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    Moon shots

    I'm hoping to see some images posted here from tonight's lunar eclipse with your Micro Four Thirds cameras. Let's see what it can do in this situation. Clear skies to everyone. :)
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    Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 NOCTICRON !

    For me, the 35mm was always the least useful in my bag over the years. Eventually I got rid of it. I enjoy having something wider, as well as love the 50 perhaps because it's a bit of an underdog. My wife loves shooting a 35. Go figure. :smile:
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    Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 NOCTICRON !

    That's exactly the world I live in day to day, and even more so on weekends. It's what needs to be done for certain jobs. And the body pays for it over the years. But now we're entering this period where µ43 gear is really coming into its own, both from a design standpoint, as well as in...
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    Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 NOCTICRON !

    My buddy Happyfish / Chad popped up exactly the same examples I was going to show. I think your question hits this nail right on the head. Yes, lenses like the 42.5mm, the 75mm, and the 12-40 as well as upcoming zooms, are going to add some size and weight to the camera. But the point is, when...
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    Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 NOCTICRON !

    I think that's simply his speech pattern. That's probably very excited… for him. :smile: :smile: He seems very impressed with the lens —*enough to pay for it and know he'll use it for his studio. The more I see of this lens, the more I like it for myself, too.
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    Long Exposure with Live Time EM1 12-40

    I like what you did here. I've been meaning to work on a few of these myself but have been distracted by other projects (and a very cold winter). Thanks for sharing! Yes, the 12-40 does create some CRAY-ZEE flare when light rays enter the glass just right. I thought it was just my use of f/2.8...
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    Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 NOCTICRON !

    I had the impression the thread had already moved past that point. :wink: But back to the 42.5mm f/1.2 lens... I enjoyed this unassuming video. His application is more about shooting video than about stills, but it still contains a few nice nuggets about the lens. http://youtu.be/iKDfQ1_k1Y0
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    Lightroom and Olympus OM-D colors

    I haven't tried them either, Zlatko. I'm tempted to take a look, but I've already invested so much work into experimenting with ColorChecker charts, sample photos, and comparisons between tweaking camera profiles against the in-camera JPEGs that I'm pretty satisfied that I have a solution that...
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    Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 NOCTICRON !

    I would tend to agree. It's a complete non-issue for me if Olympus brings along a few lenses that fit well with the E-M1 or similar bodies. For a pro or many enthusiasts, the point is to have as fully outfitted gear as possible at far less weight than I'd need to carry in a DSLR, not necessarily...
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    Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 NOCTICRON !

    Funny. Yohan, if you'd asked me this question several weeks ago, I could have dug up for no less than three or four different photo comparisons demonstrating the size difference between the 42.5mm f/1.2 and the 75mm f/1.8. But now that I've been trying to do a search since the blog and Interwebs...
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    OMD E-M1 with Nikon SB 800 & SB 900 Flashes - What wireless flash trigger is most suitable?

    You can also do so with the PocketWizard MiniTT1 mounted to your camera and the FlexTT5 with a flash mounted to it. You will need to program your radios to fire in Basic Trigger mode, however. PocketWizard claims that if you also have an AC3 unit attached to the MiniTT1 you can also control...
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    Lenses: New Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.2 lens... interested?

    Now that the Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.2 lens is starting to ship out to some very happy users, I thought I'd follow up particularly with any Olympus E-M1 shooters. If you're using an Olympus camera along with this lens, have you been able to make use of the aperture ring by turning off IBIS? What...
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    Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 NOCTICRON !

    B&H also has it in stock: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1023336-REG/panasonic_leica_dg_nocticron_42_5mm.html Funny how things work. I wasn't as interested in it until I got notification about its availability. LOL
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    Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Featured in E-M1 Brochure

    Thank you, Amin! FWIW, I'm excited about the prospects of the new Olympus lenses (80-300 or otherwise). But I'm even more excited about bananas and yogurt. I kid you not!!! About to enjoy some right now, in fact. ;) I like that everyone here tries to be as precise as possible. But sometimes...
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    Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Featured in E-M1 Brochure

    No harm, no foul, as I see it. Any upset over this is a tempest in a teapot. :smile: All of the manufacturers producing cameras with sensors smaller than full-frame use the same standard of comparison. This particular lens is providing essentially the same field of view as an 80-300, and...
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    Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Featured in E-M1 Brochure

    Reasonably sure it is. Precisely. No reason to go reinventing this wheel. It's just a point of reference that everyone understands. It was quoted earlier, but for those that missed it, Olympus says in the marketing materials: "The second model in this series is a telephoto zoom lens with 35mm...
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    First pics of the Olympus 7-14mm 2.8 and 300mm f/4!

