Valentinian

Valentinian

Lives in United States FL, United States
Joined on Sep 14, 2011

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On article Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? (369 comments in total)

If this were still the "film" era, then a Leica M7 would be still on top of my dreamed cameras.... it is a very well build camera designed to last forever.
But we are well in the digital camera era, and a Leica doesn't belong by definition, because now a camera becomes obsolete in a few years. Buying a M8, then a few years later replacing it with an M9, and then replacing that with an M... is much more expensive than updating a digital Nikon, Canon, Pentax Olympus etc....
Sad reality... would hate seeing Leica brand disappear...but...dynosaurs had a problem adapting to the enviroment too didn't they?
Or... as long as there are VERY RICH photography entusiasts, Leica will live...Hurrah...

Link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 12:26 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
On article More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' (237 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: Still no eye level finder either optical, EVF or hybrid. Therefore, not a serious camera for serious photographers. I'll stick to my OM-D and avoid the hand/arm shakes, thank you.

"Good photographers make do with what they have".
Right. but having a choice, a good photographer will prefer to buy a camera with some kind of VF.
Uinless... wait.. if you will give a good photographer for free an E P5, then, yeah, he'll make do with it (but he would prefer you'd give him an E M-5 rather than the E P5 ).
Anyway, as a second camera the E P5 looks awsome.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 23:28 UTC
On article More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' (237 comments in total)
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wayfarers: No build in EVF keeps the cost down. For people who need it here is a new external VF-4 viewfinder which additionally can be angled and can be used by left eye photographers. Not sure that the E-P5 has WiFi: pictures do not show "WiFi" logo, and the body is covered by metal skin (in all cameras with WiFi some external panels have to be plastic, as for example in Sony NEX 6).

If instead of the flash had a EVF would have been a killer

Link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 23:14 UTC

I have the E M-5 with three lenses: the kit 12-50, the pana-leica 25/1.4 and the panasonic 45-175. I thought I had all the practical focal lenght covered and didn't need another lens. Nikon told me I was wrong. With their Coolpix A Nikon suggests that a small and quality camera with a 28mm equivalent lens is a must-have. That had me thinking. So, today I purchased on ebay the panasonic 14mm/2.5 pancake lens. My E M-5 with it should be small and light (like Nikon suggests it has to be), it will be also almost 1/2 stop faster than the Nikon Coolpix A, and ....the new lens cost me $ 186 (vs. the Nikon $ 1,100 + $ 450 for the VF). Another thing, after I'll receive the 14/2.5 next week I'll have three primes with the same filter diameter of 46mm. Thank you Nikon!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 00:49 UTC as 28th comment
On article Epson announces VS220 and VS320 budget projectors (24 comments in total)

wonder if it woud have been difficult to make it project also the videos...

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2013 at 21:47 UTC as 10th comment
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Kodachrome200: olympus please make a fast 25mm lens please

Why ? Why?
I have the PL 25/1.4 , am happy with it, and hope that Olympus engineers use their time for other type of lenses. 25mm is already covered.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 18:56 UTC
On article Digital camera lens buying guide (57 comments in total)

Thanks for the clear guide.
strange that Leica is not mentioned as one of " few companies still make high quality manual focus-only lenses".
By the way, this could have been a good occasion to clarify the issue of lenses made by Panasonic or Sony with Leica and Zeiss names.
what is the difference between these lenses and the lenses actually made by Leica or Zeiss?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 14:41 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies

Very glad to see a lens like this. That's how a lens should be built. Now, hopefully this lens will cause the street price of the 25/1.4 go down a little (even a few $$ help), because, even tho I like this 17/1.8, for me the 25/1.4 fits better within the lenses I have already.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 16:30 UTC as 35th comment
On article Hands-on with Nikon V2 (455 comments in total)
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Valentinian: Trying to guess what Nikon's trying to do, maybe...(maybe) I got it: they would like to kill the m43 by attracting customer from p&s who might be willing to upgrade.
That's because a more and more successfull m43 risks becoming a threat for the big Nikon's (and Canon's) DSRL...

