gregs4163

Lives in United States Western, MA, United States
Works as a Tool Designer and Part Time Pro Photographer
Joined on Jul 27, 2006

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On article OM System OM-1 studio tests published (415 comments in total)
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Vladimir78F: As an Olympus shooter, I am really disappointed by these results. That shows clearly that the M43 sensor has reached its limits.
The only improvements of the new OM-1 are in video and autofocus...The rest remain unfortunately the same...

I feel the same way that is why I have moved on to Sony. I still love and will continue too use my current Olympus gear but will invest in Sony for the foreseeable future.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2022 at 13:54 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2394 comments in total)
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keolisho56: In any camera museum in 2035 (if man is still alive) of classic digital cameras of this era the OLYMPUS OM-D E-MIX will take pride of place as a design and engineering achievement; whether it sells enough to justify its existence is debateable. For sure this DP review will not help it gain any traction. The question being if MFT that much inferior to FF sensor size; personally I have my doubts; by using high resolution mode the results will be more than satisfactory.

Try googling Steadyshot before posting next time

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 00:52 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2394 comments in total)
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keolisho56: In any camera museum in 2035 (if man is still alive) of classic digital cameras of this era the OLYMPUS OM-D E-MIX will take pride of place as a design and engineering achievement; whether it sells enough to justify its existence is debateable. For sure this DP review will not help it gain any traction. The question being if MFT that much inferior to FF sensor size; personally I have my doubts; by using high resolution mode the results will be more than satisfactory.

Actually the Minolta implementation was not the same tech, it was a form of optical stabilization that they called "Steadyshot" Olympus invented stabilization that shifts the sensor.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 23:42 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2394 comments in total)
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thx1138: I wish Canikon could make a pro camera this size and weight. At 1kg it's 0.5kg lighter than the 1DXII. Yes 1DXII has bigger battery and the pentaprism is huge, but still even bringing the weight down to1.2kg would be massive improvement and I say that having used 1DX for 4years and having no problem with it's weight.

IMO E-M1x didn't raise the bar from E-M1 II to justify huge price. It needed to have AF that beats out the D500 handily, rather than rehash E-M1 II AF, pro sized battery, new menu system, EVF is from 2012, why not at least 3.7MP, LCD also low res for this class of camera, stacked sensor. If it were APS-C I'd be very interested, as it i I think they've wasted their time and at best should have offered a tangibly improved E-M1 III at a $1800 price point.

You still didn't answer my question if you own the camera. That is not proof! that is changes in focus, that video proves nothing.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 22:47 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2394 comments in total)
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thx1138: I wish Canikon could make a pro camera this size and weight. At 1kg it's 0.5kg lighter than the 1DXII. Yes 1DXII has bigger battery and the pentaprism is huge, but still even bringing the weight down to1.2kg would be massive improvement and I say that having used 1DX for 4years and having no problem with it's weight.

IMO E-M1x didn't raise the bar from E-M1 II to justify huge price. It needed to have AF that beats out the D500 handily, rather than rehash E-M1 II AF, pro sized battery, new menu system, EVF is from 2012, why not at least 3.7MP, LCD also low res for this class of camera, stacked sensor. If it were APS-C I'd be very interested, as it i I think they've wasted their time and at best should have offered a tangibly improved E-M1 III at a $1800 price point.

Oh I see... so I'm just supposed to take your word for it, do you even own the camera? I do and I've taken at least 5000 exposures with it in several different situations since purchasing it and I have NEVER experienced a drop in resolution! I can't even say I have experienced a drop in frame rate (with the EVF set to high.)

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 21:00 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2394 comments in total)
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thx1138: I wish Canikon could make a pro camera this size and weight. At 1kg it's 0.5kg lighter than the 1DXII. Yes 1DXII has bigger battery and the pentaprism is huge, but still even bringing the weight down to1.2kg would be massive improvement and I say that having used 1DX for 4years and having no problem with it's weight.

IMO E-M1x didn't raise the bar from E-M1 II to justify huge price. It needed to have AF that beats out the D500 handily, rather than rehash E-M1 II AF, pro sized battery, new menu system, EVF is from 2012, why not at least 3.7MP, LCD also low res for this class of camera, stacked sensor. If it were APS-C I'd be very interested, as it i I think they've wasted their time and at best should have offered a tangibly improved E-M1 III at a $1800 price point.

Mine doesn't

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 18:20 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2394 comments in total)
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thx1138: I wish Canikon could make a pro camera this size and weight. At 1kg it's 0.5kg lighter than the 1DXII. Yes 1DXII has bigger battery and the pentaprism is huge, but still even bringing the weight down to1.2kg would be massive improvement and I say that having used 1DX for 4years and having no problem with it's weight.

IMO E-M1x didn't raise the bar from E-M1 II to justify huge price. It needed to have AF that beats out the D500 handily, rather than rehash E-M1 II AF, pro sized battery, new menu system, EVF is from 2012, why not at least 3.7MP, LCD also low res for this class of camera, stacked sensor. If it were APS-C I'd be very interested, as it i I think they've wasted their time and at best should have offered a tangibly improved E-M1 III at a $1800 price point.

