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
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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!
I'd pay 50 quid for it. Where'd you see it?- Jessops classics is no more.....
By the way- all I ever wanted- was a superzoom style lens- what ever the zoom range- with a constant aperture for my m4/3s.
to me- the image quality and extraordinary zoom range of the FZ 200 could not be better.
No viewfinder- no accessory she- does the lens fit on a standard m4/3? I haven't read the whole article yet.
...and meanwhile, they still won't repair the M8.
I bought each of the G series- trading in each one for 50% of the cost of a new one- and stopped at the G12. In the interim I bought the G1X for the larger sensor. My problem with all of the series was solved with the new lens on the G15 (which I did not buy). f2.8 reducing to 5.6 or whatever when the lens is extended, is too slow. The other item is the v/f. I shoot only through a v/f and it is difficult with these cameras. We need an EVF. Don't ask me why, but when the price dropped like a stone, I bought the EOS M for the sensor size. I can only use it with one lens and an OVF. I have been waiting for a G1X withe a faster lens. I will give up on the V/F if they will produce one. The lenses and quality are wonderful.
Finally! Now all we need is a bigger sensor- and Canon will be number 2 in compacts. P.S. My stuff is Canon- This is what we need.
PhotoPoet: A general comment: We all parse on each and every bit of news regarding which camera is "best", the weight vs. feature, will this change be useful, the new low pass, the next hi-tech change. I for one rarely print, had a darkroom back-in-the-day, photography was a full time gig, now I shoot, post, email and occasionally print. The changing, "newer-better” tech has little bearing. Am I alone in that95% of my work exist as digital? Do many of you print, frame or sell your work? Its been a strange trip from the time and patience it took to bring photos to perfection, jiggling trays to Instagram, where I can see some excellent work and post my own and get feedback in seconds. AA filters? Gold Awards? Pros and cons of RAW’ It’s hard to buy a truly bad camera these days, the differences are small, many lenses are made by the same manufacture, pocket size this, lens heavy that, other than full time working professionals, what does it matter to the 99% whose photos never leave the screen?
I find your comment intriguing. I just finished reading the article and my first thought was "what is left besides the photographer's eye?"Once upon a time, when I processed Cibachromes although I preferred b/w, each print, which took hours to produce was for me a masterpiece. I worked hard at it. I manipulated colour, was precise in my camera exposure, or...played with the exposure to get the right effect.There is room for experimentation these days- but every now and then when I am asked to teach I wonder, how do you teach basics any more. Every digicam is a computer. Every computer can be improved upon. Images are better and easier than ever. I revel from time to time on how easy it is to capture a moment in time- still... the more we improve, the harder it is the claim an image as "our own" and not that of the digicam.