pacnwhobbyist: An interesting thing to do is go to your local camera shop - ask to handle the A7r II and try it out. Then ask to see the Nikon D750 and try that out. In that order.
Why would you want the poor salesperson to unbox the A7rii twice? Start with the D750, move to the A7rii and you will stick with it anyway.
Jonathan F/2: The D5 should be revolutionary!
Not if it's a DSLR.
Mssimo: Let me translate Nikon's "announcement" to plain English: "Nikon asks users to be patient and stop going to Sony"
HowaboutRAW, you seem to miss quite a few things. See above.
Frank_BR: There are two types of camera manufacturers: those who announce a camera, and those who announce the development of a camera. Sony is of the first type and Nikon is of the second.
You are waiting on something that has already been delivered. Not really Sony's fault.
Firmware update v2.00 which brings lossless RAW to the A7ii:: http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=ILCE7M2&upd_id=10622&os_group_id=26
MAubrey: I never thought there would be a time when I'd think:
"Meh. I'll pass. My Nikon 200mm f/2 AI-S was cheaper and weighs less, too."
@tkbslc: except that focal length changes have no linear effect on FOV or DOF, so you can't assume a 50% change at 135mm will matter as much as at 85mm
Fstop85: Why on earth limit it to 100 units??
So collectors will buy it.
neil holmes: I would think most of them will end up used for video.
Does seem a bit strange to limit it to 100.
1.8 or f2 is plenty fast FF at 135mm.......I have an old 135 1.8 and it is big enough thanks.....and I love the Canon f2 L.
There is a Vivitar 135mm f1.5 around though rare and unlikely to be close to this in image quality.
And I would think most of them will end up as collectors' items.
RichRMA: People comparing (and deriding) this lens to slower units or units with different focal lengths are missing the point.
So what would you compare it to then?
helltormentor: I want this ONE but I can't afford even the camera let alone lenses. The first real camera manufacturer who realized the fact that mirrorless shouldn't necessarily be small, especially those designed with serious photographers in mind. Sony please take some notes! By the way, what is ''Leica, can you please make your cameras a little affordable?'' in German?
You can always make things bigger. Making them smaller is the real challenge.
acidic: F2.8? Why so slooow? That's F1.4 equivalent in m4/3 terms.
Why is your sensor so small?
km25: This is good. Not a Sony hater, but a front running sensor maker, not so good at making cameras.
You must have missed this year's DPreview awards.
ozturert: So Sony still hasn't understood what customers want. Lossless compression should not be that difficult if Canikon can do that. Sony has all the electronics power in the world, why would they not do? Don't tell me "42MP is bla bla bla" because they do not do this even for their 24 and 36MP cameras!But hey, this gives them room for progress for their next camera, right?
People who own Sonycameras will get uncompressed RAW.People who buy future cameras may get losslessly compressed RAW.
What else do you want?
GiovanniB: Maybe it was a marketing decision. Even back in the 90s I often met professionals in the prepress sector, who insisted uncompressed TIFFs would provide better quality than lossless compressed ones (LZW for instance). It was almost impossible to convince them because they mostly claimed to have heard it from some kind of a guru. I suppose that kind of myths still linger around and that might be a reason for Sony to decide not to give any reason to such ill-informed people to preserve their doubts.
I am sure that pointing out the artifacts generated by RAW compression helped a bit, too.
SteB: It's the game called football in the rest of the world.
Why is a game, that is played mostly with your hands, called football anyway?
Retzius: Otis and now Milvus? I am sure these are nice lenses but these are the most ridiculous names ever... they should just call their next high end lens the Bestus and get it over with.
I am looking forward to a 300/2.8 called "Phallus".
SmilerGrogan: Dear DP Staff
The 23rd rule of journalism is "Don't make your readers do the math. Your job is to do it for them"Giving measurements like .72 ft is pretentious, useless, and annoying. The correct form would be to say "slightly over 8 1/2 inches" or "8.7 inches."
No, the correct form would be to say "slightly less than 22cm".
Dimit: Why on hell no OSPDAF ?
Because theydidn't develop a new sensor but re-used the A7S sensor.
So a 2nd gen mirrorless AF system aready matches a 10th gen (D)SLR AF system... I guess there won't be any room for denial anymore when 3rd gen mirrorless AF systems are introduced.
kodakrome: or this one...
5-10 minutes of 4K video is infinitely more than 0 minutes of 4K video.
justmeMN: [Insert absurd anti-Canon rant here] :-)
Winning in the "best DSLR" category is like winning in the "best horse-drawn carriage" category when everyone else has already switched to motor vehicles.