It does NOT drop in resolution on the E-M1X, where are you getting your info?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 15:50 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2394 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Something seems missing in this review - an assessment of the E-M1x's Hand Held Hi Res feature, or HHHRS that some have claimed to be the holy grail or the most important breakthrough in mirrorless cameras. The best I could find was this comment:

"High-res mode can bring impressive resolution along with noise benefit of combining multiple images".

Has this been covered more thoroughly somewhere else or have I missed something? Shouldn't there be a more detailed description of its worth, or qualitative/qualitative evaluation, e.g. by comparing the handheld IQ results obtained with a Z7 or A7r III?

It works great! and I really don't understand why they didn't cover it in depth more? Oh I know.... It's because it's another big plus for this camera that they don't want to give credit for!

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 15:25 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1X vs Nikon D5: shooting tennis (649 comments in total)
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gregs4163: The guy in this article really shows his bias, as a former Nikon FF shooter I can tell you I'd rather shoot with my E-M1X! It's a camera you need to practice with and learn it's nuances, a lot of what he says I totally disagree!

I found the opposite when I used the G9, the still images are flat and the color rendering and dynamic range is nowhere near the Olympus's. As far as the grip goes it never comes off my E-M1 MkII so the built in grip on the E-M1X is not an issue. Also the beauty of the Olympus is if you don't like the on/off switch on the left you can easily move it to the right!

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2019 at 10:47 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1X vs Nikon D5: shooting tennis (649 comments in total)

The guy in this article really shows his bias, as a former Nikon FF shooter I can tell you I'd rather shoot with my E-M1X! It's a camera you need to practice with and learn it's nuances, a lot of what he says I totally disagree!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2019 at 23:34 UTC as 62nd comment | 7 replies
On article Olympus E-M1X Sample Gallery (128 comments in total)
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whakapu: To my eye no worse than the A6400 gallery. If anything the noise pattern is slightly less ugly.

MILC man you seem to be the insecure one! m4/3 is inching ever so closer to your precious FF! m4/3 has so many more advantages and tricks up its sleeve over FF that is making it more and more the superior system.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 14:20 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1607 comments in total)
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achim k: Sorry Adobe, I bought LR since version 3 and will use version 6 as long as possible, but I will look for alternatives. No CC for me!

Me 3 done with Adobe, Going with (have Gone with) Affinity Photo. For $50 (No subscription) can't be beat! Just takes a little while to get used to a new way of doing things.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
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gregs4163: I'm done with Adobe, I'm going (have gone) with Affinity Photo, incredible piece of software and is only going to get better. Once they implement their indexing feature they'll have a complete package for an incredible price!!

I wouldn't say it's poor but I would say it's different, you can't apply what you know about Lightroom to Affinity Photo because it won't look right and you get the impression it's poor you need to work with it and you will learn it's idiosyncrasy. If all else fails use another raw converter and then import into Affinity, I myself am getting used to Affinity's RAW converter and it's not bad.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:32 UTC
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gregs4163: I'm done with Adobe, I'm going (have gone) with Affinity Photo, incredible piece of software and is only going to get better. Once they implement their indexing feature they'll have a complete package for an incredible price!!

But they are working on an indexing feature that is similar to Lightroom's catalog. They already have a built in RAW editor. I've been using it for a few months and am very impressed!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 15:50 UTC

I'm done with Adobe, I'm going (have gone) with Affinity Photo, incredible piece of software and is only going to get better. Once they implement their indexing feature they'll have a complete package for an incredible price!!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 15:02 UTC as 274th comment | 5 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1387 comments in total)
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princecody: Dpreview either your comparison tool is faulty or reviewer error? According to the comparison tool the EM1 has better Raw, Jpeg, lowlight, & connectivity than the new EM1 MII? None of this can be true.

I agree

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 02:36 UTC
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eaa: Thx Oly!
Now this is real customer care :-D.

A question though:
Does Focus Stacking (comprised of 8 pics) produce a RAW or JPEG output?

If JPEG, I wish for Large Super Fine to (finally) be the camera default when JPG is required due to such features!

The article says output file is a JPEG, I was hoping for a RAW. But you can still use the Bracketing option and compile externally using third part software.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 14:12 UTC
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FantasticMrFox: Oh, great - I bought the stand-alone LR 6 (a program that's just two months old!) two days ago and now there's an update that the cloud version will get but I won't. Is that the kind of support I paid €129 for?! Pathetic.

Maybe DPR would mind picking this up for an article.

I still don't like the direction that Adobe is going, I don't like the idea of renting software! I love using Lightroom and I'm sad because I believe LR6 is going to be the last version that can be purchase to own!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 12:31 UTC
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FantasticMrFox: Oh, great - I bought the stand-alone LR 6 (a program that's just two months old!) two days ago and now there's an update that the cloud version will get but I won't. Is that the kind of support I paid €129 for?! Pathetic.

Maybe DPR would mind picking this up for an article.

That's fine I wouldn't mind that if that were the case, but the free ACR 9.1 gets the new features and we LR 6 standalone customers don't that's ludicrous!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 17:46 UTC
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