Zumzifero: Oddly enough, Lenstip site (which i've come to trust much more then DxO recently) has tested the 60mm on m4/3 finding out it's one of the most outstanding lenses for the system, on par with Voigtlander and Panaleica nocticron sharpnes wise, wide open, and so cutting off most of the light advantage of the other two. The review states the 60mm makes the tester believe in Santa again given the sub 200$ market price and putting it stright away from the "better then nothing" market niche this article cobtinuously point the sistem at. 19mm and 30mm are not as good.http://www.lenstip.com/376.1-Lens_review-Sigma_A_60_mm_f_2.8_DN-Introduction.html
I have this lens and the image quality is outstanding wide open, just amazing.
survive in difficult environments. withstand a 2/6.5 ft drop onto a carpeted concrete floor...LOL
Donald B: no idea, just plug the camera into a large monitor via live hdmi, are these guys for real. 5 year old pentax cameras can do this , just finished shooting a large dance school and everyone gets to see the image before and after a shot. and its instant.
thats right, i have no use for tethering, theirs no point in profiling the colours, if they do not match the labs colour profile ?
no idea, just plug the camera into a large monitor via live hdmi, are these guys for real. 5 year old pentax cameras can do this , just finished shooting a large dance school and everyone gets to see the image before and after a shot. and its instant.
makes you wonder if dpr actually play with the cameras, pentax sk1 mid sized? k50 compact ? the sk1 is the smallest in size to the whole bunch and 100g lighter than the k50. sound review ? dont think so.
what a beast
oldfogey: Either I'm blind or DPR has missed the most significant advance that this camera represents. The high ISO RAW files from the FZ-1000 are almost as good as the best m4/3 cameras, are significantly better than those of the Sony RX-10 and are dramatically better than those of the Nikon V3. If this really is the same 1" sensor that Sony put into the RX-10, Panasonic know something about signal processing that Sony/Nikon did not. DPR's also claims that the Sony lens is sharper than the Panasonic's. If so the test images shot with the Sony must be a bit out of focus.
no your not blind , the first camera I put side by side was the pentax k3 at iso 6400 ,and it stacks up well, also wish dpr would answer my previous question ? its not real difficult.
have I missed something or is their no mention of af performance in video mode ? also no mention of hdmi out while videoing to a monitor ? also for macro or studio work is the evf disabled while connected to a hd screen via hdmi cable ?cheers don
weird images are just weird images.
i use the godox brand for my dance school shoots, take over 1500 portraits in 2 days and they have been faultless to date with plenty of light at f8 for groups to 20. thanks for the review.
Donald B: Richard you say it has clean hdmi, does it stream hdmi out while taking a video or instant review a still while plugged into a monitor ?
thanks ,very interesting camera indeed.
Richard you say it has clean hdmi, does it stream hdmi out while taking a video or instant review a still while plugged into a monitor ?
Donald B: excellent image quality, shame it hasn't got a evf or even an add-on one.
LF1 ring any bells.
excellent image quality, shame it hasn't got a evf or even an add-on one.
SRHEdD: The eye opening on the new camera looks to be substantially smaller than the NEX6. Can you speak to that? To some of us wearing glasses, that's a concern.
I was in a shop yesterday playing with both and never picked up on that , in fact I couldn't tell the difference between the 2 as for evf res also.
white shower curtain is better to shoot through.
Donnie G: Since I've actually used a friend's K-3 on several occasions during the last few months, I feel I can sum up the camera thusly: The Pentax K-3 is a handsome, well built, responsive and quick handling DSLR that is well worth a serious look by anyone buying a DSLR for the first time or up grading from a lesser kit. However, those same positive traits are also available in the Canon 70D and Nikon D7100 cameras. Therefore, I don't see any real incentive for owners of those competitive models to jump over to the Pentax. I genuinely like the K-3, but the camera simply doesn't offer any significant advantage over my Canon kit that would make me want to trade systems. Being as good as the other guys just isn't going to win many battles in today's enthusiast/prosumer marketplace.
Great review DPR!
the k3 is in another class for studio work tethered to a hd screen for instant preview via hdmi cable.
photos look great, nit pickers should look at their own galleries to see how good these shots are
can anyone answer this ? is the lens 200mm when shooting at a distance of 2 meters like a prime on ff, or 200mm at infinity ? like your common zoom.