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On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (144 comments in total)

Fuji really needs to make a smaller (maybe pancake) standard zoom. This is to big for the target audience.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 21:47 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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kai0815: I don't get why so many are complaining about the price and even worse: dpreview seems to join in by identifying "value" as the greatest weakness of the E-M1 II in their table in the conclusions. I know we shouldn't stress these ratings too much, but compared to the D500 the following is quite surprising:
Can somebody explain, why the "value" of the obviously comparable D500 (listed at dpreview for $2000) is around 90% and E-M1 II gets only 50% "value" for the same price?

That standaardzoom would fill nicely indeed. To bad it's still quite big (and expensive) http://camerasize.com/compact/#648.322,692.412,ha,t
The 70-200 would not do, because of the gap between the two lenses. But still, I wasn't aware of the standaard zoom, thx.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 18:04 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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kai0815: I don't get why so many are complaining about the price and even worse: dpreview seems to join in by identifying "value" as the greatest weakness of the E-M1 II in their table in the conclusions. I know we shouldn't stress these ratings too much, but compared to the D500 the following is quite surprising:
Can somebody explain, why the "value" of the obviously comparable D500 (listed at dpreview for $2000) is around 90% and E-M1 II gets only 50% "value" for the same price?

Lets start with a normal professional grade constant f2.8 zoom for DX. starting at 16mm and ending at 50mm or higher. And to go with it a professional grade constant f2.8 telezoom for DX from 50mm to 130mm or higher. The equivalence of the Panasonic 12-35 and 35-100 or the ff 24-70 and 70-200. 2 basic lenses every serious system needs. It's missing in the Nikon DX lineup.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 15:04 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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kai0815: I don't get why so many are complaining about the price and even worse: dpreview seems to join in by identifying "value" as the greatest weakness of the E-M1 II in their table in the conclusions. I know we shouldn't stress these ratings too much, but compared to the D500 the following is quite surprising:
Can somebody explain, why the "value" of the obviously comparable D500 (listed at dpreview for $2000) is around 90% and E-M1 II gets only 50% "value" for the same price?

I was taling about the Nikon aps-c ecosystem. I stated that very clearly. You must be trolling if you ignore that. And yes you can lug around extra volume and weight at a higher cost. The nice thing about Olympus, Panasonic and Fuji is that they are making professional lenses for the sensor size they use.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 06:02 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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kai0815: I don't get why so many are complaining about the price and even worse: dpreview seems to join in by identifying "value" as the greatest weakness of the E-M1 II in their table in the conclusions. I know we shouldn't stress these ratings too much, but compared to the D500 the following is quite surprising:
Can somebody explain, why the "value" of the obviously comparable D500 (listed at dpreview for $2000) is around 90% and E-M1 II gets only 50% "value" for the same price?

The Panasonic 35-100 f2.8 seems a lot smaller to me. So if you take into account the crop it can be smaller also on aps-c. But there are no professional grade aps-c lenses from Nikon. So you are condemned to ff lenses not disigned for the sensor size. Where is your ecosystem now?

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 08:33 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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kai0815: I don't get why so many are complaining about the price and even worse: dpreview seems to join in by identifying "value" as the greatest weakness of the E-M1 II in their table in the conclusions. I know we shouldn't stress these ratings too much, but compared to the D500 the following is quite surprising:
Can somebody explain, why the "value" of the obviously comparable D500 (listed at dpreview for $2000) is around 90% and E-M1 II gets only 50% "value" for the same price?

Nikon's ecosystem for APS-C is a joke. The D500 is an great camera but needs to have (more) APS-C pro lenses if we want to talk about a ecosystem.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 05:51 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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nerd2: Sports/action camera with noisy sensor that are more expensive than 7D2/D500?

Why don't use Nikon 1 system instead, which has even faster fps, exceptional AF and extremely long reach?

In Europe this camera is cheaper now than the D500. The D500 is for sale now for some time so expect the E-M1 II cheaper for a long long time.

Nikon 1 is dead and the AF system of the E-M1 II is superior to that of Nikon 1. Nikon 1 had the edge but failed because of lack of support and development from Nikon.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 05:48 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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showmeyourpics: BTW, today only the Olympus outlet has the refurbished EM5II for $540.00.

That's a nice offer. In the Netherlands the price of the E-M1 Mark 1 came down to 699,- euro body only and brand new with 2 years warranty.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: I got caught by the EM5. It did me one favour, forever stopping me generating any enthusiasm for the constant "churn" of the latest, greatest product of the camera industry. That camera has the most abominable ergonomics and general interface design (both firmware and hardware) of almost any consumer electronic device I've ever had the misfortune to own.
It goes on . Olympus managed to destroy the camera (twice) after I asked them to remove the fingerprint from the sensor with which it came.
Every time the latest "must-have" variant emerges I wonder if they've managed to redesign this series of cameras so that they're actually enjoyable to use. The EM5 is almost permanently in some unwanted mode. It's actually amazing that a mal-executed product like that could ever get to market. Actually, on second thoughts, it's not that unusual.

