tedolf

tedolf

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tedolf: I really wish that m4/3 would do this. Exactly the same as M 10-d with just three manual focus lenses: 15mm, 20mm and 42.5mm all f/1.7.

Oh, add the EVF port just in case.

TEdolph

Fuji's X pro is the only one that has an OVF and an interchageable lens.

It is very expensive.

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2018 at 19:08 UTC
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vscd: What sensorsize? Will the Canon 14mm be a Supertele? ;)

I am hoping that you are correct.

tedolph

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2018 at 19:02 UTC
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tedolf: I really wish that m4/3 would do this. Exactly the same as M 10-d with just three manual focus lenses: 15mm, 20mm and 42.5mm all f/1.7.

Oh, add the EVF port just in case.

TEdolph

I don't think you understood me.

I want an m4/3 camera like the Leica M-10d.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 23:51 UTC

I really wish that m4/3 would do this. Exactly the same as M 10-d with just three manual focus lenses: 15mm, 20mm and 42.5mm all f/1.7.

Oh, add the EVF port just in case.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 23:34 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
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hteasley: I see a lot of comments on the idea of this screenless M mount camera and its daring, innovative design... and saw nothing but Leica hate on the M-D a few years ago, of which this is a feature clone. Leica is coming out with their M10D, their second screenless digital camera, which uses a phone app for review or screen-based shooting.

Leica is the most innovative camera company, from a user interface perspective. Unique and powerful UIs like this film-style digital, the TL touchscreen, and the sublime S/SL UI.... all of which they been doing for years. Everyone else is playing off what they're doing.

They're expensive, and their cameras don't compete on features, which is why some folks think of them as a bad deal. Where they compete is on UI, and they win there. Pixii is just doing the same thing here, and because they're not Leica, people see that a little more clearly.

@Grubernd:

I don't think anybody who is interested in this camera is going to use it for event photography.

It is for people who already have M mount lenses (lots of us out here) and don't want to pay Leica prices.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 20:21 UTC
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chadley_chad: Why? It’s clear a screen is required hence the phone integration ... so why on earth would you not put one in. It’s beyond me; it’s like making a watch with no hands; you have to check your phone. Destined to fail!

@57even,

That is what PP is for.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 20:13 UTC

Didn't Olympus sort of do this with the Olympus Air?

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2018 at 19:32 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply

I really like this.

Now, can Olympus make a m4/3 version of this using the old E-pl1 body and sell it for $499.00 body only?

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 16:25 UTC as 238th comment
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mrmut: TBH I really like this idea. Depending on how expensive it will be, it might be a liberating way to photograph stuff. I am kind of tired of instant gratification of todays cameras.

@BJL,

On some cameras (mine) you can't turn off the rear screen. Only swap it for an EVF.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 21:03 UTC
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chadley_chad: Why? It’s clear a screen is required hence the phone integration ... so why on earth would you not put one in. It’s beyond me; it’s like making a watch with no hands; you have to check your phone. Destined to fail!

You would have had a real problem in the film era.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 20:59 UTC
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hteasley: I see a lot of comments on the idea of this screenless M mount camera and its daring, innovative design... and saw nothing but Leica hate on the M-D a few years ago, of which this is a feature clone. Leica is coming out with their M10D, their second screenless digital camera, which uses a phone app for review or screen-based shooting.

Leica is the most innovative camera company, from a user interface perspective. Unique and powerful UIs like this film-style digital, the TL touchscreen, and the sublime S/SL UI.... all of which they been doing for years. Everyone else is playing off what they're doing.

They're expensive, and their cameras don't compete on features, which is why some folks think of them as a bad deal. Where they compete is on UI, and they win there. Pixii is just doing the same thing here, and because they're not Leica, people see that a little more clearly.

We see a lower price.

A lot lower price.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 20:58 UTC
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bniver: I'm struggling to see the value here.

Ability to use M mount lenses on a digital body with long battery life.

Think hiking, mountaineering, etc.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 20:56 UTC
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Tonio Loewald: The dot pitch matches the Nikon D5000 and the Fuji X100 — old 12MP APS-C sensors.

I could live with that.

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 16:30 UTC

Now this is genius.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 16:29 UTC as 91st comment

Well, there goes the E mount.

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2018 at 18:59 UTC as 20th comment

I just don't think this stuff is going to sell very well. Full frame is the new medium format. The market is very small.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 20:37 UTC as 4th comment
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tedolf: So called Full Frame is an accidental format with a bad DOF profile for out of studio shooting. It is difficult to use lenses having apertures faster than f/2 without running into DOF being too narrow. Also, the 3:2 aspect ratio is a poor match for prints.

The original 16mm x 24mm cinematic 4:3 format was perfect, especially for fast lenses.

Tedolph

@Seahbc,

Somehow, I don't think that you are!

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 20:35 UTC
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tedolf: So called Full Frame is an accidental format with a bad DOF profile for out of studio shooting. It is difficult to use lenses having apertures faster than f/2 without running into DOF being too narrow. Also, the 3:2 aspect ratio is a poor match for prints.

The original 16mm x 24mm cinematic 4:3 format was perfect, especially for fast lenses.

Tedolph

@Alexis

Thanks Alexis.

Smartphone typing is tough!

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 00:48 UTC

So called Full Frame is an accidental format with a bad DOF profile for out of studio shooting. It is difficult to use lenses having apertures faster than f/2 without running into DOF being too narrow. Also, the 3:2 aspect ratio is a poor match for prints.

The original 16mm x 24mm cinematic 4:3 format was perfect, especially for fast lenses.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 19:13 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies

From a DOF point of view, Barnack's accidental so called full frame format is a bad idea. F/1.2 on a 24x36mm image plane is just too shallow. The 4:3 18mmx24 mm so called "half frame" format has a much more usable DOF profile with fast lenses, and is a better match for printing than the 3:2 aspect ratio so called "full frame" format.

Canon should have gone with a 1.3x crop half frame format.

Even pro's today are very happy with f/2.8 constant max. aperture zooms on FF, so what is f/1.4-2.0 being used for anyway?

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 21:45 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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