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Richard Franiec: For not much more $$ the Canon 100-400MkII on 7DMkII looks like a steal at respective focal lengths (in the APS-C format) if one is concerned with image quality based on this gallery. Most likely the Canon lens would do better with 2X extender on FF in exact FL equivalence.

Not sure if the M4/3 efforts trying to compete with larger formats for reach is the best way to spend money, smaller primes and zooms, sure, but this?.
Even with relatively compact size, I have difficult time trying to imagine this lens on GM1/GM5 as far as shooting experience is concerned.

This lens seems like a competition with better mega-zoom compacts and cameras like Nikon1 than with APS-C or FF formats.

While some folks "have difficult time trying to imagine this lens", other folks just love to shoot with these ;o). It's probably quite similar to the Oly 40-150/2.8, which is easily one of the best lens I ever owned in my 30+ photo life. Rest sure a lot of guys just love it and make superb pictures with it - for you bigger sensor makes better pictures, for others bigger camera makes no pictures :-D! Peace, Andrej

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 18:34 UTC

So cool and inspirational to find a real photo-artist talk here @dpr: THANK YOU :-)!

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 17:00 UTC as 26th comment
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Greg Pavlov: This lens will do well: there are a lot of us that are not interested in dragging tripods around or holing up in one spot waiting for wildlife to appear. I will be happy to replace my Canon lenses with this one and, maybe, the Panasonic 100-400. I *would* have liked to see a 400 5.6, but these look like pretty good substitutes, especially the Olympus and its IS.

Yeees, wanted to fix it right now, but hey are you fast ;-)!.. I'm still counting with my both 2.8, but anyway, 5.6 is still really nice at MFT 420! I guess the subject isolation will look the same as 150*1.4 @4.0 => awesome!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 06:10 UTC
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Marc Ramirez: Need 4 times the light to expose the larger ff sensor, so f8 dof equivalence. Or crop a 300 f8 full frame sensor to m43 levels and see how the images compare.

Hehe, of course now it comes endless again, the "eqivalence" - when MFT releases another cool lens :-D! Come on, when FF releases another super sharp lens, which is almost twice as big, it should be called "practical eqivalence", as lot of us do NOT want such a monster anymore and hence, do NOT have the lens at all, so they can NOT shoot at the end at all with it! That's the real "eqivalence": to have it or not :o). Equivalently to "equivalence" it should go like this: "to have this nice MFT lens in FF format, you would have to lug around almost 2x as big/fat lens, which you don't have, so you can't shoot". Plus, the subject isolation at such focal length.. - have you ever seen it :-D? (you see nothing but the subject!)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 06:05 UTC
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Greg Pavlov: This lens will do well: there are a lot of us that are not interested in dragging tripods around or holing up in one spot waiting for wildlife to appear. I will be happy to replace my Canon lenses with this one and, maybe, the Panasonic 100-400. I *would* have liked to see a 400 5.6, but these look like pretty good substitutes, especially the Olympus and its IS.

In my experience the Oly teleconverter is pretty good, so you've got 420/4.0 ~ 840/4.0 at pretty decent quality. With the EM1 this will be a nice combo :).

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 05:54 UTC
On article Lightroom Mobile for Android is now free to use (36 comments in total)

Take Photo Mate R2 - for 4USD or something like that, you get a RAW editor/viewer/organizer, with LAN file access. It's the best mobile compromise I was able to find :o).

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 18:27 UTC as 11th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Giuseppe Milo (31 comments in total)

So refreshing to see a nice portfolio on DPR :-)! No mindless lightning-voodoo with sick scenes, but tasteful pictures of everyday life - thank you, more like this please!

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 06:09 UTC as 12th comment
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (524 comments in total)
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maximme: PLEASE use the cyclist for future AF testing.
its becoming embrassing for DPreview to continually say they don't know
how to do AF tracking test

@maximme you probably mean the man on the bicycle in the video, don't you? Yes, this shows nicely the AF tracking problems of the camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 06:08 UTC

Cool :-D! So folks like Ansel Adams could not have got it better in all that years until they became masters, as the camera forbids you to re-shoot the same location at some time :-----)). You better shoot it on the first try best you can, as you never know when the camera stops your further retries :o). Street photographers like Robert Doisneau, shooting his whole live on a few square miles half a million frames would have enjoyed this Nobel price idea for sure as well... PS: This concept could be broaden: piano should stop you play the same bloody melody, or microphone should stop you telling the same phrases once again.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 07:05 UTC as 120th comment

There were a few trials to develop a "film-camera-insert-chip" in the past, sadly no one succeeded. There are still tons of photographers which would shoot with their old cameras using a "digital-film", something like a film-catridge inserted into the film-camera. Not because of the quality. Not because it makes sense. But because nostalgy, love for the old photography devices and that like. I still have my first Beirette 35mm and though it makes no sense beside all those cameras I had/have, I would buy immediatelly a device for a few hundred USD just to be able to shoot it again, but without the need to buy/develop/scan/36frames. I sought a lot and found many folks searching for the same gadget but no product to buy :-(. YMMV, but this is my weird wish :o)!

