kreislauf

kreislauf

Joined on Apr 20, 2013

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Jefftan: in my opinion any FL narrower than 30mm equivalent not suitable for landscape
24-25mm equivalent is ideal
300mm barely OK for landscape

Oh, they got it. THEY told and even showed you that they capture landscapes with MUCH narrower lenses than your "suitable" choice.

I believe it is more you who don't get their point?

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 12:18 UTC
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Sanjeev Das: 25 f/2 on m43 is 50 f/4 on FF. I don't see what this setup gives me over the Sony A7R2 and 55/1.8 which is a smaller setup.

First, it's f1.2 equaling f2.4 in terms of DOF. But still light gathering of 25mm/1.2

Second, it gives you the option to use all the other lenses of the cool m43 system.

Third, handling is quite different.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 12:04 UTC
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108: This article reminds me why I mostly leave my panaleica 25 f1.4 at home and use the good old little 20 mm f1.7 most of the time ( a greaaaaaat lens ) , 25 fl just doesn't cut it for me . A wr and sharp 17 - 19 as suggested by other contributors here would be an awesome idea .

I changed my liking from a 50mm to 35mm too. I found to have more life in my images with 35mm but it took me a while to handle the wider stage. But i love it :)

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 11:05 UTC
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Impulses: No stitching attempts? Shackled with a MFT 25mm that would've been my urge at every other opportunity, even handheld, specially at that Reclining Buddha... I guess that would make for an odd lens/body combo showcase, tho IBIS and/or HR mode could make that doubly interesting. Everyone's always arguing for wider because you can't uncrop, but there are more ways than one to skin a cat.

True. With some training, a 4 and even 9 image stich is quite easy and you can do cool out of focus effects too.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:58 UTC
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cyberpi1: 25mm f1.2 lens for 1200$ for 2x crop sensor? Is that some kind of a joke? Ok, let's see...
Fuji 35mm 1.4 (1.5x crop) - 600$
Sony 55mm F1.8 (1x crop) - 900$

Yep... That's a joke.
Mushy ISO 1250 picture - yep, that why you should spend over 3200$. Go for it)

Your logic followes m43 < apsc < 135 FF
And yes, dxo mark will be less, so you are right, right?

This pro lens is expensive, yes. Don't buy it then. It might have some pro features, that you'll never need.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:56 UTC
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Rob: Personally, if I was going on vacation to an exotic location, I would never just bring one lens on purpose (I'd kick myself when I can't get some shots), especially when M43 lenses are so much lighter and smaller, allowing you to bring 2 to 3 different lenses and still only take up the same room as you would if you brought one lens for a camera system with larger sensor.

If I were to take the same trip to Thailand with my E-M1, I'd take the 12-40 f/2.8 Pro (this lens is really good), the Panny/Leica 25 f/1.4 (a lot cheaper than the Zuiko 25 f/1.2 Pro, but very similar in performance, and a lot smaller too), and the 45 f/1.8. (It's so tiny/light, and I shoot a lot of portraits/candid).

And with so many M43 lens choices available (all tiny and light compared to other systems), you can put together different kits and they'd all allow you to travel very light, and can hold everything in a small holster pouch (which is what I use) that takes up very little room.

That depends. Some people just love to shoot with 50mm instead of 35mm.

What i read here over and over is the strong believe, that a 50mm will give you only a cropped view on your trip and that you need to have a lens to capture a variety of scenes.
That just is not true. You can very much use a 50mm alone and of course you will shoot differently and the results will differ from a zoom guy. Is this a deal breaker? For some yes, for others not.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:52 UTC
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tinternaut: I think the usefulness of 50mm is in some ways depends on location. Walking around London, I can effortlessly snap all day using just the Pen and Olympus 25mm f1.8. Back home in Manchester, that particular combination makes me think a bit harder.

I remain unconvinced that very fast, very expense primes make a lot of sense on the smaller format.

