SirSeth

SirSeth

Lives in United States Hagerstown, United States
Works as a Teacher
Has a website at wallygoots.smugmug.com
Joined on Feb 8, 2004
About me:

My plan is to ever improve my trade, my hobbies, and my relationships with family, friends, and my God. My trade is teaching Math and Computers. My primary hobbies are lutherie (guitar building) and photography. My God is slow to anger and abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor His anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us for our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth so great is His love for those who fear him. As far as the east is from the west so far has he removed our transgressions from us. If you have questions or gripes about my God, I always enjoy talking with someone who is a seeker. Rock throwers are rarely convinced of anything spiritual and I can respect their desire to believe differently than myself.

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On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (295 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: The size: m4/3 system was created to minimize the size and weight of bodies and lenses. But this body is almost of the same size with D7200. So, why not to purchase an APS-C camera instead?

The E-M1ii is significantly smaller than the D7200. So the OP is loopy. But you might say "why not get the A7Rii" if "almost the same size" body with a much larger sensor is the only criteria on which to make the decision. (Of course I'd like one of each and an XT-2 while your at it). The reduced size of the E-M1ii compared to DSLRs is one thing that counts to many... just how far up the priority list is it?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (702 comments in total)
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SirSeth: This may become an instant cult classic! It's certainly the cheapest 4K capable ILC on the market and it really is quite forward thinking for young innovators. ;) What would make this even more classic though is open source firmware with developer tools that the community could easily enhance. Ultimate project camera and ground roots movement if this happens (doubtful I know).

Yes I agree. Open source firmware would launch YI and a wave of creativity. It wouldn't have to be a free for all. YI could publish their tested and certified list of firmware from the community. Still, it would be brilliant.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (702 comments in total)

This may become an instant cult classic! It's certainly the cheapest 4K capable ILC on the market and it really is quite forward thinking for young innovators. ;) What would make this even more classic though is open source firmware with developer tools that the community could easily enhance. Ultimate project camera and ground roots movement if this happens (doubtful I know).

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 04:18 UTC as 133rd comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (677 comments in total)
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shutterstutter: Wonder if this would work well (em-1 well) autofocus wise with my 4/3 lenses...? Anybody can figure that out reading through the technical specifications?

Too bad too, because if GH85 and especially GH5 supported 4/3rds glass the weight/feel/balance would improve a lot. I also may prefer the battery life and video spec of the GH5. E-M1 is a little small without grip for larger 4/3rds glass. Still, I'm glad the E-M1ii will support 4/3rds lens owners. Should deliver excellent results. Oh, 150mm f2 how I want thee!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 19:50 UTC
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Via Lactea: arca swiss plate, thumbs up for that

Good notice. That's how every tripod mount should do.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
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Bombastic: Come on Fuji, No 4K video? :p

And you are so right. I wasn't paying attention to the real high end market. But Red, Arri, and Hasselblad all have some 4K video monsters. I figured such a large sensor would need much speed than is currently available to process all that data, but I guess a lot of these MF sensors are copped down for video, which makes perfect sense to deliver very high rez. wide screen from the larger imaging sensor. Exciting development.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 04:31 UTC
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Bombastic: Come on Fuji, No 4K video? :p

I think it will be a while before we see 4K on sensors this size. And timberD, don't be a hold out. 4K is awesome for photographers too.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 00:24 UTC
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Mike Oo: As someone who has owned two Fujis...an S3Pro and an X100T, I will never, and I mean , never, buy another weirdo Fuji design. There are always way too many downsides to a couple of cool features.

I can see the S3Pro downsides about 10 miles away, but what about the X100T was a weirdo design for you? Just curious. I haven't used one, but this new Fuji looks pretty sorted as does the XT-2, so I'm paying attention.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 00:20 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)
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eno2: Setsuya Kataoka of Olympus says E-M1II image quality is better than any APS-C DSLR on market!

Amateur Photographer published an interview with Setsuya Kataoka of Olympus. Here are just a couple of interesting points:

1) With the E-M1 Mark II we have surpassed the speed and image quality of APS-C DSLRs.
2) The in-body stabilisation itself gives 5.5 steps, and the Sync IS gives 6.5 steps with OIS lenses. 6.5 stops is actually a theoretical limitation at the moment due to rotation of the earth interfering with gyro sensors.
3) It’s not a PEN-F sensor: It’s a totally different sensor, two times faster, with totally different construction. On-chip phase detection is also incorporated.

