UPDATED: Samsung blog blames MicroFourThirds…

UPDATE: One hour after publishing our post Samsung removed the article.

This is our original post:

I just want to share with you an exerpt of one of the latest article on the official Samsung blog (Samsungimaging.com).

However, what I can tell you is, that the APS-C image sensor is bigger than micro four third sensors. The increased size of image sensors results in improved low light performances and greater dynamic range. Thus meaning, the image quality of the pictures taken with an APS-C are theoretically better than the ones taken with a Micro Four Third sensor” and “I mean, that’s like saying a usual VW Golf equals a Ferrari because it rolls on 4 tires.

So we are VW and they are Ferrari. I dont’t know if I should laugh or cry. Do they really need to write such kind of s….. to “convince” people to buy their products?

Aperture -> Need help from Olympus :)

Charles-Axel Pauwels wrote a new app for those wanting to have GF1-E-P1/2 RAW support on Aperture. This app is free!

He just sent me a new email and may Olympus can help us: “Do you have a E-PL1 RAW file sample on which I could do some testing?
Charles.

Can someone of our readers send us a RAW file of the Olympus E-PL1? Maybe you guys from Olympus? Thanks!
43rumors@gmail.com

UPDATED: Aperture doesn’t support your GF1-E-P1/2 RAWs. Don’t worry we have a solution for you!


As you have noticed the new Aperture 3 software from Apple doesn’t support the Panasonic GF1 and Olympus E-P1/2!

UPDATE: Charles-Axel Pauwels also wrote a new app: “This app tricks Aperture into thinking it handles Panasonic GH1 files. To use the Panasonic GF1 RAW Converter, just drag-n-drop your RAW files onto the app icon. It takes about a second for each RAW file you want to convert.

UPDATE2: “In addition to the GF1 RAW files converter, I created converters for the Olympus E-P1 and E-P2 RAW files. All three converters are free of course!
Do you have a E-PL1 RAW file sample on which I could do some testing?
Thanks for the blogpost!
Charles.

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Kevin Miller just sent me the good news!
I have written a couple of apps that allow owners of E-P1, E-P2 and GF1 to import RAW into Aperture
The E-P1/2 versions work with Aperture 2 and 3, and the GF1 convertor works only with Aperture 3
They work my changing a copy of the RAW file to seem like it is coming from a camera that Aperture does support – a e-30 in the case of the PEN’s and G-1 fir the GF1
they are available for 5 euros at
http://facefullofbees.com
you can read a review of the PEN convertor here
http://www.apertureexpert.com/tips/2010/2/1/a-script-to-open-olympus-e-p1-e-p2-raw-orf-files-in-aperture.html
cheers

Kevin

Thanks Kevin! (And shame on Apple!)