I owned the original 400 DO and it was my favorite lens of all time. I got some amazing shots of wildlife in Glacier on long hikes that were only possible with a lens of this length and WEIGHT. The DO has gotten mixed reviews but I loved mine and I look forward to how this thing tests out.
HMM, it may just "force" me back to Canon.
These are JUST the types of "upgrades" or "new releases" that cause consumers to leave a brand.
I love gadgets, what can I say. I rarely spend much time reading about most "new" cameras and browse more than read BUT this thing caught my eye.
Most "new" cameras are pretty much variations of an old theme with different sizes, sensors, etc but this is really NEW
I have no clue how it will ultimately pan out in real world settings and it seems somewhat heavy but I like it.
Too much negativity about this. Maybe it is just a "Polaroid" as someone has suggested but in a way even though the Polaroid ultimately failed it also had a huge impact on the paradigm shift in the advancement of photography.
Priaptor: As much as I hate to admit it, whether you like or don't like this camera or some of the other new Sony releases, they have the balls to innovate and bring new and unique products to market.
They might not appeal to all, they may cost more than some are willing to spend BUT they are not short with their innovations and have made REALLY serious inroads into the photo world.
It was an expression. I don't hate to admit it. What I hate to admit is that Canon and Nikon, to a large extent have lost their innovative edge.
I am now, myself shooting with an A7R.
As much as I hate to admit it, whether you like or don't like this camera or some of the other new Sony releases, they have the balls to innovate and bring new and unique products to market.
How much more "good will" would Nikon have achieved IF they just admitted to the problem when it was first discovered. This stuff never ceases to amaze me.
I have to say, I have always loved Leica, but recently had to give up. When companies like Sony are releasing competing products with leapfrogging technology with in many ways better build quality, how can Leica continue with the old "repackaging" and selling for a premium OEM products for equivalent prices.
Before I get attacked for quality of construction, my X1 had its leather exterior peel off, my Leica M9 was a painted silver that marred easily and both cameras while I enjoyed and felt had something to offer as there were few competing in this arena at the time, today, I don't see Leica as a legitimate choice either from a quality for technological perspective.
Photato: FF stand for Fullframe Fixation.The high cost of 36x24mm sensor production will relegate this line of cameras to the niche of affluent enthusiasts and given it a competitive disadvantage.APS-H is the way to go. For 1/3 of the price and almost the same quality.You know, FF backward compatibility is no longer that important, specially with mirrorless much shorter flange distance where it makes a lot of sense to go with the much sharper native glass.
"almost the same quality"
And you know this how????
"relegate this line of cameras to the niche of affluent enthusiasts"
Why is that? Depending upon the lens roll out, this may be a very competitive product to those HUGE DSLRs that non-affluent enthusiast pay much more for.
My take is you just don't like Sony, which is fine, but your premise is nothing but misplaced assumptions.
Now that is awesome. Awesome enough to get me back into shooting wildlife in the dark
Congratulations to all who now feel better that DPREVIEW have validated their purchases.
From my perch, the Pulitzer, especially for writing and almost as much for photography has become a political joke, similar to the "Nobel Peace Prize".
Having read every Pulitzer prize winning book for the last 15 years I think Joseph would be turning over in his grave if he saw where this has gone. Same for photography
Deleted pending purge: Trophy hunters do not need more scopes. What they need is more basic education.Whosoever takes life to posess a trophy should have their head examined.Taking photos is just as exciting and no life is destroyed - isn't it time already to put a global stop to killing sports?As to the Nikon ad... Why do we think that any camera manufacturer would stick to high moral values? It's against the credo of mercantilism, and the motto there is "Sell, sell, sell!"...
Interesting perspective. So given your comments I assume taking a life if no trophy is involved is morally acceptable??
Funny millions of human lives are taken every year in the name of " a woman's choice" which from your political slant you probably support.
It's a slippery slope when you make yourself the arbiter of morality as you often find yourself contradicting your own hypocritical views.
Me personally I don't understand the thrill of big game hunting or hunting in general love the environment and am as conservative as they come but don't pass judgement as readily as you seem to. Incidentally are you aware that the daming of our rivers have altered ecosystems and wiped out species more than any other act of man? Should we knock them down to rebalance our sensitive ecosystems in order to restore equilibrium and protect and restore those animals you seem to love and want to protect? I'm game.
This is what the iPhone 5 should have been
Priaptor: What is the RX-1? The best lightweight 35 mm fixed lens full sensor camera with kick ass results.
What isn't the RX-1? All the other crap you wannabes are criticizing it for.
You show your ignorance. I guess you missed the point?
Schonbeck: I have a long history of photography. Fron 35mm film to digital starting with the D70, moving to the D200 and lastly the D7000. All great cameras in their moments in time. Ihave 27 000 digial photos in my iMAC. Last week I bought the RX1. Since then i have taken approx 200 photos. And i can honestly say i have produced several of the top 10 photos of my life in that week. That is simply fantastic. One week. 200 photos. And several would move into my top 10 spots. I would even say the top 1 spot. You can say what you want about this camera. But above is in my world beyond value for money. One week. 200 photos. Several top 10 of my life.
It is a fantastic camera
What is the RX-1? The best lightweight 35 mm fixed lens full sensor camera with kick ass results.
thewhitehawk: A truly great little camera, though at it's pricepoint, I'd be more interested in looking at a Leica with interchangeable lenses, even with the immensely worse low-light performance.
Too bad. You could have bought my M9 and Summilux 50 if you were quick enough.
The RX-1 is the better camera and A STEAL by comparison.
Priaptor: You have to love all the hoi polloi posting their inane negative comments. None of you cretins even own one. It must suck to be just another wannabe.
YES! And I love it. Eat your POOR little heart out!
You have to love all the hoi polloi posting their inane negative comments. None of you cretins even own one. It must suck to be just another wannabe.