Marathonianbull

Marathonianbull

Lives in Canada Montréal, Québec, Canada
Joined on Jan 27, 2009

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On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (315 comments in total)
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Marathonianbull: Could someone confirm the lower-than-hoped Battery Life (CIPA) of 290 shots; that is certainly not as good as with previous Lumix GX models. If caused by the double stabilization system, any possibility to turn this off oartly or entirely, so as to increase potential count? What do you thing?

Far from an informative glimpse of an answer to any of my two genuine quandaries, but you're right in a very digressive way : nowadays, the automatic addition of several extra batteries should be deemed the new consumption norm... Reminds me of the gluttonous Sigma DP Merrill cameras, that were sold with two batteries out-of-the-box as a form of apology!

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 06:09 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (315 comments in total)

("partly"...)

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 20:04 UTC as 26th comment
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (315 comments in total)

Could someone confirm the lower-than-hoped Battery Life (CIPA) of 290 shots; that is certainly not as good as with previous Lumix GX models. If caused by the double stabilization system, any possibility to turn this off oartly or entirely, so as to increase potential count? What do you thing?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 18:50 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies

DPReview, That was a VERY interesting comparison!

Could you, sooner or later, publish something similar after having tested an Olympus E-M1 (or E-M5 I / II, E-M10 1 / II) *with a decent lens* against the same Nikon model with 3D AF?

Now, this would be getting quiteexciting!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 14:03 UTC as 20th comment

L0ve my E-P5s!

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 02:56 UTC as 24th comment
On photo Navy fighter in the Classic fighters challenge (2 comments in total)

I love my E-5, and absolutely adore my Leica D 14-150mm, but do not think that these colours represent the pure clearness that this combo is really capable of; something fishy! What sort of PP was performed, exactly?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 22:35 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Stang in the Classic fighters challenge (2 comments in total)

VERY nice colours!

Link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 22:33 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (857 comments in total)
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Marathonianbull: "The Olympus E-M5 II is a more significant reworking of its predecessor than its looks or choice of sensor seem to suggest. The camera boasts a wealth of additional features and refinements to many of the existing ones have been upgraded. However, the landscape has changed considerably since the first E-M5 was released and there are now a number of very competitive cameras in the same space. This means the E-M5 II has to be a significant step up, over its predecessor, to still stand out in the market..."

This is a good example of today's most incongruous problem with the current state of the photo-gear industry : of course, we must spend a lot and often in order for it to survive if not thrive, yet influencing reviews like this one should be taken with a grain of salt as they focus far too much on competitive "cell-phone" features and not enough on ergonomy or color accuracy. [To be continued!]

And where's my already beloved E-7??? You know, that long-awaited ultimate FT model with an electronically-assisted optical viewfinder à la Fujifilm, an improved 5-Axis in-cam stabilizer à la Oly mFT, a high-density Sony sensor à la everything, an advanced high-ISO denoisying processor à la CaNikon, and an inboard GPS-based Astrotracer à la Ricoh Pentax...

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 21:07 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (857 comments in total)
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Marathonianbull: "The Olympus E-M5 II is a more significant reworking of its predecessor than its looks or choice of sensor seem to suggest. The camera boasts a wealth of additional features and refinements to many of the existing ones have been upgraded. However, the landscape has changed considerably since the first E-M5 was released and there are now a number of very competitive cameras in the same space. This means the E-M5 II has to be a significant step up, over its predecessor, to still stand out in the market..."

This is a good example of today's most incongruous problem with the current state of the photo-gear industry : of course, we must spend a lot and often in order for it to survive if not thrive, yet influencing reviews like this one should be taken with a grain of salt as they focus far too much on competitive "cell-phone" features and not enough on ergonomy or color accuracy. [To be continued!]

