Pete_CSCS

Pete_CSCS

Lives in United States Bloomfield, United States
Works as a Exercise Studio Owner; Personal Trainer
Joined on May 7, 2007

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This camera was just announced, isn't avaiable until March, yet 5 people had it and got rid of it!

I guess 425 focus points wasn't enough for them.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:56 UTC as 180th comment
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (167 comments in total)
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HaroldC3: It looks quite a bit smaller than the GX8 but I'm guessing the same sensor?

+BarnET

Plus Olympus recently filed patents for a few FF lenses. Oly could now be making Sony glass as part of the technology exchange that was talked about when Sony first bought part of Olympus.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 12:20 UTC

Looks like the interview was done with a Zoom H4N recorder. You should have used an Olympus LS-100 for this one.
:)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 01:53 UTC as 59th comment
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (167 comments in total)
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HaroldC3: It looks quite a bit smaller than the GX8 but I'm guessing the same sensor?

Don't know if it's true, but somewhere I read the sensor is made by Sony, not Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 00:11 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Olympus sure like to brag, don't they. I think their E5 had the fastest AF in world at some point. Whatever happened to that ?!

nicolaiecostel:
What happened? Olympus came out with the E-M1 which was even faster!

Fuji, Sony and Panasonic all have claimed the, 'World's Fastest Autofocus' at some point so every company brags about something, not just Olympus.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 14:10 UTC
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Pete_CSCS: One might think that the discussion here would be on the merits of this new Olympus lens that fills a niche in the m4/3rds world, rather than another old, tired equivalency war. One would be thinking wrong.

What I don't understand is the same people that complain about the teeny, tiny 4/3rds sensor are the same people who are praising the new wave of cameras with an even SMALLER 1" sensor and feel that the light gathering, noise and DOF are perfectly fine with these cameras (??!?!!).

As for the initial price of the 300/4 PRO, I was guessing it would go for $2200 USD so I came in a little low but didn't expect the the 6 stops of IS and the lens to be considered sharper than the ED 300mm F/2.8!! If true that's quite an accomplishment. Especially considering the cost is less than 1/3 the initial price of the 300/2.8 new and the 300/2.8 is still 2 1/2 times as much at current prices. That and with added bulk and weight and no in lens IS.

Time marches on.

nerd2 - The Olympus Air with a pancake lens is very lightweight. In fact if you fill it with helium, it actually floats! No joke!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 14:02 UTC
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acidic: "It also includes a retractable hood like the one found on the M.Zuiko Digital 50-150 F2.8 IS Pro."

M.Zuiko Digital 50-150 F2.8 IS Pro

I've never heard of this lens. 50-150mm f/2.8 with OIS sounds like a dream of a tele-zoom. Please tell me more.

They're talking about the 40-150 constant F/2.8 PRO lens that came out in the fall of 2014. It is another Olympus pro lens with weather sealing that from all tests is sharp edge to edge and holds a lot of that sharpness wide open (and 1 stop down).

Google it or look in the lens database at this site for more information.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 01:37 UTC

One might think that the discussion here would be on the merits of this new Olympus lens that fills a niche in the m4/3rds world, rather than another old, tired equivalency war. One would be thinking wrong.

What I don't understand is the same people that complain about the teeny, tiny 4/3rds sensor are the same people who are praising the new wave of cameras with an even SMALLER 1" sensor and feel that the light gathering, noise and DOF are perfectly fine with these cameras (??!?!!).

As for the initial price of the 300/4 PRO, I was guessing it would go for $2200 USD so I came in a little low but didn't expect the the 6 stops of IS and the lens to be considered sharper than the ED 300mm F/2.8!! If true that's quite an accomplishment. Especially considering the cost is less than 1/3 the initial price of the 300/2.8 new and the 300/2.8 is still 2 1/2 times as much at current prices. That and with added bulk and weight and no in lens IS.

Time marches on.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 22:35 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies
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Osvaldo Cristo: Let me see: Nikon 300 f/4 PF ED VR is 755 grams at USD 2,000 (in the USA) and the newer Olympus 300 f/4 IS is 1,270 grams at USD 2,500...

