ginsbu

ginsbu

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Nice to see more mirrorless designs from Samyang. I would really like to see them make a 9 or 10mm f/2.8 design for m4/3. (Their announced 10mm f/2.8 doesn't count: it's designed for DSLRs and accordingly it's huge.)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 15:07 UTC as 27th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)

Regarding he rear dial, if it's like my E-M5 it's easily turned by your index finger. When I'm using the camera one handed, I find it very comfortable to work both dials with my index finger, and still preferable to a single dial. Might be worth trying for folks who finds the rear dial awkward to work with their thumbs.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 18:13 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
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ginsbu: I like the way the comparison images are presented, but it would be nice to see a more direct comparison without the DR expansion mode confounding the results.

It looks like Adobe's matched the camera Provia pretty well. Hopefully that impression holds up for other scenes and film emulations.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 03:19 UTC
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ginsbu: I like the way the comparison images are presented, but it would be nice to see a more direct comparison without the DR expansion mode confounding the results.

Thanks, Richard!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 21:00 UTC

I like the way the comparison images are presented, but it would be nice to see a more direct comparison without the DR expansion mode confounding the results.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 20:56 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies

Given that Panasonic already has the 7-14mm range covered with a fine lens (albeit at f/4), I was hoping Olympus would choose a different range for their ultrawide. 8-17mm is a very versatile range that could accommodate filter threads. I would have been particularly interested in a 9-20mm f/2.8 myself.

Hopefully at least a 1.4x TC will be coming to pair with the 300mm f/4 and 40-150mm f/2.8 zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 13:37 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)
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G1Houston: Richard, in your final review, please tell us:

1. Can we use EC, in M-mode when auto-ISO is enabled?
2. In Movie mode, set to M-mode, can we use auto-ISO?
3. Is there any banding issue with the Pan 20/1.7?
4. Can the 3-axis IBIS be used during videos?
5. The video quality in terms of lack of artifacts. I can live with 30p as long as the footage is of reasonable high quality that is sharp and clean.

Thanks.

Thanks for checking on exposure comp in manual (w/Auto-ISO), Richard. Please keep nagging Olympus about it!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 23:07 UTC
On Olympus releases OM-D E-M5 firmware version 2.0 article (82 comments in total)

Happy to have this update and very glad to see Olympus adding new features/improvements in firmware updates! I hope further updates will be forthcoming. I'd like to see some of the other improvements made to more recent models, like "HDR Bracketing" and assigning MySets to the mode dial.

Of course Olympus still needs to enable exposure compensation when using Auto-ISO in M mode in all their cameras…

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 22:57 UTC as 19th comment

I'd like to see a 10mm f/2.8 designed specifically for mirrorless. I'd prefer specifically for m4/3 to allow smaller size and easier use of filters, but even covering APS-C with m4/3 mount would do. As it is, this lens looks much more appealing to DSLR shooters.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 18:22 UTC as 20th comment
On Canon updates firmware for EOS-1D X and EOS-1D C article (35 comments in total)

M + Auto-ISO + Exposure Comp… Canon finally gets it — Olympus, you're next!

(And Canon, could we get this on the EOS M too?)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2013 at 17:51 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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Focis: What about Exposure compensation when in M mode while AutoISO enabled? Is it still dead?

Andy, please continue to note this problem in reviews and push manufacturers on it. It's a shame to see such a useful shooting mode hampered by the absence of exposure comp!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 16:07 UTC

Great job, Fuji!

(Other manufacturers take note: this is how it should be done.)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 15:29 UTC as 80th comment
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JBurnett: Another lens option is always good. Those who do indoor, low-light, or street work will likely welcome this lens. For me, the 14mm f/2.5 is just fine, because I'm typically shooting it at around f/5.6. Personally, I would welcome an extra-wide prime (say, 9 or 10mm) more than 15mm.

