Radical Raul

Radical Raul

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On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV initial review (763 comments in total)
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Natalie007: I cant believe a camera this expensive doesn't have phase detect auto focus yet! No flip out screen either! Its price puts it up against the Fuji X-T30 and thats some tough competition! Considering that the camera is hardly smaller that the Fuji its hard to see why anyone would buy a camera that is essentially the same as the previous version. Heck, even my X-A7 out performs this camera in some ways, and its only a £500 camera!

The Fuji X-T30 is one butt ugly camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2020 at 17:44 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV initial review (763 comments in total)
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avicenanw: A great product at this price point. My only gripe is the lack of a mic jack. Mic jack should come standard on cameras shooting 4K video.

Excellent point. Me thinks Olympus doesn't want to give away the house with its entry level OM-D camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 13:34 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV initial review (763 comments in total)

Cool upgrade. Larger sensor and USB charging. Since I own a OM-D M1 Mk ll; me thinks I'll stick with my OM-D 10 Mk lll as my trusty everyday companion. I'm sure the Mk lV will live up to its reputation as a kick ass and fun to shoot with little camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 01:16 UTC as 50th comment
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Radical Raul: Here I am holding my OM-D M10 Mk III in my hand admiring the build, small size, and the looks of a pro compact SLR. Not to mention the great photos I have taken with it using numerous lenses. Even though I also own a OM-D M1 Mk ll the M10 is still my favorite everyday out and about camera.

In the days where most of our photos are shared digitally; sensor size is mostly for the anal and those with insufficient skills unless you happen to be shooting a major campaign.

Perhaps if Olympus would have and all the remaining major camera manufactures would focus on offering cameras similar to the M10 that could instantly connect to a smart phone for instant sharing online at a affordable price point, they could compete side by side with the smart phones they claim are killing their business.

On a final note I recently purchased another M10 on Ebay reconditioned by Olympus for $299. You can also purchase the same camera with the pancake 12-42mm lens for $349.

Sorry to see you go Olympus.

As I said if your needs truly warrant a larger sensor go for it.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2020 at 18:47 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: Loved the company, but they hung into M43 way too long without being able to offer a niche (like Panasonic does with their video prowess). With the prices of their cameras I am surprised they lasted this long to be honest, but I'm not happy to see them go.

You would think after the initial setup just the mere activation of the camera's Wifi would connect the cameras. For best results I turn on the camera's Wifi then manually select the Wifi connection on my phone.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 20:09 UTC
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KonstantinosK: Pity. Seems that sticking to overpriced m4/3s was a bad idea.

Baloney.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 20:06 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: Loved the company, but they hung into M43 way too long without being able to offer a niche (like Panasonic does with their video prowess). With the prices of their cameras I am surprised they lasted this long to be honest, but I'm not happy to see them go.

Both of my Olympus cameras have wifi and the apps. Still not as smooth and seamless as one would expect.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 16:59 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: Loved the company, but they hung into M43 way too long without being able to offer a niche (like Panasonic does with their video prowess). With the prices of their cameras I am surprised they lasted this long to be honest, but I'm not happy to see them go.

It wasn't the sensor. It was the price point and inability to blend with the smart phones instantly.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 16:35 UTC
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Primrose Wood: I am about to buy a new camera for my beloved Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-100 mm lens. Should I get an Olympus or a Panasonic body?

The M10 Mk lll refurbished by Olympus. $299 on Ebay. Taken some of my best shots with that camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 16:34 UTC
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mferencz: APSC is closer to M43 than FF. Are we going in a direction of larger and larger sensors in the future to survive with advancing cell phone camera technology? I use Sony and enjoy using my a6500, particularly with my 100-400FE. I have an old A7II I used for everything else. In saying this though the APSC is now on the chopping block in my mind. The best thing Fuji did was diversify into MF because I can see Sony and Canon developing a super size big sensor in the future. There is a lot of opportunity to make MF smaller and faster.

A sensor will never overcome a poor subject, poor lighting, and poor composition.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 16:30 UTC
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2Oceans: Keeping my fingers crossed and praying that Olympus does well. They were at the forefront of medical endoscopy and have been an innovative company with their current line of digital cameras. It’s getting harder and harder for the camera industry these days. When Minolta was absorbed by Sony, the outcome was positive. I hope for the same outcome with Olympus though I realize that there is more at play than my wishes.

