Marathonianbull

Marathonianbull

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Joined on Jan 27, 2009

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On Huntress from DC Comics in the Cosplay challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice eyes!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 22:15 UTC as 2nd comment
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)

But will it perform better than the rest of the X family with M-Mount lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 23:26 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
On Delaney in the Photograph of a Female Photographer challenge (75 comments in total)

Let the most female win!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 17:15 UTC as 13th comment
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)

My guess: it will be snow white, waterproof plastic, with a huge black pirate Canon flag on it!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 11:17 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2059 comments in total)

People,

Careful if you compare images from the three Olympus: DPReview opted to use the mZuiko 45mm on the E-M1 & E-P5, but the (better) Zuiko 50mm f/2 on the E-M5... As a result, I deem that this test - for my own purpose of deciphering any sort of IQ difference btw the three said models - isn't as reliable as I had hoped! Just be careful not to come to believe that the E-M5 is significantly better than the new E-M1; just arm the E-M1 with the 50mm or the 12-60mm, and let the real show begin...

Sincerely,

Marathonianbull

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 18:27 UTC as 409th comment | 1 reply

The colors of the D7100 seem punchier, aren't they?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2013 at 02:50 UTC as 17th comment

Fascinating cameras indeed! My next Olympus sidekick is either the upcoming X100s, the Leica X2, or one of these brilliant Sigma DP Merill... Looking at IQ alone, that would be an easy choice (FOVEON X3 ALL THE WAY!)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 22:41 UTC as 20th comment
On Sunrise over the Indian Ocean in the Sunrise/sunset aircraft challenge (1 comment in total)

Good morning!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 04:41 UTC as 1st comment
On DC-3 Landed on the “skiway” at Halley in the Sunrise/sunset aircraft challenge (2 comments in total)

Great, but hurry or you'll miss the plane!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 04:40 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Craig from Nevada: The E-5 (pictured above) has many faults, but it is so well built.

I love mine.

The least i can say is that the well-built, highly fluid E-5 and its magical, sharp, colorful 12-60mm (or most other Zuiko 4/3) are MUCH MORE satisfying in real use than my previous, as expensive Sony A700 & Zeiss 16-80mm combo. Colors, sharpness, brightness, WB, metering, AF speed, usability, sturdiness, EVERYTHING's BETTER. And the A700 is known an NIkon D300's equal, btw... So I guess I'm somewhat lucky to be 'in the know'!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 16:11 UTC
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Shashinkaman: Sorry to drop a bomb like this, being a newbie and all, but I can here by confirm (live in Japan, and am 'very well' connected to Olympus - but am not allowed to "talk to the press") that there won't be anything like the e-5 in the future ever again...
So Don't hold your breath, don't keep hoping and dreaming, it is time to move on or, better, do your Zuiko lenses proud and go out and shoot pictures with your current e-5 (which, after all, is still a very nice and capable little piece of equipement, if I may say so...)
The Olympus die has been cast, and e-7 wasn't in the stars I'm afraid...

Hey, Here in Kanagawa-ken I was told the opposite by an equally informed Olympus manager...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 14:03 UTC
On Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 first impressions and samples article (255 comments in total)
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ediblestarfish: I have both the 20mm and the new 17mm, prefer the 17mm on the E-M5.

It's just more transparent in usage for me. Maybe because I'm just a P&S person, but I like the snappier feel. Of course I'd love to have the 20mm's sharpness with all the good things the 17mm brings, but I find that the 20mm only works well when I had ample time to setup a shot before I took a picture. There's also the annoying banding issue with the E-M5 at higher ISO.

Have a handful of snaps in my gallery (with polarizer). It's PP-ed, but that's the end result what I actually get, instead of some banal test shot with nothing applied (which I never seem to do).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ediblestarfish/sets/72157632580082505/

Beautiful (real-life) samples, 1000x THKs!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2013 at 17:51 UTC
On Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 first impressions and samples article (255 comments in total)

The 17mm f/1.8 is a great lens, but those samples are plain ugly! At that point, it could have been done with any of the best Leica I'm sure...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2013 at 17:41 UTC as 9th comment
On Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 first impressions and samples article (255 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: What's the point of a shiny metal lens with fancy focus ring and high quality looks (and price) when its performance is just adequate? This lens should have been made cheap in plastic like the 45mm, if at all (since there is another olympus 17mm lens that does not impress already). And there is also a good Panasonic 20mm. So, why bother? Any wonder why this lens is such a disappointment to most? 35mm equiv is the most essential lens, the lens that most would pick is they can only have one single prime. Yet, with all the lenses already in its range, Olympus chose to release another somewhat better 17mm but expensive lens after the failure in the earlier version. You excited by this lens?

Serge, Everything you say would be right IF it were true, but it's SO FARFETCHED given that the 17mm f/1.8 is actually quite satisfying: adequately sharp, very bright, producing neutral colors, low ghosting & flare , with a smoother bokeh than with the aforementioned Lumix 20mm, and a MUCH faster, quieter AF engine. Technically, the Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 isn't any better and yet most peole agree that it's a joy to use. Stop reading lab tests, just go out and shoot! For better samples, check out Robin's excellent pictures taken that new m.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 at: http://robinwong.blogspot.ca/2012/11/olympus-mzuiko-17mm-f18-review-street.html

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2013 at 17:01 UTC

Lenses??? FF Zeiss "AF" ones, of course!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 16:06 UTC as 19th comment

Well, well, I may go back to Sony after all...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 16:04 UTC as 20th comment

Be it an "E-7" or "E-M7" or a ZWX-1, the future looks bright again for my awesome Zuiko 4/3 gems!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2012 at 00:16 UTC as 38th comment
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