magneto shot: Since my brief review of the prototype here, a series of first production models were bought by “testers” for around 60% of the retail price in exchange for feedback. And apparently, the lens has failed in its performance. I saw first hand a loose ring on Todd Hatekayama’s lens. And Facebook is now seeing many complaints regarding the len’s inability to focus at infinity in addition to loose rings.SLR MAGic has been blaming it on packaging in shipping, even when there was no shipping involved. Because of the commotion, Steve Huff, who raved unusually much about the lens and pushed for people to buy of check it out quite heavily on his site, placed an update asking people to hold off on buying.
taken from : http://leicaliker.com/2012/05/05/steve-huffs-los-angeles-workshop-2012-slr-magic-hyperprime-50mm-f-0-95-noktor-lens/
Fancis,while its perfectly understandable to have issues with new lens, the fact that the company refused to acknowledge it is a big warning sign to any potential buyers. Such culture of using shoddy parts where it cant be seen by customers could only mean that the lens are not built to last, and there is just no confidence on buying from a company this way. Quoting usage from Steve huff or anyone else aint gonna help cause 6 months down the road you will get the same "recommenders" backing out while u already spent ur hard earned cash on it
flipmac: It's interesting that there is no Samnsung NX version. Could be a technical reason as the flange distance of Samsung NX is much longer than other mirrorless and image won't focus. That said, I'm surprised that there is no Canon EF-M version.
Flange distances:Fujifilm X-mount - 17.7 mmSony E-mount / Canon EF-M - 18 mmMicro Four Thirds System - 19.25 mmSamsung NX mount - 25.50 mm
samsung nx mount has no future for market share...canon EF-m has no future for market share...
Since my brief review of the prototype here, a series of first production models were bought by “testers” for around 60% of the retail price in exchange for feedback. And apparently, the lens has failed in its performance. I saw first hand a loose ring on Todd Hatekayama’s lens. And Facebook is now seeing many complaints regarding the len’s inability to focus at infinity in addition to loose rings.SLR MAGic has been blaming it on packaging in shipping, even when there was no shipping involved. Because of the commotion, Steve Huff, who raved unusually much about the lens and pushed for people to buy of check it out quite heavily on his site, placed an update asking people to hold off on buying.
Slobodan Blagojevic: Has anyone tried to explain to the manufacturer that R in SLR stands for "reflex," i.e., mirror, thus making it just as ridiculous for mirrorless cameras as the whole name itself (otherwise more appropriate for, say, p3nis-enlargement pills)?
so basically buying from canon is idolatry! XD
made in china...and u expect Leica quality.dont jump on new things by new companies and be wary of "buy buy buy" as signaled by some blogger / reviews.
As also mentioned below in one of the comment :http://lavidaleica.com/content/slr-magic-hyperprime-lm-50mm-t095
arthon: So this is a "semi mirrorless design". The light from my motives have to pass through a "semi translucent angled mirror" before the light hits the sensor. With the possibility that the light waves will be bent before they hit the sensor. No thank you! Invent some better real mirrorless design for the focus module.
some speaks out of ignorance and tries to pass it off as intelligence...
Jon Ragnarsson: Sony designs are getting better all the time, I'm actually impressed with the looks of this body, even though I haven't seen it in person. And unlike Canon and Nikon they are not afraid of thinking outside the box. I wouldn't be surprised if Sony were the first company to make a 36x24 (or even bigger?) mirror free camera.
Sad joe , the only folks that are not taking risks nor thinking outside the box is Canon and nikon.
I'm quite a big fan of the Sony Alpha system (and own an Alpha 55) but this body makes no sense to me.Which professional would be jumping on a Sony Alpha FF body just reviewing the line of FF compatible glasses (either from Sony or Tamron or Sigma). There is only a very few as most of those lenses has been designed for APS-C bodies. Why should I limit myself?Are there any plans / rumors for more lenses in the A-mount domain?regards
think leica lens. think voightlander. think samyang. think manual lens. Think peak focusing, think sensor image stabilization.
