I don't know... Mixed emotions... Simply stunning sensor with just about perfect pixel count. This is huge advantage maybe even justifying initial price point. But at the same time it also is just a tool and as such it ether can be a transparent and non-disturbing executor of my photographic ideas (wasn't it advertised as such?) or a pain in the neck... How exactly am I suppose to change exposure compensation keeping Nikon Df with 70-200/2.8 hand held while still looking through the viewfinder? Should I higher an assistant to address that strange need?
dougster1979: Can we have an articulating screen, wi fi, gps on the next D7***. I would certainly consider upgrading from my D7000. The D5300 is tempting, but i couldn`t live without the twin dials.
More important is lack of AF micro adjustments, I'd say ...
vesa1tahti: Sensor ratings by DxO: Oly E-M5: 71, Nikon D7000: 80, Nikon D800E: 96. Rely on that. Small sensors- weaker IQ. Micro Four Thirds can't be competitive, sensor size MUST be APS-C or FF. Camera size has no matter, normal people can carry DSLR- cameras, others are too small.
So I have couple of E-PL5 and D7000 prints, spitted out from Epson L-800 in 20x30cm sizes, in front of me right now. Even DxO guys couldn't say which is which simply because it is not possible... I'd call it "print therapy". Helps to stop wetting pants over DxO numbers and makes you free... :-)
Believe or not but I am still holding close to my old "grandpa" camera, E-1. This new OM-D is the one I have been waiting for... Meanwhile I got E-PL5 for my wife and D7000 for myself. D7000 is going on ebay now and the new OM-D body will pair with my 14-54. E-1 will go on display behind glass window as it deserved it well. Can you believe I never got a speck of dust from it for the last 8 years?
Quick question, does the D600 still smear lubricants and plastic debris over it's sensor?
Still no support _from_ Fuji (X-Pro, X-E1). Scandal ... Good analysis of the problem can be found here: http://www.dmcgaughey.com/2012/11/07/fuji-x-trans-raw-conversion
beckmarc: Any improvement in Fuji x-pro 1 support?
Well, then read this carefully: http://www.dmcgaughey.com/2012/11/07/fuji-x-trans-raw-conversion/
Personally, I think Fuji's attitude to customer care in terms of supporting those customers workflow is nothing short then pure scandal ...
Lads, I have recently registered to http://www.reidreviews.com to read about X-Pro 1 as well as about other things. BTW Sean Reid has the best reviews I have came across so far.
Anyway I was particularly surprised by one the functional glitches of the X-Pro 1 that Sean reported on. Let me quote his own words here:
"X-Pro has a tendency to constantly adjust its aperture blades. The environment I was working in was often fairly quiet except for the regular - and loud - ticking of the X-Pro as it constantly varied its aperture blades. The camera did this on its own, of course; the aperture setting I made was left at about F/2.8 or F/4.0. This happened when using either OVF or EVF.
Needles to say this constantly mechanical chattering (tick, tick, tick) drew attention to the camera and disturbed my usually unobtrusive style of working. This was shame because the camera's shutter, though not as quiet as X100's, is actually pretty quiet and well-damped."
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Later Sean concludes:
"Based on testing so far I'd say the X-Pro 1 has many significant strengths. But this aperture chattering problem is probably, as of this writing, my biggest concern.
I hope Fuji takes this problem seriously and fixes it as soon as possible. I've discovered so much about this camera, so far, which is promising that I'm frustrated that Fuji would release it with such a basic functional problem"
So that's it, in Sean own words. I hope Dpreview will take this into account while working on full review of this very interesting camera.
I guess you can’t have all the sweet spots in one dream body, right? Just the Panasonic G3 kind of thing with EVF + K-01 sensor and K-mount for lenses that’s my dream…
If the Sony rumors will come true we may finally have some decent DR and serious RAW headroom from Olympus body. Will be good to see those Panasonic LiveMOS stuff finally gone ...
_P: With a lens THAT slow, there is no way I'll ever touch this thing ...
It's only about the DOF lads, only about the DOF. Stabilisation and ISO performance (which is very good BTW) has no meaning for me.
With a lens THAT slow, there is no way I'll ever touch this thing ...
Aleo Veuliah: As I see more mirrorless cameras appear, the more I see that Micro four thirds system is better and with more lenses and good choices on cameras, and the size is always smaller than these new ones with APS-c sensor, anyway, this must be a good camera, lets see how the lenses perform, but it is really big !
Fuji is trying to imitate Leicas having the aperture and speed dial and ring, that I like but don't know it makes sense these days, maybe it will appeal the more conservative ones
With this size and having the Pro word on it, this camera should have a fullframe 35mm sensor size
mFT == gorgeous lenses + fatal DR. Unfortunately the latter one one shatters the performance of lenses (in my case). In digital world the sensor/processing combo is the only contributing factor to the camera IQ. Even best lenses can't help. Neither does best ergonomics. How sad ... :(
AnuragP: From the preview, "when shooting portraits at the long end of the zoom with the lens wide open, the G1 X will offer little advantage over either the X10 or XZ-1 in terms of subject isolation and background blur."
This remark is telling. What is the fastest aperture available at equivalent focal length of 80? This means the camera is hardly suited to portraiture with background blur.
One of the big advantages of the big sensor sacrificed right there.
True... To be honest I am just about to consider to get myself a 50mm Summilux for the rest of my life. Will just attach it to some different bodies now and in the future (which do not exist yet :) )
rondhamalam: USB is not really Universal. We need SUMB (Super universal multi-bus), including ethernet, audio and video, and hdmi, all in one.
Sounds like Intel Thunderbolt™ Technology to me
_P: Would be nice to see tailored NEX-7 sensor in a mFT body. To be honest mFT sensor performance (DR in particular!) is the ONLY thing preventing me from getting into this system. I’m still sticking to Oly E-1, which I had got some 6 years ago, since there has been no camera so far from Olympus that would have significantly better DR performance then E-1. The E-450 I got for a handful of peanuts last year is just a shame with this regard and mFT are no much better :-(
Well, to be honest even tailored NEX-5N/D7000/K5 sensor in a mFT body would be great. Better have 10k of good pixels then 12-16k of sh..y ones ...
Would be nice to see tailored NEX-7 sensor in a mFT body. To be honest mFT sensor performance (DR in particular!) is the ONLY thing preventing me from getting into this system. I’m still sticking to Oly E-1, which I had got some 6 years ago, since there has been no camera so far from Olympus that would have significantly better DR performance then E-1. The E-450 I got for a handful of peanuts last year is just a shame with this regard and mFT are no much better :-(
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