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Nikon Df: the plastic not-so-fantastic

The silver and black Df sample in the display case had the new Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens attached. My first impression was how much larger the Df was than I though it would be. I was picturing something along the lines of the original Nikon F series. Instead, it was every bit as large as the D610 sitting next to it, albeit with lots of retro-looking pointy sharp corners.

Epic Olympus E-M5 OM-D User Review

To me the Olympus OM-D marks the tipping point where the Micro Four Thirds format made the leap from a good idea in theory to a good idea in practice.

OM-D OMG!!!

If you have done similar research, and as evidenced by the photo at the top of this post, you surely know that there was only one camera choice for me: the remarkable new Olympus E-M5 OM-D. So, right after Christmas I ordered up an OM-D along with an Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens and Panasonic’s 14mm f/2.5 and 20mm f/1.7 pancake lenses. Over the first 3 weeks I have already logged over 2,000 shots on the OM-D and have sold my 30D kit on eBay. I can tell you that the OM-D is really quite an amazing camera system.

PMA wrap-up

PMA 2009 is in the books. All in all it was a pretty lack-luster show for us enthusiasts. Following are a few more product findings, some observations and my conclusions about the show in general. Be sure to check out my Day 1 and Day 2 reports if you haven’t already.
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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

Tilt/shift photography (the real kind, not the kind you fake with a computer) can be quite fascinating and is a key component of high quality architectual photography. I have often wondered why Canon’s tilt/shift lenses didn’t come in wider focal lengths than 24mm. Tuesday, Canon announced the TS-E 17mm f/4L lens. This lens promises to [...]