tinetz: Dpreview, Focal length multiplier is 4.5 not 5.6×.
It's actually 4.6x
Same as Q7, and 3mm wider. What is that button on the left? IR receiver?It looks better than Q7, the rest is the same to me. I had Q, and upgraded to Q7, and I really like it. Very fun system, which is light, small and inexpensive. it's so good, that I almost stopped using my Samsung NX20 outfit.
dash2k8: "Khaldei, who staged his photograph a couple of days after the event, is reported to have hoped that the image would have the same impact as Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph ‘Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima’."
I'm sorry, but the Berlin picture is nothing close to the Iwo Jima picture. Iconic for sure, but the Iwo Jima picture is the standard of "raising banner over hostile territory" while many commoners have never even seen this Berlin picture.
Yes, Japan was a sideshow, compared to Germany and the Eastern Front. Not even close. And US population will not outnumber European, because there are more people living in Europe than in US.
brownie314: I'll take this camera with a 1" sensor from NX mini and a fixed 10mm f/2.5 lens. Please.
Do you know what's gonna be the size of that camera?
munro harrap: Somebody asked about the future worth of digital equipment and "Iconic" photographs made with them. Well, the advantage is that many identify the image as from that particular machine.iDs Canons, for example have serial munbers you cannot alter for each image and a code linking image to machine.
But that Leica could be one I had years ago- there is no way anyone can prove what pictures a film camera took, so the chances it is not that camera are substantial, and I would not bid on it.
More and more of this kind of nonsense is going on. Possibly the photo of the guy is with a Leica, but he surely would have been using Fed or Zorki Leica copies made in the USSR rather than a machine made by the people the USSR was fighting.
The WW2 Russian war hotographers completely outclassed anyone in the West, but I believe they were equipped with their own gear.
Khaldei was using Leica. This is a known fact. Most of Soviet war time journalists were using Leica. FED was first made before the war, but Zorki appeared only after the war.
supeyugin1: I think this is the most iconic photo of WW II:https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6078/6078646328_9b8668bc64_z.jpg
The photographer took a position in a foxhole just ahead of the defensive line. At this point, the Nazis began the attack after the usual airstrike and artillery bombardment. Alpert saw the officer and rose up at once to take the-then iconic picture. At the same time his camera lens broken into fragments by the strenous of combat. The correspondent found that the film was lost, and also his frame. Fiddling with a broken machine in his foxhole, he spent some time watching the situation, but he heard the other soldiers shouting: "Kombat is killed!" Name and title of the officer still unknown for Alpert, until that fateful day in 1965.
The identity of the person on the photo was uncovered 23 years later, when in May, 1965, the wife and children of A. Yeremenko saw the picture on the front page of the "Pravda" 20-year jubilee issue dedicated to the victory over Nazi Germany (the 9th of May or "Victory Day" is an official holiday in former USSR and now Russia). The photograph was taken on July 12, 1942 in Luhansk (at that time - Voroshilovgrad area) in the area of military operations which involved the 220th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Infantry Division. In those days the Red Army was persistently involved in bloody defensive battles against superior forces from Axis opponent. The photograph was taken on the field near the village of Good (now the village of Good Slavyanoserbsk region Lugansk region) between the rivers Lugan and Lozova.
Date: Sunday, 12 July 1942Place: Khorosheye, near Woroschilowgrad, UkrainePhotographer: Max Alpert
"Politruk" (Junior Political Officer) Alexey Yeremenko (220th Rifle Regiment/4th Rifle Division) encouraging his men to counterattack against german positions moments before being killed, in the village of Khorosheye, near Woroschilowgrad, today Luhansk, Ukraine. This is one of the iconic photo of Soviet in World War II, comparable only to the photo of the Red Flag over Reichstag. The author of the photo - Soviet war reporter and photographer Max Alpert - who did not know the name of the soldier, initially named (erroneously) this photograph as "Kom-bat", which is a soviet military acronym for "commander of batallion".
I think this is the most iconic photo of WW II:https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6078/6078646328_9b8668bc64_z.jpg
EssexAsh: were they Leica specific rubber bands? £20 each?
You can buy one from Hasselblad for even more!
supeyugin1: Great camera, but too expensive. Have an original RX100, but rarely use it - too boring. I prefer my Pentax Q7 - that's where the fun is!My Samsung NX20 setup is also rarely used. Pentax FTW!
Not just lenses, which are great. I like 01, 03, 06 and 07.03 and 07 will give you special effects just by using them, then there are countless special effects from the camera itself. It's much more customizable and easy to use than Sony. 06 will beat old Sony RX100 on everything above 70mm. Forget about better DOF on Sony, Pentax has blur control for that. The only disadvantage of Pentax is on higher ISO, it's good up-to 800, and 1600 is still usable.
Great camera, but too expensive. Have an original RX100, but rarely use it - too boring. I prefer my Pentax Q7 - that's where the fun is!My Samsung NX20 setup is also rarely used. Pentax FTW!
"On the top of the camera here's a built-in flash nestled under the panel just above the lens mount, and a proprietary accessory port hidden under the cover in the middle of the top deck. "
I see that built-in flash is on the front of the camera. The cover on top of the lens mount is the LCD hinge.
Jogger: I could see these doing well in Walmart, Target, Staples, or Radioshack. There is a place for cheap off-brand, products like this. And, in many places around the world, American nameplates are still well regarded; e.g. Buick is considered a luxury brand in China.
Most likely Walgreens and CVS. Fry's is too good for that.
AlpCns2: Interesting camera. The optics are already known to be excellent to extraordinary. The sensors and resulting files are rich and beautiful according to several pros. Quite tempting, actually. And their prices are right, too.
Samsung 45/1.8 is superb, it's probably better than 85/1.4
brownie314: This is a very interesting camera. Lots of features that are not included on other cameras. And if this thing comes in at the right price, this could be the steal of the century. If Samsung can package this body with the new 16-50 'pro' lens for less than $1200 - SOLD! I also like that they have some pancake lenses in useful ranges (they have a 30mm f/2 pancake - very nice).
Most likely you will be looking at $1800-2000 range with that lens.
supeyugin1: The best mirrorless system in the world! Bravo Samsung!
Sony is out of question. Subpar or too expensive lenses (and too big). Fuji - nice bodies and lenses, but too big/expensive, slow AF. m43 - best selection of lenses, nice bodies, but smaller sensor, and too expensive for high end bodies/lenses. I'd say Samsung is the best compromise. Good selection of quality lenses, good bodies, now with NX30, excellent prices (when on sale, which is often).
Who is the best?
JEROME NOLAS: Whining again! If this lens is from CaNikon, there would be already 2000+ comments about the greatest lens on earth, but it's "only" Samsung, right? Get real and buy Samsung!!!
No other mirrorless system has 16-50/2.0-2.8 equivalent, while in DSLR world everybody has 16-XX/2.8 lens.
peevee1: f/2-f/2.8 sounds very nice and the formula everybody should use. Very nice upgrade from Samsung. Heavy like a brick for a mirrorless lens though. The small 16-50 finally puts it in a reasonamle competition with Sony E 16-50 and Panasonics 14-42 and 12-32 for small and light cameras - hopefully the 20-50 embarrassment will be forgotten like a bad dream.Great that they are still trying to compete.
@groucher. On par with Sony kit lenses? You gotta be kidding! It's much better than Sony kits, on par with Fuji 18-55/2.8-4