derfla1949: To me this lens smells very strongly like a precursor to a soon to be announced mirrorless system.m43 is going to have serious competition.This is good news.
Not sure (personally) how useful this is for aps-c.
I have the canon 50mm F1.8 and the 28mm F1.8 and the 50mm is never used, it's just too long and the 40mm is closer to this than the 28m...
(context: 500d owner with zero interest in video..)
Feeling somewhat underwhelmed, can't even see this as evolutionary from the photographic side..
Seems more like a shift towards multi-purpose photo-video.. (which I think, arguably, Sony have got the technological leap on Canon..).
Clearly Nikon are about to release a successor to the D5100 given the volume of discounts around, wonder what they will bring to the table given that their entry model D3200 is quite impressive already..
Denis James Evans: Is this for 2011 or 2012? Absurd.
why absurd? Presumably they include any cameras since the last award and the award is made in 2012...
Both the D800 and Nex-7 are currently the best cameras in their class and were released in the last 12 months..
NikonScavenger: Now can we have an affordable Canon or Nikon mount monochrome for about 1200 dollars?
It's not that hard to make one, but I applaud Leica for doing this--hopefully it sets off a wave of imitators.
Shame, you're probably right, but I wonder if a monochrome version of the X100 or X-Pro 1 would sell in reasonable numbers?
There's a review of the Leica MM on Luminous Landscape and it looks very interesting..
Need to do the lottery again.. Damn.
you lot just don't get this do you! Most people don't go underwater with these cameras, they use them in situations where water or dirt ingress would be catastrophic but you still want to take snapshots - such as on the beach, kayaking, a rainy day, kidproof fun, ice-cream proof, swimming down a river, sailing in a storm or choppy water, kids playing in a fountain etc etc...
Well, these are the places i've used mine, I even once used it under water in a swimming pool..
fz750: Fat lot of use because the airport authorities in Europe (initially pressured from their US conterparts and now arguably out of step with the trend in the US) insist that every computer or tablet is shown individually in its own try through the scanner.
Iit may not even be put on a soft case or cloth in Zurich (so your iPad back gets nicely scratched..)
yeah, sorry, perhaps didn't make that clear - but it's just bloody annoying that 7 out of 10 people have to be taking their laptops out of their cases, using in individual bin etc, I just find it a pointless exercise, what are the machines for after all...
If you beep going through the metal detector at manchester UK, you have to go through a body scanner (whether you like it or not, or you simply can't fly..) and the staff are often obnoxious in any airport..
Same silly arguements about foodstuffs that are clearly not liquid (butter as an exanple) but they wouldn't allow you to take that through in hand baggage at some places as they class a wide range of stuff as liquid as a kind of "catchall"...
I hate flying these days, the airport procedures are just so annoying so I avoid when possible..
Fat lot of use because the airport authorities in Europe (initially pressured from their US conterparts and now arguably out of step with the trend in the US) insist that every computer or tablet is shown individually in its own try through the scanner.
Tavi: I really don't see where E-M5 is behind the APSC, at least according to the results on the dpreview's comparison tool. The output is generally nicer or very close to many other cameras, including mid-range DSLRs.
The price is a bit high but after factoring in the camera's qualities (size, weight, lenses, sealing, customizability, speed) I believe it will be a strong competitor in the enthusiast segment.
Great job, Olympus!
Looking at the examples using the DP image comparison tool the Nikon D3200 ones at low ISO look smudged in comparison (jpeg) and the OM-D is identical at very high RAW ISO. (3200-6400)..
Given that t he Olympus costs twice as much as the Nikon I suppose this is not surprising (but somehow using cost is comparing apples and oranges..) but to me the OM-D examples looks pretty amazing and beats my EOS550D hand down :-(
Seems pretty insulting to suggest that there is some bias here and the reviewer owns one..
(no, don't have one and can't afford one :-)
fz750: I haven't had my mitts on one yet, but seen a couple in local shop windows and at first I thought it had a telephoto lens attached but on closer inspection it's just a normal 12-50mm?
How come it's so long? Seems twice as long as the one on my E-PL2 ??
thank you for the explanation!
Personally, I would rather have had a smaller overall package to match the body size but i'm sure there's a good reason (less compromise I guess..)
I haven't had my mitts on one yet, but seen a couple in local shop windows and at first I thought it had a telephoto lens attached but on closer inspection it's just a normal 12-50mm?
