fishy wishy

fishy wishy

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Joined on Aug 4, 2013
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You name it, I probably had it or sold it. Never tied to one brand.

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Is this the same design as the version launched a couple of years ago?

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2019 at 11:11 UTC as 3rd comment
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Ingo70: The comparison reflects exactly my thoughts. While the Olympus may be an excellent tool for sports, it is somewhat limited by its small sensor. And don't underestimate the importance of light in the sports photography, the might appear problems even medium overcast days, not to mention indoor sports.
And these are only the APS Competitors (i like the Fuji a lot by the way).
Wait until you see the comparison with the D5 or the EOS 1X MK II.
I think Olympus should not call the EM1-X a sports camera and position it against the Top Nikon and Canon Cameras.
This doesn't do justice to the otherwise excellent Olympus, i think. Talk about the areas where it excels, and it will not be compared to way better cameras anywhere you look in the internet, i think.

You're right, but more re the AF which suffers badly in anything other than bright light. Be interesting to see whether a website mentions this, before we get honest joe anecdotes.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2019 at 20:23 UTC
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Ruekon: I'm surprised how well the D500 still compares, three years after its initial release. The stated drawback "Olympus gives you more reach in a smaller overall package" sounds too general and appears questionable when considering specific use cases.

For the price of the E-M1X body alone, Nikon includes the superb 16-80 f/2.8-4 that weights 480g. The similar Zuiko 12-60 f/2.8-4 is larger and weights more (575g), whereas offering less total light to the m43 sensor. This larger and heavier m43 lens adds to a larger and heavier body with less battery life and lacking a top lcd, as well as illuminated buttons I guess.

Why do I get the impression the people writing about the 16-80 and 12-60 have actually used neither? Stop riding the spec sheets, boys. The E-M1X is there to blast away at sports, which almost always needs telephoto lenses, not these short zooms. Those are more like wedding zoom ranges.
Really...

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2019 at 20:21 UTC
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zakaria: I think it would be better if you compared the AF of these cameras in field and real life not on paper .

Nah, because then mirrorless would crumble and put a dampener on people's buying the new toys. Don't forget Amazon owns this place.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2019 at 20:16 UTC

I am not sure why people keep mentioning 35-150 with APS-C if it's an FF image circle lens. You are only wasting a lot of lens speed by using it that way. A 35-150 f2.8 has plenty of scope for people portraits on FF, far more desirable than on crop. I don't however know why they made it go to 150 instead of 135. The 150 represents no obvious standard to me. I would have liked a new 35-105 f2.8 better, the chances are this lens will be f3.5 at 105mm.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 15:35 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
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fishy wishy: Oh forget it, don't need more APS-C stuff, I'm on FF ;)

You mean because I don't know the ins and outs of all the Tamron alphabetti spaghetti. Flame on!

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 14:32 UTC
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cricnours: Hi, Mr Tamron, please ask your ingeneers to build a good 24-105 f4 for FE mount... Sony's too expensive and Sigma's is... Sigma (pretty good + pretty expensive too)

The Sigma is not expensive for the quality. Of course you could make a more plasticky, lighter lens at 2/3 the price though without being worse optically I think.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 14:26 UTC
On article Canon EF-M 32mm F1.4 review (361 comments in total)
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fishy wishy: It just costs too much for what it is, a fast normal prime. A 50mm f1.4 on FF can be had much cheaper. I would never get into this system to pay twice as much for primes which end up that much slower due to equivalency, that's for sure.

The responses only show how people get sucked into the camera manufacturer hype, just how they want you to be.
The OEM traditional 50mm lenses are/were NOT soft lenses. That's ludicrous. For decades they have been recommended as being fast and sharp standard lenses...
What the new fanpeople mean is that the traditional 50mm lenses are not so sharp WIDE OPEN. Yes, they may take half a stop to two stops to really look good. But they have plenty of scope for that. The Canon 32mm f1.4 equals 50mm f2.2 ... the Sony 50mm f1.4 which you can find for half the price will start getting really good at f2.8, which is only 2/3 stop slower than this crop sensor Canon lens really is. So... I still find $500 for a crop sensor normal prime rather pricey compared to FF. Hopefully the street price will drop below $400. But at least it's more reasonable than the Olympus 25mm f1.2

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 10:59 UTC

Oh forget it, don't need more APS-C stuff, I'm on FF ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 10:27 UTC as 48th comment | 5 replies
On article Canon EF-M 32mm F1.4 review (361 comments in total)
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fishy wishy: It just costs too much for what it is, a fast normal prime. A 50mm f1.4 on FF can be had much cheaper. I would never get into this system to pay twice as much for primes which end up that much slower due to equivalency, that's for sure.

