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    Featured: 'Photographs from Morocco' by ggibson

    Wow, on a GF1? Amazing!! I'd never have pulled off shots like these with my GF1. I've moved on to GX7, but I'll keep my GF1 for a while. It really has a special place in my photographic journey.
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    Olympus 12-40mm not fragile by the industry standards

    http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/12/assumptions-expectations-and-plastic-mounts
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    Can you change the focal point in the movie mode of GX7?

    Thanks for the report. I've had my GX7 for a while, but I still haven't figured out how to change focus in MF mode with touch screen during video shooting. Or did you mean that the focal point changes in the AF mode during video shooting? (Yes, I confirm that that is possible.) As a rule, I...
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    Olympus E-PL5 + Two Lenses, 32GB Card, Olympus Bag, 4% Rewards, Free Shipping for $499 at Adorama

    This sounds like a very good deal but I'm interested only in the body. What is the best venue to sell micro four thirds lenses? here, eBay, Amazon marketplace, or anywhere else?
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    Yet Another Comparison Review (non-technical) of the Olympus 12-40mm and Panasonic 12-35mm lenses

    Nice report. GX7 has IBIS, but not in movie shooting. So I'm still leaning towards Panny 12-35mm.
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    12-60 f2.8-4 Lens on M4/3 Body?

    I've seen similar reports elsewhere too. I think E-M1 switches to CDAF in dim light even with a PDAF lens on. In dim light, both CDAF and PDAF struggle, but the latest CDAF seems to do better with a CDAF lens on, so that may be the impetus behind that algorithm. But 12-60 is not a CDAF lens. I...
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    12-60 f2.8-4 Lens on M4/3 Body?

    Now that E-M1 has been out for a while, do E-M1 users find 12-60mm work better? I hope Olympus will reincarnate this wonderful lens in the native m4/3 format some day (after they recoup enough from their 12-40mm, I guess). 35mm and 40mm, unfortunately, sit right in the middle of the 18-55mm...
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    Can you lock AE with half-pressing the shutter release button?

    Also GX7. I'm at work and I don't have the camera with me. Let me double check when I get home.
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    Can you lock AE with half-pressing the shutter release button?

    I go by the shutter speed and aperture number displayed on the EVF or LCD. Even after half-pressing the shutter release, you can see either the shutter speed or aperture swing if you change the composition. The AE clearly doesn't lock with half-pressing the shutter release, and there is no...
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    Can you lock AE with half-pressing the shutter release button?

    (1) Which body do you have? (2) No. That can be accomplished with the AE-Lock/AF-Lock button. I'd like to lock AF/AE very quickly with half-press of the shutter button, recompose and shoot, in quick successions.
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    Can you lock AE with half-pressing the shutter release button?

    I don't think you read my OP. AE does not lock with half-pressing the shutter release button by default. My GX7 is brand-new out of the box, and it still doesn't. Does your Panasonic - assuming you have one - lock AE when you half-press the shutter release? Does it really lock, in the sense the...
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    Can you lock AE with half-pressing the shutter release button?

    It looks like the autofocus (AF) and auto-exposure (AE) and decoupled by default in Panasonic. When you half-press the shutter release button, the AF is locked (unless you turn on the AF-ON option), but the AE is not locked. Is there an option to lock the AE too, when you half-press the shutter...
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    Is it possible to assign flash output (power) compensation to a Fn button?

    A ha. Time for firmware update. Thanks!
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    Is it possible to assign flash output (power) compensation to a Fn button?

    Can you elaborate please? I can't seem to do it on my GX7.
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    Is it possible to assign flash output (power) compensation to a Fn button?

    Is it possible to assign flash output (power) compensation to a Fn button? The manual doesn't list flash compensation as one of the assignable functions, so no? I can change the flash output on the back of the flash gun, but when I do that the change doesn't get registered on the EXIF. I think...
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    Size of Panasonic 12-35mm/Olympus 12-40mm

    Since you have E-M1, maybe you can go for Zuiko SHG 14-35mm f/2.0. It is f/2.0 and should work well on E-M1. That against Canon 24-70mm f/2.8, that's a shootout I'd like to see.
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    Size of Panasonic 12-35mm/Olympus 12-40mm

