6x9

6x9

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So, the price will go down now?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2021 at 20:21 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies

They should have made them available with the initial release of K-1 II.
I am still enjoying my blue Pentax K-01 which I had to buy in Japan, as this color was not available elsewhere.
K-1 II (and also K-1) is still a great camera for many applications.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2021 at 18:31 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply

Please Pentax(Ricoh), bring in an AF system from 2020!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2020 at 10:21 UTC as 62nd comment
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Mistral75: Is the Zenitar Selena 58mm f/1.9 deriving from the Helios-44 58mm f/2 (itself a copy of the Carl Zeiss Biotar 58mm f/2)?

In addition to the similarities in focal length and max. aperture Helios = Sun and Selena = Moon.

The 60mm is either Volna-9 or Industar 61 L/Z design

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2020 at 20:41 UTC
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tkbslc: In my opinion, Olympus jumped the shark when they forgot the main premise of m4/3. They shifted focus away from the small, high performing bodies and lenses and instead tried to compete with full frame. If you look at their launched products for the past 5 years, almost all of them have been big PRO stuff. When the weight, size and even cost savings disappears, people pick the larger sensors most of the time. You'd have thought they would have remembered that from their regular 4/3 SLR days.

Well said. Olympus lost their competitive advantage when they shifted towards the "Pro" stuff.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 16:42 UTC

This is sad new. Let's hope that Olympus photography product line will still be alive. I am an Olympus digital user since the E-M5 & E-P3. For me personally a small system footprint was always the major qualifier. There are several reasons for Olympus to be where they are now. My own perspective is:
- many of us cannot justify the price of the new cameras and lenses, especially compared to FF and APC offerings of the competition.
- with a shift towards "Pro" lenses and "Pro"bodies Olympus system lost one of its key benefits - portability. Yes the F1.2 lenses are great. But heavy and expensive.
- the m43 sensors have not improved significantly over the years (just moved up a bit from 16 M to 20M pixel).
- Only the top of the line bodies offer PDAF. Well, the CDAF works well for stills, but if you need continuous AF or video, it sucs. I am neither interested in a E-M1 III (too big), nor in a E-M5 III (whys does it have such a small battery?) So, what is an option?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 16:32 UTC as 407th comment | 1 reply
On article Ricoh introduces HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 lens (466 comments in total)
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6x9: That's a MONSTER lens!
And beside this, it is an SDM drive again? No, thank you!
Pentax refused to recognize design flaw with their earlier SDM lenses failing in large quantities, did not offer a free fix after warranty (unlike Nikondid with their D610).
I will stick to my 77mm Limited for now.

@ Alex Sarbu
I was not bashing at all. I am Pentax user for long years. I shared my bad experience with SDM and I still consider that Pentax' made a mistake by not acknowledging a problem officially.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2020 at 21:26 UTC
On article Ricoh introduces HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 lens (466 comments in total)
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6x9: That's a MONSTER lens!
And beside this, it is an SDM drive again? No, thank you!
Pentax refused to recognize design flaw with their earlier SDM lenses failing in large quantities, did not offer a free fix after warranty (unlike Nikondid with their D610).
I will stick to my 77mm Limited for now.

@david_sladek
My point was that using wording like "If you didn't bother reading ..." was rude.
Pentax made a mistake years back not recognizing the problem with their initial SDM concept. This is the fact. Does not matter how good the new SDM is, the "shadow of Hamlet's father" is still there.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2020 at 16:09 UTC
On article Ricoh introduces HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 lens (466 comments in total)
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6x9: That's a MONSTER lens!
And beside this, it is an SDM drive again? No, thank you!
Pentax refused to recognize design flaw with their earlier SDM lenses failing in large quantities, did not offer a free fix after warranty (unlike Nikondid with their D610).
I will stick to my 77mm Limited for now.

david_sladek:
Was you comment addressed to me personally ? You do not know me, I do not know you. I would appreciate if you can make an effort to stay polite.

Regarding the matter: nobody can be sure in anything before the "Thing" is released and there is some statistics. When the previous SDM generation of lenses was released, there were many complaints, then Pentax made a statement that the updated SDM design solved this problem. But this was not entirely true. There were still issues (but less than initially). My $700 lens failed after just over a year of a very light use. It was just out of warranty. Pentax refused to recognise their fault and wanted to charge over $300 for repair.
My complaint was mainly about the wrong decision made by Pentax at that time of not acknowledging their fault and not rectifying the problem in the way which would keep their customers happy.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2020 at 15:59 UTC
On article Ricoh introduces HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 lens (466 comments in total)

That's a MONSTER lens!
And beside this, it is an SDM drive again? No, thank you!
Pentax refused to recognize design flaw with their earlier SDM lenses failing in large quantities, did not offer a free fix after warranty (unlike Nikondid with their D610).
I will stick to my 77mm Limited for now.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2020 at 12:37 UTC as 52nd comment | 40 replies
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gavinlg: Olympus. Release a true digital OM. Ditch the m4/3 sensor in your high end line, adopt the 35mm sensor from Sony or whoever, make the body small and in line with the original single digit OM's. Put a HUGE EVF in there. Build a line of small, tactile primes at your Tatsuno plant and give them classic imaging characteristics (not 20 element primes - minimal aspherics, let them be a little 'characterful'). Make a true Digital OM as a throwback machine for purists, SLR style with a mirror, with a true OM mount, and big huge bright optical VF and split screen prism. Build a modern day XA mirrorless with full frame sensor and 35mm f2.8 lens, same size as the original. Keep the Pen line m4/3 but take off the crappy art mode junk and give it some proper ergonomics. The m4/3 sensor is your achilles hill for your pro cameras.

