It is far from David Hamilton. The picture with the young girl is awfull : Colors are bad, bokeh is zero, is this a trick to try to have better pictures for bad photographers ? I wonder. Just use a spécific filter on your 300 dollar 85 mm and you will have much better picturesJust Lens for geeks not for réal photographers.
Unparalleled : just empty marketing words.....Do not understand why you say Samyang AND rokinon. thought Samyang was the original corean company and rokinon just a commercial name for Some countries, am I wrong ? Price is too high, whatever alternative you prefer for following reasons : Bad build quality, mf only, no VR (not all people are shooting macro), servicing quality not,sure they are efficient in smaller countries, many much better alternatives inclusive original products preventing you turning crazy if a prpblem appears : same company for Lens and body : same responsibility !
Yes, battery life is miserable. This is a major problem because this causes you to check every half hour if you are not going to fin d yourself in a bad position : the imposibility to take the shot at a précise moment. This is quite distrubing and his a major prpblem, as the shutter noise is, because it draws attention on you , this is very strange for a camera chose design is intended to make you invisible !
(unknown member): How long before this camera is found to have a common defect?
It is a shame to consider that a new camera would automatically have a defect. And even if it is so, nikon like any other company Will fix it. The small problem woth the 810 has been extremeley quickly fixed, as long as I know
photofan1986: Meh, I have a Panasonic 20 f1.7, it's even faster, and so much smaller and lighter, that they managed to make it a pancake. Come on, Nikon, give us the pancake version :D Ps: That's humor ;-)
What's the point comparing a 20 mm Panasonic which is actually a 40 mm and a real ultra wide angle lens like the nikon 20 mm ! Some comments strike me dead and mêla me even think some people who comment do not have any idea of what photography is.....
The review forgot a few things : parallax problems when close viewing, complicated menu handling, expansive ......I agree with software jpegs. i have sold mine after three weeks, Will probably buy Sony rx100....larger sensor and probably better lens....more pocketable.
High quality at moderate prices ???? I Am dead !!!! If you want quality you have to pay for, cheap stuff from sigma is not a good deal : 50 per cent is decentered, mecanical problems, un reliable autofocus.....So again a 1700 USD Lens and what ? Buy a used nikon or canon instead.
SeeRoy: The cons don't include the fact that the vf has no diopter adjustment? DPR thinks this isn't important??? On a camera whose vf is one of it's principal USPs? At this price?
The example I tried, wearing glasses (hint to Fuji), had an in-focus optical and out-of-focus evf on the standard eyepiece. Given that no dealers bother to stock alternatives I can't judge what would happen with a different value inserted. Oh yes, wearing glasses meant I couldn't see the full vf image either.
I have tested that new camera and as I am wearing glasses, I could not use either the optical viewfinder or the electronic one. The optical is totally unprecise, the electronic one gives you a blurred image you cannot correct. It is a shame that dpreview did not mention another problem : the image is freezing when the point has been done. This definiteley outperforms the Fuhji xpro 1 as a competitor to Leica which remains the only real telemeter performance camera, which the fuji xpro 1 will never be at this stage. We all know the Fuji is no telemeter camera ok but even if it is a camera that delivers good resolution, everyone has to admit that the problems of af precision (my test camera has been unable to make the point at short distance with a f1,4 lens in a shop with normal light), diopter adjustment, freezing image, aso. By far, I would buy the oly EM5 : maybe less resolution BUT : weather sealed, quick AF, a lot of excellent lenses, easy to use, small and ... much cheaper !
3systermuser: well, the 24-120f4VR was a bad lens , it was not as sharp as I expected it to be and it was huge , it was not very well built.so, I just sold it after using it for a few weeks in 2010.
the 24-70 is a good lens but it is also heavy and bulky , and more importantly it lacks the VR2 , so I still have it but seldom use it now.I think this AFS24-85VR is a good lens for 580USD and it is so light and small , also this really confimed that the rumored the D600 is for real.any way, when we need really good lenses for landscape ,studio and as such , we still need a set of Zeiss or expensive f1.4G Nikkors, so I think this is a compromised optics but it can be a great walk around light lens for the D800E.
when you say the 24-120 was a bad lens, do you mean the 3,5-4,5 ? which is true but nomore with the 24-120 f 4 which according to mansurov's tests is very similar in image quality to the 24-70 f2,8 !