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ZeBebito: Seems like price difference and camera size has vanished between formats. Now for the same money, one can get an m43, an APS or even full frame body.

Add the cost of the "pro" m43 lenses and the only thing small in this format is the sensor size.

""For those like me who prefer a range in the 28 to 50mm..."" Good for you! Now the question remains... its not for you. You have no interest in it. However you continue to comment on it. Over and over and over. I can only assume its justification for your Sony and Leica gear?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 01:11 UTC
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Photoman: Such a big camera...with such a small sensor... The cost of half frame lenses is a big out off.

What's a "big out off"?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 01:07 UTC
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ZeBebito: m43 bodies are getting bigger than FF mirrorless. Ironic considering their sensors are 1/4 in size.

Maybe you should look at the whole "system" as opposed to one body?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 01:06 UTC
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Fogsprig: Well, that wasn't a big surprise to see the sect of "M43 is dead" people again in this thread. As i remember correctly, it's "dead" since the E-P5 release.

""Which is why I sold my E-M5..." However after all this time you still feel the need to comment over and over again in m43 news about how m43 is "dead"... whatever.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 01:04 UTC
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Rensol: Dead end road for MFT
And yes Oly and Panas know that so they crank up prices to get the max out of remaining buyers.
I had EVERY OLY model up till E-M1 (original). It all started with small cameras. There were very nice and quite bit advanced (for their time) E-PM2, etc.. Small and fast. Sony cameras (at a time) did not come close to AF speed, usability, etc.. And those cameras were affordable.
Olympus sales rep. told me they are NOT aiming at Pros or semi-pros who are after quality.
They are sort of after those who like good enough quality and like camera handling, etc..
You can draw parallels between Oly and Panas. While GH5 has its full appeal for Video these "still" oriented cameras are SIMPLY WAY overpriced! E-M1 II, G9, etc...
I asked this Oly guy last week (at the local camera store) give me a reason why should I trade my Sony A7II for E-M1 II?
He honestly told me there are no reasons to do so. And this guy shoots Nikon D750.
Need we say more?

@ Xentinus -
""1-"the long FF glass is prohibitively expensive/heavy" so do Pana 100-400 and new 200 2.8. ""
Not even in the same ballpark. Since neither Nikon or Canon makes a 100-400 2.8, the closest is the Nikon 400 2.8 which is $12K or the Canon 400 2.8 at $13K or the 200-400 (f4 only) at $14K
""2-"And if they do, they are not shooting a D500, they are shooting a D5"...Many photographers, who shoot sports and birds, are also using D500 or 7D II. Some prefer them over FF cameras.
On the other hand, D500's high ISO capability is almost as good as full-frame cameras. ""
Never (ever) seen a Pro using a D500 or 7DII on the sidelines of NFL, NBA or NHL game. Ever. And my brother shoots NHL, CFL and speed skating.
""But, still I would like to have some dedicated APS-C lens options. I am sure dedicated 85mm 1.8/200mm 2.8/135mm 2.0 APS-C lenses would give better resolution and would be little bit smaller/lighter.
And lets not forget that, we also have 2x/1.5x crop options on..."
Exactly!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 23:22 UTC
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mick232: With sensors, it's like with engines and displacement. There is only one thing that can replace it. A bigger sensor.

@ mick232 - bet you think the Hummer is the best truck ever built too... it has to be 'cause its the biggest!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 21:29 UTC
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JackM: That giant camera surrounding that tiny sensor looks clownish. Just get an APS-C or FF camera already. Yes I am a m4/3 hater. No I will not entertain your wrong opinion.

Ding ding ding, we have a new winner for dumbest comment yet. Congratulations JackM!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 21:22 UTC
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matthew saville: "...but with tweaked image processing for better JPEG image quality..."

Which photographers is this camera designed for, the ones still stuck in 2003?

@ Mathew Saville - You have absolutely no idea how pro sports shooters shoot do you?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 21:20 UTC
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caravan: You could get two Sony a6300 bodies for the same money or less.

@ Thorgrem - Man, you owe me a new keyboard! Snorting coffee on it just didn't go well :D

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 21:18 UTC
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derfotograf: When I saw the massive casing (called 'body') compared to the tiny sensor, I was shocked. The size is almost that of my Nikon with a full frame sensor.

