I find it interesting how the fashion industry has chosen a certain 'look' for their norm. I never see curvy or short models...whats wrong with 'normal' weight..do the dresses hang better only because they are made for ultra thin tall models? If so why would I want to buy a dress that will look terrible on a normal, shorter frame? Surely a fashion designer should be able to design for all shapes and sizes?
I find it very strange that the fashion industry thinks that I will look at a dress on an impossibly thin and underage model and somehow transpose that look onto a older normal looking body and think mmm that will look good on my middle age wife??
Please mr canon how about some more decent 'pancake' primes?
Is this a new sensor?
agreed Sad Joe, this new fuji is on my wishlist...the thing is that nikon/canon manufacture dependable work horse system camera. They do the job accurately again and again. When I shoot for money I use them and when I shoot for myself well this new fuji will fit the bill most admirably!
So has anyone seen a review /test on high iso performance between the 6D, 5D3 and 1Dx? I am finding that I am shooting more n more between 800 and 3200 iso with my 5d2...and if i had to get something new high iso performance would be high on my list...
Of all the reviewers and testers out there I trust his opinions and findings the most..why? because he can and does test whole batches of lenses and can see trends that none of the others can... It also shows the importance that a good quality lens has on overall image quality...my local canon technical service provider has often suggested that I bring in lenses for regular optical bench checks and calibration if necessary...personally I would go for the best lenses now because its just a matter of time before Canon's D800 competitor arrives...
Canon is in the business of selling lots of cameras, small niche products are to be left to someone else...but their data shows that FF is where the future lies for ultimate quality...I am happy with that. I would rather have a cheaper FF backup than aps-c...Re the eos-m, it would seem that even a giant like Canon will need a few years to get up to speed..the competition has a head start here...but I believe that one day we will see a competitive product..we will just have to wait, unfortunately. The problem I have with owning too many different systems is that they cant integrate (for backup purposes etc) and its just too much too learn and remember, so I stay with Canon because its not just about the cameras they also have a fantastic lens range, which is just as important and I know the system and have invested heavily....so I am happy to wait...
One has to look at this camera in the contex of 'luxury goods' If Leica can do it then the only other 'brand' that can optimistically compete would be Hasselblad. The only segment throughout the world that is not affected by the economy at the moment is the super rich...the ones that buy Leica, Bugatti, Ferrari, Panerai, because they can...and many of the older generation will remember the brand 'Hasselblad' and associate that with 'quality' and 'the best' there is, a market segment with deep pockets but only for exclusive products with hefty price tags...so why not..us normal 'common and garden variety' photogographers can't afford it and therefore dont want it but in a way it makes good business sense...just look at how Leica's fortunes have changed lately..
If I didn't already have a 5d2 I would be interested ...I like silent shutter and difference between 22 and 20 is no biggie. I don't like missing AF joystick and moved flash control to menu, but if price is right I think they would sell. For now I am on a lens upgrade path, some shifts and new IS primes surely to come. The megapixel Canon's will come and in the meantime the 5d2 is good enough to satisfy all my clients, including myself...Lets face it image quality with most if not all FF cameras are good enough right now. A new camera wont allow me to do things I cant do now and it certainly wont bring in any new clients either...sooo I will sit this round out and get all the other stuff like flashes, lenses remotes etc
...so you dont have to buy it do you? There is plenty of lenses available for the mirrorless systems...The more players entering the market the better it is for all of us...
I hate to say this but I kind of like the silver colour with the ocre leather...personally I think it looks cool...and the bag looks nifty too, but I don't think I could ever take a camera that looks like that out on the street...I would be too embarrassed..(maybe my wife can carry it and I could just steal it for a moment when I see an old plump man about too jump over a puddle of water when walking the streets of Pars....) but as a novelty to take out and show my friends...that could work...trip the shutter a few times, marvel at the leather and the bag..jup I could see myself do that but for the streets the monochrome m will have to do with that new best ever 50mm.....aaah please don't wake me up from this nice dream...
I have used the X1 almost exclusively for my personal photography the last year..Two things that annoyed me was sensor dust(even my optical viewfinder has dust) and the pop up flash that doesn't retract anymore - thus the camera reads it as on and it will always flash...there is no off switch or setting...the way around it is to use continuous shooting which disables the flash!
On the X2 it seems that the flash might have been improved, time will tell..but surely they could have given it sensor vibration dust removal. Also lens cant take filters nor a lens hood a la x100...the lens cap always has to be carefully stored because there is no other lens protection. The 24mm leica lens has a bit of barrel distortion, which is also a small disappointment and it would seem the X2 has the same lens..lcd is still low res although apparently improved upon the old one..thus no upgrade yet
As a working professional I really have come to trust my 5d2 to bring home the bacon each and every time. Its a good system camera and I need systems to work with...The new camera seems like a perfect refinement of the 'old' workhorse...I look forward to actual image quality comparisons with the competition...what I have only noticed now, is how much 'cleaner' the 5d3 looks compared to the undoubtedly good d800...and with the new IS prime lenses, radio flash, shift lenses, etc etc life is just getting better and better....!!
petebee: I'm another Canon DSLR shooter eying the EM-5 as it looks like the camera I've been after for a lot of different reasons, not least how compact it is. Plus I have a real fondness for proper metal-bodied cameras like the AE-1 I started with :)
One question for the reviewer (though I think I know the answer) ... On the silver model, is that a proper metal top plate rather than a plastic metal-effect job?
Petebee, sorry to correct you but I dont think the AE-1 was metal, sure looked like it ....I also had one....then got an F1, now that was real metal...!
For the less well heeled the are much more affordable choices available and the Kruger Park is one of them. Rent two bed bungaloes inside Kruger for about 125 usd per night. Hire a car to give you flexibility.
We visited the park for three days and we saw almost everything, lions, leopard, elephant, crocodiles, buffalo etc.
For equipment I had a full frame body and a half frame as a backup. Lenses a 70-300L IS which covered most of my shooting and use it on the half frame to get a 480mm reach.... more than enough, lightweight and much more affordable than a 400mm f2.8 and you don't need a monopod, tripod or a Wimberley head... I didn't get a chance to buy a bean bag and managed just fine without it. I also took a 24-105L but never really used it.
As for dust, driving in your own car makes lens changes a much less dusty affair.
Have a look at my website on www.ivanmuller.co.za to see what one can shoot for very little and in a very short time in the Kruger Park on a budget..