That's the iconic Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, India, right outside the Gateway of India.
rssarma: While I like the direction m4/3s is heading, its definitely not turning out the budget system I thought it would be. I was an Olympus user for 5 years before I switched to the D700; I still use an E-1 & E-330, but the cost to get into m43s seems pretty high to me.
The only two reasonably priced lenses I've owned from Panasonic are the 20mm F/1.7 and the 14-140mm lens. Both are fantastic, but everything else seems really pricey to me.
Two examples that come to mind are the Pana 25mm & 45mm lenses, both are fantastic, but just so expensive!
Anyway, I love the system for what it is, but I'd be hard pressed to buy into it at this price. I'll unfortunately have to endure the weight of my D700 until the prices of m4/3 level off a bit.
To be honest, this lens, to me, would be awesome if it was priced around $599, simply because it's smaller and an F1.8 at that.
Hi Tim, those are great options indeed, but I've always wanted something more in the same league as the E-M5, so I used a GH-1 before this. With 4/3s, the 12-60mm was my workhorse lens and with the D700, 24-120mm F4 is, I find it a little disappointing that there is no suitable replacement in m4/3s and the 12-50mm lens is pretty disappointing to me.
Also, I like wide-angle photography a lot and do head-shots as well, for this purpose, the price I paid for the Sigma 12-24, Sigma 15mm F2.8 & Nikon 85mm F1.8, all three combined would only be slightly higher than the cost of this one lens.
Don't get me wrong, I love the direction of m4/3s, but I find this borderline price gouging, something I never felt with 4/3s. Especially when Olympus decides to even charge such high premiums for lens hoods.
While I like the direction m4/3s is heading, its definitely not turning out the budget system I thought it would be. I was an Olympus user for 5 years before I switched to the D700; I still use an E-1 & E-330, but the cost to get into m43s seems pretty high to me.
It indeed seems like your dog is in flight :-)
This is an absolutely stunning image that deserves 1st place! Congrats!