linux99

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linux99: Come on guys. I know DPR HATES Olympus ........ but no Trip? no XA? no OM1 (or OM10)?

Three of the most iconic cameras ever made.

Sheeeesh

@dave oddie - yes - the professional OM cameras were one of cameras of choice for professional photographers for many years. So many used for war / current affairs photography - because they were light and small but still had awesome quality lenses.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2021 at 12:53 UTC

Come on guys. I know DPR HATES Olympus ........ but no Trip? no XA? no OM1 (or OM10)?

Three of the most iconic cameras ever made.

Sheeeesh

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2021 at 20:11 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
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stevo23: 35mm film feels like a waste to me. I guess if you really want to get into film and want to start out cheap, it might make sense.

But for many, the reasons for getting into film start with medium format and up as there is still plenty of benefit to be derived from the larger formats.

@xlucine Not so sure I agree - but then this is all pretty subjective. I've got both MF and 35mm cameras and I tend to prefer the images from the MF scans. Even when I push the film to be grainy I prefer the aesthetic.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2021 at 20:09 UTC
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SubmersedShutter: I always wondered how shock resistant IBIS is, since smartphones are subjected a lot more to shaking than say a tripod mounted camera. How quickly will the sensor mount wear out if the user runs a half-marathon three times a week?

Dont make it "active" until you switch the camera on. So the sensor is locked while you are jogging and only stabilized when you are taking pics.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 19:20 UTC
On article Sony announces new ultra-fast FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens (548 comments in total)
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f1point4andbethere: I remember a time when people were discouraged from buying into the Sony ecosystem, citing "you buy into a system because of the lenses not the cameras".
Well, at this point there is no better system when it comes to lens selection. Sony has about the best high-end lenses in their GM offering, and for those who don't want to reach quite that high the Sigma DN line is just about as good but for much less. As of now, neither of these options exist on Nikon or Canon.

If "bigger" isn't the criteria - then lets all bow to Leica. Small but way "the best".

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2021 at 03:15 UTC
On article Sony announces new ultra-fast FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens (548 comments in total)
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f1point4andbethere: I remember a time when people were discouraged from buying into the Sony ecosystem, citing "you buy into a system because of the lenses not the cameras".
Well, at this point there is no better system when it comes to lens selection. Sony has about the best high-end lenses in their GM offering, and for those who don't want to reach quite that high the Sigma DN line is just about as good but for much less. As of now, neither of these options exist on Nikon or Canon.

m4/3 has a bigger lens selection.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2021 at 14:42 UTC
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linux99: Wow!!

Imagine the Toneh you could get with this!!

This has the be the ULTIMATE for Depth of Field control - why would anyone buy Full Frame?

@panther fan

There you go!

Hilarious!

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2021 at 16:19 UTC
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linux99: Wow!!

Imagine the Toneh you could get with this!!

This has the be the ULTIMATE for Depth of Field control - why would anyone buy Full Frame?

@panther fan

It is for TONEH!

Joking aside - it is amusing that all the arguments about cost, portability, affordability which the FF users throw about stop being relevant as soon as someone brings up MF.

I notice no one had brought us "total light" yet - which is another favorite. :)

I regularly use a f2.8 Bronica film camera and at f2.8 I'm usually wishing I have more DOF - it's real thin for most real world applications.

So you called it right with your first reply - I'm gently poking fun at the fanboidom and gear warriors.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2021 at 16:11 UTC
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linux99: Wow!!

Imagine the Toneh you could get with this!!

This has the be the ULTIMATE for Depth of Field control - why would anyone buy Full Frame?

@MikeRan - Ah - so you mean people who aren't SERIOUS about getting the BEST image quality???

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2021 at 16:03 UTC
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linux99: Wow!!

Imagine the Toneh you could get with this!!

This has the be the ULTIMATE for Depth of Field control - why would anyone buy Full Frame?

@panther fan - <g> - yes - but if you want the ULTIMATE image quality then you need a bigger sensor....

It is indeed a joke - because when you see FF users trolling the m43 and APS forums then all of a sudden "lens availability / cost / weight" don't seem to matter :)

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2021 at 16:03 UTC

Wow!!

Imagine the Toneh you could get with this!!