People will fall over each other to buy stuff like this.

Sincerely - OM, XA, Pen F/S/EE user that tried 4/3 stuff and just couldn't do it.

The m4/3 main benefits is a compact size of equipment and lens designs which cannot be easily implemented with larger formats. However, with the "Pro" lenses and bodies becoming larger and heavier, there is not much difference compared to APS-C and FF systems. Well, the new F/1.2 lenses are cool, but large and relatively heavy. Also, if you consider that F/1.2 in m4/3 is equivalent to only F/2.4 in FF and are weighing and costing about the same , that there is a difference in high ISO performance of 2 steps, things are getting less exciting for m4/3.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2020 at 13:33 UTC

Why a new 16-50 F/2.8 lens? The "old" version was quite nice optically. Just the SDM motor was not reliable and also slow.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2020 at 21:42 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
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Old Cameras: When Samsung discontinued their well regarded mirrorless cameras they never said a word. They just let them fade away, people figured it out gradually. When Nikon decided to discontinue the 1 series, again, they never said anything. Not until long after the fact did they officially discontinue them and de-list them from their website. When SONY decided to stop supporting the A-mount line, which was not a surprise, again, crickets... They let them fade away and left people wondering - they are still wondering.

When (if) Olympus decides to stop making cameras no one will figure it out until well after it’s a done deal. They’ll want to sell off their inventory without marking it down 75%.

Heck, Pentax may have already gotten out of the camera business and no one has gotten the memo. I certainly consider Pentax to be done. The recent lenses they’ve released have been collaborations with Tamron and Tokina and I think it’s obvious who did the actual manufacturing.

I disagree about Pentax. The rest looks plausible.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 11:41 UTC

In the meantime in Europe I can buy a Fujifilm X-H1 with a battery grip and two extra batteries for just 699 Euros including shipping. 4k, slowmotion FullHD, IBIS, PDAF, weather sealing, etc. Yes, it is not perfect and my trusted E-M5 Mark II offers a bit better IBIS, and battery life could be better... But all-in-all, it is a better camera (for me). The market is now very competitive, so having a "me too" project is not always sufficient. The E-M5 was a breakthrough, the mark II was still innovation and refinement. The mark III is frankly the E-M10 IV. It should not be called E-M5 Mark III.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2019 at 08:59 UTC as 132nd comment | 4 replies
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Profondeur de champ: The metal vs. plastic debate is a deflection.
This camera is weather sealed and has an IP rating to prove it. It is also very light weight and portable, which has always been a goal of the EM5 design.

If you want to make fun of a camera, pick on those "metal" cameras that test sites found are NOT weather resistant despite being marketed as such.

Metal vs. Plastic... I understood from the video review posted by DP, that not only the body quality has been dowgraded, but also certain dials became plastic and mushy.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 06:11 UTC

As expected - no surprise. Plastic fantastic.

I have 8 OM-D E-M cameras of different age. This time I am pass. Sorry. I will keep using what I have for now.

For video I use Sony and Fuji. No need for me in the PDAF in the E-M5 mark III.

The price of this new camera is similar to the Sony A7 II and higher than Fuji H-H1.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 00:12 UTC as 137th comment | 1 reply
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atakomba: Man what a disappointment, the price is ridiculous. Oly should name it the camera EM10 mark IV (~750 USD) and call it a day!

>> kaipr
Which camera is there with IBIS, PDAF and weather sealing at this size and for 750$ (or, any price even)?

Let's also add a high quality standard zoom and a 35 or 50 equivalent prime.

Currently, there is a Fujifilm X-H1 falling into this range (750 Euros) in Europe - you can buy a kit with a grip and two exta batteries fir as low as 950 Euros. FF Sony A7 II is anout 800 Euros in internet shops and there are many really good deals around.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 15:15 UTC
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Christos Cloud: It's expensive, but Olympus lenses are cheaper than Fuji's and much cheaper than Nikon's. Also, you can get a Leica lense at a reasonable price to pair with it.

Depends which lenses. Some Olympus lenses are more expensive than their "equivalents" in other systems. This is a long awaited body. Competition has PDAF in there lower-end bodies already for years. This is an absolute must nowadays, especially for video. But although these specs are matching my needs, I would still prefer the Fuji X-H1 (released last year) for my daily needs and 4K video. Important is that the X-H1 is offered at a lesser price than E-M5 III - around 1000-1050 Euro for a body with a grip and two extra batteries). It is a very competitive market. P.S. I still keep my Olympus gear as a lighter setup and will probably buy the 5 III later on when the price is more "reasonable".

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 15:07 UTC

It is a nice camera. However, it looks to me more the E-M10 mark IV rather than the E-M5 mark III.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 07:47 UTC as 305th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z50 review (2012 comments in total)
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inorogNL: So this is a d3500 with a triple price tag?

>> SkySpades
The D3500 has 200+ AF points, shoots 11 FPS, shoots uncropped 4K, has eye AF, full-frame PDAF, tiltable screen, the latest EXPEED 6 processor, and the ability to use Z and F mount lenses?

I do not think that the D3500 specs quoted by you are correct. The D3500 does NOT offer 4K. It has only 11-point AF.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 18:22 UTC
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