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.
Halwick: Will this void the camera warranty should you ever need to send it in to Sony for warranty repairs and they notice the third party mount?
Not if you screw the original back on before you do ..
Just another Canon shooter: Better leave the rumors to CanonRumors; they are better at this.
Who is this 'they'. Far as i know it's one person with a blog.
HowaboutRAW: Just a Photographer:
And the paid for PhotoShop CS5 will remain amazing (like world's best) photo editing software for years to come. It just isn't real useful for extracting raws from cameras released after late 2012.
Sorry but I'm not going to give Adobe $1 dollar a month to keep my programs active. This is why people are looking at other raw extraction software--no not ACR 8, running within LightRoom 5.
Adobe has made the same mistake Microsoft made when MS released the unstable Windows Vista:
Unlike 20 years ago, people who have been using computers for 30 years are now in positions to say: "We'll buy something else or make do with old hardware." Or still from the OS point of view: "Get a Mac or use Linux".
And people who have been regularly using programs of any complexity for the last ten years just say, "Well, let's see what competing programs are out there to download as trialware--they should be easy enough to learn if you can use a computer at all."
You only need cloud access once in many months to keep the thing active, just the idea is annoying, but not a big problem.
But yea, rather 'own' the stuff of course. Feels (and is) like getting a loan and that's never a good thing.
What's with the weird quotes, ruined a fine poll.
I would vote Four Thirds, but i don't think it's that perfect.
That wasn't the question ...
Not one word about the lens ..
And for this price they could at least have included a white version of the new 24/2.8. Give these poor girls something useful when you're ripping them off.
LensBeginner: "‘cruelty-free’ Eco Alter Nappa leather alternative material"...plastick yu meen? :-D
In the end, plastic is more cruel than leather ..
Classic Chrome ?
Was this taken with the TCL by any chance ?
peevee1: " To access it, you have have to go to the Custom menu in order to make the Custom menu visible"
Orientated is somebody who's become overly Oriental?