Oli4D

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Works as a 3D Animator
Has a website at www.oli4d-images.com
Joined on Nov 2, 2009

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Pixnat2: Not a bad lens, pretty good for a superzoom actually. But it's still a superzoom, with all its optical compromises, and an expensive one!
Those who prioritze image quality vs range will be better served with the 12-40 f/2.8, which sells cheaper (m4/3 is the only system where the f/2.8 standard zoom is cheaper than the f/4 travel superzoom!)
The Panasonic 12-60 f/2.8-4 is promising too on paper.

Maybe they don't advertise it as a video lens is because they don't have a good video camera yet ;).
But hopefully that will change, at least to some degree, with the E-M1 II.
Once that is released, they could and should advertise the 12-100 as a video lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 18:00 UTC
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Pixnat2: Not a bad lens, pretty good for a superzoom actually. But it's still a superzoom, with all its optical compromises, and an expensive one!
Those who prioritze image quality vs range will be better served with the 12-40 f/2.8, which sells cheaper (m4/3 is the only system where the f/2.8 standard zoom is cheaper than the f/4 travel superzoom!)
The Panasonic 12-60 f/2.8-4 is promising too on paper.

Agreed, but I think it's not that much a "travel superzoom".
Rather it's a all in one, quality lens for pretty stable video.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 17:16 UTC
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Absolutic: I feel if Olympus removed IS from that lens they could have made a smaller and lighter lens. 5.5 stops of ibis on em1-2 or even 4.5 stops on em1 Mark 1 is usually enough for most applications. Olympus ignored IS for 12-40 and 40-150/2.8 pro lenses so any argument "they are thinking about Panasonic. " are out of the window.

Well I think the 12-100 is a very good allround video lens. And there, the IS makes a lot of sense. Especially in the tele range.
It's might not make that much sense for stills, but for video, the combination of inbody IS AND lens IS is pretty huge.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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susan2012: How much smaller is this camera than something like a Sony A7 with 50 mm F1.8 lens?

It seems like neither the body is significantly smaller nor the lens since the smaller sensor requires larger aperture for same subject isolation/DoF.

Anyone have a comparison of the actual size?

Probably not that much of a difference indeed.
If you use high quality zoom lenses though, it's a very different story.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 08:23 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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Reactive: I started out with an OM-10 (the film version). When I went digital, I was forced to go with Canon because Olympus just wasn't in the running. Now the E-M1 II is here, almost, but clearly they've traded sensor resolution for crazy high speeds that only sports pro's really need - and I've never yet seen a sports pro using an Olympus. I've gazed at various OM-D bodies and would *love* to go back to an Olympus, but I suspect a savagely expensive body price and (comparably) mediocre noise levels will keep me with lower priced Canons :-( Can't wait to see DPR's technical analysis...

well if noise levels and resolution is everything you care about, you will never be happy with a micro four thirds camera anyway.
That's not the point of the system. It's about portability, smaller lenses, and versatility.
If you only care about noise level, buy a Sony A7 S or R. It's that simple.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 08:21 UTC
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princecody: How is glass quality compared to the 40-150mm Pro?

@Absolutic
Yeah examples but no real tests. Not even full resolution images. All downsized...
And most shot with the 25mm 1.2
Not so many with the 12-100 f4.

But sooner or later we get them. I'm wondering how it will compare to the 12-40 in that range at F4.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:24 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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azDavin: A lot of people don't know it but the OMD EM5-II was game changer in the studio especially with the high-res raw shooting product. Olympus has the most accurate color too so I am excited about this one. Stupid ISO lever is gone too! I will be diving on it!

Silly question maybe, but: What is the "ISO lever"?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:34 UTC
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princecody: How is glass quality compared to the 40-150mm Pro?

