Haider

Lives in United Kingdom Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Joined on Oct 3, 2006

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Chris_in_Osaka: I've owned an E-1, E-300, E-3, E-420 and E-620. None of those cameras come close to the experience I have shooting with my OM-D.

I even dumped my 5D Mark II after realizing the OM-D is so right for me.

Now, going back to full frame in the future is a possibility if I find I need more shallow depth of field, which I really don't. Going back to regular 4/3'S? Never.

I think most people who have switched from 4/3's to the micro 4/3's in the form of the OM-D would agree. I'd rather see them shut down their 4/3's development and invest that money in further micro 4/3's improvements. Oly can't afford to have the 4/3's albatross around it's neck weighing it down in an increasingly exciting and competitive mirrorless market.

Also, never mind camera bodies, they also can't afford to have a factory in Tatsuno, Japan producing super high grade lenses virtually nobody buys.

Kodachrome200 it not the crop sensor. It's the professional support services offered by Canikon and the ability to go out and easily hire a camera and lens. I know professional photographers that have the Olympus E1 and 14-54mm MK1 as secondary system when they are out photographing in Africa, well off the beaten track. It's rugged and capable enough if the Canikon fails. It might not have ultra shallow DOF and low MP but if you're the plains of the Serengeti or photographing life in a country recovering from civil war don't knock it...Olympus just need build on it and exploit the niche. Yes it costs more than Canikon but if you need the ruggedness, you need the ruggedness. The photographer could just get another Nikon 35mm DSLR, lens + Flash but you compare the size to E1 + 14-54mm + Flash with battefield capable weather sealing. It fits in one bags along with Nikon 35mm DSLR system...

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 12:15 UTC
On article Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 first impressions and samples (255 comments in total)
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ZAnton: I don't see much sense in that expenive lenses for m43. For a FF or APS-C you get those lenses for 1/3 of the price, why on earth does this thing cost 550 Euro? It is smaller (less glass), it is for smaller sensor (you dont have problems in corners as on FF), there is no stabilisation, but yet this simplest prime costs more than a camera...
I have FF and m43, but untill prices on m43 lenses will stay unconnected to reality, I will continue to broaden my FF lens collection, while Oly Pen will live with its kit lens.

Also how many you will sell. Canikon 35mm/APS can share R&D cost between many more users.

Hi Marike6,

You must remember Canikon does not have a m4/3rds camera, so you cannot compare. 35mm and APS camera much bigger, you won't get them in m4/3 size. If you want m4/3rds size and 28mm f1.8 lens bringing in 35mm camera with 28mm f1.8 lens is nor here nor there...

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 16:18 UTC
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lester11: Yup, AFAICS the statement says nothing about a "new FT body", only about improving AF performance with FT lenses. Pause and reflect; it's mFT that needs this improvement, not existing FT bodies... So this might be a new FT, but it could also be an E-M7, and it just might be a firmware / MMF3 upgrade for the E-M5.

Maybe they (DPReview) know more than they let on. Maybe Oly said something off the record...

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2012 at 14:29 UTC
On article Landscape Photography Primer (97 comments in total)
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Haider: Hi Carsten,

Thanks for the primer; hopefully there will be a followup article to build on this. I was wondering are there any books in particular you would recommend to a novice?

Thanks
Haider

That fine I'm also of the opinion that a photo should talk to you like a Monet or Van Gogh. I'll grab a copy of First Light.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 10:52 UTC
On article Landscape Photography Primer (97 comments in total)

Hi Carsten,

Thanks for the primer; hopefully there will be a followup article to build on this. I was wondering are there any books in particular you would recommend to a novice?

Thanks
Haider

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 01:05 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Pentax Q Hands-on Preview (279 comments in total)
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eadrian75: Those who are quick to pass judgment based solely on sensor size, without any hard proof of actual IQ or handling of the Q are those who enjoy the pixel peeping "dark side" of photography.

I think odds are good that PENTAX was not thinking of you when producing this camera. So please continue posting your lame duck, pixel perfect shots of bricks and flowers.

The Q looks like it could be fun and isn't that what photography is supposed to be when you're not making a living from it? Granted the $800 price tag is a bit to swallow right now, but I applaud the bold move by PENTAX.

Hear hear mate.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 12:28 UTC
On article Pentax Q Hands-on Preview (279 comments in total)

Well handling system. good samples images. Have to keep an eye on the lens line up...

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 12:05 UTC as 37th comment
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h holland: I really don't see the use of all these sample pictures from different kind of lenses. What quality can be concluded from these samples ? Nothing is my opinion. There are too many parameters that have influence on these pictures. Consider the effect of monitor calibration, sharpness in RAW conversion, difference in subjects.. Better take pictures of a testingwall that is the same for every lense. Or consider giving an MTF diagram (like hasselblad does). This is useless childish stuff and not worthy this otherwise fine website. Even though all this information is free available it should have some kind of standardisation and reference to other lenses.

Who shoots test charts? I shoot people and nature. I don't care if it 10% better at taking photos of test charts. I want it to be noticeably better when you're viewing it at 10X12. That is what my customers want too...

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 07:42 UTC
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