Incarnate . . . AGAIN !
tomeee: the x100 is great as it is.
DOMO ARIGATO MR. ROBOTO,
Yes - it - is - great - as - it - isIt - is - per-fect - ca-me-raI - am - ha-ppy - ha-ppy - ha-ppy - ha-ppy - ha-ppy - ha-ppy - ha-ppy . . . . . . .
Neodp: I also wish to make the point that zero, usable market data can be garnered, from the goodness benefits of this camera, or any camera, that is likewise not well enough balanced, with all it's most important benefits. No just guess, at what people will buy, can be well ascertained, with such odd mixing of needed benefits. You would never know, what data is misrepresented, because of what you left out. Such as being soft, at the widest aperture.
Thank you Professor Neodp,
You were soooo close, just ONE more edit . . . ?!?!
Tee1up: I'm still holding out for a monochrome version that doesn't focus.
Now you've done it, Tee -- you've got me literally salivating !
But Fuji's going to have to up that paltry price structure big time to get us to buy in !!
WHOA THERE, FUJI !
Now X100 owners are going to have that steep learning curve trying to master shooting the wild perspective complexities ofU-L-T-R-A W-I-I-I-D-E !
At long last, a camera with a potential non-zoom, screw-on range of 28 AND/OR 35mm -- virtually unlimited !(and for only $1,550)What will they think of next ? Screw-on tele conversion to 50mm (!), for those great wildlife shots ?
C'est magnifique !
Diadra, you started with the famously great Olympus color and truly elevated it, and your elegant composition, to a higher level of magnitude.
Are you using full Photoshop or Elements as your base ?
A most well-deserved 1st Place !
Alexdi: Technically stunning, these shots. And some very nice compositions.
While the narrow market this camera targets will adore it, the D800 produces equivalent or greater output. That, and a couple of standout Nikon lenses like the 14-24, would be a preferable kit to whomever can bear the weight.
Good points, RR,
But to be fair, BELOW 21mm even rangefinder glass, (with its inherent design leeway advantage) Leica, Zeiss, Voigt., what have you, all start showing distortion (and increasing falloff), some of it complex.[I am talking technical performance here -- the intangible magic of particular glass (of course Leica comes to mind) is not to be ignored.]
And tho the RF glass too is of course correctable to one degree or another in pp, UWA lenses like the remarkable Nikon 14-24 on the cutting edge FF D800 (and for my money the D800E !)referenced by Alexdi, still stand out--tho his point (and yours RR) of being able to "bear the weight" (especially on a long hike, and climb, for example) is VERY well taken.
Though sorry, Alexdi, I am neither stunned technically, nor impressed compositionally, by any of the DP sample images -- but that's DP.
The Leica, by spec., rep, and M9 reference, would appear to be capable of far greater.
I await superior IQ and compositional examples.
Firstly, I am a long time user and appreciator of Leica product (my second "real" camera was luckily a gifted, old, perfect M3 w/50 lux), and current user of Leica glass, and when there is FINALLY, sometime later in this century, an M10 . . .
Cost aside (!), this is a great niche-dedicated product concept for uncompromising maximum quality digital B&W.
BUT, (yeah, you saw that "but" coming) the IQ of the image samples posted by DP can be summarized in one word: UNDERWHELMING !
I hope they do not represent the true optimum (or even lowest grade) output of this camera. Bear in mind I am viewing them with perfect eyes on a 27" IMac screen.
It is a mystery to me what some of the readers are raving about !
The potential ? I'm onboard, and anxious to see.THESE samples . . . not so much.
Hmmm, "Getting The Most Out Of The Olympus E-M5".
HOW ABOUT JUST BEING ABLE TO GET IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What's all the fuss about ??
So there's a light leak in your brand new $3500 camera--BFD.
Try to remember, it's still only 2012, people !Eventually technology will evolve to the point where we will finally be able to have light proof cameras.Be patient, the big breakthrough could happen any minute now.
