Olympus OM-D, E-P1
Just saw a new bundle at Sams with camera, 20-50 zoom, Lightroom and their 7" Galaxy Tab Android tablet for $599. Fantastic deal.
rrr_hhh: "The negatives in the so-called 'Mexican suitcase' were from Capa's coverage of the Spanish Civil War. He travelled to Spain in 1936 and shot hundreds of rolls of film during the conflict, which these days is relatively little-known outside Spain."What !? Relatively little-known ? This can only be true for the Americans who were brainwashed by years of anti-communist propaganda and whose government cared for good relationships with fascist Franco government.
This tragedy is well known in the EU, where official government kept quiet while the progressists and democrates were massacrated. The controversy is still raging in Spain, where the history of those crimes need to be revisited.
Wow, nice anti-American screed. Ignorance knows no national boundaries.
I thought that statement about the Spanish Civil War being "little known" was very misguided, but your response takes the cake.
Beautiful! Well done!
Russ Houston: Is this a new feature for Canon? I thought most cameras had this for the past several years.
Still, this photographer put it to good use. Interesting article.
Serious question. I honestly thought most cameras had this feature already. If the flagship Canon didn't then that raises an interesting question of why this feature would migrate up the chain instead of down like most features. Is it because it might be viewed as a gimmick? Obviously this guy put it to good use, so why wouldn't it be on the flagship models originally.
No judgement here. Just random wonderings. Flame away.
Is this a new feature for Canon? I thought most cameras had this for the past several years.
Great information, and good job. I'd love to see you add these for other cameras. Thank you.
Gorgeous! I love the composition.
Very impressive! Well done, Oly!
Cool, thanks! I like the links to swap between mobile and full. With phones and tablets these days, it's nice to have options.
Many of the comments here sound just like the film forums when the first digital cameras came out.
I checked out the full shots from the blog and it's very impresive. Love to see them put it in a WP or Android phone. Well done, Nokia!
dsm6: I might get crucified here for saying this, but the body and design is not doing anything for me. There is really some great technology here, but why create a camera that isn't a SLR to look exactly like a 30 year old SLR. I understand the desire to evoke nostalgia, and a 'retro' feel, but it's about time for some fresh design input in this industry. The technology and mechanics of taking pictures has progressed much in the last 5 decades, so why design cameras around ergonomics for antique film based SLRs?
There must be a balance somewhere between the extremes of the Nikon/Canon cold war of releasing the newest iteration of their panzer tank line every few months, and the ultramodern Pentax K-01.
I think it's cool looking, but it negates one of the advantages of the E-P1 for me. It looks like a "professional" camera, meaning I can't take into shows and venues that don't allow "professional" (meaning dSLR) cameras. The Pen doesn't have that problem.
Still, an impressive feature set. I was about ready to ditch my Pen kit and buy the new Pentax K-01 so I can share lenses and accessories with my K5, but this will at least make me think about it first.
Joseph S Wisniewski: Is the 560/5.6 a mirror lens? The press release says
"thanks to the adoption of optics used in astronomical telescopes"
Minolta had an autofocus mirror, so it is possible.
Sony currently sell their 500mm reflex with AF. Smart move by Pentax, I think. People have been clamoring for longer lenses. Hope the price is south of $2k.
So, is Pentax Ricoh at the show?
marike6: The design looks like an old iPod Nano but with a bigger screen. Being influenced by Apple is one thing, copying it another. Zeiss lens, that pretty cool. To bad it's a phone, but I guess the line between the 2 devices continues to be blurred.
Yes. Steve also invented the color white, sans serif fonts, and the letter "i".
Renzokuken: Windows Phone. Next.
Best Phone camera award still goes to IPhone, Top of the line Sony Ericsson Phones and certain Samsung models.
No doubt. I had a Nokia N95 and it took great photos. I was unpleasantly surprised when I upgraded phones last year that I couldn't find a better camera on a phone, excluding the N8. I passed on the N8 since it was Symbian.
I'll be glad when Nokia gets back in the game. Their cameras absolutely kill anything else out there. I just don't get the love for the camera in the iPhone. The phone is nice and well-thought out. The camera is meh at best, pretty much on par with all the other phone cams out there.
Fascinating stuff. I hope this guy doesn't have an "accident" in the near future. That's an awful lot of money to just disappear, and I'm sure whoever has it doesn't want it found.
I like the way Ricoh takes care of their customers. I hope that carries over to their new Pentax purchase.
Wow, this is a gorgeous photo! Looks like a painting by one of the old masters. Well done, and congrats on the challenge.
thubleau3: So, does that mean the photos were done out of camera using raw file processing on the computer??i can't see any other way , raw is raw that is my understanding , no processing until you drag it out onto the desktop into raw processing software ?i dont think this camera shoots a raw image and a jpeg at the same time ?
Wikipedia Translation needs some clarifying:
camera raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor of either a digital camera, image or motion picture film scanner. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor. Normally, the image is processed by a raw converter in a wide-gamut internal colorspace where precise adjustments can be made before conversion to a "positive" file format such as camera raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor of either a digital camera, image or motion picture film scanner.
Yes, it shoot raw+jpeg. The original E-P1 does, as does the E-P2. Not sure about the E-PLx series but I wouldn't be surprised if they did as well.