Najinsky

Joined on Feb 21, 2006

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Adgadg: I don't get all the negativity, I clearly see a better noise performance compared to the G80/G85 which has more rough grain. Yes it's not much better compared to the PEN-F but that's to be expected. I'm eager to see the C-AF tests which will decide wether I'll buy or not.

Initial interest was very high after the announcement, but that was when the IQ improvement was stated as 1 stop in DR and the price to be similar to the original EM-1, "perhaps a little higher".

Judging by the forums, first the $2000 price tag seems to have taken a bite out of that interest, and now the IQ tests are taking another toll, so time will tell if they got it right or not.

I don't have anything against Olympus, I've been a long time fan, and was an early adopter and champion for the EM-5 which I've been using for around 6 years.

I don't really have anything against the EM-1.2 either, a serious camera with impressive features.

But if I had $1000 to spend today on a replacement for my 6 year old EM-5, looking for next gen IQ and features, where is my camera choice in M43?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 14:46 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (303 comments in total)

As good as all these are, I had, the original RX100 for a year or two, for me it's hard to look beyond the Canon G7X mark 2, for stills.

24-100 F1.8-2.8 lens, 20MP BSI sensor. $600.

The only serious negative (they all have operational quirks) is lack of viewfinder, which can be a pain, but if you want the shot you'll adapt and get it anyway (and the Sony's that go to 100mm don't have built in VF either, and the lens gets very slow, above F8e very quick and is F13e wide open by 100mme so already softened by diffraction)

Check out their chart (2nd chart) for the full picture.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/power-zoom-panasonic-lumix-dmc-zs100-tz100-review

For more serious video, the Sonys lead.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 14:19 UTC as 13th comment
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Yxa: Look at the Raws , noting has changed

The main remaining limiter in current technology is Silicon. But M43 in general has not elected to get the best from its sensor area (BSI and stacking). With this, current pixel density could be retained for a 0.4-0.5 stop gain in DR, or 28MP could be introduced (24 first, 28 later) with existing DR performance.

For whatever reasons they haven't gone with this technology. It may be cost, but my suspicion is they want to avoid hitting limits before the latest technology replaces/augments silicon (graphene, organic, etc). Essentially, they are rationing IQ until they are sure the next generation will really be available.

It's a dangerous strategy. IQ has never been an absolute, it's a benchmark against competitors. Hassleblad, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Fujifilm have all moved on to the next level. Olympus seem content to listen to many here that the IQ is sufficient, and while that may be true is some senses, it hasn't been translated into a healthier balance sheet for Olympus.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 13:39 UTC
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Adgadg: I don't get all the negativity, I clearly see a better noise performance compared to the G80/G85 which has more rough grain. Yes it's not much better compared to the PEN-F but that's to be expected. I'm eager to see the C-AF tests which will decide wether I'll buy or not.

@marcus

It's a lot more complicated than that, I would say that a great many here do indeed care about photography, and certainly have the right to express their opinions.

I have real concerns about Olympus. They are making year on year losses and I believe are listening to the wrong people when it comes to camera features.

Let's start with a stupid comparison. Many people would be hard pressed to tell an image taken at base ISO with the EM1.2 and Nikon 1 J5 apart. J5 is a touch sharper due to excellent lens,

http://tinyurl.com/z6jruwn

So at base ISO, an ILC now costing £350 (with kit lens) can deliver near identical IQ to an ILC costing around £1,850 body only.

A stupid comparison, except, the J5 would actually cover about 70% of my fun shooting requirements (where I can shoot at base ISO with available features/lenses) versus say 85% from the OMD (up to ISO 800/1600).

Olympus has chosen not to compete on IQ, and as good as the other features are, for me this is a mistake.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 12:58 UTC
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Adgadg: I don't get all the negativity, I clearly see a better noise performance compared to the G80/G85 which has more rough grain. Yes it's not much better compared to the PEN-F but that's to be expected. I'm eager to see the C-AF tests which will decide wether I'll buy or not.

@melchiorum

You forgot about the pretentious polarisers, those people, like yourself it seems, obsessed with categorising others into pigeon holes, because you fail to see or understand the joys of their obsession.

Artists and Artisans have long obsessed over their tools, often to the point of ridicule by the tourists who, limited in imagination and observation skills, prefer to simply stamp on the obsession of others.

Have a read of this fascinating article about one mans unexpected obsession with the work of Vermeer and where it led him, it's photography related but so much more.

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/11/vermeer-secret-tool-mirrors-lenses

This is the photography gear forum, it's where we come to indulge our obsession. Rather than stamping on our obsession, why not instead tell us of your great achievements that you think qualifies you to do so.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 09:24 UTC

My 4 year old daughter. She last took my portrait when she was 3, and it consisted mostly of my belly with my head just visible above it. She's grown quite a bit so hopefully less belly in the next one. Hopefully her technique will have improved too.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 16:38 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
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Najinsky: Nice. I like. But not see specs or price or mount options. Who is it for, how much does it cost and how heavy is it?

