Revenant

Joined on Jul 29, 2011

Comments

Total: 2429, showing: 561 – 580
« First‹ Previous2728293031Next ›Last »
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
In reply to:

arhmatic: Maybe it's just me, but "OM-D E-M1 II" (12 characters total) is a little of an overkill... Why put "E-"? Is there a "non E-" M1? Sure, all letters mean something, but do I care as a buyer? Look at car naming. "Audi Q5" is easy. "Olympus M2" is similarly easy.

This applies, in my mind, to all camera makers. Not picking just Olympus in particular. 2-3 characters would do just fine. Just a suggestion. For simplicity and ease. Win-win for all.

Well, OM-D is the name of the series, similar to PEN or Stylus, or Canon's EOS and PowerShot. The model designation is E-M1 II, which is sufficient, unless there's a need to specify which series it belongs to.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:56 UTC
In reply to:

c45: Good news for M4/3 users but 20Mp on M4/3 is a bit crowded.

Olympus has used the term LiveMOS about all their sensors, whether made by Sony or Panasonic. It seems to be a marketing label applied regardless of the sensor maker.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:20 UTC
In reply to:

great Javier: What can you do with MF that you can't do with FF?

What can you do with FF that you can't do with APS-C? With APS-C that you can't do with 4/3"? With 4/3" that you can't do with 1"? And so on.
The benefits of a larger sensor don't magically disappear beyond the FF format.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:54 UTC
In reply to:

quietrich: According to CIPA, total worldwide shipments Jan-July 2016: DSLRs 198,690,857; non-reflex (ie. mirrorless or rangefinder) 71,420,79.
Canon isn't Samsung, it's a specialist imaging company that can't afford to simply leave the camera sector when the market shrinks. They have obviously targeted efforts on the market that is still three times larger and have done a good job of that. I still remember the buzz when Canon released the 1Ds - resolution enough to cover a double-page spread with no interpolation.
I now use a Nikon, but have enormous respect for all specialist camera-makers, and especially for Canon. Don't forget too that it could be said that while Nikon opted out of the core imaging technology by putting Sony sensors in their black boxes, Canon continued to develop it's own sensors.

Canon isn't primarily a camera and lens maker, though. Imaging accounts for only about 25% of their overall business. Only Nikon, and smaller players like Leica, Sigma, Phase One and Hasselblad, are specialist imaging companies.
Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm and Ricoh are all large corporations, where the imaging business ranges from substantial but still relatively small (Canon) to just a minuscule hobby business (Ricoh).

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:27 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)
In reply to:

Daft Punk: This is the most interesting camera from Canon for a long, long time.

This camera is potentially much, much more important that the 5D4.

It is the first Canon camera I can actually see me owning for quite a while.

The 5D4 offers nothing to tempt a D810 user. But this mirrorless camera offers real benefits over a Sony A6300.

I am tempted.

What exactly is old technology here? Canon has started to make sensors with on-chip ADC and improved dynamic range, Dual Pixel AF is a more modern variant of OSPDAF than the one employed by the other manufacturers, the EVF is a modern one, and there's a touchscreen. How is this old tech, but Sony's or Fuji's are not?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 23:52 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)
In reply to:

xlabsmedan: Sorry Canon, But its Just 80D in small Body, No Special feature (IMHO), old technology, and iam personally not interesting :D

Please canon, this year is 2016, not 2012! :D

How is Dual Pixel AF old technology, when it's actually the most modern implementation of on-sensor PDAF? Every pixel can be used for both image capture and AF, which is not the case with the regular OSPDAF used by other camera manufacturers.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 23:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)
In reply to:

Joe Ogiba: It's funny how Canon fanboys say 1080p is the standard not 4K. Right, 2mp is so much better than 8mp. Every major smartphone shoots 4K UHD along with a myriad of Sony and Panasonic cameras shoot 4K.

Three year old 4K UHD video test of the Samsung Note 3 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87nDlOPSPog

$299 OnePlus One DCI 24 FPS 4K Cinematic Video Samples (4096X2160) from June 2014:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y4GvxAHFxU

Many stills photographers wouldn't consider the lack of 4K unforgivable at all. To me, no video at all would be perfectly forgivable, since I never shoot video.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 23:36 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)
In reply to:

Auricom: Then ...

...Fujifilm rolls out their Medium Format Camera & Sony with their BEAST(a99 mkii) at photokina 2016, which is just around the corner, to make this already obsolete Canon even more of a joke.

Olympus, Panasonic and Samsung launched their mirrorless systems before Sony did, so Sony certainly didn't create that market. And that "SLT goodness" didn't manage to steal any significant market share from CaNikon at all, which is why Sony now puts their resources into mirrorless E-mount cameras instead. And they still only have 12% of the ILC market according to their own financial reports, compared to the 75% or so shared by CaNikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 23:28 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)
In reply to:

steelhead3: Is the 1 series the only camera Canon pulls out all the stops and makes something they are proud of ?

I don't know of any company that pulls out all the stops for anything below their top-of-the-line model.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 23:14 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1648 comments in total)
In reply to:

Johnnew Archibald - SMGJohn: Funny how all the competitors beat this camera in specs, but the Canon fans will still buy it feeding Canon's greed to no end.

