Paul Auclair

Paul Auclair

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Nov 20, 2002

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Paul Auclair: OK....Olympus only makes compact cameras...great...m4/3 and PSs only forever from Olympus.
Olympus will not make(enter) FF camera body...great don't do it...it's crazy.
How about making some compact FF lenses then like you (Olympus) used to a'la OM mount but for other mounts?
kinda like Zeiss, Sigma, and plenty of others do?
yes there are others making lenses for other mounts BUT OM lenses are 'still' very well respected by manual focus shooters.
modern day OM Zuiko (AF motors or not or both) with modern day glass and coatings and communication with host cameras...that'd be interesting.
i think Digital FF Zuikos made for CanikonSony would sell and rank (nearly) as high IQ-wise as Zeiss.
come on Olympus...get back in the FF game somewhere...just lenses will be fine.

Very nicely put and decent response.
but Guess what?
For some odd reason some people (perhaps not you) like a thing called...alternatives?
Some folks whom have FF digital cameras have also been using lenses that are not OEM to their brands...and have been for some time.
Yepp!! Canon and Nikon are very very mature systems with all kinds of great lenses and a wide variety of price points...why does Zeiss (and others) make Canon and Nikon mount lenses?
It may be that some people/companies are aware and prefer to cater to the fancies of others such as people liking to use or try 'alternative' lenses.
I like sailing. Why? Why shouldn't I just put a motor on my boat and simply toot around the lake by motor?
I thoroughly enjoy using manual focus lenses.
I would never say that I am strictly a manual focus lens user because I also thoroughly enjoy using AF lenses too.
Horses for courses.
Choices and alternatives.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 13:43 UTC
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Paul Auclair: OK....Olympus only makes compact cameras...great...m4/3 and PSs only forever from Olympus.
Olympus will not make(enter) FF camera body...great don't do it...it's crazy.
How about making some compact FF lenses then like you (Olympus) used to a'la OM mount but for other mounts?
kinda like Zeiss, Sigma, and plenty of others do?
yes there are others making lenses for other mounts BUT OM lenses are 'still' very well respected by manual focus shooters.
modern day OM Zuiko (AF motors or not or both) with modern day glass and coatings and communication with host cameras...that'd be interesting.
i think Digital FF Zuikos made for CanikonSony would sell and rank (nearly) as high IQ-wise as Zeiss.
come on Olympus...get back in the FF game somewhere...just lenses will be fine.

genius deduction...except for one small detail...
i currently own an E1, E510, E3, E5, C5050, Stylus, EM1 and EM5 and a Tough.
i have sold my other E1 and an E500.
i also own some film P&S and 35mm Olympus bodies.
i'm quite sure i am well aware of any and all Olympus goodness and have for some time.
why is people liking (or not) Olympus cameras cameras and lenses a a problem for you?
and just what is this source of envy you oddly describe?
do you believe it is not possible for anyone who wants to use any manufacturers' gear not to be able to?
once a person buys brand X that's it...he/she is locked into brand X?
strange that you believe it is a bad thing that many people have and still do hold Olympus' OM lenses in much higher regard than Oly's modern/current bodies/lenses.
nighty-night!!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 05:20 UTC
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Paul Auclair: OK....Olympus only makes compact cameras...great...m4/3 and PSs only forever from Olympus.
Olympus will not make(enter) FF camera body...great don't do it...it's crazy.
How about making some compact FF lenses then like you (Olympus) used to a'la OM mount but for other mounts?
kinda like Zeiss, Sigma, and plenty of others do?
yes there are others making lenses for other mounts BUT OM lenses are 'still' very well respected by manual focus shooters.
modern day OM Zuiko (AF motors or not or both) with modern day glass and coatings and communication with host cameras...that'd be interesting.
i think Digital FF Zuikos made for CanikonSony would sell and rank (nearly) as high IQ-wise as Zeiss.
come on Olympus...get back in the FF game somewhere...just lenses will be fine.

ahh great AlexisH!!! look what you did.
thanks to your sad post Olympus has stopped the re-tooling of a small corner of their lens production factory that was to be used for the production of full frame Zuiko lenses for all major brands cameras.
and i thought for sure if i posted "it" they would build "it".
i don't know if i will ever be able to forgive you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 04:16 UTC
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Paul Auclair: OK....Olympus only makes compact cameras...great...m4/3 and PSs only forever from Olympus.
Olympus will not make(enter) FF camera body...great don't do it...it's crazy.
How about making some compact FF lenses then like you (Olympus) used to a'la OM mount but for other mounts?
kinda like Zeiss, Sigma, and plenty of others do?
yes there are others making lenses for other mounts BUT OM lenses are 'still' very well respected by manual focus shooters.
modern day OM Zuiko (AF motors or not or both) with modern day glass and coatings and communication with host cameras...that'd be interesting.
i think Digital FF Zuikos made for CanikonSony would sell and rank (nearly) as high IQ-wise as Zeiss.
come on Olympus...get back in the FF game somewhere...just lenses will be fine.