I doubt it surpasses APS-C IQ, but if it's closer then ever that's very good news. I do believe the gap has decreased significantly (all but in many people's minds).

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:10 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)
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danieljcox: This camera could do to Canon and Nikon what Canon did to Nikon in the early 90's. Canon's AF technology crushed Nikon throughout the 90's. It was technology that took Nikon by surprise and they never recovered from Canon blind siding them. If the specs of this camera hold true and it indeed can shoot 18FPS in AF-C, this camera may well do to both Nikon and Canon what Canon did to Nikon way back when. This may finally be the camera that proves mirrorless is the future due to less moving parts and the ability to surpass the flapping mirrors of the traditional dinosaur DSLRs.

Mirrorless in general has already proved mirrorless has a strong future. DSLRs will stick around because people like the past, but Sony A series, Olympus OMD, Fuji XT and now medium format mirrorless all are showing the way. There is no need to prove anything.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)
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arhmatic: Maybe it's just me, but "OM-D E-M1 II" (12 characters total) is a little of an overkill... Why put "E-"? Is there a "non E-" M1? Sure, all letters mean something, but do I care as a buyer? Look at car naming. "Audi Q5" is easy. "Olympus M2" is similarly easy.

This applies, in my mind, to all camera makers. Not picking just Olympus in particular. 2-3 characters would do just fine. Just a suggestion. For simplicity and ease. Win-win for all.

OM-D is the line. EM-1ii is the model. Everyone will refer to it as the EM-1ii just as they do with the EM-5ii and EM-10ii. Not hard or overkill imo. Not like motherboard models.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:06 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)

Great show! Looks really nice and very fast. Dual card slots and larger capacity battery are really nice upgrades. Overall speed of AF and video spec look to be excellent. If IQ is better as claimed, then looks like a great package.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:03 UTC as 85th comment
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (202 comments in total)

I think the pictures show tons of promise for this lens. A class act. Will look forward to more samples as it gets around.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 04:25 UTC as 15th comment
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (202 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: Whoa, better than anything Fuji has announced! Bravo Olympus!

Barring their entirely new MF system right? But yeah, looks like a nice lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 04:24 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (202 comments in total)
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Achiron: This is merely an F9 150mm on my Polaroid 20×24. Pure garbage, I wouldn't even consider using it as a paper weight as it's this plasticy light m4/3 construction. Olympus should close it's shop and focus on making paper cups.

Sometimes, irony is easy. Ain't that ironic.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 04:21 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (101 comments in total)

Just a model refresh. Looks nice I think. It would be news if Olympus actually also did a refresh on the menu system. I'm still waiting for any manufacture to bring camera menus into the cell phone age.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 04:15 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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babart: Interesting, but I sure wish Sigma would make lenses for Sony a series of camera bodies.

Yeah, that's a pro of mirrorless in general. More possibilities to adapt and I believe adapters are increasing in quality too. Sigma Canon on Sony is kind of a funny concoction, but hey, if it works these look like great additions to my Sony system. The nice thing is that people could run Canon DSLR system + Sony mirrorless with Sigma/Canon art lenses on both. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 04:07 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: Read the title carefully.

"Olympus announces development of E-M1 Mark II ".

Keyword - "development". It could be next July before any camera is available for preview.

Sergey, what's not to love about the screen? Do you prefer fixed?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 04:01 UTC
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BigBen08: Looks good on paper. I wonder how it will work for sports/action photography.

It does look good on paper. What surprises me is folks that still judge mirrorless based on something 2013ish. Take a look at what people are experiencing with the XT-2 verses the XT-1 concerning tracking. (And it could be argued that Olympus has more of a head start with this). Without a mirror system, only processing power and good programming are bottle necks for mirrorless AF. This new camera is all about speed and I expect tracking will be great. While DSLRs are quite sorted and have been for years, mirrorless is seeing large jumps in improvements year over year because of moore's law.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:59 UTC

If I had the money, yes, I'd be very interested in this. Looks like a fantastic entry into medium format market and a true value leader (for medium format). What mirrorless medium format was meant to be. Love the lenses, format, size, sealing, versatile EVF, and design ques. Looking forward to see what people produce with this camera because I'll likely never be able to afford it.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:31 UTC as 71st comment
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