I will wait and see if the v/f will also be used on a future M-2. I have both the G1X and the M. This Mark II has a lens with a more realistic aperture/focal length range- and I expect some provision for an evf to be made for the next M. If it is the same- both the new M and the G1X II will be viable. My experiences with the M have been very positive with respect toi IQ, but the handling is really not great. VRR
Frankly, I have converted almost all my shooting to black and white. The colorization of Dorothea Lange's work and Bourke- White's images are a clear demonstration that black and white is a much more powerful medium; more powerful at best and much more interesting in the least. In my personal opinion, only a subject that by its nature cries out for color should in fact be rendered in color. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Ms. Dullaway's flattery of Ted Turner (colorization) is very misplaced. I believe the answer is simply, that this woman was driven solely by trying to do something to give credence to her last name. Unfortunately, I do not find any of the originals "Dull". VRR
Wonderful video- regrettably I am not the slightest bit interested in that kind of photography so it means little to me- but it is good work nonetheless. VRR
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Posted mine before I saw yours. EXACTLY RIGHT!!
stevo23: So much to go wrong. So expensive. Simple nylon strap with one buckle on either end - simple, reliable, durable and cheap.
"UPSTRAP" found at upstrap.com. The best- it really stays put on the shoulder.
My prime need is for a strap to remain on my shoulder while I am using another camera, or just for carrying around. The ONLY strap I can recommend is the "UPSTRAP" found at upstrap.com. It really works and I own UPSTRAPS for all my digital cameras, all sizes (the straps vary in width) from my Leica D-Lux digicams through my Canon DSLRs. The are not expensive and actually work!!.
The only good this ILC will do is spur Canon to bring out an EOS M with an accessory EVF similar to the G1X Mark II. My spectacular results with the EOS M particularly in BW (using an optical v/f) makes me realize the superiority of APS C over almost any other sensor size except full frame. My myriad m4/3 cameras just don't quite match up. I'm going back to my 40 D. VRR
Still has that Teensy sensor?? What's the point? My results with the EOS M (yes reallythe EOS M with an Optical v/f) are so remarkable at APS-C size, that I refuse to go small. Even my Lumix m4/3 can't cut Black and White as well.
vroger1: WHAT IS MOST INTERESTING ABOUT THIS ARTICLE TO ME IS THAT THERE IS TREMENDOUS LEGITIMACY TO M-4/3 WITH MORE AND MORE MANUFACTUERS JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON. THE PROBLEM IS THE NUMBER OF M-4/3 DIGICAMS WITHOUT VIEWFINDERS. NON-AUTOFOCUS LENSES SUCH AS THESE ARE HARD TO HANDLE WHEN NOT USING A V/F. THE ANSWER? ALL M4/3 DIGICAMS SHOULD HAVE EITHER INTEGRAL OR ACCESSORY EVF'S.
NAH- TOO LAZY TO HIT THE caps lock key- actually the hyper-focal distance comment and waist level recommendation are both interesting. As an old Range-finder shooter I find a v/f either optical or EVF (for a zoom) an essential. VRR
Jim Salvas: Kowa Bunga, Buffalo Bob!
(Somebody had to say it)
Better you than me- Chief Thunderthud
WHAT IS MOST INTERESTING ABOUT THIS ARTICLE TO ME IS THAT THERE IS TREMENDOUS LEGITIMACY TO M-4/3 WITH MORE AND MORE MANUFACTUERS JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON. THE PROBLEM IS THE NUMBER OF M-4/3 DIGICAMS WITHOUT VIEWFINDERS. NON-AUTOFOCUS LENSES SUCH AS THESE ARE HARD TO HANDLE WHEN NOT USING A V/F. THE ANSWER? ALL M4/3 DIGICAMS SHOULD HAVE EITHER INTEGRAL OR ACCESSORY EVF'S.
With the G1X giving me good images, but not flexible enough with its slow lens- especially when extended,- and the EOS M giving fabulous images, but without any v/f,(making me use an accessory optical v/f) I have been waiting for the update on both. Now we have one, the only criticism being the EVF accessory at a separate price. Time to wait for the review of the G!XII. If the EOS M comes out with a model with a built in EVF- that is comparably priced- I will have to go with that. I am essentially a LUMIX ILC and CANON (all models) user. My results have been excellent with both. I hope that Canon continues to listen to its consumer base. VRR
The only point seems to be an attempt to be on the mirrorless bandwagon. The camera was badly thought out- had terrible handling (somewaht improved with the firmware upgrade). A digicam of which Canon should be thoroughly ashamed. Nikon with its "1" series and Canon with its M- its as though they were someone who thinks they are "above the law". The law in this case being a reasonable consumer's wishes.
bluevellet: Canon fanboys have been harping on this EOS M2 for so long, now that it's finally here, it's already obsolete. Canon isn't even trying.
I think that comment really sums it all up- "Canon really isn't even trying"- I wish I'd said that. They are being corporately foolish. Shareholders really should call them on the carpet for this attitude.
No EVF? No capacity to add one?? Why bother change- just for WiFI? The updated focus is good enough. Why, Why Why don't they listen to consumers?
Used it at Photo-Expo- it's amazing for its size. I wish it had at least an accessory shoe for a V/F, which I always need. Perhaps the next version will. For M 4/3 it is remarkably small.I know they cannot please all of us- but a great many will fall in love with this little jewel.
Forget the camera...I just LOVE the first line of this article.
NCB: Wonder who actually makes it. Could be Nikon of course. But this is the sort of camera which Cosina used to make for other camera companies. Nothing wrong with that, they were pretty well built, to the specs of the camera company in question. And Cosina is still going strong. Could make sense for Nikon to farm it out. But they might not do that for public image reasons.
Cosina is affordable.
nearprairie: If that shutter audio was real instead of sweetened, then it sounds like a dead ringer for my F3HP. (If that's already been submitted, my apology for the redundant observation.) And I agree with those who've stated, in effect, a properly--read:classically--designed DSLR is long overdue. This camera looks both intriguing and promising. Bring it, Nikon!
I remember a little antique camera shop on Portobello Road, (now long gone) where I picked up a Nikkor 135 f2.8 for 75quid. If that Nikon is still available- I'll contract with you to buy it for me and pay you more for it than you paid. I'd gladly use it as a paperweight!!
This could (if it's not too dear) attract me to my first Nikon product since my F2S which still works perfectly!