tedolf

tedolf

Lives in United States Seattle, United States
Joined on May 12, 2010
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Beyond genius.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 20:38 UTC as 6th comment
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GarysInSoCal: Sorry Olympus... I'm NOT buying into your battery burning, tinker toy camera hype. Your noisey little pocket cams SUCK in low light, and you're STILL not producing fast, affordable lenses that compete with most of the DSLR market. Maybe you should examine your competition, and release a blockbuster DSLR camera with an impressive line of lenses that goes head to head with the best cams in the Canon/Nikon camps... kind of like what Pentax is attempting to accomplish... ;)

@GaryinSoCal,

You mean you want them to go broke like Pentax did and get bought by a company that makes copiers?

Yeah, I suppose having 40% of the mirrorless market is dumb.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 20:00 UTC
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tedolf: Maybe so, but rangefinders are gonna come back strong!

Tedolph

@dachshund7,

Hey Dachshund, is a Leica M9 a viewfinder camera or a mirrorless camera?

What if you put the optional EVF on it?

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 19:57 UTC
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tedolf: Maybe so, but rangefinders are gonna come back strong!

Tedolph

What!

What am I going to do with all this Rangefinder Camera stock I just bought?

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 19:55 UTC
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Jeff Fenske: So *why is 3:2 still the norm* once the SLR's 3:2 mirror box is gone. Why not MULTI-ASPECT ratio sensors instead of being stuck in the 3:2 box?

Panasonic used to make their owns sensors (Olympus used them too). The Gh2 had a Panasonic 16mp multi aspect sensor. As recently as the OMD M1 Mark I, Olympus used a Panasonic sourced sensor for their first hybrid PDAF/CDAF camera.

TREoloih

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 19:23 UTC
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Jeff Fenske: So *why is 3:2 still the norm* once the SLR's 3:2 mirror box is gone. Why not MULTI-ASPECT ratio sensors instead of being stuck in the 3:2 box?

Panasonic does. They have had some models with multi-aspect sensors for some time and still do.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 18:15 UTC

Maybe so, but rangefinders are gonna come back strong!

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 18:00 UTC as 114th comment | 5 replies
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tedolf: Does this K1 have replaceable focusing screens?

tEdolph

@class A

Grazie

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 15:57 UTC
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tedolf: Does this K1 have replaceable focusing screens?

tEdolph

Now I am really confused.

Can the user replace the focusing screen on a K-1 himself or not?

In other words, are the screens designed to be user interchangeable?

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 16:25 UTC
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tedolf: Does this K1 have replaceable focusing screens?

tEdolph

Hmmm....

Doesn't seem like it would be much good with old manual focus K mount lenses then?

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 00:01 UTC

Does this K1 have replaceable focusing screens?

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 21:13 UTC as 35th comment | 10 replies
On article Olympus PEN E-PL9 headed to the US and Canada (181 comments in total)
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tedolf: This camera is disgusting. It is very good looking, highly functional, compact, excellent features, good enough IQ and has finally gotten back to the built in flash (don't know if you can bounce it though), etc.

It is almost perfect.

Then, they took off the EVF port!

How are you supposed to use this with the excellent $99.00 USD 40-150mm lens?

Damn them!

TEdolph

Guess you didn't use any long lenses?

The VF was/is great for focusing old manual lenses too.

The Q was an interesting camera-great ergonomics. Could you use the old Pentax auto 110 SLR lenses on that camera?

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 20:19 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL9 headed to the US and Canada (181 comments in total)
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pacnwhobbyist: Kit is too expensive. Should be more like $500-$550.

It will be in about two months.

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 18:10 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL9 headed to the US and Canada (181 comments in total)
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tedolf: This camera is disgusting. It is very good looking, highly functional, compact, excellent features, good enough IQ and has finally gotten back to the built in flash (don't know if you can bounce it though), etc.

It is almost perfect.

Then, they took off the EVF port!

How are you supposed to use this with the excellent $99.00 USD 40-150mm lens?

Damn them!

TEdolph

I did, the E-p5 (I already had the VF-2).

It is a fine camera but it is heavy, complex and ergonomically I don't really like it.

I miss my E-pl1.

If only it had a remote release port and a control wheel I probably would have kept it!

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 18:10 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL9 headed to the US and Canada (181 comments in total)

This camera is disgusting. It is very good looking, highly functional, compact, excellent features, good enough IQ and has finally gotten back to the built in flash (don't know if you can bounce it though), etc.

It is almost perfect.

Then, they took off the EVF port!

How are you supposed to use this with the excellent $99.00 USD 40-150mm lens?

Damn them!

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 17:49 UTC as 45th comment | 5 replies
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tedolf: We want a GM5 and some small, fast manual focus primes.

Don't need 20mp, 16mp is fine.

Hell, 12mp is fine! Just give us a really good ISO 1600.

Tedolph

Hell yes!

tedolph

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 23:53 UTC

Good reason to switch to a crop sensor system!

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 19:38 UTC as 114th comment | 3 replies

We want a GM5 and some small, fast manual focus primes.

Don't need 20mp, 16mp is fine.

Hell, 12mp is fine! Just give us a really good ISO 1600.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 16:41 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

Here is what Olympus needs to do: make a digital body for all the old, manual PEN F half frame lenses still on the market. That half frame sensor, same size as APS-H would easily support 40mp native and would make a great studio camera. All the lenses already exist. They could even subcontract Cosina to make new ones. Also, that is the native format for 35mm film cameras so all of those lenses are usable for videographers.

Very minimal investment to make all this happen while at the same time leapfrogging Canon and Nikon APS-c.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 21:37 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On article Olympus E-PL9 sample gallery (45 comments in total)

I can't believe that they took off the EVF port.

How much did that save?

Also, can you still control off camera TTL flash like you could with the E-pl1 or did they disable that too!

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 19:33 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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