M Jesper: I'm European, what's a 5lbs? ^.^
@Edmond, ik woon een stukje linksonder rotjeknor.
FYI, obviously it was sarcasm. The ^.^ (the 'question's' phrasing and otherwise pointless nature, plus the fact that i know it matters being European) might have been enough of a hint at that for most people. Subtle nudge to dpreview to do something about it. As has been said many times before, this is the internets, we live in various times and places, nobody wants to get a calculator to figure out a lens' weight.
(disclaimer: the s in internets, also sarcastic, aka meme.)
A blogger only needs to do it once, and who knows it might even save trees preventing googles servers to fetch a thousand lbs to kilo conversions with every post. Everybody happy.
I'm European, what's a 5lbs? ^.^
M Jesper: Look at that crazy complexity in the mirror mechanism video (page 3),is it all worth it for the DSLR experience !?
I did see a doctor, said it was faulty wiring ..
No picture of the back !?
I guess it really is a selfie camera.
mpgxsvcd: Does Canon hate Americans? Is our money no good to them?
The numbers say Americans hate mirrorless most though. So yet again, the majority ruined it for the niche of you. ^.^
Look at that crazy complexity in the mirror mechanism video (page 3),is it all worth it for the DSLR experience !?
mpgxsvcd: I bet most of the users of these cameras will shoot in a reduced resolution mode just because they want to safe hard drive space.
But shoot video in 1080p and complain that it isn't 4K. :D
ianp5a: It's mirrorless I see.
That is just the camera unit,mirror is in the light gathering telescope:
JRFlorendo: D800 to D810, D600 to D610, D750 to D7??......like what they say, three strikes and you are ???!
D751 sounds good to me, nice odd number to go down in history with. Ah yes, the one that was the final straw. ;)
riveredger: So much negativity in the photographic community ...
You mean, on dpreview.
VirtualMirage: DPR, I feel that was a poor choice of words to say that the A-mount is "Not Dead Yet". It labels the brand with a negative stigma, one I don't think is warranted. Your headline implies that A-mount is dying or will be dead instead of reassuring that A-mount is alive and the focus on the mount is on fewer models that is focusing on a higher end clientele.
As we have seen so far, their product release cycles have not been longer. The release between the A77 and A77II is far shorter than it was from the A700 to A77. We could assume it will be the same with the A99's successor too. When there are fewer products to release, there will naturally be fewer announcements.
Now it would be nice to see more lens or flash announcements. This latest announcement is a good sign.
The internets seems to imply this, what else can dpreview do than respond with a sarcastic post to inspire a nice comment war. Sites like these feed on this you know. ^.^
M Jesper: Oh boy $1150 for a F4.5-5.6 tele, let the shitstorm begin ..
The one with that weird DO element you mean?
Yes, also received a nice shitstorm even before DPR comments. But what does this one have, Nano coating and a few rubber rings?
Who knows, it might be the sharpest lens ever tested wide-open, but would that be enough?
Oh boy $1150 for a F4.5-5.6 tele, let the shitstorm begin ..
It's a good thing they didn't announce this end of March or i wouldn't even believe this was possible!
brownie314: Forgive me if this question has been answered - but is the A7 now discontinued?
So far it's not even sure if we can get the II outside Japan.
Morpho Hunter: Presumably, in return for the superb IBIS, Olympus will get a superb sensor for the E-M5 replacement from Sony....?
I hear they get to not go bankrupt.
aquarta: Does anyone think the battery performance may have improved on the A7 II?
CIPA probably makes them use the chimp screen.
Anyone else curious to know if the shutter is still so LOUD?
Though since it has XAVC-S i assume it also gets the electronic shutter?
FiveForm: I think I'll "hold" on any upgrade at this point. The trend of constantly "revving up" can be a ridiculous exercise in chasing one's tail, technologically. This is exactly what the tech companies want us to do, to feel dissatisfied with what we have and constantly seek "greener pastures." When you realize that you can take great photos with just about any of today's (or yesterday's) equipment, then you will focus more time on the photos and your developing your creativity instead of stumbling over the equipment. My original A7 will be just fine, and if it takes great pics today, then it should for some time until it finally dies....
'just fine', 'if', 'it should', 'finally dies' ..
wow sounds like no enthusiasm was lost whatsoever. ;-)
Smeggypants: Great! just waiting for the A7IIs now :)
That would be A7s II then. Not that you care.