Jan Hemels

Lives in Netherlands Alkmaar, Netherlands
Joined on Oct 13, 2010

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Continue your critical aproach please. My experiences with AF/Tracking with the E-M 5 are rather disappointing even compared with the last Olympus DSLR the E5.
I will only buy the E-M1 if it performs far better in this respect . Two K in Euro for Body only is very expensive compared to the E-M 5 which can be bought to day at 1400 Euro including PRO kit lens. I realise the E-M 5 is different but this one was also praised into the sky when introduced and tested !

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)
In reply to:

itaibachar: Oly needs to rethink their naming strategy.
It used to be OM-1, 2 etc.
Now its a weird bunch of letters and odd numbers.

have an Olympus EM 5 M II since 15 months with three Zuiko PRO lenses. I was - from the very start - very disappointed with its AF and tracking capabilities They were by far inferior to the Olympus E 5 DSLR! When using the Zuiko ED 300/f4 Pro lens it is even unusable ! Questions at my dealer's were not answered in a proper way and I was directed to an Olympus ambassasor but to no avail. I am very curious to know whether my experiences are unique and will the new EM 1 solve these problems ??

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 08:34 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)
In reply to:

itaibachar: Oly needs to rethink their naming strategy.
It used to be OM-1, 2 etc.
Now its a weird bunch of letters and odd numbers.

I have an Olympus EM 5 M II since 15 months with three Zuiko PRO lenses. I was - from the very start - very disappointed with its AF and tracking capabilities They were by far inferior to the Olympus E 5 DSLR! When using the Zuiko ED 300/f4 Pro lens it is even unusable ! Questions at my dealer's were not answered in a proper way and I was directed to an Olympus ambassasor but to no avail. I am very curious to know whether my experiences are unique and will the new EM 1 solve these problems ??

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 08:27 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (871 comments in total)
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Jan Hemels: Janneman
I bought this camera early spring and was shocked to find out a feature not even one single professional reviewer seemed to have noticed.
From standby it takes 2 to 3 seconds to activate the camera for a new shot.This makes it in my opnion totally unfit for a lot of photographers.
So far nobody has come up with a solution. The only way to get around this problem is keeping it atcivated. This can be done by 1. using live view 2. pressing the button half constantly. Another option is turning it off because then the start is much quicker. I do use the extra handgrip!
Another problem I met is that the Main Control Panel does not work as expected. If you want to change an item it seems very regularly changing the focus field alone.
I hope Olympus will soon come up with a solution or else I am forced to buy another camera for this really does not work with me !

Blue Velvet the quick sleep mode is standard OFF so that is no solution for the slow activation, I changed the release lag time from normal to short but the problem still remains.
The question has been brought to the attention of Olympus Holland many times but no reaction......
My advice to future buyers would be THINK TWICE

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 19:48 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (871 comments in total)
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Jan Hemels: Janneman
I bought this camera early spring and was shocked to find out a feature not even one single professional reviewer seemed to have noticed.
From standby it takes 2 to 3 seconds to activate the camera for a new shot.This makes it in my opnion totally unfit for a lot of photographers.
So far nobody has come up with a solution. The only way to get around this problem is keeping it atcivated. This can be done by 1. using live view 2. pressing the button half constantly. Another option is turning it off because then the start is much quicker. I do use the extra handgrip!
Another problem I met is that the Main Control Panel does not work as expected. If you want to change an item it seems very regularly changing the focus field alone.
I hope Olympus will soon come up with a solution or else I am forced to buy another camera for this really does not work with me !

Thank you Bluevellet, I will try when the camera is back from repair. Strange that nobody came up with this suggestion. The slow activation however remains but will occur less frequently and I will have to take along extra batteries.

About the Control Panel I meant the field with which you can change the focus area by moving a pointer, it is positioned below WB Auto. I assume the main dial is dedicated to this field and has to changed in the menu.............

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:34 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (871 comments in total)

Janneman
I bought this camera early spring and was shocked to find out a feature not even one single professional reviewer seemed to have noticed.
From standby it takes 2 to 3 seconds to activate the camera for a new shot.This makes it in my opnion totally unfit for a lot of photographers.
So far nobody has come up with a solution. The only way to get around this problem is keeping it atcivated. This can be done by 1. using live view 2. pressing the button half constantly. Another option is turning it off because then the start is much quicker. I do use the extra handgrip!
Another problem I met is that the Main Control Panel does not work as expected. If you want to change an item it seems very regularly changing the focus field alone.
I hope Olympus will soon come up with a solution or else I am forced to buy another camera for this really does not work with me !

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 17:56 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (866 comments in total)

I have the Original RX 100 and I experience great problems with the use of the screen in Sunny conditions so the viewfinder is a big step forward.
However I find it almost impossible to reach quality shots in the macro scene options as focusing remains a challenge

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 20:12 UTC as 86th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 comments in total)

At random in this review the names E5 and E-M5 are used when comparing .
Comparison is in my opinion only done with E-M5 and not with the last DSLR from Olympus the E5

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 18:13 UTC as 245th comment | 1 reply
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