Octane: I'm happy that as a customer we are getting more alternatives, more competition. It's a good thing for all of us.
Sony is great with adding new technology and fresh new ideas to SLR cameras. They are great at marketing these features. Unfortunately they don't quite work as well in real life. Each cool new features comes with limitations. The very small AF coverage for example really limits the hyped AF capabilities.
I love all the innovations that Sony is adding to their cameras, I would love to use them, but frankly as a pro system it's not there yet. Sony has *one* full frame camera. With Nikon I can pick from a number of cameras that each is designed to match a certain priority.
But most importantly the number of up to date full frame lenses just doesn't cut it. Sony has a long way to go to catch up with Canon or Nikon here. And frankly I doubt they ever will considering how consistent and fast the big two come out with new lenses.
i disagree as well. Sony's innovation rocks. The fact that they dont release much firmware also shows how much testing they done before releasing a product. We dont hear of white orbs on sony, card issues and gaffer tapes on leaked light. Built in sensor image stabilizer rocks, using manual lens on Sony is the perfect match.
at first its a rumor...now its a reality. boy my m9 sure lost its boasting smallest FF digital compact...
art1sta: these Nokias have so many innovations and have such amazing hardware yet they make the mistake of not informing about prices and availability. I also dont understand why Nokia is excluding itself from android, I mean, if you make such great hardware why not use it to your advantage and exploit all the OSs that work and that are successful. It make no sense to me unless S Elop is a Microsoft plant and microsoft ends up buying Nokia on the cheap. (would not surprise me in the least)
with reagrds to the advert well its a childish mistake but surely we all know that adverts are just nice simulations of what really happens. Surely no one believes the adds on TV.
the real threat is not microsoft. That is the bogey man the industry been preaching for some years now that is no longer relevant.MS gave u one of the best OS when others wants to fragment into every darn self-centred distribution and unable to unite (linux)
The real threat now is google. now MS. google owns ur daily search, ur blogs, ur data, mails, ads and now ur phones.
just one question....what is the sensor size...
+1 for alternative to adobe. Corel have been around as long as i remember, i hope folks will give them a chance...
MartinaB: Just beautiful. Photography is amazing now, but it was amazing back when. I have done some big format work and there is something intangible , hard to describe about it. If you can go see the show! If you can, buy an old 8x10 and try this film. Be patient and you will be rewarded.
yup....digital has its place so does this...this belongs to the muzeum...leave it there...
let it go guys.... embrace the new dawn. typewriters are long gone....
ah, finally...To any interested readers, this camera is a must have. If you never owned any sigma, this is your best entry to see what is the Foveon all about. Now, its been many years since i owned a DP2. I have GXR, M9, Sony A55 (sold), Nikon V1. But frankly, nothing beats the IQ of a foveon at low iso and the sharpness is unmatched. Even with the M9 without AA, the old DP2 images beats it flat.
Its not for sports and low light though. Using it in low light for portrait, landscape is no problem though, tripod cometh.
magneto shot: the sames goes for those insisting on shooting films. there are absolutely no advantage to it. insist there are? ur the reason Kodak thought they were right.
MarkusDaaniel,Using a typewriter would gave the same reasons u did, but these are all just reasons that is more of a self control than real advantages...
the sames goes for those insisting on shooting films. there are absolutely no advantage to it. insist there are? ur the reason Kodak thought they were right.
finally, i can expect to see photos in instagram that actaully has good quality instead of the craps coming out of the existing phone-cams and ipads that is hidden by the filters
Roland Karlsson: Its three aux. lenses. A wide angle. A fish eye. And a macro. This, and much, much more, have been around for ages.
Where is the news?
Where is the revolution?
Other than in the manufactures ads?
Btw - the images shown can be made by almost any camera - and its been able to do for lots of years.
Nothing to see here - please move along.
both android and iphone has...inferior small sensors...apart from n8 and 808, there really isn't any mobile phone camera worth spending time on...