ARB1

ARB1

Lives in United States Hot-lanta, GA, United States
Joined on Nov 14, 2002
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Olympus OM-D E-M5

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On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (154 comments in total)

I had the E-20, I remember shot shot shot wait wait wait, shot shot shot wait wait wait. the write time would put me to sleep, but I still loved the colors.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 21:40 UTC as 16th comment
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ARB1: Anyone considering the Sony a7II as a possible alternative since it's priced at $1700 now with a 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 (slow but free) lens package?

We all ask question, what the hell are we all here for otherwise. Dah!! Also, perhaps some are considering the switch (I already have the Oly 12-40mm by the way and recently sold my D800) and want to know how others feel. Enough with the brand loyalty already.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 15:47 UTC

Anyone considering the Sony a7II as a possible alternative since it's priced at $1700 now with a 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 (slow but free) lens package?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 14:49 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
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ARB1: While I think the Fuji XT-2 is the ugly duckling of cameras, after seeing these images it may still be my new travel camera after selling off all my Nikon gear.

Stringbean, enough with calling people names you fruitcake. The images were just posted, if I decide to go with the Fuji or even the Sony, I will remove the MkII from my wishlist if it makes you happy.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 21:22 UTC
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ARB1: While I think the Fuji XT-2 is the ugly duckling of cameras, after seeing these images it may still be my new travel camera after selling off all my Nikon gear.

Anyone want to buy an Olympus 12-40mm? On to Fuji I go.......

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 20:03 UTC

While I think the Fuji XT-2 is the ugly duckling of cameras, after seeing these images it may still be my new travel camera after selling off all my Nikon gear.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 19:46 UTC as 67th comment | 6 replies
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Stuart Hay: Very ordinary image which anybody could have taken. How far standards have fallen. Appalling and quite worrying.

You sound like one of the folks that would look at a Jackson Pollock then say "I could have done that".

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 20:02 UTC
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grock: I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS WON SO I THINK IT SUCKS!

If you're not kidding, grock, that statement makes you seem like a real genius.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 19:50 UTC
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theseaoftime: With such a price increase from the original em1 and such a gap in price between the em5 ii and the new em1 ii it makes me think Olympus may be working on an em3 priced and specd halfway between em5 ii and em1 ii. My guess is it won't have quite the speed of em1 ii and less video capability but would have the new sensor, improved processing, and improved sensor shift over em5 ii, but with just one SD card slot. Priced around msrp 1500.

Truly scary times ahead guys, but it's all the GOP's now. Let's see what they do with it, they'll have no one to blame but themselves if America goes down hill, again.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 17:22 UTC
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ARB1: I sold my D800 and all the lenses thinking this would be my next move but at $2k I may just look into getting the Sony Alpha 7R II with the cash from the sale of my gear.

No, I sold my gear because I was tired of lugging all that heavy ass gear all around the world. If Oly doesn't do it for me I'll seek other options. Paying an extra grand for FF if it's lighter and better is a no banner. Not saying that Oly is out though, I'd need to see more reviews.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 20:07 UTC
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FrankSG: After yesterdays election in the US my concerns are no longer with the cost of the Mark ii. I just need to make sure that my e-m1 is functioning well enough to document all of the US immigrants trying to escape into Canada. Lolol

OK...I thought that we could use just a bit humor to brighten the day. Lolol

Not funny, don't give up your day job.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 20:04 UTC

I sold my D800 and all the lenses thinking this would be my next move but at $2k I may just look into getting the Sony Alpha 7R II with the cash from the sale of my gear.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:34 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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Triplet Perar: Can't Olympus PR ever say a bit of truth? Would it hurt them? Is pathological lying part of their company values? It seems, by the number of court cases and scandals.
News go: "Setsuya Kataoka of Olympus says E-M1II image quality is better than any APS-C DSLR on market." What kind of mushrooms is he smoking? Why such blatant, pompous lie?
The other year, when Pen 5 was introduced, their chief also said "We'll be profitable in the next term", and then when stepping off the stage, said silently, "No, we will not". Where it ends Olympus?
Dear Olympus, I would not touch your cameras nor lenses, nor be examined by your medical equipment, nor listen to your figures forecast, just because in *all of those areas* you have shown a horrid display of your company's 'values' and disrespect of users, customers and patients.

Sounds like Setsuya Kataoka has been taking notes from our current political leaders.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 13:00 UTC
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ARB1: Well, my D800 and all the lenses will be sold on eBay to make room for this baby. I stopped traveling with my Nikon gear some time ago and have been using my EM5 hoping for a nice upgrade to the EM1.

I was sorta' late to the party, but I did purchase an EM5 with an assortment of lenses, I just couldn't bring myself to get rid of my Nikon gear before after being a user for some 35 years. Now if the E-M1 II can come close in AF to my D800 then I'll be a happy camper.

Finally no more lugging all that heavy gear all over the world. The E-M1 II, my 12-40mm 2.8, a wide fast prime or two and perhaps perhaps that 40-150mm f/2.8 if I ever feel the need., and I'll be set.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 12:53 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)

Well, my D800 is now sold and all the lenses will be gone by weeks end, so now it's time to preorder the new E-M1 II as my main go to camera for traveling. I am a bit hesitant though since some cameras have their issues with the first launch.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 14:25 UTC as 39th comment | 7 replies

Well, my D800 and all the lenses will be sold on eBay to make room for this baby. I stopped traveling with my Nikon gear some time ago and have been using my EM5 hoping for a nice upgrade to the EM1.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 13:21 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (272 comments in total)

Anyone upgrading from the original EM5-OMD to the new Pen-F, and if so what benefits are you looking for over the OMD?

I always had my eye on a X100 since I like the rangefinder 'type' cameras but the new Pen-F may have checked the Fuji boxes and a few more.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 17:47 UTC as 4th comment
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beenthere: Have the predecessor, the TG-2. Dropped it off a boat near Mexico and had to hire a diver to get it from ~200 feet down. Dropped same camera off a mountainside in NM and it fell/rolled/bumped for about 300 feet down a hillside. Still have it, still works great. Tough camera!

Hhhmmm, sound like you need a camera strap.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2016 at 17:04 UTC
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Pandimonium: Why buy a mirrorless indeed....

And soon much quieter especially if you're shooting in a classical concert type setting or during a ceramony.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 15:07 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1150 comments in total)
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ARB1: So, will Sony now upgrade their RX1r to include an EVF in addition to many other items then put it on the street for $1,000 less

Naaaa, I didn't mean $1,000, since MSRP is $2,799 I was thinking more along the lines of $1,799. Even around $2,000 it it had a few more bells and whistles and an EVF I'd surely consider it.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 18:27 UTC
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