tokugawa

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On article Hands-on with Olympus' tiny 12-45mm F4 Pro lens (199 comments in total)
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tokugawa: I consider this the spiritual successor to the 12-50mm

It will still replace the 12-50mm as the cheaper and smaller kit lens option in the OMD range. That it costs more is definitely part of the plan.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 09:44 UTC
On article Hands-on with Olympus' tiny 12-45mm F4 Pro lens (199 comments in total)

I consider this the spiritual successor to the 12-50mm

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 06:13 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies
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redtailboas: Actually has a decent battery. Problem with Zenfone is the ridiculous number of versions for each model, all with varying frequency support for each region. As if people don't travel.

I was under the impression that that was from the pre-Zenfone 3 days?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2019 at 10:24 UTC
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zodiacfml: Not surprised but he missed drop tests where the mechanism should retract, detecting a fall. This definitely is proposed by an engineer whereas other designers would frown with its quite ugly and costly implementation. It benefits the owner with higher quality front stills and videos than other phones.
The Zenfone 6 is also reasonably priced unlike ASUS previous phones.

How are previous ASUS Zenfones "unreasonably" priced? Their flagships were always around this price, but their midrangers were especially good value. I had a Zenfone 2 Deluxe , Zenfone 3 Deluxe, and currently a Zenfone 5, and all were very cheap for the performance.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2019 at 10:24 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (460 comments in total)
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hfjacinto: Dedicated astrophotographers rarely use Sony, so this isn't really much of an issue. The longer you've been in the hobby the more likely you are a using a dedicated and cooled monochrome astro camera.

There are enough "not as dedicated" astrophotographers, who do it as one of their many fields of photography.

A lot of them actually.

Why forget all of them, claiming those aren't "really much of an issue"?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 15:59 UTC
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(unknown member): Should have taken the 20mm F.1,7 and the 40-150mmm, Both fit in a pocket.
If the 25mm was must then the 12mm pancake and the 40-150mm too.

I've traveled with the M43 pancakes lenses in my pocket and they are so small you forget they are there. :)

Which 12mm pancake? Don't you mean the 14mm 2.5 Panasonic pancake? The Olympus 12mm F2 is not a pancake.

As for the cheap Olympus 40-150mm, it fits in a jacket pocket, not necessarily in pants pockets.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 05:30 UTC
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Carl Mucks: Now, ask yourself a simple question. How many people would buy a $1300 24-200mm f/8 lens for their FF cameras? That's right, the answer is 'close to zero'. Because the lens is too expensive, too slow for anything but a bright daylight, and offers no DOF control. Basically the pictures look pretty much like coming from a typical P&S camera. And that's the antithesis for FF shooters. Are m43 shooters content with P&S quality and the insane prices?

Of course, there will be those who will claim that that zoom offers great flexibility being that small and having such a huge zoom range. I find those arguments meaningless. Ask yourself, do you want more pictures or better pictures? I'd rather have one great picture than thousands of mediocre ones.

Bottom line, dump those slow zooms, get one, two, maybe three bright good quality primes and take fewer but better pictures.

It's not a 24-200 F8, it's a 12-100 F4. It just gives you the same focal length and depth of field of a 24-200 F8, but in terms of brightness, it's an F4.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 18:57 UTC
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (165 comments in total)
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Matsu: SIgma has just about worked themselves into a nice native mount system. If this and the 18-35 cover off the APS-H Quattro, then they're effectively a little faster than a full frame f/2.8 zoom set. Sigma's APS-H is almost exactly 1.35x (not 1.3 as advertised). Just a little over a half stop smaller than full frame (about 55% of the surface area). F/1.8+APSH lenses would offer the same light gathering as f/2.4 full frame, with focal ranges equivalent to about 24-47mm and 67.5-135mm. Though most bayer full frame sensors will likely smoke the Foveons at high ISO, it's still looking kinda interesting..

Light gathering is the same as f1.8. You mean depth of field. The light gathering capabilities do not change with crop, since, well, it's just a crop.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 03:35 UTC
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George Christofi: With fujifilm Like Xt1 XE2 you have updates no need to by a new camera

Thanks

@Just a Photographer: if you don't keep stuff from the users so you can be celebrated as generous, then you have more from the get-go.

What you can do is optimize, of course. Or use existing hardware in different ways (that "feels" like new hardware features).

But you cannot really patch in 5-axis IBIS in a body that has no IBIS to begin with, so your comparison was moot from the get-go.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 22:21 UTC
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George Christofi: With fujifilm Like Xt1 XE2 you have updates no need to by a new camera

Thanks

You can't use updates to patch in new hardware features.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 07:23 UTC
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Eleson: Why is everyone so hung up Canon diving into the mirrorless market?
There are plenty of MLC options out there that suits almost any conceivable need. And most can use Canon lenses with adapter.