    I said a full-frame (be it sony or not, but probably will be sony) will compliment my m4/3, not replace m4/3. Having said that, if I'm going to buy into Sony, I think 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 or 24-70mm f/4 is where Sony FF can fully take place of 12-35mm f/2.8. I don't need IS in that focal length...
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    Size of Panasonic 12-35mm/Olympus 12-40mm

    Sorry. corrected.
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    Size of Panasonic 12-35mm/Olympus 12-40mm

    You're right. But camerasize.com already has its image in the database. Yes, it will be bigger. About the size of Panny 35-100mm. That's not bad, considering it's f/4 constant zoom. http://j.mp/1k3KJFJ
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    Size of Panasonic 12-35mm/Olympus 12-40mm

    I see. I understand that wide angle for DSLR becomes sizable due to retrofocal design. Without mirror, I thought wide angle for micro four thirds wouldn't have that problem even at 12mm. In any event, I'm really surprised at the small size of A7 + 28-70mm considering what it can do. Really...
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    Size of Panasonic 12-35mm/Olympus 12-40mm

    You clearly don't have an answer either, so please move on. For the record, you insulted me first about my OP. Let's call it even. The difference between 12-35mm and 35-100mm is negligible. The fast standard zooms are always significantly shorter and lighter than the telephoto zooms in full...
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    Size of Panasonic 12-35mm/Olympus 12-40mm

    For their focal lengths. Compare 12-35mm vs. full frame 28-70mm, and 35-100mm vs. full frame 70-200mm. Take a look at the size comparison. You'll see what I mean. If you don't have an answer to contribute, you can stay silent, rather than nitpick and throw in noise.
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    Size of Panasonic 12-35mm/Olympus 12-40mm

    I'm about to buy a fast standard zoom (either Panasonic 12-35mm or Olympus 12-40mm). Then their size puzzles me a little. I understand that they are not only fast but very sharp, premium lenses. But even so, I think they are quite chunky, when compared to the Sony FE 28-70mm or even Panasonic's...
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    EM1 vs GX7 face detection...

    How about using GX7's pinpoint focus to lock focus on the eye? Would it be too cumbersome?
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    EM1 vs GX7 face detection...

    Yes, you're right. It was a hastily written sentence. But in any event, DSLRs that do face detection in live view mode do bias for the face in metering.
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    EM1 vs GX7 face detection...

    Thanks for the informative test! I think at some point Panasonic/Olympus should clarify the metering methods on the LCD display. (Yes, the metering bias for face in face detection AF is documented in the manual at an obscure place, in smaller fonts, if I remember correctly.) When the AF...
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    DPReview Loving Micro Four Thirds Right Now

    Here was an attempt (mirrorless only): http://photographylife.com/mirrorless-camera-comparison#more-58534 The lens selection for Canon/Nikon will be too complicated for anyone to summarize in a nice table like that. Third-party lenses, compatibility even within the same system, etc.
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    Brand New Panasonic GH3 Body $698, GX7/14-42 $798 and more @Sammy's

    The $797 GX7 deal is gone. It's now $848.
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    Are people really buying E-M1 to add Oly's SHG/HG FT lenses to their system?

    Actually, it's my fault. The author of the original article mentions both the SHG and HG lenses. I'm correcting the title.
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    Are people really buying E-M1 to add Oly's SHG/HG FT lenses to their system?

    If what the author in the Luminous Landscape says has some truth in it, which I sense is the case from the posts in this thread, then micro 4/3s will now represent two different camps thanks to E-M1: (1) photographers who want compact, low-weight system camera with good optics and handling...
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    Are people really buying E-M1 to add Oly's SHG/HG FT lenses to their system?

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/lenses/one_upon_a_time.shtml The blog specifically states that E-M1 will make the super high grade/high grade Oly lenses "current" and will appeal to those who don't own them yet. Is this going to happen? If those lenses were THAT good, how bad was E-5...
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    New Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 shutter shock issue?

    I didn't realize that the shutter shock was a problem across the board, not just with the 14-140mm.
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    New Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 shutter shock issue?

    Is this a problem with all lenses or just certain copies? Hope this can be fixed with a firmware. http://slrgear.com/reviews/zproducts/panasonic14-140f35-56/panasonic14-140f35-56.htm#Blur
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    Does AF-C (AF-Continuous) lens have any relevance outside of burst shooting?

