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. :)
I noticed that some of these X-T1 images taken here have already been added to Olivia's website.
Truely spectacular! It is so perfect it looks more like an illustration than a digital image. Well done!
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.
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.
b534202: Is the 1.4x TC weather sealed?And will it work with 4/3 lens + FT->MFT adapter?
It is weather sealed.
I would think it can be used with a m4/3rds adapter + 4/3rds lens but I'm not certain.
Pete_CSCS: The press release says the minimum focusing distance is 20 inches. Then in the specs, it lists 27.56."
Which is it Olympus?
Thanks. I saw the video not long after I posted this, which just adds to the confusion. :D
The press release says the minimum focusing distance is 20 inches. Then in the specs, it lists 27.56."
Pete_CSCS: I have the same, exact Anker battery I bought a year and a half ago mainly to recharge my smart phone when I'm away from AC. The battery is nicely made and gives me about 6 (near dead to full) recharges on my phone! It also holds a charge well for long periods of time.
My Oly E-M1 uses a BLN-1 battery rated at 7.6-Volt and 1220 mAh. Has anyone tried building one of these for an E-M5/1?
I'm not finding any DC couplers for an Olympus... so maybe not possible. :(
I have the same, exact Anker battery I bought a year and a half ago mainly to recharge my smart phone when I'm away from AC. The battery is nicely made and gives me about 6 (near dead to full) recharges on my phone! It also holds a charge well for long periods of time.
Wow! Photos of Brian Jones by a swimming pool? Creepy. Four years before...
mrbonsai: Can anyone tell me what the shutter lag is for the M-1 is?I have been searching but can't find this information.Thanks in advance.
An Olympus sales rep calculated that the lag time is equivalent to the time it takes light to travel 33 inches! He told me the actual lag time in fractions of a second but I don't remember the number - sorry. The 33 inches did stick in my head however. :-)
Marty4650: You just can't please everyone.
If Olympus had made this a cheap lens... made from plastic, with a maximum aperture of f/2.8, then everyone would be complaining saying "I would gladly pay more for a much better lens."
But instead they decided to build a high quality lens, so now they will complain that "it costs too much."
You simply cannot buy high quality optics at bargain basement prices.No one has them. Not Canon, not Nikon, nor Pentax or Sony.
Incidentally, Leica will be happy to sell you a 75mm f/2.0 lens for $3800, and it still won't autofocus.
Well put Marty.