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John Matthews

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  1. That's a great! I'm happy for you. I've never had that camera, but I've watched a lot of footage. I usually never see them under 600 euros here and I've always said that if I really wanted a Blackmagic, I'd go for a used Pocket 4k as they only go for about 200 more. Like the GH2, the BMMPC camera is iconic. I end up hanging on to stuff like that because I'm a sucker for that stuff. I still have my 60 Euro special GH2 as a backup live-stream camera for my English classes.
  2. It's important to note that this was NOT Ebay- you don't find any good deals there anymore. Stopped looking in fact. I can confirm everything is fully functional though. I've already shot a lot on it. Some people just don't know what they have or simply don't care and they unload it. I'm there to pick it up and try to do something fun with it. I often just sell them at a profit when I get bored or want some thing else. I wish I didn't like it, but I do; it's just one of my inner demons.😏
  3. Just got a GX880 (almost new) + Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II (like new) + 7artisans 25 f/1.8 (also like new) for 200 Euros. I missed some of my Panasonic gear. I'm back now.
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    Olympus OM-1

    The amount of BS from people on the forum talking out of their ars is astounding, where cynical thought seems to be the norm. The first mirrorless cameras were M43 and DSLR owner thought they were a joke. Fast-forward to today, mirrorless FF owners now think M43 mirrorless is a joke and DSLR's are dead. Crazy how that happened.
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    Olympus OM-1

    I guess it's official in Europe. OMDS is no longer accepting pre-orders for the OM-1 due to high demand. It's funny because some people thought it wasn't worth the price tag, but the evidence shows otherwise.
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    Olympus OM-1

    Sounds like a wise business choice. As a Drewnetwork VP, the policy has always been to never pre-order a camera. However, I think Drew (the president) did it with the first generation BMPC and the Sony A7S iii.
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    Olympus OM-1

    IMO, although I've never really used any of these cameras, wouldn't the biggest competitor to the GH6 be the GH5s, not the OM-1? If you're willing to pass on great PDAF (and really, I doubt the GH6 is that bad), it would seem the GH5s or even the BMPCC 4k are good alternatives. The OM-1 would seem to be the run and gun, smallish body that can do everything whereas the GH6 is more for thought out, prepared stuff. I'm sure it could also do run and gun too in the right hands, just maybe not as well as the OM-1. I'm rather amused by the YouTubers coming out and trying to VLOG on a GH6 and in terms of weight (if you're holding it out there), it's not the best fit.
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    Olympus OM-1

    I'm rather curious to see how the OM-1 and the GH6 compare in terms of detail (not that I car that much about that) in photo mode. I've heard reports that the OM-1 got a resolution increase, but it remains to be seen if it's the same increase that the Gh6 got.
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    Olympus OM-1

    Was that with firmware 3.0 or later because it was a completely different camera for video after that?
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    Olympus OM-1

    2799 (euros) with a mark 2 version. The mark 2 version is 999 (euros) alone.
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    Olympus OM-1

    Dual IS won't work with any Panasonic lens though I've heard some behave better than others. Focus stacking in camera is only for Olympus lenses. AF in video works better with Olympus lenses, but in my experience it performs well enough with all PDAF bodies. However, I don't have any experience with the lenses you mentioned above. If log is a need, I've heard they've improved it, but don't hold your breath. Olympus hasn't been good at log in recent years. I'd wait if I were you if absolutely need this feature.
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    Olympus OM-1

    Good point. Not sure now, but I checked Spain and UK and they were still available. Strange that France is out of the mix.
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    On a side note, Olympus EU is already not accepting any more preorders of the OM-1 with the 12-40 f/2.8 ii bundles... at least for France.
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    Olympus OM-1

    I keep thinking: "What can I sell to get it?" Having just received a new E-M5 iii, I cannot really justify it, but believe me, I want it! ...just don't need it (and I'm not a pro). I'll be playing the used game when it's available in 1 or 2 years.
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    Olympus OM-1

