odpisan: Pentax KS2 + Pentax 35mm/f2 AL is much better choise.
Please read carefully my comm.:
" In my opinion .." means NOT that others think as I do, or that I make any judgment in the name of others but it meansthat
"I .. only me .. no one else but me .." think that Fuji is a bad decision to invest money.
I hope that you understand now what I wrote ..
I am very sorry that you have to carry so much lagguage every day with you. Your life must be hard one.
Best regards from Ljubljana, Slovenija.:o)))
Can you explain what is this "diferent purpose" that you can do with Fuji & you can not do the same with Pentax - except that you can wear it in a smaller pocket than Pentax?
I am glad that you have fun because I am "funny" ..:o))))
In my opinion it is stupid to pay the same price or even bigger price for a camera which is a little smaller & much worse. For souch stupidity I see no excuse.
I know that KS2 is:
- small enough (with lens) that it fits in my pocket - I admit that pocket in my jacket is not so small as on my trousers
- it is cheaperhttp://www.foto-video-sauter.de/shop/suche?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=fujifilm+finepix+x70&submit_search=
- This combination is so much better than Fuji X70 that comparison is almost unacceptable for 'FUJIsti' :o)))))))))))
fossilized light: Great review. This is the same sensor as the PENTAX645Z. It would be nice to see a review of both cameras.
Great idea - but I am afraid something like this Hasselblad will not allow.
Pentax KS2 + Pentax 35mm/f2 AL is much better choise.
If the price must reflect the quaity there is only one camera - the optimum:
Emilio TTL: One of the features that the Olympus' users value the most about their cameras, at least those over $800, is their weather-sealing. Why on earth didn't they include weather sealing in a premium priced camera like this?
May be that Oly makers KNOW that we are mostly ordinary people & we stay at home when it rains outside, we go away when we see a lot of dust, we usualy do not take pictures in Sahara, Nord Pole or battlegrounds.
How many photgrahers have you seen on the streets in a rainy day in your whole life?:o))))
WGVanDyck: Watching and waiting for the digital camera industry to wind its way back to reality has simply been painful. The film camera industry long ago learned what type of cameras photographers wanted and produced them for decades. Or, at least, until digital schizophrenia became dominate and began creating it’s own reality.
Over the past years the development of the digital persona has been truly psychotic. Some early cameras like the Olympus C-2000 were still relevant to the real world, but then came hallucinations like the Sony DSC-F505. It was as though the digital side of the brain had never seen a camera before. There appeared strange looking digital contrivances where viewfinders had vanished, as had accepted forms of self-control. Even, the development of the DSLR was just short of any true return to reality; lost in a mind altering maze of menus to control even basic functions.
So, to many of us it’s not a matter of retro appeal, but of a return to sanity.
What is this - a club of 120 years old photographers?
I am 65 years old & I do not have souch problems wih DSLRs.
;o) ;o) ;o)
Pitchertaker: The looks of this camera are terrific but what attracts me more is the apparent ease of use. Having watched a few reviews on YouTube it seems as though the PEN-f is a camera that would become highly useful and intuitive to use without spending a year in avionics training first, like it's been trying to learn the menu system on my EM-1.
I think I could pick up this camera and inside of an hour be out capturing the images my eyes imagination.
I just wish I could find anyone doing a well-executed comprehensive review of all this camera's dial functions! No one, for example, talks about the little dial on the bottom left-hand side of the face. What's it do? And I've only heard scanty discussion about the front/rear dial interaction.
Questions abound. Does it have a Super Menu like the EM-1? Can I make grid lines with it?
I guess I'm going to have to travel a few hundred miles to find out the answers to these and a lot of other questions.
It is "prewiev button" ..
SwedishPhoto: I honestly don't get why some people call this camera (and others like it) a "fashion statement", or that people are hipsters etc for buying one.
Look at cars (which costs a lot more, well usually..). People have different tastes in cars as well, many people let the look of the car affect their decision. Some people don't care what car they buy, as long as it takes them from A to B, and so on. We often buy not just with out wallet, but also with our eyes.
Personally I really like the retro look of the PEN-F and Fuji cameras. There's nothing wrong with wanting a camera that looks good (to the buyer). It's in the eye of the beholder.
Absolutely agree with you.
