No wonder it took so long to be announced. Exciting times ahead. This is the camera we have all been waiting for.
Looks like a winner! Macro to 400mm plus 4K video.
Enjoyed the video. Will have to try that looking up trick. Clever!
I have a Sigma DP3M and look forward to seeing what this camera delivers. Even better, I would welcome this sensor in the flagship camera so we can change lenses.
abortabort: Two points that I think have been missed, not only here but in the A7 review as well:
1) Why do you set C1 or C2 as focus magnifier? C2 is clunky to get to (as you say) and C1 is too close to the shutter button. After extensive playing with different settings I now do not have a 'focus magnifier' button at all! You simply don't need it on the A7/R. Why? I shoot a variety of lens types on the A7, this includes native lenses, A-Mount lenses (LA-EA4), EF Mount lenses (with Metabones adapter), MD mount and m42 mount. Now because I shoot a number of different lenses which have differing capabilities in AF on the A7, from very good (native and A-Mount) to very poor (EF mount) to non-existent (MD and m42 etc) I wanted a configuration that worked for all lens types, rather than reconfiguring for manual and AF lenses every time.... TBC
Thanks, abortabort for your great suggestions. I agree that focus peaking doesn't guarantee the sharpest focus. Now that I have the center button for magnified view it makes using MF fun instead of a chore. I use my 500mm Canon lens and will try turning off focus peaking. FP is still useful for moving targets or for times when magnified view can't be used.
Sony is all over the place. Those of us who invested in the NEX7 plus adapters and lenses are not that happy. If we upgrade to FF we have to buy new adapters and lenses. Curses. This is an expensive hobby. Those adapters were not cheap. Metabones almost $500.
The Sony lenses for the NEX7 were unsatisfactory to me. So I had to buy special Zeiss and Sigma lenses. Looks like a dead end street now!
Very impressive photo. Congratulations.
Wow, stunning shot. Love the colours and patterns.
The discussions here mention the sensor size but what about the tiny lenses? Both contribute to IQ. We will have to wait for a few years before there is true convergence with mobile phones and cameras. We have a long way to go. The Nokia 808 was a giant step in the right direction but they made two steps backwards with the 1020. Smaller lens and sensor.The iphone is not in the race anymore. The latest iphone and iPad are gradual improvements but nothing compelling to purchase. Not by me, anyway.The reality is we will have to accept thicker phones if we want the best IQ. Thicker phones = bigger lenses and sensors.
What worries me is what the marketing people tell Apple what is wanted in a phone. Those of us waiting for the state of the art for phones/cameras are left wanting. Men probably want larger screens. Heck, we want the best of what is on offer and Apple is no longer delivering it. Yes, they have fine tuned their products but leave most enthusiasts disappointed. 4 inch screen and 8 Mp is not state of the art. Maybe women prefer the smaller size and auto everything?I will be looking elsewhere and forget about the cameras as being so important. 5 inch screen is a minimum for me.
The market research must have told the phone makers that people didn't want thick phones. So gone was the 808 effort to install a decent camera in a phone. Sony offers more pixels but not stellar IQ. The images look ok in the middle but not on the sides or corners. There is no way to get quality photos from such tiny cameras. I guess enthusiasts will have to buy phones for qualities other than the cameras.
I wonder how many people clicked for more details on the CC deal?
Lightroom 5 is something I will get. So those buying or upgrading will offset countless others not interested in the exciting CC offer. No thanks here.
People will pay for reasonably priced software. Otherwise, they will look for a way to get it cheaper or look for alternatives.
W5JCK: I would have chosen all above except the last item if it had been a choice.
I agree. A poor poll. Do dpreview read these threads?
I would have ticked the first 4 as well.
Also concerns about plugins and the cloud.
This is corporate lunacy of the first order.
OvinceZ: Lightroom is for photographers and Photoshop isn't? Both are useful for photographers but Photoshop is too expensive. Lightroom is now affordable like Nik software. Most of us spend heaps on other photography software. Topaz, Capture One, Perfect Effects, Noiseware, etc.
Adobe is going to lose thousands of long time customers with this strategy.
Hi Michael,There is now a perception that Adobe have poor customer support. I hate Apple's iTunes and I dislike Adobe as a company. How many other people are going to be upset at the way Adobe are treating them?
Lightroom is for photographers and Photoshop isn't? Both are useful for photographers but Photoshop is too expensive. Lightroom is now affordable like Nik software. Most of us spend heaps on other photography software. Topaz, Capture One, Perfect Effects, Noiseware, etc.
Adobe is an example of the negative side of Capitalism. Nik made their software cheaper via Google. Adobe is way too expensive for what you get and the updates add up. No wonder there are so many pirates. Now this Cloud nonsense. Surely there can't be that many silly people who will subscribe!
Impressive to resolve those galaxies.
Nothing exciting from Canon since the 5DII.
I want one. Can showcase my photos properly. Add photos etc., without iTunes. Never enough resolution for large photos.
I have wanted something much bigger than the iPad for years. 20" screen with that resolution sounds like a dream. Would be perfect for showing photos and doing other stuff. The 4-3 size is exactly what I want. Can be used plugged in. More or less do that when using the iPad for a long time. More memory, fast and has connectivity via USB. Great.
A big Yes, Please! from me.