    Note my mockup here: https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=60023&p=597183#post597183
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    Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Featured in E-M1 Brochure

    Very much agreed. :smile: Here's how the 40-150mm f/2.8 compares in size to the 12-40mm f/2.8. At first it does look a bit chunky for our favorite µ43 camera. However, in the larger scheme of things, it's still really small compared to a FF equiv. And considering I'm getting out to 300mm…...
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    Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Featured in E-M1 Brochure

    OzRay, I don't follow. Could you elaborate a bit more?
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    Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Featured in E-M1 Brochure

    Here's the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens Here's a look at the upcoming 40-50mm f/2.8 PRO lens from Olympus. We now have a better idea of its size, seeing it mounted to an E-M1. Check out the online brochure on page 17. http://issuu.com/olympusamerica/docs/em1_brochure/7?e=0/5915460 What do...
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    First pics of the Olympus 7-14mm 2.8 and 300mm f/4!

    I remember a few others who had that problem with some of the Four Thirds lenses. It's too bad because that sorta colored the overall impression that people had of Olympus being able to produce great glass. But problems like that don't really bug me, as long as the company can follow through...
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    First pics of the Olympus 7-14mm 2.8 and 300mm f/4!

    I have literally NO DOUBT about the the build quality and weather resistance of those Four Thirds lenses. What I'm not certain of is just how weather-resistant the current Micro Four Thirds lenses are, even though they carry the PRO suffix. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to see the rubber gasket...
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    First pics of the Olympus 7-14mm 2.8 and 300mm f/4!

    What makes you believe that? My understanding has been that the weather sealing for most small format cameras has been rather rudimentary in comparison to full-frame lenses. I'm glad that these companies are claiming "weather sealed" as a factor, but I'm internally hoping this isn't the latest...
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    First pics of the Olympus 7-14mm 2.8 and 300mm f/4!

    As usual, I'm in total agreement with my buddy Chad. The truth is that no mirrorless system is truly "complete" just yet. After all, the Micro Four Thirds system was announced only in August 2008. So yeah, they still have a little ways to go. But despite Panasonic's internal problems, as well...
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    First pics of the Olympus 7-14mm 2.8 and 300mm f/4!

    Maybe. However, I would debate that one (in a completely friendly way). :smile: :smile: For example: whenever comparisons are made about lens equivalents, they're given in 35mm (full-frame) equivalents rather than APS-C equivalents. For instance, the 300mm lens is said in the Olympus...
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    First pics of the Olympus 7-14mm 2.8 and 300mm f/4!

    I figured I would try to guestimate the approximate size of the upcoming 7-14mm f/2.8 lens, too. It would seem to be roughly similar in size to the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8, though probably not as "compact" as the Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.
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    First pics of the Olympus 7-14mm 2.8 and 300mm f/4!

    There's no way of knowing the weight of the Olympus 300mm lens yet, but it's certain to be lighter than than a FF 600 or 300 lens. Still, I tried to create a rough simulation that might give us some idea of its physical size when mounted to an E-M1, for example. I wanted to compare it to the...
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    First pics of the Olympus 7-14mm 2.8 and 300mm f/4!

    Shouldn't we compare its size to a 600mm lens instead?… in the same way we compare the 12-40mm f/2.8 to a full-frame 24-70mm or similar lens? :smile: I'm a fan of this 300mm f/4 lens. I like that Olympus continues to give so much support to those who enjoy primes. This one rounds out their...
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    First pics of the Olympus 7-14mm 2.8 and 300mm f/4!

    It sounds like they're producing a compact lens, which has been emphasized even in this early press release. I'll take as wide an aperture as Olympus will give me for the type of shooting I enjoy most, so I'm really glad it's f/2.8. I also have zero need for filters and in fact have never needed...
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    M. Zuiko 300/4 and 7-14/2.8 PRO lenses!

    To add just a little further: Unfortunately, the Panasonic 100-300 f/4.0-5.6 is simply "okay", but not really a great performer, particularly at 300mm. It drops in resolution, and it vignettes noticeably. If you like the flexibility of the zoom, that's great. But you're also not getting the...
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    Sometimes love just ain't enough...

    Jamie, as a pro, I know sometimes it's about finding the right combo of tools for the particular task at hand. As always, it seems that it's tough to find the perfect camera with the perfect set of tools. So you have to pick your poison of which things you don't mind doing without. Ultimately...
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    Sometimes love just ain't enough...

    I suspect this may not be a serious issue in practice, since you're able to playback and zoom in with the camera's controls.
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    Sometimes love just ain't enough...

    That's what I was thinking. It eliminates a couple of the steps in the USB transfer method and might be quicker. It can't be any worse than stopping for everyone to look at your camera's LCD screen. Note, however, the user manual does say: "You cannot shoot pictures or movies when the HDMI...
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    Sometimes love just ain't enough...

