Oli4D

Oli4D

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Works as a 3D Animator
Has a website at www.oli4d-images.com
Joined on Nov 2, 2009

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mattz10: Why no gps built-in antenna yet? Putting gps information in the picture EXIF it's an heavy task! I can't really understand.

I know Archiver.
However, many brands had this for some years and people where simply not using it. But it was consuming too much battery life. So I think that's why most brands don't do it anymore: save battery life because 95% are not using it anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 15:30 UTC
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mattz10: Why no gps built-in antenna yet? Putting gps information in the picture EXIF it's an heavy task! I can't really understand.

Many manufacturers stopped doing that because customers simply don't care about GPS.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 16:31 UTC
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kewlguy: $1200. Expensive toy

So everything capable but overpriced is a toy?
Makes little sense.
It's a good camera, simply overpriced.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 16:13 UTC
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kewlguy: $1200. Expensive toy

For sure not a toy, it's a capable camera.
The question simply is: Why not simply get a OM-D E-M5 II?
Same tech, but weather sealed, mic jack, etc.

Sure, bit less megapixels, but not that much.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:55 UTC
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FantasticMrFox: After Nikon's Df, finally Olympus, too, has come up with a hipster camera to go with that beard, lumberjack shirt and jute bag.

Ahm... they are doing it for years now! ^^
Way earlier than Nikon with the Df.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:53 UTC
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QuarryCat: yeah sharpest, smallest, lightest, cheapest - the one and only tele-lens
just to good to be true!

mmmh not so sure about "cheapest", but the rest might be true :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 20:15 UTC
On article Behind the Camera: A conversation with Peter Hurley (62 comments in total)

Well I appreciate these interviews a lot. Really.

BUT why can't dpreview not at least try to keep in mind the most simple things in terms of cinematography?
I know it's a gear-head / tech site. But this does not mean the most fundamental principles of cinematography have to be ignored :/

When shooting an interview and cutting back and forth between a wide shot and a close up shot, PLEASE place the two cameras in a way that makes sense.
In this case: If Mr. Hurley sits on the left side of the frame in the wide shot and looks to the left while talking, the close up camera should also have his head framed more to the right, him looking to the left as well.
Very simple and would be much more comfortable to watch.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 21:34 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (407 comments in total)
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escapewheel: I recently switched from a Micro 4/3 setup to an NX1 + NX500 with several lenses. There's certainly no doubt that the NX1 files are a notable step up in terms of dynamic range and (especially) post-processing flexibility. I've found the quality of the glass to be impressive - even the 16-50 power zoom on the NX500 is remarkably sharp, with excellent IS to boot.

Everything isn't perfect, though. Even with the latest firmware on both bodies and all lenses, autofocus in lower light is a crap shoot, particularly with the 45mm f1.8. I'm not even talking about near-dark conditions, just dim. Auto white balance goes haywire in lower light, too, especially under fluorescents. Both cameras have times where they either freeze completely or slow down considerably in operational speed... they feel more like computers in that sense.

I'm still on the fence about the NX system. Very capable, good glass, but some definite concerns about stability and - most obviously - the future of the system.

@Mike FL: Regarding "no stability issues reported from Sony users": Seriously? I don't know WHAT Sony camera you have, but the A7, especially the A7 R II seems to have huge problems with freezing, switching off, loosing settings, etc. Many reviewers have shown that in youtube reviews.
Just saying.
It's seems pretty much all camera manufactures don't spend enough time with testing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 10:23 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (851 comments in total)
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tnb123: So OK I rented an EM5 II, no manual, so forgive me if this is posted somewhere. Having problems with live view in one case. Here goes:

Using shutter priority, auto-iso. When exposed properly live view seems to accurately represent what the resultant image should look like. But when I crank the SS up or down past the "rails" into an area which the camera can't expose the image properly, the f-stop display blinks accordingly telling me the exposure is either over or under exposed as it should. Problem is, the live-view display still looks great which is really misleading. Histogram looks fine as well. I can crank an indoor exposure to set my ss at an 8000th of a second and the live view looks wonderful. Of course, when I take the picture and look at the resultant image, it's way too dark as you might expect. Seems the live view is "stuck" at good exposure regardless of what the ss is set at. Other cameras I use don't do this. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks.

simply change the live view mode.
You can download the camera PDF manual at Olympus website ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 15:14 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (851 comments in total)
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Mike FL: I received this EM5.M2. The Olympus menu system is still as bad as my EM5.M1, or worse.

So does the WiFi remote control functions which are as bad as you can get too.

When I got M1, I thought the bad menu system is caused by Oly's first attempt to build the OMD camera.

Now I know Oly is really do not know how a decent menu system works.

In terms of function, I still do not understand why Oly fixed HDR to ISO 200, also the HDR is the worst compare to other camera I own. Plus other issues. Too much to list.

Oh, the Grip is larger than M1, but I do not feel any better.

Olympus really need to hire some one who knows usability.

