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« on: August 15, 2013, 01:47:35 AM »
2 SENSORS, each on a hinge to fold down (or up)...
The Back sensor (4/3 is hinged at the bottom and folds down towards the front of the camera)
The Front Sensor (m4/3 is also hinged on the bottom, and folds down towards the back of the camera)
I'm sure Oly could buy in adaptors at $2 a piece. That would be my KISS solution.
« on: July 22, 2013, 10:08:58 AM »
He just needs to invest in a new set of light seals..
« on: July 19, 2013, 12:28:25 AM »
I bought myself the E-PM2, 40-150mm R lens, and the 45mm f/1.8.
Good choice, cheapest way to get that new sensor, without being mugged off. Best to save your pennies for glass.
I just received one I won on ebay. Shutter count of 315. ;D Impressed with the build and operation. Looks even more comical than the E-P1 with the 75-300 mounted. 12mm is the perfect fit.
I'm only left wanting 1/8000 shutter speed.
« on: July 16, 2013, 12:31:22 AM »
OM-1 & 50mm 1.8. You need a roll of B&W film for that sucker.
I'd still go with the 20m for hassle free baby photos.
« on: July 16, 2013, 12:09:33 AM »
Mine would be the 14-42mm kit lens, I never use that thing.
« on: July 15, 2013, 11:58:25 PM »
« on: July 15, 2013, 08:50:28 AM »
I reckon this is GX2 related styling update. ;)
« on: July 15, 2013, 08:37:40 AM »
Really great idea and execution. Oly should have made their own OM mount speed boosted for the launch of the OMD.
« on: July 15, 2013, 08:23:53 AM »
If the reason is for snaps of your new baby, then I'd go with a new lens. The 20 will make your camera better for snap shots (smaller, and better in low light).
Unless you have manual lenses, I wouldn't bother manually focusing if you don't have to. It won't make your photos better.
« on: May 10, 2013, 02:51:43 AM »
Everyone asked Olympus for a polished grip on the next PEN, it was much anticipated... and they delivered. Good work Oly. :o
« on: May 10, 2013, 02:01:21 AM »
Think yourself lucky, in the UK it is £999 which is the equivalent of $1542 at the current exchange rate!
Looks really nice from all accounts. I won't be buying myself, way too much in the UK.
« on: May 09, 2013, 05:48:51 AM »
Irrigation! Love it.
« on: May 04, 2013, 02:53:14 AM »
The EP-1 had style this doesn't - too many gimmicks, not simple and stylish
Yes. Less is often more. I know a lot of people like tilt screens, but I think they should have left it off the E-P5.
I'm sure many people would have welcomed an E-P3 with only a new sensor.
« on: May 04, 2013, 02:44:22 AM »
If you we're asked to shoot a good friends wedding using m4/3, what gear would you recommend, camera body, flash and lenses?
I face that dilemma and will do it free out of friendship, but have a co-photographer friend who will be using his canon DSLR gear as insurance.
My own thoughts are epl5, 12mm f2 and 25mm f1.4 for groups and singles, and the 45mm 1.8 for portraits.
Would welcome your views
Unless you have extensive dealings with flashes, I'd leave them out of the equation as much as possible. Stake out the venue before hand if you can to get a feeling for the light
Grab people for shots as they arrive outside, then you get the low down on who is who and you can introduce yourself. They wouldn't be great shots, but at least you will have a shot of everyone sober.
What lenses do you have? You can hire the 25mm f0.95 Nokton for a weekend for about £40.
« on: April 30, 2013, 05:05:55 AM »
I'm thinking about getting an E-PM2.
Having seen the new PEN, and it's predicted price tag I'm also thinking about the E-PM2.
Good post here about the lack of buttons http://e-p1.net/micro-four-thirds-cameras-and-discussion/show-us-your-e-pm2/msg93987/#msg93987
"I have the only wheel on the E-PM2 assigned to aperture. But it's very easy to just press the up-button part of the wheel and then the wheel changes exposure compensation." - Often the only settings I change once out and about.
« on: April 30, 2013, 02:27:41 AM »
Erg. looks like a tilt screen. :-\
« on: April 29, 2013, 02:36:44 AM »
If you plan on shooting a 17mm at f/5.6, I say save money and get an Olympus 17mm f/2.8.
No!!!! Don't do it!
but there are those out there who just hate the crap out of that lens...and we will here from them.
Hmm, the autofocus on the Olympus 17mm/1.8 is also something that want me to get it.
If you want auto focus, it's an easy decision.
« on: April 29, 2013, 02:21:09 AM »
I wonder how many people could honestly say they have 'mastered' the E-M5 at this point.
I'm still trying to master the E-P1. ;D
« on: April 29, 2013, 02:17:24 AM »
AS THE OWNER OF TWO gxr bodies ...a gx200 and a ricox cx1 ... i totally am getting the shakes with this tiniest of aps senspr compacts
I had the R10 (CX1 predecessor), that was a much loved camera.. until it broke :(
« on: April 29, 2013, 01:32:12 AM »
Anyone else feeling the GAS build up for one of these?
Yup. I did have that feeling, but it's subsided! I've got a GRD IV and also a film GR. They are extremely nice, very compact cameras. The layout of the controls are spot on. The tiny CCD sensor on the GRD had a characteristic look. So with the slightly larger physical size and new sensor, I'm giving it a miss (right now). Ricoh make great cameras, they are worth a try.
« on: April 26, 2013, 04:24:00 AM »
This is the reason I keep saying they have shot themselves in the foot. They should have used the gx, gh2 or any other sensor on their epm2 and epl5. After all theyre entry level models, state of the art on entry level things hurt you in the long run.
Whilst on paper it looks messed up, if you want an E-P5, an E-PM2 ain't going to cut it. These lower models should not have associated with E-P line in the first.
One sensor means development efforts can be more focused (interchangeable parts/firmware between models) and better bulk pricing on parts. This should mean a bigger margin for Olympus (which is a good thing really!). Olympus can also compete well specs wise in both entry and serious serious amateur markets.
That said, let's hope for a sensible price, because I want one.
« on: January 24, 2013, 03:48:06 PM »
Second hand 12mm f/2 in black arrived this afternoon, looks untouched! Figured it would have only had a few months of use, if any. It was the same price as a new silver + hood.
Great build quality and the AF is silent. Very happy with it.
« on: January 24, 2013, 03:21:23 PM »
« on: January 22, 2013, 01:16:11 PM »
The RX1 is retailing at £2600 in the over here in the UK. That's over 4100 USD! Any takers?