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ottonis: @ all the dudes here complaining about sample pictures being "uninspired" or in whatever else way "not good enough" to their standards:
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Apparently, you guys forget that this was NOT a professional fashion shooting, where ONE photographer was shooting ONE model thousands of times over several hours, just to pick the best 5 pictures from perhaps 500+. Not to mention lack of control over lighting, model acting/posing etc.
Moreover, you guys conveniently forget that the reviewers here were given equipment they never before had in their hands (entirely new lenses and to some of them possibly even the cameras) without any chance to get accustomed to the new tech. Tell me ONE professional photographer who gets entirely NEW gear, gets out, takes 20 shots and all them are masterpieces? In what delusional world are you living, or are you just hating for no reason?

And I always thought that fanboy-ism was constrained to the guys < 16 years of age.....

"And I always thought that fanboy-ism was constrained to the guys < 16 years of age....."

You certainly do not know anything about Fanboys then. The worst ones are in the mid 30's and 40's.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 04:59 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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Biowizard: Gotta say, I am in love with my Olympus OM-D E-M1, not least because it handles so much like my original OM-1N from 1976. If I wanted a second body, this Pen-F would be a very good contender.

Olympus are producing the cameras I've always wanted: excellent picture quality, lovely handling, and sizes comparable to the best of the 35mm world. AND pretty! By comparison, even their own E-1 feels like a lump of lead, and as for the big Canikons, yikes! I'd need to hire a sherpa before getting one of their flagships!

Brian

Human Growth Hormones are cheap, but mind the roid rage

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 00:34 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: Regarding the tool one uses to accomplish something, looks shouldn't matter so much. It's not a woman in a bikini.

@OP
Extremely sexist statement, childish at best.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 00:28 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)
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Digimat: a beatiful camera...but i dont know...i often even find aps-c somehow lacking against fullframe. i only once tried an older pen and even with a fast lens the images lack "depth". but when you often shoot with the aperture closed down anyways, or just dont care for that thin DOF look this looks to be a very nice camera, especially with thoose smal f1.8 prime lenses. quite expensive though.

Of course M43 lenses have to be better and Sharper than FF "equivalent lenses" to match the sensor resolutions.

Therefore there is some validation (to some extent) that smaller lenses to produce the equivalent FF images cost more or are more difficult to produce. Hence why the M43 format is reliant on Software correction to produce the smallest lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 02:54 UTC
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princecody: I thought by now Olympus would have perfected the high res shot handheld without a tripod 😀 Maybe in the EM2-fingers crossed 😀

Apparently the Hand held HI rES requires much more hardware improvments which are not yet available. New Shutter, faster processor etc. Heres hoping EM1 MK2 will finally achieve it. It will be a serious achievement.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 03:04 UTC
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User3218338893: Why no weather sealing?? if this is supposed to be a high end camera why leave that out ??

This is a camera intended for smaler lenses like primes. Many of which are not Weather seals - perhaps the 60mm Macro but thats a different beast.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 03:02 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)
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Digimat: a beatiful camera...but i dont know...i often even find aps-c somehow lacking against fullframe. i only once tried an older pen and even with a fast lens the images lack "depth". but when you often shoot with the aperture closed down anyways, or just dont care for that thin DOF look this looks to be a very nice camera, especially with thoose smal f1.8 prime lenses. quite expensive though.

There is no magic, use the right lens on a M43 camera, and right settings (dare i say "equivalent") the image will look the same. This is just basic physics/maths.

There is no magic in 35mm. Just easier to achieve some certain looks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 02:40 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Mirrorless shooters don't need no stinkin' AF adjustment.
Yea!

JACS maybe if you did your research it with CDAF that all mirroless cameras have it doesnt matter what the equivalent DOF is. even if it is f/3.5 or f/2 AF will be accurate.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 04:45 UTC

Rugged cameras are always a bit ugly, but man this leica is one of the ugliest

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 02:27 UTC as 14th comment | 9 replies
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (405 comments in total)
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burnin: My arms hurt just looking at the pictures.

I doubt your 12 year old son is holding it for 8 hours a day, along with multiple lenses

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 03:17 UTC

Olympus could do with some of the marketing and product innovators from Casio. This is what they tried to achieve with their selfie PEN, but failed.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 12:44 UTC as 21st comment
On article PIX 2015: Kiliii Fish on Living Wild (94 comments in total)
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forpetessake: I have nothing against people inventing various even wacky ways of entertaining themselves and battling boredom. But when they start promoting myths of some noble, eco-friendly, peaceful primitive savages, it's time to set the record straight.
Ignoble savages were nasty to one another as well as to their environments. Surveying primitive and civilized societies, University of Illinois anthropologist Lawrence H. Keeley ... demonstrates that prehistoric war was, relative to population densities and fighting technologies, at least as frequent ... as deadly ... and as ruthless ... as modern war. One pre-Columbian mass grave in South Dakota, for example, yielded the remains of 500 scalped and mutilated men, women and children. (Michael Shermer, Scientific American)

"Ignoble savages were nasty to one another as well as to their environments. "

While that may be true, then theres no difference really to the way we live today. Except they werent putting tonnes of C02 into the atmosphere.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 02:39 UTC
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (750 comments in total)
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Wild Light: all that Leica have proved is they can create a camera, at double the price, that isn't as good as the competition.

Death blow.

By AbrasiveReducer (1 hour ago)
What similarly priced camera does this compete with?

None, they priced it so high so they would have no competition.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 02:53 UTC
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (750 comments in total)

Do my eyes deceive me? Why are the Leica SL images so soft almost out of focus, and secondly the Banding even at Low ISO? Am I seeing this right?

Painful to watch Leica's slow fall from grace. Stick to overpriced Lenses like Zeiss.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 02:50 UTC as 80th comment | 10 replies
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (165 comments in total)

The most amazing thing about these photos is a teenager who has the ability to get out of bed before 9am.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 21:37 UTC as 48th comment | 6 replies

The Question every geek wants to know is: When will the porn industry get their hands on this?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 03:41 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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joechan32: I have another idea: just have a camera look alike that clicks but does nothing. Shutterbugs can click all day long and boast about how great a shot they would have taken. Already have a prototype (my 3-year old's camera). Saves us time, energy, resources & money. Small, light, cheap & pocket-able.

Great ideas considering I suspect plenty of amatuers who buy DSLRs with a kit lens and never add another lens, will take photos and the image never leaves the memory card, ever, and they never look at that photo again!.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 05:30 UTC

Stupidest Idea Ever.

Tell Hollywood not to remake any movies while you are at it, I dont want to see anymore Spiderman movies they all sucked.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 05:27 UTC as 124th comment | 2 replies
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mpgxsvcd: Olympus offers the EM10 MKII for about the same price. It has excellent built-in image stabilization, weather sealing, an EVF, 1080p @ 60 FPS video, 8.5 FPS burst mode, and a host of built in features that are extremely useful.

This Canon M3 wasn't exciting when it was first announced. Now it really just seems irrelevant.

em10 mk2 is not waether Sealed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 05:36 UTC
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Metabolikku: Olympus has been selling the same sensor since the beginning of 2012. That is quite a feat!

No its a BRAND new sensor! it just performs the same!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 07:38 UTC
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