tonybelding

Lives in United States Hamilton, TX, United States
Joined on Dec 6, 2006

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  • This is actually one of the more interesting, and perhaps most relevant, responses I've seen in this whole thread, and I think it's worth expending a bit of thought and philosophy on. In the ...
  • I do that! Pentax Q7 Premium Kit I find it liberating.  I don't ever have to consider what lenses to take along.  I just grab the bag and go, and I'm ready for anything.
  • Let me fix that for you. . . Errr...there is a slight difference...APS-C typically have slightly smaller pixels and this tends to mean slightly lower S/N ratio (vs ISO) and dynamic range (vs ISO) ...
  • Let's see how they compare when you put a standard zoom lens on that GM1, then throw it in a bag along with a fast normal prime, a wide zoom, a constant-aperture telephoto zoom, and a fisheye lens.
  • Looking back at the posts, it seems like you've been participating quite a bit in this thread that you don't understand the reason for. And yes, it is a "no brainer" that the A7 is showing better ...
  • I think the Pentax Q system is brilliant.  My Q7 is my favorite camera.  I can carry the camera body and five lenses in a tiny bag that weighs nearly nothing and is easy to grab and take anywhere. ...
  • uhh. . . Most of the time exporting from LR at much more than 6 MP is a waste. Sure, there can be a few exceptions, but for me (and I assume for many of us) they are rare. For example, only a few ...
  • Reducing everything to 6 MB is very important to this exercise, because it cuts out the pixel-peeping BS. It prevents the output from being judged on super-fine detail that's easy to see under the ...
  • I can't contradict any of your technical analysis, but I can say that from my perspective the entire context of the argument seems wrong.  You're assuming that FF "wins" because of sharpness, ...
  • Uhh...  The reason I chose these two was because of their very different sensor sizes.  However, it should be understood that there's no way I'd ever be able to isolate those sensors from the ...
  • Oh, I think that should have been obvious from the first post back when I started!  :-D It's probably more of an apples-to-cabbage comparison.  That's kind of the point, to test two cameras about ...
  • A lot of people use adapted lenses on M4/3 cameras and seem perfectly happy with that, never mind the 2X crop factor.  It depends on what kind of shooting you do.  Video?  Do you like wide angles, ...
  • I don't see why IBIS shouldn't be considered a legitimate advantage for the Q7 here.  To get that feature in a full-frame Sony, I'd have to shell out even more money for the even larger A7 II. ...
  • Most of those are just the way the cameras metered them, and they look close in LR.  I did notice that the A7 will, by default, bring the shutter speed down to 1/60th and then start cranking up ...
  • This is the one so many have asked for. Low light! This was difficult for me, partly because I had to recalibrate my thoughts of what "low light" means with these cameras. It has to get pretty ...
  • This is what has worked for me. The small stuff:  Pentax Q7, Fujifilm XF1, Fujifilm REAL 3D W3.  They all work with the same batteries, same charger, so that simplifies things a lot.  The XF1 is ...
  • Both should turn out excellent performance and image quality. The Olympus can potentially save you some size and weight in your camera bag, although obviously that's dependent on your lens choices. ...
  • The reciprocal rule was never really a rule as such. . .  It's more of a rule-of-thumb, and it's one that usually worked OK with 35mm film cameras.  (Although when I was learning, the only rule I ...
  • I don't know if you've looked at my Sensor Size Comparison thread where I pitted a full frame Sony A7 against a Pentax Q7.  Part of the reason I undertook that was due to some experience that may ...
  • For the next set of shots, I decided to test the reach of these cameras on more distant subjects. My choice of lens for the Q7 was obvious. The 06 Telephoto Zoom, 15-45mm F2.8 is really the only ...
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