RSSrsvp

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RSSrsvp: One of the reasons I purchased the E-M5 ll was because of it's all metal weatherproof body which is rock solid. I really hope that they don't tinker with perfection.

Was it a M5 or a M5 Mark ll?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 18:57 UTC
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RSSrsvp: One of the reasons I purchased the E-M5 ll was because of it's all metal weatherproof body which is rock solid. I really hope that they don't tinker with perfection.

Yes, it was the E-M1 ad not the E-M1 Mark ll.

Now back to our original programming, the all metal body of the E-M5 Mark ll gives you a really solid build as was written in all of the reviews when the camera was first released. I really hope that they don't cheapen this in the Mark lll.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 12:56 UTC
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RSSrsvp: One of the reasons I purchased the E-M5 ll was because of it's all metal weatherproof body which is rock solid. I really hope that they don't tinker with perfection.

The E-M1 was infamous for having the defective strap lugs. The E-M5 Mark ll did not have this issue. If it happened to your friend it was a isolated case.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 04:42 UTC

One of the reasons I purchased the E-M5 ll was because of it's all metal weatherproof body which is rock solid. I really hope that they don't tinker with perfection.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2019 at 23:10 UTC as 16th comment | 9 replies
On photo Yeovilton 2018 in the Airshow challenge (24 comments in total)

Fabulous shot, where was it taken?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2018 at 13:37 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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D135ima: I think must happen revision of the rugged compact segment in the direction of improving iq and Olympus got close to this. They have Raw and 2.0 aperture, but this is not enough. Next step is bigger sensor - and this really will stand out rugget compacts in comparison with smartphones and action cameras, Maybe 1" is to big for zoom lens in compact body, but 1/1.7 or 2/3 with some sacrifice to long end - is pretty good perspective. The problem is.... Where is Olympus can get the modern 1/1.7 or 2/3 sensor with all this PDAF and 4k ? The 1/1.7 compacts have died out long time ago. Is there only P20 pro, but apparently it's some kind of exclusive sensor, and most likely it's not very cheap

Right now Olympus has the TG-5 on sale for only $379 and they are also giving you a case and SD card as part of the promotion.
http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/digitalcameras/tough/tg-5.html

At that $379 price they have the opportunity to sell a large numbers of cameras. Yes there is room on top of $379 but I submit to you that it is going to attract a very small audience and at $800-$1000 it may not be sustainable for any manufacturer to pursue.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2018 at 14:02 UTC
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D135ima: I think must happen revision of the rugged compact segment in the direction of improving iq and Olympus got close to this. They have Raw and 2.0 aperture, but this is not enough. Next step is bigger sensor - and this really will stand out rugget compacts in comparison with smartphones and action cameras, Maybe 1" is to big for zoom lens in compact body, but 1/1.7 or 2/3 with some sacrifice to long end - is pretty good perspective. The problem is.... Where is Olympus can get the modern 1/1.7 or 2/3 sensor with all this PDAF and 4k ? The 1/1.7 compacts have died out long time ago. Is there only P20 pro, but apparently it's some kind of exclusive sensor, and most likely it's not very cheap

There is only so much the average customer will pay for a specialized type of camera like this with the key word being "average". IMO the Olympus gives you a great bang for the buck!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 16:21 UTC
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SushiCub: Nothing wrong with it but the lenses might need to be silver, I don't know if it looks as good with a black lens (I'm becoming a fashion police)

IMO a black lens goes with any camera body and this would be a non issue.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 14:42 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (619 comments in total)
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happy guardian: It is a good camera but too bad for Olympus no one at least here in North America is going to buy it. People prefer the entry level Canon T6 or Nikon D3400 which has the best sensor of 'em all entry level cameras.

Actually the Oly 12-40mm f2.8 Pro gets excellent reviews and even does a really good job on macro shots. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (619 comments in total)
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Mister J: Looks nice, though the 20mp sensor might have added a dash of cream. Confirms my liking of M43 for compactness, and a choice of maker and lenses.

If you really want to save money and don't need 4k video look for deals on the E-M10 Mark ll. Now that the Mark lll has been announced the sales on the Mark ll to clear inventory will surely follow.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 16:03 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (619 comments in total)
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happy guardian: It is a good camera but too bad for Olympus no one at least here in North America is going to buy it. People prefer the entry level Canon T6 or Nikon D3400 which has the best sensor of 'em all entry level cameras.

