Acrill

Acrill

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a Marketing
Joined on Sep 27, 2011

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On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)
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Acrill: Its pretty obvious that Olympus is trying to compete with Fujifilm X by adding these 'film sim' modes. The Chrome Rich simulation even looks strikingly like Fuji's Classic Chrome.

I enjoy Olympus cameras, having used them in the past, but this Pen-F is a non-starter for two reasons:

1. At this expensive price point, the Pen-F should include the amazing autofocus system found in the E-M1 with on-sensor phase detect points. In fact, this should be part of every Olympus camera moving forward. To omit it is a massive marketing failure.

2. The film sim modes (and design, I guess) are all that separates this camera from the E-M5 II on a practical level. There is not enough product differentiation, and that is also a marketing failure.

I have to think that most practically-minded enthusiast photographers would choose any camera from the OM-D line over this Pen-F.

Check again.

The Pen-F is both heavier and thicker than an E-M5 II. Its not better for street photography at all.

Highly doubt Olympus will put these film sims on earlier cameras as they are the only selling point for the F.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 12:26 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)
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geoson: I find the wailing about the price the most amusing thing of all. Not because I'm flush with money, but because we've all seen this pricing scheme from every manufacturer. High opening, followed by gradual decrease, ending with near fire sale when next model is introduced. I purchased a GX7 last September for $599. The only camera I've ever had in the digital era where I did not wait at least a year after introduction is the LX100 (very happy customer, btw). The most aggressive pricing I've seen in the last few years has been from Pentax.

Its not the price at all, its the features that are lacking for this price point.

No phase detect, no sale.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 02:23 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)

Its pretty obvious that Olympus is trying to compete with Fujifilm X by adding these 'film sim' modes. The Chrome Rich simulation even looks strikingly like Fuji's Classic Chrome.

I enjoy Olympus cameras, having used them in the past, but this Pen-F is a non-starter for two reasons:

1. At this expensive price point, the Pen-F should include the amazing autofocus system found in the E-M1 with on-sensor phase detect points. In fact, this should be part of every Olympus camera moving forward. To omit it is a massive marketing failure.

2. The film sim modes (and design, I guess) are all that separates this camera from the E-M5 II on a practical level. There is not enough product differentiation, and that is also a marketing failure.

I have to think that most practically-minded enthusiast photographers would choose any camera from the OM-D line over this Pen-F.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 02:22 UTC as 37th comment | 7 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (489 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: I'm going to buy this camera for my trip to Japan. It's a great deal with the 14-140mm lens.

While you are there, try picking up a Pana-Leica 25mm 1.4. Truly a prince amongst lenses!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 00:22 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
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Chris62: Nothing special.

'Special' would be putting the full E-M1 focusing system in this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 23:18 UTC
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Chaitanya S: Skeptical about the 5-stop stabilisation. Would like to see some reviews about that claim.

Try Rico's first look on fuji rumors.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 05:47 UTC

Excited that they are releasing this for Fuji X. Looks like a great unit!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 22:47 UTC as 17th comment
On article 2014 Sony World Photography Awards finalists revealed (66 comments in total)
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Fahd: Does the Shanghai cityscape have anything going for it? I've seen better snapshots!

Yea I don't understand this inclusion at all. Under-whelmed.

Not impressed with #11 or #5 either, but #8 is brilliant.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 12:12 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2090 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: Still no samsung nx300 in the image quality db. It's been out for almost 6 months now. And this om-d, with smaller sensor, is immediately in the database. Puah.

Maybe Olympus is making more of a marketing effort than Samsung?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 08:45 UTC
On article Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century (249 comments in total)

I like the Epson R-D1.

It is probably the only digital camera ever to feature a film advance lever!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 10:12 UTC as 25th comment
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Lee Jay: Still waiting to see my first good street photography image.

I agree with your general sentiment - most street photography I have looked at is not very appealing.

There are some of Trent Parke's images that I do really enjoy: http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult_VPage&ALID=29YL53ZJBIEZ&CT=Album

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 11:38 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1412 comments in total)

Two things here:

- Why mention a negative about the E-M5 and not about he other two cameras?

- Why not put the winner at the top of the page?

Disappointed in how DPReview handled this.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 22:28 UTC as 285th comment | 6 replies
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1509 comments in total)

THe E-M5 without a doubt.

Yes, I do own one.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 04:53 UTC as 597th comment
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Jeff Seltzer: My 5DII is giving me a really worried look, "Please don't eBay me..."

I have questions about how the zoom lenses will cooperate with the hybrid viewfinder. Time will reveal all!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2012 at 05:54 UTC
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Plochmann: This is what makes Dprieview the worst forum; it is so big people go around trolling all the time. :( Now if you really care about how big the sensor is, go get a medium format camera! I have a full frame camera, it's called film! The depth of field was too shallow at times, and 4/3 standard is a great choice- not everything needs shallow depth of field. Also, focus distance changes depth of field, so if these two lenses focus really close then there, walla, shallow depth of field.
If more super 16 like lenses would come out for this system, then 4/3 would be doing much better. I think ASPC is starting to look like the awkward middle child, with a 1.6 crop and bulky lenses too boot.

"So you did not or does not know how to change aperture to get deeper DOF." -------So you don't understand that changing aperture affects shutter speed?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 01:10 UTC
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Trevor G: My X10 works fine.

I can produce white disc images if I want to, but my photographic style does not normally include shooting into the sun, or against highly reflective surfaces, or long exposures at night.

I have 3500 properly exposed images which don't show any white discs. I have some inconcspicuous discs and minor blooming on other shots which in no way reduce my enjoyment of those images.

No one I have shown those images to (apart from some dpreview posters) has noticed anything untoward. It simply is not a problem in normal use, for me.

I have several dozen images which do show white discs or blooming in a major way because I specifically tried to get that effect.

While it might be a problem for some, it is not a problem for me. I look forward to Fuji's next, similar camera, which I will happily perchase as an "early adopter."

I knew about the white disc problem before I bought my X10 at the beginning of November, so I have no excuse to be disappointed. I'm not.

Big whoop, this thread is not about you.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 03:56 UTC
On article Flickr poised for much-needed interface improvements (81 comments in total)

I really quite like the Flickr interface. It offers a lot more control than Google Plus.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 03:29 UTC as 49th comment
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