-found hobby of mobilephone photography starts to realise they need real camera, and start reading review of dslr or mirrorless.

I think it may actually differ by generation... Older ones may think younger ones don't care about dedicated cameras at all, and in general they might be right, but it's possible they're rediscovering why a dedicated camera makes sense at all. I think they very poor PR by camera companies has made this a very slow process...

I'm in my 30s FWIW, and jumped on digital P&S fairly early on (2000), I had a string of about half a dozen of 'em that were seeing less and less use (until WiFi on the last one made sharing a little more immediate) in favor of my phones... But purely by chance I discovered what ILC and mirrorless were capable a few years ago.

I now have two bodies (and have gone thru 4 total) and about a dozen lenses. My sister, younger by 4 years, followed a similar trajectory and now has an A7R II and several lenses. My friends have shown interest in the camera I'm using... Pretty much none of us has been exposed to any sort of effective marketing by the big players.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 19:19 UTC
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Newton Leonardo: No matter how good such article like this was, people will keep buying phone for as best camera as they can get from the price they paid, no matter its an entry level or high end phones.
It's now in almost in everyone's gene.

And after a while, people with new-found hobby of mobilephone photography starts to realise they need real camera, and start reading review of dslr or mirrorless.

Yup.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 02:17 UTC
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mgblack74: This is great and all, but the lowest capacity is 256GB? I prefer smaller capacity cards. I have a few 32GB XQD cards and even on 14 bit RAW I can get over 300 pics on a single card. About the limit I prefer to go incase of card corruption. That’s even with sending duplicate files to the second card. 256GB would give me 2400+images. I know there is 4K video to consider so that’s why it’d be nice to see lower capacity cards.

You're worried about card corruption so you're adding even more media into the RNG mix? Does not compute...

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 21:03 UTC
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Peiasdf: Do monitor color drift? If not, what's the point of calibrating on a schedule? LEDs as far as I know don't color shift much as it ages and it ages very slowly

They do, and it could also be used to take different ambient lighting into account.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 22:40 UTC
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matthew saville: Pop quiz, from someone who is genuinely curious: what is Oly's best high ISO performer to date? Or M43's best high ISO performer to date? Does it come in a small, affordable package, or is it one of those (relatively) gigantic and expensive cinema-oriented beasts?

I mean, do you see a difference worth talking about between the GH5 and the GX850 there?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 22:36 UTC
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matthew saville: Pop quiz, from someone who is genuinely curious: what is Oly's best high ISO performer to date? Or M43's best high ISO performer to date? Does it come in a small, affordable package, or is it one of those (relatively) gigantic and expensive cinema-oriented beasts?

@matthew I was alluding to the performance of current M4/3 bodies against each other, not across other systems, as per your original question. Not sure what your link is supposed to indicate, I'm not shocked that larger sensors with somewhat newer tech do somewhat better, nor blind to it.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 22:34 UTC
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NIba: Noob question regarding the M.2s. I have a dinosaur of a Workstation, the Dell T5500. I am looking for an M.2. to hold my 4K videos and I was thinking of connecting it to the computer's PCIe 2.0 (Obviously not gonna utelize it's full potential). I plan on upgrading in the future to a better desktop for both Gaming and Video Editing. Could I hot swap this M.2 from my old computer to the New Computer without issues? It is not holding the OS. I am having a WD 500GB SATA do that.

My fame of reference FWIW, decent 2TB SATA drives run ~$400, you can just about get a 1TB NVMe drive for the same money. If half a TB vs a TB vs 2TB is inconsequential to you because you're just shopping for an OS/apps drive then yeah I agree, go for speed, if you're buying extra drives for storage there's still an argument for SATA drives... Specially since most motherboards typically only have an M.2 slot or two anyway.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 22:30 UTC
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Impulses: Heh, despite the apparent contempt from everyone in the comments it acutally does seem like a credible entry, at least Samsung has some decent competition at price parity, which is better than the lack of competition they've had for decent priced top performing consumer NVMe drives. I'm still trucking along with an old SM951, might as well wait for the 960's follow up tho.

The headline (and the whole gaming angle) is pure PR faff tho...

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 22:26 UTC

Heh, despite the apparent contempt from everyone in the comments it acutally does seem like a credible entry, at least Samsung has some decent competition at price parity, which is better than the lack of competition they've had for decent priced top performing consumer NVMe drives. I'm still trucking along with an old SM951, might as well wait for the 960's follow up tho.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 22:25 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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NIba: Noob question regarding the M.2s. I have a dinosaur of a Workstation, the Dell T5500. I am looking for an M.2. to hold my 4K videos and I was thinking of connecting it to the computer's PCIe 2.0 (Obviously not gonna utelize it's full potential). I plan on upgrading in the future to a better desktop for both Gaming and Video Editing. Could I hot swap this M.2 from my old computer to the New Computer without issues? It is not holding the OS. I am having a WD 500GB SATA do that.

Barely cheaper seems like a gross overstatement unless you're cherry picking comparisons... I still use SATA drives alongside M.2 and I'm not sure I could be doing what I'm doing any other way. 4TB+ of SATA SSD storage isn't easy to configure with M.2 drives, and it was way cheaper, and the speed difference isn't a factor for what I'm using them for... I do have a smaller NVMe M.2 drive for my OS and apps tho.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 22:20 UTC
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matthew saville: Pop quiz, from someone who is genuinely curious: what is Oly's best high ISO performer to date? Or M43's best high ISO performer to date? Does it come in a small, affordable package, or is it one of those (relatively) gigantic and expensive cinema-oriented beasts?