The problem is Olympus Camera is not being absorbed it's being sold to a vulture investment firm. What JIP actually does with it is purely speculative.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 16:23 UTC
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mfinley: 3 outcomes- which one will it be

1) JIP fixes what's broken with Olympus, Olympus comes out of this better than it is today
2) JIP can't fix what's broken with Olympus, they dismantle it to recover investment, Olympus disappears
3) JIP can't fix what's broken with Olympus, but Nikon, Canon, Sony... an existing manufacturer buys Olympus from JIP and fixes Olympus and it comes out better than today.

Based on JIP's history it's looking bleak.

Hopefully I'm wrong.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 16:12 UTC
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PortraitLover: "Olympus Digital Camera" . If only Olympus paid attention to users asking for this to be removed from the exif file. A small step for users and or its refusal tells a lot about the culture in Olympus. It is a beautiful brand, not so with the management.

Seriously?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 16:10 UTC
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BruceB609: MFT has been my rewarding photography experience. My only concern ever coming with it was market murmuration. No matter how good a product could be, it only takes a giveaway gadget simulation to give consumers a better place to go. They find a sense of substitution and unwarily belittle an art form. It's an art that has extraordinary potential but has become increasingly unnecessary for most.

You can also apply your art using a pocket camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 16:08 UTC

Here I am holding my OM-D M10 Mk III in my hand admiring the build, small size, and the looks of a pro compact SLR. Not to mention the great photos I have taken with it using numerous lenses. Even though I also own a OM-D M1 Mk ll the M10 is still my favorite everyday out and about camera.

In the days where most of our photos are shared digitally; sensor size is mostly for the anal and those with insufficient skills unless you happen to be shooting a major campaign.

Perhaps if Olympus would have and all the remaining major camera manufactures would focus on offering cameras similar to the M10 that could instantly connect to a smart phone for instant sharing online at a affordable price point, they could compete side by side with the smart phones they claim are killing their business.

On a final note I recently purchased another M10 on Ebay reconditioned by Olympus for $299. You can also purchase the same camera with the pancake 12-42mm lens for $349.

Sorry to see you go Olympus.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 15:19 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
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D200_4me: The Photo Rumors guy told us about this awhile ago and got bashed for reporting on it. Anyway, hopefully the new owner will be able to do well. They may want to try APS-C or FF too.

It didn't require a unique and special insight to see this coming. All still camera companies have been struggling. Perhaps Olympus should have taken a hard look at what Blackmagic has been doing with their pocket cinema cameras.

However the OM-D M1 Mk ll and lll do have the ability to shoot excellent 4k video. With their class leading stabilization making them extremely proficient all around pro cameras when in the right hands.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 13:22 UTC
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Cychen: Rejoice! Huge discount please, ppl please sell your unwanted stuff and I can finally buy the EM1X and 300mm F4!

Don't hold your breath.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 13:13 UTC
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CheersUK: As an M43 user, where Olympus missed out was in video...that is where it is really strong. Panasonic realised this a long time ago, but Olympus never got it right, especially with their bodies. The lenses where OK in this regard.
I went with Panasonic for M43, as it seemed that thelr bodies allowed more flexibility as a stills/video shooter.
Never the less, this is sad news. Olympus has a great history in this market but I suspect any future camera with the Olympus name will just be licensed out, although from what I gather the company they sold to has a history of putting things quietly to bed.

The OM-D M1 Mk lll shoots excellent 4k video when in the right hands. It's weakness is the need for a audio adapter when using professional mics.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 13:12 UTC
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Tony Speed: This whole thing kind of sucks because I was contemplating on getting my first Olympus mft system. And now I'm completely unsure if that would make sense, to commit to their system.

Don't bet on it.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 12:58 UTC
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medon78: Sad: Yes!!
The end of the world: No. My E-M1.2 takes really nice pictures, just like yesterday.
Surprised: Olympus gave up earlier than Ricoh/Pentax.
As long as the new owners JPI will continue production of high quality optics like the f/1.2 primes, f/2.8 zooms, the 12-100/4 and others, there will always be (aging) enthusiasts who are simply not willing to lug around a Canon RF 50/1.2 to have some photo fun. These folks will spend some $$$ to have a nice high quality photo setup, class leading IBIS+OIS to compensate shaking hands.
The EOS RP I bought recently delivers MUCH better resolution and (subjective) IQ, despite only being 26MP (3:2) in contrast to 20MP (4:3).
So while the Olympus colors rendition remains one of the most yummiest for me, resolution wise my E-M1.2 has fallen behind. I can clearly see this on a 4k monitor, not to mention 5k iMacs.

I only whish that one day there might be a E-M1.4 with superb 4k video, and maybe a little resolution bump along with even better AF.

Have shot excellent video with my E-M1 Mk ll.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 19:41 UTC
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