ThePhilips: DPR, can you make an article about bags for mirrorless cams?
Most camera bags I could find fall into two categories:
- Too large for the smaller package (esp lens pockets are way oversized even for Oly 1.8/45). (A.K.A. DSLR bags.)
- Fit camera+lens well, but have little/no room for extra lenses, not even the pancakes. (A.K.A. P&S/video cam bags.)
The big issue with targeted mirrorless bags is that they are targeted at the entry user with a 2 lens kit max. Try to fit an OMD E-M1 and you are sending bags back left and right. Take the Mirrorless Mover 30i by Think Tank. First it is nowhere near as nice as their Retrospective line. Secont it is less usable than your typical Lowepro or Tamarac. The OMD just doesn't work here but a Samsung NX 300 works great. I settled on a Tenba Mini Messenger for the OMD and really like a bag with a lens down camera cradle. I would have looked at this bag too if it were available but the easy access on the Tenba still wins out.
Yes I voted for the OMD-E-M1 but need to say that the Samsung NX300 that I have been attached to for the past year is a remarkable camera and will not be far from the Olympus. In fact the Samsung has more WiFi capabilities and better video. As far as the photos are concerned, the Nx300 produced magnificent tack sharp results with pleasing color. With more lenses it would be my only mirrorless system. That said the control and upcoming pro lenses for the E-M1kept me from abandoning Olympus.
This camera is about innovation, not necessarily a step up in the photographic experience. Most if not all will be better served by a NX300 which is a superb camera that produces wonderful images in my experience (the Oly has collected some dust). The comment regarding a limited lens selection is misleading. The Samsung lens range is very similar to other systems, only the Micro 4/3 lens map dwarfs it. With the addition of a long telephoto I would consider the NX line a complete system. The electronic companies are beginning to give the traditional camera companies some competition. Time will tell who wins in the end.
I love Olympus cameras, they are great tools for photography and I will continue to wait for an E system replacement. However, what I really want is a mirrorless system such as this camera for travel. But with wi-fi that does only a fraction of what the Samsung NX-300 will, GPS integration that is laughable, and a price that makes me shriek, I think I will continue to wait. Great pictures are not enough anymore, I want a system that truly embraces the latest in technology after the picture is taken.
ronmyers_us: In the past, I used Bibble Pro. When Bibble sold out to Correl, the name was changed to After Shot Pro. This software is availble for Windows, Mac and Linex. I like it because of the capability to make adjustments to selected areas independent of the rest of the picture. I have only compared it to the raw file processing addition to Photoshop Elements and find it much superior. In addition to allowing adjustments to selected areas, one can also clone and heal areas of the photo. It does not eliminate the need for editors (like Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro) to complete editing, but it does provide capabilities which I am unable to do after conversion to jpg or tiff format.
Also, the cost is less than any of these three programs. It would be great to see how this less expensive software compares to the higher priced software.
ASP is a great RAW developer. Been Bibble since v4 and love the speed your are able to process hundreds of photos. Yes the software has not really changed much since Bibble 5 but what is there works and works well.