I carry my phone in my pocket and my camera in my hands... when i am having a coffee and have the urge to share i take my phone out of my pocket and get some pics to snapseed and upload...
But that is me... i kept my last camera for about 5 years, over that time apple has had 2 or three ports on their phone... then i cant upgrade or need 2 phones, one to use with my camera and my new phone. Do i need 2 data plans... or do i need to share from my old phone to my new?
Imagine having a great shot and you phone rings...
Having said all that... i use android :)
alatchin: good looking camera... It doesnt do much about the lenses though. Having said that, I keep thinking about getting one of these for my OM lenses... Does anyone know if they have dealt with the banding?
Thanks for the info guys. When I mention lenses I do mean more that if I want small I and getting f2.8 etc and when I want to really get the benefit of this sensor I am buying large and expensive... That would be why I would maybe want one for my older MF lenses... But those zeiss do look nice.
good looking camera... It doesnt do much about the lenses though. Having said that, I keep thinking about getting one of these for my OM lenses... Does anyone know if they have dealt with the banding?
Sabatia: Photography and mountaineering our my two primary hobbies. More than a dozen years ago, I found that I just couldn't carry my DSLR gear up the mountains, particularly if I carried the better lenses--why take a shot if its not sharp and rich? I tried using enthusiast compacts including the S90, LX5 and LX7, but was never satisfied with the image quality.
Now I'm older and even less physically strong, but I take my m4/3s bodies and lenses hiking daily(retired and moved right to the high mountains). For work that will be published, printed or for planned shows when I don't have to hike more than a couple of miles or more than 2000 feet of elevation gain, I take an Oly OMD and the supernaturally sharp but heavy 12-40 2.8. For longer treks and greater elevation gain, I take the amazingly small Pana GM5 and either the tiny 12-32 or primes. Frankly, printed at 17x22 inches, I cannot even at close inspection tell the difference between images from my former 7D and from the OMD or GM.
I could of course compare the GM5 to the 5300, as it is more similarly specced... Better you compare the EM5 to a enthusiast level camera me thinks.
294 (gm5) vs 480 (5300)
Now throw on a few lenses :)
Every time I read equivalence pop in such as the f 3.5 comment about the fisheye, you should always add "which in turn makes the ff biddy own like a m43s body. Otherwise you are just being misleading with only half the information... The half that makes a ff Ensor like a cure all for less light... Which is only true if you have a large physical aperture, not an equivalent aperture.
Interesting effect. Many of the comments here seem to be upset about the price, well, make your own and sell it for $200. Lens baby sets their own pricing.
As for the look of the lens, I have an old 50mm f1.4 OM lens that has some of the "glowy" feel. It can be used in many many ways.
Right now I am shooting a series of portraits for an organization to go alongside quotes from the sitters. Not knowing what the quots are, in 20mins per sitter I have been working to get a few expressions and am using 2 lenses. the 12-40 m.ziuko and the aforementioned 50mm f1.4
The result is two very different feels to the portraits, a drawing of the image that expends not just to the sharpness or lack of, but from the in-focus to the out of focus a very different feel. Well worth experimenting with.
I am always amazed at how within reach this type of filming now is!
dahod: As a 4/3 user, I have to admit I'm interested in this lens. Even though Olympus had it on their roadmap for a long time, they never came through with it. I do have the 50mm f2.0 but something longer would be nice and manual is fine.
Maybe somebody can help me out here. The stated magnification is 1:1 for this lens (full frame). What would it be on the four thirds sensor?
Vlad, That was basically my first reply. While the magnification will not change as long as there is no IQ loss due to the smaller sensor and lens resolving power you will have the impression it is greater magnification as you will be "closer" to your subject.
alatchin: I am definitely reserving any judgement until I see some image reviews.As Pixel densities have gone up resolving them has required larger and heavier glass time and time again.This could very well be a spectacular lens and therefore well worth the money... But only the images will give us the answer.
Just had a look at some samples, bokeh looks smooth with low CA, contrasty etc... Might be well worth the money.
Hey babart,the samyang page has 3 images at the bottom, the paperclip was the most intersting as thd bokeh in the highlights seemed very good.
I am definitely reserving any judgement until I see some image reviews.As Pixel densities have gone up resolving them has required larger and heavier glass time and time again.This could very well be a spectacular lens and therefore well worth the money... But only the images will give us the answer.
I think the lens would still be a true 1:1 lens... However you get a greater "crop" feeling like more magnification. Poor explanation...
Lovely picture, caught site of it in the column on the right of the page. It actualy makes me sad for some reason I cant put my finger on.
BOUGHT!!!!!What a superb idea, I can already see myself using this for client based work.BRILLIANT!!!!!!!
gooseta: Why are both A7 cameras there?!
And if they joined them why not join other cameras?
Their 35mm t1.4 is a gem, hopefully this one is just as good.
At least try to mix in something positive... The greatest pictures of 2013 couldnt have all been of disaster and conflict?
Looks good to me. Release a good 100mm f3.5 macro and I will probably buy one!
Naveed Akhtar: why would you need an android camera? when you can do pretty much everything with a wifi - nfc link to a mobile phone and it also act as a remote!!
I dont think you read his comment properly. He is saying why do you need an andriod phone when connectivity between cameras and phones is getting more seamless.