Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer & Game Developer (Programmer)
Has a website at http://raist3d.typepad.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001
About me:

To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my
professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for
all that is good. :-)

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On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (662 comments in total)
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aramgrg: Now Oly says it is 15fps. Hmmmm...
http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/e-m1-mark-ii.html

Never mind I also acknowledge and agree- that there is certainly a difference form m43rds to APS-C and FF. Yes, a lot of m43rds users do not see that- I will agree to that, but I am not one of them.

I rather be faithful to something more factual and my photography than to particular companies.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 07:06 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (662 comments in total)
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aramgrg: Now Oly says it is 15fps. Hmmmm...
http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/e-m1-mark-ii.html

This si what you said above "The difference between sensor sizes of M43 and Nikon 1 is less than bw FF and APS-C btw."

This is patently false by the surface area which is what matters in the difference in the sensor quality.

I have experience with both sensors. I agree with you that the original 12.3 mp sensors in Pens weren't that great by the time they came out. But maybe you don't know- it wasn't until the Sony sensor-J5 that the Nikon 1 also caught up to where 1'' was (they were quite behind with the Aptina sensor by the time the V3/J4 came around).

So yes, if you are going to compare with an early generation Pen m43rds, sure. But that was years ago. The V3 was relatively recent and was pretty behind.

So your analogy not only fails on the fact that the sensor area is not what you claimed, but also by the complete contrived mismatch in technologies in time you decided to compare.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 07:04 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (662 comments in total)
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aramgrg: Now Oly says it is 15fps. Hmmmm...
http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/e-m1-mark-ii.html

aramgrg - Hmm.... as for myself you would be wrong. I sure mention that. You can read my history in the Olympus 4/3rds and m43rds forum if you don't believe me so you are barking up the wrong tree :-)

Keep in mind it was you who made the false claim that the difference was less between 1'' and m43rds sensor size and m43rds to APS-C. I find that also pretty interesting to then switch subjects :-)

I hold no alliances. I like some stuff. I would not be regularly using Fuji but I love what they are doing (size is the main issue). That doesn't mean just because I am at the moment using a m43rds system I would throw trash at them. I realize many people in dpreview do that, but I don't think I am one of them. Also I am talking from a position of experience with the Nikon 1 system.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 05:43 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (662 comments in total)
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aramgrg: Now Oly says it is 15fps. Hmmmm...
http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/e-m1-mark-ii.html

Given the major re-work and specs, I wouldn't be surprised Olympus claims for the most part are spot on. I am still curious how much they pushed DR though given they are still capturing- AFAIK - 12 bit raw.

As for leap in Mpix? I honestly think 20 MP with no AA filter is a good place to be. They are covering the landscape/product shooter needs by speeding up super resolution which can work great for those purposes (along with fixing movement in images for landscapes).

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 11:11 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (662 comments in total)
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AngelicBeaver: I'm really hoping they'll let you dial back the noise reduction in JPEG mode. The E-M1 still applies a ton of NR, even when noise filtering (or whatever their special noise reduction term is) is turned off. That's my biggest gripe about the E-M1. I don't mind the noise as much as I mind the visible loss of fine detail due to smearing. Just give me an option to leave the grit (luminance noise).

Some people like to shoot JPEG for a variety of possible- still valid- reasons over RAW, and it's always good to have a good JPEG engine. The Pen_F pushed the Olympus JPEG engine up, and Fuji has been quite actively pushing theirs.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 10:42 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (662 comments in total)
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aramgrg: Now Oly says it is 15fps. Hmmmm...
http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/e-m1-mark-ii.html

Yxa- Yes, I understand that, but a camera that can do 10fps C-AF with mechanical is still doing less (the rest being equal which I will admit it won't be) than one that can do 10fps C-AF with mechanical *and as an option* 18 fps with electronic.

As for rolling shutter effects it all depends how they implemented it because they could compensate for it.

Most rolling shutter is usually affected by panning a lot so if you are shooting a sequence of someone coming at you at an angle that you don't have to pan too much, the results may very well be quite quite acceptable anyway.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 10:38 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (662 comments in total)
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aramgrg: Now Oly says it is 15fps. Hmmmm...
http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/e-m1-mark-ii.html

Yxa- Olympus says in their USA website they can do up to 18fps C-AF Tracking mode (electronic shutter).
Update- I see you said that. 18 fps with electronic shutter C-AF is quite good. the Nikon 1 system can only do 6 fps with mechanical and only does 20 fps with electronic.

So basically if the EM1 MKII can do C-AF "like the Nikon D500" with a mechanical shutter, I understand your point on Olympus marketing, yet this is the state of the art as far as that speed goes (we'll see how well they do it though). Can you can still get C-AF with 18 fps electronic which could still be useful.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:57 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (662 comments in total)
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aramgrg: Now Oly says it is 15fps. Hmmmm...
http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/e-m1-mark-ii.html

aramgr- "The difference between sensor sizes of M43 and Nikon 1 is less than bw FF and APS-C btw."

m43rds sensors are twice the area size of a Nikon 1 sensor. That's a pretty significant difference. Actually bigger than m43rds to APS-C area-proportionate wise. m43rds covers about 60% of the APS-c Nikon/Pentax/Fuji APS-C. Nikon 1 1'' sensor covers 50% of the surface area of a m43rds sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:53 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (662 comments in total)
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aramgrg: Now Oly says it is 15fps. Hmmmm...
http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/e-m1-mark-ii.html

Anybody that thinks the Nikon 1 sensor compares with this camera sensor clearly doesn't have experience or know what they are talking about with m43rds.

