riveredger: It's funny that some of these lenses are priced higher than motorcycles. I mean, really!?
Somebody skipped cost accounting ^^^
I was expecting Multnomah Falls!
I bought a Benro B3 Ballhead. I wish I hadn't bought it. I'll do more research next time....
I thought the lens was large until I saw the price. It had better be the most magnificent piece of glass in that focal range by a decent margin.
razadaz: Its price drops like these that put me off investing in any expensive camera. I know of no other manufacturing business where prices drop continuously after a product is launched. Even software companies like Adobe (where development cost is high but the production cost is zero) don’t drop their prices like this.
PicOne, it's not their fault they don't understand the concept of "investment" or "investing"....
A purchase is not an investment. Investment assumes a return that exceeds the value of the purchase price of an item, with the time-value of money factored in. Your camera will mostly likely not appreciate, unless you're really famous.
Please stop saying investment when you mean something totally different.
Their Warranty Expense account just grew a bit.
bobbarber: I wonder if people will post about the "affordable" price of FF on this thread. I'm sure the 400 2.8 is an awesome lens, but 12 grand? Really?
For these reasons it's apparent both of you don't understand business and never will.
a1strank: Put the 1" RX100 sensor in that thing and just take my money
Why mot medium format?
Jogger: I dont think DPR should be covering pro-cine equipment. Just leave that to EOSHD or dvuser.
I enjoy looking at these items and if DPR does it, I don't need to go elsewhere.
can i put this on a d3000 for taking cat pics?
Benarm: Better late than never, but the Nikon's respect has been tarnished.
This lens needs to be in its own category. This is very very impressive by the sharpness only.
More like US Patent Troll.
GeraldW: Hey Timm, lighten up. There are a few 1/2.3" sensor cameras around that do quite well up to ISO 800, and with the fast lens, that will seldom be needed. What cameras? Panasonic FZ150, FZ200, and ZS15, Canon SX230HS, SD4000IS, Pentax Q.
The Sony RX100 as a competitor isn't valid, as the street price in the USA will be 2:1. It won't sell unless it's under $300. The Canon S110 is valid as a competitor, and Olympus would seem to have chosen a faster lens to offset the larger sensor; but slower lens, of the S110. At full zoom, the XZ10 has a 2 stop advantage.
As far as DOF control, I think it's funny that what was considered a drawback 50 years ago is now touted as a feature. I started as a serious hobbyist in 1955, and somewhere along the way, "selective focus" became a new way to compose. For many situations, a large DOF is an advantage.
This camera is obviously not for you, and maybe not for me (I have an S90 and a G15); but I can see a number of valid uses for it.
I think you meant "couldn't care less". If you could "care less", it wouldn't be so bad. Your message is unclear due to your failure in provide a clear statement. I can only guess what you meant.
Bit rate is measured in Mbps. The usage of mbps is improper.
Enough of this V1 silliness. Where is the D400?
EssexAsh: Dear Mr Nikon
Are you not slightly embarassed by the gouging of customers you carried out with the D800 D4 prices on release, while offering up the worlds feeblest of excuses? Are you actually aware how much the D600 will sell for? let us know now so you cant pop out the same excuse again.
Are you in any way ashamed of your quality control department which missed some blindingly obvious issues with the D800.
Have you never paid attention to a new product launch? The smart person waits until the smoke clears to avoid the initial issues that may exist. No one forced anyone to purchase the camera after launch after much noise was being made about the AF issues. Early adopters pay a higher cost.
The market determines the price as which Nikon can sell this camera. Don't player hate. If Nikon priced the D800 for $5k, it wouldn't get many sales. If the D800 was sold for $2K, it couldn't maximize profit. Nikon is in the business to make money, not be your friend. You sound immature and entitled. Sad. If you want a friend, get a dog.
Yawnnnnn. This boring camera is putting me to sleep. Goodnight!
When can I give Tamron my money?