its not the latest gear, it's the person behind the lens, you can make good photographs with any DSLR/DSLM/compact camera, good light and lowest iso for instance...
vadims: Good grief. People, lens mounts are *designed* to break if excessive force is applied -- to prevent bigger damage.
Another FUD product.
I've read this thread with Roger Cicala days ago into the fredmiranda forum, so it's alright. I wouldn't buy that for the A7/R.
iAPX: The idea of smaller and smaller cameras, while needing the same exact lenses as others (due to full -frame format), is going a little more ridiculous with this announcement.
In fact, Sony must have offered another option for the A7 serie: a rugged solid heavy body, with a solid construction, for those that want to use big lenses on it. same sensor and electronic, another construction, with a classic slr design, weight and solidity.
Sadly, the D6x0 Series ist a well made DSLR, which suffers only from a non-(semi)pro build like the D300(s) or D700, with neither weather sealing, and using the D7000 DX AF-Module.
You can't simply adapt all kind of lenses, which are working with E-Mount adapters, because of bajonett flange. And the Nikon FF system is much more heavy & expensive, too. I don't have FX, but have 4 Nikon DX DSLR.
That Body would be called A99 Mk. II - coming to a online store or photo shop near you, within january to march 2015.
I fear A7(R) customers could drop a screw onto the sensor, or better said the filter in front of it...and couldn't get the exact torque criss-cross onto the mount.
I'm wondering, does the A7 have the internal structure basis for being stable enough to support a all metal mount? the A7S does have it by design, but neither the A7(R)...and i mind have had reading before, the A7S front panel had been extra designed heavy duty to support a metal mount, and heavy lenses, especially.
Apart from that, good idea...but can't we just mount a A7S full metal bajonet then, without that silly saying "The Tough E-Mount" - which is really fugly for my taste...of course, when you've got a lens mounted, you don't see this. ;)
Further, i don't trust the Fotodiox brand that much - could they really produce a Metal E Mount within very slighty tolerances? I doubt it...and i'd say that mod willvoid your warranty. As long as you don't know at exactly what specific torque you've to tighten the screws, too.
nice, haven't known it was that dead cheap back in 2012... ;)
and you wrote... "you fool"... so WTF? that was also way personal.but..nevermind.
Canon does have good DSLRs, but not all of them throughout the whole bank. I've just reacted adequate to your previous which was post to me, typical human reaction.
Tonkotsu Ramen: There must be some crazy sample variation. On the bottom left cards, the G7 X is so soft it looks like motion blur. This isn't the case from any of the other comparisons i've seen though, where I need to go back n forth to look for differences.
exactly, i've used that diffraction calc for all my gear to know at which f-stop i am running into it, and to avoid it. the tool is way nice, so is their website.
thanks for that info, Rishi. Well, the LX100 shouldn't be diffraction limited at F/5.6, because the sensor doesn't have 20 MP, and anyway because of the multi-aspect mode, doesn't use it's full 16 MP resolution anyway.
According to the Cambridge in Color Diffraction Calculator (nice online tool, as so is that site for ages) the 20 MP onto the 1" Sony Sensor is only diffraction limited when i choose there the "Set circle of confusion* based on pixels" check mark.
Into the End, i should have at least test 10 (!) LX100, to pick up the best copy of them, after carefully testing each one at aperture F1.7 up to F8...nobody can afford that, the same goes for the other ones...it's simply called: Sample variance.But perhaps someone can buy 3 copies from amazon, and keep the best one...but i wouldn't encourage people to do that.
@dbarchlithe only fool, i see here around, is you. so stop drinking your own urine, please.I use all brands mostly, but *not* canon, they're just inferior with their poorly designed sensors compared to the competition - or just a better tool for creating noise when pushing 2-3 stops.
toomanycanons: OK, I'll be the first: is NX-D finally worth downloading?
Nik Software Viveza PS Plugin is for selectively adjust the color and tonality of your images without complicated masks or selections. (Google quote) It's not a typical image processing plugin, i use it often.
marc petzold: First Review:
Panasonic Lumix LX100 Pros
Excellent f/1.7-f/2.8 Leica lensIn camera raw editingLots of physical controlsExcellent build quality and handlingHigh resolution electronic viewfinder12fps continuous shootingVery good noise performanceDual axis electronic levelExtremely fast focus 4K video recording2 year warranty
Panasonic Lumix LX100 Cons
Touch screen would have been niceSome noise visible in shadowsLens flare can be an issue
not my fault, i can only say these filters are great & way underrated, because -like you before- nobody knows Haida...
http://www.haidaphoto.com/en/productsd.php?pid=18And they're well muticoated, also with lotus cleaning effect, for sure quite betterthen hoya pro 1 digital uv filter series, easily, 8-layer multicoating, scatch proof.
Can be bought for a great price at ebay germany, or amazon germany, for example. Note that i am into no way affected with haida, i just checked them out 1-2 years ago and consider them quite good, for the price. Haida does exist since 1997, not as long as Hoya, but they deliver.
For instance here http://www.amazon.de/Slim-PRO-II-mehrschichtverg%C3%BCtet-Filterdurchmesser/dp/B00A1AOTY2/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1413190266&sr=8-5&keywords=haida+pro+ii+mc+uv
@HowAboutRAWI use only (except one Zeiss, and 2-3 Haida MC Pro UV II on cheaper lenses - Haida is quite good, for the price) B/W XS Nano Pro & Hoya HD UV Filters on all my good glas.
JanePete: 'With a bicycle and a humble attitude you can travel to the heart of a culture."
I wouldn't call it "humble" to think you can actually "travel to the heart of any culture" just because you are on a bike. I'd call that naive and rather arrogant.The photos, I'm sorry to say, are also nothing really special.
Your post is way arrogant, JanePete. Have you ever exchanged eMails or talked to Nicolas? He's a way kind person. And his pictures are quite nice, and especially not 08/15.
EPIC FAIL, Canon is dumb-ass these days.
I think the lens is way good - and don't know currently *if* Panasonic would sell a LX100 lens hood, separately.
Btw, you haven't seen lens flare from my otherwise very good (check photozone) Tamron 17-50/2.8 (w/o AF & VC) lens *with* lens hood attached - it's horrible compared to the LX100...and i wasn't aiming for the sun, just heavy backlight...otherwise, i am quite happy with the IQ the Tammi delivers.