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

Comments

Total: 18, showing: 1 – 18
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (560 comments in total)
In reply to:

SDreamer: Looks like another solid entry camera. I think the 16MP is still giving really good IQ, but I would have liked to see a nudge up for bigger prints, but I guess if I wanted that I would go with another body, but I believe all of the m43 from Oly are still 16MP sans the EM1. It's worrying though how radioactive i-enhance looks. Not being able to change that in auto mode is very lame. Sure it's suppose to make it easier and more pleasing to the smartphone generation (for many Samsung Galaxy's have better photos because they tend to lean towards over saturating and pumping up the contrast), but this is an ILC camera. I would assume those even buying a camera, much more an ILC camera would like to have some control even in auto to get the photos they like. I sometimes just hand my camera off to a family member to take some snaps because the IQ is just so much more pleasing compared to iPhones/Galaxies, but if it's going to ruin the color like that then I wouldn't want that (well there's RAW

A 20 MP sensor is installed in the E-M1II and Pen-F.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
In reply to:

sh10453: That's why I avoid flying as much as possible. A lot of the TSA personnel are power hungry, arrogant, and simply jerks. I have rarely encountered decent ones.
I'd rather drive, especially if it is within a day or so of driving, and there is no limit on my baggage.

My upcoming trip from Michigan to Dallas, TX is a 2-day drive. So I'll stop for the night half-way rather than dealing with the stupidity of TSA idiots.
Of course that won't work for frequent fliers, or across countries, etc..

Let's not forget private sector bureaucrats, like say health insurance corporations. Yes, it is the human condition.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 18:41 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
In reply to:

cosinaphile: i had a genuine interest in this lens..... but it was too dear for what it actually was

the aperture dial had me entranced ... until i found out it does not work on the pen f

The 15mm aperture ring is not operational on Olympus cameras. Just like any m.Zuiko lens you now use on the Pen-F, the body dial controls the aperture. This may be changed by Olympus in the future with a simple firmware upgrade but I wouldn't count on it. You are not going to buy the 15mm because that feature is missing, seriously?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 18:34 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
In reply to:

photo perzon: Typical poor Pana skin tones in the jpegs. Get a Fuji X70 instead. Make people look healthy.

I bought the X70 but I just don't use it, the Pen-F with the 15mm just out performs it in every way but size. And for me the Pen-F/15mm is just not that much larger to matter. Anyone want to buy a mint X70 for a low price?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
In reply to:

cosinaphile: i had a genuine interest in this lens..... but it was too dear for what it actually was

the aperture dial had me entranced ... until i found out it does not work on the pen f

It's welded on my Pen-F, a great combination!

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 17:41 UTC
In reply to:

deep7: Are there any decent comparisons out there with the Olympus 12-40? I don't really see myself selling off my 12-40 but, if I was starting again, the extra reach of the 12-60 would be more appealing than the larger aperture of the 12-40. I used to have the old Olympus 12-60 and it was soooo versatile!

here you go: http://mirrorlesscomparison.com/micro-four-thirds-lenses/pana-leica-12-60mm-f2-8-4-0-vs-olympus-m-zuiko-12-40mm-f2-8/

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)
In reply to:

Steve NYC: I like the look of images from the 15mm, but the price is a problem (even on sale or used). So, other than maximum aperture, what would one give up by choosing the far less expensive Pana 14mm f/2.5 instead? Just wondering.

Steve, if you are really interested in the optical performance of the 15mm vs the 14mm you should do the research yourself, because after all it's your money.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 01:29 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)
In reply to:

cosinaphile: i would love to see more m43 lenses with aperture dials ... its the most sensible and user friendly way to adjust f stops as fuji has wisely shown

It works great on my Pen-F, just the aperture ring is non-functional. Maybe Olympus will fix this with a future firmware update but probably not...:-)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 17:18 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)
In reply to:

Steve NYC: I like the look of images from the 15mm, but the price is a problem (even on sale or used). So, other than maximum aperture, what would one give up by choosing the far less expensive Pana 14mm f/2.5 instead? Just wondering.

1 f-stop, better fit and finish, superior optical performance.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 17:12 UTC
In reply to:

(unknown member): 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 (1060 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (1060 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (1060 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (1060 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 117th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

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
Total: 18, showing: 1 – 18