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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alcaher: Is there a chinisse company that could make FF camaras, sensors and lenses cheaper than the japaneese ?

Tomorrow, or the next day.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 19:13 UTC
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1Dx4me: lens availability is the Sony and these other jellybean camera manufactures' Achilles's heel! you can see how much difficult it is for Sony to produce a decent lens for its camera owners. just look at canon's 70-200 f2.8 II, same look as Sony's but hundreds and thousands out there for users and what a lens it is....sharp as the devil and high quality to boot! that is why i stuck with canon all these years because of their lens selection and top notch customer service!!!!

And of course because they are going to sell lots the economies of scale work for Canikon better.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 17:44 UTC
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chairrival: Options to consider — both of these are cheaper, faster, stabilized, and weather sealed:

APS-C: Fuji 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 WR (35mm equivalent: 27-202mm f/5.25-8.4) $700 USD, New (current $200 rebate)

35mm/Full Frame: Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 $898 USD, New (current $100 rebate)

Which is another way of saying the lenses hold their value. :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
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raindance: That's an expensive Minolta, cough, Sony lens.

You need to apply the Minolta->Sony G Equivalence calculator: Sony is 2.7 times cooler brand than Minolta who basically only made one cool camera I can remember (Dynax 9)

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 00:05 UTC
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steelhead3: Is the price 3300 or 2600? unclear but Sony uses price to tamp down demand

What a lovely way of looking at it. :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 23:36 UTC
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thubten: f4 with 6 stops stabilization and you still cant get a steady shot?
This lens is not overpriced in my humble cheapa$$ opinion.Go find a better 24-200 eq then
The 12-40 may be great,but too short and it started at >1000usd

This sounds a bit like the people who questioned this new fangled "Live View" on DSLRs

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
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MrCentrist: For film makers not interested in only getting one eye in focus, this is the perfect lens.
6.5 stops of IS, Cinema 4K, giant bitrate, and a 24-200 constant aperture lens.

Agreed, the Em5Mk2 is creepy good - I have a lovely gimbal that lives on a shelf, right near the FF gear.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 22:38 UTC
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panther fan: Would be interesting to see this against a RX10 II

1 Inch 24-200 "F2.8"
vs
M43 24-200 "F4"

...and off we go again.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: Seems at this point, the only reason(s) to buy into FF is for bokeh freaks and/or if you're getting paid to take photos.

Yes Canon APS-C is a 1.6 crop of "FF"

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
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chairrival: Options to consider — both of these are cheaper, faster, stabilized, and weather sealed:

APS-C: Fuji 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 WR (35mm equivalent: 27-202mm f/5.25-8.4) $700 USD, New (current $200 rebate)

35mm/Full Frame: Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 $898 USD, New (current $100 rebate)

Great, and these fit my lovely Olympus cameras do they?

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 22:19 UTC
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Absolutic: I feel if Olympus removed IS from that lens they could have made a smaller and lighter lens. 5.5 stops of ibis on em1-2 or even 4.5 stops on em1 Mark 1 is usually enough for most applications. Olympus ignored IS for 12-40 and 40-150/2.8 pro lenses so any argument "they are thinking about Panasonic. " are out of the window.

But the IS on this lens helps a good deal to counteract the aperture, with blur caused by people moving obviously not helped, but having the rest of scenes stabilized up to 6.5 stops is a huge benefit. Sensors get better all the time, with less and less noise at every iteration, so the usefulness of "slow" lenses improves in line.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
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MrCentrist: For film makers not interested in only getting one eye in focus, this is the perfect lens.
6.5 stops of IS, Cinema 4K, giant bitrate, and a 24-200 constant aperture lens.

I doubt it is parfocal too. Although if they were clever they could correct that with lens->camera communication

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 23:32 UTC

Looks lovely. (post edited due to lack of research)

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 19:33 UTC as 15th comment
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y0tchi: So does the 15mm F2 lens accept screw-in filters? That would make a tremendous diffference to other FF ultra wide angles.

I shall whip myself for my error.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 16:03 UTC
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y0tchi: So does the 15mm F2 lens accept screw-in filters? That would make a tremendous diffference to other FF ultra wide angles.

Alas not.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 11:52 UTC

I would love to see an AB comparison of these two lenses side by side, Hi-Res mode on an Em5Mk2 vs SonyA7RII , both wide open and stopped down to really see the difference.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 11:31 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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franzel: The fully articulated screen makes me consider switching to 43 .
That and the controls and grip .
I love the Sony APS-C sensor, but they just can't built a decent camera body or UI .

@Narek - to answer your question, I probably use the screen 3 times on a typical shoot, for maybe 5% of shots. (High angle portrait, low angles. But most of the time the screen is tucked away closed to protect it, and so that if I did need it fast it doesnt need to be rotated. - here is my latest gallery of work, and I used it 11 times in 176 shots (http://ashmills.zenfolio.com/p249427398)

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 01:04 UTC
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osan: Very impressive specs but limited to m4/3 size sensors abilities.

Sorry my point was that most gear nowadays is capable of taking great shots.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 08:12 UTC
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osan: Very impressive specs but limited to m4/3 size sensors abilities.

In my experience the weakest link (tm) mostly nowadays is the photographer.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:54 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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El Chavo: That is a whole lot of money for a whole lot of 'meh'. What real features is this really bringing that it cant be found in its predecessor or similarly priced (and better spec I might add) cameras?

The Panasonic and Olympics participation this year was reaaally a snooze fest. Thank god for Fuji, Sony and Hasselblad to bring some real cameras to the market.

Oh, actually Yi can bring some life to micro four thirds but otherwise: it is time to jump ship.

Could you say "by the OP" as otherwise I get worried you meant me. ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
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