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On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (567 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 19th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (567 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 94th comment
On photo Carla... in the Beautiful caucasian female faces challenge (31 comments in total)

Technically, a decent picture with lovely, creamy bokay. Aesthetically tiresome, really tiresome. 2017 cheesecake.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 16:19 UTC as 8th comment
On article Why would I want an external recorder/monitor? (70 comments in total)

If you are going to spend a total of $5-10k on your video device, it is absurd to put it together in marginally-compatible devices. Get a semi-pro or pro video camera. It will have XLR inputs, good quality preamps, a decent swivel LCD display, all the IO ports needed, a single large battery...and a much more compact and ergonomic form factor!

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 16:13 UTC as 13th comment | 13 replies

Mega- corp Apple is a disgusting company. Its suppliers (FoxPro) have to put up suicide nets outside their factories. They have every yuppy gimmick but any kind of daycare at their huge megabuck office. They treat their users like illiterate, childish idiots - and do everything they can to turn them into And their products are all about toxic waste and designed obsolescence: Neural Net, the local repair centre just informed me the Apple refuses to supply parts for computers more than three years old ...or even keep them on the part info on their database.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 02:49 UTC as 52nd comment | 14 replies
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HenryDJP: At the end of the day it still runs Windows....and Windows 10 for that matter. Worse than having Trump as a President.

Trump will take you - like he has "taken" things lifelong!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 16:29 UTC

Reminds me of the worst aspects of scuba diving in cold water - the endless drills putting together and checking equipment, and fumbling to do so with thick gloves on. At least velcro seems to work better in space than it does underwater. Hot tip: turn the camera to the stars and the earth horizon rather than on the endless bits and pieces of equipment!

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 15:25 UTC as 2nd comment
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (350 comments in total)

Size an weight, of not just the camera body, but the whole system - along with excellent ergonomics and IBIS is where this camera wins, for me, It means that it will go may places other cameras wouldn't.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 21:00 UTC as 8th comment

PLEASE OLYMPUS - finally overhaul your menu system, the way Panasonic did for their GH5. There just aren;t any more nooks and crannies for all your terrific new features!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 23:31 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
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Jim F: As a brand new EM-1 Mark 2 owner, having spent the better part of the past few days studying the 196 page manual and tweaking the myriad of settings to suit my shooting style and preferences, I am encouraged that Olympus is interested in furthering the development of this camera via firmware updates.

With that said, what I fear is any future firmware updates that would cause all my customized settings that I spent so much time adjusting to 'revert' back to some unknown or new default settings, meaning I'd have to start all over again. (I understand that may be the price of progress.) What I'd like to see is a new menu process in which I can save my settings to a small capacity SD card and use it as a separate, off-camera archive so my settings are saved and some or all can be restored if needed, similar to what I can do with my Nikon D500 and other Nikon bodies I've owned.

Yep- I'm just updating my Em1 from firmware 4.1 to 4.3 (they've been really good with updates), and the option is right there to save your settings and then to re-install them. With your EM1ll, not with my oldster.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 23:30 UTC
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Elliot H: for too many, price is high at half the price

I initially had the same reaction. Then I tried one!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 18:11 UTC

WHY did you (DPR) not ask them about finally overhauling the Olympus Mene system and user interface, the complexity and Byzantine depths of which even DPR's very experienced reviewers have complained about. WHERE are they going to put all the new features?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 18:08 UTC as 42nd comment | 10 replies

Is that actually a woman engineer on one of their teams, If so then, Olympus really is blazing ahead of its patriarchal hierarchical competition is a first small step towards started using aLL of its human potential. It was, after all, the way a WOMAN used his newly developed, small that inspired Yoshihisa Maitani to go ahead with his innovations - like the OM line, on wjich this camera is ultimately based.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 16:44 UTC as 48th comment | 13 replies
On photo _8100381 in GBC's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Love that shot! How did you manage to retain start sharpness for an 8 minute exposure?

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 20:50 UTC as 1st comment
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (343 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: hmmm . . . I reviewed a half dozen of the photos, or so, ranging from those taken in low light and ones in broad daylight.

The photos all share a common bit of noisiness and a lack of DR and sharpness, to my eyes. Does anyone else notice that? I shoot with that OTHER "M10", the Oly E-M10, and I was expecting a far greater difference in image quality than what I saw.

It could be that the photographer's taste accounts for the lack of a greater discrepancy. I don't know. While I make it a point to never criticize any photographer's choice in tools (we all have to use the tools that gets us where we need to go), these photos don't inspire me to sell my Oly gear and spring for an M10 or sink into a morass of jealousy of those who have one.

I'm good (And yes, I can afford one!)

It is ironic that W. Eugene Smith, Cartier-Bresson, Salgado and Robert Capra are referred to to justify the absurd prices of Leica cameras and lenses. All of these photographers had quite acute social consciences. All of them sacrificed comfort and sometimes risked their lives to take photographs to bring the horrors of war, poverty, environmental destruction and injustice to the world. They chose the best equipment available to do that; none of them would have taken a picture of a poor wretch sleeping rough as a demonstration of image quality.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
On photo Male Ruby Throat in CelticOdyssey's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Lovely little guy! Where did you take this picture? It rather reminds me of the Hummingbird area at the start of our very wet through a Costa Rican forest.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 01:13 UTC as 2nd comment
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Ross the Fidller: It is only occurring if Record View is disabled, otherwise Focus Stacking & other 'buffer Hungary' functions perform just fine. Hopefully Olympus can bring a fix for that quickly, but it isn't a problem if the above setting is set to show Record View (0.3 secs & longer or Auto).

Why would you want to buffer Hungary? \

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 01:08 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1383 comments in total)

A hundred years ago, Oscar Barnack revolutionized photography by patenting tiny, take it along anywhere format. Ninety years ago, Leitz took a huge chance by producing a thousand specimens. Eighty years ago, W Eugene Smith was fired from jis first real job at Newsweek for daring to use such a toy, not serious format instead of a 4x5 Speed Graphic(?). Fifty years ago, those were garage-sale items. With resolution and general image quality on some cell phones and GoPros now meeting and sometimes exceeding what was possible on those speed graphics, isn't finally time to consign the sensor size of mFT to the minor point that it has become?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 17:04 UTC as 278th comment | 7 replies
On article 500 Leagues: using the Nikon D500 underwater (56 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Nah, I think I'll spend my $2000 on the E-M1 mk2 instead.

If you actually dive, and especially if you have to travel to dive, you'll soon discover that smaller cameras systems with electronic viewfinders like mFT's make a lot more sense. There's a lot more to it than the cost of just a camera body.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
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