xpda: What will this offer that I don't already have with the Panasonic 45mm macro lens? (A serious question. Do I need both lenses?)
The wider aperture allows more DoF control in non-macro situations and the Power OIS should be better for video than the Mega OIS in the macro lens - should is the important word here as we don't know for sure. The lighter weight and smaller size might also be interesting given the M4/3 paradigm.
MarshallG: How do they cut these things in half? Do they disassemble them, cut the parts in half, and reassemble?
It makes sense to assume that the cutting was done separately before assembly. Look at the Canon 11-24/4 in picture 14.
maxnimo: To be fair, there's no way to tell the size of this camera from those images. For all we know, that lens could be 6 inches in diameter and extend 18 inches.
The grip must have something of an upper limit, given the expected sizes of human hands. Still, this could have been designed with giants in mind.
photogeek: Does it tilt back any?
90 degrees is the range, so in your scenario, you will need something else to help it, such as a piece of white card.
Juri Janasik: Poll doesn 't seem to be working properly
The interface is a bit quirky. You need to grab an item then drop it into your chosen space.
Marketing tactic? Maybe. Photography is not art and paying high prices to collect photographs is stupid? Sour grapes.
marc petzold: why is that these images turned out bad, i meant...the ppl are handling it here are so called pro's...aren't they? i don't see a medium format advantage from these shots, but noisy compositions - no offence, guys..well...you can do much better, can you? i meant - you can do this with any APS-C/DX DSLR or DSLM...these examples.
I am surprised you did not mention p&s compacts or even iphone ...
AdamT: Since when did the GM5 have IBIS ? -
What we like:◾1,166K-dot EVF◾Sensor-shift image stabilization◾Compact, lightweight, tough body design
In the final comment it's also claimed to have a pop-up flash, whilst the picture clearly shows the clip-on unit. These round-up articles are probably rushed out for the shopping season?
There is no discussion about the images taken with walking towards the camera high frame rate AF test? Hopefully it will be discussed in the full review.
cd cooker: Sony, will we get A7R II, A7S II also? Your product roadmap is very confusing. Why give us so many different choices when u probably can merge them together into at least just 2 models instead. Also, are we expecting annual update for this kind of "expensive" cameras?
No. It's a good thing. Not only for people focused on features, but also for those who are keen on price. Newer models will generally press the previous models' prices down. Good for everyone.
Yes. We expect annual updates for this kind of expensive camera. Why not? Sony's culture was formed in the consumer electronics industry.
Chronis: exactly what Canon needed at this point... another expensive lens for those already invested in their system...
shows how out of touch they are, building trimmings for bodies that (given the choice) any sensible customer would have at the bottom of his list...
I thought the 'sensible customer' remark pertains to people who are not lumbered with history, i.e. those able to make a clean choice today without bias. 'Bottom of the list' does make some sense given Canon's seeming reluctance to update
With dslr and big and heavy lenses, why not Nikon?
vroger1: Anyone think there'll be a "Leica" version?? They didn't bother with the GM1- buth this one will sell like hotcackes...I think.
Leica may not be entirely happy about people using Olympus, Panasonic and Sigma branded lenses on a Leica camera. Hence they clone Panasonic fixed lens cameras no problem, but M43 probably not.
The Squire: £825?That's only £26 more than WEX is taking pre-orders on the LX100!The cheapest way to buy a red dot yet!?!?
Exactly. Esp. if someone needs LR. However, in the UK Panasonic is prone to have somewhat frequent promotion drives.
Serious Sam: peevee1......
M43 has some good lens like the 35-100 2.8 only let down by the sensor. It is amazing how Panasonic can make that lens so light.
Although the price for this lens is high, but then I look at Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS....Fuji price is not bad. Things like this lens will always be expensive. Lucky I did not wait for this and bought XF 55-200 F3.5-4.8
According to numerous test pictures and example pictures, the 35-100 does not have LoCA, which seems to indicate that it is a true APO lens, or somehow achieved what a true APO lens can achieve in effect, something of a rarity in fast zooms. The distortion and vignetting (the adjective 'huge' is purely subjective and meaningless) are easily corrected in post or even in camera, unlike LoCA which current algorithms are still struggling with. Lens optical design should be holistic with the cameras the lens is designed for, hence spending a lot of weight, size, quality compromises and money on things that can be easily dealt with in computers and ignoring issues that computers find difficult is very bad design, from which the Panasonic does not suffer.
Anonymous trolls accusing you of stealing your own work will have no real impact if they stay anonymous - those who believe them are not intelligent to worry about - and the moment they decide to reveal who they really are, end of story.
Fundamentally those who are swayed by anonymous rumours are not ones you want to impress anyway, perhaps.
jl_smith: Very nice pics - on #1 and #2, though, the darker portion of the frame at the top is sorta distracting - I'm not sure if this is evidence of a polarizer "dark spot", but I think they could be slightly improved with a bump in exposure to even out the frame. It doesn't look to be vignetting (either natural or purposely) because it's uneven.
Otherwise, love all the shots - nice work to everyone!
They look to me to be actual darker areas in situ. These are with the sun in the frame. The sky gets darker further away from the sun in the hemisphere centred around the sun.
Sirandar: I am fairly impressed with this camera, and if I hadn't bought an EM5 I would probably get one.
The dynamic range and low light performance isn't nearly as good and the FZ1000 seems pretty noisy above 800
To never have to change a lens actually outweighs both these cons for everyday practical use.
From my experience with the Pana FZ30, I found that the lack of dynamic range and telephoto end that was too slow to be useful are the only reason I am stilll not using it, megapixels be damned.
The dynamic range on the FZ1000 isn't bad .... may not be a limitation.
I have a suspicion that the telephoto end of the FZ1000 and may be still to slow to capture great pics in anything but the brightest light. That and the noise at high ISO, may limit this camera at the long end.
A lot of the feature crippling has to do with the GH4, unfortunately. They have to not get one of their cheaper cameras to step on the toes of their most expensive unit.
For really long tele work under non-ideal lighting, maybe the forthcoming Olympus 300/4 coupled with the best M43 sensor at the time when the lens becomes available will be the best choice, if one does not want to work with an SLR.
Does the wind/draught/turbulence need additional management?