With the focusing speed, accuracy and focus point choice that m4/3 cameras are getting, isn't the Lithro technology on a dead end? why focus after taking a picture , when you can focus before ? what am I missing?
abortabort: Rangefinder coupled?
except that for an "anonymus" made in Russia remake of an old lens (no research needed - just use the old drawings) it should cost 1/4 of what is listed for....
peevee1: 20/5.6? For $650? Really? All mirrorless systems (except FE which does not have anything) have 20 or so mm, much faster and with autofocus. Pana 20/1.7, Fuji 18/2 and 23/1.4, Samsung 20/2.8, even Canon has 22/2, and Sigma has 19/2.8 for everybody.So the market for this is... drumrolls... Sony A7s. A moronic lens for underdeveloped camera.
Yeah.... and today I am expecting the arrival of a Rokinon 10mm/f2.8 which I bought at B&H for $529....wonder who would put this soviet era lens on a Leica?!?! if you can't afford a Leica lens, then get a Voigtlander... much, much better and costs less than this reborn soviet era lens...
chillgreg: "Sony announces full-frame A7s camera that can practically shoot 4K video in the dark"
Regardless of what you or I think, this is what the rest of the world perceives.
actually I shot a black cat -no moon- long ago with E M-5 http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9470548483/photos/2391273/black-cat-by-night-no-flashIf I were interested in-and could afford- the Sony A7s I would not waste it with black cats at night.... I think that pro videos can be done nicely with this FF camera...
SteveNunez: These April Fools posts are foolish and undermine the site's integrity to a point- we come here for information not trickery.
It is serious. if you didn't understand after ... let's say 20 seconds - top- that it was an April fool joke, then at least it tells you need to work on your sense of humour (or lack of it).... come -on ... a digital FF sensor for legacy lenses with adaptor for m4/3 lenses and with insertable cartridges.... ha ha ha... well done DPreview !
with 20/1.7 or 17/1.8 or 15/1.7 can't complain that m4/3 doesn't have choice in moderate fast wide angle lens... (but I guess somebody will still do)
alffastar: Oly never made a micro 4/3 lens with 24-120mm equivalent and 2.8-4.0. Even if Oly makes such a lens it will cost more than this camera and will be both bigger and havier, so I am definitely buying this Canon to use it as everyday camera and also travel camera and will use only my primes with my OM-D!
Questions (waiting for Jan 28 for answers):is AF better than E M-5 ?is EVF better than E M-5 ?is shutter up to 1/8000 ?is as reliable as the E M-5 ?
If the answers are "yes", if more lenses will come up, and Olympus does not upgrade the E M-5 within 12 months (forget the E M1 -that's for 4/3 lenses), then I will switch to Fuji
SteveNunez: Considering the worldwide growth of m4/3, surprised they don't offer this len for that system- it would easily be the largest focal length available and would surely be popular with m4/3 shooters....ashame.
Agreed.However, please not this lens with an adapted m4/3 mount.a decent (not necessarily very fast) prime tele (250 - 400mm) or zoom tele (150-300mm) designed specifically for m4/3 would (IMO) be received enthusiastically
I respect this review. which proves once again to me not to make a judgement on a new camera based on its specs alone when it is released, but rather to wait for a professional review like this one. btw, I was interested in this camera, not to buy it because am happy with my Em-5, yet interested to see the innovation trend taking a good direction.Hopefully this trend will continue with refinements and improvements, and in a few years I will upgrade to a better camera.
is E M1 AF faster than E M-5 AF with micro 4/3 lenses mounted on both cameras? how faster?
in other words: did Olympus improve the contrast AF ? or did contrast detection AF already reach its limit?
Eleson: "and utilises the existing Super35mm sensor in the EOS C100."Tell us more! Did the sensor always have this capability or does it mean they it can be done on every sensor? I think that last sentence was the coolest part of this press release.
Read also: "phase detection Auto Focus (AF) technology designed to support video shooting, and a compatible CMOS sensor was included in the original design of the EOS C100"
I'm really considering putting on eBay my E M-5 with the 75/1.8. That should give me enough fund to buy this marvellous Leica with the fascinating soft pouch.
impressive development.however, if someone has $1300 to spend on a camera, what would be his/her options?Sony DCS-RX10E M-5 with 12-50??can you make a list?
kadardr: I want a camera with proper manual focus!
kadardr wrote : "I want a camera with proper manual focus!"
you mean a Leica?
absentaneous: in some way it of course make sense but on the other hand I wonder where would be fair to draw the line. for example, I come across a great looking sports car on the street and I take a picture of it and turn it into a poster and I sell copies of it. does that mean the company which designed and constructed the car can sue me? by that logic one couldn't possible take a picture of something man made or designed and use it commercially without permission without getting sued.
@ absentaneous1) the firm who designed the clothes the model was wearing maybe is the firm commissioning the spot. 2) the tires the ferrari is using or the color ferrari is painted with are part of the ferrari; so it would be enough to have the ferrari consent. 3) The permission from the parents who gave birth to the model are needed only if the model is under age.
if you want to use a ferrari and a fashion model in a spot to sell whatever, you must pay the model and seek permission to have a ferrari in the spot.
The sculptor's work was exposed to the public the same way a song is copyrighted and published. Anybody who sings that song in concert for a profit should pay something to the author.Of course the USPS had to pay the sculptor.As someone in this forum already pointed out, it is very strange that the US government didn't reserve all rights to reproduce and use in any way the sculptor's work when his work was commissioned and he was paid.Isn't that what happens, for instance, when you enter one of your photos into a photographic contest?
Well done for Nikon, except.... its marketing stinks because you cannot buy just the AW1 and the 10mm (equiv. 27mm) ONLY.Underwater snorkeling I would use the 27mm equivalent ONLY -is that me, or anybody else agrees?(also a flash would be useful)
Chris_in_Osaka: Well, it wouldn't be a first. Back in the pre-m4/3's days, weren't the Zuiko 18-180mm and 70-300mm Sigma designed? The only difference is that those were low end "standard" lenses. The 75mm 1.8mm is a higher end product.
What I'd be more interested in finding out is if Olympus is actually manufacturing the 75mm. Considering that almost everything else in their product line is made in China, and sales of the old regular 4/3's lenses that were made in Japan are pretty much as dead as that system, it wouldn't surprise me if the 75mm is made in Japan by Sigma. I can't imagine Olympus are keeping a lens factory running to produce only 2 high end, limited market lenses (the 75mm and 12mm).
Another company manufacturing for Olympus wouldn't be a first either. If I remember correctly, the original E-1 camera, the only E system camera to have been manufactured in Japan, was built by Sanyo.
Sigma lenses are made in Japan.... is Sigma making the 75/1.8 for olympus?