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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    That is the problem with misleading advertising. a.k.a. snake oil salesmen in camera shops. The 60 fps is only if you lock the focus and use electronic shutter. FPS is a function of the quality of the processor, the size of the sensor, the buffer and throughput capability of the camera. It...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    There are 2 positive things to note about the situation facing Olympus Camera Imaging Division. 1) Where else can you find a doting parent company that year after year, forgives your terrible financial losses? 2) The fact that the parent company can corner 70% of the endoscopy world wide...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    Mr. Terry Poe commented the following in a forum on Fstoppers website on 17 November 2019. About some probable approaches Olympus might take. Part of his comments is as follows: Quote { Cut costs, stall, procrastinate, make appearance of innovation by introducing new models with minor cosmetic...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    Already seen the video titled " Olympus O-MD E-M1 Mark III vs Sony A73: Why MFT in a Full Frame World? " by Vistek | Your Visual Imaging Experts. It did sound like a paid advertisement to make E-M1 Mark III look somehow acceptable. Which was pathetic. There are some problems in the video. In...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    We are giving opinions. We see any issue though our own individual personal "lens" based on our own bias and beliefs and interpret accordingly. Not surprisingly, we think our opinion is justified. Our views do not matter in the fate of Olympus Camera Imaging Division. Reality bites. In a...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    Compare body size of A7R III vs E-M1 Mk III. One can look it up. Actually a full frame Sony mirrorless is not so big and those weather sealed lenses would be alright - for person who still trusts weather seal. Advantage of the 1 mount concept is one can step up from APS-C to Full Frame...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    In Feb 2018, Sony announced new back illuminated CMOS sensor that completely eliminates rolling shutter. Theoretically, no more jello.
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    You can Google: Five of our Favorite Weather Sealed Sony E Mount Lenses that Are Splash Happy I think the writer chose 5 out of many. Another forum member has warned that his Olympus camera/lens was not truly weather sealed and Olympus failed to honour their pledge. So do not place too much...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    Actually there are weather sealed lenses made for Sony E mount. It is true Z50 is quite basic in specifications. But what is special about it, is that it is cheap. And it is one way for Nikon to insert its Z system into the new buyer's consciousness. For Canon, the RP (full frame) serves the...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    salted fish does its flip = 咸鱼返生 Small + Light + Cheaper were the main attractions of MFT. But now A6600 and Z50 are both smaller. lighter and cheaper than EM1 Mk3 and E-M1X. But A6600 and Z50 have bigger APS-C sensor than MFT. The world has changed. In January 2009 KODAK introduced its new...
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    For Mac OS X users DeFish is a free program by Ken Turkowski to convert circle shaped Fisheye shots into rectilinear images. Upgrade path for existing Olympus users is one thing. Competitors' offerings also have impact on new buyers who are not yet embedded/invested in any system yet. Fuji...
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    Lightmeter Repair

    Don't have too much faith in the first CR2032 battery. Nowadays got good and lousy battery manufacturers. Buy a new trusted brand battery that is not past expiry date. The cost of the battery is little and is much less than the cost of the meter.
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    Olympus to sell off camera division

    This reminds me of the mid 1990's when fake "panorama" compact film cameras were sold. Almost every camera manufacturer jumped on the band wagon. Yes, even Olympus. The Olympus OZ-10 had a fake "panorama" feature. When you activate the "panorama", two flaps slide into position to mask off the...
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    Olympus introduces lightweight 12-45mm F4 Pro lens

    Don't forget Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens from 2017. Also Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens from 2016. So many around the general range. Over dose.
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    Olympus introduces lightweight 12-45mm F4 Pro lens

    Very sad. Is this the best that Olympus can do in 2020? Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS made donkey years ago, is so cheap, it is almost free. And the pitiful Olympus lens costing USD$650 does not even have IS. Anyway, MFT concept in the year 2020 is a bit overtaken by...