Still waiting for Yabokkie to chime in here ;)
GRUBERND: it would be amazingly helpful if manufacturers - and if not, then dpreview - would start listing the flashsync speed on these cameras as a default spec. for some it is still a very important difference if the camera can sync at 1/500 or faster with any flash or only with pseudo highspeed techniques commonly referred to as FP-sync.or did i miss something somewhere and the real sync-speed is mentioned somewhere?
Except for one small technical thing: the FZ200 is able to flash sync at any speed due to its *electronic* shutter. It does *not* have a mechanical bladed leaf shutter in its lens like you would find in a Fujifilm X100S or a $5000 Schneider-Krueznach Medium Format lens. All mechanical bladed leaf shutters are installed ONLY in prime lenses; you cannot put one in a zoom lens.
aggressor: Nikon D3300 + Nikon 18-300 f/3.5-6.3, about 1000g total weight and about $1300 total price. Much better option, no?
My FZ200 syncs my studio strobes in manual mode OK to 1/1000 sec via transmitter, but if I go any faster radio signal latency becomes an issue; there I use a Wein I/R transmiiter good to maximum shutter speed. Cant see where the new FZ would be any different.
Akpinxit: FZ1000 looks like highly capable second body for high-end DSLR or even equal switch for mid-end . I'm surprised to how good IQ and lens are (through whole zoom range) . RAW+high speed , up to 3200 ISO IQ is good enough , grip - it has it all .
All serious photographers have at least one backup body, esp. for paid jobs. Stuff happens when you least expect it, and better to have that backup handy.
Not the kind of news I like to hear on an otherwise good friday. Since I absolutely hate Lightroom--and all things Adobe for that matter--I'll stick it out with Aperture until the very end, then switch to CP1. Unless that is, of course, this Photos X or whatever they are going to call it has a better feature set. But Im not too optimistic here. Thanks, Apple. You're dumbing yourself down along with the rest of the world.
historianx: Which leads to this question: how come there's no Medium Format forum on DPR? Or one for Hassy, or P1, or Mamyiya/Leaf?
Im waiting for the first moronic statement as to what a leaf shutter lens does. And for the clueless that somehow S-K is the VW of the lens world, think again, Skeezix. That's like saying Zeiss is the Yugo.
Len_Gee: What lens is Zack using in the opening shots? Looks like some kind of pancake lens?Also, his camera bag? Not a Fuji X user yet, but looking to move up,from MFT kit.
But... But Len... m4/3rds is so perfect in every way. Why O why would you wish to move up? ;-)
Galbertson: I have question that some of you can answer in regard to using larger format lenses on smaller format, example 67 lenses on 645Z.....if i shot with my 4X5 view camera, cut out center "sweet spot" a 35mm camera section, shot same image with 35mm camera. Approx. 90mm lens best glass on 4X5, 90mm best glass on 35mm camera. I make 16x20prints from both, view from 12" away, would someone with acute sight, see difference? Sorry no loupe allowed. My comparitive focal lengths might be slightly off, but you get what i mean.
Picasso people talk rumors about Fujifilm full frame, but I could see them leapfrogging over FF to produce MF X-Trans due to their experience in optics, specifically designing and building lenses for Hassleblad. Now that would be a game changer, esp. if R-P gets the ball rolling on this and it's a huge success.
plevyadophy: Have all the Pentax fans actually considered the fact that this thing is NOT really medium format; it's not true medium format in sensor size nor is it digital medium format.
It's more like the medium format equivalent of a Leica M8 or Canon 1D with their APS-H sized sensors, and some have even gone as far as referring to this new Pentax's sensor size as Medium Format DX.
Really, in my view, things only matter when the diagonal of the sensor/film roughlydoubles/halves. So going from micro Four Thirds to 35mm,and then from 35mm to 645 or 6 x 6, and then up to 10 x 8 all make a significant difference. For those going from Pentax APS-C sensor cams to this Pentax 645Z there's gonna be a MASSIVE difference but I don't think it's worth bothering with if you already own say a Nikon D800e.
The camera body is superb though, the best on the market in my view. It's just a pity that they didn't provide a fully articulating rear LCD instead of the mere flip up and flip down variety.
yeh 6x4.5 6x6 6x7...
Which leads to this question: how come there's no Medium Format forum on DPR? Or one for Hassy, or P1, or Mamyiya/Leaf?
"Ricoh is hoping that both seasoned professionals and advanced amateurs who want to experience medium format photography will find the 645Z to be both an accessible and inexpensive way to get their foot in the door."
My only concern is the pokey flash sync--one reason to get into MF is to take advantage of outstanding and pricey leaf-shutter lenses from Schneider-Krueznach and other glass manufacturers. But I can live with 125/sec, not a deal killer
What about lenses? Will Pentax design some leaf shutter lenses for this baby, to up the flash sync? This could be significant--to be able to leapfrog from APS-C over FF to affordable MF. I can see this pup in my studio--but I can also see getting a new computer with HUGE hard drive to hold the RAW files.
Bjrn SWE: "We have to applaud Fujifilm for being so open about its lens release schedule, and helping potential customers to gauge whether the X system is likely to meet their needs in the foreseeable future."
Oh yes, that's great. The big question is why other companies in this business don't do the same? Canon introduced their M-system with only 2 or 3 lenses I believe, and no roadmap. Does that make you confident that Canon are dedicated to this and are you willing to invest in their new system?
D Roberts I use Buff Cybersync/Cybercommander triggers on my X-E1 and X100S in the studio with NO problems. You only need the Wein IR transmitter for X100S x-sync speeds at 1000/sec or faster, due to radio signal latency from a conventional trigger.
ConanFuji: Pics.. or it didn't happen.
yeah like you...
chillgreg: Would have preferred a Ren Kockwell story. But then again, he's a fool every month...
"Ren Kockwell" lol nice
Im still waiting for Yabokkie to not get the joke, to respond and trash this with his technie-nerd gibberish, as he does with al things Olympus...