Bassam Guy

Joined on Jan 25, 2012


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On article Hands-on with the Olympus E-M5 Mark III (186 comments in total)
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VirtualEye: There is an interview at with an PM of Oly and he said it is the same sensor of the em-1-II, introduced in 2016.
Do you know another company who comes with 3 year old technique in new device in 2019 at such a high price point compared to fuji or sony?
I am disappointed that there seems to be no sensor-progress over such a long period, sorry.

Shutter release buttons haven't changed much in 150 years.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 21:01 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Olympus E-M5 Mark III (186 comments in total)
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Impulses: Can the 2x2 lever be mapped to on/off as on the E-M1 II? I might've thought about using it for exp. comp. in M with Auto ISO but since there's a button dedicated for that by default... I guess I'd probably remap it tho since it's kinda redundant in A/S if you have one of the dials already set to that (which used to be the default).

I tried a few different settings but now I have it set to manual focus. For me, that's perfect.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 20:58 UTC
On photo Dreadful Hospital Stay in the -Sublime Lighting - (Landscape in Full Colours Only) challenge (2 comments in total)

Yes, dusk. Is it not a "bluehourshot"?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2019 at 01:14 UTC as 1st comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1641 comments in total)
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jim bennett: So my takeaway is that the in body IS only works for video and only in conjunction with lenses that already have IS? So it will not benefit lenses without IS or legacy non stabilized lenses. If true that is a huge miss for Canon. Probably on purpose but still, that really limits the effectiveness and is different than how most in body stabilization cameras work.

I doubt the IBIS is so restricted. I've been shooting IBIS for years with Olympus. Its a simple concept that even stabilizes 50 year old manual focus lenses. I don't see why Canon's IBIS would be that much worse than Olympus' or Panasonic's.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 15:42 UTC
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (719 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: Disappointingly brief review, though useful for what it is.

I miss the super-comprehensive reviews with full menu listings and photos and comments on every button and lever. But I was probably one of three people who read those.

Jordan Stead’s photos are excellent and I especially enjoyed his comments on the first “Shooting Experience” page.

There is no perfect Micro Four Thirds camera – they each have amateurish flaws – but this one seems to get most of the important stuff right, provided the menus aren’t a show-stopper. As such, I’m greatly intrigued by it.

No, there weren't three, just us two.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2015 at 04:14 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (882 comments in total)
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M0RJC: I'm struggling to choose between this and the Fuji X-T1, with the A6000 and A7 as outliers. I'm coming from a Nikon D90 and one requirement is a compact all weather camera. I do a fair amount in available light and tend to require fast wide primes to get the performance needed out of the D90 - so I'd hope this does better. The D90 isn't an option in the compare tool, but the examples in the compare tool look pretty good in comparison to what I'm used to.

I really liked the feel of the X-T1 and like the images, but may be losing some of that compactness as well as all the features. I've been nervous about the small sensor, also the lack of Phase Detect on this.

The Olympus can stabilize any lens (IBIS) - nice if you have any Nikon lenses you like DX or FF.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 19:50 UTC
On photo Banjul Boy in the Western Africa (northern section): Their People challenge (3 comments in total)

Nice shot. Reminds me of the years I spent in West Africa.
A word of warning: you might want to skip Ghana if you want to continue further. Once you are there, you'll find yourself in pure paradise and you'll have little incentive to leave :).

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 2nd comment
On article 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months (594 comments in total)
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Milosh Kosanovich: I always hear that the biggest reason to switch to mirrorless, especially m4/3rd is to save weight. I think if you compare comparable equipment in terms of quality the difference can be measured in ounces. I never see any actual figures presented by any authors that write articles like this. What I think is really happening is that the m4/3 and mirrorless manufacturers are throwing a lot of money into the industry to promote their products. I'm going on 58 years old and I have no problem carrying around 15 lbs. of gear all day long. I have even carried around 2 DSLR bodies, a D700 with a grip and 'AA's in it, a D800E, as well as Nikon 14-24, 24-70, and 70-200 lenses, plus a flash, batteries, etc. all day long. I'd like the author to weigh his equipment, and then I'll weigh comparable equipment, and let's see just how much weight I'd save by spending a whole lot of money.

I like your point. I too have no trouble carrying around 15 lbs of gear either ... but I have gone m43. My D200 was aging so I gave m43 a shot. The reduced size is what sold me. However, m43 is a lot lighter - a lot!

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 20:15 UTC
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timedrun: I dont know how much a yen is worth precisely, hopfully not a lot. but only a muppet would pay more than 200 quid for this.

Sorry EssexAsh - didn't mean to offend. I've always advocated complete socialized medical care for everyone -- except muppets. Seriously, I envy Europe.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 20:44 UTC
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Marty4650: I just want to throw this out.

If you need fast lenses that require manual focusing, then consider an f/1.2 legacy lens with an adapter for your M4/3 camera.

I just checked ebay, and found the following recent sales...

Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 lens in good condition..... $186
(in fact, there were several that sold for under $200)
Nikon Non AI 55mm f/1.2 lens in good condition. $260
Minolta MD 50mm f/1.2 lens in good condition... $269

Agreed. I use an OM 50 1.4 for speed on my u43. The 0.95 lenses are expensive and really for a niche or for the rich.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 20:30 UTC
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SeeRoy: Here we go on the equivalence merry-go-round, the Möbius Strip of photographic discussions - to mix a metaphor (and why not? It's the interweb after all)

Over three stops more work.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 20:24 UTC
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timedrun: I dont know how much a yen is worth precisely, hopfully not a lot. but only a muppet would pay more than 200 quid for this.

How much do UK muppets make? Do they get free health care too?Here in the states muppets are unpaid and the Republicans refused them coverage under Obamacare.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 19:58 UTC
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