jonikon: Too bad there is no EVF. That's a deal killer for enthusiasts. Using a rear LCD to compose is lame, and especially annoying in sunny conditions!
>When you place the LCD at 90 degrees and shoot at waist-level, the LCD is often protected from the sun
A helpful suggestion.
pleytime: Why would anyone buy a camera, other than a cheap pocket one, without a viewfinder?
>If you want an OLY with EVF, get something from the OM-D series.
Not a bad idea. The OM-D E-M10 goes for $650! That's only $50 more than the Pen.
tinternaut: It doesn't look too bad at all, though it's a pity they didn't include a built in flash. There are likely a lot of owners of the 12mp models, who would find this a good upgrade. At the moment, the asking price is awfully close to that of the superior EM-10.
Regarding usability, I always find it a fight to activate a number of features when I use an Olympus camera for the first time:
- There's the fight to activate SCP - The fight to activate highlight/shadow warnings- And the fight to get Large Super Fine working.
>>Dude.. honestly, i'm too lazy to check...
I find this to be
1) Funny,2) Bracingly honest.
Also, I find that even the dinkiest flash is good for fill-in purposes under tall sun. Just sayin'.
The manufacturers have ganged up and gone stingy. For steadiness, bright sunlight, or panoramas, I'll settle for any excuse of a viewfinder. The Hoodman Loupe is an intelligent alternative. So is the Clearviewer (http://www.clearviewer.com).
Pat Cullinan Jr: The optional high-definition VF-4 viewfinder adds $250 to the price.
Lots of good information in these posts.
Instead of a viewfinder, a Hoodman loupe can serve pretty well. About $80. Dangles off your neck.
Incidentally, the Hoodman website is off line for some reason (hoodmanusa.com).
The optional high-definition VF-4 viewfinder adds $250 to the price.
Just kill me. :/
Nu, vos iss noias here?
Pat Cullinan Jr: Well, it LOOKS like a camera. That's the main thing. Right?
DNA is destiny.
Ha ha! I needed to have my spirits picked up. Thanks.
I've been looking at 8x10's I had made from images I shot 10 years ago with my then new Sony P150. They look great, crammed with detail, nice color. Back in 2004, the P150 was the first consumer digicam that was capable of making 8x10's at 300dpi because of the 7MP resolution of the sensor. Nine cameras later, I'm pixel-peeping like a demon with every new camera that comes down the pike, but why? I don't know. Duh.
Well, it LOOKS like a camera. That's the main thing. Right?
This is a really nice composition. It's wall-worthy. The dogs are happy, I am happy.
Pat Cullinan Jr: The signal-to-noise ratio could stand improvement. Do you agree?
>Have you considered at the excellent range of Canon compacts?
No, but I got a lot of good use from my T2i, especially with RAW.
fastlass: I'm probably speaking for most of us when I say that Nikon seems to have poisoned 200 years of photography with this move.
HowaboutRAW, I have a notion that you are smart. Perhaps too smart for this windowless saloon of a forum. ;) ;) ;)
I think Guy Swarbrick deserves a round of applause from everyone for the generosity with which he gave his time and bestowed his expertise in answering so many of our posts. His professionalism at all levels is plain to see.
Thank you very much, Guy.
--Pat Cullinan, Jr.
>If you want a good high ISO body get a Df, D4s, or the Canon 6D.
Now that is news I can use. I'll be thinking about the 6D.
The signal-to-noise ratio could stand improvement. Do you agree?
DenWil: I guess I'm lucky to be the only photographer in the world who does not have any use for time exposures in, lol, crop mode.
I only shoot elephant stampedes, so none of this concerns me.
A huge crack has opened in front of my house a mile wide and getting bigger every second.
ThatCamFan: Please stop EFFING up already Nikon, Canon is does PROPER quality control tests apparently, not Nikon. I am saving up for a Nikon but you are REALLY making me question my choice.
>they weren't trouble-free
For sure. I remember when a man came storming into the Zeiss office on Fifth Avenue with a Contarex that wasn't working right.