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Rhawi Dantas: Ricoh, if you are listening bring a GR with an 35mm equiv. lens. While at it slap a 24mp sensor and we are done.

I volunteer as tribute for testing. (hard job but someone has to do it.´).

I'd be very interested in a WR version, be it 35 or 40, I'm already used to the latter with my GM1+20mm but it's no big deal either way... Something more pocketable would be appealing tho.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 15:22 UTC
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Rhawi Dantas: Ricoh, if you are listening bring a GR with an 35mm equiv. lens. While at it slap a 24mp sensor and we are done.

I volunteer as tribute for testing. (hard job but someone has to do it.´).

That'd be lovely, haven't people been asking for that for eons tho?

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 19:43 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (152 comments in total)
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princecody: Wonder why Panasonic didn't release any alternative to the Olympus 25mm Pro or Olympus 17mm?

They probably will at some point, considering the Nocticron was followed by the PL12 f1.4... Tho they do have the PL15 f1.7. I guess the three new PL zooms took precedence, they'll definitely fill out Panasonic's zoom catalog quite nicely...

I do hope either Oly or Pana make a Pro/PL 17 at some point tho. The Oly 17's IQ is inferior to the pancake 20mm's, which has it's own AF quirks, and thus there's basically no 'ideal' 35mm EFL prime despite the gluttony of options M4/3 offers overall.

Anything else in that range is either notably wider (PL15), tighter, or MF... I'd argue Oly should've started there actually, for 25mm we already had two f1.4 alternatives with AF (Sigma and the PL), an f1.7 (Pana), and an f1.8 (Oly).

I guess they figure a 50mm EFL is still popular enough to even out the increased competition at that FL, tho I personally disagree... Even those with means will still eye the f1.4 alternatives (never mind the 3x f0.95 alternatives), a Pro 17 would've stood alone basically.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 19:12 UTC
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bmwzimmer: EOS M5 does have a certain charm to it. If I was to recommend an all around camera for someone like a soccer mom who doesn't know photography very well and also likes to shoot some video, I'd highly recommend the M5. This is the same customer who will never use anything other than the kit lens and perhaps add a slow telephoto and shoot in Auto all the time. It will likely outsell the next closest competitor 5:1 if not more as this camera will be available at every Costco/Walmart/Target

I'd argue Panasonic's G80 is just as capable a contender, with a well thought out touch UI as well, and much better lens selection... Plus 4K, sealing, etc. Panasonic marketing in the U.S. is atrocious tho (even by the low standards of other mirrorless players), I wouldn't be surprised if anything (even Oly M4/3 bodies) outsell it 1:5 and the price ends up slashed in half by next summer.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 16:57 UTC
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Jim Salvas: Micro four thirds seems to have had a pretty good Photokina, not only with the announcements of new cameras and lenses from the two leaders, but also from the entry of new players. The announcement of the Laowa 7.5 f/2 lens had a lot of people on the m43 forum excited and it doesn't hurt that there is now another body manufacturer with the YI M1.

I think it's funny the YI M1 is now at the top of the DPR "Most Popular Cameras" list, ahead of the Canon 5D Mark IV, but as an m43 user it is nice to see new competition in this format.

The 7.5/2 & PL8-18 f2.8-4 (both supposedly coming out early next year) were probably the most interesting announcements for me personally since I got into M4/3 3-4 years ago... That probably has more to do with my FL preference than anything else tho.

I'm somewhat disappointed Oly didn't disclose a roadmap for other f1.2 primes tho, I'm hoping that prospect isn't intrinsically tied to the 25/1.2 sales... Keeping the faith for a fast/sealed/no compromise 17mm! Either in an Oly Pro or PL guise, has to be inevitable... Pretty please?

Bodies keep advancing, that's just par for the course, specs for both flagships were somewhat vague tho (Pana more so, not surprising) and the hand held HR I was skeptical of but many swore was coming is still missing in action...

I really hope those ultra wides don't disappoint, my wallet disagrees, he might be hurting ad the start of 2017!

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 16:41 UTC
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Achiron: "alongside the new dual quad core TruePic VIII Image Processor with four CPU cores and four image processing cores that achieve image processing speeds approximately 3.5 times faster than the TruePic VII Processor."

I'm not sure what Olympus meant in their releases and I'm not sure I'm getting to the bottom of this sentence - Does it mean that actually it is akin to a BIGlittle octa core? or it's an SoC with 2 cpus, each oh them has 4 physical cores, (in arm I suppose), and there is gpu with "just" 4 cores?

