Re: [OM] A9 review--hoping the next model would have been OM A7R111

Subject: Re: [OM] A9 review--hoping the next model would have been OM A7R111
From: Jan Steinman <Jan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2017 09:39:38 -0700
> From: usher99@xxxxxxx
> <<<<I?m happy as a clam with my Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
> not sure one gets shooting aperture  in exif though.

No, you don’t. But you do get the maximum aperture along with ISO and shutter 
speed. So I generally shoot at least one frame wide open (per lighting 
situation), then I can pretty much guess the shooting aperture for the others.

> I found the shutter  in E-M1-11 a bit touchy in the store--saw that mentioned 
> in some early reviews.  I was told that might just be a 
> pre-production issue.  Do you notice any shutter issues?

What do you mean by “touchy?”

I haven’t noticed any shutter issues so far. It could be simply that my style 
of shooting avoids the “rolling shutter” issue I’ve read about, which 
apparently only happens with the electronic shutter, NOT the mechanical one. I 
have mine set to electronic shutter full-time.

(BTW: the electronic shutter has vindicated my OM Zuiko 600/6.5, which I had 
been considering dumping on evilBay, due to my inability to get clear photos on 
my E-3. I wrote about that here some months ago. Apparently, that was all due 
to E-3 shutter shock; it does nice, clear images on the E-M1.2 with the 
electronic shutter.)

> For very fast lenses, MFT still  usually demands rather big and expensive 
> lenses. 

Or a focal reducer, and old, cheap, manual fast glass.

The Metabones is very highly regarded, but expensive (~$600). But you may get 
to amortize that cost among numerous FF lenses that you already own.

The cheaper Kipon Baveyes ($150) seems good enough for me, and turns my OM 
Zuiko 55/1.2 into a 38/0.8. The relatively inexpensive OM Zuiko 35/2 becomes a 
25/1.4 “normal” lens.

The Kipon has received at least one poor review, but I’ve been using it a lot. 
Haven’t done any pixel-peeping, though.

Stay away from the $60 Fotodiox reducer that Shamazon sells. You’re better off 
with an old, scratched-up filter and a jar of Vasoline. I’m still awaiting my 
refund for return.

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