Jefftan

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GrahamSeventy1: Reasons why Mirrorless are not doing so well

1. With a lens attached their still not pocketable - so micro 4/3 only has dis-advantages compared to APS-C
2. Using a completely new lens system instead of regular DSLR lenses - a big mistake
3. Their tiny size gives the impression of a toy camera less capable than a DSLR + less grip, not well matched with a big/heavy lens

Menu's are full of unnecessary crap, but as has been said before all can be left in auto mode.

Something that might appeal to those who never go anywhere without there camera - add a sim slot/phone functionality to a camera so there's no need to carry a mobile - kill the phone industry the way their killing the camera industry !

Do u change lens outside? u don't worry about sensor dust?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 07:53 UTC

camera companies are partly to blame for not creating exciting product that really got buying interest
for example the tough waterproof camera has been basically the same for the last 5 years. forget about larger sensor with less or no zoom,faster lens...etc

Look at micro four third, how long have it stuck in 16 megapixel? longer than I can remember and now many years later finally 20 megapixel but in a US$1200 body

Many features not just sensor are not improving much in the last 4-5 years, such as low light AF, processing speed,low light video, in camera jpeg NR..etc. Even photographers are getting tired buy the same or little improved camera again and again

I think hopeless trying to get the public to buy camera. At least release exciting camera that photographers will interest and want to spend money

but that's a chicken and egg question. With sales down no R&D money for real innovation and exciting product, than sales down even more. Very bad negative cycle

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 07:43 UTC as 69th comment

sales volume of camera will never go up again. The question is how much it will decline and how will that affect camera companies

it is be interesting to see say 3 years from now how many camera companies will still stay in camera business and how many models and at what price point camera will be offered.

My guess is some camera companies will exit the business and camera will differentiate in to 2 different groups.

1. cheap smaller camera with price no more than US$500 (not initial offer price but after price stabilize say after 6 months to 1 year)
2. Very expensive one like the A7R II with price at least US$1000 and sky's the limit

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 06:20 UTC as 70th comment
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Jefftan: All cameras has an "auto mode" . Most people just do not care about photography enough to carry a real camera. That is not the fault of camera manufacturer or there is anything they can do about this

The days before smartphone when everyone would buy a digital camera to take pics would never come back. From now on cameras are for real photographer and there is nothing wrong about that

If camera are made for "most people".
Real photographers would not want to touch it

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 06:11 UTC

All cameras has an "auto mode" . Most people just do not care about photography enough to carry a real camera. That is not the fault of camera manufacturer or there is anything they can do about this

The days before smartphone when everyone would buy a digital camera to take pics would never come back. From now on cameras are for real photographer and there is nothing wrong about that

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 08:30 UTC as 104th comment | 3 replies

Only serious photographer will buy a dedicated camera. Most will just use smartphone.

It is dreaming to imagine suddenly everyone will buy an extra camera to take pics instead of using the phone. It just won't happen no matter what the camera company do.

I don't see a problem why camera shouldn't be an item only for people serious about photography like me. Actuallly I hate complete novice saying they are a photographer. I would be very upset if camera get dumb down for the public.

Of course this would mean lower sales volume and higher price. This has already happen. Look at the price of RX100 IV US$950 and A7R II US$3200 body only. I hate this too but that's life and one has to bear with it

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 08:19 UTC as 105th comment
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Jefftan: I am a bit confused and if some expert could kindly answer my question
for mirrorless with only CDAF which is my NEX-5N and GM1, I know in low light AF I should use the largest aperture for a long time

but using AF-C is a new idea to me, I only use AF-S and especially for NEX-5N is a problem in very low light condition, by the way GM1 much better in extreme low light
Should I use AF-C in low light for CDAF mirrorless?

Is there any drawback like mention in article " if it's so dark you're experiencing hunting (below -3EV), you'll want to switch to AF-S so that once your camera locks focus, it doesn't try to refocus which may send it in to a long hunt. Why the hunt? Because PDAF sensors may cease to function, at which point the camera reverts to CDAF"

Thanks for the reply

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 02:10 UTC
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (716 comments in total)

"softening brought about by shutter shock. The E-M10 II suffers from the same problem but, unlike G7, offers an electronic first curtain mode (called 0sec Anti-Shock) that eliminates it "

May I ask the reviewer or anyone in the know, Does it mean that I should always use electronic shutter in GM1 (probably same shutter shock problem as G7) or only in certain shutter speed?

Get me confused. My understanding is that using electronic shutter bring about added noise and rolling shutter effect (is this effect only for moving subjects?) and should be avoid when standard shutter can be used (1/500 or slower)

But than what about this shutter shock problem? Thanks

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:01 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (716 comments in total)
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Jefftan: I am using GM5 and to me the only reason why I would want to double the weight and adding 200 gram is 5 axis IS
Can one really get consistent sharp pics in 1/3 seconds at wide angle? (24-28mm equivalent?)

If true I would be interested, I am not getting consistent sharp pics even at 1/15 with kit lens at wide angle

Can the reviewer or someone with experience in this Olympus 5 axis IS comment please?

