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Greater OOC JPEG control, greater connectivity and greater lens selection.
I can now use my growing set of m43rds primes, or my family of superb 43rds optics on the same camera. Brilliant.
What gets me is the connectivity and creative control in camera, the personalization of colour allowed in camera, the ability for me to fine tune, tweak and perfect my very own look from tone control to hue to saturation... in camera.
Why is the in camera so important to me... Because I sit in front of a computer all day for my work... the less I have to do for my photography the better.
Wow, interesting concept... maybe great for divers at the pricepoint... But a big lens like that, and good light... Well the current rugged point and shoots may have it trumped... I mean in the harshest conditions who wants to change lenses... Just saying.
alatchin: The IQ of this Camera is nice, but I dont see the revolutionary element here. Even at ISO 3200 it certainly looks cleaner than the EPL5, but also has a feeling of lacking detail... We can always use NR and lose detail, but if the RAWs from this camera already have the NR look then any of the competitors can simply apply it. However if you want to leave the sense of detail in a higher ISO show one can always apply selective NR, but the Fuji it always has that look.... Well that is how I feel about the output.
Maybe, maybe not. If the IQ is so severely impacted by ACR, why dont they use the appropriate software and show the potential of the product :)
Having said that, splitting staws really.
The IQ of this Camera is nice, but I dont see the revolutionary element here. Even at ISO 3200 it certainly looks cleaner than the EPL5, but also has a feeling of lacking detail... We can always use NR and lose detail, but if the RAWs from this camera already have the NR look then any of the competitors can simply apply it. However if you want to leave the sense of detail in a higher ISO show one can always apply selective NR, but the Fuji it always has that look.... Well that is how I feel about the output.
Jim in Hudson: I am so clueless about this AF fine adjustment. Why would any on-sensor AF system, whether CDAF or PDAF, need any adjustment at all? If the system is in focus and the system is on the sensor, what is there left to adjust?
Also, what about low light AF sensitivity limit that never gets mentioned? That is where CDAF has always been behind PDAF and so has this new on-sensor PDAF closed the gap at all?
Simple, the adjustment is fo rwhere the lens stops. Not to do with the measurement. Lenses can overshoot and undershoot as a flaw, this will compensate.
alatchin: I already have a problem with cloud, I got the full membership as I own a design firm and was due to upgrade anyway... However my 2nd machine... my image workstation in my home with the calibrated screen is on the other side of the apartment from the Wifi.
So I bought a usb Wifi adapter as it is too far to run a cable... Not enough signal strength.
Returned the USB and bought a wifi network card and installed it into my machine... still not enough signal strength... I have 40 days left to solve this. Most likely I will have to buy a 30' network cable and occasionally run it through my flat so it keeps working.
Just a pain in the backside.
Thanks for the advice, I think a couple of my older routers may have this capacity. I will give it a shot.
I already have a problem with cloud, I got the full membership as I own a design firm and was due to upgrade anyway... However my 2nd machine... my image workstation in my home with the calibrated screen is on the other side of the apartment from the Wifi.
Superb work... Really breathtaking and diverse.
While expensive, this is an exciting camera. With programs like snapseed you dont have to bring a large portion of your photography into a computer and can directly attach to emails and upload to clients.... Maintain up to the minute imagery for your blog, or website, share high quality images on the fly just like you would form your phone but with immeasurably more flexibility and quality.
Next stop Samsung? Design an app for this phone to process your raw files. KABOOM! How cool wold that be. Just a note, they could be reduced size raws for this specific purpose.
citizenlouie: Most lenses are based on Zeiss formulas, so it's not surprising many lenses designs are similar (but not identical, because that would patent fringing). This is especially true for telephoto lenses (not super telephoto) where elements are smaller in number.
Marty,Germany and Japan lost the wars mostly due to being massively outnumbered and out-supplied. Both Germany and Japan were being strangled, and after a couple of poor decisions the war was over for both f them.
An extreme simplification, but a simple truth, empires overstretch from the Assyrians to the Romans,the British and so on. Generally a quick expansion is followed by a rapid contraction... wars work in a similar fashion.
Oh, as an edit, the work ethic in both Japan and Germany has been superb for many years, combined with a string sense of national pride and internal investment (like the USA did in the middle of the last century) and you have a recipe for success.
Deleted pending purge: If it wasn't for people with this urge and passion to collect, there would be a lot less museums now - so it's useful.Then again, some say that "if you keep things long enough, you can throw them away". So, it's useless.But there is the joy and feeling of accomplishment in anything we do, whatever it might be, as long as it makes us happy. And that's priceless.
Except maybe having to dust them off every so often... this detail looks more like a career than a job...
This should be stuck tot he top. Your point about nuseums didn't occur to me and was very perceptive.
Artistico: Nice photos in their genre, I suppose, but "new perspective"? Hardly an original concept. The originality in this - and many other works of both photographic and other kinds of art - is more a question of marketing than artistry.
The finest art, arguably, is of course to make people notice your photography and think it is original and interesting, regardless of whether that is true or not or whether it has any technical or artistic merit. Some artists master this and can make big money from stuff that other artists would bin in a heartbeat. A recent record selling price photo of the Rhein comes to mind.
At least this is more interesting than that.
Not everything has to be an original concept. As out time changes, applying concepts of old to the current today can be just as interesting, as in 50 years we may look back and make comparisons.
I applaud their move in my comment :)
I am going to say he has slightly missed the point... In fact to go out on a limb, most people discussing this seem to have missed it.
Traditionally photography was about documenting the now, but the very nature of the medium meant the sharing was delayed and volume was restricted by cost. Polaroid changed this to some degree but costs and transmission still played a limiting role in the sharing and created a delay.
Digital photography started to break this down, however cellphones have broken all the previous barriers to sharing and volume. We can share everything now, and do it immediately, we get feedback just as fast and right to the palm of our hand.
What this has done to photography, and this is the most important part, it has changed it from a view of the past (a week ago, a month ago, 50 years ago) to the vast majority of images being about today, now, this second... What have we lost? The nostalgia connected to the majority of our images, and a connection to the past.
Really quite lovely, very graphic.
Francis Carver: Wow, an F8.0 fixed lens, huh? Wow!
Wow, it is getting mighty embarrassing being a Micro 4/3rd shooter these days. Thanks for that, Oly. :-))
Why would this embarrass you? Quite the sensitive soul?
Mario G: This is interesting:"compatibility for any lens mount (once the appropriate mount is created and attached"
So we could print lens adapters to use any lens on any camera (flange distance permitting) for just a few pence/cents, rather than the hundreds of £££ of the official adapters... obviously just in manual mode, but no complain for so little money...
Actually Olyflyer,You can print in metal, plastic and ceramic to name a number of materials. They use a number of alloys for 3d printing in metals for medical purposes among others. And the plastics use in Laser Sintering for example are just as strong a molded.
Things have clearly come a long way since you looked into this industry.
Thanatham Piriyakarnjanakul: Nikon 200-400 not just a half price but all body that match a 200-400 have and built-in tele-converter that call 'high-speed crop'.
Ash, Actutually cropping the sensor you do lose light. As much as you have cropped off. Crop 50% of the sensor, you just lost 1 stop of light. Individual pixel performance then plays a part as you will be magnifying the pixels to get the same enlargement.
So between the 17.5mm the 25mm and this new 43mm all at f0.95 there is very little a FF camera can do that m43rds can do :)