Awesome, guys and girls at DPR!
Snikt228: What happened to the other 5 new FE lenses?
"A month ago Sony announced that 8 new FE lenses will be available til Spring 2016. "
Only see 3 new ones so far
"The other 5 have been sold already."Thanks a lot for the good laugh :-)
cgarrard: DPR Staff, the Sony A900 was the first conventional full frame DSLR to have built in image stabilization- and what a good camera it was too! :)
That said I really enjoyed this article however :).
24mp, ibis, .74x OVF, still have both of mine.
dynaxx: It says "The K-1 becomes the first conventional DSLR to offer a stabilized full-frame sensor." but the A850, A900 are as conventional as you get, are they not ?. The A99, less conventional, but what difference does that make ?
Fewer axes, I'll concede, but the 2 Sony's ( using the Minolta stabilisation design ) were the trailblazers 9 years before Pentax.
Spot on, Dynaxx!The a900 was the "first conventional DSLR to offer a stabilized full-frame sensor."
Konstantin Mineev: Just imagine how these beautiful models would look on 135mm lens, instead on these big nose portraits.
Just imagine how the DPR comment section would look without those big nose comments . . .
No surprise to see nay sayers when someone steps out of the ordinary...The technique demonstrated here with quite some success may not be for everyone obviously. Kudos to Rishi and crew to push the envelope.
LJ - Eljot: Video to a 3 month old article?
Video editing takes time. Serious video editing makes you lonely....
Nothing new. DPR fora have supported multiple user accounts since their inception....
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.