Jonathan Parker Smith junior

Jonathan Parker Smith junior

Joined on Sep 10, 2013

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On P9090126 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Again looking at the original file it's hard to believe that this is a zoom lens, super sharp right to the corner. ( Where in focus, check the lamp post)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 14:24 UTC as 1st comment
On P9090124 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Wow great lens!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 14:21 UTC as 1st comment
On P9020159 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

On looking at the original image, I'm impressed, plenty of sharpness wide open and more than adequate separation between the subject and background, it's one thing that a lot of people fail to recognise with these cameras, just how well the Zuiko lens operate wide open. On looking at the detail in the sunglasses it looks like a good party and the fact that this was shot one handed with beer in the other hand,shows just how good the images stabilisation on this camera really is. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 14:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)
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Jonathan Parker Smith junior: A lot complaints about the price of this camera, considering the quality, massive feature set and ergonomics, it's seems to me to be very reasonably priced. People seem to baulk at the price because of the sensor size, but sensor size is only a small part of the story. Ming Thein decided to put this outrageously expensive camera ;) to the test. He put the camera under a hot shower for 10 minutes, sitting in an inch of water, the camera is on and he operated it intermittently; I would not do this with my 5d mk2 :) Here is a link to a photo of said test.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mingthein/9667151701/

....speaking from exeriance, this is not the camera to take take to the top of Mt. Fuji :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 15:36 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)
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Jonathan Parker Smith junior: A lot complaints about the price of this camera, considering the quality, massive feature set and ergonomics, it's seems to me to be very reasonably priced. People seem to baulk at the price because of the sensor size, but sensor size is only a small part of the story. Ming Thein decided to put this outrageously expensive camera ;) to the test. He put the camera under a hot shower for 10 minutes, sitting in an inch of water, the camera is on and he operated it intermittently; I would not do this with my 5d mk2 :) Here is a link to a photo of said test.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mingthein/9667151701/

Lousy depth of field Juck, what is that? It's a new concept, do elaborate. If you are talking about differences in depth of field in relationship to sensor size, yes they change; physics makes it so. :) There seem to be a lot of people like you on these forums who obsess about single systems and single sensor sizes claiming them to in some way be superior; again sensor size is but a small part of the equation in terms of the whole package. It's not irrelevant but no single camera is or ever will be the answer. They are just tools, go buy yourself a range of tools for different jobs. If you want amazing resolution and incredibly narrow depth of field along with perspective control, micro formats like full frame are just not up to it! My 4x5 camera though is; you can one pick up $1200 second hand, It has an equivalent resolution of 200 Mega pixels, it makes those micro format ff cameras with there lousy depth of field look like a real rip off :) on the other hand.......

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 15:23 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)
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Juck: I thought the whole point of MILC systems was to reduce size? This behemoth is practically the same size as a Canon T5i,,, it's also double the price and has less resolution than the T5i. Heck,,, you could pick up a 70D for less than this thing.

Definitely one for the fanboys.

I really want to see your photos Juck, they must be really something ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 15:05 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: So how long do you think we have before Sony decides to come out with an RX-1 with removable lenses? Or perhaps Ricoh-Pentax beats them to it. Now that everyone and their dog are coming out with on-sensor PDAF and EVFs have passed the 2M dot mark, it would be nonsensical for any camera company not to be busy designing a mirrorless FF camera right about now.

It seems to me that this is set to will blow the mirrorless market wide open in short order, and pose a serious threat to cameras like the E-M1.

It would certainly be great to see a camera like you describe being produced, but I cannot see a 35mm format camera being a serious threat to the E-M1, because a 35mm format camera of similar feature set and quality would probably be a lot, lot more expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 01:34 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)
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retro76: That is one ugly camera, but I guess that more so due to the fact that their retro designs are so attractive.

I think saying it's ugly, is a bit extreme, though you are welcome to your opinion; beauty is in the eye of the beholder :) For what it's worth, it's not like Olympus can't produce aesthetically pleasing cameras; I think what we might be looking at is a different design brief; clearly ergonomics and functionality have in this case been the first priority.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 00:41 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)

A lot complaints about the price of this camera, considering the quality, massive feature set and ergonomics, it's seems to me to be very reasonably priced. People seem to baulk at the price because of the sensor size, but sensor size is only a small part of the story. Ming Thein decided to put this outrageously expensive camera ;) to the test. He put the camera under a hot shower for 10 minutes, sitting in an inch of water, the camera is on and he operated it intermittently; I would not do this with my 5d mk2 :) Here is a link to a photo of said test.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mingthein/9667151701/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 00:26 UTC as 377th comment | 6 replies
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agentul: " It offers a 24-80mm equivalent range, is dust-, splash- and freeze-proof,"

allow me to be the first to say that not only is this lens only equivalent to a f5.6 on a FF camera, it is also only equivalent to sand, sprinkle and cold-proof as well. blah-blah-blah the upcoming cheap FF compacts will be the end of m4/3, blah-blah-blah.

The old ff, apc, m43, 6x6, 5x4, 8x10 focal length/aperture/Dof trope! Why does it someone have to bring this up in every time a company not producing 35mm format camera makes a new lens, it's boring and we all get it. If resolution, depth of field control and in particular narrow depth of field is your main aim, quit promoting micro formats like FF and go out and buy yourself a 8x10 with a 300mm f5.6 standard lens!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 08:27 UTC
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Jonathan Parker Smith junior: Aesthetically pleasing lens, it literally oozes the quality an aristocrat demands. I can see it will be perfect for photographing the hounds during fox hunting season, or sharing pictures of the latest acquisition to my extensive pre-18th century art collection. Jolly good show Olympus!

@agentul, Leica is a brand of the Jerry's. It's an absolute disgrace, that the Queen continues to ignore this fact!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 08:06 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)

Bravo to Olympus for including the original switch we saw on there Olympus film cameras. Having owned quite a few in the past i can attest to the ergomic convenience of this design.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 05:16 UTC as 515th comment

Aesthetically pleasing lens, it literally oozes the quality an aristocrat demands. I can see it will be perfect for photographing the hounds during fox hunting season, or sharing pictures of the latest acquisition to my extensive pre-18th century art collection. Jolly good show Olympus!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 05:11 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
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