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Beckler8: As an aside, lenses or cameras shouldn't be white. Because white is bright and can cause reflections in windows. You definitely don't want a white camera body for that reason. That likely won't be an issue with a long lens like this but another that comes to mind is using it in full sunlight - why would you want a bright white object right in front of your eyes; at most it should be grey to reduce brightness but also reduce heating compared to black. I realize white lenses aren't new for Canon but still they should think things through before making stupid marketing decisions.

It's to reflect the heat off the lens itself. A black lens of this size would heat up too much in direct sunlight and would be too hot to touch to hold, plus it could also cause issues with the lens elements.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2022 at 03:28 UTC
On article Hands-on with the OM System OM-1 (390 comments in total)
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grcolts: People keep saying that micro-four thirds is dead but I think it will outlive ASP-C sensors. Micro-four thirds makes a lot of sense to me.

@lanto I also own a Nikon FF system. And I can't remember the last time I used it. With AI denoising software the pros outweigh the cons in favor of m4/3. At least for me personally.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2022 at 23:33 UTC
On article DPReview TV: OM System OM-1 initial review (185 comments in total)
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mga010: Looks like Olympus and MFT is trying to get back into the camera business. From the review and looking at the price tag, I strongly doubt that they succeed. After this review, I cannot imagine a professional sports shooter to switch to this camera, nor the semi-professional wildlife photographers etc. And for amateurs, there are better options at a price tag close to 3000€ with a decent lens.

Even 1" sensor can produce great images and m43 sensor is much bigger. Bigger sensors have pros and cons not just pros.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2022 at 20:43 UTC
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paulfulper: I like to help the underdogs to stay alive ,I will continue to buy exclusively AMD ,which satisfies my needs.

It also helps that AMD has fantastic products right now. The new leadership of the company have been firing on all cylinders.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2022 at 13:07 UTC

Great article Chris. Fun read. Thank you!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2022 at 21:55 UTC as 106th comment
On article Hands-on with the OM System OM-1 (390 comments in total)
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SRC000: I have been using Olympus equipment since I bought my first OM-1 nearly 50 years ago. I will almost certainly buy the new OM-1 (I am not so crazy about the naming choice, it almost seems sacrilegious).
For a camera that is touted as the ultimate in environmental hardening, The concave buttons on the left (over the on-off switch) seem an odd choice. If you have large finger or gloves on (seems likely in extreme weather) you will probably have trouble hitting one without hitting the other. It should have been convex to help isolate the buttons. I haven't actually touched a new OM-1 so maybe it works better than I imagine.

"OM-1" is so much better than the "OMD E-M1 Mark IV". Nice and short.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2022 at 04:59 UTC
On article Hands-on with the OM System OM-1 (390 comments in total)
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n_c_v: Is there any image quality improvement from stacked CMOS comparing it to a BSI sensor?

1 stop improved DR. Half a stop in shadows and half a stop in highlights, according to everything I've read.

Noise appears to be improved slightly as well. But there is some conflicting information on that still.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2022 at 04:58 UTC
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lcf80: kolyy: but with FF cameras you have very shallow depth of field. that might be good if that's what you really want (for example if you're into portraits where one eye is sharp, but another and the nose already blurred). In my case I would usually need to close the FF lens to around F4 to make it usable - and the ISO advantage coming from bigger sensor would be lost, then. In case of u43 cameras you can use F2 or even less and still have pretty usable (not razor-thin) depth of field. IBIS works better with u43 sensor, too.

Different sensor sizes (also APS-C, and 1") have their cons and pros which might work differently for each person, so I guess we just have to consciously choose proper system for ourselves - with our own needs and use cases in mind. Or - if we can afford it - we can use multiple systems for different scenarios :).

@kolyy

Olympus 12-100mm f/4 is a fantastic lens. 24-200mm (FF eq) on m4/3. If you're into covering all the common focal lengths with one lens people swear by it.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2022 at 04:55 UTC
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eivissa1: I wonder if it will work alright with my Lumix 14-140 mm lens. I have no experience with Olympus camera's. Maybe someone could inform me about this?

@Vit Adamek

Even my 8 year old e-m1 has "zero second anti shock" so the shutter shock won't be an issue for any camera newer than that.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2022 at 04:50 UTC
On article Hands-on with the OM System OM-1 (390 comments in total)
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bdbender4: I'm not against Olympus (under whatever name). My OM-1 was just about my favorite film camera. But I just don't get 4/3 these days, unless, maybe you are a wildlife shooting specialist. Which I am not. Why go 4/3 when you can get full frame equivalents in the same price range, and that are the same size, both bodies and lenses. Just one example: the OM-D EM-1 Mark III with the 12-40 F/2.8 lens is the same size as the Nikon Z6II with the 24-70 F/4. The Nikon is not only pretty much the same size and weight to carry around, the sensor gathers many more photons, and the lens is equivalently a stop faster. (But let's not argue about equivalence again, that's not the point.) And the Nikon is a bit less expensive. Like I said, I think 4/3 days are numbered.

