Thursday, May 10, 2012

suddenly horny

Look what i found on my traffic desk this morning! A regular press release with Olympus name on it.
These are what's written in the press kit.

 image source: Olympus press kit

"The OM-1 was 35% smaller than comparable cameras from Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Minolta. It was also a bit smaller than a Leica M-series camera, and offered a larger, brighter viewfinder than competitive SLRs. Moreover, it was exceptionally quiet and vibration-free, thanks to a four ball bearing shutter mechanism and a newly developed lightweight curtain drum, which cut down on noise and acted as an air damper for the shutter and mirror mechanisms."

 image source: Olympus press kit

First thing that i love about this camera is it's sexy magnesium-alloy body that looks so vintage. Reminds me of the FM series from Nikon. It is more compact than a DSLR. The Olympus PEN is gaining popularity locally among those who want more than a point and shoot compact camera but don’t want to carry a DSLR. Since im longing for a smaller camera, this one is really catch my eyes, and it is also dust and splash proof! You dont need to worry about hiding your camera when it rains, I think it would be great for traveling and backpacking.

and so the press release continue..

"Underwater Case PT-E08. This is the genuine underwater case for exclusive use with the OLYMPUS OM-D. It makes it possible to create a professional-grade underwater photography system usable at depths up to 45 meters. The compact size and lightweight advantages of the camera body ensure comfortable underwater operation.
The PT-E08 employs a waterproof lens port that is bayonet-mounted and replaceable. The standard underwater lens port accepts the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 IIR and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 lenses. When an optional port adapter is used, an underwater lens port compliant with the Four Thirds System standard can be attached on it. This design is expected to make the two lenses, the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f3.5 Fisheye and ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm f2.0 Macro, usable with the underwater case."

image source: Olympus press kit

i was so horny for a second there.. 

"Like the popular PEN Series models, the OLYMPUS OM-D features a compact, lightweight design that’s fully compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard. But whereas the PEN Series inherited the convenience, simplicity, and high image quality offered by the PEN Series in the film age, the OLYMPUS OM-D has inherited the tradition of a true system SLR from the OM Series. The OLYMPUS OM-D is designed for serious camera buffs who want to make full use of interchangeable lenses and shoot photographic masterpieces by looking into the viewfinder, without having to worry about the weather or environmental conditions. Sand, sun, sleet, or snow, the OLYMPUS OM-D is a camera that’s ready to go."

and these are the Olympus OM-D E-M5 specification in summarize:

    * 16MP MOS Four Thirds format sensor
    * Weather-sealed body
    * Twin control dials
    * New, '5-axis' image stabilization
    * Shoot at up to ISO 25,600
    * Up to 9fps shooting (4.2 fps with continuous AF)
    * 800x600 pixel (1.44M dot) LCD electronic viewfinder
    * VGA-equivalent 3" OLED touchscreen display - tilts 80° upwards and 50° downwards
    * Latest TruePic VI processor
    * Improved C-AF autofocus with 3D tracking
    * Flash sync speed up to 1/250th sec

An outstanding value for an average photo enthusiasts like me who just wanted a great little camera that took great little pictures. Anyway, i find myself wanting too much new gear but really ought to get out and take some more photos. Stupidity nowadays.Ok, now saving up, you idiot!




 selalu deh kau asal jepret. tak pernah perduli shutter count. menekan tombol 'delete' memang mudah, tapi apa kau tidak takut optik kameramu kena? selama ada objek dan mau berpose, dengan gampang kau tekan tombol tanpa pikir panjang. sadar tidak sih? hasilnya buruk. kau selalu salah menentukan diafragma, kau selalu buta menangkap rentang antara kamera dengan objek foto untuk menghasilkan variasi ketajaman. kau tidak pernah becus mengatur exposure. kau bahkan tak pernah mau repot-repot mengecek light meter, modalmu cuma selera, yang kau klaim sebagai rasa. kau tak pernah mau gunakan flash, padahal objekmu gelap. nalarmu tak sejernih viewfindermu. kau tak pandai memilah strategi, kapan saatnya panning, blurring atau freezing. kau selalu zooming. kalau suatu saat nanti sudah tak ada lagi yang mau menjadi objek fotomu karena mereka tahu kau cuma asal tekan, jangan cari aku.. untuk tersenyum pada kameramu.

ps. untuk para pria yang tak pernah pikir panjang.