I've been contemplating purchasing this lens for some time because of it's quality and great price of $899. I'm glad I waited because I got in on an Amazon.com Lightning Deal the other day and purchased it for only $699. WOW!
Is it just me, or does the OMD beat all 3 of the others in this test in terms of sharpness? What am I missing? There's definitely more dynamic range in the X100s that I can see, compared to the OMD.
This is what Fuji should do with their X100 line (been wishing on that for a while). Three different bodies with 3 different lenses. I'd carry 3 X100's, each having a different focal length (35, 50, 85 in 35mm equiv), and never have to change lenses again.
Is this lens weather sealed? (Sorry if it's already been asked.)
hiplnsdrftr: I am a professional photographer that has been begging for almost exactly this kind of camera...
The RX1 appears to be an awesome accomplishment. I love the simplicity and focus in it's design. I am relieved that Sony resisted any temptation to include a flip screen. Furthermore, I am fine with the lack of a viewfinder. Honestly, I have used enough digital P&S cameras over the last 7 years that I am just as comfortable shooting with a screen as I am a viewfinder. The inclusion of a pop up flash makes this camera nearly perfect. (I can't believe Canon left it out of the EOS-M!)
Not so sure about the price though. Probably worth it, but to many other things I can get for my $2,800.
Can't a professional photographer have a fun "after work" camera to carry around? It doesn't have to contribute to their bottom line. But, one need it could fulfill for "working" would be to shoot near silently (no loud shutter) in a situation that requires it.
It would be nice to see a follow up to this article. It would be interesting to hear the same photographers thoughts after using the cameras for quite some time now. Were the cameras everything they had hoped/thought they'd be, etc.?
WolfyWho: Did we just get punk'd? Where's Aston?
Did we just get punk'd? Where's Aston?
What am I doing wrong? The E-M5 seems to have better resolution/sharpness than the D3s using DPR's studio scene comparison tool. Is that correct?
nxp3: Apple has been pulling the same stunt year after year. No SD card slot, no way to expand, yet people keep buying it. An sdhc or sd card is a necessity not an option. You can't leave that out. It's like buying a Ferrari with no tires. A super model with missing front teeth, a camera without lens. Should I go on?
They do make an SD Card adapter for those that require it.
Didn't work for me either using Internet Explorer 9 under 32 bit Windows 7. I installed Google Chrome and it worked properly. Not sure what's up with IE.
Cute dog. Love the blue merle color. Is he a Border Collie or Australian Shepherd?
I think this lens will really appeal to the mFT's video shooters more so than photographers. The zoom lever is variable control, so depending on how far you move it will determine how quickly it zooms in/out. That's important for nice controlled smooth zooms when shooting video.
A "pancake" zoom is very exciting in itself too though.