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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (915 comments in total)
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D Horne: Surely the rating isn;t just something just for the editors - it has to have some meaning for readers. If someone's looking to buy a m43 stills camera, they'll see the Olympus OMD-EM1 MK II with a gold rating and the Panasonic G9 with a silver. The nuances will get missed

Yes, very strange. Since it is clearly noted that the award position is given relative other cameras "in the same class".
Nothing there about a camera having to be better than the previously best, if it is expected to get a gold award.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 05:35 UTC
On photo Mig-17-1 in the Low Pass challenge (19 comments in total)
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snapa: Can anyone tell me why this picture was taken at f22? I thought f22 affects IQ and sharpness. Maybe there is a valid reason for using f22 that I am not aware of.

How else would he/she get a enough long shutter speed???
Normally images like this are "best" if background is at least somewhat unsharp/blurry. A very very standard procedure, I´d add. ;-)

True, the smaller/smallest apertures reduce sharpness a bit/somewhat, but not always to a large enough degree to destroy a photo´s appeal. Like in this image. It looks sharp enough, and gives a sense of motion and speed too.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 11:23 UTC
On article Best cameras under $2000 (83 comments in total)
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Wiggle Foot: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II "The Mark II has an advanced autofocus system that on-sensor phase detection, with 121 cross-type points."

DP Review, there is at least one word missing from this sentence, or perhaps "that" should be "with". Either way, I had trouble reading it.

Or "...that has...". Either way, it should be corrected.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 22:46 UTC
On photo Breakfast for Carlos in the Your Best Contest Worthy Shot challenge (10 comments in total)
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Paul Auclair: at first I thought...E-10, hey awesome...then nah!!!, you must have misspelled EM10.
good catch.

The photographer wrote this:
"Even with old digital cameras like the Olympus E-10 (4 mp from 2000) sometimes everything works!"

(maybe you was just joking?) ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 06:27 UTC
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Melchiorum: I've been a supporter of Olympus for a long time. I owned several of their cameras and loved them. I currently own E-M1 II with some PRO glass, including 25mm 1.2 PRO.

Having said that, I am not going to buy any "pro" equipment from Olympus anymore, unless they rule out the issues that plague their flagship body. Professional equipment and professional prices call for professional support, which Olympus fails to provide.

It has been almost a year since E-M1 II release, and Olympus has done nothing to:
1. Fix the front-focusing C-AF and C-AF TR for relatively stationary targets.
2. Improve AF in video
3. Allow for auto/manual ISO control in video modes

With a camera priced at 2 grand I at least except one of its main selling points (C-AF) not to be broken. While Fuji has been showing excellent support for their cameras, fixing bugs and adding features, Olympus has been doing god knows what, but they expect their users to stay loyal and keep paying thousands for their new products?

@Raist3d:
My E-M1 did get more than a couple of updates, though. The last one (or was it the one before the last, I don´t recall...) brought a whole plethora of useful features into the then already over a year old model. That was, in my view, really well done by Olympus. But I also agree that the UI of any OMD/PEN as far as I have had access to use them, could be better ;-) I Have the E-M5 mk1 and the E-M1 mk1, and have very occasionally had my hands on the E-M10 mk2 and even less time with the M1 mk2...all of those could be given a better UI, for sure. But I do manage to get by, and don´t use "all" the possibilities anyway.
Still have to begin to delve into the focus stacking feature, which I think I will both like and use quite a bit, when I finally have got my butt off the chair to go out and "just.do.it." ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 19:58 UTC
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Ki Jin: First, I wonder how many people care the look of the lens when they choose one. Second, if they care, I wonder if they like the look of those lenses.

"Personally", I wish the design had more characteristic. It seems rather boring, maybe on purpose. Again, it's just me.

In the end, it's about the quality of the pictures and those look awesome. I just wish they look more attractive (to me).

Do you like or dislike the design/look of those lenses? Just curious.

The whole PRO series look good, and give the impression of performing good too, already by their look.

BUT, and a big "but" in my view, is this:
The AF and zoom rings are WAY too slippery. In spite of the ribbed pattern of the metal rings, they do not offer the really secure grip that easily would be possible!
Best solution, I think, would be a substantially larger, "less tight" rib size, (= larger, more protruding ribs) OR rubber ditto, of course also then with large well defined ribs or large patterned, substantially protruding squares (or how I shall put it in English?)

For example the rubber grip area of the old Zuiko 14-54/2,8-3,5 mk2 is rather good, but the "grip squares" are to "flat", they should protrude a bit more, thus being of much better grippability for the fingers, even if those fingers were gloved...

Mmetal grip areas are bad, since it makes the rings more slippery without ANY benefit... (possibly they may look a bit nicer?)

