tecnoworld: Gorgeous! Where exactly did you take this? Care to post maps coordinates? Thx.
Beautiful. 1000 km south of me or more. Love the lavender. where I live we try to grow it on much smaller scales as an ornament but they regularly simply freeze to death. Very nice composition, great depth and pattern. Congrats!
makofoto: If the FujiFilm X-M1 can have a APS sized sensor, why not this Olympus?
Because it would mean too large lenses for the intended user group.
Mariano Pacifico: A6300 cannot beat Olympus Pen-F. Zuiko 12mm f2.0 is a lens to beat its sharpest at its widest. Never in Nikon nor Canon's 24mm. I have to stop it down to 5.6 to eke out extra lines.
It will beat the Olympus in many many ways. I think this is a smart release by Sony, sticking to a concept that works and making the cam better where needed. 4K video, EVF with no blackouts, the same very good sensor. Probably not worth the upgrade, but welll worth a look for those with the NEX6 or A5100 etc. True competition for this cam is likely GX8 which seems much closer to the A600 and adds environmental sealing
shigzeo: I can't be the only one guilty of wanting not only Christopher Michel's life, but his talent.
No, but I won't be the only one either who is not that jealous. I hope he enjoys his life as much as I do mine and that goes for all.
AH...ther direct competitors are A6000 and a Fuji. Not by any chance the GX8 a cam dpreview seems to simply totally forget about.
My extensive thoughts from just over 2 years ago can be read here:
In the middle I wrote my conclusion: Panny/Fuji should go for a 40*30 MF mirrorless cam with 5 Axis IBIS...
So I think Fuji makes a lot of sense as I tend to think I do so too ;-)
Jonathan F/2: Fuji seems to be a wannabe Olympus and Panasonic. Seems like Fuji just keeps copying all the M43 lenses.
Disagree. It is just that some FL are popular. Fuji makes very nice and unique lenses that suite its users very fine from what I can tell.
mosc: This shows the advantage Fuji has over Canon and Nikon in not selling a FF system. Fuji makes a much more reasonable APS-C telephoto compared to buying a heavier piece of FF glass and throwing away most of it's light mounting them on a D500 or 7D. Long APS-C glass is almost non-existent. Pentax has a couple lenses but even they seem to be switching back to FF. I doubt we'll see ANY new long (500mm+ equiv focal length) glass from them.
This lens shows how overpriced long m43 glass is too delivering the same focal range from a larger physical aperture for less money and similar weight on a format with higher resolution sensors.
I don't think this + a Fuji T1 is going to focus well enough for birders but if it did, it would make a lot more sense for shooting at 600mm than what they typically use.
1) It still weighs 1385 vs 985 grams, so it is a bit heavier.2) It also delivers 100-400 mm whereas the Panny delivers 200-800 mm.
It is 985 gram plus a 200-800 mm reach combined that is the appeal. To some. To me. As long as it delivers.
Better read before saying nonsense. I love the 100-400 Fuji by its looks and we know they make good glass. But so does Leica. And the Leica weighs 40% less and gets people 800 mm reach versus 600 mm. So the endresult is more reach with substantial lower weight. Not to take anything away from the the Fuji. It is great and it will be interesting to see how well it does and it does make Fuji the most viable mirrorless APS-c out there for sure (if video is not to your liking). Instead of trying to push another system down why not rejoice good choice.
BostonC: Dan Cox's video intro shows the lens capability well:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU182bZ1WIQ
Well what I sorely miss is a series of shots with the birs coming to him. That is THE problem with my 100-300 lens (which otherwise doesn't compare either of course).
RaghavBaijal: Even though this is impressive and all, 10-15 years from now, I wouldn't be surprised if I see a 100MP APSC sensor in a rangefinder sized body. And, it would probably do better high ISO.
And people would still be complaining about how the Kit Lens doesn't resolve more than 40MP because of which their pics look like horse $#@.
