carabas: Let's forget the whole "but the pictures are misrepresented" angle, let's also forget the "pah, it's all photoshop" angle, let's even forget the technique, let's just concentrate on aesthetics...
It's sickeningly kitsch.
Yes and thats exactly what sells amazingly well and also what Russians really like. So its pretty much perfect in certain point of view.
And obviously its not just "any Russian mother" but rather good photographer (and PPer).
Gaëtan Lehmann: Touchscreen?Pro don't care about touchscreen! (according to the dpr forums)This must be a toy camera ;-)
MF is different animal, touchscreen will be more benefit.
Which cant be said about small 44x33. But I guess Sony cant do bigger right now.. Well, they will in time. :)
ogl: EU keeps killing Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Estonia.
Thing with EU is that it is in fact version of communism. Or at least very socialistic thing. Suprising how many states just jumped on that..
Almost thought that review for Samsung NX300 will be somewhere around time, when there will be NX500 or something like that. :D
But for historical purpouses, why not..
That Kodachrome.. sigh.
Other than that, pretty portraits I would say? Very decent, I think whoever made them knew rather well what they are doing. They have certain "something" indicating that it wasnt just "any photographer". Somehow familiar style, just cant remember where I saw something like that..
Nice discovery anyway.
vesa1tahti: Nobody says these kind of cameras are TOO small to be kept in hands. I buy a Nikon D7100, an impressive camera, having optimal size.
Well, they hope that we will grow smaller fingers..
KariIceland: Thank you Olympus very much for just stabbing the E-M5 users in the back when you said back in 2012 "this is our highest range and will be the top in our range of mirrorless cameras, and low and behold then you bring the E-M1.
I am leaving Olympus after years of dedication since the E-PL2 and going back to my roots the company I started with.You don't even know if you want the lenses and cameras to be silver or black. you release a silver lens and say "we will never make this model in black" then you bring a black model ask for twice the price & then you lower it effing the customers who already bought it.
If there are two things olympus are good at, it's making good primes & effing it's customers over and over.
Go to Nikon, they are so much better (D600 vs D610).
Go to Canon, they are so much better (one sensor, recycled over and over and over..).
Go to Sony, they are so much better (temporary dSLTs, unsure future of Alpha mount lenses .. not much lens upgrades).
Go to.. nowhere left to go.
sdribetahi: Why don't they ever test AF with moving objects. It's not even discussed? If I don't shoot still life scenes, what am I getting with AF, or AF tracking?
Nothing you would like.
But at this point of time I think everyone knows that AF-C in mirrorless is something you dont want to try.
TruePoindexter: Just an FYI to all the price stomping going around - the announced price is MSRP. The MSRP of the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 A lens is $1400 but the lens sells in practice for $899. I expect that the real store price will be $100-$200 lower.
For us Nikon users this could be a very attractive lens. The Nikon 24-120 f/4 has never been an awesome lens optically. It's a little less versatile than the 24-120 but if the MTF charts are to be believed (Sigma's usually honest here where Nikon/Canon have inflated opinions of themselves) this will be a solid performer.
For Sony users I expect this lens will be a huge hit. There's no existing equivalent in that camp with the only other option is the Sony 28-75 f/2.8 SAM lens which isn't really the same thing.
I think this will be a harder sell for Canon users. I don't expect it to beat the Canon 24-105 f/4 L optically. Also the Canon has had years of price discounts to give it a head start and is one of those "everyone's got one" lenses.
I think Sigma has international warranty? Maybe not.
MTF looks good, but in this case I think it looks bit too good to be true (insanely good actually). Of course, if it is real then its probably best zoom in this range.
On other side, considering 18-35/1.8 it actually is possible that this lens is really that good.. And then they sell it really cheap. :D
atamola: On my D700/800 (and other Nikons too) I can use knobs and rings to set- Aperture- Shutter speed- ISO- focus
At the moment few cameras can compete with the D800 in terms of IQ
Sorry guys. I just don't get it.
And obviously you can focus by hand with high accuracy, can you?
dSLRs are very poor to use in manual mode, most of them is pretty clumsy for this, cause they are made to be either semi-auto or full-auto everything.
There is very few dSLRs that at least meter right with fully manual lens. And if you throw custom focusing screen in the mix, it might go even worse.
