I am so disappointed. I fully expected 4K functionality plus a hybrid VF.(Note to Nikon fanboys and the tech police, I am joking).
Krich13: Wait a minute. A 100 mm MF lens whose angle of view is equivalent to that of 80 mm on FF? That means the "crop factor" is only 0.8?Then the equivalent aperture of this f/2 lens is just f/1.6, how is it a "similar proposition" to 85/1.2 lens?
Like the 85 1.2 most will never own one.
Bet its sharp.
steelhead3: Why do so many people misspell the over used word "whine"?
I believe it is "Briticism" usually spelled "whinging" and pronounced "winjing".We have a number of different countries and cultures represented here at DPR and thus we will see things that may at first seem incorrect.
I get annoyed when I see "errors" but as so many of my posts get "auto-corrected" by my computer I have a lot more understanding of the "errors" I see.
fmian: Is it just me or are the Metz flashes overpriced and overrated?The few recent models I have handled in camera stores seemed very flimsy with poor choice of materials/build. When re-positioning the head the top sections were kind of loose rather than rigid. Even the $50 YN flash I bought ages ago felt better than the 58 model Metz.
Overpriced means poor value. As a long time user of Metz I have to say they are not overpriced. As to price, they have always been less expensive than the comparable Canon models. I do not know about the 600RT but for previous models this was true.
RobertSigmund: Why so expensive? :-(
Because it is not a Chinese flash.
yehudakgtbnet: No HSpeed mode?
I would hope that Li-ion batteries become the standard. My Ving 850 is a treat. This Metz and Li-ion would be delightful.
Menneisyys: They could consider decreasing their prices. After all, you can get excellent action cameras (for example, the SJ4000) for one-third of the price - no wonder a lot of people get the cheaper option. OK, the SJ4000 is not capable of 1080p60 or 4kp12/15 but, as an inexpensive, GoPro mount-compliant solution with very cheap additional batteries (4 USD as opposed to the $20 ones of GoPro), they are an excellent value.
Hooray! Another marketing genius that says "lower the price". Hmmm GoPro has the premium brand position and an affordable camera AND a large ecosystem of accessories AND a large and supportive user base. This is realized BECAUSE they have the revenues to research and develop products that created this community. The "competitors" you cite have price only. Zero environment of users.I find it astonishing that ONLY "innovation" that would be advisers have is "lower the price and add a Death Star".STFU
3dreal: A model with exchangeable lenses is needed. and perfect 3dstereo-videosynch and manual settings.
Apply for a job!
Almeida: What is the equivalent aperture godmanit?!
So... you're interested in super narrow DOF with your new ultra wide zoom? Boy I hope we get over this fashion soon.
SirSeth: Why the cost? Just curious. It seems like a good lens but I thought Ricoh was trying to bring affordable medium format to morals.
They have to cover R&D and manufacturing over the five units they will sell. ;)
Horses for courses.Both are excellent in their respective niches. Carping that one is obviously better than another is a futile exercise as there will be users of both cameras that will make magic and a lot who will make rubbish.
No mention made of Feisol's ridiculous rubber feet. They come off at the first use and unless you are very careful are immediately lost. Despite having threaded ends, no thought is given to providing threaded rubber feet. Nor does the distributor seem to think it is a problem.
lbpix: Excellent set of lenses from Fuji. However I just need them to bring in a tilt shift before I dump my Nikon kit completely. Fuji - please take note!
The Samyang tests poorly and would not be the choice for the user looking for the high quality its competitors deliver.
kwa_photo: I do love how Fuji is about as open and transparent as they can be to help their users make informed decisions. It enhances loyalty to the brand IMO.
@Dorkington, Is it? Leica still uses its M mount on a FF sensor.Also, Fuji seems to be making such a great line of nice fast primes the opportunity to miss shots with a low DOF is easily available on APS-C. :)
The Name is Bond: For wedding photographers, that should have been a 16-55 F2 lens.
Sigma's lens, while quite a feat, is still a far cry from the range you are looking at.
Still waiting for the guys who say they hate the name "drone"
JanMatthys: This should be a very popular camera with parents videotaping their kids at baseball, soccer, football games etc. Being able to record 4k video at 30fps, with continuous AF and picking out individual 8mp Stills for print up to 8x10! for $900? Wow, great set of features for sure
Still capture form 4K is a real advantage. However, expecting sharp images from any action may be optimistic.
Wubslin: I owned a Panasonic camera once and it made me give up photography.
I used to adhere to the "no camera heritage" faith for a long time but I have to admit that consumer electronic companies such as Panasonic and Sony are producing cameras that give the "heritage" brands some real competition.
Biological_Viewfinder: This review is nothing new at all.
I have purchased Panasonic cameras because of DPR reviews, and EVERY SINGLE TIME I WAS EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTED.
I'm never going to fall for it again.
I have owned cameras from many manufacturers including Panasonic and have been happy with all my choices. Any dissatisfaction would stem from:1. Inadequate research and actually handling the camera.2. Poor reliability of the product.
In this internet age option 1 is far more common.