RichRMA: Newspapers are dead. This (firing all their photogs) is just a pathetic effort to stave off the inevitable.
Andreas: yes, this seems to be an essentially american issue. In Europe there isn't such pressure to replace paper edition by internet contents.
Peiasdf: At some point, I think street photography went from creepy to stupid.
Yeah right, Christian Wagner. We don't see too many default avatars either... on the other hand, we see a lot of moronic replies like yours.
Donnie G: I'm a DSLR fan who has had the pleasure of owning and using Fujifilm fixed lens, rangefinder equipped, medium format film cameras. Loved them! So, even though I'm not in the market for a mirrorless camera of any brand, it's great to see that Fujifilm is on a roll with their APS-C sensor based X-series cameras. Just like their medium format film era cameras, these X-series cameras are functional and handsome devices that I'm sure are capable of delivering excellent image quality. WAY TO GO FUJIFILM!
PS., For those folks who were predicting full frame sensors would somehow kill off APS-C, just take a look at the number of new APS-C based cameras, whether mirrorless or DSLR, that are being brought to market compared to the number of FF models. APS-C is here to stay and the marketplace is better off for it.
...Because everyone who craves for image quality is a poser, right?
You know, someday someone will come here and state that this is the future of photography and anyone who thinks otherwise is a narrow-minded silly old fart. Oh well...
Yes. What we need is more juxtapositions with people passing by billboards.
ManuelVilardeMacedo: Mirrorless, as it is done now, is a path that leads to nowhere. Cropped sensors will never equal full frame. The way to go is the one Sony pointed at with the RX1: full frame mirrorless. Price can be a problem, I know, and then there's the lens size issue, but mirrorless cameras like this one are uncapable of the kind of dynamic range a full frame sensor can offer. I use a mirrorless camera alongside a 35mm film one, so I'm not writing this out of bigotry or cynicism. These are my findings after comparing results.And no viewfinder is an issue, too - although there will always be the X-E1 for those who can't do without one.
Den Sh: ahahaha very funny, surely there is a circus waiting for your numbers somewhere near you.
«APS-C is here to stay and the marketplace is better off for it.»The same can be said about smartphones. Clueless.
Michael, thanks for your reply. However, I must say that what I wrote matches my findings. I can't stand blown highlights, and digital sensors give them to me all the time.I don't agree with you when you say «APSC and 4/3 have long surpassed the quality of film». What about noise? what about - again - dynamic range? Image quality isn't all about resolution.And DR is still an issue, and will be until makers realize digital does have shortcomings.Also, FF digital emulates the 36x24mm of 35mm film.Some FF sensors are actually smaller than 35mm, as it is the case of the Leica M8 and M9.Now read this: http://www.google.pt/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDcQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dxo.com%2Fsites%2Fdump.dxo.com%2Ffiles%2Fdxoimages%2Fiq%2Fsci-publications%2F2012%2520Film_vs_Digital_final_copyright.pdf&ei=REXDUeXzG6LB7AbVp4G4BA&usg=AFQjCNFJ394iHqVhqV4FnDnGvpqRhLPNDw&sig2=Z6pZMdrRkByGS55sX5kL3w&bvm=bv.48175248,d.ZGUHappy readings!Regards,M.
Well, well... I probably should have considered the fanboy factor and refrained from expressing my opinion. That way I'd be spared from some rather aggressive replies I got. I didn't realize my comment was so outrageous and insulting for some. I use a micro 4/3 camera and a 35mm film one and have tried some APS-C-based cameras; I even gave an EOS 5D MkII a try. My frustration about small sensors has to do with the way they handle highlights and shadows, as a result of a mediocre dynamic range. On the other hand, my experience with film tells me makers are more worried about satisfying uninformed consumers than catching up with film's still unsurpassed ability to cope with highlights. Sony is an honourable exception, as they work very hard to improve their sensors' dynamic range - even on smaller ones.Of course you can get great image quality out of cameras with smaller sensors. This is, after all, what matters the most. I just think things could be even better if makers wanted to.
Photomonkey, I'm not sure you got the Chicago Sun-Times story right, because it goes way beyond any discussion about photographic technology. We are talking about men and women who are now unemployed because some CEO had the brilliant idea that a reporter with an iPhone can do the same job as a photojournalist (which means said reporters will perform two tasks while getting the same wages). Doesn't that shock you? It certainly shocks me.
Surely one day full frame sensors will become mainstream as production prices drop. In the days of film 35mm were the rule and smaller formats the exception....And it would make much more sense to compare the Ferrari GTO to medium format! As for mirrorless, they're more like BMW and Audi than Ford Mondeo.
Mirrorless, as it is done now, is a path that leads to nowhere. Cropped sensors will never equal full frame. The way to go is the one Sony pointed at with the RX1: full frame mirrorless. Price can be a problem, I know, and then there's the lens size issue, but mirrorless cameras like this one are uncapable of the kind of dynamic range a full frame sensor can offer. I use a mirrorless camera alongside a 35mm film one, so I'm not writing this out of bigotry or cynicism. These are my findings after comparing results.And no viewfinder is an issue, too - although there will always be the X-E1 for those who can't do without one.
Pixel Judge: When I was 12 or 13, my father gave me an Nikon FM2.....ahhhh...all the right dials at right place. I used it for 25 years before going digital.
After looking at these selections, I realize how lucky I was.
Lucky guys. I had to make do with a collapsible Agfa with 110 film cartridge when I was 13, which did a wonderful job of convincing me I'd never make half-decent pictures.Now I'm 49 and I bought an Olympus OM-2n last week. Catching up with the past, I'd say... oh well.
I'm so tired of these moronic "equivalent aperture" debates!
Future user: It's great for the speed freaks. This brings comparable to 85mm f1.8 DoF capability. Now we need a 12mm f0.95 and 67.5mm f0.95
Thorgrem, you're so right!
Summer2379: Hi everyone,
Regarding Cosima lens I am having a burning question which I cannot find the answer despite many many google search...
May I ask which adapter I need to use an old Cosima 28-210 f3.5-5.6 for NeX 7. I have no idea at all, kindly help!!
Thank you very much!
( sorry if I post the wrong place )
It's Cosina. «Cosima» was Richard Wagner's wife.
Proof that, when you have the talent, anything will do. Some of those pictures are excellent by any standards.That said let's not get overexcited about the iPhone's image quality. There are obvious highlight issues in some of the pictures shown and an overall lack of definition that Instagram does disguise but not eliminate. Besides, one can't stop wondering how much further a dedicated camera would have pushed these iPhonographers' creativity.
ManuelVilardeMacedo: Not such a bad deal... Of course there are better lenses in the form of Panasonic 20mm-f/1.7 and Olympus' own 17mm-f/1.8, but you can't argue with 'free'! The pancake is a pretty decent lens that can surprise with the resolution it's capable of. Chromatic aberrations and being prone to flare let its side down - it needs a good editing program to remove CA and a lens hood.
Timmbits, while I would be reluctant to assert this is the finest lens ever made, the truth is I've ordered some 45X30cm prints of pictures taken with the 17mm-f/2.8 and the detail is astonishing. It does an acceptable job for such an unpretentious lens.
Not such a bad deal... Of course there are better lenses in the form of Panasonic 20mm-f/1.7 and Olympus' own 17mm-f/1.8, but you can't argue with 'free'! The pancake is a pretty decent lens that can surprise with the resolution it's capable of. Chromatic aberrations and being prone to flare let its side down - it needs a good editing program to remove CA and a lens hood.
It's official: idiocy has taken over.