Some clarification in the challenge instructions would have been appreciated. A blossom, according to many dictionaries, can ALSO mean just "a flower", so technically, my image (which was disqualified) of a group of flowers should have been acceptable.
No BSI sensor, no IBIS, and more expensive? Meh. I guess they really want people to buy their FF models.
Not sure why anyone would be surprised to see this sort of styling from Olympus. The problem is, it's expensive, has a gimmicky knob on the front where your fingers will want to sit, and, it doesn't really have any new technology in it. IF they had managed to put in a BSI sensor with better noise characteristics, and PDAF on sensor, then they would have really had something. Instead, this feels like a prettied up version of the same old same old. Sorry Oly. Looks aren't everything....
RStyga: I hope the next model (D510) will address the apparent issue of small body and weight of D500; we need at least a 40% larger body and 1Kg weight to be ergonomic enough for pros and pro amateurs otherwise why bother with this "small" and "compact" camera?
I suspect he was being sarcastic.
The link on this page goes to the DMC-ZS100 / TZ100, not the 100-400mm....
Any image samples from it?
This is not even remotely Victorian.
Interesting solution that a DPR user is working on:
Andre W: Just beautiful - great capture.
valenttin: Some part of a flower. Few little drops of something sticky make me think at a sunflower...
Actually, you are correct. It is the inner part of the sunflower head, after the seeds are gone. It was sitting on a table in my yard with the sun hitting it obliquely from behind, and it lit up really nicely like that, so I took this shot.
I moved to M43 from a D200 and D90 when they gave me wrist and elbow pain. I loved many things about M43, including the freedom it gave me to carry (and use) many lenses on an outing, and still feel unburdened by the end of the day. However, I kept wanting more IQ...better shadows, better tonal gradation, better dimensionality...so I kept upgrading as new sensor technology was released. Each upgrade was better...but not there yet. Finally, after 4 years with M43, I switched systems to the Sony A7. I knew I would need some adapted lenses and the system would be heavier, but the body was still small enough that it did not give me pain, even with its larger lenses.
Well, for the first time since going to digital from my old film SLR, I am delighted with the IQ I am getting. As an added bonus, I am no longer looking at cameras to upgrade to. Lens lust, yeah, I still have that, though....
Moral of the story: For me, the tradeoffs were worth it, but they would not be for everyone.
What a beautiful picture! Where was this taken?
juju: I guess you have found the challenge winning spot then :)
Actually, I wasn't going to enter this one, since it has won before, but it's so rare to get a GH-only challenge, I couldn't resist putting it in :)
No, you are not seeing double. They were both taken at the same place, but a couple of years apart. The light was serendipitously wonderful both times :) .
Wormsmeat: Congrats, I knew it was a good 'un when I first saw it.
Thanks, Wormy :)
Funny thing, my second entry almost came in dead last, and I like it much better....it looks wonderful printed, too. ( Speed Shop Window, (#32) http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=871307&View=Results&Rows=25 )
db.: Interesting title... ??
Oops, sorry about that. It's my coding system for size and processing status.
Sony A7 (announced Oct 16, 2013)
Ed at Ridersite: One of my favorites too. Guess some folks just don't care for cat photos :(
Focal length was 38mm (FF equivalent).
I think there might be an error on page 6?
"The number of photographers who value a viewfinder of any sort will more than make up for any put-off by a 3:2 ratio screen, which doesn't quite match the shooting dimensions"
This looks like a 16:9 display, not a 3:2. Can you check on this?