I would gladly buy an E-M5 Mk II, if it were a true improvement over the E-P1... But it's not. New lenses are sometimes better - not always, whereas new cameras seldom show significant evolution. Having said that, as a fledgeling Olympian, I would definitely choose the E-M5 Mk II or even the "aging" E-M1 over the E-P1 (simply a matter of available stock!!!)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 21:05 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (857 comments in total)
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Marathonianbull: "The Olympus E-M5 II is a more significant reworking of its predecessor than its looks or choice of sensor seem to suggest. The camera boasts a wealth of additional features and refinements to many of the existing ones have been upgraded. However, the landscape has changed considerably since the first E-M5 was released and there are now a number of very competitive cameras in the same space. This means the E-M5 II has to be a significant step up, over its predecessor, to still stand out in the market..."

This is a good example of today's most incongruous problem with the current state of the photo-gear industry : of course, we must spend a lot and often in order for it to survive if not thrive, yet influencing reviews like this one should be taken with a grain of salt as they focus far too much on competitive "cell-phone" features and not enough on ergonomy or color accuracy. [To be continued!]

Such a meaningless feature-packed gear race is not the pop-reviewers' fault per se, as those kind people merely act as messengers. I think that this whole industry is getting real sick, far too hectic for my taste. Most camera makers should step aside, reconsider their roles and goals as image-makers, start zeroing in on improving lenses as well as SIMPLIFYING cameras instead, and be radically more transparent with regard to their own product development agenda (indeed, I have left a few great systems due to an utter lack of proper communication regarding their foreseeable future, and have also stayed faithful far too long to other brands due to gazillions of irrelevant so-called relative "improvements".)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 20:39 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (857 comments in total)

"The Olympus E-M5 II is a more significant reworking of its predecessor than its looks or choice of sensor seem to suggest. The camera boasts a wealth of additional features and refinements to many of the existing ones have been upgraded. However, the landscape has changed considerably since the first E-M5 was released and there are now a number of very competitive cameras in the same space. This means the E-M5 II has to be a significant step up, over its predecessor, to still stand out in the market..."

This is a good example of today's most incongruous problem with the current state of the photo-gear industry : of course, we must spend a lot and often in order for it to survive if not thrive, yet influencing reviews like this one should be taken with a grain of salt as they focus far too much on competitive "cell-phone" features and not enough on ergonomy or color accuracy. [To be continued!]

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 20:32 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
On photo Nobody knows... in the Tracks in Nature challenge (6 comments in total)

Beautiful Olympus colours!

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 00:39 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Arctium tomentosum in the Nature: The True Inventor of VELCRO challenge (1 comment in total)

Even without looking at the EXIF first, this one was my favourite by a large margin. I guess that I'm a die-hard Olympus fanboy ; )

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 23:07 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Natures Umbrellas in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (7 comments in total)

That's.. different! I like it.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 15:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Lytro opens an interactive studio in Tokyo (45 comments in total)

Can't wait to go see this in person!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 17:35 UTC as 5th comment

If I rely solely on my latest experiments with the K-3, a formidable "APS-C" DSLR in my opinion (if not the ultimate!), this can only bode well for all Pentaxians or other open-minded photographers and enthusiasts.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 14:09 UTC as 12th comment

I love the idea of some 'M' diversity! My GXR doesn't...

Interesting, dare I say "daring": having followed the Leica digital rangefinder development saga closely, I have no doubt about the many challenges facing this Konost team. Now, would this be enough to entice Cosina to resurrect any kind of Zeiss Ikon 'D' project!?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 13:36 UTC as 60th comment
On photo I think I like you... in the - Rich Vivid Colours - Birds (+ Border) challenge (8 comments in total)

My daughter wants that bird.. Please.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 13:51 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Pride of the Pond in the The Lotus Pond challenge (7 comments in total)

The E-1 still impresses! Nice catch.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 21:20 UTC as 3rd comment

Ricoh's quite smart: the whole Pentax legacy needed to build itself a substantial (D) FA(*) zoom lineup in order to move on towards that imminent FF launch, as well as to dust its somewhat aging SMC DA(*) wide-to-normal zoom offering. With no sweat nor threat, things are starting to take shape in a very promising manner for both APS-C and FF camps of the same tenacious K-mount!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 07:43 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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