"In general, in other parts of the world people tend to be extremely welcoming, hospitable, and trusting—it was a nice lesson to learn."
Probably the most important lesson from the book.
Vlad S: The way they pronounce "bokeh" makes me cringe every time they do it.
You can easily find on youtube how the Japanese pronounce it. And it's not difficult at all!https://youtu.be/iqipY-wQaxc
The way they pronounce "bokeh" makes me cringe every time they do it.
They call me Hans: So nothing for M4/3? Leica?
Your angle of view changes. Your focal length remains the same as on FF camera.
Vlad S: I always wrote that Panasonic µ4/3 cameras design was kinda meh... This one looks really nice – the shape, finishes, and the controls all look very sophisticated.
Functional objects that are also beautiful are always valued higher, than those that are bland or ugly. Humans are emotional beings, most people want to have an enjoyable experience in using a piece of equipment.
Paul Petersen: I have read some griping about the mirrorless revolution wiping out the DSLR but seems they are only getting traction with the buyers when they mimic the gestalt of the familiar and functionally practical DSLR layout. Yet they do bring all of mirrorless's improvements such as mechanical simplification, lens size reduction, WYSIWYG in the viewfinder and tilting touchscreen. AF off the sensor has gotten really good but still has its issues but is now plenty good for most folks to take the leap.Give the market what it wants kick back and watch the sales move in the right direction. The digital boom will never see the sales levels again but profitable stability will be found.
You are cherrypicking. Rangefinder styled GX and Fujis have a very dedicated following.
Eugene232: don't understand why mirrorless cameras getting bigger and bigger..The mirrorless idea is -to have a DSLR IQ in a smaller body/
They are not getting "bigger and bigger" – they are covering the full ergonomic range from tiny to substantial, to satisfy every preference.
I always wrote that Panasonic µ4/3 cameras design was kinda meh... This one looks really nice – the shape, finishes, and the controls all look very sophisticated.
skysi: Is this made in place of Lumix GX8, or is GX8 is still in making?
Pretty sure there will be a GX8 as well. Panasonic has always had both an SLR-style and a rangefinder-stye bodies of similar performance since GF1. Is there any reason to believe they would get rid of the GX line now?
Roman Korcek: "Flickr doesn't yet offer a way for users to search content based on camera settings"
Unfortunately, neither does Dpreview.
I really don't understand why this feature is not implemented as soon as the EXIF data is presented. Is there some fundamental technical issue?
Reminded me of the Everyday Astronaut:
nikkornikon: They Need to, Like Fuji...to Step away from 16mp. It is time to move on. When 24mp is truly old...16 seems freaking ancient.
@mosc: there are constantly new advances and new knowledge that allow to create sensors that are qualitatively better. The 16MP µ4/3 sensors are actually less noisy then the 12MP were, despite smaller pixels.
SeeRoy: These are daft focal lengths for MFT application since they more or less duplicate existing, reasonably priced equivalents (in many cases faster) from other brands - notably Olympus and Panasonic themselves.Why "deceptively pleasing"? Are they in reality repulsive? Do explain.
@ManuelVilardeMacedoThe portraiture was brought in as an example of a situation where you can't really zoom with your feet without some unpleasant consequences. Really, if you care about your background, then it's much easier to pick the shooting position first, then select a focal length that gives the desired framing, rather than trying to fake it with a focal length that doesn't really work.
As far as including context – there's nothing that prevents it with longer lenses. Here are some examples with the 75mm on m4/3 that include plenty of context (author Sergei Yurin):
@ManuelVilardeMacedo: distortion depends on the distance from the subject, not the "normalcy" of the lens. If you try to shoot a head and shoulders portrait with a 50mm equiv. field of view you will have to, as you say, "zoom with your feet", and the short shooting distance will produce a bigger nose.
108: I've read this with interest since a guy is offering a 60 for 110 euros in my area . I wonder if the extra 15 mm compared to the Oly 45 is really worth it . Now the 30 on the A6000 looks fine but "feelingwise" I like the output of the m4/3 better . 30 mm on m4/3 is very interesting too, this last year I have usually set my (m)4/3 zooms at 20, 30, and 45-50 mm, not least because I find them sharper at these fl .
There was a portrait photographer who posted in micro 4/3 forum a lot of portraits taken with both Oly 45 and Sigma 60. You should be able to see a list of his posts here: http://www.dpreview.com/members/7007547539/forums/recent
He labeled in the subject which lens he used.
The 60mm is actually not redundant at all. It's a budget alternative to the 70mm lens, and the lenses that truly duplicate it – the 2.8 "pro" zooms, cost 4 times as much. The existence of this lens makes the system quite a bit more attractive to budget-minded customers.
I used to have the original LC-A camera. The whole camera back then cost about $20 (early 1990s).
Doughnut bokeh... Ugh!
nunatak: this is the second year in a row the DPreview interview with Nikon comes across as weak. this despite a number of concerns expressed by readers last year, and Barney blaming the interpreters.
for the N1 series alone, Nikon could have been pressed on why so many batteries for different models? why no CLS or hotshoe? why no N1 lens roadmap?
just a thought, but perhaps next time DPreview will open the floor to let readers ask some of the questions, and hire journalists with a bit more spine to press the questions?
If you press harder you'll hear the same "no comment", AND probably won't get an interview at all the next time around. You just have to learn to read between the lines.
neod: Why not post the same images as out-of-camera JPEGs to see what kind of barrel distortion corrections the camera makes?
@ brendon1000: if you shoot raw, then the converters support all the same functions via the lens profiles. Adobe even offers free software to make your own profile for any lens!