A great system 1 is not a threat for Nikon's FF. The OM D E-M5 and the GH3 are starting to scare Nikon and Canon. So the would like to strangle the m43 sector by taking away from it their future base, therefore M43 manufacturers will not have the risources to do future versions of The OMD and GH3....

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 20:44 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon V2 (455 comments in total)

Trying to guess what Nikon's trying to do, maybe...(maybe) I got it: they would like to kill the m43 by attracting customer from p&s who might be willing to upgrade.
That's because a more and more successfull m43 risks becoming a threat for the big Nikon's (and Canon's) DSRL...

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 20:30 UTC as 171st comment | 2 replies

I give credit to Nikon for having introduced the 1" sensor size. However, the question is what type of camera is best fit for this sensor?
I don't dare guessing what Nikon's trying to do.
The best type of camera I can think of for this sensor should be better than a p&s and not trying to compete with m43. Look at the LX7 and the RX100, and do better if you can.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 13:58 UTC as 132nd comment
On a photo in the Sony Alpha SLT-A99 Preview Samples sample gallery (20 comments in total)
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MrSkelter: What is going on with this model's pupils? Seriously. She looks fixed and dilated. Have they been badly retouched? Contacts?

Now that you mentioned, I would like to know too. the pupils cannot be so dilated due to low light, because a photo taken with 1/60 at F5.6 and Iso 400 means that there was no low light... Also that point of light in the pupils is a reflection of... what? some kind of flash? please the photographer tell us....

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 00:45 UTC
On photo DSC00002 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (19 comments in total)
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MrSkelter: What is going on with this model's pupils? Seriously. She looks fixed and dilated. Have they been badly retouched? Contacts?

Now that you mentioned, I would like to know too. the pupils cannot be so dilated due to low light, because a photo taken with 1/60 at F5.6 and Iso 400 means that there was no low light... Also that point of light in the pupils is a reflection of... what? some kind of flash? please the photographer tell us....

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 00:45 UTC

Would have loved to pre-order this lens today... However, considering that the panasonic 45-175 market price was 1/5 of the 35-100, had to settle for it for the time being and ordered it... (maybe in the future... )

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 20:49 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

Will Panasonic and Olympus still make compatible lenses/cameras?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 18:44 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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zodiacfml: To me, its only their Monochrom that makes sense including its price. See, many M9 users convert their photos to BW. It makes sense because the M9 color photos doesn't stand a chance to any competition.
Now I understand why they have live view and video, for rich people who can't properly use a rangefinder.

I guess this is a good direction, they're being less stubborn, and hopefully cater to passionate photographers with reasonable prices in the future which surely translate into more lens sales.

"Now I understand why they have live view and video, for rich people who can't properly use a rangefinder".
Maybe also to be able to use zooms, macro and tele over 135mm. Wish Mr. Britton asked if such new lenses are planned (not that I can afford to buy any of their products - But I used a film Leica, anyway. wonderful)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 13:31 UTC

Camera and price are out of my reach... but... can't help noticing that there is NO viewfinder, and instead they placed a flash.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 13:25 UTC as 31st comment
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review (373 comments in total)

It seems a good compromise between portability and image quality: a camera small enough to be all the time in your pocket and capable of taking decent photos 90% of the times

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 15:59 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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Nate21: I am guessing olympus will make a micro 4/3rd camera that uses both 4/3rd and mirco 4/3rd lens, it wil mostly likely be the OM-D replacement or the new section for the system only time will tell.

I'm afraid you're right..... which means no chance to be able to use 4/3 lenses on the EM-5 ...
meanwhile they waste time with a new 4/3 body...

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2012 at 13:34 UTC

I was hoping that Olympus would forget the DSLR system, and would concentrate on making lenses for the MFT...
How difficult would it be for Olympus to produce versions of the existing 4/3 lenses making them compatible with the m4/3, that is changing the lens AF motor from phase detection to contrast detection, and leave the optics as they are? Then all that it would take is to use the already existing adaptor, and the MFT system would have all the lenses one could wish...

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 23:14 UTC as 43rd comment
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