Oli4D

Oli4D

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Works as a 3D Animator
Has a website at www.flickr.com/photos/oli_4d
Joined on Nov 2, 2009

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On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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datiswous: This camera is a disaster... But for €499,- still worth the money :P (got some inspiration from other reactions in this thread)

sure, a "disaster". Probably that's why it won so many awards, sold well and was used for so many amazing images... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 08:48 UTC

Very impressive lens. Would love to have it.
All tough, I know I don't need this focal length too much in reality, I'm not a birder, not a sports photographer.
So... it's not for me (at this price).
But I'm really looking forward to see the images taken by others with this great lens. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 08:51 UTC as 31st comment
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qwertyasdf: This might be the first and last time that I say this to a M43 lens:

It's priced reasonably.
Given it's longer range than 70-200 FF lens, it is way way more versatile, and I have confidence in the IQ of a Oly HG lens. Oh....also, the 0.21x magnification, taking into account of the crop factor of M43 sensor, is class-leading.

WACONimages, I share your enthusiasm, but these people will never listen.
You are wasting your time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 08:49 UTC
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Poweruser: I expect a price drop for Panasonics 35-100/2.8...

Let's hope so...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 08:41 UTC
On Olympus debuts 'Anywhere Classroom' video series article (43 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Being an Olympus user, I chanced to bump into Mr Dickman's expertise at Get Olympus' official Facebook page. Although he has his merits as a photographer, he seems to be devoting the whole of his talents to promoting Olympus products, which leads him to try to showcase the qualities of Olympus' gear in areas where they are conspicuously absent, namely high ISO and dynamic range. As good as Olympus' cameras may be, they're limited. Their lenses might be great, but the cameras do not lend themselves to anything like professional use. For that you use Canikon gear. Sad, but true - no matter how hard Mr Dickman tries to state otherwise. He's just advertising on behalf of Olympus.

You might be right with the high ISO... but do you need that for landscape? No you don't.
Is the dynamic range too limited? No it's not, it's quite excellent and so far I never felt like I miss something because of that. The DR is actually quite amazing in the OM-D cameras.
As far as I can tell in your profile, you don't own an OM-D.
I do and I love it. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 15:22 UTC
On Adobe teases new 'Focus masks' feature article (58 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: CSx used to cost me $199 every 2 years for upgrades and the CC version costs me $240 over the same time period and it has produced several features and enhancements not available in CS6 that I can't work without.

Well, there definitely IS reason to complain.
Your comparison with bread is nonsense.
Adobe almost has an almost absolute monopoly for mature 2D creative tools. I don't think anyone has a monopoly for bread ^^
They use (or abuse) their situation because they KNOW that most creative professionals simply need their tools because they are the de facto standard in the industry.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:38 UTC
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Johannes Zander: For those who ask why he did not picture any illegal immigrants.
Because they would have stolen his camera and knocked him out.

Johannes:
First of all, that's a completely different area. What you refer too here is about people within the EU. And: It was not about if we "want them" or not, simply that we would like to have some control over the sheer about of people from the EU getting into Switzerland every year.
It was a close voting... 50.3% agreed. I was not one of them ;)
Among other things because that referendum proposal did not offer any real solutions.
It just addressed peoples various reasons against a heavy immigration, but without offering real solutions.

Anyway, it's a different topic since these images are about immigration of people from outside the EU, especially those who try to get from Africa to EU by boat.

As long as millions of people in several African countries won't have at least a little bit of wealth and prosperity, this won't end.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 11:35 UTC
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RichRMA: "Desperate migrants" are the creation of the mass communication world. Formerly, "desperate" meant, "we have absolutely nothing and need to move somewhere else now." Now it's, "We're ok, but we see online what the north has and we want it to."

What a nonsense RichRMA.
Do you have any f... idea what these people have to go through to just get a slight chance to finally reach "the promised land" Europe?
I guess you don't.
Many of them have to cross Libya to get to the sea. But in Libya, they get kidnapped, rapped, tortured, etc. by bandits who want to blackmail their families.
IF they survive that, they get closer to the sea, where they are often treated the same again to get their place on a boat.
IF the boat finally manages to cross over to Europe (often they capsize), they'll get to camps for political asylum, but most likely they will be sent back.

