Charlie boots: Nikon has discovered an issue and has proactively issued a service recall. Excellent and responsible customer service. Can't understand why everyone is making such a fuss. Auto manufacturers do this all the time and it works well. Nikon makes excellent Dslr's, and has for the past 15 years. Nikon's first SLR, the F1 dates from 1959 and changed the world, I have one and it still works perfectly including the meter. My original nikkor AI lenses still also work perfectly on my D300, D700 and D800E all of which have never had any issues. What a great company and what great products.
@ AshMills - Someone I know just informed me that he has received a letter from Nikon to advise him to send his D800 in for a free repair. I went online and his the link: http://www.diyphotography.net/is-nikon-hiding-d800-recall-as-free-maintenance-initiative/ Good luck!
What other alternative photo editing software are out there?
Joed700: Okay, this lens is heavier and longer than my 24-70mm f2.8, and it covers only up to 35mm instead of 70mm, not to mention it's not weather sealed. The photos showed no advantage in terms of flare compared to mine. What was Sigma thinking?
Sigma is an innovative company that makes great lenses (some are better than both Canikon ones). I do wish they will consider adding weather seal feature and compact the size of their lenses.
RS - I do agree with the extra light doesn't hurt, but I'm just doing the pros and cons of this new lens. The only advantage (if you insist and ignore the high ISO performance of today's DSLR) is the f2.0. The cons are: weight, size, limited zoom range; in a wedding shoot situation (according to halfwaythere), you have to carry an extra body with longer lenses to cover your grounds.
Halfwaythere - I thought the 24-70 was for weddings, at least that's how they promote it. With today's high ISO + low noise ability of most DSLR, it really is irrelevant to brag about the advantage of f2.0. In fact, most people do carry at least two camera bodies in special events like weddings...having that extra reach of 70mm with the high ISO performance, the f2.0 is not really an advantage.
RS - So you are saying people wanted to get shallow DOF by shooting with a wide angle???? So, show me a picture comparing f2.8 vs f2.0 and see if you really are getting anywhere. One of the reasons I no longer take my 24-70 on trips is the weight and size; it's better to carry a couple primes (lighter and sharper).
Okay, this lens is heavier and longer than my 24-70mm f2.8, and it covers only up to 35mm instead of 70mm, not to mention it's not weather sealed. The photos showed no advantage in terms of flare compared to mine. What was Sigma thinking?
The Silver Nemesis: Ever heard of a 85k $ (bought new) premium brand car that has more service time than time spent on the road? No? Never? Let me detail: first the gearbox, then the turbine, then something related to the fuel injection, then something on the steering, then... No kidding. Come on, issues like this are more frequent than you know. 750 is, (because my friends say so), a very good DSLR.
@ Vanitas Photo & Mike in Tawain - I agree with both of you. As consumers, we should hold manufacturers accountable. Cameras from the film era were more reliable than today's $3000 + cameras. Take the Nikon F3hp or F2 for examples, they are still running today for those who still shoot film (they were made in the 70's & 80's)...Camera manufacturers got away with many things because we have many brand name worshippers who would defend the name brand without any rationale. Anytime anyone criticizes the shortcoming of any Canikon products or other brands for that matter, there's will tons of fanboys come to their defense. Camera manufacturers love fanboys because they know fanboys will buy from them no matter what. I can't believe people would turn name brand products into a religion....
@ AshMills - I'm glad you can look at everything from the bright side. I was very happy with my D700 & D300 in terms of features, build quality and IQ in both jpeg and RAW. However, all that changed when I switched over to the D800...remember, you paid about three grants for the next gen DSLR and you couldn't even get decent jpeg out of it. Some $300 point & shoot camera probably have better jpeg color rendition....I do shoot both RAW and jpeg; this is unacceptable. I had to shoot in jpeg when I was visiting Japan because I didn't bring enough memory cards; all the images have the same sh_t! This color issue affected not only D800, but D600, D4 and perhaps even D610. This is the main reason I upgraded to the D810 and D750.
