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.
@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!
The Name is Bond: They need to get their pro zooms sorted out. The rough bokeh on them is one of the reasons I dismissed Sony as a a wedding system.
"By Zeisschen (7 hours ago)Which lens do you mean? The Zeiss 24-70s have very smooth bokeh on A-mount and E-mount and are highly praised for something like weddings."Wrong for the the CZ 24-70 for A Mount, which has bokeh that needs to be watched when shooting for bokeh.
RichRMA: An APS sensor module mounted to a smartphone. Probably the stupidest invention in some time. Sony really does want to commit financial suicide.
An APS sensor module mounted to a lot of DLSR lenses and remotely controlled via a smartphone. Probably the smartest invention in some time. Sony really does get creative to achieve financial success!
Lassoni: in name of fairness, the least dp could do is finish a 1dx review.
Ralf B: This lens definitely needs controlled backgrounds for its bokeh characterhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/masters.galleries.dpreview.com/2897503.jpg?X-Amz-Expires=3600&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAJ7ICBHXPIPPMTNCQ/20140529/us-east-1/s3/aws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20140529T115209Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=a835a6936ab75fd16bb32e0232442f2daeee86d8a132a904c164540ac3e80dc5The Sony FE 55/1.8 appears as having much smoother bokeh. I prefer the CZ 135/1.8 for my Sony Alpha A mount FF for its combination of sharpness matching this lens a n d silky smooth bokeh. It appears as much more forgiving if you cannot avoid a busy fore/background.http://kurtmunger.com/sony_135mm_f_1_8_carl_zeissid266.html
I brought the 135mm in for what I wrote: There is the possibility to combine sharpness and pleasing bokeh, and if you look for that, the Sigma ART 50/1.4 fails at that. I hope that clarifies the "pointless" point.
This lens definitely needs controlled backgrounds for its bokeh characterhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/masters.galleries.dpreview.com/2897503.jpg?X-Amz-Expires=3600&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAJ7ICBHXPIPPMTNCQ/20140529/us-east-1/s3/aws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20140529T115209Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=a835a6936ab75fd16bb32e0232442f2daeee86d8a132a904c164540ac3e80dc5The Sony FE 55/1.8 appears as having much smoother bokeh. I prefer the CZ 135/1.8 for my Sony Alpha A mount FF for its combination of sharpness matching this lens a n d silky smooth bokeh. It appears as much more forgiving if you cannot avoid a busy fore/background.http://kurtmunger.com/sony_135mm_f_1_8_carl_zeissid266.html
Still waiting for the global "no notifications" setting in "settings".The current implementation forces to click "unsubscribe to updates" every time when posting, doubleplusungood. The other way around would be my preferred default option.As it stands the DPR default forcing unsubscriptions increases the number of clicks. A way to make the site owners happy? More site clicks - higher site ranking?
? And where can I unsubscribe from notifications on this comment ?
Srood: i saw there results before that sensor is amazing made by sony , and i am sony shooter and no a-mount camera with it yet after 2 years from its first introduction ! ,the d800e is still amazing camera since i was a noob photographer back then (3years ago ) i am not regretting going on with sony yet ! if there is nothing for me in photokina i will probably switch to nikon for the the rumored d800s
Buy an A7r and the LA-EA4 maybe?
Ralf B: Hello at DPR,
please add an option to turn them OFF completely - just like the e-mail notifications. Or an option to "put notifications on ignore" - that would be my first entry in my ignore list.Forcing your site visitors to mark them as unread or to delete them individually as there seems no way to delete all in one swipe (!!) is unbalanced. Be prepared for a lot of us to just grudgingly ignore them, not even mark them as unread, not delete them, and have the leftovers eat your server memory.
Double plus ungood. Thanks but no, thanks.
@ Simonthe annoyance noted by several users is not caused by the blob's size but - at least in my case - by being right next to the same sized blob which indicates a PM is received, a notation highly welcome. here is an idea: Make the new blob a different color maybe? BTW "blob": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051418/ ;-)
@ SimonThanks for replying. Allow me to ask: Why did DPR not wait for the additional customization options to be part of the initial roll-out?Another first hands on report kind of release. Lets wait for the promised review.
D1N0: Great I like to know when people disagree with me so I can disagree with them.