LJ - Eljot

LJ - Eljot

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On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (174 comments in total)

I think it is funny you show it here with a AF-lens that will not do autofocus with it.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 16:04 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
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LJ - Eljot: Wich Cameras are capable of tethered shooting with live view? I know some Olympus are. At least the E-M1 (II) and the E-M5 II. I know because I have a E-M1. Now Fujifilm is. Sony is not. At least my alpha 7 II is not. Phase One backs are.

No, they don't. Not the way I ment. Not with live view. The controll is also very limited. I mean witch camera can be shot tethered like Olympus with Olympus capture.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 15:41 UTC
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jbranch: Just me venting. I was really hoping they would have priced themselves lower, but at $1999.99 Really...Olympus is crazy for M 4/3.

I have been a devout follower of Olympus since the film days and struggled with them through the 4/3 period but stuck around. I even ditched my Nikons when the EM-5 Mark II came out it was that good in both function and form. Not perfect, but no camera is.

Now, they are pricing themselves higher than the $1698 Full Frame year old Sony A7II with 5 axis / phase-contrast sensor. I am sorry, but I am going to have to part ways at this point. I don't need 60FPS and can't see the lack of low light performance that is inherent in M 4/3 being worth that price. The lenses are great, but they too are becoming more expensive by the release. No not everything stays the same price, but come on..M 4/3 major attraction was size and price...they have neither now and there are significant options available at that price point.

Farewell Olympus...

I own a Olympus E-M1 and a Sony alpha 7 II. I can tell you the 7II is not that much better than the E-M1. The Sony is bad in higher ISO compared to other cameras with sensors of the same size. And then there are the prizes for decent lenses. Sony is so over the top. 2.499,00 € for the 24-70mm F2.8? You almost can get the E-M1 II with the 12-40mm F2.8 for that price. And the useability of the Olympus is much better. Only thing I like better at the Sony in this regard is one dial more plus a dedicated exposure compensation dial.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 09:23 UTC

Wich Cameras are capable of tethered shooting with live view? I know some Olympus are. At least the E-M1 (II) and the E-M5 II. I know because I have a E-M1. Now Fujifilm is. Sony is not. At least my alpha 7 II is not. Phase One backs are.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 08:38 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon Small World 2016 winners announced (19 comments in total)
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Dj123: As an uninitiated in the photographic art, I have a question. What kind of lens are used in taking these shots? Are they the usual macro lenses or reverse lens? Or some specialised microscopic lens, if there are some such things?

Canon MP-E65 until 5:1 and then microscopes.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
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Correction man: didn't canon start of life by copying Leica ?

"plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose"

No, Canon did. Nikon copied Contax. But they started as a lens making company.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 19:17 UTC
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Ian Stuart Forsyth: Its about time,
but darn that price that's a tuffffff little pill!
oh well I guess I am going to be limited to buying one used after someone is done playing around losing interest with the lens and sell it with very little mileage

I really hope that sigma or tamron has something in the works

It is still much cheaper than buying a technical camera with digitl back.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 09:28 UTC
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dccdp: It looks like there is a fan inside the enclosure (right side). Doesn't its vibrations interfere with taking long exposures, especially at higher focal lengths?

Well, of course it is.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
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obsolescence: Neither of these lenses can compete with the older Olympus Zuiko 14-35mm f/2 in terms of sharpness, distortion, CA, and vignetting.

I know there were CDAF optimized lenses. Every lens introduced after the intoduction of live view. I don't know if this is one of them. I think not. I only testet it with the E-M1, so I can not say how it performs with CDAF.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
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Photo Aficionado: A possibly better option is to buy a Canon and the Canon AF adapter. It will be cheaper. The Canon is a proven high quality lens.

And to Eric Calabros, the Panasonic 35-100mm will yield the same FoV for 4x less and that lens will fit in many pockets. It is up to each individual photographer to decide if the quality is high enough to suit his needs.

Sigma 24-70 and 70-200 a-mount plus LA-EA3.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 18:07 UTC
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dccdp: It looks like there is a fan inside the enclosure (right side). Doesn't its vibrations interfere with taking long exposures, especially at higher focal lengths?

That is not a fan. It is one of the gyro stabilizers that keep the whole thing steady.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
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PKDanny: 4x5 DSLR is coming soon!!

Even 5x7. And they went bankrupt. No, seriously. those were really big boxes. And I do not think it would be a good idea to build a camera of this format as a reflex. There are better ways nowadays.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 08:01 UTC
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PKDanny: 4x5 DSLR is coming soon!!

I don't think so. The Mirror would be too big.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 22:42 UTC
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Suitable as a swan song to Leica would be a Mickey Mouse edition designed by Walt Disney successors

A Scrooge McDuck edition handsigned by Don Rosa would sell for 1000$ more.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 07:59 UTC
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Pooya Rastin: Some of the pimples on my table tennis rocket are torn. What if the same thing happens to this 10K+ Leica camera?

Table Tennis rubber ist pretty cheap. And it comes in different colours.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 19:28 UTC

One of my old Contax' needs now lether. I think I will try this just for fun.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 18:33 UTC as 205th comment
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Osa25: The strange choice todo this lens on m43 is underlined by the fact there is exactly ONE lens at 20mm the "normal" focal length in this system.

Sigma could get away with releasing an oversized 20mm f1.4 on M43 and sell tons of those. Would sell even more of a properly scaled down one made specifically form43. But changing the mount on a 30mm, nah it's going to be a marginal product in the end.

If they don't put in proper effort, then it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

Unlike the Sigma 60mm 2.8 the 19mm is not exceptionaly sharp.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
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EwanMC: The ideal focal length for (Micro) Four-Thirds is about 20mm (40mm equiv) as Four-Thirds (as well as most medium format cameras) is a tighter composition anyway.
People might turn their nose up at the Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH because of its diminutive, pancake type package, but I have always found it a great and useful lens to use.

Image circle of small picture frame is 43.267 mm and the image circle of four thirds is the half of it, 21.633 mm. If you crop one image to the proprtion of the other, then your crop factor will vary.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 13:19 UTC
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EwanMC: The ideal focal length for (Micro) Four-Thirds is about 20mm (40mm equiv) as Four-Thirds (as well as most medium format cameras) is a tighter composition anyway.
People might turn their nose up at the Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH because of its diminutive, pancake type package, but I have always found it a great and useful lens to use.

It would be 22mm. And the normal focal lenght for small picture frame would be 43mm. But most manufacturers make 50mm.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 10:19 UTC
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obsolescence: Neither of these lenses can compete with the older Olympus Zuiko 14-35mm f/2 in terms of sharpness, distortion, CA, and vignetting.

I tested one 14-35mm f/2 at my E-M1. It had a very good over all IQ but was not that sharp at f/2. This lens her will be sharper at f/2 than the 14-35mm f/2. The 35-100 f/2 that I tested on the other hand was sharper at f/2 than most of the best lenses at their peak performance.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 09:49 UTC
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