jaywalles

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On article Is the Nikon D780 right for you? (212 comments in total)

No, it is not for me: no vertical grip.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2020 at 08:44 UTC as 12th comment
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jaywalles: No VG with portrait controls. I am seeking for a Sony to replace my Nikons. goodbye.

Real user? I have 25 Nikon cameras among digital and film. Is that real enough? I'm tired of ridiculous things like launching a D750 replacement without VG or Z's with only one card slot. I cannot be more 'real'. I use those things to my work.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2020 at 08:00 UTC
On article The Nikon D750 vs D780: Should you upgrade? (322 comments in total)

No VG... I will not upgrade. In fact looking at the poor Z's and now this without VG, I'm seriously considering Sony.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2020 at 16:07 UTC as 82nd comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D780 (346 comments in total)

A great camera if it has vertical grip. Without, it is non existent for me. I shot a lot in portrait orientation. Now is the time to look elsewhere

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2020 at 10:01 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

No VG with portrait controls. I am seeking for a Sony to replace my Nikons. goodbye.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 08:41 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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Conrad567: As this is and has been an issue with strobes for years, kudos to Canon for addressing the problem.

My Metz 76mz5 is from pre-digital years (in fact is not compatible with any modern camera). It has a cooling fan.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2019 at 18:39 UTC

I think the size of the new 70-200 is because it has no internal zoom,

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 15:19 UTC as 80th comment
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Talley: What's the dimensions of this sensor compared to the sensor that's in the GFX 50S?

The same absurd 33x44mm size

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2019 at 17:30 UTC
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John M Roberts: I guess I'll be dead by the time MF digital will get somewhat closer to the price of MF film. Yep, I know the current cost of film and processing and the hassle but looks like FF digital will suffice and spend what ever I have on travel and taking pics than MF. I still have a freezer full of 5x7 Velvia should I get the craving again.

On MF film you have 6x4.5 as the smaller format; that gives you 1.67x or 1.5 stops over 35mm

That thing from Fuji is "fake" MF, 33x44 is fractionally bigger than 35mm and only gives you 2/3 EV over it... but with slower lenses so you have less control over DOF than with 35mm but at a higher price.

I cannot see the point for this camera. 100Mpx... Who really need 100Mpx... even 40 or 50Mpx...

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2019 at 10:31 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50R Review (1742 comments in total)
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Hellraiser: So,

Base ISO (100) performance of the FF Nikon D750 is:
Bit depth: 24.8
Dynamic range: 14.5

Base ISO (100) performance of APS-C Nikon D7200 is:
Bit depth: 24.5
Dynamic range: 14.6

So if there isnt any difference between APS-C & FF, why would be there between FF & MF?

Conclusion - shoot crop and forget about FF because youll get same performance for a whole lot less money.

ps
If the camera has lower base ISO of course it will perform better at that ISO.
The bigger the sensor, the better high ISO performance.

With FX you have one stop more in every direction: DoF, DR, iso... whether that is important for you or not is a question that no one can answer for you. I have Dx and Fx bodys... by now; this very year I will retire my two last DX cameras and they will be replaced by Fx ones without any doubt about it.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2019 at 18:19 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50R Review (1742 comments in total)
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Richmondthefish: This is the classic debate of cutting edge 35mm sensor tech vs older 645 crop MF tech. Sort of like how their were comparisons between the Sony 36MP D800 and the Kodak MF sensor in the 645D at the time(though that also had CCD vs CMOS at play).

Big part of why this crop MF system is even 'afforable' is because of how old the sensor is.

While many scenarios it might not be noticeable there are times where the MF does seem to hold a certain magic to it.

