davids8560: I would like to own this camera, and also some very nice lenses to go with it, too.
Your wish is called D810.
En Trance: Also, if I rest my camera on a good tripod at the beach, 1/4000 does not cut it due to the wind alone. (Especially with a tele lens) After that, I begin to think of exposure. Why is Nikon limiting their shutter speed so severely?
With film cameras diffraction was not a real issue. F22, F32 was fine
If you are seriously into the 645Z, the must read review is this:http://blog.mingthein.com/2014/06/27/review-the-pentax-645z-part-i/which is in three parts actually. Some additional info is this:http://blog.mingthein.com/2014/12/08/the-format-matters-but-not-in-the-way-you-might-think/#more-9198
Serious Sam: Since the previous A7 II thread has quiet down, I decided to write this here.
Just read another detail review from another site, some key points
1) The 5 axis IBIS will only work on lens that provide "Focus Distance information" which mean most FE and E mount lens. The other lens will run with only 3 Axis result to only 1-2 stop IBIS not 4.5.
2) IQ has not change much. that is expected as its the same processor. if you want improved noise performance you can almost forget about it.
3) The PDAF .....still sucks at 2.5 FPS. If you are looking to do a lot of action shots. This is not for you.
Got to go party now....more on this later :-)
The bigger sensor needs much more efficient IBIS than the one quarter of its size m43 sensor. Therefore Oly will beat Sony in this regard. I rather consider this iteration as just a correction of the faults of the first one.
In my understanding it may work for static subjects only. Am I right?
locke_fc: Impressive camera indeed, and certainly ahead of anything Canon has to offer (and I'm a 6D owner).
Still, I don't get the fuss about the dynamic range and shadow recovery ability. My almost 5 year-old Pentax K-x, which had one of the first iterations of these amazing Sony sensors, was already capable of such impressive feats. We've known for ages what these sensors can do, are we going to make a fuss about it every time a new camera with a Sony sensor comes out?
You can do the same with D4, D4s, Df sensor for sure.
Many live through an AHA EXPERIENCE here. Me too. Possibly my next camera will be a Samsung NX1 and not a Canon? Looks like it.
Vignes: only 144 comments and it's day 2. when the A7II was posted, the count was in hundreds and it hit 1000 mark within day2. This is the problem with Samsung brand, maybe they need to change their camera name to something else. Similar to Toyota with Lexus name. At the end of the day, it's all marketing and how you portray yourself in a particular market space.
Brand loyalty and reliability are two things hard to earn. No one (may be Sony buyers only) buys cameras for the sensors only. Buying Samsung is equivalent with giving them credit. But many gave credit to the Fujifilm X100, the Nikon D600, and the first iteration A7 series.
Samsung has no choice: they have to make their name as a camera manufacturer. For choosing another name is already too late. It also takes time. It may take 10 years and outstanding products. This is the first one, a really founding one.
Ontario Gone: Good video, but I question the "pro" guy about one thing. He's shooting the dead fish and just about breaking his own back to get the shot. Why not just use the flippy LCD to compose?
Why don't they (or anybody) sell the grip only for say a $100?
Tungsten Nordstein: I can't take this seriously. Just the big names. No Ricoh. No Sigma.
I own the CP-A. It was cheaper than a GR when I bought it. Cp-A (for me) does not serve as one camera. If I take with me only the A I feell miising something. So for a shooting session (meaning almost always) I have a DSLR or a Nikon 1 V2 with me with a normal or tele zoom lens. But in the 28mm domain the CP-A is simply gorgeous. I know photographers who are satisfied with a GR alone. But that can be a minority.
40daystogo: Why would anyone carry a 910 gram Canon 7DII, when the latest Sony A7II slightly over half that, and is close to getting the same fast focus, maybe not in this A7 iteration but certainly in the next.
For users that need only a narrow range of lenses, the mirrorless solution seems better, and even that factor will be a moot point in a few years when given enough time to develop Sony's growing range of Sony and Zeiss lenses.
If you carry several lenses of min. 4 kg each the 910g of the 7D is not the problem. And you need 1Dx class AF to use them right. Sony A7 II can be appropriately handled with small prime lenses IMO. 28-35-55mm are available or about to be, 85-100-135mm are not even on the horizon. You are right: it would seem inappropriate to put a 40 mm pancake on the 7DII. (but the 24-70mm zoom looks OK)
I wish I could get one at hand to check out handling. I do not like haptics of A7 at all. The size and shape is very very similar to the OM-D E-M1, but it seems to me the M1 grip is more ergonomic. And dont forget many users elongated M1 grip with a base plate (RRS, J.B.). The A7 series of jewel cameras are best with small primes. That should be the direction to go for Sony.
1. I like this one, though no need for this, the best part of Df is the sensor.2. I would like to see a mirrorless camera with this HQ sensor3. I would like to buy a Df, but D750 makes much more sense.
I wish someone made a 36x36 mm sensor. Or a 36x42mm one.
djrocks66: I played with this camera at Photoplus NYC. I was excited by the specs but disappointed in the handling and build. It felt like a cheap camera in my hands. Sorry if this offends anyone. I really wanted to like it but it is not for me. I hope who ever orders this camera actually tries it first. The capabilities of it sure do surpass the big guy's offerings but specs alone do not make a camera.
I was comparing the DR curves. Scores are useless. The measurements section tells more. Your actual use is the real answer though.
Please check the DR curves of DXO for 7DII, D7100 and say A6000. Out of base ISO they look very very similar, from ISO 800 they are basically the same.
kadardr: Nikon 1 J4 double lens kit is $546 right now. It is better than this and has a 28-295mm reach.
The shooting envelope is narrow, but raws are very workable and picture quality is quite good until ISO 1000-1600 of Nikon 1 cameras. For the net you can go with ISO1600 easy. The N1 lenses are quite OK and can be used happily wide open. You can have exceptional results if you know what you are doing. I know dxomark ratings, not much correlation to picture quality IMO.
Nikon 1 J4 double lens kit is $546 right now. It is better than this and has a 28-295mm reach.