Mike99999

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Judging from the trollfest in these comments, many Canon and Fuji affectionados are getting their panties in a bundle over this lens.

This lens seals the deal for Canon being an outdated system.

The Batis, Loxia, Sony Zeiss and GM lens lines have taken away Fujis crown of most desirable mirrorless lenses.

I can understand why people are lashing out.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 06:12 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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ogl: new Pentax 70-200/2.8 is $1,796.95

Pentax is old tech, not mirrorless.

A Canon 70-200/2.8 non IS can be had for $1000.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 05:57 UTC
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Suave: Good news for Sony users. They've waited long enough.

You said Sony users. A-mount is Sony.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 05:54 UTC
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elementare: More than 1000.00 $/€ for an f8 equivalent shallow dof lens and for a zoom range inferior to a 300 $/€ aps-c 3,5-5,6 lens. Not to mention that at f4 m4/3 sensors have some difficulties to hold up the weight of high iso when light goes away.

Please refrain from comments that support the theory of lower weight of M4/3 equipment. A grown man of normal build that has problems to carry around a camera with an average zoom has some problem. I can understand a small girl, an elderly person or a child but a grown man that spends twice for 1 kilo less to carry is really ridiculous.

And in each case an apsc lens with the same practical utility with an apsc body has the same weight at half the price.

"At the moment there is no comparable lens on the market, having the same range, IQ and build quality."

Canon 28-300L
Sony FE 24-240mm

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 12:01 UTC
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ttran88: Gotta love the A7 series. Eye AF, face detection for days you need to keep up with the kids. MF with a small Full Frame setup for days cruising around the city. Instant high quality video when you need it. IBIS for all your lenses. What a great tool.

Yes.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 12:28 UTC
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mosc: I feel like 20 is too wide and 24 is not quite wide enough. I find myself wishing there was a true 90 degree (22mm) out there to get as wide as possible while still projecting down 2D cleanly. I suppose 20mm plus a small crop is there but it kind of surprises me nobody shoots directly at it with a prime. Or do you all think 20mm is close enough and perhaps I want to cut off the absolute corners anyway?

Just get the 21mm Loxia.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 12:27 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)
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String: Whats with all of these (I assume?) DSLR users telling us how "big" the E-M1 is? Seriously folks, I can only ask if you have ever even used an E-M1/12-40 combo and a D810/24-70 combo?

@String: " I can only ask if you have ever even used an E-M1/12-40 combo and a D810/24-70 combo?"

I can only ask you the same, have you ever even used those two combos? Because if you had, you wouldn't make such ridiculous comparisons.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 09:54 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: For Olympus users the EM1 II maybe a tempting camera to upgrade to. The stats and the camera features look very good, but I don't see any compelling reason to switch from any APSC system. The size advantage is negligible and the image quality maybe comparable (at best). Olympus's 'pro' lens offerings although very good quality are not exactly compact either. I would consider Olympus if I would not be committed any other system.

"Compare the 24-70/2.8 VR from Nikon to the 12-40/2.8 Pro from Olympus"

That is a ludicrous comparison.

Why not compare the f/1.8 iPhone lens with the Nikon 28mm f/1.8 G while you are at it. They are the same thing, right? Same equivalent focal length, same light gathering, right?

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 09:51 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)
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Hibiscusbloom: The writing is on the wall for mirrored DSLRs.

Quite the opposite. Olympus has announced a D500 competitor: the same bulk, the same price, and an onslaught of DSLR-sized M43 lenses.

So now, all things being equal (bulk/price), let's see who sells more, Nikon or Olympus.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 09:47 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)
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bluevaping: Literally no blackout when shooting bursts! Olympus engineers are some camera magicians.
https://youtu.be/3UqbqHMjyXo?t=1m30s
You can barely hear the shutter sound and the interviewer took at least 30-40 shots. Keep in mind Olympus rep. mentions why the higher card is important for this new camera. Not likely in camera.

@Mike FL: "If Nikon 1 is not 1" sensor, but joining MFT with Pana and Ply, Nikon 1 will not be dead."

Nikon buys Sony sensors, so Sony dictates what sensors they can use for mirrorless. If Nikon were to release a decent mirrorless, they would crush anything in that sensor size.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 09:42 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (438 comments in total)
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EwanMC: The form factor alone makes the A99II vastly superior in handling to a A7 series camera and the the PDAF sensor fusion with the ones, on sensor, is also beyond what could be achieved on an A7 series.

