Martin.au

Martin.au

Lives in Australia Adelaide, Australia
Works as a Doing PhD stuff.
Joined on Jul 20, 2012

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On photo Ribon in the Toys for big boys I challenge (1 comment in total)

I know who took this one. Your style is very identifiable. Great shot.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 23:08 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Toys for big boys I (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

tvstaff: I submitted a picture of a beautiful woman. I guess it depends on the "Big Boy".... Beautiful women have been "Big Boy" toys since the beginning of time. I guess alex326 can't understand the concept as he deleted my entry! Enjoy your plastic toys! <ROFL>

***facepalm***

Posts like this make me despair for humanity.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 23:05 UTC
On photo The Angel and the Artist in the Juxtaposition challenge (1 comment in total)

Best viewed full size. :D

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 23:03 UTC as 1st comment

Ahhh, just the thing for my E-M5.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 08:41 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On photo MICROLIFE in the Macro - Where did it go? challenge (7 comments in total)

Brilliant shot.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 00:24 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus) in the ID Animals challenge (5 comments in total)

Nice work.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 00:22 UTC as 4th comment
In reply to:

lightmatters: /sarcasm on
Pentax doesn't know mirrorless is the future. See what Sony is doing?
/sarcasm off

So, you bought a mirrorless about two years ago?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2015 at 00:11 UTC
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Sirandar: It's embarrassing that none of this made it to the OMD 5 mk1.... and no explanation why not.

I think a lot of the stuff also requires an electronic shutter, which the E-M5 doesn't have. Firmware can't add hardware. There was a very big shift in electronics used between the E-M1 and 5.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 00:10 UTC

Yay. Some cool stuff coming.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 00:56 UTC as 59th comment
In reply to:

Stephen787: can i fit in 50-150mm pro lens on it? can i fit in the cheap 300mm lens on it?
that will be great to spy on neighbour.

No you can't.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 06:58 UTC
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Martin.au: I wonder why only those lenses. It can't be weight, as the 45mm for example weighs less than the 12mm, and the body cap lenses are very light.
Perhaps it can only stabilise a field of view up to a certain focal length.

Update:

Ahh, there we go.
To ensure that the 3-axis gimbal’s movements are unrestricted, the lenses are required to fit the gimbal in terms of weight and size. Not all existing lenses fit these requirements, which is why not all MFT lenses are compatible with the ZENMUSE X5 Series.

That means there's quite a few lenses that will work. The bodycaps for starters.

I suspect we'll see more lenses added over time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 09:24 UTC

I wonder why only those lenses. It can't be weight, as the 45mm for example weighs less than the 12mm, and the body cap lenses are very light.
Perhaps it can only stabilise a field of view up to a certain focal length.

Update:

Ahh, there we go.
To ensure that the 3-axis gimbal’s movements are unrestricted, the lenses are required to fit the gimbal in terms of weight and size. Not all existing lenses fit these requirements, which is why not all MFT lenses are compatible with the ZENMUSE X5 Series.

That means there's quite a few lenses that will work. The bodycaps for starters.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 07:01 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
On photo Librawlian_QCRG in the Panning. challenge (8 comments in total)

Nicely done.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 04:26 UTC as 5th comment

Cool

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 14:17 UTC as 12th comment
On photo Bee eaters' anger in the Anger challenge (9 comments in total)

Love this shot!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 01:26 UTC as 5th comment
In reply to:

rjaywallace: Forgetting price for the moment, how will its performance compare to the Leica Q compact or the Panasonic Lumix GX8? When will DPReview publish in-depth evaluations of the Leica Q and the GX8 compacts?

GX8 compact?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 13:59 UTC
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Zeisschen: 'Pro'

Why yes, owner of the "Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T*"
:P

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 00:54 UTC
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QuarryCat: but the quality of Olympus cameras is down to a basis level, Cameras look very quickly very used just from taking them out of the photo-bag or from the sweat on your fingers -
E-M5 was worse - E-M5II is even more worse and E-M1 is not really better...
I had them all for a year - not any longer.

the same but even worse with lenses, first they cut the sunshades out of the lens set and charged crazy extra prices - now all the lenses are not ZUIKO anymore, no famous Japan production - but China plastic

Lol quarrycat. Love the fact that in your spiel on you profile page you say "– so the first step is to accept other opinions – as strange as they might seem", followed by bagging people out as fanboys because they have a different opinion to you. Methinks thou doth project too much.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 14:30 UTC
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Mike FL: "12.3% increase in net sales year-on-year" is almost having NO increasing "year-on-year".

Olympus reported in Yen, but Yen lost 14% "year-on-year" as seem from below:

http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/USDJPY:CUR

In the other words, if Olympus is using USD for reporting, it will be "2% *decrease* in net sales year-on-year".

Yes, that's right, decreasing instead of increasing.

No?

Whatever makes you happy Mike.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Now all mirrorless camera manufacturers are profitable.
Sony, Fuji and now Olympus all presented black figures recently for their imaging business.

While Nikon and Canon are suffering. Its not that these DSLR manufacturers make losses on selling systems, but they do loose heavily in profitability and marketshare over the recent years.

Times are changing.

I would expect Panasonic to be joining the rest of the club soon. Their new releases look a lot less experimental, and a lot more focussed and good value than they did a few years back. No more messing around with subpar EVFs and quirks. Now you can buy a G7 for $800, with an EVF larger than most 35mm DSLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 11:48 UTC
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