FrankS009

FrankS009

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Thought it was fun - those kids reminded me of mine - and it was interesting to see the gear and how they picked locations.
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Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 17:12 UTC as 95th comment
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FrankS009: I am surprised he didn't take lighter m4/3rds gear. For example. the 12-40mm is a relatively big and front heavy lens compared to the Panasonic 12-35mm, and there are smaller, lighter lenses than that.
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As has been pointed out more than once, the title of the story was about "ultralight" backpacking photography. If that had not been the emphasis, then you might have a point. Since it was, lighter alternatives are important to point out for the uninformed.
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Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 13:42 UTC
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FrankS009: I am surprised he didn't take lighter m4/3rds gear. For example. the 12-40mm is a relatively big and front heavy lens compared to the Panasonic 12-35mm, and there are smaller, lighter lenses than that.
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Pen F body 424g
GM5 206g
Panasonic 12-32mm 70g
Panasonic 20mm 1.7 80-100g (depending on version)
etc.
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Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 12:12 UTC

I am surprised he didn't take lighter m4/3rds gear. For example. the 12-40mm is a relatively big and front heavy lens compared to the Panasonic 12-35mm, and there are smaller, lighter lenses than that.
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Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 22:54 UTC as 36th comment | 17 replies
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FrankS009: Take a look at the work of Edward Burtynsky for sophisticated and artistic large scale high resolution photography. In Comparison, VAST seems to be reinventing the wheel.
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In fact Burtynsky uses a 50mp medium format camera, an Hasselblad, moving to a 100mp.
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Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 15:18 UTC

Take a look at the work of Edward Burtynsky for sophisticated and artistic large scale high resolution photography. In Comparison, VAST seems to be reinventing the wheel.
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Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 00:30 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies

Good to get this action out in the open. Applaud DPR for doing so. Is this a new policy, or an old practice? Good Tweet from the ACLU.
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Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 20:52 UTC as 5th comment
On photo P6230365 in Ulric's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This is a great shot.
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Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 11:20 UTC as 1st comment
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FrankS009: I have quite a lot of empathy for canon and Nikon DSLR users, who having be told since the beginning of time that lenses were the main investment in photography, have been overtaken by a major technological shift that makes DSLRs and unfortunately their lenses larger and heavier than they have to be just at the time when many of their owners are getting older and find it harder to lug heavy equipment around.

Easy to see why many if not most would either heed the call to continuity of lens design - or leave Canon and Nikon, and other 35mm equivalent manufacturers - for more modern weight and size efficient mirrorless systems like m4/3rds.

But this is not an easy choice for those who have invested a lot of money in their lenses. Change can be tough sometimes.

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rrccad: Olympus is not the only m4/3rds maufacturer. Panasonic is the other major one.
There is more than one factor for sales, for example marketing.
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Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 23:04 UTC
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FrankS009: I have quite a lot of empathy for canon and Nikon DSLR users, who having be told since the beginning of time that lenses were the main investment in photography, have been overtaken by a major technological shift that makes DSLRs and unfortunately their lenses larger and heavier than they have to be just at the time when many of their owners are getting older and find it harder to lug heavy equipment around.

Easy to see why many if not most would either heed the call to continuity of lens design - or leave Canon and Nikon, and other 35mm equivalent manufacturers - for more modern weight and size efficient mirrorless systems like m4/3rds.

But this is not an easy choice for those who have invested a lot of money in their lenses. Change can be tough sometimes.

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WastingTime Neither one of us has figures. It would be interesting to know. My guess is more than a few. It would likely depend on the kind of photography they do.

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Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
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FrankS009: I have quite a lot of empathy for canon and Nikon DSLR users, who having be told since the beginning of time that lenses were the main investment in photography, have been overtaken by a major technological shift that makes DSLRs and unfortunately their lenses larger and heavier than they have to be just at the time when many of their owners are getting older and find it harder to lug heavy equipment around.

Easy to see why many if not most would either heed the call to continuity of lens design - or leave Canon and Nikon, and other 35mm equivalent manufacturers - for more modern weight and size efficient mirrorless systems like m4/3rds.

