ThePhilips: It look to me that somebody tried to shoot at 800mm eq FL hand-held. Pretty brave.
And the old Zuiko Digital 70-300mm is really not a very good lens.
Sylwiusz: 30mm f1.4 - the first Sigma aimed at enthusiast mirrorless users. We are waiting for more small, EVIL-dedicated lenses with parameters good enough for most of photography-lovers :-) I'd love to see 75mm f2.0, 13mm f2.8. Any other suggestions?
Well, it depends if you refer to APS-C or mft. On mft the 60mm is allright and a 75mm 1.8 exists. Very good and a bit expensive.
The 60mm F2.8 DN is absolutly stellar and costs next to nothing. (Ok, 180€ is not really nothing, but still very reasonable.) And it's best perfomance is at 2.8. If this 30mm is nearly as good at 2.8 and half as good at 1.4 it would be a must buy.
Jonathan F/2: The question is to get the 30mm 1.4 Art for M43 or E mount?
If you have a E-mount camera I would not recommend to buy the m4/3 version.
Alex Kooistra: Sigma is making some nice lenses the last couple of years. A 50-100 1.8 would also be nice om MFT by the way.....
The 35-100mm f/2.0 weighs 1,650g. The 300mm F/4 only 1270g. This one weighs 1490g. A m4/3 version would be slightly heavier. So, why not? The 35-100mm needs an update becouse AF is not up to todays standards. And the Sigma is also much cheaper.
Johannes Zander: I want the Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 in m43 mount. Will that happen?
The 35-100mm 2.0 for 4/3 is also a Behemoth and I would use it on a small and tiny m4/3 camera like the E-M1. I use the 50-200mm with the E-M1 and I am quite content. Yes, it is big, but it works. And I even use the rediculous combination 50-200mm + EC-14 + mmf-1 + camera. Looks stupid, but works.
What is that texture at most the photos? I think it spoils a bit these otherwise excellent photographs.
GKN: The winning photo is of weeds ....
Having seen the lupins in the McKenzie country many times before, those colours aren't far off normal, though some opening up of the shadows
Wow! That completely ruined it.
BarnET: Some interestingSome beautifulone is the worst image i've ever seen winning in any competition.Carole Drake image N5
You are absolutly right. I my opinion it laks any composition.
But at least it is really a garden.
helltormentor: My camera is the D610. When I got my Zeiss 135mm APO, I realized that the combo is awfully front heavy and I thought about upgrading to a D810. With the price of K-1, I seriously feel robbed by Nikon if I go for the D810. Although I cannot switch, I hope the K-1 succeeds. At least it reflects how much a high end full frame should cost.
36MP are by far not enough to make full use of the resolution the 135mm APO delivers. I did some test with Zeiss lenses for the Contax RTS and the Pentax Q10 with lead me to the conclution that 500MP on 24mmx36mm would still be no nonsense. And that old glass looks indeed very old compared to modern lenses like 135mm APO.
Amnon G: The screen mechanism looks to me like a disaster waiting to happen. small legs in slots that can get dirt, get crooked, etc., a cable ribbon that's pretty exposed.
Why is this better than tried-and-true hinge system or the 180 degree flippable screens?
All in all it's good to see more competition brewing!
So does the screen of the Olympus PEN E-PL7. But Russell Evans allready pointed out, that that is not a good solution for DSLRs with pentaprism viewfinders. And not only DSLRs. And also these screens are not tilt in portrait oriantation.
papillon_65: That's a camera you could use to knock a fence post in, good effort Pentax, disappointed you didn't include an "awkward child" or "obese shopper" filter though, maybe next time.
My comment was an answer to papillion who stated that a swiss army knife would be better for opening bottles than a camera body would be. I think it makes really sense. And yes, I am and was aware that your statemant was a joke. I got it.
gskolenda: I would like to see all the newer Camera platforms that are plus 30 MP, have USB 3.0 instead of USB 2.0 These files are large and take time to move them.
It's not like USB 3.0 is new.
Only with 645Z so far. And now also with the K-1. My experience is from thetherd shooting with other brands. (Olympus, Nikon)
I have a bottle opener for that.
Tethered shooting with USB 2.0 sucks. The liveview feed is either very low res or very low FPS. With USB 3.0 this could be substantially better.
I don't remember wich camera that was, but I saw a flip screen that is not attached at the left but on the bottom.
QuarterToDoom: Now only if it was 4:3 photo size format i'd be right in.
If it only were 6by7!
atamola: This image tells a story with very strong emotion. Impressive.
PS: To all those whining about resolution, linear resolution, sharpness, corner sharpness, blah, blah, blah. this photo screams "f**k all that s***t!"
I think people will wonder "what? Only ISO 6400? Why that?" Well, it is shot with an antique Canon EOS 5D Mark II. This thing has ISO 6400 as maximum. You can set ISO 25000, but it is only pushed ISO 6400.
mailman88: The cat is out of the bag....first full frame DSLR under $1900.00A game changer, we'll see
I just got the Ricoh newsletter. They say it will be 1999€.