hey, ragmanjin, an explanation to your question is very simple:
This very interesting site ha$ a Nikon in the heart and the Nikon users are comfortable here, so it`s a sort of Nikon Club. And leaving aside this fact, nobody can deny that this gear is very very good. But popularity is just a perception...
And perceptions (with technical basis or not) help sells..., so it`s matter build it.
In a word: enjoy the site and don`t worry with the ads.
Speechless. Thank a lot for the note. One could behold those images a long time looking for answers and one can rejoice with new questions emerging from the same images.
Yes, it seems that X-Pro2 does not arrive in first months of 2014... or it`s a kind present for the XPro1 owners before the announcement of the successor?
The OM-D EM-1 owns a very fast AF, and now the new firmware means:
• Improved AF operation• Image stabilisation in sports, children mode and C-AF has been improved
It sounds amazing!!!! I would like a review about how deep are the changes with this new firmware...
sunOrbiter: I am comparing M-1 with M-5 in Studio Comparison. At least in the normal light mode M-5 images seem to be more appealing in terms of contrast. At low light the difference is minimal.
Searching in the web, I find the same results; but, maybe is there a small halo in the EM-1? I think the "baking" in camera in the EM 1 applies a slight "unsharp mask"...
xlsmile: Hello E-M1 lovers and haters!
I am wondering if anyone has raised a question about E-M1's sensor performance in poor lighting conditions and long exposures. There seems to ba a major problem with E-M1. These are the links I found so far (including my own thread on Flickr) reporting the issue (with images to scratch your head about):
Has anyone had similar issues with E-M1's sensor performance?
Hi, audiomarc, very interesting considerations... And, yes, EM-5 still is a very sexy camera...
Boris F: Nice camera, top IQ, cheers Oly!Personally, as OMD EM-5 owner, I'll wait for OMD EM-7 with a next generation sensor, HDR, focus peaking and WIFI. For now, I like my E-M5.
Thank you so much, Boris; the technical reflection is very useful. Best regards
Very nice images! The fourth, beginning from the end, is lovely. I think the sensor or the lens are dirty; the upper left corner shows points that seems dust????
If it`s a M2, I guess Canon wants a new chance to clean the name of the mark. So the sense common would say that the troubles about AF of the first M will not appear anymore and, maybe, the IQ would be better.
About the review, well, the happy guys of DP that love light gear (me too) have shown us that there are two possibilities: 1- if the machine is so bad like the M1, they'r going to say that there is a lot of work and bla bla... At the end, it will pass a year without a review (it was the fortune of the first M). 2. But if it`s a good or at least a decent machine, the happy friends of DP will offer us a complete review very soon...
"The Olympus TCON-17X boosts the camera's telephoto reach to 510mm (equivalent) without affecting the maximum aperture of F2.8"... hmmm that sounds too much good; but I need images...
Hi, Boris F., I am considering an EM 1 or an EM 5. I think like you that maybe the next EM would be great (20MP for example could be more useful with a better ISO 6400). But I have a question, please: although the AF of the EM-5 is very fast, is it true that sometimes -just sometimes- does not get an accurate focus even with good light? Thank you.
Valentinian: is E M1 AF faster than E M-5 AF with micro 4/3 lenses mounted on both cameras? how faster?
in other words: did Olympus improve the contrast AF ? or did contrast detection AF already reach its limit?
Hi, wansai: thank you to share your experiences.
I am considering get the EM 1. Although I would like to use that amazing 24-80mm F/ 2.8, I also think, at the same time, about the humble 24-100mm F/3.5-6.3. It`s well known that this lens is good but has limitations, for example the AC. Nevertheless, do you notice some improvements in its performance with the EM-1???
Alejandro del Pielago: I like it so much, but $ 2500 is a lot for me (EM 1 body + 12-40mm f/2.8).
Because the idea of kick the heavy 5D M. III is not so obvious... I would like to keep the Canon at least some time and only if the Oly conquers my heart and my printer, well "hasta la vista, Canon". But, right now, the Oly cracks my wallet and my heart.
Yeah, a combo could be the EM-5 + the 12-40 f/2.8. I could save $400.
And although almost all my gear is Canon and I like sooo much my 5D m. III, I don´t think Canon is going to offer me a 5D m. IV with just 500g... that my weak back would love.
This ISO 6400 looks very good. The shadows under the red light -a well known challenge- yields very low noise. The lens used was a Zeiss, but I checked another image at 6400 in Imaging Resource taken with the kit zoom and the result is too very good. Even the left corner shows the leaves with some detail although the right corner is worse. Now we need a comparison with the rivals.
I like it so much, but $ 2500 is a lot for me (EM 1 body + 12-40mm f/2.8).
Videos about Af are extremely useful !!!! So all the explanations get a solid proof. Well done DP !!!
maxola67: So is there anybody to explain to me why this camera considered as pro?Two moments why it couldn't be pro:- too small shots-per-a-charged battery value(aka CIPA measuremens)- articulating screen - how can you provide REALl water/dust resistance with such screen?
Quote: "So is there anybody to explain to me why this camera (the Olympus EM 1) considered as pro?".
Answer: No, nobody is able to explain something to a believer in the "holy and inmaculate" Pentaxianism.
Woooow!!! Congratulations!! And thanks to share it....