Just a Photographer: I really don't get it. Why is Sony releasing only 'slow' lenses for their E-mount.Makes no sense using the A7's with any of the proprietary lenses this way.
No nice shor DOF and only limited bokeh.
Is it because they want to keep the A7 series 'light' as fast lenses will make the total system as heavy as any current DSLR.
This way it makes currently still more sense to buy 4/3 or even better an APS-C mirrorless system.
Buy Fuji instead, because Sony 'only' have an f4 UWA zoom... compared to what, a f4 Fuji UWA zoom or even a Panasonic f4 UWA zoom... The sheer nonsense that comes out of people, honestly!
Buy Fuji or m43's if you want bokeh? Give me a break!
Jogger: They should have made it 14-24.. or 12-24 and made it smaller or faster. Going all the way to 35 is a bit pointless. since that range is well covered. For a WIDE angle zoom, wider is more important than tele-er.
Only for landscape etc. For PJ having a bit of extra length on a WA zoom is very handy.
Smaller (and cheaper?) XLR kit looks like a big improvement.
New lens lineup looks great, looking forward to it. Bit slower than originally planned but nice expansion of the lineup with mostly really well chosen lens options.
DPR, could you please provide the max mechanical shutter speed as well as electronic on these cameras that support both? The max here of 1/16000th and 1/32000th of the X100T would be good to know what the mechanical shutter speed is as electronic is only usable in certain scenarios and has quite number of drawbacks. Is this the same max 1/500th mechanical shutter as the GM1?
marc petzold: Nice Preview, Jeff. We'd all know sooner or later how good the new 28 MP "ISOCELL" BSI APS-C Sensor would be... ;) I think the NX1 is a nice DSLM, but i think Samsung does have it very hard to enter the enthusiast market. The Reasons therefor: "Only" APS-C, no matter how good the Sensor is, some folks just go for "FullFrame" nothing less these days...then we have 2 "Pro" S Lenses, the 16-50, and the 50-150mm both with F2.8 - not bad, the 16-50 already have had good reviews, but heavy distortions at the wiide angle...i'd guess the NX1 would compensate this via built-in lens profile, just like Canikon these days. The Mode Dial, also with the 4 Buttons on top of it does look indeed very Nikon like, and it seems Samsung took inspiration here from the body design, too...if the NX1 delivers in IQ terms and also in 4k Video Quality comparable to Panasonic & Co, then perhaps many guys (or ladies) would buy the NX1....
The 16-50mm is f2-2.8 not f2.8.
Spectro: this should sell like hot cake, since everybody on dpreview wants 4k video or else, who shoot still photos these days. yes thunderbolt too..
Well the 4K production camera has been around for a while, this is just another different mount option.
Joe fotosiamo: Aside from Zeiss Compact Zooms that run $17k, this might be the cheapest cinema zoom lens that allows you to maintain focus on your subject while zooming in and out (no focus shifts). Am I correct?
And no focus breathing, too. Ooh, wow, I can't wait to see how well the optics perform for video AND stills.
@ Viking79 - Mainly because this is the whole purpose of this lens, using it for stills is really a bit daft (though obviously can be).
Joe fotosiamo: Anyone know if this is focus by wire? I hope not. Also, clickless aperture?
Well I think it is technically focus by wire, but with fixed focus point / focus distance so no accelerated / decelerated focus by buy wire. So should be able to do nice clean focus pulling. You'll notice the focus ring pulls back and there are distance markers on there.
Joe Ogiba: I bet Sony will have a 4K 60p version of the full frame VG900 camcorder.https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2935/14439787613_ddb049ff73_b.jpg
Yeah seems pretty likely. And a 4K VG30 replacement and a 4K EA50, 4K Action Cam etc.
hip2: Why do they put aperture rings on their video lens but not on their photo lenses ? :(I'd love to have aperture rings on my FE lenses.
Because one is 'nice to have' and the other is needed.
Holtphoto: would be nice if you could mount this on an A-mount camera, but currently I can't find an e-Mount to A-Mount adapter
Not sure which A-Mount you think this would be good for?
barry reid: On what measure is this the 'first' Power Zoom lens with coverage over the full 35mm frame? It may be the only current model but IIRC Pentax, Canon & Minolta certainly had power zoom lenses on sale in the late 80s - early 90s.
1 As of September 12, 2014, according to a Sony survey. Survey covers all interchangeable lenses for digital cameras
Ozyxy: so now I can buy a full-frame DSLR with a flipping screen!
Well, the A99 is only been around for about 18 months or so (and then the retorts about being an 'SLT' happen etc).
Jonathan F/2: More interesting than the D750 that's for sure!
Agree! One of the most interesting lenses in a while.
Ozyxy: wow! :) Only Sigma had a 20mm f/1.8 lens until now!
In SLRs at least ;) Sigma wasn't that great though, hopefully this is a LOT better at wider apertures (Sigma was fine to ok stopped down).
abortabort: An 'action' version of the Theta would have been more interesting.
Agreed. But this is a completely different product at the end of the day.
An 'action' version of the Theta would have been more interesting.
Exactly what I have been looking for, a HDD with built in SD card reader (don't really care about the WiFi). Will go perfect with SP that only has the one USB port and no full sized SD slot. I was surprised not to even be able to find a HDD caddy with built in card reader... well not portable 2.5" anyway.