dylanbarnhart: Sony fragmentation continues. Just when you thought the Alpha was great, Sony tells you the SLT is better. Then the NEX came a long with even better image quality in smaller size. Then scratch that, full frame NEX is here. Oh and lenses you bought don't work now. If you're sick of buying lenses, then the RX superzoom is for you. Actually who needs a camera anyways, since we're all using camera phones nowadays. So scratch that and buy the QX lens camera instead. All you really sacrify is image quality.
But really, no matter what lenses you buy today, they won't work for yet another Sony system to be announced tomorrow. But don't worry, there will be adapters.
I thought Sony learned a lesson from their TV days. Guess not.
What lenses don't work? NEX lenses work. Alpha lenses work with an adapter. What are you talking about?
Jikester: Another mount? Nice.
Peiasdf: Ahh, so the difference between pro and amateur is a press-badge. A lot of the photos are "better" because they were taken from restricted areas.
That's ridiculous. The Suntimes photos were taken by their reporters who surely have press badges.
Now make one that turns a 300mm large format lens into an ungodly light-capturing beast.
This is just a ruined NEX7. I've been scoffing at Leica for years, but this is by far the most idiotic camera product I've seen.
Since when is 150mm a portrait lens?
What a hack job.
Bevardis: Rangefinder system is outdated? Please, with some training you can be just as fast as any SLR lens, if not even faster. And also >100% viewfinder is such an amazing thing.
Taking pictures with RFs is nothing like SLR in many respects- not better, not worse, but just so different.
It is such a shame no affordable camera exists.... Even at $9000 M9 body offers inferior performance to entry level DSLRs for $500. Solution- do the film and dream of Canonet D :)
xtoph: You are saying you can check focus, adjust focus and trigger the shutter in less time than it takes an Olympic sprinter to respond to a bang. I don't think your M could take the strain. Might catch fire or melt.
Show me a rangefinder user who can focus in 0.1 seconds.
Longitudinal CA has been such a pain. If this tool really works that well, it's a great leap for fast aperture photography.
Donar: Is the slow startup problem also fixed? I stopped using my X100 because startup time could take several minutes! And in between that time it looked like it was dead/broken and was not going to startup at all. Oke when I re-formated the memory card the problem was gone, but I like to work with large sdcards for a reason so was thinking of the OM-D EM-5.
I really like the panorama mode for the X100, but the internal stitching isn't that good, especially with white highlights (snow). Is that fixed? (does anyone know how the OM-D panorama mode works? The NEX-7 panorama mode seemed to work better than the X100's.
That's probably a problem with the SD card, which could be fixed by formatting it.
Jesus. I was certain I would never see another firmware for my X100.
brkl: That's pretty remarkable. As good as the best of APS-C it seems.
dgrogers: Huh. I wish they had a light meter in the scene. It gets difficult to make any conclusions regarding the actual performance of the cameras. I would at least like to know the procedure they use to make sure each shot gets the same amount of light.
odl: Yes. But is there any reason to suppose they weren't?
Hmph. I take that back. Looking at the ISO 6400 JPEG EXIF and comparing E-M5 and Nex 7, E-M5 is getting a lot more light.
E-M5 Exposure value = log2 (6.3^2/(1/1600)) ~= 16
Nex 7 Exposure value = log2 (8^2/(1/2000)) ~= 17
So that's a full stop more light for the E-M5. The ISO 3200 Nex 7 shot has the same EV as the ISO 6400 E-M5 shot (log2 (8^2/(1/1000))). Therefore, if you want to compare those cameras, you have to choose Nex 7 shots with a stop lower ISO to get a matching exposure.
That's still a good result for the E-M5, but not as shocking.
(Wolfram link for the logarithmic calculations: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=log2+%286.3%5E2%2F%281%2F1600%29%29%2C+log2+%288%5E2%2F%281%2F2000%29%29%2C+log2+%288%5E2%2F%281%2F1000%29%29)
That's pretty remarkable. As good as the best of APS-C it seems.
I'm sure it's a terrific camera, but damn I hate the way it looks.
Good lord. Pixel binning is bogus, but such a large sensor in a phone is really exciting.
Flickr has been good to me, but an interface revamp is definitely needed.
sarkozy: Understand the excitement is not quiteThere are worldwide, such B. photos on Flickr thousands of pretty or very good photos and only about 50 photos with ORBS?
I hold my X10 ;)
That's probably because the orb photos are ruined. Why would you upload them?