Is it important for you that it has the right logo on the front?

Eleson, please show me an adapter for EF glass to Micro-Four-Thirds, that have electronic aperture control, and ideally also IS and AF. Electronic aperture control is the most important though, because you cannot set any aperture at all except wide open without it.

I believe there are some exotic adapters for EF to Sony mounts, but that's still the minority. Most mirrorless systems don't have EF adapters with electronic aperture controls available for them.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 17:35 UTC
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Eleson: Why is everyone so hung up Canon diving into the mirrorless market?
There are plenty of MLC options out there that suits almost any conceivable need. And most can use Canon lenses with adapter.

Is it important for you that it has the right logo on the front?

Because while you can put a Canon EF lens onto your mirrorless, it is almost never a fully working adapter. You don't have electronic control, thus you cannot change your aperture at all, nor autofocus, nor engage Image Stabilization.

For people with a lot of EF glass, the only mirrorless system that gives you full control (albeight slow focusing) over your EF lenses is EOS-M, and that one is severely lacking.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 01:03 UTC
On article Olympus takes Pen E-PL6 beyond Asia (85 comments in total)
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John Driggers: I think the wifi remote control shooting comment is not correct.

Definitely. Toshiba's FlashAir is not for that kind of function. I have one, using it with my E-PL5 and E-M5

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 13:02 UTC
On article Olympus takes Pen E-PL6 beyond Asia (85 comments in total)
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Dr. Mel Wilner: Is there any chance that Toshiba's FlashAir Wi-Fi card is usable with the older technology found in the OLYMPUS OM D EM5? Or if there is any WI FI card that will work efficiently in my OM D EM5?

I have been using a Toshiba FlashAir 16GB card on my E-PL5 and OM-D E-M5.

On the E-PL5, you have dedicated menus to turn the Wi-Fi on and off. You can then transfer images from the card either via Toshiba's "FlashAir" app, or Olympus' own ImageShare app.

On the E-M5, you don't have dedicated menus for it, but on it the FlashAir Wi-Fi can be enabled and disabled by "protecting" a special image on the card (which you should not delete) in playback mode. I think you might have to format the card first using Toshiba's PC/Mac program to prepare it.

But in the end, it works on both the E-PL5 (previous model than the E-PL6), and the E-M5, just that on the E-M5 you don't get dedicated menus (but it's just as quick to enable Wi-Fi for image transfer).

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 12:58 UTC
On article Air Stylus turns your iPad into a graphics tablet (56 comments in total)
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nerd2: Why just don't get the real tablet with proper digitizer in the fist place?

@Lars Rehm, if you buy either a Wacom-based Product such as the Galaxy Note 8.0, or Wacom's own tablet computers (Cintiq Companion, which is a full blown notebook in tablet form factor, or Cintiq Companion Hybrid, which is a Cintiq 13HD combined with an Android tablet), you can actually play Angry Birds and read eBooks on it :)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:00 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review (347 comments in total)
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The Jacal: For any body who feels like whining about bokeh, or in case others may be taken in by the shills here, look at this:

http://admiringlight.com/blog/fuji-56mm-f1-2-vs-panasonic-leica-42-5mm-f1-2-nocticron/

Admittedly, a cople of high end lenses, but the same difference is the same at all levels between the two formats.

itsastickup: you can get a decent amount of bokeh with a 20$ lens on m43 too.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 13:48 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: Good interview. Few times I was thinking about Olympus camera but I need a built in flash!!! Why so many Olympus cameras don't have it?

It's easy to lose them if you don't want to keep them on your camera all the time (for instance, if you'd rather use a stick-on EVF most of the time).

I didn't mean they come off easily, I meant that you won't have it on your camera 100% of the time and hence could easily forget it, or leave it somewhere.

I've almost lost my little flash unit that came with the E-PL5 countless times, because I forgot where I put it.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 17:05 UTC
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PinPoint: I predict Oly will make mirrorless camera with APSC and FF sensor not long from now, when competition gets stiffer...consumer are smarter now, not necessary bigger sensor always better but bigger sensor can bring image quality to the next higher level...

Good enough IQ for other things that matter to some people such as portability.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
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_P: I consider myself a long term and loyal Olympus customer. I starter with them back in 2005 with E-1 + 14-54 and 40-150/3.5-4.5 double kit. What a wonderful piece of photographic equipment! Especially the lenses. Then, to be honest, I could hardly find a candidate for upgrade… I got E-PL5 meanwhile for my wife and 25/1.4 and 75/1.8 primes for myself waiting for something like E-M1. Then, when it came out I was hoping to put my 14-54 back to work again…

Olympus has wonderful cameras and lenses, but I also always thought they were a bit pricey. I think they need to invest by cutting their profit margin, in order to sell more units and gain more market share (after they gain, say, more than 15% market share, they can start thinking about maximizing their profit).

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 17:02 UTC
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