jhinkey: Why not just make a high quality Samyang extender with all the pass-through electronics (if there are any) so that the user doesn't have to carry around an extender with each lens?I know there is data that shows extenders/adapters can cause problems, but there's no reason a high quality extender can't be made that mitigates or minimizes these problems. After all people are putting speed boosters and tele-extenders between their lenses and bodies all the time . . .
They don't contain any electronics to pass through.
munro harrap: THe problems are too numerous to mention. Nikon's 18-35mm in both incarnations is a poor lens, but Full-frame has far more use for this zoom than APS-C. What do you do with a lens that is not wide enough and certainly not long enough for general use? UK houses are so tiny interior shots with a 27mm are limited. It should be 16mm for a Nikon etc and 14mm for a Canon to be useful.And then it has to focus in the correct direction WITHOUT A SEPARATE DOCK (Jeeezzzz!) and be accurate with no faffing! The 16-85 VR just DOES so much more,even though it may do so with less acuity. It will focus faster, its focussing be more accurate straightaway, so "after a day or two of testing...." is a way of comforting oneself for having bought a lemon, sir!
"It has to focus in the correct direction WITHOUT A SEPARATE DOCK (Jeeezzzz!)" makes no sense at all.
RichRMA: Do they have an I.S. mode that works on a tripod? Is someone likely to be using this hand-held?
That doesn't even make sense.
Zenjitsuman: Anyone get the list price yet?
Panasonic didn't even launch the lens yet. Is it so hard to read the text above?
Marksphoto: will there be a panasonic version of the same lens later on?
Oh well... That's the Panasonic version.
Sirandar: This is amazing technology ...... I can hardly wait to try it.
It has serious implications for the computer gaming industry too. Maybe if the devs start using this tech we can get games that actually have a story better than the worst book.
Runs on a S3 (or 4) too ....
I am surprised this hasn't generated any interest as it is way more practical than Lyro
It's cool but no, it won't.
EssexAsh: a few shots of dead children should be enough.
Yup, that always seems to impress people. Sick and old people who can't run or women from the back are also highly regarded targets. I think they call it street photography these days, some people think it's some kind of art.
alfaflash: Rags like Time and Newsweek have made themselves irrelevant. Their awards for Person of the Year and for best photo are meaningless and an insult to the people who did make a difference.
pocoloco: I am not so convinced a compact camera could not have captured that unique moment : http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/3225500706/photos/160652/turtle?inalbum=beneath-da-surface
With some post processing this could be a great shot.
Leandros S: "One big disappointment is that neither lens has Vibration Reduction (Nikon's term for image stabilization) built-in. While this isn't a huge deal on the fast 10mm prime, I was surprised to see that the 11-27.5mm zoom lacked this important feature."
Hmm... let's think... when surrounded by massive volumes of water, is my camera still shaky? Actually, no. Let's think again... if I had loose VR lens elements in my system, might it lead to shutter shock? Quite possibly yes. So should I be including VR? I'll let you answer that one.
Why should the 11-27.5mm zoom have VR? The non-waterresistant version doesn't have it either so it's no surprise.
vadims: I would definitely add Tamron 28-300 to the list.
For Canon FF shooters like myself, that's the only true walk-around FF super-zoom. I wish Canon would come up with it's own 28-300 that doesn't have push-pull design and weight of a tank (like Nikon did); until that happens, Tamron 28-300 definitely deserves honorable mention IMHO.
No, definitely not.
munro harrap: No, Andy, you are wrong and as your own site has now just published Sigma's own avowal of what has been obvious to any photographer for years, my post is correct. The focus mechanism on a Nikon fit Sigma lens works in the opposite direction . Thus it is NOT possible to get accurate focus AND you have to turn the lens in the opposite direction to that of Nikon lenses. I was referring to MANUAL focus, not autofocus. But obviously if you are designing all your lenses and marketing them for systems that focus in the opposite direction to Nikon's you is gonna ave issues, innit??
Sigma are extraordinarily mean and arrogant in demanding of Nikon users that they risk huge amounts of money to obtain lenses that are only OK used as autofocus lenses, and as Sigma too now admit even their autofocus lenses are innacurate.
And you have to use the 24x36mm sized sensor to be able to design a lens that covers it, period. Sigma MIGHT do this , but their bumpff says otherwise-APS-C according to AW.
OMG, this is embarrassing and total nonsense. Though I like his gallery… http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/1890936599/photos/1740933/
kimchiflower: It's amazing how something this beige, dull, and lackluster can generate so many comments!!!
Perhaps this is Canon's genius - any publicity is good publicity.
Or maybe Canon just dropped the ball. Again.
Yeah, especially considering it isn't even available outside of Japan and China (DPReview forgot to mention that).
Sdaniella: looks goodfills intended low end niche (aka: mirrorless low end range, but with aps-c IQ)
people forget this isn't a prosumer product, but strictly a basic level beginner range product for ILC from Canon, a kind of Rebel M in compact form, but BELOW even the PowerShot G/S series, with EOS low end aps-c IQ as a bonus.
pwmoree: Wanted: a small flashdrive, battery operated, just to backup my in camera card. With the options *copy only* and *copy and delete on original card*. I am sure many photographers would buy that.
Exactly, additional cards are much safer than "copy and delete".
Glamour by Jim: I bought the media drive as soon as it was available. When I travel I shoot a different card every day, and at the end of the day I want to back up that card.
The media drive does this great for me. I am very pleased and would recommend it highly. There is an app for Apple table that will allow image editing.
Has anyone ever lost a disk, or been unable to download (at home) important shots taken on a trip. I have, and it not fun.
Are laptops already available?
Is this a joke? Good marketing is everything.
sbansban: I wanted to throw in my two cents under "DPReview Recommends: Best Compact Cameras for Travel" but that article is missing the comments section. Could someone at DPR please fix this glitch?
Nice! That tells a lot..
precognito: A body that works well with legacy lenses and lends itself to old school two control shooting is interesting but the Df's execution doesn't work for me. I would have used the elegantly clean plain prism Fs and F2s as models rather than the FMs. I'm sure the Df is a fine camera, but I would be more impressed if the concept was even more retro. Why not go all the way and drop jpegs along with the movie mode. Make the Df a RAW only camera that emphasizes post processing over a confusion of in-camera settings. That way the body could be more streamlined by limiting the number of external controls and the shooting experience more film-like (pure?).
I commend Nikon for giving nostalgia a go. I still have the first F I bought in 1964 an miss the intuitive relationship I had with that series and the F2s and with the bags of Nikon lenses. They really were a pinnacle of photography's machine age.
That doesn't make any sense. What has retro to do with RAW? It's the opposite, if they wanted to go more retro they should have dropped RAW and made it JPG only to mimic film with less options to alter the photos after you took them. They should have dropped the LCD as well.
Juck: Nice, but Alpha 7 is much better.
Here's hint, naththo: A7 has an AA filter, too.