Naveed Akhtar: This Nikon lens only reminds me .. importance of m43 system .. SIZE (Olympus 9-18mm) .. why Nikon couldn't make it faster or constant apperture at f4 and focal length upto 40mm. Like Canon L 17-40 f4. at this focal lengths and apperture its still huge! What is the significant advantage of this lens over the predecessor? Gain of little extra weight? lose of apperture ring??
why? because they've got already 16-35 f4 VR in their catalogue. FX users got line of zooms f/2.8: 14-24mm, 17-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm VRf/4: 16-35mm VR, 24-120mm VR, 70-200mm VR18-35mm, 24-85mm VR, 70-300mm VR with variable apertures as well as f/1.4 primes 24, 35, 50, 85 and f/1.8 primes 28, 50, 85... bit more lenses than canon offering at the moment, but who cares...
so what would be your best camera of all times?
soaked-in-color: I have simple curiosity. Please pardon my ignorance. If we trust DPREVIEW (lets keep the user poll, brand loyalty, fan club etc. aside for a moment) then I wonder whether we have faith in their review method.
Dynamic range:Isn't the wider range in the Gray Bar says better DR? I chose Pentax K-5, Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark-III for comparison. I chose OM-D for Gradation Auto, K-5 Highlight DR On, D800 ADL auto and 5D HTP on.
Which one is better? Sorry I am not so familiar with this tool. Just curious to compare these products following the DPREVIEW lab test after seeing this interesting forum.
Also I compared the RAW image resolution with these three cameras on the test page:
I could not see any significant difference till ISO 1600. As a matter of fact OM-D looks better to me in some cases. Are these cameras technically so close to each other that not worth fighting with each other?
for the record. if any user of this website got something private to say to another user, feel free to use private message function instead of deliberately flood comments with such a comments. thank you naththo for your cooperation:)
nikon film user mate... seems like you've been thinkin bout somebody else
naththo wrote: " I know what is correct and what is wrong" seems we've got winner here :) or at least strong contender for the best quotes of 2013.let's go back to contructive conversation please.
you definitely gave us wrong links:) that's one thing... the other is - check real world samples and see whether you like it or not as graphs does not represents what you can achive with camera. olympus om-d: http://www.flickr.com/groups/om-d_user/pool/nikon d800: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1567431@N22/pool/canon 5d mark III: http://www.flickr.com/groups/canon-eos-5d-markiii/pool/personally I don't like any of them :)
sorry, comment put under wrong post
back to the post: Olympus OM-D - nail sized sensor; electronic viewfinder inferior to OLED displays in Sony's NEX-7 and SLTs which are inferior to real viewfinders anyway;not enough highlight range leaving you with washed out highlights with no details
not enough highlight range to handle "digital ring" around the sun and that can be easily seen in second picture made with this Olympus
overall: good camera for taking snaps of your feet, markers, muesli, cereal etc :)
flipmac: Want some cheese with your whine? Lighten up and stop complaining about…
* cheating - can't accuse one group with "ballot stuffing" without accusing all of them. It's not hard to do and there are many fanbois on all camps.
* this popularity contest means nothing - of course it does. The sample size if big enough, and the result is inline with other sites. You don't have to agree with it but there's no need to slam it.
* tired of reading about the E-M5 - a lot of reviewers and most of its owners praise it for being a surprisingly good and well rounded camera that can appeal to a lot of people. It is also somewhat of an underdog, making the users champion it even more. Why not give it a try instead of hating?
* m4/3 users are annoying - many m4/3 are still using or have used other formats and are wiling to share their positive experience compared to other formats. Also, how would you react when others call you "delusional" and your camera a "toy"?
will upload some photographs to give you an idea what I'm doing and how it looks like :)
well.. people won't call your camera a toy if it's not a toy.
Just Having Fun: What is really amazing is the E-M5 won despite all the new people that magically popped up to vote against it and to bash it here in this comments section.
Most of the negative posts are from accounts created in the past few days like "Just Posted" and "LPV".The positive posts are from, not Olympus fans, but rather former DSLR owners like me (actually my primary camera today is my new D600).
