Pete_Murrell

Pete_Murrell

Lives in Australia Kiama, Australia
Works as a Paramedic
Joined on Jan 28, 2010

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Ukkomies: I got mine yesterday, only a few shots now taken yet. Seems very nice. Sharp!
Only, the zoom ring is quite stiff right out of the box. Is getting better already.
One positive thing I had not even expected:
The stabilising system in the lens seems to work clearly more efficiently than the one in my Oly E-M5 (first version)
So the picture in the viewfinder is much more steady. So aiming at distant objects a lot easier, than with my m.Zuiko 75-300.
My first impression is very good.

Thank you for the info.
That's all I needed to know. I asked another guy on here similar questions regarding the lens.
His reply.
"I have a Canon 5dmkii (from memory) and long telephoto lens... And I'm taking the em-1 and the Panasonic 100-400 to the airshow."
That was pretty high praise in my book.
And thank you again for your thoughts. I think I'll buy one.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 12:28 UTC
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Ukkomies: I got mine yesterday, only a few shots now taken yet. Seems very nice. Sharp!
Only, the zoom ring is quite stiff right out of the box. Is getting better already.
One positive thing I had not even expected:
The stabilising system in the lens seems to work clearly more efficiently than the one in my Oly E-M5 (first version)
So the picture in the viewfinder is much more steady. So aiming at distant objects a lot easier, than with my m.Zuiko 75-300.
My first impression is very good.

I would assume that is because the IS in the lens is geared toward the superlong focal length. Where the IBIS is trying to accommodate all focal lengths.
In saying that...I have a host of questions for you...
After 2 weeks, how does the lens go? I am thinking of buying one.
Especially when compared to the Oly 75-300 for sharpness.
Have you tried focus tracking on the EM-5?
Have you had any auto focus issues (missing focus even by a little bit)? I've read there's some back focus issues (focusing slightly behind where you actually want to focus) and how does the image quality hold up at 400mm?
There are no good reviews that I can find.
Thank you.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 07:40 UTC
On article Mirrorless Roundup 2011 (426 comments in total)

I know it's not released yet so wouldn't feature in this comparo...but the new Olympus offering looks like an excelent choice for anyone venturing into this market. Am I wrong?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 11:04 UTC as 10th comment
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples (458 comments in total)
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Pete_Murrell: I have only one question that may not be answerable by people in this forum however I will ask it anyway.
I currently use 4/3rds stuff and obviously I love it. I was just wondering if anyone has heard rumours about Olympus releasing a camera with this sensor in the 4/3 lens mount range (Maybe an E-6 or 7)? ... because I can't see myself investing in a whole new range of lenses but based on this small snippet, this sensor is pretty special. Fingers crossed. Can't wait for the full review.

All your replies are great...but left me on the knifes edge of 'almost' answering my question. I have invested a lot of money in my 4/3 lenses. And I love them. If I were to buy the em 5 and the 4/3 to M4/3 lens converter...is this an option? Does the converter decrease the cameras/lenses capabilities?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 09:29 UTC
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples (458 comments in total)
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ybizzle: There is nothing more I love than a camera with the latest tech but with the retro looks of yesterday (hence why I bought both the Fuji X10 and X100 cameras). That said, I cannot justify purchasing this camera over say the X100 or the X-Pro 1 mainly due to sensor size and I personally prefer Fuji's take on the retro looks. However, the image quality from the camera is indeed quite good so for those wanting a m4/3 cam, you can't go wrong with this beast.

Curious...can the other camera companies offerings in m4/3 take Oly's superior lenses?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 09:16 UTC
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples (458 comments in total)
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rocklobster: All this talk about ISO error is quite understandabale with cameras having different tone curves. It is long known that the G3/GX1 tone curve doesn not roll oo into highlights wheras the E-Px does roll off somewhat and then there is the slope of the curve - apples and oranges for the JPEG output. The acid test is how they comprare on the RAW image.

Tell me I am wrong?

Cheers

What about for people who don't care for long hours of post exposure mucking around and don't shoot in RAW? Instead like a good image straight from the camera in JPEG. This isn't a challenge by the way, I am just curious as to your thoughts.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 11:13 UTC
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples (458 comments in total)

I have only one question that may not be answerable by people in this forum however I will ask it anyway.
I currently use 4/3rds stuff and obviously I love it. I was just wondering if anyone has heard rumours about Olympus releasing a camera with this sensor in the 4/3 lens mount range (Maybe an E-6 or 7)? ... because I can't see myself investing in a whole new range of lenses but based on this small snippet, this sensor is pretty special. Fingers crossed. Can't wait for the full review.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 11:11 UTC as 58th comment | 10 replies
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