33x44m are 'fake' MF actually. You have only 1/3stop of advantage over 35mm. You only have to see the 'standar' is arround 60mm where it is 50mm in 35mm that is all the advantage you have. If you take two sensor of the same generation and comparable technology you still have very little advantage in real world shooting using 33x44 over 24x36

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2019 at 18:14 UTC
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Jacob the Photographer: About a year ago I had 'topped off' my Professional Photo career of 40+ years with a FF and MFT and APSC (Nikon D810 / Oly OMD EM1 / Fuji Xpro2). Fuji enticed me most: user interface that felt like 'my glorious old days' , the mixed lens quality of Fuji kept me uncertain. The Nikon eco-system had been with me for 30+ years, the choice should be easy. NOT !
My Nikon lenses combined with some Sigma Art lenses and two Nikon bodies made many young colleagues drool.... not me, on the end of the day I could not see a big quality difference between the 3 systems in commercial- print / digital output.
With the Nikon I missed shoots simply due to cumbersome weight / user interface. Then I used a Olympus Pro lens .... SOLD !
The weight- size- build+optical quality- user friendliness of the Olympus OMD + Pro lenses is unrivaled. Combine the Pro lenses with a super reliable body and we got a no-brainer in this E-M1X.

Just accept it:
95% of commercial work will never ever require FF.

More, but no better. Anyway on my last trip to Paris I only carry my Konica IIIM with enough B&W film.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2019 at 14:41 UTC
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Jacob the Photographer: About a year ago I had 'topped off' my Professional Photo career of 40+ years with a FF and MFT and APSC (Nikon D810 / Oly OMD EM1 / Fuji Xpro2). Fuji enticed me most: user interface that felt like 'my glorious old days' , the mixed lens quality of Fuji kept me uncertain. The Nikon eco-system had been with me for 30+ years, the choice should be easy. NOT !
My Nikon lenses combined with some Sigma Art lenses and two Nikon bodies made many young colleagues drool.... not me, on the end of the day I could not see a big quality difference between the 3 systems in commercial- print / digital output.
With the Nikon I missed shoots simply due to cumbersome weight / user interface. Then I used a Olympus Pro lens .... SOLD !
The weight- size- build+optical quality- user friendliness of the Olympus OMD + Pro lenses is unrivaled. Combine the Pro lenses with a super reliable body and we got a no-brainer in this E-M1X.

Just accept it:
95% of commercial work will never ever require FF.

I use 4x5 for portrait, landscape and travel photography. But today I will be covering a rugby match with a F5 and a bag full of HP5+ rolls

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2019 at 09:59 UTC
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Jacob the Photographer: About a year ago I had 'topped off' my Professional Photo career of 40+ years with a FF and MFT and APSC (Nikon D810 / Oly OMD EM1 / Fuji Xpro2). Fuji enticed me most: user interface that felt like 'my glorious old days' , the mixed lens quality of Fuji kept me uncertain. The Nikon eco-system had been with me for 30+ years, the choice should be easy. NOT !
My Nikon lenses combined with some Sigma Art lenses and two Nikon bodies made many young colleagues drool.... not me, on the end of the day I could not see a big quality difference between the 3 systems in commercial- print / digital output.
With the Nikon I missed shoots simply due to cumbersome weight / user interface. Then I used a Olympus Pro lens .... SOLD !
The weight- size- build+optical quality- user friendliness of the Olympus OMD + Pro lenses is unrivaled. Combine the Pro lenses with a super reliable body and we got a no-brainer in this E-M1X.

Just accept it:
95% of commercial work will never ever require FF.

I use 4x5 for portrait, landscape and travel photography. But today I will be covering a rugby match with a F5 and a bag full of HP5+ rolls

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2019 at 09:54 UTC

I wish to see a PHOTO camera launch without any mention to irrelevant video specs.

All I want off my photo cameras is they are good taking photos.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2019 at 15:32 UTC as 27th comment | 12 replies
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Portion Control: While they historically made the best half-frame cameras, the real advantage of Olympus in the film days was in their groundbreaking series of compact 35mm SLRs and point & shoots. Those were 'full frame' devices. Of course, it was probably (relatively) easier (as in practically possible at all) to find and fund a genius engineer to create new mechanical designs than it would be to scale up production of large electronic sensors and super-high-end image processors, and source the specialized materials needed to provide power and cooling/insulation for the them, while also providing all of the other features that the EM1X seems to have.

