It's a good thing that CSC makers are offering powerful firmware upgrades. Keep it up Olympus and Fuji etc.
Lots of things to like. Focus Bracketing/Stacking especially. And you can now customise and save the control panel (SCP). (Finally)
bovverwonder: How about shortening the time the E-M5 II takes to wake up from sleep mode? It is quicker to turn the camera off and back on (which already takes time). My only gripe for now.
They improved it in the firmware update. But I reccomend to switched off Quick Sleep mode.
Ben Stonewall: With a little care, a piece of clear food wrap can be stretched across a lens and held in place with an elastic band- behold, instant "crappy old lens" effect!;-)
I think food wrap would give a different, more 2D like distortion. And perhaps reproducible on a computer. The distortion of this lens will probably have a depth not easy to mimic on a PC. There is a growing community who buy boxes of old lenses cheaply and mount them on modern cameras, to see if they produce pleasing, arty results or not. But I'm sure those who are not tinkerers, just want a quick solution. So this might appeal.
"Art lens" means "Intentional distortion". Making this lens "optically perfect" if the distortion is what you want.
Stupid or not, part of an artists aim is to be noticed. And, hopefully, original.
rrr_hhh: Bahhh another video where you will loose half an hour instead of reading the gist of it in five minutes..
This is not fair for non anglophones !
You can see he's a product manager and not a PR pro. He was a normal honest guy. So not very concise. In this case it's better to go for gems of insider information or future aims, rather than facts about the new camera which, as we've been following it closely lately, we already know.
Ivan Lietaert: In which country is the 'National Media Museum'? As any reference or even link is missing, this is just another example of poor, sloppy journalism...The writer of this piece must think his country is the centre of the universe...
Making people do research to find the missing pieces of an article is not good journalism. Probably done in a hurry or badly copy pasted from a source.
brumd: Somehow, the Panasonic m4/3 lenses never look even half as sexy as the ones from Olympus. Yes, it's important! :)
Yes. But it seems to be the fashion at the moment. At least people have the choice. And if I really wanted it for the specs I'd get it despite its looks. You'd get used to it after a while.
Biowizard: Funny how America gets all prissy about people playing with plastic flying toys, in case they could hurt someone - but lets its folks run amok with assault rifles and handguns.
Thousands of people are killed every week in the USA by tobacco (principally a US product); around 170 are murdered every week in the USA by firearms. Exactly HOW many people have been killed buy quadcopters?
No, the death toll figures are facts. Not baseless. Sadly. And I never suggested tightening the gun laws. You will have to do something about it culturally first. The laws will come in when the "acceptance" is there. When the majority want them. It sounds like you are against doing something about it. And thus "accepting" the deaths. It might be a long journey. But even longer if you don't even start. Which might be sooner than you think, if one of the 30,000 was close to you.
ianp5a: I'm surprised by the use of lbs and feet regarding the regulations. Is that normal? Do they not yet use metric measurements? Or was that changed just for the article, where they're thinking of the US readers only.
Thanks. Imperial. Wow! That is so steam punk!
I'm surprised by the use of lbs and feet regarding the regulations. Is that normal? Do they not yet use metric measurements? Or was that changed just for the article, where they're thinking of the US readers only.
It's all a matter of acceptance. These drone regulations will not have much resistance. And most people will see them as common sense regulations. But with gun laws, the genie is already out of the bottle. So it's very difficult to bring in sensible laws afterwards. It is totally acceptable to kill 30,000 people every year with guns. So there is no need to do anything about it. And don't suggest those laws should be changed, and take people's rights away! (forget this years 30,000 people though)
Ben O Connor: Congratulations! Olympus has very good strategies to keep. It sounds so true to hear "Its not the MPX only, also IS!" exactly. A little shake can effect the whole image, when lacking of light. Even at high ISO.
All my complain is, why the PEN Air has so deep body profile. It could be a bit wider but slimmer (like a credit card!) and we could attach it to our cell phones physically. Sure it would fit less for the adrenalin junkies, but for normal folks that would be easier to carry.
I think the battery is quite big.
BobYIL: Nice development however such "trickery" reminds me the Nokia 1020: Is it really useful? Higher than 24MP associated with relatively larger sensor sizes like FF or MF contribute also to tonality and creamy-looking gradations, i.e. some desired features for general photography. I doubt m43s would exhibit the same.
The 40mp mode does have the benefit of having a red, green and blue sensor at each pixel. Giving a great deal of good colour information to work with.
The other 2 companies are lens manufacturers. It will be interesting to see what new lenses might come out of this.
rogerstpierre: Nice camera, though I am not certain the flip-out LCD is a good idea. Sure the video club will love it, but the rest not so much. Can't please everyone I suppose.
Yes. Some prefer this type, as it's better when the camera is on it's side. And some prefer the previous flip up only type. As it is quicker to deploy. Hmm.
princecody: Is this a gimmick feature?
Some people won't use it. Many don't have a tripod. I will give it a go if I get one. But I don't really need 40mp. It's access also tucked away and not plastered on a big Button for Joe Schmo to get excited about. I wonder if it will make me take a tripod with me more often?
Just Ed: Honestly, I don't quite understand the reasoning other than for marketing purposes.
Buy a 4/3 camera for its small size and portability and then lash it to a tripod and use a very slow exposure ("freeze everybody") to achieve greater resolution.
Don't hate 4/3'd or Oly, but it really is a bit of a gimmick!
It makes a lot of sense. It's great to carry around with a few lenses without much bulk or weight. It's also great at 16mp for tripod and studio work. And now there is the bonus of even higher resolution at 40mp.
It's mirrorless I see.
I personally don't need this app. However I am not familiar with other people's capabilities and situations. And neither have I tried it. Yet I will still sneer and mock the use of this app in the comments, in order to display how open minded I am.
Anastigmat: The reason Canon and Nikon have dominated the professional SLRand DSLR market is their ability to manufacture high speed shutters and mirrors. In contrast, companies like Minolta/Sony, Pentax and Olympus simply could not and cannot equal Canon and Nikon in this area.
Nonsense. Those other companies have been making excellent high speed shutters for many years. Equalling Canon and Nikon.