Christian Grevstad

Christian Grevstad

Joined on May 24, 2012

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On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

This is the beginning of the end of Leica..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 18:21 UTC as 210th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)

I believe what Olympus is to pull a Leica:

price their products so high that they become status symbols.

How about that ridiculous premium package seen here: http://www.olympuspen.com/

Wonder what the price will be for that one - the camera with the wooden grip is aparently $1600 for the camera alone - I'm guessing $2900 for the premium package?

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 09:18 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)
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JMichaelsPhoto: The reason I've only ever purchased one olympus and will never again was the fact that I paid so much money for the E-P1 when it first came out, like $900, and in 6 months the E-P2 was announced for $600. And again, a new PEN digital is now exorbitantly expensive as the first and there's absolutely no reason for most people, even those interested in mirrorless cameras, to buy one. It's not the prettiest, it's not even the most advanced. I honestly do not understand this company, or why they believe people will just run out and buy their cameras when there are much better options out there. You're either a m4/3 fanboy and will stand behind any piece of crap that olympus makes, or you're an enthusiast who already has a bunch of cameras and for me, I've got no incentive to buy this camera. I've got an E-P1 already and replacing it for $1300 isn't an option for me. I use my Nikon D7000 more anyway.

Agreed. I put my E-P3 up for sale the day I saw the leaked E-P5 images. But after the price was announced I pretty much changed my mind.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 09:04 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)
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micahmedia: I'm not going to say that this is overpriced, because that's a matter of opinion.

I AM going to say that Olympus themselves have all but said it is. Look at the current price of the E-M5. That says it.

If they had included the VF-4 in the box, it might make sense.

Instead they're implying a bunch of things that sound bad:
1. The viewfinder in the E-M5 isn't worth money.
2. Viewfinders are cheap to add, but we're going to charge you a lot of money for them anyway.
3. EVFs are practically free to add, but we still didn't add one to this camera. We won't let price reflect that though.
4. Our flagship isn't that much better than all our other cameras.
5. This is the best we can do.

Now, I like Oly's latest offerings quite a bit, so this is not a critique of quality. This is a comment on what their pricing hierarchy indicates about the value of their products. It's a very confused and mixed message.

I disagree. Weather sealing and build-in EVF are stamples of top -end models. The camera at the top of the hierarchy has the pro features. With the E-P5 you pretty much pay for the design. But it is not the top model.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 08:56 UTC
On Serengeti Tree in the The Lonely Tree challenge (1 comment in total)

Good job.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 09:39 UTC as 1st comment
On Last tree for next 50km in the The Lonely Tree challenge (2 comments in total)

Very nice.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 09:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On Green in the The Lonely Tree challenge (8 comments in total)

Agreed. Jealous people, I would think.

Great job.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 09:37 UTC as 3rd comment
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review article (177 comments in total)

Very nice.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 11:05 UTC as 17th comment
On DSC00005 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Great resolution, DR doesn't look as good as expected here..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 12:11 UTC as 2nd comment
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