Mark Chan

Lives in Hong Kong Tai Po, Hong Kong
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On article Olympus E-M1X vs Nikon D5: shooting tennis (654 comments in total)
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AlexisH: I guess you can choose to compare anything, but it would make more sense to compare products in the same price bracket.

"Ultimately, I feel like those seeking the D5's level of AF reliability would likely be better served by the Nikon D500 than the E-M1X"

You feel that way? Then why not actually make this entire experiment using the D500 instead of the D5, so you can provide us with more than one feeling?

the reviewer sort of shoots himself in the foot; he completes the review and is completely denigrating the Olympus camera with this statement and yet does not back it up with a real test.

And also, a camera is so far more than autofocus here.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2019 at 12:23 UTC
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DeathArrow: Olympus needs f/0.7 primes and f/1.4 zooms to stand a chance against pro level cameras.

yes because being blurred out is pro.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2019 at 11:51 UTC
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Mike99999: What a load of nonsense.

Olympus is 100% dependent on Sony and that's why they can't release a full frame camera. Sony bought a 10% stake in Olympus in 2012, extracted the technology for its A7 cameras, sold half of those shares, and now keeps a 5% controlling stake to make sure Olympus doesn't go after the A7-series.

M43 was fun and games when Canon/Nikon/Sony were still getting their acts together, but nowadays, you just pay more and get less.

My observation the other day is that Olympus is the system for zoo photography. Controlled light and caged animals seem the only way to get the shot with these cameras.

Just..lol...

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2019 at 11:50 UTC
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Bigsensorisbest: I held the EM1X as a show and it is very nice, although I'd never buy one now, something like the Nikon Z6 is so small with full frame

But that Z6 or Z7 is highly unlikely to match the AF speed and tracking of the 1X.
Different cameras for different markets.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2019 at 11:49 UTC
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Mark Chan: I await the DJI 1 inch osmo pocket pro.

Well it'll come ON a gimbal; And (WITH AN ACCESSORY DAMNIT) will be waterproof WITH the gimbal (Can't imaging how that'll feel honestly).

I don't know if you need that flipp up screen...

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2019 at 11:47 UTC
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walker2000: What prevents those phone camera technologies to be used in digital cameras? It has been several years, non of these innovations are seen in cameras.
I wish at least M4/3 cameras could use these innovations.

their latest already is - Handheld Hi Res.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2019 at 02:11 UTC

I await the DJI 1 inch osmo pocket pro.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2019 at 23:57 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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Raintitan: Profoto is going to get what they deserve. Their products are nice, but their marketing spend and tactics are tiring the way they get pros to push their products onto amateur or pro-amateurs. If they were serious, they would be like every other company who actually files a lawsuit and does something and then discusses it. Instead,
they are doing this, and they are going to get their clock cleaned anyways. They will never be able to compete with China.

Mmmm, you are the one mentioning 50 years, not me remember?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2019 at 10:00 UTC
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Raintitan: Profoto is going to get what they deserve. Their products are nice, but their marketing spend and tactics are tiring the way they get pros to push their products onto amateur or pro-amateurs. If they were serious, they would be like every other company who actually files a lawsuit and does something and then discusses it. Instead,
they are doing this, and they are going to get their clock cleaned anyways. They will never be able to compete with China.

Oops my mistake on the spelling.

It means your claim for another '50 years' can't be backed. As much as I'd like a Profoto, its too bloody expensive.

the writing is on the wall for this market sector. Profoto's products do not provide the level of innovation at the price it is setting. Plain simple.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2019 at 00:29 UTC
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Raintitan: Profoto is going to get what they deserve. Their products are nice, but their marketing spend and tactics are tiring the way they get pros to push their products onto amateur or pro-amateurs. If they were serious, they would be like every other company who actually files a lawsuit and does something and then discusses it. Instead,
they are doing this, and they are going to get their clock cleaned anyways. They will never be able to compete with China.

I logged in just to reply to you Snoddas.

Remember Ericcson?

Remember Nokia?

Remember Palm?

Nokia was the leading representation of mobile phones for years.

'survive another 50 years'? Laughable honestly. In today's world we can't take anything for granted. Especially when it comes to electronic products.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2019 at 13:54 UTC
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entoman: Amazingly compact for a 100-400mm equivalent sports lens. Great move by Panasonic. Is this fully compatible with all functions of Olympus EM1 Mkii?

@entoman, well, we are on the same page at that. And most people up here worth their salt would have made their decisions into purchasing equipment after strong consideration of what's been discussed ad infinitum on the forums.

I first got into m43 with the E30 from a Canon 40D. I have not regretted my choice since way back then.

Now as regarding technical quality, you would do well to study handheld hi resolution on the 1X to see whether that fits the bill for some of the lower action (read static) shots. I personally witnessed a shot printed in A1 of a lions head taken in this manner. Just astonishing!
YMMV

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2019 at 00:51 UTC
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entoman: Amazingly compact for a 100-400mm equivalent sports lens. Great move by Panasonic. Is this fully compatible with all functions of Olympus EM1 Mkii?