So you are unable to operate a widely appreciated and multiple award winning camera and even got your fingerprints on the sensor. Why blame Olympus?

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 18:36 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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waldauf: Can I ask DPreview what is your experience with battery life? In the article seems to me that you sometimes used battery grip and sometimes you didn't.
THX

In reality you get much more out of the battery than in the specs. 1000+ is easily achieved.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 13:41 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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lzeppelin: Overestimated score. It's a micro 4/3 with its limitations. A sony a6000 does better on everything at 1/4 $. Has DPReviw become a sympathizer for Olympus? Or DPreview did not dare to tell the truth in order to avoid negative feelings to focus on this new camera?

"The sony A6000 has better video and much better image quality."

The A6000 has serious overheating problems and can't do 4k and doesn't have stabilization like the E-M1 II.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 18:07 UTC
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mysteryhole: The new Oly 10 years ago would have read like science fiction. At the time of this post there are 1013 comments. For a camera most of these people are not going to buy, there sure is a lot of clucking going on. If the camera came with Taylor Swift as a personal assistant, cluckers would be wanting Dolly Parton. Out of the billions of digital photos taken, only an infinitesimal number are printed. This reads like a giant peeing contest to me.

1 year ago the last Samsung camera rolled out of the factory. So they must be making huge losses in the development of that camera that would never returned itself in sales.

mysteryhole; 6 years ago when I bought into m4/3 with the E-PL1 the top model in the m4/3 lineup was the E-P2. It's a great achievement for such a small company to bring out the E-M1 II now against all odds. 6 years ago the big company's where laughing at the direction Olympus (and Panasonic) went, they are not laughing for some time now because m4/3 gained market-share and is here to stay. With this latest addition to the system and the upcoming GH5 more pro's will and prosumers will buy into the system.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 12:10 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: Best m4/3 to date, but still not enough (and still way too expensive) to make me consider departing from my (imo still superior) NX1.

Perhaps mk iii or iv will eventually match and surpass it, but...at what cost?

Yes, camera's of a dead system normally are a real bargain. The NX1 is a great camera and since it's part of a dead system probably the best you can buy for that money. If you only look at the camera-body that is. There is no potential anymore with that system, no more new lenses and body's will come unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 19:25 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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lzeppelin: Overestimated score. It's a micro 4/3 with its limitations. A sony a6000 does better on everything at 1/4 $. Has DPReviw become a sympathizer for Olympus? Or DPreview did not dare to tell the truth in order to avoid negative feelings to focus on this new camera?

The E-M10 is €365.
ROFLOL!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 20:02 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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lzeppelin: Overestimated score. It's a micro 4/3 with its limitations. A sony a6000 does better on everything at 1/4 $. Has DPReviw become a sympathizer for Olympus? Or DPreview did not dare to tell the truth in order to avoid negative feelings to focus on this new camera?

The A6000 (or A6300 or A6500) has a bigger buffer? No.
Can write faster to the SD card? No.
Has better sealing? No.
Has a better EVF? No.
Faster EVF? No.
Can shoot faster s-af? No.
faster c-af? No.
Has dual sd card slot? No.
Has better IBIS? No.
Better video? No.

We can continue this list for some time, but maybe it's better that lzeppelin first state what the A6000 exactly does better. To the A6000 seems a inferior camera, more a competitor to the first E-M10.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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Hellraiser: Note to Olympus, Panasonic and other in m43 business - make an inexpensive constant aperture standard zoom and u have got a great system everybody can enjoy :)

I've got my 12-40 f/2.8 for just 650 euro second hand and in good as new condition with warranty. For the lens you get it's inexpensive.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 08:36 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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De Fotoman: Am I the only one who thinks this is one ugly camera?

@PPierre; This is in every way (expect for pixel peep IQ) a more professional camera then the A6500. The A6500 is more comparable to the E-M5 II.
The word 'pro' is not on this camera, only on the pro line of lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 16:05 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1222 comments in total)
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De Fotoman: Am I the only one who thinks this is one ugly camera?

Out of 7.5 billion people? Small change, probably not.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 20:28 UTC
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Aroart: Sorry, but I would rather take an xt2, d500 or 2 d7200's for that price...

It is, but why should readers of this review (who obviously are interested in this camera, otherwise they wouldn't read it) care about someone's opinion? One that's not properly explained.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 20:03 UTC
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Aroart: Sorry, but I would rather take an xt2, d500 or 2 d7200's for that price...

That's fine. So many people so many preferences. But why take the effort to let us know?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
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