Please post action shots that may highlight any improvements in AF tracking.
mpgxsvcd: I really liked the content of the images. However, far too many of them were simply ruined by stopping down too far. That produced motion blur, shutter shock blurring, and low detail images because of diffraction.
The person taking these pictures treated the camera like it was a full frame camera. There was absolutely no reason to stop down that far in several of the images.
No wonder everyone thinks m4/3s can’t be used for action sports. If you shoot with the camera in this manner you definitely will not have a good keeper rate.
Please do continue shooting action shots -- if you can't find cars, then runners, footballers, sports of any kind. Thanks!
I applaud the photographer for taking sports pictures. All too often, the gallery is a bunch of buildings and maybe a bowl of fruit etc. -- useless, dead stuff.
I think the critiques received so far are uncalled for. Which of the car pictures could you NOT sell? That's all that matters. If you can sell it, it's a good image. It doesn't have to be the absolute best in resolution. It only has to generate $.
Thanks Samuel Spencer for taking car shots!
Why is anyone wasting their time with any product not made or endorsed by Apple? Fanboys.
mosc: The only thing I find pathetic about this is the number of DPR commenters who completely missed the joke. Wow.
Your work is lost on this bunch Mr. Crowe. It's a nice bit of satire, performance art, sculpture, and irony strapped into one... yeah.
There is no such thing as "performance art."
There are only developmental disabilities.
Realistically, this is no more idiotic than most "art" associated with photography. About par for the course.
Jeff Seltzer: I understand the idea of a very expensive, niche product/brand that's supposed to appeal to a small audience that truly can appreciate the expertise and craftsmanship and is willing to pay for the opportunity. I guess you can say that's the goal for any luxury brand. But, you expect those products/brands to truly set the bar and lead the way in terms of innovation. Is that we have in this case?
An interesting question, I'll look forward to the answer as well then.
Sorry if the question wasn't directed at me; I don't mean to threadjack. If it was: no. I posted above that in my area it's actually impractical to go see the camera in person, or even to buy it in person. In any case, no.
Morgan, or in fact Bristol cars come to mind instead.
I don't see the connection between expertise and craftsmanship in niche products or luxury products and innovation. In fact, in many cases quite the opposite is true -- the products remain generally unchanged.
The local Leica store closes at... 18:00. Due to the area it's in, is may as well close an hour earlier since it is essentially inaccessible during that time period, and inescapable afterwards -- you can't get there and you can't get home from there at closing time. Buying new stuff from them at this point isn't as direct as it could be.
I have been underwhelmed and disappointed by the lack of customer service at GoPro. Inquiries regarding the efficacy of their cameras for a particular video need have simply gone unanswered. I suspect they may not want our business...
It is debatable to me if this is worse than Samsung, the champions on my list of no-service companies. Samsung will generally respond, but the response will not be useful. GoPro gives the silent treatment. I suppose they each have their "merits."
I would love for Canon to attempt to reintroduce their version of the lens, and for them to be sued by Yongnuo who could claim a threat to their trade dress.
Marksphoto: I'd consider it if it was a 1.4. I already own the cheap and excellent 28 mm 2.8 from canon which I got used for 100.
The 2.8 was always a great deal. I think we have both the 2 and the 2.8 somewhere for some reason. Time flies!
GoneMirrorless: I thought this article was going to be another video of that laughing Spanish guy with funny sub-titles. Laughing about how the camera is jpeg only like cheap P&S cameras but they still charge $2500 and call it a 'hybrid'. Or how the fz1000 for $750 has an f2.8-4 zoom while this one has a much shorter and less useful f5.6 zoom, but they willstill tell every how 'cinematic' it is!
That was a great video! I wonder what they used to shoot it. Anyway, it captured the mood in the previous thread's comments really well.
rallyfan: Great image, terrific moment to capture!
I really like the attitudes captured. It's a lovely contradiction: relaxed suspense is the best I can do to describe it. Well done. I wonder who won, and if the observer got to play against the winner...
AbrasiveReducer: This is obviously intended for the "institutional" user--school, government agency, insurance investigator. Someone who who wants all-in-one capability with no extra pieces to carry, nothing else to buy. No need for the procurement guy to get multiple bids on memory cards, card readers, etc. All included and ready to go. Not for artists or photo enthusiasts and frankly, not a bargain either.
I tend to agree. I think people are going to tick the boxes, order a few, and call it a day. Maybe get a service contract too and that's that. Simple, direct solution I suppose.
Four entries so far (two advertorials, an "intro" piece, and now an interview) about this cam.
We get it. The world absolutely must take notice of this cam.
OK, noted. Thanks.
There's a post above that summarizes, "This thing is a mess, why the coverage?" and it's not gotten a response quite yet.
Initially, posters that disliked the cam or complained about the repeat coverage weren't the target audience. Then someone from DPR below asked "what if we want to expand our target audience?" and meanwhile there've been four writeups.
Great image, terrific moment to capture!