As for focusing- this camera easily surpasses the Nikon 1. First the Nikon 1 did not do 15fps *mechanical shutter* captures. The Nikon 1 V3 can only do 6fps under that condition. (update, ok 10fps mechanical w/C-AF but still better than a Nikon 1 V3).

2nd - the Nikon 1 has pretty big areas / squares for focusing dealing to imprecision in several situations and there's no real solution for it (no Panasonic pin point focus for example)

3rd - The nikon 1 loses the capability for fast AF PDAF when the light goes lower.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:50 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (129 comments in total)
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barreto_co: Fujifilm announces digital medium format, Sony announces 42.4mp camera, every other camera manufacturer announces great cameras and technology, etc. Nikon????

Where is the D810 replacement? The DL cameras?

Completely pathetic!

@Carey- thanks- though that doesn't sound to me evidence the system isn't dead- that's just a side marketing material. Would be good to know what the Nikon execs said in the interview.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (129 comments in total)
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barreto_co: Fujifilm announces digital medium format, Sony announces 42.4mp camera, every other camera manufacturer announces great cameras and technology, etc. Nikon????

Where is the D810 replacement? The DL cameras?

Completely pathetic!

@Carey Rose - most people around are reporting that there was no Nikon 1 at Photokina Just to make sure I did not mis-read your comment- you mention there was indeed a Nikon 1 presence?

thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 08:04 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 First Impressions Review (189 comments in total)
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Carl Mucks: Panasonic cameras have long been known for their bleak colors and lifeless pictures, which impossible resuscitate even in Lightroom. This one is no exception. They really need to learn how to produce good colors and tonality from Olympus.

In case you are wondering: dxo/gm5

http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/rj_blowing_60yrcandles_p4680151_dxo.jpg

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 08:31 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 First Impressions Review (189 comments in total)
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Carl Mucks: Panasonic cameras have long been known for their bleak colors and lifeless pictures, which impossible resuscitate even in Lightroom. This one is no exception. They really need to learn how to produce good colors and tonality from Olympus.

I agree with some of that from Lightroom. But not from Sulky Pix, capture One or Dxo.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 08:19 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Nikon stand report video (74 comments in total)

Any news of Nikon DL or 1?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 08:10 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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camcom12: Actually more stunned by the few commenters who wish inhumane and vile punishments upon these mis-guided violators. Yeah this is the 'internet', but wow. A stiff fine and community service is what will occur, should they be located & convicted. Fortunately, after a few good rains the damage probably won't be visible.

It's all Proportionate to how much you value these places on Earth vs people who decided to- consciously- vandalize it.

This wasn't an "unwilling accident" - keep that in mind.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 05:08 UTC
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OzarkAggie: Reliability is a factor that seems to get short shifted in these critiques. Sony may offer 4k video but if it overheats the electronics then it's not practical.

I'm tired of all this angst directed at Canon. Choose your camera and be happy.

Yes sir. I have a few friends over the pro side of things. You an also see several articles around from video dedicated sites.

There's a reason why Panasonic made that GH4 gigantic docking station to pull video data... it costs a lot of money and it's not a mainstream item.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 08:13 UTC
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Raist3d: The camera looks pretty great on paper. Hope that the AF is really more accurate- I find the OMD EM5 MKII AF ok (lower light), and the Pen-F annoyingly inaccurate at times. Panasonic has been doing better AF for a while... so hopefully this levels and ups the game for them.

You bring up valid data, but the EM1 MK1 per Olympus own previous comments - PDAF *is not used* for single-acquisition AF (other than older 4/3rd lenses). So my point is, that the combination on the EM1 MKII from what I am reading the PDAF will now be used for both C-AF and S-AF. Given that, the EM1 is probably not that far from an OMD EM5 MKII for S-AF, if not about the same.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 08:12 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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JamesMD172: Holy bananas that is a sharp lens, and at F1.2!

It'll be a hard sell (to me), though, given the already excellent quality of the extremely compact F1.8. Still, it's always nice to have such great choices in a system.

I want to be clear - I expect the new Oly lens to be pretty good (more so looking at the samples though I wish it didn't exhibit chromatic aberration wide open). It's just that a Fuji XF35 F1.4 in some ways can do a lot of what I am seeing at a smaller size and price. But then if yo have a m43rds camera, you can go smaller if you need with the smaller prime that while don't perform as this, at least they are decent and small.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 22:54 UTC

You know guys, I am not a super big Canon fan nowadays- I don't like the fact they still keep that AA filter for example leading to a certain Vanity Fair portrait look I don't quite like... but I don't see why exactly this camera is a disappointment.

Having dual AF should give it a nice speedy accurate AF, and at this point, I think that's pretty important... so if they were late- so what? What matter is- at the asking price did they make a product that is good/solid. ON first pass it seems they did. Reasonable size/ergonomics. A much simpler menu than what Olympus is doing which is quite frankly annoying at this point.

I think it may be good to call what they could have done but I think to headline it as a disappointment if the camera is doing the basics very well... dunno about that.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 22:25 UTC as 35th comment
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OzarkAggie: Reliability is a factor that seems to get short shifted in these critiques. Sony may offer 4k video but if it overheats the electronics then it's not practical.

I'm tired of all this angst directed at Canon. Choose your camera and be happy.

Steelhead - I wouldn't call the GH4 a "little sensor" - but whatever classification it gets, it's being used by many pros with professional results and that's the bottom line :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 22:20 UTC
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