Well, it looks fuzzy up close, but the colours are nice and vibrant and at screen sizes it's not bad (and would be better without the massive black drape accentuating the banding).
Superka: I LOVE THOSE BROWN RAT!!
This is going to become a meme, I can tell. There'll be "I love those brown rat!" t-shirts on eBay, you mark my words.
Dan4321: Thanks but maybe the test scene can include a person next time?I always want to see the effects of processing on fine aspects like human hair, eyes, and other features, or how the camera renders different human skin tones.
I'm sure you're lovely, but if you read that message in a Peter Lorre tone of voice it sounds... sinister.
Henry M. Hertz: now i know why nikon is stealing canon work:
Remember, Henry, think calm thoughts. When the rage starts to take hold, focus on a bunny rabbit or something.
It looks like ISO 400 from my Kodak DCS 760!
rusticus: what is that on the left side of the Black?
Looks like they've got a black card backdrop and the plate is resting on some felt. The black patches do look a bit odd, as if they'd retouched the backdrop with Photoshop, but I'm sure they didn't.
It's a sign of the times that I didn't even bother looking at the ISO 1600 example.
Rare glimpse of the new Pentax Q there, just next to the nail clippers...
AngryJeffrey: TL;DR - Save your money and buy a 5DMkII.
Heck, if you don't want video the original 5D's still decent, and they tend to be in good condition.
So it's basically a 5D II+, or 5D IIN in Canon-speak. I think I'll keep my 5D II.
It's good that you're streamlined the review format - I always used to skip past the boring flowchart of menu options. What's the 120fps slo-mo video like?
Ashley Pomeroy: That looks really good - it's grainy at ISO 800 but it's a nice grain, and the colours are still nice. Most other cameraphones would have blotchy purple streaks at that value. Imagine this kind of sensor scaled up!
I have to apologise for using the word "nice" too often. Replace that sentence with "it's a good, honest, working man's grain, and the colours are pleasing to the eye".
That looks really good - it's grainy at ISO 800 but it's a nice grain, and the colours are still nice. Most other cameraphones would have blotchy purple streaks at that value. Imagine this kind of sensor scaled up!
Never mind this arty-farty "art" nonsense - and it does seem that access to a helicopter and a pilot are the key to Laforet's art - let's hear about Nokia's new 41-megapixel smartphone. That's extraordinary, if it's really true.
I think her work is super, although there's a tendency to pooh-pooh her for being accessible, eww. I'm a bit worried about the money, though; from what I understand her negatives were bought up by someone she'd never met or knew, who waited until after she died in order to cash in on her work. Which has made a lot of pennies; none of which she ever saw.
Also, given that you've got an OM-4, how about an article on that? Not exactly a digital camera, but it'd be fascinating to run it through the standard battery of tests (with e.g. TMAX and Velvia) just for yucks. You could add a really high-quality 35mm film scan to the comparisons section, just to show what our grandparents had to put up with.
You know, I think this looks much better with the battery grip than without - it's like the old Winder 1 / 2 unit for the OM, with the shutter button in front of the camera body. Nice to see a micro four thirds camera with a portrait grip and vertical shutter, too, that's always been a limitation.
Gary Dean Mercer Clark: I'm shooting with an SD1 on loan from Sigma USA right now. I can produce enlargements up to 45x60 using photozoom pro and looking at the images at 100 percent--there are no sharpening or interpolation enlargement artifacts.
The nature of the foveon image lends itself to easy enlargements without artifacts seen from Bayer sensored cameras. I shoot professionally with a Canon 5D MK II and have to be extremely careful with my enlargements to prevent enlargement artifacts/ problems. The soft image detail is incredible---something that I can't reproduce with a Bayer sensored camera. With Sigma's very best glass and some patience, I can produce stellar images that I can't produce with any other camera system out there. I've seen the preproduction samples posted from the Nikon D800 and they suck. However, I applaud the development of the D800. Competition is good! :)
"With Sigma's very best glass and some patience, I can produce stellar images..."
Perhaps you could try posting some of these images to your website - at the moment it seems to just have a lot of placeholders.
To be honest this should come free with the camera - Canon does it, Fuji used to do it, you'd think with a medium format camera tethered studio shooting would be the most common application. The business model seems a bit underhand.
Henry M. Hertz: sorry but detail wise i see nothing impressiv in the sample pictures.
the coastal landscape picture at ISO 320 is not impressiv at all.
That was relatively restrained - keep it up.