Add to that a matte lens barrel surface!!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 15:53 UTC
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G Sciorio: I used to be M43 biggest outspoken pro. Was an amazing system when Olympus and Panasonic kept them MICRO. Now the flagship cameras are both large (for m43) and costly. Get an EM1 MKII and the three f/1.2 primes and you’re in about $6000. That’s nuts for a sensor that clips highlights all day long.

Until there’s a sensor in M43 cameras not made by Sony and with unique advantages, the system is going to always be lagging behind.

(Answered the wrong post..so did cancel, looking for where to put my reply)

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 09:54 UTC
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Thanatham Piriyakarnjanakul: Thank Olympus to make my 32 1.2 so small and inexpensive.

??

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 03:50 UTC
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Melchiorum: I've been a supporter of Olympus for a long time. I owned several of their cameras and loved them. I currently own E-M1 II with some PRO glass, including 25mm 1.2 PRO.

Having said that, I am not going to buy any "pro" equipment from Olympus anymore, unless they rule out the issues that plague their flagship body. Professional equipment and professional prices call for professional support, which Olympus fails to provide.

It has been almost a year since E-M1 II release, and Olympus has done nothing to:
1. Fix the front-focusing C-AF and C-AF TR for relatively stationary targets.
2. Improve AF in video
3. Allow for auto/manual ISO control in video modes

With a camera priced at 2 grand I at least except one of its main selling points (C-AF) not to be broken. While Fuji has been showing excellent support for their cameras, fixing bugs and adding features, Olympus has been doing god knows what, but they expect their users to stay loyal and keep paying thousands for their new products?

@Raist3d:
OK...I think I get it better now...(wasn´t intending to be rude if it looked like that I´m sorry)

But a promise is given by Oly to update the M1 mkII as they make progression towards (even) better AF-tech... possibly also taking the exact parameters OP talks about into consideration. But, nobody knows exactly what they will bring, until the update(s) arrive, that´s true..

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
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elementare: It would be cheaper to mount a third part 50mm f1.4 lens with adaptor than buying this expensive lens. The 50mm f1.4 are the cheapest fast lenses ever made and you can find manual 50 f1.4 for less than 150$. This 45mm f1.2 starts to enter in the olympus of expensive gadgets for rich enthusiasts.

For the 17mm f1.2 I don't find any real collocation in relation to the price. For street? It's too big. For environmental portraits? It has the dof of 2.4 for full frame and at that aperture is difficult to have a good separation with 35mm full frame lenses some times too. For good environmental portraits at least you need f1.4 in FF at that focal range. And if you stop down to f2.4 you have the same sharpness and overall quality of this olympus at f1.2.

At the end it's good to have this choice for a m43 user but at these prices I would start to think to alternatives. A used canon 6d or nikon d600 or sony a7 with a decent 50 or 35 cost less than a pro olympus camera and one of this lenses.

@Chris2210:
What "move to this sort of pricing"??

It´s an extension of the system, nothing else than that!

Nothing worse with these 2 new lenses, than when the 25mm/F:1,2 came, by the way. But today, just because two more superb Oly primes were launched (adding to a lovely bunch of already existing ones) sooo many feel the need to complain, why on earth??

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
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Melchiorum: I've been a supporter of Olympus for a long time. I owned several of their cameras and loved them. I currently own E-M1 II with some PRO glass, including 25mm 1.2 PRO.

Having said that, I am not going to buy any "pro" equipment from Olympus anymore, unless they rule out the issues that plague their flagship body. Professional equipment and professional prices call for professional support, which Olympus fails to provide.

It has been almost a year since E-M1 II release, and Olympus has done nothing to:
1. Fix the front-focusing C-AF and C-AF TR for relatively stationary targets.
2. Improve AF in video
3. Allow for auto/manual ISO control in video modes

With a camera priced at 2 grand I at least except one of its main selling points (C-AF) not to be broken. While Fuji has been showing excellent support for their cameras, fixing bugs and adding features, Olympus has been doing god knows what, but they expect their users to stay loyal and keep paying thousands for their new products?

In what way is this rant related to Olympus giving users a better/larger lens line up???

Not saying your complaints are wrong, of course I don´t know better than you about that!
But this thread is just a show of 2 new very fine lenses, then I think comments would best relate to that, and not primarily to a certain camera body not (yet) being updated enough for your needs...

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 10:26 UTC
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jst13: Weight , size, price - all reason for mft are gone.

No, they aren´t.
Possibly YOUR reason(s) for m4/3 doesn´t go well with these lenses, then don´t get them..

These are for those who ALREADY have m4/3, and just maybe they would lure someone into the system, too. But the main reason to get any of them is if one has a m4/3 camera/cameras and wants/needs the combo of these f-lengths/shorter DOF than previously available in the system/weather sealing/large temperature range/SUPER sharpness and build.

