TitusXIII: There's no way I'd ever trade my X100 for the X100s.While I would like to have the option of the split-screen manual focusing aid, I believe the X100 sensor to be superior to the X100s.
I agree.I had the original x100 and later on the Black limited edition x100 which for some reason was better. I had the x100s earlier this year and didn't care for the IQ of the images. I'm a pro photog so I know how to work a camera. :-)However I thought the macro on the x100s and video were better than the x100.
Too much smoothing on these jpegs.It looks like everything was dipped in plastic.Skies are blown out as well.
Heck,my dslr's can do that for a lot cheaper!
I wanted to love this camera but I see it's no DSLR killer. Maybe checkbook killer though!
I LOVE THIS LENS!I use this lens with the Fuji X-Pro 1 and it rivals my similar Nikon and Canon lenses I've used.I've been a pro photog for 25+ years and really praise the Fuji X system and lenses I've used.Photos are very sharp and it does not hunt as much in low light like my Canon or Nikon long range zooms did.
No subscriptions.I'm using Lightroom Capture One and Gimp.CS6 is on my system but when that no longer works I will not go subscription.
Not a Ricoh user though I like many images from Ricoh cameras I've seen in the past.I'm confused as to the name GR...When I look on Flickr for 'Ricoh GR' I see many photos but obviously not from this camera seeing the photos are a few years old.Do they have previous models named Ricoh GR as well? Kind of confusing for a non user.
JohnyP: all of these "theoretical photographers" who sit in front of a monitor defending rights to their non-existent works of art is quite funny.
Abandonment of the copyright for all works posted on internet should be instituted. Patent and copyright trolling is a waste of everyone's time. This is the only way to make all these trolls switch to something else (hopefully more productive than arguing with people on-line over something).
Waste of time? Not really.I've collected over $75,000 this year alone on copyright infringements. Last year was more than double that.I register all of my copyrights.
Wrong tool for the job. Any camera with a tilting screen and perhaps longer lens would have aced the shot.
Maybe it's just me..I've not seen any shots that impress me from the Olympics with the Panny camera.However,I have seen the news pool photos with the pro camera gear and they really are outstanding.
A writer sent me a letter more than 32 years ago to collaborate on this same subject. I think he fell ill and we did not proceed.I was honored to be asked to photograph the celebrity subjects though!
Glad I looked at the ISO 8000 here as this image does nothing to sell me on the OLY or the lens. Horribly blown out and really not flattering to this lens or camera.
I was covering concerts in the 70s thru early 1990s. The first ones to enforce the photo contract that I recall was the band 'The Police.' I'd received many hideous contracts to sign before a show and a few were not even valid because they did not provide me with a copy of the contract.I had bands ask for photo approval insisting slides/neg's be sent to them.They'd put holes in the ones not approved.Many of the bands that started doing these things are virtually unknown or dead today..One band comes to mind-Missing Persons..Yeah,WHO?
JackM: Seriously what is the point?? If you are willing to spend that kind of money and carry a NOT compact camera/lens combo, why handicap your image quality with a quarter-frame sensor? Go APS-C or FF!
I've been a professional photog for 30 years and I am loving my Oly OLM and the prime lenses.The quality I am getting is better than my Nikon D7000 gear with the best lenses!Can't wait for this lens to come out!
After owning 3 Fuji mediocre cameras I am not sure I can ever trust them again.
Most recent experience was the ORB ORB ORB Fuji X10...Previously had a Fuji X100,lousy macro,stuck shutter blades...
Fuji FZ150 or something like that a few years ago..Every single scene outside was lined in purple or green fringe!
One of my main stock photo agencies has Fuji on their Unacceptable camera list..Too bad they don't iron out their issues before they release a camera!
mbot: The Canon 60D and 7D replacement with all the latest advancements will be much better value for money.
But the Pentax K5 replacement will match the 5D mkIII every step of the way plus improve on it, at half the price...The K5 already has a big bright 100% viewfinder, top-notch autofocus all with cross-hair focus points, full weather sealing, excellent battery-life, 7fps shooting, and even RAW development that can save as TIFF files all onboard.
Any improvements to the K5 including QDX memory cards and all the same video features as the 5D mkIII, manual level audio control (which the recently announced Pentak K-01 already has), headphone socket, external mic etc will simply make any buyers of the 5D mkIII a fashion victim, who is either stupid, or has more money than brains, unless of course they have already invested thousands of dollars in Canon lenses.
The 5D mkIII has no adjustable LCD and is stuck trying not to undermine the 1DX, very sad, Sorry, please leave the room 5D mkIII.
I'm a pro photog and I looked at the K5 & there are a few reasons I would not buy it:*Pentax flash system does not get good reviews*off camera flash cables ?*lens line up-not enough fast lenses.. *Pro service..no..*Availability.I'm in a big city and there is only one far away store that carries Pentax. *Other pro's using..Photog envy.We always want what the other guy has.. *Emergency availability..So if I am on a shoot and something goes wrong(rare) will there be another photog with Nikon gear around or one that I can call ? YES,ALWAYS!
When I looked at K5 images on Flickr and from a few pro photogs all I saw were mediocre HDR images.This tells me that they feel they need to spend a lot of time in post processing for some reason.One set was high ISO from a concert.Those looked nice and he was using a more expensive Pentax lens,but other than that and the nice specs,there was nothing that would compel me to consider Pentax.
Joseph: To bad they have not announced a release date...
When I was a Canon DSLR user I had that 70-200,, f4(non IS).Ultra sharp,quiet,light weight..Don't care for white lenses though I surely miss that lens now that I switched to Nikon.I use the Tokina 70-300.Very good lens,which it were faster and lighter..Look forward to seeing what the new one will be.
Bugs creep me out..But your dragonfly shot is by far one of the prettiest I've ever seen! Nice work,thanks for the article!
Icky poo on 3200
What camera did you use ?
aeolos: the people who steal your images are the kind of people who would not buy them in the first place..
same with the entertainment industry. they claim they lost x amount of money because of copyright infringement but those people who download all the music and films would not buy them if that would be the only way to obtain them.
copyright laws are so 20 century haha
You are delusional.It protects the creator. Would you work without getting paid ? Why should photographers,artists,musicians or actors work for no pay. I've turned many an infringer into a paying client.My photosa re not cheap.
djec: i find not caring when i see my copyright infringed saves me a lot more effort and allows me to spend my time doing better things. to each their own i suppose.
I've made $75,000 in 2 years going after infringers without hiring a lawyer...Pictures I have with stock agents have made me millions thru the years,the most earning $60,000