justinintokyo

justinintokyo

Joined on May 1, 2012

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On Olympus issues OM-D E-M5 firmware v1.2 article (41 comments in total)

I appear to be the only one here who has a near bricked OM-D - the buttons (except the shutter) stopped working after the update!! Tried everything, reset, hard reset, leaving the battery out for a day.. to top it all my new 75mm lens arrives today :(((( Annoying.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2012 at 21:58 UTC as 16th comment
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justinintokyo: Most sources are reporting $799 but either way, well worth the money. Can't wait.

I was on the Canon L lens bandwagon but after trying the OM-D with the 45mm and 12mm lenses I sold everything and went M43. Image circles, smaller sensor, MTF.... whatever, the results are awesome. Olympus is making some amazing glass... As Jon Rty said, a no brainer.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 07:18 UTC

Most sources are reporting $799 but either way, well worth the money. Can't wait.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 05:15 UTC as 114th comment | 8 replies
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)
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justinintokyo: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bgo9fbbxv4xkbjf/Olympus%20OMD%20IBIS%20test.zip

Hopefully these pictures will show that IS *does* work at 9FPS. I need to protect the honor of this little beauty :)

And thanks for not removing me from the forum for my spelling.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 07:39 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)
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justinintokyo: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bgo9fbbxv4xkbjf/Olympus%20OMD%20IBIS%20test.zip

Hopefully these pictures will show that IS *does* work at 9FPS. I need to protect the honor of this little beauty :)

You da man. Thanks for correctly it quickly.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 05:05 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)
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justinintokyo: The IBIS works at 9FPS. Trust me, I tried. Extensively.

After reading the review (shocked) I spent half an hour shooting a light switch at 400mm, handheld in a dark room just to double check - I have an event to shoot next week that I can't afford to mess up. It is DEFINITELY active during all shots while continuously shooting and not just the first frame. Out of 100s of shots >90% were tack sharp. Without IS it was <10%.

Focussing and exposure on the other hand DO stop working after the first frame at 9FPS.

I imagine this would be a deal breaker for some so thought I'd let you all know. DP either made a mistake/misread the settings (unlikely) or the new firmware update I installed last week (1.1?) has changed things.

DP needs to say something quickly before people discount this gem.

True, it's physically 200mm but in every other way it's 400mm including the zoom factor and doubling the shutter speed to avoid shake.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 00:41 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)
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justinintokyo: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bgo9fbbxv4xkbjf/Olympus%20OMD%20IBIS%20test.zip

Hopefully these pictures will show that IS *does* work at 9FPS. I need to protect the honor of this little beauty :)

Ooops. Forgot it was on auto ISO.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 14:12 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)
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justinintokyo: The IBIS works at 9FPS. Trust me, I tried. Extensively.

After reading the review (shocked) I spent half an hour shooting a light switch at 400mm, handheld in a dark room just to double check - I have an event to shoot next week that I can't afford to mess up. It is DEFINITELY active during all shots while continuously shooting and not just the first frame. Out of 100s of shots >90% were tack sharp. Without IS it was <10%.

Focussing and exposure on the other hand DO stop working after the first frame at 9FPS.

I imagine this would be a deal breaker for some so thought I'd let you all know. DP either made a mistake/misread the settings (unlikely) or the new firmware update I installed last week (1.1?) has changed things.

DP needs to say something quickly before people discount this gem.

The plot thickens..

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 12:24 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)
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justinintokyo: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bgo9fbbxv4xkbjf/Olympus%20OMD%20IBIS%20test.zip

Hopefully these pictures will show that IS *does* work at 9FPS. I need to protect the honor of this little beauty :)

My bad, I set the camera to Japanese..

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 11:18 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bgo9fbbxv4xkbjf/Olympus%20OMD%20IBIS%20test.zip

Hopefully these pictures will show that IS *does* work at 9FPS. I need to protect the honor of this little beauty :)

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 07:55 UTC as 54th comment | 11 replies
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)
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justinintokyo: The IBIS works at 9FPS. Trust me, I tried. Extensively.

After reading the review (shocked) I spent half an hour shooting a light switch at 400mm, handheld in a dark room just to double check - I have an event to shoot next week that I can't afford to mess up. It is DEFINITELY active during all shots while continuously shooting and not just the first frame. Out of 100s of shots >90% were tack sharp. Without IS it was <10%.

Focussing and exposure on the other hand DO stop working after the first frame at 9FPS.

I imagine this would be a deal breaker for some so thought I'd let you all know. DP either made a mistake/misread the settings (unlikely) or the new firmware update I installed last week (1.1?) has changed things.

DP needs to say something quickly before people discount this gem.

I took 9 pics with and 9 pics without IBIS enabled: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bgo9fbbxv4xkbjf/Olympus%20OMD%20IBIS%20test.zip
No changes were made to the (BIG) files and all were taken continuously at the 9FPS setting.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 07:53 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)
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justinintokyo: The IBIS works at 9FPS. Trust me, I tried. Extensively.

After reading the review (shocked) I spent half an hour shooting a light switch at 400mm, handheld in a dark room just to double check - I have an event to shoot next week that I can't afford to mess up. It is DEFINITELY active during all shots while continuously shooting and not just the first frame. Out of 100s of shots >90% were tack sharp. Without IS it was <10%.

Focussing and exposure on the other hand DO stop working after the first frame at 9FPS.

I imagine this would be a deal breaker for some so thought I'd let you all know. DP either made a mistake/misread the settings (unlikely) or the new firmware update I installed last week (1.1?) has changed things.

DP needs to say something quickly before people discount this gem.

Just the fact that I can take 9 sharp pictures in a second at 400mm 1/30 is convincing stuff. Not even a pro can handhold 400mm at anything approaching 1/30..

I thought about uploading a few of those pics with the EXIF data but I guess it doesn't prove they were handheld... if I have time after work I'll try and think of how I can record it but I find it hard to believe I'm the only one realising this???

I used a SWD 50-200mm lens (and therefore a MFT/FT adapter) at 200mm (read: 400mm), f3.5, 1/30, ISO800, manual focus. Out of maybe 150 shots? very few of the IS shots were blurred. Nearly all the non IS shots were blurred. Damning evidence. I'll try it with some native glass to see if it makes a difference.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 06:51 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)

The IBIS works at 9FPS. Trust me, I tried. Extensively.

After reading the review (shocked) I spent half an hour shooting a light switch at 400mm, handheld in a dark room just to double check - I have an event to shoot next week that I can't afford to mess up. It is DEFINITELY active during all shots while continuously shooting and not just the first frame. Out of 100s of shots >90% were tack sharp. Without IS it was <10%.

Focussing and exposure on the other hand DO stop working after the first frame at 9FPS.

I imagine this would be a deal breaker for some so thought I'd let you all know. DP either made a mistake/misread the settings (unlikely) or the new firmware update I installed last week (1.1?) has changed things.

DP needs to say something quickly before people discount this gem.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 04:49 UTC as 60th comment | 9 replies
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