The OM system was fantastic... till they stuck in the F3/LX/F-1 times and never launch a pro AF OM body. They have excellent prime lenses, but poor zooms and never have a 80-200/2.8 OM either AF or MF. They have the OM-4 in the times of EOS-1n

Now is the same: they are stucked in a place that it is far away from where any other company are.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2019 at 09:59 UTC
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Jacob the Photographer: About a year ago I had 'topped off' my Professional Photo career of 40+ years with a FF and MFT and APSC (Nikon D810 / Oly OMD EM1 / Fuji Xpro2). Fuji enticed me most: user interface that felt like 'my glorious old days' , the mixed lens quality of Fuji kept me uncertain. The Nikon eco-system had been with me for 30+ years, the choice should be easy. NOT !
My Nikon lenses combined with some Sigma Art lenses and two Nikon bodies made many young colleagues drool.... not me, on the end of the day I could not see a big quality difference between the 3 systems in commercial- print / digital output.
With the Nikon I missed shoots simply due to cumbersome weight / user interface. Then I used a Olympus Pro lens .... SOLD !
The weight- size- build+optical quality- user friendliness of the Olympus OMD + Pro lenses is unrivaled. Combine the Pro lenses with a super reliable body and we got a no-brainer in this E-M1X.

Just accept it:
95% of commercial work will never ever require FF.

I work with digital and film cameras from APSc to 4x5" (soon I will use 8x10" because I need that large negative size to a personal project) I have never miss a shot because of the weight of the camera; I use Nikon bodies and lenses, they have NO problem with the user interface. I used to be 4/3 pro user in the past, when 35mm sensors was so expensive. I have never been so limited by my equipment as then. Try the 35-100/2 which is as big and heavy as any 70-200/2-8 FF lens but is 70-200/4 equiv. and tell me where is the advantage on 4/3 system. I have four 70-200/2.8 and I use most of the time at f:2.8. In 4/3 system there is nothing like a 105/2.0 DC or 85/1.8... (not to say f:1.4) many of we use this lenses A LOT.

So it's true the sensor size on 4/3 is not the answer... is the problem

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2019 at 09:50 UTC
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snapa: If anyone can show/prove the percentage of people shooting digital vs film today, I think that would answer the question why they will be going out of buisness. How much would it cost to process 100 8"x10 pictures in film vs digital pictures? Also, how much time and effort would it take to get those pictures?
Shooting film is almost like shooting DSLR's vs MICL cameras, DSLR's are a thing of the past. Get with the times or live in the past, your call.

Many of us are shooting both film and digital... It is not one thing or another.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 12:54 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2410 comments in total)
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daellis: I had the rare pleasure of shooting an NFL night game from the sidelines with my OMD-EM1mkii, alongside a cadre of amazing, mostly Canon pros. Thanks to Oly's amazing IBIS and lightweight 40-150/2.8 and 300/4 lenses, I was a lot more mobile--no monopod, no 35 lbs hanging off my vest. I shot at ISO 800 all night, little noise, no problem. It was noticed by the guys on the sidelines, who had a lot of questions. They want something super fast, light and durable, and they're not stubborn about full frame or brands. Plus most of their output goes online or in magazine print. 4/3 is more than enough. This might just work in a sports niche--not for everyone. Just sayin...

Yes iso 3200 is 2 stops beyond iso 800, but I can use also 6400 or even 12800 with enough quality. Also I am using most of the time 200mm@f:2.8. When I am not shooting sports I usually shoot portrait, my favourite lens is 105/2... and I use most of the time f:2 or f:4 with ND filters when necessary

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2019 at 21:00 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2410 comments in total)
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daellis: I had the rare pleasure of shooting an NFL night game from the sidelines with my OMD-EM1mkii, alongside a cadre of amazing, mostly Canon pros. Thanks to Oly's amazing IBIS and lightweight 40-150/2.8 and 300/4 lenses, I was a lot more mobile--no monopod, no 35 lbs hanging off my vest. I shot at ISO 800 all night, little noise, no problem. It was noticed by the guys on the sidelines, who had a lot of questions. They want something super fast, light and durable, and they're not stubborn about full frame or brands. Plus most of their output goes online or in magazine print. 4/3 is more than enough. This might just work in a sports niche--not for everyone. Just sayin...

You only have to look at the examples that are showing video reviews like the one of Jared Polin to see what this cameras at iso 800 are capable of. I have some iso 3200 handball pictures from my Nikon D600 and D800 printed at 80x120 cm. I am also sure what this cameras are capable of in terms of DoF... and the FF wins hands down (in the past I was Oly pro user)

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2019 at 19:15 UTC
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