Oh having a 50mm f2. 4 equivalence with light gathering of 1.2 on m43 is great. If you need it, its there

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 09:02 UTC
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Androole: Why can't there be a single article about any camera - but especially a Micro Four Thirds camera (god forbid!) - that doesn't immediately have a parade of people saying, "Oh, but you can do that faster, and cheaper, and better, and shallower, and deeper and richer, and cleaner with my personal gear of choice! Don't you realize what a fool you're being?"

Man these discussions about equipment are growing senseless...

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 09:00 UTC
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docfink: The Olympus certainly is an impressive camera, but I doubt the D500 would have been that much bigger or heavier...either are great travel companions, imho.

E-m5 plus 1.8/25mm would be much much smaller, yes.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 08:57 UTC
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racin06: I would prefer the Fuji X-T2 or XPro-2 paired with Fuji 35mm f/1.4.

@contra mundum in sensor size maybe.
In good light you will not have that much of a difference in moderate print.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 08:56 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: The main reason for this camera plus lens to be ultimate is the price. I can name 10 other better and cheaper cameras that can do the job better. I did not see any photo needing the extra specs of the Olympus camera.

It is not about having a better combo or less expensive.
This was at hand and he apparently likes the EM1 and the lens - so he took it.
Your state of mind is a bit what he targeted the article to. Don't think too much about the equipment. Use wats right and good for you.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 08:53 UTC
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miguelrilloraza: This was a fun read. I just got back from a 3 week trip to Thailand (including a few days in Cambodia to see Angkor Wat and Angkor Tom).

I brought too much equipment (a D810, 3 primes and a 70-200 zoom, plus a GoPro). I admittedly enjoyed taking photos the most when I just had a 50 and left everything else in the hotel room. On most days I brought the 24 and the 70-200. I almost never used the 70-200, and struggled with my composition using the 24. I guess that's in large part due to learning on a film SLR and a 50mm lens years ago. For years I only had 1 lens since I couldn't afford to buy, or even rent much else.

The humidity was brutal in the south and I only used my GoPro...by that time, I was admittedly tired of carrying the D810.

Anyways, thanks for the great read. I enjoyed your photos a lot. The perspectives you captured were interesting. Given that tourists were everywhere, I struggled to get shots I was happy with, or at least weren't cluttered with random people.

I like the brutal honesty of your post.
The 810 is amazing camera and god knows how many great images were produced with it.
But people have this strange pretense to produce industry grade images on every private moment of their life.

I very much like your comment that you went with the gopro. Often and especially on travel, less can be so much more.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 08:37 UTC
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Philly: The obvious lens choice would have been the Oly 12-40mm f2.8. It would have been around same size and weight (actually slightly less) than the 25mm f1.2. Most of the photos in the gallery were at f2.8 or smaller aperture. If you wanted to apply the discipline of shooting with a prime, I supposed you could have "fixed" the lens at, say, 35mm equiv. with the knowledge in the back of your mind, that you could zoom if absolutely necessary. Seems like maybe the lens choice was partly for the challenge.

Gee, it is NOT bad having a 50mm lens for travel.

And no, they will not "miss" shots.
They just will not take them.

See, there is a difference in mentality. If you bring multiple bodies + lenses to cover everything from 20mm to 400mm, you are prepared for every situation to achieve the best shot that you could take. But then you are on a photo expedition with a bag full of gear, alway having "taking the picture" in mind. A pressure. Must. Impress. Others.
And you are like a pro, yes. But why?

Having only 50mm (or 35mm or whatever) is much more elegant for travel. One lens, no thinking about "adapting" to a situation by fiddling with equipment. You know what angle you can frame by heart.

If the scene is for example too wide, you will not image the full thing (like a temple from the inside) - so what? Maybe you take a detail or a shot of the outside to remember. Does it mean i missed a shot? No, i just didn't take it, but focused on something else and maybe took another one. It's photography, art and documentary of your life.
There are no rules.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 08:23 UTC
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Beto3645: Masochist!

But then, this is coming from another masochist. My ideal travel gear would consist of my Nikon D800 with 14-24mm lens, my Sony RX-10 II (with equivalent 24-200mm lens) and my Nikon D500 with 300-750mm (equiv.) lens. I would cover everything from extreme wide angle to extreme telephoto, and the resulting images would be high quality. Ideal from a photographic perspective, not so much from a weight and bulk and hassle perspective. I don't even have a backpack to fit all this gear!

