I think each (UWA) design faces number of challenges. At this point I’d focus on breaking FL (AOV) numbers last. Much greater achievement, though less spectacular, is obtaining top parameters at the start/end of the range and from the wide open. There is number of challenges just for the resolution characteristics. Such as properties at the frame's periphery or the field curvature. They will want to keep the distortions in check and if they get bored there is the flare resistance or filter accommodating steps. 14-24/4 is then the best possible specification for the widest range of photographers. I would want to excel there. I am unsure Sigma will resist, though. They already have the 2d v. of 12-24 (f4.5-5.6)The same for a 24-70/2. Just look carefully what numbers to break. You will never break them all and although the size/weight may not nearly be the priority it still remains a practical part of the product’s properties as does the general sense of a lens spec in practical terms.
Great shots.. I can see the appeal of No 1. No 9 and 7 are excellent. No 10 also for B & W.
Agree with this 100%, all formats are full frame. I also say 135 format (or Fx) but never full frame.
Looks like 100-400 L IS my guess as well.And the rumours about the 7d ll are culminating so there may be more good news for Canon in the coming weeks.
I always enjoy the 'Shooting experience' series.I just wanted to mention that the ‘Odd experience using EFC in LV’ note presents more subjective perception.If you shoot in LV this reminds you that you are shooting in LV (I only focus in LV) which may not be the optimal mode for you. And that it drains more power from the battery and introduces more noise into the image which may or may not be a factor for one depending on settings and on the nature of the shoot and the requirements one has. or whether you shoot at ambient temperatures of 30 - 45 C which is common in some areas. So there is quite a different view to this - as the shooting experience goes - as well.
Very nice work.
Ian Leach: Although this focal length is going to be used more for objects than scenes, it would be nice to see how it performs right into the corners. Sky, sea, tarmac and dirt don’t tell you very much. Please always have one f8 photo looking across a town with buildings receding into the distance.
You can’t quite rely on these samples because you would need to know where the focus was, because of the resulting DOF variability and the field curvature. These are about something else I believe -much less about a controlled test. The tractor shot is at f8 and a (very) decent s. speed.
HSway: Looking at the Sony, Fuji and other major players in mirrorless field I am actually *glad* that Nikon and Canon effectively as well left them this segment to themselves. They build systems I have serious doubts Nikon would come close to. Same for the large sensor compacts. Nikon was always, except an occasional feat, struggling outside the dslr.The more so that the segment is picking up more slowly. They perhaps deserve more coin than they get at the moment but this is a work that will pay off though it can’t be quite fully evaluated by a yearly profit just yet.
@jim stirling I have one of those Fx cameras so that I agree (I said Nikon is good at it). But I was writing about the mirrorless cameras. And I see compact system cameras that have a real future only in cameras built around aps-c sensor size oe similar. The 1 inch type sensor is brilliant choice for compacts. Not a good *strategy* for anything else. Please read, I say strategy.
Ever heard the industry is a tad struggling? - more money left for those that can do it.
Looking at the Sony, Fuji and other major players in mirrorless field I am actually *glad* that Nikon and Canon effectively as well left them this segment to themselves. They build systems I have serious doubts Nikon would come close to. Same for the large sensor compacts. Nikon was always, except an occasional feat, struggling outside the dslr.The more so that the segment is picking up more slowly. They perhaps deserve more coin than they get at the moment but this is a work that will pay off though it can’t be quite fully evaluated by a yearly profit just yet.
a swede: Truly great images and imho it is all:
1. her eyes2. her PP3. 135L
in that order
And a great feeling for combining that.
Given the well established competition the camera still faces as a tool, some refining is expected to be done.
"The digital photography world was set ablaze""remarkable job creating these two cameras"
I think it went through the review as a kind of success no other camera currently is. Exactly in line with the above statement one is finding hard to disagree with.
Okay a tough pick this. All five big products in more than one way. I am torn between the camera and the lens. ..it’s gonna be usually the lens that scores higher.. I shouldn’t have held that camera;-) E-M1 gets the vote.
Merry Christmas to everybody.
Thank you for all the hard work. It has been truly appreciated and respected.
&the new format/look is now better in every way, much better, though, as the nature of this is, it sure was a big challenge.
Patrick Kristiansen: If one needs 40+mp's to crop a pic into something worth watching, one is not taking one's pics right. And 16mp is enough for just about anyone without a very special need. Not many lenses justify a higher resolution either. And not to mention the need for exceedingly high shutterspeed and/or tripods. Nah, super-high resoultion is bonk imo. Can't wait to receive my em1 and 12-40 lens. And can wait even less to try out my OM-lenses on it.
@ArchiverMFT’s users will have it potentially harder with emotional justification for their purchase and you are right to expect some signs of that in the forums.It is a generalization you can chose to make. It puts them in one bag that doesn’t exist, though. Most of them know why and what they do.Half baked thoughts will be popular with the crowd, and they are the easy way (to another kind of satisfaction).And when it comes to funny, if you give me a choice (and I couldn’t sell) I take that Subaru. It is a much better car.
The IQ of MFT has matured so other more refined choices just like the pure joy of using a particular camera/system are gaining importance. The more now when the choices in CSC have developed so nicely and together with accompanying lenses. great read. &happy shooting
All the picks earned their place deservedly imo and pleasure to read a matured assessment in a bit broader perspective. What fantastic cameras and lenses 2013 has brought.. As to Dpreview awards, otherwise photographers’ subjective rating; it'd have downgraded the reviews for me personally if they were missing. no matter my own sentiments.
That the ultra small camera is liberating in a sense of creativity of its own kind would seem like carrying wood into the wood but trying sony nex6 these days makes that experience fresher. Impressed by the optical quality of the Touit 32/1.8 T* by the way. so much so that I can give up the range and stabilization for it and its speed. it also worked best with my d90 used as a 'compact' before.
@CrusaderThis certainly was not neutral temperature lighting, nothing like 5500k daylight and certainly not a control factor. The angle of the Sun’s (variable factor #1) rays passing through the saturated atmosphere (#2) and the mist (#3) shift perceived colour significantly as does the angle at which you are observing from to mention just the greatest ones. Sorry to sound impolite but you better shut down your PC and get out there to the real world before giving advice about nuances of this excellent shot.Hynek