sproketholes: For documentary work this kind of camera is indispensable. The 400mm lens option is not really that important for this kind of work. Build quality is important, as is weight. Stabilization is a definite consideration. I personally tend to prefer tilting screens versus articulating screens primarily because the camera remains compact in use when looking down at the screen, this is especially important if you are on a moving vehicle or in a crowd. The articulated screen, however does offer protection when closed. I very much like the accessible compensation dial of the Sony, and the additional dial on the back instead of the Panasonic's joystick. Ive experience the Sony in hand and like the lens control considerably, but until I have both in hand, I will reserve judgement.
Interesting.. Im all for new ways to use and design cameras, but old habits die hard, and honestly ergonomics are a major play in how practical a piece of equipment functions in your hands -especially in time sensitive or pressure environments, which leads me to think that the aperture control ring on the Sony would probably work out better for me.
For documentary work this kind of camera is indispensable. The 400mm lens option is not really that important for this kind of work. Build quality is important, as is weight. Stabilization is a definite consideration. I personally tend to prefer tilting screens versus articulating screens primarily because the camera remains compact in use when looking down at the screen, this is especially important if you are on a moving vehicle or in a crowd. The articulated screen, however does offer protection when closed. I very much like the accessible compensation dial of the Sony, and the additional dial on the back instead of the Panasonic's joystick. Ive experience the Sony in hand and like the lens control considerably, but until I have both in hand, I will reserve judgement.
I can see the sample potential here. Aphex Twin
mwan: Just as the Oculus founder says, "Virtual reality's biggest enemy is bad virtual reality", I would say, "Light field camera's biggest enemy is bad Light field camera". And Lytro isn't good enough to be a consumer product, no matter in the hardware camera resolution or the software use cases.
I think thats a pretty glib approach to a new alternative way of seeing. Its creativity, and its a tool for that. I welcome all tools that allow us to experience creativity in new ways. All it takes is for someone out there to do something with it that the manufacturers hadn't envisaged or designed the product for, for it to be a success in terms of a creative advancement on art as we know it.
jackf00: What a pity !!While most of competitor site of DPReview have already posted at least a long Preview or a Review, DPReview still don't go further than a single short and poor half page "quick summary" of the GH4 new Panasonic's flagship , three month after annoucement and now after it is released. What a shame !
DPReview only provided the final Review of GH3 7 monthes after announcement and 5 monthes after release !Same for GX7 and generally speaking for every Panasonic product !
What's the reason ? when the full long review of Olympus E-M1 was ready only one month after annoucment and BEFORE release !
Come on DP Review, be more professional and impartial.
hey, you are getting everything here for free, stop complaining. If you want something badly enough and now, then go do the work yourself.
Im excited about this lens. If their 35/1.4 is anything to go by and the rave reviews of the 14/2.8 then I have little doubt that this thing will be the Summilux ASPH of the Fuji X series. I am still blown away by the 18/2 ~sharp at every aperture..
"sharpness is a bourgeois concept" HCB
Im so glad that someone if finally bringing this informaton to light. I worked in a repair shop for many years and the construction of most lenses today is completely awful. Regardless of the materials used the design of them internally is terrible. Typically designed to keep the lenses small but at the cost of the overall construction and product longevity. Some of the Canon lenses are exquisite and some are almost worst case scenario, and I am talkng about L lenses here both zoom and prime. Nikon too.
I dont know how this company is still in business.
Anyone know of a site that discusses specifically the GPS parts of this camera and how to use it with software?
"The most fundamental problems of retrofitting a digital sensor into the film bay of an existing SLR include lack of battery space and the need to constantly open the camera to change ISO, White Balance or any other image setting. And that's assuming many modern photographers would be willing to live without a rear LCD to check their images on."
You have got to be f kidding me right? THE LACK of hyperactive interference might actually HELP the vest majority of you babies to actually get a picture instead of playing with your cameras.
Rewording it to make it the same but harder to understand.
God this guy... Jeez talk about Milking it.. Im so over this story dude get a bloody life..
Why the Hell would anyone want to use Canon EF glass anyway?
That is a MUCH better idea!
Thats a stupid bloody name.. what happens when 8k comes out will that be called Mega Ultra HD
Id be really curious to know what anyones take is on its malleability with a Fuji X-Pro1 X-Trans RAF file after conversion. Im assuming that their testing was done with the most popular cameras using the most popular sensor designs based on Beyer Pattern sensors.
Anyone out there with a copy of LR4.2 and an X-Pro1 who would volunteer a test and post their findings?
Well Im impressed. It holds its corner details very well. Edge detail is impressive, tonality is as good as the big-boys, low light is fantastic and I can honestly say that it probably eats film at this point, though Id like to see what its like in horribly high contrast situations. Id also love to see where its at in black and white. I love that they went with the Sonnar formula, that says they were thinking when they designed it. Test shooting that lens stopped down is a good idea because it shows the optics at their most flawed, and Im impressed at how it renders. Open up and for those of us who know the difference between one formulation and another we know roughly how it should behave. I must admit, im surprised at how little vignetting & bulge there is for a Sonnar. So again, Im impressed.If I had the money I would buy one. Its only a matter of time before everything is mirrorless and everything is full frame.
Peiasdf: That red Sigma girl in the last picture is cute.
Unless the RX1 sensor has special microlenses, SONY can just put a mount on the end of the Zeiss lens and sell it as NEX FF lens. Looks like it will only add 1cm deaph to the camera/lens.
Its a Sonnar.. its going to be hot shiit. That camera is aimed at a very particular kind of photographer. The Sonna formula is center perfect with a bulging bokeh and a slight vignette. Sony have matched this optic perfectly with this sensor. I cannot wait to see what this thing spits out.. I bet you it will give Leica 35 Summicron a good run for its money in the digital realm.
Bearsdenoboe: "‘So, if we introduce a full-size mount we would have to limit the amount [of compatible lenses].'"So be it. Please Fuji, do introduce a FF XP2, and we will happily enjoy making do with fewer, but superb, lenses. A 35mm FF prime , 60 macro, 80mm, 21mm, 10-24, 55 ?-200 would suit very nicely, thank you! It seems obvious that so many people are waiting for this, and would instantly give up thoughts of Leica. And – please Sort Out the colour smearing problem with Lightroom etc., that stops serious RAW users now from purchasing. This is a Must!
I think thats Lightroom's problem. Try Raw Photo Processor (RPP- the ugliest and most stonage GUI ive seen in a decade but the renders are vastly superior.