Felix E Klee: In a professional context, for example for fashion photography in a studio, what is the advantage of a medium format camera today?
Today's full frame sensors and optics provide more than enough resolution for even very large printed ads, and dynamic range there is plenty as well. Furthermore, in a studio environment, I expect lighting to be perfect and the pro photographer to frame close to the final result.
For landscape photography medium format is interesting, but that's not my question.
Yes and the difference is night and day
Considering I use to own a Canon 1DS Mrk II and the 50/1.2 L I can tell you completely that it looks different. If you've shot MF you would know,
The major reason is the look of MF. It allows for better subject isolation. For instance on my 645D and now the 645Z I use a 75/2.8 as my normal. The longer focal length gives shallower DOF at the same aperture - you get better subject isolation. It isn't about resolution all the time.
zakaria: It is pentax answer to any one asking for a full frame.
yfan, the sensor is much larger. To get the same performance of light gathering that a MF 2.8 lens gives use a 1.4 on the much smaller Full Frame. Seriously go learn some photography
I bet it takes amazing shots and has creamy bokeh
GarysInSoCal: The Nikon D5300 blows this piece of crap away at a lower price... with more resolution, a better low noise rating, stronger dynamic range, a bigger selection of lenses and TTL flashes.
And this is based on what information? Oh none
Jogger: Is that bolt even functional or is it a sticker like the red dot?
On film M's it was used to adjust the RF. Could serve the same function here
mpgxsvcd: Serious Question. How many of you shoot Medium Format or would switch to Medium Format if the right camera body was produced?
I shoot MF currently.
How does this affect current CC subscribers?
DDWD10: I love my original Q... it's a shame the Q10/Q7 has gone all-plastic. Bleh. The solid magnesium build of the Q was one of the things that made it feel so "special" to use.
Having actually held one I can tell you it still is a great metal body
Mini M? Isn't that that the M-E?
RFC1925: Looks like a winner. Hopefully we'll get a proper review this time.
I wonder what's next in the Ricoh pipeline. An updated GXR body would be great.
Actually I think the GXR body is fine. They just need a new M Module
doctorbza: You mention that the Canon & Nikon counterparts are weather sealed. The Canon 35mm f1.4 is not weather sealed.
The Canon 35/1.4 L is weather sealed. All L series lenses are
And folks complain about Leica's cameras! So basically a rebadged NEX-7 for about the price of a Leica M and about a $500 more than the M-E, both of which are Full Frame units.
While I am not usually one to complain nor really much of a gearhead, even I have to scratch my head at this. While folks complain that Leica is trying to cash in on their name, this is definitely a case of that.
Nathaniel George Weir: fixed lens... I don't even know what to say about that...
How about saying "Damn! Finally a Digital Hexar!" If you are so much of a fauxtographer that you need a zoom then don't buy it and go make your fauxtographs with something else.
The actual photographers that will use this are dancing for joy
tommy leong: i like the ideaBUT not the price....
SONY you can't keep coming with great ideasand poor execution.EVENTUALLY, you will run out of steam
We are discussing a Full Frame camera with a Zeiss 35/2 lens right? Last time I checked before this camera that was a bit more than the $2,800 Sony is asking
miwo76: I always found it weird that m43 lenses have updateable firmware. I bet this will be fixed by a firmware update to the 20mm f/1.7.
Doubtful. The 20/1.7 is a Panasonic product, and they have no real incentive to help Olympus out here. The lens probably performs like gang buster on a Lumix body BTW. No this will require Olympus to come up with a solution
Most likely an APS-C version of the M with a rangefinder system seen recently on the M9 Titan. Possibly some plastics involved to make it more affordable, but I doubt it highly. Guessing it will come in at say 3000-4000 USD.