Peiasdf: Got a feeling Sigma's 50 f/1.4 is going to be better than the Zeiss.... hmm. Zeiss aren't that impressive lately.
The new Zeiss 55 f/1,4 is very good indeed, but at price of 3000 Euro - forget about it.
Please, correct the name"F4.5.6 G SSM" to "F4-5.6 G SSM"Concerning lenses: Sony sells non IS lenses at the price of Canon/Nikon IS/VR lenses. Inbody IS gives at best - 2 stop, usually 0,5-1 Stop, whereas optical IS - at least 3 stop. So I don't think it is wise to get Sony at least at current prices.
I don't see much sense in that expenive lenses for m43. For a FF or APS-C you get those lenses for 1/3 of the price, why on earth does this thing cost 550 Euro? It is smaller (less glass), it is for smaller sensor (you dont have problems in corners as on FF), there is no stabilisation, but yet this simplest prime costs more than a camera...I have FF and m43, but untill prices on m43 lenses will stay unconnected to reality, I will continue to broaden my FF lens collection, while Oly Pen will live with its kit lens.
ngollan: So far so uninteresting. A slow wide zoom and a purely professional lens.
I have been talking quite a bit with a friend who's going to get Canon equipment, and honestly, Nikon has a lot of catch-up to play when it comes to their lens lineup. There may be many great lenses, but there is, e.g., nothing to beat something like a EF 4,5-5,6/100-400 L IS USM, with the only remotely competing lens predating AF-S and VR.
There don't seem to be any modern lenses in the "amateur" telezoom range, and Nikon seem to have phased out interesting, differentiating, lenses like the DC primes.
All in all, I hope that they are going to use the 80th anniversary of the Nikkor brand to modernise their lineup and re-enter the market for affordable, interesting lenses.
@ngollanit is not the question WHY Nikon has updated their standard lenses, but that they HAVE it done, and Canon - doesn't.
In corners - defenitely better than Canon 35L.
toomanycanons: I've never used ACDSee. Anyone want to comment on this update as opposed to, say, Lightroom 4 or CS5/6, if they're even comparable.
For viewing I use IrfanView, very small, fast, and versatile (plugins). Its copy/move window is genious, helps to sort lots of photos very fast. It also does Batch convertion/rotation/resize and lots of other stuff. For RAW editing - of course LR.IrfanView doesn't have good viewing of the whole folder (small icons on the left, bigger photo on the right), but since it is free, I can live with that. Folder view can be made with Win7 or Total Commander + Plugins (also good for rotation/resize etc.)
I have stopped using ACDSee on its 7th version as its databese had taken whole drive C, it was slow, and unstable. I have no idea what is ACDSee now, but following the trend of all programs (except few), they become worse and worse. =)
I don't know if it is made on purpose, but shooting macro is usually used to conceal poor ISO performance. Slow gradients, even colors, no small and sharp detail. Cactus, rind, leaves - are best for this. Same on the test scene - hand painted figures, wooden man, fiber balls. My cell phone will show decent performance on these objects.
Calvin Chann: You'd think that from the bitching that's going on in this thread that Canon were forcing you to buy this lens. They're not.
@ Calvin Channyour theory doesn't work with Leica. That is what Canon will be in couple of years.
What a specs! Global shutter, 240 FPS...
pentax makes great cameras, they need to make good lenses. At the moment they have only a few. Second, I would still make optical IS on some lenses, as it is way better than in-body IS.
akjos: About time... But what an a$$hole maneuver fromNikon ... Charging 230bucks for tripod collar? Speechless :/
just by a third party at 10 bucks
Body - G15 or Nikon P770024-150 f/1.8-2.0 lens, (can be a bit bigger than current G15/P7700)OISsensor - 1/1,7" to 1"8-12 MP,DR of current Nikon DSLRs or close to that,DXOMark max.ISO 400.articulated screen, no build in OVF or EVFadditional EVF either cheap or in package,wheels for aperture (around the lens), for ISO (on top), for exposition (on top), relatively big wheel on the back side.4*AA batteries.cheap and small flash with tiltable light and AF-assist light.
ET2: Why you guys keep posting the old studio shots? Why not use the new version?
@Barney BrittonWil the old test scene be available for older (non re-shootet) cameras? Can one choose one of the test scenes for the "transient" cameras?
Very sharp lens and good sensor.I wonder what aperture this lens has on 140mm equiv. Canon G15 has 2,8. I hope Nikon has something similar.
Skipper494: Full frame sensors in compact cameras are long overdue. 1" and m4/3 are band aids. We had 35mm film in little cameras like my Chinon Bon Ami. Miniaturisation is not a problem. Having space for human sized controls is. 1" and m4/3 are just a way for the industry to gradually introduce larger sensors and milk as much money along the way.
Small 35mm camera means - no OVF + fix lens + small grip +... I bet 99% of the population here (including you) will whine, as they do when somebody makes 98% OVF or EVF.
Photato: The Popular Sony IMX078CQK (12MP Type 1/2.3) was capable of 1920x1080 at 60fps but no camera using that sensor implemented it afaik.Also capable of 12MP @ 42 fps but that one neither showed up in any product.I guess the limits are in the supporting electronics rather than the sensor itself in dealing with such high data bandwidths.
I'd rather see though a 8mp sensor optimized for video like in the Canon C100 capable of reaching ISO20,000 almost noise free.
12MP is no sense for handheld cameras.
Canon's 8MP is a FF, sony is 1/1.7", it will never produce anything usable at ISO20000.
Philip Peynerdjiev: Canon MKIII is perfect for JPEG's shooting, in RAW Nikon is king.
There is only one crazy man on Earth who shoots Jpeg on a $3500 camera. His name - Ken Rock****.
Dear DPreview.I can not write on the new forum. After typing several words on the message field, some "sripts" are hanging, IE crashes. Even these words can be typed VEEERY slow.I also can not cut quotation in several pieces to answer it part by part.IE8, Win7
upd: Also "Del" button doesn't work, only "backspace"
Edmond Leung: At high ISO, RAW looks OK but JPEG looks bad!Low price = bad JPEG engine? No way!Nikon needs to improve that.
1st, JPEG are OK.2nd, only an idiot shoots jpeg on a FF camera.