M1963: It was so unfair. I've submitted a picture of my cat lying on my persian carpet, taken at ISO 12800 with an f/0.9 aperture with my most excellent camera-lens combo - and they didn't even care. I strictly specified I wanted a Hasselblad Lunar with golden top plate, red crocodile leather wrapping and American oak handgrip, but they just ignored me. Now I hate Hasselblad. You hear me? I HATE YOU!
Did you submit the bananas than?
No your comment comes not across as humor.It sounds like people who do not like these pictures, like cat photos and want to win some nonsense Hasselblad
Actually they just don´t find some bananas, with some yellow paint on it, that great. That is all.
I do not think that anyone who writes here submitted a picture.Just that most here do not find that pictures that great, thats all.Your comment does not make sense.
LJ - Eljot: What is Project 21? I mean if that does not specifically means "Man standing in the water, looking straight to the camera, a net over the shoulder and a ray in one hand" I don't get it why it is a winner.
Maybe there was just one entry.I don´t think there are many photographers under 21 with a Hasselblad.
G L: I do not know.But often by such photo contests I think the most unusal photo wins.Not often that I think "Wow that is really a great picture".It has just to be unusual that seems to be the most important thing to win a competion.
And no I don´t participate at any competions, I just like it to take pictures as I like it to go for a walk in the morning sun.
In my opinion more a "what is possible in Photoshop" than actually a picture.I like "simple" pictures which come close to what I see much more.Really some landscape in the morning sun or may it be in the mist of the autumn can be very nice.But this Photoshop exercise, I don´t know what to do with it.It maybe art but even if it were a painted picture I would like it mor natural.
I do not know.But often by such photo contests I think the most unusal photo wins.Not often that I think "Wow that is really a great picture".It has just to be unusual that seems to be the most important thing to win a competion.
AshMills: Anyone else think that DPR needs to add a couple of comparison shots to this story? - the camara is nothing like the behemoth that the girl holding it implies.
Well, I am not interested in this camera, not even if I could effort it.
But this picture makes it really a lot larger than it is.
Well in this case the deformation of the lens hood absorbed a lot of energie, so the impact on the camera itself was a lot less hard.A bit like the bumpers of a car absorb energie.Also that the lens hood fell at the edge of the granite where it broke absorbed some energie.
Not that ist does not show that lens and camera are built sturdy, but if the camera had fallen on the body itself and on massive concrete the outcome may have been quite different.
G L: Not bad, but not very covenient too.And also not cheap.Not decided yet if it is worth it
Actually I meant the use of the wide angle converter.I will do the firmware update anyway.
Not bad, but not very covenient too.And also not cheap.Not decided yet if it is worth it
Embarrassing mistake of course.But a bit harsh to show it this way.
I just read the question that Dpreview asked again:".....we want to know which cameras stood out for you."The answer was EM-5 from more reader than for any other camera.It is that simple.
Some have really a very very hard time to accept the result of a poll.
bobyg: How pity that some of the users here cannot accept that Olympus managed to create a truly wonderful camera. However, I enjoy using it ;)
Its really entertaining.Some just cannot live with it that their beloved camera did not win.
c76: Just wondering if Olympus come out a full frame interchangeable lenses, MLC, little bigger than OMD EM-5, what will happen?
@ManuelBut Canon (and their customers) had lenses for 35mm format available for a long time. So it makes not much sense to have a sensor size which is not much smaller than 35mm. If you are going for a large sensor anyway why not use the full image circle of the available lenses?But if you start it from scratch, very different story.
@RockchanSo far I know lenses for mirrorless can be quite a bit smaller than lenses for DSLRsThe RX1 has only a prime but compare that size to a 35mm DSLR with a similar lens! A mirrorless system for the same sensor size would not be that small but quite a bit smaller than a DSLR System.
What would happen?Some who prefer a lager sensor will buy it, thats all.
You know larger sensors have advantages and disadvantages as have smaller sensors.
And if they do a larger sensor camera why would they just use the 35mmm film size. No reason for that.Make it a bit smaller than 35mm. No difference to 35mm but with a mirrorless system you can be significantly smaller.Or make the sensor even a bit larger and the mirrorless system is still smaller than a DSLR.
Nothing wrong with a different sensor size but for sure nothing wrong with m43.
G L: I have a m43 camera and the EM5 is what I would like to have. So I voted for it.
Just one remark: If Nikon had not the D800 and the D600 in the competition they might have won.
But anyway, the EM5 is a camera of which many people think it is a very good compromise between capability, size and prize. It really is an achievement to bring all these features in such a small package. The EM5 deserves this win.
Well if only the D800 were in the poll some of the D600 voters ( 7.8% ) may have voted for the D800.
But really it is not that important
acahaya: Obviously the world as we know it didn't end on 21 but on 31 of December ;-)
Get a grip everyone, this is just a poll and what it shows us is that we are lucky to have so many intesting choices. Best for me doesn't have to be best for you and the result shows that this year affordable, portable and good enough for most situations is a little bit more attractive than best IQ but expensive, large and heavy.
Very well said!
Joseph Chew: This poll is only relevant to DPreview readers, didn't actually prove anything.
The main question that Sony had to ask themselves before doing the RX1 may have been if there is a market for it.
A big sensor with just a fixed prime lens and no viewfinder to make as small as possible is not so much of a miracle.As good as it may be there is not much in it what one would call a significant achievement.
I have a m43 camera and the EM5 is what I would like to have. So I voted for it.