    That was going to be my next suggestion to Jamie. Since he needs to pause the shooting in order for everyone to gather around the camera during playback, the HDMI method might be quicker than USB transfer. And Yes, you can use the HDMI interface for playback to a display screen, according to...
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    Sometimes love just ain't enough...

    This looks like the switch he's using in that video: http://amzn.com/B00B2IC0VQ This might also do the trick: http://www.cyberguys.com/product-details/?productid=15646&rH=960 Seems you need something with a hard switch rather than an auto switch.
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    Sometimes love just ain't enough...

    Great work, Jamie. Speaking as one photographer to another, I really like what you were able to produce during this shoot. Life is grand when you're able to combine your own skills with a fantastic hair/makeup person and a sharp model. :smile: FWIW, the above photo looked nice and sharp...
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    New E-M1-alike Fuji X-T1 on the way

    Although I doubt this will actually replicate the analog experience of a true split prism, it does sound like a viable way to assist with manual focus. One reason is because of the large and high resolution EVF. It's specs sound very similar to the one in the Olympus E-M1, except the Fuji EVF...
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    Fuji is closing the lens gap with m4/3

    Speaking of filling in gaps, Zeiss today announced another lens for the Fuji X-mount. It's the Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro. It also has a 1x magnification, which is very welcome for this system, as Fuji's own 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens has only a maximum magnification of 0.5x. The Touit 50mm is a little...
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    Fuji is closing the lens gap with m4/3

    Wide-open it's pretty sharp in the center. :smile: If you go strictly by the charts, then results like these can be seen when comparing those two 50mm equivalents. However, I'm also a firm believer that (at least up to a certain point) the charts don't tell the entire story. And a lot has to...
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    Fuji is closing the lens gap with m4/3

    My guess is that this apparent discrepancy exists as a function of Fuji having less resources AND not having a partner to work along with them. They may not best the M43 consortium in numbers, but they can (just) afford to manufacture the spread in their lens lineup that you described. It would...
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    New E-M1-alike Fuji X-T1 on the way

    Okay, you've convinced me. I'll give the Olympus E-M1 another shot in this area. After all, I really don't intend to shoot much video at all —*I'm a stills man. However, I wouldn't mind experimenting a little bit in our studio. Might as well take another look at the feature since I already have...
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    New E-M1-alike Fuji X-T1 on the way

    Thank you. I remember that article. While I find their evaluation encouraging (after all, there's their reputation for being a lot more serious about video than DPReview), I'm still trying to reconcile this with what I'm seeing in Olympus video with my own eyes. Admittedly, I don't shoot much of...
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    New E-M1-alike Fuji X-T1 on the way

    Definitely agreed. You'd simply have to treat the 12-40mm f/2.8 as a bag full of primes. :smile: If anything, the only two down-sides of this zoom versus primes (well… there are certainly more than two): the zoom is a substantial lens, both in its size and weight. If you prefer primes for...
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    New E-M1-alike Fuji X-T1 on the way

    The E-M1 and the Fuji X-T1 appear to be on mostly equal footing. But the X-T1 at least offers a 60p option. Both companies need to begin taking video more seriously for those that want to shoot hybrid media. DPReview had this to say on the E-M1 video: Video quality from the E-M1 is about...
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    Fuji is closing the lens gap with m4/3

    Wow, that IS weird! :confused: I don't even remember where that quoted text came from now. Edited to add: Okay, I tracked it down. That should actually have been a quote from Tom. :smile:
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    New E-M1-alike Fuji X-T1 on the way

    We won't get really good video from either Olympus or Fuji for at least another generation or two. Panasonic still rules the roost there for anyone looking to do production level work. For basic home and personal video, clearly any of these cameras will do. Here's a quick video where a tester...
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    Fuji is closing the lens gap with m4/3

    As much as I love shooting with my E-M1 and admire what Olympus and Panasonic have managed to do in their collective lens department overall, it has to be said that both Fuji and Micro Four Thirds each have their own respective weak areas — gaps that they need to fill with better performers...
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    Fuji is closing the lens gap with m4/3

    Not all of the Fuji cameras are as dial-oriented as the X-T1. And even the X-T1 includes the more contemporary digital dials for both the thumb and index finger for those that feel more comfortable with those. But there's no getting around the fact that Fuji knows who their audience is...
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    Fuji is closing the lens gap with m4/3

    No. It cannot. Ever. It's strictly a stills lens, with an emphasis on the word "STILL". :big grin: Great for travel, though. :smile:
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    Fuji is closing the lens gap with m4/3

    Agreed, Zlatko. I was half lamenting today that I only wish Fuji would come out with something in a fast 135mm focal range. I know a lot of us would eat that up in a heartbeat. Their 50-140mm f/2.8 is coming (75-210mm equiv), though! Based on what the mockup version of the lens looks like, it...
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