Jorginho

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Well some points. The convergencee you see excludes some camera's clearly. Like Fuji XE linup, Panasonic mFT cams like GX9 and surely GM5. Olympus EPL series and of course most Sony NEX and now E mount series.
On top of that some DSLRs have become progressively smaller. A good example is the Nikon D5xxx series. D5000 is not only larger (quite a bit) and most of all much heavier than the D5600.
Another thing you seem to forget is video. We see that especially some Panasonic cams have become a lot bigger due to 4K video which needs room to dissipate heat. So with the higher bitrates and processing power, the size went up because of the stelaar videospecs. No DSLR can remotely come close to this and so these do not need the room a GH5 needs for that reason.
Also I find it a bit contradictory that you say telephoto lenses ruin mirrorless cams and at the same time feel a FF sensor is needed. mFT telephoto's are very small and a good reason may be to stick to smaller sensorsizes?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 09:08 UTC as 44th comment
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Steven Ar: Free trips to Vegas where Sony pays for EVERYTHING has a lot to do with it too.
Did everyone here think that DPR paid for that studio setup and models?
Not to mention dinners, drinks, hotel rooms, entertainment, etc.

As for "innovation". Sony's 5 axis IBIS is about the worst in the business. Other companies pioneered it and Sony tried to copied it. While Minolta pioneered IBIS, Sony first shunned it on mirrorless E mount, while others embraced it.
Pixel shift? They were late to the game with that too.
What about OSPDAF? Nikon did it first and better. Sony's suffers from "striping" with no fix in sight.
Touch screen tech? Sony either doesn't offer it or it has very limited functionality with a painful delay.
Fast sensor readout for less rolling shutter? Olympus was first before the A9.
60 FPS RAW shooting, Sony can't do it.
10 bit 4:2:2 in camera? Sony won't offer it.
I am running out of characters, but Sony either doesn't offer or copied most "innovations".

It is not about the companies it is about reviewers basically not taking the bait. If all reviewers do the same we have biased reporting galore. Anyone who doubts this is living in a fairytale world. Companies know exactly how humans work. Be kind and there is a diminished chance of a critical stance towards you.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2018 at 08:40 UTC
On article Venus Optics Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D sample gallery (94 comments in total)
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108: This is all very well but what about a 9-10ish mm prime f2.5 for m4/3 ?

I have a 7,5 mm F2.0 for my mFT. It is so small and light it is the almost perfect companion for my GM5. Almost because the GM5 has only 10bit eshutter and every manual focussing lens is relegated to that 10bit IQ since you need eshutter for it...But small and light.
What we need is a 9 mm f1.7 with AF that is very shapr wide open. So I think we do not need a 9 mm f2.5 from Laowa since there is this 7,5 mm f2.0, but an fast AF 9 mm from Panny or Oly would be great.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 07:42 UTC
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Steven Ar: Free trips to Vegas where Sony pays for EVERYTHING has a lot to do with it too.
Did everyone here think that DPR paid for that studio setup and models?
Not to mention dinners, drinks, hotel rooms, entertainment, etc.

As for "innovation". Sony's 5 axis IBIS is about the worst in the business. Other companies pioneered it and Sony tried to copied it. While Minolta pioneered IBIS, Sony first shunned it on mirrorless E mount, while others embraced it.
Pixel shift? They were late to the game with that too.
What about OSPDAF? Nikon did it first and better. Sony's suffers from "striping" with no fix in sight.
Touch screen tech? Sony either doesn't offer it or it has very limited functionality with a painful delay.
Fast sensor readout for less rolling shutter? Olympus was first before the A9.
60 FPS RAW shooting, Sony can't do it.
10 bit 4:2:2 in camera? Sony won't offer it.
I am running out of characters, but Sony either doesn't offer or copied most "innovations".

MikeRan...may be you are just being a bit naive hence fail to see the connection. Ample evidence of western propganda machines (and it is not just our beautiful democratic west, it is worldwide but our media have told us it is mostly in other countries with dictators etc...I will stop ranting now.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 15:36 UTC
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Steven Ar: Free trips to Vegas where Sony pays for EVERYTHING has a lot to do with it too.
Did everyone here think that DPR paid for that studio setup and models?
Not to mention dinners, drinks, hotel rooms, entertainment, etc.

As for "innovation". Sony's 5 axis IBIS is about the worst in the business. Other companies pioneered it and Sony tried to copied it. While Minolta pioneered IBIS, Sony first shunned it on mirrorless E mount, while others embraced it.
Pixel shift? They were late to the game with that too.
What about OSPDAF? Nikon did it first and better. Sony's suffers from "striping" with no fix in sight.
Touch screen tech? Sony either doesn't offer it or it has very limited functionality with a painful delay.
Fast sensor readout for less rolling shutter? Olympus was first before the A9.
60 FPS RAW shooting, Sony can't do it.
10 bit 4:2:2 in camera? Sony won't offer it.
I am running out of characters, but Sony either doesn't offer or copied most "innovations".