Your prices are a little off. The A7 ll which was released in March, 2015 + 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 lens is currently $1698. The E-M1 Mark ll and the 12-40mm f2.8 Pro is currently $2698. You may be correct about the Sony's sensor (24mp vs. 20mp) but the Oly glass is definitely superior and the E-M1 mark ll outperforms the Sony in many areas. .

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 17:27 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (619 comments in total)
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happy guardian: It is a good camera but too bad for Olympus no one at least here in North America is going to buy it. People prefer the entry level Canon T6 or Nikon D3400 which has the best sensor of 'em all entry level cameras.

stomrunner, this review is about the E-M10 Mark lll and not the E-M1 Mark ll but out of curiosity, which pro lenses are you referencing that would make the Sony bundle 50% less expensive?

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 17:00 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (619 comments in total)
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happy guardian: It is a good camera but too bad for Olympus no one at least here in North America is going to buy it. People prefer the entry level Canon T6 or Nikon D3400 which has the best sensor of 'em all entry level cameras.

Yes there are many cameras with larger sensors but you are getting a great bang for the buck in m43, especially when you factor in the number of lenses available at reasonable prices.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 12:47 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (619 comments in total)
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Mister J: Looks nice, though the 20mp sensor might have added a dash of cream. Confirms my liking of M43 for compactness, and a choice of maker and lenses.

The E-M10 Mark lll is their opening price point for the OM-D lineup and I have no doubt that when they release the E-M5 Mark lll next year that more advanced body will be 20mp.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (619 comments in total)
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Tom Caldwell: Yay! Tilt lcd ....

Just when it seemed that maybe fully articulated screens had taken over.

I was waiting for you to say that, you couldn't resist! lol

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 17:37 UTC
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RSSrsvp: Allison Johnson selected the Oly 12-40mm f2.8 Pro but in the comments made it sounded like it was just an above average lens. This lens is considered one of the best in the m43 ecosystem with fabulous IQ throughout. It does everything from landscape to street shooting to portrait and is even really good at macro. IMO the sweet spot is f4.0-f5.6 but there is nothing wrong with the shots I have taken at f2.8. For m43 users the Oly 12-100mm f4.0 is a close second and might be #1 if it were faster depending on how heavy that would make the lens.

Hi Tommi,
I said it was really good at macro shots. We all know that it is not a true dedicated type macro lens.

I believe that we both agree that Allison's comment, "Really, it’s not special in any way except that it’s a solid standard zoom for a system I like" understated the true quality of the shots achieved using it. I totally agree with you that the sharpness and details are excellent!!

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 16:50 UTC

Allison Johnson selected the Oly 12-40mm f2.8 Pro but in the comments made it sounded like it was just an above average lens. This lens is considered one of the best in the m43 ecosystem with fabulous IQ throughout. It does everything from landscape to street shooting to portrait and is even really good at macro. IMO the sweet spot is f4.0-f5.6 but there is nothing wrong with the shots I have taken at f2.8. For m43 users the Oly 12-100mm f4.0 is a close second and might be #1 if it were faster depending on how heavy that would make the lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 13:49 UTC as 188th comment | 2 replies
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RSSrsvp: When I was a teenager my 2 favorite magazines were Popular Photography and Playboy. Both are victims of our times and I have fond memories of reading both of them from cover to cover. Yes, I said I read them! :)

Let us not forget the great jokes every month that were on the backside of the centerfold pullout.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 03:53 UTC

When I was a teenager my 2 favorite magazines were Popular Photography and Playboy. Both are victims of our times and I have fond memories of reading both of them from cover to cover. Yes, I said I read them! :)

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 03:41 UTC as 147th comment | 3 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1396 comments in total)
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kai0815: I don't get why so many are complaining about the price and even worse: dpreview seems to join in by identifying "value" as the greatest weakness of the E-M1 II in their table in the conclusions. I know we shouldn't stress these ratings too much, but compared to the D500 the following is quite surprising:
Can somebody explain, why the "value" of the obviously comparable D500 (listed at dpreview for $2000) is around 90% and E-M1 II gets only 50% "value" for the same price?

You raised a valid point and I would like to know how much they deducted from the score for the "value" weakness. Also they knocked the Oly menus which can be customized as little or as much as you wish. How much did the menus cost the E-M1 Mll in arriving at that 85% score?

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 13:24 UTC
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