Mike99999

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On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1150 comments in total)
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FoxShutter: The announcement of a6500 was like a "knife in a back" for many a6300 users who just recently bought their "class leading" Sony. As a result of that announcement I sold mine. After reading the review I don't regret the decision to sale it at all. A touch screen that barely works compared to competition . IBIS that isn't needed, just because almost every Sony or Sony-Zeiss Lens has OIS. No decent zooms: Sony 18-105mm and 16-50mm are mediocre lenses and 16-70 Sony-Zeiss is sharp only in the centre across all the focal lengths if you are lucky enough to find a good copy. FE lenses work better on a6300 and that's probably why we see them in most of the reviews and promotional ads, but what's the point of the system than? 24-70 FE becomes 36-105mm and 16-35 becomes 24-50mm and they are big, heavy and expensive. It would be much better if Sony would work on their aging and never excellent APSC lens selection rather than releasing every few months a few premature (again) bodies that don't really keep their value due to these frequent releases.

Sony messed up the marketing.

Nobody complains when Nikon releases a D7300 a few months after some D5600.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 11:20 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1150 comments in total)
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gn28: The specs are great, but the battery life is not that great and the lens are crazy expensive compared to nikon and cannon.
Almost none of their lens are on DxO to give enthusiast an idea on actal sharpness.
Maybe they'll catch up to the phone market and have a built in high speed 32/64 gb memory in addition to the SD card for redundancy.

Just use Canon lenses then. They work wonderfully on E-mount.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 11:18 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1150 comments in total)
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kobakokh: Yeah, it cost more then D610 or 6D with kit lenses... Its very interesting how Sony finding so stupid customers?

6D is a terrible camera and D610 isn't too hot either. This camera should be compared to the Nikon D500 and Canon 7D II (high-end APS-C).

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 11:17 UTC
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Max Iso: These prices are just insane. Every time i think about whether i could live in E mount, i remember the lenses are just too much. My only avenue would be the Sigma 60/30 and that only offers f2.8. I like the systems i have but i also like choice, it's just not a choice with these lenses coming out. $800 for this and the one the other day was over $3000. Is this another Leica?

As to E-mount being too pricey, FE 28 + 50 + 90 gets you a long way for little money.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 12:02 UTC
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Max Iso: These prices are just insane. Every time i think about whether i could live in E mount, i remember the lenses are just too much. My only avenue would be the Sigma 60/30 and that only offers f2.8. I like the systems i have but i also like choice, it's just not a choice with these lenses coming out. $800 for this and the one the other day was over $3000. Is this another Leica?

Ugh.

Back in the day my APS-C Tokina 11-16mm was $699 and it was considered great value.

The Firin looks like a better lens to me. $799 doesn't seem that unreasonable.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
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TFD: While picking up a $100 used MF Russian lens is interesting as a cheap and cheerful toy. The idea of modern and expensive manual focus lenses is just dumb. Regardless if it is an $800 Tokina or a $3000 Zeiss. Tokina knows how to make autofocus lenses selling a MF lens is just a marketing gimmick.

Maybe the next step will be uncoated lens, might as well just go further back in time.

Bunk. The future is manual focus.

When you are peering into an 8k, 10x magnification EVF, you will want to just spin the focus ring, not fiddle with AF points.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 11:51 UTC
On article Have your say: Best prime lens of 2016 (152 comments in total)

"we have excluded some of the more exotic manual focus primes from the likes of Zeiss"

So it is the "Best Prime Lens Not Counting Zeiss Award". A bit like the special Olympics...

Does the Zeiss Batis 18 count as a "more exotic manual focus prime"? Or the Sony Zeiss 50/1.4 for that matter? Laughable.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 15:01 UTC as 41st comment | 8 replies

The 43 community is shaking in its boots with how abominable this camera is. Us long time Olympus users are shocked. What once was a system where $800 got you the latest & greatest, the camera would be half the size and match the IQ of a DSLR.

Now, several years later, they have you paying $2,000 for a body and over $1,000 for lenses, except now the IQ is over three stops worse than a $1,000 DSLR.

I am telling you that the community is shaking it its boots:

43-rumors has over 100 commenters banned from commenting due to all the negativity surrounding this abominable product.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 10:25 UTC as 18th comment | 8 replies
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VisualFX: Not too impressed. Noise in brightly lit photos using ISO 800. Photos of people in the distance blurry, cant make out details in faces in distance.

@Thematic: quite stunning that ISO 3200 example you linked to. It blows my mind that some people would spend $2,000 on this.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 10:21 UTC
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GinoSVK: Bokehless style.

"Bokeh is such an abused term, as it it describes the quality of the OOF areas, not the amount of it! "

Always the same useless perpetuation of a myth.

"Bokeh" is Japanese for "blur". No more no less. It is not necessarily restricted to the quality of said blur.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 15:55 UTC

Image quality is miserable. The noise levels are unacceptable.

I get the same lackluster image quality out of the tiny GM5.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 15:52 UTC as 50th comment | 6 replies

Olympus: style-over-function bodies, crappy software, and a tiny sensor. It was all fun and games when high-end M43 bodies launched at ~$800. Now, this new "PRO" trend is just a joke.

