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BklynBill: Odd that this happened in the first case, the placement of the "Q" button and the joystick controller on my X-E3 is perfect(though it would be nice if the joystick was bigger/different design) so, since the cameras are so similar in design and size, why didn't they place them in the same location on the X-T30?

Correct, The X-T30 has the worst ergonomics of almost any available camera right now.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2019 at 12:45 UTC
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qj-chaser: I changed from 37 years using Canon to the EM1 mk1 4 years ago and then bought the EM1 Mk11 - the new Olympus EM1x is a retrograde step because it is nearly twice the weight and much bigger - the reason most folk switched to the new pro Olympus was the size and weight. I have 7 Olympus lenses and the Panasonic (Leice) 100-400 and it is weight, portability and ease of use that drove me selling my Canon 1Ds Mkii, Canon 5D Mk3 and Canon 7D plus a bunch of Canon L lenses. Yes the HDR is better by a mile on Olympus, yes the 20MP sensor on the Mk11 is great BUT the cost of such an increase in size and weight for the 1x is not worth it for the relatively minor "camera improvements".

@whumber, when talking use of 43 lenses on m43 I mean the SHG lenses like the 300mm F2.8, 150mm F2 etc.
It's not night and day difference but it IS a little bit faster. For me that matters a lot. On the E-M1mk2 they are very useful already.
The mentioned lenses are still very heavy lenses mind you, but a lot lighter compared to their 35mm FOV equivalents. The relatively deeper DOF is not a showstopper for those as the DOF already is very shallow. The 300mm F4 M43 is my choice when needing to change positions and when lighting is expected to be normal. Else I take the 43 behemoths and still be relatively mobile.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2019 at 13:00 UTC
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qj-chaser: I changed from 37 years using Canon to the EM1 mk1 4 years ago and then bought the EM1 Mk11 - the new Olympus EM1x is a retrograde step because it is nearly twice the weight and much bigger - the reason most folk switched to the new pro Olympus was the size and weight. I have 7 Olympus lenses and the Panasonic (Leice) 100-400 and it is weight, portability and ease of use that drove me selling my Canon 1Ds Mkii, Canon 5D Mk3 and Canon 7D plus a bunch of Canon L lenses. Yes the HDR is better by a mile on Olympus, yes the 20MP sensor on the Mk11 is great BUT the cost of such an increase in size and weight for the 1x is not worth it for the relatively minor "camera improvements".

@whumber, the E-M1X is made for folk like me. Working, freelance sports-photographers. I allready sho(o)t with E-M1mk2 with grip on. The E-M1X is much more comfortable than the mk2 with grip. Generally the AF has improved a lot, imo also with the legacy 43 lenses. The E-M1X should really be directly compared to D5's and 1Dx's but I guess you'll get it when you've shot those.
There is a very small trade off to these camera's but hey the body is halve the price and it is still lighter than those, and if you consider the lenses as well, like you should, than IMO there is no doubt the E-M1X wins handsdown. But it's just me and a few colleagues, we just have to make a living and cannot afford having a number of "slaves" hauling our gear. We have to drag it around ourselves!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 22:43 UTC
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tinternaut: For this to work, Olympus will need to spread their AI tech far beyond planes, trains and automobiles. They’d better have some damned good firmware updates in time for the Olympics.

@ tinternaut c.s., Well, all very uneducated comments. The plains, trains and automobiles are examples. Nothing stopping you to make your own profiles right now. But I guess the ignorant are also lazy, and like to hold up their hands and expect it to be given to them.
But probably the caveat is that the commenters don't own the E-M1X and never will.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 22:12 UTC
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the decent exposure: I have a problem with the term machine learning, is the camera really learning? does this mean the camera is improving the AF algorith during the use? otherwise it is not machine learning

@safeashouses. No there IS a distict difference, it's not just semantics.
But I would recommend to have the camera's demonstrated to you by knowledgeable persons, you'll understand the difference after that.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2019 at 14:35 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (1963 comments in total)
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Dima_467: So what we know by now:
Fast sd+xqd - awesome
IBIS, high resolution mode - good
6 frames per second - not so bad if continuous AF is good. Most likely performances for fast-action shooting will be better than canon/nikon, but worse than sony. We will find out it soon, thanks to Dpreview.
Lenses - there are chances that sigma brings some more price affordable lenses soon, but we don't know it for sure. For now it's just "bad".
Body and handling - seems to be good.
Battery - there some misunderstanding between battery size and this silly CIPA rating - need more practicle tests.
Viewfinder - awesome.