You won't find used lenses at reductions of this 32mm because it's so new. But you can find plenty of AF 50mm f1.4 used at a third of the price. The Nikon 50mm D, the Minolta, Sony Alpha and Pentax usually too. They don't end up as f2.2 even if they're not as sharp wide open. BUT the larger FF relaxes the demands on lenses that cover the larger image circle and makes them look sharper. We're not comparing the old FF 50mm on EOS M. That's not how it works, no more than we should be putting EOS M lenses on FF. The Canon is a worthy lens for image quality, but has some cheapo design compromises in the operation. Some 50mm had the decency of having the front element extend inside the barrel. This one extends out of it.
My problem's not so much with the image quality, but the consequences for the system of the unconvincing price and tardiness of it.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2019 at 22:01 UTC
On article Canon EF-M 32mm F1.4 review (361 comments in total)

It just costs too much for what it is, a fast normal prime. A 50mm f1.4 on FF can be had much cheaper. I would never get into this system to pay twice as much for primes which end up that much slower due to equivalency, that's for sure.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2019 at 20:58 UTC as 43rd comment | 7 replies
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Imager of: With smart phones being used more and more for professional work, is this really surprising? I seldom get my DSLR out my kit bag during a wedding event now. My iPhone 8plus captures most the days events with ease. If I have something challenging to shoot then I can just attach one of the phones lens attachments. (They are small and cheap and fit in my jeans pocket) My clients love that I can message them images during their wedding. (I don’t do this during the ceremony of course) I’m also not then spending the following week editing tons of photos. If they want prints then I can upload straight from my photo to either my pocket printer or my favourite online printing company.
I have been hired for a pro football game in two weeks and my goal is to solely use my iPhone for the photos. Looking forward to investing in the iPhone 10r soon and taking my photography to the next level!

^ (Please note he states his occupation as "Comedian" on his DPR page and has no photos, before you should get excited about replying)

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 09:51 UTC

Pointless. The big two already have 200-400 f4 lenses, and because Olympus have such a small sensor their lens needs to have a bigger aperture to look impressive.
I'm not excited by a 300-800mm f9 equivalent zoom personally. Just not.
200-400 f3.5 would have been a lot more impressive.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2019 at 14:46 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2410 comments in total)

I'll take two, please.
I need some to keep the doors open so the dog can stretch his legs.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 23:21 UTC as 383rd comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2410 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: Hilarious comments from internet warriors all-in on full frame and keen to establish bragging rights on the size of their sensors.

Classic middle aged men BS.

The irony is that I would wager most of them never print and probably look at their snaps of Disney and the Zoo on an iPad.

Well, you are called daft punk, maybe you are instead ten and a half.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 23:14 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2410 comments in total)
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Phileas Fogg: It's always the same old attack of this format. It can be entry level M4/3's, a mid grade and now a pro grade one.

BLAH BLAH BLAH about sensor size, about noise, about depth of field.

IT'S THIS SIMPLE! We still don't live in a Socialist utopia (err distopia). We don't only have ONE STATE OWNED CAMERA COMPANY TO GET THE DEAR LEADER APPROVED CAMERA!

We have choice. IF YOU LIKE FF, THEN SHOOT FF. You got Canon, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic. You have APSC choices too.

If you want large digital format, Digital MF or even Digital LF. Why do M4/3 bashers not decry 35mm FF as inferior to these larger formats?

The OMD EM-1X is PROGRADE CAMERA! It can do anything a prograde Canon, Nikon Sony can. It will give if used right 100% saleable, printable, publishable images of any subject one can freely choose to shoot!

99% of any viewers will not notice, nor care what camera one used for images to be viewed on any digital screen, from 5 inches to 100 inches or printed at most any PRINT SIZES!

Maybe if he didn't have the name of a brand of potato chips I could take him more seriously in his excitement.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 23:09 UTC

If a teaser trailer says nothing and does not even attempt relevance, then I'm prepared to believe that's because there will be little positive to say about the product. Because if you had it, you would say it, wouldn't you? At least famous rubbish like the Segway made a good attempt at hype and viral marketing... this video offers nothing. Yeah, buy a 60fps camera to shoot moss! - Give me a break.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2019 at 13:16 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon Z6 Review (1158 comments in total)
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ttran88: Zeiss Batis & Zeiss Loxia!! Nuff said!

Fairy Nuff, the famous gay cabaret performer? What did he say?

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 17:28 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 Review (1158 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: This camera cause other model prices to drop - D610, D500, D750, used Df etc...
I have my sight on one of those

Showing your inexperience there, you and the Likers.
D610- hardly, not anywhere near that price bracket
D500- not the same kind of camera. Crop sensor optimised for sports & wildlife.
D750- not close in price anyway.
Df- probably too rare to be much affected, even though they share some hipster chic.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 17:26 UTC

Thanks a lot for bothering to do this. Confirms my anecdotal suspicion that stabilisation doesn't make as much difference with wide lenses, on either optical or sensor stabilisation actually.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 14:26 UTC as 85th comment
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