Ross the Fidller

Lives in Australia NSW, Australia, Australia
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On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1360 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: Bar none, the E-M1 mark II is camera of the year! What an amazing photographic precision instrument. It makes cameras like the A6500 and X-T2 look like mere toys in comparison! Bravo Olympus for creating a timeless masterpiece!

@Paul JM
That just sounds like a typical comment coming from someone with "a tiny peanut of a" brain.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 10:35 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1360 comments in total)
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jkgal: DP Review - what is the (equivalent) Depth of Focus for the AF tracking tests?
At least need to include lens used!

@Carey Rose - I didn't know there was a 50-140 F2.8 Pro lens, 'cause I just bought myself an M.ZD40-150mm F2.8 ED Pro lens. ;) (wink)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 06:28 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1360 comments in total)
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inti4444: The main reason I left Olympus , I had the EM-1 was that it had a terrible menu, after one 1 year i did not enjoy using this camera.
Only colors are very nice and pleasant, but also there I was missing something.
BTW at that time I found the em1 already overpriced!

I've got the world's smallest violin, and I'm playing it just for you.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 06:23 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1360 comments in total)
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Reop: this is the last pro camera in 4/3 manufactured by olympus

You're a bit late to that little discussion, being the E-5. Now we're discussing the μ4/3's Pro camera. :p

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 06:19 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1360 comments in total)
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ekaton: No progress in IQ. Have MFT sensors plateaued or are they being held back by Sony?
Besides inferiority in iso and DR, mft sensors are no match for aps-c and certainly not for FF in tonal transitions, acuity, textural details. The overall gap from best in class one inchers to mft seems to have narrowed, whereas mft seems to fall behind compared to best in class aps-c. When throwing price into the equation, things look not too tempting for this new contender.

You keep telling yourself if that makes you feel better, but that won't stop those that appreciate μ4/3's & see the value in this camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 05:58 UTC
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tokyojerry: It's not going to come cheap. I would (could) almost call it 'gouging the consumer on price'. Initial (best) pricing in Japan is going to be around ¥212,000. That easily equates to over $2,000 USD (body ONLY, btw). The brand new Sony α6500, also soon to be released in the same time frame (first week or so in December) will run about ¥140,000 JPY (roughly $1,310 USD) And technologically, the Sony has a larger APS-C and 24MP sensor to boot as well. Frankly, I really enjoy using my 'el cheapo' OM-D E-M10-II by comparison). What it comes down to, is it worth such a mark up in price to gain 4K (already have through my Panasonic G7 sidekick camera) and the other bells and whistles of the new Olympus OM-D E-M1-II? Like to have? You bet! Willing to pay? Hmmm.... I have Sony, Panasonic, Olympus equipment.

You're not just adding 4K to your E-M10Mk II though because it is heaps more than that on performance & usability & that is why those that need it will buy it (as well as those that just want it, with the money). I would like it, but I think other lenses may be a better option at this point in time (to go with my E-M1).

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 12:27 UTC

"We do not have Raw support for High Res Shot mode yet."
Although I believe Olympus Viewer 3 should now though (version 2.1).

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 22:42 UTC as 48th comment
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duartix: This article starts with utter nonsense. It's right there in the tile: "$2000+".
I could understand a price top limit, but a low limit? What sense is in that?
Do you know of any "Semi-Pro"/whatever that says "I need a new camera body, but because I'm a Semi-Pro I can't spend less than 2000$!" ?

Anyway, having said this, and considering dpreview says they selected "cameras with 50 or more megapixels geared perfectly for studio shooters" I don't see a reason either why the Olympus OM-1 Mark II wasn't included, even with reserves, as most of the time it can achieve a 50+ MP output in a studio shoot. Dpreview itself (when reviewing the OM-D E-M5 II, considered "the camera not only competing with the Nikon D810's level of detail capture but comfortably exceeding it in terms of color resolution".

Pkcpga. As a pro, you should also know that pro work isn't just about studio work, so your argument falls over there.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 13:26 UTC
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (151 comments in total)
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CanonM5fan: Ugghhh, Apple will lose customers, even ones like me who have used Macs since 1985. Instead of buying a $300 port adaptor, why not just use a previous generation MBP with all the ports you want? That's what I'm doing. I don't get a Touch Bar but oh well, never had one before anyways. I do however have a USB-A port and SD card slot that I use everyday. Apple is really blowing it lately. Don't even get me started on the lack of a headphone jack on the iPhone 7. I really don't like using adaptors of any kind. Not sure what Apple is thinking nowadays. This is the first time in ten years or so that I've really questioned a product decision of theirs.

