Current Cameras- Olympus OM-D EM-5- Olympus E-P3
My Current Lens Kit- Olympus 9-18mm f4-f5.6- Olympus 12mm f2.0- Olympus 12-50mm - Olympus 14-42mm II R- Panasonic 14mm f2.5- Panasonic 25mm f1.4- Olympus 45mm f1.8- Olympus 50mm f2 Macro- Voigtlander 75mm f2.5 (M mount)- Olympus 150mm f2
Plan - I want the Olympus 75/1.8
ThomasSwitzerland: Interesting corporate story
I sold all my Olympus digital cameras a year ago, but kept the Pro lenses in the shelf. The color, sharpness and contrast in total is - in my view - even better than Leica lenses I also own. I do not rate by lab charts, but in the field work.
As soon as Olympus offers something like an E-7 four thirds – I will return and buy. I find the MFT some different class – for holidays=ok, or making snapshots. Serious work with MFT – no way. Just by the tiny dimensions, and a high class optical viewfinder cannot be matched. Direct light passed thru glass in the finder will always be better than converted light by sensors and electronic circuits.
Today’s technology will enable FT to have much improved noise and dynamic range behavior. The gap between FT and APS-C will narrow. Olympus will make a smart move by serving the FT market. Because their treasures are the optics.
The future of Olympus continues to unfold. I wish them best of luck and courage.
"Are you not concerned that you are seeing a pixellated messed up processed version of what the lens sees when you look through an EVF?"
Not if it is consistant with what the same sensor sees when I actually take the shot...
CameraLabTester: The question every post here should be answering is:
"Will you buy this?"
Agree with what others said in that no matter how pointless it is (or poor compared to the competition) it will be successful as it has a Canon badge on it and therefore must be what the 'PROs' use...
Ben O Connor: First Nikon, now Canon;
Guys why do you keep doing the mistake that already done by olympus and sony! Why we can´t your previous lenses on your mirrorless solutions?
Considering Oympus's range of available m4/3 lenses I don't see how it is a mistake..
What is the point in having a tiny little mirrorless camera and putting huge DSLR size lenses on the front of it (with or without an adapter), crazy.. Try the Om-d with the 12/2 or 45/1.8 on it, that is how a portable mirrorless camera should be, high optical quality, high sensor quality and compact. Otherwise what is the point in not just sticking with a smaller DSLR??
Wally626: I think this is a good start for Canon. It lacks some features of its competitors but I expect over the next several years, Canon will grow the lens selections and body selections to fill in those current short comings. If the 22mm has good optical qualities that is a plus, on NEX the 24 CZ does very well but is not compact and is expensive. Kit lenses seem close to NEX kit. The new Canon body is small like the NEX 5N, but lacks articulating display and optional viewfinder. Image quality should be comparable to the NEX line. I expect the new NEX 5 will have built in flash but that is not out yet. Canon does support, if I read correctly, manual audio levels, something Sony has left out of even the A77. I expect that Canon lovers, that have been looking at getting a mirrorless, will like this camera, but I might wait a year to see how the lens line-up fills out and what new bodies might come out. Also the price is high enough not to crush NEX and M4/3 which should still sell well.
The nex 24CZ doesn't compare well to the Panasonic 25/1.4, in size, quality or price...
thinkfat: Interesting. Banding with only one particular lens. The metering program could be wrong with a f/1.7 lens, like underexposing the sensor and digitally pushing the image with banding appearing.
I would think electrical interference is more likely..
Combatmedic870: Meh...just get the Leica 25mm. Well worth the price difference for faster focusing. The FL is less awkward as well.
I have and prefer the 25/1.4, but they still need to fix the problem.. I assume in time they will too..
John McCormack: AfterShot Pro plays nicely with the Big Boys like LR and Aperture. Runs fast and doesn't require cataloging. It's a steal for the price compared to LR.
The other thing (as an Australian) I like about ASP vs LR, is that unlike Adobe it seems Corel doesn't charge a 'you are not in the US' tax and jack the price up for Australians..
LR is more expensive for us even if we buy the download version which is tax free (comes direct from the US).. Total crap and made up my mind not to bother with Adobe products anymore..
jon404: Just downloaded an Aftershot trial. Looks like a good program, runs OK on my little Acer netbook.
Maybe it's just me, but I'm off Adobe bloatware.
AND, they arelady support new cameras like the em5...
I was annoyed when Corel bought Bibblelabs to get this app, but they seem to be throwing resources at it, fixing the slow developement issues that Bibble had..
All I can say is ROFLMAO
Whats the point? a mirrorless camera using the K mount still with no viewfinder option at all and a fuggly design that looks like a kids toy, hang on maybe my 4 year old would like this?
wlad: why on earth would somebody want to drag around a mirrorless camera of a size and proportion which more or less exactly fail to please the eye ?
no, really, this is as *huge*, as a DSLR... so there goes the only benefit of mirrorless cameras...
1) Not the case if you take the optional grip off, LOL
2) Lenses are much smaller...
