sportyaccordy

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halfwaythere: This resembles HTC's try with the Ultrapixel camera in their One M7 smartphones. And that failed spectacularly.

This is like when people said "MILCs will fail, look what happened with Pentax K-1"

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 19:32 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (157 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Thank you for the improved coverage! This is just the kind of context I was looking for.

And $2K for this 16 years ago ($2,800 today) makes me more appreciative of the E-M1 II. This is pretty amazing for what it is though and must have been a revelation in its day.

Flat screen TVs have definitely become a commodity at a scary pace, and cost cutting on things like power supplies is worrisome. Your point about inputs is legit- I'm buying another 4K TV to use as a monitor and I have to buy a video card with HDMI output. Trusty old Samsung had a VGA input. But hey, even if a new TV only lasts half as long as an old one, that's still plenty. I guess we will have to see how these new TVs hold up, but overall I'm not worried.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 01:06 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (157 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Thank you for the improved coverage! This is just the kind of context I was looking for.

And $2K for this 16 years ago ($2,800 today) makes me more appreciative of the E-M1 II. This is pretty amazing for what it is though and must have been a revelation in its day.

Ehhhhhh. 1 data point is statistically insignificant. I have a Samsung 46" I bought in 2008. Outside of a power supply recall, which they sent someone out to fix, it's worked brilliantly. I play games on it almost daily. Any decent H-T setup will have outboard sound anyway. Not even the old big box TVs came with all the surround sound channels and if any of the audio components broke you'd be out of a TV until it got fixed.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 00:03 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (157 comments in total)
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Marty4650: State of the art! ..... 15 years ago.

This was an incredibly expensive camera in its day, but you couldn't find anything better for the price. You can pretty much see where the E-3/E-5 styling and design came from.

This camera is just a small part of the Olympus heritage, and probably helps explain why they still make cameras today, even while losing money doing it.

No need to be defensive EwanMC, MFT is not for everybody like FF or MF or 1" isn't.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 11:39 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (157 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Thank you for the improved coverage! This is just the kind of context I was looking for.

And $2K for this 16 years ago ($2,800 today) makes me more appreciative of the E-M1 II. This is pretty amazing for what it is though and must have been a revelation in its day.

Wow, that has to be depressing for technology manufacturers. Built in deflation.

Hell, a 40" 4K screen (what is that, 8x the resolution) is going for about $350 now. I'm sure back then such tech was lab grade stuff only.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 11:34 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (157 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: What is the practical benefit of displaying live view on the rear LCD and the optical TTL image into the viewfinder simultaneously?

Sloth liked to see it all.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 03:07 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (157 comments in total)

Thank you for the improved coverage! This is just the kind of context I was looking for.

And $2K for this 16 years ago ($2,800 today) makes me more appreciative of the E-M1 II. This is pretty amazing for what it is though and must have been a revelation in its day.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 03:07 UTC as 24th comment | 7 replies
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (266 comments in total)

Looking at the charts and comparisons.... I'm not seeing a difference that merits the cost/weight/size hike over the original or the Sigma. But if you want the absolute best there is no substitute I guess.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 02:42 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (162 comments in total)

Comment section is on fire today :-D

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 02:31 UTC as 32nd comment
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (705 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: If nothing else, this camera is a clear demonstration of why there are next to no new players in the ILC market. I could see Google or Apple really revolutionizing autofocus algorithms, but the payback on a camera that would really haul the mail across all metrics- i.e. the NX1- is just not there.

Not necessarily. Apple has had it's fair share of duds too.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 23:42 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (705 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: If nothing else, this camera is a clear demonstration of why there are next to no new players in the ILC market. I could see Google or Apple really revolutionizing autofocus algorithms, but the payback on a camera that would really haul the mail across all metrics- i.e. the NX1- is just not there.

NX mount had a decent amount of lenses. In many ways they had better lenses than APS-C E mount. That was not the problem. If anything Samsung should have went the other way. Had they beat Sony to the punch with a FF MILC there would have been a lot more interest, especially way back when they launched the mount.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 22:50 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (705 comments in total)

If nothing else, this camera is a clear demonstration of why there are next to no new players in the ILC market. I could see Google or Apple really revolutionizing autofocus algorithms, but the payback on a camera that would really haul the mail across all metrics- i.e. the NX1- is just not there.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 19:43 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Casio QV-4000 (58 comments in total)

You guys might as well stop doing these if you are just going to write a couple of paragraphs and link to old reviews. We can all search for old reviews on our own. The quality of these Throwback Thursday posts has dropped tremendously.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 03:01 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1234 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Wow. $2K, 600g, MFT sensor! Hard to wrap my head around.

I never claimed to speak for everybody.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 01:34 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1234 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Wow. $2K, 600g, MFT sensor! Hard to wrap my head around.

Different specs matter to different people.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 17:40 UTC
On article Sony a7 II firmware version 3.30 now available (27 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: 4.x can't come soon enough. Min shutter speed, custom button for EVF/LCD, adapted PDAF AF-C worth using please.

Sony needs to release the Mk III before people can talk about buying it. Personally I don't see it coming any time soon.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 19:05 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1234 comments in total)

Wow. $2K, 600g, MFT sensor! Hard to wrap my head around.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 16:36 UTC as 226th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony a7 II firmware version 3.30 now available (27 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: I hope that improved PDAF means that the A7ii works excellently now with the Metabones IV adapter and Canon 100-400L. If only A7 cameras had touch-screen.

That is improved PDAF from FW 2.x I think. You won't see an improvement if you have the previous 3.x.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:37 UTC
On article Sony a7 II firmware version 3.30 now available (27 comments in total)
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JoaoPedroAB: The Sony 7 II has a very noisy (acoustic) shutter. Anyone knows if the new firmwares (the previous ones) allow electronic shutter? Thanks

Have you switched on EFCS? It's pretty much the only way to operate these cameras. Full shutter sounds like someone biting into a crisp apple.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:36 UTC
On article Sony a7 II firmware version 3.30 now available (27 comments in total)

4.x can't come soon enough. Min shutter speed, custom button for EVF/LCD, adapted PDAF AF-C worth using please.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 00:15 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
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