tedolf

tedolf

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On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (637 comments in total)
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rbach44: Full frame user (switched from M43 once upon a time) not looking to troll but asking an honest question:

Looking at the 25mm 1.2 makes me think the same thing as when I saw the f.95 Noktons: Isn’t this just the wrong system for shallow DOF? Putting a big, heavy, and expensive lens on a system built around portability makes no sense to me…

Especially considering that the cost of this lens is the same as a used D600+50mm 1.8, which will provide similar DOF characteristics at little size/weight penalty when considering the whole combo. And that is not even considering the (at least in my opinion) poor ergonomics of a big lens on a small body, the IQ advantage of full frame, and the (presumably) poorer performance at f1.2 compared to a good ol’ f1.8.

Of course M43 has its other advantages, but doesn’t a larger format just make more sense for shallow DOF than shoehorning a very fast lens into a system that really just doesn’t excel in that area? Am I missing something here?

Yes you are missing something. Nobody is buying m4/3 primarily for shallow DOF. Some of us are buying it to be able to shoot wide open at faster shutter speeds and lower ISO with enough DOF.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:36 UTC
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Donnie G: It's easy to miss the whole point behind the development of the M5 if you're not paying attention. While today's gear heads are constantly obsessing over their desire to be wooed by new tech in order to deem any new camera worthy of the title "new", Canon is showing the industry how to make a camera that allows its users to get the most use from the available tech built into it in the most comfortable and intuitive manner possible.

With the M5, Canon teaches the EVF, touchscreen, and top deck operating controls how to play nice together so that the user doesn't have to remove their eye from the eyepiece to accomplish any picture taking or video recording task. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if, through the use of a hybrid OVF that switches to EVF for live view use, Canon will have taught the 6D's replacement the same tricks, likely by using the big dial on the camera's back to control the touchscreen during live view shooting with your eye at the viewfinder. Ease of use sells! :))

You mean like Sony did six years ago with DSTL cameras?

Canon is way late to the party, and the main problem is still lenses. Where are the primes after all these years?

But I do think that Canon is now serous about replacing Rebels with something like the M5.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:37 UTC

Hasselblad should merge with Olympus. Then, Olympus could stop its full frame dreaming and stay focused on the 4/3 sensor and lenses. 4/3 users could skip right to medium format if they really need those kinds of DOF characteristics.

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 16:13 UTC as 72nd comment | 5 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200 (216 comments in total)
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JordanAT: I'm always intrigued at the size and cost of m4/3 lenses. I would expect them to be bright, small, and (relatively) inexpensive. If you're in the market for a fast zoom lens...they just don't exist. The cheapest zoom lens with a 2.8 aperture is $700, weighs 11 ounces and is 3" long.

Compare that with the LX100 - a m4/3 with a fixed lens of (roughly) the same focal length, 1.5 stops brighter at the short end, and yet the entire lens and camera combined is 14 ounces, less than 2.5 inches thick (long). And the entire camera and lens together only costs $700.

Are m4/3 (and, I suppose) APS cameras really only for people who shoot prime lenses, or don't mind really small maximum apertures?

yes.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
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Miron09: Leica produces luxury items (Rockwell names it "jewellery"). One should not underestimate the difficulty of doing this. Please remember how miserably other manufacturers failed, trying to copy the recipe (Hasselblad). Knowing too many disappointed Leica camera owners (since the 70s !) and their troubles with shoddy production quality, I´d never buy a Leica body. Still I respect their business model and their lens designs.
As a Olympus user, I really like the Nocticron and the old FT Panaleica 25mm. Outstanding lenses. I reckon they were made by Panasonic, but I don´t care. The quality is fantastic.

@Saul James,

Oh, man that is good, "recycled German U boat"!

I wish I would have thought of that!

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 21:29 UTC

m 4/3 could do something like this except add NFC so your cell phone becomes the screen when you need it.

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 20:24 UTC as 252nd comment | 2 replies
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (317 comments in total)
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honeyiscool: I'm starting to be really annoyed with Panasonic. Why would you introduce all these amazing new features for video and then not give us firmware to use it fully? I have a GH4 and I love a lot of things it does, but honestly, I hate the form factor. I want a smaller camera. But I also want 50 Mbps for 1080p, I want IBIS, I want longer than 30 minute per take. I want all these things, and GX80 is capable of everything (don't NEED mic input, though I do wish for it), except they decided to cripple it software-wise. With the GX8 being relatively new (and also being kind of gigantic, not what I'm looking for) and G and GH series being not the form factor I'm looking for (because my GH4 is doing well), it looks like Panasonic is just not going to make the camera I want, even though they have all the hardware already in this camera. Why.

I suspect it is the processor.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 17:17 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (317 comments in total)
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WhiteBeard: I have yet to understand Panasonic's "logic" in opting to sell the G85 - or the G7, in Canada anyway - only as a kit. Many of us who entered earlier into µ4/3 and resisted so far to the bulk and price of the GX8 would be glad to add the GX85 as a second body or as a replacement; why force us to buy a lens we don't need just to make e-bay happy?

In about six months it will be available body only.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (317 comments in total)

This is almost the ideal m4/3 camera. It looks to be about the size of an E-p5 but they managed to squeeze in an EVF. Very impressive.

Olympus could top this by shrinking the LCD back to a 4:3 ratio thus making the camera a bit smaller. Then, it would be perfect.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 15:58 UTC as 30th comment

So is CX dead?

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 18:59 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Who buys this camera?

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 18:41 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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justmeMN: $1,699 for body-only. Mirrorless enthusiasts say that mirrorless cameras cost less to manufacture than DSLRs, but that doesn't seem to be reflected in their prices.

@MikeF

Yes.

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 16:21 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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nunatak: perils of the marketplace ... and the Samsung S 300mm f/2.8 ED OIS DPreview was teasing us with at that Samsung junket in Hawaii ... never even got the chance to be continued, less discontinued.

Bingo!

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 23:57 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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nunatak: perils of the marketplace ... and the Samsung S 300mm f/2.8 ED OIS DPreview was teasing us with at that Samsung junket in Hawaii ... never even got the chance to be continued, less discontinued.

I wonder what Samsung knows that we don't?

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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Ben Stonewall: Shamsung - here today, gone tomorrow, gadget manufacturer.
Last year cameras, this year talking refrigerators, next year talking toasters.

Is that good?

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 22:58 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)

How many different ways can you spell, "D.E.A.D."?

TEdoolph

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 22:37 UTC as 57th comment | 10 replies
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (541 comments in total)
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tedolf: It's huge.

Tedolph

I am talking about the fact that compared to this it is compact.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (541 comments in total)
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tedolf: It's huge.

Tedolph

A GM-5 is compact. This is huge.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (541 comments in total)

It's huge.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 17:37 UTC as 119th comment | 18 replies
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