Henry M. Hertz: i wait a bit and will have a FF camera with 4K video for that price... when 4k is really mainstream and usable. :)
until then im happy filming with my full HD DSLR for my (and other peoples) full HD TV.
FF on it's own will not make it better quality. It could easily be worse. Only need to look at Sony A7 HD video quality to see that.
yabokkie: > Outstanding ISO performance - up to ISO 6400 - > will raise available light photography to new heights in this genre
larger format cameras are basically for adequate light/slow shutter applications, not low/available light which depends more on lens aperture.
either the one who told this nonsense has no basic understanding of photography or thinks that audience are fools.
Have you actually worked with Blad files? The quality blows away FF at similar ISO.
Incorect, they have been limited before by the top ISO. Now if photographers want to they can shoot low light without having to downsize to smaller formats. This could make the camera suitable for film sets and theatre production photography. There would be a noise (shutter) issue due to the shutter for film set use but if a blimp could be developed the issue can be got around. Could also be used for low light fashion shoots where FF is used now.
Araucaria: The sony medium format sensor is probably a lot better than this.
Just because it is bigger does not make it better. Phase One did not score as high as the Red. Does depend on how much value you place on DXO scores and results in the first place though.
fuxicek: great camera but the lenses are somehow expensive, there is no budget 50mm or better 25mm f1.8 lens... for 100 euro you can get only toy lenses...:( ...and I wonder, if there is any small external flash, like Nikon´s SB400?
b craw should that not read, "do you have any real life experience?"...
greypixelz: that's a bunch of bull! "pushing the envelope", wack! more like giving it a new spin, but Olympus is certainly NOT pushing any envelope in the imaging dept.even though I am not a fan, I reckon only Sigma is really pushing the envelope here against a considerable pull-back from the mainstream and with relative success. truth be told, Olympus is just another speck of dust in the canon-nikon-sony comet which currently lead the mainstream.
That Sony mirrorless camera you use greypixelz, remind us did Sony design the concept of them first? Or what about the dust filter inside it. Who brought those out first? Almost forgot, the live view Sony uses who was the first camera company to bring that out? A clue to all three answers... It was not Sony.
dg90: Everyone "pushes the envelope".
We living in a wonderful time.
sandy b pushing the envelope is being the first to come out with live view and a dust filter for the sensor. Something that Nikon whose cameras you used came out with later.
Jogger: Olympus is a medical optics/imaging company with a side business on camera lenses and an even smaller business making cameras. They can only keep a non-profitable business unit going for so long.
sandy b I can. Nikon have almost gone under in the past. They are still a very vulnerable company because so much of their profits come just from camera sales. canon is far more stable.
Matthewson: I really don't understand the push for mirrorless cameras. The latest installments from Olympus look like SLR's from the outside, with a "pentaprism" of sorts sitting on top. I'd vote down anything that adds cost, complexity, and battery draw. Peering at a tiny video of your scene serves only to separate the photographer further from his subject. The original OM line had reflex mirrors, and were compact. The only gripe I had back then, in the 80's, was the strap lugs dug into my palms. From the look of it, they're still putting those nasty strap lugs on their cameras.
Mathewson you have not tried an E-M1 out have you. If you had you would know the viewfinder is the same size as a full frame camera.
danieljcox: Wow, what a company! I love the comment "our reason to exist is to push the envelope". I just wished the OM-1D was as easy to use at Panasoinc's GH3. The menus and buttons on the Olympus are so much more confusing and that doesn't even address the video issues. However, I do think there are many photographers that don't give a hoot about video so this may be an assets for Olympus. I love that both Olympus and Panasoinc are pushing the envelope. The tried and true, Canon and Nikon have been at the top of the hill for a very long time and it's great to have a couple of other companies making them both feel the heat. Consumers will benefit in the end. Can you imagine if Nikon put there heart in to designing a smaller, lighter camera with their amazing quality and phenomenal optics.
Daniel J. Coxwww.naturalexposures.com
Turn the Super menu on and then the menu and buttons/dials are far quicker to use than the GH3 layout.
Photoworks: Olympus needs to work harder on the IQ front. The IQ of the E-M1 is pretty much line-ball with the older E-M5. In fact, the past six m4/3rds from Olympus have all been fitted with 16mp sensors. The E-M1 is now as large/heavy as a full-frame camera (Sony A7/R) yet IQ quality is no better than the miniature GM1 (also fitted with a 16mp sensor).
That is because it is better made than the A7. A fairer comparison to build quality is to compare the A7 to the E-M5. The E-M5 is smaller than the A7.
Also you are ignoring the lenses when comparing the two systems.
Canon and Nikon hardly push the envelope compared to Olympus.
elefteriadis alexandros: -Good for Nikon keep the Megapixel down, that give breath to improve DR which remain the big problem for digital photography.-I wait for the test in that DR department and keep my breath...
Things have moved on in the last 12 years and there is no guarantee that it was scanned properly in the first place. I have seen more than one person complain that film they have had scanned was not good and then you look at the scan and it is infact the fault of the company who scanned the film. Some companies are hopeless at scanning even though they might use a drum roll scanner. There is a real skill required for doing it and using the software that came with the scanner is probably the first mistake they make. Really need to use the latest versions of silverfast or Vuescan software.
elefteriadis alexanders, Petka is saying it is the other way around, i.e. the scanner out resolves the film. That can happen with some film but not all. Also depends on the size of the film format.
From what I am reading it sounds as though Petka does not have a lot of experience of shooting film and scanning it. The software the scanner uses makes a huge difference. Multi exposure scans make a huge difference to DR. Drum roll scans can make a difference as well.
Kodak Portra has about 18 to 19 stops of dynamic range.
Plastek: What about rainbow-coloring across entire frame?
^ IMHO a lens that got a varied color shift on a whole frame is unacceptable, regardless how sharp it is.
You might both find this an interesting read on the subject:
mediman30: Its bigger brother the 55mm is an absolute gem and ranked 2nd as best lens ever tested on DXO and I'm very pleased to know that Sony sticks to the same idea with its little brother.
To potential UK buyers of these 2 lenses, if you want to save some cash I bought mine on Ebay through a seller in Japan called matsuiyastore. I saved almost £300 on the 55 FE lens. The lens plus shipping fees (£573) and UK customs duties (£19) in total £592. Super fast delivery too! ;)
Hmm. It would have been interesting to see what value and description the seller declared on the label. I am guessing looking at their page they included the VAT at their end in the price? The thing to be careful about is if they actually handed that VAT payment over. If not you are responsible and customs can come after you for the VAT payment again. Or did you pay the VAT to customs yourself? Just that it is not uncommon for these companies to lie on customs labels about the contents and/or value. Just not the thing you think of checking when you get the parcel either.
Why was the customs duty so low? That is far less than it should have been and sounds like it has been calculated incorrectly. Did you pay it or did the retailer include it in the price?
pancromat: going to their website i don't see spotting scopes and binoculars. i see a manufacturer of high precision industrial and CCTV lenses. so they chose a few lenses off their portfolio which are capable of 4/3" and affordable, put on a MFT mount - thats it. no big invention, no "joining the MFT waggon".
Kowa have been making spotting scopes and binoculars for decades.
This video is shot with Kowa anamorphic lenses - Cinema Grade - PL Mount.
The set you can hire out is: 40mm - 50mm - 75mm - 100mm
So they make a little bit more than just high precision industrial and CCTV lenses...
moimoi: Shutter vibration that makes blurry images, have you forgotten dpreview?
It is a HUGE con.
@R Butler Yes but that only works with some lenses. Others show vibration.