For me, to expensive for my use vs my wallet performance, though.
But "expensive for their optical performance"? I would probably say "no", if they will show to be as good as the 25mm/F1.2 already available is.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 10:16 UTC
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matthew saville: Wow, this is downright embarrassing. Manfrotto profits must really be tanking, if they've decided to just throw in the towel and concede victory to the cheap junk market.

Not that I'm surprised, with the sheer volume of "I bought an XYZ for only $$ and it's great!" ...that I've seen in recent years.

I don't know what you people consider "heavy use" or "smooth operation" WRT tripods, but I've lost count of all the knock-off brand tripods I've destroyed over the years. The center column starts wobbling. The leg angles start flapping incessantly and constantly need to be tightened. The legs start jamming because the cheap plastic shims inside the leg locks get all sloppy after a while. The rubber on the leg locks starts melting off and/or spinning freely, making a catastrophic failure increasingly likely. The rubber on the ballhead knobs dries and cracks and falls off. The ballhead itself gets hopelessly prone to either jamming or sloppiness.

I could go on, but you get the idea.

@matthew saville:
1999 I bought a Manfrotto 190 (exact name of the version unknown, the taped on badge is now unreadable...) with a 141RC NAT head.

Both have withstood not careful use well; they are both working as when new. That´s the good!

The bad:
The head is a nuisance, since its adjustment "knobs" (wrong word maybe, forgot the exact word for them) never can be adjusted in a remotely smooth way. Either loose, or too hard, never smooth.
Leg locks can each be adjusted by a allen key, but once hard enough to not let the leg slide, the lever gets SO hard to (un)lock, really annoying.

I still use it, it works even if showing this kind of "rough" quality, and I paid like 170-180$ for it. I would likely not get a good return if I sold it...

Someday maybe I´ll get a cheap (or, say, not highly expensive) variant of a tripod with both light weight and smooth functioning... (m4/3 user)

´til then, my green painted 190 will serve, even if I am not totally friends with its "personality"

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:22 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon PowerShot G1 (164 comments in total)
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Ranger Danger: also known as a Casio QV 1000 and Cybershot DSC-S75 lol

Same cameras? I don´t think so. But they did use the same lens, apparently some standard unit made by a supplier company. A lens unit also used in Epson PhotoPC 3000Z and Sony DSC-S70 by the way.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
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revio: Launched (well, officially presented) now!
This is from the sSedish site "fotosidan" (photo page)
https://www.fotosidan.se/cldoc/prylnytt/profoto-a1-en-speedlight-for-ljusformare.htm

Google may help, but most specs (or all?) seem to be like in the dpreview article above.

sSedish? I should have written "Swedish", of course! Sorry ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 16:24 UTC

Launched (well, officially presented) now!
This is from the sSedish site "fotosidan" (photo page)
https://www.fotosidan.se/cldoc/prylnytt/profoto-a1-en-speedlight-for-ljusformare.htm

Google may help, but most specs (or all?) seem to be like in the dpreview article above.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 10:08 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Couldn´t get the "google translated" link to show. But the suggested price may hold me off a purchase IRL anyway.. ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 09:43 UTC as 16th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (596 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Can somebody answer, why recent Olympus cameras are so horribly ugly? Where did the style and elegance of PEN P1 or P5 gone?
Did they ditch proper designers and employed Southamerican rainforest headhunters? Olympus cameras of the last 2-3 years look either like miniature shrunken boxy rangefinders from 1950s packed up to teeth with wheels and knobs, or shrunked DSLRs from early 1980s. All squeezed in, disproportionate, ugly, like those shrunken heads cooked by headhunting tribes in South America.
When will Olympus wake up from this hypnotic, delirious dream caused by the mangement who practise random aiming with curare arrows?

@Triplet Perar:
I am not blind, and do find the whole olympus OMD line to be...VERY attractive, even if that would only refer to their aesthetics. Now, fwiw in my book that doesn´t only refer to aesthetics: I like them a lot as tools, too! ;-)

(own the EM-5 mk1 and the E-M1 mk1)

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 12:00 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (596 comments in total)
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vinrouge0: Great upgrade but just wish they had put the 20mp sensor inside. I can understand why they didn't - but still wish they had!

Nice that at least somebody know this "fact", (Oly not selling any of this mk3..."until..")
We can only hope Olympus read it so they quickly get to know they are way out wrong with this launch. I understand the thing regarding 20mp vs 16, but it´s *almost* no visible difference in 95% of uses in real life.
Others may wait for the E-M5 mk3.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 10:25 UTC
On photo _1070294 in revio's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Wrong lens noted, it was shot with the 50mm/2 Zuiko Macro.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 10:15 UTC as 1st comment
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