Is this ISO stuff smoke and mirrors, or is it legitimate? I admit I'm in the stone age, shooting an Olympus E-410, E-420, and Panasonic G6. I know that this camera is light years ahead of those cameras in high-ISO capability--that isn't my question. I've done some experimenting with my cameras, and I don't see any difference between high-ISO settings and low-ISO settings. That is, an exposure of 1/60 second, ISO 1600, recommended by the camera, gives me the same noise as an exposure of 1/60, ISO 400, two stops slow according to the camera, once I equal the exposures in post.
So is there more going on to these fantastic ISO numbers other than calling what you've always been able to do by a different name? My E-410 tops out at ISO 1600, yet if I shoot a stop slow, I'm at ISO 3200. If I shoot two stops slow, I'm an ISO 6400. Does it make a difference that the manufacturer tells me that's what I'm doing on the menu, or not?
@bobbarder: The nikon D4s tops out at 25'600 ISO. When you go higher than that, the camera does exactly what you described. The camera underexposes a ISO 25600 picture and boosts it 1(ISO 51200), 2(ISO 102400), 3 (ISO 204800) or even 4 (ISO 409600) stops. Because the nikon sensor is Fullframe (35mm) it does have less noise than your olympus e-420 (@ISO1600) even when set to iso 25600.
kimchiflower: They look the same except for an added converter lens on the end. Aside from the 8.5mm, I can't see what the other can offer that is not already available.
I suspect these will be manual focus only, and the 12 & 25mm are already suitab;e covered by other MFT glass.
It's nice to see choice and another manufacturer signing up, but these would have to mainly compete on price.
@paul: I guess he's talking about the outside look of the lense. The picture with all 3 lenses. The picture shows 3 identical lenses with just the front a little different. In the 12 & 25mm lense they photoshoped a F1.8 stop on the aparture ring. Thats the only difference seen in the back. It's strange that even the focus distance ring shows the same numbers. My guess: all photohop.
179 focal points --> 179 focus points?
JohnP: There is no cable release remote control similar to the 20D, 7D, etc? Is there only a remote control that attaches to the hot shoe?
I know what you mean. The cable release is the same as in the 350D-700D. Not the one wich is implemented in 20D-50D or 5D or 1D. Its the cheap cable release with the 2.5mm jack.
DonThomaso: A very good alternative if you don't want a MacBook Air is the Sony Vaio Pro 11/13-range. I recently bought a 11-inch (a nice Panasonic IPS 1920x1080 display) with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD for €850. Best of all - magnesium body and weighing in at 0,87 kg! That's portable! I do most of my work on a desktop, else I would have considered the 13-inch.
100gramms lighter??No the 13 inch model without touch is 934gramms. The MB air is a wopping 1350gramms. Thats almost 50% havier. The sony vaio pro 13 has "ac" wifi. With 567Mbit/s.The 11inch model is even lighter.But the wifi card in the vaio pro is bad.It always loses connection...
grafli: MY Sony Vaio pro 13 makes the MB Air feel like a russian tank. The sony is only 938gramms, because its made with UD Carbon fibers. Even with a second battery its still lighter.But i like the sturdiness of the aluminium. And the trackpad on the MB.
Carbon Fibers are stronger than Aluminium and lighter. Elastic moulus is higher with UD Fiber in the autoclave process. The sony vaio pro 13 only flexes more because its built thiner than the MB.The difference is the cf will break at a much higher load than the aluminium will bend. But bending isn't as bad as breaking...
MY Sony Vaio pro 13 makes the MB Air feel like a russian tank. The sony is only 938gramms, because its made with UD Carbon fibers. Even with a second battery its still lighter.But i like the sturdiness of the aluminium. And the trackpad on the MB.
I hope it's as good as the 18-35mm F1.8I love the lense.
Well this lens is obsolet with the existence of the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8
Is this some kind of new razor? :-P
Dual Pixel AF, cool if you have a bad Copy of a superb Lens ;-)Otherwise i prefere Phasedetection... I'm old school.
The image quality doesn't match the Camera... It looks like a Iphone HDR shot... (sorry ;-) )Was the Picture a lot smaller and did you enlarge it again?There are not details in the fields at all.
But the Windows XP flashback make it worth the win!
Peksu: Hopefully they add adjustable speed soon, two second trips across my city are surreal.
haha, 2 second trips across my country seemed sad :-P (Switzerland)
Reg Natarajan: With every camera capable of ISO 12800 these days, tripods are about as useful as slide rules to me. (I'll bet some of the younger people here don't even know what a slide rule is. Trust me, you're not missing anything.)
Night photografie isn't realy possible without a proper tripod.But if you're just shooting holiday snapshot, and only by day... then you really don't need a tripod...
Wow, very nice shot!
jpr2: yet another MILC from Samsung with no built-in VF? what a failure - it really starts to get tiring :( !!
@ DigitalVista: well the Nex 6 costs 1000$!! with the kit.
ogl: Shutter speeds 1/8000sec with Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority,Manual Exposure, and combination of electronic shutter enabled
Well my old Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 had Shutterspeeds in Shutter Speed Priority AE: 60 to 1/40000 second!That was 5 years ago... so the 1/8000th of Pentax is no miracle! ;-)
Well, Pentax bought Ricoh. In my eye's this is the next Ricoh GR Digital.Focal length steyed the same, the aperture got a little better (1.9->1.8)An they gave it a zoom lens!And of course they built in the typical Ricoh 1cm macro!
Well done Pentax!
mgm2: Hotshoe...why? With a lens this fast who uses flash? Well done Pentax
Well I prefere natural light, but sometimes (in my case seldomly) you have to use a proper flash.You almost can't take that thing to a studio because of the missing hotshoe...
GrahamJohn: ISO 25600 looks a bit grainy. Too bad.