I don't care what you say because its so obvious, but they are copying Canon's L stuff! What a blunder...
Why no built-in flash? A BIF is handy when you don't lug a dedicated flash.
Very cool. Hope the planet has the speed to see it?
The next DPR poll should be about which new camera smells the best, out of the box. Love that new camera smell...
Ubilam: Blah, blah, blah... so much drool and dribble posted. Nobody posting here has any of these 'winners' anyways!
I own THREE OM-Ds! Not one of them is any good. Illy said so.
Blah, blah, blah... so much drool and dribble posted. Nobody posting here has any of these 'winners' anyways!
I wonder how many flapping screens have broken off with this little camera and other similar? Please keep the cameras large Canon, like my great new 7D! The photo above says much with those huge hands!
My New Years Resolution: I promise myself to never let a phone cam, tablet or other similar 'mobile' device get in my way of taking photos this year.
Ubilam: Nobody ever took a great photo with a 5D. Especially the latest model. Its a fact. ;-)
I was being sarcastic, Combat870. When will DPR fix the wink icon thing????
Steven Blackwood: I was one of those that voted for the Olympus and I don't own one. It was the one camera this year that actually looked like a new product (even with its retro styling). It just looked innovative with its fast touch focus. The "contest" between the OM d Em5 and the Canon M was quite revealing. Yes, the Canon and Nikon entries are more powerful cameras in every way. OTOH, the Nikon was actually the less practical camera because very few of their lenses can actually resolve the pixels of the 36mp sensor.I owned the 5d Mark iii for awhile and its a lovely machine but I finally got fed up with the inferior flash system that Canon utilizes.Anyway, Kudos to Olympus!
You mean that lack of flash on-board 5D? Or the lousy Canon external flash options that make people a very good living everyday? Hmm?
sandy b: Don't think there was a loser in the bunch, would be happy to own any of them. Pretty good time to be in this hobby. Happy new year to you all, may 2013 bring you much good light.
Happy New Year to you too.
Nobody ever took a great photo with a 5D. Especially the latest model. Its a fact. ;-)
Another great and detailed review. I think this lens will replace my 50mm very well since using a 1.6 crop factor camera and 50mm's is 'too far' and restrictive most times for my needs in the studio. 35mm's x1.6 = 56mm's and comes closer to what a 50mm can do FF like I used to do. I need something tack sharp, but closer. Thanks for the review.
Dan Wagner: Maybe DPreview is the company sensationalizing the photo, not the NY Post. After all the word sensationalize is a subjective and not something quantifiable. The NY Post headline is accurate -- the man is in fact about to die. I'm not a fan of the Post, but that's for many other reasons. A photographer photographs, a Newspaper prints the news -- both are behaving within the parameters of their job descriptions. And I agree with Gary regarding the current trend to vilify photographers. Weegee stated, "You can't be a nice Nellie and do photography." Additionally, if you want to see real black and white photography check out my site: http://www.danwagnerphotography.com I don't need a user name, I use my real name. "All the news that's fit to print." -- oops that's the other paper.
What happened to common decency? The photographer has to live with themself too. I'd sure as hell drop my gear and help if I could rather than trying to get a "Pulitzer".
Ubilam: Why is this item posted on the front page of DPR???
"Digital Photography Review" this place was once. To 'review' photography gear and not about who uses the stuff to make news. Times do change.
I'm not alone with what is wrong with this "news story"on this website, Gary. See above and below this post.
Somebody find me a tissue so I can dry my tears for this guy.
Go chase an ambulance then, Marc.
Why is this item posted on the front page of DPR???
A few macro shot samples would be nice in the DPR samples, since its supposed to be a macro lens too. Wink-wink.
dwalk: I'm in the market for a DSLR, currently owning a canon S5IS. I'm an enthusiast photographer, not a professional, who ocassionally shoots weddings with borrowed gear. With the 60d and 7d cameras being quite old, i was hoping for a new version of either of them. Now I will start looking at Nikon, a pity, as i used to shoot Canon Film SLRs
Always bugs me when people call dig-cams "old" these days or compare to film cameras. New stuff is not always better, dwalk. You'd like a 7D.