Good for Sony to try and get this lens light/smaller. They also need to release more/other lenses, like a fast 35mm.
Absolutic: I went through every m4/3 camera and lens. I alsoOwnD800. Just got Sony NEX 5n recently and has been kicking myself ever since for not getting it earlier. U get a brilliant sensor the sameThat $1200 d7000 has for $649. It's crazy. The low ligjtHigh ISoActually seemsBetter than d7000 and DXO markAgrees. I am astounded by iso3200 in PASM and iso6400 in twilight mode. M4/3 and my last one was 16mp g3 was not evenIn same league in dynamic range and low light. 10fps and 4fps modes are excellent. AF after firmware 1.01 update this march is superb and focuses in low light for me no problem. And I am using the slow kit 18-55 lens and I could care less because low light pic are that good. Only full frame is better. It kills my canon 7d in low light. NowMy Nikon d800 is better but it cost five times as much and is a large camera
Wait till you hit the lens wall. NEX Is a great sensor, and little else. Hope you like MF with legacy lenses. That's the one redeeming part of NEX.
bassandbligh: This camera is amazing!! Haven't seen the 'orbing' issue on any of the X10's we've sold. Over 30!! Think it's something of nothing to be honest. Half of the people who dislike it, don't even own one!
Did you even look at the pics above? Are you saying that DPR doctored the orbs in? Seems like a real issue, IMO.
Louis_Dobson: No OM-D support? Grrrrr. Never did like Adobe much.
Louis,What do you develop your OMD raw images in now?
bradleyg5: QQ in the UK. That's what you get for having weak currency! Blame your banks not Nikon.
You guys should just get it over with and adopt the US dollar, pound is basically worth as much.
The dollar has been (and will likely continue to be) on a loooong slide. China and other countries are pulling out using the US as reserves. Our inflationary policy has not hit yet. It will.
Wow! Just Wow!
Bravo to the folks who scored a pre-order. I bet there are ZERO cancellations on pre-orders in the UK, now through release.
I like where this is headed, but it doesn't sound like prime-time yet, so I'll pass and keep waiting. Thanks for the review, and keep at it Adobe!
Graystar: "perhaps the most significant of which is a very impressive-looking video specification."
WHAT?? Pass what you're smoking, cause I want some!
At this level, if a pro needs pro video he's going to use a real video camera! The AF operation down to f/8 is far more significant, allowing the 500mm and 600mm lenses to auto-focus when used with the 2X teleconverter. THAT'S important to a photographer! Not video!
A fellow on my street makes a living shooting docs and music videos. He uses a 7D (though he's moving to a C3000) or a Red.
armanius: I rank Vivian Meier right up there as one of the great street photographers. Her photos capture the moment and the personalities in an emotionally inducing manner. I ordered this book from Amazon more than two weeks ago. Still waiting for it to arrive. I assume they didn't print too many books.
I understand. One story, though. I ordered this book from Amazon at retail in January. 4 weeks later, they cancelled my order, said they were unable to get the book. Then when I checked the book listing, prices were already up to $75. Hopefully the publisher ships before Amazon cancels your order!
I've never liked the Flickr interface. Looking forward to something new!
Armanius, I contacted the publisher directly, as I didn't like the Amazon pricing options (>$100). They said they expect more in early March (they said March 1, but we'll see). You can order on the publishers website, but I imagine the other outlets will be getting them in sometime after that, too. powerhousearena.com
doctor digi: An odd ball who went out and took pictures.
Lots of pictures. Just for the sake of it.
Many she never even bothered to look at herself.
Then some people find her "work", publish all the exceptional shots (and there will be a few given the total number taken), hype it, and make a heap of money out of it.
I hope we never discover any more Maiers. They are just a foundation for others to build wealth on.
I agree with the review: go and look at this book in a bookstore. But don't purchase it - unless you can be sure your money will go to the needy.
Though quite a cynical comment, you could be right (that is, there are a couple of exceptional photos in a few hundred thousand). I also tend to think Street Shooting gets power from the passage of time (i.e. being able to look back in time).
Then again, you could be wrong, and she could be a lot better than you expect. What would be required to elevate her to the level of other famous street shooters? Does she have to have a verbalized philosophy on shooting? Does she have to photograph in a consistent "style"? Does she need to have some x% of shots be considered "good" (how many shots did Walker Evans and others throw away? I'm not sure myself. Just asking)? Was she supposed to fawn over her own photos (as opposed to not even looking at them), or perhaps market herself (as opposed to dying in obscurity)?
What criteria are needed to determine if she is "worthy" (whatever that might mean).
Side note -- Amazon's prices are through the marketplace, and quite silly (the cheapest is about $100, for a $40 list price book). You can also find this book listed at B&N (it says next shipment is March 15) and through some other, smaller outlets. Might try Googling for it.
WT21: She died in obscurity, and he found her negatives by accident, at a sale of a storage locker (I believe it was a storage locker). He did nothing unethical, and to the contrary, had gone through great pains to bring her work to light. He hope he makes his living being her curator, as long as he continues to work to advance understanding of her (there were also audio tapes she left, which from the few minutes I've heard, sound quite interesting).
Sorry, I meant to say "I hope he makes his living being a curator"
She died in obscurity, and he found her negatives by accident, at a sale of a storage locker (I believe it was a storage locker). He did nothing unethical, and to the contrary, had gone through great pains to bring her work to light. He hope he makes his living being her curator, as long as he continues to work to advance understanding of her (there were also audio tapes she left, which from the few minutes I've heard, sound quite interesting).
I think that sensor is being let down by the compact lens. It'll be interesting to see if Canon releases an ILC with this sensor.
Appleford: Fascinating reading the nostalgic comments about film OMs. I remember mine differently. My OM1 was brilliant despite the silly PC socket, but my OM 4 could use three sets of batteries in a day's shooting. The 2SP was little better. Olympus wouldn't accept there was a fault. I bought batteries in packets of 10. Some lenses they promised for the system were never delivered. They marketed the OM system as a professional product but never developed it accordingly. It didn't keep up with the Nikons and Canons. Then they stopped the system. I probably lost £thousands on changing over. Olympus went into APS & (unreliable) Compact 35mms, and stopped making them abruptly as well. Now look at how they've treated the 4/3rds users faced with buying adaptors or selling up. Witness the corporate turmoil Olympus is in. I wouldn't buy anything they sell based on how they've treated their customers in the past and that they probably won't exist in their current format soon. Still want an OM-D E-M5?
some things with Oly never change, I guess., but for casual shooting, the system is fine.
They stopped making digital cameras years ago, TBO.
Please PRI -- spread the awesome GRD controls all around the place in compacts. How about a compact APSC fixed lens :)
I've no problem with the price, and I've got no complaints, except I can't afford it, so I'll have to pass.
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