    I just replied to Andrew's tweet: "I'll go the opposite direction and it will be sold out by the shipping date." Here's what @Mattias Burling just said: "I visited my local camera shop. The owner was surprised at the high interest in the OM1 among his regulars, that are mostly still using pro DSLRs. The low price was what made them consider it. I haven’t read a single article about it so I don’t know. It’s just what he told me."
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    Olympus OM-1

    Mike Lane is a wildlife photography who has some interesting thoughts regarding photography with long lenses and image quality.
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    Olympus OM-1

    I'm glad you're seeing the potential of M43 as an open standard... DJI would NEVER do that for ANY FF maker with a proprietary mount.
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    Olympus OM-1

    I have all of those with the E-M5 iii and they're just great! The E-M5 series/GX80 with small, light primes represent everything that's great about the system. I wish they'd make another longer prime like a 150mm f/2.8 prime. I really haven't tried the longer stuff, but that's where the future is for M43.
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    Olympus OM-1

    The same could be said all manufacturers. The good news is that M43 transcends companies- more like an open standard. Nikon dies and everything with it dies too- same for Sony, Canon, Fuji, Pentax, etc.
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    Olympus OM-1

    If M43 is in trouble, so is Fuji and FF. I'm not really bothered by companies closing up shop as there are still a bunch of cheap bodies and lenses for a lifetime- that's just reality (I probably have enough right now). You make a really good point about margins and I suspect there will be pressure from investors to make money. The Olympus sale was a little more complicated than what many think. Yes, Olympus couldn't make money in M43, but this was primarily debt from scandals and a new factory. The sale of JIP eliminated much of the debt and allowed them to restructure. I think there are significant opportunities for them. In video, they could do damage as they don't have a cinema line to protect unlike Sony, Panasonic, and Canon. Also, it's a fact that many people just won't use a phone for photography or video (me included). The reason I think there might be a new PEN-F is that OMDS is showing they're interested in nostalgia of former great cameras and the PEN-F is one of them. I'm not sure it matters that people want or don't want to buy it and they can price it in a way that makes sense to their profits... someone's going to buy it. In terms of Panasonic, I truly believe they don't know what they're doing anymore. They're doing too much and not enough with all of their imaging business. I'm worried for them, much more than OMDS.
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    Olympus OM-1

    511g is the weight "à l'Olympus" (without the memory card and battery). The real weight is 599g. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1688415-REG/om_system_v210010bu000_om_1_mirrorless_camera.html/specs?sts=pi&pim=Y
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    Olympus OM-1

    Yes. What I meant was weather sealing, size, weight, bulk and look. From the photos I've seen, it doesn't really look like a hybrid camera anymore. Like someone else said, it's a mini S1H. Personally, I think that's really cool, but I'm not sure how "run and gun" it'll be or if the AF is just hype with no substance or the real deal.
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    Olympus OM-1

    Maybe. My impression is also that a integrated battery grip model is unnecessary at this point. However, my guess is that a PEN-F ii will be on the horizon. I only judge it because OMDS is demonstrating that they are also a company that commemorates the past and so many people have asked for a new PEN-F. The E-P7 didn't cut it in its build quality. I think the GH6 is going to be super niche with a fan on it. Whatever AF solution they come up with, it'd better be 2022, not 2014. The video specs will be amazing, I'm sure. Good for you to get a bunch of jobs lined up. Not easy in this economy. That's great!
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    Olympus OM-1

    Here are few important things to note about the OM-1 when comparing it to FF: It's bleeding-edge IBIS. It's bleeding-edge PDAF density on a sensor. It's bleeding-edge AI and processing in many respects. Those are very important points to many people and cost money to develop. IMO, this camera's made specifically for longer lenses (also, most of their marketing is going in that direction with wildlife/landscape shooters being the niche). I'm willing to bet they've go something else for another market in their pipeline coming out soon-ish.
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