But this is not an easy choice for those who have invested a lot of money in their lenses. Change can be tough sometimes.

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rrccad: if they suit you and those who liked your post, happy shooting.
Wasting Time: Do you think that there aren't any pros who use m4/3rds, having left 35mm?

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Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 19:45 UTC

I have quite a lot of empathy for canon and Nikon DSLR users, who having be told since the beginning of time that lenses were the main investment in photography, have been overtaken by a major technological shift that makes DSLRs and unfortunately their lenses larger and heavier than they have to be just at the time when many of their owners are getting older and find it harder to lug heavy equipment around.

Easy to see why many if not most would either heed the call to continuity of lens design - or leave Canon and Nikon, and other 35mm equivalent manufacturers - for more modern weight and size efficient mirrorless systems like m4/3rds.

But this is not an easy choice for those who have invested a lot of money in their lenses. Change can be tough sometimes.

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Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 14:02 UTC as 139th comment | 7 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (373 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Should beginning photographers be encouraged to buy ANY DSLR? They are the dinosaurs of the photographic world, useful for some, but serving as bait for proprietary lens collections for new comers that add up to a lot of heavy stuff to lug around without the benefits of EVFs.
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While I said mirrorless in general as the way for beginners to go, if I was to really express my "personal biases" or "considered opinions" (depending on how one looks at it), I would suggest Micro 4/3rds to beginniners as a system to build on. Micro 4/3rds has smaller and lighter lenses, especially telephoto lenses, that make camera bodies about half the weight and size of APS-C and 35mm sized kits. Drawing on more than one manufacturer, there are more than enough available lenses in the system- about sixty different ones as I recall.
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Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 12:58 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (373 comments in total)

Should beginning photographers be encouraged to buy ANY DSLR? They are the dinosaurs of the photographic world, useful for some, but serving as bait for proprietary lens collections for new comers that add up to a lot of heavy stuff to lug around without the benefits of EVFs.
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Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 21:43 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
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Bambi24: With no viewfinder and small 4/3 sensors, I don't know what these things offer over a smartphone. The noise beyond ISO 800 is terrible.

These things maybe made a little bit of sense before smartphones came out with dual sensors, but they are pointless in 2017.

Can't buy that.
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Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 19:27 UTC

I found the review contradictory. It kept saying nice things, and at the end commented that it was forgettable. A bit ambiguous.

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Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
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Bambi24: With no viewfinder and small 4/3 sensors, I don't know what these things offer over a smartphone. The noise beyond ISO 800 is terrible.

These things maybe made a little bit of sense before smartphones came out with dual sensors, but they are pointless in 2017.

Smartphones don't have m4/3rds sensors or anything close to them.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 18:46 UTC

An interesting interview, but it didn't tell us much about stills oriented cameras coming up except a revised LX100 sometime. Looking forward to a new GM camera, and a new GX9 - but not too soon since I just bought a GX8! A soiid company with a solid product, and I prefer their industrial design to many others.
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Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 17:32 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1196 comments in total)
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snapa: It still amazes me how a 'm4/3' camera can cost $2,000 (without any lens), and be considered such a great camera. Once you start adding Pro lenses, then think about how well the IQ is at higher ISO levels with still pictures, it does not make any sense to me.

Maybe if you are looking for a very good 'video camera', it would be a good solution to your problem if you are looking to get very good videos. Still, to me, a m4/3 sensor camera for $4-5,000 (with lenses) that take just OK still pictures seems like quite a bit of money to me IMO, considering its competition with larger senor cameras.

BTW, how may professional videographers seriously look to buy a m4/3 cameras for taking serious video?

I have two friends or acquaintances who are professional videographers at a high professional level, and the both use GH4s, and are buying GH5s. Small sample, but a unanimous one.
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Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 03:18 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (375 comments in total)

The m4/3rds comparitor is the Olympus E II. Why not the Panasonic GX8 which has better specs and the same price as the X-T20?
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Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 22:38 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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