mike kobal: there is no such thing as sh*tty light - only enough or not enough at good or bad angles ;)
'Secrets of the Turkey Whisperer'?Yet another title using fowl language
Pangloss: The DPR Fauxtographer's Collective has spoken: they don't like this lens and they don't like the 1"sensor.Otoh I was just delivered a Nikon V1 kit that I bought for 300 euros with the excellent 10mm (27mm equiv) f2.8 lens, and the bright 18.3mm (50mm equiv) f1.8 that I bought for 160 euros. So that's 460 euros for an ILC with a nice viewfinder, magnesium body and two optically excellent prime lenses. Very happy! And when the 32mm f1.2 goes on sale, guess what? I'll snap one up!
Seems like you got a good deal - mind sharing where you bought it from?
rb59020: Whaaaaa.... No built in EVF!, Full Frame Sensor and 4k video! Aren't they listening!
On the upside, if you look at the spec sheet you'll see it's also a Nespresso machine, and has a handy nose hair trimmer concealed in the handgrip.
Proof that they're listening to their target audience.
agentul: why are these external EVFs so large? it looks like a smoke stack or one of those huge air intake ducts on old steam ships (except it points backwards here).
this just in: make it wirelessly communicate with Google Glass. that would actually be a redeeming quality for that horrible invention. actually, that could work with other cameras as well - for both film and photo.
Sony copied the 'inside is bigger' technology from the Tardis.
You wait, they'll claim it was all their idea and put 'Super BigEyeBallVision' logos all over their packaging with not even a passing mention of the Timelords' contribution.
I don't know how they get away with it - presumably patents registered in Gallifrey aren't enforceable in Japan. It's a sad day.
cameron2: Nice camera. Can't wait 'til it drops to $249.
...and $349 with the kit 75mm 1.8
sjredo: No comments on the BLACK 75mm?
True - other sites rumour that Oly will announce the 75 and 17 in black around the same time, so hold your breath.
A black metal 45 would be amazing - even if it cost say 25% more than the plastic silver version, I'd buy it.
It would be nice for the black 12 to become 'non-limited' too, but that would surely annoy existing Limited users hugely
AngryCorgi: The human eye comment is interesting. I've seen 40mm and 42mm referred to as the "same AOV as the human eye", but never an AOV as narrow as 48mm. This proves that marketing is worth exactly nil.
Back in the mists of time when I was using a Ricoh KR5 Super film SLR, I had a 55mm prime that Ricoh said was the same FOV as eyesight. When I looked through the viewfinder and kept both eyes open it pretty much matched in magnification.Of course OVF magnification had a big part to play in that but that's how I came to regard the 50mm range as 'normal'
If Zeiss do a x2 teleconvertor for these, do you think they'll call it the touit touoo?
whtchocla7e: I remember reading something along the lines of this camera having a 35mm crop mode. Where is that available? Is there a button or a menu setting to turn it on? Is the framing adjusted on the screen?
To me that's as good a having both the 28mm and 35mm equivalents all in one camera. I prefer that to using a wide angle adapter on a 24mm lens ala Fuji. I hope it's true.
Agree the 35mm crop will be useful.
Just bear in mind that the depth of field will be greater (say f4 equiv) than if using a lens that gives 35mm across the full sensor area.
Trollshavethebestcandy: Would be interesting to see what the outcome of having the 35MM crop mode on and 21MM wide angle converter at the same time.
The converter is 0.75x so it'll be 0.75x35
Nukunukoo: The lens seems quite small for 18mm/f2.8 on an APS-C sensor. I assume that the sensor is as far as it can be from the first internal lens element. Haven't seen the studio shots but I expect no mind-blowing corner performance here.
Pcmag have a review that includes impressive imatest results here: http://mobile.pcmag.com/?ref=310197&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pcmag.com%2Farticle2%2F0%2C2817%2C2417599%2C00.asp
At f2.8 centre is 2105 lpp, corners 1927 lpp - pretty sharp! Corners become 2120 lpp by f4.
Also, using the 21mm adaptor gives pretty good results considering - 1906 lpp in the corners at f4.
Sounds like a great lightweight landscape tool.
Raincheck: Surprisingly uninteresting for what seemed like a nice idea. Perhaps if he hired a bicycle delivery to take one from NY to LA...Oh, I have it—The proverbial Message in a Bottle, dropped off the dock in Dublin, equipped with GPS.
