Jon Stern: About time too!
I wondered how long it would take for them to produce AF lenses.
I hope they'll do Canon AF lenses next.
Brendon, one of the reason and maybe the main reason is that Sony and zeiss are collaborating for years and there is probably a kind of joint venture between them.
Cdog: Wait, the 14mm has filter threads? If true, how would 67mm be remotely wide enough to avoid vignetting?
The press release is very confusing indeed but the picture shows clearly that there is no filter thread
forpetessake: I have a feeling, Samyang is not an outlier and the other manufacturers will follow the suit. Sony fe-mount is going to dominate the market, they only need a cheaper FF model for masses under $1000. Affordable body and lenses will quickly capture the market. Canon and Nikon are risking to become third party lens manufacturers. The crop sensor cameras are also going the way of Dodo, so developing new APS-C lenses makes little sense. It makes sense for Sigma, Tamron, Tokina to switch their efforts to fe-mount before the field becomes too crowded,
Contramundum, the amount of light that hits the sensor is not the same with MFT , that is the reason why MFT lenses are smaller. The FF sensors need more light so the diameter of the front element has to be larger. This is physics ! FF lenses will ALWAYS be larger than MFT lenses.
Mfritter: The exciting news, at least to me, is a reasonably priced ultra-wide. The Loxia 18 or the Batis 21 are three times the price, and wides don't adapt especially well to the Sonys (Sonies?). I tried the Zeiss 21 f4.5 ZM and the corners were unacceptable, and I'll accept a lot.
I used the Samyang 85mm on Nikon and was very happy with it.
The 14 samyang HAS a metadata version for nikon ! No need for autofocus with a 14 mm wide, just shoot hyperfocal...
D135ima: Guys, I have a good offer !!! I can smash the screen of your camera (which is probably the better in functionality than this leica and more convenient) for only $ 100 ! You will save $ 5,000 !!
you all geeks have probably no idea of what photography is. many should be as discrete as the new shutter. this camera returns to basics as Fuji has done in a way. If you do not like that because you probably would not pay that amount of money for that camera, this is only your problem, and only your problem. Do not put it as a generality, and also not that unrespectful and cynical way. I personaly would not buy Leica because I have not the budget but I understand why people want to shoot with Leicas which is demanding re photographic skills. You should think about that before being just agressive.
dansclic: DSLR sales are dropping because people do not want anymore to invest much money in heavy, big and noisy cameras and lenses. CAN you explain why Fuji has increased its income and benefit white Canonikon are dropping (nearly 50 % less sales in 4 year time) ?
See bythom. Figures are speaking for themselves....
robspeed750: Canon (and Nikon) should just get into the phone business. Leica is sort of doing it with Sony even though its just a rebrand of a chinese product.
Robspeed, I am afraid you have no knowledge about phone business which is declining thé same way DSLR do. So going into phone business is not à good choice I am afraid !
DSLR sales are dropping because people do not want anymore to invest much money in heavy, big and noisy cameras and lenses. CAN you explain why Fuji has increased its income and benefit white Canonikon are dropping (nearly 50 % less sales in 4 year time) ?
Marty4650: For God's sake.... exactly how many digital cameras does someone need?
I have around six or seven, plus at least a dozen lenses, and they all work pretty well. How many more cameras do they think they can sell me without offering some truly spectacular improvement over what I already own?
The technology has matured, the market is saturated, and everyone who ever wanted a camera now owns one that works well enough for them. And many people today don't even feel they need cameras because their smart phones are good enough for them.
The digital camera boom ended five years ago.
The number of people who upgrade automatically to get improvements they can't see is rapidly diminishing. Today, the only way to sell a new camera is when an older camera breaks beyond repair or gets stolen or lost.
People want either more innovative cameras or smaller camera systems - there is no such drop with mirrorless cameras....
bocajrs: I was considering selling my D750 for the D500, but looking at ISO samples, I'm sticking with my D750 as I can shoot HI 2(51200) and get nice images.
BocarjsIf you consider buying an apsc instead of a full frame, this means, you have nô idea of what photography is. I suggest you buy a small Fuji xm or similar. You won't see any difference.
makofoto: Have you considered a smaller, lighter, more "stealthy" high end camera? Such as the Sony A7R mkII? Sony should GIVE you one to try. You deserve it! :-)
I never use DSLR for street photography. Better eye control on your environnement, less noise, smaller. What I need is à small camera with enough perfomance in low light and also it would fall easy in my hands. Thé rest does not matter
grcolts: I don't want it as it does not come in my camera mount. :)
Oh, you are talking about that plastic lens which is less durable....Thé day pentax Will produce à serious 100 macro it will cost more...
Mister Joseph: Does this one have Image Stabilization?
Funny question ! Havé you even seen à Fuji caméra with stabilization ??? Nô viewfinder, no stabilization, poor battery life, soso lens, wait,for thé DL nikon in june, much better deal !
dansclic: Not a winner for me because even the dynamic range is far below the panasonic lx100 performance....When weather is,cloudy, jpeg are nomore shining....ThE old coolpix A is far better in rsolution, contrast and color.
Other technical tests show clearly that it is x70 weakness. Sorry. You cannot generalize. See www.focusnumerique.frYou Will be as surprised as I was ! At last, when thé new DL nikon series Will be available, noone is going to buy that fixed Lens camera anymore, for sure.
Not a winner for me because even the dynamic range is far below the panasonic lx100 performance....When weather is,cloudy, jpeg are nomore shining....ThE old coolpix A is far better in rsolution, contrast and color.
CAN you explain how come that this stuff costs 2000 USD ? Cannot understand....
NSingh: Is it good to buy A6300 body only and good lens to be purchased separately ??? Because the kit lens 16-50 have not very good review on all the sights. If lens are purchased separately, then please suggest a good zoom lens and a prime lens for this camera.
The 28-70 is à full frame lens and its focal range has nothing to do with apsc. Imagine ressources has also pointed sharpness problems with the 16-50.... Unfortunately Sony 's problem is always the same : Having good lenses at à good price.
Your comments are very confusing. In thé pros ans cons, you say : very good image quality. Summary : "thé lens isn't that sharp" Question : how CAN you have a good image quality with a not So sharp Lens ???
Sony should ask Fuji how to build good lenses.....
Tieu Ngao: I'm waiting for the comparison between Sony RX10 III and Nikon DL24-500. On spec the Sony has longer reach 100mm and 1 stop faster lens at the telephoto end, but the Nikon has better AF and faster burst rate, which are probably more important in sports/wildlife photography. Nikon is also smaller, lighter and $500 cheaper. Personally I'd go for the Nikon if the IQ is similar (I like Nikon color & the menu system better).
This is your view point. Mine is different. I returned thé rx10 because dull colors and too short range. i am extremely happy with the fz1000. Yes, it feels cheaper because it is cheaper but are you using it as à hammer ? No. So what's thé point ?