neverendinglight

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On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review (1570 comments in total)
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le_alain: where is the Pen F II ...?
with a good EVF and autofocus that works ?
;)

Olympus discontinued the Pen F lineup. Sadly.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2020 at 02:10 UTC
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jande9: In the auto industry, the manufacturer gives bonuses and rebates to the dealer for each vehicle sold and those are never considered to be part of the retail price. Why should the camera industry be any different?

@Scottelly - I would doubt that. They've made some pretty poor decisions in the past. All you have to do is google "B&H and Hispanics". After their past issues, I would have thought they would have been extremely careful but it looks like they like to play it closer to the line.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2019 at 02:20 UTC
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jande9: In the auto industry, the manufacturer gives bonuses and rebates to the dealer for each vehicle sold and those are never considered to be part of the retail price. Why should the camera industry be any different?

That question doesn't matter. What matters is are they following the law as it is written and it appears as if they're not.

Whether or not the law is a good law is another question and it should be addressed like any other state law via the polls.

I'm in the sandwich business. Everytime I donate a sandwich I'm required to pay sales tax on it. They call it "use tax" but it's the same amount of the sales tax. Do I think that's ridiculous? Yep. But it's still the law.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2019 at 05:43 UTC

Isn't what b&h "thinks" is right or wrong completely beside the point? The law is the law and whatever it states regarding the collection of sales tax on rebates is all that matters I would think.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2019 at 04:57 UTC as 25th comment
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neverendinglight: Sony should make a modified Alpha and disable the bleeping Spatial Filtering (aka Star Eater) function. Of course a software update would be nice, too.

I'm not sure why all manufacturers don't offer modified versions like this.

Wow.

Hope your day gets better, John.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2019 at 23:23 UTC

Sony should make a modified Alpha and disable the bleeping Spatial Filtering (aka Star Eater) function. Of course a software update would be nice, too.

I'm not sure why all manufacturers don't offer modified versions like this.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2019 at 22:32 UTC as 39th comment | 7 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (567 comments in total)
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neverendinglight: Does the cooling fan turn on for stills during long exposure? Could it? Seems like it could be a useful tool for Astrophotography, no?

That's really cool. Thank you. Would love to see how this affects noise for long exposures.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 23:10 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (567 comments in total)

Does the cooling fan turn on for stills during long exposure? Could it? Seems like it could be a useful tool for Astrophotography, no?

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 20:53 UTC as 79th comment | 6 replies

Apple recently invented water resistance, wireless charging, and now they can add wide angle lenses on smartphones. 😆

Jokes aside, no doubt this will be great. If they would just add a fingerprint sensor to the back or side. With face id as the only biometric option it really hampered usability. S10 has faster face id but also a fingerprint sensor under the screen. Very useful.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2019 at 14:24 UTC as 9th comment

The improvements to weather sealing will only be meaningful if you can set it on a picnic table and spray it from underneath for hours on end. If it can't do that, it's a worthless "toy".

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 15:44 UTC as 336th comment | 5 replies
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kailhc: Looks like a beast. Time to upgrade my a7rii.

@STEPH RHODES - They will definitely notice the upgrade coming from the A7R2 like they stated.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 15:40 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1X vs Nikon D5: shooting tennis (654 comments in total)
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zakk9: The E-M1X is a fine sports camera although not perfect. For those also doing video, it shreds the DSLR bodies, and the weight and size of the lenses is a very big advantage for many. The elephant in the room is the D500. It's a fantastic camera, cheap, and with long reach du to its crop factor. Even as a MFT shooter, I consider the Nikon for certain tasks. It's cheap too.

I think the elephant in the room would be the XT3. I say that because if video is important to you, you're on a gimbal and the capabilities of the T3 far surpass the EM1X. Most of Fuji telephoto lenses are stabilized which helps. Speed is on par, AF is probably better in the XT3 though it's probably close, and then you have about twice the light gathering in the T3. After a grip and batteries you've got over 1k you can spend on glass. I suppose if you need to bury your camera in the ice, the EM1x will win the day but outside of that it seems like there's more bang for your buck with a couple different options.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2019 at 00:02 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1X vs Nikon D5: shooting tennis (654 comments in total)
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James Pilcher: I don’t understand. The comparison is between a Nikon D5 and an Olympus E-M1X. In the end, he recommends the Nikon D500 over the Olympus. Really? Where is the comparison? This was an Olympus hit piece from the moment Dan typed the first word.

An analogy: This is no different than taking out a Ford Mustang to compare with the brash new Kia Stinger and, in the end, saying the buyer might be better served by the Chevrolet Camaro over the Kia.

