J2Gphoto

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On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (352 comments in total)
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J2Gphoto: These forums seem to draw the same mindless talk. How many of the nay sayers have ever even picked up and shot with an Olympus? When you knock a camera or system based on other peoples opinions who have never used the system or are complete die hard Canikon fan boys, you sound like an idiot. I've shot with Canon, Nikon and use Olympus. I really like how Olympus always pushes to top their last camera and cram as much new technology in their new bodies as they can. In addition to the obvious things to like ( size and weight) I have always liked that they offer some amazing glass in comparison at a much lower price and size in many cases. When they say they are dust and weather sealed, they are dust and weather sealed. I've been on photowalks where people with weather sealed gear is treated like it will melt if it gets a little wet. I've shot in blizzards and downpours and none of my Olympus gear has ever had any issues. Other camera companies seem to update just enough so u want it.

I've seen billboards made with images from an Olympus. I also know A LOT of photographers who shoot professionally with M 4/3's. The camera shop near my house has a group of employee's who have switched from FF to Olympus. This group is all but 2 people in the store. The gap between systems is closing, m 4/3's is now doing everything naysayers said it will never do. But people ares still stuck in the past. There is a video on youtube that put the OMD E-M10 mark II up against a Canon FF. For being a $500, it held it's own IQ wise very well. Nobody will ever convince you otherwise, that's fine. But for those of us that actually shoot with Olympus, we know what we have and what others refuse to accept.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 11:22 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (352 comments in total)
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J2Gphoto: These forums seem to draw the same mindless talk. How many of the nay sayers have ever even picked up and shot with an Olympus? When you knock a camera or system based on other peoples opinions who have never used the system or are complete die hard Canikon fan boys, you sound like an idiot. I've shot with Canon, Nikon and use Olympus. I really like how Olympus always pushes to top their last camera and cram as much new technology in their new bodies as they can. In addition to the obvious things to like ( size and weight) I have always liked that they offer some amazing glass in comparison at a much lower price and size in many cases. When they say they are dust and weather sealed, they are dust and weather sealed. I've been on photowalks where people with weather sealed gear is treated like it will melt if it gets a little wet. I've shot in blizzards and downpours and none of my Olympus gear has ever had any issues. Other camera companies seem to update just enough so u want it.

PAntunes

MEDISN I'm very pragmatic.... The situations I can see the usefulness of all the technology packed into the MFT cameras are very limited. I'm not saying they don't exist. Just saying they're very limited.

The situations where a photographer would need 60fps with no AF changes are far less than the situations a photographer would need to go above iso800. Same goes to 18fps vs 11fps of the A6500. Etc, etc, etc...

I'm sure "someone may need it"... But those are the exception, not

But I bet you are thrilled to see the 20fps the new Sony will shoot. I personally cannot justify the price of FF bodies anymore. Olympus has shown you don't have to charge $5,000 for a camera packed with the latest technology. So does a bigger sensor really justify the extra $3,000? Not for this guy. I put my Olympus images side by side and asked challenged photographers to pick out the images that were shot with my Olympus and what images were shot with a FF. Nobody could tell.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 01:15 UTC
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noodle yum: Or get a camera with weather resistance (like I have an Olympus OM-D E-M5) and not looking like a dork ;p

Shows what you know Chaitanya. I've had my old E-M5 out in a downpour for hours and it was fine. I don't need an umbrella with my Olympus gear, I'm sure that was noodles point. Dumb reply.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 18:45 UTC

But they are shooting with a weather sealed Olympus....... they don't need to cover it up. :) Just an excuse to stay dry. Sissies.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 18:43 UTC as 27th comment
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (352 comments in total)

These forums seem to draw the same mindless talk. How many of the nay sayers have ever even picked up and shot with an Olympus? When you knock a camera or system based on other peoples opinions who have never used the system or are complete die hard Canikon fan boys, you sound like an idiot. I've shot with Canon, Nikon and use Olympus. I really like how Olympus always pushes to top their last camera and cram as much new technology in their new bodies as they can. In addition to the obvious things to like ( size and weight) I have always liked that they offer some amazing glass in comparison at a much lower price and size in many cases. When they say they are dust and weather sealed, they are dust and weather sealed. I've been on photowalks where people with weather sealed gear is treated like it will melt if it gets a little wet. I've shot in blizzards and downpours and none of my Olympus gear has ever had any issues. Other camera companies seem to update just enough so u want it.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 15:32 UTC as 5th comment | 34 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1203 comments in total)
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rialcnis: Not going to debate with myself as to whether I want the GH 5 over the new Oly. Both are fine.

