quangzizi

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On article Sony Xperia XZ camera review (91 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "Smeared detail, luminance noise and artifacts at base ISO" -DPR

Who needs a stand-alone camera, when you use this instead? :-)

but... but... 23 MP F 2.0...

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1245 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: 'Overdeveloped'....I guess that's what you do when you're committed to a M4/3 sensor and need to try and create value in a $2000 camera.

Or may be it is simply a flagship for the whole lineup just like the 1DX is for Canon? No one say 1DX has the best sensor in the world and it costs a ton but somehow no one complains yet. This is exactly the same. You can get all the other specs in lower-priced M43 cameras but if you want the speed you need to spend the cash.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 03:31 UTC
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NDT0001: Lucky all the tech heads on these forums aren't the judges! Sheesh!
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

Yeah "average" just like 80% of the people who think they drive better than average isn't it? Get of your high horse please.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 00:13 UTC
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livelong: Whoa!!!!!!! Is this, finally, a 5DIV killer?

Haha dont you see it? Pretty soon the only people who will pay grands and grands for cameras will be a small groups of people like those posting on this forum who have good technical knowledge and demand the best for their bucks. Tranditions and legacy lenses do not concern them at all. The next gen of ethusiastic photographers who have no previous lens invesements will look and choose the best "technical" lines to invest in. And I think most here would agree that Canon is not one of those brands at the moment doesnt matter how you slice it. I dont want to see Canon go down because there is no reason nor benefit for me, but if a ship is sinking and the people onboard deny that fact, it's purely delusional.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 01:21 UTC
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livelong: Whoa!!!!!!! Is this, finally, a 5DIV killer?

Haha yes just look at the silence around here..... People are leaving the C party, others just don't know it yet.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:54 UTC
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Everlast66: Great. Now this will push Canon to respond with a great 5Dmk4 ... er, oh wait ...

Look at all the 5D shooters' tears after reading this!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:48 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2084 comments in total)
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HenryDJP: At $3400 and no IBIS or articulating screen. Not worth it.

Pros dont even need to update much if you ask. The problem is not about not having IBIS, it is about not having nowhere near the comparable specs to a similarly priced camera a year ago. I think this is a problem that should be addressed by Canon immediately, not just hissed away by some here as "pros dont need it".

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 08:36 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2084 comments in total)
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kingslayer: Canon needs to come out with a full frame mirrorless or they will end up like Blackberry.

So true, unlike other camera companies like Sony, Panasonic or Olympus which have other divisions to shoulder their tiny dwindling camera businesses, Canon's main cash cow so far has always been the camera division. Others can afford to lose much more and cut price to gain market share, not Canon. Its other business, printing, has been going south lately. If this trend continue, Canon will be dead meat.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 11:09 UTC
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quangzizi: Hum let see:
http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_24_2p8_is&products=nikon_24_1p8g_ed&products=panasonic_12_1p4

Canon 24 2.8: 7 bladed - 11 elements in 9 groups - No sealing - Plastic construction - Heck, even the 24 1.4 only have 8 blades - 13 elements in 10 groups

Nikon 24 1.8: 7 bladed - 12 elements in 9 groups - No sealing - Plastic construction

Nikon 24 2.8: 1990s lenses - 7 bladed - 9 elements in 9 groups (no ED or any special element, questionable coating compared to modern lense) - No sealing - Plastic construction

Panasonic 12: 9 bladed - 15 elements in 12 groups - Weather sealing - All metal construction

Ah let me throw this in as well. Panasonic gives you a metal hood.

Any objection here?

Is the 24 ais a great lens in 1970s, yes, in 2016? No. Old construction, old elements, old coatings, old AF (haha I mean no but yeah let say old). I used to use Ais on MFT with 50 1.4 being my fav so I know those lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 23:17 UTC
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quangzizi: Hum let see:
http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_24_2p8_is&products=nikon_24_1p8g_ed&products=panasonic_12_1p4

Canon 24 2.8: 7 bladed - 11 elements in 9 groups - No sealing - Plastic construction - Heck, even the 24 1.4 only have 8 blades - 13 elements in 10 groups

Nikon 24 1.8: 7 bladed - 12 elements in 9 groups - No sealing - Plastic construction

Nikon 24 2.8: 1990s lenses - 7 bladed - 9 elements in 9 groups (no ED or any special element, questionable coating compared to modern lense) - No sealing - Plastic construction

Panasonic 12: 9 bladed - 15 elements in 12 groups - Weather sealing - All metal construction

Ah let me throw this in as well. Panasonic gives you a metal hood.