I like the option of having a bigger camera wth vertical shutter button, being DSLR size but not as big as a dSLR with grip and can also be far smaller if you simply take the grip off.. Add to that the lenses are far, far smaller than NEX or DSLR..
thecrowR: The hand grip put me off....
IQ nothing special....buy a nex-7 better value for money...
unless you want small quality/affordable AF primes to match the size of the camera...
spidercrown: price is steep, but i think justifiable, since fuji is able to create a system that is distinguishable from the rest (NEX, m43, Nikon 1 all looks the same to me). This camera seems to be made for those who are serious in photography instead of just luring ppl who want portable camera with dslr IQ (upgrade from P&S).But no way i can afford this price. So i'll pass.Besides, judging from the sample available online, the lense suffers certain degree of purple fringing, which i hate it when i used S6500 back then..Wish fuji find solution to overcome this issue.
I agree that PF seems to be an issue.. first problem I have noticed with this camera/lens that bothers me..
wow so you can put even bigger lenses than the current Sony NEX lenses on the tiny little bodies... makes so much sense, well not to me but must to someone..
PhotoTrevor: It's a bit disappointing that given the amount of glass in use that they couldn't include a little more and get an aperture like oh I dunno F2 or F1.8 god forbid F1.4. Why do these turkeys think that 2.8 is fast enough or is going to provide a shallow enough DOF?
S.A. "Because everyone cries about size. Especially the MFT crowd. However, I agree with you."
But the u4/3 crowd already have a faster 20/1.7 that is much smaller than this 19/2.8, so Sigma are just wasting our time all around...
As has been said I will not be at all surprised if they have frequent QC issues and focus issues anyway..
Jogger: no IS = not for video capture
As a gh2 and ep-3 owner I can tell you from experience IBIS is no good for video.. Unlike in lens IS on the GH2 the IBIS creates a kind of jelly effect which is very noticeable..
DJL1: I wish Tamron, Sony or someone would make a NEX lens like the Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm. This lens retracts and is barely deeper than Panasonic's 20 mm pancake lens. A lens like this makes even more sense for the NEX system - given that bigger lenses are needed to support the larger sensor (relative to 4/3 cameras).http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonic_x_14-42_3p5-5p6/
@MaikeruN: of course it does but
1) So does correcting optically to some degree2) It hardly matters when the resulting optical quality is higher than the apparently non electronically correcting lenses from Sony..
@Mitsuoko: I am not a u4/3 fanboy either, I am also just pointing out facts, I had a nex7 on order but cancelled it and will stay with u4/3 until Sony works out how to make comparable quality lenses..
Mtsuoka: and yet they still perform better than NEX lenses across the frame... Go figure...
Compare the kit lenses across the board from u4/3 to NEX, compare the much cheaper and smaller Pana/leica to the Zeiss 24/1.8, hell even compare the pancake 20/1.7 at a quarter of the price and size..
PHOTOJOE55: My complements to dpreview for another fine job, showing exactly what this is. These cameras are coolpix with optional lenses. Nikon seems to be in a battle with itself while this camera goes in opposite directions at the same time. They want a small body that you have to put oversized lenses on. It seems like there is no correct way to hold it and it just won't balance like anything we've used before. I can't believe they've been working on this for four (4) years! I really hope they have something ready for people that need a conventional camera because the competition is growing by the day, (even with companies merging), that should have motivated them, they've sold us an awful lot of good (read expensive) quality glass and if they are planning on moving out, I hope the mount will survive to be paired up with an adequate DSLR body manufacturer. This could have been done in four months, not years. My patience are waring thin. This is extremely disappointing!! ... Joe Prete
I still think they are trying too hard not to compete with their own low end DSLR and that anyone who buys this over recent m4/3 from Oly or Panasonic or a Sony NEX camera are doing it only for brand name. It seems to have little else going for it..
Nikon and Pentax are both in an odd fantasy word of their own, both designing cameras that are just terrible...
ronm2008: I would be more interested in the camera if it came wit a decent "pancake-like" lens. I love my Olympus E-PL1 with its Lumix 20mm 1.8 pancake lens, although I hate its slow auto-focus. The fast auto-focus intrigues me, but the Nikon pancake lens is too slow and a bit too wide for my taste.
You should try a recent Oly m4/3 camera the focus speed is so far better than it was.. (e-p3, e-pl3, e-pm1)
pjsalty: What is the function of the projector? To project images onto a wall or screen?
Is anyone really going to blow a bunch of cash on accessories for a camera with a 1" sensor? I'll be very interested to hear what the iq is before I leave my m4/3 cameras.
Exactly what I was thinking, so the sensor is smaller than u4/3 but the lenses are bigger/heavier and/or slower?
Nikon 10mm F2.8 = 74gPanasonic 14mm F2.5 = 55g
I was waiting to see what they offered as an alternative to u4/3, but this doesn't really tempt me back to Nikon... We will have to see what they release in the future and how they perform I guess.. I am starting to think u4/3 really is the sweat spot for mirrorless systems..