So, most of these people who take that journey KNOW what they will have to face... and they still do it.
I don't think you have any idea what "desperate" really means.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 09:11 UTC
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Johannes Zander: For those who ask why he did not picture any illegal immigrants.
Because they would have stolen his camera and knocked him out.

I DO question the "truth" in your words Johannes.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 09:00 UTC
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bobus: "How can this be happening in 2014?", he says. It's happening because EU and UK governments - looking for cheap labor - have spread the word that if you come to their countries you will get all kinds of social benefits.

Do you seriously believe what you just wrote?

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 07:37 UTC
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Johannes Zander: For those who ask why he did not picture any illegal immigrants.
Because they would have stolen his camera and knocked him out.

Wow, what a cynical comment. And you even get "likes" for it.
What a world...

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 07:36 UTC
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Oli4D: Please DPR, stop this annoying and distracting posting of patents!

All these companies patent something all the time!! Who cares?
We might never seen most of that in use anyway.

I care about products that actually EXIST as a final, usable product.

A patent is not really a product under development. It's simply a patent. That does not mean at all that we will ever see that product.
Furthermore I don't consider this "news". It's simply rather useless, distracting "information"

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 17:57 UTC

Please DPR, stop this annoying and distracting posting of patents!

All these companies patent something all the time!! Who cares?
We might never seen most of that in use anyway.

I care about products that actually EXIST as a final, usable product.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 09:58 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
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digilux: I still don't get the point of this vid....

It's rather simple: It tries to trigger emotional reactions, should make you wanna go shooting and should make you wanna buy a Camera. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 20:04 UTC
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burnin: Actually, it reveals Olympus as being dickheads for leaving out 5-axis image stabilization in the OM-D E-M10.

Yeah maybe...
On the other hand: The sensor is much smaller... so there is more room for the IBIS.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 09:00 UTC
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Peiasdf: Not super expensive but 20 f/1.7 is likely a way better deal. If this is f/1.4 or f/1.2 then that's different.

How come m4/3 isn't making fast and super-fast normal wide? The smaller sensor size should make it easier than Fuji.

Each to it's own but there is enough shallow DOF with 1.7 or 1.8 in my opinion. I own some if these MFT lenses and I think it's enough.
The difference to APS-C is negligible.
If you really want much more shallow DOF, you have to go full frame and then you have to deal with quite bigger lenses.
That's it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 14:16 UTC
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Cane: What's the purpose of going with such a small body if the lens sticks out this much? If you of manage to get it in a pocket, people are gonna think your too happy to see them.

Well it's not that big. It just looks big cause the GM1 is so tiny.
But yeah you are right, hardly fits into pants.
However you can detach lens from body if you really need to but it in your pants.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 13:48 UTC
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Peiasdf: Not super expensive but 20 f/1.7 is likely a way better deal. If this is f/1.4 or f/1.2 then that's different.

How come m4/3 isn't making fast and super-fast normal wide? The smaller sensor size should make it easier than Fuji.

What do you mean? There is plenty.
15 1.7, 20 1.7, 25 1.8, 17 1.8, 25 1.4
and the Voigtländer 17,5 0.95 and 25 0.95

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 13:46 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (332 comments in total)
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Marty4650: At this price point, with a fairly good EVF built in, and the incredible feature set.... we can pretty much assume that the Pen series is dead.

Perhaps not officially, but defacto.

Would anyone buy an EPL5 for around the same price?
Does the EP5 make any sense now?

The Pen Mini might be the only survivor, for those who must have the absolute smallest and cheapest.

Well... maybe.
In this interview, one of the Oly marketing guys talks about the positioning of the PEN vs. the OM-D.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M7voKGHKDs

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 10:12 UTC
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SHood: "Both new lenses are scheduled to be released from 2015 onwards."

I am a little concerned that we may not see one or both of these lenses until 2016.

Yeah I agree, we probably won't have them in our hands before 2016. Probably they will be released in late 2015 and then will ship rather slowly the first few months.
We will see.
More time to save some money ^^

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 15:52 UTC
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