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On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (295 comments in total)
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dbltapp00: That camera body is HUGE!

Compared to my GF2 which accepts the same lenses, it is huge. But I would have a hard time to balance a 100-400 Pana zoom or 300 F4 Oly on my GF2.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 21:31 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (295 comments in total)
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Kenneth Arthur Owen: Dear Olympus, Any chance of a dedicated AF-ON button on the back?

If you mean AF-lock, then I agree. It's a pain to switch to MF every time I want to lock focus...

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 21:29 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (295 comments in total)
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roninlim: unapologetically very expensive,small sensor but big size camera

Well, 5D is not in a reasonable range *for me*.

There are many things that influences the meaning of reasonable range.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 21:25 UTC
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Jim Hully: The most expensive f/4 standard zoom currently available?

@deep7:

1. What theoretical scenario are you talking about?

2. What's your point? If you take a picture at ISO200 (base) @f4 @1/500 with a state-of-art m43 cam, you will get _exactly_ the same image at ISO800 @f8 @1/500 with a state-of-art FF cam. What's the meaning of the base ISO here?

3. Nobody said that. At least not me. The shallow DOF I can get from m43 is good enough for me.

However, the perspective you arose in your last paragraph is interesting, and gave me a new focal length to the topic :) I don't know, how is it in practice though.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 16:46 UTC
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Jim Hully: The most expensive f/4 standard zoom currently available?

Try the other way around: put the Olympus 45 f1.8 to a full frame body! What FOV will you get? And what exposure? Ahh, so you will get a huge black circle around? Yes, because it won't cover the FF sensor. So are the two lenses the same?

I am from m43 champ, but I really don't undestand why you guys insist on 'f4 is f4'. I could only repeat Jylppy. At f4 on m43 and FF, you get the same shutter speed and 2 EV worse SNR for m43.

Still, what the 'FF champ' does not take into consideration, that whether this performance - f8 on full frame - could be enough for some people. That's the point of m43: giving up some DOF control / bearing 2EV more noise, but having a (much) lighter setup. So that sums it up simply: every user should decide, where is the sweet spot for him/her. So in the end, the market will decide whether this lens was a good idea or not. It seems that, at least, m43 was a good idea, based on the market.
I am definitely glad that m43 exists, since it is the sweet spot for me

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
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ogl: It's 28-200/f8.0 equivalent for FF...F8.0...Hmmmm...

@Brendon1000: okay, right now only 28-200 exists. Set it to f8, set ISO 2EV higher, and you get the result of an (similarly aged) m43 cam with this Oly lens. In every aspect.

I am from m43 side, but I don't understand, why should 'we' go through this again and again.

IMHO, the meaning of this lens is not to beat FF systems in DOF. The meaning is to have a great walk-around lens for those, who thinks that the reach/DOF/Noise/optical performance of it (with an m43 body) is great for some of their use cases, and they appreciate the loss in weight compared to FF systems.

For those, who are not satisfied with it, there are other options in the market for more weight (or less, if this is still too heavy, haha).

Why do we have to denigrate one or the other option?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 10:51 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (698 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Is this MFT sensor only or it also has the MFT mount, which means that it will be compatible with existing MFT system?

So we could use these lenses for our existing MFT bodies? Also AF?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (263 comments in total)
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scott_mcleod: Why would Fuji do this?

- no viewfinder (so you have to hold it at arms' length)
- 1-stop slower lens than the X100
- same generic 28mm FOV as a phone
- no IS...

If it was a couple of hundred $ cheaper and used a standard Bayer sensor then I could almost see the sense in it. Almost.

:(

@Richard: I think they chose 28mm equivalent lens because it can be designed to be flatter than a longer focal length, and here dimensions are the most important thing. Same reason for phones, I guess.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:16 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (263 comments in total)
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ozturert: I think Nikon will come up with a 24MP Coolpix A very soon, so even though 16MP is good enough this model will be "outdated". And before bashing me, remember that I say "16MP is good enough". It's just that, if you release a camera in 2016, I'd expect 24MP for APSC.
But then they don't want to rival their own XPro2 in MP race, I guess.

