vin 13

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On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)

Just saw the size comparison posted here. It's bigger as my old Canon 350D! However if it's as good as Olympus are boosting and is priced sensibly I'll still be very interested.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 15:22 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies

I would have been very interested in this lens had it been released 2 years ago. I most likely would have gone for it ahead of the 12-40 and 35-100, assuming it was to deliver the same kind of quality. Two late now as I have the other two.
As for the all the limited DoF talk, not everyone thinks shallow DoF is the be all and end all. I stop down to f8 - f11 with FF gear most of the time when light allows. Therefore f4 - f5.6 is fine for me with MFT. It also means I can keep the ISO lower, so the other 'failing' of the smaller sensor doesn't come into play so much. When I want shallow DoF I have the 20 f1.7 and of course the aforementioned FF kit.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 22:33 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Sounds great on paper. If it lives up to it, particularly in the continuous AF department I could be tempted at some stage.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 13:20 UTC as 9th comment
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)

These look good to me, similar to the 6D but bigger. I'm also pleasantly surprised how well the old 5D stands up when using the comp setting. However the 5DIV price makes the 5Ds more appealing. I didn't look at the Nikon and Sony as I'm not going to switch system again, no matter how good they may be. Also I like the 85mm f1.8, it's a quality lens, the fact that it's old and inexpensive shouldn't matter. However the suggestion of a quality third party lens available in different mounts is a good idea.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 11:41 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (222 comments in total)
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vin 13: "Although the sticker price was the same as the Mark IV's, that $3500 would now be the equivalent of $4300 in today's money" Have you really seen that level of inflation that side of the pond in that time? We certainly haven't over here!

On to the 5D, I've never been able to bring myself to sell mine and it's still working fine. I've shot it more than any other camera and have always been pleased with the results, or at least the camera's part in them. The main reason I bought a 6D is for the LCD as the 5D's didn't cut it for paid work in the smartphone age. Image quality at low ISO isn't much better. 5DIV will be another level as is 5DS/5DSR, but in an age when many current cameras are still around 20MP, which is more than most people need, the 5D can still hang in there.

According to the Central Statistics Office here in Ireland, the €3200 I paid for my 5D in Dec '05 is the equivalent to €3589 in Jul '16. That's a much smaller increase, and in my real-world experience I thought it would have been less again. I guess we haven't done so well since the so-called Celtic Tiger. 5DIV is €4299 here by the way.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 10:44 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (222 comments in total)

"Although the sticker price was the same as the Mark IV's, that $3500 would now be the equivalent of $4300 in today's money" Have you really seen that level of inflation that side of the pond in that time? We certainly haven't over here!

On to the 5D, I've never been able to bring myself to sell mine and it's still working fine. I've shot it more than any other camera and have always been pleased with the results, or at least the camera's part in them. The main reason I bought a 6D is for the LCD as the 5D's didn't cut it for paid work in the smartphone age. Image quality at low ISO isn't much better. 5DIV will be another level as is 5DS/5DSR, but in an age when many current cameras are still around 20MP, which is more than most people need, the 5D can still hang in there.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 09:03 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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Tobamory: the UK pricing model sucks, 3600 body only you having a laugh, USA is 3400 dollars so 2572 today's rate, cheaper to fly to the states.....sighhhh

Just seen it at €4,899.99 direct from Canon, they're having a laugh!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:54 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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Tobamory: the UK pricing model sucks, 3600 body only you having a laugh, USA is 3400 dollars so 2572 today's rate, cheaper to fly to the states.....sighhhh

It's on pre-order for €4299 at one dealer here in Ireland. Less sales tax that's €3495, which is $3946 US at the current exchange rate. That's still a big difference!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:34 UTC

Still have my mju II too, served me well but there's no going back from digital for me.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 18:58 UTC as 13th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Luis dos Santos (54 comments in total)
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chj: Sorry, but this is similar to photographers who focus on shooting graffiti. The architects and graffiti artists may deserve praise, but unless you are really adding something more to it in your photo, it's not your art. In these photos, I don't see the photographer adding enough to call it his own.

I think that applies to the vast bulk of photography. Photography by it's nature is capturing what's already in existence. I think most of the featured photographs are excellent, and that the photographer can claim that they are their vision though not their creation.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 15:09 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Luis dos Santos (54 comments in total)

Very nice, I like 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 14:52 UTC as 10th comment

It's certainly a striking image. If I'd been lucky enough to have captured it, and yes a HUGE chunk of photography is luck, I'd also have gone for the apocalyptic effect, but I'd have brightened the shadows on the storm side a bit more. Hardly a criticism though. I understand it's not everyone's cup-of-tea, but I think some of the negative comments are a bit much.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 12:46 UTC as 12th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (469 comments in total)
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kodakrome: Cameras keep getting better...and the complaints keep getting louder.
Someday someone will make a perfect camera, and everyone in the world will complain about it.

Aint that the truth!

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 17:10 UTC

Darren: Cheers, other than a tiny amount of perspective correction there's no post processing, no extra contrast or saturation etc., there was no need, and it's RAW not a JPEG. That's the look you get on a nice calm clear night with a slow shutter. I'd have expected the same look from slide film, which I wouldn't have post-processed at all!

petit58: Thanks, though I didn't know the bridge had soul : )

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 11:57 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Alpha 7S Review (496 comments in total)
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armandino: Question to Mirrorless experts:
I recently considered to add to my cameras collection a mirrorless but I could not find out how you can keep your lens wide open while setting a small diaphragm. In other words, when I work in studio, I do not want to preview the exposure but set the exposure for the flashes, to say f11 while having a bright image on the screen with the modelling lights. Can all mirrorless do that? which ones do?
Thanx!

I've wondered the same thing. Working with studio flashes is perhaps the main reason I still have a Canon kit in addition to my M43 gear. With mirror less, shooting products you can increase the ISO to see what you're doing and set the focus, then decrease it for the shot. It certainly wouldn't work for people though! With M43 you don't need the power so perhaps continuous lighting of some kind is better suited, but for a FF mirrorless it's another matter. If someone has a way around I'd love to hear.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 15:38 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1621 comments in total)

The people who are pointing out the progression from Canon 10D - 20D - 5D certainly have a point! I followed a similar path myself. As far as I recall EF-S lenses only appeared with the 20D and there was only the poor original 18-55 and a 60mm macro. However in today's context with sensors at the level they are now and M43 / APS-C systems having pretty comprehensive lens line-ups I tend to agree with the article.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 10:14 UTC as 226th comment
On article Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF (45 comments in total)

I like the look of this, but not until the price comes down in.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:26 UTC as 7th comment

We knew this one was in the pipeline for some time so the main things to look at today are price and weight. IQ will come later, and I expect it to be top-notch. The price is what I was expecting, so no complaints there. At 880g it weighs more than I was hoping for, so I'm on the fence about it. My E-m5/grip with this would be almost as heavy as my 6D/70-200f4IS. I know the merits of each and don't want to start another debate, but for me the main reason to use M43 is to save on weight, so I think I may go for the panasonic 35-100 f2.8 instead.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:31 UTC as 27th comment

I'm not fond of the labels nor the long-winded nature of the piece, but I agree with the gist of it. It used to be easier to choose when there was less choose from.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 14:37 UTC as 30th comment

Not exactly a guarantee is it?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 12:23 UTC as 88th comment | 10 replies
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