CarVac: I did some measurements of photos: these speedboosters get to within about 9mm of the sensor. M43 cameras have rather large filter packs and thick shutters, so I doubt these would even fit in most cameras.
I wonder if there's the possibility for a 0.66x version for Fuji X, which lets lens elements get within 10.7mm of the focal plane. That would provide complete full-frame equality for that system.
I love Roger Cicala.
robogobo: Well, as a moderately happy owner of the original M, I'm used to this camera's being overlooked for not keeping up with the specs wars, but allow me to explain why I love my M despite its many flaws.
1) Canon glass. Not only is the 22mm tack sharp, but with the ef adapter I can use all my L glass, which do this APS-C sensor justice.
2) Image quality. The M definitely has one of the best IQ of all the mirrorless. If that's important to you, it's reason enough to get one.
3) AF problems were overblown. It had a rough start, but the firmware update finally fixed the AF problems. It's still not the fastest, but I don't find it a problem anymore.
4) I have to repeat: Image Quality.
IQ? A Canon user that actually has compared their camera's IQ with the other is rare. They tend to blindly believe their camera IQ is better than the other. (or good enough.)
marike6: So this is where mirrorless fans come with their unrealistic views of the camera market to laugh at the EOS M.
In the meantime, Canon will continue to dominate the camera industry and they will continue to laugh all the way to the bank. :-)
Ordinary people who walks in BestBuy to buy a new camera doesn't understand the difference between this junk and the other mirrorless cameras. They just choose CANON brand, so it's completely waisting for Canon to make a competitive camera.
:cast pearls before swine
A professional and unbiased review. I'm sick of Steve H or someone's unprofessional impressions on their commercial BLOG.
DSLR is already retro even without retro skin.
Craig from Nevada: Retro is soooo 2012
This project delayed due to earthquake. It should have been done earlier, at least before a7 and EM1.
Tapper123: Some nice things about it. But ultimately it's an overpriced fashion camera. Nothing to do with "pure photography;" it's just another DSLR with some (poorly implemented IMO) retro appeal for nostalgic old guys and hipsters.
Real hipster will not buy this. They buy real film. This is a a camera for wannabe hipsters.
An ultra unhip hipster camera.
R. Scott Sherman: The release of the Nikon DF just gave mirrorless cameras a huge boost....
... and REAL film cameras. I would take real film camera over this any day.
Nice looking camera, but I'm wondering why Pentax use some strange blue-green color prints on buttons...
plasnu: Checked the samples at Flickr. The contrast and sharpness are super, but the color and micro contrast is not so good.
Ture. But honestly I'm a bit skeptical. Let's see,
Mssimo: I seen the comparisons, this lens has as much sharpness and contrast at f1.4 than the nikon 50mm f1.4G has at f5.6.
sharpness and contrast is better, for sure. But the other things are questionable. Check official Flickr samples.
Checked the samples at Flickr. The contrast and sharpness are super, but the color and micro contrast is not so good.
PeakAction: Very nice article! Thanks for posting it for us to read.
D800 is great.
plasnu: D800, please.
I noticed that the lens on 70D is horrible compare to the E-M1 lens. They do look about the same at the center, but at the corner, E-M1 look much better.
OK, you;'re right. My mistake.
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