Almeida: What is the equivalent aperture godmanit?!
RichRMA: The wide angle fetish continues. It's like someone who puts ketchup on everything.
Bit hard to step back with a normal lens when you're standing on a canoe...
#4 and #9 are pretty great.
photogeek: Too bad most of their lenses have noisy, slow motors and are worthless for fast moving subjects. FWIW, I ended up going with MFT after trying both X-T1 and E-M1 side by side. E-M1 is just much better made and all their lenses (at least all I have tried) have ultrasonic motors. The only real flaw that I could see in Oly lineup is their 17mm f/1.8 lens, which, while not that bad in absolute terms, is not that good either, and worse than their f/2.8 zoom.
Yeah, I don't know if it's been explained why they don't use USM.
Beat Traveller: Meh. I've tried to use MIT's MOOC stuff before, from the neuroscience courses, and I found it to be massively over-hyped. It's basically just the slides, lecture notes and references from each course: material that costs them nothing extra to produce because they put it up for the students anyway.
Without more detailed explanations it's useless as a learning tool. You might as well borrow a textbook from a public library.
So? I'm happy to be proven wrong.
Meh. I've tried to use MIT's MOOC stuff before, from the neuroscience courses, and I found it to be massively over-hyped. It's basically just the slides, lecture notes and references from each course: material that costs them nothing extra to produce because they put it up for the students anyway.
The arguments generated from an official DPR article on equivalence will be equivalent to two normal articles, although no one will have the same angle of view.
SammyToronto: Typical example of a company charging an exorbitant price for a camera not based on merit, but because they can. They were one of a kind in the market, so, to Sony, that meant ripping off their customers is fair game. Thank God for Panasonic, and competition in general!
When you release a new category of product, you are taking something of a risk. Conservative pricing like this would be designed to ensure you at least break even on the investment.
As soon as a competitor emerges, it's a fairly clear sign that there is a market for the product, so you can afford to start discounting in order to wrestle over market share.
Ivan Lietaert: No need for 4K video??? That must be in a parallel universe.
Where is 4k actually getting traction? Here in Australia there's barely any 4k screens and no proper method of content distribution yet.
vkphoto: Hello,Thank you dpreview for featuring the project and thank you all for kind comments. I acquired ICA long time ago but used it only few times with original glass plates, and then it was collecting dust sitting as a decoration on the bookshelf. Few comments/answers1.I did the project purely for fun and yet after almost two years, still using the camera. 2.I chose Sony NEX because of its compact body, excellent focus peaking and tilting LCD. I think it was a good choice because now I can attach A7 using the same adapter.3.I did little post processing in ACR, Tessar is surprisingly sharp and works well for the close-up photography 4.Old ICA’s front/rear standard has some movements for tilt, shift, rise, fall and swing. All the best and have fun!
Love your work vk.
Superzooms are always pricey when bought on their own. My theory is that manufacturers use them primarily to lift sales on more pricey camera bodies by offering beginner users who don't want to change lenses what seems like a good deal when compared to the cost of the body and the lens separately.
pgphoto_ca: Be carefull....it's not a f2.8-f4 with this sensor (2.7x crop)....it's f5.6-f8 or more.......the crop factor need also to be apply to the aperture :)
A real 400mm f4...is much bigger ! :)
Man, equivalence posts are the camera forum's equivalent of shouting "First".
JJLMD: You're fixation with clicking dials cost me money. I've been using the RX100 and RX100m2 with astonishing results. Both my brother and brother-in-law bought one when they saw the IQ coming out of something they can stuff in their pockets. Because of your persistent criticism of the RX100s as uninvolving, I bought the Olympus XZ-2. Yes, it has clicking dials and the colors were nice but the noise, limited dynamic range, and inferior resolution compelled me to sell it after one outing. Oh, and it's about as big as my RX1R.
With that experience, to see you dwell again on this issue strikes me as petty. The RX100s produce class-leading IQ, are built well, are snappy performers, and allow a lot of creative control even for experienced photographers.
I like how you put forth the example of your car as though it proves your purchases exemplify fiscal restraint and thorough research...
Beat Traveller: Nice. Where was image number 8 taken?
Nice. Where was image number 8 taken?
Antony John: Seems like a decent camera.However it's for 'fair weather' photography only rather than a 'take anywhere' camera due to it's lack of environmental sealing.Pity.
Yeah, it's a real shame you can't use this camera under molten lava or in outer space.
Very nice, Sony.
Every time I blink there's another one of these cameras.