Slurcher: Beautiful shot!
At the risk of making myself look like an absolute newbie dick, why isn't depth of field an issue with the foreground at f/2.8?
The lens may not have been focused at infinity. When a lens is focused at the hyperfocal distance the depth of field extends from infinity to half the hyperfocal distance.
REJ: Given the new image stabilization feature, this just might be the ideal camera to use with my Minolta 500mm mirror lens. Not to mention ISO 800.
The 5-axis IS will also effect an improvement when using my M.Zuiko 75-300mm lens. And the lack of noise at ISO 6400 (and higher) will bring many other slow lenses into play.
Thanks, I did not understand that "Set the P, S, A, M default" referred to setting the Resolution to L, M, or S. This is clear, now that you have mentioned it.
When I am in (A)perture priority I would like to shoot RAW only, since I have no need of a JPEG after importing to Lightroom. But setting Resolution to M is available only for RAW + JPEG, so my understanding is that this is the best setting, one which couples the RAW output to some of the magic of the EXR processor.
As a starting point for my own settings, I would like to know your settings for the P,S,A,M modes, particularly ISO and Dynamic Range.
I don't fully understand the chart. I am hung up on the meaning of the first directive: "Set the P,A,S,M default." Of these, I usually shoot in the aperture (A) mode, but what is it that I am being asked to set?
What does it mean in the EXR modes, where it says "returns to P,A,S,M default on exit." What does "on exit" mean, a turning of the mode dial back to one of the P,A,S,M modes?
AnHund: It looks very good, but with quite a lot of smearing of fine detail even at ISO 1600.
I didn't get as far as ISO 1600, after seeing smearing at ISO 800. No fibers are discernible in the fur of the mouse.
Now that Lightroom has added support for X10 raw files I hope this informative thread will be updated, with a comparison of Lightroom-developed raw (or DNG) files, with jpegs shot in EXR mode.
I will be doing my own experiments, but I am not set up for printing so cannot render the most critical of judgments.
Why set the DR to 400 instead of AUTO? Doing so forces DR=400 even for a low-contrast subject (which usually would be shot at DR=100).
Piet Maartens: Looks very promising, this may just be the camera I have been waiting for. One question: Does it have flash exposure compensation? Nothing mentioned under specifications. I often use balanced fill flash to brighten up the foreground. Thanks!
The Manual (p. 87) states that flash compensation can be set. "Choose from values between +2/3 EV ad -2/3 EV."
johnparas11zenfoliodotcom: can dpr post a side view of the cam on the off position..not with a lens protruding so far from the body? it is one way to see if the camer ais bulky--with a built in lens..as compared to an MFT with a pan cake.
is there any news if this will have a silver top and black body? for retro styling..
just a side note-- no dedicated video record button? :-(
The side view does show a dimensional arrow, which indicates the length of the lens when retracted. It appears that the entire inner barrel slides into the outer sleeve.
Mescalamba: Would be nice to know which lens was used (50mm Summicron would be good choice or Zeiss 50mm f1.5).
Btw. why no review of M9 (or M9-P), no love for Leica? :)
The EXIF data shows that the 75mm Summarit was stopped down to f16 for this shot. Why would they use the lens at an aperture so far from its optimum?
Is there information on which lens was used, for each of the cameras being compared?