Wonder if the use of the new Zuiko lenses with added stabilization feature will be compatible with the GH 5 stabilization.

Also wondering how the weatherproofing will compare?

pannumon, are you talking about if an Olympus lens is used on a Lumix body? Or on an Olympus body? If you're talking about on Olympus body you are wrong sir. The 300 F4 pro and the 12-100 F4 pro both work with the in body 5 axis stabilization or they can be set to use in lens or body only.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 19:24 UTC

I have been a long time Olympus user and am glad to read this. I have been without gear due to some family issues, but plan to buy within the next year. It has crossed my mind to switch and I have looked at other brands. Even full frame. But when I see size, weight and cost to get some of the top glass I think to myself. Why? Olympus glass has always been amazing, and the m 4/3 glass is still amazing. But now smaller and much cheaper compared to DSLR's. So with this news I will once again buy with confidence that Olympus will continue to grow the OMD line.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 02:22 UTC as 27th comment
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cliffnj: I suppose I'm a young and strong guy. Because I never get any sort of pain from carrying around my DSLR.

I would love to have an OMD ONLY because of the rapid focus and EVF.

Not because of the size.

If your camera is too heavy, go work out or something. Seriously.

I didn't bother watching the video, but that guy in the preview holding his camera like an idiot. No wonder. If that's how people shoot their cameras.

I don;t think being young or strong has anything to do with wanting smaller gear. When I had my E-M5 I no longer carried a camera bag during the summer. I was able to keep one lens on the body and 2 in the pockets of my cargo shorts. Granted they were not the PRO lenses they have today, but I was still able to carry multiple lenses in my pockets. I don't ever see myself going back to a full size DSLR.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 11:57 UTC

I was not thrilled with the E-M5 II when it first came out. But the more I read about it and after seeing the review video's I can admit I was wrong. I have also read a couple articles about Olympus working on making it so you can shoot 40mp hand held. I had a feeling this was their next step. It's my understanding that it's not going to be mechanical like some on here have mentioned, but a correction done with the software. If they can do this and still sell a 40mp camera for a fraction of the cost of a full frame....... I think thats going to be a major game changer.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 10:22 UTC as 9th comment
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Edmond L: Totally unrealistic solution for high resolution. Waste time.
Don't complicate the simple thing.
If you want high resolution, simply buy the Canon 5DS/SR.

I disagree. When they can make the 40 MP work hand held you will be able to purchase a camera with 40mp ability for a fraction of the cost of a 5DS/SR. That's the point, not having to pay $3000+

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 10:17 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1328 comments in total)
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ttran88: Search Gary fong A6000 vs 7DM2 on YouTube guys and gals. You will be surprised with what the results are. And yes Gary is a Sony Artisan. But he's not the first to test the AF abilities of this $600 camera. The guys at Cameralabs shot the tour of de France with A6000 + FE 70-200mm. Their hit rates were high as well. The days of DSLR AF being superior to mirrorless is numbered.

Comparing a $600 lower end consumer mirrorless to a Canon 7D MKII is kind of pointless. When you have much more capable mirrorless cameras that are much closer to the Canon's focusing ability.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 01:25 UTC

I've wanted to take the sea kayaks around pictured rocks for years just never had the chance. I would also like to paddle out to Grand Island from Munising too. I'd love to be able to just travel throughout Michigan and photograph it.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 01:31 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (657 comments in total)
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J2Gphoto: This Fuji got my attention and I was giving it serious thought. Like I posted before I like the Olympus lens line up better. But now after reading Steve Huff's review of it and seeing the SOOC JPEG's and several other things he said the E-M1 does much better I am now convinced the E-M1 will be my next system. I'd advise anyone considering this camera to read Steve's review. He never pulls punches and gives honest real world use reviews.

