maciek sz

maciek sz

Lives in Poland Wroclaw, Poland
Joined on Jun 27, 2015

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mosc: I do "get" the whole rangefinder thing but the X100 delivers most of this type of work for a whole lot less.

@malabito great joke :D. Even if there's an increase because of sensor size increase, it is not justified by the price difference ;).

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 14:26 UTC
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Vincent in Geneva: These are no doubt gorgeous lenses reflecting Olympus’ mastery...The OM-D-EM 1 II with the 17/1.2 weighs 964g, however.

Meanwhile, an APS-C Fujifilm X-T2 with a 23/1.4 weighs 807g ... and a full frame Sony A7 II with a 35/1.8 just 754g!

Looks like a world upside down! Eventually, what’s the point of MFT if it ends up as heavy as bigger sensor competitors?

Unless of course MFT continues to provide highly compact and light bodies adapted for advanced users... which they currently don’t really do...

Exactly. OM-D EM1 II is more expensive than X-T2 in Poland. Not to mention those lenses. Image quality is far from being even on pararell (just look into studio comparison here, on dpreview). MFT is just bad compared to APS-C, FF is far away. What is the reason for MFT? Don't get it.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (206 comments in total)
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Jefftan: I wonder how many sales Fuji lost because of

X-trans sensor and ISO start at 200

don't want to argue right or wrong, Many don't like X-trans sensor and of course no one like ISO starts 200 (don't even know why Fuji make it so)

Really? Anyone bothered by that? Look at the samples, X-Trans handle ISO very well, as well as DR. It is more than fine for shooting pictures :).

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 08:25 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (206 comments in total)
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Autriche78: Looks like a nice, if conservative, choice. I would have bought this and relegated my X-T20 to the backup bag, IF it had a tilting LCD. I honestly don't understand why they didn't include that. If someone doesn't need it, fine, don't use it - but not to provide one at all is a strange choice in that market niche. It's like they say about rubbers - better to have one and not need it than need it and not have one.

I'll keep pressing my nose up against the (tilting) LCD of my X-T20 rather than spending more money to enjoy the right-eye-only freedom-from-nasal-confinement that I was secretly lusting for. Artificial crippling

I don't understand why people want so much tilting screen on X-E. Want a tilt screen - go for X-T series. X-E is build for different target. If they would put everything on all of theirs cameras, what would be the point?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 08:24 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (206 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: Serious comment: I don't understand how this sits in comparison to the X-T20. Aren't they essentially the same thing? I can't find the specs sheet.

EDIT: found the specs and more. I get it now (how it compares), but am surprised it was released. It seems extremely similar to X-T20.

There is one positive for me, and that is the lack of a swivel screen. I actually don't like them. Anything that moves or stretches out is likely to get broken in my hands.

It was exactly the same with X-T10 and X-E2 line, essentially the same specs in different format.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 08:22 UTC
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jwilliams: D750 must be a supercamera. I played with the interactive graph and could not find any camera with a higher DR. This includes several MF cameras. So why isn't everybody carping about how those MF cameras are outdone by the smaller sensor D750?

No doubt the DR results from the 6D II (if correct) are disappointing. I have the original 6D. If I remember correctly that has lower DR at lower ISOs, but performed better at the higher ISOs than cameras with better DR in the lower ISOs. In other words they gave you something else in exchange.

Maybe we are harping on one aspect of performance too much. No doubt the 6D II isn't the ultimate landscape camera, but maybe it is a better low light camera than some of those with better DR at low ISO. I know my 6D does exceedingly well at high ISO.

Apparently you did not understand what this is about.

" I know my 6D does exceedingly well at high ISO."

It is not about high ISO performance, but about pushing EV in RAWs.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 13:45 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (400 comments in total)
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Shunda77: If someone offered to give me this camera or the D7200, I would pick the D7200.

@Scottelly: what size do you print if 16Mpix of D7000 is not enough for you?

Apart from above, not everyone cares about resolution. I prefer dynamic range and low light performance over that.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 13:54 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (472 comments in total)
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calte: Hhmm 'what we don't like about X70: Lens performance is lacking' ... strange as it has the same lens as the X100F as far as I know.

X70 has 18.5mm with f2.8 and X100F has 23mm f2, those are two completely different lenses.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 11:32 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (472 comments in total)

I'm using X70 for almost 2 months now, and I'm very happy with the results. Yes, the AF is not the fastest there, but it is sufficient for street and landscape. Street is no problem at all with f8 and zone focusing.

Also the battery life is not so bad, it lasts for me for around 400 - 450 shots.

I've chosen that over X100F for two reasons mainly: the money and size. X70 is pocketable and very small form factor lets me carry it around everywhere.

