erichK

Lives in Canada saskatoon, Canada
Joined on Oct 2, 2004

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  • As I noted above: It appears that other aspects of the cinema 4K, especially the 4:2:2 encoding do, indeed, greatly increase the quality, and are the reason for the very high bit-rate generated.
  • This is precisely the question I was asking: why should a format that only involves less than 10% more pixels, and only does so by widening the image-capture area, be any "sharper" ...and generate ...
  • The reason the Olympus mFT 1.4x shouldn't be mounted on other lenses is that its front optical element physically projects beyond its female mounting flange.  This means that it could be damaged ...
  • Just had an interesting message come up on the LCD of the mint used EM1ii I just bought from another Canadian, after inserting the DSTE RoHS "made in China" battery he'd tossed in: "Olympus ...
  • Is this based on any actual testing, or at least one experience?
  • What you say makes sense, and the well-over-$100, price does suggest that they *may* have the resources and have enough invested to eventually get it right.  Your information on their partial ...
  • Does seem to be a case of inconsistent results because of too-loose tolerances and insufficient quality control.  Very slight variances in perpendicularity, flatness or centring all of which can ...
  • Thank you for drawing this part of the DPR review to my attention.  It appears that other aspects of the cinema 4K, especially the 4:2:2 encoding do, indeed, greatly increase the quality, and are ...
  • Weather-sealing is not an option or luxury for those who live in locations like mine.
  • Thank you for the detailed explanation.  Cinema 4K is obvioulsy *a bit* better. But this difference seems to be small - a matter of 256x2160 pixels or a bit over half a megapixel in total image ...
  • Created discussion thread Cinema 4K versus 4K
    I am just setting up the video on my Olympus EM1ii, and came across a claim that the cinema 4K option gave a much higher quality than the 4K option, as indicated by the higher data transfer rate.  ...
  • Replied in Savingology...
    These are NOT Olympus batteries.  The photos of most of them are cunningly of their back side, which shows only the unprinted plastic housings.  However looking at some of the older models, which ...
  • As posted about a year ago, I had a similar experience with two Wasabi batteries; that is, they were hard to remove so must have swelled slightly, in my OM5ii.  I had used Wasabi for years with my ...
  • If the 12-100 had been a power zoom, I would have bought it immediately. One feature of many kinds of video is the need for a continuous shoot. This is why movie and video cameras have lenses with ...
  • Completely agree, based on my experiences with two copies of the lens.  The zoom range is adequate, and the small size and power zoo  make it a perfect adjunct to the OM5ii or Pen F for take ...
  • The effect of compensatory motion  of IBIS will invariably be amplified by resonate or reduced and even cancelled out at certain very high shutter speeds. This is why it is better to turn off IBIS ...
  • Replied in Good article
    Doesn't the EM1ii use PDAF as well as CDAF, like the EM1 did? erichK saskatoon, canada Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of ...
  • The Olympus cameras have always worked well for me, shooting, or being caught in storms, even blizzards.  One silly little, but nevertheless important point: always remember to have - and mount - ...
  • Hi, Erich! Right now the answer is no; however if Tony has time to compile one you should get an automatic notification of when it's ready. Hope this helps! Sincerely, Gary Gary L. ...
  • I have been happy with Gary Friedman's constant activity (his blogs, etcetera), consistent attempts to keep up with firmware (surely not easy!) and especially his quick answers to what must be a ...
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