Arkienkeli: This is not really relevant photography news, but anything which generates those SHOP NOW lists visible above means some added revenue for the site.
But might also turn away people looking for something worthwhile.
Which keeps people in jobs reviewing cameras and creating content for a website I find valuable , presumably the supermarket is not just going to hand over food for free to the writers because they know about cameras and stuff. I would also add this is a gear site for the most part and therefore it is an appropriate news item
So much for ISO-less shooting.
Leica are never going to get an easy ride here, What's good it this format is the future.Leica can leave features out if thier offering meets its core values, and jury is out on that until full tets come in..It looks like they built the engeering prototype and it's a version 0.8, if this is the case Version 1 should be far more resoved they are ahead of Cannon and Nikon.
What's bad? Image quality of Sony's sensor is blitzing them for IQ so don't need much more wrong to make it a lemon and leave whole project dead in the water.
What a thorough and open interview, nice one Sony and DPR!
WRT the A mount series, one possibility, as on sensor focusing improves is an A mount series "DSLT" without a mirror at all, an electronic homologue of the E mount series, with an A mount flange distance and sensor electronics that will work in both. I think Pentax did similar (and failed due in part to rather challenging styling). But in the context for Sony may work as an interim engineering solution while Loyal Sony customers upgrade their lens line-up to E/ EF mount.
JeffUlti: Way too expansive for what it is
@ Thematic me too,but i think the right tweeks to the X100 same body and everything , slightly deeper grip as to accommodate a faster lens for background blur, and I would not dream of getting the Sony, even for the stop of noise and sublime Zeiss optic.It doesn't need to be the last word in edge sharpness, vignetting or aberrations, if the centre 2/3rs pop and the OOF areas are smooth and its in the $1000, not $3000 ball park
It looks like the decided to build the engineering prototype! this is the one they made to get the mechanicals and electronics to test, and they ran out of budget. I get evtything they do, and I think the haters miss the point or are motivated by inverted snobbery, But I don't get this!. apart from they probebly have to do full autofocus. otherwise Sony and Ziess could roll up alot of thier customers over time. so as a MK 0.5 to sell to their loyal collector customers it's the only way it makes sense, part of a journey to something better.
The X100 handles way better but needs a faster lens version, the 23mm F2 doesn't archive the nice background separation of the 35mmF2. and pictures can look a little 2d in comparison.
attomole: I would prefer to see the same sensor in an A6000. and you can mount whatever lens you want then,
It doesn't have the same low profile discrete design.
I would prefer to see the same sensor in an A6000. and you can mount whatever lens you want then,
I really like the handling of the G series, good grip, viewfinder, controls that come to hand, discrete low profile rangefinder form factor, but with uncompetitive sensor tech, lets hope the have not thrown the baby out with the bathwater! I hate the faux pentaprism styling.
Richard Murdey: And these are better than the RX100 series how exactly?
the one weekness (and I am an owner of the RX100 2 ) series is the fiddly user interface, it does not handle brilliantly for me, the G Series of Canons were excellent in this respect but the sensor is outperformed by the Sony.
bout time Voigtlander lashed up a version of their venerable rangefinder with a nice sony Sensor and an open source interface.
belle100: I have nothing against DxO, but I have to say DxO One is NOT my mobile product of the year.
@ Belle100 What would be?, Your comments echo my first thoughts but Mobile phones are pretty much same as each other these days give or take some small differences and price point considerations, it may well be a bit of a flawed idea, but cant think of anything else at all distinctive or innovative in the area
Any claims for black and white phot printing?
straylightrun: It's obvious that Tamron were originally going to release 35/1.8, 45/1.8 and 85/1.8, all with VC. But then at the last minute they sold the 85/1.8 to Zeiss for a nice price so Zeiss could 'create' the BATIS 85/1.8 in emount and charge an extra premium for it. It's a real shame that means we missed out on a sensibly priced Tamron 85/1.8 VC though.
Batis is a mirrorless lens, short flange distance, whilst Ziess may well have licenced the optical formulae, it's not a design you could say was any sort of homologue of the two lenses here as the flange distance is wrong for that.
Pandimonium: The 45mm is close to the flange distance of most dslr's why is it so big? It could be much more compact. Scrap the vc and make a lens like the Pentax FA 43mm f1.9 ltd.
I think this is because users are expecting, fast(ish), highly corrected, very sharp and bright to the edge, minimally distorting and with nice bokeh performance, you need more and more expensive glass to get tick all those boxes, Also as every lens seems to come with a patent not every solution is available to the designer. Smaller trad designs like pancakes and simpler double gauss designs tend to compromise on at least one of those qualities, but are mostly still available if you are OK with that
utomo99: I hope Fuji try to fix some of the problems using firmware update. such as video quality and Burts
When they fix Burts, I hope they fix everyone
Sony is becoming very powerful, if it's making the silicon used by many camera manufactures, it seems there is a strong dependency on them, could the reason be that Fuli don't do full frame, Nikon don't do mirroless is the agreement they have with Sony
attomole: A useful lens. Probably more than at first sight, a Macro which offers a FOV equivilant to long end of most 70-210 2.8 lenses (given the focus breathing most suffer from) and at £700 expensive but not rip off territory, given its often the lenses which make compelling system choices, I nthink Fuji have sweet spotted with this offering.
whoops! not such a home run then!
A useful lens. Probably more than at first sight, a Macro which offers a FOV equivilant to long end of most 70-210 2.8 lenses (given the focus breathing most suffer from) and at £700 expensive but not rip off territory, given its often the lenses which make compelling system choices, I nthink Fuji have sweet spotted with this offering.