Come on oly.. Put this sensor plus the is and wifi tethering on an $600 e-xxx and 43 is truly alive again! Add weather sealing for $999
Anders Ostmoe: Is this a precise observation: "Focus is usually acceptably fast, though anyone coming from an E-3 or E-5 is likely to find themselves disappointed, in comparison"?
Now I have read some other quick reviews and they were far from disappointed. In fact, two of them claimed that focusing was faster with some FT lenses than on the E-5. Maybe they were high on the new camera, but it certainly does sound like the camera focuses as fast as one could expect and hope....
@rbutler, did you get to test the 50/2 macro on this badboy? It hunts like crazy on the PENs.
this is what the e-p5 should have been
I wonder how much better this is compared to the 45 1.8..
goshigoo: From Dof prespective; it will act like 85 f/2.4 on 35mm FF
a 6D + 85 f/1.8 will have shallower DofAlso, IQ wise, 6D + 85 f/1.8 @ f/2.4 could be better than this lens
35mm FF still has it's value when shallow Dof is needed
congratulations! first dof/equivalence related post. :)
No need to print a whole camera! Just LENS CAPS!!! This is a revolution!
Lost a lens cap? No problemo! Just print a new one!
lol the only thing this gem needs is an elegant name. metabones? speed booster?
marike6: "Digital SLR Photography" magazine just named the Nikon D800 "Gear of the Year 2012". Out of all the great cameras released in 2012, it's the obvious choice.
Actually, they REALLY wanted to pick the OMD but didn't want to go through all the trouble of changing the NAME of their magazine :)
without really telling me how it works..
Can someone school me about Faveon Sensors? What it's good and bad at?
too lazy to google
Najinsky: The NX have great potential, the bodies are well designed, the lens range is pretty decent and continues to improve.
But the IQ is seriously lagging behind the competition. I appreciate that for many shooters with modest publishing requirements (Computer, TV, Internet, Small prints) the IQ is good enough (and don't confuse IQ with nice pictures, which any camera can take) but really, in comparison to the competition, the IQ is really quite poor.
Don't take my word for it. Just pull up the NX210 review, go to raw image test scene and compare the NX200 @ ISO 400 with OM-D EM5, NEX-5N and NX200. Despite the huge raw files, there is noticeably less resolution.
Here's a screen dump if you don't want to go to the review section:
There's a lot I like about the NXnn models but until the IQ can can match the competition, the report card is going to have to read: "Must try harder, C-".
Maybe its the lens? Is this in the corner? I think m4/3 cameras were tested with the 4/3 50mm f2 which is insanely sharp. Not sure if the NEX were tested with Alpha lenses tho.
emircruz: The silver and black one actually looks good. Just curious, how are the optics? Is the lens line better than the NEX's?
Hmm that 85mm 1.4 sounds interesting I wonder how it matches up with the oly 75mm 1.8
gbvalli: Up to me, it's not possible to judge together cameras with different viewfinder type. OM-D is loved from fans of electronic viewfinder, but not so from those who prefer the optical one . Perhaps it would be better to diversify the match, establishing 2 or 3 categories .
When i switched to mirrorless, i also bought an external electronic viewfinder. After a year, I rarely put it on. The LCD seems to be bright enough has focus assist (magnification) during MF and real time exposure display. The camera is also light enough for me not to worry about shaking it. I only put the EVF on if its very bright outside.
The silver and black one actually looks good. Just curious, how are the optics? Is the lens line better than the NEX's?
Here's a quick pivot of the Results:
By Brand Top 31. Nikon 4429 Votes - 29.91%2. Olympus 3576 Votes - 24.15%3. Canon 239 Votes - 16.20%
By Sensor Size Top 31. Full Frame 8010 Votes - 54.10%2. Micro Four-Thirds 3864 Votes 26.10%3. APS-C 1837 Votes 12.41%
By Type Top 31. DSLR 7313 Votes - 49.39%2. Mirrorless 4778 Votes - 32.27%3. Fixed Lens 789 Votes - 13.01%
mpgxsvcd: The Panasonic GH3 will be the camera of 2013. It is the same internals as the OMD but it has much better video capabilities.
It is the same internals as the OMD- No. It doesn't
but it has much better video capabilities- true, heck even the GH2 has better video but then again some if not most people dont really care. I don't.
Interestingly, the O-MD review is getting the most views right now. Very good for m43.
E-M5! - its what m43 should have always been. It also made a lot people rethink about mirrorless. Like it or not, its the future!
RX1 close second for sheer craziness!
emircruz: Pretty Lens but I wish Oly would stop producing these premium lens cr*p. It doesn't make any sense. How do they expect to get a bigger market share when they release interesting lenses at uninteresting pricepoints?
I say make them good but make them cheap. ie 20mm and 45mm. No need for these all metal construction and pull-manual focus gmicks.
And if you want command higher prices.. I say reincarnate the old SG line to m43! Now those lenses are real gems! They are pricy but at least all come weather-sealed.. and all come with hoods and cases.
I love m43 but the strategy and pricing sometimes is insane! I understand that a smaller market means higher prices but the 20mm and 45mm (1.8) prove that high quality (IQ) doesnt always have to mean high prices - and true enough these two sold well.
I dont mind paying for premium as i just got the 25 1.4. I just think people pay premium for High IQ first, then essentials such as AF speed, weather-sealing, IS etc. I dont think all metal construction makes a lot of sense for m43 - at least not right now.I guess what I am frustrated about is the fact that Olympus is prioritizing great build over getting good products to a lot more people - which I believe is crucial for m43.
Just imagine if the 12mm 2.0 17mm 1.8 and 75 1.8 were all similar to the 45mm 1.8. IMHO, m43 would be in a better position. Don't you agree?
Pretty Lens but I wish Oly would stop producing these premium lens cr*p. It doesn't make any sense. How do they expect to get a bigger market share when they release interesting lenses at uninteresting pricepoints?
20mm?! Please tell me this was cropped.