Fotoman has had a point-and-shoot 4x5 for quite some time. It even has shift movements. http://www.fotoman.cc/showPro.asp?id=26
Kelvin L: I really like my X100, it's been everywhere for the last 3 years, but given the price of the WCL-X100 adapter (USD$315 on a well known website) I think I'd be better served putting the money for both wide and tele adapters towards another camera. I love the X100 for what it is - the digital version of the Konica Hexar AF, just grab and go.
I'd end up using the electronic viewfinder with the adapters anyway so I might as well use something else for wider or longer focal lengths. Adapters are a neat concept but pretty fiddly to use in practice.
What I find amazing are the reports of excellent image quality for the WCL adapter. This is contrary to my personal experience with converter lenses on video cameras I guess this justifies their cost.
Good point about the lack of sensor dust with lens changes too. I hadn't considered that.
But on second thoughts, the adapters might make sense if I had 2 X100 cameras. One with the tele-extender and one with the wide adapter left on at all times. Grab and go x2!
I really like my X100, it's been everywhere for the last 3 years, but given the price of the WCL-X100 adapter (USD$315 on a well known website) I think I'd be better served putting the money for both wide and tele adapters towards another camera. I love the X100 for what it is - the digital version of the Konica Hexar AF, just grab and go.
"he shot the image using Fujichrome""Corbis reps contacted him to acquire the original negatives"
Donald Chin: Fix for ACR 8.4 CS6 Mac http://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/kb/acr-84-bridge-cs6-metadata.html
Thank you very much Donald for the link - most helpful. Looks like manual updates for Adobe products are the way to go, rather than relying on autoupdate.
I have finally managed to find a direct link to download the last LR5.4 version
here is it (window version) : http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/thankyou.jsp?ftpID=5741&fileID=5773
You have to log in to see the link probably.
Looks like you might have already solved your problem, but I've had similar hiccups with LR upgrades in the past (ie. not finding it from within the application). Usually I can find the latest update version for download manually by logging on to my Adobe account then going to "My Orders" for the download link. Cheers
max ott: camera raw:after updating, "open in camera raw" is greyed out in bridge, on mac osx 10.9.2, and CS 6..... do you have any advices to get it working again (downgrade or whatever) thanks for answers, max
Download ACR 8.3 plugin link: http://adobe.ly/1eccz5t
Kelvin L: Camera Raw 8.4 is also broken on my copy of Bridge CS6. No option to open in Camera Raw when right-clicking a thumbnail, and option is greyed out in File menu. Running Photoshop CS6 Extended on MacOS 10.9.2
Found this link for reverting to ACR 8.3:http://adobe.ly/1eccz5t
Thank you for the helpful replies, cheers
Camera Raw 8.4 is also broken on my copy of Bridge CS6. No option to open in Camera Raw when right-clicking a thumbnail, and option is greyed out in File menu. Running Photoshop CS6 Extended on MacOS 10.9.2
Zeisschen: What will be the aperture? And what will be the FF equivalent of it?
Yes Adrian you are correct; my bad, I haven't worded things properly. I probably should have said "the MAXIMUM aperture is determined by the size of the primary refractive element" which applies for a theoretical single element perfect lens; but entry pupil is also influenced by the diameter of anything behind this lens - as you have described as "virtual image of the aperture as seen through the front of the lens" - in a compound system.
What Adrian said. Max aperture is determined by the diameter of the primary refractive element and its focal length. This is usually (not always) the front element. Once you stick a front-mount converter on a lens this generally becomes the new primary refractive element, with everything behind acting as corrective elements. There are limits however based on the original lens - you can't just stick a 1 metre wide piece of convex glass in front of your 35mm f/2 and turn it into an f/0.001 (or whatever). The front element of the prime lens defines the limits of maximum aperture and light-gathering.
With a rear mount converter you are essentially 'stretching out' the light that's already being gathered, thus the loss in light transmission (t-stop) and effective f-stop.
A bit hard to explain using text; it's easier with optical diagrams.
"hmm I thought the effective aperture is the ratio between the aperture diameter and the focal length?"
Generally true for teleconverters mounted behind the lens, less so for those mounted in front (size of front element determines f-stop to some degree)
Shut up and take my money!
MayaTlab0: For some reason, while I believe the X-E1/X-E2/X-pro 1 got faster minimum shutter speeds in auto ISO, the X100s didn't and remains stuck at 1/125.
Use shutter priority instead
Perhaps Nikon could create a new enthusiast line of mirrorless cameras as a revival of the Nikon S rangefinder series? That would be cool. Something APS-C competing with the Fujifilm X series would be fine with me. I would have no problem with Nikon coming up with a brand new lens mount for it, as F-mount is probably long overdue for retirement anyway.
As for the Df I have no beef with it - a fine camera if it were only a bit cheaper. Currently it's priced in AU more or less the same as a D800.
It could be worse, they might decide to build cameras without user replaceable batteries - like on my phone and laptop
CopCarSS: I'm kind of curious why they included Ektar when it's one of the few color film options still available. Wouldn't it be far easier to get the Ektar "look" by, you know, shooting a roll of Ektar?
Ektar is one of the hardest colour neg films to scan without bizarre colour casts creeping in.
I find the lens a remarkable and impressive technical achievement, but I agree with Richard's sentiment that this is a lens which I can't imagine owning myself. These days the only times the big and heavy DSLR comes out is when I'm taking photos for other people, in which case I have the luxury of optimising the lighting. (We all managed perfectly fine with medium format and its f/4-5.6 lenses back in the day.) When I'm taking photos of low light scenarios for clients it's usually situations like events and stage performances, in which case I'm looking for fast telephotos rather than wide angles. If I'm getting to the point where I need an f/1.8 at ISO6400 then most likely the lighting is going to look rubbish for the client regardless of what lens I use.
When it comes to personal photography I'm using more discreet pocket cameras - usually an X100 these days, or my iPhone. I am amazed at how versatile the X100 is and concur with DPReview's Gear Of The Year award for the X100S.