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    E-M1 uses Panasonic sensor!

    I like your pictures very much Lindsay. I don't like mud-wrestling but when pushed I can do it. I am NOT angry as you suggest, just showing my delight in a non-flattering way. I will take your advice and chill.
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    Panasonic GH4 Announced - 4K Video Comes to Micro Four Thirds

    The GH4 is a good match for the new Mac Pro. What a team.
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    Panasonic GH4 Announced - 4K Video Comes to Micro Four Thirds

    To answer one moot point with another, I am reasonably sure that Olympus would not actually be making M43 cameras now if not for the sensors they are buying from Panasonic for the E-M1 and Sony for the E-M5 http://chipworks.force.com/catalog/ProductDetails?sku=OLY-E-M1_Pri-Camera...
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    Panasonic GH4 Announced - 4K Video Comes to Micro Four Thirds

    I'm not sure anyone is being "pressured" into taking video . . . it's just another advantage for Panasonic camera users, that's all. Why is it so important to Olympus camera owners to eschew video? If video is not for you then "Just don't do it" to quote Nancy Reagan. According to a new...
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    12-40 aperture blades supposed to close when turning off camera?

    As a former camera repairman I have seen the Leica C with the cloth shutter having small 1/16" holes burned thru the shutter curtains by the focused rays of the sun. I had forgotten about that until you mentioned it. Cool.
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    Panasonic GH4 Announced - 4K Video Comes to Micro Four Thirds

    I started taking pictures in 1972 when I worked at the Camera Repair Shop in Cincinnati. The great majority of photos that I have taken were acquired without ANY image stabilization, no auto-focus, many without an internal light meter with slow lenses on Kodachrome 25. You just have to learn...
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    Panasonic GH4 Announced - 4K Video Comes to Micro Four Thirds

    Well, good grief . . . Is that all that matters to you . . . taking pictures under the least amount of light with the slowest shutter speed? That is just ONE tiny facet of photography and I'll still challenge you to prove it. Show us pictures or videos that prove the GH3 and GX7 are inferior to...
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    Panasonic GH4 Announced - 4K Video Comes to Micro Four Thirds

    I would take issue with your assertion that Panasonic's still-image cameras are not competitive with others in the marketplace. I use the GX7, GH3 and GM1 and my guess is that you could not tell the difference in the images from these fine cameras, or your camera, or most others. I took a side...
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    Panasonic GH4 looks really interesting

    I think you have SERIOUS point here!!! One on the biggest perceived fall-downs of m4/3 is sports photography. Sports photography is dominated by DSLR cameras made by Nikon & Canon. If one could record RAW images of 4K @ 96 frames per second . . . that could certainly challenge the big boys...
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    Panasonic GH4 looks really interesting

    I doubt it. I listen for such and have heard nothing. However, the adapter pack is obviously designed to sit atop a sturdy tripod. I do wish Panasonic would include 5-axis stabilization for handheld video. It is more challenging to shoot smooth video without stabilization but I try to use a...
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    Panasonic GH4 Announced - 4K Video Comes to Micro Four Thirds

    Check Prices on 4K Cameras Have you check the prices of such 4K cameras? The following list from B&H clearly shows how CHEAP this camera is. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?&N=4256818814+4132992620 The 4K cameras with which Panasonic must compete are MIND-BLOWINGLY expensive...
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    GM1 - finicky rear dial

    Some sample photos taken with GM1 & 12-32mm kit lens. Some sample photos taken with GM1 & 12-32mm kit lens.
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    Panasonic GX7 Image Thread

    GX7 with 20mm f1.7 lens. GX7 with 20mm f1.7 lens.
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    GM1 - finicky rear dial

    StevieW, The handling/ergonomics of the GX7 are superior as are the controls and customizable buttons. I suppose the reason I didn't do as well with the GM1 in low-light is that I only used the kit lens on the GM1 which has a slower aperture than the 20mm f1.7 I typically use on the GX7...
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    The Real Street Thread II

    These photos were taken in Las Vegas, January 24, 2014 - using a GX7 & 20mm f1.7 : The following photos were taken in Denver on January 26, 2014 - using the GH3 & 12-35mm f2.8 lens.
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    GM1 - finicky rear dial

