woot! Some EOS-M love.
I stumbled on an EOS-M with the excelent 22mm/F2 for $199 and could not resist. Gosh am I happy, what a fun little camera. It's my around the house and out and about camera. Sure it's slow as nails but I knew that going in.
I've been dragging my feet on buying other lenses though. I'm tempted by the 18-55 (cheap!) or the 11-22 but then I'm destroying the three advantages the M has over my T2i ($199, size! and a 35mm FF equiv fast prime).
IQ from even the old canon sensor is better than anything M43 and with the 22mm F2 prime it's a nice little package and (for what I paid for it) tremendous bang for the buck. There is no way that $200 could get you a better "New in the box" fast prime performance with large sensor IQ.
mantra: hii still have lightroom v4 64bit ,for it permorms better then v5honestly i did not find new v5 feature to push me to buy v5
is really v5 more powerfull then v4?is worth to upgrade?
by the way thanks for the video!
Here's a meandering video discussing the new stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EcbMyqoWP8
Spot healing/removal is much much better. Pre LR5 you got to fix a dot but with LR 5 you can drag the spot removal which is incredibly useful for all sorts of stuff, from removing a hair to a light pole.
Spectro is way underselling the "straighten your image a little easier". The new tools go way way beyond just twisting your picture a bit, it can analyze buildings and correct for some forms of perspective distortion making crooked lines straight. Sometimes it falls on it's face but when it works it can be great. I also find myself resorting to the radial filter a lot. If you take pictures of people it's so easy to just select a face and lighten shadows without affecting the entire picture. You can do this with the adjustment brush in LR 4 but it would take 4evah compared to LR5 with the radial filter. Nice explanation of the "upright" tool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pVX4za3Y54
This video is 8 months old why post it now when there are so many other good LR videos?
Because you are regurgitating reddit 4 days ago:http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/27huyh/this_is_a_fantastic_runthrough_of_the_development/
This word "bullet time". I do not think it means what you think it means!
According to the DXO web site only linear DNG is supported.
They should really be more upfront about this in the press release.
Given the limitations of Linear DNGs I suspect most folks will stick with TIFF which makes this just about as integrated as any other external editor used with LR.
DP bestflow . org has a nice explanation of Linear DNGs here:
http://www.dpbestflow.org/DNG#three-types-dng"LinearizeLinearizing a DNG bakes in much of the conversion from a raw file. Adobe has buried that option three screens deep in the DNG converter because they really don’t suggest you do it unless it’s absolutely necessary. Only do this because you have to make the file compatible with some software, when no other method works. (Backwards compatibility will make use of Linearization only when it absolutely must do so, to make a file compatible)."
CC: For LR it would be great if the global buttons were available in the shortcut mapper for every module.
For example I'm in the library module and want to know the short cut for crop, I should not have to go looking around for it, it's right there on the R key in the library module but with your system I need to bop over to the develop or global module to see how to crop from the library module.
This would make the tool a better workflow aid (something to have up while using LR) instead of a learning module (Now I will learn the global keys, here is the map, now I will learn the develop keys, here is a map).
Yeah, sorry for nit picking, really though I think this is great and thanks for nifty creation!
It's great to see there is still something new under the Point and Shoot sun.
While I love seeing the advances and innovation I hope they go back and give some love to a R100 MK1 style camera. (wish list: make it a little thinner, a little faster, make the lens a bit wider and knock a few bucks off the MSRP)
MTF charts of the 10-18mm and the EF-M 11-22mm
(Cut and pasted from canon HK and US web sites):
It looks like the EF-M is a bit better? Would it be enough of a difference (.5 vs .7 at some points) to see a difference with the naked eye?
Olgierd: For $300 I'll buy 10-18 for my little EOS-M. Small and fairly light, cheaper than EFM 11-22 and available in US. Good option to take while I'm hiking.
I am leaning towards the EF-M even though I loose some versatility.
Retzius: The 10-18 is a very smart move. There is not a "budget" ultra-wide for aps-c in any other mount.
