Waiting for a challenge to enter this one in, I'll bet.
I love these when they come off like this one.
Nice job. It's the reflections that make a sunset, for me. Nice sharpness and tone on the foreground glacier.
A monopod was really what you wanted here. Tell John I said he HAD to buy you one.
Tough exposure. Nice job. Might be a bit more detail available on the LR Highlight slider.
Great idea. You have to double the focussing distance when doing this to get the image or the reflection sharp though.
These challenges are a bit unpredictable, aren't they. I REALLY like this.
Yikes a third already! I'll have to get my finger out . . . .
I am pretty happy with the performance of the 12-60 on my EM-5. It is a lot slower focussing than the 12-50 in some circumstances but actually only a little worse in low light. It's pretty handy and since I use the 12, 20 and 45 primes far more since I got the EM-5, the 12-60 does fine as my walkabout zoom. I much prefer to have its IQ and quirks than to settle for the softness of the 12-50 even with its focussing speed improvement.
The 50-200 is the only lens which is not really usable on the EM-5 as it won't track quickly enough for moving subjects, though focussing speed is almost acceptable for single frames. The FT 9-18 and the FT 70-300 are both only slightly slower on the EM-5.
Small wonder the primes are selling so well.
tonytonytony: Usually, I only read your posts here. On the account of Canon's debut into mirror-less, I thought I'd join in on the brouhaha.
Canon is smart. Canon is testing the market on their terms, design and all. I imagine that both the advancements in EVF technology and Sensor technology will alter the course of this model. It may even become a vanguard for their product-line: Compact, EVF, DSLR.
In the next five-years, I want this camera to be THE travel-camera. I imagine Fuji to hold the highest competition --looks and other things. (I am a digital Fuji-patron, despite only having a GW690II.) Yet if this Canon is endowed with an EVF in future models, along with improved sensor capabilities (given Canon's impressive algorithms), tack on a silk-nightie and she can go with me anywhere.
This IS the future of camera bodies and systems. The DSLR may never be replaced for the specialist but everyone who has Oly and Panasonic DSLR kit and recent MFT stuff is carrying the smaller kit 90% of the time, even if there are some lumpy old lenses and a converter in the bag with it.
Ultimately, outside the studio and a few specialist applications you can do more with lighter, handier kit, if you are not making big sacrifices on IQ
Brilliant. Saved me hours. Thanks very much.
Superb use of a truly wonderful lens.
I used the book module and produced a finished book. Its templates only match Blurb, the only supplier it is linked to in the UK.
Blurb's output is extremely disappointing compared to DSCL Colour Labs or even Photobox. Hopefully they'll both attend to matters with templates of their own.
I'm sticking. There's not enough in the new package to compensate for a huge loss in speed on my 18 month old Mac. Sliders very quickly stop sliding and adjustment becomes tedious. Giving up my second monitor speeds things up but overall it's still significantly slower than LR3.
More like a traditional Adobe product.
Why thank you, kind sir . . .
TrapperJohn: Hmmm... I open the hands on preview, see Andy's name at the top, followed by a photo of someone holding an EM5, and my first thought was... Andy, I didn't think you looked like that.
Haven't been this interested in a new camera for a long time. Rather than agonize over every last little detail, I've ordered one largely on faith. Let's see what it can do.
You have to admit, though, he looks good in that dress.
I wonder how many people have pre-ordered and how long people are going to have to wait.
When you do the in-depth, I'd like to know how it does with 4/3 glass. Some of us have loads of it.
tomservo33: After reading everything and looking a a few lens reviews, of this 12-50. I am Stoked! I was ready to get a Pany G3, with the older/better 14-45, which would have been a compromise regarding certain features I wanted, like in-body OIS. so I could use leica and nikon legacy lenses, and macro ability in a Kit lens, but this camera fits the bill nicely. It has a fantastic feature set and very few shortcomings but I would like to see some image data on the 12-50 kit lens soon :)
There are no better zoom lenses than the 2.8 12/60 FT on which this is based. Except possibly the FT 2.8 50-200. And maybe the 11-22. And there's a case to be made for the 9-18m.
Olympus glass is just good and the reason everyone bought into the system when there were better camera bodies available.
Francis Carver: Video capabilities here are bare-bone, nothing much better than what one can expect these days from a sub-$300 P&S. "Echo effects" -- plueeeese.
If you are looking to get the E-M5 primarily for quasi-serious VIDEO work, there are much better choices out there, it seems. Fortunately.
Ask any pro and he will tell you that the best stills camera for video is a 4/3 camera made by Panasonic. The rest just don't deliver a suitable compromise between cash and quality.
Trying to pre-order one somewhere.
Me. Me. I'm first . . . . . .