Stephen Strangways

Stephen Strangways

Joined on Mar 9, 2021

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  • The basic design of the E-1's "Blue Plus" FFT CCD with 6.8 micron pixel pitch was also used in larger slices for 31 and 39 megapixel medium format sensors that showed up Hasselblad, Phase One, and ...
  • Peter has nailed it. I used an MMF-3 on my 50 f2, and DMW-MA1 adapters on my 12-60 and 50-200. The Fotga and other aftermarket adapters I gave away for free when I sold my consumer-grade Four ...
  • The P1000 has a 6.17x4.55mm sensor, and the S1R has a 24x36mm sensor. That means a lens for an S1R needs to cover a nearly 4x greater area... so a lens with the same range would be significantly ...
  • A quick Google search shows price increases in 2021 and 2022 on Sony, Olympus, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Zeiss, Tokina and more lenses. A combination of supply-chain issues, shipping costs, inflation, ...
  • Yup, a Kodak "Full-Frame Transfer" CCD, that is just a smaller slice of a sensor design that was also used in medium format camera backs.
  • Get an E-M5 II. I haven't yet seen one with a broken shutter, but if it happens, you can still use the camera with the electronic shutter.
  • I got an old E-300 with an old Optex battery that worked just fine, and the temperature sensor actually worked in it. The newer Watson, Wasabi, DSTE are all terrible and fake the temperature ...
  • Agreed on the 50mm f/2. It is one of my favourite lenses, and I wish I had bought it much, much sooner, when I was using the E-1 regularly. The 25mm doesn't perform as well as the good zoom ...
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    I remember the good old days of the E-1, and using Camera Raw to make a DNG, then dragging and dropping that DNG into the "DNG Recover Edges" stand-alone executable, then opening the resulting DNG ...
  • As others have said... weather sealing won't stop fungus. Copper rings won't stop fungus. The only thing that will is keeping humidity below 85%, so get a dry cabinet if you live in a consistently ...
  • Even back when it was released, the in-camera JPGs which were the same as the "high speed" raw development setting in Olympus Studio didn't have as much fine detail as the "high function" raw ...
  • Many of the E-M5 bodies I've seen in the last two years are suffering from shutter failure that can manifest in this and other similar ways. It seems to me that your camera has just reached the ...
  • Shooting raw with the Olympus TG-4, TG-5, or TG-6 and processing with DxO PhotoLab or PureRAW delivers stunning results. I'll never buy another tiny-sensor compact that doesn't have raw support...

  • @Richard Butler I hope you get the chance to write that DoF article, as you have a refreshingly different way of approaching the things that are argued about on the forums in the same way, over and...

  • @Rirchard Butler I do trust the the data from photonstophotos, and small as the difference may be, the reason I bring it up is because most equivalence conversations compare lenses at the same...

  • @MikeRan you've got equivalence right, but forgotten an important point: at 2 stops higher ISO than the OM-1, most FF cameras have worse dynamic range.

    A possible solution to match dynamic range...

  • Yes, the Fuji was on sale first, but it was made for them by Olympus. The outside cosmetics of the cameras are different but look at the lens - the design is 100% identical. You can open them up...

  • The 4000 SL wasn't just inspired by Olympus, it was made by Olympus. It's a re-branded Olympus Centurion.

  • I don't know about that lens specifically, but a lot of lenses from that era have a tiny ball bearing that fits into a little hole/slot on the aperture ring and provides the clicking. It's a ...
  • The E-PL1 has very low-quality video, just 720 and it's highly compressed. Don't expect much. from it. The E-PL3 is a bit better, 1080 but interlaced and still highly compressed. The E-PL5 is ...
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