I wish Oly will soon release a new firmware: to fix its menu system, direct control, WiFi, as well as other functions.

Other than that M2 is better than M1.

Agree with you on the grip. I got used to it, but I think the grip of the Mark I was better than the grip of the Mark II.
But that's about it, everything else is better than the Mark I, so no big deal.
I also agree that the menu is not great, but it's really not that bad either.
In the end, you don't need the menu much anyway. The awesome super control panel and the physical give you pretty much all the control you need without ever going into the menues.
So, the whole "Oly menus are bad" complains are way too exaggerated in my eyes.
And not the most important thing for sure.

What counts is performance, image quality, image stabilization, control, lenses to choose, etc and that's all excellent.
No camera is perfect. But I love my OM-D E-M5 (Mark II), it's a very good camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 15:11 UTC
On article Olympus shows gains in first half financials (139 comments in total)
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BattleBrat: Release the EM-1 MK II already so you can take more of my money!!!

Hopefully not yet. Better wait another year and then hopefully release an E-M1 Mk II with a much better sensor.
(not that the current one is bad. Not at all), but there is no point in releasing new cameras every year. Not even every 2 years. 3 years with real sensor quality increae is better.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 10:03 UTC
On article Olympus shows gains in first half financials (139 comments in total)
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Mike99999: I sold all my Olympus gear this year. The image quality is just not there, no matter what the hype says.

I love my Olympus OM-D gear and the lenses I own and I'm very happy with the image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 10:01 UTC
On article Video: What's in the future for Sony's Alpha system? (269 comments in total)
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Wubslin: I see the usual crowd of leftist anti-business agitators are at it again, bringing up the tired and untrue allegations of 'rootkits'.

Sony have never been involved in any such thing and will sue anyone who repeats these lies.

@Wubslin: Hmm OK. Well yeah maybe some people brought it up in the past... I understand that this can be annoying. But it seams not in the comments of this article. That's why I did not understand why you complained. You were the one who started it in this case. :)
Also I don't understand why that would be "leftie" and "anti-business socialist propaganda".
Those "terms" for views you don't like make me think you seem to be pretty negative about ANY criticism.
Anyway, we are quite off topic now. Let's call it a day.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 10:43 UTC
On article Video: What's in the future for Sony's Alpha system? (269 comments in total)
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Wubslin: I see the usual crowd of leftist anti-business agitators are at it again, bringing up the tired and untrue allegations of 'rootkits'.

Sony have never been involved in any such thing and will sue anyone who repeats these lies.

@Wubslin: I was simply asking why you brought this topic up in the first place.
Nobody was talking about it... or did I miss it?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 20:36 UTC
On article Video: What's in the future for Sony's Alpha system? (269 comments in total)
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Wubslin: I see the usual crowd of leftist anti-business agitators are at it again, bringing up the tired and untrue allegations of 'rootkits'.

Sony have never been involved in any such thing and will sue anyone who repeats these lies.

@Wubslin: I have not read all comments, but who brought this topic up? You seem to be the only one, I have not seen any posts about this here in the comments of this video.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 18:41 UTC
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: I just hate the way they leave stuff off so they can bring out the "S" version. If any other company did it people would be up in arms about it. They literally release outdated products then release contemporary ones 6 months later knowing everyone will upgrade.

Yes, that's how it works :/
But well, you don't really need a new iPhone every year, right?
Every 3 - 4 years is plenty.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 07:34 UTC
On article CreativeLive Photo Week: Watch DPReview on Media Panel (28 comments in total)

What product does Barney recommend at 55:30?
It's hard to understand him there, he says it so fast...
Any ideas?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 13:42 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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krazeyez: Again. the. same. sensor.

Sorry, there is no way in hell I would ever pay for the same thing (again).

It's a great sensor. So what's the problem exactly?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 07:31 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (489 comments in total)
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munro harrap: I am still trying to understand, yet I cannot, as the format itself is so poor. The published samples here are worse than any 16MP APS-C camera, and are certainly not as good IMHO, as I get from an FZ1000: they do not have a photographic quality.

I try to be generous, I try to make allowances, but in a medium in which the lenses now cost as much as full-frame lenses do, why should anybody?

There is no comparison between the results here and those you can get from ANY full-frame SLR, and my ancient 20D and D200 both do better.

The mediums limitations have it stuck at 16MP as well, so it appears that nobody possessing excellent Olympus, Leitz and Panasonic lenses has any possibility of enlarging their work to match other more competent media, and I feel sorry always for people who have bought into the system when I see them.

As noted in the review several pictures show shake they ascribe to shutter shock I dont get ever with 10 year-old equipment. And certainly not with an FZ1000

How's your ancient 20D and D200 at shooting video?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 07:16 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (489 comments in total)
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cdembrey: Just what the world needs, another fugly retro-styled camera. I much preferred Panasonic's modern styling to Olympus' retro. Meh!

Doesn't look retro to me. More like a modern DSLR with some some pronounced edges.
Olympus OM-D is much more "retro" design than this is.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 07:14 UTC
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