this is a very good initiative. i just hope you can complete the rest of the articles soon, with some time left for actual shopping.
EssexAsh: so how do they define professional? Do you have to have a zenfolio page? Maybe do the odd wedding?
they show you a random camera and a paper with the word "equivalence" written on it. if you go into a rant, you've failed the test.
Aleo Veuliah: Good prizes.
A good and nice competition.
Panasonic probably has one just like it, but you can only win $500.
so this is like a normal competition, but with a red dot and larger sums of money involved? of course, some people will still claim to be able to see the difference in the image quality.
f64manray: Why not go truly retro and get rid of the LCD screen on the back of the camera and not allow the user to see his photos until they're loaded into photoshop at home. Now that's photography for the passionate photographer. At least that's how it was when I was a passionate photographer.
This seems more like a cam for modern digital photographers to feel like they're old school. NOT even close boys.
@jwg63: and each card's serial number would be stored in the camera's internal memory, so that you can't reuse them. also, you should have to "eject" the card, like a USB device in Windows, otherwise you'd lose all the photos. but you'd have to wait for the camera to rewind the pictures for about 30 seconds.
Superka: I hope it does have film grain, too.
you mean image noise? i think they used the wrong sensor for that.
why not have a 24 hour timer on the camera, so that you can't download and see your photos as soon as you get home? that will really bring out the passion. also, block the photos in 24 or 32 file sets, to better emulate "that film feel".
oh, and when you set the camera for "travel", it won't let you see any pictures until you get home and wait 24 hours. but that would unlock all of them at once.
now, that's retro!
Tapper123: Some nice things about it. But ultimately it's an overpriced fashion camera. Nothing to do with "pure photography;" it's just another DSLR with some (poorly implemented IMO) retro appeal for nostalgic old guys and hipsters.
but how can you upload film photos to facebook so that your frinds know what you're having for lunch this very second?
Juraj Lacko: Good thing is that they have used a sensor from D4 and used physical dials but there shuld be A on dials for auto Iso an auto shutter speed without having to dive in menu. Then the mode dial would be unnecessary.
that is a very sensible idea. i think someone felt threatened by it and demanded that the mode dial be there, because "users would get confused without PASM".
epo001: Nice article. Erm ... what was it about again?
it's about the pass times of people who were able to retire. looking at some of my coworkers, i can also conclude that practicing architecture keeps your mind sharp over 60.
sdribetahi: Not mentioned, but this comes with a name, history and photo of the lamb used to make your pouch.
sorry to burst your bubble, but that lamb pouch is only equivalent to a snake skin half cover on a full frame.
Thomas Kachadurian: DPR is struggling to find something to complain about. Sure it's small, that's the point. There may be only one new lens but my trusty m43 lenses will all fit just fine.
It's the PERFECT companion to a GX7 or EM5 travel system as a back up body that will work with all the lenses in a pinch and is the perfect thing to slip into a pocket with the 28mm when going to dinner or those times when you don't take the full kit. I'll buy one.
maybe you mean "perfect companion to a GH3 or E-M1".
mike kobal: Nokia realized they made a mistake by choosing the wrong OS and are now trying to make up for it with cheesy and expensive promotions. Yawn. Wake me up when it runs on Android or iOS
yes, iOS. there's a realistic expectation!
gerard boulanger: Excellent news. After all we, humans have one and only lens and our brain makes all the necessary corrections.
the brain can only correct so much. when it can't anymore, you wear glasses, astigmatism or not.
Greg VdB: hm... an o-ring between the body and lens to keep it waterproof to a depth of 15m? All it takes is one tiny hair to bridge that and your nice 1000$ camera goes blub-blub... Even if all users take good care of that (e.g. keep it greased or something), o-rings tend to wear out after some time.
Don't get me wrong, I think this is an exciting camra, and very much needed as proven by the rugged camera group test showed - surely this one will blows those toys out of the water (haha) in terms of image quality! Yet, I'm sceptical about it remaining waterproof for a long time... A fixed-focal would stress me less, but then again, even that seems unfounded if what Michael She says below is true.
1. change lens at the beach, while there's some wind blowing or people running nearby. 2. extreme closeups of sand grains
Leica and Hasselblad should come out with cameras to support the 256 GB model. better yet, produce their own versions of it, from plastic cut out of the Apollo program ships.
tabloid: It will sell like hot cakes in the pro market.
For those here who simply want to take pictures of the neighbours cat......lol,I dont think that its for u, or should i say its not for mew.
yeah, go buy your own cat first, then spend money on such luxury items.
AbrasiveReducer: All this pro stuff. The regular cards are already Extreme Pro, right? So these should be Ultra, Ultra, Extreme Super Pro.
It's too bad they don't hold their value. They take less space than gold bullion and you can't take pictures with gold bullion.
they should hire some theoretical physicists to help them name products. those people have a talent for corny names and acronyms.
abolit66: 2.8 is not fast enough for 4/3 format. it's 24-80 f 5.6 equivalent on FF
no, they were there. however, i think the Sigma lens can work on FF cameras, so they didn't feel the need to "educate" and "correct misconceptions" that badly.
Chaitanya S: micro 4/3 just got a lot more serious mirrorless format.
yes, but that's Panasonic. what good is a interchangeable lens camera if you can't also brag about a certain manufacturer being superior?
edit: competition is good, though. maybe it will drive the cost of the Panasonic lens down a bit.