They lost me a couple years ago when my generous family gave me an iPad Air for my birthday (my first Apple product). It is a pain to add files to it from my Windows laptop without that stupid iTunes syncing BS. I'll stick with my Windows 7 (I don't want the new BS from them either) & Android phone. At least I can just transfer files like it's a flash drive. So much easier!

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 03:37 UTC
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eNdie: Will this be usable with the in-body focus stacking?

Yes, as I have added below.
For the E-M1 it is in Menu 2, Bracketing, On >, Focus BKT, On >, Flash Charge Time, 0Sec to 30sec. The flash should be set to Manual & not at full power but at a level sufficient for lighting the subject for the aperture used etc., to keep the flash recharge time to a minimum. It can be a suck & see method though getting it right, as can the 'in camera' Focus Stacking be too, for the step size & DoF with each step, as well as the starting point.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 23:16 UTC
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tt321: Did not say anything about compatibility (or not - I guess not) with focus bracketing.

No, you don't & can't change the charging time on the flash at all, it is done in the camera Menu. For the E-M1 it is in Menu 2, Bracketing, On >, Focus BKT, On >, Flash Charge Time, 0Sec to 30sec. The flash should be set to Manual & not at full power but at a level sufficient for lighting the subject for the aperture used etc., to keep the flash recharge time to a minimum. It can be a suck & see method though.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 22:06 UTC
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tt321: Did not say anything about compatibility (or not - I guess not) with focus bracketing.

Jim, I don't know where you are coming from or which camera you use, but the present Olympus OM-D E-M1 does Focus Bracketing & Focus Stacking (in camera). If you want to know more then go here & read about it.
http://www.olympus.com.au/Products/Interchangeable-Lens-Cameras/Olympus-OM-D/OM-D-E-M1/Features/Versatile-Shooting-Modes

Obviously, the new E-M1 Mk II will be even better.
http://www.olympus.com.au/Products/Interchangeable-Lens-Cameras/Olympus-OM-D/E-M1-Mark-II/Features/More-Features

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 21:31 UTC
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tt321: Did not say anything about compatibility (or not - I guess not) with focus bracketing.

Really Jim? Then set the time longer!
EDIT: Of course you won't move the camera between each bracket frame, will you? ;) That would ruin it! :p

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
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tt321: Did not say anything about compatibility (or not - I guess not) with focus bracketing.

Now I'm "confused"? Your point does not seem to be relevant to the question, because the flash is compatible, so long as it is set to Manual & the focus bracketing Flash Charge Time is appropriately set (to allow the flash to recharge between each discharge, depending on the distance & output power level needed) so that each frame gets the same light, exposure.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 01:58 UTC
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tt321: Did not say anything about compatibility (or not - I guess not) with focus bracketing.

Stack - Merge. Same difference. You know what I meant! :p

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 23:07 UTC
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Jeff Peterman: That is a really good price for a twin lens macro. If it would work on a Canon body, I'd buy one!

If the TTL pins are isolated then it should work in Manual on any camera, but for macro photography I would want TTL although Manual is also needed at times as well (for fixed settings).

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 21:52 UTC
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tt321: Did not say anything about compatibility (or not - I guess not) with focus bracketing.

It should work particularly well with Focus Bracketing, but you also would need to specify the charge time between frames in the Focus Bracketing setup though, but as WGChsv says, you would need to use Manual Flash since each frame has to be exactly the same exposure to merge successfully.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 21:48 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: $2k. M4/3.

Lawd have mercy.

So much for the smaller, cheaper alternative to dslrs....ouch.

@JeffUlti
You can still by your E-M10 Mk II at quite an affordable price! What are you complaining about?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 00:31 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: $2k. M4/3.

Lawd have mercy.

So much for the smaller, cheaper alternative to dslrs....ouch.

I'm sure they have legitimate reasons to put the price up but come next year the price will start to look a little better (hopefully). They usually start out with an additional bonus such as a grip & battery etc, to make the initial purchase more worthwhile but later on, with lower prices, there are also bonuses or cashbacks, which is how I bought my E-M1 6 months later (June 2014). I hope something like that happens again.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 11:21 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: $2k. M4/3.

Lawd have mercy.

So much for the smaller, cheaper alternative to dslrs....ouch.

It was never going to be cheaper just because it's smaller. If you want a toy, go buy a toy.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:45 UTC
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