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    Show your cell phone photos

    LG V20
  2. usayit

    Show your cell phone photos

    LG V20
  3. usayit

    Show your cell phone photos

    LG V20
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    Who's still happy with the original em-5 and doesn't feel the need to upgrade?

    This mirrors my thoughts. Fortunately, I'm not a sports photographer that depends on fast accurate AF-C but pumping the shutter isn't a pleasant experience when I do shoot moving subjects.
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    Hasselblad X1D - Mirrorless Medium Format

    - The Pentax 645D didn't do well. I'm not so sure there is a large market for MF digitals. (I wonder how well the Leica S is selling?) - Hasselblad is a well known in the studio. I'm not convinced a size is really a big issue in that environment. - If this is an attempt to target against...
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    How many cameras do you typically keep

    Excluding the 20 or so cameras (film) in my display that exist just for collecting purposes with little use, the cameras are generally packed in their own bags for specific uses... they do get used... not just collecting dust. I also don't upgrade as often as most, so I tend to use them...
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    How many cameras do you typically keep

    Too many.... 7. I tend to buy used after the next iteration hits the shelves. As such they are pretty close to the bottom price wise. So I keep them around longer.
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    Do you think there is a market for a small, "beginners" m43 camera?

    You still missing the point... Too caught up in your own process.
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    Do you think there is a market for a small, "beginners" m43 camera?

    Sorry... you are still missing my point. My point wasn't to discuss specific solutions (I was just brainstorming in hopes to demonstrate thought process). If I had the end-all "solutions" then I'd be a rich man... a very rich man. Rich technologist people don't implement/develop, they have a...
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    Do you think there is a market for a small, "beginners" m43 camera?

    Moore's law (not really a "law" but an observation that was made) applies to transistors per square inch and is applicable to not only desktops but all forms of computing devices; including tablets. People are still buying a new machine every 2 or 3 years.... just not desktops.... but other...
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    Yet another "which lens for at night on a budget" thread

    I carry the 14-42EZ and O12 when I'm around towards the end of the day and into the evening without a bag.
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    Do you think there is a market for a small, "beginners" m43 camera?

    That's why P&S cameras are dying.... P&S cameras prior were the beginners camera. What remains to be seen is whether or not tablets will become more like laptops or will laptops become more like tablets. Desktop sales have been dropping well before tablets were in the market... a lot to do...
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    Do you think there is a market for a small, "beginners" m43 camera?

    You are simply proving my point even further. What is needed is a specific design around the needs of a photographer for when you are a photographer (behind the camera) coupled together with a general use device (smartphone for example) to handle your other needs when you are not behind the...
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    Do you think there is a market for a small, "beginners" m43 camera?

    If I was a working photographer, docking the phone in and out of a camera would be a greater nuisance than paying 2 data plans. Recall that back in the day when digital cameras had a long startup time when powered on.... it was considered a nuisance.... and that startup time was measured in...
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    Do you think there is a market for a small, "beginners" m43 camera?

    Samsung GALAXY CAMERA - GALAXY S4 zoom, GALAXY NX, GALAXY Camera 2 and no need to dock anything. I wonder if samsung also made an IOS version if it would have gain traction.
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    Best focal length for a hike in the woods.

    Probably the O12 and O25.
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    Do you think there is a market for a small, "beginners" m43 camera?

    Personally I wanted the Galaxy Zoom to be brought to the US to be my general all purpose camera. Reminds me of the time just prior to smartphones. You had cell phones and PDAs. Do you merge PDAs into cell phones or do you merge cell phones into PDAs... The risk is a lot of compromise on...
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    Do you think there is a market for a small, "beginners" m43 camera?

    That's basically the Olympus AIR and Sony QX. That type of product (assuming it catches) is still in its infancy. They need to work on integration.
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    Do you think there is a market for a small, "beginners" m43 camera?

    What you are describing is very close to the Android based Samsung NX mirrorless cameras. Being android the interface was identical to smartphones complete with compatibility with photographic/imaging apps from the Google store. It didn't sell well. Being a fan of Android, I was hoping...
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    Leica M 60 sets a new standard

    There are plenty of "worlds best photographers" with a variety of camera brands WITH modern features (LCD included) and utilize them to the max. Leica is great... but let's not kid ourselves, they command a relatively tiny market and not necessarily a trend setter. If anything Leica should...
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    Leica M 60 sets a new standard

    I kinda do understand though.... I still prefer to shoot with my Leica M... I like the shooting experience it provides and thus serves its purpose. However, to say it is the "new standard" and the direction professionals/businesses should take is a bit backwards.
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    Leica M 60 sets a new standard

    :thumbup: Rangefinder "style" (cringe)
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    Leica M 60 sets a new standard

    Professionals (any field) use whatever is the latest tools available to them to deliver to a quality product to their customers and compete in the largest market. You are living in fantasy land to believe being a "purist" in any sense matters to professionals and business.
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    Leica M 60 sets a new standard

    Do realize that the M60 was released back in 2014 and aims at a niche product.... something that Olympus cannot feasibly do. They need to sell to a larger consumer market.
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    Better AF. EM1 or P100-400.

    I've generally shoot with primes.. so I don't mind. However the size/weight is an important issue with me. The price is a bit more more and I don't think I can justify it I'm more of a street shooter type that dabbles in sports and wildlife occasionally which is the reason I stuck to the...
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    Better AF. EM1 or P100-400.

    Awe bummer..... oh well.
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    Better AF. EM1 or P100-400.

    I've been shooting the 100-300 equipped with the tripod ring, a full tripod with gimbal head. It is sometimes paired with a high powered flash, fast cycle provided by an external battery pack, and extended with a better beamer. One example: When it comes to moving subjects, I'm pumping...
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    Better AF. EM1 or P100-400.