What I don't like is the pelical mirror losing 1/3~1/2 EV of light.

Just the same I don't like the mirrors flapping around in DSLRs.

AF tech will mature, and the A9 will probably be announced in 2 months and match the specs of this A99.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 11:32 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (438 comments in total)
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Lassoni: Sony shouldn't have abandoned their A mount the way they did. Bodies alone wont sell that well, need new glass with fast AF + OIS (IBIS alone isn't the answer for longer lenses).

Bunk comment. Sony has recently updated its 16-35/2.8, 24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8 and 70-400/5.6 all with fast and silent AF.

I use IBIS at 400mm and its works amazingly. I get far more keepers than with Nikon or Canon at this focal length.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 11:27 UTC
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NeilJones: I'm sorry, this is 2016, remind me again why we want a f5.6-6.3 lens? Please get back to me when you start making these at f2.8-f4

@NeilJones 150-600mm f/2.8-4 LOLOLOLOL!!!! 2016 must be the year of ignorance. Please get back to me when non-photographers have left these fora.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 08:34 UTC

Looks like an uglified Leica SL. Regardless, it is a very cool product.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 08:22 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies

Olympus' lens line up is getting really interesting.

12-100/4, 25/1.2, 40-150/2.8 + 1.4x TC, 75/1.8, and 300/4 will get you places.

For equivalence nerds thise are high-IQ compact 24-200/8, 50/2.4, 80-300/5.6 + 1.4x TC, 150/3.6 and 600/8... which I have to admit is not too shabby.

If Olympus would figure out how to upgrade their mediocre sensors, I might be tempted to expand my investment in M43.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 08:20 UTC as 11th comment | 6 replies
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ogl: It's 28-200/f8.0 equivalent for FF...F8.0...Hmmmm...

@dbateman, that is such a circular argument. It has the lens gathering of an f4 lens with a sensor that gathers 4x less light. Yeah, great.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 08:15 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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Dellis12: Switched out of Canon FF into Oly a couple of years ago and haven't regretted it for a second. For me, the EM1 is by far the most intuitive camera I've ever shot with. All the arguments about FF vs 4/3 IQ go out the window when you filter them through the work YOU want to do. I've made sharp 40x30 prints with 4/3, nuff said. Improvements in AF, battery life, sensor quality and dual memory makes it better. Enough to upgrade from my EM1s remains to be seen. Can't wait to check it out.

Oh M43 sharpness is more than good enough for most.

It's the lack of color tonality and 'that digital look' that kill it for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:37 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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eno2: Setsuya Kataoka of Olympus says E-M1II image quality is better than any APS-C DSLR on market!

Amateur Photographer published an interview with Setsuya Kataoka of Olympus. Here are just a couple of interesting points:

1) With the E-M1 Mark II we have surpassed the speed and image quality of APS-C DSLRs.
2) The in-body stabilisation itself gives 5.5 steps, and the Sync IS gives 6.5 steps with OIS lenses. 6.5 stops is actually a theoretical limitation at the moment due to rotation of the earth interfering with gyro sensors.
3) It’s not a PEN-F sensor: It’s a totally different sensor, two times faster, with totally different construction. On-chip phase detection is also incorporated.

That would make me very happy, but I doubt there is any truth to it.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:04 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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danieljcox: This camera could do to Canon and Nikon what Canon did to Nikon in the early 90's. Canon's AF technology crushed Nikon throughout the 90's. It was technology that took Nikon by surprise and they never recovered from Canon blind siding them. If the specs of this camera hold true and it indeed can shoot 18FPS in AF-C, this camera may well do to both Nikon and Canon what Canon did to Nikon way back when. This may finally be the camera that proves mirrorless is the future due to less moving parts and the ability to surpass the flapping mirrors of the traditional dinosaur DSLRs.

Instead, it will do to Canon and Nikon what the Olympus E-1 did to Canon and Nikon in 2003: absolutely nothing.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:03 UTC
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princecody: Disappointed it's not all internal zoom like my 40-150mm Pro :(

External zoom sucks in dust and moisture.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:01 UTC
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