AshMills

Lives in United Kingdom Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.AshMills.com
Joined on Aug 19, 2002

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50mm equiv for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 13:14 UTC as 113th comment
On article Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 sample gallery (44 comments in total)
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naththo: Please notes people this is not a portrait lens, that is a telephoto lens, if you want portrait, get portrait lens instead.

Eh?

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 13:14 UTC
On article Erez Marom: On causality in landscape photography (107 comments in total)

Nice pics, better without "explanation"

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 12:44 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
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Peiasdf: Thank God I didn't buy into 4/3 when I was buying my first DSLR. Nikon D90, over Pentax and Olympus was such a great decision.

Sorry, just read like you had chosen Nikon over Pentax and Olympus. :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 21:31 UTC
On article Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds (218 comments in total)
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grasscatcher: I would be surprised if they WEREN'T working on 8k.

Is the m43 sensor too small to support 33MP? If it truly is, then maybe they will do the trick with the hi-res handheld shot.

When they introduced the hi-res shot feature, I predicted they would continue to develop the speed, at least until it was easy to do handheld. As processors get faster, this will become possible. The tech shows up first in the smaller sensors because the chips can quickly process the information without overheating the camera (this is the main reason why processing tech in m43 is ahead of that in larger-sensor cameras).

Of course, this begs the question.....why haven't we seen handheld hi-res in a smartphone yet? Maybe the processors aren't there yet, or maybe no one wants to pay Olympus royalties for the tech....

Not sure of the logic that tech shows up in smaller sensors first because the chip over heats less? surely a small chip of equal pixel count sends the same info, and rather than spreading that heat over a large area does so in a smaller space? I assumed the HiRes tech and IS could be achieved faster because of the smaller chip to move, but heat wasn't really a factor? Handheld HiRes will come for sure, but its not a software issue, its getting the chip to move fast enough in such a tiny amount.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 09:33 UTC
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Peiasdf: Thank God I didn't buy into 4/3 when I was buying my first DSLR. Nikon D90, over Pentax and Olympus was such a great decision.

You know this is just 4/3 not m43 dont you?

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 07:14 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (888 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Strictly electronic, and tiltable is a must.

Quite.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 21:49 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (888 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Strictly electronic, and tiltable is a must.

Does that apply to the retort?

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 13:28 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (888 comments in total)

Viewfinder blackout and low light ability of OVF was negated to me as camera speeds increased, and cameras "OVF mode" improved. Never looking back here, except "for old time's sake" (EM1mk2)

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 10:27 UTC as 381st comment
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108: So Olympus settled on the 4/3 sensor size ( how exactly ? ) and designed the lenses accordingly . I have often wondered if it wasn't the other way around , like they determined how to manufacture lenses so as to get the best result possible and then came up with the sensor size that would match .

Personally much prefer framing 4:3 compared to 3:2, which only favours 16:9 format screens if you only shoot landscape format...

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 12:36 UTC

My first proper digital camera. I had a pair and loved them dearly.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 12:34 UTC as 59th comment

Does it come in red? MAGA!

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 20:11 UTC as 54th comment
On article These are the four cameras that won Oscars in 2017 (112 comments in total)

And the winner is.. 3.2K

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 23:28 UTC as 21st comment
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princecody: Manual is for luddites 🤔

Yeah like stick shifts and watches with hands.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 23:14 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (198 comments in total)

Four is "whopping"?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 15:28 UTC as 56th comment | 6 replies

Im holding out for the 30-in-1. Meantime my old 30" Lastolite needs a wash.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 21:59 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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TristanW: well, look at real-world shot comparison, sigma art has sharper left-corners, while GM has a bit better consistency, especially in overall right side(F1.4~5.6)

Which do you have?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 16:29 UTC
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Mike99999: 100mm T/5.6 GM at $1,500 and 700 grams is outrageous. The 90/2.8 Macro is $900 and 600 grams and an optical marvel. I'm not sure why this lens was a priority.

The FE 85/1.8, on the other hand, comes at a good price, a good weight (370 grams), and supposedly an excellent dual-motor focusing system. I'm looking forward to see how the IQ compares to the Batis.

I tend to travel light as possibly doing weddings, but I'm not a "wedding photographer" (I have plenty of reserve gear though)

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 16:06 UTC
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Mike99999: 100mm T/5.6 GM at $1,500 and 700 grams is outrageous. The 90/2.8 Macro is $900 and 600 grams and an optical marvel. I'm not sure why this lens was a priority.

The FE 85/1.8, on the other hand, comes at a good price, a good weight (370 grams), and supposedly an excellent dual-motor focusing system. I'm looking forward to see how the IQ compares to the Batis.

But do wedding photographers really carry an 85 and a 100 and change between them? I had the 90mm f2.8 for a while, it was a monster, could not justify the weight.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 10:04 UTC
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zeratulmrye: Damn!! Kudos to Sony!!

An 85mm lense that I can afford and without that crappy motor from FE50F1.8!

A 100STF that's too heavy and expensive for me but I surely appreciate the beauty of it!

Not really sure why I'm getting all this attention- my point was that the lens is about the same size as an equivalent DSLR lens, which is not news as physics has not changed. At least it is not built like a lens with adapter, making it super long/heavy. No idea what zeratlmrye is going on about. @tkbslc I was comparing lenses, my point being the lens is about what you would expect, not super light or super heavy.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 09:53 UTC
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