goodbokeh

Lives in United States Tumwater, WA, United States
Works as a Retired City Administrator
Joined on Jul 17, 2007
About me:

Photo enthusiast for 50 years plus

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OlyPent: Unfortunately, the days of real finishes (nickel, satin chrome) are gone along with brass top and bottom plates (unless you are Leica). So, now it's metallic paint which (based on my two Olympus cameras) isn't highly durable, but at LEAST it's a change from the stodgy black cameras Americans seem unable to part with.

Ahh, remember the "black paint" finished Leica M's with the brass plates. Really beautiful when the relatively soft paint wore thin and the lovely brass came through.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 23:27 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1056 comments in total)
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ScanSpeak: I think I'm going to buy this camera.

My 1st non P&S digital.

I have the Oly 17mm and I like it very much! The 17mm will likely work better with the Pen-F's Truepic 7 image processing engine because all of the lens performance and design parameters will be used.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyjQp7W5A9c&index=35&list=PL754C3AAF38017475

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 01:23 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1056 comments in total)
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Maklike Tier: If you pull up the comparison tool and pit it against the E-P5, it doesn't really look that great. The biggest improvement being 'viewfinder' in that the F actually has one. :D So essentially, I'd be paying a $1000 for an extra 4mpx, an EVF, and a twiddly dial thing on the front. Ungh.

I'm using my Pen-F in combo with the E-P5. They make a great two body/lens combo carried in my Think Tank 30i.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 01:01 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1056 comments in total)
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ScanSpeak: I think I'm going to buy this camera.

My 1st non P&S digital.

That's a good move, I'm enjoying mine a lot! It is really comfortable to use, the viewfinder is very nice and works well with my specs. If you use larger lenses like the 12-40 Zuiko Pro I recommend purchasing the ECG-4 hand grip also.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 00:56 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1056 comments in total)

The Pen-F reviewed by The Camera Store turned out to be a pre production sample, read The Camera Store comment just below the video screen. That explains the different C-AF test results.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 23:37 UTC as 114th comment | 3 replies
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goodbokeh: As a further note on the studio scene, the X70 Jpegs look better than the X70 raws throughout. That really makes me wonder about the raw software used, its settings, and its full compatibility with the x-trans sensor.

Well, that's interesting. It really makes these reviews a moving target for comparing the various camera models.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 23:41 UTC

As a further note on the studio scene, the X70 Jpegs look better than the X70 raws throughout. That really makes me wonder about the raw software used, its settings, and its full compatibility with the x-trans sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 20:20 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies

I don't get the X70 vs GR lens sharpness statement? I just took a long look at the studio scene Jpegs at various ISOs in central and edge portions of the scene, on a Lenovo 27inch 2K monitor. The X70 was sharper and had more contrast than the GR every time and looked very similar to the X100T. Was the sharpness statement based upon a comparison of raw photos that could have been influenced by software compatibility with the x-trans sensor?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 19:52 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
On article Fujifilm XF1 hands-on preview (133 comments in total)

Yes, there is face detection and recognition, reference the E-Fn button control, lower right quadrant, on page 5.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 16:11 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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