Wye Photography: IF Nikon pulls the plug, then I would feel sorry for all those people who have given Nikon their hard earned money by buying into this system. That would be rather perfidious of you Nikon!
Samaistuin"I wouldn't be sorry for those people. That would teach them a good lesson: don't buy half-baked products."
Yes, because people who invest in new ideas are the enemies of progress...idiots!
dave gaines: There's no comparison to those outstanding lenses mentioned in the review, the Olympus 14-35 mm f/2 or the longer 35-100 mm f/2. Literally no comparsion to the Olympus 14-35 or 35-100, partially because DxO Mark has not tested these two very sharp, fast lenses from Olympus, one in nearly the same mid-range zoom, 28-70 mm EFL.What's up DxO Mark? Test these two lenses. There's a new, improved Olympus DSLR on the way by year's end.
Thank you, "dave gaines". Yabokkie, never met an Olympus camera/lens that he didn't want to toss. The best thing you'd get out of him is "I could not fit as many in the trash can, as I would have liked".
happypoppeye: If the EM-5 is $1000 why is it on a list for the best under $1000 ...and the only one that is over $1000 with a lens.
@ happypoppeyeCheck Amazon for pricing...$899 body...$999 w/kit. Being an older man, and set in my ways, I like to check things out before I speak...cause thats the way I've always done it. Koo koo k'joob...
By happypoppeye (5 days ago)
"The majority of old men have closed minds ...won't try anything new and think the way they have been shooting most of their lives is THE best way because, well, thats what they have done."
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Mike99999: I like how the Fuji X system is expanding. From my personal experience I prefer the new Olympus lenses to the Fuji lenses though. The Olympus primes (12mm, 45mm, 75mm) seem several times sharper and produce stunning images.
Another problem with Fuji is the size of the lenses. The pancakes are there, which is a good thing, but it seems that compact tele lenses are completely out of the question. So if you are traveling with a kit, your bag won't be much smaller than with Nikkor glass. If lenses are as big as Nikon DX/FX lenses, why not just go with a Nikon?
The Fuji 35mm f/1.4 performs *very* similar to the Sigma 30mm f/1.4, and the Fuji 18-55 f/2.8-4 performs eerily similar to the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8-4.5, which is respectable, but just not nearly as good as similar Olympus or Nikon glass.
Which leads me to my final point, that Fuji is producing cameras that on paper are a dream come true, but in real-life use turn out to be nothing more than a stylized EOS Rebel minus the L glass.
I really like both systems (Oly and Fuji). I'm shooting EM5 with panny 20 1.7, oly 45 1.8, and the slow and "fair for stills" oly 12-50, with two oly 600r speedlights shipping now. But, I would love to get a Fuji EX-1 with the wide zoom they announced, along with thier medium and long zooms.Oly and Fuji was a hard choice for me. I hope that soon I will have wonderful decisions to make like, "will I take the wonderfully, superlative Fuji with me today, or the sublimly versatile Oly? I love choices like that...
sdribetahi: You all need to get over the viewfinder. Believe it or not, not everyone takes pictures at eye level. You should try it once, it actually works without sticking the thing to your face.
@marike6 I had to break my silence (since the "Camera of the year award") and agree with you about the "close minded old men" remark above, it was both foolish and sexist. You may not remember but you gve me some pointers awhile back on using flash...picked up a couple of Oly 600r's the other day for $224 each for my EM5, can't wait to start experimenting. Regards...
ShatteredSky: Yep, this makes me reconsider to stay with the good old DSRL, except if this would come in Fuji mount ... heck, would even put this on m43. Now if only Olympus could make its 14-35/2 available as an updated, smaller version. But certainly never at this price point.
Count me in as impressed.
comparable weight really...oly 14/35 f/2 is much more expensive, as you say...but with the oly you get weather sealing, auto-focus, and legendary image quality that I doubt the sigma can touch. With that said I'm looking forward to trying Sigma's 60 dn on my em5...
CameraLabTester: This hands on really gives the viewer a hands on desire...
Perhaps you should get more...be around people, or, on the other "hand" perhaps not!
Baxter Bad: Next time, Pentax - Let's Go All the Way. Manual zoom, hot shoe, a little glass viewfinder, and some decent-looking dials (these look terribly cheap).
