Its a yawn-fest....just buy a 6D...this is an embarrassing upgrade after all of this time with what is on the market now.I guess when you are competing with phones, you don't have to do much. :-)
goshigoo: IBIS is "unknown"? Anyone can confirm
Doubtful...it is soooooo small...we have to accept that this is a bare bones camera with all that you need and nothing that you don't. It's quite amazing even without IBIS...you have to admit!!!!!
OK..so I was non-+'ed buy the rumors leading up to Photokina...was not really interested in any new MFT camera without new sensor...and I am totally a Oly-Boy (stills only...so that works)....but I have to say that the GM5 with the Leica 15mm is an intriguing little piece of kit....and I do mean little...hmmm... I am in USA and it will only be offered as a kit in Europe (no surprise..they just "get it" more than USA when it comes to creating art....I will have to look into purchase opportunities...perhaps in Hong Kong...
Gesture: Wished they had gone one step further and had a small LCD display where you go review the images and folders.
I have had a Hyperdrive for a couple of years and I really like it.http://www.hypershop.com/HyperDrive/UDMA-2The viewing experience is pretty rudimentary...If the LCD was better it would be a much better device.
the passport just doesn't make it for me (although it is really inexpensive) because it doesn't take CF cards.
caravan: Looks like an excellent prime at a fair price.
But it is a measly f/2.8 and I have no need to refinance my house to buy it...
Yawn...a slow zoom everything nothing lens...zzzzzzzz
djohnfot: I have a very similar Velbon that seems to do everything these do yet it cost only 1/2 that of the lowest price reviewed model. The only significant difference is that the Velbon is mostly aluminum. Is it worth double price for carbon fiber?
You just don't understand sarcastic humor. Too bad.
OK...so Manuel may wear a funny hat...but he DOES know what he is talking about !!!!!
ManuelVilardeMacedo: I don't know how anyone could buy a tripod called '3 Leeged Thing Eddie'. Come on, it's ludicrous! If I had one of those, I'd never even mention I had a tripod to my friends. I'd be the laughing stock of the group.I have a Triopo carbon fibre tripod (OK, I admit it isn't a very serious name either...) that is a clone of the Sirui, save for having only one neoprene grip. I suspect there's a lot of OEM going on here, as the spiders of all tripods (bar the Gitzo) look very much alike. This is not a bad thing, as carbon fibre tripods have become quite affordable while retaining the properties of this material. I find, however, that the weight advantage evaporates somewhat when the head is mounted. Ball heads can be quite heavy, though they're very practical.
yeah..but then...who would wear a hat like you have in your avatar.Talk about laughing stock!!!! LOL!That is the two-headed George thing??!!??!!(Wait..wasn't that a "leave-behind?") :-)
I own the Gitzo which I use for my MFT kit and I own the older Feisol without the locking legs which I use for my FF kit.I immediately ditched the included ball heads (too basic) and got reasonably-priced but far superior PhotoClam ball heads and set up all my cameras with Markins Arca Swiss plates. It' stone only way to go! (Arca plates that is) These tripods are all I ever need except the occasional Feisol CF monopod. I only go up to 70-200mm w/1.4x on my FF Kit so the Feisol is just great for my needs.. and the best part is the incredible height that this comfortable, light, decently sturdy tripod it goes to from such a small, small package.I am considering selling my Feisol legs so that I can score on the newer locking leg model.Great stuff for the price paid.
I am not going to say anything about this camera (tee hee), except...Olympus or Panasonic REALLY could have taken a design cue on the Optional VF. REALLY!No design went into theirs and I think made a little function-follows-form exception...it would have made for a much sweeter looking appendage. Now I am not saying that the Leica VF is all-that...but it shows what a little effort can result in. :-)
For traveling I saved my pennies...bought a Gitzo GK1580TQR5 Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod and a small Photoclam ball head and got a very tight fitting Benro case for compact travel and never looked back. I usually travel with my MFT kit..so this is more than I need when dealing with buses, trains and planes..Not cheap...but worth it to me.Use a Feisol and a PhotoClam Ball for my FF...economical and very light~
Just Ed: Think it looks quite ugly with that huge black EVF.
...but it is one of the coolest looking add-on EVF's ever!...but I will keep my EPL6 and EP5 with V-4's thanks. I have incredible lens selection, WAAAAAY faster glass (some of it Leica branded), and better performance all the way around....for less money. :-). I am sure that the image quality will be comparable as well!
HarryLally: Just to point out a typo in line 4 of the final para of the updated review: 'received' not 'recieved'.
Measurebate much? LOL!
Nordic created a fantasy world....either come in, and enjoy......or stay out! :-)
This makes the prices even MORE laughable. HEE HEE!!!!!!!
These are mesmerizing and totally fantastic. The second one is so fluid and unique! I don't shoot video...so I can just sit back and enjoy the content of each video....I appreciate the tech...but don't attach to it.Love them.
Refreshing to see some inspiring work here.
I like my Feisol and Photoclam head for my 5DIII (I only shoot stills and only go for the 70-200 with 1.4x as far as telephotos go...so I don't need to spend the kind of money people do on RRS tripods...)...My setup is SUPER LIGHT....AND sturdy....I have had more than on person, see it, pick it up and then say... "I have serious gear envy right now!".
If Leica (I mean Panasonic) had any BALLS...the would have made a white camera hand-tooled out of a solid block of ivory (damned the environmentalists).......with a SD-card door made of jade.