Oly E-325mm f2.850mm f2.0 + EC-14 converter12-60mm f2.8-450-200mm f2.8-3.5
One of my old High School mates works for this company and I went last year to try one of these bad boys out. The neat thing of it is that you can zoom into the scene, have it take all needed photo's and then it will stitch them for you and be perfect, on preview of the complted image, you can zoom in and see awesome detail... I did a city scape from across the river at 200mm and stitched like 140 some photo's.... it was pretty awesome. More expensive than I will ever buy, but it was cool none the less.
forpetessake: Hm, not sure what is this lens for. On m4/3, it's equivalent to 120mm/5.6, hard to think of a useful application. On APS-C, it's equivalent to 90mm/4.2 --good FL for portraits, but too slow for that; the existing SEL 50mm/1.8 though slightly short is much better in the other respect. Sigma for some reason releasing lenses, which add little to existing native lenses, how are they going to sell them?
I could see some applications for landscapes that would stitch images together.. the long FL would give good prime lens close ups... 6-12 shots of the scene stitched together would give me images with great dof and clarity... but I am not sure I would want 120mm on m4/3 for this use... still a bit long. otherwise, I agree - not sure I see the application for it.
mironv: All toys like this come with hidden specs that more important that all they provided. What is effective F stop at 840mm ??? 11.5 at 2520mm f64 how to shoot this at 1/2500 at f64 ISO 104000????
This is my question also.... if there is somehow a way to get good, decent light through this without ultra high ISO's, people will be flocking for this thing... I am very skeptical and would want to see some samples with 100% crops and metadata before I buy one. If it does offer what they are suggesting... I will splurge on an OM-D and this lens!
I am glad to see Tamron jumping in and producing m4/3 lenses, great news. I would rather see some fast tele's with great PDAF for C-AF... I shoot sports and like to do wildlife.... early am and near dusk means the faster the better so I can shoot earlier and longer... some of you may be happy with the higher apertures... but some of us really would like to see some faster tele's being made!
Neat shot, care to share where this LH is?
This is a great capture, nice shot.
Very cool shot here, love the feeling you captured here, nice peaceful scene with the movement of the water..... great job.
Very nice and interesting looking LH here.
Ahhhh, Cape Disappointment Lighthouse... not a very impressive LH is it? finding a good view of it isn't easy.... not a bad job here, I have very nearly the same shot, just with all the side buildings with it.
I don't care for this shot, the processing and the fact that the contest rules were not followed - should not have placed!
I'm glad a photo that followed the rules won the contest, congrats to you boar.
This will be quite an interesting challenge to watch. I have only shot youth, so I won't enter... but it will be neat and interesting to see some adult sports photo's.... Play Ball!
ws1967: about 50% of the entries don't fit to the rules - no explnations of the technique used.
Good question... I don't often enter these contests as many times most entries truly don't qualify (imo) and several times photo's that imho are severely lacking end up winning... This is the reason I choose not to award any stars and comment on why to the entrant. I would not be suprised to see the worst image end up taking the contest.... hope not, but it wouldn't shock me.
I agree, and I had to comment on those who showed nothing for processing, informing them I refused to vote anything on their shots due to not following the rules of telling how they processed their shots... for all we know, it was a bad p&s shot they decided to enter into any contest they could....
Couldn't reasonably give a vote as no explanation of processing was given - goes against contest rules.