Pretty timely for the holidays, actually. Officially, OM-D E-M5 "$999.99 to $599.99 ($400.00 SAVINGS!) Price valid: 11/16/2014 - 11/30/2014"( http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/digitalcameras/omd/e-m5.html )
Karl Summers: No EXIF data?
Whereas pretty much like everyone else I don't' like to think myself as a Luddite, DDemolder's witty "notebook" comment makes me wonder how much of our cherished EXIF data will survive 152½ years in the future!
wherearemyshorts: all that money for the camera as shown in the photo and it is possible to still see the 2 screws holding the grip to the body.
not well done at all
a great reason to close the facility
Some like double-sided adhesive tape better.
Marty4650: I wonder if Hassleblad finally realized what all the laughter was about?
Of course, the real joke is on anyone who spent $8,000 to buy a Sony NEX-7 dressed up in a Hassleblad suit.
A "Hassleblad" (or Hasslebadly) SUIT?? Please don't give'em ideas, else we'are all doomed to see "Hasselblad authentic-turtle shell rimmed google glasses"!)
This Spencer guy is witty. "What we have here is the world's first 23mm f/1.7-2.8 lens" is priceless...
steelhead3: Dell has a 31.5"4k monitor with all of the goodies mentioned for less than $1600 on Amazon.
Got reasons to suspect that when steelhead3 mentioned a 31"/$1600 monitor he was thinking about a wide-gamut panel to be put on his desk, not on the back his camera.
Prairie Pal: 3M VBH tape is very interesting stuff. Here is some interesting info from 3M's website...http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/764998O/iatd-product-info.pdf
Thanks for the heads-up.Interesting indeed.
Anyone wanting to see more shots from that session? :-)http://www.norwegianwood.org/beatles/english/abbey2.html
Just a little question I believe no one's posed yet... what good would it be for Mr. Stater to have his (or the monkey's) photo deleted?
Valentinian: "Copyright law states that works not originated by a human author can't support a copyright claim" The picture originated in the owner's camera; also, because he owns the camera and the memory card he also own whatever is in it. Wikipedia doesn't own it. 'a work owing its form to the forces of nature and lacking human authorship is not registrable.'But if he (presumably) edited the picture, then shouldn't his editing work be copyrightable?Also if he allowed the monkey to take pictures (or didn't stop it by taking the camera rightaway from the monkey) then he "used" the monkey as an assistant photographer...So the picture should be registrable.Anyway, a monkey is not a "force of nature": it is a living inteligent being, capable of this kind of behaviour..
If the monkey in question is not a force of nature but rather "a living inteligent being, capable of this kind of behavior", then you're pointing out one more reason to deem him the *legitimate* copyright holder!
Jim in Hudson: So what's the new button on the front for?
"but why is it not knurled?"A hunch: if you have two dials on the same plane, one knurled and other not, chances are the latter is meant for an analog setting, say, manual focus.
Elaka Farmor: How can RX100 (with its much smaller sensor and more megapixels) have better dynamic range and color depth, and a two years old olympus with a smaller sensor (E-PM2) have much better low light ISO??http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-PowerShot-G1-X-Mark-II-versus-Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-II-versus-Olympus-PEN-E-PM2___941_896_840
Can it be said, in defense of Canon sensors, that "Rembrandt's pictures have a limited DR"? Come on, this was "shot" into the sun, yet shows lots of shadow detail...http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/35/Red_vineyards.jpg
Thematic: Agree with Mikael Risedal - even IMG_0043 has a blurry water color look to it. Very poor for the money.
Actually, it's pretty simple: everything above and beyond the rows of shoes, that is, the upper fourth of IMG_0043, was behind a display window. Blur & haloes explained?
Frank_BR: "Interestingly, the company says both cameras will have Super 35 sensors (around 21 x 12mm), which is wider than the original Four Thirds sensor format "
The difference in the diagonal, which is what matters, is only 2.5mm.
The diagonal of the sensor matters because it's the required diameter of the image circle projected by the lens.
rfsIII: The 23rd rule of journalism is "Never make your readers do math." Would you please provide imperial equivalents if you insist on showing off your pretentious familiarity with metric measurements. Please try to remember that DPReview started as an English website and it is the English who formalized the Imperial system. And, in the future, please convert prices to proper English denominations: farthings, pence, crowns, and guineas.
It was my understanding that even English joined "the rest of" the world when formalizing the SI (meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, etc... everything nicely decimal).It was.
edu T: To the non-believers:Open your mind, don't give heed to the skeptics, let the hope in, and start saving now!Case in point, when I first heard about a then-called "digital FM" I thought, "WTF, it's still October!" Should've known better... ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2CDWV6o1o4A )
Oh yeah, must be the same nice guy I bought a "digital back in 35mm-form-factor for film SLRs" from!
To the non-believers:Open your mind, don't give heed to the skeptics, let the hope in, and start saving now!Case in point, when I first heard about a then-called "digital FM" I thought, "WTF, it's still October!" Should've known better... ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2CDWV6o1o4A )
JPMontez: Very funny indeed! :-) As well as many of the comments down here. I just don't understand the lack of sense of humour some people demonstrate...
O M G !! That above was "The Revenge of the Britton" (aka "the where's series") part III... and counting!
crsantin: The ground glass focusing screen is what tipped it off, otherwise I would have believed this. I would buy this camera btw if it were real.
Not to mention that the mount lacks the two customary OM mechanical couplings (one for relaying the selected aperture to the metering circuitry, another to stop down the lens during exposure and DoF preview).
km25: If it is real. ISOs of 800! What is these the 21st century!
More astonishing yet, it's pretty easy to expose the ISO 400 and 800 "drop-in cartridges" in extended sensitivity mode, pushing them up to ISO 3200 or even above. (That is, if you don't mind, or perhaps you even want, blotchy grain and severely limited tonal range, of course.)You only need to PP the files either through a specialized demosaic-er or a... hotter one!