Andreas Stuebs: I liked some of the pictures but I did find her presentation style rather long winded and not to the point. I did find something different interesting – she showed a couple of pictures of children playing. I wonder if she would have been allowed to take these pictures in the US or here in Germany. Even more so if the photographer had been a man. Street photography is all but dead when you cannot show any person anymore and have to be careful not to show anybody under the age of 18. I cannot believe the photographer got release document signed by all the respective parents/guardians of the children shown. But perhaps its ok to show pictures of people as long as they are from 3rd world countries?
I thought what mobile phones and 911 were for....
It's OK to show pictures of kids without written permission in most of the developed world too. Certainly the USA, UK, Canada and most of Europe.
Just dont be creepy and you're fine.
I'd have been a lot more impressed if she'd gone authentic and used a Fed 4. :)
Really good talk - but using B+W film to show how gritty a place is has been kinda done to death.
goshigoo: Because many people think f/4 is f/4 regardless of format They do not understand m43 only cover 1/4 of 135FF
Panasonic sells fewer lenses then canikonThe R&D cost accounts for the expensive price of m43's lenses
It is more worth to buy canikon super tele lenses then m43'sAnd it won't be portable anyway and you will have to take a tripod/monopod when using super tele lenses, which adds another weight
M43 is makes more sense in wide / normal zoom range
Wow! That's quite the rant.
Here's a suggestion for you: Don't buy one!
photoshack: I'd love one, and another 12k for lenses. But the $3.6k for a Canon 5DS will be easier on the pocket book, and with the 5DS I can print life size. So, I'll wistfully watch others get this bargain!
At 300 dpi a 5DS give you "life size".... I guess it depends on what you're shooting.
Nude midgets maybe?
rrccad: I don't know.. Walking around with a $1000 compact in most places of the world is simply a bad idea.
IMO that's not exactly "real world".. I'd choose the lx100 for that reason, or even the tough, or an older rx100 before the IVor the more flashy expensive looking x100t..
A good travel cam should not scream .. Steal me.
Serious answer: Insurance.
If you're somewhere where your gear might be casually stolen then get insurance. If you're going somewhere mad dangerous then personally I take old film stuff that really isn't resalable.
But for the most part insurance works.
JurijTurnsek: Can anyone point me to the data that shows RX1/R as a flop? These two cameras have incredibly high re-sale value and will have it for the foreseeable future.
The resale value is likely to crash now that the successor has come out and people dump onto the market to upgrade.
Would love one.
Cant afford one.
Life moves on.
abe4652: I didn't think that folks in England cared that much about politics. I guess their hatred of republicans and conservatism is such that they'll use some photos to show how bad these folks are. As proof, the fact that they had food on tables. The unmitigated gall. How dare leaders in America have food on tables around the time of 9/11.
Please. Even the brains-dead liberals posting here on Dpreview are not stupid enough to be so obvious in their bias.
Francis Carver - google "war of 1812".
It's a one to one draw between the Brits and USA I think.
nerd2: Most thing he says are a terrible, downright lies.
"OM-D E-M5 ll High Res Shot system has a number of advantages over high resolution full frame camera systems. He said that users of sensors with a similar number of pixels to 40 million had to use a tripod all the time to make their images look sharp, but that OM-D users could switch between using a tripod and not, according to the resolution mode set on the camera."
It's a TOTAL LIE. 40MP FF camera paired with 100mm lens requires the same amount of shutter speed 10MP m43 camera paired with 100mm lens requires to be sharp at pixel level. I am fine with 1/250 at 10MP body with 200mm effective focal length, and that's what I need for 40MP FF to be sharp with 100mm lens. And 1/250 sec shutter speed is totally achievable in many conditions.
On the other hand, OMD user will ALWAYS need tripod and totally stationary subject as the whole process takes ONE SECOND.
How many FF cameras have IBIS?
dash2k8: Of course full-frame is the end-point we should all aspire to, otherwise we're not much for aspirations, are we? It's like saying we should only aspire for a cheap sedan because it has a lower maintenance cost than a luxury vehicle. Such a defeatist mentality is selling ourselves short. Had NASA thought this way, we would never have gotten on the moon. The higher we aim, the higher we will go.
