Pete_CSCS

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h2k: Great photos of course, and perhaps Prince also liked them because he's kind of glorified in these pictures, and we don't see any of his co-musicians just once in this selection. When Prince called them to look at the photos (as told early into the story), they might as well have been miffed to not appear on screen themselves (if they saw glorifying Prince-only pictures like the ones presented here).

Amazing how he caught the flying guitar, when he was not even prepared for the moment. Wonder if ever people got hurt by a guitar flying in.

h2k:
If I were Prince, I'd put several big roadies sitting side-by-side in the seats and throw the guitar to the one in the middle to assure no one got near it. :)

You didn't miss that from this article. It was told in Brian Ach's keynote talk in the PIX2015 video that is here in DPR's Video section (along with many other interesting stories).

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 19:46 UTC
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h2k: Great photos of course, and perhaps Prince also liked them because he's kind of glorified in these pictures, and we don't see any of his co-musicians just once in this selection. When Prince called them to look at the photos (as told early into the story), they might as well have been miffed to not appear on screen themselves (if they saw glorifying Prince-only pictures like the ones presented here).

Amazing how he caught the flying guitar, when he was not even prepared for the moment. Wonder if ever people got hurt by a guitar flying in.

h2k:
Prince had a roadie in the seats waiting to catch the guitar each time. Most of the time he caught it. When he didn't, the guitar got repaired. :)

This story as per Brian Ach.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 16:45 UTC

If you liked this article, I recommend watching the video of Brian Ach's keynote presentation at PIX2015 "Stories of Getting the Right Shot" which has more information on many of these Prince images shown here. DPReview has this right here in their video section.

Prince is talked about not only near the beginning of the video but throughout along with shots of other bands, celebrities, cars, travel shots, etc.

What a crazy year for celebrity deaths! RIP Prince.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 16:30 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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pixtorial: .. as for the Pen-F, this review shows clearly that it is its own m4/3 camera when compared to the OM-D series especially. The bigger question I think becomes this: Pen F or GX8? Or even GX85?

I enjoyed seeing the context of the photos taken and shared here. I think it goes to show that the end result is what matters. No, the Pen F doesn't shoot like a full frame DSLR, and it isn't a Leica. But a Pen F and a couple of nice primes cost less than many a FF body and gives you a diminutive kit for travel and street photography. There are several things I think I would prefer over my OM-D E-M10ii, including the fully articulating LCD.

Great video, a useful experiential review, and would love to see more stuff like this!

So you're comparing a camera that just came on the market (Pen-F) and isn't discounted yet to one that has been around 2 1/2 years (Nikon D610), discounted $700 and is still $100 more than the Olympus?

Hmmmm. Why not compare it to what the Olympus will cost 2 1/2 years from now?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 19:55 UTC
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Pete_CSCS: Bravo to DPReview's Dale Baskin & Rishi Sanyal for doing their homework before conducting this interview. I got the feeling that Mr. Lubezki was impressed with the intelligent questions you were asking.

Rishi, all your years of admiring and analyzing Mr. Lubezki's films were your "homework."

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2016 at 17:38 UTC

Bravo to DPReview's Dale Baskin & Rishi Sanyal for doing their homework before conducting this interview. I got the feeling that Mr. Lubezki was impressed with the intelligent questions you were asking.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 20:08 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies

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.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:56 UTC as 184th comment
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (168 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.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 12:20 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1093 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 01:53 UTC as 167th comment
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (168 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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.
:)

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.

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.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Brian Ach and getting the right shot (40 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.

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!

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