abortabort: The 300mm f4 is not the equivalent of a 600mm f4, or if you want to argue that it is (which I'm NOT here to do either way) then the Fuji 16mm f1.4 is not a 24mm f2.1. Again can't be bothered for arguing either camp however it would be good if there was some consistency. Generally DPR do equiv FL and f-ratio, which is why I'm pointing it out here.
End of discussion because DPR changed the text. They changed it for a reason after the point was raised, end of discussion.
Oh that's rich :P
@ Thorgrem - Understand that not everything is about you.
@ ThePhilips - "Nowhere, NOWHERE, DPR said that the Oly 4.0/300mm is equivalent to FF's 4.0/600mm. It has only said/implied that FOV is equivalent to that of 600mm on FF."
It originally said 600mm f4. It was then changed AND I put a follow up post directly below my OP...
So SETTLE yourself
Thanks I see it has been changed to the more diplomatic text that you used for the 7-14mm :)
abortabort: DPR - does the Air have IBIS?
Thanks Barney, that's a shame.
DPR - does the Air have IBIS?
The 300mm f4 is not the equivalent of a 600mm f4, or if you want to argue that it is (which I'm NOT here to do either way) then the Fuji 16mm f1.4 is not a 24mm f2.1. Again can't be bothered for arguing either camp however it would be good if there was some consistency. Generally DPR do equiv FL and f-ratio, which is why I'm pointing it out here.
nikonson: Rich man's lens: FE 90mm/F2.8 = $1,500Poor man's lens 1: 85mm/F2.? = Maxxum 50mm/F1.7 + 1.7X converter + LAEA4Poor man's lens 2: 85mm/F2.? = Maxxum 50mm/F1.4 + 1.7X converter + LAEA4
"That Sony 85mm may not work full frame as the Maxxum 50mm. If it's APSC then the FL is 85mmX1.5"
I think you may be confused how this works. IF it were an APS-C lens it would still be an 85mm lens regardless of what sensor you put behind it, it would only be 85mm x 1.5 IF you used it on an APS-C body, the same could be said about a 50mm with teleconverter.
However the 85mm IS a FF lens, is small, light, sharp and inexpensive. Build is low, but what does one expect? It is considerably smaller and lighter than this macro because it isn't a macro (well 0.25x magnification).
Poor man's lens, Sony 85mm f2.8 - 170g, less than $200 most of the time. Much better than clunky 50mm plus adapter.
art99: I would have expected to see a 24-150 constant aperture like 3.5 or 4
They already have a 28-135mm f4.
matthew saville: Wow, I bet that 28mm + 21mm adapter is heavier, more expensive, and WAY less sharp than the Nikon 20mm f/1.8 G. Further proof that Sony's business tactic is STILL to just throw BS at the wall and see what sticks...
Yes, but the 28mm + 21mm adapter is a LOT smaller, lighter and cheaper than the Nikon 20mm f1.8G + 28mm f1.8G.
Linerider: These look like great lenses!!Now all Sony needs is to make a FF camera with "decent" battery life and im sold
It depends much more on 'how' you use the battery. I have shot 1300+ frames on a single battery on my A7S while using a mixture of native and A-Mount lenses. Today I shot much fewer frames, but a battery lasted about 70-80% of a day of shooting all day, again mixed. Second battery barely got used. The batteries are tiny and a second or fifth one is very little bother. If I had used the grip I probably wouldn't have needed a battery change at all.
Jokica: Old news. That sensor is presented in August 2010.http://www.canon.com/news/2010/aug24e.html
Don't worry though, in another 5 years they will wheel out their (by then) forgotten 2MP super high sensitivity sensor as 'proof' that they are still working over there ;)
AEY: 2010 Prototype..................... NOW2015 >>>>>>>>............... STILL "PROTOTYPE" Ha Ha Ha.
I was about to say the same thing. Sounds like they just wheeled out an old prototype to show they are still doing something...
Actually think that 24-240mm would be quite at home on the A7S which with its 'easy to please' pixel density and high ISO abilities covers a huge range in a still really usable package that will work perfectly well in most lighting. Keen to try one of these out (it's not a typically desirable lens on paper, but I already know I can shoot just fine in any lighting with the 70-200mm f4, I don't think this will struggle to resolve the sensor so it is actually pretty interesting). Just about any lens is good on the A7S so the fact this has a pretty darn useful zoom range makes it quite appealing.
Treeshade: G3X is a bit taller than G7X (60mm tall). If they use the same LCD, then I guess the filter thread of G3X is about 55mm. 600mm equivalent is 222mm for 1-inch sensor. 222/55=4. The F/stop value is at most 4.
But consider FZ1000 (another 1-inch superzoom), which uses 62mm filter, is only F/4 at 400mm (max 2.4 in theory, but in practice the lens barrel has zoom and focus parts). If we assume the same ratio (60%), then the F/stop value is about 6.7. Seems a bit slow even for 600mm equivalent.
Dude, filter thread isn't aperture.
McBrian: Yet another Pentax article that can't be written without a childish barb,
Did DPR fling a barb at Sony when they showed their new lens mockup models?
Perhaps you could kindly ask Barbara to remove her veil if it bothers you so? Just don't become a wedding photographer ;)
KL Matt: Dream come true. But why is the 35 in Pentax mount, but the 24 isn't????
You would think pentax and Sony would be a priority due to their respective lack of a 24mm f1.4 (Sony at least has the very good f2).
DavidNJ100: My question: does the 150-600 contemporary feature microfocus adjustmant and customization via the USB dock?
All global vision lenses do.