Something is going wrong in the camera industry for tiny format factors...

@ King Penguin - But yet you still feel compelled to comment on a camera you have no interest in and a system you feel is inferior. Are you really that insecure with your choice?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 21:16 UTC
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Rensol: Dead end road for MFT
And yes Oly and Panas know that so they crank up prices to get the max out of remaining buyers.
I had EVERY OLY model up till E-M1 (original). It all started with small cameras. There were very nice and quite bit advanced (for their time) E-PM2, etc.. Small and fast. Sony cameras (at a time) did not come close to AF speed, usability, etc.. And those cameras were affordable.
Olympus sales rep. told me they are NOT aiming at Pros or semi-pros who are after quality.
They are sort of after those who like good enough quality and like camera handling, etc..
You can draw parallels between Oly and Panas. While GH5 has its full appeal for Video these "still" oriented cameras are SIMPLY WAY overpriced! E-M1 II, G9, etc...
I asked this Oly guy last week (at the local camera store) give me a reason why should I trade my Sony A7II for E-M1 II?
He honestly told me there are no reasons to do so. And this guy shoots Nikon D750.
Need we say more?

@ Xentinus - please explain to me the reason for buying APS-C. Neither Nikon, Canon or Sony has a decent lens line up so you are forced to using FF glass. The cameras are the same size/weight as the FF counterparts, the long FF glass is prohibitavely expensive/heavy. Sure a D500 and 300 2.8 makes a great sports camera but how many people shoot pro sports? And if they do, they are not shooting a D500, they are shooting a D5

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 20:54 UTC
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Fogsprig: Well, that wasn't a big surprise to see the sect of "M43 is dead" people again in this thread. As i remember correctly, it's "dead" since the E-P5 release.

No doubt if everything else was the same but it had a Sony badge it would be a revolutionary camera!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 16:45 UTC
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Rensol: Dead end road for MFT
And yes Oly and Panas know that so they crank up prices to get the max out of remaining buyers.
I had EVERY OLY model up till E-M1 (original). It all started with small cameras. There were very nice and quite bit advanced (for their time) E-PM2, etc.. Small and fast. Sony cameras (at a time) did not come close to AF speed, usability, etc.. And those cameras were affordable.
Olympus sales rep. told me they are NOT aiming at Pros or semi-pros who are after quality.
They are sort of after those who like good enough quality and like camera handling, etc..
You can draw parallels between Oly and Panas. While GH5 has its full appeal for Video these "still" oriented cameras are SIMPLY WAY overpriced! E-M1 II, G9, etc...
I asked this Oly guy last week (at the local camera store) give me a reason why should I trade my Sony A7II for E-M1 II?
He honestly told me there are no reasons to do so. And this guy shoots Nikon D750.
Need we say more?

And yet another Sony user chimes in to talk about the "tiny" sensor. Like seriously are Sony users that insecure with their purchases that they need to find fault with every other system?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 16:42 UTC
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mick232: With sensors, it's like with engines and displacement. There is only one thing that can replace it. A bigger sensor.

Tell that to all the Formula 1 Teams, to Ford with the new Raptor and the new GT, to Porsche, etc etc.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 16:35 UTC

Yep, nothing like a m43 announcement to bring out the Sony users...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 14:29 UTC as 129th comment | 2 replies
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caravan: This must be a joke at that price with those specs.

@ caravan - wait, dont tell me... you shoot Sony right?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 14:27 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Man, imagine how awesome this camera would be with a good sensor. Seems like every manufacturer has something missing.

@ sportaccordy - don't you mean how awesome this camera would be if it had a Sony badge on it?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 14:25 UTC
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kelstertx: $4495? That's a Sony A7rII, their FE 24mm lens, and $1000 leftover. For 42mp. Pfft.

If only there was a way for me to take Sony cameras, spruce them up with a bit of wood and sell them for $10,000. Oh wait...

That's the difference between a "real" camera and a gadget.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 23:34 UTC

Looks like the perfect street shooter with awesome ergonomics. And it's gorgeous!

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 23:33 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
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mosc: Better quality than my monitor, lets put it that way.

So when are you going to upgrade the 640x480 CRT?

Sorry, couldn't resist :D

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 20:56 UTC
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