Pff!10mm? Much too long for me. I will stick to the Nikon 6mm f/2.8: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Rwh6NmCL9uI/T5eG8tT8vRI/AAAAAAAAPG4/C2XQ69PGq5M/s1600/Nikon_Fisheye_Nikkor_6mm_f_2.8_closeup.jpg Nice 220° angle of view.
electrophoto: The one thing I find always utterly lacking with print manufacturers is listing a figure for cost of print...I know that the EXACT figure can't be given as it will depend a tad on what and how you print.But say a base average on highest quality, including the manufacturer recommended ink + paper.
Because buying the printer is one thing - but knowing how much it will cost to OPERATE is another figure entirely and incredibly inefficient to figure out, especially as the cartridge figures (XXX-Pages per cartridge is usually way overstated.)
Also that pure ink-figure alone, doesn't take printing heads, etc into account.
If I need anything larger than my A3+ can spit out, I get it printed by a speciality printing lab.so far I could never justify cost of ownership & operation of my own large printer vs. outsourcing that part. cheaper and yet higher quality than this.
"...and yet higher quality than this."Hm, i read at the website of white wall that they use a HP printer with 6 colours for prints up to 3x1.5 m. That is an disignjet i guess. And they use also an Epson 11880 with 6 colours and 3 blacks for prints up to 3x1.2 m. So I guess print lab is nor better. They use printers like these. For smaller sizes there is Fuji Frontier wet lab and Durst Lambda. Are they really better?
James A.: Would this be okay for printing photos off my iPhone ? :)
How? Is there a printer driver for iOS?
naththo: Ah okay. How about go to proper photo lab then purchase your own printer then? Most photo lab in Australia are still using Fuji Frontier wet lab not dry lab.
This can print larger.
Marksphoto: 2.8 is old news, give us 2.0 and you have a deal.
Olympus had the 14-35mm 2.0 for the E-System. It was humongous and pretty expensive. For FF ist would be extraordinary big an pricey. But it would be an interessting experiment: Build one, get the very best reviews and look who will buy one 15k$.
KAMBIC: It's a shame they don't make larger sensor cameras. I have liked Panasonic's feature set for a long time, and now Olympus is improving their own. I just can't bring myself to go smaller though, if only they made FF, or at least apsc.
It is not only about resolution. A 16MP 24x36 camera like the Nikon Df would be suitable for me. If I would not have sold all my Nikon gear in 2007 this would be my camera. The 135mm 2.0 DC is something that I am still missing. But buying a Df this lens and some other I would need is just to expensive for me.
eaa: How to initially focus when using the new Focus Stacking and Focus Bracketing features?How do these functions alter the focus?I mean where do the focus wander after the first shot?
Does it first get closer and closer for the first half of the series, then farther and farther for the other half?
Or must you place focus for the first shot at one "end" of the desired focus range (either closest or farthest), and thereafter the focus will wander in one direction only from there?
"normally Stackers go from back to front" realy? I did not know that. Interessting. I am going to explore focus stacking for myself. I will consider this.
How should anybody know yet? For me the most obvious way would be to start close and get farther with each step. Interessting aproach would be to set two pionts and the camera would automaticaly do the rest.
LJ - Eljot: This is nice, but nothing realy impotant. Live view hdmi out would have been nice. For a future E-M1 II this would be a nice thing. A second SD-card slot would be nice as well.
Hm, let me think! ...
Oh, yes! Histogram an level gauge at the same time is something many users are missing. Auto expose to the right,..
All of it (or most of it) is realy usefull. Some of it will be important for some. I know people who long for the silent mode. I will enjoy the improved focus peaking because i use some MF-lenses.
Video? Ah you are right. You can also make video with it. I always forget.
@John Bean: I now read the whole press release. In movie mode you will have level gauge and histogram at the same time. Strange.
We will see how good this will be when we will have updated our cameras.
Well, Sony is making the sensors. Just take a look at the Sony A7 something and you will see how good. But in the nice package of an scaled up E-M1. I have a name for that: The E-L1 and the even bigger E-XL1 (6x6).
This is nice, but nothing realy impotant. Live view hdmi out would have been nice. For a future E-M1 II this would be a nice thing. A second SD-card slot would be nice as well.
I like 4/3 and m4/3 cameras beause they are good cameras and not only because they are small. Show me cameras with a big sensor (not APS-C, something like 24x36 and bigger) with similar features and ergonomics and if you find some tell me the prices! I just don't like the camers Nikon and Canon make. A D800 or D4s are good cameras, but far beyond my budged and still lack some things I like at the 4/3 / m4/3 cameras.
A big sensor camera that is build an and can be operatet like a E-M1 would be nice, but if they would not compromise in IQ the lenses would be humongous and expensive. Just like recent models from Zeiss, Nikon, Canon, Sigma.
Also I dond't think Olympus has enough money to start it off.
Becksvart: Are these focus-by-wire, even if with hard stops and a distance scale? Like the FE 90 macro? I've seen no mention of this. Can't really be focus-by-wire if MF only, can they? ..Can they?
@ Becksvart: I'm no native Speaker. But I can tell you that "putting me on" was used by Bob Dylan who is from Minnesota, USA.
Prixnobeldefoot: you guys handle the best cameras in the world, but still make no efforts at all to shoot interesting pictures...
I would like to see my star rising as well. But I could not figure out where in space is top and where is bottom.
aris14: The most serious all-around pro tool followed by Pentax's 645...Btw a comparison of the above would be interesting as showcase.
No build-in tilt/shift-capability. Not interessted. Take a look at Cameras like Fuji GX580!
olsenn: They are definitely copying the style of the Sigma Art-Series lenses.
I think it is nice to see these lenses, which substitute weight/size, VC, and weather-proofing for a slower (f/1.8 vs f/1.4) widest aperture when compared to the Sigmas. However, $600 for a 45mm (why not 50mm?) f/1.8 seems like a bit much. Plus it looks much cheaper (plastic vs metal, etc) than the Sigma lenses.
I think it will be a good product, but it won't sell (well). Not until they bring the retail price down to at least $400... probably $300. I imagine folks would be willing to pay an extra $100 vs the Nikon 50mm 1.8G for VC and hopefully better IQ. Not $400 though! That's 3X the price
Diagonal of 24mmx36mm is 43,3mm. Why 50mm then?
Velociphile: Such a shame it isn't 50mm..... :D
Such a shame it isn't 35mm...
photo perzon: The flash should tilt to the ceiling. The EVF should tilt. Then it would be more enlightened.
@Paulgul:No, you can not. The accessory port is one of the features they cut out due to budget.
Raist3d: I would really love for DPREVIEW next time they are interviewing Olympus to ask two questions:
(i) Are you considering working on the menus and the UI to make it better/simpler to use?
(ii) If (i) is correct, are you considering a firmware upgrade for current OMD cameras to do so?
what is wrong with the menu?
BigMacIain: I don't see any reference to using 4/3 lenses with an adapter. Can I assume that there are no changes in that regard from the previous version?I'm looking to finally upgrade my E-520 but I have no intention of getting rid of my 12-60SWD.
You should buy a E-M1. IQ is much better with the 16MP-Sensors and the 12-60SWD is still one of the best lenses for FT/mFT. But an any other mFT than the E-M1 the AF will make you sad. It works, but not very fast. With the E-M1 ist will be just as fast as it is on the old FTs (using the VF. LiveView was always slow)