    StevenW, actually yours is an excellent question. (See my response to StevenK). I have both cameras and am very happy with both. (So far, I have only used the 12-32mm kit lens with the GM1). If your main concern is size then the GM1 is very cool. If you want the best pictures and videos...
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    GM1 - finicky rear dial

    StevenK, I too, have the GM1 and I also find myself using 2 fingers to accurately control the rear dial. This camera is nowhere near the picture/video taker that the GX7 is . . . but it is very cute, totally cool and non-threatening and if you steady the camera REALLY CAREFULLY it will do a...
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    First impressions about the OM-D E-M10

    Mat I rechecked Mirrorlessons site and found the video you re-posted here . . . I feel like a dummy. Thanks for posting. The Image Stabilization is definitely a PLUS.
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    First impressions about the OM-D E-M10

    Hey Mat - I read Mirrorlessons regularly and enjoy your site very much. Thanks for the public service. I am curious if you have done any video tests with the E-M10. Would love to hear your evaluation of the E-M10 Video & IS for video or perhaps see some video you've taken with it.
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    The E-M1 IS TOO a cracking good video camera!

    I would like to see more forum members post videos that they have made with their E-M1 cameras. There are many VERY talented photographers here with Olympus cameras; surely some E-M1 owners are poking that video button when they observe a video moment happening? Let's see them. By way of a...
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    Your Top Five Images of January 2014

    These photos were taken on between January 24 and January 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Denver, Bryce Canyon and St. Louis. The first 4 images were taken using the GX7 & 20mm f1.7 lens. The following photos were taken with the GH3 & 12-35mm f2.8 lens.
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    Aerial photos

    These Dam Helicopter photos were taken January 25, 2014 near Las Vegas, NV. @ Hoover Dam using a Nikon D600 & 35mm f1.4 lens. Video acquired using GH3 & 12-35mm f2.8 lens . . . should be steadier but better than no video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8SQAGHeO7k
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    Showcase Panasonic 20mm f/1.7

    This video was taken using the Panasonic GX7 with 20mm f1.7 II @ the Chandelier Bar in the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, January 24, 2014 Jennifer Keith Quintet - "Hey Daddy (You ought to get the best for me)". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfSCPMadQ1E Jennifer Keith - Vocals Mark Cally -...
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    Panasonic GX7 Image Thread

    Video taken with Lumix GX7 & 20mm f1.7 lens at the Chandelier Room - Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas - January 24th, 2014 Jennifer Keith Quintet - Hey Daddy . . . (You ought to get the best for me) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfSCPMadQ1E (Camera held high over my head - so there are a couple...
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    Hello from Oregon!!!

    Welcome aboard, Billy. I hope you do find enjoyment here.
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    GM1 mechanical shutter doesn't work with manual/adapted lenses !

    Hey beanedsprout . . . Looks like we are neighbors! What part of North Central Ohio? . . . . Bay Village, here! BTW, I don't care a thing about what camera a person uses, or even if he ever takes a picture.
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    GM1 mechanical shutter doesn't work with manual/adapted lenses !

    I agree with your question here. I have asked myself the same question. We know from experience that today's computer is tomorrow's trash. Our latest m43 cameras might be irrelevant in 10 years but our lenses don't have to be. BTW when I use the term "dumb" lenses I am only referring to...
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    GM1 mechanical shutter doesn't work with manual/adapted lenses !

    Yes John, I went back through the thread and found your earlier post. (Sorry I missed it the first time). I too have the GM1 and I am very happy with the performance I get from the 12-32 included zoom lens. This camera is such a specialty product that Panasonic sold it with a High Quality...
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    GM1 mechanical shutter doesn't work with manual/adapted lenses !

    As a former camera repairman I can think of perfectly justifiable reasons for disabling the mechanical shutter. Once the electronics of the lens mount detects that a non-standard lens is mounted, the camera then has no information about the depth of protrusion of the unknown lens. Perhaps the...
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    Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 NOCTICRON !