It's possible that Olympus asked dpreview to compare it against the D5 and 1DX given what they've said about what it is and who it's for. The reviewer just ended pointing out the obvious by bringing up the D500. Could've also brought in the XT3 and even the EM1II which both would compare favorably all things considered.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2019 at 16:32 UTC

899 grams?!?!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2019 at 23:05 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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roytempest: I stopped reading on the words "stepping up from APS-C".

Appreciate that each system may have some advantages over the other, but with those words it became clear that this interview is part of the sales activity for this camera.

Exactly. It's equally frustrating that nobody has the stones to call him on his claim that M43 is about size, weight, and portability on the heels of releasing the largest, heaviest, and lease portable M43 camera ever.

Let's call a spade a spade.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2019 at 16:25 UTC
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JPatrick: The overall winner, image 1, is fascinating but I'm struggling with how the photographer was able to capture so much detail in the Milky Way with a full moon rising with a single exposure. The moon will pretty much overwhelm the stars making it just about impossible to capture Milky Way detail. A 20 second exposure of the moon will certainly blow out the highlights.

Anyway, I like the image, but I can't help wondering if it's actually a composite image, one with the overall scene and one with the Milky Way superimposed.

Was there anything in the rules that stated it couldn't be a composite? Did he confirm it was a single exposure?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2019 at 22:20 UTC
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viewmasterphotos: As a wedding photographer the last 25 years with Nikon F90X,Canon Eos 1N,D,MKII.MKIII,6D and Fuji Xpro1,Sony A9 I have to say that there is a problem with AF at mirrorless cameras.
First of all there is not good compatibility with their flash.Sometimes work sometimes not.
With Canon SLR there is no such problem (but there are others like over-under exposure).
It's very difficult to trust for example a mirrorless camera to go for shooting in a Baptism at orthodox church.Your mirrorless camera it won't focus baby while the priest is placing it at water baptistery fool of oil. Yes you can shoot something like video placing your camera at high speed shooting but you don't need 300 photos.You only need 20-30 good and accurate focused ones.
The same AF errors with the lens "hanging" and struggling to focus at the celebration ceremonies like the above photo at the article.
Auto focus is not comparable with the SLR cameras.Even the cheap ones.

@lawny13

Not trying to protect any brand whatsoever. I don't give a rats bottom about brand biases. I have owned a lot of cameras. I currently own the A9 and it has better focusing capabilities than anything I've ever owned so I was a little bit surprised when he said he had a hard time locking focus. Come to find out he was using the new Tamron lens that had known AF issues right when they released it (not good or acceptable but a 2.8 for $800 it shouldn't surprise people that there are issues at release) but have since issued a firmware update that supposedly solves that problem.

It's not always about brand loyalty. Sometimes people have legitimate questions.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2018 at 00:13 UTC
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viewmasterphotos: As a wedding photographer the last 25 years with Nikon F90X,Canon Eos 1N,D,MKII.MKIII,6D and Fuji Xpro1,Sony A9 I have to say that there is a problem with AF at mirrorless cameras.
First of all there is not good compatibility with their flash.Sometimes work sometimes not.
With Canon SLR there is no such problem (but there are others like over-under exposure).
It's very difficult to trust for example a mirrorless camera to go for shooting in a Baptism at orthodox church.Your mirrorless camera it won't focus baby while the priest is placing it at water baptistery fool of oil. Yes you can shoot something like video placing your camera at high speed shooting but you don't need 300 photos.You only need 20-30 good and accurate focused ones.
The same AF errors with the lens "hanging" and struggling to focus at the celebration ceremonies like the above photo at the article.
Auto focus is not comparable with the SLR cameras.Even the cheap ones.

You sure you you've used the A9? Having trouble locking focus on an infant in a church with the A9 doesn't make sense. Adapted lenses???

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2018 at 06:24 UTC
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ottonis: This is some great news. Having multiple sensor modules, spanning from UWA to short tele while maintaining large apertures is a huge advancement in the cameraphone development. If only LG could manage to get their battery life on par with the competition.... LG flagships have notoriously been trailing behind with respect to battery life, so I hope they get it sorted out finally.

Agreed. They keep insisting on using their heavy skin on top of Android that drains battery power and waters down Android. Their hardware is great and this phone looks promising.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2018 at 15:28 UTC
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Edmond Leung: A loser is a loser. Whatever how innovative they are, they are still the loser!
Only the strong one can dominate the market.

All true, but it's not just unique to America anymore. iPhone sales are breaking records in Europe and Asia.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2018 at 13:08 UTC
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