justin23: A lot of people bash apple macbooks, but seriously, only in the last year have laptops been available that matched some of the specs of the macbooks especially the resolution of the 15" pro retina. And its not like these new laptops are cheaper anyway.
Just searched on the Fujitsu lifebook whic looks great buts its the same price as a similarly specced macbook (in Australia), however it is new and looks good. ish it was an option 2+ years ago when the only laptop with greater than a 1920X1080 screen was made by apple.
Oh and Macs have had 1920 x 1200 displays for ages as well, I have an old work 17" that has a 1920 x 1200 display from at least 4 years ago. However my current work 13" rMBP is a 2.5K display.
Because text is the same size on a 'retina' Mac as any similar other mac, just your images, videos etc are finer detailed. More importantly they are a very good IPS panel, which until pretty recently were a bit of a rarity in ANY laptops (they were around though, I had a couple of Thinkpad workstation laptops that had them and were great, but definitely NOT cheap either). 1920 x 1080/1200 on a PC can be a bit awkward, but certainly can be fixed to be reasonably comfortable with the built in text zoom abilities. Though LR everything is still tiny on my editing tablet.
470g seems kind of light for the Sigmotus, can you guys confirm that it feels lighter than say the 35mm f1.4 Art? Really looking forward to this lens :)
vladimir vanek: Oh yeah, Samsung, of course! For those who want to look like a pro and argue who has more megapixels... I would write the max. zoom with even bigger numbers on the lens and so that it is visible when holding the camera by any of the grips. Oh, and what about putting something like "DUAL GRIP" on the box? See? There are couple of marketing flaws to be updated...
DUAL GRIP in big letters running along both grips! Yeah that would make this at least 14% more awesome and give it like a million kudos points :P
jenbenn: What I dont lie here, is that optical superiority always seems to come at the cost of a huge increase in size and/or weight. The Sigma 24-105 is also quie a bit bigger and heavier than the canon 24-105, which I find already at the borderline.
This is btw not only an issue with ISgma. Canons recent 35mm f/2 is alot bigger than the previous version.
The Canon 35mm also has IS, where the old one does not, as well as USM.
Timmbits: Sony couldn't have shouted any louder that they are feeling the competition from the low end of Samsung's NX series (NX1100/NX2000)... surprising, coming from Sony, that they would so blatantly acknowledge the legitimacy of a competitor's product (especially Samsung, of all), right down to matching the resolution (setting aside the 16mo and 24mp sensors they already use in the nex lineup).
It's always about Samsung with you. Sony haven't 'copied' one damn thing from them. 'Blatant acknowledgement of competition'... Sure, whatever.
Anfernee Cheang: I don't like aXXXX. I like NEX-XXI don't like 460K LCD.I don't like no touch screen.I don't like no scroll wheel.I don't like USB 2.0.I don't like no in body IS.I don't like no all of above but price is still high.I don't like no replacement for F20AM flash with new shoe.I don't like Sony made NO innovation, made NO step forward.
Sony made no innovation, it doesn't mean the world come to the end, but means I need to wait more time.
I am using NEX-6.I am using NEX-C3.I am using 1018, 1650, 18200, 35/1.8I want 85/1.8I want 1650/2.8I want 70300GI want more and more and more.
You don't like this because:
It has no touch screen? Your cameras have no touch screen.It has no IBIS? Your cameras have no IBISIt has USB 2.0? Your cameras have USB 2.0Which replacement of the F20AM? This flash is available in ALL the Sony shoes. No innovation? This is the entry model, it gets 'trickle down' features. I just do not get people... I really don't.
ryansholl: ANOTHER BODY?!
JESUS SONY CAN YOU NOT DO ANYTHING RIGHT?!!
Did I about cover it?
You forgot IBIS ;)
BarnET: Please tamron, tokina and sigma end this pricing madness in m43. We all know you can do it.