    I must say that I am NOT surprised by the spectacular performance of this New Leica Noctircon 42.5mm f1.2 lens. Neither was I surprised by it's announced price. Leica/Panasonic's chosen price point for this lens reflects a certain Corporate Consistency that the photographic world expects from...
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    Showcase Voigtlander 40mm F1.4 Nokton S.C

    Very NICE photos! Thanks so much for sharing. Great LENS!
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    Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH Announced.... Again

    You're are also an amazing photographer BobbyTan! Nice Work!
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    Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH Announced.... Again

    You are right!!! Thanks for the gentle reminder.
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    Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH Announced.... Again

    Brother JamieW, I can't tell if your post is directed at me or not. As far as I can tell I have not directed any criticism at you personally. (I am not even sure if we have exchanged even a single post). It's of no concern to me what you buy or don't buy. As for this particular exotic...
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    Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH Announced.... Again

    Comparing the Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 lens vs Olympus Zuiko 12-40mm f 2.8 lens. Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 zoom extremely useful "Dream" lens for all m4/3 photographers. $1000. Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 a niche lens appealing to a select upscale market. $1600. The Olympus 12-40 zoom lens is currently...
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    Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH Announced.... Again

    Many people here have expressed near outrage against Panasonic/Leica for pricing the new Nocticron 42.5mm lens @ $1600. While perhaps the most expensive lens in the m4/3 system, (at the present time), the Nocticron 42.5mm lens is NOT expensive for a Leica lens. Not by a mile. Leica, the...
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    Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH Announced.... Again

    I am somewhat amused by all the caterwauling over the announced price of the new Leica Nocticron by people who have in their "gear list" many Thousands of Dollars worth of camera stuff. I believe the reason this lens has caused such commotion is that MANY m4/3 users would LOVE to have one, we...
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    Lenses: New Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.2 lens... interested?

    I think this new Panasonic/Leica 42.5mm f1.2 lens is an exciting development even though I cannot afford or justify one. (I too already own the Oly 45mm f1.8). It is definitely a PLUS for micro 4/3 to have Leica creating lenses for our cameras. Leica brings a prestige to m4/3 that few other...
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    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    Lumix 20mm f1.7 II for "street" use on GX7.
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    Olympus 12-40 Ouch!

    Yesterday, my GX7 & Leica 25mm f1.4 w/shade toppled off of the bed and onto a hardwood floor. A sickening clatter, (almost heart stoppingly so), yet no damage, (either appearance or functionality ). Of course, I can't prove that there is NO damage, I don't have the instrumentation to certify...
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    Olympus 12-40 Ouch!

    Is it possible that the zealotry which characterizes much of this forum, (and others), stems from placing too much "Faith" in some manufacturing company and it's gadgets? If our "favorite Brand" stumbles, are we compelled to defend "Our Brand" against all non-believers? Is it ever OK to...
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    Olympus 12-40 Ouch!

    Fanaticism?
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    Is ultra-shallow DOF a fad?

    Of course, shallow DOF is a cliche. Lousy for "Street Photography" though.
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    Olympus 12-40 Ouch!

    I read the commentary by Roger Cicala, twice, and then I did a word search for "arm chair engineers" . . . Roger Cicala never mentioned arm chair engineers. I did separate searches for "arm", "chair", and "engineer". In Roger Cicala's post he never used any of those words, either...
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    Olympus 12-40 Ouch!

    The site moderator asked the question; " Is the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens Fragile?" The answer, unfortunately, is YES. The lens may be weatherproofed but it's too fragile to survive normal use. The plastic lens frame/housing which is breaking in these lenses is not...
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    Olympus 12-40 Ouch!

    gronolajoe, Welcome! I am new here as you are. I was drawn here by my fascination with this lens and with the reported breakage. I, for one, would be very interested to see detailed photos of the breakage and to hear your account of what you believe happened to your lens. I have gone back...
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    Olympus 12-40 Ouch!

    AWESOME Photos! Beautiful colors and excellent sharpness! Thanks for sharing.
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    Olympus 12-40 Ouch!

    Based upon what I have read in these 500+ comments, I have not read ANY commentary aimed at "crucifying" Olympus . . . not one. Seems to me that most folks who have commented are Olympus users and fans. I too, have high hopes for this lens and believe it has the makings of a GREAT optic which...
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    Olympus 12-40 Ouch!

    Hey guys, I AM SORRY for using the word "fiasco" to describe what is happening with the Olympus Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 lens. To me, it seems like the problem will be mishandled, and that political and marketing and other considerations will aggravate the situation. Your view may differ, but if my...
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    Olympus 12-40 Ouch!

    According to statements of the owners of the busted Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 lenses, none of these lenses has been abused or mistreated. The explanations offered by the complainants describe fairly typical use/abuse. The evidence basically corroborates their claims; there is no cosmetic damage to...
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