samhain: If I shot Nikon, I'd be getting this lens. The sample shots I've seen have been absolutely beautiful. The bokeh, coma, rendering, micro contrast, 3-d effect, etc, just lovely results.I've learned to not put so much stock into numbers & resolution testing and focus more on real life shots/examples of what the lens can produce. There's so much more to a lens than numbers. For a landscape lens- yes I want max sharpness. But for a portrait lens, I'm much more concerned with rendering characteristics. does it have 'mojo'?
I've owned lenses that didn't test well but the results were breathtaking. My old (made in Japan) Pentax 77mm is a prime example. That lens can produce portraits that are down right haunting. Rendering & characteristics that I couldn't get out of a canon 85/1.2 or Sony Zeiss 135/1.8. Both of those lenses are best of the best portrait lenses, yet the Pentax 77(especially on a FF film camera) could just do spooky things that I could never recreate with other lenses.
^ - now that's a nice review of this type of lens, thanks for sharing.
Fabulous. Print it and hang it with pride.
Wow, very nice. I'm curious about the PP here. Is this a multi-image pano used to reduce DOF?
They look pretty good. There are also some FF shots from the 5d2 on their site as well - doesn't look like it will be usable on FF - no surprise there.
Yea for a film shot winning!! (especially on a website called dpreview :) )
What film was this, by the way?
Just think how you would feel if this were your husband / wife that ended up on the cover? Publishing this story is journalism, publishing this photo (especially with the headline they chose) is pure sensationalism.
It amazes me how many people say that IS is useless for non-static subjects - way to prove them wrong! Beautiful shot.
I really want to like Pentax, but what where they thinking?. K-mount and no EVF? Really? That makes this camera only of interest to those already invested in Pentax glass. Pentax needs to broaden their market and they had an opportunity to do so with this camera but they didn't, sadly.If this camera was "universal mount" like the NEX then I would have seriously considered it as it would give provided a mirrorless platform with an APS-C sensor and IBIS, which would have made it a unique and truly appealing camera. So sad Pentax. I'll have to stick with my NEX and E-PL2 for now.
Silly, Silly, Silly. Leica really has lost it.
Francis Carver: Thank you so much, Pasha001. Thanks for finding this smoking gun for the rest of us.
Photo taken w. X10 on 9 February 2012 WITH the v.1.03 firmware update installed. For those who don't even see a problem with this photo -- the Fujifilm X10 is your camera, no doubt, For others -- stay the heck away!
I guess when you have a DEFECTIVE SENSOR in a camera, no amount of "firmware fix" will fix it. Say, your car's engine blew-up. Will a fancy paint job fix that?
Also, it seems like the version 1.03 "firmware fix" has been so successful, on 10 February 2012 Fujifilm had already pulled it?
The travails of this camera (X10) and its sister cam, the X-S1 will probably be written up in business school textbooks soon as case studies.
I see it, but it doesn't effect the types of photos I take. I've taken countless photos with my X10 so far and I've yet to see a single orb. Of course, I don't use it to take night city-scapes, that's what my 5d is for silly.
Michael49: My 6 year old 5D still trumps my NEX 5N in terms of image quality (both low and high ISO), and that's with using equally good glass on each, so I'll be interested to see how the XP1 compares. The XP1 does look promising with this new sensor, especially with the lack on an AA filter.
Here you go....
I've done multiple comparisons and in every case my 5d trumps the 5N.
My 6 year old 5D still trumps my NEX 5N in terms of image quality (both low and high ISO), and that's with using equally good glass on each, so I'll be interested to see how the XP1 compares. The XP1 does look promising with this new sensor, especially with the lack on an AA filter.
Was there any mention in the preview about how good the EVF is? After using the NEX 5N I don't want to go back to a lesser EVF.