Photoman: It makes the LX100 better value, if your happy not to change lenses. What more could you want out of the LX100 ;)
This is rather amusing, after seeing both at the Photokina I came to quite the oppasite conclusion, I may be getting the GN5 with a collapsible zoom lens instead of the RX100. This will have the benefit, that I can change the lens if I want to.
Petroglyph: You didn't see any Pentax 645Z there?
The desk with the 645Z was off to the side. If you want a large viewfinder, well that's the one.
See you tomorrow.
JackM: Shamless copy of a Leica III
I don't see it as copying. Every car manufacturer today takes apart products of the competitors to see how they have done it, to learn. Thats not copying. There are two things which the Japanese contributed to the photographic development and how they managed to beat the Germans: producing quality in quantity and that way reducing the cost to the consumer, and by creating a market of the enthusiast. The Leicas served the well to do and the likes of Kodak and Agfa served the happy snapper. The Japanese served the market inbetween.
electrophoto: What I fail to understand is that at the budget both chevrolet and the marketing / video company has... and obviously the whole rig is more expensive then about a dozen of the A7s... why go for that option instead of other available options that are more specifically geared towards cinematographic work?
don't get me wrong, I quite like the A7s and it is actually something I might buy... but I'd do so especially because at its price point it's hard to find rivals...but if I'd have the kind of funds to assemble the rig as shown, I don't think I'd really go for the a7S...
Sponsored by Sony?
I have three tripods and a monopod in actual use. One hefty carbon of Calumet own brand. That is mainly for 4x5 work. A small light one for compact and G2 use - the G2 using primes. My main tripod for outside use is a Gitzo series 1 Traveller but with an Arca-Swiss P0 head. (the Arcs Swiss shop in Germany sold that as a bundle). I don't use it for 4x5 but it will do for my SLR film cameras, my digital cameras and my film 6x4.5 and 6x6 cameras. I do not have any heavy telephoto lenses, so I am very happy with the stability. I am not sure that combination would be able to hold a heavy telephoto lens. I use a Calumet-brand tripod case to carry it.
Mikael Risedal: why not give some alternative ?
www.qpcard.com is easier, faster and better and was also cheaper when I tested different ways to generate a own profile for my Canon and Nikon cameras
Yes, I agree with the article, but I would like to see a serius comparison of the different options available. Xrite, Datacolor, now which was new to me qpcard, any other options? Which work with Lightroom, which work with other software options such as aftershot, RawTherapee, ACDSee, just to mention three.
Of all American cities I have visited, Boston is perhaps my favourite. I am very glad that that city has come through the terrible attack with so much strenght and courage.
Hassleblad? A Freudian slip? I, personally, have not had much hassle with my Hasselblad.
So what if they have bought the name? I can think of several cases where one company bought out another only to get the name and the market presence. There was very little left of the camera business of Kodak. As others have written – if they manage to sell reasonable cameras at an attractive price – why not. Micro4/3 is a good size for cameras. Perhaps these cameras will be tested and reviewed some time?
Nukunukoo: Do they have one that fits inside my purse?
Depends on the size of your purse ... I had a colleague at college who kept a spanner in her purse :)
Fantastic! Is the Company a subsidary of the NSA? What better way to open up your PC to the Internet.
My vote went to the K-3. It was a tough decision between the Omd-1 and the K-3, the K-3 won with me as I prefer OVF. Purely subjective. But lets face it - ether cameras are not really revolutionary, more an evolution over what has existed before. I like the handling of the K-3 when I had the chance to hold one in my hand. I have not handled the OMD-1 but I hope it handles better than the OMD-5 - wchich I did not like without the additionla grip. As I said purely subjective.
The only new camera this year was the Sony A7. But somehow it doesn't do it for me. And it did not make it into the finals.
Congratulations to Olympus. To me a worthy winner.
I like reading subjective articles, because they sometimes mention points worth noting subjectively although the can not objectively graded: is the layout of the controls of Nikons better than that of Canons: you can discuss that till the cows come home at your camera club's annual dinner or until the last waiter stops serving you your beer or beverage of preference. But being subjective you can disagree. And being subjective a piece like that sometimes says more about the writer than about the camera. For me this Canon is not my choice of the year. For me it is too much of a me-too camera: there are other cameras which embrace the compact a lot better and without forcing you to look down a dimly lit 95% pentamirror viewfinder. A camera which to me has a tacky cheap feel. Had Canon really wanted to, they could have built a really good compact camera with a similar form factor. But obviously they did not want to and so they didn't. Not my camera of the year, not by a long shot.
So there we have it: One camera suggested too expensive, the other too bulky for my taste and I really do not want a zoom with that coverage. And the 28mm equiv is really not worth writing home about. So this article is nice reading but not much help - as for apples and oranges well that goes without saying. OTOH a 1" sensor would be nice ... but if I spend that money I would consider Panasonic GM1 which would go nicly with my µ4/3 pancakes and in the end give me more flexibility ...
Can someone explain to me, why the US price is a mere $9.99 and the European price is €12.29? BTW I do not need a German version
These rebranded Panasonics seem to be selling remarkably well here in Germany. I personally know several - otherwise quite sensible - people of normal income who bought such cameras telling me with utter conviction that Leica did add something - other than the red badge - to the product. If it makes them happy. (I am still waiting for my Leica smartphone - a rebadged HTC?)
For me it is OTT. I'd be more happy with a 24 ~ 128 1/2.0 (I'd accept a 1/2.8 and possibly a 28mm start as well) I really do not need a 200mm and on the wide side 24mm for me is borderline for a cover-all-zoom. I would rather use a prime or specialized wide angle zoom at thes wide angles. As it is the thing is too expensive and too heavy.
rrr_hhh: Ilford Switzerland was near of bankruptcy about one month ago; they are producing print papers, not film if I remember correctly. It was owned by a British corporation and has been saved in extremis by a Japanese firm. It remains to be seen whether the new investors just wanted the (newly installed) machines and knowhow, or whether they will keep the manufacture and about 200 employees working.
This is not a subsidary of Ilford in Switzerland but of Harman Technology, a management buy-out based in Cheshire, UK. To quote the ilfordphoto.com website:
HARMAN technology Limited is a pioneering professional imaging specialist based in Mobberley, Cheshire in the centre of the United Kingdom. The company announced the launch of its pioneering HARMAN PHOTO inkjet media range, suitable for both colour and monochrome photography, in August 2006; and the first products became available in the UK and USA in February 2007.
The ILFORD range of colour photographic products, including ‘ILFORD Galerie’ inkjet media, is not manufactured or marketed by HARMAN technology, and remains a separate business operated by ILFORD Imaging based in Switzerland.
This Lab is part of the BW business of Ilfordphoto and not of Ilford Switzerland.
Karroly: Is the quality of the ZEISS Makro-Planar T* 2/50 ZF.2 really mandatory to record 1024x512 pixel pictures or is the University of Jena just rich ?
Zeiss is located in Jena - I assume Jena university is sponsored by Zeiss