Shiranai: I don't get why they're releasing their interesting lenses just for uncommon systems like Sony and Fuji X. Makes no sense...
Sony officially announced that they are not planning to produce more lenses for the E-mount, only EF-mount.
ealvarez: i wish this was apsc for better low light capability
Why not ask FF while you are at it?
http://camerasize.com/compact/#566,569,ha,t - X100 vs LX100. And that prime lens vs. zoom lens.
Otherwise, people keep asking for the "low light capability" but I'm pretty sure that only few of them actually know what they are asking for. In my experience, decent ISO 3200 + f/2.8, in presence of OIS, is enough for 99% of real world scenarios.
LarsLeibgott: I would very much like DPR to run a simple dust test on all these cameras. A Google search for the X100/X100s, RX100 line, Ricoh GR, X30, and so on down the line, reveals that sensor dust is a fairly serious problem (serious in relative terms, of course) with fixed lens compacts. I think it should be par for the course once DPR finish their hands on - f/16 at the sky and check for dust. These are cameras that have street photography very much in mind in terms of design, so it's not like shooting at f/11 and above is an abnormal condition. What do you say, DPR?
I wouldn't mind buying from Amazon a camera "touched" personally by Richard Butler of DPR.
You can easy throw in a signed card "tested by DPR. Love, Richard" and add $200 on MSRP. ;)
Mike Ronesia: How is the macro mode on this camera? It could be perfect for an underwater housing.
Spec says MFD is 3cm. Or, according to Google, 1.18110236 inches.
> sensor dust is a fairly serious problem with fixed lens compacts.
I think we can /safely/ assume that it is the side-effect of the collapsible lens design, which when expanding/collapsing acts like a pump.
Pretty worrying development, which IMO worth DPR's attention, since pretty much all of the compacts have them now.
Though I want something smaller with better IQ and good handling, I think LX100 is overdoing it for me. I'd wait for the LX8.
@FujLiver, how officially dead mount can be "the most popular"? or what world you are talking about? :)
P.S. m43 is the most popular mount, if you combine Oly and Pana market shares. But Sony E-mount is the very close second to the combined m43.
lcf80: Dear Olympus. Please start producing lens like this (F/1.2 primes), priced like this or slightly higher (NOT like the Leica), with AF.
You crave so much for the manual focus lenses?
And why Olympus (or Pana, or Sigma, for that matter) should do it, when 3rd parties seem to be doing pretty decent job of it?
lacikuss: So what are the expectations for a mini camera like this? To perform like a FF pro camera? lol...
What we are talking about is a little "gold mine" market segment that Sony discovered to which it sells convenient cameras for $800 and Canon now for $700. These cameras don't offer high IQ but because their size and no competition people would pay those prices. I'm happy with the competition, I hope the price will come down to around $450 which is what it is worth to me.
They do offer better IQ than your best smarthphone though
> To perform like a FF pro camera?
Well, some of them do perform better than the older FF cameras, so why shouldn't we expect from the Canon to do the same?
You are laughing at your own ignorance. But as they say, ignorance is bliss.
ThePhilips: Did Canon paid to DRP for this infomercial? Did Nikon paid DPR for the D750 infomercial?
If not, DPR, you do realize that you actively help perpetuating perception that only CaNikon is producing pro gear?
Where is the infomercial for K-5? Or GH4? Or A7S? Or X-T1? Or E-M1? Or their predecessors? Or other not-so-pro looking cameras from other manufacturers? Ask the producers - they too would gladly pay photographers to write an "opinion" piece for DPR.
The tone of the write-up doesn't matter. This is a form of publicity: keep the product in the news, make sure people do not forget about it.
As they say, bad publicity is better than no publicity.
Did Canon paid to DRP for this infomercial? Did Nikon paid DPR for the D750 infomercial?
steve_hoge: Does anyone think the GH4 and GX7 are sharing the same sensor?
> the Oly 45mm 1.8
There is strong evidence that there is a relatively high sample variation with the lens. It is a cheap lens, after all. For studio shots, scrutinized under 100% and more, it is probably not the best option. It is rather sad that DPR has replaced with it the venerable Oly 2.0/50mm SHG lens....
Panasonic officially said at release of the GH4 that it has the same sensor as the GX7, but it is tuned for more DR, rather than high ISO performance.
sneakyracer: From all the samples posted I see that M43 still has a long way to go in terms of still image resolution and noise performance. Even at low iso the images posted from the Gh4 are still quite noisy in the shadows.
So. Do you often put your subjects into the shadows? Or you simply underexpose out of principle?
mais51: Now you know why you have to pay $15 for a movie ticket. Wonder how many layers of diamond elements in that lens.
I was only giving an example. 1000 is a nice number to do multiplication with.
"Wonder how many layers of diamond elements in that lens."
Say Canon is planning to sell total of about 1000 of the lenses. $78K*1K = $78M budget seems to be about the right size for R&D, manufacturing and support costs spread over, say, period of 10 years.
People routinely forget that niche products are priced differently from the mass products.
Boss of Sony: I'm deciding between this and the EF 50mm f1.8. What would you recommend?
Definitely the 50mm.
The widest aperture of the lens is about f/4.6 - and that on the puny tiny Super35 sensor! (And with TC it would be even worse.)
What was the Canon thinking!!!
Jogger: If something is worth taking a photo of, then use a real camera. This seems more like a client engagement - PR tool than real photography.
I'm not sure about pro photography specifically, but in business in general, lion share of "work" is precisely the "PR" and "client engagement". (And then the paper work. And only then, as the third, is the actual real work we are paid to do.)
Jogger: Is it necessary to have the same corner-test pattern at each corner?? Wouldnt one be enough.
> Wouldnt one be enough.
Probably not, because I suspect the patterns are used for verifying the camera alignment with the scene.
Well, pretty much all as expected. All would do fine for the casual shooting scenarios.
Otherwise, I'm still conflicted on the size of the LX100's lens size - and still wait for the LX8 announcement. I hope it would have the Sony 1" sensor, making it near perfect portable camera: the better IQ of Sonys with better handling of Pannys.