minzaw: too many conditions!
Actually there are just 2 conditions (not using digital filters). All the others are recommendations.
J Mountford: I have made a digital pinhole camera by simply taking off the lens, putting a sheet of tin foil over the lens mount, holding it on with a rubber band and poke a tiny hole in the middle and there you got it. Does that count as the pinhole lens?
I'm waiting for your photo.
Sorry by that, but I think it is feasible. There's a group at Flickr called pinhole in motion where you can find (among lots of garbage) nice examples. Don't be daunted, after all it's a challenge!Group's link: https://www.flickr.com/groups/pinholeinmotion/
Nice theme. I didn't know this technique.
Folks, the picture MUST be a close up, but not a macro. Sorry if I was not clear in the rules.See a past challenge called "human landscapes": http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=2565Almost all pictures there are bodyscapes (but the 5th would be disqualified in this challenge).
ConanFuji: Could you provide a sample? Thanks.
Sorry, I don't have any personal sample. If you type in "bodyscape" at Google Images you'll see nice examples.
Where is the review of the camera, or at least, the studio shot?
Yehuda_: The statement about the LX7 lens being faster than the XZ-1 is not accurate.
The XZ-1 starts at F1.8@28mm (effective), reaches F2@60mm and by 90mm it's at F2.2.The LX7 starts faster F1.4@24mm and reaches F2.3@90mm.I don't know how fast it loses the F1.4.
Anyway this is really splitting hairs - Both cameras are much the same lens speed.
Regarding the much talked about Sony RX-100 - the lack of a hotshoe is a real deal killer imho. External flash bounced off the ceiling yields much cleaner, nicer, higher quality images(you can stay at ISO 100) allows much faster shooting, freezing kids running indoors.This holds true regardless of your system (be it an LX7, CSC camera or the best DSLR).I wrote a post about it in the past.Google "xz-1 + yinyan cy20 = fun" and you'll see what I mean.
And another point - I wish people stop comparing the S100/RX100 to the XZ-1/LX7 cameras. The slow lens @ tele renders the S100 et al as very slow lensed cameras (with no external flash to compensate)
A unique feature of the Olympus XZ-1 that almost nobody notices (neither the competition) is the wireless TTL flash control. You can use a compact unit (like the fl600r) in one hand and shoot with the xz1 with another.You get a balanced system, and the creative possibilities it provides is astonishing, for its size.
feinschmecker: Is this the conclusion: "Buy this book on Amazon.com"?!?
A non-sponsored article, at last!DPReview is becoming unrecognizable. Camera reviews are getting increasingly rare (not to mention lenses), and now they say that an iphone is all you need to take good pictures.