I know many Harley-riders. They mostly ride black motorbikes, wear black leather & they usualy say:"I do not care about bike colour as long it is black!":o/Does it reminds of boring CaNikon Co?
Yes Oly makes nice & very good cameras - love them.From the other side I do not understand others (Sony, Panasonic ..) - the companies which make cameras & they do not care about design. The only exemption was Nikon Df .. but unsuccessful because of the lack of features.Pentax made some experimetns with colours but did not change usualy design of camera & it was pretty funy . as cameras for kids or simple-minded girls.
odpisan: Unconvincing "shooting review". Photos are made by PRO-PHOTOGRAPHER behind the camera & souch pro can make wonderful photos with almost any camera today.
But people are stupid - they believe that nice photos in souch "reviews" depend on camera not on photographer.
I do not like souch articles.
I hope that I was not misunderstood:
1Oly makes great cameras &
2I love to read expert-tests of DPreview
... souch "shooting tests" & "field tests" are another story.
It is only my personal opinion - if I you allow me to write it.
Best regards from Ljubljana/SLO
Every market comes to the point when there is no buyers any moore - or there is less buyers as a year before.
So ... what?
This stupid philosophy "market MUST grow every year" looks like the managers want to fill one litre bottle with two litres of water.
Unconvincing "shooting review". Photos are made by PRO-PHOTOGRAPHER behind the camera & souch pro can make wonderful photos with almost any camera today.
odpisan: I am looking for a small, light camera with good abilities. "Oly" was my 1st serious photocamera 40 years ago .. but now Pentax is in the game. I hardly wait the comparison with Pentax K S2 which is 50% of price .. or even K3 II for the same money (in spite of that K3 II is pretty havy & clumsy). Yesss it looks very good ... fabulous. Love it.
The biggest dilema: I have plenty of Pentax lenses & no Oly-lenses. In may ages is difficult to cary rucksack with all of them with me.
Mariano Pacifico: JUST S-E-X-Y !!! RETRO SEXY !!! Thank gootness, I waited !!! Thank you !!! And thanks to my friends who told me to wait a while little longer ....
@M. Pacifico ... Absolutly the best comment ever on this web-page.Bravissimo!!:o))))
I am looking for a small, light camera with good abilities. "Oly" was my 1st serious photocamera 40 years ago .. but now Pentax is in the game. I hardly wait the comparison with Pentax K S2 which is 50% of price .. or even K3 II for the same money (in spite of that K3 II is pretty havy & clumsy). Yesss it looks very good ... fabulous. Love it.
odpisan: With my Prestigio PAP5503 DUO I have no battery problems. I use battery charger only once in 14 (!!) days. Because of big battery it is havier as others .. but perfect in all other terms. For me! The iPhone is only for people who do not respect money.& my phone was (minimum) five times cheaper.
@electro..What is BS? You must try Prestigio. If YOU have not seen something, it does not mean that this does not exist. For example: you haven't seen me (odpisan) & in your way of conclusion - I do not exist. Do I?:o)))
@ ChrisThis is the low punch. Please show me where am I claimed that Prestigio is better than I-phone? Let me explain especialy 4 you - because it seems that you do not understand my post (yes it is my fault, because my English is not perfect). If I write that its battery is weaker as Prestigio batery, IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT I COMPARE "HOLLY I-PHONE THE GREAT" WITH MY POOR PRESTIGIO in general.
Hahahaa .. you are joking .. I use it as a normal person. I admit that I am not psycho who has deformed ear because of phone, but I take a lot of photos with it & play chess with may telephone. It is funy to loose the game against telephone. If somebody before 35 years would say to me that I'll play chess with my telephone ... I would call the medhouse to help him. Telephone GPS is great invention & it helps me a lot ...Best regards to all "I-phone-believers":o)))
With my Prestigio PAP5503 DUO I have no battery problems. I use battery charger only once in 14 (!!) days. Because of big battery it is havier as others .. but perfect in all other terms. For me! The iPhone is only for people who do not respect money.& my phone was (minimum) five times cheaper.
Michel Cojan: ... beside the price, nothing extraordinary about this SL...
No, no, noooo .. souch forum is also "a toy" and the game is "rethorical gymnastic".
So enjoy it ..:o)))