Too late. I am a Nikon fan, been using the brand on an off since the days of film. But their handling of the D600 problem was inexcusable and has tainted the good name of the brand forever. Shame on you.
I think it's a fair review. 77% feels adequate (perhaps even a bit high?) and the graphs tell the real story. The silver award.. is just an award. A pat on the back for including a oddly tilting viewfinder.. good effort, better luck next time, etc.
Dpreview: I think you got the specs mixed up between
Normal focus range 5 cm (1.97″)Macro focus range 30 cm (11.81″)
EDIT disregard - I guess it's the macro at tele distance
SW Anderson: From the news release: "Available in June 2014, the Nikon 1 S2, kitted with the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm . . ."
Pardon my nit-pick, but "kit" is not a verb. Nikon's new cameras look interesting. The company shouldn't let a flack's mangling of the language detract from its announcement.
to OP SW AndersoYou do realize the instance of kit in the above "the Nikon 1 S2, kitted with the" has no relation to "verbs" even if another word were used--
it's not actively kitting
KITTED is adjective - could be as ATTACHED
if you want to nit pick grammar, learn it first =0
The Name is Bond: This isn't so much macro photography as art. The macro bit is practically incidental. the insects themselves are indistinct and even barely even visible. What would be distracting backgrounds/bokeh is an attractive part of a whole. I wouldn't want to do this with my kind of portraiture but I have to applaud the use of what's normally termed 'bad bokeh'.
Bravo on some marvellously inventive photography.
While I like the colors and the compositions... I disagree. This isn't art. It's animal cruelty of the worst kind. Ask yourself how the animals come to carry the poses they do, and inhabit the photographic environments they do which often do not coincide with their natural habitats.
Posing dead animals isn't hard. Neither is killing them it would seem...
Apart from faster lens / dof difference... the GM1 with kit lens runs circles around it in studio IQ scene. Smaller sensor, more pixels, much smaller package, same price... go figure.
Thanks for the laugh! This is on the same level as inches, acres and printing money to uphold financial vapor. Patently American :)
wootpile: Go ahead n mount it the same way as demonstrated and your hotshoe will be bent and broken in less than a day of use. anyone should be able to see the physical strain that such imbalance on a small support creates.
LOL - dumbest hack I've ever seen. Irreparable material fatigue in one day flat.
If you must try this: mount it on the base.
@ Andy - of course, but none of them have such a lopsided balance. The part you incline forward on a flash weighs nothing compared to the battery compartments/main housing and the extended part is a lot shorter, thereby balancing themselves quite nicely.
This example on the other hand, carries the majority of its weight on the extended part. People will do what they want but you won't find that setup wobbling up and down on my cameras.
Here's an example of what you needhttp://www.amazon.com/Desmond-5-5-Inch-Release-Compatible-PC-140/dp/B0087G0NYM/http://www.amazon.com/Easyfashion-Velcro-Adhesive-Sticky-2mtrs/dp/B00GUDGH6M
Go ahead n mount it the same way as demonstrated and your hotshoe will be bent and broken in less than a day of use. anyone should be able to see the physical strain that such imbalance on a small support creates.
The Name is Bond: An 85mm is not for headshots or even head and shoulder shots.
It's for head and half torso at the most.
You need a 135mm equiv minimum for headshots.
If you don't believe me then try it with your consumer zoom. It makes a huge difference.
@Mr Bond.. Lol
ludwik123: Are these made by Samsung or by Sony ?
@Zalan I thought Leica only made badges nowadays ..?
wootpile: 1.4... not enough to make sense
Cudos to Fuji for keeping their systems fresh and alive. But.. the jump from 35 to 50mm is marginal and is certainly something within crop range in edit. (a crop your 16 megapixel image to about 11.5 mpix)
I would have liked it to be a 2.4 instead, offering just over 80mm equiv, and wouldn't mind sacrificing apertures to get there.
BJL indeed my fault.
I was working out the fovsA 35 offers a vertical 37.8 and a horizontal 54.4 degree fovWhereas a 50 offers vertical 27 degrees and horizontal 39.6 a 0.72 reduction of view
I blame last night's wine :)
KameraFever: The real reason to buy this lens to have a 50mm equivalent with leaf shutter flash flash sync. That is the reason alone I will get the teleconverter.
Sorry BJL but you are counting backwards.
It's a 1.4 multiplication not a 1.4 division.
if 35mm = 11.5 megapicels a 1.4 converter makes it 50mm at 16
16 to 11.5 is not a 1.4 crop - it's just 0.72 :p
Hugo808: Great, that'll save you taking a step closer...
only by a tiny margin
1.4... not enough to make sense
"Will its slimmer proportions and Wi-Fi be enough to sway consumers toward the mini? We'll be interested to find out."
Time will tell.. but in comparing, you forgot the price factor. Nikon 1" system is ridiculously pricy.
Poweruser: Although 15/1.7 sound spectacular on paper what you are really getting is a moderate wide angle (35mm terms) with almost no option to work with selective depth of field. Unless you really close up, compact camera / phone style.
Would it matter if this lens was f2.8 instead? A fast aperture at this focal length helps the smaller m43 sensor to gather enough photons in bad light. Picture-wise at 15mm it doesnt make a difference at all.
I agree. i would have liked to see a slower and more pancake-designed 15mm somewhere between f2.0 - f2.4. Such a lens could hve been made more affordable without compromising IQ.
Fast lenses is the new megapixel race. Too bad because in many cases, all it adds is bulk and price.