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 17:19 UTC as 10th comment
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Stuart: In the era of Leica M2 & M3 photographers had two bodies; one with a wider angle lens and another with a normal or moderate telephoto ie 35 and 90mm. This also doubled the number of exposures before having to reload. The fixed focal lenses were small, precise and simple with focus scale, d-of-field and f-stop. The cameras had shutter control; all photographers had some process so the correct exposure was known to them. Photography could not be much easier. Photographers in the era could analog these factors in their head without flipping from menu to menu; we just 'took pictures'. The closest modern digital camera to allow this simple mode of photography is Fujifilm's X-E1. Next closest is probably Sony A7II. Both are capable of being set for simple manual operation and yield consistent sharp, excellent images with the small early lenses or their own versions....
Photography is reverting to 'taking pictures' and leaving tech in the background.
The fun is back; glad to see it.
Stuart

Nice :-)! 35 years ago, I was shooting my 2nd camera, the Beirette, which I really loved like no of those n-cameras that followed later on. A/T/F was manual controlled, slow, rangefinder fuzzy, with crazy lens, plastic everything - but how joyful was that time :-D! The closest thing to this was the MFT 35 years later, but my search is somehow not over ;-).. Will have to check the X-E1 you mentioned. Bye, Andrej

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:18 UTC
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WalPhoto: More interesting than this camera is the photographer who needs it to produce better photos. Please show me some gallery demonstrating the owner had to buy such camera to make remarkable better photos. Because if somebody buys it only to adore/love/show/have it, then it's a bit too expensive.

Yes, because I consider it a "free world man", I wrote my opinion that a camera is a picture-making device for final printed/presented photographs. E.g. getting the results: this is what I'm after when buying a camera. If sombody shells out 12k$ for satisfying his fetish for touching a luxury device _without_ getting better results, it's perfectly valid in todays world, but IMHO should cost a bit less in that case. If price drops, even more fetishists can find their peace without improving their photography ;o).

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 06:56 UTC

More interesting than this camera is the photographer who needs it to produce better photos. Please show me some gallery demonstrating the owner had to buy such camera to make remarkable better photos. Because if somebody buys it only to adore/love/show/have it, then it's a bit too expensive.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 21:16 UTC as 130th comment | 2 replies
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WalPhoto: I can smell the CC $hit train rolling over us pretty soon - who is googling for alternatives like DarkTable as well? Instead of implementing network catalogs years ago, they are now enforcing cloud and face recognition.. => seems like a definitive NO-GO for me.

I'm jumping out the LR/CC field probably soon with a few pains I can imagine in this moment:
- Passport ColorChecker being tight onto LR
- All my local photo adjustments in LR catalog
- Collections I've defined in LR
- Export-Actions
- ???

I've looked into the LR catalog, it's just a SqlLite DB file, so I could code some scripts to get the collections/keywords data into another format, if the alternative (as DarkTable) supports it.

Anybody else here doing the same math?

Thanks for the tip, I've looked already there - seems to be really good! The only issue: it's once more a SW where some smart managers can decide to make it 'cloud' instead of implementing real stuff like network sharing support - or even flush it down the toilet as in Aperture case, all just because of financial reasons and no user demand. I wasn't developing SW for *nix more than 15 years now, but am considering it these days.. It's the same story Apple decided not to support 10 bit color depth, which is pretty shocking, as most folks are @MACs as of the graphics/sound - you can check it here (it's in DE, sorry) http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Bitte-10-Bit-Apple-sperrt-sich-gegen-10-Bit-Farbwiedergabe-2612003.html

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 07:55 UTC

I can smell the CC $hit train rolling over us pretty soon - who is googling for alternatives like DarkTable as well? Instead of implementing network catalogs years ago, they are now enforcing cloud and face recognition.. => seems like a definitive NO-GO for me.

I'm jumping out the LR/CC field probably soon with a few pains I can imagine in this moment:
- Passport ColorChecker being tight onto LR
- All my local photo adjustments in LR catalog
- Collections I've defined in LR
- Export-Actions
- ???

I've looked into the LR catalog, it's just a SqlLite DB file, so I could code some scripts to get the collections/keywords data into another format, if the alternative (as DarkTable) supports it.

Anybody else here doing the same math?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 09:40 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies

Wow, this is a really genius idea! When this technology allows us to shoot as low as @1/60sec with user-transparent sensor movement, we get a small sensor with native-like huge resolution - this is definitely not a gimmick for me! This can get only better with the time, shifting the sensor pretty quickly, like 1/1000 one day. Now all my Oly MFT lenses see like a good investment :-D. Small camera with superb lenses - and huge resolution!

I wish Oly would allow us to put EVERY menu setting onto the FN buttons. Why is it still not possible? It's only SW at the end - it could handle the menu settings as metadata and not hard-coded preselected options like now! Come on Oly, assign the menu items some model's IDs and make user-defined binding to the custom FN buttons! Why can't I set stuff like "boost EVF on/off" to the FN? This would really make the camera customizable!

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 06:32 UTC as 28th comment
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sebiruns: I don't really get what is going on with Nikon. 500 Dollars for a superzoom with a smallish compact camera sensor and a slow aperture? You can buy a Panasonic FZ1000 with a much bigger sensor, a faster lens and 4K video for 800 Dollars. If you want the extra reach you could go with Panasonics FZ70 for 250 Dollars which even has a faster aperture. Or you could go with Sonys HX400V for 400 Dollars or a Canon or a Fuji, etc. Who is this camera for? No wonder, camera makers are in trouble if this is a product they consider worth introducing.

> No wonder, camera makers are in trouble if this is a product they consider worth introducing.

I guess it goes the opposite way: They are in trouble, because they introduce products like this :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 07:03 UTC
On article 3,200 megapixel LSST camera gets construction approval (248 comments in total)

I'm waiting for the special gold edition folks - and that one is coming as the sells for this guy are going to be unexpectedly low :-D

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 07:31 UTC as 90th comment
On article 3,200 megapixel LSST camera gets construction approval (248 comments in total)
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unlearny: 10,000 Want It
0 Had It
and inexplicably 3 Own It, as usual.

Not exactly: it should go as usual a few folks already had it :o).

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 07:28 UTC
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