Got to say, I like the way it looks. The shutter being on the top plate again would'nt bother me.Shame they had to put program and shutter priority in it. Apeture and manual would have been my choice but thats just a personal thing.Glad they've done away with the silly movie mode, and the lenses look the part.Lets see what the full review brings but for now I think I'll start saving.
Ever since (well not "ever since" ) but at least for a while since digital has got bigger and better I've been thinking why the camera manufactures out there have not brought out a fully manual DSLR?Having all the bells and whistles is all very good but the age old question comes into it "do I need all this auto stuff?The auto bracketing option, yes ok, a good meter of course ( I wonder how many out there still use a hand held meter) and good auto focus.Movie mode, personaly No. Never use it so whats the point, and some of the other auto gizmos too many to mention.Now Nikon have hopefully thought along those lines and are bringing out the 21st century version of the old Nikon FM or FE....happy days.
Brilliant, the work that went into that shoot is just amazing.What a job he's got, imagine having to get up every morning and enjoying the work that you do. Not many people can say that.
Murray Rothbard, so what you're stating is that when someone or some organisation sees an image taken by someone else they have the right just to take/use it for their own needs. They never bothered to get the equipment together, use their own transport or payed for the travel to get there. Didn't do all the hard work but think they have the right just take someone else's work and more than likely made money out of it.Yes he does own the image, he bothered to do all the hard work to get it.He stopped a moment in time, its part of history now and it most probably brought a lot of enjoyment to people who have looked at it.To your way of thinking Ansel Adams is just an insignificant little person who took some of the most iconic photographs ever seen but, realy shouldnt have bothered if he doesn't want anyone to look at them.
How on earth did you get that one in flight? Did you set it up so the wasp broke a trigger beam?Great picture
If what I'm about to write has already been put on here by another member then please accept my apologies.
I'm thinking of changeing my DSLR and have been looking at Sony SLT camera's, looking at the spec of the new A58 it seems to be right up my street.So I looked at the A57 on here just to see the differences between the two.The OLED EVF, great, more mega pixels, good and the odd tweek here and there but, hold on! what have we here? I did a silly thing and looked at the A65 and lo and behold its got a similar spec to the A58 except, its got 4.5more pixels and it has auto bracketing.So, do I buy the new A58 for £450 here in the uk or spend £50/£60 more on the A65 and get a slightly better camera.Even a bigger OR! are Sony going to kick me in the doodaas and bring out an A66.....hmm
Sony got to be congratulated for putting a full size sensor into a high-end compact camera.Love to own one and I like the 35mm lens which in my opinion is a good choice for a camera to take with you on your travels.Seems a great camera for street photography.
This is a fine camera but so is the Nikon D600 and also the Sony SLT-A99 and so on.This "my camera is better than your camera" school of thought is getting a bit boring, and yes I'm reading between the lines here and again yes, everyone is entitled to an oppinion but comments like..."makes the A-99 look like a P&S" just beggars belief. Go to a good photography gallery and before you enter you're asked to try and identify the cameras used and you will be there all day because there's no way for anyone to tell what equipment the photographer used.Todays cameras are amazing pieces of technology, end of.
Typical Murdoc newspaper, never mind how his family may feel or the public for that matter, just so long as it sells newspapers who cares.
The New York Post has no morals and for that matter niether does the rest of Murdocs gutter press.
The only thing that would worry me is the size of the screen, I mean its a good size but if the camera is good to carry around in the pocket, and it certainly looks small enough, the screen, being so large, would be prone to scratching. Or is it scratch resistant? doesn't say in the spec. Other than that I think it deserves a chance, so I await the proper review to come.
I think to use a rangefinder rather than autofocus must come down to what sort of photography the individuals into.Surely though it also comes down to how much you use your equipment, the more you use it the more you are familiar with its operation.
Don't forget the film SLR with its split screen focusing, just another form of range finder. Today's DSLRs don't need split screen because of the super fast autofocus system we have today.
Well done Sigma for bringing out a camera with nothing else on it just a pure picture taking machine.Shame about the write speeds and all that but in RAW up to 400 iso its stunning.Like others on here I rarely take my camera off its base iso so high iso speeds I can take or leave.I hope Sigma can iron out some of the problems with a firm ware update because it deserves to do well.
