DAndison

Lives in United Kingdom Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.izelphotography.com
Joined on Nov 27, 2012

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whumber: How was the handling of the camera with gloves on? My experience in the past has been that most mirrorless bodies, E-M1 included, are very difficult to operate with heavy gloves due to the smaller size.

As Al Valentino Says, don't change your camera change your gloves. I tend to use fingerless glove / mitts. They have a mitt type cover that pulls over the fingerless glove. They're not to tight and will allow a pair of Extremities skinny gloves to go under them as well if needed.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 18:01 UTC
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bluevellet: They should take the A6500 on a similar trip. The weather sealing would likely fail but at least it wouldn't overheat.

Peiasdf

Yes I have. I also own the A6300 and the A7rii, hardly an Olympus fanboy. People are too quick to band out those words. If the EM1 mkii doesn't workout (which I doubt that will be the case), I wouldn't buy the A6500 over the A6300. Not enough difference between the two. By the time you sell the A6300 and buy the A6500 the difference is just not worth it. The A6300 is a really good camera as it is. But, it is FAR from being weather proof.

Edit. Just to say, the EM1 mkii won't replace my A7rii, it can't as it's just too good at what it does but it can't do what the EM1 mkii does in the places it can do it. Hence, I will be using both systems.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 17:52 UTC
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bluevellet: They should take the A6500 on a similar trip. The weather sealing would likely fail but at least it wouldn't overheat.

Fun 4 All
Agree, I also own the A6300 with the A7rii. The A7rii looks like it will take a little but I wouldn't trust the A6300 at all.

I've got a pre order in for the EM1 mkii and bought the 12-100 but I think I'll add the 40-150 as well after seeing some of these shots!

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 16:07 UTC
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Artpt: The noise level seems excessive for most all the shot....iso 500-1600....

Please comment EM1 users...I had an EM1 for 2 years and don't remember the noise this much.

Fun 4 All.
If you download a trail copy of Capture One Pro 10. Start off with NR and Details set to 0, then creep it up slightly. Most shots need between .5 to one full stop of exposure, slight S curve. For ISO 800 I was dropping NR from 50 to 20, Details from 50 to 10. No additional sharpening (for most), 4 contrast, 14 sat. This was normally a great starting point for the em1 mkii raws.

I think the had it on speed priority (2000) and forgot to adjust it as there were some odd settings used. The weather look dodgy so easy to get distracted and given the lack of contrast (overcast), the images look really good!

That 40-150 lens looks dam impressive as well!

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 15:58 UTC
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Artpt: The noise level seems excessive for most all the shot....iso 500-1600....

Please comment EM1 users...I had an EM1 for 2 years and don't remember the noise this much.

I've just downloaded a few raws and loaded them into C1 10 Pro. Either the in settings for internal jpgs are poor, JPG is poor or DPR's processing skills need some attention, serious attention.

The raw files give very good IQ (coming from a A7rii owner). Those jps have had the shadows lifted too far, too much sharpening mixed with too much NR. Criminal. Seriously, download a trial copy of C1 10 and take a look. I will never trust another image here again without checking out the raw file myself. The raws show under exposed shots that have been recovered in PP.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 15:10 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1385 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!

Technically, the DOF issues work both ways. If you need large depth of field, a smaller sensor makes it easier to obtain but harder (of course) if a shallow DOF is needed. So, rather than trying to use one sensor to fit all jobs perfectly, it is better to use two systems and use the right one for the job in hand. I now use fast primes on a FF system and zooms and long lenses on a m43 system. Horses for courses.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 09:27 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2165 comments in total)
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N135F2DC: Battery Solution: I would like to call everyones attention to this video by David Oaster in Australia. And he has some really good videos that are of interest to all Sony users. Copy and past this into your address line.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-Pro®-Rechargeable-replacing-description-Com­patibility/dp/B00S5FSZZO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=U­TF8&qid=1459749927&sr=8-1&keywords=ex-pr­o+sony+on+the+move

It's not something I'd need to travel with, it's just more convenient in the studio or for long stints of shooting video from a tripod. I carry 7 batteries for the 2 cameras when I travel. This allows for two days use with three spare so I have more than enough to cover during recharging.

Once you've used mirrorless you get into a habit of being more careful with your battery usage and now, it's not something I give a second thought to. I can easily go out for a full day in the mountains, one fresh battery in each camera and carry 2 spares. I rarely have to use the spares and shoot approx 300 images plus 20-30 footage clips on top. It would be nice to have a more powerful battery but it's low down on my "Wish list" in terms of how they may improve the A7rii in the future.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 09:40 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2165 comments in total)
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N135F2DC: Battery Solution: I would like to call everyones attention to this video by David Oaster in Australia. And he has some really good videos that are of interest to all Sony users. Copy and past this into your address line.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-Pro®-Rechargeable-replacing-description-Com­patibility/dp/B00S5FSZZO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=U­TF8&qid=1459749927&sr=8-1&keywords=ex-pr­o+sony+on+the+move

Tony's right. I use a 21,000+mah power pack that is equal to about 20 batteries. I use this for long studio shoots (when tripod mounted) and for shooting video. Especially video as that can use up a lot of power. It's worth buying a couple of them (£25 each) as they do take a while to recharge.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 07:52 UTC
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