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    Sony Announces NEX-7, NEX 5N, and three new E Mount Lenses

    I haven't had the guts to preorder mine yet ($2500 when you add in the Zeiss lens and a handful of legacy lens adaptors :). But now I have a serious case of G.A.S. ... for the first time since I got my GH-2. (I'm not counting the 12mm & 25mm µ4/3 lenses. I'm just waiting for those to show up.)
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    Micro 4/3 Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 micro four thirds review

    Hi Rich, For some reason, I'm blocked from seeing your photos. Logging into my own (empty) zenfolio account didn't help. Any idea why? -josé
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    Micro 4/3 Olympus financial situation - is this bad news?

    I'd paraphrase it: Pick up on the aperture ring, shutter speed and EV dials that your OM-2 and OM-4 employed.
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    Square format images

    I'm kind of fond of the square format: Eichler in, Eichler out Venus & St. Ignatius Pigeon netting Most of my pix are cropped in the LCD, since I learned to shoot with (decades of) slides. But most of those which are cropped (other than minimally) are cropped square.
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    Micro 4/3 m4/3 prices on the rise ... urghh

    About a month ago I ordered a GH2 on the Panasonic EPP site (through facebook). Yesterday they announced that they will be shipping all "legitimate" orders by the end of this week. (Why did I post in this thread?) I was trying to figure out why I ordered it at $675, and it's now listed at $765...
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    Micro 4/3 E-P2 to G2 - some experiential observations

    Hi Simsort - What did you decide to buy? I continue to be very happy with my G2, and they're currently available very cheaply ($300 from Panasonic itself, through facebook). On the other hand, if you want to wait, I suspect the new G3 will be a better camera and will have a lower initial list...
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    Say Get Well to BB

    One more "get well" wish, BB - Enjoy the view and the hot tub :)
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    Show "People"

    A few from this last weekend's J-Pop Festival in San Francisco. Another blonde - this one with a NEX and a Domke bag: I don't know what their hair color is, exactly: His hair was interesting too ... but I was going for the gloves:
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    The Circle of Confusion, 'Do Sensors "Outresolve" Lenses?' and Our Digital Demands

    Hi Marcus - The ISO is 100 on the G2 pic. Thanks for calling that out. I added the ISO & time to the pic info.
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    Micro 4/3 E-P2 to G2 - some experiential observations

    7b) Yet another small advantage of the Lumix G2 The bottom plate of the E-P2 is a soft metal. If I put a fairly heavy lens on the camera, it would tend to sag a bit on the tripod. Kind of scary, so I backed off. But the one on the G2 seems much more well-grounded into the body and frame of...
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    The Circle of Confusion, 'Do Sensors "Outresolve" Lenses?' and Our Digital Demands

    But if you look at the smooth surfaces, there's absolutely no noise. Very different from my noisy G2.
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    Black & White, monotone and sepia

    "Black & White, monotone and sepia" ... hmmm ... This is a full color photo (pretty accurate color, actually) of a "Black & White, monotone and sepia" subject. This was one of the first shots I took with a Canon S3is, about 4-5 years ago. I ended up pretty happy with the camera for a year or two.
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    The Circle of Confusion, 'Do Sensors "Outresolve" Lenses?' and Our Digital Demands

    Here's a real-world example (Lumix G2, 1/50sec ISO100, Panasonic/Leica 45mm macro open to f/2.8) Cropped and exported to jpg, no other post. In this case, I suspect the lens outperforms the sensor, in traditional terms. Both the sharp highlight detail in the foreground and the soft bokeh in...
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    Panasonic µ4/3 noise & noise reduction

    So I was reading the noise page of a review of the Sony SLT-A55 on DigitalCameraInfo.com, and came across a pair of interesting charts. The second shows how badly the DMC-G2 (my camera) fares against the competition in terms of image noise (with in-camera noise reduction applied): It's...
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    Canon from the tunnel of time

    túnel do tempo The Canon SD500 was the third or fourth digital camera I owned, but it was the first one to take pix that I still like today. This photo, from the summer of 2006, shows how absolute physical separation can actually achieve bokeh even with a tiny lens and a tinier sensor...
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