pdelux

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On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (168 comments in total)

Bring back the Luna!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 22:07 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (889 comments in total)

Personal choice for stills I think, however when it comes to video a good EVF is clearly superior, there should be no question. Considering that nearly every camera now is a hybrid video camera to some degree, this may signal a shift towards EVF.

I think OVF/mirrors are a remnant of an analog time where EVF technology was not ready but times are changing, I think everything but the high end specialist cameras will be mirrorless soon.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 01:59 UTC as 190th comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (889 comments in total)
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Sangster: To me EVF is like the WYSIWYG innovation in word processing. OVF is like WordPerfect for DOS for those who recall the keyboard template glued above the function keys.

Brilliant analogy! What happened to wordperfect??

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 22:43 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (889 comments in total)
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Kerensky97: What is with the obsession over EVF lag? Do a lot of photographers have Parkinsons? I may be weird but when I take a picture I'm trying to hold the camera steady instead of wiggling it around to see if there is lag. Yes, I know that high speed sports photographers will notice lag, but most of the militant comentors arguing camera stats aren't sports photographers, just keyboard photographers.

agree this lag is over emphasized.

its getting smaller and smaller - almost to the point where only the fastest action/sports photographers should care

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 22:42 UTC
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108: So Olympus settled on the 4/3 sensor size ( how exactly ? ) and designed the lenses accordingly . I have often wondered if it wasn't the other way around , like they determined how to manufacture lenses so as to get the best result possible and then came up with the sensor size that would match .

agreee Portraits in 3:2 look ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 22:28 UTC
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Raist3d: Virtually none of the m43rds lenses are as good as the best 4/3rds lenses. Perhaps the new high ends by Olympus and Panny are, but tele centricity was lost and is not part of the standard of m43rds- and in some ways it shows. I have shot the 4/3rds Panny Leica 25mm F1.4 vs its m43rds counter part and clearly the former is the better one. Same with several Olympus 4/3rds originals.. there's a certain contrast that is harder to get on the new system.

They also didn't have in the specification software distortion correction- they didn't need it pretty much for the most part. Chromatic aberrations were far less common than on the m43rd lenses counterparts.

This kind of bite is something Fuji seems to be doing from the get go in nearly all their X-system lenses. That said, the high end of the m43rds lenses are pretty darn good, finally.

The cost of going small.... 4/3 lenses were regarded as huge for their intended sensor size.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 22:21 UTC
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Alunap: This is why I abandoned Olympus. Back in the 80s I bought into the OM system and loved it. The OM-4Ti was a jewel of a camera, with innovative things like the dual macro flash attached to the front of the lens and the tele-auto tube. It gave beautiful results without the bulk and weight of Nikon and Canon systems. But then they abandoned us, releasing nothing more, just a re-release of the OM-3 at an absurd price. When they went to digital they threw us to the dogs and developed an entirely new lens mount.

So when I went digital I decided the main criterion would be a manufacturer that doesn't abandon its users, and bought Nikon. Seems I was right, Olympus have done it again.

On the contrary Olumpus didnt abondon their users, they gave them another - even better format to use their lenses on.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 22:19 UTC

Are these new GH5/EM1-II done with the final version of ACR - not beta?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 03:07 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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pdelux: Nexus devices are (were) the only android devices to buy. If you had a bad experience with Android, most likely you were using Samsung or some other crap - with their own UI and bloatware pre-installed. Pure android is the only way to use it. Like apple - therefore comparisons with apple should only be made with Nexus devices.

Apple does make good hardware though, but their OS and UI drives me up the wall, too linear, no shortcuts, always makes me feel im deep diving down into the menus/OS, then having to come back exactly the way I came when I find what I need. 10 cliicks to get simple things done.... no shortcuts, its made for the masses of non tech savvy people. I get why they are successfull, but I am a tech Savvy guy I feel iphone is too dumbed down for my tastes.

Don't get me started about putting files from your computer (like videos etc) onto your apple devices. Its virtually impossible. Itunes what a pile of stinking crap, I cant believe theyre still sticking with it.