No examples anywhere yet.
But I'm sure sooner or later we will see examples.
Maybe not in October yet tough :/

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:53 UTC
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kobakokh: near ideal camera or set (with 12-100/4!!!! 6.5 stops stabilization!!!!!) in the history, maybe... have all for any situation, any weather, not too big and heavy, crazy fast etc... thanks ro Olympus... just I know, price will be more then many full frame cameras with lences...

Why you think it will be that expensive?
I hope not... Many people would simply pass then.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:00 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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LukeDuciel: Olympus has been good with IBIS. I hope they get the video right, especially low jello, and with right codecs.

I always read "4k with 24p".
If they are not even able to offer 25p, it's just a joke.
Does anyone know?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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eno2: Setsuya Kataoka of Olympus says E-M1II image quality is better than any APS-C DSLR on market!

Amateur Photographer published an interview with Setsuya Kataoka of Olympus. Here are just a couple of interesting points:

1) With the E-M1 Mark II we have surpassed the speed and image quality of APS-C DSLRs.
2) The in-body stabilisation itself gives 5.5 steps, and the Sync IS gives 6.5 steps with OIS lenses. 6.5 stops is actually a theoretical limitation at the moment due to rotation of the earth interfering with gyro sensors.
3) It’s not a PEN-F sensor: It’s a totally different sensor, two times faster, with totally different construction. On-chip phase detection is also incorporated.

As an OM-D fan and someone who is probably going to buy the E-M1 II, I wish this will be true.
But honestly, I take it with a grain of salt.
I won't make a decision until DPR shows the studio comparison images. (And full review of course)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:58 UTC
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arhmatic: Maybe it's just me, but "OM-D E-M1 II" (12 characters total) is a little of an overkill... Why put "E-"? Is there a "non E-" M1? Sure, all letters mean something, but do I care as a buyer? Look at car naming. "Audi Q5" is easy. "Olympus M2" is similarly easy.

This applies, in my mind, to all camera makers. Not picking just Olympus in particular. 2-3 characters would do just fine. Just a suggestion. For simplicity and ease. Win-win for all.

Absolutely. I actually think this is even to some degree why they sell less cameras.
If they would have shorter, catchier names, the would probably sell better.
But it seems the marketing people at pretty much all camera manufactures are not able to come up with anything reasonable.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:56 UTC
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JOrmsby: Any idea if it's 14-bit, or still just 12-bit?

It's 12-bit:
https://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/cameras/om_d_system_cameras/om_d/e_m1_mark_ii/e_m1_mark_ii_specifications.html

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:44 UTC
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HRC2016: I really dislike any product named "hero". That is a disservice to people who do heroic things to save lives.

Ahm... not really: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
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ptox: "The new TruePic VIII Image Processor will effectively suppress blur due to subject movement, making it possible to utilize High Res Shot Mode in a wide variety of shooting conditions, such as gently-blowing grass, tree leaves, or ocean waves."

That sounds interesting. Wonder how well it'll work...

It's probably going to be ok.
But one thing is sure: We will still need a tripod. The whole "handheld" rumors were simply BS...

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:05 UTC
On article 6K here we come: Here's the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 (175 comments in total)

@DPR: please some more information about the new Pany lenses!
Price and release dates would be great to know :)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:49 UTC as 19th comment
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NowHearThis: As I count it, 8 new lenses have been announced for M43. Most look like really nice offerings too.

Any price and release date informations about the new Panasonic lenses?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:40 UTC
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Jorginho: Hmm....no mention of HiRes....

It's NOT handheld for sure. They would have said that ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:37 UTC
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otto k: Oh dear, olympus, I know you didn't mean it this way but when you say 'Our system is good at mobility but not at speed. With the new flagship OM-D will exceed the APS-C camera in overall value.' you directly imply that all of your existing products have lesser value than aps-c ones...

Why? It was simply the truth. Until today ^^

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:34 UTC
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Oli4D: But... why not Full Frame??? "Medium" sounds sooo.... well... medium. :/
We want the Full Frame!!!
;)

@abstractface: there is this thing called irony... ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:27 UTC
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