Martin.au

Martin.au

Lives in Australia Adelaide, Australia
Joined on Jul 20, 2012

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On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (196 comments in total)

Errr. WANT!!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:31 UTC as 54th comment

Great post. I've been doing the same down here in Australia. The Great Southern Slam is coming up next weekend so my OM-D's are going to be busy. (45 teams, 3 days) :D

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 09:27 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On walk toward the light in the Stairway to heaven challenge (3 comments in total)

Excellent shot

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 02:29 UTC as 3rd comment

Glados.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 07:56 UTC as 55th comment

Possibly bornite, or peacock ore. It's a copper sulphide.

The gold bit may be chalcopyrite.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 12:27 UTC as 2nd comment

Trés Sexy!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 10:23 UTC as 42nd comment

This could be an amusingly sneaky "camera of the year".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 03:42 UTC as 44th comment
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom article (193 comments in total)

Can we have an M4/3s version for LOLs. :D

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:00 UTC as 60th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2062 comments in total)
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Docmartin: No doubt, the EM-1 is a great camera! However, for those (like me) who want to continue working with the gorgeous FT Pro lenses, the EM-1 will still no replacement for the outdated E-5. I truly believe that FT lenses cannot be used on ANY MFT body without serious IQ loss until a better adapter than the current MMF2/3 is available. The material/build-quality of the MMF3 will for sure cause misalignment, flex and movement. Just have a look at Roger Cicala's findings and their discussion here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3553373

Tele centric lenses, as I mentioned. And, of course, the thousands of user reports and examples.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 04:46 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2062 comments in total)
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Docmartin: No doubt, the EM-1 is a great camera! However, for those (like me) who want to continue working with the gorgeous FT Pro lenses, the EM-1 will still no replacement for the outdated E-5. I truly believe that FT lenses cannot be used on ANY MFT body without serious IQ loss until a better adapter than the current MMF2/3 is available. The material/build-quality of the MMF3 will for sure cause misalignment, flex and movement. Just have a look at Roger Cicala's findings and their discussion here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3553373

Or you could look at the results of people doing just that.
4/3s lenses are telecentric. There's little reason to assume that Cicala's findings apply to that adaptor and lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 12:40 UTC

Nifty

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 07:00 UTC as 35th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2062 comments in total)
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Jogger: Id like to see a continuous series of photos with the 75/1.8 at 1.8 of a runner running towards the camera.. .or maybe the 35-100/2.8 at 2.8 and 100mm. Just spot focus on the bib number and fire away.

The CAF samples so far have not proven anything. Also, what is the point of 9fps without focus.. .when would you ever use that?

I use 9fps regularly. You need some imagination.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 15:11 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2062 comments in total)
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maxola67: Am I only to notice bigger dimensions of this device comparing to Olympus OM-D E-M5?
130 x 94 x 63 mm against 122 x 89 x 43 mm.
I mean it's has a size which is comparable to APS-C DSLR and that's said having 4/3 sensor.
What's all about?

So you don't use lenses with your camera, maxola67?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:29 UTC
On Did Sigma design the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8? article (200 comments in total)
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yabokkie: no matter who makes the lens how much does it worth if it can have similar resolution and aberrations as say Canon 135/2L?

135/2L got a 1.4 stops larger aperture (the difference of focal lengths also considered), more elements thus costs more to make. but if we ignore the internal formula issue, the lens should worth 1.4 stops less than 135/2L thus 989 * 2 ^ (-1.4) = 375 US.

Sure he can. I found a Canon equivalent lens (or near enough). It's L glass, 180mm f3.5, so pretty close to the Oly. It's a macro, but unfortunately, but that doesn't factor into Yabokkie's calcs, so we can ignore that. Therefore the cost of the 75mm f1.8 should be around about $1500-$1600 dollars.

:P

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 00:35 UTC
On Did Sigma design the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8? article (200 comments in total)
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CollBaxter: Ieeeeesh I thought I was on a rumors site.

This happens all the time with all brands. Olympus has done it before with the ZD 70-300 and a few others . Its a optical copy of the Sigma 70-300. But that's about where it stops you can't really compare the two . Things like glass quality , components, materials , QC , manufacturing processes etc. give you the final product. There are different grades of optical glass at massively varying prices and quality also coatings etc.

It not does mean because you can design it you can build . Although Sigma seem to have upped their game and have excellent lenses. They may even have built it. (75mm) who knows and no one is telling.

Eh?

Given that Oly is still making SHG and HG lenses, all of which are badged "made in Japan", and given that the 12mm f2.0, and the 75mm (unless built by Sigma) are badged "made in Japan", it seems very unlikely to me that Oly has no factories making lenses in Japan.

Where is your information coming from Yabokkie?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 05:52 UTC
On Did Sigma design the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8? article (200 comments in total)
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yabokkie: no matter who makes the lens how much does it worth if it can have similar resolution and aberrations as say Canon 135/2L?

135/2L got a 1.4 stops larger aperture (the difference of focal lengths also considered), more elements thus costs more to make. but if we ignore the internal formula issue, the lens should worth 1.4 stops less than 135/2L thus 989 * 2 ^ (-1.4) = 375 US.

Canon 135mm f2
DXOmark 26 on FF, 19 on APS-C.

Oly 75mm F1.8
DXOmark 27 on OM-D.

I think I'll go with the cheaper lens thanks.
What kind of idiot assumes that lens prices can be calculated by leaving out most of the factors?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 10:03 UTC
On Full-Frame Diagonal Fisheyes (Brand Must Match Body) challenge (13 comments in total)

Well damn. I've got a Panasonic fisheye and an Olympus M4/3s body.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 08:30 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On "Let's fly again" in the Quit Mousing Around challenge (1 comment in total)

Err wut?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:11 UTC as 1st comment
On sabaday falls in the Full Frame challenge (1 comment in total)

Straight out of camera? Looks a bit processed to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 10:22 UTC as 1st comment
On m43 challenge (4 comments in total)

Well F!$*

I've no idea where to begin.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 08:26 UTC as 3rd comment
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