They should have followed Sony and done a low-cost full frame PEN and OM-D instead. But I guess if you are dependent on Sony sensors then you have zero control over your product roadmap.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 11:26 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1374 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

Sorry to burst your bubble as a crop sensor apologist, but lenses are exactly the weak point of M43. Because of (lack of) economy of scales, M43 are much more expensive than comparable APS-C or full frame lenses.

The 25/1.2 is a prime example. You can get a tack sharp 55mm from Sony for $650. Why is the Olympus twice the price? Please don't tell me because it's an f/1.2 because it isn't.

Many of the smaller M43 lenses are painfully soft in the corners. The Olympus 12/2, Olympus 17/1.8, Pansonic 20/1.7 are all soft lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 09:12 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1374 comments in total)
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dharma108: Yes, the price is up there--but here is a perspective to consider. I paid $1799 US dollars for an Oly E5 (body only) six years ago and the E-M1 Mark II far surpasses it on all levels. A $200 price increase from six years ago for a far superior camera.
At the time I bought the E5 there was nary a complaint about it being too expensive. I am still shooting the E5 and it's still creating great images, but E-M1 Mark II will soon be in my camera bag.

...and M43 will soon be as dead as 43.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 14:19 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1374 comments in total)
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Full Stop: You can see it like this:
mFT sensors lag behind APS-C by 4 years and behind FF by 8 years.
(a loooong time in electronics, btw)
In 2008 we had pro-level "twins" like 1DsMk3 & 1DMk3
or the Nikon D3x & D3s. One for high res, one for speed.
These Canons and Nikons were used for many many important
pictures worldwide. Nobody called them bad in 2008 and in 2016
these pictures are still great.
Now in 2016 you get their "high" res and high speed in ONE body.
And this body is half the size/weight of one of them with twice the
options.
Of course you can also have it in ONE body with a 2016 FF sensor:
just go and buy a Nikon D5.

If you are one of these sensor-tech fanboys:
How would you call the IQ of the Nikon D810?
How will you call that IQ in 2024 in a mFT camera?

The ISO noise performance of the 2007 Nikon D3 is 2.5 stops better than this E-M1 II. Please don't spew this nonsense.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 14:18 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1374 comments in total)
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iamatrix: I know there is some arguing here, but people should not get upset when people make comments about Olympus IQ. In fact people should get onboard to push Olympus to be more competitive. My problem with Olympus is they keep rebranding the same technologies into new packages and continue to sell them at higher prices every year (sounds like they went to Canon's marketing school) Let's face the music, today's Olympus camera save for a few minor tweaks is just an EM5 with new skin. A cheap Nikon D3300 for $350 blows these cameras away in terms of sensor performance. I get it they have IBS and touch screens and other cool tricks up their sleeves, but that tech has been around for years and is now and it's time to focus on areas where m43rds is no longer competitive: sensor . The EM1 is a very fast camera, but it's also hitting a very niche market where sensor performance is just as important as AF. Case in point: If your shooting sports you most likely are shooing in low light / difficult lighting where sensor performance is incredibly important (try indoor soccer with m43rds). If your shooting BIF, you might be cropping or requiring class leading dynamic range (ever shoot a bird against a bright sky ?).

+1

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1374 comments in total)
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ChrisH37: It may be just me but I've attempted to switch to M4/3 twice now (once from Nikon FF, once from Fuji X), as much as I love the size and the fantastic range of glass, the images just feel very flat and 'digital', much closer to a basic compact than an APS-C camera, oddly.

I'm as far removed from a pixel peeper as it's possible to be, and have absolutely no allegiance to any system (Pentax aside I've owned them all!), I really, really wanted to make the switch (E-M1, 12-40mm, 75mm 1.8 etc) but just couldn't get on board.

I liked the look I was getting from my 12 mpix PEN E-P2.

Ever since the E-M5/E-P5 I've been disappointed. Files look flat and digital, like from a compact camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 14:05 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1374 comments in total)
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Petar Veliki: Skywalkers will buy FF, APS-C is closing down due to μ4/3. Colors and new technology is part of μ4/3. Especially for colors Canon, Nikon, Sony didnt show something interesting - wonder how come Canon still exist. μ4/3 is more at Sigma, Fuji level.

Now you have "Foveon" with Olympus, even at smaller PEN-F. And Post-focus on Panasonic. With Focus bracketing on all. And not over yet, GH5 is comming.

"APS-C is closing down due to μ4/3"

LOL talk about wishful thinking.

"Now you have "Foveon" with Olympus"

LOL!

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 14:03 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1374 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: Bar none, the E-M1 mark II is camera of the year! What an amazing photographic precision instrument. It makes cameras like the A6500 and X-T2 look like mere toys in comparison! Bravo Olympus for creating a timeless masterpiece!

Perhaps if you are a feature geek, especially if you mention the X-T2 and A6500 in the same sentence.

All features and no substance. Even ISO 200 pictures look bad.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 09:49 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1374 comments in total)
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Sigma82: It's funny how the ff maniacs all come to comments every m43 camera news,. We got it, tiny sensor, overpriced, bad iq blah blah blah. We really got it. Now please go enjoy ur cameras and leave us m43 users with our pieces of crap. Thank you ;)

I am a long time Olympus user and I don't like the direction Olympus is headed.

Don't blame it on full frame users.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 09:47 UTC
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