Some real cool shots, with a few real bad ones.
RPJG: I hate to ask a serious (*and* potentially dumb) question, but does anyone know where to find similar side-on/cutaway images of lenses, explaining what part of the cross-sectional area is used for the calculation of the f/ number?
(Especially in the case of fixed f/ number zoom lenses, where the aperture being measured must be increasing as the lens zooms out to its longer focal lengths.)
There are two possibilities-one is that the smallest opening changes shape, which is unlikely, and the other is that the f number specified refers to the max. value, for example for a 50-100mm zoom lens, if the specified f-number is 2, then the opening must be 50mm, but that also doesn't make sense, as it would be better to specify the f-number as f/1:2 in this case. Hmm... good question.
For all I know, it's the smallest opening light can get throughout the lens.
Too late, I already got my Tamron... and it has no 'C' on it that reveals that I cannot afford the 'S' version...
I was contemplating buying the 35mm for my Df, but this may be a better option...if 35mm is any indication, it's sure to be tack sharp...
Zerg2905: "All statements are true unless proven otherwise."
Homi homini lupus.
jabilson007: I am thinking of buying this. What bag should I get?
The special edition comes in a white designer bag-for ladies only.
I'm not interested in things I can't buy.
Thank you DPR, I now almost have a brand-new Stylus 1. The only problem is now I have to buy the 0.8x wide angle converter for it :) I loved focus peaking and all the other features...Easy installation with mac...
What part of "Never buy a newly launched camera" some do not understand?
mpgxsvcd: Just when I think Canon can’t fall any further they amaze me again with their ineptitude.
I am going to just say it. Canon’s camera division will see a “Real Decline” in sales this year(2015). Their camera division will take a beating mainly because cameras like this won’t sell as well as they have in the past.
In 2016 they will scrap their entire compact camera line and only focus on DSLRs and enthusiast cameras. However, their sales will decline dramatically across the board that year because most of their diehard fans will realize that their money is better spent elsewhere.
In 2017 Canon will see sales so low that they scrap everything but their higher end DSLRs and Lenses. They will continue to produce cameras and lenses for Pro photographers but their brand name will not carry any weight with regular consumers.
After that Canon will end up a lot like Leica and Hasselblad. They will be insignificant to everyone except for the people with more money than sense.
I think they would be quite lucky to end up like Leica and Hasselblad, as the brand name doesn't carry any historical weight like those.
Someone has to tell Canon that the consumer camera market is pretty much dead with the advent of those things we call smartphones. But again, who am I to tell a company to stop wasting money?
This is one rare case where the airplanes are more of interest to me than the camera they are shot with...
EcoPix: These are modern day 5x4 and 10x8 cameras, in film speak. That part of the photographic market was always small, specialised, expensive, and mostly commercial. Nothing different, really.
Comparing an 80 mp camera with a Rodenstock lens to a Pentax SLR is like comparing a Deardorff 8x10 to a, well, Pentax SLR. Having said that, there is a yawning gap in today's camera line-up, waiting to be filled by a small medium format CMOS-fitted mirrorless body thin enough to take a range of capable tilt/swing lens adapters.
Such a body would be bread and butter for professional studio photographers and very many landscape photographers. With such a huge market, economies of scale would bring prices well down.
If Pentax can make their system SLR for $9000 with dedicated lens, then a mass-produced universal mirrorless MF body should be able to sell for $6000. And the Chinese engineers could do the rest with adapters for Hasselblad V, large format and all the other existing lenses out there.
A yawning gap indeed! And the first company to fill it will hit big...
I can't buy one, so doesn't interest me. Waiting for Sony or Fuji to come up with that fixed-lens medium-format mirror-less for under 5000 bucks. Might be a long wait :)
I have opted for the Sony RX1 instead of the Leica M9-P, I wouldn't buy many lenses for the Leica anyway, so the fixed lens was a solution for me. Boy ain't I glad I made that decision.
I like silver better ;)
Let's be reasonable and settle for 1000 EU plus shipping.
Now that IS interesting!
Eleson: Interesting dpr-talk on user interface. Aren't we all very conservative in terms of the look and feel? - Due to conservative users. Some of the cameras that have tried to change the approach have been more or less slaughtered and dismissed as cameras for non-photographers. No photog's in their right minds would invent the Sony QX series!
It reminds me of when japanese motorcycles was introduced in europe. It was by many not looked upon as real bikes as they didn't leak oil, you didn't need to know that much about servicing a bike. But it turned out that the new riders was more interested in riding that servicing.
Many iPhone shooters want better pictures, but couldn't care less about f-stop, (t-stop), and totally strange shutter speed options, and something called ISO (the gain setting of an OP-amp ??? plz ...) . Oh, and sensor sizes.- Some actually think that a 1" sensor is 1" in atleast one direction!
Today, it's a lot like only F1 drivers and servicemen review cars...
I'm sorry I was thinking he was serious. I never said knowing f-stops makes you a photographer, but not knowing them makes sure that you are not one. And I cannot agree that one can be a great photographer without knowing f-stops. It's like me calling myself an F1 driver just because I can drive a car. What I will agree on is that there are a lot of people out there who want to invest little time and effort to get the best results. Unfortunately, that will never happen. Yes, there are people who expect to buy expertise and knowledge in the box together with their camera, and with all due respect they can snap away all they want with their smartphones and call themselves photographers. I personally and politely don't agree.