your posting an answer to a Q i never asked.
again....i only raised a hypothetical notion of a Zuiko FF 'lens'... a modern day Zuiko FF lens.
i give a rats about an Oly FF body mirror-less or otherwise.
(but if they made one i'd likely want to see it)
i'm quite sure if Oly wanted to they would have made a FF digital body(with lenses) and i doubt they ever will. are they afraid to lose money (i can't see why that since they always lose money anyhow and keep on making cameras anyhow) or are they standing on principle and not making a big(physically large) camera...i don't care either way!!!
i don't care about an Olympus digital FF system...t'was just daydreaming about a hypothetical modern day Zuiko lens to use on my FF Sony.
since other's make lenses for other's mounts it does not seem so far fetched that one more manufacturer might join the party.
the party of making lenses and not camera bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 21:42 UTC
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Paul Auclair: OK....Olympus only makes compact cameras...great...m4/3 and PSs only forever from Olympus.
Olympus will not make(enter) FF camera body...great don't do it...it's crazy.
How about making some compact FF lenses then like you (Olympus) used to a'la OM mount but for other mounts?
kinda like Zeiss, Sigma, and plenty of others do?
yes there are others making lenses for other mounts BUT OM lenses are 'still' very well respected by manual focus shooters.
modern day OM Zuiko (AF motors or not or both) with modern day glass and coatings and communication with host cameras...that'd be interesting.
i think Digital FF Zuikos made for CanikonSony would sell and rank (nearly) as high IQ-wise as Zeiss.
come on Olympus...get back in the FF game somewhere...just lenses will be fine.

i'm hypothetically speking only of a Zuiko FF digital lens not camera. no idea why they'd want to or not.
why does Zeiss, Samyang, Sigma and other makers make CanikonSONY lenses?
i'm thinking along the lines of Zeiss's Loxia and touit. manual only and AF.
i'd like a nice Zuiko E mount lens or two or three for my Sony A72 though.
according to 100% of all internet experts Olympus' camera(optical?) division NEVER makes money and always loses money and is just R&D division for medical imaging.
so...continue to lose some more money and make some sweet modern Zuiko FF lenses like Zeiss does. Af and/or MF...I'll take either i'm sure.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 21:17 UTC
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deep7: Just a correction on your caption under the 300mm/f4 photo. The lens, in fact, is exactly as fast as a 600mm/f4 prime on a so-called "full-frame" format! That is, at the same sensitivity and wide open, you would use exactly the same shutter-speed to get the same exposure.

In practice, focal lengths like that can be very depth-of-field limited. To shoot the same depth of field on the 35mm format would require stopping down the lens two stops, making the larger format's lens only quarter as fast for the same photo! (Or you could throw away the "ISO" advantage instead.)

After all these years...

i agree.
i have a 24MP camera too and i have to import files differently with it. i make sure to "delete from disc" all the not keepers so as to keep the HDDs from bloating out too quickly.
i should do this with the Oly cameras too of course but haven't in all the years.
OOPS this belongs a step below as reply to brycesteiner.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 20:50 UTC
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Paul Auclair: OK....Olympus only makes compact cameras...great...m4/3 and PSs only forever from Olympus.
Olympus will not make(enter) FF camera body...great don't do it...it's crazy.
How about making some compact FF lenses then like you (Olympus) used to a'la OM mount but for other mounts?
kinda like Zeiss, Sigma, and plenty of others do?
yes there are others making lenses for other mounts BUT OM lenses are 'still' very well respected by manual focus shooters.
modern day OM Zuiko (AF motors or not or both) with modern day glass and coatings and communication with host cameras...that'd be interesting.
i think Digital FF Zuikos made for CanikonSony would sell and rank (nearly) as high IQ-wise as Zeiss.
come on Olympus...get back in the FF game somewhere...just lenses will be fine.

i'd like some R/M lenses too but there is some reason i have none...i think the reason is $$$$...
if the hypothetical Oly digital FF lens IQ was on(or very close) to par with Zeiss (not OTU$) then Oly could charge same prices too and I'd be able to afford the lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 20:42 UTC

