mring1

mring1

Lives in United States Phoenix, United States
Works as a Training Manager
Joined on Oct 24, 2005

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  • I wish that were true, but the number of units manufactured has dropped for two or three years running, by almost everyone, and sales have dropped as well.  At the risk of being flamed for naming ...
  • nobody is doing very well.  Except, maybe Leica.  The halcyon decade of 2000-2010 is waaaay over.  I bought my E-M5 2 1/2 years ago and won't replace it for at least another 3 - 4 years, maybe ...
  • I think it was something on the order of.."but we're going to bring products to market on which we can make money..." This camera would be the Olympus equivalent of the Nikon DF.  Nikon can afford ...
  • I'm taking advantage of the current lens sale and putting my $900 down on a new 12-40.  You'll get no argument from me that the MkII doesn't have some significant advantages over the Mk I.  The ...
  • I have both and use both in different circumstances.  Both have strengths and limitations and both have learning curves.  I'm about to order my 12-40, but I'm keeping (for now) my 12-50.  The ...
  • If they sell, then Olympus is a genius.  It's going to be $1600 or more for that body, but if you've got the disposable income...why not?
  • for the 75-300, I don't know what is.  We keep hearing that 4/3s can't do BIFs.  Liar, liar, pants on fire! Great shots!
  • I think a LOT (maybe most) of the folks on this forum are in the same boat.  But we're all here because we're, at least in part, photgraphic gearheads.  Aside from still climbing the learning ...
  • And I suspect that most folks looking at the Mk II will have as primary interests the stills capabilities.  I agree with you:  it's not GH-4 competition, but I don't think Oly is trying to ...
  • Replied in My bad...
    My brain said "on sensor PDAF" and my fingers typed "focus peaking"  Terrible brain fart on my part.  Thanks for calling that out.  No question but that the MkII will have focus peaking, but since ...
  • Replied in It depends...
    They've pretty clearly indicated that the MkII will NOT have focus peaking.  A lot of the other improvements that have been included over time with the other cameras, ie, improved ergonomics, ...
  • and it cost $120. I'd LOVE to have the 40-150/2.8, but it costs over 10 times as much. It's better, but I'm not sure that it's 10X better.  If the new lens weren't better, I'd say we were being ...
  • Replied in No, but...
    this may be the camera that finally forces Nikon and Canon to confront mirrorless technology as as serious challenge to their dSLR.  And that's a good thing.. I use m4/3s cameras for close in, ...
  • that includes a flask for up to four ounces of the appropriate beverage to...uh...enhance the quality of the coffee you've just brewed. I do SOOO love threads like this.
  • is pretty much spot on.  There will be some times when the new 40-150/2.8 is "too much of a good thing."  The older SG m4/3s variant, stopped down 1/2 stop across its range, is really excellent. I ...
  • That's kind of what I was thinking, but I really wanted a "been there" perspective.  I hope you're right on making up.  My guess is they'll fly the Vulcan as much as they can in 2015 before it's ...
  • Trevor...love your photos.  Sitting here in Phoenix, Arizona, wishing I could get to at least one British airshow.  Well, maybe there's a way.  My wife said, "Pick one airshow..."  So...if I could ...
  • The E-M10's feature set is more up-to-date than the 5's:  wifi, focus peaking, TruPic VII.  Ergonomics are improved by most accounts over the 5.  It's also a bit smaller. However, the build quality ...
  • I think there are only two areas where you'll definitely see a difference.  The first is the growth of the sensor to about 20 mP.  I know...that's not a significant improvment and that is more a ...
  • My E-M5 has a 14-54MkI on the front 80% of the time.  If I need more width or faster autofocus, I have a 12-50.  The 12-25 range on my copy of the 12-50 is excellent, so not a big deal for me.  ...
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