Look up and see something beautiful.
dparsons: I'm surprised there is no HDR, Image stacking and Focus Stacking .. I guess that would imply the use of Layers and Lightroom is very much single image .. So kinda makes sense .. I love Lightroom and I like these updates anyway ..
There is HDR in LR4, I'm sure it's carried over.
arscii: Call me when Lightroom supports layers. Until that time it's being deliberately crippled by Adobe to protect Photoshop revenues.
Anything that I would have used layers for in the past, I now do in Silver Efex Pro or Color Efex Pro. I don't miss layers at all.
Vekephoto: By the looks of it, this may be the best dx camera available ever.Weather resistant, 51-focus points, no aliasing filter, great 24m resolution.This is set to be the perfect crop factor camera that will again show that dx format can deliver some stunning photography. Can't wait to get one.
It amazes me that I'm able to shoot my Nikon F, my Canon A1 or Yashica Mat124-G at all, they don't have any of this cool stuff. Come to think of it my M9 is almost useless without the 70000 point cross short and curly hair autofocus feature. Luckily for me I have my EOS7D for when I want to shoot while I'm in the shower.
Steve D Yue: does gps work well with a metal body at all, or is primarily plastic body a must?
you can't have good integrated gps and a mostly metal body y'know... you have to give up one to have the other (given most balk at having a plastic dSLR...)
"You can't have a good integrated gps and a mostly metal body y'know..."
Like the IPhone 4 you mean?
Sorry but I just think the end result is exceptionally poor and a better job could have been done with 5 minutes in Snapseed. It just looks underexposed and the guy is left with shadows instead of eyes.
pictureAngst: I'm hoping the MFT version uses different optics to this adapter, so that the focal length is retained on the smaller MFT sensor - i.e. a FF 50mm provides more or less the same angle of view on an MFT camera. Given the different aspect ratios (3:2 versus 4:3) I guess in practice this would actually mean an equivalent vertical focal length and some cropping to the horizontal focal length, but I'm not sure.
IMO the biggest advantage of this adaptor isn't the increased light gathering (although that's very nice), it's the retained shallow depth of field. There's some really nice older fast lenses out there (Nikon 50mm f1.2 AIS, Nikon 105mm f2.5 AIS, etc.) that are, for their performance, quite light and small, and very affordable.
I suspect though that the demands on the optics to shrink the image to such a degree might significantly increase the corner falloff and CA evident in the APS-C version, to an extent where it can be seen in real world images.
Time will tell.
Because the focal length is reduced you would have to move closer to the subject for the same framing so DOF is decreased.
plastique2: And so the metabones speed booster isn't that fast after all - although it increases the speed without any doubt! What?!?!?!
I think what's missing here is that if you put an extra layer of glass in the way you are reducing the transmission efficiency of the lens. If you imagine a lens with 1 thin element and another with 10 similarly thin elements, all other things be equal the single element lens will transmit more light.
Now, if they made one of these that let you put Leica M glass on an XPro-1....
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Those blokes at Leica have been rebadging Panasonics for years why don't we...
So it looks like Anyone that has just bought an M9 should have waited and got exactly the same camera in an ME for a lot less money. At least those photographers that found the plain body colour of the X2 was compromising their artistic capability will be happy.
Really though, the M and the ME should be half the respective prices.
Hmm, so the ME is the M9 with a revised second character designation. I wonder how much extra that's going to cost?
JDThomas: I keep trying these Fuji cameras out and although I really want to like them, for the price they just aren't responsive enough. If I want a rangefinder type camera I want it to operate seamlessly. Every time I pick one up I find myself digging through menus, and fussing with controls and getting frustrated.
I wish they made a camera more like the Leica M9 without the price tag of the M9.
Smatty, the M9 has the simplest menu of any digital camera and as focus and aperture are as fast as your fingers can make it, it is very responsive too. You should try one.
Antony John: The camera has been around since approximately 1826. Over the intervening period it went through various itterations until around the late 1950s when the ergonomics were refined such that all manufacturers produced the same body shape (SLR or rangefinder 35 mm) because it was a proven design - and so it continued for another 30 years.Enter the digital age and cameras changed, more so SLR than other types. Why, well because it was the 'new camera age' and thus design had to change in unison to show that the camera was 'different' - not because the changes were better but simply because the camera manufacturers could. Sod ergonomics and ease of use etc.The Oly OM-D and similar shaped cameras from other manufacturers are simply a return to 'what works best' and I'm really surprised it took so long to get back to that position.So, when others denegrate the Oly OM-D it's simply because their brand has not yet woken up to this basic truth and they're just venting their spleen in anguish.
The Leica M9 and to a lesser extent, the Fuji XPro-1 and X100 are a return to what works best for experienced amateurs who would rather use a camera than a proprietary computer with a lens on the front. I look forward to Canon and Nikon doing this seriously too.
audijam: Where is my Canon F1D or AE1D?
Amen to that, a small, all manual, full frame, digital SLR or rangefinder for £1000 or less.
oscarvdvelde: DPReview thinks: "Canon feels the need to update various full-frame lenses, almost as if something likely to test the quality of its existing versions was in the offing."
DPreview already knows. They already have their hands on it.
It may well be possible that IS is the only way to shoot even wide angle lenses on a 35 MP camera to realize its full resolution, even at 1/250 sec, without the use of a tripod. Say bye to handheld photography without IS?
Which doesn't explain why the 24-70mm which really could do with IS is released without it.
I want Velvia banned because because the warmth and richness of the colours it records are not an accurate reproduction of those visible to the photographer at the time the shot was taken.