I am torn between "wow" and "weird".
The final image is mesmerizing but my brain (trained to find the best focussing distance to get the best perceived overall sharpness) screams "does not compute".
ottonis: At all those people disliking the IQ of the RX1mII:
According to sonyalpharumors, Sony has reportedly halted RX1m2 production due to (yet unknown) issues.Stevehuffphoto.com reports stellar IQ and points out that there might be some serious sample variation issues, if other users experience bad performance issues.That being said, the current results may NOT be reflecting what the RX1R2 is truly capable of, but rather be skewed by some technical problems that may vary between different body samples.
I am pretty sure that Sony whould have contacted dpreview if the images we see would wildly differ form the expectancy.
Chaitanya S: wondering how much it is going to cost.
Knowing Sigma I am much more wondering how much it does weigh. Maybe this will be the first filter to break the 1kg barrier. ;)
Joerg V: It looks like the lens has not been designed with landscape photography in mind (high amount of fringing and pretty bad corner performance). What a bummer given the great dynamic range.
This is a 35mm f/2 prime lens we are talking about. Fixed lens. f/2. On a 3k camera.
> "tack sharp edge to edge"
No. Just no.
I am referring to these images:
Both images have been made at "landscape settings" (iso 100, f/6.3).
Don't you agree that those images do show high fringing and bad corners?
It looks like the lens has not been designed with landscape photography in mind (high amount of fringing and pretty bad corner performance). What a bummer given the great dynamic range.
qwertyasdf: To cater to the current generation, Rishi, where's your selfie?!
Check the eye of the model in picture 2 :)
marcio_napoli: I already know I will get tons of don't feed the troll replies. I can't help it, my fingers are already typing it.
Yes, this Leica has a bit lower performance here and there compared to Sony sensors. Whatever. I really mean it, whatever
At this level of IQ, it's already possible to produce world class images. To be honest, it'd be possible to produce world class images with cameras 10 years older than this one.
So I call this obssession with comparing sensor A vs B a bit an@l. All of then are good enough.
The 10k pricetag is not because of a sensor. It's because of Leica lenses, and the Leica experience.
To experience something that's truly unique is something very underated in a gear forum, but I think it should be the opposite
You're paying for a different experience, not for a "better" sensor.
Besides, you guys get so defensive about IQ. You should try digital medium format someday.
After you try it, you'll see how pointless is defending FF sensors IQ of any brand, anyway.
What exactly is that "Leica experience"?
Experiencing an empty wallet?
Initial thought on seeing the second image: Oh, Sigma has done it again. So that is the quattro successor...
Yay @ 1, 3, 11... :)
Look at picture, meeeh! => Canon 11-24.Look at picture, wooow! => Zeiss Batis 25 or 85.
I don't own any Zeiss glass... maybe time to reconsider?!
Lens slightly decentered (top right) but that's close to nit-picking. Nice picture! That's for posting some landscape. I guess that is where that camera expecially shines (tons of resolution and DR) + weight reduction at hiking... woha!
As in the bridge picture: this lens is optically not good enough for this sensor.
That is a helluva lens. There won't be many primes and even less zoom lenses that are good enough for this sensor. The Batis is surely good enough.