SETI: Heh, green skintones again =)
I find that ACR doesn't decode NEF files properly. If you convert them first in Nikon View to eg. jpg then import into Photoshop the result is immensely more pleasing. There's no way I can tweak a NEF file in Photoshop to get the same pleasing result.
grasscatcher: Focusing after-the-fact is nice, but the real beauty here, for me, is the possibility of instantaneous focus-stacking. If they implement that feature, and do it well, I will be a player. It will be a boon for documentary photography, as well as macro photography!
I agree. I can't see why focus stacking can't be implemented on DSLRs in fact I suggested that to Nikon over two years ago but nothing has eventuated.
Can't work out what's happened here. Eyelashes in focus. Eyebrows drift out of focus on left and right. Hair as top of forehead way out of focus BUT hair at rear of head in focus.
brownie314: AT ISO 3200 5Ds/R looks like more noise than D810.
I was prepared to disagree. The blacks on the 5Ds/R look cleaner than the D810 but compare the label on the balsamic vinegar bottle and the reverse is plainly true.
57even: Mother Theresa was not a psychopath....
Sorry, just thinking about the idiocy of defining something by what is isn't.
iPhones are "mirrorless" cameras too.
Perhaps Mirrorless should have been called ILNR - Interchangeable Lens Non Reflex.
Sounds like a seriously good camera and Sony are maximising the advantages of mirrorless over DSLRs. Well done for pushing sensor technology.
lightmatters: Canon makes me frustrated. Their sensor's DR is inferior but their lenses are superior.But you know what, if their sensor's DR is just good as others then there will be no competition at all.
Some lens manufacturers have glass with optical characteristics equivalent to fluorite but without the disadvantages - fragility and large coefficient of thermal expansion.
Digitalis32: With these filters being made of such hard material that is cut so thin, it doesn't take much to imagine what would happen if one of these shattered - which can happen if they are struck hard, from the right angle. Sapphire would tear up the front element of any lens like it was made of wet tissue paper and the thin glass will cut your fingers to shreds should you carelessly attempt to remove it.
Also, 30 layers of optical coatings, that would be 15 layers per side which raises a question... Fuji EBC coatings which are the undisputed best in the industry have only 13 layers, and 99.8% overall transmittance (I can post citations on this). Since when did Korea optics manufacturers have this kind of technology?
Good points about the dangers of shattered sapphire.
Mescalamba: Thats interesting actually.
Otherwise, sapphire in this case is just synthetic corundum. Rather easy to make in large quantities. Not much to do with that sparkling blue gems. :) Im not sure if it even has same oxides as natural one. But sure, sapphire glass sounds much better than corundum glass. :D
Technically, sapphire isn't glass. One has an ordered atomic structure so is a crystal, glass has a disordered atomic structure so is glass.
Daryl Cheshire: carborundum conumdrum
corundum, without the arbs. One's silicon carbide, the other aluminium oxide.
I've read that the 5DS and 5DS R have a more saturated RGB filter to achieve more accurate colour rendition. You would think that would be a major camera feature but no one is talking about it. Nor are they pointing out that a stronger RGB filter will result in a lowering of the upper ISO limit when the low ISO limit is questioned.
BarnET: DPreview,Thanks for posting this article on this Issue. Guys let's just keep this civil. Acknowledgement is a good thing.Nikon has been less consumer freindly with problems in the past.
I think it's the pot CALLING the kettle black. Anyway that gets you nowhere as most cameras are black to start with.
Allen Yang: I like the addition of the dedicated AF review pages. But, where is the "compare" mode on the conclusion page? Is there something wrong with my browser?
"Compare" isn't there in Chrome but it's there in IE
Canon may have a chance. The Epson 6" x 4" battery powered printer which I had was useless. It ended up getting chucked out.
pboehi: Why do those cameras force me to use the dreadful 3:2 image ratio and don't give me more options - like 5:4? I have to wait for the next pro model...
You do have more options, it's called cropping. What your asking is for the camera to crop for you.
Dazzer8888: Damn, that's a nice lens for the A7
Can't believe how some readers don't get that it's a specialty lens for video.
wsalopek: ASTRONOMICAL PRICE.
For those who want some kind of decent line of FE lenses (good/great performance AND at least semi-affordable) as they consider buying into the Sony FE ecosystem...announcements like this are rather disheartening....$2500?
Honestly, to say something like this "expands the FE lineup", is like saying "Gulfstream has introduced a new business jet, so YAY, Joe Traveler has more choices of aircraft to fly".
Of course I exaggerate some but...
Look...this is probably a good lens. But for Canon and Nikon customers who are considering an A7/variant (or indeed ANYONE considering an A7/variant), the limited number of FE lenses (A-mount + LA-EA4 is far from ideal), compounded by the utter astronomical prices of said Sony lenses, is, well, like I said, sickening.
Yes, it is really cheap for what it is. I reckon Sony would do very well if they made it available in Nikon/Canon mounts. Likely not possible though without redesign due to lens mount to sensor differences.
PHOTOJOE55: Not many comments about the AA Filter...
Henry, your first guess is right.
rfsIII: You know why Nikon cameras are so screwed up? Because of you people and your negative comments. The engineers at Nikon are people with feelings just like you and when they read these words—even in translation—it must be devastating to their professional pride and their egos. So instead of innovating boldly and giving us amazing cameras, they design out of hurt feelings and confusion and fear of further criticism. Hence, we get timid cameras that are confusing. Creative people thrive on positive feedback. You need to praise the good behavior, ignore the bad. So, if you don't like what Nikon is doing, you have only yourselves to blame.
I believe the fold-out screen is helium filled Scottelly.