Anyone who only ever aspires to an APS-C body is not going to go far in photo (which is fine, since for some ppl, photography is just for fun). However, it's one thing to not be able to afford an FF system, it's another to be complacent and say "this is good ENOUGH." When that word appears, you know corners are cut and goals reduced. We should all aspire to FF bodies and beyond.
To clarify, I have nothing against ppl who shoot for fun. But I do have a problem with the words "good enough."
dash2k8 - completely agree with you.
How much does it shew you up not to be shooting with a medium format camera? The real pinnacle of aspiration.
friedduck: I kept expecting affordable full-frame when I sold my last APS-C camera and all my glass. I was sure it was around the corner, and pledged to jump back in when it arrived (thinking along the same lines as the author.)
i'm still waiting.
Aside from buying an RX-100 I haven't spent a dollar on photography in 5 years. There's a huge untapped market here. It looks like buying used is going to be my solution.
You're seriously saying that for 5 years you have been waiting on the perfect FF camera?
Wow! Really Wow!
obsolescence: I started with Olympus Four Thirds, which is now basically obsolete and the lenses are not worth much. Obsolescence (that's my moniker) is the lifeblood of the tech industry, including photography. It's also very likely the future of the human species on this degraded planet, so we had better enjoy what we have while we still can. That means not spending all our discretionary money on photo gear just to have the latest and greatest.
PerL -> Yup - but so what?
I get to use legacy lenses from many many manufacturers.
It really only affects me if I want to use lenses for an ultra wide FOV and even there I can use a Metabones adapter to give me back much of the multiplier effect, as well as making the lens ultra ultra fast.
PerL - I use 40 year old lenses with my m4/3 kit. Work a treat! I have some old Russian stuff from the 1950's and top class Oly glass from the 1980's. So I'm not sure your point is valid.
As for 4/3 lenses not being worht much - they have recently shot back up in price again since the EM1 was released which allows you to use them natively.
Mike99999: This article makes very little sense. The upgrade path is a real marketing strategy from the two largest camera manufacturers: Canon and Nikon. And that strategy is a proven success.
The reality is that 99% of the image 'look' is produced by the LENS. If money were no object, you choose the lens that gives you the most pleasing image, and then you attach a camera with a compatible sensor size.
However, most people have a limited budget and compromise accordingly. A crop body can be one of those compromises.
Missing the point - a FF camera is ALSO one of those compormises.
Medium Format would give many advnatages over FF - but most people have a limited budget and have to compromise on FF.
Craig from Nevada: It had a good run. Olympus needs to ditch the retro look and build something that looks like a modern camera.
I really like the retro look! One of the things that gives it a distinctive brand presence.
Time for me to skip a generation (maybe two) - my OM-D is still a far far better camera than I am a photographer.
Very capable piece of kit indeed.
The MIT OCW courses are just awesome! Lots of great content there - I'm super happy to see them branch out into Photography.
samfan: One thing that bothers me when it comes to FOV/FL equivalence regarding m43 and compact cameras is the sensor ratio. 4:3 vs 3:2
Sure, diagonal FOV is equivalent to whatever is calculated but when I'm shooting wide-angle, I don't care about diagonal, I care about the horizontal FOV. And suddenly that 24mm equivalent is more like 26mm.
In other words, meh.
Unfortunately Olympus dropped the ball here by masking some of their lenses with 4:3 ratio so they're probably never gonna make 3:2 sensors. And those lenses are restrictive on those (few) Panasonic cameras with selectable image ratio.
This is one of 2 reasons why I got a Nikon 1 instead of m43 or Q when I wanted a small MILC. That 10mm is 27mm eq. as I know it from a DSLR, not some 30.5mm or whatever.
Also, let's not forget rounding. Lenses aren't actually 18.5, 24, 60mm... It may be more like 18.34, 24.7, 62.3mm. I never noticed it IRL, just noting.
I shoot portraits. I really don't want the super long thin got to be cropped 3:2 ratio.
Shrug - you cant please all of the people all of the time.
Mssimo: I have a D800e and sigma 120-300 f2.8 sport. Something I started to notice is that the bigger your gear gets, the less pictures you take.
Really? Reading it I thought he was a guy who shoots roller derby exclusively (and rather well I think).
dpreview is a site targeted at exactly that audience - amateurs who may want to stretch their horizons or pursue a specific interest.
I think this a super article about what you can do with enthusiast level cameras and some application.