Astrotripper

Joined on Jul 12, 2013

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  • Maybe you were thinking of E-M5 Mark II. That one is old in the tooth. Frankly, E-M1 II is still big for a Micro 4/3 camera, and larger and heavier than it's predecessor. Smaller and lighter than ...
  • That lens already looks big and heavy at f/4.5 (hopefully Olympus took note of competition and will at least try to make it lighter than it looks). Making it heavier, larger and more expensive ...
  • Maybe. Maybe not, though? Maybe. Maybe not. Also, I read this as 10-40mm, but who knows. My guess as well. 20? What for? There's 17 and 25 already. And while I personally prefer 20mm over 17 and 25 ...
  • Well, it's a huge gap between E-M10 and G9. G9 is a flagship model and a workhorse. Great ergonomics and top performance. But for a Micro 4/3 camera, it is on the big and heavy side. Olympus E-M1 ...
  • Do you need a viewfinder? If not, then Panasonic GX850 or Olympus E-PL8 or E-PL9, both smaller and lighter than your E-M5 II. Even smaller is the Panasonic GM5 (which normally lives in my pocket), ...
  • Replied in Wait a bit
    There might be a few reasons to wait a bit. FF mirrorless is currently very busy, with the big boys fighting tooth and nail for market share. Nikon now bundles adapter for free in US, probably as ...
  • I'm assuming that E-M10 Mark III isn't much different than the original E-M10 in terms of AF. Probably a bit faster and maybe a tad more reliable, but I would expect it to be equally useless for ...
  • Replied in Yes
    I'd pick MF over FF every single time.
  • Replied in Not really
    No. They are all good, but some have a reputation issue that they earned in their early days, apparently because of rather high sample variation. 17/1.8 is one such lens, deemed mediocre by ...
  • That was E-PL1. 12 mp. But you're wrong about AA filter. They reviewed both E-P1 and E-PL1 and measured E-PL1 to produce higher MTF values and concluded that it has no AA filter or that it is ...
  • Ok, I tried it, and no dice. I can open the resulting DNG in Darktable, but it's useless. It has this weird color vignette. Magenta tint in the centre phasing into green tint at the edges. I'm ...
  • Replied in Happy Convert
    Well, you could not have picked a better entry into Micro 4/3 for travel/landscape. That lens is simply amazing and plays very well on E-M1 II. Great choice. I'm sure you will enjoy it even more ...
  • Replied in Brexit related?
    Since this appears to be limited to UK, maybe it's in preparation for the mess of Brexit? Also, are those retail prices or Olympus' MSRP? Anyway, it's this time of year again. Time for a Spring ...
  • That's because they have no idea. Why would they? Expecting that the executives in Japan communicate future, yet unannounced products to ground level sales reps in a regional Olympus office is ...
  • Yes, absolutely. Filters have their place and you might want to use one for protection when needed, but most of the time it's completely unnecessary. I use UV filters for protection only on my ...
  • Pretty sure it's a flare/reflection caused by the airplane light shining directly into your lens. If you use any filter, remove it and try again.
  • Think again . That might have been true then, but compared to current Micro 4/3 cameras, that APS-C sensor in NEX-5 means little. See for yourself . To my eyes, NEX-5 isn't much better than your ...
  • I no longer have one. I did speculate over a year ago, but I think that Olympus might be trying to rethink their lineup. I threw all my expectations out the window. I'll just wait and see. I ...
  • Not only are not all of the above bodies weather resistant, not a single is a weather resistant kit (Panasonic's obviously because you cited body-only options). Well, I could see that under some ...
  • That sounds like basically an E-M1 Mark II put in a smaller body, with some things cut out and with larger EVF. And with some things added from E-M1X. All at a price lower than E-M1 II after its ...
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