Great piece...the kayak and your experience building it and he GREAT people was more interesting to me than the camera. Hee hee! THANKS Barney!
Jestertheclown: Those "easy to use; undo in a flash", fasteners would make you a prime target on the London Underground.Your camera would be "undone and gone in a flash."You'd never see where it went nor ever see it again.
Better stay home then. :-)
Fear base much?They are not that easy to unsnap.
bikeguy: Best strap I've ever had.
I agree...like it waaaaay better than op tech. If I am just using the camera with no stap there are just the little buttons on your body...no dangling partial straps flapping around and getting in the way.I don't get the complaint about the metal buckles...NEVER an issue for me. BEST STRAP OF ALL TIME!
Utterlyotter: Fixed screen (!) and no flash?Those are quite big drawbacks imo and I don´t see a good reason for it given the size (and cost) of that thing.
It's just too much camera for you..... :-)
Thermidor: I've tried this camera, and came away pretty impressed. But it's also hugely expensive, and my take is, if you can afford the Pen-F, you can afford the EM5-II, which has similar specs, but with weather sealing and better handling when mounted with fast zoom lenses. I certainly think it's pretty, but I'm not sure good looks alone is enough reason to opt it over a weather sealed body at similar price.
There is a big disparity in price, they are not similar at all, so let's mention that you can find the EM5 II body for about $500 less!
Valentinian: Looking at the picture of the doe, at 400mm: the lens seems pretty good to me. Also the stabilization (shutter 1/80) worked well.The camera used was the E M-1: what was used, the camera is, or the lens ois?
For my dough ($1800), that doe (dough) looks soft enough to make pizza with. For me ...that is one unacceptably soft lens. I still think it is camera shake ...like most of the images. Also..you REALLY need to use electronic shutter with these lenses as the shutter shock really comes into play. Not sure if that was being used here or not. At the very least DPR...we need some tripod-mounted, electronic shutter test images in clear dry air conditions or with close subjects to see how sharp this lens is. Right?
ThePhilips: It look to me that somebody tried to shoot at 800mm eq FL hand-held. Pretty brave.
That's fine....pump up the ISO and the shutter speed....it (no tripod) is a least doable with this small kit (that is the point of the small high-powered lens and all the IS, isn;t it???), . You just have to know what the hell you are doing! :-)It appears that on the one or two "sharp" images at 400mm that the Olympus 300mm Pro decimates this lens...even with the 1.4x attached. ...although the bokeh is iffy at best! ARGGGGHHH. We can spend tons of money and STILL not have it all! LOL!
daddyo: I really look forward to seeing some test shots from someone who uses this lens properly. The bulk of these samples are worthless. Why would you do shot after shot of some distant landscape, buildings, etc., I assume hand held, at 400mm. The atmospheric distortion in those situations says absolutely nothing about the optical quality of this lens.
I have looked at some other websites (very limited images out there) and from what I saw there the lens is just not that sharp at 400mm. These samples here (I did not look at every one, I tried to pick the 400mm shots where there was a higher shutter speed), and they are rubbish. There is obviously shutter shock or really bad camera technique by the user. Not sure. DPR...you can do better than this ....that shot of the pigeon on the light pole (the one in front of the space needle)...????I know that the lens is NOT that soft. Get on it kids. This is really irresponsible work to show us an $1800 lens????????????Or..is that copy of the lens really that soft?Edit: The 400mm 1/400th shot of the space needle close-up by itself seems sharper. (the far away distance also helped for less camera shake). I think all the other shots at 400mm below 1/400th I think are victims or camera shake, especially the ones where the subject was closer to the camera.
deep7: As alluded to below, there is not one native plant in the winning photo - it is a totally altered environment and the feature plants are aggressive weeds! Even that stream is highly modified. There has been a bit of grumbling in New Zealand about this photograph, as you can imagine.
Not that it is a bad image, just that it represents some sort of unreal fantasy which has come at a high price. Thank goodness New Zealand is no longer pushing the totally inaccurate "clean, green" image these days.
Deep...you obviously don't know what you are looking at. This photo is "extremely" processed.
shigzeo: A mountain is now a garden? A meadow is now a garden? Aurora is now garden? A concrete, glass, and fountained monument is now a garden?
EDIT: most are beautiful images, but they certainly aren't gardens.
Nature's gardens. Not man's. :-)
Robemo: I wonder when this craze of over-the-top HDR images is over. The winning picture is too weird for my taste .. and I'm glad it's not my 'garden'. Some nice images as well.
yes...I use HDR to help with shadows and highlights..etc...but that winning image is like some bizarre painting. You have a point.
Winning photo over-saturated, etc..(problem is..a shot like that, the viewer will ALWAYS want the over-saturated version).....but we have all done it.I actually like the shot from Iceland and the shot from Sweden with the northern lights. Visually beautiful, less expected for both of them. I applaud the judges for thinking out of the box for some of the winners.
Tomaz Ovcak: "Australian photographer Warren Richardson has won the 2015 World Press Photo of the Year. Richardson’s winning photo, taken on the night of August 28, 2015 at the Hungarian-Serbian border."
Shot in the same time period:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRyjfYIGtZwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mUfpq_ERfU
um...MOST people on planet earth do not understand German.What is your point?This is an English website, as well.
I love Kevin Frayer's shot from a coal region in China. Posed or not...it's a great photo with exceptional lighting.Hope that the content is legit and there was no "shopping".
theprehistorian: I've just been having a look at the RX1RII review on Lloyd Chambers's site, which makes me think you've got a duff sample here. The studio scene in particular looks way too soft and wishy-washy...
That is extremely disturbing for a camera in this price range.
Jan Itor: This or the PEN-F?
Impressive. Lens and Sensor.
Torstein Wold: No touchscreen. Hard to belive. Sony still only use touch on their toy cameras.
I don`t care if it has the fastest AF in the world if the camera gives me such a hard time choosing what to focus on!
That's because it's not a camera. It's a computer with a lens attached to the front ad hoc....
pussycat2013: Panasonic "Oh, wow...how do we sell GH4 now?"
Sony Customer: "Oh, wow....where am I going to find some quality, small-sized, native-AF, fast-aperture lenses made for this camera?"