PS. Dpreview guys, a polite question: SIX separate articles for this new body, which is after all a moderately updated EM-1 Mark III? Don't remember the last time any introduction got that much play here.

Why go full frame when you can piece together a much lighter and more rugged m4/3 system for half the cost?

With tools like AI denoising even the equivalence arguments no longer really hold water.

Don't knock it until you try it as they say.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2022 at 04:48 UTC
On article Hands-on with the OM System OM-1 (390 comments in total)
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gskolenda: Well, I'm going to have to wait and see If Panasonic comes out with an upgrade to their G9. I really like what I see in this OM-1, but I have all Panasonic-Leica lenses, five of them. It would be too costly to have to upgrade to Oly Pro lenses. Yeah I know they are compatible with Oly, but not completely.

Not sure which PL lenses you have. But all the ones I own work fine on all my Olympus bodies. There are some exceptions where IS sync may not work for instance, so you will have to check specific cases. But they will function.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2022 at 04:45 UTC
On article Hands-on with the OM System OM-1 (390 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: The OM-1 is, more or less, the same size as the FF Nikon Z7 II

https://camerasize.com/compare/#887,861

https://camerasize.com/compact/#861.786,887.128,ha,t

But four times smaller sensor area.

Can someone that is pro m43 tell me some good reasons to buy OM-1 over Z7 II ?

It is hard to describe OM(Olympus) cameras and lenses with just specs, as it doesn't do them justice. I say rent one when you get a chance. It's definitely worth to try.

They just feel lighter but somehow more solid. Can't really describe it.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2022 at 04:42 UTC
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grcolts: People keep saying that micro-four thirds is dead but I think it will outlive ASP-C sensors. Micro-four thirds makes a lot of sense to me.

m4/3 has already outlived the DSLRs, and it's live and kicking. Those who thought it was dead were simply not paying attention.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2022 at 04:40 UTC
On article DPReview TV: OM System OM-1 initial review (185 comments in total)
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steelhead3: All this talk of wishing for more megapixels...don't people realize mft is dependent on Sony Imaging?

I do. I talk to people who actually use the format.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2022 at 18:23 UTC
On article DPReview TV: OM System OM-1 initial review (185 comments in total)
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steelhead3: All this talk of wishing for more megapixels...don't people realize mft is dependent on Sony Imaging?

I speak for myself and others who use the format.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2022 at 17:44 UTC
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steelhead3: All this talk of wishing for more megapixels...don't people realize mft is dependent on Sony Imaging?

Wrong. Nobody cares about more megapixels.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2022 at 17:26 UTC
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steelhead3: All this talk of wishing for more megapixels...don't people realize mft is dependent on Sony Imaging?

That's "design by committee" mentality and usually fails because what you get is a camera which tries to please everyone but ends up pleasing no one.

From what I am seeing in reviews so far is a great image quality (which is sometimes at odds with resolution). As an actual customer who will buy this camera I don't care about a spec that only looks good on the spec sheet.

Tesi's review shows quite an improvement in the actual image quality.

https://www.tesniward.co.uk/om-1/

Olympus decided to us an 80mp Quad Bayer sensor which produces 20mp images. I am glad they did. Because like I said even 16mp was plenty. Image quality is more important.

Quality of pixels over quantity wins for people who actually take photos with this gear.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2022 at 15:33 UTC
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mga010: Looks like Olympus and MFT is trying to get back into the camera business. From the review and looking at the price tag, I strongly doubt that they succeed. After this review, I cannot imagine a professional sports shooter to switch to this camera, nor the semi-professional wildlife photographers etc. And for amateurs, there are better options at a price tag close to 3000€ with a decent lens.

It's not just about splash, it's about camera not freezing, or if you shoot where there is a lot of dust, dust not getting in the lenses and on the sensor (My D600's sensor still has dust spots on it btw, which has turned me off Nikon forever), and this is after being sent to Nikon for repair.

A full frame camera and lenses of this quality would cost twice as much, easy.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2022 at 21:07 UTC
On article DPReview TV: OM System OM-1 initial review (185 comments in total)
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steelhead3: All this talk of wishing for more megapixels...don't people realize mft is dependent on Sony Imaging?

I have yet to see an OM owner say they wished this camera had more megapixels. Before this camera even came out, we were all trying to decide which upgrade would be most important. And I've never seen anyone bring up resolution. Most people said improved AF, upgraded sensor and video capability. So glad OM listened.

I remember when the last sensor got upgraded from 16mp to 20mp no one made a big deal about it either because even 16mp is plenty for most folks.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2022 at 21:01 UTC
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RedFox88: JIP bought olympus camera properties, so expect higher prices all over to make up what they paid to get it.

@Hubertus Bigend

Agreed. Though I think the prices are also inflated due to semi conductor supply chain issues. Look at the prices of cars or GPUs for instance. I was frankly expecting this camera to be more expensive. $2199 in this market is actually not bad for a pro body like this.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2022 at 16:38 UTC
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