When Olympus manages to get us 1/80s HiRes shots, this means that with a 33 MP sensor we already get 80MP final output. We'll see that probably in less than 5 yrs. When you look at the current output of HiRes it is already very close to MF 645z. More importantly may be the fact that Sony could do HiRes shots too and if it catches on they will. Now get that with a FF sensor and this PhaseOne's IQ will be overtaken in less than 5 yrs.Whatever it is: great cam and the pics must be truly fabulous in the right hands.
Jorginho: A requiem for a dying breed it seems...
Normally a great win. In the face of reality it is painfull to see such a good cam and now it is going away....Sad for all the owners who finally could rejoice a system that was gaining momentum..And no: not for me, because of its size mostly and a bit lack of lenses. Still: would have liked it to continue.
1) Anyone with a little grasp of the situation knows Samsung NX series is most likely done for.2) what is lacking are extreme wide angle, primes, any good lens beyond 225 mm. I'd consider that "a bit of a lack". On top of that: fast focussing lenses, as the fast focussing is restricted in the NX1 line up to a handfull.
Sounds like some cannot deal with the slightest criticism here.
escapewheel: I recently switched from a Micro 4/3 setup to an NX1 + NX500 with several lenses. There's certainly no doubt that the NX1 files are a notable step up in terms of dynamic range and (especially) post-processing flexibility. I've found the quality of the glass to be impressive - even the 16-50 power zoom on the NX500 is remarkably sharp, with excellent IS to boot.
Everything isn't perfect, though. Even with the latest firmware on both bodies and all lenses, autofocus in lower light is a crap shoot, particularly with the 45mm f1.8. I'm not even talking about near-dark conditions, just dim. Auto white balance goes haywire in lower light, too, especially under fluorescents. Both cameras have times where they either freeze completely or slow down considerably in operational speed... they feel more like computers in that sense.
I'm still on the fence about the NX system. Very capable, good glass, but some definite concerns about stability and - most obviously - the future of the system.
Well I use Oly and Panasonic cams. None of my Panasonics (G1, GH2 and Gh4) ever froze. From what I have read on the mFT forum quite a few remarked that this was an overlooked feature.
@escapewheel: which mFTcams did you have? Sorry that NX seems to stop after you switched btw, since you like it so much. Who knows may be Nikon will somehow continue it (hope rumours are true)...
A requiem for a dying breed it seems...
Deserved winner. good on the somewhat criticised 5Ds from that part too btw.
RichRMA: "I still believe the OVF is (cough, cough) FAR better than any new-fangled EVF thing!"
Digital makes photography boring, autofocus makes photography boring, darkrooms make photography boring, video makes photography boring etcetc. Live with it and make the best of it I'd say.
@ Don Diafragma: an EVF can gain up quite a bit making dark situations visible to your eye where an OVF can't.
wus: 8K from a 4/3 Sensor? That means 44 MP on the whole sensor (assuming they stick with their 4:3 aspect ratio), or 2.3 microns pixel pitch. Not long ago, compact cameras had pixels of that size.
Does anybody want compact cam look from a system camera?
33 MP. And that means it is still better than what a 1"" sensor does now. It just might be that Panasonic sees its organic sensor beocming usable. That they got rid of the heatproblems organic sensors dissipate.
So a better sensor, probably significantly better + 33 MP will get us a great cam with fantastic IQ
So GX7 is not using a Panasonic sensor after all??? Gh4 is not a Panaosnic development? Where did they get them, because they lack some characteristics my Oly cams do (like banding with some lenses).
Derek Dean: Jorginho, post processing typically comes down to a matter of degree.
Personally, I felt the processing was beautifully done with this image, and helped emphasize the dramatic feeling of the scene. But that is me.
Ah...nothing personal but: yuck! I gave it a 1 because I feared a heavily photoshopped pic like this could win and it did. Should have given it a 0,5. Nothing natural to my eye. But that is me,