I asked on m43 forums, but reply here will get more exposure - does anyone got reliable information regarding how our cameras work in hardware level? what SoC does the D5 uses? Is the buffer a DDR3? 4? clocking? I effectively got an incredible machine near me, my Olympus pen. It can record MOV and encode it at 24mbps, and write it, and provide live view and FW that allows me to rotate knobs in video without interrupting - yet I got no clue what's really under the good.

Do you?

I think it's more their ideology than patents, camera makers source as many components from other outside manufacturers as say, a phone or laptop maker, yet those still find plenty of ways to differentiate.

I dunno that hacking would really reveal much, cameras just aren't built to expose that kinda info thru any software means... I'd argue the PC interface is one of the more primitive and closed down aspects of cameras.

iFixit/LensRentals style tear downs with detailed shots of all chips would probably reveal more... To take it a step beyond that we'd need Chipworks style scans of the chip internals and/or the press to actually PRESS the manufacturers to disclose more details.

Most camera makers aren't gonna allow you to disassemble loaners tho and even LensRentals seems somewhat tied down by NDAs and manufacturer relationships.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 16:31 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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exapp: Any word as to how user customization's will be backed up? And will this feature be extended backwards to the rest of the OMD range?

Have Oly any firmware feature announcements for the OMD E-M5 Mark II :)

Probably thru a PC application, I wouldn't get my hopes up for further updates of older OM-D bodies tho I'd certainly welcome them.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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photomedium: If you pitch an M43 camera as being small and super fast I wouldn't show it looking like a D5 with huge f1.2 lenses. The whole setup seems to be the size of a d810.
I am not sure if the iso is good enough for sports either.
Other than that is a fantastic piece of hardware.

It's not the size of a D810 at all, even looking at it from the front where the difference is far smaller than from profile, 'end of story'.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Carey Rose;

I asked DPR multiple times with no response. Can you please ask Olympus if there is a plan to makes the HDR is not being fixed @ISO 200?

I have EM5.2, and the HDR is being fixed @ISO 200 just like this just released EM1.M2.

While we're at it, did anyone check whether it enables EC with auto ISO in Manual like the PEN-F? No need for a dedicated dial with the 2x2 switch... I'm glad it's still there, hoping it's been put to better use!

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 16:14 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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maxnimo: I can't help wondering what cameras will be like 15 years from now.

It's easy to claim the Japanese companies will meet their doom (tho I seriously doubt the big two, or the 4 big mirrorless players, will ALL be gone)... It's trickier to suggest what would supplant them, and no, phones by themselves and in their current form factor wouldn't.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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Old Ed: The hardware in this looks very nice, even though it seems to be drifting towards big-camera territory. I'll look forward to seeing if there are significant UI/menu improvements. DPR has described Olympus' menus as somewhere between train-wreck and nightmare (not exactly their words) for a long time now.

Sony's aren't much better, Panasonic's are far better to the uninitiated... Oly's aren't actually that bad once you've gotten used to them, which sounds like a cliche or like I'm making excuses for them, but I'm actually not...

Their biggest problem isn't necessarily their organisational logic, it a actually makes sense once you get it and I'm not sure you could simplify it much given the vast degree of customisation they offer compared to others...

Their biggest issue are actually the basics. The iconography and description of many many items is totally non-descrip or uselessly vague. If they cleaned a lot of that up they wouldn't need a total menu overhaul like some people want, and it'd take a lot less time.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 16:09 UTC
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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?

Oly isn't particularly great at marketing their situational size advantages, and many of their lens designs (most recent and older zooms I'd say, outside the 9-18) don't seem to go for small to the degree that Panasonic often does... Luckily they both coexist in the same system and Oly still has a whole line of even smaller bodies along with smaller grip accessories.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 16:04 UTC
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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.

Agreed, you can argue this trickle down will 'obviously' happen and with the Oly of old it would've, the Oly of today is behaving more like the Pana of old tho. Both the E-M5 II AND the PEN-F came out well AFTER the E-M1, with no OSPDAF. Meanwhile Panasonic has released nearly half a dozen bodies with DFD...

I own an E-M5 II, GM1, and GF6 btw, before anyone calls me a fan boy for either brand. I still picked the E-M5 II over the GX8 over other reasons (size, shutter shock, unique features), but some form of PDAF on smaller Oly bodies is long overdue. It'll be interesting to find out more info about how this sensor was sourced.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 16:00 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: The size: m4/3 system was created to minimize the size and weight of bodies and lenses. But this body is almost of the same size with D7200. So, why not to purchase an APS-C camera instead?