Any objection here?

Lol Too expensive? What is cheap then?

First, this lens is brand new and the price is MSRP with lot of room for further discounts. All other lenses are already out for a much long time and therefore more likely to recoup all the fixed costs which means cheaper prices. Second, this lens is a special one within MFT lineup just as 24 1.4 is a special lens in Canon and Nikon lineup. Panasonic knows they not gonna ship a lot of this lens, hence they have to put a much higher price than the Olympus 12 f2. It is a similar supply and demand phenomena for all niche products, why everyone think this case is different? Third, refer to the spec sheets, it is clearly the most sophisticated one here, do you think that come without any R&D? In addition, the Nikon 1.8 does not have IS, this one has IS. This lenses may be 100-150 dollars off the correct mark but definitely not too expensive.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 23:17 UTC

Hum let see:
http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_24_2p8_is&products=nikon_24_1p8g_ed&products=panasonic_12_1p4

Canon 24 2.8: 7 bladed - 11 elements in 9 groups - No sealing - Plastic construction - Heck, even the 24 1.4 only have 8 blades - 13 elements in 10 groups

Nikon 24 1.8: 7 bladed - 12 elements in 9 groups - No sealing - Plastic construction

Nikon 24 2.8: 1990s lenses - 7 bladed - 9 elements in 9 groups (no ED or any special element, questionable coating compared to modern lense) - No sealing - Plastic construction

Panasonic 12: 9 bladed - 15 elements in 12 groups - Weather sealing - All metal construction

Ah let me throw this in as well. Panasonic gives you a metal hood.

Any objection here?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 19:39 UTC as 71st comment | 12 replies
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ogl: Nikon 24/2.8 DxL - 63.5x45.7 mm, filter 52 mm, 270 grams, 392 USD.

Hum let see:
http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_24_2p8_is&products=nikon_24_1p8g_ed&products=panasonic_12_1p4

Canon 24 2.8: 7 bladed - 11 elements in 9 groups - No sealing - Plastic construction - Heck, even the 24 1.4 only have 8 blades - 13 elements in 10 groups

Nikon 24 1.8: 7 bladed - 12 elements in 9 groups - No sealing - Plastic construction

Nikon 24 2.8: 1990s lenses - 7 bladed - 9 elements in 9 groups (no ED or any special element, questionable coating compared to modern lense) - No sealing - Plastic construction

Panasonic 12: 9 bladed - 15 elements in 12 groups - Weather sealing - All metal construction

Ah let me throw this in as well. Panasonic gives you a metal hood.

Any objection here?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 07:40 UTC
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bluevellet: It begins. The moment M mount turns the tide and becomes the only relevant mirrorless system left in the market.

Your grand children will look at you incredulously as you tell them Olympus made more than endoscopes back in the day or that Sony also had cameras in its repertoire of products with poor quality control way back then. You will tell them you were there when it all changed and it started with an affordable macro lens and ushered a Canon-only future.

Remember this day.

Haha look like I just destroy another nonsense loser here - arbux.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 09:52 UTC
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bluevellet: It begins. The moment M mount turns the tide and becomes the only relevant mirrorless system left in the market.

Your grand children will look at you incredulously as you tell them Olympus made more than endoscopes back in the day or that Sony also had cameras in its repertoire of products with poor quality control way back then. You will tell them you were there when it all changed and it started with an affordable macro lens and ushered a Canon-only future.

Remember this day.

Canon :), what does Canon have? A office division (50%) which focuses greatly on printer, a clearly mature product which will be obsolete with the increasing use of computer/tablets/phones... Imaging division (35%) is facing headwinds as we all know and reflected in the numbers here. The Industry (15%) division which have some neat products like Semiconductor lithography equipment is the only thing that keeps the growth at Canon. But looking at the R&D spending decrease and you have to ask yourself if Canon can sustain the growth and competitive edge while cut R&D?

So yes, I do believe that Olympus and Sony have much more chance to survive 20 years from now.

I am awaiting your response arbux as I have looked at the numbers and written these responses. Have you?

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 14:51 UTC
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bluevellet: It begins. The moment M mount turns the tide and becomes the only relevant mirrorless system left in the market.

Your grand children will look at you incredulously as you tell them Olympus made more than endoscopes back in the day or that Sony also had cameras in its repertoire of products with poor quality control way back then. You will tell them you were there when it all changed and it started with an affordable macro lens and ushered a Canon-only future.