Sure there are exceptions, but shooting with manual focus lens on dSLR is mostly pain.
Obviously mirrorless cameras have advantage here, from released and sold, A99 is best choice. And new A7/r seems as very good choices too.
And this Nikon? Well, who knows.. if they make it 100% usable with AiS lens, I wont need new camera until they progress somewhere near 60 mpix.
Ah, another camera went "Hasselblad"..
DDWD10: I keep telling my friends... now is a GREAT time to get into serious photography.
Good advice to your friend, its rather good camera. :)
"What camera should I buy?"
Preferably one that suit your needs, so after you sort out what you want, then you can do a bit of research and find out what is best for your needs.
Rather easy really. Yet, suprising amount of people fails in this.. Lazy generation. :)
KariIceland: To be honest I can't really call the RX10 a super-zoom. it reaches out to ONLY 200mm, if it went to 400 then I would agree.
Cause it zooms and its super. :) Otherwise 8,3x zoom is a LOT. There isnt any firm definition of super-zoom. As long as range can be considered as "a LOT", its superzoom.
Very few decent dSLR lens reach over 4x.
l_d_allan: Seems like much (most?) of the "What just happened?" was DPReview.com making announcements ... a'la pretty much just a pass-through of "Press Releases" from advertisers. Being that much more of a shill for parent Amazon?
Where are the in-depth reviews that DPReview.com "used" to be known for?
* Canon EOS-M ?* Canon 1D-X ?* Nikon D4 ?
I think EOS-M isnt even worth review, sorry. Unlike most of for example Samsung NX stuff, this isnt even remotely interesting. We dont need to know how much Canon failed, you can read that all over the internet anway.
D4 and 1D-X? If you have money and opportunity to buy them, buy one that suits your system. Sure they could review them, but there isnt much point in doing so. Who wanted these, already has them..
Second wave of interest for such reviews will be in few years, when these will be cheap enough to buy second-hand. Thats reason why I for example missed review of 1D Mk3 from DPreview. :)
Theoretical Solar is bit like old joke. Its tragedy what happend to Hasselblad, really.. (doesnt change fact that their current efforts are quite laughable).
Canon special editions is whats really hilarious. Special luxury camera from Canon? :D But, Hasselblad set bar really high (well, low) .. Canon isnt there. Yet.
Hope it doesnt mean Canon is close to die too..
Liked how you written that part about North Korea. :)
Who would believe that. North Korea is fine country where everything is just right.
Yea I dont buy that..
Its almost like if they made R2. :)
Unfortunately not a APS-C, but I guess given speed of lens, its reasonable compromise.
Actually, this one suprised me, in positive terms. It looks like "pro" compact cameras from past. Even with LCD on top and that exposure compensation dial, its like borowed from old Minolta. :) Just lovely..
Seems as very photocentric camera. Actually even looks like proper camera.
tkbslc: I really don't see how this provides any advantage over a basic APS-C DSLR with an 18-135mm zoom given that the smaller sensor cancels out the f2.8 advantage.
You would need to add f2.8 lens to that APS-C camera.. Which are rather expensive. Plus quite big. Things like Canon SL1/100D look quite ridiculous paired with 70-200/2.8. :D
Tho obviously its better, if you dont mind loosing that short part of lens..
You got some virtual positive points from me. This type of talk about D600 and D610 was exactly what I thought about when I wrote that bit under D610 first impressions.
I would call Pentax K-3 simply Pentax K-, cause its simply presented as such.
Im also quite curious about that 1/160 issue. I know this from first hand, but I have camera which is ages old (not new), but with IBIS too.My problematic speed is 1/25 everything under is fine, everything over too. My guess is that it might be related either to shutter shock, or some sync frequency rate (IBIS probably vibrates at certain frequency, that frequency might be somehow related to this, just idea).
Overall, I like this summary, keep it going. :)
(unknown member): Looks like a very sharp lens but difficult to know for sure as your sample images are awful subjects to determine that and/or only one image is raw processed. It doesn't help either when you guys can't be bothered to rotate your images.
Come on guys; you can do better than that!
In this case little less "purity" would be nice. Btw. my 6 and 8 years dSLR are capable of auto-rotating images? :D Its still out-of camera.
And anyway, if you want to see that sample per-pixel and in normal aligment, you need to download that and rotate yourself, so really no point there.