Still no USB 3.0.
RobertSigmund: An overpriced piece of glass. There are better and cheaper alternatives (Sigma and Canon are mentioned), just not for Sony E mount!
The Sigma is in the same price range - at least here in Canada.
Rbrt: Why oh why is it that, while file sizes continue to go up, camera makers are stuck in USB 2.0 mode?
Most of us? Is this the royal we speaking? I think room could be found if there was a will to do so - don't you, hmmmmm? ;-p
Why oh why is it that, while file sizes continue to go up, camera makers are stuck in USB 2.0 mode?
16 people have voted "I had it" LOL.
"The new HV is the latest model in our rapidly expanding portfolio of consumer cameras that seamlessly blend beauty and chic with performance. This camera is aimed squarely at people who don't just love taking pictures - but love taking them in real style"----------
Is Hasselblad is playing to its traditional strength - fashion photographers? Who else gives a good gosh darn about "style"? Or maybe those consumers who have a lot of money and would lock the thing on "A".
Personally I wish DPReview would stick to its knitting. Or maybe there is no knitting now that it seems to have farmed so much out to DxOMark.
We have Flickr etc. for this sort of thing, although I have to admit you don't get the kind of critical analysis on Flickr as you do in the discussion here. Over there it seems to be all gush gush..
piticoto: dpreview staff should know better about political scene of the world before picking someone's photographic work in the neighboring country because "a picture is wort a thousand words". Tamas Dezso was documenting since 2011, with pictures in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was paid to do this work. Who paid him had a purpose and the photographer needed to know what the "employer" wanted/wants. Or if he wasn't paid then he had a nationalist agenda.
Well said, agentul!
The comparison of the 50 mm 1.4G with this 58 mm is interesting, but to put things in perspective, blowing a full frame image file up 100 times would create a print 3.6 meters wide. My carpenter's tape measure doesn't even go that far.
dopsgp: Bokeh from the 50/1.4G is harsh and annoyingly busy. That extra $1000 for the 58/1.4G buys you real smooth bokeh.
If bokeh is your thing. On the other hand, you could just shoot your portraits against a background that does not have lights in it.
Landscape photographers would probably do just as well with the 1.4G above f 2.8. In spite of what the review says concerning the shrubbery being better at 100% crop with the 58/1.4G, I'm not seeing enough of a difference to justify the price. I'd want to see individual leaves! Besides, how often do you blow something up 100%?
jhinkey: OK Nikon, now you just have to make a 24/1.8 and then you can get on to more important matters:16/2.8 AFS fisheye20/2.8 AFS45/2.8 AFS (compact please)135/1.8AFS400/5.6AFS VRand then you'll get some of my cash.
My vote would be for the 135 - looooong overdue.
Rbrt: Somebody should buy this guy a really good camera!
I wasn't thinking of only this application, which is just fantastic, but he obviously has a whole lot of creative talent. He is not going to be taking pictures of snowflakes forever (I guess).
Somebody should buy this guy a really good camera!
Rbrt: DXO doesn't seem to be too impressed with Olympus lenses. Can anybody comment other than to slag DXO in some way?
Thanks! Very helpful.
Thank you Andy, and lovely of you to weigh in. I did see that bit, but their rating for sharpness doesn't seem all that impressive and with 16 megapix as opposed to, say, 24, well, I just wondered if I might be missing something that a guy like you would know about.
DXO doesn't seem to be too impressed with Olympus lenses. Can anybody comment other than to slag DXO in some way?
sunkenbranch: It was pleasing to see the conclusion. I have the D7100 and am getting the Olympus next week! Wishiing good food and good images to everyone. It all started in a Nikon forum discussing the Df camera. Someone said you ought to check out the Olympus. May I offer the following linkshttp://blog.mingthein.com/2013/09/10/olympus-om-d-e-m1-review-1/http://blog.mingthein.com/2013/09/11/the-2013-olympus-om-d-e-m1-review-2/http://robinwong.blogspot.com.br/2013/09/olympus-om-d-e-m1-review-introduction.html
DXO doesn't seem to be too impressed with the Olympus lens lineup.
Lightroom for $10 a month? No, no, no.
Would have been helpful to know if the dust Cicala saw on the D610 could be cleaned off using the vibrating sensor cleaning mechanism. This was a differentiator regarding oil versus dust spots in the D600.
I love the idea of a stills only camera, but that price!