This has the be the ULTIMATE for Depth of Field control - why would anyone buy Full Frame?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2021 at 14:21 UTC as 112th comment | 12 replies

Always nice to see a system used in the areas where it has natural strengths - and those strengths shine!

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2021 at 14:07 UTC as 54th comment
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miric: Because any of them are total cr.p comparing to most usual cameras from the civilized world. There are no alternative points, period. Low price is not an apology for anything.

@miric So it is prejudice not ignorance.

Good to know.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2021 at 19:25 UTC
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miric: Because any of them are total cr.p comparing to most usual cameras from the civilized world. There are no alternative points, period. Low price is not an apology for anything.

@mirc Well, since you ask, it sure looks like prejudice not backed by any facts or experience.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2021 at 15:48 UTC
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miric: Because any of them are total cr.p comparing to most usual cameras from the civilized world. There are no alternative points, period. Low price is not an apology for anything.

And you're basing this on what??

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2021 at 17:58 UTC

I have a number of old soviet film cameras - from my first ever camera purchase from 1983 a Zenit 12XP, a number of Feds (personally I like the Fed 3 best because it looks gorgeous) a couple of Kiev 4's, a Lubitel 166 and a Kiev 60.

They all shoot beautifully well if you respect their limitations. The Kiev is a bit of a beast and you get ferocious mirror slap below 250s but all the others are just fine.

The best part though is that with the exceptions of the fixed lens Lubitel and the Kiev 4 (which ahve a weird bayonet mount) the lenses adapt really well to modern mirrorless cameras.

If you want tot swirly bokeh from a Helios 44/2 then often it is as cheap to buy one with the camera attached as to buy one on its own! The Helios (Zenit) and Kiev 60 lenses are particularly good.

These cameras a cheap, and produce excellent results once you get the hang of it.

The are also fun! Nothing beats the look on the models face when you do a model shoot and bring out a Lubitel 166 :)

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2021 at 14:25 UTC as 45th comment
On ChallengeEntry:14669 (1 comment in total)

There is a thread about this challenge here: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64579931

I for one am concerned about possible transphobia in the deletion of pictures which while male do not appear to be so in the eyes of the judge.

What does "an adult male" look like?

Posted on Nov 24, 2020 at 13:45 UTC as 1st comment
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NathanUCF: I think some people here are failing to see the value of the light gathering ability of f0.8 on a smaller sensor where high iso performance is generally worse. Sure it may have worse DoF than a f1.4 full frame lens but the difference between f1.4 at 5,000 ISO and f0.8 at 1,600 ISO is real.

@Chris J Newman

"it doesn’t mean future advances will come from MFT."

I suspect you may be right.

I'm not sure where the next "must have" innovations will come from. We've long blown past anything which is perceivable on a normal monitor.

Affordable MF would be awesome - I still have some film MF gear and it was just so nice to use. I'd really like to see a bigger (FF or my dream is MF) Foveon sensor.

My prediction for the medium term though is a lot more marketing than innovation - these are desperate times for camera manufacturers. I really hope Nikon makes it out alive.

Personally I'm doing a lot more video these days and so will probably go dedicated Video body for my m4/3 lens set and stick with 1" (my last camera was a Sony ZV-1) and my existing bodies for still stuff.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2020 at 00:39 UTC
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NathanUCF: I think some people here are failing to see the value of the light gathering ability of f0.8 on a smaller sensor where high iso performance is generally worse. Sure it may have worse DoF than a f1.4 full frame lens but the difference between f1.4 at 5,000 ISO and f0.8 at 1,600 ISO is real.

@PredatorsPrey He makes two statements.

I address one of them.

I'm sorry if that offends you.

May I suggest you direct someone who works for you - your manservant or valet perhaps - to address the second.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2020 at 15:21 UTC
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NathanUCF: I think some people here are failing to see the value of the light gathering ability of f0.8 on a smaller sensor where high iso performance is generally worse. Sure it may have worse DoF than a f1.4 full frame lens but the difference between f1.4 at 5,000 ISO and f0.8 at 1,600 ISO is real.

I forgot to add - the single most important reason why you might want to try a f0.8 lens on an mFT body is..... you have a couple of mFT bodies you are already using!

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2020 at 23:05 UTC
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