If you dropped a bottle over the dock in Dublin it would never make it to anywhere else - half the population would jump in and fight for it.
Simon97: Our carriers here in the US (UPS, FedEx) would have smashed that unpadded box to bits.
Seems interesting the camera was always pointed outward. In normal transport, it would be packed with many other parcels and a very small chance of the camera seeing the surroundings.
Yep, seems very lucky the parcel was at just the right angle for so much of the time.
I suspect this may be compilation of many attempts. That, or the guy got a job with the carrier and set it all up!
MAKfoto: 1.8 ... less in focus ,great for over creative nerds ,expensive and actually useless fast aperture for a wide zoom with latest cameras giving great results at high ISO's and increasing by the day ,another Merrill foveon fluff ,Sigma is desperate to prove that they also can do something better than Canon and Nikon ....thank goodness it is for APS-C ,whose shooters always complain about the high price lenses of FX.All kit 18-55 lenses from Nikon,Canon and Fuji are sharp if one knows how to shoot.Sure go get it you want it.good luck!
"less in focus, great for creative nerds"
You're absolutely right - us photographers should stick to our nice cat/car/seagull photos and resist going beyond our abilities with creative stuff like depth of field control and the like.
foocando: Where this Blackmagic pocket cinema camera is made???? I hope it is NOT china???Does anyone know where it is made???
Very tempting to pre-order one to work with my Olympus primes lenses on my OMD Em5 camera.
What's the problem with China?
When will people drop the stereotyping and realise that with automated production nowadays, a factory could be located on a desert island in the middle of nowhere and still produce high quality products.
...and that's in no way detracting from the skills of Chinese workers, which I'm sure on par with anywhere else.
Crikey, for that money I hope Eggleston used his best photo paper rather than that Walmart Value stuff he keeps in the bottom drawer.
Umm, the roll of K64 in my Olympus Mju ii has a serial number one higher than his - should I tell him?
I'm happy to send him my roll if he wants to use up the remaining 6 frames, as long as he returns my camera afterwards - it's the limited edition one with the dateback and silver wrist strap so I don't just loan it to anyone.
He'd need to publishes my pictures too - there's a really good one of my Aunt doing the conga, and some arty contre-jour shots of Fudgie and Patch our guinea pigs.
Frames 8-30 he can ignore as I forgot to switch the camera off before I put it in my jacket.
I'm going to glue the camera module to my camera's EVF so it can see what I'm pointing the camera at, then wire up the Pi to control all shooting aspects.
I'm then going to devise a 'decisive moments' mode which detect men jumping over puddles, kids at odd juxtapositions, etc., at which point it will apply 'grainy monochrome' effect, introduce subtle focus imperfections, turn off stabilisation, and set the shutter speed to 5/equivalent focal length for that human touch to the image. Then all I have to do is walk down urban streets twirling the setup around my head, and outrun the youths who suddenly an interest in photography too.
If this works out, my follow-on project will be a 'Helmut Newton' mode. I'll have to be more selective using that one though - no matter how advanced the post-capture manipulation is, not everyone can be made to look good in a skintight rubber shark suit.
I'm hoping the MFT version uses different optics to this adapter, so that the focal length is retained on the smaller MFT sensor - i.e. a FF 50mm provides more or less the same angle of view on an MFT camera. Given the different aspect ratios (3:2 versus 4:3) I guess in practice this would actually mean an equivalent vertical focal length and some cropping to the horizontal focal length, but I'm not sure.
IMO the biggest advantage of this adaptor isn't the increased light gathering (although that's very nice), it's the retained shallow depth of field. There's some really nice older fast lenses out there (Nikon 50mm f1.2 AIS, Nikon 105mm f2.5 AIS, etc.) that are, for their performance, quite light and small, and very affordable.
I suspect though that the demands on the optics to shrink the image to such a degree might significantly increase the corner falloff and CA evident in the APS-C version, to an extent where it can be seen in real world images.
Time will tell.
I love that the X Pro-1 OVF framelines zoom when using this lens - this will provide a whole new framing experience for users, and will much better convey the 'use zoom to crop, feet to change perspective' creative workflow zoom lenses provide.