@ bobbarber... What a cool looking old camera (the 7070). The MSRP was $700 in 2005...Holy Crap! How does it shoot?
texinwien: Huh. Yet another camera-reviewer names the E-M5 "camera of the year." Quick, someone explain to him the error of his ways!
TOP (The Online Photographer) Camera of the Year 2012http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2013/01/top-camera-of-the-year-2012.html
Thanks for the heads-up.
dark goob: Anyone who says the OM-D is not full frame is retarded. It is full frame, by definition.
where is that button...
True, we need a "dismiss as idiots" button...
Peiasdf: I just searched the term "poll" in the micro 4/3, NEX, Fujifilm X, EOS-1D, Nikon FX forum and limits the result to the last 30 days.
micro 4/3 - 245 resultsNEX - 11 resultsFujifilm X - 10 resultsEOS-1D - 31 results Nikon FX - 30 results
I know m4/3 forum has more people but unless it actually has 3 times the member of NEX, X, Canon and Nikon FF forum put together, I think my earlier statement and many others' statement about forum's mobilization is justified.
Maybe...but...your username has seven letters, where as, mine has only six, so...our posts are equally meaningless....
Pal2012: What I would like to know is what steps were taken so that just a few twinkies couldn't just keep clicking away, clean cookies - click, clean cookies - click etc?
j2l3m7: 1.Canon 28.6% 2.Nikon 25% 3.Olympus 14.3% 4.Sony 13.3% 5.Panasonic 11.3%
"It don't mean a thing...if it ain't got that swing,do-wa, do-wa, do-wa, do-wa, do-wa"
Happy New Year everybody!
munro harrap: When you vote, it does say "The BEST camera of 2012". Not the one you own, or like, or find handy cos it doesn't weigh a ton, the best one. With a D800 you can make a pro quality movie. Your prints can be as big as a Picasso or Delacroix epic painting and your macro shots , well, are potentially the best possible from any camera on the planet-if you are any good, that is. I shall spend the rest of my life trying to fulfil its potential. Even in low light it is better than 35mm ever was, and makes the D4 they charge more than double for quite redundant. You are expected to vote for the BEST camera, not some joke toy!
@ munro harrap
Sounds like they should have just asked you...
Tinjaw: I know this isn't the best/appropriate place to ask, but please forgive me as I want to get people to answer this that have read this guide.
I have never owned a "real" camera. I don't know how to use one. I have decided to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 as B&H had it for $299 (oddly the white versions was $449).
I am going to buy a book and some online courses to learn how to use it and take photos.
*My Question is* What low cost flash should I purchase that will work with this camera that will be good enough to use while learning? I have no idea what I need/should buy.
@ Reg Natarajan
Brilliant post...where were you thirty years ago?
emilclick: I think you missed Panasonic FZ-200. I wish to have one.
I've been thinking of buying my daughter a Panasonic FZ-200...it "reads" like a good camera. I need to try one.
Tape5: I invite people to download a few OM-D samples from this site and compare them on their computers at 100% magnification with some RX100 samples.
It is your right to know and to speak out! Join the '' All-This-OMD-Thing-Is-Getting-A-Bit-Silly'' party and exercise your right to express your opinion. And take it easy on the turkey.
For me, the XZ-2 is simply a more competent camera than the RX100. I never really think about how many grams a camera weighs, what its metric measurements are, or even how big the sensor is. I appreciate cameras that feel good in my hands, that get out of the way and let me get the shot, that function superbly as tools to help me express what I see and even enhance the process. The Olly EM5 and XZ-2 tick "most" of the boxes for me. Maybe more importantly, they inspire me to take more pictures...
After you've had a camera for awhile..are you still glad you bought it...does it sometimes still amaze you. If so, then, bravo, you've got a great camera!
Merry Christmas...I'm out of here...gonna go shoot some memories.
The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 isn't even as good as its peer, the Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS. Merry Christmas...
Part 2...Looking at the forum for D600 and D800 confirms these problems for months (and months). Many responses from this forum are like "well mine is fine, your'e not doing it right" or worse. Yesterday I read a thread trying to silence people with problems with recurrent (note the word "recurrent") oil/dust problems (on D600)...on a "camera user" forum. Not good...
I choose Olympus OM-D EM-5 as the best camera of 2012...give it a try, it is a great camera. For me, it has made photography "fun" again...