I didnt know that about the Motorola Devices, I will definitely consider them next time i need a new phone/Tablet

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 02:47 UTC
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pdelux: Nexus devices are (were) the only android devices to buy. If you had a bad experience with Android, most likely you were using Samsung or some other crap - with their own UI and bloatware pre-installed. Pure android is the only way to use it. Like apple - therefore comparisons with apple should only be made with Nexus devices.

Apple does make good hardware though, but their OS and UI drives me up the wall, too linear, no shortcuts, always makes me feel im deep diving down into the menus/OS, then having to come back exactly the way I came when I find what I need. 10 cliicks to get simple things done.... no shortcuts, its made for the masses of non tech savvy people. I get why they are successfull, but I am a tech Savvy guy I feel iphone is too dumbed down for my tastes.

Don't get me started about putting files from your computer (like videos etc) onto your apple devices. Its virtually impossible. Itunes what a pile of stinking crap, I cant believe theyre still sticking with it.

SO true I agree with all you are saying. There are advantages and disadvantages to both sides of the argument. People have to choose what fits their life. I would never recommend and android to my Bro or my father who have no idea how to use a microwave properly. Also music and professional or specialist peripherals have always been the domain of apple because of their conformity/standardized design.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 23:01 UTC
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pdelux: Nexus devices are (were) the only android devices to buy. If you had a bad experience with Android, most likely you were using Samsung or some other crap - with their own UI and bloatware pre-installed. Pure android is the only way to use it. Like apple - therefore comparisons with apple should only be made with Nexus devices.

Apple does make good hardware though, but their OS and UI drives me up the wall, too linear, no shortcuts, always makes me feel im deep diving down into the menus/OS, then having to come back exactly the way I came when I find what I need. 10 cliicks to get simple things done.... no shortcuts, its made for the masses of non tech savvy people. I get why they are successfull, but I am a tech Savvy guy I feel iphone is too dumbed down for my tastes.

Don't get me started about putting files from your computer (like videos etc) onto your apple devices. Its virtually impossible. Itunes what a pile of stinking crap, I cant believe theyre still sticking with it.

Android is not all roses though, Cmon get a decent "facetime" alternative already. DUO is DOA more like it - worse than Hangouts it replaced which is saying something. Please bring back that P.O.S Hangouts. I only keep apple devices around for Facetime with family/friends.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 22:37 UTC

Nexus devices are (were) the only android devices to buy. If you had a bad experience with Android, most likely you were using Samsung or some other crap - with their own UI and bloatware pre-installed. Pure android is the only way to use it. Like apple - therefore comparisons with apple should only be made with Nexus devices.

Apple does make good hardware though, but their OS and UI drives me up the wall, too linear, no shortcuts, always makes me feel im deep diving down into the menus/OS, then having to come back exactly the way I came when I find what I need. 10 cliicks to get simple things done.... no shortcuts, its made for the masses of non tech savvy people. I get why they are successfull, but I am a tech Savvy guy I feel iphone is too dumbed down for my tastes.

Don't get me started about putting files from your computer (like videos etc) onto your apple devices. Its virtually impossible. Itunes what a pile of stinking crap, I cant believe theyre still sticking with it.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 22:25 UTC as 62nd comment | 6 replies
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scifisteve: Personally, it is hard to get excited over a 4/3d's sensor camera. I do not care about all the bells and whistles. The bottom line is, the lenses let the camera down! If you decide to use a speed booster, you loose any advantage of auto-focusing, but you can get low light performance and wide angle lens options on that setup. Every native lens you put on this camera has a 2X multiplier!!! So--no wide lenses and poor low light performance !!! So, using this camera means that for the best results you will have to have total lighting control, or a very bright day. Then, you have to make do with many lenses with few wide angle options, and high F stops!!
But, if you are looking for wide angles and low light advantages, start with an APS-C or full frame camera, light and portable. Then build on that with an external recorder. Each system has its trade offs, that is true, but I am not a fan of small sensors. P.S. file size can be an issue. 60 to 100 Mb/sec easy, but 300 Mb/sec?

SCifisteve what are you smoking?? no wide angle lenses on M43? Theres plenty native wide angles do your research! -- Too many if you ask me.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 22:06 UTC
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pdelux: Perverts and Voyeurs rejoice!

Next they will put cameras on shoes pointing up --- perverts will be lining up for that one.

