Thomas Traub

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this lense does not look sharp - or should I buy glasses?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 41st comment | 8 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (246 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: For Olympus users the EM1 II maybe a tempting camera to upgrade to. The stats and the camera features look very good, but I don't see any compelling reason to switch from any APSC system. The size advantage is negligible and the image quality maybe comparable (at best). Olympus's 'pro' lens offerings although very good quality are not exactly compact either. I would consider Olympus if I would not be committed any other system.

If only DOP is the only one criteria for you than you are definitely in the wrong forum......
Every system has advantages and disadvantages, mediumFormat, FF, APS-C, MFT and compacts ......

For the best DOP buy a Nikon FF and am 85/1:1,4 and shoot it at 1,4.
That's it.
It's not very intelligent to demand the same DOP from MFT.
It would be the same to like a FF Nikon and their DOP and to complain about size, weight and price...

... not very intelligent ....

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 15:37 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (246 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: For Olympus users the EM1 II maybe a tempting camera to upgrade to. The stats and the camera features look very good, but I don't see any compelling reason to switch from any APSC system. The size advantage is negligible and the image quality maybe comparable (at best). Olympus's 'pro' lens offerings although very good quality are not exactly compact either. I would consider Olympus if I would not be committed any other system.

to Mike99999: what exactly do you think is ludicrous when two near idendical lenses are compared?
Nikon 24-70/2.8 VR with the Olympus 12-40/2.8 Pro (the VR is in the cam). The Olympus has - in FF-standard - 24-80 mm, both have the same apparture, both are pro-lenss (and I have/had both of this two lenses).

So both lenses are near the same focal lense (Olympus has more reach) and have the same apparture.

What is it that you call ludicrous in this comparison?

I'm looking forward to your answer.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 11:25 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (246 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: For Olympus users the EM1 II maybe a tempting camera to upgrade to. The stats and the camera features look very good, but I don't see any compelling reason to switch from any APSC system. The size advantage is negligible and the image quality maybe comparable (at best). Olympus's 'pro' lens offerings although very good quality are not exactly compact either. I would consider Olympus if I would not be committed any other system.

o.k., a simple APS-C-body and cheap lenses are quite light, but not as good as the mentioned 2.8 lenses - you should compare simmilar qualities.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 08:42 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (246 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: For Olympus users the EM1 II maybe a tempting camera to upgrade to. The stats and the camera features look very good, but I don't see any compelling reason to switch from any APSC system. The size advantage is negligible and the image quality maybe comparable (at best). Olympus's 'pro' lens offerings although very good quality are not exactly compact either. I would consider Olympus if I would not be committed any other system.

and 18 fps with C-AF
and 15 fps with mechanical shutter!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (246 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: For Olympus users the EM1 II maybe a tempting camera to upgrade to. The stats and the camera features look very good, but I don't see any compelling reason to switch from any APSC system. The size advantage is negligible and the image quality maybe comparable (at best). Olympus's 'pro' lens offerings although very good quality are not exactly compact either. I would consider Olympus if I would not be committed any other system.

the Pro-lenses are not compact? Were do you live?
Compare the 24-70/2.8 VR from Nikon to the 12-40/2.8 Pro from Olympus
Nikon: 1.070 g, 2.500 €, 155 mm and diameter 88 mm = around 942 ccm
Olympus: 382 g, 887 €, 84 mm and 69,9 mm diameter = 323 ccm

- approx. 1/3 of volume
- approx. 65 % less weight
- approx. 1/3 of the price
- and the Olympus is weathersealed and has a longer range

Not compareable? Good compareable! 2/3 less volume is negligible?
This size-advantage is negligible? realy?

I shoot Nikon for over 28 years and Nikons has advantages, but size, prize and weight are not the advantages of Nikon!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 22:03 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)
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Hellraiser: Note for Oly, Panny & Co. - Please give us a not to expensive f2.8 constant aperture standard zoom - something like Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 but made smaller for M43, pretty pretty please! :)

the olympus 12-40/2.8 Pro is about 990€, an equivalent lens from Nikon ist 2.000 - 2.500 € ....

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:20 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)
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agentul: the naming convention is horrible. why not just call it E-M2? would it have been so hard? and before you say that it would conflict with the E-M5 eventually, look at what Canon and Nikon are doing with their flagship models. and also, would it be better to call this camera OM-D E-M1 VIII for a future 8th generation? it would have probably made more sense to have different orders of magnitude for different trim levels. instead of E-M5 call it E-M10 and instead of E-M10 call it E-M100. and while we're at it, drop the silly letter-dash combination, it's very easy to get it wrong. the D and the E are redundant by now, since they're not selling any film cameras these days anyway. it's obviously an electronic camera, obviously digital. and OM-D stands for "old man digital", and nothing can get this out of my head now.

i personally like what HTC did this year for its flagship phone. just named it HTC 10 instead of HTC One M10.

is that your only problem?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:18 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)
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ARB1: 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.