Remember this day.

Clearly Sony and Olympus dont have to rely on their imaging divisions when these divisions contribute less than 10% of total sales.

Olympus have the expertise in medical businesses which benefits a lot with the surge in scientific developments, aging generations and a paradigm shift in the service sector to medical care (just look at how many nurses we have).

Sony have very strong foot print globally, large balance sheet, wide and deep penetrations to many different industries that compliment each other well. Corporation with Olympus means further investment into Medical device.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 14:46 UTC
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bluevellet: It begins. The moment M mount turns the tide and becomes the only relevant mirrorless system left in the market.

Your grand children will look at you incredulously as you tell them Olympus made more than endoscopes back in the day or that Sony also had cameras in its repertoire of products with poor quality control way back then. You will tell them you were there when it all changed and it started with an affordable macro lens and ushered a Canon-only future.

Remember this day.

Sony:
Operating income growth: 329% (massive increase but may be volatile, but still an increase)
Imaging as part of operation: 9.10%
ROE: 5.90%
Research growth: 1%

+ Very diverse product lines with 9 different business lines and none has more than 20% of sales
+ Imaging business operating income grows 72% last year.
+ Some businesses lost but some businesses gained, overall led to an increase.

Sources:
http://www.olympus-global.com/en/common/pdf/brief148PB_4.pdf
http://www.canon.com/ir/results/2015/rslt2015e.pdf
http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/library/fr/15q4_sony.pdf

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 14:35 UTC
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bluevellet: It begins. The moment M mount turns the tide and becomes the only relevant mirrorless system left in the market.

Your grand children will look at you incredulously as you tell them Olympus made more than endoscopes back in the day or that Sony also had cameras in its repertoire of products with poor quality control way back then. You will tell them you were there when it all changed and it started with an affordable macro lens and ushered a Canon-only future.

Remember this day.

Ok look up shall we?

1, Canon:
Operating income growth: 1.60%
Imaging as part of total operation: 30%
ROE: 7.70%
Research growth: -2.60%

+ Office Business Unit: sales decrease 1.5% while operating income decrease 0.5%
+ Imaging: Sales decrease 5.9% while operating income decreases 5.7%
+ Share of total operation: Office 50% Image 34.3%

2. Olympus:
Operating income growth: 12%
Imaging as part of operation: 9.90%
ROE: 16%
Research growth: 16.90%

+ Medical operating income grows 12%
+ Scientific Equipment Operating income grows 24%
+ Loss in Imaging division reduced from 11 bil yen to around 2 bil yen
+ Equity increase by 5.3%
+ Coverage ratio 6.1
+ Net income is around 62 bill yen compared to Canon 68 bil yen despite total asset only around 1000 bil yen while canon total asset is around 4400 bil yen

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 14:31 UTC
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bluevellet: It begins. The moment M mount turns the tide and becomes the only relevant mirrorless system left in the market.

Your grand children will look at you incredulously as you tell them Olympus made more than endoscopes back in the day or that Sony also had cameras in its repertoire of products with poor quality control way back then. You will tell them you were there when it all changed and it started with an affordable macro lens and ushered a Canon-only future.

Remember this day.

Both companies have more diverse product lines than Canon so yes, very likely.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 14:25 UTC
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Al Valentino: Few advertisments ever make me lust for a camera, this one does. I love to photograph landscapes and high dynamic range and old fashion, tripod mounting... This camera would fit that bill and never feel the need for more. Although i think 50mp would be plenty and wish that had the 15 stop DR like the 100mp version - buth that's how they get you!

Sadly, that is just a dream since i have tiny pockets :)

When I have enough spare fund I will own one of these bad boys. It is not so much about taking pictures but simply about owning a marvelous and historic feat of technology.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 20:04 UTC
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Photomonkey: So you pay extra to get a complicated mechanism that gives you an EVF.

Trying to please everyone is probably not he best strategy.

Ditto Rusk: I never get why OVF advocates claim that "nature" is being so important while there are so many other things: histogram live, color profile of the shot, correct white balance, the focus on peaking mode, horizontal balance....

Eventually EVF would be so good that you would not see any reading or blackout lag, vibrant colors that match your eye's full capability (like putting a 4K in that viewfinder) and tons tons tons of other things they can add to a electronic screen instead of a mirror.

Once you look at the whole package, is "nature looking" that important anymore? OH and guess what Jonny would be doing after a shooting day? Loading all that "nature looking" images into LR... Yeah so important indeed.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 08:24 UTC
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