kbryd

Lives in Poland Warsaw, Poland
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Joined on Nov 6, 2009

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Clive99: The weak point of these cameras is the lens. Sensor is fine, it was fine on the previous ones. The G7xII had a very soft lens. I tried two of them and had to return them. Sounds like G7xIII is the same lens. I hope the G5xII new lens is better. Seems unlikely, as they went more aggressive with the reach. Frankly, I'd prefer a sharp 24-70 equivalent lens, rather than one that's driven by marketing numbers.

I have G7xII and the lens is just fine, it is about the same sharp as my Fuji's 18-55 2.8-4.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2019 at 20:56 UTC
On article The best lenses for Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras (277 comments in total)
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FuzzyDice: Not sure who thinks the 23 f/2 is the best all around lens, but I think they need glasses. That lens isn’t good until it’s well stopped down.

This lens is disaster even when stopped down. Even Russian lenses like Helios are much much better in terms of IQ.
I completely lost confidence in Fujinon when I got this lens, sadly I can't return it.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2019 at 12:18 UTC
On article Is the Canon EOS RP right for you? (708 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: I think you would have to be seriously committed to Canon to not conclude that a Fuji XT-3 is a better camera in every practical way for the same money. It focuses better, it has way more flexibility, is better made, has all the lenses you could need and kills it overall. Even the IQ is better given the DR advantage inspite of it being APSC. And there is the advantage of better reach if you shoot telephotos.

And that just for stills, before you even think about how the Fuji spanks the Canon for video.

I decided to sell both 5D and XT3 and buy Canon RP. I don't care about video capabilities and 6Dmk2 sensor is good enough (I had 6D before 5D and it was OK except bad AF). I do care about size and weight so I need something smaller and something I can trust "optically" - Canon lenses are simply superb.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2019 at 07:22 UTC
On article Is the Canon EOS RP right for you? (708 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: I think you would have to be seriously committed to Canon to not conclude that a Fuji XT-3 is a better camera in every practical way for the same money. It focuses better, it has way more flexibility, is better made, has all the lenses you could need and kills it overall. Even the IQ is better given the DR advantage inspite of it being APSC. And there is the advantage of better reach if you shoot telephotos.

And that just for stills, before you even think about how the Fuji spanks the Canon for video.

I thought so...and I bought XT3 (having Canon 5D mk iv). Well, I am disappointed, the body itself is OK (IQ is far from the 5D but I knew it, hard to compare FF and APS-C), but the lenses are rubbish. Fujinon 23mm F2 is probably the worst lens I ever had, it is so soft, that I don't how it went through QA. As a Canon camera owner for the last 20+ years I had probably 15+ different lenses, none of them was so bad. I lost interest and confidence in Fuji to be honest.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2019 at 18:56 UTC
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racin06: I'm so happy to be shooting with Fujifilm's X Series system. The arrogance of Canon's senior management is unprecedented. These guys certainly aren't clueless..it's pure arrogance!

Camera without a good lens is a bad camera. While XT3 is a nice body it is not enough. A lot of people praise quality of Fuji glass. I have different experience.

As an owner of Canon 5D mk iv I thought that perhaps a smaller body will suit me better and I bought Fuji XT3 with the kit lens (18-55 F2-4.8) and Fujinon 23mm F2.

And I am so disappointed in IQ. I knew that the kit lens will not be a match to Canon 24-105/F4 (it is not, far from it) but I hoped that at least 23mm F2 will be a match to my Canon 35mm F2. Actually I have never had a worse lens that that Fujinon 23mm, even old Russian M42 lenses are better. Depending on a subject distance it can get really blurry, especially when subject is far left part of the image is just unacceptable.

I lost confidence in Fuji glass, something I always had for Canon glass, I have been using Canon system since 2000 and I never had a bad lens.

I am going back to Canon, probably I will buy EOS RP and the new RF 24-105 and RF 35mm.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2019 at 08:30 UTC
On article Canon EOS RP review (1693 comments in total)
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(unknown member): just as i did way back, when i did not buy canon 300D/digital rebel), but waited for smaller and much better successor 350D/XT, i will also skip both R and RP "Mark I) this time and wait for an even more compact, even lower-priced yet functionally better successor.

Better for stills, that is. zero interest in video. ideally Canon would offer an "RZ" or "R0" model, with Zero video capture, and priced at 799. free of all video gimmickry, except what is needed for an excellent EVF feed. no mics, no speakers, no audio processor, no headphone jack, no video/audio codecs, no zebras, no video menu and firmware clutter, no marked-in-red "record video" button in the worst places, none of it. repeat after me: Canon R ZERO ftw!

i know for sure, i'd not be the only one to buy it instantly. :-)

Shut up and take my money! :-)

There is such craziness about video capabilities now, looks like every damn camera owner records tons of video in 4k and then what? Is that even processed?? Is that even watched again??? I just don't believe it, I think this whole noise about 4k is created by relatively small number of internet "trolls".

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2019 at 07:24 UTC
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kbryd: From those three the best one is Canon G7X mark II. It is much cheaper than Sony, it has better lens (24-105/1.8-2.8), very good AF, excellent color rendition.

