ThePhoBlographer claims APS-C and MFT make sense only as “luxury-style compact cameras”

ThePhoBlographer once more states that Full Frame is the sweet spot in photography:

Real innovation isn’t coming to your APS-C or Micro Four Thirds camera. They will become sensors that shift into phones and luxury-style compact cameras. I fully embrace the latter.

While I do agree that luxury style cameras like the PEN-FII make a lot of sense I still think MFT value is in the compactness of lenses, video (where you often need the smaller size) and speed (smaller sensor allow for faster readout). And at the end sensor size really doesn’t matter. Nowadays all camera are technically excellent. Manufacturer should focus on the user experience, just see how many Fujifilm X100VI sold recently!

What do you think?

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Video on grading OM-Log400 from camera and Atomos Ninja

Today deals at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, FotoErhardt DE, FotoKoch DE.
Prime Lens Vs Zoom Lens – Which One Is BETTER? (Gary W).
Choosing a Lens for Wildlife Photography (Explora).
DJI Launches RS4 Stabilizer with Next-Gen Native Vertical Shooting & Improved Stabilization (42West).
90mm F3.5 MACRO test at Mapcamera.

Plenty of news on the facebook OMD group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.
I kindly invite you all to follow me on Youtube, Instagram, Threads for more broader camera talk :)

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Reconnecting with Nature | With OM SYSTEM Ambassador Emilie Talpin and the OM-5

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Shoot GREAT JPEG’S With Your Panasonic GX9 – A Quick Guide (Grant Robert).
How to Assemble a Video Camera Shoulder Rig (Explora).
Is the OM-1 mk2 better at AF for birds than the OM-1 Mk1? It has taken me a while to decide! (Mike Lane).
NAB 2024 Recap: Biggest Announcements & Show Highlights (42West).

Plenty of news on the facebook OMD group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.
I kindly invite you all to follow me on Youtube, Instagram, Threads for more broader camera talk :)

 

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This Kit Lens Is Secretly A Macro Lens – Olympus 12-50mm F3.5-6.3

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How Insect Macro Improved My Photography? (Robin Wong).
Fun Screw-On Filters to Spice Up Your Video Footage (Explora).
Lumix G9 II New & Better Camera Than Lumix S5 Mark II (Peter Gregg).
Travel Photography: How to Capture Compelling Images on the Go (42West).

Plenty of news on the facebook OMD group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.
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Just announced: Nik Collection 7 by DxO, with a New Faster and Smoother Workflow

DxO just released the brand new Nikon collection 7 (Click here to see all new features). You can download a free trial version here.

Nik Collection 7 by DxO, with a New Faster and Smoother Workflow

Paris (France): DxO Labs, the company that is standing at the forefront of photo editing technology, presents the latest edition of Nik Collection, the photo editing suite of seven premium applications which, extend the capabilities of programs such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Affinity Photo, and DxO PhotoLab.

“Nik Collection exists to accelerate visual creativity in any photography workflow. With version 7, not only have we maximised performance, but we’ve introduced new selection tools that deliver a remarkable level of control,” Boris Oliviero, Product Director.

New Options for Nik Color Efex

  • Nik Color Efex now features an extended HSL filter for extending colour range selections. complete with a new Vibrancy slider.
  • Dynamic Filters enables you to stack and reorder filters and even create local adjustments.
  • Access Nik Viveza plugins as filters from within Nik Color Efex introducing a fluid and simplified workflow.

U Point Local Adjustments now have Powerful New Adjustment Tools

Nik Collection’s signature U Point technology gets three new tools to give users outstanding precision when making selections for local adjustments.

  • The new Polygonal Tool allows photographers to quickly select irregular shapes.
  • Control Points can now be modified into any elliptical form.
  • Luminosity Masks can be used for accurate and faster selections by targeting levels of brightness.

Work Faster with Speed Upgrades

  • Images now launch up to 30% faster, enabling a more efficient workflow.
  • New Switch To, feature enables you to seamlessly move between plugins.
  • Quick Export lets you output images without leaving the plugin or app, allowing you to make fast comparisons of image versions.
  • New look and functionality for the library with a Quick Search tool and the ability to organise users presets and filters for faster access.

Other Changes

Nik Perspective has been removed from Nik Collection 7. With parallel installation, owners of Nik Collection 6.3 will still be able to continue to use Nik Perspective.

Price and availability

Nik Collection (Windows and macOS) can now be purchased at: www.dxo.com
Nik Collection 7 upgrade £145 €159 $159
Nik Collection 7 full version £79 €89 $89

Rod Lawton: “I think I just bought my last OM System camera”

Rod Lawton wrote an article on Digitalcameraworld where he explains why he just bought the Olympus E-P7. But he also adds that this might be his last OM camera he will ever buy:

The PEN series symbolized style, simplicity and portability. It was small enough to fit in a jacket pocket or handbag, and had a touch of elegance.
Under the OM system, the product range has been significantly reduced and focused on the outdoor and wildlife markets.
The other day, someone commented in a livestream chat, “I didn’t leave Olympus, but Olympus left me,” and I think that’s a perfect statement.

I do hope OM Digital will realize that the market is now favorable for the introduction of small compact digital cameras.  A new E-P8 and PEN-FII might become real hotseller!