revio

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Cychen: The E-M1 is amost if not a little bigger than the E-620 if I remember correctly.

Mount to back the 620 is thicker, but the protruding grip of the E-M1 make it be a slight big larger. I have both and think the better grip is more significant than the other size differences between these two. And also I think the E-M1 feels a bit smaller and it is definately more solid (the latter regardless of how I feel).
None of them are bulky compared to "99%" of other DSLRs..of whatever format. Maybe the Nikon 1 series could be the exception.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 14:20 UTC
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Albert Valentino: Always sad to see an old icon retired. Olympus glass is still excellent but with a twist for the digital age. Lenses are far from optical excellence on their own and require lenses profiles to deal with issues like massive barrel distortion (12-40 and 7-14 Pro lenses). Unlike the need for a great lens for a film camera we now have great results from not-so-great designs that require under the hood adjustments. Progress?

Bhima78:
Sharpness isn´t the main thing about sowtware correctioon, it´s more about distorsion! Many old lenses are sharp across the frame, correct, but Oly´s specialty is and was that alos cheap lenses(!), many of them, are both very sharp and show "out of camera", by software treatment, also very low distorsion!

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 06:15 UTC
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revio: I, too, liked the E-620 a lot. Enough to let it be my introduction to the world of Olympus digital photography stuff. Followed by mainly a E-M5 then a E-M1 mk1. A short while, relatively, I also had a E-500.
Got it as a used package deal, mostly in order to, that way, get hold of a 50/2 in a really cheap way, and a (supposedly a slight bit better than the later smaller model) 40-150/3,5-4,5 telezoom. The 40-150 and the 50/2 is in regular use even today since they operate well (if not as well, AF wise as the native micro 4/3 lenses), on the E-M1.

The E-620 I got as a package deal with the cheap and yet very sharp 14-42/3,5-5,6 and the 40-150/4-5,6, completed with a battery grip and a FL-36R.

I also later got the 14-54/2,8-3,5 II, and still use that too, although the later aquisition of the wonderful 12-40/2,8 PRO lets the 14-54 down a bit nowadays...

Thanks a lot Olympus for the nice and well designed cameras I have had the plasure to get and use!

Forgot, I got the E-5 also, after the E-620.. Actually the E-M5 was bought mainly because the E-5 happened to be stolen...
I had most probably got the E-M5 anyway, but quite a chunk of time later if the E-5 had not been stolen...

And what a marvellous cracker of a lens the 50/2 is!! Keeps delivering, "camera body after camera body" as the bodies go up IQ wise...seems the 50/2 will still "get better" a few model steps up in the future...

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 21:42 UTC

I, too, liked the E-620 a lot. Enough to let it be my introduction to the world of Olympus digital photography stuff. Followed by mainly a E-M5 then a E-M1 mk1. A short while, relatively, I also had a E-500.
Got it as a used package deal, mostly in order to, that way, get hold of a 50/2 in a really cheap way, and a (supposedly a slight bit better than the later smaller model) 40-150/3,5-4,5 telezoom. The 40-150 and the 50/2 is in regular use even today since they operate well (if not as well, AF wise as the native micro 4/3 lenses), on the E-M1.

The E-620 I got as a package deal with the cheap and yet very sharp 14-42/3,5-5,6 and the 40-150/4-5,6, completed with a battery grip and a FL-36R.

I also later got the 14-54/2,8-3,5 II, and still use that too, although the later aquisition of the wonderful 12-40/2,8 PRO lets the 14-54 down a bit nowadays...

Thanks a lot Olympus for the nice and well designed cameras I have had the plasure to get and use!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 21:35 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply
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revio: Did (any of) the following TZ long zooms also have the folded optics??

I have a (dead) TZ5 but never ever did I hear or read about folded optics in that model (never heard of it regarding the TZ1 either, at the time)

Did a seeach and found in the Wikipedia article about the Lumix brand, that only the TZ1 had folded optics.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumix

Interesting read, anyway, for any one interested in Panasonic´s digital camera venture.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 11:42 UTC

Did (any of) the following TZ long zooms also have the folded optics??

I have a (dead) TZ5 but never ever did I hear or read about folded optics in that model (never heard of it regarding the TZ1 either, at the time)

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 11:36 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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WT21: I didn't get a TZ until the TZ5, but it was that camera that broke my love affair with Canon -- when I realized all the cool stuff I wanted was never in a Canon pocket camera (super advanced things like 720 video, 28mm wide, long zoom in pocket cam, etc.) Canon was always like 2-3 years behind.

Had one too, after my EOS 350 had died and money didn´t allow a new DSLR. A few years later the TZ5 also died, and I found a new "home" in Olympus 4/3 land, later to travel into m4/3, "never" to return to DSLR land (or?) ;-)

The TZ5 was a really nice camera, good IQ if not extremely so, and a near perfect body shape and size for doing what it did. Miss using it.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 11:33 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (243 comments in total)

Was in photo retail during the 80´s to 2012. I do remember the D80 well, and would say Corey´s write up nails it fine!

Me, I got the EOS 300D as my first DSLR, and second digital camera, following the aquisition the year before of a Konica Digital Revio KD-500.

The EOS 300D was, then, the first DSLR to arrive near any price that I could manage to cough up, and after some more saving I got the EF 70-200/4L which in spite of the "low rez" body, still managed to bring fine shots! Later I got the EOS 350D, for higher rez, less size and with some more possibilities. Canon gave a retail employee deal not to resist! ;-)

The 300D was sold, and the 350D sorrily died after a few years.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 08:14 UTC as 25th comment
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CheersUK: Yet another kickstarter project finding a solution for a problem that doesnt exist. As mentioned before, good luck finding a 3.5mm jack on an iPhone 7.
Yet again DPR being at the forefront of photographic news, yet not even a mention anywhere of the Nissin Air10s wireless strobe commander...I had to go else where for that snippet of photographic relevant info.

