Phileas Fogg

Phileas Fogg

Lives in Canada Greater Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Joined on Jul 28, 2004

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erichK: Is that actually a woman engineer on one of their teams, If so then, Olympus really is blazing ahead of its patriarchal hierarchical competition is a first small step towards started using aLL of its human potential. It was, after all, the way a WOMAN used his newly developed, small that inspired Yoshihisa Maitani to go ahead with his innovations - like the OM line, on wjich this camera is ultimately based.

The Best and the Brightest = The Best and The Brightest. It does not matter if it's only men, only women or a blend of both. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION = MEDIOCRITY!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 21:10 UTC
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Robert Garcia NYC: Dpreview, I am curious if they Olympus are going to release a Full Frame. Pref in Pen F shape. Why not ask that?

m4/3rds is full frame... It was from its outset. Now 35mmFF is another question and no I doubt they will anytime soon as it's not required to do so for Olympus to stay in the digital camera game.

If going bigger is the only success to better then why not go all out and ask Olympus to engineer and make an 8"x10" digital sensor and put it in a big 8"x10" view camera? Doing so will give it the best resolution qualities anywhere out there. Imagine how many megapixels that could be?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 19:58 UTC
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Saurat: We are always hearing about the professional status of the EM1/EM1ii, but where are all the professionals using them? Where are they hiding, because apart from paid 'Ambassadors' and 'Visionaries' I don't see any. Certainly most pros would guffaw at the dedicated HDR button on these cameras.

Canon and Nikon built their share of the pro market. Just because Olympus does not rival either in market share does not mean pros do not use their gear nor does any Oly gear not represent pro grade quality.

GM, FORD, RAM have the lion's share of full size truck sales in the US market, that does not mean that Toyota and now Nissan are not offering viable full size truck alternatives.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 19:52 UTC
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Thomas Traub: So, the EM1 II is a high capable, professional cam at a good price.
Let Olympus earn money with this camera! This is important for Olympus and for Olympus-shooters too, because that's the basis to develop future flagship-cameras and flagship-technologies.
If we want a good product and want the company to earn money to research for new technologies we have to pay a fair price!
Sure, everyone want this camera for a lower price, but it’s no use if Olympus can’t live with a lower price and has to discontinue the production of MFT ---
So: price is right! Olympus: you’ve done everything right!
Congratualations to the marketing-team!

melgross.

Any camera and format a professional photographer uses IS A PRO FORMAT. There are no rules as to such as if Moses brought them down on stone tablets from the mountain top.

I have used my m4/3rds cameras professionally... So yeah it is a pro format as any other.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 19:45 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.

Olympus has numerous existing m4/3rds models and still some gen one EM-1's for sale.

These cover sub $500.00 US, sub $1000.00 US, sub $1500.00 US and now a TOTL $2000.00 US choices. At $2000.00 US a camera that has all the features a TOTL pro grade camera could need at a price well below many other TOTL pro grade camera choices.

It looks like Olympus has its ducks lined up pretty good for a market space.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
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erichK: Is that actually a woman engineer on one of their teams, If so then, Olympus really is blazing ahead of its patriarchal hierarchical competition is a first small step towards started using aLL of its human potential. It was, after all, the way a WOMAN used his newly developed, small that inspired Yoshihisa Maitani to go ahead with his innovations - like the OM line, on wjich this camera is ultimately based.

What difference does it make if there is one woman, ten women, all women, or no women on the EM-1II engineering team?

To use all of its [Olympus] human potential would be placing on any and all spots for the team THE BEST and BRIGHTEST people, in this case its engineers.

Affirmative Action NEVER gives us "all of its human potential" but only stunts/robs us of such.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 19:33 UTC
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Georgeee: Thanks DPreview for the first impression review. Looking forward to seeing the full review, which I regard as the "official review" of a camera product. You guys did great job to quickly publish a review when Canon 5D IV was out.

For photo, full frame always has advantage on image quality. that's physics.
For video, no need for that big sensor, so m4/3 can really compete with others and to be the best. Panasonic made smart choice in that regard.

