Sdaniella: not impressed: faux-miniature fx is a gimmick of thin-dof, which in fact was a flaw of doing the very opposite: that of trying to make miniatures look life-size with infinite dof (difficult to achieve for macros) at least in the old days when tiny apertured lenses were impractical or impossible with slow films, and wider apertures meant thinner dof was a given: folks making model scales like to super-impose models against life-size context surroundings, but rarely succeeded till faster film came along, or knew how to use tilt-shift lens with focal planes tilted the other way for deep to infinite dof.
i.e.try super-imposing an ant or bee so it looks truly gigantic surrounded by a real city (without any cut/paste photoshop cheats)
or try a macro that doesn't suffer classic thin-dof (=extremely unrealistic; no real context, all blurred out)
Mustafa,What you said was like a prophet saying 4 wives are better than 1 and those not agreed will go to hell Or go to a doctor.
While the wide angle is appropriate, the narrow dof is pointless from the beginning to end of the video. It is actually pain.
Say, you need to take photo of your teeth and send it to dentist on vacation or photo of something else to some other expert, then these 'refocus-able' camera is a boon. I think this is damn good for medical and science fields.
Else, not a great tool for the price.
Half of the 'conclusions - cons' can be addressed by firmware updates.
jaykumarr: Well done Olympus.. Terrific.. Don't care about doomsters who say it won't work because 1/2.3 small sensor. You made smaller OMD sensor jpeg output to defeat the sensor of mighty 7D!!. If this 50x lens has fast AF and precise focus, this will be the best ultrazoom camera for wild life.
Donald Chin,You are being a Nikon fanboy, I guess you would have appreciated if the same camera was made by Nikon. What do you think?
As you advised, i compared Nikon 1" sensors output with OMD-5. And there was no comparison. Nikon 1" was way too inferior.
Donald Chin,go here and compare with the camera that came AFTER OMD 5 and reviewed 4 months after OMD-5: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-650d-rebel-t4i/24
Olympus is far superior in jpeg output. It is not me, but dpreview says that.
I don't know what is your problem with olympus, but the OMD-5 s jpeg output is as good as 24 MP Nikons output.
Well done Olympus.. Terrific.. Don't care about doomsters who say it won't work because 1/2.3 small sensor. You made smaller OMD sensor jpeg output to defeat the sensor of mighty 7D!!. If this 50x lens has fast AF and precise focus, this will be the best ultrazoom camera for wild life.
Paul Farace: Too bad their journalistic integrity doesn't extend to other areas, especially writing and editing! As a former newspaper journalist, it makes me crazy to see how leftist and biased the media is... so this photog was spiked because he "cleaned" up an image that didn't need it... stupid on his part, nuts on the editors part.
May be my point is irrelevant, but the truth is the truth. The media is mostly leftist. occasionally way too leftist.
there was a news in NPR was gang-rape of women in Bihar India. But there was another one last month in Karaikkal, South India, but no news broadcast since the rapists were Muslims and Dalit Atheist party. That was despite that chief of rapist gang was brother of minister and the minister Mohammed Nazim announced in TV that the girl was in 'heat inviting the 13 rapists'!! while the girl was in ECU.
Same NPR was broadcasting news for 100 times about a Hindu-Muslim clash in which Hindus over reacted. But there was no news at all about 400,000 'rich' Kashmiri Hindus who were permanently living in streets of Delhi as homeless refugees, since the damage was caused by Muslims.
This is the best photo in the competition.. but often best photo's don't win. :-(
Swamynirmal,I see that you have consistently secured last place in challenges:http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=8066http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=760424
infact your first entry is showing local workers of Andrapradesh, India and not Immigrant workers. Why did you enter this photo into 'immigrant workers' competition? Why did you think you are a qualified administrator for photography challenges?
swamynirmal,You cannot play as dumb thick skinned administrator. If you decide to be administrator of a challenge, then you have to live up to expectations and be honest.
I had to withdraw my photo after understanding you failed in your duty and you made this average photo to win.
Now you need to explain, who are those three voters who voted perfect 5.0/5.0 for this average photo and what voting they did for mine, that got second place.
this photo does not deserve 5.0/5.0 votes that it got. Sure some social marketing was done.
beautiful shots with solid color... how close was the flower to the dew droplet?
great shot and a nice story behind it. That 12 mile trekking is better experience than the photograph itself
perfect exposure and contrast with accurate focus.
excellent photo and enteraining description
jaykumarr: //harishvaradhan, here is your opportunity to *apologise* for your blatant voting fraud.//
The International Cricket players were caught having ties with bookies and cooking games/matches. The players caught were primarily Mohammed Azharuddin (Indian cricket captain) & Hansei Cronje (South African Cricket captain). While Hansei Cronje confessed, *aplogized* and wept during investigation, Mohammed Azharuddin declared that he was targetted for being a minority (muslim). At the end, All SouthAfrican players that involved in match fixing were fired along with Hansei Cronje. On the other hand Mohammed Azharuddin continued as captain of India and he fired all the whistle blowers out of Indian team and kept frauds with him. Azharuddin became Member of Parliament later.
Do you still believe Indians will honstly agree their mistakes and apologize? Being honest = suicide in India. and I am a zombie.
thanks. I have handful of like minded friends, and my friends have like minded friends,so in total we are about 3 dozen in the group, working for better India. even CBI (= FBI of India) wants to hide terrorists and mitigate plots, in order to pacify people to hate opposition parties. But we still have hope that we will impact some positive changes. ( Now I think this photo winner will not be able to brag much about his win and send this link to friends)
//harishvaradhan, here is your opportunity to *apologise* for your blatant voting fraud.//
it is not "young boy in a festival". It is a "boy performing actor in festival"
may be cheating.. :-) but she is really hot!! I think this photo should win first
It is normal for Indian people to cheat. I am Indian, I have Indian passport. I am being disliked by lot of Indian friends because I am honest.
Indians understood, being dishonest and crook means business, money, success, happiness. I have witnessed 90% of Indian girls don't marry grooms that are honest.
Indian ruling congress party govt. is totally dishonest. They did scam over scam over scam and people no longer get shocked or bothered any more when new scams come. FBI confirmed and notified to CBI ( = FBI of India) that, terrorist girl named Ishrat Jahan who was previously encountered and killed in India was a fiadeen (assassin). (in mission to kill opposition party Chief Minister Mr. Modi). But Indian ruling congress party president Sonia Gandhi (an Italian) is saying CM Mr. Modi fakely encountered a innocent female kid of minority (muslim) people.
From the above para, you can see that India is Banana Republic & Indians are inherently cheaters. I am odd man out.