2 stop at wid angle is quite disappointing for the supposedly miracle of 5 axis IS

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 22:26 UTC
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (716 comments in total)

In 2015 can u really sell a mid range camera without 4K and with old sensor?
almost 400 gram is heavy in my opinion for a small sensor camera without weather sealing. Remember GM1/5 with the same sensor is only 200 gram and that is with magnesium alloy frame which EM10 II is not

The only interesting feature this camera has is 5 axis, even this is rate lower than EM5 II (5 stop vs 4 stop)
not interesting or exciting

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 21:14 UTC as 120th comment | 13 replies
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (716 comments in total)

I am using GM5 and to me the only reason why I would want to double the weight and adding 200 gram is 5 axis IS
Can one really get consistent sharp pics in 1/3 seconds at wide angle? (24-28mm equivalent?)

If true I would be interested, I am not getting consistent sharp pics even at 1/15 with kit lens at wide angle

Can the reviewer or someone with experience in this Olympus 5 axis IS comment please?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 21:02 UTC as 122nd comment | 6 replies
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Jefftan: I am a bit confused and if some expert could kindly answer my question
for mirrorless with only CDAF which is my NEX-5N and GM1, I know in low light AF I should use the largest aperture for a long time

but using AF-C is a new idea to me, I only use AF-S and especially for NEX-5N is a problem in very low light condition, by the way GM1 much better in extreme low light
Should I use AF-C in low light for CDAF mirrorless?

Is there any drawback like mention in article " if it's so dark you're experiencing hunting (below -3EV), you'll want to switch to AF-S so that once your camera locks focus, it doesn't try to refocus which may send it in to a long hunt. Why the hunt? Because PDAF sensors may cease to function, at which point the camera reverts to CDAF"

Thanks for the reply but what is this mean?
"A lot of cameras tend to be less picky with AF-C even if set to focus priority and it may not be picky enough"
thanks

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2015 at 23:10 UTC

I am a bit confused and if some expert could kindly answer my question
for mirrorless with only CDAF which is my NEX-5N and GM1, I know in low light AF I should use the largest aperture for a long time

but using AF-C is a new idea to me, I only use AF-S and especially for NEX-5N is a problem in very low light condition, by the way GM1 much better in extreme low light
Should I use AF-C in low light for CDAF mirrorless?

Is there any drawback like mention in article " if it's so dark you're experiencing hunting (below -3EV), you'll want to switch to AF-S so that once your camera locks focus, it doesn't try to refocus which may send it in to a long hunt. Why the hunt? Because PDAF sensors may cease to function, at which point the camera reverts to CDAF"

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2015 at 02:59 UTC as 67th comment | 6 replies
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Jennyhappy2: Sorry, but unless you plan on changing lenses, the RX100 III surpasses the GM1 and GM5.

"you would prefer the higher MP count and smaller sensor found in the RX100 for more DOF"

how many more real detail are you getting from a smaller sensor with supposedly 4 more megapixel

I would say at base ISO almost none, in high ISO less (of course I know lens 2 stop faster for RX100) but GM1 low light with excellent IS is more than enough (good to 1/10 F3.5 ISO 3200)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 09:45 UTC

of all these type of camera available now

Panasonic GM1 is the best for price and IQ (both sensor and lens excellent). This is my judgement. You guys can choose to believe or not

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 09:35 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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ttran88: $1000 for this camera, why? I can buy 4 GM1 and leave it in different places and never need to carry any camera around with me. I can leave One in the toilet, one in the yard, one in basement and one in the ladies room. Or just buy one GM1 and use the remaining $600 to hire someone to carry it for you. Down with Sony RX100IV!!!

Where can you get Gm1 for $250?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 17:49 UTC
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Jefftan: Anyone care to compare with Panasonic GM1 which I just got in Japan for about US$380

In RAW both in ISO 100 and ISO 3200, IQ simply much better for GM1, very obvious

Really don't understand the excitment for this overpriced $1000 camera

By the way GM1 is very good, a greatly under appreciated camera

"But if I can't do selfies with out getting confused it's a no sale for me"

sorry I don't do selfie at all. This is a question I can't answered. It doesn't have a flip up screen only a very useful touch screen with touch shutter and touch AF/AE.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 17:47 UTC
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Jefftan: Anyone care to compare with Panasonic GM1 which I just got in Japan for about US$380

In RAW both in ISO 100 and ISO 3200, IQ simply much better for GM1, very obvious

Really don't understand the excitment for this overpriced $1000 camera

By the way GM1 is very good, a greatly under appreciated camera

"Does the Japan GM1 have an English menu? "

Yes, very easy. I don't understand Japanese too. When you start the camera it is in Japanese (which should be expected) but can easily change to English menu

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 17:43 UTC
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Jefftan: Low night capability of Panasonic GM1 is underated because of its excellent image stabilization
When I am testing the camera I take 2 pics that is 1 second at ISO 3200, yes 1 second but the image is not blur by handshake. I can't post image here otherwise I will do so
I don't know how typical this is. I don't have particular steady hands. Another testing pic at 1/3 sec turn out blur
but in practical use I think handheld to 1/10 sec at 24mm equivalent should be no problem

"it is only the antiquated Mega OIS system rather than Panasonic's more state-of-the-art Power OIS system."

It may be antiquated but still very powerful in my real life use of it

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 17:40 UTC

Low night capability of Panasonic GM1 is underated because of its excellent image stabilization
When I am testing the camera I take 2 pics that is 1 second at ISO 3200, yes 1 second but the image is not blur by handshake. I can't post image here otherwise I will do so
I don't know how typical this is. I don't have particular steady hands. Another testing pic at 1/3 sec turn out blur
but in practical use I think handheld to 1/10 sec at 24mm equivalent should be no problem

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 07:26 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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