Martin.au

Martin.au

Lives in Australia Adelaide, Australia
Works as a Doing PhD stuff.
Joined on Jul 20, 2012

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lightmatters: /sarcasm on
Pentax doesn't know mirrorless is the future. See what Sony is doing?
/sarcasm off

So, you bought a mirrorless about two years ago?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2015 at 00:11 UTC
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Sirandar: It's embarrassing that none of this made it to the OMD 5 mk1.... and no explanation why not.

I think a lot of the stuff also requires an electronic shutter, which the E-M5 doesn't have. Firmware can't add hardware. There was a very big shift in electronics used between the E-M1 and 5.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 00:10 UTC

Yay. Some cool stuff coming.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 00:56 UTC as 59th comment
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Stephen787: can i fit in 50-150mm pro lens on it? can i fit in the cheap 300mm lens on it?
that will be great to spy on neighbour.

No you can't.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 06:58 UTC
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Martin.au: I wonder why only those lenses. It can't be weight, as the 45mm for example weighs less than the 12mm, and the body cap lenses are very light.
Perhaps it can only stabilise a field of view up to a certain focal length.

Update:

Ahh, there we go.
To ensure that the 3-axis gimbal’s movements are unrestricted, the lenses are required to fit the gimbal in terms of weight and size. Not all existing lenses fit these requirements, which is why not all MFT lenses are compatible with the ZENMUSE X5 Series.

That means there's quite a few lenses that will work. The bodycaps for starters.

I suspect we'll see more lenses added over time.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 09:24 UTC

I wonder why only those lenses. It can't be weight, as the 45mm for example weighs less than the 12mm, and the body cap lenses are very light.
Perhaps it can only stabilise a field of view up to a certain focal length.

Update:

Ahh, there we go.
To ensure that the 3-axis gimbal’s movements are unrestricted, the lenses are required to fit the gimbal in terms of weight and size. Not all existing lenses fit these requirements, which is why not all MFT lenses are compatible with the ZENMUSE X5 Series.

That means there's quite a few lenses that will work. The bodycaps for starters.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 07:01 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
On photo Librawlian_QCRG in the Panning. challenge (8 comments in total)

Nicely done.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 04:26 UTC as 5th comment

Cool

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 14:17 UTC as 12th comment
On photo Bee eaters' anger in the Anger challenge (9 comments in total)

Love this shot!

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 01:26 UTC as 5th comment
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rjaywallace: Forgetting price for the moment, how will its performance compare to the Leica Q compact or the Panasonic Lumix GX8? When will DPReview publish in-depth evaluations of the Leica Q and the GX8 compacts?

GX8 compact?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 13:59 UTC
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Zeisschen: 'Pro'

Why yes, owner of the "Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T*"
:P

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 00:54 UTC
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QuarryCat: but the quality of Olympus cameras is down to a basis level, Cameras look very quickly very used just from taking them out of the photo-bag or from the sweat on your fingers -
E-M5 was worse - E-M5II is even more worse and E-M1 is not really better...
I had them all for a year - not any longer.

the same but even worse with lenses, first they cut the sunshades out of the lens set and charged crazy extra prices - now all the lenses are not ZUIKO anymore, no famous Japan production - but China plastic

Lol quarrycat. Love the fact that in your spiel on you profile page you say "– so the first step is to accept other opinions – as strange as they might seem", followed by bagging people out as fanboys because they have a different opinion to you. Methinks thou doth project too much.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 14:30 UTC
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Mike FL: "12.3% increase in net sales year-on-year" is almost having NO increasing "year-on-year".

Olympus reported in Yen, but Yen lost 14% "year-on-year" as seem from below:

http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/USDJPY:CUR

In the other words, if Olympus is using USD for reporting, it will be "2% *decrease* in net sales year-on-year".

Yes, that's right, decreasing instead of increasing.

No?

Whatever makes you happy Mike.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Now all mirrorless camera manufacturers are profitable.
Sony, Fuji and now Olympus all presented black figures recently for their imaging business.

While Nikon and Canon are suffering. Its not that these DSLR manufacturers make losses on selling systems, but they do loose heavily in profitability and marketshare over the recent years.

Times are changing.

I would expect Panasonic to be joining the rest of the club soon. Their new releases look a lot less experimental, and a lot more focussed and good value than they did a few years back. No more messing around with subpar EVFs and quirks. Now you can buy a G7 for $800, with an EVF larger than most 35mm DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 11:48 UTC

Are we sure this is for cameras, because it makes a hell of a lot more sense for microscopes?

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 15:26 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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nikkor35f2: I would not spend e money for my own figurine but would bring my children every 2to3 yrs to do one. Keep a record of their growing. And technically it should get cheaper
Looks good.

No, this technology wasn't used in the Matrix. The Matrix used bullettime - a much simpler effect using a different technique.

Fortunately others are prepared to understand the technology.
eg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_eqaKym_II

Or how about a castle?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTipU14OeSc

Or this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC-k5FthwmM

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 11:14 UTC
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nikkor35f2: I would not spend e money for my own figurine but would bring my children every 2to3 yrs to do one. Keep a record of their growing. And technically it should get cheaper
Looks good.

I think you need some imagination, BigOne. This particular application is the tip of the iceberg. Beneath the water is architecture and heritage work, archaeology, paleontology, geology and other sciences, film work, mining, engineering and surveying, and so on.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 14:41 UTC
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Mike FL: Canon is much better b/c much larger sensor:

3D:
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/WDdxMBq2GW8/maxresdefault.jpg

2D:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/digitaltrends-uploads-prod/2014/07/canon-europe-doklab-bullet-time.jpg

BTW,
above are Canon EOS 1DX

MikeFL, there's a big difference between bullet time (easy) and SFM (structure from motion)/Photogrammetry (not easy).

And sensor size is not relevant. You're constrained by depth of field in this applications.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 03:45 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1290 comments in total)
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Dimit: They've gone crazy over there ay Panasonic!!! Should be mentally retarded not to grab A7ii instead of this m43 monster.Stupidity reigns !!!

Trk- Complains about cost of lenses. Buys two systems.
***slow clap***

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 00:01 UTC

The Bigma is back!!! Well, a suitable equivalent anyway. :D

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:34 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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