I can agree with the K Rockwell knock, I always thought he was a douche. But I have never seen anything Steve Huff may have done to make me think he is anywhere near on the level of KRock. Maybe some so called serious photographers could learn not to be sheep if they actually read his blogs and watched his videos. There are so many SO CALLED serious photographers who use FF just because they have been told that is what they HAVE to use to be taken seriously. I read a comment the other day knocking the E-M1, the XT-1 and the new Sony A7R saying non of them can be used because clients will see others shooting with D800's and know that your gear does not add up. So they will go with the D800 shooter. No talk of skill, marketing, etc. Only gear, and far too many people cannot see past that part of photography. What gear a person uses.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 19:25 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (657 comments in total)

This Fuji got my attention and I was giving it serious thought. Like I posted before I like the Olympus lens line up better. But now after reading Steve Huff's review of it and seeing the SOOC JPEG's and several other things he said the E-M1 does much better I am now convinced the E-M1 will be my next system. I'd advise anyone considering this camera to read Steve's review. He never pulls punches and gives honest real world use reviews.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 15:59 UTC as 74th comment | 6 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (657 comments in total)
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J2Gphoto: "A high-end camera is nothing without optics to match, and while the X-system is little more than 2 years old, the lens line-up is starting to look distinctly mature."

Personally the lens line up and the price of their lenses are what are steering me toward going with the E-M1. Also does anyone else think the white balance is way off on the E-M1 sample images? I've used the E-M1 and have never seen whites look so yellow.

Yes the lens line up IS the reason I'd buy the Olympus. What many forget is that you have 2 lines of lenses now that work on the E-M1, and work well I might add. Fuji has nothing in the way of telephoto ( and I love shooting nature) with the E-M1 I not only ave the 75-300 which I'd guess is better with more reach than the Fuji telephoto. I also have the 50-200 SWD weather sealed 4/3 lens. The Zuiko 25 and 45mm are 1/2 the price as the Fuji comp's. 1/3 if you buy used and I'd bet every bit as good. I have looked at the Fuji line, the entire line and it does not have what I would want or for how much I'd like to have to spend.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 16:36 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (657 comments in total)

"A high-end camera is nothing without optics to match, and while the X-system is little more than 2 years old, the lens line-up is starting to look distinctly mature."

Personally the lens line up and the price of their lenses are what are steering me toward going with the E-M1. Also does anyone else think the white balance is way off on the E-M1 sample images? I've used the E-M1 and have never seen whites look so yellow.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 04:34 UTC as 128th comment | 6 replies
On article Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' (334 comments in total)

Nice try.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 17:18 UTC as 185th comment

I don't know what they are thinking at Nikon. Maybe counting on loyalists to buy these? That zoom is between $300 and $400 more than other mirrorless systems.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 16:29 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 (394 comments in total)
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KariIceland: My opinion on the last years "winner of the year" the OM-D as an OM-D owner myself and having purchased it AFTER seeing that article:
I have owned this camera for almost a year now and in NO way did it deserve camera of the YEAR, neither does this camera, the X100s or X-pro 1
Deserved last years win in my opinion & this year?
Who knows who deserves the win but NOT this that is for certain.

For what it's worth, review.com already named the E-M1 camera of the year and m 4/3 camera of the year. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 14:15 UTC
On article DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 (394 comments in total)
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Jogger: Thank goodness for Sony supplying the sensor. If Oly had to rely on Pana sensors the EM1 would still be in the dark ages. At least now they can almost compete with Canon APSc SLRs on image quality.

Nikon APSc sensors (D5300) are still many times better though. Now Oly has to bite the bullet and license AVCHD from Sony/Panasonic.

Stated opinions on what? The DXO ratings? I have yet to read a review that did not rave about the IQ out of the E-M1 and I'd be willing to bet that side by side all things being equal YOU could never tell me what image was from one camera to the next in real world usage. Not what some geek in a lab says is better. What I have read is " what little IQ you may give up" is made up in many other ways with the E-M1.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 16:13 UTC
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