[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [OM] Oly futures

Subject: Re: [OM] Oly futures
From: Philippe <photo.philippe.amard@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2022 17:33:36 +0100
What Wayne said.

I sometimes wonder why I, also, am after large sensors.

Well, if you look at this


would you immediately think if was shot using a fuji? not the GF series, not 
the E nor the XT series, but the X series, and it was the first in the line 
back in the day. Oh yes, sensor size ? 2/3 inch or 8.8 mm x 6.6 mm … go figure 

OTT the square format and shooting from the waist also appeals to me. I 
currently do that simply by selecting square in the XT menu, and by tilting the 
back screen upwards, very reminiscent of my long gone but so bulky and heavy 
Mamyia C330 ;-)


A side note, I believe I am at least a foot taller than the guy, and it was 
shot from the hip, mine ;-)

The only thing that keeps me from going GF is weight, not mine I feel fine 
thanks, but the gear's when you add up a couple of lenses to the bag.



> Le 8 janv. 2022 à 16:11, Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx> a écrit :
> At 1/8/2022 01:57 AM, you wrote:
>> On 1/7/2022 9:17 PM, Bob Benson wrote:
>>> This is a silly question.
>>> But I wonder how difficult it would be for Oly to adapt something like a
>>> MrkIII to a 4 x 4 format.  I ask this as a old Rolliflex / Mamiyaflex
>>> user.  square was good ... and I'd think all the Oly lenses would work (the
>>> circle would cover 4x4).  And this would offer really interesting
>>> possibilities.
>>> Anyway, a silly question:  probably for Moose and Ken.
>> Not sure what you mean by 4x4. The sensor is 17.4x13 mm.
>> If you mean 13x13 mm, it's a firmware thing, cutting off the sides in VFs 
>> and output.
>> If you mean 17.4x17.4, it would be a wholesale mechanical redesign, and 
>> finding someone to produce the odd size sensor. Sony makes current µ4/3 
>> sensors. Nevva gonna hoppen.
>> In practice, there would be no significant difference between the two 
>> approaches.
>> I - So, put some tape on the edges of the LCD, flip it pointing up, ignore 
>> the EVF, and you have your OlyFlex. 😁
>> II - Skip the tape and use a grid for framing square. In menu D3, the first 
>> Grid Setting gives a square in the middle. The Grid Settings Presets give 
>> complete control over grid line color and opacity.
>> In either case, crop to square in post
>> III - Some digicams offered multiple formats in firmware. My Canon 60D 
>> offered a square format. But a quick look suggests Canon dropped all the 
>> alternate formats in more recent cameras.
>> Buy a used 60D, slap a 20/2.8 lens on it, set to square format, and you're 
>> all set to emulate a RolleiFlex - but with AF. About $600.
>> Un Square Moose
> I think Bob is referring to 4x4 cm medium format typical of a TLR.  There is 
> still a look difference to that format over a smaller sensor besides the 
> squareness.
> Oly never considered Full Frame digital. I highly doubt they would go even 
> further to 4x4cm. That's a major commitment for a company that is struggling 
> as is. Your best bet is to adapt the OM lenses to a Fujifilm GFX. But somehow 
> that seems over kill in resolution, especially considering the quality of 
> modern lenses compared to the majority of the OMs.
> A more practical approach might be so adapt the lens to a medium format film 
> camera. OMs on full frame is the easiest and closest you are going to get.
> Which OM lenses would you consider worthy of such an effort? Considering the 
> camera, if made, would likely be $5-10K, I'm not sure the investment, just to 
> use old OM lenses, would be worth it, even if such a camera were made. And 
> new farts would never do it, only old farts would even consider it.
> WayneS
> -- 
> _________________________________________________________________
> Options: http://lists.thomasclausen.net/mailman/listinfo/olympus
> Archives: http://lists.thomasclausen.net/mailman/private/olympus/
> Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/

Options: http://lists.thomasclausen.net/mailman/listinfo/olympus
Archives: http://lists.thomasclausen.net/mailman/private/olympus/
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
Sponsored by Tako
Impressum | Datenschutz