MayaTlab0

MayaTlab0

Lives in France Paris, France
Works as a Student, not starved yet, possibly bored.
Joined on Feb 27, 2011

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  • I suppose this is what's happening, but Olympus just deserves it for having released a bazillion m43 bodies in just a few years, most of them useless, unnecessarily taxing the engineering ...
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  • I hear you. I paid 600 euros for my 12-40 but I'd have gladly paid 1200 or even more to be 100% certain to have a copy as good as the second one. Given that I already find m43's QC pretty bad, I ...
  • Rear dial failure is a common problem with the EM1 and, as others have already said, doesn't need water damage to happen. It's very likely, if everything else works as normal, that it's just one ...
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  • Sample variation does exist, regardless of manufacturer or price (don't think for a second Leica lenses are any better centred than a Canon 40mm f2.8), and it's sometimes very substantial. The ...
  • I have yet to have the markings wearing off, but the black paint itself has started to disappear in parts of the lens barrel, despite having only used the lens once in the field. I too am not ...
  • I'm not exactly sure what you mean, but let me reverse the question and talk about how I use zoom lenses below 100mm : I use them like primes. Basically, when I see something I want to take a ...
  • Replied in E-M1 silver
    At the Paris photo show I've fiddled with several EM1s, including silver ones, and I didn't find anything that would suggest a better level of finish. On the other hand, no two bodies had similar ...
  • I understood it, but I wasn't clear enough : there is nothing with the HLD-4 design that would inherently prevent Olympus to engineer it so that it would behave like the current HLD-6/7 (unlike ...
  • True, but there is nothing inherent to the HLD-4 design that should justify being unable to simply remove the empty battery, and leave the discharging one in, or for all grips where one can access ...
  • I think the E-M1's vertical grip is mostly badly designed, but that doesn't mean it isn't useful - only a lot less so than it could have been had it been properly conceived (granted, I have yet to ...
  • Because camera manufacturers have long proven that they may have very talented hardware engineers, their software, marketing, and in that case design departments are totally useless. Regarding ...
  • Given Leica's nearly constant QC and design issues, you most likely wouldn't. The latest in a long string of issues is the M's CCD sensor's early corrosion (M240 is unaffected). I'm not too ...
  • Not in my experience ! And there are even reports of decentered Leica lenses out of the box : http://blog.mingthein.com/2014/05/06/qc-and-sample-variations/ Also, Leica has had some major issues ...
  • No idea, but the difference probably wouldn't exceed 2mm or so in 35mm equivalent terms. Most FF 50mm lenses aren't true 50s anyway, they tend to hover around 51-52mm. Whether they will make the ...
  • Yes, especially if distortion correction is taken into account (the panasonic needs a little more distortion correction than the Olympus). As far as I'm concerned though, I wouldn't make it a ...
  • In addition to what's been said above, some people have also reported EVF "burning", even from a very short period of exposure to UV radiations, most of the time using an extreme diopter setting. ...
  • Yes, at least with the HDR function on the EM1. It's one of my pet peeves on the 5DIII : the HDR function fixes the auto ISO at the normally exposed shot's ISO for all the other shots, resulting ...
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