Until then, shut up, and follow the Prime Directive for any problem in the universe:SLAP SOME DUCT TAPE ON IT . . . and start shooting -- SHEESH !
camical: Hi everybody,
I am a D70s owner and new here.Please apologize if this question has already been asked before (I did not notice):How do consumers now make the difference when they go shopping for an X10 to their local vendor?Is there any distinctive sign between the "old" ones and the revised X10s in order to hit a revised one?Thanks in advance.
Percival,Get it ?Got it.Good !
Valentinian: looking at the test.... am I the only one to see that the orbs are still there? smaller, yes, sorrounded by reflexes, but still there....
Oh ye of little memory (remember to take your gingko):Fuji reaction:FIRST: no response.SECOND: denial, and the poo-pooing of customer complaints and evidence to both them, and on the internet community--as here on DP.THIRD: (simultaneously with the announced "improved" sensor) the laughable absurdity that ALL CMOS sensors had the orb "effect".
Finally, after some time, with the ever mounting pressure of continuing negative publicity, and the undeniability of the reality of the problem, it became evident to them that they HAD to do something.It was then and only then, that they acted.They intentionally marketed what they had to have known, or at the very least, should have known, was a defective sensor (now by their own tacit admission in replacing it free)
They have now merely done what any manufacturer has to do when selling an admittedly defective (TO WHATEVER DEGREE)piece of equipment-fix it !
Summary: Good that they made it right, FINALLY.
But NO points.
Ben Raven: Vintage effects can be useful tools in your creative quiver.And to me,ALL'S FAIR IN ART AND WAR.
Bear in mind, that I started out in film. I am not a digital newborn.I saw most of these "effects" when they were not vintage, just flawed photos --tho sometimes accidentally and serendipitously beautiful flawed pics !
But reeeeeally, "Light leak effect" ?!?!?You have got to be s'_ ing me !
What's next ? UNDEVELOPED FILM EFFECT ????
But hey, there's no accounting for taste -- if YOU like it, who am I to say--Go for it !
Really, "redscale" ?? Just think of it, pre-misloaded film -- you don't even have to accidentally screw it up yourself!
No wonder you laughed at what I thought was my outrageously satirical "undeveloped film effect" !You learn something every damn day.
Back as a lucky lucky kid, when my 2nd camera at age 11 was my uncle's old but virginal ROLLEI E with great CZ 2.8 Planar (yeah, I was spoiled stinkin' rotten for image quality right out the box) a misload (it happened a few times) was a thing of horror -- possible once in a lifetime shots ruined forever !
And now, through the wonders of whatever . . . I guess I was ahead of my time back then.
Vintage effects can be useful tools in your creative quiver.And to me,ALL'S FAIR IN ART AND WAR.
Great shot, Ali,
Should be 1st place.
Original, evocative !
A more than well-deserved 1st place, Pat !
You took an "average" shot of a stunningly moving sculpture, and elevated it to a most elegant photograph now capturing the power of its subject !
FYI DP readers: the Hebrew word on the statue's forehead (and base in the original) means "TRUTH".
Hot motion swirling in the cool expansive cityscape !I feel it !Another good one, Dez -- #1 that is !
treepop: wha!? Of all things...Don't most people mod their cameras on their own? I dunno.
THANK YOU, JOSEPH !
I'm posting this reply here near the top, but it is such a relief to see ALL your precise and astutely informative responses.
Also, to be honest, it has saved me huge keyboard response time as you have allowed me to sit back and enjoy the banter, and be confident that you are out there, ready, willing, and more than able to most knowledgeably clarify, inform, and keep things straight !
Mssimo: This camera is going to be a 4k (aka 4,000 buttons). At this time it only has 2k buttons now but they will add a keyboard later bringing the total to 4k+ buttons.
Good one, Mssimo !
onlooker: Too little, too late, for too much.
NAILED IT !!
Paul Pasco: I have always liked Pentax cameras; I had a Spotmatic way back when and used an MX with several "M" K-mount lenses for almost 30 yrs. I have periodically toyed with the idea of chucking my Nikon gear for a K-5. But I have to say this latest thing is the Pontiac Aztec of the camera world!
You just nailed it, with the Aztec reference !!