I don't care megapixels. I'd rather interested in usability, speed, UI, AF, features for street photography like hyperfocal settings etc. Still, I am aware of that the masses can be fooled by the megapixels though.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:10 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (743 comments in total)

I used to have a Canon 300D for a long time. I barely can show a photo by me from that period. For me it was simply too big for taking it with me most of the times. Then four or five years ago I bought a Panasonic GF2, a humble mirrorless by today's standards. Then I _started taking pictures_ actually. Photography is a hobby for me, but mirrorless was the bridge to it. It gives me constant happiness. And as a hobbist, battery life was never an issue. You may check a small gallery here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55879631
Most of these pics would have not been taken with the Canon 300D, not because it's incapability, but I would not have taken it with me.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 13:13 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On photo P1000951 in the Close Up challenge (1 comment in total)

This picture is fun! :) (Not for the poor frog)

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 23:45 UTC as 1st comment
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (714 comments in total)
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photo perzon: The flash should tilt to the ceiling. The EVF should tilt. Then it would be more enlightened.

There's no point to tilt this built-in flash since it's too week to produce enough light for bouncing, even at high ISO-s. It's for fill-flash for nearby subjects.

If you want use bounced light, you should use at least a Nissin i40. Compare the size of the two flashes.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:19 UTC
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (714 comments in total)
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justmeMN: For comparison: On the Nikon USA web site, their D5500 currently goes for $849.95. That sounds like more bang for the buck to me.

I just don't get this.

http://camerasize.com/compare/#580,521

The Olympus with a pancake zoom is smaller than the D5500 _body alone_. So, should we just skip size differences from the comparison?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 23:04 UTC
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (714 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: Do we are in the XXI century? A 16 MP sensor sounds like a sub smart phone sensor. If it were only video dedicated may be but a mixed still and video sensor should have more pixels.

So, maybe this cam is for those people, who think 16 MP is enough in 2015. I am one of them (actually happily using a Panasonic G5).

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 22:51 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)
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Dimit: They've gone crazy over there ay Panasonic!!! Should be mentally retarded not to grab A7ii instead of this m43 monster.Stupidity reigns !!!

Trk: these are Panasonic constant f2.8 lenses on those comparisons. Constant f5.6 in full frame equivalence terms. Check them again.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 20:03 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)
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Dimit: They've gone crazy over there ay Panasonic!!! Should be mentally retarded not to grab A7ii instead of this m43 monster.Stupidity reigns !!!

And this is just my favourite :D

http://camerasize.com/compact/#487.392,347.366,ha,t

FF wins with 1EV advantage.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 19:06 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)
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Dimit: They've gone crazy over there ay Panasonic!!! Should be mentally retarded not to grab A7ii instead of this m43 monster.Stupidity reigns !!!

@trk Why do you think Sony made a 24-70 f4 lens for A7 instead of the 'usual' 24-70 f2.8? Because people don't want a dark f4 lens, huh?

Let me show you the answer:

http://camerasize.com/compact/#487.393,347.336,ha,t

The f4 lens on the A7's FF body still seems too big, and front heavy. Imagine a f2.8 lens on it.

On the other side, the m43 cam with the 24-70 f5.6 equivalent lens seems balanced. The difference is 1EV. You choose.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 18:48 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)
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Dimit: They've gone crazy over there ay Panasonic!!! Should be mentally retarded not to grab A7ii instead of this m43 monster.Stupidity reigns !!!

@Trk: If the equivalent lenses don't even exist, then why waste your time to compare them?

Market will tell, whether the GX8 is worth that price, or not. And I don't really think that everyone should buy expensive FF bodies or the most expensive m43 lenses like the 42.5mm f1.2. There are a lot of great m43 lenses at very good prices for enthusiasts with more limited budget. Not to mention the flexibility of the system in size/weight/lens availability. Currently, m43 is a good balance for a lot of people. And personally I don't think that extra shallow DOF will make the difference between good and bad photos.

Not to mention, that today, the only 'rangefinder-styled' full frame cams are the Leicas. Compare their price to the GX8, please.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 14:11 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Why is it so big? The attraction with M4/3 is that it's mall. This looks Leica sized.

I really don't understand when people find m43 sensor 'small', while they never refer to APS-C like thad. The difference we are talking about:

http://static1.discoverdigitalphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/digital-camera-types-explained-mirrorless/APS-C-vs-m43-sensor-sizes.png

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 08:15 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP (168 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: DPR : Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP

Really ? So DPR thinks 20mp is a bigger deal than 4K. My Sony QX1 smartphone camera also has 20mp with a larger APS-C sensor but I would prefer it had 10mp with 4K.

Really.

This is the first m4/3 camera with 20mp sensor.

This is not the first m4/3 camera with 4k video.

So that's why the 20mp is the news. So simple.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 12:52 UTC
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