FoolyCooly: Is it just me or does this cost 2x more than it should? The 35mm f1.8 DX is just $200...this doesn't look 3x more expensive.
Wide angles cost more than normal lenses?
It's a commonly whored out, complex lens, that's probably gonna end up in a rough environment. I'd expect more failures than, say and 18-55 3.5-5.6
It's like how statistically unsafe the C130 airplane is. Duh, that's the plane you use to fly in and out of remote jungles, deserts, etc
Bill Donnell: 35mm portraits at arms length, showing such an example and saying it is ideal is ridiculous. Take a look at the picture of the lady again. Look at her huge head on such a small body? Was she born deformed or was it caused by the distortion of a short focal length lens? I'll bet on the lens, but I'll give you the benefit of a doubt. Maybe she was a dwarf.
I agree that portraits can be taken with any focal length, but arms lengths with a 35mm equivalent is not flattering with most people. 35mm is awesome for environmental shots (full body in a setting)
Not everyone cares about paper thin DOF. I'm just glad to watch MFT turn into a real, system with a complete line of lenses
I'm surprised Nikon doesn't try and market the Nikon 1 system as a 16mm cinema system. The 35 1.2 would be an awesome on a Arri 16, no?Also, not everyone cares about insane shallow DOF
Asylum Photo: The most damning thing is the photographer taking a picture instead of trying to save a life. I don't buy the whole "I popped my flash to slow the train down" bit. Maybe this is why I could never be a photojournalist. Given the choice between stepping into the scene and doing good, vs capturing the scene, I'd choose the former every time.
The dude was pushed...
Phileas Fogg: If you DON'T LIKE Leica's then understand nobody is forcing you to buy one.
Sheesh this incessant bellyaching about what Leica does and how much their cameras cost is pathetic.
Most whiners here have never shot a Leica in their whiny little lives!
No one is arguing that concept isn't a good one. Plenty of rangefinder lovers out there.
One does expect that a camera released in 2012 has a someone modern sensor. (Yes, don't fix what isn't broke, but when cameras that cost 1/5 the price have more advanced sensors, it leaves buyers feeling like theyre on the short end of the stick)
Also, why do the buttons make it hard for you to shoot the way you like?
123Mike: + Canon lovers finally get to enjoy AF during video, which was a complete deal breaker for any family video needs.+ People invested in Canon accessories do not have to look at jumping ship to Sony anymore, which was up to now the only brand that offered decent AF during video+ Continued access to Canon's most excellent lenses.+ choose between contrast and phaseshift detect focusing for photos.
- Only 30 fps video- Only 5 fps photos- Still side ways flip out screen.- No in body stabilization, need expensive lenses.? however - video uses digital stabilization ?
+ 60 fps video+ 10, some 12 fps photos+ Better flip out screen.+ In camera stabilization (video does a very effective digital stabilization).+ In camera high quality panorama.+ Hand hand high quality twilight/night multi photo combining.+ ISO boost by combining multiple shots taken at 10 fps.- slight light loss due to pentamirror mechanism.
It's a moving mirror, 5FPS is fine, this IS a Rebel...I LIKE the side flip out screen. Right hand on the grip, left hand to rotate screen as I raise the camera, easier to use on a tripod.
GarageBoy: I can't tell if half the comments here are sarcastic or ignorant
Cine glass is probably the premier glass out there. The microcontrast, the tonality, the overall rendition. Absolutely stunning.
Ah yes, Cooke
Don't forget Kinoptik either (do they still make lenses? they have a functional website, but not sure if its the same lenses theyve been making since forever)
I wanna see a Master Prime slapped on a NEX just for kicks and giggles
I can't tell if half the comments here are sarcastic or ignorant
Clint Dunn: Ahh what a cute tiny little sensor. Yawn.
MF users:: Aww cute little 24x36 sensor.... Yawn
dsm6: I might get crucified here for saying this, but the body and design is not doing anything for me. There is really some great technology here, but why create a camera that isn't a SLR to look exactly like a 30 year old SLR. I understand the desire to evoke nostalgia, and a 'retro' feel, but it's about time for some fresh design input in this industry. The technology and mechanics of taking pictures has progressed much in the last 5 decades, so why design cameras around ergonomics for antique film based SLRs?
There must be a balance somewhere between the extremes of the Nikon/Canon cold war of releasing the newest iteration of their panzer tank line every few months, and the ultramodern Pentax K-01.
I'm also over the poser retro fad...The Fuji X100 already looked like a cheap 1970s RF camera (which happens to sell for $1300)
bradleyg5: Yawn, wake me up with they hit F/0.8. f0.95 is not terribly impressive when you only have to produce an image circle 1/4th the size of fullframe. sure the intensity of light is high, but the total amount of light passed through the lens is not worthy of that price tag.
0.95 is already pushing it...The Canon 50 0.95 was soft and had every kind of optical aberration you could think ofThis is also WIDE and fast...Hell, you don't even have C and D mount lenses faster than F0.95...
5m is 15' ish, stay near the surface...
So, because its glass and thin and targeted towards the extreme conditions, how many are going to end up shattered/for parts on ebay?
skimble: I understand your frustration but aren't their other review sites which specialise more in this field after all depreview stands for Digital Photography review not film review.Never less not much to see from Panasonic anyway so depreview may as well reports a bit more on film cameras :-)
Shutterbug magazine in the 1980s did extensive coverage of new camcorders, so...
So much less cheap looking than the 1970s low end range finder "chrome". Will definitely appease the hipsters (sorry, street shooters)
5 digit lens prices, welcome to the cinema world. Now you guys know why used Angenieux and Kinoptik lenses are quite a barginWhere your IQ needs to be good enough so that an image can be blown up to something larger than most walls in your home...
If you're just balking about the price, you have no idea what you're getting into
Seems like a nice $120 camera