I think the price for this new Olympus lens ins´t bad as you consider their production volume is probably lower than Nikon´s lens, but I cannot understand its weight, almost the double of Nikon´s... It was supposed their light weight solution would have lighter lenses (than Nikon FX)...

Anyway I do not have to understand anything about Olympus... I was just wandering...

I suppose the extra element, metal construction, weather sealing and longer length of the 300/4 PRO account for some of the added weight.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
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aramgrg: Sounds like a good lens, until one sees the price.
How comes a lens covering 4 times smaller area is more expensive than canon and nikon ones?
Well, they know the market better. Not for me for sure.

to aramgrg:

180K for a USED lens without 6 stop of IS and edge-to-edge sharpness wide open. They do throw in the case though.
:)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 18:50 UTC
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callaesthetics: 40-150 f2.8 + teleconverter = this lens?

m.zuiko 40-150/2.8 PRO + 1.4 TC = 420mm F/4 (35mm EFL) in terms of angle of view and luminocity.

I'm not talking about total light, DOF or noise here.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 18:31 UTC
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Raist3d: Hope Olympus uses their new Zero nano coatings on the upcoming fast primes.

All Oly PRO lenses have it and will have it. And some of their High Grade lenses like the 75/1.8 have it too.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Brian Ach and getting the right shot (41 comments in total)

Out of all the PIX2015 videos I've watched, I enjoying this one the most. Brian has a keen sense of humor and is an entertaining story teller. Like any good pro photographer, he has the knowledge and experience to make the quick decisions so he doesn't miss the critical shot.

I watched it a couple of times.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 00:45 UTC as 25th comment

I was at PhotoPlus for two days. The first day (Thursday) I didn't go by the Ricoh/Pentax booth. The second day (Friday) I did. When I asked if they had a Pentax FF prototype on display they said, "We did but they (Ricoh) made us remove it."

I'm glad DP Review got some photos of it before it disappeared into the abyss!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 21:44 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

Could a projected decrease in tourism currency have something to do with it?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 19:30 UTC as 22nd comment

I just finished watching the full 30 minute interview and it's good to know that the E-M1's firmware updates (that have been coming fast and furious thus far) are going to continue this year and next. This already great camera continues to get better and better each time there is a new one!

And that prediction also hints at when the E-M1 mk II will be out. Probably announced at Photokina 2016 and in our hands before the holiday season. A three year product cycle, which is shorter than Oly models of the past, e.g. E-1, E-3, E-5... but I think Oly has to speed things up a bit. There are too many good cameras out there from the competition and technology is changing rapidly.

Oh and BTW, the E-M5 II looks like a great camera. :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:45 UTC as 21st comment

Great video.

I noticed that some of these X-T1 images taken here have already been added to Olivia's website.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 20:47 UTC as 34th comment
On photo Art nouveau in the Nature's Delicate Beauty challenge (28 comments in total)

Truely spectacular! It is so perfect it looks more like an illustration than a digital image. Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 19:46 UTC as 2nd comment
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raztec: I find it hard to understand why he takes so many shots of one scene. Is it that necessary? Especially for someone of his caliber? I mean how much difference is there between hundreds shots of the exact same scene and composition?

One of the most frustrating things I find about digital is the amount of photos one has at the end of the day and sorting through them all. And I only shoot a hundred or so shots in one day, not thousands like he claims.

I'd like to see what he says about his method for selecting the "best" shot of several hundred of the exact same scene.

I was surprised by how many shots he takes also. But when he was shooting the 9 moving otters at 11 fps, inevitable some frames are going to come out better than others. He said it was different when he shot film, but now "Why not?" His D4X has a shutter that can take the abuse. :-)

He explained that he has about one million images he hasn't gotten around at looking at yet! He never deletes any of his images.

He also said he has 6 assistants! They help skim through the thumbnails and find the winners. One assistant does the photo editing for him.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 01:23 UTC

Whatever happened to that Panasonic sensor that could see in near darkness? DPR reported on it about 5 or so years ago.

They were going to put them in surveillance cameras but some of us had hoped they would trickle down to DSLRs and the like.

Obviously, it never happened.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:22 UTC as 5th comment
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