Doom Scythe

Joined on Nov 28, 2018

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This is awesome! Now my camera can see more action!

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2020 at 14:14 UTC as 26th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T4 review (1491 comments in total)
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Photoman: This seems better value than a M43 pro camera. Well done Fuji!

@DrewRick You are shooting blanks. No one is claiming FF is better a APSC Pro camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 10:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T4 review (1491 comments in total)
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cxsparc: Certainly an interesting camera. It is larger than the A7M3 FF camera, about the same weight, but has a minimal grip (why??). Price is also in FF territory, strange that the manufacturers currently only know UP. I remember the introduction of the A6000 which was a better camera for less than the Nex7. Time goes by :-)

I hope that the price of the A6600 is going down soon due to this camera.

@Emerson, like what does this camera do that FF does not do?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 01:22 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T4 review (1491 comments in total)
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Photoman: This seems better value than a M43 pro camera. Well done Fuji!

How so? Both are crop sensors, pic quality going to be inferior to FF anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 00:44 UTC

I really look forward to the new accessories, lenses and cameras these 3 companies will bring. Really fantastic news!

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2020 at 15:22 UTC as 58th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review (1719 comments in total)
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Mared: Olympus and Nikon have officially quit. I hate to say it, but it looks like Canon is the only company that still cares about the photography market going into 2020...

Hahahahahahahaha. You really should see the hell storm when Canon released the M50. I usually only follow news from Olympus, but YouTube were recommending me a few videos on how bad it was, and how Canon deliberately nixed features off it just because they feel like it.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 09:00 UTC
On article Hands-on with Olympus' tiny 12-45mm F4 Pro lens (199 comments in total)

Good addition to the line up. I checked out the picture gallery, not sure if it is just me or what, but some of the corners are slightly softer than what I would expect.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 06:30 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
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EXkurogane: When you are out in the public, you cannot expect privacy. Taking photos like that, while controversial, is not illegal. If the photographer was holding a phone, i believe the reactions from the public would have been a bit different. I'm no stranger to pointing cameras at people in public, and i do that with a dslr. Just dress up in a way so that you look like a tourist and you'll be fine.

And then the "young girls" part - it's common in Japan and some parts of Asia. Some high school girls double as part time gravure idols too. High school girls as idols in bikinis, yes. It's a part of their culture. I've photographed something similar before - some cosplayers do that. The western society will be crying pedophilia when they see it, even when there's consent. You don't necessarily have to agree, but just learn to respect that other people or countries may have a different culture than your do. I hate it the most when the western society tries to force their views on other people.

Your comments is akin to saying being a jerk is not illegal. By Japanese standards, that guy is extremely rude. Gravure models are a different topic altogether, but to say that being rude or a jerk is not illegal does reflect your far from wholesome worldview.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 09:43 UTC
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HakanL: The Fuji X-T3 had one firmware upgrade in December, and another pretty substantial one is coming in January. Don't Chris and Jordan read their own site?

https://www.dpreview.com/news/9533780435/fujifilm-x-t3-mirrorless-camera-will-get-new-firmware-updates-starting-in-mid-december

Haha, pawned! Shoot first, see later.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2020 at 12:32 UTC
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Doom Scythe: I honestly thought DPReview had forgotten about this review, and Olympus' mid and low range cameras in general, but was very pleased to be proven wrong.

And to top it off, I could not agree more or come up with such a beautifully worded conclusion myself:

"However, we're not convinced any of them will look as handsome or feel as good in the hand, or even inspire you to go out and take photographs as much as the Olympus does. In consideration of all of this, the E-M5 III earns one of our awards, but not our highest praise."

Had Olympus cameras not been present, I would not have gotten into photography as the weight of a DSLR would have deterred me to even lug it out of my house. And with the E-M5 range cameras, I don't look like a "professional" photographer in areas where large cameras are frowned upon or look like a complete nerd in corporate functions which I attend often.

@Pavel Muller - I don't know what kind of corporate life you had before this, but in my circumstances, the functions I attend are together with Group CEOs, other EXCO members or country heads equivqlent. I work in a company that employs 40,000 people across multiple countries, and not to blow my own trumpet but am a mid level manager in there.