IcyVeins: These prizes are so political. why don't they give a prize to someone who takes a nice positive photograph instead of people who are using photography to further political narratives? A crying girl is hardly "breaking news."
If you understand, I don't need to explain. If you don't understand, I can't explain...
Jogger: While it is nice work. The Pulitzers are always biased towards American/Western content. In this case, they seem to be taking a political bent to is as well.
An Afghan photographer, living in Afghanistan, taking a picture of an Afghan child shocked about a bomb and the murder around her, yet another a mindless act of the Taliban, all from a french photo agency..
Err, did I miss something.. ?!
A superb photo, but sad that it had even happened. Hossaini himself said he cannot bear to look at the photo now, too painful..
Great photos (in photojournalism) tell great stories, they may be shocking, but that's their nature and certainly the nature of this prize. No cuddly picture here...
Don't understand the comment about political, what on earth is "political" (in the sense of a standpoint) about this photo, it's a girl in shock at war..
Balooziggy: Does anyone have an idea when both new Canon DSLR's will make the mainstream? I heard end of March but still no sign of either????
The 5D MKIII is in the window of my local camera dealer, the Nikon D800 and D4 too - all 3 without price for some reason (sticker shock? :-)
(Berne, Switzerland BTW)
Very impressive results for the D800 in my opinion, clearly the best bar the 645d although a test against the 5D3 would be more useful/interesting (and no doubt will be done asap).
The 645d is absolutely amazing - in another league, wish I could afford one without selling one of my kids.. (actually, not sure even that would buy one..:-)
bgbs: From what I'm getting, professionals only want video. Previe please produce an article about those pros who are not interested in video
I do think the link for the second page is a bit lost at the bottom of the article (to distinguish between the social media location and colour and the start of the comments or ads) and design generally is a bit confusing and would question why 2 pages are needed anyway.. (pages..?! it''s the internet.. :-)
alfaflash: Totally useless article. Who cares what a bunch of pros think of a camera they have not used? It's just self serviing publicity for four working pros. We need hands,-on real world feedback.
I disagree, it's interesting to hear what features they really value even though it might not relate to my specific interest.
Clearly what they value is significantly influencing camera design and features.
These are only 4 professionals and don't represent the views of all, but as a kind of blog article I think it's absolutely fine and why not, you don't have to read it..
To be honest I think DP should disable comments on stories and articles, the range of comments we have seen lately such as the World Press Photo 2012 winners have been beyond embarassing and add no value whatsoever to the article itself or the website and surely that's the whole point?
NikonScavenger: I hope that this brings down good used D700 prices, since I can't drop 3 large on a camera, but let's pretend I win the lottery.
-I'm not thrilled about the huge photosensor, I'd have preferred a lower density FF sensor from the D4. Even if the photos aren't grainy, the massive file size will burn through CF and SD cards and expose any lens irregularities, making my Tamron and Sigma collection virtually worthless.-Four frames per second reminds me of my 5D, I'd have traded a few extra frames for MP-The 800E sounds really cool, and I've seen cameras with the AA filters taken out do some interesting things but does it reduce the overall daily usefulness of the camera.-what is the ISO performance in low light with a 1.4 lens. That's what I really care about in my shooting.
The sensor is not huge it's a standard FF 36*24...
Rather obviously you don't have to use the full resolution..
Why would a company like Nikon give a damn about other companies "less than perfect" lenses..? Surely the whole point is to improve IQ!!! (if, indeed, this camera does)
Ergo607: Just when you thought memory card format war was over, everyone jumps at micro sd. Someone please give me a hint why they are doing this...
I think it's because any tablet manufacturer that actually has an external card slot (hence, not the idiots at Apple) seem to have standardised on micro-SD and the tablet is probably the best way to bore your grandmother with your photo collection...
dbo: Neither fish nor fowl...
Actually I ask myself where Nikon tended to place the 1.
Somehow became a hybrid between system camera and enthusiast compact.As a system camera it delivers too few, in both picture quality and handling, as a enthusiast compact camera it's too expensive.
Despite this there is at least one thing I found amazing with the 1. This is continuous shooting. Works very well. However it doesn't really help to overshine the 1's wakenesses.
So, for me, the next question is would my girlfriend get the Nikon V1/J1 or the G1x? :-)
I would have guessed the J1, but actually she said neither - the J1 zoom range is lousy and what's this huge lump on the front (aka a lens..) that would make it difficult to fit in her handbag :-)
(she choose an XZ-1..)
(other issues were price (both) and in the case of the G1x, size/weight etc)