paulrfarrington

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On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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rbach44: Full frame user (switched from M43 once upon a time) not looking to troll but asking an honest question:

Looking at the 25mm 1.2 makes me think the same thing as when I saw the f.95 Noktons: Isn’t this just the wrong system for shallow DOF? Putting a big, heavy, and expensive lens on a system built around portability makes no sense to me…

Especially considering that the cost of this lens is the same as a used D600+50mm 1.8, which will provide similar DOF characteristics at little size/weight penalty when considering the whole combo. And that is not even considering the (at least in my opinion) poor ergonomics of a big lens on a small body, the IQ advantage of full frame, and the (presumably) poorer performance at f1.2 compared to a good ol’ f1.8.

Of course M43 has its other advantages, but doesn’t a larger format just make more sense for shallow DOF than shoehorning a very fast lens into a system that really just doesn’t excel in that area? Am I missing something here?

Believe it or not some of us want more DOF in low light.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:19 UTC
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tesilab: It's about time someone offered an exposure comp dial that goes to +-5.

I've not been able to understand why (until now) EC dials seem to insist on 1/3 stop increments of EC no matter how many total stops.

Fuji X-Pro2 has +/-5 exposure compensation.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 18:34 UTC
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vesa1tahti: Sensors for old 35 mm film cameras; a thin package with electronics on the place of film? I found this: http://re35.net/

Clearly you didn't check the whole website:

SOME GOOD NEWS:

The feedback to Re-35 has truly been overwhelming. It seems Re-35 really addresses a need and people worldwide can’t seem to wait to get their hands on our "product".

THE BAD NEWS:

Some things are to good to be true!

Re-35 does not really exist. We (the design company Rogge & Pott) created Re-35 as an exercise in identity-design. We invented the "product" because it was something, that we had wished for for a long time (as many others).
We launched the website and sent out "press releases" on April first - thinking, that the date would make clear, that Re35 is just wishful thinking - a classic April Fools Prank!

A lot of people didn’t hear about Re-35 until after April first, so we added this disclaimer

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 16:45 UTC
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RichRMA: Having seen these things in the astronomy world for 30 years, many of us were wondering when they'd release something like it for cameras. Now that it's here, we see the expected shortcomings (added aberrations) and realize it will be mostly a "centre of field" device. But I'm wondering if it even makes sense getting one? You can buy f/1.4 lenses now from 24mm all the way to 85mm and that is pretty fast. Some of them are very sharp, even wide open. There are also lenses that are as fast as f/0.95 (Schneider CCTV lenses, and others, usable on m4/3rds). My guess is most people will find that going up one stop in ISO will be a better idea than using this compressor except in rare circumstances were every last drop of speed is needed. This kind of device would have been far more useful 5 years ago when cameras were much noisier at high ISO.

There are 17 and 25mm f/0.95 primes available for the u4/3s system.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2013 at 09:31 UTC
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