Yes, 9 or 10mm (f/2.8 or thereabouts) would be very welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 02:06 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)

"In addition to the 12-32mm, Panasonic expects to have a premium 15mm (30mm equivalent) F1.7 Leica Summilux lens available sometime next year, designed specifically to match the slim dimensions of the GM1." This is the first I've heard of this lens. Perhaps it should be mentioned more prominently.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 04:35 UTC as 217th comment
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)

I'm glad to see this test updated to include results when using the anti-shock feature. I use is regularly to reduce risk of shutter shock with my E-M5. However testing with the 2 second delay is still needed in order to confirm DPR's claim that the E-P5's problem is IBIS failing to correct for motion introduced when pressing the shutter button, not shutter shock.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 02:53 UTC as 74th comment
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)
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micksh6: There have been numerous reports about shutter shock (what you call camera/image shake) on E-M5 and other Pens at DPR m4/3 forum.
The shutter shock effect depends on camera body, lens and operator, you were just lucky that you didn't see it on E-M5 (and 17mm F1.8 wasn't available then).

You are wrong that it's caused by shutter button. It's easy to verify this - set up 2 second auto-timer and compare results. I don't see that you did this.
Most people use anti-shock setting - it's more effective than timer. But the shock is caused by shutter curtain movement and it may exist on tripod with timer or remote release.

@Raist3d: The shutter shock issues with the E-M5 isn't (primarily) an IBIS issue, but an issue of the impact of the shutter itself: how you support the camera alters how the impact of the shutter closing then opening before exposure translates into camera motion and hence blurring. DPReview is claiming the E-P5 has a different problem caused by IBIS failing to counteract camera body motion introduced by pressing the shutter button, but I don't think they've conclusively established that.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 15:55 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)
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micksh6: There have been numerous reports about shutter shock (what you call camera/image shake) on E-M5 and other Pens at DPR m4/3 forum.
The shutter shock effect depends on camera body, lens and operator, you were just lucky that you didn't see it on E-M5 (and 17mm F1.8 wasn't available then).

You are wrong that it's caused by shutter button. It's easy to verify this - set up 2 second auto-timer and compare results. I don't see that you did this.
Most people use anti-shock setting - it's more effective than timer. But the shock is caused by shutter curtain movement and it may exist on tripod with timer or remote release.

From the description of your testing, I don't think you've established that. It all seems compatible with the shutter shock problem of the E-M5, where how the camera is held (including holding the camera differently when using the touch shutter release) can influence the appearance and degree of blurring. Testing using the self-timer (not anti-shock) while holding the camera in the same manner as has previously produced blurring should clarify the matter: if you still get blurring, it's the shutter itself — not pressing the shutter button — that's causing the problem (same as E-M5).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 05:13 UTC
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR Review article (214 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Man, I want this with a 40mm (equiv.) f2.0 lens.

X100s is close enough, but I want a real compact where the lens folds flat. X100 is kind of a brick you wouldn't put in your pocket.

A retracting 35mm or 40mm equivalent f/2 would be great!

I'll note that the EOS M + 22mm f/2 is a good bit smaller than the X100, under $500, and will be getting faster AF with new firmware due shortly. Not as compact as a collapsing lens design, but perhaps worth considering.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 20:22 UTC
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR Review article (214 comments in total)

The GR looks to be a very nice camera. One negative I didn't see mentioned in the review (if I understand the camera's specs correctly), is that face detect AF is only available in Auto mode. For photographing small, active children face detect AF is very useful — as it is when passing the camera to non-photographers — and I use the feature heavily on my Olympus E-M5. With the GR, it would be frustrating to give up control of shutter & aperture to take advantage of it. Still, Ricoh beats Fuji which didn't include face detect AF in the X100s or X system cameras at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 16:21 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)
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ginsbu: Hope I'm wrong, but it still looks as if Oly won't allow exposure comp when using Auto-ISO in M mode.

Overall, though, nice improvements and a very handsome camera. It bodes well for the next OM-D.

A shame. Thanks for your reply and the informative preview, Andy.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 17:53 UTC
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