People are naive. I think a huge majority in the West think their media for instance are objective whereas the papers in other countries (like Russia) are the ones that are biased. It is even so that reviewers and journalist do not have any bad intentions and also think that being aware of a bias means you can adjust it. But it works subconsciously mostly and at times of course it is deliberate. Again: most people in the west are blind for the huge propaganda machine setup by their respective governments. Very naive.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 12:46 UTC
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havoc315: There is another reason you've heard so much about Sony: Their USA marketing department has become fantastic at generating buzz. Every product release becomes a major event, with bloggers and vloggers being given free or subsidized trips... Look at the just-completed "Kando" -- 200 "influencers" spending 3 days in Sony nirvana... Of course Chris and Jordan (as 1 example) are going to have an enthusiastic new video showing off Sony's newest camera -- when they just got to play with it for free for a trip with Sony providing models, balloon rides, etc. (Not claiming that Chris and Jordan sacrifice their objectivity... just saying it's going to result in immediate videos hitting the internet, of the camera being used in spectacular settings).

Chris and Jordan depend on their reviews for their income (mostly). They are not going to jeopardise that. It is how media work. It is why we in the west have a huge propganda machine that we call "free press" but in fact is an extenstion of those in power. Once you start to write critical articles about those in power, you lose your job. Pulitzer price Chris Hedges lost his job at the NYT precisely when he started to show how the USA was involved in war crimes etc. Noam Chomsky has not been mentioned ONCE in that paper since the seventies. For the same reasons. So you learn to go along easily.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 11:58 UTC
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Steven Ar: Free trips to Vegas where Sony pays for EVERYTHING has a lot to do with it too.
Did everyone here think that DPR paid for that studio setup and models?
Not to mention dinners, drinks, hotel rooms, entertainment, etc.

As for "innovation". Sony's 5 axis IBIS is about the worst in the business. Other companies pioneered it and Sony tried to copied it. While Minolta pioneered IBIS, Sony first shunned it on mirrorless E mount, while others embraced it.
Pixel shift? They were late to the game with that too.
What about OSPDAF? Nikon did it first and better. Sony's suffers from "striping" with no fix in sight.
Touch screen tech? Sony either doesn't offer it or it has very limited functionality with a painful delay.
Fast sensor readout for less rolling shutter? Olympus was first before the A9.
60 FPS RAW shooting, Sony can't do it.
10 bit 4:2:2 in camera? Sony won't offer it.
I am running out of characters, but Sony either doesn't offer or copied most "innovations".

In The Netherlands doctors were pampered in much the same way (well, worse) by Big Pharma. Of course everyone knew what happened: doctors started to prescribe the medications from the company that provided them some lecture of 30 minutes and the one week stay at the skiresort....You do not bite the hand that feeds you. Sony knows and dpreview knows. Bad: yes, because people want to get information. Objective information. dpreview should have stated clearly that every reviewed is sponsored by whoever invites them.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 11:54 UTC
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Steven Ar: Free trips to Vegas where Sony pays for EVERYTHING has a lot to do with it too.
Did everyone here think that DPR paid for that studio setup and models?
Not to mention dinners, drinks, hotel rooms, entertainment, etc.

As for "innovation". Sony's 5 axis IBIS is about the worst in the business. Other companies pioneered it and Sony tried to copied it. While Minolta pioneered IBIS, Sony first shunned it on mirrorless E mount, while others embraced it.
Pixel shift? They were late to the game with that too.
What about OSPDAF? Nikon did it first and better. Sony's suffers from "striping" with no fix in sight.
Touch screen tech? Sony either doesn't offer it or it has very limited functionality with a painful delay.
Fast sensor readout for less rolling shutter? Olympus was first before the A9.
60 FPS RAW shooting, Sony can't do it.
10 bit 4:2:2 in camera? Sony won't offer it.
I am running out of characters, but Sony either doesn't offer or copied most "innovations".

Yes. With a FF sensor. So? As if FF sensors do not have the very downsides which were the reason we saw mirrorless: size and weight. No EVFs no one liked in 2008, not for the live view or video. Size and weight. FF is big in everything and I should know since I shot with FF (D800e). I can't tell you what other should like but D800e is pretty much still among the best FF sensors out there. And to me, the difference in IQ is not that big compared to my E-M1.2.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 14:34 UTC

Nothing recent about it. You write a lot about Sony and it has been years. Not so much about other brands. I can't see how Panasonic or Olympus have not done as much. But apparantly their endeavour is very much into what a system needs: lenses. And here Sony simply just cannot compete, not for its APS-c mirrorless cams which is a big shame (FE lenses just are not taylored towards APs-c in its FL and size and weight) but still also not when it comes to the FF part of their cams. That is surely not to say they are doing a lacklustre job, I think the lens line up is filled with nice and sensible lenses too (F4 zooms are a good way to reduce size and weight over 2.8).
Still in my view dpreview is heavily focussed on FF sensored mirrorless cams and far less so when it comes to lenses. That is uncalled for: lenses make or break the system...Less Sony would be good: not for the sake of it but for the very good reason that all those bodies need a good lens setup.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 14:28 UTC as 143rd comment | 1 reply
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Nikoncanonfan: I hate polar bears, wish he’d used a rifle. They just murder every other life form they stumble across. Saw a video of one slaughtering a colony of birds with the chicks unable to run away they are the IS of the animal world..