You go out to shoot for a living, right? And see vacation as an assignment?

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 08:04 UTC
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Gazeomon: Bought my K3 Nov. 2013 and is still my main camera (+ 5 ltd. primes and 1.4 converter). Is this hideously ugly looking KP thing that Ricoh wants me to replace my K3 with? It brings hardly anything new to the table in terms of practical photographic features. Well, the tilting screen is nice but has low res. and it's smaller than the K3's. I'll stick with the K3 a bit longer because I am still quite happy with it although the AF system sucks at times. If I feel like upgrading I am looking at Sony's mirrorless offerings in a year or two.

No need to upgrade. Don't feel pressured by pentax, it's what they do, developing new products.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 11:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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Alan Sh: I don't see the point of DoF bracketing - surely everything outside the centre will be out of focus.

Apart from that - it's a nice looking camera.

I contantly have undesirable out of focus areas in my images. Automatic backeting would be nice, i do it manually now or with preview...

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 11:20 UTC
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kreislauf: hey, since it is an intense discussion, here is my try on the DPR studio scene,
one with the iridient x-transformer (detailed, zero sharpening + NR), one in lightroom.

On other images i could see a better handling of CA in lightroom.
Lightroom DNGs need a bit sharpening to match the iridient DNGs.
But other than finer nuances, I could't spot differences.

https://picload.org/image/roaoglgw/screenshot42.png
https://picload.org/image/roaoglro/screenshot43.png
https://picload.org/image/roaoglrc/screenshot44.png
https://picload.org/image/roaoglrp/screenshot45.png

My X100T is not a camera for fine details, I am willing to accept that and instead concentrate on the "big picture". This quest for better sharpness is nullified when one switches instead to a new X-T2 with higher resolution and a better processing engine plus! sharper glass.

The DNGs are increase in size as well. My adobe DNGs are around 25MB, the Xtransfomer DNGs around 50MB. Do you know why?

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
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kreislauf: hey, since it is an intense discussion, here is my try on the DPR studio scene,
one with the iridient x-transformer (detailed, zero sharpening + NR), one in lightroom.

On other images i could see a better handling of CA in lightroom.
Lightroom DNGs need a bit sharpening to match the iridient DNGs.
But other than finer nuances, I could't spot differences.

https://picload.org/image/roaoglgw/screenshot42.png
https://picload.org/image/roaoglro/screenshot43.png
https://picload.org/image/roaoglrc/screenshot44.png
https://picload.org/image/roaoglrp/screenshot45.png

Hi Brian, I was about to write, that with enabled noise reduction and sharpening, I don't see the point in using a converter that bakes everything into the DNG with no option of change later... that's what I will do in Lightroom specifically.
Then I tried default settings (NR and sharpening enabled) and the X-Transformer files looked significantly better, even better at points than the Lightroom DNG.

But I can achieve a result close enough with sensitive sharpening and by fine-tuning NR i can prevent blotchy areas. High ISO is also tricky with Iridient. I'm sure, that it can be optimized a bit but Lightroom is more versatile and dynamic.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 20:36 UTC

hey, since it is an intense discussion, here is my try on the DPR studio scene,
one with the iridient x-transformer (detailed, zero sharpening + NR), one in lightroom.

On other images i could see a better handling of CA in lightroom.
Lightroom DNGs need a bit sharpening to match the iridient DNGs.
But other than finer nuances, I could't spot differences.

https://picload.org/image/roaoglgw/screenshot42.png
https://picload.org/image/roaoglro/screenshot43.png
https://picload.org/image/roaoglrc/screenshot44.png
https://picload.org/image/roaoglrp/screenshot45.png

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 17:14 UTC as 9th comment | 7 replies
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Jefftan: The example shown above show advantage pretty minor compare with ACR
maybe there are setting that would make a bigger difference

I'm not praising anyone.
I just dont see the "tremendous" differences that other users report.

Actually, i do praise adobe for lightroom, it is a very likable piece of software.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
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