I plead the 5th.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 04:28 UTC

Perverts and Voyeurs rejoice!

Next they will put cameras on shoes pointing up --- perverts will be lining up for that one.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 22:06 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
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PAntunes: The images look beautiful, but when they get zoomed in, they look a "little" noisy.

Being a paid shoot, doesn't the client care? Specially when compared to the competition, with images shot by medium format or full frame cameras...

If it's for social media, they look fine, but I wonder how big they could print them...

It's a great camera, but is it really the right tool for the job?

Buy using that logic - then no FF camera will ever be better than a MF camera.
Clients should be complaining about these FF cameras because its not the best image available.

There must be a point where the image becomes good enough. Personally I think the top range M/43 has already reached that point - for many professional situations and jobs. Sure it doesn't have the shooting envelope that larger sensor cameras have, but it also has other niches that the larger cameras cant touch.

There are many types of professionals out there, and some who are using m4/3 because they believe the image is good enough.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 22:17 UTC
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PAntunes: The images look beautiful, but when they get zoomed in, they look a "little" noisy.

Being a paid shoot, doesn't the client care? Specially when compared to the competition, with images shot by medium format or full frame cameras...

If it's for social media, they look fine, but I wonder how big they could print them...

It's a great camera, but is it really the right tool for the job?

Hi PAtunes I get what you are saying -- M43 is not made for Billboards - except if you want to use the Hi Res mode, but lets ignore that for now.

It wasn't designed for that purpose - so if you deem "commercial" as the ability to print up to Billboards, then sure this is not the camera for you. From the video i did not get the impression that billboards were what it was trying to showcase.

I think you do it a disservice by saying that it is only suitable for photos/video with friends etc - i.e. you are suggesting it not good professionally, though you mean just a particular type of professional, as not all jobs require printing BIG.

BTW it was only 2 years ago that the Nikon D5 was only 16 MP

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 02:29 UTC
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PAntunes: The images look beautiful, but when they get zoomed in, they look a "little" noisy.

Being a paid shoot, doesn't the client care? Specially when compared to the competition, with images shot by medium format or full frame cameras...

If it's for social media, they look fine, but I wonder how big they could print them...

It's a great camera, but is it really the right tool for the job?

PAntunes, you do have a point about the noise however about resoluition what were these commercial clients saying when all these pro FF cameras were under 20MP, it seemed to be satisfactory then - and some of the action ones have just made it to 20MP like the Nikon D5.

Dont forget EM-1 is more built as an action/sports cam, rather than a Landscape resolution machine - so you are comparing against 42 MP cameras? The sony wouldnt survive in such conditions, overheating too?

If you compare the EM-1 against the D500 - it is very close in IQ which is an amazing feat for its sensor disadvantage. the difference is much less than the conventional mathematicians would expect. But it blows it away in many other areas, except maybe C-AF, - of which its still a bit behind.

It can even do 50MP raw in the right conditions - with lower noise and better colour than any other 50MP. Again of course with limited applications

So if you can use a D500 for Professional work - why not a EM1-II

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 22:36 UTC
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PAntunes: The images look beautiful, but when they get zoomed in, they look a "little" noisy.

Being a paid shoot, doesn't the client care? Specially when compared to the competition, with images shot by medium format or full frame cameras...

If it's for social media, they look fine, but I wonder how big they could print them...

It's a great camera, but is it really the right tool for the job?

@Angry Magpie - not plenty I am sure of the current models - they can be counted on one hand. On Medium Format - zero. FF how many are weather sealed + decent 4K video with stabilisation you can rely on handheld only.

Please show the equivalent FF kit with lenses - then show me the weight and cost - I am sure it will be night and day. Dont forget to throw a Gimbal in there too.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 21:26 UTC
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PAntunes: The images look beautiful, but when they get zoomed in, they look a "little" noisy.

Being a paid shoot, doesn't the client care? Specially when compared to the competition, with images shot by medium format or full frame cameras...

If it's for social media, they look fine, but I wonder how big they could print them...

It's a great camera, but is it really the right tool for the job?

Hah true - didnt notice that, but in that case Iphone could replace your FF camera too then. That is of course if you enjoy super shaky video that the Iphone will provide and the limited focal lengths.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 21:18 UTC
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