Because it is true.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 12:17 UTC
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Jorginho: I think the pics are vey nice. I also see how an E-M1.2 and a PL 100-400 lens (whcih I have) or, to keep things on par FL wise a 50-200 f2.8 to F4 are so usefull: great IQ and much lighter in weight while getting the same FL. And that lens is very very sharp indeed....Wonder how it would look in the same setting shooting the same shots. I also like t that this D850 does not use a Sony sensor and performs so well. Hope the company will make sensors for other brands and in other formats too.

I disagree. When we look at reviews we see that the 100-400 PL lens is almost tack sharp at 100 mm (200 mm eq) wide open. It gets worse when we go towards the longer end (which is true for the 80-400 you touted).
The pics here are shot at ISO80 and at about 200 mm equivalent. There is no reason to suspect the Em1.2 + 100-400 mm PL would be somehow worse than again the cheap Nikon you mentioned. This situation is not demanding at all.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 12:36 UTC

I think the pics are vey nice. I also see how an E-M1.2 and a PL 100-400 lens (whcih I have) or, to keep things on par FL wise a 50-200 f2.8 to F4 are so usefull: great IQ and much lighter in weight while getting the same FL. And that lens is very very sharp indeed....Wonder how it would look in the same setting shooting the same shots. I also like t that this D850 does not use a Sony sensor and performs so well. Hope the company will make sensors for other brands and in other formats too.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 15:58 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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Kharan: I'm not impressed. An RX10M4 would produce better results than this, and you get a free camera along with the superior lens for the same money. Panasonic missed the mark badly with the 50-200mm, which could've been an excellent and very useful lens for MFT :(

@Kharan...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7BcLyYbYsY
The reviewer has zero complaints about the lens because it is excellent in every way. Not saying this therefor is a fact, but here is someone who used the exceptional 200 mm f2.8 and the 100-400 mm PL lenses so he can compare...

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 15:20 UTC
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Kharan: I'm not impressed. An RX10M4 would produce better results than this, and you get a free camera along with the superior lens for the same money. Panasonic missed the mark badly with the 50-200mm, which could've been an excellent and very useful lens for MFT :(

From the reviews I have seen it is not far off the 200 mm F2.8 Leica. It is an exceptional lens. Claims need evidence. It is highly unlikely a lens on a superzoom can do anything like this, but I did not make the claim so may be you can point us to some articles with a comparison to support your views.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 15:16 UTC
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fmian: It's interesting to see that your staff is still largely made up of males, considering the articles you've published in the past calling out the tide of anti-female discrimination that is apparently present in the photo/journalistic fields.

Most of your readership seems to rebut accusations of there being gross gender bias in the industry, while your staff respond by saying that pro-female measures need to be taken in order to ensure that we aren't just seeing a 'male perspective' on things.

Yet here you are employing more males and seemingly going against your assertions made in the past regarding gender numbers in the workforce. I'm guessing you hire people that are most suitable for the job, which just so happen to mostly be males.

When I look around me I see very few women tossing around DLSR or mirrorless cams. When it comes to technical reviews, I know of no woman who is actually interested in any of this. They are there for sure but it might be that the genderbias is based in reality not in preference...

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 07:42 UTC
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hammeredtoast: I hope you two are sticking around Alberta, and for that matter, Canada.

Why? What is so intrinsically good about one and bad over the other. Some people may like the USA more so than Canada vice versa.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 07:39 UTC

Wait and see. But now they did a show whenever they felt it was needed. Doing one show per week, when I look at some other channels, seems to coincide with a downturn in quality. It is best to upload a video when the content is good enough and it is informative. A one week schedule is a serious uptick in frequency...I hope I am wrong but I am not too thrilled about it....

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 07:38 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
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noisephotographer: So with or without tripod?

Without. With you would shoot the exact same pixels mostly. This technique if I am correct wants you to move the cam a little so you combine slightly different pixels.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 13:21 UTC

Oke, but my Em`1.2 does three shifts for true colour and then 4 shifts for higher resolution. I can't see this getting me around the bayerrestriction where colours are estimated if I am correct can it?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 13:20 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
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silentstorm: I actually wish Laowa could remake the 7.5mm/F2 for mft with a bigger size version, so as to reduce vignette, distortion & sharper corners.

Very happy ewith mine even though hires mode on my em1.2 does show a weaker spot. Great would be a 9mm 1.7 or so. Wonder when panny oly realise that such a prime is needed..

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 20:15 UTC
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