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06-10-2014, 05:03 PM   #211
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
It does raise some interesting ethical values. If your subject can't see you and doesn't know you have a camera, because he can't see it, is it still OK to take his/her picture.
Doesn't the same apply to long lenses and surveillance cameras? It doesn't have to be dark to raise the question, but I think the answer is the same.

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
if a Pentax needs 2.8 to focus to -3 EV
I think the testing of AF is usually done in a standardised way. Using ISO 100 at f2.8 is something I've seen mentioned often.

One point worth mentioning with the GH4 is that while the AF works down to -4EV, it's metering only works down to 0 EV, unlike the K-3 which both meters and AF's down to -3 EV. So K-3 would probably turn in a better exposed and focussed shot under low-light.
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Anybody have pics at -4EV? Personally I rarely take pictures outside at night, just wanted to see some.

I would like to take pics of aurora borealis but I don't need to focus for that!
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
I think the testing of AF is usually done in a standardised way. Using ISO 100 at f2.8 is something I've seen mentioned often.

One point worth mentioning with the GH4 is that while the AF works down to -4EV, it's metering only works down to 0 EV, unlike the K-3 which both meters and AF's down to -3 EV. So K-3 would probably turn in a better exposed and focussed shot under low-light.
Are these people deliberately trying to keep us in constant confusion? As soon as you think you have something under control, somebody comes out of no where with something you can't understand the reason for. Innovation at work. It's often counter productive, but it makes our world interesting.

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One other thing - a neighbour brought around a Panasonic GH3 or GH2 which she has picked up secondhand last night and I had a play. Very dinky but horribly plasticky and eugh the electronic viewfinder was hideous and reminded me of an old videocamera I had to peer down years ago with horrible artificial colours and terrible lag. I just don't get why everyone is saying mirrorless is the future - it's bloody awful!! So you can buy a normal SLR with zero lag where you're looking straight down the lens that's taking the picture and see exactly what the scene looks like in real life with perfect colours, shadows and zero lag or you can have this horrible cartoony pizellated laggy view of what you're trying to photograph. What the hell is the matter with people?? How can they want the latter?? What is the advantage??

Also Lumix build quality and reliability is dreadful - my 200 Lumix TZ-3 compact died within 5 years, all of my Pentaxes even the 30 year old ones still work!!

I just don't understand the world anymore...

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QuoteOriginally posted by jonlg Quote
One other thing - a neighbour brought around a Panasonic GH3 or GH2 which she has picked up secondhand last night and I had a play. Very dinky but horribly plasticky and eugh the electronic viewfinder was hideous and reminded me of an old videocamera I had to peer down years ago with horrible artificial colours and terrible lag. I just don't get why everyone is saying mirrorless is the future - it's bloody awful!! So you can buy a normal SLR with zero lag where you're looking straight down the lens that's taking the picture and see exactly what the scene looks like in real life with perfect colours, shadows and zero lag or you can have this horrible cartoony pizellated laggy view of what you're trying to photograph. What the hell is the matter with people?? How can they want the latter?? What is the advantage??

Also Lumix build quality and reliability is dreadful - my 200 Lumix TZ-3 compact died within 5 years, all of my Pentaxes even the 30 year old ones still work!!

I just don't understand the world anymore...

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One bad example and your ready to dismiss the entire mirrorless world?
Try the XT-1s EVF. Negligible lag; bigger than FF cameras viewfinder; can pretty much see in situations where an optical view finder would be rendered useless due to the darkness; and what you see is what you get, so you can change your exposure, colors, white balance on the fly in real time.
Oh, and for build quality, it has a magnesium alloy body and is weathersealed.

So, just like other things in life, there are good examples and bad examples. It would be equivalent of you dismissing all DSLRs because Canon Rebels suck.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cali92rs Quote
One bad example and your ready to dismiss the entire mirrorless world?
Try the XT-1s EVF. Negligible lag; bigger than FF cameras viewfinder; can pretty much see in situations where an optical view finder would be rendered useless due to the darkness; and what you see is what you get, so you can change your exposure, colors, white balance on the fly in real time.
Oh, and for build quality, it has a magnesium alloy body and is weathersealed.

So, just like other things in life, there are good examples and bad examples. It would be equivalent of you dismissing all DSLRs because Canon Rebels suck.
I'm not sure what camera you are referring to, do you have a link?
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FUJIFILM X-T1 | Fujifilm Global

I have a bad habit of calling it an XT-1...when in actuality, it is an X-T1

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I'd have a hard time purchasing ANY fuji after the lied so egregiously with the ISO on the X100 (or whatever that camera was).
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The real reason why I would wish to switch to a FF is their autofocus. I'm not talking about inexpensive FF cameras. I have stood next to someone in the field photographing flying birds and he kicks my a$$ on any given day with his Nikon D4 and the 500mm F/4. Even his D800 is really good even though he complains about its shutter speed. I use a K-3 and/or a K-5 with the Sigma 500mm F/4.5.
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Why would FF necessarily translate to better AF? Am I missing something? Maybe the D4 simply has a better AF system?
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Why would FF necessarily translate to better AF? Am I missing something? Maybe the D4 simply has a better AF system?
I don't know but I suspect a D600 doesn't have better AF than a K-3. Those D4s cost a pile of money , and with Nikon unlike Pentax, the best they have never migrates down to the less expensive models. They are committed to premium prices for premium performance model. It may well be that the AF systems, in their premium models actually cost more than what they'd want to put into an lower end camera, so I'm prepared to cut them som slack. As long as the premium systems wouldn't be cheap enough to put into a low end model if volumes were increase by selling more of them and that would bring the price down. You just don't know how all the factors line up.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I don't know but I suspect a D600 doesn't have better AF than a K-3.
This suspicion is based on what?

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Why would FF necessarily translate to better AF? Am I missing something? Maybe the D4 simply has a better AF system?
In an equivalent system, it does not.

If you're using the same numeric-aperture lens, with proportionately sized AF sensors, there's 2.25 times as much light going to the FF A/F, with a lot less DOF. That means there's quite a bit of improvement possible.
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Why full frame?? Just because I dont want to buy a lens, thinking "it shall be F2.8 or NOTHING". Think about it...a 300mm F5.6, its actually a 450mm, but F11.2!! It like those cheap F9 lenses in amazon, no matter brand or IQ or whatever.

Maybe it is ok for enthusiast, but im becoming pro, and dont want to go Nikon. Other photographers say "if you were thinking in becoming pro, you should choose the gear wisely", but I fall in love with photography with Pentax, and I consider myself a Pentaxian. Why u dont take care of pro pentaxians?? why you take care just of enthusiasts, or just millonaire enthusiasts (P645Z), but no pro photographers.

We need a full frame body, and pentax need to make lenses for nikon AND canon AND sigma, just like sigma and tamron do.
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Why full frame?? Just because I dont want to buy a lens, thinking "it shall be F2.8 or NOTHING". Think about it...a 300mm F5.6, its actually a 450mm, but F11.2!! It like those cheap F9 lenses in amazon, no matter brand or IQ or whatever.

Maybe it is ok for enthusiast, but im becoming pro, and dont want to go Nikon. Other photographers say "if you were thinking in becoming pro, you should choose the gear wisely", but I fall in love with photography with Pentax, and I consider myself a Pentaxian. Why u dont take care of pro pentaxians?? why you take care just of enthusiasts, or just millonaire enthusiasts (P645Z), but no pro photographers.

We need a full frame body, and pentax need to make lenses for nikon AND canon AND sigma, just like sigma and tamron do.
450 would be a F/8.4, fyi. Not F/11.
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