So yes, appearance does matter in those functions.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2019 at 16:38 UTC

I honestly thought DPReview had forgotten about this review, and Olympus' mid and low range cameras in general, but was very pleased to be proven wrong.

And to top it off, I could not agree more or come up with such a beautifully worded conclusion myself:

"However, we're not convinced any of them will look as handsome or feel as good in the hand, or even inspire you to go out and take photographs as much as the Olympus does. In consideration of all of this, the E-M5 III earns one of our awards, but not our highest praise."

Had Olympus cameras not been present, I would not have gotten into photography as the weight of a DSLR would have deterred me to even lug it out of my house. And with the E-M5 range cameras, I don't look like a "professional" photographer in areas where large cameras are frowned upon or look like a complete nerd in corporate functions which I attend often.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2019 at 04:19 UTC as 72nd comment | 9 replies
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(unknown member): My new LG G8X kicks the Pixel 4's butt but no one cares. I posted up images in the mobile photography thread and not one interaction. EVERYONE IS BEING PAID big bucks to talk about the Samsung, the Iphone and the Pixel 4. My LG can do all the fancy camera stuff the Pixel 4 is promoting but since LG spends zilch on marketing no one actually gets into the specs. SHEEP SHEEP SHEEP

LG phones are a train wreck. Great on specs, terrible in real life usage. V20 had everything going for it, on paper at least. But when it comes to real world usage, lags more than a midrange phone. Opening WhatsApp takes 10 seconds half the time. The phone warms up just because it is maxes out screen brightness. Worst phone purchase decision ever.

Same goes for V10, G4, G5, G6.... All full of crap.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2019 at 04:46 UTC
On article CP+ 2019: Panasonic shows 10-25mm F1.7 mockup (178 comments in total)

Perfect lens for me! Waited so long for a good zoom of this range. Almost perfect, except the size. Can totally understand about the price, but come on, cut the size by 20% will ya?

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 00:19 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2019: Hands-on with Nikon Z 14-30mm F4 S (130 comments in total)

Really nice lens, though price is a bit steep. Small form factor that can almost match m43. Wonder if they will ever make a 20-50mm f3.5 or something.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2019 at 01:46 UTC as 17th comment

Damn, Sigma really has it going for the L mount. Seems like they are going all in. I really wished they stepped up their game on the m43 space though. Small form factor lenses seems to be neglected.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 08:01 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
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Marty4650: There is a 100% chance you will see this lens eventually selling for a lot less. It still won't be a cheap lens, but it will selling for around $699 in the near future.

Just like the Olympus 75-300mm lens was $900 when first released in 2010, but their current version sells for around $550.

Don't have to go so far back. Even today's 12-40mm f2.8 which has a retail price of $800 is going for $500++ on grey market.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 04:01 UTC

I think I can skip my original plan of buying the Olympus 75-300mm and start saving up money for this. More versatility, similarly sized though not priced. Still, for a casual tele shooter, this is more than enough with the picture quality.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2019 at 09:14 UTC as 68th comment
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McArchive: It's amazing how many people (here in comments) Apple has wronged. Surely they will go out of business any week now.

Hahahahahaha. Good joke.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2019 at 11:11 UTC
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Doom Scythe: Finally a wide angle zoom lens! Now am excited. Hopefully it is f2.0 or f2.2.

I shoot mostly indoors, travel, street and landscape with half the time in low light. The current 7-14mm is too wide on the long end. I find most of my indoor shots of people are done at around 12mm to 17mm, and some times at 10mm even. Also, in light condition, I shoot between f2.2-f2.8. For travel, having a UWA to normal view would be perfect as most of the shots are environmental portraits.

If you put all of those together, I am looking at a lens that stretches from 10-23mm ~ish focal length with a f2.0 or f2.2. Looking back at their 11-22mm f2.8-3.5 and with technological advances (just compare their 7-14mm f2.8 mFT version vs f4.0 FT version), am quite confident they will be able to make the 10-23mm f2.0 sub 400g. Needless to say, it will come at a price, and I am definitely up for it.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 16:02 UTC

Finally a wide angle zoom lens! Now am excited. Hopefully it is f2.0 or f2.2.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 08:31 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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