Performance across pretty much all current bodies is pretty comparable, the newest 20MP bodies have a very slight DR edge (and an even more minimal advantage as far as cropping/res), but outside of that you can buy any body and you'll get very similar performance tbh. Even the tiny GX850 shed the AA filter on it's 16MP sensor so it's on par with a G85/GX9 or E-M5 II. Smallest body with the 20MP sensor is the PEN-F I think.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 05:49 UTC
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Ashley Struan: They are talking about compactness of the whole system.. but Sony A7III is 650 gram and Tamron 28-75 F2.8 is 565 gram and 85 1.8 is 370 gram. And I can just have Tamron zoom on my camera 90% of the time without the need to frequently switch lenses and have a constant F1.4 bokeh in MFT equivalent. Those 1.2 zooms that Olympus are producing are HUGE, EXPENSIVE and just dont have a point, when you can get 1 FF zoom for Sony and have all other perks of A7III like lowlight, CAF and FF bokeh. The only place where MFT wins are long tele-photo zooms, which I personally dont need. Yes in that area MFT lenses are much smaller and compact. As I see it for the moment MFT size and weight advantage is quickly evaporating.

Umm, Oly hasn't made any f1.2 zooms...

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 05:46 UTC
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MichailK: so not any word at all about the next e-m5mkiii by the Olympus guys at CP+ ??

Then again, Oly did do that (in reverse no less) with the E-M5 II & PEN-F, the pricier one did have the 20MP sensor tho, and the EVF disparity wasn't as large. Point is, a G95 will either be stripped down, it'll be well over a grand, or won't be coming out just yet, at least IMO.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 14:32 UTC
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MichailK: so not any word at all about the next e-m5mkiii by the Olympus guys at CP+ ??

While I do agree that Oly has put off any updates to their midrange lineup for a bit too long (OSPDAF or some other means of better C-AF for less than an E-M1 II is long overdue), I don't know how likely it is that a $1-$1.2K G90 is imminent. As aggressive as Pana was the last few years, they currently seem to be trying to reset prices or bring their average price point back up.

Point in case, the G85 has held it's value far better than most Pana bodies over the years... AND the somewhat underwhelming GX9 (a GX95 in most people's mind) just debuted at the SAME $1,000 price point, several hundred higher than the old GX85. It wouldn't make any sense to come out with a 20MP G90/G95 at exactly the same price point but with sealing and a better EVF compared to the brand new GX95.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 14:32 UTC
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Mr Kobayashi: I shoot mostly street with APSC and I think M 4/3 is awesome and I'm especially interested in Olympus glass. Problem is the system is just too damn expensive at he EM1 level. The EM5 is nice but still 16mp. I probably would have bought the EM10 III if they just put a damn 20mp sensor in there. I mean why is this a big deal for them? There's a lot of competition out there...

I agree, keeping the best sensor away from lower end models has always been a bummer and it's something Olympus specifically used to avoid in the past... Why is 16mp vs 20mp a big deal tho? There wasn't a huge performance jump there like with other sensor generations.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 14:21 UTC
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6BQ5: I really enjoy my 1st gen M10. The body is perfectly small. I shoot raw and don't use the scene, program, or automatic modes. When using only A, S, and M modes I feel like the M10 is just "pure camera". Nothing extra. I love it! I hope Olympus will keep something like the M10 around for a long time.

Seeing as how that model line is the one they've taken to updating most frequently, and how it's probably the most popular and/or recommend of their models (outside Japan where PENs still rule anyway), it seems likely it'll stick around for the foreseeable future.

I wouldn't be shocked if the IV came out before the next PEN-F even. That being said, I didn't like the way they purposely stripped out some features on the III just to make the UI simpler and easier to use, that felt like a step back for enthusiasts and people already used to Oly's menus.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 14:19 UTC
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Russell Evans: When did US $1000 lenses become " extremely affordable"?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Veydra%20&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

Cine lenses are spec'd/calibrated by T stops rather than F stops, typically have geared rings and are better optically corrected, amongst a bunch of other esoteric distinctions like possibly minimizing focus breathing which would ruin some shots, having declicked aperture control, uniform filter threads across focal lengths, etc.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 02:56 UTC
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Ben of the North: I'll stick to my 12mm Samyang, 9mm seems to be VERY wide

Wish they'd make this one in a MFT mount, dunno why they skipped it... I've seen people saying the same of their existing 7.5/2 even if it isn't quite as wide (in equivalent terms) as this 9/2.8 on APS-C. It would still be smaller and cheaper than the Kowa 8.5/2.8.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 20:39 UTC
On article Google reportedly to acquire Lytro for $40 million (166 comments in total)

Sounds like a Moto-style IP and patent grab, watch them resell the husk of Lytro in 2 years or disappear it completely... Not that I care mind you, much more curious about what they'll gain.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 21:17 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus E-PL9 sample gallery (45 comments in total)
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waloshin2015: Looks mediocre to me... rather take my Fuji anyway.

The E-PL9 doesn't have 5-axis IBIS either FWIW... :P Seems it's implementation is in line with that of earlier E-M10 models, kind of a downer IMO.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 14:49 UTC
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