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stevevelvia50: The fact that you can shoot everything at two stops ISO less on 4/3rds....for example, 1600 ISO at f11 in full frame compared to 400 ISO at f5.6 on the Olympus, to get exactly, and I mean exactly..... the same Depth of field, and shutter speed, evens out the score in image quality. The Olympus is much, much lighter and enjoyable under hiking conditions though

And then there's the PEN F's high res mode which gives you virtually noiseless images all the way up to 1600ISO, plus the excellent resolution and colour accuracy. Hopefully the mountains won't move too much during the exposure ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 11:03 UTC
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Erik Ohlson: A Panasonic ZS25 could have taken every one of those shots, as couls, say, a Canon S-100 or a Casio ZR700 or 800. Or Various Sonys, Nikons & Samsungs....

None of those are even close to the weight & bulk this guy carried.

"A Panasonic ZS25 could have taken every one of those shots, as couls, say, a Canon S-100 or a Casio ZR700 or 800. Or Various Sonys, Nikons & Samsungs...."

So what? What is your point?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 10:58 UTC
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soundknight21: The only reason you chose the PEN-F for this segment is because it's looks appeal to hipsters (AKA a large segment of back packers). The price of this camera really is extraordinary for what you are getting. There are at least 5 other cameras that offer a better amount and quality of features for less price by Olympus, Panasonic and Fujifilm.

I don't like these 'marketing' articles. This camera does look cool and cute and people will buy it for its looks and good luck to them but this article just feels like advertising.

Sad that just because you like some other cameras this you call the article "marketing". I think your you are just trolling because your so called justification is purely personal/subjective take on what is best for the author to own. Unfortunately for you the writer lives in a democracy where he has free choice to buy whatever gear he wants. Be honest enough to say you don't like the PEN F which is basically all your comment is about.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 10:47 UTC
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Najinsky: A very sorry state of affairs.

Prosperity, Justice, Security - the three pillars of a well balanced society.

Let's assume justice has been served. It has taken over 2.5 years, and still perhaps an appeal to come? Have people lost sight of how precious time is?

And then the couple who didn't want to pay $125, you think they have a spare $1m lying around? So their life is ruined. Goodbye home, goodbye kid's education and prospects, hello destitution. While it does seem clear the couples actions were despicable, it was enabled and supported by media; is completely screwing their lives the most fitting slap on the wrists?

Meanwhile the lawyers celebrate their win with a $6000 bottle of Chateau Petrus. It really does have an exquisite bouquet, just enough, perhaps, to mask the stench of the decaying human souls left in their wake.

And we are supposed to cheer this news like its some kind of victory.

It's our society, this is what we did today.

"She" not "he".
And two years of having two pr*cks defaming you and laughing about it and wrecking your business - surprised they didn't get done for more especially given the apparent maliciousness of their campaign against her. They had it coming and for once the justice system dropped the hammer - maybe they'll think twice before doing it again.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 08:58 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: I would add some software features like "live view boost", "focus peaking" or "live-time" (long exposure previews) and maybe in camera stabilization. But 40MPxs, 15EV dynamic range, a articulated screen, workable high ISO akin to the A7S would be terrific.

Sounds like you want a full frame Olympus ...

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 11:40 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)

Put in a shutter that works, and not too much oil, please!

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 11:37 UTC as 123rd comment | 1 reply

Amen to the bigger sensor - that SeaLife DC2000 on paper looks to be a pioneering step in the right direction. Put that sensor into a TG-5 , albeit bigger ,and it will be a digital Nikonos for the masses.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 10:26 UTC as 51st comment

So if I glue the focus and aperture rings on my legacy 35mm lens at the hyperlocal setting for f8 I have just created the same thing for 1/10 the price ...

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 21:29 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1206 comments in total)
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Aleo Veuliah: Best M/43 Camera Ever. Well Done Parnasonic Lumix.

"Best" is only your opinion - can't do Live Composite, 50MP high resolution, 60 fps etc - so it doesn't tick every box for everyone ... certainly is up there with being the most expensive!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 10:35 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1206 comments in total)
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deff: I'm perfectly happy with GX8, for a half price ...

OM-D is the category name, same as PEN. The model name is E-Mx etc.
The "M" was for the camera designer Maitini, which is blatantly obvious ...

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 10:31 UTC
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (94 comments in total)

Basically this "Shoot first and ask questions later" - which likely has no negatives except potentially having more burry, OOF files to delete. Always been my bottom line to aim and shoot if it is a fleeting moment opportunity - sometimes you get lucky.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 02:43 UTC as 3rd comment

Testimony indeed to the weight and bulk of Nikon FF - however probably better to get a Kenworth though for longer term health of your shoulders

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 09:00 UTC as 52nd comment
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Bhima78: Wow... this is VERY interesting, as it looks to be a modification to already existing sensors manufactured right now, instead of an entirely new bill of materials that I think Sony is doing.

My one gripe with their test: The Canon 50mm f1.2 is notoriously soft as hell wide open. And to compound this, lenses for smaller sensors almost always have better corner sharpness since there is less overall curvature that needs to be corrected. I want to see what this tech can do as an APS-C curved vs. conventional APS-C , with the conventional APS-C having a Zeiss or Sigma ART attached to it.

Is the illegitimate child of FF, so FF should have it first because it is the best format ever. And beside most lenses for APS were FF designs to begin with. Just wait in line for the scraps!

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G10 Review (2 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Still a fantastic camera, and how wrong the conclusion was about how popular the G10 would be :). It's certainly not easy to predict camera sales or popularity, however, the G10 offered so much right I can't see how the conclusion could be anything other than highly recommended. Having owned the G10 before, twice, I still crave using it despite the fact that I've owned the G11,12, 15, and now 16 since. Although the G16 is infinitely better in many respects, the G10 remains the kind of camera that challenges the photographer to do everything right - and when he/she does, it rewards you with fantastic image quality.

I miss my one - nicely built, good handling, lens and functions. Keep it below ISO 200 and it produced great images.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 07:37 UTC

It would nice to to see if the TG-5 12MP sensor gives better DR than the tired old 16MP 1/2.3 sensor that all the other tough cams (like the new Pentax) are still using.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 05:06 UTC as 3rd comment

So the real name is "35mm Semi Pro ILC" - I'll be waiting for the "Non-35mm Semi Pro ILC" round-up - except that it will probably be called "Advanced Amateur" ... still the so called "Full Frame " is good enough for professional format snobbery continues in the digital age.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 09:19 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
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OJK: 2017 and people are still bringing dedicated digicams with 1/2.3 sensors...

I think there are photographers who would pay for a larger sensor version of this camera, especially if trade off a reduced built-in zoom range if the wide and tele converters were available. All the advantage of the Nikon AW-1 without the lens changing issues.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 10:22 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-ZS70 (TZ90) sample gallery (56 comments in total)

DFD - on a 1/2.3 sensor?
It will have a hard time finding anything out of focus!

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 19:11 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (472 comments in total)
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wolfie: In tune with the "niche"ness of fixed prime compacts, why not the SeaLife DC2000 as the only tough cam with a fast prime and a decent 1 inch sensor?

Leica X-U retails for 500% more than a DC200 (at least in NZ) with a old sensor design and a slower lens - the price alone will cut 99% people out of the potential buying pool ... but wouldn't mind trying one but that's a chance in a million.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 10:00 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (472 comments in total)
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Impulses: I wish Fuji would make a sealed X100, I'd be all over that...

So why not shoot in burst mode?
No review I've seen has made any comments on slow shot to shot performance, main gripes have been the lens isn't wide enough for serious UW work.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 06:25 UTC
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