Impulses

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B+W & Marumi seen to come out on top of that batch, as they often seem to in these kinda roundups... I use a couple clear B+W on my most expensive lenses and/or those most likely to get used at the beach or other risky conditions.

One thing the article doesn't touch on (and which I've seen tested empirically elsewhere) is ease of cleanup, some are far easier to wipe down. Then there's ring thickness/material which it does allude to.

Longer lenses seem to make any filter flaws a lot more obvious a lot quicker, there's a couple threads on the M4/3 boards where you can instantly see weird bokeh and AF issues with lesser filters on the PL100-400...

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 19:27 UTC as 8th comment
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riknash: Can someone explain the little circle in the top left of the photo? How can everything else be wavy but it?

Or if by scanned you meant and he meant... Then yeah. :P Can't interpret tone here sometimes!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 06:58 UTC
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riknash: Can someone explain the little circle in the top left of the photo? How can everything else be wavy but it?

You might actually not be far off (despite the sarcasm?), see kilobyte's comment at the end here... Apparently some space cameras operate on similar principles, using the craft's motion to scan.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 06:57 UTC
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Impulses: Curious why it ended up wavy rather than just blurred or doubled up... I guess the camera/and or craft was re-stabilizing itself?

Indeed!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 06:54 UTC
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David Franklin: It's hard to know where to start in reacting to this "photo essay." I've been a fairly active member of this forum for 15 years. At first, the content here was almost exclusively about gear and the technical aspects of digital imaging, with an occasional foray into examining some great photo work.

With the changes occurring in media in the last 10 years or so, I imagine that it was inevitable that politics would eventually begin to seep into this aspect of the culture, as it has in almost every other one. After all, almost the entire media, as with the Democrat party, academia, most of the very largest corporations, their tech billionaire fellows, and popular entertainment, are fully bathed in left wing ideology, some really believing it, others merely mouthing the platitudes they think will absolve them from guilt and judgment by others for having lived so well. (continued next post)

Y'all should really ask DPR for a refund!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 06:48 UTC
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David Franklin: It's hard to know where to start in reacting to this "photo essay." I've been a fairly active member of this forum for 15 years. At first, the content here was almost exclusively about gear and the technical aspects of digital imaging, with an occasional foray into examining some great photo work.

With the changes occurring in media in the last 10 years or so, I imagine that it was inevitable that politics would eventually begin to seep into this aspect of the culture, as it has in almost every other one. After all, almost the entire media, as with the Democrat party, academia, most of the very largest corporations, their tech billionaire fellows, and popular entertainment, are fully bathed in left wing ideology, some really believing it, others merely mouthing the platitudes they think will absolve them from guilt and judgment by others for having lived so well. (continued next post)

Y'all should really ask DPR for a refund!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 06:48 UTC
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Pitchertaker: Selective Portraits.

The DMV's!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 06:43 UTC
On article LG G6 camera review (113 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: I much prefer a longer focal length (at least twofold focal length) instead of this extreme ultra wide angle lens (11mm field of view?) that even has a lot of distortion. I can't understand why LG did this. For the average photographer a 25mm lens and a 50mm lens would be much more versatile than 30mm and 11mm.

Although 50mm EFL + UWA would be sweet too...

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 00:29 UTC
On article LG G6 camera review (113 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: I much prefer a longer focal length (at least twofold focal length) instead of this extreme ultra wide angle lens (11mm field of view?) that even has a lot of distortion. I can't understand why LG did this. For the average photographer a 25mm lens and a 50mm lens would be much more versatile than 30mm and 11mm.

I prefer the UWA, guess I'm not average!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 00:29 UTC
On article LG G6 camera review (113 comments in total)
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mxx: No fake bokeh? At last an honest high end phone.

LG and most Android OEM tried the fake bokeh thing already like 3-4 years ago, then abandoned it when it didn't catch on... HTC was using two lenses for it, Google had a 3D map you had to swing the camera for, I forget what LG's approach was but they had it too. Apple's implementation is a bit more elegant, tho not a ton, and aided by the second longer focal length module... Mostly it's better marketed. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 00:28 UTC
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dstate1: We all like to imagine people we disagree with as at least somewhat freakish. It reinforces our belief that WE, at least, are normal.

While I am no supporter of our current President, I don't think these images reflect the general theme of our country or Republican voters in general. Vice is a hipster pseudo-news content generator that mostly worships anything with tattoos and nose rings.

Your first and last statements are kind of at odds with each other... ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 05:24 UTC

Friendly ban, friendly permit... I think the script writer read too many stories about ye old friendly neighborhood Spider-Man/journo.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 08:10 UTC as 40th comment

Curious why it ended up wavy rather than just blurred or doubled up... I guess the camera/and or craft was re-stabilizing itself?

