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Stacey_K: " and successive cameras".... well that is unless Olympus decides to change the lens mount again. I'm done trusting this company to support the customers who invest in their system.

Through corporate mis-management and a partnership with a crappy sensor manufacturer (panasonic), Olympus killed the 4/3 mount right as they had a sensor (the one used in the OMD) in their hands that would have made their lovely ZD 4/3 optics shine. Instead they pull this bait and switch to m4/3. I give then 3-4 years before they bail on this format and switch to yet another mount.

Olympus's problem has never been their optics, and I'm sure these will be fantastic lenses. But I'm willing to bet they will decide in the future the 4/3 sensor is too small and ditch this mount, leaving anyone who buys these lenses left in an orphaned system. I would never trust this company again after what they did with 4/3.

Nobody needs to feel sorry for people with FT lenses. They work beautifully on the E-M1; I use them all the time, especially a superb Sigma Macro 105/2.8 that is no longer made in FT/MFT mount.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 06:02 UTC
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Matt1645f4: If its the Monkeys image, what's to stop others using images taken by the Mars rover for example the hardware is NASA's but the image is captured by the Rover (yes the rover can be made to take a photo remotely but it sends back many of its own). The same can be said for each operator that directs the rover to photo various objects. is it theirs?

Pictures of the Mars rover, and other work created by the US government, is not subject to Copyright.
In any case, a claim can be made that the rover, or a drone, are under the control of the photographer (a sort of extension of the shutter button); a monkey is clearly not.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 15:43 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1042 comments in total)

Old cameras had big lenses, and relatively small bodies around them (because film did the trick). This D4s is ugly: a tiny lens attached to a huge black brick that contains the circuitry. It's starting not to make sense. I wish they gave me a light lens+sensor combo, tethered to the rest of the computer that I could keep in my backpack. It's like taking a photo while handholding a desktop computer.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 01:57 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
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