Angrymagpie: I was wondering if the technically-savvy members could help us understand why electronic first-curtain shutter still hasn't been implemented in the latest generation of MFT bodies? Is it more expensive/difficult to do on the MFT for some reason?
Oh, I missed that. I still thoght the anti-shock mode only means shutter release delay.
Raist3d: Oh thank god it's the same battery of the OMD EM5.
The BLN-1 of the OM-D series is allready the newer, bigger one. The PEN line used to have the smaller BLS‑5. It really annoyes me to have different batteries for my PEN and my OM-D. But the E-P5 allready had BLN-1.
davob: Unless you want to set off a new equivalence tsunami, I suggest you amend the commentary to slide 6 to something like "a 34mm f3.6 lens would (at least from a depth of focus perspective)..."
Hey, why not? It would be fun. I can do the most part by copy and paste.
Thomas Richter: Nice. But why a dedicated color/art dial and still no dedicated ISO dial? (Same applies to almost all cameras in the market; I just don't get it. Even PASM is less important to me. I mean; for that retro type of feeling I want focus on the essentials: shutter, aperture, ISO; visible, with imprinted numbers on the dials, not necessarily re-configurable; always at the same place; is it so hard?)Also, pricing it twice as much as the X-E2s might be a bit steep.
True. All my old film cameras have ISO dials. Ok, not all. Only those with a light meter.
RStyga: The only ergonomic issue I can see so far is the way the LCD tilt mechanism has been implemented: it forces you to place the LCD to the side of the body and then rotate it in order to tilt the LCD upwards or downwards. Thus, when you want - for example - to take a waist-level shot the camera becomes twice in length and the balance as well as the steady grip goes out the window. In my opinion, P5 has the right implementation, but, alas, they had to please the selfie bunch...
I had such screens in other cameras and always wanted to have it back.
M1963: A digital PEN with an integrated viewfinder. It only took Olympus seven years to realize what their consumers wanted. That's fast by Olympus standards.Hopefully within the next ten years they'll realize the 4/3 sensor is impeding their cameras.
I liked the EP-2 because it has a tiltable VF (VF-2). This one does not block the hot shoe and need no additional space (good) but is not tiltable (sad). Beeing a fan of the original PEN EP design i am a bit disapionted. But the flip out screen is great. I always wanted to have it back. Loved it with the E-620. (and earlyer with the canon G3)
I do not know. The EM-1 got full electronic shuter with last FW-update. It can not be that hard to do electronic first curtain shutter also.
Good: The VF does not block the hot shoe anymore.Not good: The VF can not be tilted up.
I really like the ability of VF-2 to be tilted up (VF-4 too). But Olympus omited the accessory port.
Medium Format? I thougt they allready make a MF-System. As far as I know the Hasselblad H-System is made by Fuji.
Angrymagpie: I'm not a photojournalist working in the war zone or a National Geographic wildlife photographer, perhaps that's why I have this question.. but why wouldn't we put an EVF on the D5? Technically, would having an EVF inhibit the performance of a pro-spec camera like this (as opposed to OVF). After getting used to shooting with live view through a high quality EVF, I tend to struggle a bit going back to OVF.
A OVF that turns into an EVF if you turn on LiveView. Would be the ideal solution for the problem. It would be expensive, but hey it is allready a 6000$ camera.
Cameras like the D5 are so big and bulky, there should be space enough for both.
LJ - Eljot: What is Project 21? I mean if that does not specifically means "Man standing in the water, looking straight to the camera, a net over the shoulder and a ray in one hand" I don't get it why it is a winner.
You are not helping. So far we only have argument why this picture is not so great, not why it is a winner. It is not that bad. If I had made this picture it would be a keeper. But I never would have sent it to a contest.
The Sky is very bright but has still some strukture, just cloudy. A bright blue sky with just some clouds would have been a bit nicer, that is right but would not have made the picture exceptional. Or should I say even more exeptional, because it is a winner and I just do not undertand the picture.Some say "never let the horizin cut of heads!" but here it did. Maybe more problematic but I even don't mind that.
Sky is ok. But it is just a man standing in the water with a net and a fish in his hand.
"Use a wacom tablet to retouch because can't retouch with a mouse!"Ok, that is common knowlege.
"I don't use layers in Photoshop."That questions everything I thougt have known about Photoshop.
Oh, well. Sure. But sill don't get it. What makes this foto spacial?
What is Project 21? I mean if that does not specifically means "Man standing in the water, looking straight to the camera, a net over the shoulder and a ray in one hand" I don't get it why it is a winner.
Marty4650: I guess DPR pushes equivalence because they assume that all their readers are idiots who don't realize that they are using crop sensor cameras. And we need constant educating.
Either that, or they just want to keep the equivalence cult happy.
This is 2016 now.
Digital sensors smaller than a 135mm film frame have been around for almost two decades now. And they dominate the market by a large proportion. It is time to let go of the full frame obsession and embrace the present.
We really do get it. We understand that an APSC sensor is smaller than a FF sensor. It is high time to give the site members some credit for knowing the difference.
Well, sure it is the diagonal angle of view. Hece there are different aspect ratios the horizontal angle of view would depend on the aspect ratio of the sensor too.
P.S.: In my previous comment I forgot the word "suitable", it is a suitable term.
justmeMN: USD $1,699.95 with no kit lens. In my experience, cameras with no lenses have poor image quality. :-)
You can still drill a hole in the body cap. A real small one, like a hole made by a pin. Would not be great IQ, bit DOF would be sufficient.
webber15: DPR...stop with the equivalence b.s....I'm pretty sure ya never used to do this 4-5 years ago,,comparing everything to full frame...I simply couldn't care less...
Giving the angle of view directly is also easy.