To G. Davidson,I contacted Metabones a few months back about a similar adapter for Nikon lenses since I have a respectable inventory of them. Metabones responded with a categorical NO. It may be something about the Nikon architecture that mitigates against it. Whatever the reason, they do not plan to do so. Photodiox makes a neat adapter that has an aperture ring on it for late model Nikon lenses to MFT bodies, so even if it is manual focus, you can still control the aperture on the lens. I have one and it works very well. It is their Fotodiox NIK(F)G-m4/3 model. You should see my Nikon mount Sigma 50-500 attached to the OM-D, or should I say OM-D attached to the Bigma. It works, though.
Why don't they put the movie disable feature on the NEX5N as an update?
DNG has all of the advantages of all other formats and none of the disadvantages, since it is an open format. For those who are committed to their camera proprietary formats nothing more can be said. Serious photographers use post processing in LR, CS, DXO, etc. and find it damned annoying that every time they buy a new camera, they have to wait until these excellent processing engines incorporate yet a new format among another 1000 or so other proprietary formats. Surely camera manufacturers, Leica and Pentax excepting, should realize by now that serious photographers do not use their clunky proprietary processors that they supply with their cameras. But I suppose it is like p-----g in the wind to say this. As the saying goes, you can't teach a pig to sing. it's a waste of time and it annoys the pig.
hoggdoc: @ all - If you check the following link to Olympus USA there is no mention of an update beyond 1.2 which was withdrawn from the downloads after install issues came up.
So what gives, DPreview says there is not only a 1.5 vers, but 1.3 and 1.4 are these not for North American consumption? How frustrating is that! :>(
Make sure you have the latest version of Olympus Updater v1.06.If not, delete you current version and download the new one. Then plug in your camera to the computer, click o.k. on the back of the camera and open Olympus updater and click continue. You should get a window that shows v.1.4. Install that and then you can go to v1.5. Now those are the instructions. did it work for me? Nope! I'm still working on it. Olympus support told me I had to bypass my wireless router and plug directly into the computer. I'll have to try it although i think it is B.S.! The only updater more screwed up than this is the one for my Sony NEX5N which only updates using a Win computer.I shudder to think what will happen when Sony and Olympus merge. Anyway, try what I told you. Who knows? It may work for you.
Batian: The humming noise is almost gone, but now the blades of the lenses (a least the Panaleica 25mm AND the Olympus 45mm) started to chat again! A terrible and noisy behaviour if you point the camera into a light source, even a light source as bright as the LCD screen. After a few seconds the chatting starts...You should wait with the update!!!
I do get the sensor humming noise, but it is very faint. As for lens chatting, I never experienced it. My E5M has the version 1.2 which I installed before that version was suspended and I have no problems with it. The camera does everything it is supposed to do all the time.I have to wonder what all the fuss is about.
Olympus has no v.1.5 released yet. There is only v.1.1 and of course v.1.2 which while suspended, I downloaded without any problems. So, if there is a v 1.5, where and when is it?
As a U.S. buyer, I wonder if I can get it at the Euro price and get the VAT knocked off as a non-Euro resident. Or is it more probably that DXO simply charges more to U.S. customers?
Jim Evidon: To those of you who complain about the NEX5N and the lack of pancake lenses, Please take note:1. It is true that the NEX5N has a dumbed down consumer appearance, but don't let appearances fool you. The camera is full featured and as fully capable as any of the best of them under $1500. I shoot Raw and the images are spectacular and require very little post processing in CS5.
As for pancake lenses, both Sony and Panasonic make MFT pancake lenses. The camera comes with a zoom kit lens because marketing tells the manufacturer that it is what sells. BTW, it is an excellent lens. As for pancakes, I use an Panny f 1.7 20mm and the results are very sharp and contrast moderately high.
So, I'll say this as politely as possible: Shut up unless you know what you are talking about. Your ignorance is showing.
As I use both the Sony NEX5N and the Olympus OM-D, I got a little carried away in my comment. Sony Does not make MFT lenses and the NEX5N is obviously APSC format. Sony does make a pancake lens and all the rest of my comments remain unchanged.
To those of you who complain about the NEX5N and the lack of pancake lenses, Please take note:1. It is true that the NEX5N has a dumbed down consumer appearance, but don't let appearances fool you. The camera is full featured and as fully capable as any of the best of them under $1500. I shoot Raw and the images are spectacular and require very little post processing in CS5.
