Currently this Nikon D750 is the most balanced 24 Mp FF DSLR. Good for the Nikon enthusiasts, who will not long for the similar 5D Mark III, and good for the Canon lovers as the 5D Mark III prices will match the D750 price (from above or from below depending on the D750's success). Very good times indeed.
km25: Nice, but I still think a high speed short zoom lens would be wonderful. A equal of a 28-70 at F2.8 would be nice.
That's another camera.
Rod McD: I know this is principally a gear driven site, but I think products like these very exclusive and expensive lenses must lead us to ask whether the gear is more important than who's behind it and what's in front of it. Adams, HCB, Capa - none of them had lenses as good as we have today. Did it matter? An image is more about moment and content than technology.
You have to man up to use this gear.
The Otuses provide the camera makers with strong incentive to further enhance Mpx xount (FF 50 MP could go easily from the present 24.3 Mp APS-C sensor), and to really think about the improvement of manual focus mode of modern cameras (both optical and live view).
For your consideration:http://blog.mingthein.com/2014/09/09/lens-review-zeiss-zf-2-1-4-85-otus-apo-planar/
jhinkey: I can see a lot of potential uses for the QX1 - uses where you want a compact imaging device with a big sensor and can use some decent (and potentially fast) glass.I see a lot of creative types jumping all over this.
Actually QX1 can use a much bigger and much better quality LCD than any NTX or A's camera had, and if its app is as good as the best smartphone camera apps, well then I am in.
Phones have a great advantage with their 4"-6" display size, and the Sony app may be easily better than the UI of the NEX cameras. All in all QX1 can be a much better option then A5100. But it does not seem to me more than that in the moment.
Anyways it is better than the GM-1. And E-P5 is still an upgrade if needed.
This camera is a great innovation in cutting manufacturing costs.
They have to make damned sure that this is at least as good as the Sigma 1.4/50 Art lens. Otherwise there is no point.
Last of a dying breed...
snooked123: where are the lenses? Plz stop churning out bodies and concentrate on lenses.
This lens problem spam is tiring:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sony_E-mount_lenseshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_E-mount#Third-party_lens_manufacturers
The Davinator: Another body? Lenses...how about the lenses?
Chaitanya S: Sony needs to start releasing some good lenses for mirrorless system and stop pushing so many bodies. Micro 4/3 and fuji x system have best choices of glass options right now.
For your consideration:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sony_E-mount_lenseshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_E-mount#Third-party_lens_manufacturersNothing is missing, at least not for the A5x00-A6000 type of bodies.
For your consideration:http://blog.mingthein.com/2014/07/29/nikon-d810-vs-d800e-to-upgrade-or-not/
Hopefully mobile hone raw shooting will make dng format widespread not only in the mobile world but in camera world too.
Third take-off of Nikon's 1 system for enthusiasts. A different approach but arguably the best quality realization so far. Object of desire. The highest priced as system also. More megapixels, but no improvement in IQ, no better UI and UX (OK, the EVF is better quality). Unnecessary new kit lens. Does it worth it? For some: yes. For others: after discount.
Who is this for?1. Who are already owning a DSLR, and want a light travel camera, and a fast street shooting camera.2. For those who dislike DSLRs but want to shoot running about kids, pets, and any fast action sports. 3. For those who want to step up from an enthusiast P&S camera (e.g. G15, LX7 and the like).4. For those shooters, who prefer light gear and want to complement their present setup consisting of a GR, or a Coolpix A or a X100/S with a system camera. 5. For ultra tele enthusiasts, who want a cheaper solution.
From the above you can tell, that V3 is mainly for expert photogs, who already own other cameras.
Stanny1: Nikon makes me real happy with my Sony NEX-3.
I used to have a NEX-C3.Dreadful UX. Used occasionally. I got a good APS-C DSLR, what I use well more than the SONY. But I always have a V1 or V2 with me, and love to shoot with them every day.. Nexes are for all automatic (iA) users. The worst UI ever. And I also used to have an R1. Was fractionally better in use than NEXes.
DPJoe2: If lenses were marked by angle of view instead of mm we would have a much easier to use and understand system. Then, if you want a lens that gives you a view that is similar to the view our eyes gives us it would have an angle of view of ~50 degrees on the camera in question. This would be consistent so a standard lens would have a FOV of 50 degrees for the camera it's on. Wide angle would literally be a lens with a wider angle than 50 degrees. So if we wanted a FOV of 120 degrees, we would look for that angle, and buy that one that gives us that on our camera.
FOV degrees better describe the characteristics of a xx mm focal length lens than equivalence. Incase of multiple usability it is two sets of FOV degrees (as it is two sets of mm limits now). Do you use FF equivalent mm data in MF shooting?
Bodhi Dharma Zen: To put it in other words. MARKETING people are (professional) liars. They would push a lens as being "2.8" when, in reality, their light sensitivity is a lot less (depending of course of the relative size between sensor and lenses)... There should be LAWS to guarantee that marketing people should be limited to stating FACTS in RELATION to an approved standard.
Please also read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-number