Mike99999

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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 14th comment | 7 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 (657 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 (657 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 (657 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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Sean65: I suspect this might be offered with the M1 ii body when released. Nice and compact for a 24-200mm f4

f-stop is in function of the focal length (hence F-stop). So the equivalence you claim is garbage.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:01 UTC
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weixing: WOW... The 25mm F1.2 is as big and heavy as a FF lens...

It is also almost as fast as a FF lens at f/2.4 equivalent.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (202 comments in total)
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noflashplease: How much would anyone pay for depth of field that's equivalent to a 50mm F/2.4 lens? To put it another way, a slow F/2.4 "Nifty Fifty" selling for $1,199 wouldn't be all that nifty at all, now would it?

If M43 still has a future outside of videography, it's as the low end, hence the new Yi camera body and cheap 42.5mm F/1.8 prime.

This is not a "nifty fifty". It is a high-quality prime.

The Sony Zeiss 55/1.8 is also pretty pricey. I prefer this over the garbage Canikon 50/1.8's.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:47 UTC

What's up with all of this "announcing the development" ?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:44 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply
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linzdoctor7d: A lot of e-mount butt holes hurting about now!

Why is that? Sony decided to pick the low hanging fruit by stuffing the A7R II inside an A99 body. That makes a lot of sense to please their user base.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:54 UTC
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Mike99999: Loxia Distagon 21/2.8 vs. Leica 21/3.4 Super Elmar
Loxia Biogon 35/2 vs. Leica Summicron 35/2
Loxia Planar 50/2 vs. Leica Summicron 50/2
Loxia Sonnar 85/2.4 vs. Leica Summarit 90/2.4

So far the Loxia have compared favorably to those Leica.

There's no point in comparing Loxia to anything else but Leica M. There is no doubt that Batis, Milvus, GM, Sony Zeiss are better lens choices for most, but a comparing price and weight of these (some plastic) lenses to the Loxia is moot.

@sgoldswo It is funny how people make up arguments in their head just for the sake of arguing.

Nowhere did I say that Loxia beats Leica. I drew parallels to some lenses to show which market they are after. Loxia is only 4 lenses in, of course it doesn't compare to Leica's lens selection.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 07:19 UTC

Loxia Distagon 21/2.8 vs. Leica 21/3.4 Super Elmar
Loxia Biogon 35/2 vs. Leica Summicron 35/2
Loxia Planar 50/2 vs. Leica Summicron 50/2
Loxia Sonnar 85/2.4 vs. Leica Summarit 90/2.4

So far the Loxia have compared favorably to those Leica.

There's no point in comparing Loxia to anything else but Leica M. There is no doubt that Batis, Milvus, GM, Sony Zeiss are better lens choices for most, but a comparing price and weight of these (some plastic) lenses to the Loxia is moot.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 09:12 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
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Andrew Elliott: F2.4? What's that in Micro Four Thirds?

Who cares until M43 updates their lousy sensors?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 09:02 UTC
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RPJG: Does anyone know where there's a summary of the differences between Milvus, Batis, Otus, Loxia etc?

Otus > Milvus/Loxia > Batis/Touit/Sony-Zeiss

You have to understand that Zeiss in its core is a manual focus lens company.

The Otus are their magnum opus for photographic lenses.

The Milvus and Loxia are their regular lenses, replacing the ZE/ZF/ZM lines.

The Batis/Touit/Sony-Zeiss are partially or entirely outsourced.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 08:54 UTC
On article Zeiss adds super-wide and tele- options to Milvus line (49 comments in total)
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aramgrg: Looking forward to see the comparison of 15mm with much cheaper Samyang 14mm. I put my money on Samyang

...and you'd lose that money.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 20:38 UTC
On article Zeiss adds super-wide and tele- options to Milvus line (49 comments in total)
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mgblack74: Nikon: "Announces 105 1.4, $2200 USD. Otus level sharpness".
Public: "Whaaaaat? So expensive! Crazy! Who is Nikon?"

Zeiss: "Announces facelift of existing lenses. Still no AF. $2200"
Public: "ooh! Can't wait! Sounds great! Me likey some Zeiss Miley Cyrus!"

Dumb comment.

The existing 15/2.8 is the best wide angle on the market, and the existing 135 APO is the best 135 on the market. Milvus gives them an update and at these prices they are a bargain.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 20:37 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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dpfan32: Is it just me or do this photos don't look like from a 4000€ camera??

I see it too. These samples are just bad.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 10:43 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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Bruno E: I just love the look of the images. Compared to JPEGs from A7R II, they look much more lively and vibrant.

I was about to post that if you put the greatest camera in the hands of an amateur, the photos will still look terrible.

The sample photos are a joke. You can't be serious that this is good IQ.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 10:43 UTC
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