Jogger: £549.99 = DOA
Not really, look at this Zeiss and expensive CanNikon glasses released. If it were a L, people would have drooled at this price...
mpgxsvcd: This will go very well with my new GH4.
Yes, great for manual aperture control and stepless video.
Cane: What's the purpose of going with such a small body if the lens sticks out this much? If you of manage to get it in a pocket, people are gonna think your too happy to see them.
Don't agree. The laws of physics my friend. They made this smaller than their existing lens, which itself is an achievement. The photos seem to covey a sense of being larger than it actually is in real. f1.7 still requires lot of glass. Panny has done a good job here.
retro76: It's a shame Panasonic and Olympus do not produce lenses for other brands. Their lenses are superb, I just don't care for the m43rd sensor. Like other Panasonic lenses, I am sure this will be legendary.
Why so much bias? If it is a Canon or Nikon at astronomical prices, people will be drooling on it, forgetting the prices, but when it comes to U43, everyone seems to want lesses for 200 bucks performing like Canon L / Leica or Zeiss, honestly there are very good u43 lenses for 200 bucks too from Oly and Pana.
Paul S Churcher: Great addition to the Panasonic stable! Sure it's not everybody's cup of tea and the price is high but compare all the lenses to their equivalents in Nikon and Canon and you save a bucket load of cash. I am looking forward to a super compact 300mm/f2.8 (600mm/f2.8 equivalent) from the Panasonic Team....will be the perfect lens for Surf, Football, and Wildlife. I have been using G Series since it's inception with no complaints....love it!
Pair it with the OMD EM-1 and you have a pro rig as pro as it can get for less than $3000 !
SeeRoy: "Stereoscopic effect..." Hmm. £1300... Double-hmm.I'll stick with my Olympus 45/1.8, thanks.Edited to discount the lens down from £1500 to a bargain basement £1300. I'll still keep my Olympus 45 though.
Seriously Yabokkie. Canon's kit lens 18-135mm, 3.5-5.6f lens costs $400, for a 1.2f leica, msrp is fair I would say, while I myself will not purchase one anytime as I am not a pro or a hedge fund manager...
driftnomore: a better camera will always come on top to become the best among others, hence the percentage garnered by the K-3...
I agree, also commented elsewhere in this thread. If only all this translate to better sales for Pentax, otherwise it was just a poll win based on what other brand users wish for in their cameras, but not going out to buy a K3 itself, including me.
SulfurousBeast: What the Pentax fanboys / followers came out in full fore to vote or is it just a sympathy vote for the underdog? I am not saying K3 is not a good camera by any measure, in fact it is at par and even above par with its comparable peers in several areas. But given that majority voters would be (assumed) CanNikon owners, surprising to see Pentax K3 leading this poll which means it has garnered 'non-pentaxian' votes too. Good for Pentax.
Great Responses all - thank you. If you see carefully I wasn't bashing the K3 at all, just started with little bit of humor! but gave full credit to Pentax and the Voters. Honestly happy to see Pentax getting recognized. If I could switch from Canon, I would, but just too much gear to be sold and built-up again for a new system and also limited in my upgrade path to a full frame. If Pentax can address this big void, I would switch instantly.
Neodp: Cheap, over priced, toy.
What the Pentax fanboys / followers came out in full fore to vote or is it just a sympathy vote for the underdog? I am not saying K3 is not a good camera by any measure, in fact it is at par and even above par with its comparable peers in several areas. But given that majority voters would be (assumed) CanNikon owners, surprising to see Pentax K3 leading this poll which means it has garnered 'non-pentaxian' votes too. Good for Pentax.
Lawrencew: Would the new EOS M2 with EF-M 22mm fit the bill as your "perfect street shooter", if Canon would sell it outside of Asia?
It shares many of features of the SL1 including the same hybrid sensor, albeit in mirrorless form.
If you want a 'discrete' street shooter, then the SL1 is still large and indiscrete in comparison.
Or is it the lack of OVF and liveview only focusing that still puts you off an M2?
Shawn - Again, why be stuck with a mirror box design, when there are so many alternate options? Lumix, Oly, Sony, Sansung, Fuji etc. You can shrink the body as much as you want except the mirror box and flange distance, and lenses will be ever the same big ones designed for EF or EF-S mounts...its a losing battle. Look at the experiments Sony had to do before what seems like settling down on one type of mount to forward.
David Hurt: EF 22mm, NO ef-s lenses for me. I am thinking of renting the SL1 & pairing it up with my 17-40L lens & my 24-105.
Incorrect Shawn, it would only make the lens bigger to fit a FF imaging circle. Canon should designn one specfically for APS-C. Honestly a GM1 with a 17mm Lumix pancake all day long...
Beat Traveller: Never wanted a lens so badly based on sample photos.
Agree Ian, that's what has kept me holding on to the 50D still, 60D was a pass, 70D may be the ticket without the mag alloy build, may be 7D Mark II. 50D sensor is outdated by today's standards by a mile, but serves the purposes pretty well if you stay within 1600 ISO. The Magic Lantern firmware added video to it, is also cool. Still may take the call shortly...
Battersea: Great to see London photos again. Seems to be a really nice lens.
Yes, Seattle was getting too dull and boring honestly! Sorry nothing against Seattlers...
+1 to that, seriously sharp, makes me want to abandon the Canon ship and jump !!
Sorry to post this one here. DPR - Came across and interesting booster device for pop up flashes for entry level DSLR made by ExpoImaging.
Rogue Safari DSLR Pop-up Flash Booster
Can you do a quick review of the same as part of your accessories review? Seems like a no-brainer for $35 if this thing really works as claimed by the manufacturer.
Nice, cute, way too small sensor. Waiting for Lumix to launch their next iteration of FZ200 with 1/1.7 size sensor with 24x zoom and 2.8 aperture.
Why will not one use a GF6 or G6 with WiFi, NFC and full camera control using a mile device for more or less the same price. Still have full fledged interchangeable lens camera? What is new or innovative in this, other than removing all the ergonomic parts of a camera and just retaining the lens and sensor?
DP Review - Make this these 11th in the list of Back to the future: ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century !
Innovative, Niche, but the initial 'soda pop' enthusiasm will fizzle away soon.
May be use this as a spy camera somewhere!!
DPR - Give it to us straight. Is the Canon Dual Pixel AF equal or faster than latest Oly (EM-5, EP-5) or Panny (GH3, GX7) cameras. Simple question, need a simple answer. If no, what needs to be improved. If yes, would consider an upgrade within Canon instead on changing systems.