    Panasonic bodies have Pre-AF option, which enables the camera to hunt for focus regardless of whether the focus mode is set at AF-S or AF-C. I'm really curious. With the Pre-AF turned on, the camera behaves like it's in the AF-C mode, even with a non-AF-C lens like 20mm/1.7. In the movie movie...
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    Does anybody know if Panasonic's center-weighted TTL metering has bias for focus point?

    After some experimentation, I think I've figured out how Panasonic's TTL metering works. (Olympus may or may not work the same way.) Regardless of the ambient metering mode, TTL metering has bias for the active focus. For those who are used to doing focus-and-recompose, you should take this...
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    I cannot believe I'm realizing this now: multiple/center-weighted metering opposite of Nikon

    You're right. I was fooled by TTL flash. I did a few more experiment shots, and the TTL flash will bias for the active focus point, regardless of the ambient metering mode. The ambient metering is the same as Nikon.
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    Showcase Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

    Absolutely wonderful! What kind of PP did you do? SOC Jpeg?
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    I cannot believe I'm realizing this now: multiple/center-weighted metering opposite of Nikon

    With Panasonic m4/3s, I thought the metering modes meant what their names say and what the manual says: "center-weighted" will have bias for the center and the "multiple" will evaluate the overall exposure. So I thought it was similar to Nikons. With Nikon, "center-weighted" has bias for the...
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    Does anybody know if Panasonic's center-weighted TTL metering has bias for focus point?

    Due to the almost non-existent description of the TTL system in the Panasonic manuals, I'm learning its TTL system by trial and error. So far, what I've found is a pretty robust and decent system, although sophisticated algorithm like Nikon's TTL-BL or the all-important FV-lock would really...
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    Showcase Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D Nikkor

    You're right. I thought the question meant 85mm f/2.8 on FF vs. 45mm f/1.8 on m4/3.
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    Why did I ever get rid of my Panasonic GF2?

    I'm a GF-1 user looking to upgrade. I agree that I don't find the sensor too lacking. It's the better functionality of more recent cameras that make me want to upgrade -- faster af, touch to focus, dual control wheel, etc -- how easy the camera enables you to take a shot. The outcome is still...
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    What resolution does GX7 shoot in in (super) high speed burst?

    What resolution does GX7 shoot in in (super) high speed burst? I've read reviews that say resolution downgrade during (super) high speed burst mode, but they don't say in what resolution. P.180 of the manu also says nothing about the resolution downgrading.
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    Can you bring up the shutter speed/aperture sliding scale on the display in GH1 or GX7?

    I noticed that GF1 displays a nice shutter speed/aperture sliding scale when you change exposure in P/A/S/M. It's a nice way of showing how its automatic exposure works. Even in the M mode, it gives you an idea of what range of shutter speed and aperture will work, with different coloring of...
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    Which authorized US reseller is going to stock Oly 12-40mm first?

    I want the 12-40mm ASAP. Which authorized reseller in the US usually ships the first?
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    S-AF, C-AF, and C-AF+TRacking

    Which body are we talking about?
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    Which is better for video: GX7 or E-M1?

    Thanks. I've grayed them out. (I can't seem to strike through them on this forum. I guess Panny still has a leg up on Olympus then.
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    S-AF, C-AF, and C-AF+TRacking

    Yes, the Release Priority makes a lot of sense. But if you have it on, how is the whole AF-C + release priority different from AF-S + rapid succession of taking single shots? For sports, your finger will tire from rapid shutter releases, so you'd definitely need AF-C + Release priority +...
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    Which is better for video: GX7 or E-M1?

    Reviews seem to assume that the traditionally video-strong Panasonic's GX7 is better for video than E-M1. But I'm not so sure about that after reading some reviews here. So, I'm trying to build a list of pros/cons of each. Can people chime in? E-M1 Pros Can suppress automatic AF-C during...
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    Can you refresh focus in movie mode of E-M5?

    Does this mean E-M5 (and E-M1) can use AF-S during the movie mode? I think that's a very convenient feature. My Pannys forces AF-C on you during movie shooting, and you experience all kinds of nauseating focus-hunting that was mentioned above. The only way to avoid it is to use manual focus. But...
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    Can you change the focal point in the movie mode of GX7?

    Can you change the focal point in the movie mode of GX7? E-M1 can do it, and I think it's a really cool feature. https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?...180#post550180 I always thought the Pannys have a leg up on the Olys when it comes to the movie mode. If GX7 does not have this feature that...
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