zigi_S: You can get an Olympus e-pl3 with kit lens for 249€ in Europe. A current model the E-PM2 with kit lens for 420€. A fuji x-m1 the most cheap you can get with a kit lens is 799€. I don't see how these cameras are comparable. The fuji just doesn't belong into this group. For that money you can get a canon 60d and a nikon d7000. Cameras certainly not belonging to entry class.
Well, they should have listed the entry model for the Leica M then ?
Question for the reviewers:
Has your test lens or anything else in the setup changed since the review of the E-M5 ?
A comparison of the lower right of the image (the water paint tubes) shows a significant loss of sharpness on both the E-P5 and the E-M1 versus the E-M5. Same on the eyes on the portraits.
Yet, I am sure that they can not be worse than the E-M5. With the lesser AA filter on the E-M1, it they should actually be sharper.
Setup differences ? Lens problem ?
Thanks in advance for your answer
goblin: I would have no problems whatsoever to know that Sigma designed my 75mm 1.8. I love Sigma.
- Olympus 75mm f1.8 lens: Officially announced on February 8, 2012. Prototypes in the works at least months prior to that. Rumored at least a month prior to the official announcement. Don't remember if there were photos leaked or not prior to the official announcement.
- Sigma patent: dated February 3, 2012.So if the 75mm was their doing, they designed it, tested it, finalized it and ONLY AFTER thought about FILING a patent to protect their concept ?
I find this naive, at the least.
Patent filed: 03 February 2012. Patent published: two or so days ago.
I would have no problems whatsoever to know that Sigma designed my 75mm 1.8. I love Sigma.
goblin: Older test scene was good enough, and most of all - had all the old non CaNikon cameras which you guys will never reshoot on the new one. This new scene is a break.
Couldn't the new light simulations be added to the existing scene ? And where are my bottles !!! :D
Older test scene was good enough, and most of all - had all the old non CaNikon cameras which you guys will never reshoot on the new one. This new scene is a break.
My friend's Nikon 70-200II, put on a D800. Lens hood on.
The camera was put on its back on a hard floor (screen facing the floor, lens pointing upwards). Then it fell back to horizontal - lens pointing forward (don't ask. It happened).
AF stopped working. Focusing ring started turning loose. The distance scale stopped working.
While my friend was pulling his hairs, I realised that by turning the focusing ring over and over again I started feeling like the the focusing gear was "attaching" (giving resistance) to the ring every now and then, which would make the distance scale move a little.
After ten or so minutes of mindless focusing ring turning, the focusing came back to life, distance scale started moving normally, AF came back to life.
Lens works good to this day.
I can't think of any lens which would have a problem from such a small shock. Then again, I can't think of any lens that would fix itself after that, like this one did :)
Gotta love that "Dramatic Tone" art filter :D
And when I think of the number of people who were against art filters alltogether at their release :)
I have actually to thank Pentax for having made an impossible to sell item from what is an otherwise excellent camera. I am not a Pentax guy, but this baby will be mine the second it goes south of $250. As ugly as it is, this might become the ultimate sub $500 tool with the right lens.
Jason Edwards: This is BS. It is their service and if they want to change the TOS then that is up to them. Its your responsibility as a user to decide if you want to continue using the service. To file a lawsuit is such BS. Just quit using the service.
"...Its your responsibility as a user to decide if you want to continue using the service..."
Well, their idea was to give themselves the option of using your pictures even AFTER you discontinue using the service...
MrPetkus: Readers may scoff at the price (and it's certainly not something I would personally spring for) but I know folks that do batch color correction and processing using LR professionally. A tool like this has the potential to increase productivity, ultimately paying for itself. There is actually a market for this sort of thing.
Indeed, but I have yet to see someone who knows and uses all the ORIGINAL shortcuts Lightroom has...
THIS is definitely the ultimate addition to Lightroom.
It will help me boost my productivity, dealing with all those pictures I took with my Y-phone with my other ultimate accessory - the Nimbus Cloud Dome you reviewed last week :D :D :D
Will you keep the old scene as well, for the sake of comparing to older cameras ?
Otherwise, you'd be losing your main advantage - an easy comparison tool between cameras separated by years and generations.
I don't really care what a new camera looks like with a new scene if I can not compare it to an older one. And the "key cameras" remains to be defined, but I'm not holding my breath as far as my brand is concerned...
"...These days, Mike runs his own photography business and contributes to dpreview between shoots..."
I would understand the presence of such a review here only if said business includes buying Nimbus stock.
Seriously, DPR, you are the sole responsible for keeping this site free of scams and from not making it the next "As seen on TV".
Did any of you actually look at the product, what it is and its price ?
A bucket with a rubber band, $80 ? Really, guys, are you OK ? Was there some major fire on a major pot field anywhere in your area, with wind blowing in your direction ?
emircruz: yeah, the same dxo that cant release the e-m5 sensor results because... well your guess is as good as mine.
A pretty novice statement :D
I guess if Olympus had not cheated on the ISO claims (iso 6000 being actually 3000 and so on), DxO wouldn't have had to lose time to get to the root of the "surprizing measures".
grayowl: JKP already addressed it: We read the test reports in order to know more about the particular lens and to decide for or against it when we consider to buy it. However, what we get to read is the test result measured on a lens copy which we'll not buy. Lenses are industrial products and their quality varies from sample to sample. This is absolutely normal and unavoidable, no manufacturing runs without tolerances and lens production is no exception. The question is, how strong does the quality fluctuate in the lens type of our interest.We need the information, if - when we buy this lens - there is a rather high probability that our copy will be as good as the tested one, or if there is a high risk that we'll don't get what the tested sample promised.
It would be really great if dpReview & DxO would expand the test procedure in this direction. I guess that e.g. a fast assessment of the centering variation on at least 5 (better 10) lens samples would be appreciated by a lot of us.
Yes, after missing them for two years, what I need is to start giving them instructions on how to do the stuff...
I'd say - let's make it at least 50 units, from different batches. Nothing less. Otherwise, it will still be worse than what we have now - NOTHING :D
For what it's worth - all their reviews on the lenses I own have been spot on, or dead on balls accurate, to quote a cult movie. Don't know how many units they tested.
Yes ! Yess !!! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSS !!!
I'M YELLLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINGGG :D :D :D
Thank you dpr. It was about time.
ginsbu: Now make a version for mirrorless! 10mm is a useful FL on both APS-C and 4/3-sized sensors.
Of course, a 6 or 7mm specifically for m4/3 would be welcome too!
Geee, I must be a lucky one, I thought I could use a Nikon version with a ten bucks adapter on my 4/3 and m43 bodies :)
Given that even the "dedicated" Samyang 4/3 - m34 optics have no electronics whatsoever...
RaptorUK: I gave this a 0.5 because it didn't comply with the rules . .
please tell us the model and make ..
If it says "Please tell us" - why have all the pics not carrying an embeded audio file "telling" the required info not been disqualified ?
Gothmoth: why on earth would i buy a smaller sensor DSLR?
make it FF or stick to the small body formfactor of m43 olympus.it´s not as if they have resources to waste.
sony nex goes FF in a small body and here i get smaller then aps-c sensor in a DSLR body.
useless..... FF is the future.
Again - good luck growing up. Let us know when you reach the maturity of a ten years old. Should get there within the next six or seven years, if nothing big pops in the way :)
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