Given that photographers can produce award winning shots like this one here:

https://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=1100853

I fail to see the relevance of your discourse @entoman.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2019 at 09:59 UTC
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Mark Chan: Actually, around 36 - 40 hours ago, I was kicked out of facebook on my iphone with facebook informing me of 'unauthorized' access and requiring me to change my account password. This was amidst browsing and giving a comment.

I just wonder whether my experience and this are related. In fact I have had no problem with photos and access otherwise this side of the world.

The last time 500px found they were hacked e.g., people were logged out and required to reset their passwords before gaining access. Seems similar enough and maybe facebook are 'hiding' something.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2019 at 09:55 UTC
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entoman: Amazingly compact for a 100-400mm equivalent sports lens. Great move by Panasonic. Is this fully compatible with all functions of Olympus EM1 Mkii?

for all the text written here; the original position was 'shoot with what you are happy with'. Entoman is clearly unhappy with m43. So go happily to use your gear. A lot of those that typed here are clearly happy or satisfied with the output m43 provide, and so that is why we use m43.

Taking a stance that 'you don't know what you are talking about' with regards to digital output is clearly snobbish and belittling. What makes you and your opinion more valuable than mine?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2019 at 09:53 UTC

Actually, around 36 - 40 hours ago, I was kicked out of facebook on my iphone with facebook informing me of 'unauthorized' access and requiring me to change my account password. This was amidst browsing and giving a comment.

I just wonder whether my experience and this are related. In fact I have had no problem with photos and access otherwise this side of the world.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2019 at 12:12 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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TheTomx: The EM1X is addressing 1D MARK 3 and 4D the idea is to address nature and sport without breaking your bank account and back.

@entoman

Its laughable; One one side I read comments like yours; on the other, I see on the forums and Facebook how amazing the new functions the 1X has and their images to show for it. Live ND; check. Handheld Hi-Res; check. Sports and autosports photography; check. birds; check.

Personally, having a new sensor would be nice; but I guess that'll be next year or for the upcoming E-M5 MKIII - whenever that happens. AND I find the menu system much likeable especially compared to SONY and Panasonic.

Olympus sticks to their focus of making the camera THE focus for the photographer, with the aim to allow adjustments in such a way to make the SOOC image useable. Its on the photographer to make it work and the settings are there to allow him to achieve that without PP.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2019 at 14:15 UTC
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jean pierre AKA pete: These discussions are interesting, but not decisive - probably not even persuasive.
At the end of the day, most of this gear now is so "good" that the differences scarcely matter. And the selection of which camera system ends up as a matter of personal choice.
Went on a group shoot only yesterday - practically everyone was shooting with something "different" - except two guys, who were in raptures, because they had EXACTLY the same camera/lens/the lot. And theirs were Olympus.
And at the end of the shoot, we were all happy with what we'd captured.
Which quite frankly is pretty much where it is - and I think it's where it SHOULD be.
Because we'll all do better with gear that we like, and that we're familiar with.

UncoyDP. Lol. You do really NOT know what you are talking about when refering to m43 and its advantages.

APS-C holds NO merit given that the main brands have less than half-heartedly helped to develop smaller lenses for them (except Fujifilm, because they don't have FF). They are now on an even worse track given the main brands' push for then new Z and R series lenses which are incompatible with them. Sony being the only one to allow for 1 mount. You can see that their focus is on FF lenses.

APS - I know that one; m43 is not an iteration of that.

Ultimately however, everyone is welcome to their own preference how they spend their money on cameras. As you can see, many are willing to spend it on m43 cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2019 at 10:17 UTC
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TheTomx: The EM1X is addressing 1D MARK 3 and 4D the idea is to address nature and sport without breaking your bank account and back.

Unfortunately, yes..and it'l be the E-M5III most likely.

I just wonder what other magic they can continue to pull onto their camera to let it bling more.

I am hoping wireless tethering. I doubt the handheld HiRes is a possibility.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2019 at 14:03 UTC
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TheTomx: The EM1X is addressing 1D MARK 3 and 4D the idea is to address nature and sport without breaking your bank account and back.

Nope. Mr. ALLCAPS.

It has its buyers.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2019 at 07:35 UTC
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jean pierre AKA pete: These discussions are interesting, but not decisive - probably not even persuasive.
At the end of the day, most of this gear now is so "good" that the differences scarcely matter. And the selection of which camera system ends up as a matter of personal choice.
Went on a group shoot only yesterday - practically everyone was shooting with something "different" - except two guys, who were in raptures, because they had EXACTLY the same camera/lens/the lot. And theirs were Olympus.
And at the end of the shoot, we were all happy with what we'd captured.
Which quite frankly is pretty much where it is - and I think it's where it SHOULD be.
Because we'll all do better with gear that we like, and that we're familiar with.

UncoyDP; Why must everyone move to AI smartphone photography; his statement merelly says to 'forget' about comparisons and just take what you are most comfortable with.

You just had to pull the singular sentence in there that could cause misunderstanding.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2019 at 07:34 UTC
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