    Another quick question to add.... Is there a Panasonic offering that is equivalent to the EM-1 in regards to PDAF sites / AF performance that I should also be considering?
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    Better AF. EM1 or P100-400.

    It seems that replacing my EM5 with an EM1 and shoot with 100-300mm for a little while would be the first logical step. I can then decide later if I continue to either the 50-200 SWD/MM3/EC-14(20) or the Panny 100-400mm. The 100-400mm is relatively new so I have a little time before I see...
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    Better AF. EM1 or P100-400.

    I was concern about C-AF. I'm am currently pumping focus in S-AF as a work around. Yes... the consensus seems to be that the EM1 is a good improvement. Still concerned if that improvement will not be realized if I'm stilll using the 100-300. Yes... that is my experience. It has been ok...
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    Better AF. EM1 or P100-400.

    I currently shoot with my EM5 (1st version) with the Panasonic 100-300. Not exactly the performer in terms of tracking moving objects but I've been working it. Em5 doesn't track well and 100-300 is a pretty dated lens (good value.. and compact). I've been considering the EM1 (with its...
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    Do You Use A Strap

    Always have a strap but I generally have it wrapped around my wrist. It serves its purpose when I need to hang my camera around my shoulder or neck to free up my hands momentarily.
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    Travel Camera for Spouse

    Yup I understand that it has a lot to offer in a small package. However, * I don't mind not having an EVF in the uses I intend for the compact. I also have a EVF VF-2. * I have the 12mm f/2. Its pretty small. * The 24-70 zoom is very compelling.. yes. I an live with my 14-42 EZ pancake...
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    Travel Camera for Spouse

    I've been considering the RX100 III or IV myself.. Each time I come close to pulling the trigger, the $600-800 USD used price tag stops me. Being a M4/3rds shooter with a set of lenses, there is not much value RX100 III/IV brings to the table that a E-PM2, GM1 or EPL6 can match at around...
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    Which camera for an IR conversion

    So a good middle ground would be to go with a 650nm filter (or similar) conversion on-sensor filter for false color and keep a 720nm (or similar) on-lens filter for B&W conversions.
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    E-pl 1

    E-PL1 is a very early micro 43rds camera (I still shoot with 3 of them). Pretty much anything these days would be a good step up. Get the newest you can afford. If you want a viewfinder, I'd recommend the latest E-M10 or E-M5.
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    Which camera for an IR conversion

    I surmise that a camera with 650mm filter on sensor and a 850nm filter on lens pretty much works the same as a full spectrum camera with just a 850nm filter on lens. Is that correct?
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    Which camera for an IR conversion

    "Full spectrum" pretty much means no filter on top. So the sensor is subjected to the entire spectrum of wavelengths that it can record. The advantage is that you get to choose whatever filter to place on the lens. The disadvantage is that you have to use filters. Choosing the filter is...
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    Which camera for an IR conversion

    btw.... I was too lazy (and cheap) to source clear optical glass for my Olympus E-PL1. I just removed the filter stack, replaced the anti-dust filter on top and reassembled. I haven't had any problems.
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    Which camera for an IR conversion

    Kinda off topic but here's something else neat to try out. I took a high powered flash with both a deep red and deep blue gels in front. Basically filters out most of the visual spectrum; you don't see the flash at all; just a bit of purple if you are looking straight at the flash. But it...
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    Which camera for an IR conversion

    E-PL1 was pretty straight forward to DIY. I purchased my third body a while back for $80 bucks or so. Followed the instructions online but maintained the dust reduction system (instructions have it removed). It also protects the sensor underneath sans optical filter glass stack. Took just...
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    Nik Collection now free, and not likely to ever be updated.....

    Too bad that development stopped. I've been really enjoying them and google did well by its users when they took over Nik (free updates for a while after the take over for those of us that paid full price to Nik) I guess they weren't able to do the same for the developers. Loss of...
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    Digitizing medium format film with m4/3

    I would vote for a used epson V700. I'm happy with the results and you should be able to find a used one for under $300USD. This was my review from back in 2006: Epson V700 Experiences?
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    Developing my M43 street photography setup (..and kind of an intro)

    If you have been shooting street for a long time, you should already know what focal lengths you "see" at... which focal lengths (FOV) you like to work. Stick to it... don't change what is already working for you for the past decade(s). The focal length/len/camera that the rest of us...
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    u43 sensor, is it really too small?

    You guys should check out what a large format negative scanned on a drum scanner looks like... Amazing! Even on my lowly Epson v700 a scanned large format negative looks so nice.
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    u43 sensor, is it really too small?

    It is too small. My arms and back don't get quite the workout they used to. ;)
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    Why don't high end cameras offer more customization?

    You should also realize that complexity also translates to cost. For every code path that is added is another QA test case, maintenance, possible area of risk etc... We are also dealing with hardware so there is also additional cost associated and limits associated. Often, the extra...
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    Pentax K1 - New FF system

    As a former Pentax user (film time period), I have only one thing to say.... "Late to the party... as always..." I lost interest back in early 2000s when they were pretty much last major player to deliver a DSLR (*ist D), again when they announced the 645D but never delivered, and yet again...
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    Lightweight ball head for monopod?

    I have both a tilt monopod head and small ballhead that finds itself attached the monopod. why ball head at times? Because in a pinch, I can use two sticks plus the monopod strapped together with heavy rubber bands or bongo ties (BongoTies - Handy Elastic Tie Wraps for Cables and Other Unruly...
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    Adapted lens myths

    I have never heard anyone claim this..... ever... AND it doesn't invalidate the notion that one should still invest in lenses first.
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