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On article Olympus shows camera module concept (65 comments in total)

English version of OPC website here
http://opc.olympus-imaging.com/en/index.html

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:13 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
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Antonio Rojilla: In-Camera Digital Shift???

Really? Do they use the 5-axis IS to shift the sensor? Like Pentax cameras do (but I think they use it for star trailing or something astronomy related).

If this works, this feature alone will make me switch back to Olympus. Sounds too good, I hope someone can confirm how it works. I'll switch even if it's only image processing but with an updated Live View image of the final result excluding areas that would be cropped, but if the sensor shifts, wow, that would be amazing.

According to Robin Wong's blog http://robinwong.blogspot.co.uk/
"Due to the correction being done digitally, being processed in camera, the image will only be saved as JPEG, and the image resolution remains at 16MP (loss pixels are then being extra-polated"

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:42 UTC
On article Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial (277 comments in total)
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electrophoto: What I fail to understand is that at the budget both chevrolet and the marketing / video company has... and obviously the whole rig is more expensive then about a dozen of the A7s... why go for that option instead of other available options that are more specifically geared towards cinematographic work?

don't get me wrong, I quite like the A7s and it is actually something I might buy... but I'd do so especially because at its price point it's hard to find rivals...
but if I'd have the kind of funds to assemble the rig as shown, I don't think I'd really go for the a7S...

Or?

I can think of 3 reasons why they used this kit:
1) The marketing /video company received an inducement from Sony to use the A7S
2) The commercial needed to use the low light capabilities of the A7S
3) The video company filming the commercial see the A7S as being a useful addition to their equipment will need the Cinofllex rig to use it effectively. The rig isn't just for this commercial but will be part of its stock equipment.
I think the latter is the most likely. The cost of the kit will be amortised over many commercial/videos.
On the other hand someone may have just got a new toy (the A7S) and wanted to play with it.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 13:26 UTC
On article From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 (151 comments in total)
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kirintea: It is smallest and lightest ASP-C camera, but not smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera, Panasonic GM1 is smaller and lighter...

Panasonic GM1 is smaller than the Q7
Check out the image comparison here:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-gm1/4

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 10:11 UTC
On article 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) (437 comments in total)
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Photato: The first full color (24bit) Photo editing application for Windows PCs was Aldus Photostyler. It was made by a Taiwanese company called Ulead.
Adobe bought Aldus to get rid of competition forbidding Ulead to make another Photo editing app, but Ulead later released PhotoImpact. I've been using that program ever since version 1 and love it. Now it can be found almost for free since Corel, in turn bought Ulead and discontinued PhotoImpact in favor PaintShop Pro.
Down with monopolies.

I'm also a big fan of Ulead PhotoImpact and have been using it for years. I'm been using v12 on my Windows 8 machine today. I have to admit though that since it hasn't been updated for a few years and is never likely to be again it's not a programme I would recommend to others.
These days I do my development in Lightroom and only use PhotoImpact if I want to "photoshop" the image.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 17:27 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1505 comments in total)
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(unknown member): History repeating: the Tiger I (or II) had a huge 88 mm gun (like the sensor on the D800) but was a sluggish and non-reliable (mechanichally) piece of machinery. It was devastating however, but only in open field and in perfect conditions. The Pershing tank was a very good all-rounder (like the Canon 5D Mk III), but even if it was reliable, relatively quick and had a powerful gun it was perceived as "inferior" to the Tiger, and arived very late. And, in the end, the T-34 (OM-D) was the one that made the difference. Ha-haaaa... Cheers! :)

@ illy "one on one neither were a match ..."

Which is why they weren't used one on one. Ignoring how a tank (or camera) is used when determining which is best is poor methodology.

With respect to WWII tanks the outcome is known. The German Tiger and Panther tank force was bested by the Allied Sherman & T-34 tanks.

The tank analogy is of course a false analogy as the OM-D and D800 are not in conflict, except perhaps in this poll. They represent alternative approaches to photography but neither of them precludes the existence nor devalues the worth of the other.

For me and the way I use a camera, the OM-D is better than the D800 or a PhaseOne P65+ despite having the worst image quality of the three.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2012 at 14:35 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1505 comments in total)
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(unknown member): History repeating: the Tiger I (or II) had a huge 88 mm gun (like the sensor on the D800) but was a sluggish and non-reliable (mechanichally) piece of machinery. It was devastating however, but only in open field and in perfect conditions. The Pershing tank was a very good all-rounder (like the Canon 5D Mk III), but even if it was reliable, relatively quick and had a powerful gun it was perceived as "inferior" to the Tiger, and arived very late. And, in the end, the T-34 (OM-D) was the one that made the difference. Ha-haaaa... Cheers! :)

I see the OM-D as Sherman rather than the T-34. Have you seen the build quality of a T-34, rough to say the least (very effective tank though). The Sherman was much better engineered and built. It was inferior to the German Tiger and Panther tanks in almost every way but when used with the right tactics won the day.

What I would like to see is the OM-D equivalent of a Sherman Firefly. This was a British modification of a Sherman which had a huge 17" antitank gun crammed into it. It was a superb Tiger killer but not much good at other tank duties.

Take an OM-D, fit an oversized high resolution sensor with a matching fixed fast lens. It could "out gun" the D800 but would be much less versatile than a normal OM-D. Call it the OM-D Firefly

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2012 at 12:47 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1505 comments in total)

By brand it's:-

Nikon > Olympus > Sony > Canon

Not the order I would have predicted at the start of the year but probably a fair reflection of this years releases. Canon haven't been inspiring this year.

My vote went to the OM-D as it is a transformational camera.

In 2009 I made a list of my requirements for a mirrorless camera and the OM-D is the first camera to surpass them all. There is now a mirrorless system for me. I said bye-bye to my DSLR. My camera bag is much lighter and photograph somehow more fun.

It should be noted that the new m4/3 lenses have amplified the enjoyment that the OM-D brings.

The Nikon D800 is the current best FF camera but still isn't as good as Medium Format and hasn't really crossed any thresholds since last years best FF camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 19:53 UTC as 242nd comment
On article User Guide: Getting the most out of the Olympus E-M5 (272 comments in total)
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Alexander Vienna: Enabling the Super Control Panel for fast settings changes
Hello, I do not understand this.... it does not work...
anybody here how can help?

The Super Control Panel is one of our favorite user interfaces - it puts all your key settings on a single screen, making it easy to check or change your setup. On the E-M5 it's been made even better by being made touch sensitive, meaning you can simply hit OK to bring the screen up, tap the setting you wish to change, then spin the dial to change it. Alternatively, you can press 'OK' to see a list of available settings.

Strangely, though, Super Control Panel isn't enabled, by default, in the E-M5's live view settings. We think this is one of the most important single changes you can make for making the shooting experience faster and more enjoyable.

Enable the SCP in the menu as described in the article and exit the menus.

When in live view press the "OK" button. This brings up one of the control panels (Live Control, Live SCP, Live Guide) depending on which you have enabled in CustomD>Control Settings for the mode you are in (PASM etc.).

Once one of the control panels is displayed, then you can use the "info" button to scroll between them.

The camera remembers the last control panel used and opens that control panel the next time you press the "OK" button in live view.

Hope this helps

Link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 17:28 UTC
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