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Old Jul 25, 2012, 1:18 PM   #451
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Maybe so - I'm hoping they honor their promise.

The cine lenses in 4/3 does surprise me. One of the main uses of the 4/3 lenses is the highly-regarded Panasonic 4/3 sensor video cameras and they now are being produced with a m43 mount rather than 4/3.
Yes, that was confusing to me also. Not being a video shooter, can you use movie lens for still shots??
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Yes, that was confusing to me also. Not being a video shooter, can you use movie lens for still shots??
You can, but the lens is usually completely manual. I,e. not autofocus and not auto either. (For those who didn't use film cameras, an auto lens means the iris is auto - it stays wide open regardless of the f-stop you choose, then stops down to the chosen f-stop when you press the shutter release.*) So you have to treat a cine lens just like a legacy lens - focus, stop down, then shoot. But that's not gonne be a problem with these fast Rokinon lenses, because no one will be stopping them down (otherwise why did they buy it?).

* BTW, one thing I've never understood is why everyone worries about how many shutter actuations a used camera body has, but no one worries about how many iris stop-downs a used lens has. Of course , that's not being recorded by the lens but worse, no manufacturer I'm aware of, will tell you what the MTBF for a lens iris is like they will for the camera's shutter. Deep, deep mysteries here...
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Another thought just struck me: Is it possible that Rokinon has inside info that the E-5 sucessor will have a superior movie function??
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Another thought just struck me: Is it possible that Rokinon has inside info that the E-5 sucessor will have a superior movie function??
Maybe. That does seem to be an important feature for some people. It's strange to me because all the pro videographers I know, expect and use a power zoom on their cine lenses - the vibration of manually zooming a lens is an anathema to them.

But I really do think that if Oly releases an E-7, it will be more than just a warmed over EM-5.
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Per the latest info on the 43rumors website, the Oly E-7 is coming in the 2nd half of 2013, so it is still a year away.
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Per the latest info on the 43rumors website, the Oly E-7 is coming in the 2nd half of 2013, so it is still a year away.
That seems wrong - they've been promising it for a while. I suspect that may be a smokescreen.
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The August issue of Popular Photography had one of the best sports photos I've seen.

http://www.ronwyattphotos.com/#/olym.../Olympicweb_48
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That's funny, and really well done. To really understand it I had to look up RONA - they don't have a presence in the US.
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The August issue of Popular Photography had one of the best sports photos I've seen.

http://www.ronwyattphotos.com/#/olym.../Olympicweb_48
Yes, I saw that. It is an excellent sports shot.

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That is very well done and funny.
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