VividExposures: I played around with the new Surface Pro 3 today, and I was very impressed with the experience. I tried to imagine using the "pen" in Photoshop and Lightroom. I am assuming these devices all just give up the pressure sensitivity levels of a dedicated Wacom tablet.
The Surface Pro 3's Pen features 256 levels of pressure sensitivity, that's because it has a Wacom Tablet/Display or those 'Wacom' features are built-in to its Display.For comparison: the Wacom Tablet (Intuos 4 Medium) I use with my Desktop PC has 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity.I couldn't find any mention of pressure sensitivity level on Avaton's Web site when they discussed different pens to use with it? (http://www.avatron.com/our-favorite-pens)I think this is another last gasp, money-maker that will get some more mileage out of the iPads, but it's like lipstick on a pig.People haven't fully grasped the fact, that almost any Graphics application will be quite at home on a Surface Pro 3: 12" high-res Display that's fully compatible with a Mouse, Stylus, and Touch.
Shamael: I would like them to find an anti fungus coating, that issue is a real problem in tropical regions where every lens is for the trashcan within 3 years due to humidity. No dry cabinet stories please, that is not where the lens is when you take pictures.
Would it be possible to have your Lenses [Camera?] Irradiated at: 1) A Food-processing Plant, or 2) A Medical Equipment Plant that sterilizes with Gamma-rays?
S/wouldn't that stop any Fungus growth in a Lens just like it does with Bacteria in Food or Medical Products?
You'd need to repeat the process every 6 Months or so to be effective.
HTHI just now thought of this– I hope it's a good idea.
Artistico: I see this has the proper hand grip I have been missing on my too retro-styled E-M5. I might upgrade just for the ergonomics of the grip, even if there are no image quality benefits, CA is easily sorted when shooting raw, I don't use legacy 4/3 lenses, and I wouldn't need 1/8000s very often - though the latter is something I also miss since moving from an old Canon 5D to micro four thirds. As I do like shooting wide open with my 45mm f/1.8, 1/8000s is useful.
I like how Olympus, unlike many other manufacturers, have kept the same battery type, making it cheaper to upgrade rather than having to invest in a new set, though I notice that the DPreview team flags it as something negative as they think they should have used the bigger hand grip for a bigger battery. If there was a new battery, I'd consider upgrading even less.
They have a new Power Battery Holder HLD-7 for E-M1 (http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/accessories/camera/power-battery-holder-hld-7-for-e-m1.html) that adds another battery and a 'proper' portrait grip with "two control dials and two function buttons for the same easy controls as when shooting from a horizontal position".Its $199 on Olympus' and Adorama's sites.
This would be money well spent...
dinoSnake: I clicked on choice #1, "Having to repeatedly pay to retain access", but in actuality I am concerned about all of the first four topics. Conveniently, they are even listed in the priority order of my concern - #1 down to #4 topics are #1down to #4 of my priority of concerns.
Please add "All of the above" to the poll and restart; I'm sure the statistics will skew to "All" pretty quickly.
The poll should really have a choice for 'All of the above', otherwise its just biased towards helping Adobe find the most objectionable aspect of the CC. Then they could eliminate *it* as their bargaining point to try and keep CC!Please put the 'All of the above' choice in, if you want a 'fair' poll.
I'm not worried about Wacom's 'Tablet' functionality, I am worried about the very same issue that Microsoft has so far seemed to overlook: a lack of memory to support an OS and Graphic applications.
I currently run LR 4.4 R1, PS CS6E, and Win Vista Ultra x64 with 12 GB of memory– and it is not quite enough!
It seems like a Tablet would have to have at least 8GB of memory and prefferably an option for 12GB – 18GB to really perform well when running an OS, Graphics, and [Productiviry applications]. (Less I/O to Storage will definitely *prolong Battery life* and *greatly increase performance*!)
With just a single SSD for storage supplimented by Memory Cards (SD/µSD), and External Drives (USB2/3 or Firewire)– it seems to me that the Microsoft Surface and Wacom device won't sell unless they have enough memory.
I'm watching the Notebook/Ultrabook/Tablet market closely, I have $1,000 to make a purchase, I like the Microsoft Surface, but it lacks memory and has a small SSD!
Another: 'Solution In Search of a Problem' [SSP or SiSoaP] (sic).
"Nothing new here, move along, these aren't the cameras you need".
Seriously, why are you trying to invent a catchy marketing name for this class/category of SSP or SiSoaP, are they paying you?
(Oh, that's right, Trivial Pursuit (the hardware version) is your occupation...)
I beleive that CS6's Adaptive Wide Angle feature does al/most everything that this product does-- I find it very powerful and easy to use.
However, the cooresponding feature in LR (4.2 RC 6  is latest version) Develop/Lens Corrections/Manual although quite handy, is of limited use since each control acts globally in a single plane. For minor corrections, it works okay...
'You cannot select individual objects/lines for alignment'
It appears to me that quite a few of these images are under-exposed and look pretty bad because of it. Not using exposure compensation and getting bad photos is the sign of a careless/hurried/ridged photographer-- using default/basic settings at-all-costs for the review [big mistake], is not the camera's fault when shooting in the 100-1600 ISO range. I certainly speak from experience-- I shoot with E-30 and E-510 Olympus cameras.(I've seen this same problem with many other DPR review images and it causes unecessary 'pseudo-noise' in the dark areas.)These images don't look they came from a camera worth what Sigma is asking for it!That, together with a rather slim selection of high-enough, quality lenses for this camera's sensor probably won't generate enough sales to recoup their investment!Its a shame, if it had a low enough price and better selection of lens I could be interested in the SD1.