Saturday, August 18, 2012

Comments by Olympus Management

There has been a press release from Olympus indicating that they are committed to the top pro lenses that they have developed for the 4/3 system. This is great news instead. Having used and loved the E1, I think an E7 would be a welcomed addition. However, I think to better capitalise the market, they should really develop a 4/3 to m4/3 that allows full speed operation of the lenses on the m43 body. Either that, or they release new versions of those lenses that can accommodate properly (i.e., full speed) contrast detect AF. Again, just my two cents worth.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Leica X2 with Canon 250D

Here are some shots with the Leica X2 and the Canon 250D diopter - DNG straight into Aperture - no changes. Very rough. But gives you an idea of sharpness and distortion. Not too bad at all! They were all at f/2.8 and hand held. Not sure about the shutter speeds - you can check the EXIF data. 

Quick update

It has been a while since my last post - I guess work and family got the better balance. But the good news is that my combination of the Kiwi 49mm tube, 49mm-52mm step up ring and the Canon 250D has all finally arrived. So I did some quick shots and should be able to post some initial comments in the next few days. On a side note, the step up ring cost all of US$1.50, it was shipping from HK. I ordered it on the 18th of July and it arrived to me in HK on the 16th of August. Almost one month! I was very disappointed. The item was post stamped 10th of August, but the seller had marked the item as posted on the 18th of July. Typical. That is the kind of trashy sellers that gives eBay a bad name....