@BlueBomberTurbo and @Jekabs. I feel for you guys, I guess it isn't easy living in a world where gear/machines can't fully take over yet and having no skill to compensate for it. I guess you own cars that park themselves ;-) .

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2019 at 15:56 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (1963 comments in total)
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Dima_467: So what we know by now:
Fast sd+xqd - awesome
IBIS, high resolution mode - good
6 frames per second - not so bad if continuous AF is good. Most likely performances for fast-action shooting will be better than canon/nikon, but worse than sony. We will find out it soon, thanks to Dpreview.
Lenses - there are chances that sigma brings some more price affordable lenses soon, but we don't know it for sure. For now it's just "bad".
Body and handling - seems to be good.
Battery - there some misunderstanding between battery size and this silly CIPA rating - need more practicle tests.
Viewfinder - awesome.

@BlueBomberTurbo. What you state is what we see as a blanket statement.
It is true that DfD is behind the other AF systems when it comes to C(ontinuous)AF.
I have a Panasonic and own 2 E-M1mk2, I regularly shot with the fastest DSLRS and can tell you that DfD isn't behind the main stream camera's (midrange Nikons, Canons) concerning S(ingle)AF.
So talking AF you have to seperate those and talk models as well, since AF evolved a lot!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2019 at 14:26 UTC
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the decent exposure: I have a problem with the term machine learning, is the camera really learning? does this mean the camera is improving the AF algorith during the use? otherwise it is not machine learning

@BluebomberTurbo. Eh no, there's a distinct difference, I own Pana gear myself. With Panasonic or any other camera except for E-M1x you make a shape in a specific spot on the screen and the camera tries to focus at stuff in that stationary shape. The E-M1X uses the shape to trace and follow objects that look like the shape which can be moving anywhere across the screen.
Big Big difference!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 19:31 UTC
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nerd2: You need faster and sharper optics to get the equivalence results with smaller sensor.
Using smaller sensor was justified years ago when FF sensor cost a fortune. Not any more.

@nerd2. You totally missed the point. But in the "light" of the discussion it's clearly obvious you can't afford this type of camera, so it's definately not for you.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 19:23 UTC
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(unknown member): If the goal is to make photos for web and A4 size magazines it is really hard for me to see why a full frame sensor is needed. Things like autofocus and handling are more critical.

@MichaelHK. Probably you mean amateur sports ...or? Because for professional sports there are obligated specified minimum lighting requirements issued. You can find them online if you are interested. With the specific minimum lumen cited.
Professional photographers only suffer if there's a mist or haze outdoors and indoors the lighting is controlled anyway. I have never had any problems with the m43 results being too noisy due to having been forced to use high iso values.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 18:49 UTC
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jor23: So, now he's telling us that EM1-II doesn't work for sports shooting?

Why not at the release of that camera?

No he didn't, he said it was not ideal which it isn't. The example is the grip format and specific ergonomics to make it even more useful. Ever used a 1Dx or D4/D5 compared to an acessory grip, then you'ld know that a seperate grip is less effective than a build in one.
The balance is different and due to the compromise (small) of the E-1mk1/2 the camera itself has a battery and the grip only hasd one extra. Although the grip is weather sealed there is potential risc of failure if the grip gets loosened by use.
Should I go on?

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 18:22 UTC
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the decent exposure: I have a problem with the term machine learning, is the camera really learning? does this mean the camera is improving the AF algorith during the use? otherwise it is not machine learning

@Alejandro Ruiz. The E-M1X does more than trains plain and automobiles. At the moment of release and even in the testing fase you can/could make your own picture profile and store that. just combine a number of focuspoints to a shape then save that shape and recall it by e.g. the switch/button on the right of the VF and you are in busines. Quicly exchangew two profiles/shapes with the same button etc.etc. The E-M1X is already excellent and it has the prerequisites to get even better by FW updates.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 18:12 UTC
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nerd2: You need faster and sharper optics to get the equivalence results with smaller sensor.
Using smaller sensor was justified years ago when FF sensor cost a fortune. Not any more.

