digifan: Looks like some license money for Olympus, if true. The 12mm and 17mm already have that tech.
A lot of Pentax FA (AF) 645 lenses use this mechanism as well. I don't think that this is patented.
There should be two final ratings - one for the stills, one for the movie capabilities. The K-30 would have gotten a gold award if it would have been regarded as what it is, an excellent stills DSLR.
This is why manufacturers have to implement video features at all despite the camera could probably be a better stills camera for the money if the video stuff whould have been left out. You need to have the features because of the final rating which is what most readers remember in the end.
We have finally reached the point I feared this hole video stuff would lead to: "Coffeemachine of brand A makes better coffee than the machine of brand B, but brand B machine makes milk foam also so it is the better machine".
Currently still sticking to my S5, it would be awesome to have some sort of successor available, be it DSLR, Mirrorless or Rangefinder style. I would even go for it if the mount is changed to Fujis own. Fujinon lenses are awesome, they know how to do optics. As long as DR and colors are Fuji once again and I can mount an 75-85mm f/1.4 equivalent, it will be my choice over anything else.
First: nice capture, the IR spectrum harmonizes really well with the motive. Second: I'm astonished to see what kind of exposure was possible with a modified camera: 1/500s at F/5.8@ISO80! Haven't tried IR photography myself, but afaik exposure time with a std cam and a filter is longer by a magnitude, isn't it?
Nice idea btw to modify a compact cam, never though of that. Might give a try to an old Kodak I still have.
Excellent, nearly like painted! Congrats to your endurance in the cold.
This is really surrealistic - very nice capture, somehow more fantasy than reality.
Totally awesome! Another image that shows: it's only light that matters. Being at the right place at the right time, doing the right thing just pays off.
It's a perfect image for a poster as well.