John Mason: My favorite Canon of all time was the 5d3 often with the 85 1.2 lens attached. However, after over a decade shooting both Olympus and Canon systems, I finally went all in and got 2 EM1 bodies and some more lenses.
While there are still fringe occasions where the 5d3 would have served me better, for the vast majority of my shooting, the EM1 gets me more keepers.
Part of this is the sensor. The little sony sensor the em1 is using has even more raw post processing adjustment range than the 5d3 did.
But the biggest reason for the larger keeper rate, is the ability to use some amazing primes with the 5 stop IBIS. Whether its causal street shooting at night, or low light events, the EM1 was more consistent in getting me great results.
Interestingly, as I sold off all my Canon gear the buyer told me how in NYC the weekend before he had a Nikon guy sell off all his D800 gear for the EM1 for the same reasons.
This Gear of the Year award is well deserved in my mind.
you just playing with a TOY and mentioned that you are FAST,even 5D mark III is not a FAST like u described !
If you play with the real machine gun line up like 1D seriesand you're saying that you are FAST,that make sense,but playing with a toy and u call it fast ? come on !
DogsareGodsgifttous: Let's step back a moment. The majority of cameras out there today are capable of taking amazing photographs- especially those above the "point and shoot" category but even those can be superb-just look at the Canon G series cameras. It's not so much the equipment, it's the photographer and the LIGHTING, VIEWPOINT, FOCAL POINT, and INTERESTING SUBJECT that makes the photo. The fundamental elements of photography make the photo-not the equipment. That being said- this Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera is a superbly designed and highly professional camera - easily as good as other high end cameras for taking outstanding shots-Canon, Nikon, Fuji, etc. Given any high quality camera- a good photographer will use their photography skills and patience to take great photos- regardless of whether or not they have the "big shot" camera to show off to everyone.....
INTIMIDATING OTHERS is the key,a small toy you can't do nothing than being intimidated by other BIG GUY
Dirk,make your time more usefull by stop mentioning about silly thing like AF micro adjustment,especially when all the lenses that you mentioned is just A TOY
I am sorry,didn't realize, you were showing off your AWESOME LENS collection on your comment,think we should respect that
pixperfect: It seems Canon cameras are getting better and better.
EOS 50D - Magnesium bodyEOS 60D - Aliminum bodyEOS 70D - Plastic body
Am I missing something?
so stupid if you think that way,I am using 1D mark IV for several years and like that new cameras are getting lighter,what's the point of aluminium or magnesium body ?you sell it after 2 or 3 years,plastic body make it lighter and that's a good thing
Where is Canon with AE-1 Program style !!!
where is it Canon,ARE YOU AFRAID WITH NIKON ???
Canon, when you're gonna put DUAL SD CARD SLOTS like Nikon did !!!
Sony only good on making WALKMAN and TV,not making a good camera
I really appreciate 2 SD cards features,I will make some movement from Canon to Nikon,if Canon never make some great improvement like Nikon
moris: Non-removable battery??? These phones crash and you can reset only by removing battery. Sometimes you need an extra battery also. Very strange for Nokia doing this!!!Your review conclusion misses this point.. Too bad..
he need extra battery in case he got to documented more than 2,000 shots with the LUMPIA
andyvanzz: Would be interesting to know the value of his collection.
dpreview should mentioned about people having 4,000 of EOS 1DX rather than this
4,000 cameras and STILL yet can not make a good picture of him and his cameras
KawaiiYong: So is this camera better than 7D?
7D is a rubbish,who said 7D AF is awesome,not even close to 1D mark IV
this is bullshït !
cardboard has no effects it's only the look of it,inside parts still looks like a printer,even without the cardboard, it still running
Gionni Dorelli: I have used both lenses for years, taking beauty and fashion photos.The Sony Zeiss has an edge on the Canon on about any aspect of photography.The Zeiss is also faster at focusing in low light.In studio, under modeling lights, sometime the Canon never stop hunting where the Zeiss just works fine.
faster AF in lowlight ?compare to what ?compare to Canon EF 135mm f/2 ?I don't think so, Sony stupid in making camera body
Peter KT Lim: Today if Zeiss are Sogoood, than they no need to be a third party lens maker, where is their proud Contax Camera? Clearly show their product is not competitive in today environment.
It is a laugh that today still got some great lenses discovery master post their so call expert experience on site telling Z is good and C is not so good.
and that makes Sony still stupid,been trying Sony body, yaiks, disgusting performance,slow AF, wrong auto WB, slow recycle and often overheat flash,stupid hotshoe design lots of miss firing flashand that's in top of the line A900 with Zeiss lenses
Stacey_K: Imagine how small the likelihood of these being preserved in a digital format would have been. Does anyone actually believe the digital files we have today will still exist or be readable in 50 years?
It's all about HABITS and DICIPLINE
EF mount from Zeiss ?AF or manual ?
LP-E10 for EOS 1100D,LP-E8 for EOS 650D
and now, LP-E12 for tiny EOS 100D
too many battery type on market !!!
Deleted pending purge: No such thing like Pro cameras, there's only Pro photographers. And what makes them Pro (besides being obvious where their bread comes from) is sometimes the fact that they can do good photos with any camera. Otherwise, mercantilistic lore or not, there are only expensive, less expensive, not expensive, and cheap cameras. Technically, these will do what their specs say, if you either need or can afford to use them. But in the end, it will always be 10% equipment and 90% author - at any price level.
even it is true Pro photographer can take good photo (not great) with low end camera,the truth is, no Pro photographer will ever doing that in his assignmentunless for commercials or special purpose reasons
Dpreview has EVOLVE to Devian Art !