ProfHankD: I'm very curious as to what makes certain bodies "unfit to use" for this fully manual lens. All I can think of is a bad interaction with the sensor stack causing CA or maybe a sensor reflection. Makes me want to stick one on one of the unfit bodies just to see what's wrong.... It doesn't explode, does it? ;-)
Apparently the rear element may touch the shutter curtain on those models...
It shoud go further and zap the user with a small electrical discharge.
Soulless fast food
Narcosynthesis: I understand the need for an updated standard lens to work with the 240fps focussing system, but it does confuse me why Panasonic have cluttered the lineup with yet another standard prime, rather than updating one of the existing lenses - a 25mm f1.4 II would make for a great high quality pairing with the GX8, while an upgrade of the focus system in the 20mm f1.7 is one of the most common requests we see and would be very well received.
I can see some interest from people who want a cheaper option than the 25mm, with a better focus than the 20mm and don't own either of those already, but it does seem to be more of a niche lens than the next must have.
They wanted to offer a cheap 50mm equivalent...
cinemascope: Why the hatred? Can't these people have a little fun? I actually met some of them by accident on a trip to HK once, they just love what they do. It's so harmless. Plus 50-odd bucks is the price of a dinner, what's the problem? Live a little...
Yeah, you are all nice guys "stating the obvious". Got it.
cinemascope: Yay! Can't wait for the fire sale.Just in time for black friday in a few months :)
You're on! :)
Ha! Nice take on a classic :)
Why the hatred? Can't these people have a little fun? I actually met some of them by accident on a trip to HK once, they just love what they do. It's so harmless. Plus 50-odd bucks is the price of a dinner, what's the problem? Live a little...
Yay! Can't wait for the fire sale.Just in time for black friday in a few months :)
I wonder what crap MS added to Win10 that requires a firmware update?
cinemascope: Ok, I'm drunk but I think this is very simple:
There's "photo-people" and "photography-people".
The photography industry had a lucky run with "photo-people" when things went digital. But now other industries can better cater for them. Give them something else and they'll jump at it again.
So now we are back at where the photography industry has always been: catering for "photography-people".
My 2yo son loves to be photographed. He makes poses, jumps between chairs, and loves to see what comes at the other end. Human nature? Does he care about what daddy is using?
I still remember when computers were sold mostly to "computer-people" :)
I think we are very lucky that photography is deeply embedded in the Japanese culture, and that they seem to be stubborn enough to run a photography business out of sheer passion like there's no other way.Give the same proposition to a western person and all you'll hear is ROI or some other crap...Hats off to them... Seriously :)
Ok, I'm drunk but I think this is very simple:
Artpt: That's quite a bit of RAM - 4gb....
It's 4 Gbits, so 512MB
I have to say I am very confused by your photos. I saw these 24 hours ago and I am still confused, even more so now after just reading all the text. On some of these shots you seem to fight the light and not use it to your advantage? Maybe you should let the technical guy in you go on vacation for a bit and let the artist shine a bit more? What is photography all about at the end of the day? No offence, and I like your technical input to this website, but just somehow it feels like there is no soul here.
Thanks grandma! I won't talk to strangers as well!
arhmatic: If anyone in power is reading this, please relax the rules around the US embassies. I happened to be outside the US embassy (in a NATO country, if this makes any difference to some) in the street... when I was violently approached by US Embassy security. Totally useless use of force.
Apparently, you can't pull your phone out of your pocket in the vicinity of a US Embassy fence. You can't stop a car by the curb... and so on.
It's their culture. Police will treat you like scum, airport security and even airline staff will scream at you, you just have to comply. So much freedom...
Looks like a new version of the XC10 :)
maxnimo: This camera is a great idea, but since I will never in all eternity ever get an iPhone I will never in all eternity ever get this camera.
I wanted to buy this, until I found out there is no 24/25p video! WTF?