I don't have a problem with any of the images' "bad lighting" as others have mentioned. The images were supposed to showcase the lens' abilities (sharpness, CA, vignetting) and not lighting technique by the shooter. Would I prefer better lighting? Sure, but that doesn't improve any of the important aspects of a lens, does it?
IBIS is almost expected in all Sony bodies now. Disappointed.
kingslayer: I am selling my car tomorrow so I can preorder this
I hope it's a mail order, otherwise you don't have a means to get to the store! XD
The new Canon costs a lot more than the old Sigma and is only marginally better? If Canon would reduce the price by just a bit, I'd absolutely get one. As it is, I don't see the value of the upgrade. A lot more extra money for a little more IQ/AF/CA.
Sue Bryce is pretty good. ;)
joyclick: Want 24mm,28mm,35mm,50mm,85mm,105mm,135mm - (35mm equivalents) dedicated DX primes.
Good points. The sub-6D body would fill a nice niche.
dash2k8: Just like CD-ROM speeds went from 1x to 2x to 4x to 52x, one day camera AF points will no longer be relevant. It will simply be assumed that the entire frame will have focus points and the user only has to choose where the crosshair goes. Technology is a wonderful thing.
@tr573 I remembered being amazed by the 3's AF tech. I guess it was too inconsistent for some ppl to really take off. I agree that it'd be awesome to reintroduce it with today's tech advancements.
kisvakoncl: Listen to dat D5 shutter sound at 12 fps speed with AF tracking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fs-_rj1s5oI think I'm in love.. =)
Couldn't you have done that with the 1DX?
Just like CD-ROM speeds went from 1x to 2x to 4x to 52x, one day camera AF points will no longer be relevant. It will simply be assumed that the entire frame will have focus points and the user only has to choose where the crosshair goes. Technology is a wonderful thing.
Simply put, if there was a demand for high end crop lenses, I think the manufacturers would already have tapped that. As some people pointed out, crop bodies sell more than FF bodies, surely the big brands have noticed that too. The fact they haven't dumped money into R&D for crop lenses should be answer enough. Honestly, you think they will leave such a big pie on the table?
It's as you said, joyclick, not enough people demand it/there's not a big enough market for that to make the R&D worthwhile.
I blame the few idiots who spoiled the soup. A great filming tool for pros and amateurs alike suddenly became less accessible. Good job, those who flew near airports and other sensitive places.
Storage shouldn't be the main point of this app. Transfer is. Batch transfer of hundreds of sports shots of a live event. Our company has used this for a year to get stuff out fast on online news outlets. People who complain about blowing this up on a 4k screen are missing the point. Any compression will of course suffer loss, ignore the corporate speak here. JPEGmini just makes the compression process automatic, that's all.
I have an a7s1 and love everything about it except the buttons. Because of its smaller body compared to traditional DSLRs, I understand the buttons have to be smaller and packed into more cramped spaces, but it is not good for me personally. The a7rII looks to be identical in physical dimensions so I don't imagine the buttons to be any better. Again, I love the technical abilities and cannot fault the image quality, but the buttons...
I will allow that I've been using SLRs for close to 20 years and am familiar with that size/heft/feel, so of course the Alpha buttons will feel too small for me. The above is just a personal preference.
I'm not a fan of the hood-style cap but have no concern about its optical quality based on Sigma's previous offerings.
samhain: Very impressive lens, sigma is really on a roll. Making Canon/Nikon lens division look like they're stuck in molasses :)
Not moronic at all. Sigma's 35/1.4 at its price point was a major breakthrough. No longer did we have to pay through the nose for excellent quality. Even the recently released Canon 35/1.4 II is only a tiny bit better than the now-old Sigma, at 3x the price.
Sigma also had the 18-35 f/2 at a really low price, and so on and so forth... Basically Sigma has been producing equal or better lenses for a much lower price than Canon equivalents. No Sigma Art lens has been called inferior. The only gripe is slightly inconsistent focus but the optics are top-notch.
In that sense, Canon and Nikon are forced to control their price point in order not to be outsold in their own markets. Well done, Sigma.
Mssimo: This will be a game changer for a huge online video industry no one ever likes to talk about.
@Photato shhhhhhh!!! You just tabooed it! ;)
I get your reference.
dash2k8: The problem with all these new lightweight drones is just that, their weight. The lighter they are, the more they are buffeted by winds. Products such as this will not do well in windy cities like San Francisco or Chicago except on the calmest of days. I'm sure there's a market for these simple-to-fly drones and I have nothing against that. I just hope buyers will understand the limitations of their new buy.
Lastly, I absolutely do not agree with the sentiment behind "crashing a drone is a WHEN." Yes, these things can fall, but so can real airplanes and we don't argue that it's unsafe to travel by air. If crashing a drone is a serious concern, then why have all the major news stations taken to gather news over the air? Drone crash rates are extremely low when handled by those with experience. Look at all the hexacopter and octocopters on the market. Is it because drones are inherently dangerous? Absolutely not. The heavier they are, they harder it is for them to crash because they have all those motors to hold them up. Calibrated correctly and supplied with enough power, they can come come back down one or even two rotors. Anything not correctly calibrated can crash, including our cars, but we don't avoid driving, do we?
I respectfully disagree. I've flown my older Phantom 2 in very windy conditions by the sea and it can hold on very well. A big drain to battery for sure, but the footage looks absolutely rock steady. Sometimes a job requires the shot and you can't wait for the wind to die down. A sturdier (heavier) drone can handle stronger winds. It's just how weight works. Just out of curiosity, which drone do you own?
I also do not think that the landing gear of the Phantom plays any significant role in aerodynamics. The legs are so thin! But don't take my word for it, I've asked my peers who are into aerial video and they do not think the legs affect wind resistance much.