erichK

Lives in Canada saskatoon, Canada
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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 (1293 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 247th 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
On article 500 Leagues: using the Nikon D500 underwater (56 comments in total)

The cost and cumbersome complexity of such rigs made me go digital. When I got back into diving in 2003. Instead of a housing for Nikon F80, I got a little Olympus C5050Z and its pocketable UW case. Diving -especially the drysuit diving here in Canada and the rough-water/high current diving we did in the Galapagos - is a strenuous activity. I prefer to move about and explore and take the occasional snap of the experience rather than attend to the care and feeding of such a megabuck rig and come back with great pictures - just like those in National Geographic, etc, and all over the internet.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 16:23 UTC as 10th comment
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Orcker: This is a lens that's truly groundbreaking when used with the new E-M1II. The so-called Sync IS (i.e., combo lens+ body stabilisation) is simply stunning - 2 secs handheld is possible at 12mm!

The in body IS is so good that I was able to shoot in Turkey's underground cities without flash with the OM-5II. Even people trying to stand still were sometimes blurred because of their motion, but the rocks, etc around them were sharp at 1/8 and even 1/4 second at around 35mm. That is very effective IS which the additional, coupled in lens IS (better for longer focal lengths) is likely to improve.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 03:37 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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String: Whats with all of these (I assume?) DSLR users telling us how "big" the E-M1 is? Seriously folks, I can only ask if you have ever even used an E-M1/12-40 combo and a D810/24-70 combo?

I actually did try - intending to buy - a Nikon D800 with that lens mounted and very quickly changed my mind. He loved my Em-1 and now uses a growing Olympus and Panasonic system alongside a shrinking Nikon one, He'll likely be keeping that particular Nikon setup, but has sold his lower range "plastic" Nikon lenses, as he calls them, in favour of mainly the "PRO" series.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 18:30 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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bluevellet: As much as I look forward to this camera and applaud many of its technical advances, I think it is still a mistake to restrict some of its key components to it.

For example, PDAF should trickle down to the other and lower models. It doesn't have to be the very same PDAF and insane continuous shooting as the EM1 mark II, but it can be what you have on the EM1 mark I 3 years ago or something like that.

It's fallacy to claim only stubborn 43 DSLR users and pros have a use for such features, a soccer mom can also enjoy nailing shots of their kids with increased accuracy and speed. I consider it a great missed opportunity that the upcoming EPL8, as pretty as it looks, isn't all that much different than the EPL7 before it, and then the EPL6 or the EPL5. PDAF could have been something a little more thrilling.

Which is why I've kept my PL5 and often use it alongside my OM5II, Small, discrete -especially with the 12f2 and 45f1.8 and still quite capable Especially with Panasonic now grudgingly adding in-body IS to some of its cameras, Four Thirds is really becoming a large and comprehensive system.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 18:19 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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Hibiscusbloom: The writing is on the wall for mirrored DSLRs.

Is there "common sense" in Hawaii. I sure hope that it doesn't take hold in that extraordinary place! Could mark the end of Spam and the uke!

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 18:04 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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Mlumiere: In general the new cameras have a term of technological life rather short, but very good lenses remain almost eternal, with a street value remains higher + more new used availability. I look first is the availability of lenses for a given camera format.

The best of them work pretty well on the EM-1, and should work even better on the EM-1II, I love my OM5II, but not when I want to use my FT lenses.

It does seem that the focus-range limiter WIILL work with FT lense, though not as precisely.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 18:00 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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bofo777: My 4/3 Lumix 25mm works great on present em1..it is the go to lens indoors with or without flash such as weddings and I don't think the new 25mm 1.2 is worth that much money if you already have a great lens with essentially same parameters….The 12-100 even if it has great range the 4.0 is the killer because again this lens is going to be used essentially for events and weddings and the bokeh and separation of subject is just not there……

Video clips are, more and more, becoming the norm, even for wedding. The 12-100 will be excellent for those. Especially if you have to shoot both video and stills, as I've had to, at some events.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 17:46 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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flip 21: I wonder if it can achieve the same low light video performance of the A6300? Also, why not a slow motion video mode? Could it still offer 1080p 120fps? Is the only thing that is missing...

If the video on the my OM5II is any indication, then that on the EM1II will be the cat's meow! While the video on my EM-1 is very usable, the superb IS on the 5II is almost like having a built-in steady cam.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 17:34 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: another winner .. from olympus
I would probably wait for em-5 equivalent with 4k and same ibis as this, bec I am not into fast af tracking or 15 fps shutter speed and I like the tiny hand-grips of em-5s.
but no doubt, this one is another step forward by olympus in almost each direction :)

Probably good advice for people to whom fast AF for older FT lenses is not essential, Owning both an EM-1 and OM5II, I find that the slightly lighter and -more important- slimmer and less and less angular body of the latter usually makes it the body I take along (cycling, walking, lectures, etc)

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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NeilJones: I always laugh when they say it's also geared towards a working pro sports shooter. Yeah a pro sports shooter would use 4/3 when so many great full frame sports camera's!

I know a few pro photographers. The bigger of the young ones still hang fifteen or twenty pounds of equipment (that's a top tier FF Nikon or Canon and a second, usually 2nd tierFF body and a few lenses). The older ones are very much in the market for something smaller and lighter because of back and neck problems, FF certainly has a place for detailed landscape photography and double-truck, perhaps cover photos. For most other uses the resolution, IQ, DR of mFT is more than adequate - just compare it to the equipment, film and paper the best photographers of yesteryear used to produce some of their best images of all time!

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 17:15 UTC

Does this work - and has it been tested - with cameras other than Nikon?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 16:17 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

The Canon ME20F-SH is a $27,000US toy.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 15:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo P1100407sml in Guy Parsons's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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NorCal Jim: I am familiar with scanning slides but I wondered how you were using the 60mm macro lens to capture slides. Your picture is certainly worth a thousand words.
Thanks for sharing!

How well does the quality this clever rig provides compare to a slide scanner? I have a Nikon Coolscan IV ED I bought used that works fairly well, but software problems and lack of support make it almost impossible to use for more than one slide at a time...and I have thousands.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 04:00 UTC
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (125 comments in total)
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tbcass: Looks like a nice bag but it appears to be way over priced. I was interested until I saw the price. I bet it could sell for $100 and still return a good profit. It's not like it's made of real leather like an old bag I bought back in the 70's. Here's some that probably costs a lot more to manufacture, offer better protection and costs less. I would rate it only 2 stars because of the price.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Hard-Watertight-Cases/ci/16460/N/4075788776

And these.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Shoulder-Gadget-Bags/ci/174/pn/2/N/4075788795

Apples and kumquats! There is absolutely no comparison between suitcase- style gear lockers like the Pelican series and gadget bags meant for active use while being carried.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 16:04 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1059 comments in total)
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nerd2: $1199 m43 camera without weather sealing?

So who's the target audience for this camera? Retro fans will prefer Fuji, compact camera advocates will pick 1" compacts, and value-focused people have enough cheap options to choose.

I do like weather sealing - live in Saskatoon, Canada and travel a bit - and also chose the OM5 (since replaced by the II and an EM-1) for that reason. But the small size of this camera makes it attractive as a supplement. It should be easy to slip in and out of a coat pocket and looks well-made enough to withstand the occasional sprinkle or flurry of snow.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1059 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: Did i mention it's a nice camera, but nothing awe inspiring.

The trick is to shoot RAW, then use all the scene modes that you want in PP.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 06:22 UTC
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