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On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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WGVanDyck: Watching and waiting for the digital camera industry to wind its way back to reality has simply been painful. The film camera industry long ago learned what type of cameras photographers wanted and produced them for decades. Or, at least, until digital schizophrenia became dominate and began creating it’s own reality.

Over the past years the development of the digital persona has been truly psychotic. Some early cameras like the Olympus C-2000 were still relevant to the real world, but then came hallucinations like the Sony DSC-F505. It was as though the digital side of the brain had never seen a camera before. There appeared strange looking digital contrivances where viewfinders had vanished, as had accepted forms of self-control. Even, the development of the DSLR was just short of any true return to reality; lost in a mind altering maze of menus to control even basic functions.

So, to many of us it’s not a matter of retro appeal, but of a return to sanity.

Which was exactly my point Jeff and how every one I know shoots as well. It's always nice to have extra features, even if I don't use them. Other things that I figured I'd have no use for are always a pleasant surprise; IBIS being a big one

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 14:31 UTC
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String: First thought... I hope a version of this sensor finds its way into a new E-M1 mk2!

Only in your world Mike does hope = easy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 14:01 UTC
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String: First thought... I hope a version of this sensor finds its way into a new E-M1 mk2!

Sorry, yes of course. Wouldn't be much point in putting an APSC sensor in an m43 body 😜

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:23 UTC

First thought... I hope a version of this sensor finds its way into a new E-M1 mk2!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:26 UTC as 422nd comment | 4 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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WGVanDyck: Watching and waiting for the digital camera industry to wind its way back to reality has simply been painful. The film camera industry long ago learned what type of cameras photographers wanted and produced them for decades. Or, at least, until digital schizophrenia became dominate and began creating it’s own reality.

Over the past years the development of the digital persona has been truly psychotic. Some early cameras like the Olympus C-2000 were still relevant to the real world, but then came hallucinations like the Sony DSC-F505. It was as though the digital side of the brain had never seen a camera before. There appeared strange looking digital contrivances where viewfinders had vanished, as had accepted forms of self-control. Even, the development of the DSLR was just short of any true return to reality; lost in a mind altering maze of menus to control even basic functions.

So, to many of us it’s not a matter of retro appeal, but of a return to sanity.

In my experience, and those friends I shoot with, you learn the controls/buttons you use (or assign) and never touch the rest of the "features". For instance I've never used any video function on any camera I've ever owned and couldn't care less about it while for others, it's a must have feature. Most camera makers feel the need to include every feature they can possibly think of and (imo) one of the reasons Leica is doing so well.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 23:09 UTC
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bakanecko: 2015 Sony cameras are not volume sellers, all premium priced and segmented for higher level photographer, no surprise here.

Which is exactly my point NetMage and no doubt what they will do.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 16:10 UTC
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bakanecko: 2015 Sony cameras are not volume sellers, all premium priced and segmented for higher level photographer, no surprise here.

"Canon and Nikons strategy is to let Sony pave the way for mirrorless knowing Sony doesn't have a proper lens line-up."

Well Sony has a much larger (mirrorless) lens lineup that Canon/Nikon combined. But of course, Canikon will expect you to buy a nice small MILC and then throw their existing glass onto it defeating the whole purpose. The can't even bring out a full lens lineup for their crop sensor cameras yet and how many years have they been around?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 14:59 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)

I have to laugh... all those who despise the shooting mode and "art" filters seem to be the same ones who despise Adobe. Here is Olympus giving something that bypasses Adobe and yet you still complain... gotta love the web! :D

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 00:27 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
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Peter Koudstaal: Of course we wish all the Cubans a lot of fun with their new Iphones or fast internet but i do hope the country will remain - for the sake of authenticity and photogenicy - free of Walmart, MacDonalds and Starbucks for at least a while. But the Cubans will probably ask themselves in about 10 years from now: where did it go wrong?

