If this adapter could be used with a Hexanon AR mount lens, I would be very interested.
Need help with the conversion factor though... What would a 135mm f2.5 become? Or a 57mm f1.2?
Excellent article there... can't wait to see this on m4/3rds.
The E-M5 is obviously the more flexible system camera, but the X100 has a timeless classic feel... only marred by sluggish focusing. The X100s will fix that making it near perfection right now (always expect something down the line to outclass anything now)
I will wait to try the Olympus 17mm...
Yes, the E-M5 with 17mm f1.8 would be my current choice for a single lens setup. At least until I can check out the X100s as an upgrade to my X100.
Absolutely nothing wrong with taking to one lens for a while.
The Rokinon 7.5mm f3.5 fisheye is a great example of a mainstream 3rd party lens.
You are right though, it would be great to see more choice and value away from the Olympus/Panasonic offerings. With the volume of cameras shipping, I'm sure it's just a matter of time.
I agree, the 17mm f1.8 and 45mm f1.8 would make an excellent first two prime lens kit. I'd probably add the 7.5mm f3.5 fish eye next for iq, fun factor and value for money.
Next, for more serious outlay the 35-100mm f2.8 and finally Olympus mZD 75-300mm for a long zoom.
Nic, there are some excellent photographers online who already live in beautiful locations (see GetDPI for examples)... and have bought their own RX-1's to show the world.
You're right about Steve's infomercials, but they are entertaining - I just wouldn't make a decision on that source alone...
I came very, very close to buying the RX-1 the week before last. Only thing that changed my mind was the slow autofocus. In fact, it reminded me very much of the E-P1... Unfortunately, while that wouldn't have been a problem 2 years ago - I wasn't ready to take the step backwards.
While this isn't a tutorial on exposure, I've found it a very useful piece on exposure compensation for the E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1... will be useful for the E-M5 too.
Pekka Potka on Expose To The Right with the E-P3.
Hope it's of interest.
Hi Russell, I have the X100 and E-P3 with 20mm f1.7 here to compare.
Focusing time is almost identical - the E-P3 is a tiny bit faster, but the X100 seems to be more sure in lower light... Since the latest X100 firmware update, the X100 is much improved in focusing speed so this is rarely an...
Hi folks, long time no post :smile:
First off, set your camera up for bracketing...
e.g. RAW, IS off (if you're on a tripod), bracketing mode (I use 7 x 0.7ev), exposure mode (ESP)
and then go to
Menu 1-> Reset/Myset-> Myset1-> Set
and then go to
Cog Menu-> B Button/Dial->...
My money would be on the (so called) Pro Panasonic having a global shutter sensor... I would be surprised if it arrived before Christmas (this year) though.
Enjoy your E-P3 Ray, please post some samples / further impressions in due course!
Ray, I believe that Panasonic are working on a 4/3rds sensor with global shutter... i.e. lose the mechanical shutter and control the exposure on-sensor. This will lead to a cheaper, simpler mechanical construction and could open the way for high dynamic range multi-exposures on the fly...
Actually, the Panasonic bodies allow for the lens having an aperture control ring - I use my PL 14-150mm OIS on the G1 this way. I like having both controls on the lens where you can see them clearly.
I can't help wondering why Olympus didn't go the whole hog and add an aperture ring...
I hear there's a black 45mm f1.8... wonder if this lens will come in black too?
Thanks for the pics Tom, hope you keep them coming!
there's an interesting point of view regarding investment here, unfortunately we are living in a consumer society... the accelerating pace of technology (dual core processors are being used to implement this new focusing method - maybe not viable previously) is exacerbating the...
It looks like Olympus are pushing the boundaries, with a completely new approach to focusing and possibly other advantages to this sensor technology... not long to wait and we should know the full details and most importantly, what kind of image quality to expect.
If that grip had an alternative low profile version, the camera would be much closer to the E-P1/2 design. I wish that pop up flash had been an EVF instead.
Otherwise, the major excitement for me is the new (S)HG 12mm f2 and the new sensor - I hope this thing will advance image quality...
Interesting question... I don't know that the 57mm f1.2 is optically much better than the 57mm f1.4 (and I have both) but I do know that the 57mm f1.2 is physically larger, heavier and more expensive. It is however, my clear favorite due to it's outstanding bokeh and character.
It will be very interesting to see how Leica will survive as m4/3rds gains weathersealed, pro-spec bodies and super high grade lenses over the coming months and years...
I can't see Leica evolving very rapidly, while I can see more bodies which appeal to those who loved the Fuji X100.
In addition to those statistics Alan, remember that maximum users logged on at any one time was 271 on May the 9th... I'm guessing there are a few hundred users who regularly visit mu-43 out of those 6000 registered. The 6000 number is still significant, in that Amin can reach them by e-mail on...
I think that any initiative which raises the profile of this forum on the web - making it easier to discover for m4/3rds users, without significantly impacting on the style or content of the site is absolutely fine... no-one is forced to participate in the promotions.
The sooner the site...
I'm sorry, I don't have a comparison shot to hand... but the mZD 9-18 is very compact when collapsed, but extends significantly. It is a very compact lens though.
Here are a few shots I took this morning, while taking a delightful walk on the way home from school run. I was shooting mostly...
I guess the Sony NEX is selling well enough to attract a direct competitor in the form of this camera... I really don't mind that Panasonic are extending further into the P&S sized format, it all provides choices. This camera would be perfect for the kids.
I'm obviously more excited about a...
Exciting times ahead :cool:
I think there are very, very few people who would a) have played with a prototype and b) dared to email that teaser Amin... Can't be long until we get the reveal via 43rumors, considering recent history.
Oh, wow... you're all way too nice :redface:
I made the decision to focus 100% on this last project (the bringing into service of a large scale Telemetry System for a water company here in the UK) - and that decision paid off, with the successful conclusion of the work last week.
I had a Nikon D1 and then D1x when digital photography got serious... Then realized that the real leading edge of progress (rather than bleeding edge of expense) was in an entirely different direction... and switched to a Panasonic FX01 - took more photographs in the first month than the...