jwilliams

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Joined on Dec 10, 2000

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  • Yep.  Pretty much what I had in mind, just like the Sony.  Also Nikons 24-50 is a cute little bugger if you like mostly shooting wide.
  • I think anything else in m43 will disappoint compared to the 12-40, especially if you like to shoot at 12mm a lot.  The 12-40 is the best m43 lens I've found at 12mm and I own the 12-45 and PL ...
  • I wasn't implying you were cherry picking. Sorry if it came off that way. Just pointing out that a comparison of just one lens from each format is too narrow to come to a general opinion. Some ...
  • Software can help but it always is a good idea to start with a technically decent image. The number of software processing options now is dizzying and others can probably do a better job there than I.
  • What's missing from this discussion is what gear do you currently have (I haven't read every sub-post if it's hidden in there somewhere)? You say you have a 480mm equiv. setup now. I'm going to ...
  • Really there's no problem with software correction IF it works well. Correcting distortion always makes a lens less sharp. If you start out with a really sharp lens before the correction you stand ...
  • Replied in Ansel Adams ...
    Sorry, but I beg to differ on that one.  Ansel Adams went to great lengths to extract the maximum performance out of the tools that were available to him at the time, especially in developing and ...
  • No, not really. Equivalence is more than DOF or even mainly about DOF. I'll not go into any long winded discussion, but here's an article on this site that is a good read on the subject. Equivalenc ...
  • Replied in I'd probably ...
    I'd probably take an EM10 IV over a M50. I own a lot of Canon gear (mostly RF now) but the M50 just doesn't impress me. I just got the EM10 IV and overall its a nice compact and generally capable ...
  • IQ of the 20MP sensor has been eclipsed by basically any camera made in recent years. The VF of the EM1 is sorely outdated for a camera in its price range. Just because I don't do much demanding AF ...
  • EM1 is one small part of the m43 camera lineup.  Even though it is the top of the line in m43, any recent Canon or Sony mirrorless has surpassed it in AF capabilities and a host of other metrics.  ...
  • Certianly welcome. I personally don't do much demanding AF work but current m43 AF of most cameras is way behind the market overall. Just using some form of PDAF I think is a big bonus. That has ...
  • For me, and at least some others, most of the improvements are meaningless. They're essentially making a 'faster' sensor with little expectation of better IQ (I hope I'm wrong here but see little ...
  • Without a doubt get the III.  The camera handles much better due to the improved grip.  You'll hear some complain about the 'plastic' construction vs the II.  Ignore them it is fine.  Also some ...
  • Replied in Lets have
    Lets have Canons 1.2, a Nikon like 1.8, and a 50 2.5 that's really sharp wide open and small (think Leica's 50 2.5 or a smaller version of Voigtlander's 50 2 APO). In that scenario I'd probably ...
  • Replied in Because …
    Who said I was talking about you?  I made general statements to help the OP understand the nature of this place.  I stand by all my statements and didn't direct them towards any individual.
  • Replied in Of course …
    Of course it's good to learn thru first hand experience.  There's no reason that should preclude asking questions here.  That after all is supposed to be what a place like this is about. Low ...
  • Replied in Because …
    Because many here aren't interested in helping anyone understand photography. Been that way for a long time unfortunately. Also, you committed the unforgivable sin (to many) of asking about cross ...
  • The f1.2 m43 lens is roughly equivalent to a f1.6 APSC lens in terms of light gathering and DOF so the 17 1.2 is still about 2/3 of a stop faster when considering the format differences. The Fuji ...
  • Replied in Indeed ,,,
    Indeed. For those of us without unlimited funds (or that already own the 16-35 4L IS) this thing just doesn't make sense. I've got the 16-35 and while I'd certainly welcome a similar lens that is ...
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