P.S.: Today Amazon has one single Olympus E-P2 with 17mm f/2.8 Lens and Electronic View Finder back in Stock!.
Ken Rockwell wrote a very provocative critique against the modern way to think about photography. I found that part really interesting:
“It’s obvious looking back at old magazines that the only thing that mattered was getting to the right place at the right time to take a picture of the right thing, and the choice of developer and wash treatments, 90% of what the magazines went off about, was irrelevant.
Today, its the same thing. Magazines go off about how to “fix” your pictures in your computer, but let’s face it: the only way to fix them is, as always, get to the right place at the right time and see the right picture before you press the shutter.
If you waste your time making 3,600 exposures from the same place to stitch in four dimensions, it doesn’t matter how much spatial (gigapan and pan-focus) or luminous (HDR) range or resolution you have, if it’s a picture of something boring.
If it sucks, who cares if it’s GPS geotagged? If it’s great, it’s because of the lighting and timing, which has nothing to do with the location. ”
Read the article at http://kenrockwell.com/tech/death-of-photography.htm and let me know what you think.
Olympus E-P2 compared vs Panasonic Lumix GF1 and Canon Eos 7D (Mike Kobal)
Canon 55mm 1.2FD on GF1 (dpreview)
Quick Shots Part 2: Leica M9, Olympus E-P2 and Nikon D3s (Steve Huff)
How many DSLR users have completely switched to m4/3 (dpreview)
Amazon US: Olympus E-P2 with 17mm f/2.8 Lens and Electronic View Finder back in Stock!
Amazon US: Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Lens in Stock for $999.95
UPDATE: New image comparison is available. This time in english and the NX-10 uses the 30mm pancake lens and Pansonic the and the GF1 the 20mm lens: From 100 to 800 Iso comparison and the 1600 to 3200 Iso comparison
At High-Iso the Samsung NX images do look cleaner as the GF1 images. The GF1 has more detail.
Amazon US: Panasonic 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Micro Four Thirds Lens in Stock via Wall Street Photo ($327.50 + Free Shipping). That’s a -$20 price drop compared to yesterday’s official amazon price.
Amazon US: Olympus E-P1 with 14-42mm Lens (Silver Body/Black Lens). Sold by amazon. Price $657.50 (-$14.5 price drop compared to yesterday)
Amazon US: Panasonic G1 with 14-45 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS Lens (Black) for $650.
Adorama: Pansonic GF1 (BODY ONLY) for $799.95
Back in Stock:
Adorama: Pansonic GF1+20mm f/1.7 lens for $999.95
Lowest price ever:
Amazon US: Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 Lumix G Vario MEGA OIS Zoom Micro Four Thirds Lens for $282.00
Amazon US: Panasonic GH1 for $1,249.99