Its finally dawning on me on how to select a camera from the myriad of options. Lenses. Which lenses do I covet. The Loxias on Sony FE seem fantastic, and these Pro zooms do to. An A7s with the Loxias and an EM1 with a set of these would sort everything. Shame I have such expensive tastes and can afford none of them :-)
Hmmm looks like Zvonimir maybe correct about a series of release moves from Ricoh building up to Photokina. Using Zvonimir's chess analogy if the XG-1 was the first move with a pawn, then this is the knight in shiny armour :-)
These are great, thank you for posting. I wonder what those in 75 years time will make of the images we take now. I suspect that the impact shots we think great now will fade to obscurity and it will be the ones documenting everyday life that become treasured. And there's plenty of those now :-) Looking forward to the next set. Thanks
Earthrise: I like it. The concept, the camera, the possibilities and all. The composition of an interesting 3D space rather than a 2D plane will be an exciting challenge.
That said I would still need to be able to pull out prints from the images, but if it is 5mb then that's enough to allow the print sizes I need, up to 8" by 10". Any other confirmation of this apart from this DPReview article? 5mb prints would be important to me
I wonder if they could use the light field data to allow a smarter interpolation if you needed to rez up?
Think I saw somewhere that the slowest shutter speed is 250ms, is this right? That would be a shame as long exposures (2-4 secs) would be great with this. Wonder if it can/could do multi-exposures even if there was a sec or 2 gap between exposures?
And in the future, a video version? Allowing you to wander space and time lines :-)
According to Lytro's specs its 4mb:https://support.lytro.com/hc/en-us/articles/201825730-What-are-the-specs-on-the-Lytro-ILLUM-camera-
Now to track down the reason for the lower shutter speed limit. Risk of over exposure?
JohnEwing: Like the camera, not the name: too much like a missed stab at "ilium".
Qu.: were they thinking of Troy or pelvises?
Troy was my first take too, didn't know the latin for pelvis though! The things you learn on this site. Guess illuminating the right answer will shed some light.
I like it. The concept, the camera, the possibilities and all. The composition of an interesting 3D space rather than a 2D plane will be an exciting challenge.
A 70-30 split sounds fine, but I'd agree with other comments on here in that if I had an image someone actually wanted to spend $250 on then it's not an image I'd want to give a worldwide perpetual license on. Still, if someone would like to test my resolve on that... :-)
Earthrise: If anyone spots one I'd like to see a comparison of this lens and Olympus's new 12-40/2.8 M.Zuiko PRO (yes I know the range is different!)
If you have a review that shows the Pentax is soft wide open a link would be good. But if you are basing your statement on your misunderstanding of the Ricoh release note, that isn't what I had in mind. Yep, it not a straight comparison between the two, but its close enough and would be useful for my purposes which is why I asked.
peevee1: " It allows the photographer to optimise the subject’s visual description, by making its appearance softer at larger apertures and sharper at smaller apertures."
Translation: not sharp wide open.
You've misunderstood what this means.
ChristophBarthold: Pentax, admit it! It covers the 35mm image circle and the camera to go with this lens is in the works...
Wouldn't need to be full frame but would be good if there was a camera with looks and size to match the Limiteds in the works.
If anyone spots one I'd like to see a comparison of this lens and Olympus's new 12-40/2.8 M.Zuiko PRO (yes I know the range is different!)
Earthrise: This is the kind of lens I would by a camera for. If the camera were svelte enough :-)
Heh, no not a K-01. A good idea, a mirrorboxless K mount cam, poorly designed. You'll never get the mount into the slim design people associate mirrorless cameras. Had it been a mirrorboxless dslr with a slimmer body where possible I think it would have gone abit better.
KL Matt: Will its image circle cover a full frame sensor? I'm kind of excited to find out. Not only because of this lens, but because of what it may or may not reveal about Ricoh's next move.
Wondered the same myself :-)
True enough. I already use the GXR with M42 adapter. But, as you say, would lose AF.
Maybe. But I was thinking of something slimmer, less dslr, less conspicuous, but not retro. Doesn't exist in K mount though.
This is the kind of lens I would by a camera for. If the camera were svelte enough :-)
Earthrise: Being doing blurred images for years, e.g. Streetspirits on http://www.alanhumphris.com/ But do I get a dpreview mention? :-)
thanks to you both, much appreciated. Must be a slow news day :-)
Yes, Haas's images are great, also really like the work of Thomas Joshua Cooper
Hi, thank you, very much appreciated. I particularly enjoy taking the streetspirits ones, maybe that comes through?
Hi, thank you. I have tried some of these in b/w. I usually have the camera set to jpeg b/w and the use the raw, but for me they don't work as well b/w. Probably not enough textures or contrast between colours.
:-) good spot. Yep, usually have one of their songs going round my head when taking these types of pics