Olympus interview - 'our reason to exist is to push the envelope' Is 'push the envelope' another expression for bribe? :PJust push an envelope to the judgeOlympus moto - 'We live to Bribe', 'Another day, another successfull bribery'Just kidding, but I think they had some sort of trouble with the law
Everlast66: They have a few good hits, but nothing as revolutionary or beautiful as the original OM series designed by Yoshihisa Maitani. It is admirable they are trying to follow in the same path, but its surprising that something designed 50-60 years ago is still more aesthetically pleasing than current designshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_OM-1
hehe, and there are no fancy colourful lights in the finder at the back :)
They have a few good hits, but nothing as revolutionary or beautiful as the original OM series designed by Yoshihisa Maitani. It is admirable they are trying to follow in the same path, but its surprising that something designed 50-60 years ago is still more aesthetically pleasing than current designshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_OM-1
Ok, so now NSA wants to know whats inside your house.
photog4u: I’m not interested in anything these four talking heads have to say. IMO they should be fired immediately and replaced with new blood. And if I was on the Nikon board I’d be recruiting their replacements from Sony, Olympus, Fuji and Sigma.
Why not recruit from Canon?hehe, just joking
WAKE UP Nikon!The shareholders need to shake the board of the company up to wake them up and see where the industry is going, otherwise just look at Nokia, Blackberry that were once leaders in the mobile phone market and seemed like they are going to rule it forever.
Marty4650: Does anyone else notice how young these Japanese camera company executives are?
This is really good news for the industry. A very positive sign that they are not stuck in the past, but willing to fully embrace the future.
We old people might know a lot of stuff, but we are too comfortable with the status quo, and too reluctant to change things. So I see this as as boding well for the future of the industry.
I don't know what do you mean by young, but the guy is definitely 40+ probably closer to 50, Japanses and chinese people just look younger.
reginalddwight: Some people view these lenses as half empty, while I see them as half full.
"I was surprised to see how much of the Zeiss Otus is glass compared to other lenses."
And metal compared to plenty of plastic in others
BobORama: I want to know HOW they cut them in half. I've done this on a small scale for metallurgical specimen preparation. Same thing just bigger?
They just give a quick call to Darth Vader and he cuts them with the laser sword.
Everlast66: There are unique products that noone buys AND there are unique products that become a pivotal point in tech evolution.
I think their ones fall within the first category.
There are unique products that noone buys AND there are unique products that become a pivotal point in tech evolution.
Heliconius: A moment of silence for SLR...
Not this generation of A7/r but probably the next 1 or 2 will likely outperform FF DSLRs in most areas.However, if the AF of the A6000 is as fast as Sony claims it might be RIP crop sensor DSLRs!Crop sensors have always been about compact cameras, introducing people to photography and low price for BOTH cameras and lenses. A6000 beats them in all of these.
dynaxx: Is only bitching allowed in here or may I request that DPR add just the Studio Comparison shots with, say, one or two of the Sony ZA lenses on the A7R using the LA-EA4 adaptor ? It works with both the electronic and screw focus type lenses.
I know from the forums that there are many Minolta/Sony A lens owners intrigued by the possibilities this combo might offer.
To silence the trolls who will say it defeats the point of a small camera body, you are allowed to take the adaptor off when you want to use an E mount lens if size/weight/anonymity is a factor. Thanks
Of course compactness matters, expecially with one of Leica's brilliant lenses that are manual focus anyway.
Clueless Wanderer: Had my eyes on a D800 for a while (funds not there yet) Then along came this A7r to draw my attention. It was looking like a real contender until.. The 1/160 flash sync speed is a deal killer for me.
There might be some issues with wider lenses made for film, but the A7/r is still your best bet to make them work.
Being the FF camera with the shortest registration distance it can mount virtually every existing lens out there.Even RF lenses as its registrartion distance is smaller than leica
km25: Now if only the A7R had the A7 focusing and it's sutter. The camera is too small vs lens. It is the same sensor as the D800E. If you are backpacking or need a small camera, ok. But why not just get the D800E. It does not work with any of the RF lens wider then 35mm. The advantage of owning the A7R vs D800E is what? A few hundred dollars and size. Handling vs MP. The 82 and gold is just for 36MP, not a great camera, a good sensor.
Due to being the FF camera with shortest registration distance you can adopt 99% of existing lenses on the market to work on this thing and use them with arguably the best sensor out there.RF lenses below 35mm do work with it although ones designed for film may cause colour sifting in the corners but if you want to use such lenses on a modern body this is your best bet!
Are there any photos of this camera with the tiny Sony 20mm lens?Has anyone tested AF speed with other than the kit lens?
Did anyone try to make a phone call with this thing?It might just work.
blink667: If both the A7 and 7r have a problem shooting jpegs, and I'm taking DPRs word on this, neither is a complete camera and are simply niche-ware. I want FF that shoots beautiful jpegs as well, which shouldn't be much of a stretch.
@ blink667Would you like a camera that goes out to shoot for you so you don't have to get up from the couch, or goes to the studio or events, then post-processes the RAWs sends them to the client and transfers the payment to your bank account?
iAPX: Long viewfinder blackout timeLonger-than-average startup timesCamera 'locks up' while buffer is clearing after continuous shootingOverly sensitive eye sensor (also stays active when screen is tilted)short battery life. And even lossly compressed RAW on a 36MP camera targeting pro looking for quality (elsewhere they wont need 36MP).
So you don't see your subject while shooting, you shoot too late, your camera won't be able to shoot when necessary, display may stop working, you will not have enough autonomy and you will need to buy an optional charger and battery. Single memory card slot (no backup!)? Wifi without live view (as I have on my Panasocnic LF1/Leica C). And your raw won't be real raw?
Is it a middle-end $300 compact camera? or a toy for hipster?My first owned DSLR, Nikon D70 could do better in many areas!!!
@iAPXDo you have a problem accepting the fact that there are cameras in the market not made for your needs?