How is this different from Pixelmator?
OneLeggedCat: This is the kind of advice that will be ignored, but you run the risk of blowing off a finger every time you hand-hold a Roman Candle. If a projectile gets blocked for whatever reason, pressure will build up and explode the tube. Most come with a warning right on the candle that says, "DO NOT HOLD IN HAND."
WT21: Is DPR in a partnership with Kickstarter that they advertise KS products? Been burned so many times on "crowd sourcing" -- "investor" beware!
Please don't let me stop you from sending in your money. Enjoy.
Is DPR in a partnership with Kickstarter that they advertise KS products? Been burned so many times on "crowd sourcing" -- "investor" beware!
I loved the G6 looks, and would prefer that with a better sensor, over this beast. I'll just keep on with my GX7.
Having added a Sony a7 to my m43 setup, all I can say is "wow, that's a small sensor" lol
davecamerator: Seeking funding on Kickstarter is NOT the same as selling a new camera bag. Send in your money and maybe we'll go into the camera bag business. Yea sure.
Been burned too many times on Kickstarter. No thanks.
Horshack: It's the 90's financial boom all over again, where companies make more money on their investments than they do in their actual business units. Money for nothing and chicks for free :)
Uh, what??? Doesn't the release say Sony is selling their investment, which got them access to tech, to invest more in their business? What in the world is your post about?
Tavarino: Looks like it might be useful for me, but after backing over 45 KS projects, I refuse to support any more, especially after the TriggerTrap Ada debacle. I like the idea of the photo community making possible the development of products that might not otherwise see the light of day, but the game is rigged against backers by KS, which refuses to do anything to protect backers against fraud.
I had a similar thought. It's a cool concept, but I'm not investing. I've gotten IMO far less than what was promised from KS tech. I heard from my brother that his investment in KS board games have been a much better return :)
Paul Boddie: I don't want to sound like everybody else commenting on DPReview, but would it be possible for Kickstarter product "announcements" to have a prominent tag on the front page (like the "REVIEW" tag) so that we can distinguish between genuinely-available products and potentially-available products (becoming available only if they get funded, manage to get manufactured without defects or false-starts, master the logistics without learning about customs and shipping the hard way, or any number of other things that appear to sink the average non-trivial Kickstarter)?
I think they don't even need to label it. Just put on the appropriate title.
"Adaptalux introduces portable lighting studio for macro photography" isn't honest or accurate.
"Adaptalux introduces portable lighting studio prototype for macro photography"
"Adaptalux seeks funding for a new portable lighting studio concept for macro photography"
btw -- i think it's a cool concept. Just title the article appropriately.
Awesome vision and pic
mini clip-on bounce/rotate flash. Yes! Not a reason to get this camera, but more makers need to provide this!
fab vision and execution. very nice.
WT21: I've been buying m43 because I don't care at all for Sony lens options. I hope the 28/2 is good. That would be great on my NEX6.
@aman74 Settle down, and read what I wrote. For the most part, the Sony lenses need to be stopped down to get to where most of the m43 lenses are wide open, which negates the larger sensor equivalence.
For example if you can shoot an m43 lens around 1.8 but have to stop the Sony to 2.8 to get similar sharpness out of the center and maybe corners, then you are dealing with full frame equivalent apertures of 3.6 (m43) and 4.2 (APS-C).
That's why I am very interested in the 28/2. I hope it's good out of the gate, and doesn't need to stop to 2.8, 3.5 or 4.0. If it is good at 2.0 (or even 2.2) and at it's moderate price, that gives me hope that I can make use of Sony's excellent sensor.
Thorgrem: Only the 28 f/2.0 has a normal size and price. To bad it's not wider than a normal kit-lens. The rest is to big and to expensive. If I wanted to go FF, Sony wouldn't be an option anymore. To big and to expensive, can get the same size at a cheaper price at CaNikon.
I like the idea of the 28 on a Sony crop. I agree -- I wouldn't use it on full frame.
I shoot m43 mainly, and the Sony lenses don't compare.
Sigmas feature: slow startup time, slow aperture, and OK AF.
The Sony 20 is OK, but the distortion is complex and hard to remove. The 50 is not a focal length on crop I care about. The Sony 35 is not strong wide open. You have to stop it down, but then I'm ahead with the PL25 on my GX7.
My GX7 has with it the PL25, P50-150 (and P100-300), and soon perhaps the 12-35/2.8. Sony equivalents are weak or super expensive.
All I have for my NEX right now is legacy lenses. I've tried all the Sony and Sigmas to date in the moderate price range. No thanks.
The Sony 28 is well priced (for a list price on a newly released lens). Hopefully Sony will make more like that.
I don't have anything more to say, I suppose. If you think the moderate sigmas or sonys are better than the above, then I guess we just disagree.
tom1234567: You pay for the name always the same Sony is one camera I would never buy
@enenzo you know exactly what I meant, so you are just being cute. AF lenses my friend, AF.
Yes, but what's a camera without a lens. This is a start, but they still seem more capable in bodies. Let's see how these work, then let's see some more.
I've been buying m43 because I don't care at all for Sony lens options. I hope the 28/2 is good. That would be great on my NEX6.
I've always had issues with startup time on my NEX6 with all sorts of random lenses. I also found that if I have the first curtain eshutter, and attach legacy lenses, the camera is prone to lock up about 1/3 the time after an initial shot. Any firmware fix from Sony is welcomed!