Andrew Elliott: The Pentax K-01 designer has been poached by Leica!
I know, I know.
The Pentax K-01 designer has been poached by Leica!
Come on Leica, it's not even April!
Andrew Elliott: Regarding compression, and the benefits of operational speed and file sizes, I think Sony have done a good job on the A7r2.
However, with a ‘simple firmware update’, I ‘d like to have the confidence-boosting choice to switch to uncompressed RAW, even at the expense of operational speed and large file sizes, for all my cityscapes at night and astro star trails, etc.
@ Esstree, I agree with what you're saying too, though the compression, surely, is there mainly for speed... and smaller file sizes in the first place.
So the compression is a good thing good if the camera would otherwise be painfully slow, which it probably would be. Most results print very well and look superb at A3+, as far as I can see. That's not to say they couldn't be even better.
The A7r2 probably couldn't capture uncompressed RAW files without a noticeable drop in opertional speed. This wouldn't bother me too much, so I'd like to have the the option.
all the best
I agree with that too.
Regarding compression, and the benefits of operational speed and file sizes, I think Sony have done a good job on the A7r2.
Well done Olympus.
On Flickr, when I search for B&W images made with a Leica, about 8 times out of 10, I guess correctly the ones taken by the M Monochrom.
You really need to see the printed images from the M Monochrom to really understand how good its output is.
I recently bought a Canon Pro-1 printer, it has 5 monochrome inks. Then I bought some Canson Baryta Photographique paper, A3+ size, very nice paper.
On printing a converted Canon 5d Mk3 B&W image taken with a Sigma 35mm f1.4 lens… and then printing the ‘same’ image taken with the M Monochrom with a Summilux 35mm f1.4 lens (both at f8, ISO 100 on the Canon and ISO320 on the MM, Sekonic 758 metering the light, same look achieved in Lightroom), the MM just looks lot better. As one might expect if you know what is going on, technically.
Despite all the hype on the internet, I don’t see how the M Monochrom v1’s output could be visibly improved with the Monochrom V2, at least not at the lower ISOs, where I hang around.
Due to near-endless years of long hours of and hard work, at the cost of many a relationship, etc., I was able to buy a Monochrom last December. The 5dMk3, EM1, K5, GR V, etc are all gathering dust in the cupboard as this fantastic camera proves its worth again and again with its magnificent output.
Each to their own, but for me, the Monochrome, foibles and all, is the best camera out there. I even love its quirks. I also like the name of this new one, the Elliott. Even that is spelt properly (other Elliotts will understand)!
The A7s has better noise control, Canon has more detail than the A7s and the A7r more detail still - this is to be expected.
I have to say that, based on this test, up to ISO 25,600, yes the A7s is ahead re: noise, but there does not seem to be the great leap forward one might expect, given all the hype. After that the noise difference is more clear, but by then the pictures are pretty ropey anyway, even on the A7s.
I want one.
Andrew Elliott: Hello there,
If f-stop is the ratio of the lens's focal length to the diameter of the entrance pupil, should an f0.95 lens not be a little shorter than it is wide? OK maybe add in the barrel width, etc so a little longer than it is wide.
How come this lens (and others the same shape, like the faster MFT lenses) all look twice as long as they are wide?
thanks for any helping my understanding...Andy
Thanks for your answer!
She deserves it.
SirSeth: To my eyes, this looks like a very good camera for a lot of folks. For those wanting a very high quality carry everywhere camera as a companion to a FF system, it would be great. For those looking for their first enthusiast system camera--also great. For those that value a robust sealed system without the Pro price, or a tilt LCD and large VF that entry level DSLRs lack, good news. Better set of lenses than any other mirrorless camera too. The IQ is competitive to any APS-C camera in real world shooting. Adding excellent 5-axis IS for all lenses (even legacy and macro) may actually mean using lower ISOs than needed on other cameras. It's a much smaller as a system, with small lighter body and lenses without sacrificing ergonomics or control options. No it's not for everyone, but my bet is that for most people who are not wanting the cost, size, and weight of a FF DSLR, this is a serious contender.
FOUR TIMES THE SENSOR SIZE.
I see a mini version of the new M, with all its bells and whistles, crossed with the old-school charm of the current M-E.Yes... that's it... a Mini Me.
JackM: Sigh. I had this camera on pre-order. But then I had to buy a 300/2.8 for baseball season. The 300/2.8 will pay for itself, but the wife cannot quite wrap her head around that. If I brought home yet another new toy I'd be in the dog house deep. Enjoy folks, guess I'll get one next year.
Sometimes in life you must just face that doghouse and walk right on in.
All fine, fine photographic gear.
I can't see my name anywhere!
Seriously though, in these examples at least two of them got their horizons / verticals straight.
I love mine even more now!