@ AshMills - D800 green tint issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etUuYtMSjgI
@AshMills - First, the D800 green tint issue is well-known (do some research on the topic and you'll see). Nikon's first explanation was that there's nothing wrong with it (BS) - D810 don't have this issue. I got the D600 because it's lighter and the IQ is almost identical to that of the D800 at the time. Yes, I do shoot with Fuji X-series; it a fantastic system but the EVF isn't good for outdoors if you're wearing sunshades/transition lenses. I did shoot Fuji for about a year, but the EVF issue and the color renditions are still behind Nikon. Yes, I do own the D600, D750 & D810 as I'm responding to your questions. I'm fortunate that I could afford owning multiple camera bodies...in fact, I was eying the Canon 5Dsr if it wasn't for the lower DR performance....I'm currently waiting for the Sony A7rii review to come out, and if it does what it claims, I would get that too.
"My original nikkor AI lenses still also work perfectly on my D300, D700.." Noticed that I did not include D800E..that's because the quality of Nikon DSLR bodies started to go down hill ever since the release of D700. The D800s have issues with the LCD screen as well as color rendition issues. I had to pay Nikon $32 to adjust the LCD; it had green tint to it. With pose processing, one could get rid of the subtle green tint on the photos...I sold my D800 and got the D810. Then, the oil spots with the D600; I had to send it in twice and my D600 still have spots showing up; not as bad as before; maybe if I send it back for the 3rd time. I just bought the D750 three weeks ago, and now another recall...good thing my serial # didn't show up on the recall list. Did I forget to mention about the 300mm f4 PF VR issue? I shot Nikon equipment all my life starting with Fe2, FM, FM3A, F3hp, F4s, F5 all the way to the D810 (not a Canon fanboy)...but I say screw you Nikon!!!!
I've been using the XT-1 for about two years now. The Fuji X-series system is the best (APS-C) in terms of size, built quality, IQ and user interface. I'm sure the XT-10 is the same. However, just a word of advise...if you have to wear sunshades/transition prescription lenses, shooting outdoors with this baby is a nightmare; it's like looking at a backlit photo on the EVF all the time. Also, the XT-10 isn't weather sealed, a must have feature when you have to shoot in the rain or in the Antelope Slot Canyon for example....
rhurani: Can anybody please suggest a native lens that will go with this for general photography (indoor, landscape, travel) so that:- IQ not compromised- Not very expensive;
The Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 & 85mm f/1.8 sound promising: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6d9OeMPdTo
It would be nice if Sigma would add weather seal feature to their Art series lenses. I didn't think the weather seal feature is such a big deal until I went to Slot Canyon...
dachshund7: Congrats to Sony, and likely Fuji as well: I expect to,see a similar report on their success with mirrorless systems. Morevchoices are a good thing.
But here's one photographer who's not ditching Canon. I still use my DSLRs more than my mirrorless camera, despite the heft. I still prefer a TTL system. Go figure.
@Preternatural Stuff - Hey, Sony Fanboy. Listen, I was only sharing my experience using my Fuji XT-1. I tried some Sony bodies at the Sony store and I don't really care for the Sony EVF either, just a personal preference.
"What dinosaur era are you from?" You and I are from the same era since the XT-1 is still being sold today. BTW, the XT-1 is no ancient crap either.
Lassoni: So why would anyone pick Leica over this? Does leica take better pictures? Does it have bigger sensor, better DR? You can get very good glass in front of this, so I don't see why some ppl are hyped abou Leica Q
HowaboutRAW - "The M240 is a better high ISO camera than the M9." Absolutely, the M240 has better jpeg than M9, but not the DR though..another case of 2 step forward and 1 step backward, get it.
"Dynamic range is not the end all and be all of rendering colour." I don't know about you, but there are times where the DR became a life saver for me...
lcf80: DPReview: please, oh please test A7R2 AF capabilities with Canon 85mm F/1.2 L II, and compare it to let's say Batis 85mm (should be available when final version of A7R2 hits the shops).
PS I know Batis is F/1.8 (should be F/1.4, sigh...), but its price tag is much closer to Canon F/1.2 than Canon F/1.8.
I'm sure you might find these tests on YouTube somewhere long before you can see it on this website....DP don't do direct comparisons...
farcanal: A7r2 Canon lens focusing test for those interested.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdhvDg2dkiMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW36e_icsic
Having the ability to use AF on adopted lenses like Canikon's will be a game changer for Sony. That 43 MP sensor plus presumably good DR performance will definitely be a Canon 5Dsr killer. Here is another link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7-RRqUsDMQ
@ HowaboutRaw - "Okay, but expose reasonably correctly ..." In an idea world, everything is reasonable. The whole point of DR is for the unthinkable isn't it? Also, in an idea world, the second generation cameras should be better than the 1st, no?