locke_fc: Looking great, Pentax!
As long as you make sure the AF is up to Canikon standards...
"As long as you make sure the AF is up to Canikon standards..."
Don't have high hopes - AF will be probably as bad as past Pentax models. On the otehr hand, it comes with SSR (which is of extreme importance if you shoot static stuff from tripod) and a, compared to both Canon and Nikon, significantly lower price tag.
Zvonimir Tosic: A camera of this calibre has "AUTO" on the main dial?I suggest erasing that, and adding "Canon user" mode. Or "m4/3 folk" mode.
"I always use auto mode, when i hand to camera to someone else. Very useful. Otherwise i have to start with explaining why i removed AF from the shutter button.... etc, etc...."
"A camera of this calibre has "AUTO" on the main dial?I suggest erasing that, and adding "Canon user" mode. Or "m4/3 folk" mode."
You seem not to have used your camera full manual then, or, have never had to quickly make at least some of the settings auto.
For example, if you do shoot panoramas (something I do, and a LOT of them - see my thread and Finnish panos at http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3896092 ), you certainly know EVERYTHING must be manual. Absolutely everything: aperture, SS, focus, WB, ISO, possible DR enhancement etc. Good luck changing all (or at least most) that back *quickly* for a quick street shot if you see something interesting. Believe me: a quick "Auto" switch is a godsend in these cases - for example, Fuji's implementation on the X-T10. Just a switch flip and everything is auto - no need to flip a lot of switches, navigate menus etc at all.
Believe me, it's a life saver if you use full manual mode extensively.
kriztian: Dear god. Where is the video button!!!! Please let there be one in the final production. No 4k I belive not many people will buy the camera.
I wouldn't expect flawless 4K from any high-Mpixel camera. Look at the Sony A7RII's non-Super 35 (that is, full sensor) mode - it's pretty bad.
Currently, even with the latest Sony 42 Mp sensors, you simply can't get full sensor readout. Only with significantly lower pixel count (12-20 Mpixels; see for example the A7SII or the RX100 Mk4/ RX10 Mk2)
That is, we don't lose much with the lack of 4K - again, not even Sony could make it work. Unless they could deliver a cropped 1:1 mode, as did Sony with the A7RII.
aramgrg: Can any future customer tell me why he will be chosen pentax over Canikon? Well, it is 70% likely using the same 24 mp sony sensor, or the 36mp one. It doesn't have lens lineup, and it's very unlikely it will bring any surprise to the camera world.
It'll be at least the 36 one, if not the latest-and-greatest 42 one. Even the 36 would be great for such a price (1900-2400, see my previous comment just a bit below).
jhinkey: Is now really a good time for a company to come out with their first full-frame DSLR when likely a mirrorless full frame design would be where camera technology is going in general? Can they make money with a FF DSLR?
Well, if they do include for example SSR and indeed offer it *significantly* cheaper (according to the thread at http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3916164?page=2 , "He [a Pentax management guy] believes MRSP will be $2400 USD, but will probably be on the street as low as $1900" - the latter is almost half the price of the A7RII) than the A7RII, then, why not?
It will have a lot of additional goodies the A7RII lacks: SSR, GPS, compass etc. These three (incl. compass, which allows for easier identification of a particular frame if you mess up / reshoot some of them) are very useful when shooting panoramas from a tripod.
Osa25: Anyone releasing these kind of products in 2015 should at least attempt for some sort of aesthetic appeal. Form and function and are not separate poles.
It's still much better-looking than the K-01...
cseiler: "designed specifically with women in mind" ?! Maybe that is why the design does not really look like it would be only for females.
Yup, I (non-gay male) could use these bags without hesitation too. Don't see what's female in them.
Thorgrem: Look Sony, this is how you make mirrorless APS-C lenses. Well done Fuji!
Yup, one can only hope for future Sigma lenses for native (ASP-C) E as Sony surely won't release anything.
Red G8R: Nikon just announced the AF-S DX 35 mm f1.8 G for $196.96. Now that's value.
"Nikon just announced the AF-S DX 35 mm f1.8 G for $196.96. Now that's value."
The Canon 50/1.8 is even cheaper. Is it massive? Well built? What happens if you drop it?
Frank_BR: The 1.4X teleconverter has fewer optical elements, no aspherical surfaces, no moving parts, no motors, no encoders, no diaphragm, but Fuji charges more than the 35mm F2 lens. Nice Fuji!
Because that's meant mostly for prosumers with expensive long zooms (100-400, 50-140 etc), not for everybody.
(Nevertheless, I don't have high hopes for the IQ of it.)
nofumble: A paid $400 for a mint XF 35/1.4. So this lens is not great of a deal..
The two models have different strengths and weaknesses. With the 1.4, the speed; with the new 2, everything else, except for the geometric distortion.
This is why the 1.4 also remains in production.
discopolana: Full test at optyczne.pl (lenstip.com)http://www.optyczne.pl/index.php?test=obiektywu&test_ob=373
Use translator since it has not been translated yet.
Thanks for the link. Pretty great results - I'll surely order one. (I love the sharpness of my 27mm so I don't want anything worse. This new lens seem to match the 27mm at least not in the extreme corners. But the latter aren't important for me as I mostly shoot panos, where the pano stitcher just throws away everything around the edges.)
Branko Collin: Calling 400 USD "low cost" means DPReview are paying Jeff Keller waaaay too much.
The FF "nifty fifty" lens may be comparatively cheap - but the cheap ones are definitely not weather resistant or of metallic build.
straylightrun: Sony, please take note.
@T3: and the the Fuji XF 27mm f/2.8 is an absolutely excellent lens. I just love it after recently shooting over 200 Finnish full sphere panos (see http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3896092 )
In the Fuji world, it _is_ cheap.
According to http://jonasraskphotography.com/2015/10/21/xf35mm/ , it's an excellent lens compared to the old 1.4.
kryten61: What this really shows well, is how amazing the NX1 is for a cropped chip camera.
":-) Sadly no one is taking your advice Randy. I wonder why."
many are waiting for the inevitable price slash to buy?
kecajkerugo: Good to see the "tiny" X-T10 sensor out-performs the Sony and others in the ISO invariance test :)Resolution is not on the same level , which is obvious, but the ability to recover the shadows and still keep the right colour with little noise is amasing!
"Fuji likely uses Sony sensors. The 'advantage' you're seeing is just chroma noise reduction built into Raw."
Are you sure you're right? According to my non-LR-based (instead, I use C1 Pro) heavy RAW processing (incl. pushing), there's no CNR in the Fuji RAW's at all. It's just the sloppy demosaicing of past LR / ACR versions that many have the misconception of these RAW's being CNR'ed.
Here's my some 200 panoramas using sometimes very aggressive RAW pushing: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3896092
Folks, currently, we don't even know how the pen compares to those of Wacom / nTrig.
Sure we do have quick reviews of Verge and the like but these don't have much reliable information on the pen apart from it being "great". However, I don't really trust media sites with very strong Apple bias.
If and only if the pen is as accurate as those of Wacom / nTrig can we even discuss whether the iPad is capable of some real work. With the current Adobe apps: no, it isn't.