It is not soft. I played a bit with borrowed Sony RX100 V and there is no significant difference.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2018 at 21:06 UTC

From those three the best one is Canon G7X mark II. It is much cheaper than Sony, it has better lens (24-105/1.8-2.8), very good AF, excellent color rendition.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2018 at 20:01 UTC as 66th comment | 5 replies
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (220 comments in total)
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PRohmer: My hopes are shattered :) Quite underwhelming. Not only Canon is a few steps behind in terms of features, but doesn't seem to deliver in basic IQ in cropped sensor segment. Other then color it appears to be way behind Fuji X series, Sony and Pentax. 80d isn't the best IQ body in the CS segment but has better lenses to choose from. I was hoping to jump off the M4/3 wagon while staying with mirrorless. I was really hoping for M5 to be it because I prefer Canon color to Sony and Fuji.

@iamatrix, you must be joking :) show examples.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 08:38 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (220 comments in total)
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PRohmer: My hopes are shattered :) Quite underwhelming. Not only Canon is a few steps behind in terms of features, but doesn't seem to deliver in basic IQ in cropped sensor segment. Other then color it appears to be way behind Fuji X series, Sony and Pentax. 80d isn't the best IQ body in the CS segment but has better lenses to choose from. I was hoping to jump off the M4/3 wagon while staying with mirrorless. I was really hoping for M5 to be it because I prefer Canon color to Sony and Fuji.

I had XT-1 and sold it because for what I needed (landscapes) my other camera EOS M3 was in fact much better (IQ wise).

Fuji is overrated (sometimes I am wondering if those positive opinions about Fuji aren't actually paid by Fuji :-) ), and when I saw output from XT-1 I was very disappointed. Not mentioning the fact that lenses are overpriced.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 10:21 UTC
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notpc: What will this thing do that the Canon 5Ds can't? More dynamic range? Better high ISO? Something else?

Really? Better "richness and range of colors"? So you're saying that FF has better range of colors than let say APS-C?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 07:50 UTC

It is the software that is the problem. These models will be forgotten by Asus after 8 months, which means no new Android OS updates, no security updates etc.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 18:55 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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peevee1: What's the point? Cheaper than the lens alone, these days you can get E-PM2 (with IBIS and better sensor and EVF support)+14-42 +40-150, and that 40-150 is faster, sharp and 70g lighter and focuses with the speed of light.

I had OMD E-M5 and sold it after my wife bough EOS M and I had a chance to compare IQ - Olympus was rubbish, strangely noisy/grainy even at ISO 400, also depth of field due to smaller sensor was much worse at the same F-stop than in EOS M.
Of course EOS M has it's own problems, but IQ is not one of them.

Not mentioning that I paid for the OMD $1.5k and new EOS M cost my wife $300.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 14:09 UTC

Yeah...very nice, but still I don't understand why two Sigma lenses I had (100-300/4EX and 10-20/3.5-5.6) were rubbish. Both were extremely out of focus, actually only one side of the image was out of focus...

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 20:23 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2068 comments in total)
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Rockaw: I think that people are missing it when they complain about the $1399 price point. It's a bargain.

Ming Thein has a very interesting post that shows how the OM-D E-M1 is most correctly compared to the Nikon D4. Same resolution, similar build quality, similar focus speed and accuracy. The D4 has much better video modes, but seriously, nobody buys a D4 to shoot video anyway. It's a still machine.

http://blog.mingthein.com/2013/09/11/the-2013-olympus-om-d-e-m1-review-2/#more-6942

He also proves that the 5 axis IS is better than anything that Canon or Nikon has done in the lens. His gallery of 1 and 2 second handheld images is pretty amazing.

I know there is a lot of love by the fanboys for FF sensors (I make my living with a 5D3 - so I'm not one of them) but from what I'm seeing, I could use the new E-M1 to replace 95% of the shots I make with the 5D3.

Here's the most telling comparison:
http://j.mp/1aKr7Hm

I bought OMD-EM5 and just one month later I am selling it.

I don't understand that hype around M43 cameras. For example I can see noise on ISO 200 images. EOS M's (which I own) ISO 200 is noise free. I don't even mention bokeh - EOS M is much better here due to a bigger sensor.

Regarding lenses, there are a few good prime lenses, but come on, 450 bucks for 25mm/1.4? Even Canon 50/1.4 is cheaper! And there is also much cheaper Canon 50mm/1.8 which is also great, not mentioning 40mm/2.8 (also superb lens, for only $200). I was looking for a good travel zoom lens, and there is one: Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8, it costs only...$1300. I can buy Canon 24-105/4L IS for LESS. So where are those high quality and cheap M43 lenses?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 15:19 UTC
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AndyHWC: they should make it available to non-google+ users. Why force users join Google+? Too many privacy settings to check. :(

By default all your pictures are visible only to you, so no need to check any privacy settings. Google+ is not Facebook, so no need to worry.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 21:57 UTC
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love_them_all: They should make one for the iPad.

He can't because he's lying. There is no such application for iPad and iPhone.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2011 at 09:49 UTC
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