Georgee says,

"For photo, full frame always has advantage on image quality. that's physics."
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And in reality of the day, virtually nobody cares! and virtually nobody will notice this technical advantage in real world use, even if they could via side by side image/print analysis virtually nobody will really care.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 02:53 UTC
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kobakokh: again stupid expensive price! ooh...

thx1138,

I DENIGRATE NO OTHER CAMERAS!!! I only point out that GH5 and EM-1MKII are as PRO GRADE as any from CaNikon, is that hard for you to accept?

Fact is these are TWO great values in cameras and for skilled or working pros who need all the durability, build, ability and general imagery that any skilled photographer and even working pros can need, but at a lesser cost and a smaller footprint with less weight.

I never said CaNikon TOTL Pro cameras were bad but that VALUE of GH4/EM-1MKII is GREATER! There is no arguing this.

OBTW Corolla vs Ferrari is MOOT. Maybe use this logic a 2000lb, 350 hp Turbo 4 cyl. race coupe vs 4000lb, 500hp V-8 race coupe. Both will be very competitive to each other but are very different cars.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 02:41 UTC
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kobakokh: again stupid expensive price! ooh...

DavidNJ100

No the GH5 and EM-1MKII is on par with Pro grade TOTL cameras . These have all the functions, build, durability and abilty for any skilled photographer to take anywhere and shoot anything on the planet that the CaNikon TOTL cameras can.

The gibberish about equivalency is that. Say I shoot an image at 200mm (FOV of 400mm)at F4.0 at say 1/1000 sec. is the same exposure as a D5 or 1DXMKIII shooting at 400mm at f4.0 at say 1/1000 sec. PERIOD STOP!

I upload, then maybe email, then also print my image just the same as the CaNikons will. My image will be just as usable and saleable as the CaNikons, PERIOD STOP!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 02:36 UTC
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kobakokh: again stupid expensive price! ooh...

For the price of ONE 1-DXMKII or D5 one can buy THREE GH-5 or EM-1MKII. Shoot the same subjects and at any place on Earth the Pro CaNikons can go and have TWO back up bodies to only the ONE 1-DXMKII or D5 gives you for the same $$$$.

The CaNikon's will need to spend $12,000+ to get the same size kit in numbers. For $12,000 I can FLY most anywhere on Earth to then shoot with the GH-5 or EM-1MKII (3 body) kit.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 21:17 UTC
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OlyPent: Body is headed toward the ridiculous proportions (given they housed a 4/3rds size sensor) of the old Olympus E-3/5 DSLR's and we know how that went.

OlyPent.

GH5/EM-1MKII even with grips and lenses are still a fraction of the size of High to Topline CaNikon Pro grade cameras and lenses.

I shoot EM-1 with battery grip and it's a fraction of the size and weight that my 1DMKII was prior to buying into m4/3rds. If I want to go tiny(er) I have my EM-10MKII as my backup body and my more unobtrusive camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 21:09 UTC
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lacix: ..but, bigger and heavier than the FF A7R2?

Not with any comparable FOV lens choices. Sony A series are great cameras but the lenses they use are still notably bigger and heavier as to m4/3rds choices.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 21:05 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1180 comments in total)

Looks like a sweet PRO grade micro 4/3rds based camera. This camera along with Oly EM-1MKII are worthy competitors and are as every bit PROFESSIONAL GRADE as any working pro (or advanced amateur) may really need. There would be NO paid gig I'd do that I would not feel 100% perfectly good in using the GH5 or EM-1MKII, PERIOD STOP!

This camera lacks nothing a working pro may need, BTW I'm not talking about the soon be seen troll, faux wannabe, look at me with 3-4 D-5s or 1DXMKII's hanging off my neck. Yes I'm talking about real working photographers who like me CHOSE to move from Canon (my case) or Nikon DSLR's to m4/3rds and for myself as a pro going back to the mid 1980's I have no regrets and a total pleasure and joy in my case using as my main camera an EM-1.