I sold my Nikon FF and all !lenses (inkl. some ProLenses) to switch to a PenF and approx the same Range of lenses and flashes.
Although I sold the Nikon Equipment needed and bought the Olympus System mainly new, there are approx. 2000€ left for another body or a big journey .....
I don't regret it. I am very happy with my PenF because of the small size (at least 1\3 if the volume), 40 % of the weight at 60% of the price.
The Image quality is about 90 % of the Nikon but Olympus has also advantages = the 5 axis-sensor, high-resolution Mode
And I take Photos more often because I have it more often with me
I don't regret it and I will not go back.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 19:37 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)
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Truebar: The size of this camera&lens combo is clearly entering the dslr territory, and there I say full frame. Therefore the sensor in that camera has to be much, much bigger, otherwise what's the point? I'm sure that this camera has all the funky and fab bells and whistles, but no commercial photographer would want to touch this because of its sensor size.

Truebar: obviously you do not know much about FF. If you realy think that a Nikon D610\810 and a 24-70\2.8 arethe same Weight as a MFT Oly with the 12-40\2.8 Pro than you are either drunken or you kp your Calculator upside down.
The OlympusCimbo ist half of the weight, 1\3 of the volume and 60% of the price (and I own(ed) both)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:18 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)
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sknai16: It is now as expensive an almost as big as cameras with much larger sensors. The MFT sensor size remains the weakness of the system and the lenses are now substantially more expensive than the Sigma Art line of lenses. Something does not make sense and I think people will start to react. I went back to Nikon!

If you want to go back to Nikon: I have still a near braandnew 24-70\2.8 V R !
You ca n have it for 20 % less!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:10 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)

I will pre-order one to have a waterproof fast pro-body beside my Pen-F
And for wedding-photography a need a seconds Cam

That's what I waited for, a professional Nikon in a small Format for a lower price and not so heavy ..,.
This approach was exactly the reason why I switched from Nikon to Olympus!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:40 UTC as 109th comment
On article Olympus announces weather-sealed FL-900R flash (11 comments in total)

Two very important questions:
- does the FL900R submit a flash from it's LED-light every 5 sec. in remote-mode as the FL600R does? This ist very very annoying if you work with 2 FL 600R in remote-mode because every few seconds the complete scene is flashed ... every few seconds for the whole remote-session (the official advice from Olympus was to put a black tape over the LED .....)
- does the FL900R has an external power supply to be used with an externa battery-back (e.g. for wedding-photography)?

Thanks for checking these two things.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:05 UTC as 3rd comment

shame on Brazil ........

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 21:36 UTC as 125th comment | 3 replies

one more reason to buy neverever apple!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 06:10 UTC as 128th comment

NO, the site does not remenber my setting "black" because of safety-reasons my browser is adjusted to delete all cookies after shutdown of the programm. And I think most of the carefull users do this! So every time I start the browser (and it starts automaticly with the dpreview-site) I have the white screen ....... sorry, that's a no-go.

And I don't want to login every time, 95 % of the time I'm only watching the content, only in 5 % I login to write a comment or to post someting.

In German we have a word for this: "verschlimmbessern" - that means to make things worse by trying to improve them .......

sorry, white is unprofessional and it's bad for my eyes and pictures look completely differen with a white background. It has a reasonable reason that every photographer has his studio in black, every camera-man is dressed in black ......

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 19:33 UTC as 54th comment | 7 replies

Shame on Magnum and the judges.
That's not art.
That's something between primitive and tasteless.
That has nothing to do with photography.
Most of the user of this forum would make it much better!

Is that a bad joke?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 21:59 UTC as 42nd comment

I don't need a disassambly-guide!
I need a re-assambly-guide!
;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 17:53 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
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robonrome: something that amazes me about the proliferation of camera backpacks for "hiking" etc, that pay almost no attention at all to the most important aspect which is the harness... where is the padded waist strap? it seems to be a niche no-one is interested in really filling.

LowePro has real good harnesses on their Photo-backbags (because the have the same good technique on their hikingbagbacks), Manfrotto has a hikingbagback with a good harness and thinktank too ...
The problem with small backpacks is that they don't reach down to your hips, they are simply not long enough to reach to that point were a harness could work

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 10:19 UTC

deeply impressed ... posted it immidiatley on facebook!
Hope he wlll get as much attation as he needs/expect/wishes!

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 6th comment
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