Mean rest of world price

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 12:18 UTC

Nice. I like. But not see specs or price or mount options. Who is it for, how much does it cost and how heavy is it?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 12:17 UTC as 137th comment | 1 reply

I want my clicks back.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 09:33 UTC as 36th comment
On article Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review (189 comments in total)

What happened to the King of clubs on the wide angle shot? It looks jittery or blurred compared with the queen of spades, a bit like decentering but the bottom left focus target seems ok.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 09:12 UTC as 26th comment
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Najinsky: Lol. Lovin all the hate for bad Apple. Ports come and go. Parallel, Serial, SCSI, PCMCIA, Cardbus, 5 pin DIN, ISA, USB 1, USB 2. Good riddance I say. The machine has 4 standard USB 3 ports that can the users choice of HDMI, Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, Ethernet, USB1/2/3, FireWire and more.This is progress. Where the sense in 10 different types of port all doing essentially the same thing but needing 10 different cable types.

As usual, Apple are just ahead of the curve, or rather forging the new curve.

For my Sony A7, I can just plug it in via a standard cable and not only transfer photos, but charge the camera as well. Of course, not all cameras can charge over USB, but that's a criticism for some camera makers, and DPR are right to point out the availability/ lack of this as. Pro / Con.

2 feet in the future or 1 foot in the past. Now there is choice.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 10:28 UTC

Lol. Lovin all the hate for bad Apple. Ports come and go. Parallel, Serial, SCSI, PCMCIA, Cardbus, 5 pin DIN, ISA, USB 1, USB 2. Good riddance I say. The machine has 4 standard USB 3 ports that can the users choice of HDMI, Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, Ethernet, USB1/2/3, FireWire and more.This is progress. Where the sense in 10 different types of port all doing essentially the same thing but needing 10 different cable types.

As usual, Apple are just ahead of the curve, or rather forging the new curve.

For my Sony A7, I can just plug it in via a standard cable and not only transfer photos, but charge the camera as well. Of course, not all cameras can charge over USB, but that's a criticism for some camera makers, and DPR are right to point out the availability/ lack of this as. Pro / Con.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 10:09 UTC as 203rd comment | 8 replies
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (137 comments in total)
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brownie314: This isn't cheap. Some of the lower end only and panny are in the same range and with them you know you are buying from an established quality controlled company.

An established, quality controlled company that still uses 6 year old sensors.

But let me guess, it's not an 'old' sensor, it's simply a 'tried and tested' one. And presumably it's the extra reliability of such a tried and tested sensor that accounts for the higher price.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 00:59 UTC
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DanielFjall: No touch screen? No thanks.

Lol

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 10:04 UTC

So how did you get the battery photo? It doesn't look professional enough for stock, so I'm guessing you must actually have 10 different digital camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 07:18 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

Absolutely beautiful 'optical' rendering properties, but it looks like it needs a totally different color response profile (aka tone curves) before it can be appreciated in beautiful colour too.

These colors just don't work for me. Looks a lot closer to an old dead skin vacated by a chameleon, than its current one.

Color is supposed to give off an energy. These are lethargic. Wait, stop the press, maybe this is the dark energy everyone is looking for.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 16:45 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies

I think I have discovered the true inspiration:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jdf8xmgpzsqaphz/File%2013-10-2016%2C%2022%2049%2041.jpeg?dl=0

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 15:54 UTC as 47th comment
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Najinsky: It's the airline aspect that will likely affect me most.

I'm a near permanent traveler which goes hand in hand with my photography.

I can see this driving new types of ban on various portable electronic devices. There are already limits on lithium camera batteries for some airlines.

We might be heading for a whole new chapter in air travel inconvenience again. And while it's easy to criticize the lazy generic nature of some bans, I have to confess the idea of being stranded at 32,000 feet on a blazing airliner, really doesn't hold any appeal for me at all.

Yes, I was using the word 'already' in a traditional neo-classical sense, as in already in place before this case. In other words, before this Note incident had occurred, there were already restrictions in place. That is to say, the existing restrictions when placed into a chronologically contextual profile, could be in fact be observed as occurring prior to this newer, chronologically subsequent, and ergo, later, issue.

My concern is that there may be further restrictions that subsequently come into effect following this latest development, where the words; further, subsequently and following, are again used in a traditional context, meaning 'to comer after'

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 15:14 UTC

It's the airline aspect that will likely affect me most.

I'm a near permanent traveler which goes hand in hand with my photography.

I can see this driving new types of ban on various portable electronic devices. There are already limits on lithium camera batteries for some airlines.

We might be heading for a whole new chapter in air travel inconvenience again. And while it's easy to criticize the lazy generic nature of some bans, I have to confess the idea of being stranded at 32,000 feet on a blazing airliner, really doesn't hold any appeal for me at all.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 09:49 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
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crashpc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Vaj33RYkI :D

Just about as bad taste as you can get in the current climate, yet still raised a lol. I guess I'm already lost.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 08:46 UTC
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