Mike Brunette

Mike Brunette

Joined on Apr 15, 2011

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On Am I missing something here? article (636 comments in total)

I love my V1's small fast and most importantly for me, the evf. I'm 54, a photojournalist of 30+ years and my eyes need the evf, or glasses. The V1 has 4 weak points, overheating, blacked out shutter after 1 shot, clunky menus and the strange flash. Yet, it's awesome for street photography, can't wait to see if 3 of 4 are fixed. These cameras are full on pro quality, the lenses are pretty sweet also. Who cares about exposure compensation, shoot manual, it's way easier to batch edit. I bet the big lens will be a huge hit for pro sports shooters.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:50 UTC as 224th comment | 2 replies

I care very little what the bench tests will tell me about the quality of this lens. I take pictures with light, not benches & this is a light sucker. I also carry equipment & my back says thank you.

This is a killer lens, metal over plastic, suoer bonus.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 19:27 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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Mike Brunette: This is a true game changer, if you're serious about photography & more importantly video this is a killer piece of glass.

Suffice it to say that the super heavyweight 200mm/2.0 lenses that most pros want, yet can't afford is way more expensive (list price $9,500), and harder to transport, not to mention the big canon is almost 1/2 stop slower.

Dimensions = φ60.7 x 51.7mm / φ2.39 X 2.04 in.
Weight = 165g / 5.82 oz.

vs

Canon EF 200mm f/2.0

Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 2.4 x 2.4 inches ; 5.6 pounds

The Olympus is about the size and weight of the Canpn's lens hood.

Not embarrassed at all, just corrected, so 150mm 1.8. My correction is the error, my bad. The important thing is that this is an exceptional lens value. I'm not her to criticize, I'm here for actual discussion.

I'm glad you knuckleheads took the time to correct me other than commenting on the observation.

Cheers

This is one wicked lens, that's all that matters.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 19:15 UTC

It doesn't matter what people say they want, what matters is what people buy & this will sell, because it's awesome, actually has more glass than a marble

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 16:44 UTC as 37th comment
In reply to:

Mike Brunette: This is a true game changer, if you're serious about photography & more importantly video this is a killer piece of glass.

Suffice it to say that the super heavyweight 200mm/2.0 lenses that most pros want, yet can't afford is way more expensive (list price $9,500), and harder to transport, not to mention the big canon is almost 1/2 stop slower.

Dimensions = φ60.7 x 51.7mm / φ2.39 X 2.04 in.
Weight = 165g / 5.82 oz.

vs

Canon EF 200mm f/2.0

Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 2.4 x 2.4 inches ; 5.6 pounds

The Olympus is about the size and weight of the Canpn's lens hood.

Looked up specs, the crop factor is only 1.6, making my comparison totally ridiculous.

It's only comparable to a 120mm f/1.8 in 35mm world.

Yet throwing an as yet non-existent 1.6 teleconverter on this bad boy it would be roughly 192mm f/2.4

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 16:40 UTC

This is a true game changer, if you're serious about photography & more importantly video this is a killer piece of glass.

Suffice it to say that the super heavyweight 200mm/2.0 lenses that most pros want, yet can't afford is way more expensive (list price $9,500), and harder to transport, not to mention the big canon is almost 1/2 stop slower.

Dimensions = φ60.7 x 51.7mm / φ2.39 X 2.04 in.
Weight = 165g / 5.82 oz.

vs

Canon EF 200mm f/2.0

Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 2.4 x 2.4 inches ; 5.6 pounds

The Olympus is about the size and weight of the Canpn's lens hood.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 16:25 UTC as 39th comment | 8 replies
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