Andy Wilson: Am I correct in presuming that the electronic shutter will make no difference to the maximum flash-synch speed?
I agree. It may actually bring the XT-1 into consideration for me (rather than wait for the XT-2). It could make a big difference for natural light portraiture and other relatively stationary stuff.
Looks like the X100 series and ND filters will retain their importance in the strobist world though.
It would seem that in the X100T and therefore, in all probability the XT-1 the internal flash and hotshot are totally disabled so I'm not sure if the wireless transmitter would work. I'm also going to presume you can't fire strobes through the PC sync socket (though I have not seen that written yet - can anyone confirm). I suspect it is to do with the way cmos (as opposed to ccd) electronic shutters currently operate.
Just a Photographer: People that have bought the 'old' 56mm will be pretty angry.It has only been on the market for less then 6 month and now they have thrown away a 1000 euro's.
Well, having looked at side by sides from both lenses the difference in bokeh is there but it is fairly subtle for the most part (at least in the shots shown). Not sure I would bother to take the extra financial hit over the original plus loss of PDAF. But for some the difference might be worth it.
That figures, I guess that, if not the laws of physics, at least the current state of sensor engineering means we are not there yet.
To answer my own question, I'm fairly sure this will be the case as Zack Arias states that selecting electronic shutter on the X100T disables the hotshoe. Presumably it'll be the same in the XT=-1 silver and being a cmos it will be a rolling electronic shutter rather than an absolute one as CCDs are.
Still useful for the fast primes in natural light but at least my newly purchased 62mm ND filters are not going to be immediately redundant if I purchase this beast :)
Am I correct in presuming that the electronic shutter will make no difference to the maximum flash-synch speed?
It's OK. Just make sure you are not using a model with only one hair on their head.
Thank you for sharing these. I am in the middle of watching "The World at War" to get an idea of what my parents went through and the dating of these images from a honeymoon just before conflict broke out is very poignant.
I'm glad to see that that the customer's flagging up of the need for an upgraded flash system has been noted. It would be great if this could include built in radio transmission/reception as with Canon's new system and Yongnuo's efforts. And of course, High Speed Synch to increase the options with the fast primes outdoors.
Whilst I am adding suggestions 1/8000th shutter speed in future models would also reduce the number of times you need to screw on an ND filter with those fast primes. One of the few disappointments with the X-T1.
"One small f-stop for man, one decisive moment for mankind?"The ultimate f8 and be there, I suppose. Not sure about the overall value of the space race for humanity but I certainly respect the men who went there. I remember watching this as an 11 year old and still think it is truly amazing. Looking back at how fragile the lander appears in the photograph and thinking there is probably more computing power in the 'caps lock' key of the computer I am typing this on than on board Apollo 11, it's incredible.
One of the things that impresses me most about Neil Armstrong though is not just this and his general piloting skills and achievements but his quiet humility. It's refreshing, in this day of celebrity posers, to find that in someone who has actually achieved something of note.
Is there likely to be any problem with the weather sealing when used with the OM-D? I realise it is only a rubber gasket seal but I'm presuming Panasonic have only put it together with their own (future) weather sealed bodies in mind.