Most APS-C mounts outside of Fuji's don't have the variety of lens choices that M4/3 do, and I'm talking about both mirrorless AND DSLR. AFAIK most other systems don't have the variety of body choices either, I can pair an OM-D with a Pana GM to keep a second lens ready at all times with almost no loss in IQ... That means a lot to me, in conjunction with some of the smaller system lenses it makes for an ultra versatile system.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:55 UTC
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PanchoVilla: That camera looks huge. Why should I dump my DSLR, if the cameras are the same size? What's the advantage again?

That same camera coexists in a system with something like the GM1, and I can take the 12-32 pancake from the GM1 and mount it on this or the 25/1.2 announced alongside this and mount it on the GM1 (there's dozens of less extreme scenarios in between those examples). That ability for the system to scale up and down was a huge selling point for me, doesn't mean it'll appeal to everyone tho.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:45 UTC
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Tiefenunschärfe: I like the features of this camera very much, but I dislike this tiny sensor.

The sensor size enables the unique catalog of M4/3 lenses, which is arguably one if it's biggest two or three advantages at this point. You won't find anything sized like the 9-18 & 35-100 f4-5.6 in other systems... Even tho I lust after some of the new larger lenses too, those half dozen lenses under 2x2" that I already own are still the backbone of that system for me. For others it'll be the f2.8 zooms the size of DSLR kit zooms and f4 zooms, etc etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:42 UTC
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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 :)

I think Oly seriously needs to think about moving their TotL tracking abilities (which means a sensor with OSPDAF) to their smaller bodies, everyone else has (including Panasonic with DFD).

If they release another $800+ F or PEN without improved tracking the E-M5 II would probably be my first and last Oly body. It used to be Panasonic that played this kinda game, segregating too much for their high end body...

Other than that I like a lot of what Oly is doing (even if their PEN pricing is still bizarre), but either the E-M5 II or the PEN-F should've had something to compete with regards to C-AF vs the G7/GX85/G85, a6000/6300/etc.

Smaller body shouldn't inherently mean compromised feature set... Smaller buffer, slower burst rate, sure... But there's a big functional gap between their OSPDAF E-M1 bodies and the rest.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:38 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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Thomas Karlmann: The Oly guy missed, I think, the opportunity to mention the Pro Shooting mode where 14 frames can be captured once the shutter is half depressed -- certainly a help in getting those ball-hitting-the-bat shots we see.

A video still frame would be lower res (8MP), more prone to artifacts, would have less adjustment leeway (stuck with a JPEG rather than RAW), and often means compromised AF compared to burst stills C-AF... You clearly have no use for that kinda feature but you also show a clear misunderstanding of it's usefulness and raison d'etre, so why even bother commenting on it?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:28 UTC
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Everythingis1: Am I seeing things wrong, or is that camera just as big as the full frame mirrorless Sony lineup? Maybe Sony needs to make F5.6/F8 zoom lenses to compete with M4/3.

If Sony actually built some smaller/slower lenses the size of M4/3 stuff I'd take a second look at them instead of augmenting my existing M4/3 kit with one f1.2 prime.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:24 UTC
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Narretz: I wonder why dpreview hasn't reported on the development announcement of Panasonic's three Leica 2.8-4 zooms? (8-18, 12-60, 50-200) I assume there wasn't an official announcement, but it sure is worht a mention.
Especially since the 12-60 2.8-4 is almost a direct competitor to the 12-100 4.

Ehh, it probably competes as much with the existing 12-50 and 12-60 kit zooms, even if they're slower (both are also sealed), as with the 12-100... Never mind the existing f2.8 zooms. Those that want the range will go for the 12-100 for sure... To me it seems to carve it's own niche more so than the rest.

I agree tho, at least a photo of the PL lenses under development would've been nice. At first I thought Panasonic must've kept this pretty low key but Lenstip (their German counterpart rather) even had a shot of a roadmap that was presumably projected during a press event...

I was shocked that said roadmap slide had the PL12-60 coming out later THIS YEAR and the 8-18 early next year (50-200 listed as 'under study'). For one thing, any kind of roadmap from Panasonic has been non existent over the last three years, they just stopped doing it and started dropping things out of the blue instead.

OTOH the release of the 25/1.7 and even the 100-400 happened relatively quickly after they were announced to be "under development", so I guess the timing isn't totally shocking. If they're really coming out that soon I would've expected at least some coverage from DPR. The 8-18 was probably the most exciting thing at the show for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:21 UTC
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