Segaman: Wait for the D510 Just in case
off topic________________________________________By Rishi Sanyal (2 hours ago)"Wait for the D510 Just in case"As a die-hard Canon user - why are you here commenting on this story?_______________________________________________Is this an indication that the comment section on DPR (finally) gets some kind of moderation?Or just a one-shot event "just in case"?_______________________________________________And on topic, the Nikon manufacturing woes with newly released models were not only noticed by Nikon shooters. The market was watching - and will watch again.Here is wishing to Nikon that they learned their lesson. Their two new cams are a very welcome addition to the market, putting pressure on the other makers to show their stuff sooner or later: Canon: better sensors? Sony: What 's with the A-Mount? Pentax: That new FF DSLR? Samsung: ?..?..?, etc. etc., you get the gist.Cheers!
snapa: Why was it not also made to work with the Sony E-mount cameras? At over 1.5 pounds, very large and probably well over $1k, maybe that is the reason. It makes you wonder when they say "Pricing and availability have yet to be announced". Why not tell what it will cost now, will it be way over priced?
My uneducated guess is that this new lens is targeting DSLRs with PDAF, while E Mount bodies offer CDAF and/or PDAF depending on which of the many E Mount bodies around you look at. So maybe there is (re)design effort in the AF drive department when including the E Mount as native build. Now the Tokina marketing dept has to guess if that design effort can be recovered from the market or if potential buyers rather go for a proven adaptor solution. They obviously went for offering it in the two most popular DSLR mounts and see the market reaction first before expanding the number of offered mounts. Given that most of the hype in E Mount is FF and the lens is APS-C may add here.As said, uneducated guess.
Awesome! Hats off to DPR for offering such a well crafted work! For free!You guys are coming around big time - but don't forget the reviews ;-)
justmeMN: "Sony US is unable to comment on US pricing or availability for the a68." -DPR
"Eww, we don't want that here" - Sony USA :-)
That would be another Weir(d) decision on Mark-eting by Sony U.S.A..No advertising, no nothing but some Ambassadors and Precision Camera to boot for repairs ... so ignoring this offering, which will hit street price 499 US-D / EU as soon as it hits the shelves, would fit this non-strategy.
calkapokole: In many ways worse than my A55, I am so disappointed.
As much as I am happy with my a55 (bought in early 2011 to add small and light to my OVF / EVF mixed A Mount kit) its 1st generation SLT EVF is way worse than the a58/68. I wish they made an a55II with the same small body and the better stuff they put into the a68. Won't happen, though.
Well this one went over like a lead balloon.
RichRMA: Now I kin' lookit ma shots at 200% like man, and not some kinda bum!!"
Humour indeed! One thing money can't buy... or rent as well.
cgarrard: The new Sony... listening... love it :). Good for them, really... each step forward wins more and more respect and the hearts of photographers they court.
They listened in late 2007 on the jpeg engine of their a700, remember, Carl?
Oooops - there goes the GOLD award !?!
By coincidence, DPR is (almost**) back to its content quality levels of 2006 at a time when Sony as still camera manufacturer is on their biggest roll since buying the A Mount (in 2006...). Hats off to both!
** Well the DPR sample shot galleries have vastly improved in photographic appeal lately!
shadowfax123: As a long time Minolta, KM, and Sony A-mount user, I don't want to use multiple adapters to use all my A-mount lenses. And, up to to the most recent iteration of the A7 series (e.g. A7R II) I would have to use that clunky SLT-style adapter. Yikes! I just tried the A7 II with adapter to a Sony Zeiss 135 today. What an unbalanced piece of junk. That's one reason I made the switch to Nikon in March.
Sony provides its loyal customer base with absolutely no roadmap whatsoever. It's a total guessing game. Sure, I'm going to pay $350 for an adapter that is well suited for the 1st generation A7 series only to find out that I now need the other adapter for the second generation model — since that one will take advantage of all 350 focus points. Then again, it doesn't work with my Zeiss 135 screw-driven lens. That's total BS. Just kill the A-mount altogether. That will surely clear things up. Well, it will surely demonstrate that Sony has a very small collection of EF-mount lenses.
"And you can still print 5x7s with your crummy little A700 and A900! See ya got the 16-35 to boot. Tehe! The worst super-wide piece of glass ever made. @ Ralf B TrollerComment edited 2 times, last edit 7 minutes after posting"_________________________________________________You had to edit this valuable contribution two times? Sorry to have gotten you so exited. Enjoy your gear and life.
@shadowfax123Thanks for providing an example of what my post was about. Perfect fit.
Everythingis1: If I see one more comment about the "lack of lenses" on the the one line of camera that can use nearly every single lens ever made, I AM GOING TO GO CRAZY.
@Everythingis1Common sense hurts around online fora in general, and in comment sections even more so. Curb yours to remain sane!
@ T3: +1Many bickering A mounters here on DPR forget about those first nine years of life thrown at their mount by Sony.
So now we have A7rII.When will we get A7rIIdII to finally prove that Han shot first?
SnakePlissken: It's a superficial thing, but why are Sony DSLRs so ugly? I had an A700 and it was very smart looking. I think Canon makes the smartest, most ergonomic looking DSLRs, Nikon cameras are also immediately identifiable by their styling and red flash on the grip, Pentax K3 cameras look very elegant and well made too. In contrast, Sony's DLSRs in the last few years look like they have melted in the sun and are just too lumpen.
I am sure they are fine to use of course and for all the bashing that goes on here, as usual, the classic, legendary photographers of yore (other than large format photographers) would die for any of the digital cameras on the market today and I am sure would not care a jot about offset microlenses and the like that seem to consume people on DPReview.
Want to read up on the concept of "ugly is beautiful"?Arthur Hailey: Wheels
Chapeau to the Photog, lovely work!
I enjoyed the whole gallery in "slideshow" mode, thanks for sharing this photographic walk around town which closes with a nice HDR sunset. If that is the view from your place, great view, great place!Great idea to throw in a brickwall ;-)Now that huge and clean kitchen-like space with the many coffee thermos, is that DPR inside? That cleanliness is scary...Again, thanks from an UWA addict, love my Sigma 12-24 on FF:http://ralfralph.smugmug.com/Travel/Washington/i-BM57Z3R/0/X2/D-C-%20October09_41-X2.jpg
Paul Liukas: Great camera, great specifications, but lack of emotions like XT1. Camera like a brick too modern and too cold for me. If you are tired of pixel peeping like me and want to get a joy from photography, camera should be with soul :) Fuji will spoil many of us with soul and light lenses. I don't want to use D810 anymore, except for product photos (need)..
Anyway great job Sony!
Cam too cold? Maybe someone will build a heated grip for it. My motorcycle has two of those, one for each hand.
That camera was in very good hands. I enjoyed the whole slide show!