There are a lot of 12-XX options so the samsung sort of gets lost in the crowd.
This is the cheapest way to get to an unfishedeyed 10mm on any body (16mm FF equivalent). Bravo canon!
Ah there is that minor detail. You have to wonder why canon would shoot the EOS-M in the foot in the USA by not making the UWA available. I'm on the fence, I can get the EF-M but it would be nice to use the lens on my rebel. I hope someone does a side by side view (just for size) of the 11-22, 10-18 and 10-22.
IF size and IQ isn't important.... go for it. (The MTF chart for the 10-18mm is a bit ugly. you get what you pay for):
keeponkeepingon: Lars or Chris from interrealtime:
It would be really great to know how this differs from or compares to the alternatives.
For example cortex camera has been out for some time now and gets better reviews on the app store:
Chris from interealtime
Thanks for the detailed response. I may have to try both apps.
Lars, it would be great if you put some comparison shots in, it would be nice to see how these compare.
Lars or Chris from interrealtime:
Normally I think of a good kickstarter as one that creates something new that we would not have in any other way. This kickstarter is just trying to create an also-ran "me to" product that does the same things that others do or have done in the past.
An example is the Pix Star frame. It's the same price, much bigger (10 inches) and has the same or better capabilities. You can email directly to the frame or have the frame itself "Access more than 20 online providers and view pictures from web albums, including Picasa, Facebook, Flickr, Smugmug, and more"
Not mentioning current or past iterations of this same technology really gives the impression that this is just a big fat advertisement (or just very lazy journalism).
Regarding wireless, in our case my folks ISP had already provided a wireless router that they were not even using. We just had to put in the password and they were up and running.
Some of the folks using the camera report that the histogram disappears when you set the exposure.
Is this true? It would seem kind of boneheaded to make the histogram disappear when you actually need it?
Diver2: Cameralabs just posted review. Wow. AF is truly there! Exciting to hear his - and dpreviews - findings with other lenses than the kit lens. How about 55-210 (plus 1.7 extender)?
Thanks for pointing this out. I just skimmed the review and found his impression of the AF a bit disappointing.
While continuous mode AF delivered as promised, according to cameralabs regular AF lagged behind Panasonic/Olympus, especially in low light.
JaimeA: It is not only the horizon line adjustment that is made possible by the level gauge, but with the dual-axis, the vanishing point at the horizon, thus its importance. (Additionally, the gauge is used to line up one shot with the next when doing high-resolution stitched, wall-size panoramas handheld.)We now use it often and spend less time in Photoshop. Our production of travel and architectural photography is soaring. We were shocked by its omission in the a6000, making it useless for us. We presently use mostly mirrorless cameras (especially the NEX-7 and now the Fuji X-T1) and come back with superb results. Tiny, they are not intrusive or threatening anywhere where the presence of DSLRs means banishment. We leave with treasure-troves of images. These days of technological wonders and magic it is possible to take truly beautiful, publishable photographs formerly unimaginable, anywhere if you use discretion, something the tiny new cameras permit.
Can't you just use the gridlines on the viewfinder to line up you panoramas?
mosc: DPR, did you miss that optical viewfinder thing on the top? All the mirrorless cameras you list don't have viewfinders! The D3300 is an APS-C sensor (a good one at that) with a viewfinder. Compared to an A6000, it's priced pretty well (D3300 is $150 cheaper). If you're going to compare it against mirrorless cameras at least note that an mirrorless with a viewfinder will set you back at least as much.
You really want a reason not to get this camera, talk to people about the old A65. Same sensor, cheaper, built in wifi (and GPS if you're into that), full coverage viewfinder, faster shooting, etc
The sony 35mm F1.8 iand 50mm F1.8 is cheaper than any Canon or Nikon prime with IS.
The 16mm prime is cheaper than anything in that range offered by canon/nikon.
Everlast66: 14,000?I don't believe that many people bought this camera?
That's how many were put out in 3 months. According to amazon it's been in the top 100 cameras for 522 days......
And why wouldn't folks buy it? It's one of the (if not the) best superzooms in that price range.