Sorry, but what has equivalence to do with it.
m43 is capable of taking stunning unrivaled pictures. Why would I then be concerned?
Many times I've been concerned I couldn't get at a place I should have been due to the size of the gear getting in the way.
The point is you take pictures to sell or look at, and the goal is not comparing them with other formats ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 17:20 UTC
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Marsipulami: »»»Unless we give proper training, information and proper hands-on experiences, it’s difficult to enjoy photography. Our responsibility is not only to create cameras, but to provide services after purchase.«««

A good start would be to rethink the ultra complex menu system. I have the impression that Olympus is all about inventing new features, which is good, but that it isn't important to them to make it easy for the photographer to find features and use them successfully. Olympus cameras offer so many unique possibilities, but for many it is difficult to find them and use them properly. A camera should be self-explanatory and not require intensive training, at least in the non-professional area.

Only my opinion.

In E-M1X you can create your own custom menu, so they listened.
Olympus have the most customisable cameras in the market, but this comes at a cost. Look/read how in hindsight buyers of the E-M10mk3 regret Olympus simplified the menu and restricted customisability.
So what should it be, customisable cameras with a learning curve or simple menus.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 17:09 UTC
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(unknown member): What good is 8k video if it's recorded in vertical mode. Is 4k already so good on phones that they think they are ready for 8k? questions questions

@tkbslc
That's like saying portrait orientation photos are stupid.

Well if the purpose is solely to display on widescreen tv's then imo, YES.
If you print then you actually buy the correct frame for the portrait I guess.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2019 at 22:41 UTC
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Boissez: No IBIS, no sale, Sony.

@Jorghino
The stats clearly state: "Image stabilization No"

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2019 at 09:54 UTC
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Boissez: For those who can't wait that long to see climate change in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw7GfNR5PLA

Like I said, read, the both camps and you'll learn that nobody knows what drives the parameters and if the CO2 levelsare detrimental. We look at the very short term deacades are nothing in relation too the mechanicas of climate.
And correct there's no proven relation of CO2 levels and climate change.
The likes you get from other people who only follow the msm, no surprise to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2018 at 20:28 UTC
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enrique santa: I think people, young people is confussed about film experience. Years ago with my Oly OM1 complete manual, I shoot, 3 or 4 cartriges, go home, developed them in one or two hours an look at the negatives. Today, I shoot a hundred or more pics, go home and look quietly the pics on the cam screen and delete about a 30% before procesed. What I have never done is take a look at the pics the next second I have done it, specially when I'm doing street shooting.
I only need a lense with aperture, speed dial and iso dial, but at this moment I find stupid take out the lcd, actually I compose sometimes better with it.

Well I'll most likely not ever buy this camera, but I can relate to it's intention.
I formost use Olympus and Panasonic camera's and almost never use the LCD on the back to review my shots. Instant Review is standard off on my camera's, and when I do want to check critical sharpness, I use my chromebook.
As this Leica is a REAL rangefinder it's already got the most important item available, the optical finder.
Strange people have an issue with Leica about price. But don't object to prototypes of Canon and Nikon which litterally haven't brought anything new to photography last 2 decades.
Leica is not for the mainstream and they make no secret about that.
I have no gripe with people who can afford this camera or find it worth to buy it. Anything else is jealousy.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2018 at 13:57 UTC
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Boissez: For those who can't wait that long to see climate change in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw7GfNR5PLA

@SkySpades. looking at the likes you get, my point is proven and environmentalists have become the new religion. It's followed without being questioned.
To give you an example: theory says doubling of CO2 figures are estimated to cause a 1.1 Celsius degree of temperature rise.
But the high results of the climate models are the results of parametarisation (estimates) of vapour and clouds in the atmosphere. Still the question is how these estimates will work out.
So to say this is an exact science is far from the truth. Nobody really knows how the climate is impacted and what the exact parameters are.
This you are, of course, not told by the environmentalist organisations and everything they write and say is portrait as fact and science.
Do some real research and, as we Dutch say, look further then the length of your nose.
And by the way one of the biggest polluters is your own country which also happen to have left the discussions about same environmental issues.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 17:53 UTC
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Kuzmabrik: It could be interesting news if everybody was not so tired of "climate change hysteria".

"Climate change hysteria" is the new religion.
You can't argue religion. ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2018 at 16:28 UTC
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