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 18:57 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (471 comments in total)
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TN Args: The race for my next dollar in this class (and indeed this is the class where my non-fantasy dollars seem to go) might be between the GX9 and the E-M5.3

Whatever the case may be, I'll be super disappointed in Oly if they release another $1,000+ body without OSPDAF (regardless of what they call it)... They could maybe, MAYBE, still get away with it on a sub-$1K E-M10 refresh, but even $700 bodies deserve better C-AF by now. Video specs aside, that's like the most glaring omission on all of their lower end bodies right now.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 18:22 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (471 comments in total)
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TN Args: The race for my next dollar in this class (and indeed this is the class where my non-fantasy dollars seem to go) might be between the GX9 and the E-M5.3

" @Impulses --the EM5.2 is actually older than the EM10.2, so, if the EM10.3 is imminent.... "

I know this, and that's kinda my point, Oly tends to space releases out but there's absolutely no sign of an E-M5 III yet whereas the E-M10 III has already being registered with various bodies it needs to be registered before release and rumors put that around end of summer. It's basically looking like they're definitely shuffling the order...

Could be because the E-M10 III is more iterative and they're cooking up something better for the E-M5 III (or perhaps giving the E-M1 II release more time in the limelight), or could be they're not doing three OM-D models anymore, who knows.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
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pictureAngst: I always wondered what the main design differences were between stills and cine lenses and now I know (and it makes sense) - thanks DP.

There's also more practical/external differences like having geared rings for hooking up to remote focus/zoom rigs, click-less aperture rings, etc... Plus are usually rated in T stops. Whole bunch of things that add up to the cost...

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 18:11 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (471 comments in total)
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ChrisH37: I'd mark the G85 down purely for Panasonic seemingly being unable to implement a usable Auto ISO system, not acceptable in 2016.

Ehh, it's a small nitpick that may not affect the average user, even though I do with Pana had a better auto ISO implemention. Heck my GM1 doesn't even get auto ISO in manual mode (GM5 was the first Panasonic with that)... When shooting people candidly I'd just jump back to shutter priority tbh.

I wish my Oly body (E-M5 II, newer ones have this no Pana does) had exposure compensation in auto ISO, I can provide some very good examples where it would be huge to have it... But I dunno that niche uses and subjective control quirks should really be affecting an overall recommendation list like this.

Pana really has resisted the whole M+auto ISO concept far too much tho, only implementing it in the crudest way possible after many years.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 08:50 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (471 comments in total)
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George1958: Good review, slightly disappointed about the few negative comments for the EM5 mkii. They look almost like a cut and paste for every OMD, Complex menus, lots of customisation ( is that negative?) and sensor resolution low seems little unfair, I accept there are stronger options for video.

On the sensor front, it is a debate on what you need v the spec sheet. Unless you are a person that uses cropping rather than good framing technique then 16 mp is plenty for most applications.

Don't pay so much attention to the pros/cons listed per body, they aren't well organized or categorized (specially since they mix old entries with new ones)... Read the text instead and you get a much better idea of what's what. I own an E-M5 II myself, love it, might still pick it today (might not, dunno, the only Pana body worth cross shopping it then was the GX8); but I can easily see why the G85 is the better all around recommendation.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 08:43 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (471 comments in total)
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TN Args: The race for my next dollar in this class (and indeed this is the class where my non-fantasy dollars seem to go) might be between the GX9 and the E-M5.3

GX8 is in an interesting position, not quite old enough for an imminent refresh (tho the GX line has always been erratic and now encompasses several models) yet superceded by the GX85 & G85 in several important ways (IBIS during video, better IBIS, better shutters)... With the E-M10 III coming out soon the E-M5 II might find itself in the same position...

Neither model is completely necessary for either company to have a coherent full lineup either (perhaps depending on how the E-M10 III is positioned and how much of an upgrade it is)... Oly really needs to get with the program and add OSPDAF to lower end models, so they have low hanging fruit there. I dunno what Pana does with a GX9 tho, other than bringing it up to par with lower end models that bested it in some ways.

I wish one of the two would end up with a tilt screen... Seriously can we have one weathersealed body with a tilt screen instead of a fully articulated one? C-AF aside, that was probably my biggest qualm when I got the E-M5 II. Gotten used to the FAS, still prefer tilt.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 08:40 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (471 comments in total)
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rafalvonbur: Olympus em5 mark 2 should win hands down. we all know it :)

Ehh... I've had one for a year, might even pick it today if I was buying right now, but I agree that the G85 is the better all arounder. Better video, simpler UI, and far better C-AF... The E-M5 II is smaller and has a couple stills oriented features that appeal more to me...

When I got it I was between it and the GX8, and the G85 addresses two of my bigger issues with the GX8 (no IBIS during video and shocky shutter with no RFC)... Still larger than I personally like but I can see why it's the default recommendation.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 08:32 UTC
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