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.
dlmccolm: Anyone know if it has a built-in intervalometer? If it does, it might make it to my camera bag - thx.
Of course it has, like it's sisters do for years.
D610 for me.
jimkahnw: Don't criticize Adobe for creating a way to protect its investment. They employ an army of coders to build Photoshop and at one time PS was the most pirated software on the internet. Software as complex and powerful as PS is not free, and Adobe is entitled to make a profit, especially if it supplying tools that others use to make a profit. Hence the Creative Cloud business model.
As a professional user of Photoshop, I have always purchased the upgrades as they were released. I also use some of the other tools available from Creative Cloud, so the cost of the subscription is really a bargain, especially when compared with the prior prices of boxed versions. It's the cost of doing business.
Those users who would select less capable software, mostly out of spite, are giving up a competitive advantage.
They don't employ an army of coders, I wish they would.
zodiacfml: MFT fixed lens please.
Panasonic cares because it makes no sense.
oluv: can someone tell me how canon manged to squeeze such a compact 15-60/2.8-5.8 lens into the G1 X, and panasonic only managed a 12-32 3.5-5.6?
even if the lens was not fixed (as it is with the G1 X) i still think it could be made similar in size to the 12-32 or x14-42.
when we have a small camera like the GM1, there should also be more really small lenses. i would even welcome collapsible primes, if it would allow them to be pancake-flat. have a look at the 40mm/2.8 pentax pancake, which even covers a fullframe sensor.
The most important attribute is the IQ and the G1 X's lens has a bad IQ.
TrojMacReady: As posted in the other thread:There's something odd going on with the A7R files in the comparison tool.For example all the daylight RAW shots in the tool, are nosier than the actual files available for download. In the tool it looks to have more noise than the D800, when you download the files from both, they are practically identical. A difference in sharpening applied to the files?
Here's an example:http://i40.tinypic.com/2pryagl.jpg
lol, that's not what I said, of course the tool doesn't do that. I said "files".
Are you looking at the files in a browser? Don't do that, some browsers apply filters.
plevyadophy: The bottom line is: all these cards, except the Eye-Fi cards, are rubbish in actual use.
There was a comparative review of these rivals to Eye-Fi cards published recently here on DPReview. Folks would do well to go read it and the associated comments.
The bottom line is the Toshiba FlashAir W-02 Class10 cards are excellent! I bet you haven't even used one.
No, the speed is unchanged: http://www.toshiba.co.jp/p-media/wwsite/flashair.htmThe FlashAir™ W-02 Class10 cards have been out for some time. They only added a 32GB card, released a new firmware and changed the name.
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