Oh, and since many camera sites named "E-M5" camera of the year too (and did not rely on user polls), I think this is legit. They'll lose some Canikon marketing money and get some pressure, but they made the right choice too.I bet "Just Post" opened up a few new accounts on those sites to complain also. :)
from what people got to share on flickr, image quality from OM-D is really poor.. however I do understand all the hype since the world joyfully marches from better to worse.
as I wrote before:1) for me some of the products ( like olympus om-d) are simply not there yet - not to be consider as a tool for anything. 2) well.. film user here:) not nikon fan, nikon user.. and for me this company haven't done anything of a use since fm3a and coolscan's.choosen fm3a for 1/250 flash sync; not interested in new nikon glass, can't mount G lenses on fm.. I was really looking forward when they announced 24, 35, 84 f1.4 lenses.. was thinking to switch to F100, but sadly build quality of these lenses is behind AiS so nothing interesting from Nikon for a decade :)so my negative comment goes to nikon as well. we are all here for to share personal opinions and tastes. I've never been a fan of sub formats and equivalents... instead a much prefer real things that serve me well for really long time. Never shoot this OM-D camera, just hold it for a while at store and didn't like at all... it's toy product if you compare it to OM film based cameras..
don't get bitter. get better.
if someone open account yesterday that doesn't mean he started taking photos yesterday. please read carefully posts and with understanding.. doing this way we all avoid repeat ourselves just to explain all over again, because you did not read carefully and with understanding in the first place. thank you.
Canadian Eagle: Eight months with the OM-D and I still revel in the ease of use, the terrific 5-way stabilization – and the great low-light rendition. Eleven days of shooting all over Cuba gave me, and the OM-D, a workout. It's not a big luggable beast –- not that size really matters – only to sore shoulders. It was just fun to shoot with such a sturdy, but light weight machine. The viewfinder is so very sharp. I've even put some old half-frame Pen-F lenses on it and used it in aperture mode. God, I hope this doesn't sound like a commercial. It's not. It IS a fan letter to the folks at Olympus who have put together a GEM of a camera! Bravo for a deserving win!!!http://www.flickr.com/photos/89996031@N04/8179999315/in/photostream/
@canadian eagle - you could get same or better results with canon 350d, nikon d40 or so for a fraction of price and not that much more weigth.
yup.. love the details in the upper part of the imagehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/89996031@N04/8179994177/in/photostream
what's happen to the sun? http://www.flickr.com/photos/89996031@N04/8179996303/in/photostream
illy: does the winner get a trophy to put in a cabinet, because if not this whole poll and winning thing is a mockery of a sham......
nope. it's to increase clicks on this web site.
designprof: I am not surprised that this camera won.It just is a great camera.Its size and portability.The image quality and low light sensitivity is superb but not spectacular.The fact the camera and its kit lens is weather proof!The image stabilization is amazing.The kit lens 12-50mm zoom has a motorized zoom feature (hello!)The great lenses that are available for the camera are numerous.The accessories are also great.I was an Olympus OM-1 user since the mid '70 through to 2000.I am biased.I took the camera on a week's vacation to Spain along with a Sony compact.It wasn't the camera that took great photos. Its the photographer.I strongly believe you can take good photos with a pin hole camera if one had too.We should not place too much weight on this nomination but I still thinkthe winning camera is worthy of its distinction as a great camera.
I can agree with that :)
Everdog: For those who have not caught on, there are a bunch of Sony and Nikon fans creating new IDs solely to post in this one comment section and bash the winner. lpv and player2 are the latest.
For Bob, you could only vote once....except for lpv and player2, they can vote with their multiple IDs. :)
well.. film user here:) not nikon fan, nikon user.. and for me this company haven't done anything of a use since fm3a and coolscan's.choosen fm3a for 1/250 flash sync; not interested in new nikon glass, can't mount G lenses on fm.. I was really looking forward when they announced 24, 35, 84 f1.4 lenses.. was thinking to switch to F100, but sadly build quality of these lenses is behind AiS so nothing interesting from Nikon for a decade :)