another highly overpriced lens for a few techno-geeks who collect that crap and never shoot?
Danel: I was just looking at the photos over on the Sigma site. They certainly look sharp. In fact they look too sharp. The over sharpening is obvious on the smaller versions of the photos. They were obviously heavily processed to look very sharp on the full sized versions of the photos because some of them look just awful on the smaller sizes. I'm not sure I like even the larger versions though. They don't look natural for some reason that I can't quite put my finger on. The photos are very visually impressive no doubt. I just don't know that they look real.
Sharpness in small size has nothing to do with the one at full size.
rjx: Hey Zeiss, would it be too much to ask for a few zoom lenses in ZF / ZE mounts that cost around $1500 - $2500?
I think many photographers would go absolutely nuts for an UWA zoom. And something around 24-70.
what a nice ode to CZ.Real photographic tests say different about IQ of CZ lenses.
pdqgp: I suppose DPR is appeasing sponsors and vendors of all types but a $20k lens as news article on a site like this? Maybe I'm the minority but I can't see the target audience being very wide here. It's like all the car magazines writing up reviews on cars that are $100k+ Interesting reads but the value to the masses is nothing more than entertainment. Must be a slow news day as they say.
IMO I'd much rather hear about gear the masses will use and is a better fit for the majority. Someone buying a $20k lens is not likely the average DPR reader.
This serves 2 important purposes:1) To show, that lenses for $/€ 2000 are "cheap" and of cource are excellent value for money.2) To build the Dream for every techno geek (with are 80% here, rest 20% are canon/nikon salesman). *uck the real quality, *uck price/value. Technogeeks must not be satisfied by their L-collection 8-800mm f/2.8. They must always have an unreachable Dream.
Holger Bargen: No Pentax mount?! :-(((
What a loss!!
Nishi Drew: Like "full HD" being the norm now, just a few years later we will start seeing affordable 4k cams, and eventually a 4k smartphone (if anyone needs that much resolution for anything...).
For watching, 720p is plenty enough, for editing of course the more the better, but still the more res means more prcosessing and on and on the usual digital flow
All I want is uncompressed video, 1080p is great... oh wait, where the heck's my uncompressed video for the 5d Mk3, Canon!?
You meant Nikon D800E, don't you?
They'd better make precise metering and higher DR on their DSLRs.
Does this wunder-Canon has rolling shutter and tilts vertical lines when moving, same as normal DSLR?
It is not "still with 1/1.7" sensor", it is a line of cameras with 1/1.7" sensor.If you want more - get Nikon 1 or - D3200.Very good that Nikon has f/2 lens. It is 1 stop better than modern Canon's G-line.Canon had killed it with dark lenses for the sake of larger zoom.I hope Nikon will improve lens to f/1.8 or f/1.4 in future models.
mrhajitjackson: Thanks Canon for this update to one of the best camera in your line up. Although I love my 7D, I had retired it and made my Sony A77 my main camera. With this upgrade it will now come out of retirement. Again, thanks Canon.
Just yesterday I played with A77 for the first time in my life. I was surprised how well thought-out it is. Fast AF, very responsive, buttons layot, everything.
I wonder how much he gets from Canon for such an excellent advertisement."Buy both the newest lenses AND cameras, otherwise you AF is crap!"
Why doesn't he test Nikon/Pentax/Sony/Oly/Pana cameras and lenses, new and old to compare with Canon.
AshMills: Presumably the adapter for EF lenses is not optical, so should be dirt cheap?
@JackM, they do have a lens - made of air. :) This air-lens increases the flange-sensor distance.
ZAnton: As usual insane pricing: Price of the 18-55 STM > Canon 18-55 IS mkII + Mount adapter.
18-55 IS is already good enough. It is sharp at all lengthes from corner to corner.
TristanW: very good EOS-M 22/2 lens. Seems my waiting E24/1.8za has chance to buy with normal price now.
They would better make good 35mm f/1.8 of f/2 for normal DSLRs.
As usual insane pricing: Price of the 18-55 STM > Canon 18-55 IS mkII + Mount adapter.
Essai: The AF is slooooowwww. Shame on you Canon
Don't worry. Canon will put 1Dx AF on it. It will cost 2500 Euros then, but it's Okay. Canon is not shy enough to make such pricing.
imbimmer: Another nail on M4/3's coffin ... by the way, what was Nikon thinking when they picked up the "CX" format? ;-)
@ westcoastmattprobably for very small lenses the AF-motor size start to plays the leading role.
GeorgeZ: 60% larger and 40% heavier than the RX100.It has some nice functions like the ND filter and time lapse and of course the lens is great but everybody will be comparing it to the new star and I think Pana was not ambitious enough.Maybe they were caught off guard by the RX100.As I see it they can only compete on price.But the thing is- the RX100 is pocketable, the LX7 isn't.
I take ND filter and ND filter as SUPER features for cameras like that. With P&S you can not close diafragm till f/22, so ND is almost "must have". Time lapse is much more important than stupid HDR or Panorama, at least at the modern state of technology.
oh boy! oh boy! Pana has finally heard my prayer!
Finally they've heard me. Super low aperture lens with good focal range on the pocket camera! I hope the sensor is not worse than in older LX3 and LX5.