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,
mgblack74: 150mm @ f/5.8? Goodbye creative DOF!
Baaa Baaa Baaa go the sheep without thinking.
150mm on m4/3 is a 300mm equivalent. At 30 feet (would give you a half torso portrait) the DOF is 2 feet.
What on earth are you talking about??
AbrasiveReducer: Trivia, I know but it's interesting to see the words the British use for these situations. When Ilford USA imploded, that was "receivership". This time, it's administration. If Walmart employees can be associates, I guess you can call anything, anything, so long as it sounds good.
I wonder how many specialty camera stores will survive, given that cameras are now just electronic gadgets like cell phones or GPS units. All the good profit stuff like consumables and processing are pretty much history. It's tough to get by on lens pens and bags.
They're different things. We actually both Administration (which tries to sell a going concern) and Recievership (which is a fire sale) in the UK.
Horribly sad news.
This will leave the vast majority of UK cities without a dedicated camera retailer.
rondhamalam: It's difficult to return a product on Jessops and Jacobs.
on Amazon it is very easy to return a product.
That's the main reason I never buy from Jessops and Jacobs again ever.
I only buy from Amazon...again and again and again and again......
Actually KieranGee you need to brush up on your sale of good act. I have a RIGHT to return goods which are defective without quibble gvien to me by law.
Sure they have to be defective and not just I change my mind but I certainly dont have to accept a repair (and may be better off not doing so in fact since this could affect my later rights).
Peiasdf: I just searched the term "poll" in the micro 4/3, NEX, Fujifilm X, EOS-1D, Nikon FX forum and limits the result to the last 30 days.
micro 4/3 - 245 resultsNEX - 11 resultsFujifilm X - 10 resultsEOS-1D - 31 results Nikon FX - 30 results
I know m4/3 forum has more people but unless it actually has 3 times the member of NEX, X, Canon and Nikon FF forum put together, I think my earlier statement and many others' statement about forum's mobilization is justified.
You have too much time on your hands and clearly need a hobby.
Could I suggest you try taking pictures?
Cy Cheze: Offered for $499.99 or £449.99. In camera-land the $/£ rate is evidently 1.11x. Meanwhile, the wholesale FX rate is 1.59 $/£. How much lolly would an enterprising limey need to stash in the travel bags to cover UK-US-UK air fare and p'aps come out a'ead in the game? Prices in some other markets also seem calculated to favor "tourism" to the US. The odds of triggering the "red light" at the customs line and submit to luggage examination is low, and the penalty might be negligible (a few "fivers"). T or F?
Or a criminal record....
Rick Sammon: Hey guys! Very nice images.. but the idea is to try to take a photograph that looks like the Vermeer painting.... or my photo. Good luck!
Sorry - hadn't realised you were looking for a like for like re-creation. Have withdrawn my submission.
jerrith: Well, looking at the entries. I must say that most people apparantly did't bother to read the challenge or do any research. Basically there's only one image that correctly portrays what was requested, thus all others should be Dq'ed IMHO.
One person gets it wrong - it's because they didn't read the instructions.
Whole butt load of people get it wrong it's because the instructions are dud.
Has anyone seen a photograph taken with an equivalent of one of these whihc 1 looks good 2 isn't in the "what lenses for your DSLR" section of a beginners photography book?
Cant see thye point of this at all - 2 -3 novelty shots then it's an expensive way to counterweight your gear bag.
Mostly Lurking: There are no rules in composition, only the good and bad.
Balderdash. There are a pretty well understood set of heuristics which, if applied consistently, will tend to produce more pleasing images.
Are they unbreakable like the rules of physics - no. But dismissing them off hand is ignoring a lot of experience built up over hundreds of years about what may help your images be "good" rather than "bad".