I would say that the topside wheel is a welcome addition. I find that in using the wheel on my 5N, it is all too easy to activate one of the cursor buttons; the wheel and cursor buttons being entirely too small and tightly packed. I have large hands and the NEX controls are entirely too small. I'll not buy the 5R because buying a new camera every year, while making the companies happy, really doesn't do much for me as the consumer. Nevertheless, kudos to Sony.
Why would an Apple user be interested in McAfee ware? McAfee is designed for PC architecture and not Mac or its "i" relatives.
Said the wife looking at all the empty chairs in the funeral parlor:"I don't understand it. He had 2000 Facebook friends."
Facebook shot up like a rocket and what goes up must and will come down.Better to stick with dedicated sites like DP Review, Flicker, 500 PX and Smugmug to mention a few.
It's a late review because DRP found a serious "orb" issue that Fuji addressed with a new sensor. DPR wasn't late. Fuji was. Unfortunately, by the time Fiji addressed the issue, the new Canon GX-1 bypassed it on performance. Refer to the Raw and JPG comparison results in the DP review of this camera. As for me, I waited for the OM-5 (E-5M) and am now a happy camper.
I set my video button on my OM-D to Manual Focus. Works great and no more accidental videos like on my old GF1 where I could disable it or on my NEX5N where I can't. For the 5N, I am looking for a very small flat cap that I can put over it. Very annoying feature to have on a still camera. But that's progress (?).
ManuelVilardeMacedo: At 7:00 pm:- Article on Olympus banding issue: 146 comments- Update to Nikon D800 review: 122 commentsI don't know how to interpret these figures. A technical glitch seems to be more important than the review of what could be the best camera of our times. There's no rational explanation to this.
I saw a tee shirt once in New Orleans. It said: "the more you complain the longer God makes you live." Some people are seeking immortality.
Repeat response. sorry
"...> it is considered a broken and defective piece of camera equipment...."
Spoken like a man (?) who is accustomed to speaking before thinking. Obviously someone who doesn't know what he (?) is talking about. I am one of the rare people who was lucky enough to buy one. I am not going to claim it is the best think since sliced bread, although I prefer to do my own slicing. But it is a really well made and competent camera that is chock full of features that other camera makers with a lot deeper pockets should have thought of. My main criticism of Olympus is that they included probably the worst owners manual ever published, but thanks to the several internet forums, all of the operational questions have been answered. Great little camera. I bought only the body and use all of my 4/3's Panasonic lenses including the f/1.7 with excellent results. I'll worry about the modest banding above ISO 8000 the next time I want to take available light pictures in a coal mine.
To the person who made an issue out of the name of the camera being E-M5 rather than OM-D: I don't know about your camera but my OM-D says prominently on the front OM-D, and in small letters next to the mode dial E-M5. Since this the first in the OM series, OM-D is perfectly acceptable. You're just being picky.When they come out with the next model, you may have a point. Until then.....
Another post says it isn't a problem until ISO 6400. That being the case, I'll sleep well tonight and worry about banding the next time I take my camera into a coal mine to shoot available light at f/1.7.
What do they consider high ISO. I have used my Panny 20mm on my OM-D E-M5 and haven't seen a problem. At what ISO and up does the banding occur?
Jim Evidon: History is full of failed cameras that produced spectacular images. Both Pentax and Ricoh have a long history of producing excellent cameras producing superior images. But images aside, the camera simply lacks the look and the features that will make it a seller. The design of the camera makes it the Pontiac Aztec of the photographic industry; truly ugly. The lack of an EVF, either built in or as an accessory is a deal breaker. The images from my NEX5N and OM-D (EM-5) are equally spectacular, as is the focusing speed and fps speed, and both cameras are in great demand. If this camera is an example of what we may expect from the marriage of these two fine brands ( Ricoh and Pentax), I predict that we will ultimately find them in the dustbin of photographic history.
My comments were directed towards the lack of features and certainly not towards the quality of the product nor the image quality. This camera in terms of ergonomics, features and appearance is clearly a miss. Fortunately, the same cannot be said for Pentax's other fine cameras. But if this camera, apparently the first new design since the merger of the two companies is any sign of things to come, then I stand by my gloomy outlook for the company's survival.