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« on: May 24, 2013, 01:54:34 PM »
« on: March 28, 2012, 12:34:41 PM »
« on: January 27, 2012, 05:29:04 PM »
I finally got the MCG-2 large grip for the E-P3. First impression was, well that isn't very large. Then I took out of the plastic bag and was immediately surprised with how grippy the rubber surface is. I put on the camera, and it does help a lot with grip. The rubber/plastic material is like what you find on the non-slip Hogue grips for tools. The grip isn't as deep as the GH2, but you can get a good grip with two fingers now unlike the old just for looks grip that was included.
« on: November 16, 2011, 11:08:05 PM »
If you haven't seen Misfits yet a british TV series that is sort of like a demented version of Heroes. It has some super cool cinematography using tilt shift lenses. I wonder if they are filming using the Panasonic AG-AF100 will Lensbaby Tilt Shift adapter for m43. The bokeh does look super creamy as if it were from Lensbaby.
« on: October 25, 2011, 11:30:47 PM »
Q: If you look at the DXOMARK results of the M9 you can see that the ISO marks are considerably lower than other full frame cameras. Do you see this as one of the major things you would like to improve in the next M version?
A: The reason why this is lower lies in the special circumstances of the M-System. It is quite complicated, but I will try to make it short: M-lenses hit the sensor in a flat angle, therefore they are the most compact on the market and older lenses are compatible with M8 and M9. This flat angle will not allow us to use interference IR cut coating on the sensor cover glass, as this would cause uncontrollable color fringes. Instead of, we use an absorption filter, which is not sensible to different light angles, but does filter much more of the visible light as interference filters, and therefore the signal from the sensor needs to be amplified much more which results in a lower light sensitivity. Of course, having a higher sensitivity of the sensor is an issue and we put a significant amount of effort in improving this.
I wonder if the same is even more true for m43 lenses and sensor combo.
« on: October 12, 2011, 10:19:53 PM »
« on: October 11, 2011, 09:35:56 PM »
My sister will be manning the E-P1 with 14-42mm. I'll use the E-P3 with 17mm, but if things start going too crazy it's all about the cheapass 45-150mm from a safe distance. Remember to use UV filters as lens protection. As a backup I'm bringing 50mm f1.2 Minolta, and 135mm f2.8 minolta.www.occupysf.com
« on: October 10, 2011, 10:03:29 PM »
This looks cool. I think it removes motion blur, not out of focus blur or noise.
« on: October 03, 2011, 05:00:08 PM »
I've searching around for a lens hood for the 17mm f2.8, but can't find anything I like. Any ideas on a step up ring to lens hood? If so, what is good hood to get that I can step up to?
« on: September 22, 2011, 07:41:09 PM »
I've always debated the use of C-AF over S-AF. Someone on the Olympus Facebook QA session asked which is better and Olympus actually gave a good answer.
I wonder about the accuracy of C-AF vs S-AF. In most cases, at least in my experience, S-AF seems more accurate. I generally use a single (center) focus point using this camera. What are your thoughrts, opinions?
I'll give you an example of when C-AF is a good choice however, anytime you have a moving subject on a solid color background like a bird in flight against a blue sky or a tennis player on a green turf, etc. In this instance try turning all AF targets ON and using CAF, you'll be surprised at how quickly the camera can focus.
« on: August 24, 2011, 12:09:11 AM »
« on: August 17, 2011, 07:56:13 PM »
It looks to me that the E-5 has a better sensor than the E-P3 based in RAW images. I thought the opposite would occur since the E-P3 has the new trupic VI processor. It could be that ACR 6.5 beta hasn't fully taken advantage of new features in the E-P3 sensor (if there are any). You can see that the RAW file size is slightly smaller than the E-5's. http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusep3/
« on: August 17, 2011, 07:27:41 PM »
I totally want a Lensbaby now.
Panasonic sponsors Ella Manor who created Power House using Lens Baby lenses, but she also uses Nikon.
How Power House was made:
« on: August 12, 2011, 09:20:05 AM »
« on: August 11, 2011, 12:28:13 PM »
This is the latest from Get Olympus Facebook QA.
Will Olympus ever have a manual focus "peaking" feature?
hadn't heard that term before, am guessing you've seen this function on other cameras. We use a similar effect for the histogram to illustrate out of gamut values. I'll pass along your suggestion, like it.
Huh, never though of using the histogram to determine if your in/out of focus. I guess what Oly is saying this is effectively what Sony is displaying in relation to the Live View. Sounds awesome, will have to test it out tonight when I get home from work. I could be misinterpreting Oly's response...
« on: August 06, 2011, 11:44:15 PM »
Another great review from DigitalRev. E-P3 vs GF-3 vs NEX C3 manual focus assist mode comparisons.
The peeking mode from NEX seems pretty awesome. I wonder if the GXR's "strengthening outlines and contrast." mode is similar.
« on: August 02, 2011, 11:31:32 AM »
Check out this video that describes Dynamic Range.
It's interesting that our eyes will capture about 24 stops of light by adjusting the pupil size. If it was like a camera with fixed aperture size, then it can capture 14 stops. Film can capture 12 stops. Typical camera sensor can only capture 5-9 stops of light. So, worst case scenario if you want to take a nice HDR shot, you will have to bracket for 5 different exposures.