Sigma Art 35mm f1.4 on a cheap FF trounces anything Panasonic has released to date for $43M. Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 performs better than Olympus $43 14-35mm f2. Sigma,designed the best performing lens on $43M - the 75mm f1.8. Want a rethink?
razorfish: Lumix is looking more and more like the most desirable photographic brand. Their products are true photo/video hybrids. The design is lovely (look at the GX7). Their lenses are rock solid pieces of art, sharp from the widest aperture. They do avant garde stuff, like putting OIS in an f1.2 lens. They even control their own sensor manufacturing. And if you don't find the right Lumix lens that you need, you can be sure Olympus has something for you (even though their QC is not quite up to Lumix standards). m43 is becoming an extremely well-supported line of products.
Soon there won't be a need to pay for Leica branding any more. In some years the Lumix name will be more prestigeous.
Except they just sold a 51% share in their sensor manufacturing, no longer having 'control'.
J Yohan: 0.50m Minimum focusing distance is pretty amazing for that focal length.
.5 meters is nothing special on a 42mm lens.
Olympus XZ-10 is now $199, with f1.8-2.5 lens.
But this certainly looks diffractiontastic ;)
Great, now we get to see the operator looking confused trying to work the thing in every shot. Can't wait.
PhilouG: Who cares about the story feature, it's a S120 with a tilting screen and that's pretty cool already !
Except no RAW, so it isn't.
peevee1: How come Fuji is able to produce lenses about 5 times faster than Sony (with its Minolta division)? It has no market share at all, but in less than 2 years, it has more mirrorless lenses than Sony has in 4. And much better ones. And looks like in a year it will have a complete system, behind only m43.
Sony have 16 E-Mount lenses, plus a couple variants. Fuji have 12 now and 17 by the end of the year. Sony are promising another 5 this year on their roadmap. Both have an additional 3 Zeiss, but Sony have an additional 1 from Tamron and 3 from Sigma.
Totals at the end of this year, based on the road maps:
Sony - 28Fuji - 20
Oh and Sony has a bunch of AF legacy glass that works with it's system, Fuji have exactly zero.
I applaud Fuji and dig their cameras (though their AF in the past has been somewhat frustrating), but this continual 'bashing' of Sony has got to end at some point, right? Especially when the facts don't corroborate the stories.
bdhufnagel: I like that Fuji is still 100% behind APS-C with their lens roadmap. As sensors get better, I think APS-C will continue drawing more users away from full-frame. Fuji is obviously betting that their target customer base will settle on APS-C as the best compromise between light gathering power and size/weight and it is good to see them stick to their plan.
They don't need to 'draw away from FF', APS-C is already the dominant format, despite a complete lack of support from its biggest sellers.
atone2: If Fuji gave us an non X-trans option with OVF and EVF then I would be really excited. Meanwhile I´m considering the X-A1 (Bayer) + 14mm for landscapes. I did own the X-E1 but I did not like the output (raws in lightroom). Come on Fuji - I´m ready to use a lot of cash on your system, but I don´t want X-trans sensors....
The three year old Fujifilm X100 with bayer sensor is fantastic :-)
Yes please. In the mean time a GR with WA adapter is probably a more cost efficient choice than the X-A1 + 14mm and you get 2 FLs into the bargain (21mm and 28mm).
Funny that there were 4 lenses in the first year, 6 in the second and 7 in the third, 17 lenses in total over 3 years. Sony announce 15 lenses over two years (5 on launch and 5 per year after) and they get panned for being 'too slow' in releasing lenses for their new system?
Not not saying kudos to Fuji, they seem to be the benchmark, just making note of the perceptions across brands vs reality - i.e. Fuji are considered the best and Sony the worst.
abortabort: Filling out very nicely indeed.
Though looks like no new primes (other than the 56mm just announced) for the foreseeable future, specifically no 85/90. Still one of the best and fastest growing out there.
Ouch! Sorry, but to me 'amateurs' use zooms only ;)