som1: just want to know how often does a photographer that own a 50mm f1.2 / 85mm f1.4 on a FF shot at largest apeture opening? most of the pic i saw from the magazine is shot at lower f number (eg. f2.0, f4.0).
thx 4 the info
just want to know how often does a photographer that own a 50mm f1.2 / 85mm f1.4 on a FF shot at largest apeture opening? most of the pic i saw from the magazine is shot at lower f number (eg. f2.0, f4.0).
Buzzzman: A 45 mm lens is not a portrait lens. A 45 mm lens is just a cropped 45mm image-nothing more The reason Longer lenses are used in portraiture, are flatten out facial features.- a 45mm on any small sensor won't do that. So- if it was produced only to emulate a portrait lens-- it is a complete failure. Max headroom- you shouldn't tell others they don 't know what they are talking about,, when obviously, you don't know what you are talking about. .Believing 45 mm lens is the same as 90- on that small sensor is is just flat out wrong... This is one of the most misunderstood terms in Digital Photography. Hey- i believed a 50 mm lens on my Nikon DSLR was equivalent to a 75m (1.5x)for several years, before I realized I was wrong... If you don't believe me -just google "crop factor. Buzz
ausfarmerjoecan you pls do a test 3?use 50mm f1.4 same photo same distance using fx and dx format - crop the fx format photo to match dx format frame and check. tq
DaveMarx: Sensor size is a non-issue, or soon will be. The inherent technical quality of a 4x5 negative will always beat 35mm. We still moved from Speed Graphics to Nikons. Negative quality was not the pivot point in our decisions. Do you think Nikon doesn't remember? We're at the point of diminishing returns on sensor quality when we have to push bench tests to ISO 800 or 1600 before we see a meaningful difference between sensor sizes. That's like Tri-X vs. Plus-X, man!
10 FPS full-feature shooting? Near-instant AF? A bag full of lenses and bodies half the bulk and weight of today's? One photographer in the right place at the right time, with one camera, one family of lenses, able to sell both stills and motion... We'll see V1s on football sidelines and at news events, and we'll follow. This is how Nikon created the era of the SLR.
They'll keep supporting the legacy format, too. Folks will switch whenever they're ready, and not before. But, flippin' mirror, you're the weakest link. Goodbye!
correction:'smaller sensor does have smaller body and lens size and cost 'to 'smaller sensor does have smaller body and lens size and cost potential'i do love smaller sensor, using 4/3 and waiting for a suitable mirroress.
smaller sensor does have smaller body and lens size and cost and nikon designer is not stupid. maybe nikon want to show how much they improve in lowering size and cost in short period.wait 3 months, comes j2 with 50% smaller and cheaper.
razorfish: "...uses an internal zoom mechanism!"
Fantastic. Micro four thirds is going pro!
But we still need a constant f2.8 standard zoom.
johnparas11zenfoliodotcom: u wish it was manual zoom..my motorized?
it is manual zoom dude. it won't zoom if u don't trigger. or do u mean mechenical ring zoom
simon65: Wow! Panasonic have just over thrown everything we thought we knew about the relationship between sensor size, zoom ratio and lens size. A truly remarkable achievement and a industry game changer if ever there was one. The combination of a large sensor in a small camera body with a pancake zoom lens is going to prove an irresistible combo.
By the time Nikon and Canon finally get round to entering this market Panasonic and Olympus will have cleaned up.
Congrats to Pani, without doubt this is the biggest camera equipment leap forward since, well, since the advent of the micro 4/3 system itself. Excellent stuff.
u left out f2.8-4.0 vs f4.0
d3xmeister: I hope you all do realize there is no innovation whatsoever. This is just a fisheye lens software corrected. Practically is a P&S lens with a mount. There are reasons why the ,,big boys,, are sticking with classic lens design. One is uncompromised image quality.
Also, the power zoom is ALWAYS gonna be slower and not that precise compared to mechanical zoom.
Hmmm.... another thing: Do you know the #1 reason why compact cameras aren't very reliable ? You guessed it.......it's lens mechanism failure.
And the last thing........... $400 ?????????????????????
no worry, flexible sensor in on the way