If that product photo was taken with one of their - er - products, I think I'll pass. Single-element pressed polystyrene lenses don't do it for me, apart from in Christmas Cracker gifts.
[PS: look at the massive reflection from those uncoated lenses]
I've been an Olympus user ever since I bought my OM-1 new, in 1976 - I still have it (and 4 prime Zuiko lenses), and it still works perfectly. My first decent digital camera was the E-1, and I have had the OM-D E-M1 for about 18 months.
Quite apart from loving all the gear I've bought from this company, I am more than happy to feel loved back by Olympus. How many other manufacturers keep offering new functionality to existing cameras? This latest E-M! firmware will make it almost as if I have bought a new camera once more!
I have always admired the way this company has been willing to try new things and buck the trend set by Canikon and (once upon a time) Minoltax. Olympus brought us the half-frame PEN cameras, the wonderful OM-1 system SLR, the first self-cleaning digital SLR sensor (in the E-1), and truly usable, SLR-replacement mirrorless system cameras in the OM-D series.
I already have an older, really solid ali Manfrotto, and a more recent, gorgeous, carbon fibre one which I use for travel, so I don't need one of these. No, I really do NOT need one of these. At all. Because my current tripods do everything I want. Really, please take those photos away. I don't want one. Especially in Ferrari Red. Or the other lovely colours. Ball head included? Nah, don't reckon I can ... where did you say these gorgeous little things are being sold?!!!
As mentioned by others, a bright, golden brass ring should NOT be at the front of any optical system! These guys have #flare, not #flair.
Not to mention, I've never noticed my existing polarisers causing soft focus problems!
falconeyes: No moving parts ... ?I've read Hasselblad claiming this for the A5D, but it still seems to have moving parts: shutter and aperture!My own experience is that flight vibrations with a drone are crucial in combination with a rolling shutter. The A5D better has a very fast leaf shutter for high-resolution and more importantly, distortion-free aerial photogrammetry.
Yes, you need a lens attached to your camera for it to be of any use. In this instance, there are no moving parts in the camera (body); they are limited to a leaf shutter and iris diaphragm in the lens.
They say the CAMERA has no INTERNAL moving parts. The shutter and aperture are in the LENS!
It is ridiculous that a shape as basic as a cube can be patented for use in a camera. Besides, Kodak had a box-shaped camera with a lens on the front about a century ago.
Too much time and money is spent on senseless litigation, which serves only to stifle business and innovation, and to make lawyers rich.
OMG I hope not. My many SanDisk drives (physical and SSD) have always been as near 100% reliable as possible. My WD drives are mostly in the pre-smash-to-pieces state, because they KEEP failing, but I DARE NOT bin them - because someone, somewhere, can probably access my (broken) data.
WD - leave SanDisk be, PLEASE!!!
Wow - this is less of a "full-frame" (35mm) camera so much as a "DX-cropped" 645 medium format! It's HUGE!
Biowizard: Well hey man, phew, at least they ain't talking about limiting US access to automatic assault rifles and ammo. Hell, these drones could kill somebody. Merkins need assault rifles to protect themselves.
Badi - check the stats - the VAST majority of US gun atrocities are carried out with LEGALLY OWNED weapons. Don't take my word for it, do some research.
How many people actually HAVE been killed by "drones" (and I'm not talking about the illegal, international extra-judicial killings the Yanks are doing with their Predators) ... seriously, Quadcopter Massacre at High School in Columbine? DJI Phantom Strafes Movie Goers in Lafayette Theater?
C'mon, it doesn't take Rocket Surgery to figure out that "Drones" (sensu lato) are as _nothing_ of a threat, compared to GUNS, which, on average, kill EIGHT times more Americans in any any given week, than have been killed by terrorist/extremist attacks in the past 10 YEARS.
Forget drones for now. Sort out GUNS.
Well hey man, phew, at least they ain't talking about limiting US access to automatic assault rifles and ammo. Hell, these drones could kill somebody. Merkins need assault rifles to protect themselves.
Anything that prevents a given JPG image from opening in a legacy version of (say) Photoshop will simply mean that image never gets seen by the majority of users, and so need not even exist.
Anything that can be opened in a legacy version of (say) Photoshop can be converted to other formats, stripped of metadata, and more.
Digimarc is already available in Photoshop, but how often has it been used, other than to prevent the processing of images of currency?
DRM has no place in a public, globally accepted image standard.
Serious issue: NOT ENVIRONMENTALLY SEALED? On a camera at this price point, that is unforgiveable. This would be the perfect Street Photography camera, but it ain't much good if it cannot handle rain, roadspray and mud. And a 35mm lens isn't designed for studio/portrait use.
Gimme the SAME camera internals in something like a Nikonos IV body, and I would buy it like a shot.
Key question is, does it make phone calls? I already have rather a good camera ...
Biowizard: The apparently random spacing/clumping of the different lenses/sensors seems very odd to me. A geometric arrangement would have stunk a LOT less of "gimmick".
Yay sweet video, but still doesn't explain an apparently random lens aperture layout, with or without mirrors.
The apparently random spacing/clumping of the different lenses/sensors seems very odd to me. A geometric arrangement would have stunk a LOT less of "gimmick".
Have the fixed the happy-snappy, break-off kickstand yet? The one that "cannot be replaced"? All that money resting (literally) on a couple of flimsy pins puts me right off.
Felix E Klee: Does it allow changing FOV?
Actually I do believe you. I was forgetting that in VIDEO modes, the GoPro is downsampling its sensor!
The confusion occurred because I nearly always use my GoPro for time-lapse sequences, and take full screen, full sensor, top resolution shots for each frame, which I crop, as required, later. THESE, I cannot better by taking cropped shots in the camera.