Sergey Borachev

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That's right, since iphones no longer has the best cameras, cameras are not important any more. How about features like SD card and earphone input?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 00:12 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1276 comments in total)

Pro:
"First non-pro Canon to support 4K capture"

LOL. What kind of of pro is this?

🀣🀣

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 23:09 UTC as 78th comment | 4 replies
On article Olympus PEN E-PL9 headed to the US and Canada (181 comments in total)
In reply to:

BobT3218: In assessing the camera, one must remember that Oly's prime market is Japan. Cuteness, backed up by functionality, is more highly regarded than in the West. In the more macho male oriented West, we value functionality or the appearance of functionality. We pretend not to be influenced by cuteness. So yes, a cute desirable camera quite capable of producing professional quality prints in the right hands. I'd love to own this camera but would I buy it? Probably not. A great street camera by the way, or an emergency backup for you m4/3 lenses.

The Fuji X-A5 is even more cute, lighter, cheaper but has a new 24 MP sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 00:02 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL9 headed to the US and Canada (181 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: What a joke!!! Drop the price to $499 with the kit lens. Then it will be considered. With nothing exciting in this camera, people will just pick the Fuji X-A5 instead. 24MP, 15-45mm OIS lens, .. All for $599.

Just check the Fuji X-A5 specs, 24MP, mike input, higher ISO ... ... Why would anyone (unless they are already in M43), spend more money to buy the E-PL9 with its 6 year old sensor performance?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 23:57 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL9 headed to the US and Canada (181 comments in total)

What a joke!!! Drop the price to $499 with the kit lens. Then it will be considered. With nothing exciting in this camera, people will just pick the Fuji X-A5 instead. 24MP, 15-45mm OIS lens, .. All for $599.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 23:21 UTC as 21st comment | 8 replies

Whoever was in charge before Sugimoto probably got fired for totally misreading the market conditions. Short-term gains in the high prices of products that are too fanciful for a small sensor actually resulted in a profit, which is never going to be sustainable and which means he sacrificed the future.

Now, with Sony and later Canikon coming in with their FF cameras also priced at $2000 means big trouble ahead, and probably the reason for a new Head for Olympus Imaging.

Besides the $2000 E-M1 II, it's amazing that Olympus continued with all those high-end and very expensive f/1.2 lenses in this market condition. Can they really get better pictures than similarly priced lenses on a FF sensor? And how many will buy them?

Wrong Way, Go Back. Let's hope Sugimoto will make sweeping changes. Work on making the E-M5 IV great (too late for the III), like what the original E-M5 was. Recognise your limits, Olympus, in sensor size, user base
and in resources.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 00:26 UTC as 50th comment

If I were able to ask a question, I would ask him whether Olympus still choose to be bold in their pricing, given the latest development, i.e. the $2000 Sony FF camera. And, how Olympus can compete if it does not reduce its flagship's price.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 14:38 UTC as 69th comment | 12 replies

Impressive. The only disappointment is that they did not do the A7III, i.e. price it clearly lower than all the other flagship camera. Great but expensive.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 23:31 UTC as 55th comment
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tranceliner: when the Chinese become the innovators beating the Koreans and Americans....

when the Chinese become the innovators beating the Koreans and Americans.... then just ban the sale of their products.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 21:15 UTC
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Kandid: OK a scenario. Say I have a nice Mercedes - drives well etc. Not cheap!
Then Sony brings out an admittedly good car - spec wise maybe better than my Merc! And a very good price!
HOWEVER when I bought my Merc I also purchased the dedicated drive and garage plus I bought the matching caravan - none of which works properly with the Sony, and would need to be replaced by the very expensive Sony equivalents.
I also know that within a year or so Mercedes will bring out a new car that fits all my bits that matches or exceeds the Sony.
Please Please explain why anyone in those circumstances would change to the Sony??
btw happy to accept new buyers might go for the Sony.....

I don't see any Mercedes, just lots and lots and lots of boring Ford sedans and occasionally a Lincoln here and there,.all work extremely tired designs. This new BMW sure looks more exciting.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 08:06 UTC

"We've already posted lots of images from the Sony a7 III launch event, but now we've had plenty of time with the camera around our home base in Seattle. "

Why not just publish the review then? People will be gone for holiday soon.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 17:25 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply

πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

Canon just confirmed what we all knew, it is the master in crippling.

The EOS M50 offers 4K video and Dual Pixel CMOS AF, but not at the same time. Is there a technical reason for this limitation?

"With the EOS 5D Mark IV, we do offer 4K video and Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus, so technically it is feasible. But given the position of the M50 in the lineup, we can’t include all of the features available in a product like the 5D IV."

Yes, we knew it but it's interesting to see how frank these executives are.

Hahaha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 21:12 UTC as 142nd comment | 11 replies
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1469 comments in total)
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Azathothh: "Relatively large and heavy" that should on the pros list.

@larkhon
Add the Fuji grip with a battery to the X-H1 so as to get the same battery life as the A7III and measure again.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 00:34 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1469 comments in total)
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Aaron801: Seems like a very cool camera, despite the somewhat lukewarm review. I'd be wanting something by Fuji which has the IBIS of this model but is closer to the size of something like the XT-2 and maybe doesn't have all f the video features that this thing has... and costs a bit less... Maybe an XT-3... could be the idea camera for someone like me! I like Fuji's design, like IBIS and a small for factor...

Or maybe a X-H10 ? 😊

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 00:05 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1469 comments in total)
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Azathothh: "Relatively large and heavy" that should on the pros list.

Except if you do any serious work when changing batteries can be a problem, in wet conditions, weddings or actions ... The extra weight and size of the grip and batteries will make this camera very big and heavy, even bigger and heavier than the FF A7III, even when equivalent lenses in the common FL are mounted on the 2 cameras. 😲

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 23:22 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1469 comments in total)
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K1000usr: Editorial summary on X-H1: "Not so good for": "Anyone looking for the perfect tool for one specific job".

Is this a philosophical statement, as in there is no perfect tool -- or there is a specific job in the calculation here?

At this rate, I suppose the previous Fuji cameras are not good enough for anything, assuming this camera generally surpasses most of them if not all!

I think, more than standardizing the camera testing methodology, DPReview needs to standardize its vocabulary :-)

Maybe the word "perfect" should be changed to "the best available".

Nothing is perfect.

One thing that this Fuji is best in is its feel and handling, for those who value the way old cameras were crafted, e.g. lots of mechanical dials, high quality build and finish, more room in between lens and grip.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 23:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1469 comments in total)

Needs more polishing, in things like touchscreen, AF, and IBIS. Otherwise, it's actually an excellent camera.

Unfortunately it was trumped by the A7III even before it is available for sale, and, the ilc market is still declining. And, Sony will probably release the a6700 with many of the same high tech features. Tough.

IMO this Fuji and all the top M43 cameras should adjust their prices down by 20% and try to recover some costs before Canikon also release their FF mirrorless.

Can't wait for the A7III review.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 22:32 UTC as 108th comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm X-H1 sample gallery (110 comments in total)

Let's hope that there will be a X-H10.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 20:23 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Canon EOS M50: What you need to know (430 comments in total)
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Tommi K1: This is best mirrorless camera by Canon. There is nothing wrong it, otherwise EOS-M wouldn't be leading the market of the mirrorless cameras.
Here are just incompetent gear heads who can't even see the greatness Canon has brought to history of Photography.

Hahaha! Good one. πŸ‘

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 14:29 UTC
On article Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art sample gallery (111 comments in total)

Amazing lens!

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 19:34 UTC as 21st comment
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