Steve_

Steve_

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  • I'm unsure why you bother to read this forum at all. I've yet to see you post anything other than trolling designed to ridicule the opinions and/or posts of others, or as in this case outright ...
  • I do not have an E-M1II, but it's always been painfully obvious to me the m43 cameras in general and Olympi in particular do not perceive objects as such. There's no attempt to assemble individual ...
  • I agree with your points, but it's hard for me to lay physics aside in this case. Faster lenses generally require more and more complex optical elements, each of which eats some light. However you ...
  • When I was young and match-needle manual focus 35mm SLRs were state of the art, getting enough DOF was always an issue. ASA400 films were as fast as was generally advisable, so getting enough ...
  • Replied in physics
    You can't necessarily get twice the light through a lens just because you've decided that's desirable.
  • I'm assuming you're meaning the Olympus 25mm f1.8. I have both lenses, and they are a bit different but both are excellent. I'd have to rate a slight image quality advantage for the Panasonic, but ...
  • As others have advised, only the E-M1 series really supports 4/3 lenses well. And even then it's in a 'you can use your legacy lenses' level of functionality, not a 'rely on 4/3 lenses as first ...
  • It's not really an IQ question. m43 can give excellent IQ if your photographic technique is sharp. It doesn't have enough 'extra' IQ to squander some by sloppy technique (not achieving critical ...
  • I think the explanation is pretty simple - Olympus gear is inherently very reliable. Their body problems are the effect of cost-cutting in both component selection and assembly/QA, and a fairly ...
  • While this may be true it is perhaps not the best point to make. We see a lot more than twice the complaints about Olympi here than we do Panasonic issues. Sure Panasonics do fail, but the ...
  • These throwback pieces started out as articles and have devolved to nothing more than links to the original tests. I can actually just look at the old tests (and do) if that's what I want. It's...

  • Replied in warranty matters
    E-M1 has three endemic issues - the VF spotting, the command dials that live to die and the strap lugs can loosen, and even pull completely out of the body. The only real fix for the first two ...
  • I guess everybody getting their own opinion works out then. This is all very typical. The overwhelming majority of your shots are at the extreme ends of your focal length range. You could well do ...
  • Unless you shoot primarily birds or airplanes, a check of the metadata usually shows ~90% of shots fall in the 24-70 equivalent 'normal zoom' range the 12-35 provides. Everybody approaches things ...
  • Get the 12-35. I'm sure there are many owners of the 12-60 who will profess love for it, but the truth is the 12-40 and 12-35 are in a class of their own (and it is the same one). On a Panasonic ...
  • This is the equivalent of f16 on the FF camera, allowing diffraction to seriously degrade the resolution of the m43 shot. F4 on the m43 camera would be the thing to compare to f8 on the FF camera. ...
  • Does the Nikon strap help the C-AF? On a more serious note, you really should give your GX-7 a chance to show what it can do. If you were to spring for a 12-35/2.8 Panasonic lens the image quality ...
  • As you've discovered telephoto shooting can be a strong point of m43 even with a fairly ordinary lens like the 75-300. Killer IBIS does matter, and with your EM5II the total size/weight is hard to ...
  • I find many people squander the inherent IQ advantage of a DSLR to finance sloppy technique. Things like shooting in general conditions at ISO400 because 'high ISO is soo good' as well as stopping ...
  • To be fair, many DSLRs have live view these days. But yes, m43 cameras are ideal for most static shooting scenarios.
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