Darn! Will miss him.F.
Might be more appropriate to say, they want to "rangefinder your iphone" or "mirrorless your iphone" unless there is going to be a big accessory mirror hump for the top.
Something else to lose, or not to have handy when you might need it.F.
Certainly is dramatic. A good example of manipulating light.
I suspect/surmise that the 82 mark tie with the Pen F is more m4/3rds diplomacy than feature based. Shutter shock is real, but can be offset by the electronic shutter, and there is the "work around," so most people won't notice it. The weather proofing, and other features, would seem to earn it more. But hey, that's DP's prerogative.
By the way, I love the sample shot of the orange 2002. Wish I still had mine. A special car.
Mistajolly: It amazes me that there is so much envy, self justification and snobbery when discussing m43.
The arguments have been regurgitated time after time that they have become nothing more than pointless noise.
Let's debate the merits of grand pianos vs uprights instead!
Hard to find a bag to fit my grand piano, especially one that doesn't look like a piano bag.
FrankS009: With respect, this lens is three and a half pounds in weight. We don't have to do that anymore.F.
First of all, I realize that a lot of people have a lot of money invested in DSLR lenses, both APS-C and FF. The argument that if you are fit enough at any age - ie a real man - then you are can lug around 3 and a half points of lens plus camera body all day I find more amusing. I also find the notion that people absolutely have to have full frame cameras less convincing these days, since for most practical purposes image quality between m4/3rds. APS-C and FF are the same.
So the Panasonic 45-175mm F4.0-5.6 (90-350 FF Equiv) weighs half a pound. The new PanAsonic Leica 100-400mm F4.00-6.30 (200-800mm eqiv FF. is 2.17 lbs.
Certainly people can choose to carry big cameras and lenses if they prefer, but as I said, they don't have to any more.
With respect, this lens is three and a half pounds in weight. We don't have to do that anymore.F.
FrankS009: Another DSLR? Too big and heavy for me.
The rejoinder that only real men and strong women are real photographers, and that the cure for the DSLR's weight and size issues is to get in shape, is one that I have always found bizarre. It may be in jest, but one wonders sometimes.
Amusing, Petroglyph. DSLRs are just about as obsolete as your moniker.Daryl, that may be true. But I would not want to lug a DSLR on a canoe trip.:-)
Would rather carry a canoe than a big and heavy camera and lenses!
Especially now that it is not necessary to do so.
Another DSLR? Too big and heavy for me.
villagranvicent: The more I look at this SL, the more I love my M8.
I am disappointed in this camera precisely because there is not going to be any Panasonic version of this heavy monster. If Panasonic is going to offer a FF mirrowless camera to compete with Sony, they will have to start from scratch.F.
FrankS009: Why does it have to be so heavy? And it is as heavy as any DSLR. It is about twice as heavy as any camera I would use.
I came from a point and shoot, so I am writing about my own experience. Doubt I am the only one who has no interest in a DSLR - although I bought a DSLR styled Panasonic G1 for the kit lens.
I suspect, and this is only an hypothesis, that there is a generation of photographers who come to more enthusiast cameras from point and shoots or smart phones. There are also those who can't or won't carry heavy kits any more. So Leica would be better caring for what camera I would use than not. That is why M4/3rds hits such a sweet spot. Even the first A7s (but not the new models) weighed half of this Leica.
Everlast66: A lot of the technology inside this body is Panasonic for sure.I think Leica/Panasonic are testing the waters, with their first FF mirror-less (modern) design.
I wouldn't be surprised, if less than a year from now, Panasonic makes a shot directly at Sony A7 series with a cheaper and more practical version of this.
If Canon and Nikon don't come up with competitors in the meantime, Sony-Panasonic will be pushing this market very hard and the old leaders will find themselves a lap behind all of a sudden.
This may be aimed at Canon and Nikon, but if Panasonic makes an FF to complement its m4/3rds offerings for those who might wander over to Sony, I hope it weighs half as much and has manual controls. I will be interested in how the reviews feel about these controls - whether they get out of the way or, or in the way of actually taking photos.
Why does it have to be so heavy? And it is as heavy as any DSLR. It is about twice as heavy as any camera I would use.
Weighs a tonne.
I am not sure I would buy anything with a prominent Lowepro logo on the front. Visible as a camera bag about a hundred yards away. F.
This will be a good lens, although I will get the PL 1.4 What I would like to see is a Panasonic 17.5 1.7, or a 12mm 1.7.F.
FrankS009: Is this camera as good as a Panasonic G7? The latter is not mentioned in the review. Not a "peer" like the Sony or Fuji mirrorless cameras mentioned? Same price.F.
You are right. I think they have edited the review.F.