Joed700: It interesting to see Canon loyalists and Nikon fanboys here debating which camera is better that the other. Some are naive enough to defend the overpricing of the Canon 5D MK III for its imaginary/untested super sensor. The true to the matter is each camera has goods and bads, and so are their lenses. I think as consumers, we shouldn't defend certain brand but to demand quality from the manufacturers. We pay so much money now-a-days for lenses that are made of cheap plastics. Why should we pay over thousand dollars for small sensor cameras like the D7000 or 7D..? They should make full frame DSLRs standard and do away with all the DSLRs with crop factors. Why keep these sub standard cameras around when the technology is readily available? I guess we all know the answer; they do it because they can! Remember the days of the film cameras? Everyone used 35mm and that was the standard.
Got to agree with you there Joed700, the tec that goes into the DSLR seems to be the overriding factor on some of the latest cameras but the manufactures think that all bells and whistles is the thing that will sell.They've forgotten the enthusiast who just wants to take good pictures and doesn't need all the gizmo's that are on these beasts.On a personal level I could list a whole raft of things that I wouldn't bother putting into a camera because most of the time I wouldn't use them and I would love to know what the pros think on that count.I love to see full frame become standard and then the price come down as we all start to use the format, wonder how long it will be before we see a fully manual full frame DSLR.
Proof if proof were needed that the Nikon V1 was a bit of a rush job.I personally think the whole system needs to be looked at again in light of what's already out there and what's going to come on line.
There are some clever things on the V1 the small sensor not being one of them.Fuji are going to steal the limelight from Nikon, if they haven't already done so, if I was in the market for a camera of this size with all that entails, I would give the Nikon a wide berth.This is just a personal view so for anyone who's already invested in the system I wish them well.
This looks like a very good book, I must admit, to my eternal shame of never having heard of Vivian Maier before.The photographs within show just what a brilliant talent she was and its sad to know that she never left any notes and given us some thoughts about her work.I shall add one to my collection.Never believe anyone who says photography is not art, this is simply stunning work.
Ah now that's nice, I think a good blend of modern and retro, brings back great memories of the OM1 ans 2 that used all those years ago.I'll wait to see how its lenses perform as well as all the bells and whistles.Lets hope it does well and brings Olympus back on the straight and level.
In my own humble opinion I cant see how Ricoh can bring out a mirrorless camera system under the Pentax logo and not run into problems when it comes to there own range without there being a conflict of interest.
Ricohs own system although looking a bit strange with their interchangeable lenes is never the less a good attempt to bring out a smaller but still very versatile camera system.Now under the Pentax name we have a system that not only uses the famous K-mount but also looks way ahead in design to Ricohs own. The lens line up alone makes the the G1X look redundant, and I haven't mentioned the features that the new camera has.
To me Ricoh should stick to the small compact market and use the Pentax name as their higher grade camera system, otherwise I can see problems running two mirrorless systems along side each other.
A few years back I used both the OM1 and 2, they were great cameras, good build quality and the lenses were superb.Looking at the recent release of the Fuji cameras including the X-Pro1 there seems to be a return to the "retro" look by that manufacturer so it gets you wandering if Olympus will recreate a certain look if they do release a new camera with the OM logo on it.Their Pen range of cameras echo the earlier cameras with that designation but personally I think they should have done what Fuji did with their X-100 and X-10 and then bring out a bigger interchangeable lens camera al-la X-Pro1.
I do understand the need for smaller and lighter cameras to make it easy on the old shoulders but in some cases the manufacturers have gone too far.Again looking at the X-Pro1, Fuji seem to have the balance right ( style wise they seem to have looked at the Leica M series as a guide ) The lens quality and comfort in holding the camera are the main points I look for
Oh dear oh dear. I can never understand people who look at cameras as more than just a tool to use and create great pictures. Most cameras help you do this but some help the process more than other models do.Yes,yes I hear you say we know this but just look at the moaning brigade on here. " it only shoots at 10 frames per sec" I know, terrible, shoot the boffins at Nikon for getting it wrong. " they forgot to put GPS on it" again. how absolutely shocking is that, well maybe some people need GPS at the end of the day who cares.For all its wizz bangs this is a box, put a good lens on it and see what YOU are capable of.This is a pro tool out of the reach of most of us but even if you could afford one then make sure it makes money for you if not then you're either too rich or you think spending that kind of money will make you a better photographer.
For the " hang it from my shoulder just to look good brigade" then good luck when they ask you to show them some of your pics.
Stunning picture, this comps going to be hard with superb shots like this.