OK....Olympus only makes compact cameras...great...m4/3 and PSs only forever from Olympus.
Olympus will not make(enter) FF camera body...great don't do it...it's crazy.
How about making some compact FF lenses then like you (Olympus) used to a'la OM mount but for other mounts?
kinda like Zeiss, Sigma, and plenty of others do?
yes there are others making lenses for other mounts BUT OM lenses are 'still' very well respected by manual focus shooters.
modern day OM Zuiko (AF motors or not or both) with modern day glass and coatings and communication with host cameras...that'd be interesting.
i think Digital FF Zuikos made for CanikonSony would sell and rank (nearly) as high IQ-wise as Zeiss.
come on Olympus...get back in the FF game somewhere...just lenses will be fine.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 19:18 UTC as 33rd comment | 14 replies
On P3080369-1 photo in Paul Auclair's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

i ate the pear and apple and one banana since then.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 04:17 UTC as 1st comment
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rgibbons: Is the flat lens efficient at passing light? My camera lens with coatings can pass over 95% of the light. Do the flat lens antennae block some light, and are less efficient?.

i think the point is a sinnlge element flat lens will focus 3 individual wave lengths of light on the same spot (film plane/sensor). no need for added lens elements to focus/correct each different wave length.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 00:01 UTC
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snapa: Great, the the percentage of people who own the LX100 or Sony A7 II is .01% of people who own cameras. The people who have DxO OpticsPro v10.2 software is .001%. This article should pertain to maybe .005% of people on earth that own cameras. Great article DPR, very interesting stuff :/

How about doing more reviews on cameras and lenses, like you used to do, which if what made this site so interesting?

"Otherwise, I would rather read reviews of cameras or lenses or software I may actually like to buy someday."
....so what makes DXO10 a software you'd NOT like to buy someday?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 03:23 UTC

no comment

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 20:16 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony issues firmware 1.10 for Alpha 7 II article (59 comments in total)

sweet.
improved IBIS.
the only (and just slightly) eyebrow raiser for me was the 7II's IBIS performance being somewhat less than Oly's mirror-less offerings.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 00:34 UTC as 12th comment | 8 replies

WOW!!!
well done Michael Reichmann.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 01:02 UTC as 12th comment
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Maklike Tier: RichRMA, have you seen the MTF values of the new 40-150? It's as good as the best primes, weather sealed, AND significantly cheaper than the older four-thirds glass.

ok but tell him (the professional Zeiss employee of 30+ years) that i guess.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 05:45 UTC
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Maklike Tier: RichRMA, have you seen the MTF values of the new 40-150? It's as good as the best primes, weather sealed, AND significantly cheaper than the older four-thirds glass.

there is a blogger/youtube interview of a professional Zeiss lens-tester-something-or-other (he has a proper/fitting/impressive title i just can't remember it)
anyhoo he states 'because of coatings some zooms can be sharper than primes...but only at some FLs'.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 08:53 UTC
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Valiant Thor: My company stopped shipping products through Canadian Post some time ago because of packages going missing frequently. The Canadian Postal System, Customs Department and Health Canada have the same honesty and integrity as the Nigerian and Gambia governments, maybe worse.

yep!!!
if you can not afford it...steal it, it's just soooo easy!!!
why should 'you' do without when "it's" right there for the picking and there *are no repercussions.
*my family has had several COMPLETELY UNRESOLVED THEFT ISSUE with CP.
how many times has CP personelle said the following..."Well Sir, did you actually see your letter carrier take the item Sir?".
"All right then, if you did not actually see the letter carrier take the item then there is nothing 'we' can (will) do about it."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 18:16 UTC
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Valiant Thor: My company stopped shipping products through Canadian Post some time ago because of packages going missing frequently. The Canadian Postal System, Customs Department and Health Canada have the same honesty and integrity as the Nigerian and Gambia governments, maybe worse.

the bulk of today's letter carriers in my area DO NOT come from Canada!!!
they are recent arrivals.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 05:03 UTC
On Olympus sued for $273 million over accounting scandal article (42 comments in total)

Thanks for the heads up DPR.
This usefull reporting information will surely come in handy the next time I wish to review digital photography.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:24 UTC as 4th comment
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Paul Auclair: outstanding and amazing work here...
a great big thank you to the DPR staff member(s) whom decided these "Portraits" were deserving to grace your website.
clearly these molotov cocktail 'portraits' are in every manner superior to those taken by all other "photographers" whom have not visited(revisited) a politically volatile area.
i do hope the exif information is intact for further study.
Please do post more of this 'work'.

Bravo!!! Well Done Sir!!!
0MitchAG, Your web site "Reply" skills are second to none.
Thank You Sir for Replying to my Reply and adding all of your super duper insight.
I can only imagine/hope/dream what I might learn from you.
Paul

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
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