Peter Gregg: What a difference a day makes. The new images are representative of what I expect - and was hoping for - from this lens. It is pro level and the results certainly look like it. It seems on par in quality with the 85L II by eyeballing these images. Having both lenses in hand would confirm it, or show the deficiencies. The advantage of the 4/3 system is equal light as full frame with a little deeper range in depth of field. For most folks this is an advantage making full frame a disadvantage because of the razor thin depth of field. For most purposes this is a big plus, except for those that are looking for an ultra thin range in their DOF envelope.
You must be kiding, dude ... what do you think Canon built the 50/1.2 and 85/1.2 for then?
nekrosoft13: Android phones need RAW support.
XIaomi 3 generates DNG files, not sure when it's coming to the rest of the world though. Perhaps you can get one on eBay.
Looks like a hot pixel ... amazing.
My concern is that I may not be able to use the software I've already paid for should they choose to stop activating the previous standalone versions if I have to upgrade my computer or replace the hard drive in future.
Other than that, I have zero interest in this "Cloud" nonsense.
Adam Filipowicz: if adobe changes to $4 a day and becomes very greedy then you can cancel your subscription and you have 30 days to convert into another format. if your worried about this.. just save your work in a eps or tiff. and you will not be using proprietary formats..
If you consider yourself cheap labor and 30 days work is worth nothing ... then you might have a valid point. :-)
Serious question here:
Will Adobe continue to activate previous standalone versions of CS products if I upgrade my computers or replace my hard drives in the future? I'm very concerned about what would happen when current products reach the end of their life cycle.
gw5815: Key links related to this:
I'm noticing many (if not most) of the comments are based on inaccurate perceptions.
Renting software is a bad idea to start. It has nothing to do with the links you've posted.
wayfarers: No DOF scale for zone focusing? The first ever in a prime lens in this price bracket?
But the X series cameras don't support focus peaking ... no?
Joseph S Wisniewski: I'm not having much luck with this one. The article says "Here are few paragraphs from the actual patent application I copied directly from the Japanese IPDL database."
So, I popped over to the IPDL database, searched for that publication number, and got a "There is no corresponding document" message. I must be doing something wrong...
Joseph, you can follow this link:
Choose Kind code "A", fill in the publication # 2012-242615, then click "search".
On the next page, click the hyperlink JP.2012-242615.A
Wait a moment, the machine translation provided by the patent office will show up.
If you click the JAPANESE button within the top frame, then you can see a photocopy of the original publication in Japanese.
(unknown member): Fujifilm comes up a loser again.
To me, Canon is the ONLY loser this time around because I own all of them except the G15 and S110! :-)
ybizzle: $600 for a camera with the image quality of a $100 point and shoot is never a good deal. $300 and now you're talking. ;)
If I'm into the apps then I'd definitely go for the iPhone. All the best apps are not to be found on Android ... period.
My iPhone+KitCam+Dropbox beat the GC100 every day for this exact intended purpose.
worldcup1982: Raw comparison at f6.3 for the FZ200 and f3.5 for the FZ150? is that correct? if so, wouldnt that give a good advantage for the FZ150? in resolution terms? (less diffraction for the FZ150)
Color Foto of Germany would redo the tests even for some older cameras once they update their test methodology and standard. And they publish the exact bench test results with numbers in almost every category judging the image quality.
The FZ200 is FAR behind on their compact camera standings list, with regards to the Canons, the old SX40HS beats SX50HS in many categories as well as overall score.
I suggest dpreview adopt the same approach otherwise these scores in percentage are all relative plus the gold and silver medals are all meaningless.
tron555: In the studio scene comparison shots the FZ150 look MUCH sharper and clearer to my eye in both JPEG and RAW to my eye. Is anyone else seeing what I am seeing?
It's all about feeling good ... no need to buy everything people TYPE on the internet and there are too many pretentious folks here. :-)
lloyd007: The RX1 is basically Sony slapping Leica in the face with a fish with no response possible.
I learnt to take pictures with a M3 at the age of 11 and I still shoot with a M9 occasionally. Put it this way, the real advantage of using Leica lenses is shooting them wide open otherwise even some of the better coke cans can achieve similar if not better performance stopping down 2 or 3 stops. But focusing with the rangefinder at f/1.4 or perhaps f/1.0 is really a pita and a hit or miss.
From what I've seen and read from some previews of the RX1, the fixed lens can really match the latest 35 cron asph if not beating it in performance. And that's a package you can shoot right out of the door which is cheaper than a single lens without a camera.
So I see the RX1 as a no brainer if I have to choose but man, perhaps it's simply because I have shot with so many Leicas and I no longer enjoy it anymore. YMMV. :-)
From what's shown here, IQ wise, the X2 is no match to the X100. Regarding the M, without a reliable focusing mechanism no matter how good the lenses are, it's simply not going to realize their potential.
Jefftan: Can some Capture One user explain how this is better than lightroom?better color?I have heard NR is not as good
Same can be said here ... IMO most of those who prefer LR to C1 simply because they are used to LR.
I've been using C1 since the introduction with the original 1Ds and in my eyes, they simply have NO competition to date - none, nada - in terms of the best results I can achieve by using anything tool.
This has to be a joke ... LOL
Ken Aisin: $224 for a tripod ring?? By the way, when will the manufacturers make a collar that is arca compatible without having to add a plate to it? How hard could that be???
That will create a lot opportunities for the 3rd party vendors as in the case of the battery grips. They may actually be available before the OEM. :-)
Why would someone prefer to have all the important controls at the front of the camera? and how would in-body VR fight with optical VR? :-)
If one company could combine all the virtues from Sigma Merrills (for the sensor), the Sony RX1 (for the ergonomics and high ISO performance) and Nikon P7700 (for its control layout), they'll get my money for sure.
imbimmer: I actually think 1" sensor is a great idea but I simply doubt Aptina's ability based on what I see from the crappy output of the Nikon 1 series.
They have NOTHING to do with the RX100. Why do they keeping talking about other people's work AS IF they could also ahieve the same? :-)
Dpreview has already pointed out that's because Aptina has adopted the DR-Pix technology on their chip. DXOmarks says its results above ISO400 are being smoothed.
You can follow the link below and check the ISO performance test result yourself. Clearly the V1 is doing much worse than both the GX1 and E-M5.