You may well be right.
I processed the raw files again: I tried to lower the noise on the Sigma file, and increased the sharpness of the Olympus picture. This looks better.
See SDIM7163-SHi3.jpg and P4230816_DxO3_39Mp.jpg on Index of /hires
Also, P4230815_DxO3.jpg might be a bit sharper.
I did not spend too much time with the sluggish Sigma Pro Photo. I put the maximum sharpness and lower noise reduction. I could probably do better.
The tower is very rigid, considering its height. During the 1999 storm, the top of the tower (324 m with the antenna) moved only 13 cm (~ 5").
If the lens only resolved 20 Mp, then I'm afraid that no sensor trick would get more than 20 Mp in practice
Right. The image is basically made of 32 Mp or 40 Mp in quincunx. The firmware interpolates data to add pixels.
No, AFAIK, they increase the colour resolution by suppressing the effect...
Yes, on a good tripod, with a 2 s delay. 1/500 s f/8 200 ISO, 12-35 @25 mm
I developed the 80 Mp ORF file with DxO
That's quite possible, because I just developed the 20 Mp ORI file, scaled it up at 40 Mp with GIMP, and the result does not look worse.
I was told to switch the IBIS off, it...
I quickly compared yesterday the High Res mode on the E-M1 ii with my SD Quattro.
I had the Panasonic 12-35 f/2.8 with a 2A filter on the E-M1, and the 35 mm f/1.4 ART on the SDQ.
The 39 Mp picture from the Sigma is definitely sharper than the 80 Mp from the E-M1 ii.
What lens do you use for...
Unless they give it to the concierge and run away. Or tell me that they don't have time to wait until I check that everything is OK.
In any case, I'm protected by the law as long as I report a problem quickly to DHL (I checked)
Great, it still have "a few" cameras. I'm waiting for an E-M1 Mark II
(supposing that DHL did not destroy it as the last news from the tracking web site was: "The slightly damaged shipment is being repackaged")
I may have aggravated the problem by keeping noise reduction at the minimum on many images. The development process with SPP is definitely slow and after a while, I got bored and did not want to move yet another cursor and wait 30 s or more to see the resulting image.
I'm badly affected by GAS and before Christmas, eBay tempted me with a 15% discount (max 100€). I'm weak :-(
I bought a Sigma SD Quattro + 30 mm f/1.4 ART kit from a Spanish guy who was selling it after 50 shots. It came in its original box, in a mint condition. I'm still wondering if I am going...
Well, the Panasonic 12-32 f/3.5-5.6 is an excellent lens, we already know that.
At 17-18 mm, it is slightly sharper than the Olympus 17 mm f/1.8 when you compare the same apertures. But the maximum aperture of this small Panasonic zoom is f/4.2, i.e. 2.4 EV darker than the Olympus.
I like it but there are minor defaults that could be fixed, I think:
Horizon is slightly tilted.
The chimneys on the left are distracting IMHO. You should reframe and cut a few centimetres on the left.
The building and especially the yellow lights are overexposed. If your raw software allows...
Nobody mentioned the ZD 7-14 f/4. I'm really amazed by the optical quality of this lens. I did not compare it to the 7-14 f/2.8 Pro, though.
Note: although less luminous that the M4/3 f/2.8, the ZD f/4 is bigger.
The 12-40 f/2.8 is actually a bit sharper at f/2.8 than at f/11. Its optimal sharpness is between f/4 and f/5.6:
Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro M.Zuiko Digital ED Review
However, the difference is small, so there must be another explanation. Is your tripod stable enough?
In the E-M1 or E-M5 MkII bodies, it is limited. However, a photo editing software can do more, but that's not really easy.
I guess that Olympus designed something simple that could be used while framing the picture.
You should speak English here :)
I can see it on eBay around 600 or 700 €, at least.
I got it for 350€ from Limal, a German professional vendor on eBay who sells refurbished M4/3 Olympus bodies and lenses. That's the first time I saw a ZD lens. For whatever contractual reasons, Limal only ships...
Finally, I bought it. It is big and heavy, but I confirm that the optical performance is excellent.
Here are some pictures (raw & JPEG): Index of /tmp/7-14
I prefer the uncorrected raw files (e.g. opened by Rawtherapee) to the corrected JPEGs from the E-M1 body.
An old and enormous FourThirds Zuiko 7-14 f/4.
It is big and heavy, its AF is not great even on the E-M1 (who cares for such a wide angle?) but it was a good price (~ 350€) and the optical quality is really amazing. Excellent sharpness, no distortion even at 7 mm, really low purple fringing.
"Keystone correction" on E-M1 or E-M5 Mk II works but is limited to one axis.
I mean that if you are in front of a building and tilted your camera vertically, then "keystone correction" will work. But if you were on the side, you will need to fix the distortion on the horizontal axis as well as...
How does the FT 7-14 f/4 zoom compare with MFT alternatives, i.e. M.Zuiko 7-14 f/2.8 or Panosonic 7-14 f/4, or even M.Zuiko 9-18 f/4-5.6?
I noticed that it was bigger and heavier than all these MFT lenses, but what about IQ?
I may be able to grab one for 300-400€ ...
A monopod can be helpful too.
I have a question regarding stabilisation.
I don't have this Olympus lens, I bought the Panasonic 100-300. I suspected that in-lens OIS was more efficient than in-body IBIS with long focal lengths. Am I wrong?
My answer won't help you much, I'm afraid.
I suspect that it really depends on your taste -- and this explains the variety of answers to your post: nobody is wrong, in fact.
I'm not much into street photography; anyway, I've never felt very confident with my Pana 20 mm, I prefer the Oly 45 mm...
Make sure you dry the OM-D E-M5 thoroughly. It looks good now but some contacts may oxidise after a while (a month maybe?).
Do not buy a new 14-42 kit lens, you will pay it too much. Find a used one (e.g. eBay) or buy something better. Note that the 12-50 is weatherproof but I doubt it would...
I bought a 50-200 SWD not long ago and did not use it yet seriously. I did a few trials, and it seems that it has strong purple fringing at 200 mm and full aperture; these chromatic aberrations really degrade sharpness. My E-M1 (Mk I) does not fix them. DxO Pro fixes them and restores the lens...
Well, DSLR fans do not like EVFs so I suspect that the market for this camera is restricted.
And sincerely, even if I love my 2.4 Mp EVFs (Sony A7, OM-D E-M1...), I have to admit that they are not as fine as a clear focusing screen. In very low light, I prefer the EVF but in daylight, 24x36...
I suppose that Sony designed this to reuse the technology that they had in their previous DSLR, especially the AF sensor.
Well... It is as bulky as any other 24x36 DSLR, and it has a long flange distance, so you cannot adapt legacy lenses (or just a few ones)
How is the EVF by the way? On...