Benzy

Joined on Mar 24, 2019

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Benzy: Great offering from Olympus tainted by the plastic build. No chance Olympus did this to save weight. They did it to save costs and to protect their other overpriced models. Really no excuse. Plastics are fine, but not good enough at this price point. From what I understand the bottom plate is even plastic. No excuse for that.

That's great. Olympus cameras are now made of plastic. "Smart move".

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 22:14 UTC
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Benzy: Great offering from Olympus tainted by the plastic build. No chance Olympus did this to save weight. They did it to save costs and to protect their other overpriced models. Really no excuse. Plastics are fine, but not good enough at this price point. From what I understand the bottom plate is even plastic. No excuse for that.

No argument there. Still, Sony's midrange line of cameras outperform Olympus's high end cameras in IQ, AF, and speed. And most cost less than plastic E-M5iii. Fuji is on a completely different level than Olympus in terms of most metrics.

Regardless, my comment is not about the E-M5iii being a bad camera. It's about the wildly insulting decision to degrade the battery and make the camera out of plastic. Which there's no excuse for, and I think you know that deep down. The E-M5iii could have been a standout camera if Olympus werent so insecure about cannibalizing their dated high end lines. $1200 minimum buy in for PDAF is a slap in the face. Sans weather sealing, this camera is what the E-M10 iv should be if Olympus had anything else to offer. But they dont. It may be a nice upgrade to the horribly outdated E-M5ii and wildly overpriced E-M1x, but compared to what's out there from other makers, it's DOA. Only M43 faithful should consider it.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 15:45 UTC
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Benzy: Great offering from Olympus tainted by the plastic build. No chance Olympus did this to save weight. They did it to save costs and to protect their other overpriced models. Really no excuse. Plastics are fine, but not good enough at this price point. From what I understand the bottom plate is even plastic. No excuse for that.

Sure thing, Marty. What ever you need to tell yourself.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 13:30 UTC
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Benzy: Guessing this will delay Sony’s penetration into the pro sports market another decade. Sony needs a real pro body. One day...

Needs no explanation. Sony can’t get any significant amount of sports pros to use their equipment as is. This just seals the deal. Pros will likely use this camera for 5-8 years minimum who Sony is still dking around with the a7 chassis.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 15:25 UTC

Guessing this will delay Sony’s penetration into the pro sports market another decade. Sony needs a real pro body. One day...

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 04:44 UTC as 212th comment | 2 replies
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Benzy: Great offering from Olympus tainted by the plastic build. No chance Olympus did this to save weight. They did it to save costs and to protect their other overpriced models. Really no excuse. Plastics are fine, but not good enough at this price point. From what I understand the bottom plate is even plastic. No excuse for that.

Marty, it's really difficult to be jealous of 2016 tech in a plastic body for $1200.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 00:00 UTC

Great offering from Olympus tainted by the plastic build. No chance Olympus did this to save weight. They did it to save costs and to protect their other overpriced models. Really no excuse. Plastics are fine, but not good enough at this price point. From what I understand the bottom plate is even plastic. No excuse for that.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2019 at 19:56 UTC as 153rd comment | 14 replies
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Bigsensorisbest: I know were in longer product cycles now , but is this it? This is going to make olympus a key player again?

That’s what gets me. This is essentially a repackaging of a 2016 camera. And this will be THE midrange model from Oly until 2023.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 13:37 UTC
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Benzy: This is the 100 year anniversary model? Yeah, well. Ok.

I guess Oly shooters should be happy to not have to pay $2000 for PDAF. Besides that what’s different from the last model from 4 years ago?

Oz, yawn. This is 2016 technology. Super lame camera imo.

And what the heck with that 16 mp epl10?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 13:34 UTC

This is the 100 year anniversary model? Yeah, well. Ok.

I guess Oly shooters should be happy to not have to pay $2000 for PDAF. Besides that what’s different from the last model from 4 years ago?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 06:09 UTC as 340th comment | 5 replies

Damn, this almost supersedes Olympus's E-M1x for the best corporate recycle program of 2019.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 23:26 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
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