@CheersUK:
So, you don´t get that MANY millions of people have not yet got the newest Iphone, but rely on their older models. I think at present only a small minority have got the I7, even if Apple may sell a few millions in due time of course...

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (177 comments in total)
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krassphoto: I still have an A1, my first digital camera. Still works. Back then, besiges being an amazing camera, it was a big head turner! :)

EDITt: I was wrong, the Z1 (took away the text about it) wasn´t even having Image Stabilisation.

The A1 seems to have been the first sensor stabilized camera, just like you said.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 18:26 UTC
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Marty4650: Nothing succeeds like success.

Adobe has been wildly profitable since moving to a subscription based sales plan.

This is exactly the same way Rent-A-Center will rent you a $500 sofa for $20 a month for the rest of your life. It sounds cheap at first, until you realize ten years later that you paid $2,400 for a $500 sofa and still don't own it.

Stu 5:
My cheap sofa was bought 2002, still has not even shown signs of "falling apart".
Ok, its cost $700, not 500...feel it´s a valid response to your post anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
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noflashplease: I think that the frequent firmware update strategy is taking a page directly from the Samsung NX playbook, and we all know where that lead?

Olympus really needs to become relevant and a $2,000 MicroFourThirds body is the very definition of market irrelevance, even in the Japanese home market.

It should be a wake up call to Olympus that Canon's mediocre and limited EF-M mirrorless line has taken a commanding lead in marketshare in Japan, while other smaller formats like the Pentax Q and the Nikon 1 system have fallen dormant.

Two interesting facts (if not more than just interesting):

At dpr, the OM-D E-M1 mk2 still have place no 4 (I think it was) in the interest column
The largest, or maybe second largest, retailer here in Sweden, say the camera in question is now no 4 in their best seller rating for digital system cameras (both mirrorless and DSLR:s are in that list).

Just interesting, but, anyway: nice! ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 21:27 UTC
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villagranvicent: For the money they are charging for their cameras I would expect a much nicer meeting room.

If the guys themselves are fine with it, (the conference room) what´s bad with money going to development costs proper, so to speak?

Most such rooms are, well, not so much to write home about. Maybe the people working have their focus so hard on THE work itself, that they don´t bother too much about things like "we must fix nicer conference rooms" ??? ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 21:23 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (351 comments in total)

Will Elements "travel the same path"???

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 22:04 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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barrym1966: What's an earthquake?

barryum1966:

To quake proop doesn´t necessarily mean EVERYTHING in such a building will avoid getting damaged! It may be that the building itself could survive, but to ensure the hi tech very sensitive manufacturing hardware would not be damaged is probably next to impossible. And quakes isn´t happening EXACTLY at a certain predictable place, like precisely where a factory happen to be situated. For a japanese tech giant to simply decide to build all sensors (for example) in...Europe(!)) would certainly never happen.

Would you, by the way, recommend ALL OF California, people and buildings, to just be moved since everyone is sort of waiting for "the quake of quakes" to happen there?
When, no one knows, but it will come, or will it(?)

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 12:16 UTC
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)

The new temporary CEO has among other been in leading position at Ericsson.

Oosting will continue to be working as advisor to the board. He said that he was asked, as CEO, to secure a sustainable growth and prepare the company for the next step in its development, and since that is now done he will continue to be advisor.

Maybe just a nice way to state facts, but could very well be the thruth, the clear fact, too.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 07:05 UTC as 16th comment
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QuarryCat: the 25 mm is a good and heavy lens,
but...
you can't do real close-ups,
on a journey you won't need f:1.2 that much - if ever
even f:1.2 can give you pictures like 2.4/50 mm - what sounds a bit boring to set people or animals free
I 've got a 0.95/25 mm mFT Voigtländer, which is quite cool - I can go very close to 1:1.9 (full frame equivalent)

so my best lens for travel in the mFT-cosmic is by far the Olympus 2.8/12-40 mm with close-up capability, even a bit lighter then 1.2/25 mm

no other camera maker has such a good, compact, sharp lens for traveling - and no other can get so big close-up pictures.
No Nikon, no Canon, no Fuji, no Leica, no Sony, no Panasonic - nobody.

Fine with that, but note that when you are loaning(!) an item, you don´t always get to decide for yourself exactly what to loan. Like, Carey had to choose among lenses that were available from DPR´s selection which most probably is on loan from Oly...
Maybe they have some lenses they own, and some they get to loan now and then. I don´t know...

To me it seems Corey did bring home a lot of very fine shots , by the way!

That said, I do have the wonderful 12-40/2,8 PRO too...boy what a fine piece of sh*t that is! As yo say, sharp & compact, with good close up etc.
A near perfect travel piece of glass. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:32 UTC
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trungtran: They couldn't even be bothered using a Sony lens cap.

What they should of have done is make this a spy cam. No one would ever suspect it. Can catch the thieves stealing your pen or stapler at work.

"Should HAVE done" not "...of have done"

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 14:35 UTC

Hmm...that "vérité" athmospere from "a little camera shake" is something I for my part do NOT want there! IF I can get rid of such, I´ll applaud, if not, well I´m not gonna see it as a any kind of "feature" ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 18:21 UTC as 23rd comment
On photo Baltimore - Old and New in the Cityscapes from street level challenge (9 comments in total)

Superb estetics here!!
Wonder if it´s a duoble exposure, since clouds couldn´t move that much at 1/250 sec...
Nevertheless, it´s very beautiful, striking I would say, by it´s contrast and extremely aligned lines. Well done!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 17:14 UTC as 5th comment
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