You'd have to be a complete idiot to spend $1,200 on a product with so many typos in the promo. If they don't care enough to pay attention to the red squiggly lines underneath their misspelled words, they certainly won't be qualified to make an expensive precision instrument like this.
I could really love a camera like this. I'd be happy with a full frame mirrorless with a fast fixed lens, but the focal length is way too wide for my tastes. I'm mostly a people photographer. I love faces, especially eyes. I wouldn't want anything wider than a 50mm on a full frame sensor.
I have the equivalent with an APS-C size sensor: a Samsung NX100 with a 30mm f/2 pancake lens. It's very compact and the only thing that really bugs me about it is the lack of a viewfinder. But I wouldn't want anything wider for a walkaround lens for my purposes.
timccr: I am old and out of date and still using Mac OS 10.5 so can't use these downloads. It would therefore be nice if Dpreview posted RAW samples also in DNG format. I am particularly thinking of the Olympus PENs but really it should be standard practise for all RAW samples. Please. It would save so much hassle.
I was going to tell you to just grab the latest, free DNG Converter from Adobe, and then I saw your problem: It requires Mac OS X 10.6+. Are you still using a Power PC machine?
I am impressed with the photographs you were able to make with your iPhone and intrigued by the idea of breaking the ice (and the language barrier) by approaching strangers and having them take a photo of you and then a photo of themselves with your phone.
My wife refers to my cameras as my mistresses, too!
I hope this means they'll be pricing that new 50mm f/1.8 around $100, like the Canon and Nikon systems. Having an inexpensive, fast 50mm would be a nice plus. My first lens was the FA 50mm f/1.4, but it's gone up in price since I bought it, and it would make it easier to recommend Pentax to someone starting out, if there was a $100 fast 50mm available.
AnteGreen: My guess is that Nikon will probably release a D800 (s?) with less pixels and increased speed. To me it seems like a better option to have the high pixel sensor in a large camera and the low pixel sensor in a smaller body. Running between sport events and journalist shooting vs careful in-studio shooting or landscape shooting with pod/stand. In the former speed and versatility is more important compared to having an edge in resolution.
A "D800(s?)", with the D4's sensor would be a lot more appealing for wedding work, given that sensor's low light capabilities and the smaller file size.
TORN: Don't care about books, geo and new buttons. The soft proofing was missing for a rediculous time now. I still cannot believe that they needed 4 versions to get it over from photoshop. But is it worth an upgrade? Unfortunately Adobe does not support newer cameras with older LR versions. So next cam will force me into buying anyway - as always.
Yes, exactly. Once Adobe's free DNG converter supports your camera (and they update it regularly), you can just convert all of your RAW files to DNG and they can be used by almost anything.
So when you get yourself that new "unsupported" camera, just convert to DNG and you can keep using LR2 forever, if you like.
Octane: 500x500 pixel? I see the potential, but I fail to see who would buy a camera with such a low resolution. Being able to change the focus is fun and cool as a demo, but the reduced resolution is too much of a compromise. It makes it virtually useless for any use.
Most people don't print anymore. They only post to social media sites to share with friends and family.
This camera solves what I believe to be one of the major (if not THE major) frustration of the typical parent -- the main reason that many parents purchase a DSLR: "shutter lag"
Parents want to snap a photo of their children and they press the shutter button and the picture isn't captured until a few seconds later, because the autofocus is so slow on the typical point and shoot. Then, half the time, the grass is in focus, rather than the child.
This allows for the image to be captured instantly, focus can be done in post. I think this will be a VERY popular camera for parents.
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