Brian Wadie

Brian Wadie

Lives in United Kingdom Christchurch, Dorset, United Kingdom
Works as a As little as possible - Retired
Joined on Jun 12, 2003

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Brian Wadie: funny how they never add "we want to increase our profit margins so will charge well in excess of the currency fluctuations. Its not just Adobe, Apple are doing it, as indeed so are UK companies charging increased prices for products sourced and produced within the UK

indeed, none of us are privy to Adobe's pricing strategy (other than the fact that they will want to maximise ROI :) )

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 16:55 UTC
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Brian Wadie: funny how they never add "we want to increase our profit margins so will charge well in excess of the currency fluctuations. Its not just Adobe, Apple are doing it, as indeed so are UK companies charging increased prices for products sourced and produced within the UK

yep, I'm aware of that, I'm also aware of how business takes situations such as the one we are in now as an opportunity to increase their margins under the guise of adjustments to accommodate changes in exchange rate

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 13:56 UTC

funny how they never add "we want to increase our profit margins so will charge well in excess of the currency fluctuations. Its not just Adobe, Apple are doing it, as indeed so are UK companies charging increased prices for products sourced and produced within the UK

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 12:10 UTC as 60th comment | 5 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1382 comments in total)
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arbux: "The E-M1 II's autofocus system sets a new benchmark for mirrorless interchangeable lens camera" - a joke? Already 2 years ago NX1 did 15fps with AF and mechanical shutter. AF worked fine. E-M1 II does 10 fps with mechanical shutter and AF. How this is any new standard?

"18fps is with electronic shutter and no AF"

I suggest you read the spec again, 18 fps is full raw with all AF options available, its 60fps with fixed focus at first shot

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 11:18 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1382 comments in total)

I see so many messages complaining about the price, then I look at the many positive comments from the users of this excellent new tool for action and wildlife photographers (of which I am one) and I understand that those complaining will never realise the true value of this system and I almost feel sorry for them - until I remember that instead of complaining all they had to do was buy a camera that met their needs at a price they were willing to pay :)

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 17:13 UTC as 51st comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1382 comments in total)
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jimTN: I just got my camera. It is really disappointing. http://jamesrome.net/drupal/olympus
Won 't do videos longer than 29 minutes. Why???? It does split the videos into separate files, so no reason they could not keep going.
Won't use high-speed Lexar cards--Bricked one
Has too many undocumented interactions among settings
Save your money.

the 30 minute regulation is nothing to do with Olympus and is a direct result of an EU regulation from 2006 which applies to all cameras able to shoot video, apart from dedicated video cameras, which carry a higher tax rate

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 08:05 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1382 comments in total)
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knathan: I wanted to see my self how much a FF D810 sensor is better than m4/3 sensor. To my surprise for everything I use the camera for there'n't much difference. Unless you are getting f/2.8 zooms or the ultra primes .. there is not really much advantage with FF sensor. Here is my detailed review..
https://kuphotoblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/full-frame-or-micro-43rds/

thanks for a very detailed and interesting journey knathan, I enjoyed reading of both your testing and your thought processes as you came to your conclusion

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 19:03 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1382 comments in total)
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Saurat: Interesting, according to DPR's own compare-mode, Raw image-quality is less good than the original EM1. It is also less good than many entry-level cameras, such as the Canon 1100D and Nikon D3200. How accurate these algorithms are I don't know, but for $2000 I'd like at least token IQ improvement.

if you read a bit further you will see that DPR have explained that they do not do absolute comparisons across a time period but use relative comparison to other similar cameras at the time of review. They then specifically state that this means you cannot compare the IQ / noise performance of the EM-1 and mk2 as a result of this

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 22:42 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1382 comments in total)
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Brian Wadie: I've just used the bar chart to compare the EM-1 mk2 to the canon 1Dx mk2, there proximity of the bars for Performance surprised me, I know the EM-1 mk2 is going to be good but it shows it very close to the 1Dxmk2

That's my camera club bragging rights sorted! :D

look at the bar chart at the end of the review. Its possible to add different cameras for comparison. You can the compare them by looking at the bar for a range of items, including "Performance". The length of the bar denotes the level of each item and you will see there is very little difference between that of the EM-1 mk2 or the 1DX mk2

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 06:35 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1382 comments in total)

I've just used the bar chart to compare the EM-1 mk2 to the canon 1Dx mk2, there proximity of the bars for Performance surprised me, I know the EM-1 mk2 is going to be good but it shows it very close to the 1Dxmk2

That's my camera club bragging rights sorted! :D

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 14:36 UTC as 160th comment | 2 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1382 comments in total)
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OrdinarilyInordinate: It's expensive for the average hobbyist, but looking at professional grade cameras from Nikon and Canon, they are many TIMES more expensive (Canon 1Dx III is $6000, Nikon D5 is $6500). While yes indeed this camera only uses a crop sensor, everything else about it is pro grade, and so it's priced accordingly (look at it as a few thousand dollar discount from other pro bodies because of the crop sensor).

