Dear DP Review. Can we request the ability to block certain people's posts. It would make it so much more pleasant to read the Comments section.
Valentinian: Questions (waiting for Jan 28 for answers):is AF better than E M-5 ?is EVF better than E M-5 ?is shutter up to 1/8000 ?is as reliable as the E M-5 ?
If the answers are "yes", if more lenses will come up, and Olympus does not upgrade the E M-5 within 12 months (forget the E M1 -that's for 4/3 lenses), then I will switch to Fuji
The AF question could be confused, but having owned an EM5, I think you are asking about Continuous Tracking Autofocus, which in my experience trying to shoot sports with the EM5, is a problem, as it is with all CDAF systems regardless of how fast they claim to be. We shall see. Importantly we need to see how it tracks with the longer focal lengths, not sub 35mm
This is the way a camera should be controlled.
Shutterspeed, aperture ... and ISO.
The three primary parameters of exposure.
Why did it take this long for camera makers to ditch PASM, and place ISO alongside shutter speed and aperture? This is much simpler and straight forward.
Thank you Fujifilm!This will be my next camera.
I agree with you, but it's not the way everyone thinks. Where's the "sunset" mode ? some will complain. I wonder if they can give us who want it the manual control we need, but somehow also have a menu driven mode interface. It's all programming, it's all possible.
abortabort: Funny that there were 4 lenses in the first year, 6 in the second and 7 in the third, 17 lenses in total over 3 years. Sony announce 15 lenses over two years (5 on launch and 5 per year after) and they get panned for being 'too slow' in releasing lenses for their new system?
Not not saying kudos to Fuji, they seem to be the benchmark, just making note of the perceptions across brands vs reality - i.e. Fuji are considered the best and Sony the worst.
Harold, I was tyring to compare fuji x vs sony e on only apsc size sensor. eg Sony 1.8/35 vs Fuji 1.4/35
Perception is never reality. As a former m43 user, they had lots of lenses, but that's only part of the equation. As I now look at Fuji vs SONY, if you look at the Sony lineup, at each focal length, the Sony lenses appear just a bit slower, heavier, and cheaper too. It all depends on what it is you perceive as your need.
I would like to offer that I in fact prefer a button to switch between evf and LCD. I became quite frustrated when my em5 thought my hand was my head and blanked the LCD just as I was going to use it.
For me. This grip makes it the first sensible nex body.
groucher: Impressive result but why suffer for your art? The stitching could have been done in about 2 minutes in PTGUI (or similar) and the local adjustments would have been far easier in NX2. Photo$hop has its good points (e.g. lettering, free transformation and canvas sizing) but the type of work required for this example isn't exactly its forte.
yes you can
I would only point out that the photo shows the A M markings, not the M/A & M markings I would have expected based on the text. Pre-production photo?
Seems perfect for the soon to be announced :-P D400 !!! yahoo...
Heie2: I am a Pentaxian fanboy through and through, but I say this in the most objective way possible:
The best value for money DSLR's/MILC's under $1000 are the Pentax K-500 ($595 w/ 18-55 kit lens), Pentax K-50 ($696 body or $776 w/ Weather Resistant kit lens), Pentax K-5 ($500 used body - discontinued), with the number one spot for "best bang for your buck" across the photographic world given to the Pentax K-30 ($479 body) and the Pentax K-01 ($299 w/ 40mm pancake lens) despite what is undeniably a controversial body design for DSLR/Mirrorless, respectively.
Even the lowest entry level isn't skipped over for $1000+ features such as 100% penta PRISM viewfinders and DUAL command dials.
Anyone that tells you otherwise is delusional.
Also to consider that K mount will take those M42's with adapters, but F mount can't due to register depth. I use the old lenses on the EM5- but had I gotten a Pentax, I would have had a larger and better sensor ... I can't adapt (without gimics) the M42's to the D90 I have.
Summer2379: Hi everyone,
Regarding Cosima lens I am having a burning question which I cannot find the answer despite many many google search...
May I ask which adapter I need to use an old Cosima 28-210 f3.5-5.6 for NeX 7. I have no idea at all, kindly help!!
Thank you very much!
( sorry if I post the wrong place )
it was PROBABLY a MD mount - but it may have been manufactured in other mounts, so unless you know what mount it is, there is no answer possible.
Gesture: I'd like to see Cosina complete the circle and issue its own digital camera (Epson RD-1 successor). Would love it to take LTM lenses like the RD-1, but that's a dream. How many cameras has Cosina built off that one chassis. (Olympus, Nikon, Bessa, Zeiss Ikon, ...)
Many of us would be interested, however, I suspect the smart move would be to use some kind of EVF rather than try to build a new rangefinder. Heck, I would probably want just an update of th RD-1, say with and APSc sensor and IBIS for those occasional times it is useful to me. Ricoh might want to do something like this since they have all the components already, but otherwise (excluding the IS) the Fuji X platform seems to fit the need better than a pure rangefinder platform with a digital sensor.
Well, having just acquired and started to use my first VC lens, I say carry on. These lenses are not for everyone, and the useless comparisons to the 35mm film size will continue forever. What I know is that these lenses are made to a very high standard, they are excellent mechanical lenses and if you are into things where auto-focus is either not necessary or a hindrance, then this is a lens to consider if you shoot on the m43 platform. The comments always seem to reflect some strange notion that each and every lens needs to meet each and everyone's unique un-achievable desires.
Since this is the 3rd VC lens purpose built for the m43 platform, they must be happy with sales and the users who actually have these lenses do seem to want more of them.
It's great. Someone is thinking of something different with regard to image making tools. I bet that despite the photographers complaints, they will make money on this, and we need them to be profitable to continue to exist. It might not be my cup of tea, but that's only because I am too poor and therefore too jealous.
I for one am taking a deep breath and holding ...
The teaser now looks like the Olympus Body Cap lens...
Let's be honest, how many NON pros were buying PRO accounts, and what did PRO mean anyway ??? The vast vast majority of Flickr users are undoubtedly NOT Professional Photographers.
On the EVF. I have an EP3 and VF2. I don't use the VF2 very much at all, but like the option of being able to put it on. What I REALLY want however is a little extension cord to allow me to hold my camera somewhere other than in front of my eye. A little connector cable couldn't cost much to make.... now that would be nice.
mumintroll: So you didn't put Sigma raw's because you cannot use it in your converter? Why you din't use sigma converter? JEEEZUS So you shouldn't use sigma at all. You just killed best advantage of sigma which are absolutely suberb raw files.
THANK YOU for a civilized discussion.
I have the camera. I like it for what it is made for - my in the pocket travel camera. I think DPR comments and insights are right on the money. I'm going to love this camera for a long time and take it with me on all my trips. Build quality superb. Not much qwerkier than my wife - lets say moody at times, but I still love her.