Not everyone cares about specs. Many people just want a good, reliable camera made by a company they're familiar with.
And about the "greed", I don't think Canon's competitors are any less interested in sales revenue or profit margins than Canon is. They're all in it for the money.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1648 comments in total)
In reply to:

jim bennett: So my takeaway is that the in body IS only works for video and only in conjunction with lenses that already have IS? So it will not benefit lenses without IS or legacy non stabilized lenses. If true that is a huge miss for Canon. Probably on purpose but still, that really limits the effectiveness and is different than how most in body stabilization cameras work.

It's not IBIS as in mechanical sensor shift. It's electronic/digital stabilisation, like the "5-axis" IS in some of Panasonic's and Olympus' compact cameras. Not the same thing as the IBIS in the OM-D cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
In reply to:

Studio1138: I got my 5D Mark IV Thursday, photographed a session on Friday, and I am sending it back on Monday! Not impressed with the overall image quality, especially compared to my 5Dsr and Mark III. Skin tones did not look good, just did not have that Canon look at all. I had high hopes for this camera after waiting 4 long years for it. Makes me appreciate my 5Dsr & Mrk III even more.

I think your reply was meant for Yossarian1, not me.

I might add to my previous post, that I don't doubt anything you wrote. I'm just a tad surprised that you're throwing in the towel already in the first round, so to speak.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 14:22 UTC
In reply to:

cosinaphile: its sad that the tiniest, worst performing sensor in existence has come to dominate what passes for a camera in 2016 .. its popularity is , for me , the result of laziness and lack of sophistication and knowledge and fear of the tech side of cameras in these times where the average person lack intellectual depth and broadness of knowledge and a desire to understand technology, nature science & the human condition .. superficiality has replaced the polymath, as the phone has replaced the camera

ameraphone are not dominating cause they are good but because they serve the cult of the selfie and the pathetic culture of facebook and twitter and other pseudoconnected nonsense that has replaced genuine human culture ... and they are easy ... and you dont have to think it.. there is no commitment or work or effort ... perfect for our souless , stupid superficial times we live in ... i find that pathetic and profoundly disheartening .
buy a decent compact ... youll be better for it

For most people convenience and ease of use trumps everything else. It's as true today as it ever was. It's one of the human concerns that are pushing technological progress. We invented the wheel, the lever and the screw because of convenience.

Smartphones makes it easier to take a picture and get that picture to where you want it, than any "proper" camera. The only reason the digital camera market, and compact cameras in particular, exploded to become much larger than the film camera market ever was, was because of their convenience. And now when people have access to something even more convenient, the smartphone, the compact camera market is declining fast.

Convenience trumps all; maybe not for a serious photo enthusiast, but most people don't fit that description.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
In reply to:

Paul B Jones: There certainly has been an extraordinary advancement in smart phone camera image quality.

What I haven't seen, and this is just anecdotally, is a concomitant improvement in the pictures my friends take with these devices. They don't seem to care about composition, lighting, focus, pretty much anything.

If smartphones are just for selfies and snapshots, does it really make a difference how good they are?

"They don't seem to care about composition, lighting, focus, pretty much anything."

Well, isn't this equally true about most compact camera users, and even many ILC users?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
In reply to:

Jaythomasni: how can apple make ground breaking gadgets with parts from sony,samsung , LG and all sort of other suppliers and finally made by foxcon. claiming best screen ever when the LCD is made by LG. best photo when sensor by sony....or is it just that the sum of all this parts are better than their individual components?
only thing true may be the 'best softwARE' out there. apple is a software company more than electronic company

Practically all manufacturers of complex products (from cameras and phones to cars and washing machines) use parts supplied by other companies. And those other companies are rarely, if ever, mentioned in marketing materials. Nothing new and nothing strange.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 13:30 UTC
In reply to:

Great Bustard: Re: "there’s more air inside this camera than we’re used to seeing. [...] In other words, this camera probably could have been a bit smaller but Canon wanted to keep the form factor the same."

Get rid of that air, add in an articulating LCD, and sell the smaller version as a 5D4 lite at the same price.

There's a reason why there's a lot of air in some clothing and insulating materials, and it's not to dissipate heat faster.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 11:22 UTC
In reply to:

Studio1138: I got my 5D Mark IV Thursday, photographed a session on Friday, and I am sending it back on Monday! Not impressed with the overall image quality, especially compared to my 5Dsr and Mark III. Skin tones did not look good, just did not have that Canon look at all. I had high hopes for this camera after waiting 4 long years for it. Makes me appreciate my 5Dsr & Mrk III even more.

Surprised that you won't spend more than a weekend trying to find processing settings that result in more satisfactory images. Some cameras require quite a lot of work in the beginning before you learn how to process "to taste".

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 11:09 UTC
In reply to:

proudfather: Very impressive. Maybe the extra space and rubber barrier also help dissipate heat.

Yeah, a heat sink would be made of metal, like copper or perhaps aluminium, not rubber.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
On article Zeiss adds super-wide and tele- options to Milvus line (49 comments in total)
In reply to:

JackM: Mulva?

I guess not everyone is a Seinfeld fan. ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
In reply to:

matthew saville: Wow, what a slap in the face to Nikon. I guess they deserve it, after the multi-million-dollar lawsuit(s?) they fought against Sigma in recent years. Talk about another blow to Nikon in their efforts to becoming a cinema powerhouse.

But is Nikon really trying to be a cinema power house? They didn't even have a booth at the NAB show, if I recall correctly, and they don't make any dedicated video cameras, unlike Canon, Panasonic and Sony.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
Total: 2429, showing: 561 – 580
« First‹ Previous2728293031Next ›Last »