Only drawback is the screen, that is unreadable in bright sunlight.

I would prefer such camera with 23mm (35mm equiv.) but well, X100F too expensive and too big for me.

Cheers

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 11:31 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (389 comments in total)
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curiosifly: Why touch screen is barely mentioned in the review? Is it the first touch screen model in x series ? That itself should have earned it a diamond award😀 Anyway, how is the touch screen?

X70 was the first ;).

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (892 comments in total)
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ogl: Ricoh GRIII will be the killer

Killer of what? Ricoh GRII? It is a different purpose camera, different focal length, different body (no EVF/OVF). Apples vs bananas.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 15:35 UTC
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oldfashioned: (35mm camera equivalent: 24-120mm) , right , then it's a f/5.6-8 35mm equivalent, no?

@arbux please read up how the f-stop is calculated and how it relates to the focal length. Lens does not know what sensor it is behind it. If I have vintage Helios that is 55mm with f2, and I mount it on three cameras - APS-C, FF and m43 - do you think that it will change its optics characteristics based on the sensor? No, it won't. F2 will always be F2, no matter what will you put behind it. Noise and gain of the sensors are different topics in this equation.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 12:10 UTC

Year 2017 and people still care about DxO marks. Hilarious.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 20:38 UTC as 10th comment
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oldfashioned: (35mm camera equivalent: 24-120mm) , right , then it's a f/5.6-8 35mm equivalent, no?

In the depth of field terms - yes. In the light available - no.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 17:46 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1194 comments in total)

Apart from Panasonic, what the hell is happening in the camera market? Each iteration of cameras (Sony, Fuji, Oly, Pana etc.) is getting more and more pricy. Sad times... ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 14:55 UTC as 170th comment | 6 replies
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1196 comments in total)
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Mateus1: Isn't a shame that best 2017 Sony APS-C brings poorest controls and ergonomic than most of Fuji, Panasonic and Olympus cams, even 4 years old?

Some say Sony A6xxx is an electronic toy that shouts "press , press my buttons" ... and I have to agree with that.

BTW, the images look flat compared to Fuji, Canon or Olympus renderings.

@Peiasdf:
Like if Sony lenses were anywhere cheaper than Fuji's or Olympus ;).

Nevertheless, I say (to everyone) stop complaining, get a camera from [insert brand here] and start shooting. Everything else is a useless noise.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 11:31 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1398 comments in total)
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gLOWx: M43/43 key element are "lenses".
You can use most of them fully open, and get sharpness you would get closed by 1 stop, or even 2, on FF/APS-C.
And so, you need less ISO bump.
It may sound strange at first, but until you really need very thin DOF or very high ISO, there is less need for bigger sensor.
I see many ppl with FF almost always stopping their lenses, to get more sharpness/DOF. Even with portraits, where FF lenses are supposed to be wide open.
And what happen to the 2 stops ISO FF advantage, when you need to close by 1 stop to be sharp ? It is now only 1 stop ;) And even less on APS-C.

43/M43 lenses are the key. Sharpness wide open, giving you enough DOF and light. And the new 25mm (50mm FOV equivalent) f1.2 is going to prove it, again :D

On my side, i will keep my mk1...and buy more 43 legacy phase detect lenses :D

"M43/43 key element are "lenses".
You can use most of them fully open, and get sharpness you would get closed by 1 stop, or even 2, on FF/APS-C."

Sounds like an excuse ;). I'm sorry, but there is a lot of FF and APS-C lenses tack sharp wide open, so your argument is not valid at all.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 22:24 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)
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maciek sz: This is a serious question, not a hate game - what is the reason to buy this over X-T1 or A6300 if the Olympus is bigger in dimensions? I don't get it really, you get in both cases bigger APS-C sensor... I understand models like EM10, but this? Why?

@String: That was a serious question. I can see you're using EM1. Why did you choose it over other weather sealed mirrorless?

@vscd: Sony A7 is almost the same as XT1 size wise, but completely different price range ;).

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 13:32 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)

This is a serious question, not a hate game - what is the reason to buy this over X-T1 or A6300 if the Olympus is bigger in dimensions? I don't get it really, you get in both cases bigger APS-C sensor... I understand models like EM10, but this? Why?

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 10:11 UTC as 10th comment | 11 replies
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sportyaccordy: All we need is a Fuji body with IBIS and we are set. I would probably leave Sony FE for Fuji if they came out with such a body. 10-24, 23 1.4, 35 1.4 and a tele zoom... I would be set.

That is not true. Sony is 46mm and Fuji is 44mm.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 10:40 UTC
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