The thing is Mike, no one has ever denied what happened under Castro. However it is rather convenient to forget that Castro was a response to the US supported Batista. And lets not forget Pinochet, The Shaw, Marcos, Hussien, Duvalier, Samosa... and on and on. Glass houses and all that. You only need to look as far as the support and privileges for the US backed Saudi royal family.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 22:00 UTC
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Peter Koudstaal: Of course we wish all the Cubans a lot of fun with their new Iphones or fast internet but i do hope the country will remain - for the sake of authenticity and photogenicy - free of Walmart, MacDonalds and Starbucks for at least a while. But the Cubans will probably ask themselves in about 10 years from now: where did it go wrong?

Because the US and Batista was a model for Western democracy...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 15:53 UTC
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supeyugin1: A speech full of lies and inconsistencies. She blames US embargo and Russia pulling out, but nothing about communist regime. She should have visited Soviet union in 80-ies, which pulled out of Cuba in 1991 (and not in 1999),to see the same thing.
She is blaming everything, but the real cause of the problem. She should visit North Korea as well to see similarities and make a conclusion.

"There is no sense in talking sense with someone who is not even able to create an argument."
Actually there is no point in talking sense to someone who doesn't realize that the majority of todays problems are either a direct or indirect result of the Cold War. Unfortunately for the Cuban people, they were stuck in the middle of it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 23:27 UTC
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supeyugin1: A speech full of lies and inconsistencies. She blames US embargo and Russia pulling out, but nothing about communist regime. She should have visited Soviet union in 80-ies, which pulled out of Cuba in 1991 (and not in 1999),to see the same thing.
She is blaming everything, but the real cause of the problem. She should visit North Korea as well to see similarities and make a conclusion.

@ supeyugin1 - planning on voting Trump I see

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 20:37 UTC
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Daryl Cheshire: Like saying "what's the best car?" they all have four wheels and an engine and space to carry a payload.

It's up to the user how he uses these options.

Pffttt... everyone knows the best car is a Lada :D

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 18:34 UTC
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String: Hence why we need cameras to go modular... IMO, the Sony A7 series is a small step towards this in allowing pretty much any glass to be mounted. Wonder who (if anyone) will take the next step.

"check alpa..."

Yeah sorry, they cost more that most cars. Add the cost of an Alpa kit to the cost of a divorce and its just a little too high :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 18:32 UTC

Hence why we need cameras to go modular... IMO, the Sony A7 series is a small step towards this in allowing pretty much any glass to be mounted. Wonder who (if anyone) will take the next step.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 13:48 UTC as 185th comment | 2 replies
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nathantw: Who pays the tax on that wonderful high-end medium format camera? The photographer, of course.

Seriously? Wow

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 21:47 UTC
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nathantw: Who pays the tax on that wonderful high-end medium format camera? The photographer, of course.

Geez, people on here will complain about absolutely anything. Maybe time to get a life?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
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Arkienkeli: Well, might be a fine lens, but consider this:

Olympus 300m f/4 for m43: 227mm and 1.27 kg
Nikkor 300mm f/4 for 135: 147mm and 0.755 kg

Nikkor is also cheaper.

Go carry a your Nikon kit around all day then go carry a m43 kit around all day; I'll be at the bar, you can meet me there after your chiropractor visit

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
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Arkienkeli: Well, might be a fine lens, but consider this:

Olympus 300m f/4 for m43: 227mm and 1.27 kg
Nikkor 300mm f/4 for 135: 147mm and 0.755 kg

Nikkor is also cheaper.

"But a good point is, when it comes to lenses, there's not much weight/size advantage in m43 over DSLR"

Say what? Nikon 14-24 vs Oly 7-14 is just one example

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 19:42 UTC
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Arkienkeli: Well, might be a fine lens, but consider this:

Olympus 300m f/4 for m43: 227mm and 1.27 kg
Nikkor 300mm f/4 for 135: 147mm and 0.755 kg

Nikkor is also cheaper.

Now there is a surprise

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 21:07 UTC
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