nice sensor in a junk body !
This is getting ridiculous...My LX7 costed me 300$...
Nishi Drew: Reading the comments, it is clear how many people can't handle switching lenses :)
if Sigma comes up with 1-2 more lenses like that, they will create a new market for Event photographers & Film makers. Switching lenses during events is the worst thing to do. I basically carry 2-3 bodies around my neck with 1.8 or 1.4 prime lenses, and a 2.8 zoom lens. Having a lens that covers a wide angle to semi close-up all trough the 1.8 aperture is just phenomenal.
16-50mm F2.8 (24-75mm) and no AA filter would be a no-brainier for such a camera, at such a price tag. F3.5-6.4 is way too slow and doesnt make sense.
RobertSigmund: My utter respect. Where can I still get this camera?
wait before getting to exited : the EOSHD users report serious frame dropping.
399$ would be the right price, knowing the few elements and glass surface used...
interesting, but I will wait for Global shutter - rolling shutter is very awful
TJGKG: Why would I get this camera when the more flexible G1X is available and much less expensive? In fact, the updated G2X(?) is probably right around the corner that will address any shortcomings of the first generation. A 28mm lens is not really going to be all that useful. And maybe 2.8 is not as bright as a prime should be. And is Nikon studying pricing from Sony?
if you look on some samples on flickr, the G1X looks amazing in terms of IQ : http://www.flickr.com/photos/oter/6721615731/
A D5100 + 28mm 1.8G costs less, for 2 extra stops of light ! This makes it a perfect street photog combo, a 18.5mm 2.8 is nice but way to wide, even on DX !
I bet we'd need to wait 2 more years for it to integrate a bright zoom lens
~1.5 stop is already A LOT ! Indeed, a 28mm 1.8 does provide a ~40mm focal length which is about perfect for street photography and party shots - it is already too short for portraiture so a 18.5mm 2.8 (~28mm) is way to wide for regular shots, I dont see the reason for such a camera too offer such a fix wide angle, the panasonic lumix 7, fuji X20 or Canon G1X offer better specs for a lower price.
and so, what would you use a fixed 18.5mm prime for ? Even for group portrait it is to wide !
How does a Fuji X20 handle DOF and speed vs a Canon G1X ?
Deleted-pending: We easily point out men in domestic violence, but lots of woman use psychological violence, harassment, intimidation and physical violence on men as well. The problem being, people will never believe so, minimize the evidence or simply laugh a man out when trying to tell his suffering. I had a friend (tall and strong) who got beaten very badly by his wife for years, he had several bruises and was sometimes bleeding too. When he showed up to the hospital for alcoholism developed by anxiety, there was no nurse and no doctor who asked him about his scars. He nearly killed himself with alcool, but thanks to the help of his best friend and family, he divorced and his now healthy and has a great job. Some women will always act like victims, even if they are wrong, abuse their man or have an affair with another man. Crying and playing the victim is an easy thing to do: many cops or jury will fall in this trap. Men can be reduced to silence because they will take the blame no matter what.
apparently many posters agree with me, so you should review your own flawed cliches.
JDThomas: I can't believe how many misogynistic people are commenting are on this forum.
Here's a story about a young woman getting abused by a clearly psychopathic man who has spent more time in prison than out and you are blaming her? She may have made a bad decision and she probably needs some psychological help, but she doesn't deserve to be abused.
Who are you people to judge this woman? You don't know her story. You people ought to be ashamed of yourselves.
well my friend you sound like those post-teenage hypsters who protect feminism to get laid but never reach their goal ! Mangina suits you well.
do you know the term MANGINA ? This describes people, who will over-protect woman as an entity no matter what, rejecting constructive criticism or considering them as equal, as normal human beings, as persons.Manginas are mixing guilt, rejection of themselves based on this guilt and patriarchal protectionism in the sole goal to become slaves to a mutated hyperfeministic cause that many girls are fed up to watch growing. This dangerous idealization of groups has been the base of many dictatorship and discrimination during wars or segregation.
It divides both man and woman who lost confidence in true relationships based on equal work and equal love and provides to some girls a superior feeling of control over others, expecting them to accept any potential job weakness, violent behavior and verbal arrogance that no normal person would use as an asset.
Manginas are protectiing imperialism and are the weak servants of an harmful dictatorship that divides humans !
dpLarry: I had a next door neighbour who was a semi pro boxer and his GF was sweet but fooled around behind his back. When they argued she would hit him, leave all kinds of scratch scars on him. But he cannot touch her.
For him to touch her would be assault with a deadly weapon - like a knife or a gun. Different laws apply to him.
He could only hit the walls, and the walls shake.
exactly the point here, and the title of the article is totally inappropriate.Another thing to add, why did the so called "journalist" took her best prime 35mm 1.4 prime lens & DSLR to go drink a beer with her friend? Did she expect her to get mad at him and stage the whole scene to accuse him ? I mean, who started what, for what reason? If the man was a recidivist why not just going to the police and leave him ? Did she expect to sue him and get revenge money ? What perverted society did humans build up ?
tell me JDThomas, if the title was "street violence and rapist" and the pictures showed angry black man against "civilised" white people - or "mentally ill people" and the pictures were showing a gay pride - how would you react ? This would be disgusting to everyone. But today, men are considered like evil, we are segregated like other minorities a few decades ago due to generalizations - so stop protecting discrimination and sexism !
stop playing the protective card will you, just use some common sense and read me : this article links "domestic violence" (title) with a cliche of abusive men (pictures and text) - this stigmatizes men as being uncontrollable violent animals and being the cause of all "domestic violence" journalism should be about showing both sides of a story, the story, here being "domestic violence" not "a white trash dude who beat his girl for stupid reasons", the title is totally wrong and discriminates men in general !Now, if you still don't get it, I feel sorry for you because, by blindly covering an wrongly idealistic point of view, you are not helping gender equality.
NancyP: FTH, might I suggest that you consider doing photographic reportage on the varieties of adult on adult physical DV that do not involve the most common combination of male assailant and female victim/ sexual partner.
There is no question that the greatest number of severe physical injuries due to DV are inflicted on women by men, due to the gender imbalance in physical size and in weapons use. Other combinations of adult-on-adult DV have a lower incidence, and receive even less attention than the garden variety male assailant/ female victim type: abuse of elder or handicapped spouse by more physically capable spouse (more prevalent than is generally realized); DV within gay male relationships or lesbian relationships; bilateral male-female violence where both parties interpret mutual physical violence as sign of love or sexual attraction; and the real although quite uncommon severe physical abuse of healthy male by healthy but physically weaker female.
In reply to NancyP - a reply bellow my most would have been polite.
"There is no question that the greatest number of severe physical injuries due to DV are inflicted on women by men, due to the gender imbalance in physical size and in weapons use."
Such a simple discriminatory argument !? Because men are (generally) stronger build make them violent persons ? Those are biased arguments, do you actually know how many woman allow themselves to deliberately punch man at home, parties, in the streets for no reason ? The worst part is that they simply get away with it, and people will just laugh at the situation. If the man counters back, he will be assaulted by others or and jailed - girls violence against men is broadcast everyday on lame reality TV shows and became a norm. How would you react if a man would be allowed to punch a girl to stop an argument or prove gender equality ? How would you react if it was socially accepted to beat gay people in public without any consequence?