So all in all you bay 42.000 for service disassembly, cleaning, some polishing and for less than 1g or $40 worth of gold. Those are some margins! :-)
That is some business plan! Must be that top bank managers are doing the polishing and plating for that kind of work price!
And they plan on making "just" 77 of them LOL! Why did't I think of that!
Sir Nick of High Point: Dof scale looks off
Nobody will notice...LOL!
Sirandar: I also checked out the similar legacy lenses from the 70s and 80s. They were beautiful creations but the images were nothing special .....
They were not sharp as the midrange m43 lenses I had and the contrast was sometimes good sometimes poor and the colours were mostly washed out. It is very hard to fix washed out colours convincingly in Photoshop.
They were dirt cheap and I still didn't buy them.
Nothing even cane close to my 45mm Oly Prime in any aspect let alone all three.
I also found a new respect for my cheap Oly 40-150. My copy is pretty darned good for any price. If only it was faster .....
You can't judge a lens much by how it looks or what is made of, or a red dot.
You judge it by the images and how easy it is to use.
My money would be on that it isn't worth 359$ as that is about what I paid for my Oly 45mm prime but we will see.
I understand where you are coming from.I tried more than a few old lenses on m43. they are interesting and fun to use. However when push comes to shove I now know that i want AF in lenses i need to perform on demand and at short notice.I can see myself trying this lens if the reviews are favorable, but I believe that i should finally buy that 45m f1.8 that it is always next on my list until something silly skips in front of it!
I am aslo glad that it s built with m43 in mind (42.5mm) but that it covers APS-C. That will give better results on m43 and it will have a ropper angle of view.For a change APS-C is just an added bonus. Unlike Sigmas offerings.
Must be a dull day in DPR office...
AV Janus: The end is in sight for high ISO battle.One more nail in the FF coffin.Next up; software DOF control with depth scene info from AF.
Today they could use many more hardware and software trick to give you best bokeh at the right circumstance!I have a feeling Sony or Samsung will implement something under their "blur background" feature.
tkbslc: Always playing second fiddle to Canon. Pentax didn't even include a designer purse with it.
And that's saying a lot
Sweet!TAKE MY MONEY!
The end is in sight for high ISO battle.One more nail in the FF coffin.Next up; software DOF control with depth scene info from AF.
Its cute how these filter makers still hang on to the pre-post processing technologies for photography. They are down right retro!They should sell their brand while its still worth something.
4k sounds like a good video editing screen. You can view your tools around the frame and still have 4k so that you can press your nose to the screen and see the difference.
princewolf: I rate the first picture +18.
For the same reason they use small girls in pr0n...
Seriously, this lens needs a open carry gun permit to be owned! :-)
Can the little clip on flash be used as a commander for RC m43 flashes?
Zvonimir Tosic: First the amazing GX7, now LX100. This is brilliant; real thinking outside the box.
You are right. Its not more innovative. Its lens s more innovative. The whole package is more advanced...
Pre-order already in.
Only tests I need to see -- noise at high ISO (if I can get to 3200, I'm good), bokeh (please be smooth!) and AF -- but Panny's experience in AF should mean this is fine.
This one will be worth to buy in Leica branding! :-)
AV Janus: 848 x 480?Anybody even films resolution this low these days?120fps at that res? now if it was 480 then great.
AV Janus: Whats the other catch with this e-shutter?There's got to be more than one...
Although no benefits in flash sync is pretty big
I knew the filter benefit but yes there is a catch 1/10 sec readout is definitely s l o w.Hope it will be better than this.
848 x 480?Anybody even films resolution this low these days?120fps at that res? now if it was 480 then great.
Whats the other catch with this e-shutter?There's got to be more than one...
junk1: No auto focus - really? Who could ever focus it perfectly enough to take advantage of the lens...unless you have a 1:1 pixel display, you won't consistently get 1:1 focused images - you can't by definition since you can't see what you are doing! Will the AF system (contrast detection, or via pahse sensors on the imager) confirm once you have it focused?
You had a better OVF...
Wait wait wait ... they made a bigger iphone and one bigger still!?LOL! one of the main bastions of iPhone fanboys was that its easier to handle!
On the imaging side: Looks like Canikon will be the only ones not having phase detect on their sensors.And don't tell me they don't need it, cause I know you are right but that is only because they didn't innovate sht from LiveView...