steelhead3: Too bad it was tested on a low resolution camera.
If adapters are so bad, then why does dpreview, and imaging-resource use them to test micro43 camera resoultion? It is interesting to view image comparison wigets of the olympus cameras (with an adapter using the excellent zuiko 50mm macro), beating or at least equaling other competitors in resolution! Adapters are not the primary problem in the resolution pipeline!
Good writeup Allison. I too struggle with the DSLR vs not Going Shooting choice. This struggle is kind of ironic since I used to pack a Crown Graphic into the woods with three lenses and film holders full of T-Max and Velvia! But now even my D70 and SLT-A57 seem too heavy and bulky to take along!
The only thing I would miss on the GM1 is stabilization for the small primes, but the high ISO performance is getting so good with m43 cameras that it might not be as important in practice as I'm thinking.
Cute squirrel pic, (and caption)! Nice way to illustrate the functionality of the product.I agree with Impulses that you might already have this function in your pocket if you have a bluetooth headset.
DonTom: I like this lens, but probably won't get it. Not when the new Olympus 60/2.8 macro lists for $499.This will probably list at $1299 like the 12-35mm, which is getting up there.
The Canon equivalent (70-200 F2.8) is $2200.00. Also the Canon is TWICE as long, and 4 TIMES heavier! I would guess the Lumix 35-100 will be around $1500.00 or so.And from looking at the lens tests of previous Lumix/Olympus offerings, the corner sharpness exceeds the full frame equivalents.Lighter, smaller, sharper, cheaper, whats not to like?
Matthew_S: How come this Enthusiast-level D600 costs more (even allowing for UK infration) than my Pro-level D700 cost me when I bought it new 3 weeks after it launched?
Nikon is screwing us, methinks.
The camera manufactures are pushing full frame to be the new medium format. So get used to 4 figure prices on cameras and lenses.
Great article. I am mostly a 'straight photography' person, so this helped 'expand the box' of my thinking.
By the way, I think many of the posters here forgot to read the statement in step 4, Barnaby said: "...but as with anything creative, there's no right or wrong way to do it." So if you want to do a collage, with with full resolution raw files from a D800 then go right ahead, just don't shoot the messenger ok?
CameraLabTester: This type of camera has great many uses... like for security recording, monitoring capabilites, etc.
But for high end artistic photography, advertising, and media requirememnts... maybe not (yet).
It's a great invention... now it needs to find a reason for a great need for it...
Yes, for example, taking photos of toddlers running around a living room. It would be wonderful to adjust focus so your little munchkin is sharp instead of the teddy bear!
Entropius: Something that I've wondered about about the D4:
In the press release, Nikon makes a big deal out of the fact that some of the autofocus points will focus with lenses dimmer than f/5.6; they say that some of them will work down to f/8. Canons, I know, also have issues with this.
However, every Olympus DSLR will quite happily autofocus at f/7 (even my old banged up E-510, with its 3-point AF sensor, 1 point cross sensitive). It'll even AF at f/11, using a f/5.6 lens with a 2x converter -- although it's slow in poor light.
Does Olympus have some sort of magic AF sensor? In my experience Olympus single-shot AF beats Canon's hands down (although continuous AF is a whole different story).
Finally someone who knows what they are talking about! Thanks jjnik, apparently people have forgotten about how auto apertures work!
Looks like Parksville lake in Tennessee, (on the Ocoee river). Hopefully the photographer will clue us in!