jhinkey: Looks great. If it's anything like the 42.5/1.2 PL then I'll likely get one at some point when the price is a bit lower.Still looking for a 20/1.2 PL from Pany - now that would be a killer lineup:12/1.420/1.242.4/1.2
those along with the most excellent 75/1.8 Oly and it's a killer combo for us m43 users. Small and light - not so much, but the fast AF and excellent across the frame sharpness of these lenses (assuming a hypothetical 20/1.2 would be equally sharp) is awesome to work with.
Yes, m43 is not as clean as APS-C or FF, but it's more than good enough for much of what I like to do and the AF reliability for me has been fantastic compared to my D800 & AF Nikkors.
Not for everyone for sure, but for those that can use these types of lenses they are great stuff.
another, I tried to minimize it here, but it's there. https://flic.kr/p/jveXWj
wow, amazing work
@Jacques Cornell, it doesn't happen all the time, but I'm surprised you haven't noticed it if you often shoot in low light. I noticed it after one night of shooting. Here's an example. This was shot with a GM1. After returning the lens, it has not happened with any other lenses.http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7902741997/photos/2804079/20mm-f-1-7-banding-issue-in-low-light
Nice photos, I didn't pixel peep to notice any of the problems others are talking about. I'd imagine the gx85 + 12mm 1.4 makes for a nice walkaround setup.
Wow, and I thought it was going to be a Sony 7R with a big ugly wooden handle.
@kentique and samtheman2014 My problem with the 20 1.7 is the horizontal banding in low light, it can be so bad that I returned the lens. In many other regards, the 20 1.7 is the perfect m43rds companion, so I also want them to improve it in a new model.
Some photos are good, some are really quite unimpressive. Catching a pedestrian shadow has been done so many times, and often much better than in ‘Soul y Sombras’. The photo of the two girls in bikinis is unremarkable in just about every regard. Is taking pictures of another person's painting considered award winning photography? (unless the photographer for ‘Mondschwimmen’ also painted the background.) For a finalist group, these photos as a whole are not particularly impressive. But what do you expect, they're all handicapped with a Leica. ;D
TTLstalker: Don't understand the need for such a fast wide angle lens. Could have just given me a 12mm F2.8 with excellent performance at a much cheaper price.
because some people shoot after the sun goes down
The 25mm 1.4 is such a good lens.
good shots, looks like this may be the camera to always have with you that I've been waiting for
ruicarv79: I would love to know the criteria behind these "Readers' Showcase" choices. Another dull, meaningless photographer. What's so special about these photos? Cannot understand, really. Sorry but can't help not expressing my opinion.
@ruicarv79 When I see comments like yours, I often check to see if the commenter has a gallery and photos to back up their empty criticism of good photos. On DPR normally the commenter has no photos to show, or their photos are not particularly good. In your case, you actually have good photos. I'm surprised you don't recognize this photographer does too.
chj: "Our final concern is the lack of joystick or touchscreen to re-position the AF point"
Sony would have gotten a sale from me a long time ago if they'd just fix this glaring omission in their lineup.
from Gordon Laing @ cameralabs.com. "I've spoken to Sony about my concerns on several occasions and understand there's some cultural resistance to touchscreens and full articulation with a perception in some markets that they're not professional. In my experience, those who don't like touchscreens on cameras generally haven't used them. Those who have used them rarely want to go back to a camera without, and besides, you can always turn off the feature if you hate it."
If you read the full review, Gordon seems to agree, the main thing missing is touchscreen. This camera with a touchscreen will kill all other cameras. Sony, stopping listening to idiots who want to twiddle knobs, the rest of us want to get the shot.
"Our final concern is the lack of joystick or touchscreen to re-position the AF point"
halfwaythere: I just find so funny how Canon simply slapped Nikon in the face.
The G7x II is smaller, has a longer focal range and maintains a larger aperture through it compared to the DL24-85. Back to the drawing board Nikon.
@halfwaythere The larger aperture is Canon's advantage compared to the Nikon, but the Panasonic LX100 beats Canon in the aperture game. Meanwhile, the Nikons have no rival in the compact continuous shooting/continuous autofocus game. That said, aperture may be more important to me as long as the Canon's autofocus is competitive. So the GX7 Mark II promises to be a perfect camera for me. But, Canon's compact continuous shooting/autofocus has been FAR behind the competition for some time now. So I wouldn't get too happy about this camera yet. It looks promising, but Canon has not slapped ANYONE in the face with innovation for many years.
timo: I'm still amazed that so many people are willing to buy cameras without EVFs - waving them around at arms' length. If there is a similarly upgraded G5X soon, that could be interesting. The new G7X is cute, certainly, but ...
@timo Inherently less stable, OK I agree, but in how many situations does that actually make a difference? A photo at the right angle is much more important than a shake free photo. Some of my photos have some shake, but MANY of my photos are IMPOSSIBLE with an EVF. Besides, if you're often forced to shoot at shutter speeds where shake becomes an issue, or you're so unsteady that you can't hold the camera still, then you should be using a tripod.
@timo and pedroMZ All depends on the autofocus. I have a Panasonic, the autofocus is terrific. Combined with the touchscreen it will get MANY shots you missed trying to focus manually. AND it allows you to do this from any angle, at arms length.
And the Panasonic doesn't have any image stabilization at all. I can hold the camera still at arms length. My photos aren't shaky. The Canon actually has some image stabilization. I remember my old S100 had more than enough IS for me. Shake will not be a problem.
I'm still amazed on how blindly so many people insist on using an EVF. You say "waving them around at arms' length" like it's a disadvantage. It's objectively a huge advantage compared to having a camera glued to your eye.
chj: The DL24-85 24-85mm equiv. F1.8-2.8. Please tell me that touchscreen flips 180. If so, my perfect camera has finally arrived. (well actually I'd prefer even brighter)
answering my own question, yes, that touchscreen flips 180.
maximme: if its all about selfiethen shouldn't it have a selfie friendly shutter button ???
@junk1 yes, it also has very good remote operation through your phone
I can't believe some of the comments. If these cameras perform to specs, these camera are freakin' SICK.