Grimstod

Joined on Jan 21, 2019

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I hope Olympus aggressively pursues computational photography. Maybe even add in a built in stacking solution for astrophotography.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2021 at 11:55 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4 PRO (218 comments in total)
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Funny Valentine: This new lens looks nice and performs nicely but it's such a wasted potential and waste of r&d resources. With the size of that 8-25 thing they could've made a 7mm f/1.2 prime lens.

Just by looking at how successful the little laowa 7,5mm is, it's beyond belief that m43 to this date doesn't have a bright ultra wide angle prime lens made by Panasonic or Olympus. But instead m43 has a gozillion of overlapping zoom lenses.

I at first thought a lot like Funny Valentine. However once I purchased the 8mm f1.8 I could see why oly has not made anything else. The 8mm fills the need plenty well enough. I would be a waist or resources to develop-something close to it.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2021 at 12:47 UTC
On article Head to Head: Apple Final Cut Pro vs Adobe Premiere Pro (246 comments in total)
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zakk9: Comparing video editing software without including DaVinci Resolve is like comparing mirrorless cameras without including Sony. I went from Premiere Pro to Resolve a year ago, not so much because the latter is free (although the Adobe subscription model sucks), but because it's easier to use and reduces my editing time.

I wish I could switch however work requires premier pro so I cannot divide up my resources between two programs.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2021 at 12:44 UTC
On article Here's the Olympus PEN E-P7 and here's what it means... (392 comments in total)
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Tango 55: No EVF? Then, DOA.

Doe the phone have one? They are the best selling cameras today.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2021 at 13:44 UTC
On article Here's the Olympus PEN E-P7 and here's what it means... (392 comments in total)
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Rand Fotogott: This camera is mostly for the Asian market. The E-PLx and E-Px models are used everywhere in Japan.

Its insane to me that Olympus left off PDAF again though. Maybe the extra cost for the license and sensor is too high?

Its a different and altogether more expensive sensor so finding it in this low priced option seams a good explanation for the absence.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2021 at 13:44 UTC
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silentstorm: The ADC is only 10bit.

I understand the pixel is very small and having more bit depth is a waste, but still... if Samsung could make it 12bit, they would have a better marketing opportunity saying that you get DSLRs' gradation smoothness in the pic qualities.

:-D

Magnar is right.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2021 at 15:55 UTC
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Disdain: It is all marketing really. A good quality 1/1.7 12mp sensor with a decent lens that actually covers the sensor properly, would outperform it.

The lenses in cell phones cover the sensor.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2021 at 15:53 UTC
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Fotoni: M43 and ASP-C formats are going to die in the near future. Sigma fp is a full frame camera, but the body is still very small. Its electronic shutter is not fast, but Sony A1 electronic shutter performance is a clear proof of possibilities now. It could happen before 2030.

Next issue is the lens. It is very possible to make full frame compatible small aperture lenses which are M43 or ASP-C equivalent, but still be superior compared to them. That is because of the larger projection size of full frame and higher dynamic range. Miniature full frame is very flexible. You have option to set convenience and pricing between M43 - APS-C - full frame. It should be a better deal even for manufacturers when there is just a one dominant format. No more separated production lines.

The end is near. Repent or burn in Hades. Ya ya we have heard this message over and over again.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2021 at 10:54 UTC
On article Panasonic announces development of Lumix DC-GH6 (79 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: The importance of the new sensor cannot be overstated. This proves that Panasonic is still investing heavily in Micro Four Thirds, which has been the great doubt recently. Good news.

Yes me too.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2021 at 18:03 UTC
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Grimstod: Competition from the Olympus 150-400? It does cost less and does the same thing.

That is what is killing the camera industry. Just yesterday I was at a train show and they news casters from our local station were using their cellphone on a tripod to capture video and streaming it live to their network.

In history sensors and imaging systems have always been getting smaller. Last ten yers the camera manufacturers suddenly seam to think it will go the other way. No wonder they are all loosing money.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2021 at 11:02 UTC
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Grimstod: Competition from the Olympus 150-400? It does cost less and does the same thing.

Image circle means nothing.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2021 at 08:48 UTC

Competition from the Olympus 150-400? It does cost less and does the same thing.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2021 at 14:49 UTC as 64th comment | 7 replies

So we are admitting now that journalists have a problem. Funny.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2021 at 17:11 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV review (296 comments in total)
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CanonKen: This is going to sound mean, but I felt this was a bit of a 'pity review', they would have been harder on the camera and brand, but wanted to give them a fighting chance knowing they don't have a lot of time or chances left to figure it out. I don't mean the DPReview team did something deceptive or unethical, it just felt like they pulled a few punches.

This could also be my bias (only you can get a lot from Sony, Fuji for the same money) manifesting itself, expecting the review to be harder on the camera than it was.

I think it is more of an Indication of how reviewers are going to interact with the new company. IN the past with the older Oly brand they were always harsher then necessary. And a lot of that seamed to be because of the corporate attitude.

The New Olympus seams like a much more open company and they also seam much more interested in listening to customer. I predict that in the future reviewers will be much more kind to the new company for this very reason.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2021 at 17:05 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV review (296 comments in total)
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P@l: In the video (minute 7:00 – 7:05) descriptions on two pictures with IS ON and IS OFF are being reversed … basically opposite of what You would expect …

I have not read all the comment so maybe somebody already pointed this out ...

I also noticed this.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2021 at 17:02 UTC
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(unknown member): I have feeling this will slowly trickle up to larger sensors. First 1 inch sensors, then M43 and maybe we will see it with APSC. We already have similar functionality but nowhere near as advanced.
It could be some day a 1 inch or M43 sensor is all most of need. On 2nd thought, a camera phone is currently already the most people need.

So larger sensors are behind? Yes they seam to be.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2021 at 20:31 UTC
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Grimstod: They are gigantic! And $$$$$ Ill stick with 4/3rds.

At these focal lengths most of us using lenses this long are in need of more depth of field not less.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2021 at 09:43 UTC
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Grimstod: They are gigantic! And $$$$$ Ill stick with 4/3rds.

I will take a 50% cut to resolution gladly to save myself 10,000$ Also the weight and size difference.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2021 at 14:59 UTC

They are gigantic! And $$$$$ Ill stick with 4/3rds.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2021 at 23:38 UTC as 18th comment | 12 replies
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400trix: Olympus (or Panasonic) will get a stacked BSI sensor when they decide to pay for it, and no sooner. Sony makes sensors based on demand, not whim, contrary to popular thinking. When there’s demand, as expressed by cash to pay for development, it will appear.

In the meantime, there’s probably a lot more room to grow in terms of increasing the capabilities of the processor. 64-bit, neural network cores, smaller process leading to higher clock rates with lower power consumption are all possible, but with a significant software cost. My own opinion is that it would be worth it in order to push the platform forward.

Its the norm these days. Not a good norm but the norm nun the less. Anyone that does not realize that has their head in the sand.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2021 at 18:16 UTC
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