One of the better reviews I've seen between these three cameras - to me the only con to the X-A1 is white balance issues and workflow issues that differ between non-Bayer and Bayer (i.e. if you own both, the processing is quite different between them). But when you take price into account, I'm definitely looking at the X-A1 as my future walk-around camera.
Asylum Photo: DPReview's bayer settings continue to harm the test results of X-Trans sensors. I don't know why they would use bayer settings for non bayer cameras.
I have to agree with Asylum here - look at the sketch drawing of a man's head in the lower-right at ISO 200 RAW between the XA-1 and XM-1 - the XM is crazy soft, almost like its out of focus.
Anyone own both this and the Rokinon/Samyang 14mm 2.8 on Nikon? I've had this Tokina for about a year and as much as I love it, it seems that the Rokinon easily matches it (or more) for half the cost. So I'm considering selling it and getting the Rokinon instead.
Thanks! This was for a photography class and I wanted to grab something unique and different. D5100 with a Tamron 60mm macro. Most of my macros of orchids are reprocessed using focus stacking, so this was also one of the only ones with almost zero processing done (one of the challenge rules). Light is cast from a crappy handheld click-light in a totally dark room.
Thanks - was really excited about this. Its my first dpreview win!
blosshapperter: head of a greek statue
This is the closest guess.
public_af_lobster: weathered agate mini geodes cluster
midimid: As a long-time D5100 amateur photographer, I've been waiting forever for this release. But at $1200, I now have to contemplate jumping up to the D600 and replacing all of my lenses (18-105, 35, 11-16, 60 macro). The D600 body can easily be had for ~$1600.
Any thoughts on a D600 / D7100 comparison?
<3 @thlc - geez, some people!
When I bought the D5100 I just simply couldn't afford the D7000. I knew from using both models that the D7000 was well worth the cost. I settled for getting a variety of lenses over a few years but now have the means to step up.
My main focus here was looking for a reason to jump to full frame or not, but I think the D7100 is going to be a real winner and I'll stick with DX for now. Will probably wait until just before launch time - I'm looking forward to getting my hands on one. I'm going to miss the swivel screen though!
As a long-time D5100 amateur photographer, I've been waiting forever for this release. But at $1200, I now have to contemplate jumping up to the D600 and replacing all of my lenses (18-105, 35, 11-16, 60 macro). The D600 body can easily be had for ~$1600.
The urban disguise 35 is the best bag I've ever owned. It's vertical nature is what I love the most and as far as I can tell, there's no other bag like it. It fits closer to you when walking n the street and holds absolutely everything - including my MacBook Air and my iPad so I can stuff everything but clothes into it when traveling. Even fits a full size gorilla pod inside. And when I upgrade to a full frame, it can do that too.
My only qualm is its still a bit big for the street, so I might grab one of these small suburbans. I use a collapsible Lowe Pro messenger, but it has almost no padding!
While I love the new rendering engine (it took a while to get used to), my problem is Lightroom 4's performance. For those using it without any problems, I would love to know what your computer's specs are. I have both LR3.6 and LR4 installed and using catalogs from the same location and have found LR4 completely unusable. Touch a slider, wait 4-5 seconds. Touch again, wait longer...its really awful!
Win7, 64-bit, Core2 Duo 1.8Ghz @ 3.2Ghz, Nvidia 8600GT, 4GB DDR2, Vertex3 128GB, Samsung 2TB.
I also have the latest Macbook Air (13" 1.8Ghz Core i7, 4GB) and its only a tad bit faster.
DancingPhotoPanda: Since Adobe screwed up their purchase and trial links, and is still charging $99 for an upgrade that is supposed to be $79, here's the LR4 Windows trial download link I found by substituting numbers in the URL: http://trials2.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/LTRM/4/win32/Lightroom_4_LS11.exe
And here's the OSX version:http://trials.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/LTRM/4/osx10/Lightroom_4_LS11.dmg
This worked OK for me!