white shadow: Good news for those who are new comers to the system. Bad news for existing owners as their second value has just dropped.
For me, I have moved on to Zeiss lenses in Canon mount. If you can work with manual focus, there is no comparison when it comes to image quality. Try them to find out especially if you are serious in photography.
If you are really serious ( a working pro) you don't use Zeiss because the "advantages" are invisible to the client and the usability is compromised compared to AF offerings from anyone.
Zeisschen: it means that Canon users have been ripped off so far due to lack of much competition.
times are changing
Time for you to start your camera company. We are waiting.
Juraj Lacko: I am so glad i ve sold all my C gear.
We are glad you did too.
bajanexile: Canon's big problem is not their range of lenses but their lack of innovation when it comes to Camera Bodies/Sensors. I was a Canon System user since 1981, but have left the fold this year. I still own a number of EF Fit lenses but now use them on a different body with an adapter. As a former Canon user, I feel that they have pretty much abandoned their Enthusiast/Semi-Pro market for Video. I do not shoot video. I could see no real advantage in moving from my Canon EOS 5D Mk.II to the Mk.III. IMHO the Mk. III is overpriced. Canon are about two generations behind the FF and APS-C cameras equipped with Sony Sensors.
OK thanks for letting us know that the images we look at somehow suck because of this.
maxnimo: Photo samples are supposed to demonstrate the quality and capability of a camera or lens, not to show off a photographers goofy artistic talents. Why do so few understand that? Showing one small subject surrounded by blurriness is fine, but that only demonstrates a very tiny part of what photographers need.
I suggest the whiners buy their own camera and test them and then post the review on their own gear site and put DPR out of business. That'll show them.Oh yeah, do it for free because we know everything is too damn high.
These look just as good as the Nikon D810 when I look at them at 400 pixels wide.Hooray for the web.
I am so disappointed. I fully expected 4K functionality plus a hybrid VF.(Note to Nikon fanboys and the tech police, I am joking).
Krich13: Wait a minute. A 100 mm MF lens whose angle of view is equivalent to that of 80 mm on FF? That means the "crop factor" is only 0.8?Then the equivalent aperture of this f/2 lens is just f/1.6, how is it a "similar proposition" to 85/1.2 lens?
Like the 85 1.2 most will never own one.
Bet its sharp.
steelhead3: Why do so many people misspell the over used word "whine"?
I believe it is "Briticism" usually spelled "whinging" and pronounced "winjing".We have a number of different countries and cultures represented here at DPR and thus we will see things that may at first seem incorrect.
I get annoyed when I see "errors" but as so many of my posts get "auto-corrected" by my computer I have a lot more understanding of the "errors" I see.
fmian: Is it just me or are the Metz flashes overpriced and overrated?The few recent models I have handled in camera stores seemed very flimsy with poor choice of materials/build. When re-positioning the head the top sections were kind of loose rather than rigid. Even the $50 YN flash I bought ages ago felt better than the 58 model Metz.
Overpriced means poor value. As a long time user of Metz I have to say they are not overpriced. As to price, they have always been less expensive than the comparable Canon models. I do not know about the 600RT but for previous models this was true.
RobertSigmund: Why so expensive? :-(
Because it is not a Chinese flash.
yehudakgtbnet: No HSpeed mode?
I would hope that Li-ion batteries become the standard. My Ving 850 is a treat. This Metz and Li-ion would be delightful.
Menneisyys: They could consider decreasing their prices. After all, you can get excellent action cameras (for example, the SJ4000) for one-third of the price - no wonder a lot of people get the cheaper option. OK, the SJ4000 is not capable of 1080p60 or 4kp12/15 but, as an inexpensive, GoPro mount-compliant solution with very cheap additional batteries (4 USD as opposed to the $20 ones of GoPro), they are an excellent value.
Hooray! Another marketing genius that says "lower the price". Hmmm GoPro has the premium brand position and an affordable camera AND a large ecosystem of accessories AND a large and supportive user base. This is realized BECAUSE they have the revenues to research and develop products that created this community. The "competitors" you cite have price only. Zero environment of users.I find it astonishing that ONLY "innovation" that would be advisers have is "lower the price and add a Death Star".STFU
3dreal: A model with exchangeable lenses is needed. and perfect 3dstereo-videosynch and manual settings.
Apply for a job!
Almeida: What is the equivalent aperture godmanit?!
So... you're interested in super narrow DOF with your new ultra wide zoom? Boy I hope we get over this fashion soon.
SirSeth: Why the cost? Just curious. It seems like a good lens but I thought Ricoh was trying to bring affordable medium format to morals.
They have to cover R&D and manufacturing over the five units they will sell. ;)
Horses for courses.Both are excellent in their respective niches. Carping that one is obviously better than another is a futile exercise as there will be users of both cameras that will make magic and a lot who will make rubbish.
No mention made of Feisol's ridiculous rubber feet. They come off at the first use and unless you are very careful are immediately lost. Despite having threaded ends, no thought is given to providing threaded rubber feet. Nor does the distributor seem to think it is a problem.
lbpix: Excellent set of lenses from Fuji. However I just need them to bring in a tilt shift before I dump my Nikon kit completely. Fuji - please take note!
The Samyang tests poorly and would not be the choice for the user looking for the high quality its competitors deliver.