my EM-1 produces images comparable to my 7Dmk2 and with lower noise (so long as focus and exposure are spot on) and I've sold on my 7Dmk2 + my 400 f5.6L to pay for the mk2 . So no worries for me regarding the IQ of the mk2 :)

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 22:16 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1382 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: The built quality is better then a Nikon D500?
Good joke.
My experiences with different E-M1 were not good at all,
all bodies used to look very used and crabby after a short period of working with them.
And E-M1II won't be this much better.
Despite this, my Fuji X-T1 looks still like free from the dealer, after shooting a lot.
AF and IS were by far not satisfying with the E-M1 and fist results with the Mark II are far behind D500.
So no more Olympus cameras.
Some lenses are still good, but better on Panasonic cameras.

Olympus E-M1 II is a make believer but nothing more.
And the price is crazy - 1200€ seems to be realistic.
For 1800€ you get the better sensor, the better AF-System, the better viewfinder, the far better lenses from Fuji.

probably because no one is yet using the lens at the Olympics :D

The service on the EM-1 is enough to tell me I can expect that what they state they will deliver will be delivered (in the UK at least, since that is all I have experience of )
https://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/cameras_support/premium_services/pro_service/index.html

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 17:20 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1382 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: The built quality is better then a Nikon D500?
Good joke.
My experiences with different E-M1 were not good at all,
all bodies used to look very used and crabby after a short period of working with them.
And E-M1II won't be this much better.
Despite this, my Fuji X-T1 looks still like free from the dealer, after shooting a lot.
AF and IS were by far not satisfying with the E-M1 and fist results with the Mark II are far behind D500.
So no more Olympus cameras.
Some lenses are still good, but better on Panasonic cameras.

Olympus E-M1 II is a make believer but nothing more.
And the price is crazy - 1200€ seems to be realistic.
For 1800€ you get the better sensor, the better AF-System, the better viewfinder, the far better lenses from Fuji.

"I even get full and fast Pro-Service on the D500."

a bit like they are offering for the mk2?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 16:29 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1382 comments in total)

Thanks, just the review I wanted to read - cuts though all the BS & Hype and gives me the facts I need to confirm my decision to buy

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 16:16 UTC as 292nd comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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sknai16: I tried the EM1 and have come back to Nikon at great cost. The sensor size is too small for large prints and the AF system is far from equivalent to the D500 or any Nikon DSLR for that sake. I did good tracking with the D300S and the D700 and never felt I had to go to the D4 or D5.
Anther issue for me is pricing. The new Olympus pro lenses are all more than a 1000 dollars. I can buy Sigma ART lenses opening at f1.4 for much less.
The lenses are also getting heavier and larger and all in all, I feel that Nikon or Canon are still the best bet for anyone who prints large, shoots wildlife or needs AF tracking for some reason..
It is a lovely camera, but so are all modern cameras and I'll carry the extra pound.

just finished an exhibition and sale of my work, 30"x20" prints from the EM-1 sold well and I didn't hear one customer say "this would have looked better shot using a full frame or APS-C" Properly lit, exposed and focused even my fellow photographers struggle to tell the difference at the correct viewing distance (noses pressed to the image is of course different ;) )

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 20:13 UTC
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Brian Wadie: not yet available in the UK (just checked)

it finally showed when I booted up this morning, all done now :)

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 06:34 UTC
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Brian Wadie: not yet available in the UK (just checked)

thanks, I'll go have another look :)

Nope, still not showing yet on my copy, either via CC or LR update function

Patience is a virtue ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 18:42 UTC

not yet available in the UK (just checked)

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 18:24 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies

I'm feeling left out as I don't find any problems with either LR or PS CC 2015, most unfair as I have nothing to moan about ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 05:48 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (878 comments in total)
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Brian Wadie: I had the EM-5 and EM-1 + a bag of lenses as I tried to recreate my pro canon kit (which I sold because of the weight involved which aggravated my arthritis, in neck, shoulders and hands). I then discovered that I had recreated the same problem I had with the canon kit so in a fit of sheer stupidity I sold the lot and went to a couple of 1" sensor bodies BUT the one thing I could no longer do to the quality I wanted was shoot my bees, bugs and butterflies

So - I have now had the EM-5 mk2 + 60mm macro for around 3 months in which time I have shot in excess of 5k images, mainly macro. It was like coming home but better, the quality of shots I can now get exceeds anything I was achieving with my canon 7D + 100 LIS macro (and they are certainly better than I was achieving with the EM-1.) For me its the perfect match for the job I have it for (I won't be buying any of the longer / heavier lenses this time round :) )

nope, I was specifically commenting on the quality of Macro images of living subjects, I'm getting with the mk2 + 60mm macro, which is all done hand-held so I can't use the HR mode

Link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 16:54 UTC
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