If/when I choose to add a new flagship m4/3rds camera to my kit It's going to be tough choice for me between GH5 and EM-1MKII. The joy of competition I guess. :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:36 UTC as 249th comment | 1 reply
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CaPi: Am I the only one to see the humor in this? :)
I find that hilarious

entoman,

I condemn nobody's choices in gear. I only condemn the ignorance of the original author of the story.

Pro photographersa use whatever gear you like, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Sigma, Leica WHAT HAVE YOU! If you are going pro, learn to be good and be professional with what ever gear you employ. SELL YOURSELF AND YOUR IMAGERY not what B.S. gear you may have to a client.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
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superwave: Stupid suggestion. The trend is sony mirrorless.

armandino,

To me my Olympus m4/3s gear MAKE ME want to shoot with them. I'm not saying I did not want nor enjoy my previous Canon DSLR's and before digital my 35mm Canon SLR's or 645MF stuff. But for me, I love the way my Olys work and feel to and for me. I love how they sort of make my lust for good images flow. It's hard for me to better describe such. Olympus m4/3rds gear just are magic to me and my way of thinking and shooting.

BTW going back to oh about age 10-11 I was a LIFER CANON FAN! BIGLY! :-) I have nothing against Canon or even Nikon which though I never have shot with today but Olympus just works for me now. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 20:34 UTC
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tkbslc: Better advice is just to pick a photographer with an extensive portfolio that appeals to you. If they've taken the kind of pictures you want in the past, they obviously know what gear to use for that.

That said, I'd bet most photographers with an extensive portfolio use Canon or Nikon FF....

BING BING BING BING BING BING WE HAVE A WINNER! :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
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princecody: So Olympus EM1 Mark II & Panasonic GH5 don't produce professional results 🤔

crashpc, I've NEVER ruined any events I ever photographed professionally going back 30 damn years. I did not take on jobs I was not ready for especially in my early days. I LEARNED and HONED MY CRAFT! I never promised to any clients, bridal or whomever stuff I worried I could not skillfully do. I always had enough gear including back ups and learned to use it all INSTINCTIVELY!

So be it then with 645 MF or Canon 35mm film gear to Canon DSLR's to now Olympus m4/3rds. I KNOW WHAT THE EFF I'M DOING. So m4/3rds allows me to be as good, skilled and professional as any Canikon 35mm FF stuff can.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
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princecody: So Olympus EM1 Mark II & Panasonic GH5 don't produce professional results 🤔

crashpc.

No brides really give a crap about what cameras you have. THEY want to see your imagery, see if your style is for them and to meet and learn about your attitude to see if you and they mix well enough. All this above your general pricing and product choices.

THAT'S IT!!!

P.S. ONCE IN A LIFETIME matters only about how good the photographer is, not what camera gear he/she has. Any competent pro will have appropriate gear and enough back up gear to do the job they SOLD to the client to get the job.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 20:05 UTC
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steelhead3: A FF camera format prints big...excuse me but 1dxII and D5 or the A7s may have a quibble with this with their low resolution sensors.

Most weddings today rarely see images bigger than 8x10 in prints. A 2MP camera will give you a good 8x10. Photographers were printing and happily selling to satisfied customers 20x 30x or larger images with 8 to 10MP cameras a decade ago.

Post process well enough, print well enough and any 12-16-18MP cameras can make great 30x 40x image ALL FREAKING DAY LONG!!! 24MP + is great but not a necessity to great prints even large ones. 99% of all clients WILL NOT see nor care for any minor differences. But many clients can tell a good photographer's work from a lesser able photographer's work REGARDLESS OF THE CAMERA GEAR USED!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 20:00 UTC
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princecody: So Olympus EM1 Mark II & Panasonic GH5 don't produce professional results 🤔

Quarter to Doom, YEP! Odd how pros like myself were able to get great indoor and dimly lit shots in church's back in my film days. HOW DID I DO IT!?!?! LOL!!!

Of course any m4/3rds cameras can get great and fully salable images even shooting in dimly lit buildings. Only ignorant posers miss this point.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 19:47 UTC
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