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On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review (1619 comments in total)

Star focus on my EM1iii does not appear work for my legacy FT 150f2 or my 50-200 SWD.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2020 at 06:28 UTC as 146th comment

In 20202, does DPreview really lack the technology and expertise to translate at least the subtitles into English? I understand only a few words of Japanese, and that's probably more than many others reading this.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2020 at 23:24 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On photo Beach, Driftwood & Stars in the Driftwood challenge (21 comments in total)
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Karroly: I am a little bit puzzled by this picture. The exposure time is very long (one minute and a half), but there are no star trails. Should you have used a tracking device to "freeze" the stars, then the ground should have been motion-blurred because of the camera movement.
Is it a composite image ? Or is just the motion blur not visible because the picture is not at full resolution ?
Very nice image, BTW..

Can you elucidate a little on how you did the "composite"? Was the framing of the same for both your beach and your sky images? Did you mask out the sky when you took the beach image? Is there a camera function to facilitate this?

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2019 at 03:09 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2411 comments in total)

Your image stabilization figures are faulty, based on many other reviews and also many user experiences, including those of some who own both the G9 and the EM1x.
Please finally pay some attention to users trying to reach you, like

/forums/post/62659803

Link | Posted on May 27, 2019 at 21:15 UTC as 52nd comment

Unlike some other German companies, Leica has a long and proud history of resisting Hitler, treating its employees well and caring about the local community.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 15:43 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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paleodawg: Nice camera visually. It makes me wish I had the mindset/creativity to film something useful. I actually bought a 4k60p camera to try to make the move to video but beyond filming firecrackers going off at half speed I cannot think of what to film that people might want to see.

Actually 60p works really well for sports and even capturing fast-finger action in close-ups of music performance. Quite unexpectedly, I was pleasantly surprised by how good the 60p full HD "footage" from my Olympus PenF was. It seems that the high capture rate also captures more "detail" (resolution?, micro-contrast?, colour?).

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2019 at 16:22 UTC

The large majority of the comments here show just how pointless the whole DPR website has become.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2019 at 01:18 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On article Review: The Wandrd Prvke is a near-perfect camera bag (352 comments in total)
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CameraCarl: Hunh? $264 and all you can carry is one DSLR and two lenses? And it gets 5 stars? No thanks.

By all means carry two DSLR bodies and half a dozen lenses and prove that you're a real photographer...and soon-to-be invalid.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2018 at 15:31 UTC
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GiannyM: Since it was stated from the start that Olympus prioritize stills why make most of the interview about video? As a still shooter myself who sometimes make good use of Olympus excellent video capabilities I would have appreciated to learn more about what the company's projects are for us.
As always, thanks for the effort.

What are you saying here? I am in a very similar position to you, though increasingly giving priority to video. But the video-centric approach of Panasonic frankly puts me off.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 16:31 UTC

The most important thing that Olympus could do quickly, and relatively cheaply, is t really go through and analyze its menu system, graphic-user-interface and control system and revise it completely.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 16:26 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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PPierre: Last time I went to a camera store, I tried the GM5 (yes, not Oly, but if Panasonic can do it, so can Oly, I guess). Though it's not the most ergonomic body I've ever used, it's damn small, and with a 12f2.0, a 25f1.8 and a 45f1.8, it would make a pretty small for good IQ I guess. Add in 75f1.8, which is not that big (though it adds some weight to the kit), and you can photograph almost whatever you may want.

I shoot on an A7II. I've got all the lenses I could need, save maybe a macro. But when I see what I could pack if I had the previous kit I was writing about, I think twice about updating to the A7III. There's room for the 4/3 system, and if I were to advise a body to most of my friends who want a good camera but don't spend their time pixel-peeping, I'd certainly advise them to get an Oly or a Pani.

I used to be a career counsellor, and of the dozen or so pro or semi-pro photographers I dealt wit, at least half felt exactly the way you do. Often this was because of chronic pain or even injuries from carrying heavy gadget bags and handling heavy cameras and lenses..

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 16:17 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: It's time too go FF and leave m4/3 to soccer moms!

What is "Full Frame". Eight inches by ten? Why not shoot that to get the quality your timeless images deserve? 8-)!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 16:09 UTC
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (310 comments in total)

Simple proof that the device this website was named for is, for the majority of its traditional users. essentially obsolete.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 03:32 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1623 comments in total)
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SystemAgnostic: Fortunately, other vendors and open source have competitive replacements for LR. Perhaps none are quite as comprehensive or as good as LR, YET, but I'm confident I'll find one good enough for me. It is unfortunate that it will be difficult or impossible to extract photo modifications to then edit them later in a different software. Oh well.

Which vendors and applications are you talking about? I'm looking for one to deal with 80k + DNG files - or to convert them form that no longer wanted format into a truly public and enduring archival format.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 23:37 UTC

So every photograph taken with it will be perfect! And, all too often, perfectly boring!
The hype around this camera is a lasting indictment against Nikon and the whole, tired, camera industry. No wonder the present generation (including our daughter, who is a terrifically talented photographer, use their iPhones instead!

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 02:05 UTC as 109th comment
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1067 comments in total)

This blatant, staccato, non-stop marketing for Nikon marks a new low point for DPR, a site I used to take seriously.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 01:45 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1067 comments in total)

The simple reality is that the dslr,especially the flippy mirror DSLR has already been left gathering dust in a closet by most of those who take pictures.because of its weight, bulk and (especially) complexity,

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 15:25 UTC as 71st comment | 11 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (619 comments in total)
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petreluk: What is the point of this camera?

It needs better integration with mobile OS to make it a true stepping stone from a smartphone, but Olympus don't provide it. The whole beginner thing comes across as marketing shtick. As it stands, a smartphone is a great deal easier and more convenient while a full-on camera model is a great deal more capable and, unlike this new model, is something a user can grow into.

Not at all, in my personal experience. I've had endless problem with codex compatibility, and have gone back to my OM5ii for important video projects because the G85 provides unpredictable results, and chokes up anytime I try to use 4K in WiFi mode.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 01:54 UTC
On article Video: Olympus OM-D E-M10 III 4K sample reel (112 comments in total)

It is impressive video - and especially image-stabilization- for a camera in this price range. Now if only had a mic socket!

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 15:23 UTC as 20th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (619 comments in total)

Based on Robert Wong's review, it seems to provide a lot of bang for the buck: a very effective focus system, great IBIS, better controls and handability, an OLED LCD, usable 4K and even some improvement and quick ways of getting around - the bane of Olympus IMHO - the menu system.

A mic input would have been nice, and losing the ability to control other flashes is also regrettable, but they've significantly improved this camera as a pocketable, all-in one picture-taking tool that is also fully usable as a take-along second body and backuo.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 04:54 UTC as 118th comment
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