If they don't give full refunds to backers, it's a rip-off, as that amount of money brings them huge interest in any sensible bank.
fedway: skeptics abound.....technology marches on meanwhile the octogenarian crowd in DPReview say, I want my glass plate camera back - don't need no software correction
Glass plate cameras are cool... did you see some samples on flickr commons? Way better than film... If they could shrink this digital one reasonably and put a larger sensor camera(1'') now that would be progress...which they will do sometime in the future. With this, the question I ask is why not 100x zoom? and it will go down in price in a few short years, and Nikon brand demands a premium while there will be other competitors soon enough. Of course, we can always agree to disagree, a gentlemen's disagreement...which usually ended in duels and that's bad.
Yet another 1/2.3'' tiny sensor camera...
munro harrap: There is also another good reason for keeping all the art we have here here. Its called war. You can see online what IS and the Taliban do, so their people's culture would be safer were it in the UK, all of ity, rather than in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, and we now also have to control who is allowed to buy stuff as any number of artworks purchased privately not only disappear into bank vaults,
but can be bought by people who then destroy them as ideologically unacceptable.I dare say that is already happening, so stop sales and guard our human heritage.
After looting so many of the world's treasures for the empire, it's not hard to understand your worries, they are pretty well founded.
I LOVE Fuji, I have their X100, X10 and one of the earlier zoom models. XT-1 and the lens line-up makes me drool. However, unless they move into larger sensor sizes, I will not be buying a new one.
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...
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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 :)