Craig from Nevada: It had a good run. Olympus needs to ditch the retro look and build something that looks like a modern camera.
I really like the retro look! One of the things that gives it a distinctive brand presence.
Time for me to skip a generation (maybe two) - my OM-D is still a far far better camera than I am a photographer.
Very capable piece of kit indeed.
The MIT OCW courses are just awesome! Lots of great content there - I'm super happy to see them branch out into Photography.
samfan: One thing that bothers me when it comes to FOV/FL equivalence regarding m43 and compact cameras is the sensor ratio. 4:3 vs 3:2
Sure, diagonal FOV is equivalent to whatever is calculated but when I'm shooting wide-angle, I don't care about diagonal, I care about the horizontal FOV. And suddenly that 24mm equivalent is more like 26mm.
In other words, meh.
Unfortunately Olympus dropped the ball here by masking some of their lenses with 4:3 ratio so they're probably never gonna make 3:2 sensors. And those lenses are restrictive on those (few) Panasonic cameras with selectable image ratio.
This is one of 2 reasons why I got a Nikon 1 instead of m43 or Q when I wanted a small MILC. That 10mm is 27mm eq. as I know it from a DSLR, not some 30.5mm or whatever.
Also, let's not forget rounding. Lenses aren't actually 18.5, 24, 60mm... It may be more like 18.34, 24.7, 62.3mm. I never noticed it IRL, just noting.
I shoot portraits. I really don't want the super long thin got to be cropped 3:2 ratio.
Shrug - you cant please all of the people all of the time.
Mssimo: I have a D800e and sigma 120-300 f2.8 sport. Something I started to notice is that the bigger your gear gets, the less pictures you take.
Really? Reading it I thought he was a guy who shoots roller derby exclusively (and rather well I think).
dpreview is a site targeted at exactly that audience - amateurs who may want to stretch their horizons or pursue a specific interest.
I think this a super article about what you can do with enthusiast level cameras and some application.
RichRMA: Very few of the shots were of people moving, close to the camera. m4/3 is not at the DSLR level yet when it comes to action.
You need to look at the photos before you comment RichRMA.
How many of us on here are professionals thought PerL? Are you?
HussH: The heated discussion in the comments section show that Massimo's work is a resounding success, no matter what you think of the images.
This is both perceptive and very true!
forpetessake: "Massimo Cristaldi documents cost of migration" -- no he doesn't. His are some random images, technically poor, bearing no thought on the subject. Had he actually contemplated the cost of illegal immigration he would take images showing how it destroys the cities, regions, and the whole countries overrun by illegals.
Wow - bitter much?
Kill the political diatribe please - it just makes you look dumb.
Frank Petronio: More Leftist propaganda... Block and deport the illegals before they ruin things further.
Vacuous display of armchair chest thumping showing a total lack of insight or empathy.
How very small of you.
G3User: Looks like a bunch of underexposed images to me. What is DPreview doing these days with guest post? If these are on here then mine should be also.
Content and narrative totally trump technique.
I dont care how much photographic knowledge he has - he was able to make me think how terrifying sailing in on a boat with a hole in the front and dead people in the cargo would be like.
What have you done like that?
Do you have superbly compelling subject matter? No - didn't think so.
Jeff Seltzer: Just as predictable as the sun rising - a bunch of amateur photographers criticizing the work of others with the same, tired chorus of, "these are just snapshots" and " anyone can create these." Well, then why don't YOU create them and enter a contest? Why don't YOU create a cohesive story-telling body of work and submit it to galleries? Why don't YOU do something other than take shots of your cats, sunsets, kids, butterflies, and backyard flowers? Yes, it's easy to sit back and negatively comment on other's work. I guess it's much more difficult to try and understand why very credible judges chose these as winners. Good grief.
Jeff - really really well said.
Some of the posts here are at the school yard level of criticism.
W5JCK: This looks like amateur hour to me. It looks like a third rate camera builder held a fifth rate photo contest and handed out "Thanks for Showing Up" awards to all who participated. Photographers are not like Millennial Brats, make them turn in quality work or reject it. Don't give awards out for crap. This is what happens when a high tech firm dabbles in building cameras and then tries to understand what makes good photography. Quite frankly I see much better work on Facebook from those who are not and do not claim to be photographers.
Wow!! What on earth are you so bitter about?
munro harrap: On the BBC news website now, is the claim by Leitz asking if their ad for it is the most boring film ever.
Personally Sigma's little compacts could have been as good had they any battery life and weathersealing (you can see into the innards through the joint that runs around the middle of the edge of the cameras).
Secondly, as Sigma proves (cost £340 now) you can make an advanced APS-C camera with a great lens for not a lot. I can design a body like this easily , in fact better. Get a photographer to design a camera, for Pete's sake! And get Apple to get a photographer who accepts the need for more than just the sRGB colour space on a laptop or monitor screen.
These bourgeouis products lack useability. A diamond can look very pretty, but that kind is no good for anything....
So it would seem that the Sigma lenses are a whole lot better than the Leica one.
Whichever way you spin this one it's a major embarrassment.
KariIceland: Thank you Olympus very much for just stabbing the E-M5 users in the back when you said back in 2012 "this is our highest range and will be the top in our range of mirrorless cameras, and low and behold then you bring the E-M1.
I am leaving Olympus after years of dedication since the E-PL2 and going back to my roots the company I started with.You don't even know if you want the lenses and cameras to be silver or black. you release a silver lens and say "we will never make this model in black" then you bring a black model ask for twice the price & then you lower it effing the customers who already bought it.
If there are two things olympus are good at, it's making good primes & effing it's customers over and over.
Have you been drinking?
RStyga: So, which Olympus cameras produce blurred images at relatively slow (1/50-1/200 or so) shutter speeds?
The ones with owners who have bad technique. Same as the DSLRs which get mirror slap.
Film scan. Kodak Portra VC 160 on an Olypmus XA
There is an utterly sickening level of racism splashed on the set of comments below to these pictures.
If all the pictures do is make people think on that they have served a real purpose.
Treeshade: Strange that many comments call for a fixed prime lens m4/3. Wouldn't such a camera be at a direct competition with APS-C sensor - GR, Coolpix A, and X100s? Prehaps true pocketability with sunken lens is the answer. Could Panasonic put a touch screen, a m4/3 sensor, and a 17.5mm/2.8 AF lens in a 30mm thick casing?
What utter rubbish,