Dear DPreview. It would be very nice to start reviewing flash gear. Could be very interesting for many, if doing it in an innovative way (as it is usual from DPR).
capanikon: Omitting the rinky-dink pop-up flash makes the D500 a more attractive camera, IMO.Those pop-up flashes are beyond dumb. They belong only on Canon Rebels and the like.
I have pop up flash (D610, C A) but always have an SB400 in the bag or in one pocket.
D500 came to a dense market. From an enthusiast point of view it is not only 7DMII which can be called as a competitor. There is NX1, K-3MII, Sony A 6100/7000 when it comes along, maybe the OM-D EM1M2 is also something to compare with. Not for Nikon users though, for them the D500 is the one and only. Nikonistas will buy this camera for sure. (I am going for the D750 though). But let's see the reviews first, then wait for some price decrease and jump on ship after then!The price is the launch price, it is high enough to get it down to a realistic level of $1500, and at a later phase to $1300.
NoMirror99: Thein has some points. But, his credibility, for me, is destroyed by his ignorance about Sony cameras. Why on Earth didn't he RTFM before he wrote. However, I don't doubt that he is a talented photographer. Almost everyone posting here says he is. I have't seen his work, but I'm willing to accept that as fact because the members of this forum as a group have credibility.
Ming is owning an A7RII right now and sold his 5DSR already. The message is: MILCs are good and it is not difficult to make them almost perfect. Personally I would beg for more non-interchangeable cameras of the Leica Q style (with 28, 55mm even 75mm primes)
kadardr: A serious attempt out of desperation to show off as different. It is not the setups, the production, the creativity, the vision what is all wrong, it is the general concept what is all wrong, even despicable. Even if the operation is viable, and this is a marketable portfolio, I do not think it can go "mainstream". In wedding photography the client, the location the surroundings what makes the difference, the technique can be the same. Its all about getting the best out of the situation. I do not like overproduction. Prefer reportage.
Reading what you wrote I realized that this is NOT wedding photography. Not usable for that purpose. It was done for photography magazines.
A serious attempt out of desperation to show off as different. It is not the setups, the production, the creativity, the vision what is all wrong, it is the general concept what is all wrong, even despicable. Even if the operation is viable, and this is a marketable portfolio, I do not think it can go "mainstream". In wedding photography the client, the location the surroundings what makes the difference, the technique can be the same. Its all about getting the best out of the situation. I do not like overproduction. Prefer reportage.
Robert Kempen: I think the price is over the top, no the ergonomics are all wrong or maybe there should be no post processing when shot with a Leica
Read: I cannot afford Leica or Rolex or Breitling or Mont Blanc or...
My oh my, there is so much jealousy on display here, not to mention the endless ignorance
This camera is not too big, has stunning image quality and is NOT over priced for what you get - if you don't want it go troll elsewhere
Oh and by the way, lenses do not only produce image sharpness , they produce a whole lot more and the typical Leica photographer wants a tool that enables them to create stunning images - the almost child like ergonomics of a Sony and the Fuji toys are hardly in the same league
I totally agree but one. Add: There is such a thing what some camera makers do not know about called user experience (UX). In this regard Leica - even considering the flaws - always produces photographer's camera. And here is the thing I disagree with: I get much irritated by this tool crap. A Stradivari violin is also a tool, and quite pricey. A Stradivari can give you just a little bit of more than an ordinary violin, and this more makes the artist's presentation perfect. This is called inspiration.
art99: How about 2 other RX1 models, a superwide with a 21mm F2 and a tele model with a 75 F1.4. This way Sony will not have to make it with interchangeable lens mount. Reminds me of the days I had 2 Leica M3's dangling around my neck , one with a 35 and the other with the 90.
@sibuzaru: Sounds like an NX500 with 30mm F2
I would get along with 21/2.8 and 70/1.8-2.8.
kadardr: If 4k video is not absolutely necessary, you can get a better option: a Canon 70D with 2 zooms is below $1000 nowadays.
Why? I do not see the size difference.
If 4k video is not absolutely necessary, you can get a better option: a Canon 70D with 2 zooms is below $1000 nowadays.
And I have still to wait for a FF compact: one that cheaper than Leica Q or RX1. I would be happy with a FF GR or FF X100 or a digital version of the Olympus XA, all below $2000 or lower. A7II sensor would be just fine.
There is nothing wrong with the camera, as in most cases I prefer OOC jpegs compared to the RAW output ones. There is something wrong wit the taste of the "post processor". At least compared to my taste. I am also a Nikon guy with different preferences (and color gamut).
If you are a well-paid pro with a high society clientele, this camera is a must buy. If you ask too much, you have to substantiate the costs for the client.
There is a need for an official explanation from Sony. The silence is over. Everything is out loud.
The price of these should be in line or cheaper than the Nikon 35mm 1.8G FX and the Nikon 50mm 1.4G FX. My estimation is $500 each. Higher price just cannot cut it. OK, they want some extra for VC. Extra $200? Neh!!
kadardr: A real world recension of A7RII, with some musing why is this such a camera you have to buy:http://blog.mingthein.com/2015/08/25/the-sony-a7r-ii-a7rii/
The SONY PR juggernaut works just fine; do not try to lay down in front of it.
A real world recension of A7RII, with some musing why is this such a camera you have to buy:http://blog.mingthein.com/2015/08/25/the-sony-a7r-ii-a7rii/
kadardr: Where is the NX1 review? This one is simply insignificant. And you say you are unbiased?
Sorry guys for my mistake. I actually meant the cheaper version of NX1 the NX500, which I want to buy. Nice chat though. Maybe I will buy a K-3 after this.