garyknrd: I'm a minority and Canon doesn't care for sure, but I have started complaining with my wallet. Over one year now with no new Canon products. And I feel I have not lost a thing. Others are filling the gap nicely. No problem for me.
On the same boat...My last Canon (piece of) gear - a shoulder strap - is on final auction now!Everything sold quite well and fast, though... :)...And no regrets at all - Mr. Masaya Maeda - as I strongly believe that your "milking the cow business" will go on, as usual! :)It just happens that I'm out! ;)
Rbrt: Why oh why is it that, while file sizes continue to go up, camera makers are stuck in USB 2.0 mode?
Maybe because the «Micro USB 3.0» is not micro/small at all!? ;)...Or (maybe) just because most of us prefer using an external 'card reader/writer' when it comes to file handling...Just saying... :)
I believe the A3-A4 prints will be fine, but once more I see detail smearing and unsaturated colours on Fuji RAWs, which get worst when you cramp the (2/3 to 1 EV exaggerated) ISO - Maybe it's the sensor maybe it's the PP software fault, but I'm still not convinced with this IQ many rave about - And quite frankly I don't care who's to blame, it's there, as usual, like a Fuji signature...It's a great camera and system, but not my cup of tea, when it comes to IQ, sorry...My opinion of course, YMMV, as usual... :)
I guess, this camera was already being produced for distribution/sale before the new CEO took seat, so nothing could be done to stop or change it...Having said that, if this is the company new direction, then it's bad news, indeed! :(
Quite interesting - From the technical and production costs side!...And less parts = less problems, I guess (and hope). :)
Thank you very much for sharing it with us. ;)
What can one say?Excellent photos - Technique, composition, light, story - it's all there!Awesome... ;-)
Thank you very much DPReview for another "free" review of this camera.Most forum members - forget - they can download and review the test files in their own/usual photo work flow.This is what I always do whenever a review (or preview) is published; before (or in the meantime) I do try/test it myself "lively on the field/shop".Being a long time user of other brands, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the A7s presentation where I could try the cameras for some minutes, after which I ordered the A7R + 24-70 F4 and some other lenses and optionals.I totally disagree with many cons this review brought to table, but quite frankly, DPR's review hasn't change my opinion and buying will a bit ( or a pixel... :) )This is my best advise to all complainers&supporters - Move on, buy or don't buy the camera.I do fell sorry, though, for all those who's buying decision depends on others review/comment about their piece of gear, being those fair, accurate, or not.My opinion, of course... ;)
Looks, undoubtedly excellent!?Nocticron 42.5mm, of course... :)
Happy New Year to all - 2014 surely looks promising,Pedro
PS - Excellent red, don't you think?
NumberOne: Not having 'EC in Manual Mode with Auto-ISO' - something easily implemented in a firmware upgrade - still is, for me, the (main) deal breaker!Funny - to say the least - that most reviewers don't even talk about it, specially when this is the top-of-the-line Olympus camera and the one supposed to be used by professional photographers... :)
For all the ones that don't understand what I'm talking about and say it's possible to pick up the wanted/correct exposure/brightness in (full/regular) Manual Mode:Try doing it for a moving subject while the light changes...I can't - maybe superman? :)
Not having 'EC in Manual Mode with Auto-ISO' - something easily implemented in a firmware upgrade - still is, for me, the (main) deal breaker!Funny - to say the least - that most reviewers don't even talk about it, specially when this is the top-of-the-line Olympus camera and the one supposed to be used by professional photographers... :)
...In Reply to Studor13 (Edited - Sorry, can't figure why it doesn't appear just after / tied to that message/post?!)
To answer your curiosity:1 - I don't own any «Think Tank» photo bag.2 - By unusable I was referring to the new (Lightweight TurnStyle™ Sling Camera Bags) line; as I clearly stated, my opinion - I add now, YMMV.3 - I can spot flaws in a product - everyone can - without even having/owning one.4 - The (poor) design/concept already shows, for instance, the zipper(s) will touch/scratch your gear - inevitably - whenever you take/put your photo gear from/into its interior, unless you dedicate one hand for making enough opening; the gear weight will even make it worst. :(Try doing it when changing lens or bodies! :)
...I could go on, and on, and on, but I guess I would spoil some reviewers job!Hope I made myself clear, by now.
The most pathetic presentation/publicity video I ever watched - 1 minute and 47 seconds of useless information about a product! :(Well, I guess in line with the bags, which actually also look more a bad "design gizmo" than a proper/usable photo bag...My opinion, of course... ;-)
andix: To this day Lowepro failed to understand that sling bags should be AMBIDEXTROUS.
...Except for the «Flipside» line, which is not totally a "sling".However, I really don't see any advantage of the ambidexterity for a sling bag, exception made for the possibility of distributing/changing the weight between shoulders. ;-)
Clint Dunn: Start selling that dang 10-24!!!! I like wide angle...and the 10-24 is the only lens I am waiting for.
Another One in the same boat! :-)
...Maybe now the review will be published!Sorry - team-guys - just couldn't resist... :-)
Hope you have sense of humour...
exdeejjjaaaa: manual update for ACR (Win) = http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/win/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/7.3.37/Setup.zip
for mac = http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/7.3.37/Setup.dmg
Thank yo so much for the direct (excellent) link to download (and extract the 8bi files)... ;)
tiberiousgracchus: high iso images look yummy
They look ok, although I see some NR going on, specially from ISO3200 up, point from where it can be classified as heavy, IMO; a pity the ISO6400 shot is totally OOF... ;)Nevertheless, concerning IQ, it seems a promising sensor, or at least, not worst than the previous 2 generations (600D/550D)...To be seen, if this is (still) a trump against the new mFT cameras (EM-5 and the coming GH3), but I guess we have to wait till Christmas to come to a conclusion... :)
EXX: And no Sony version. Bummer...
The Sony version was discontinued some weeks/month ago... So, as expected, the new version doesn't offer a Sony mount.A pity, but Tokina explained at that time, that there was not enough demand to justify its production...
The conclusions - one can take - are quite different, IMO:1 - Of course, the updated (from an early version) firmware is supposed to do better, specially in what the "jpg engine" is concerned; this can be clearly seen...2 - Regarding "sensor IQ quality" - RAW files territory - the "gain" is more marginal from version 0.2 to 1.0; again, this is obvious from the pictures...
So, definitively firmware 1.0 produces better IQ, but the improvements are not night-and-day, in other words, firmware updates (can) make a difference, but miracles can't be expected... :)