Andrew Elliott

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Film/TV Post Production
Joined on Jan 11, 2010

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On article Panasonic Lumix G9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (252 comments in total)
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Andrew Elliott: I have the GH5 and the OMD EM1ii.

The OMD EM1ii is a far better stills camera IMO. I’m guessing the G9 is pretty similar to the GH5 here.
Using the 12-60 & GH5 and the 12-100 & EM1ii (or swapping), the AF is simply much better on the EM1ii. The EM1ii’s IS is a lot better, too. GH5’s contrast detect AF is a bit ‘hunty’ in real life, if you ask me. There doesn’t seem to be any mention of the 60 fps RAW shooting on the EM1ii here, or other great features like Live Composite. However, a given shot using either camera using the same settings, lens, etc, there’s not much in it.

I’d much rather be in a storm with the EM1ii & the 12-100 than the GH5 & the 12-60. A single battery lasts much longer, on the EM1ii, too.

The GH5 is a fuller video camera, I like it. However, the EM1ii is a ‘tighter’ travel package, is a lot better for hand-held video, & can pan beautifully on a long lens without the ‘lumpy’ sensor movement look that plagues many IS systems.

Again, these are just my findings!!

I didn’t say the EM1ii was a better stills camera than the G9. I said I thought the G9 would be similar to the GH5 - as in the line at the start of my post "I’m guessing the G9 is pretty similar to the GH5 here". I jumped to that conclusion, head first, see?
The Panasonic contrast-detection cannot focus as fast as the PD/CD of the EM1 in my real-world use.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 21:17 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (252 comments in total)

I have the GH5 and the OMD EM1ii.

The OMD EM1ii is a far better stills camera IMO. I’m guessing the G9 is pretty similar to the GH5 here.
Using the 12-60 & GH5 and the 12-100 & EM1ii (or swapping), the AF is simply much better on the EM1ii. The EM1ii’s IS is a lot better, too. GH5’s contrast detect AF is a bit ‘hunty’ in real life, if you ask me. There doesn’t seem to be any mention of the 60 fps RAW shooting on the EM1ii here, or other great features like Live Composite. However, a given shot using either camera using the same settings, lens, etc, there’s not much in it.

I’d much rather be in a storm with the EM1ii & the 12-100 than the GH5 & the 12-60. A single battery lasts much longer, on the EM1ii, too.

The GH5 is a fuller video camera, I like it. However, the EM1ii is a ‘tighter’ travel package, is a lot better for hand-held video, & can pan beautifully on a long lens without the ‘lumpy’ sensor movement look that plagues many IS systems.

Again, these are just my findings!!

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 20:42 UTC as 35th comment | 8 replies
On article How I built a large-format (8x10) video camera (221 comments in total)

I love the look. Well done Zev & Jacob Hoover!

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 19:21 UTC as 49th comment
On article DJI Mavic Air: What you need to know (136 comments in total)

If I can conjure up the self-hypnosis needed to put aside the thought of what to actually do with any footage I shot with it… I could possibly maybe even probably might buy one of these.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 15:25 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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I have a dream: I'll wait for 16K, I still love my CRT.

The smart money's on 32.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 11:10 UTC

Then what will they think of? Four times the resolution and speed??? Blimey!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 19:08 UTC as 55th comment
On article Photo story of the week: Dubai draped in fog (64 comments in total)
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(unknown member): This is an amazing shot. I remember visiting here as well. The city of Dublin was amazing and I really got to appreciate the leprechaun culture of the Ironland. It's very interesting that the show Game of Thrones is also filmed in Dublin. I'm surprised the photographer used the Micro APS-C camera, Fujifilms XProfessional-2 on this shot. It really captures the rich dynamite range of colors. It's amazing the photographer created 10 kilowatts along the long edge of the image. I'm sure it created much static in this panama photograph.

Now that’s funny!

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 08:26 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: Colors of the Arctic (104 comments in total)
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Kevin Coppalotti: I dunno, very hard to assess the scale, -needs an oil drilling rig or japanese whaling ship in the foreground.

Don’t worry, they’re on their way.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 07:12 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)
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Andrew Elliott: Erez,

Is the water-pattern sand submerged or just wet?
Was the water flowing in a constant, even motion across the whole of the sand in the river?
I realise the exposures were 8 seconds, but has the river part of this lovely picture been monkeyed with in post?
Thanks!

Thanks for the reply, Erez.
The fact that it is natural makes the surreality so much more appealing.
Andy

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 18:14 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)

Erez,

Is the water-pattern sand submerged or just wet?
Was the water flowing in a constant, even motion across the whole of the sand in the river?
I realise the exposures were 8 seconds, but has the river part of this lovely picture been monkeyed with in post?
Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 17:53 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
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panchorancho: Can't wait to shoot my cat with this camera!

Can you imagine what a plate of smashed avocado on toast would look like with this thing??!

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 08:24 UTC

A good workaround would be to skip this update and buy the OMD EM1 mk2 ?

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 08:21 UTC as 11th comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1393 comments in total)

I’m seriously worried for Olympus and their future.

Making a camera like this, with such build quality and all its speed and incredible capabilities, then to sell it so cheap surely risks their long-term survival?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:38 UTC as 258th comment | 1 reply
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Andrew Elliott: I have an EM1 but, sadly, want one of these, too!
Despite having several modern full frame cameras, I find the EM1 a great low light camera because of the excellent IBIS. Whilst the FF cameras are all better at higher ISOs, the IBIS generally allows shooting with low ISO values using the EM1 and the results have a lot of 'room', dynamic-rangely speaking.
With very good, small lenses, I certainly think MFT in general has a well-deserved place in the market.

Already have. A7r2 is very good, but its IBIS is no match for the EM1, nor are the lens sizes. It's also feels a little more 'brittle', not as tough. Still a great camera, though.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 11:27 UTC

I have an EM1 but, sadly, want one of these, too!
Despite having several modern full frame cameras, I find the EM1 a great low light camera because of the excellent IBIS. Whilst the FF cameras are all better at higher ISOs, the IBIS generally allows shooting with low ISO values using the EM1 and the results have a lot of 'room', dynamic-rangely speaking.
With very good, small lenses, I certainly think MFT in general has a well-deserved place in the market.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 11:11 UTC as 102nd comment | 6 replies

I feel so relieved I made the right decision and bought the outgoing MacBook Pro just before this one was released.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 20:03 UTC as 356th comment | 2 replies

As a EM1.1 owner, I like the look of this camera a lot, especially when I imagine myself running around the north pole in a storm. But the price sure is a bit steep, especially as MFT bodies are not at all good at holding value.
Look at the deals on the EM1.1 now - they seem to be mega-cheap, when bought with a pro lens. My heart really wants this, but my head is crying "GH5! GH5!"

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:38 UTC as 120th comment
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jsimoespedro: Would you say it is the same size as a FF DSLR?

It's amazing looking at the GFX 50S alongside the Nikon D810 with its tiny sensor!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 13:24 UTC

F2.4? What's that in Micro Four Thirds?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 07:31 UTC as 15th comment | 7 replies

Another very nice production.

Were the focal lengths quoted on screen doubled for 35mm equivalence?

I’m surprised the lens model was not quoted with the info for each shot, too.
I imagine this is what a lot of DP readers are interested in, also.
Maybe in future productions, please?

all the best

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 13:10 UTC as 103rd comment | 5 replies
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