mpgxsvcd: I want a native m4/3s version of this lens. I don't want an APS-C sized lens.
This plus speed booster would be intriguing. I wonder how it would handle on the corners IQ wise being so wide.
I am curious to see how it compares to defished Samyang 7.5 and 8mm
Trollshavethebestcandy: Slap this on the Oly EM1 via adapter and you have something interesting.
Hey Mr Abotion...Who is trolling? Do you hate others with other systems? Reverse trolling is just as bad as trolling.The advantage on the EM1 ect would be a brighter zoom and good. bokeh but not AF speed ect. These are tools nothing more.
It would be a good all around lens semi wide to almost portrait length on a M43.36 equiv is semi wide and close enough to the classic 35Nifty at 50 and portraits at 70mm. A comparison to the new 12-40 would be cool.
Slap this on the Oly EM1 via adapter and you have something interesting.
2 years behind the curve.
cyberstudio: The image circle of .64x and .58x only covers the smaller sensor size of BMCC and BMPCC.
As an analogy, we could mount a MFT lens on a NEX with an adapter (if we ignore the issue of not being able to focus the lens or control its aperture). However, the image circle is not big enough to cover the bigger sensor. Exact same thing here. The new Speed Boosters covers only the smaller Blackmagic sensors.
I'll grant it's fun just to contemplate the possibility. But, in a way, that these new Speed Boosters do not even mount on Panasonic can be seen as a good feature, so as to prevent their use outside of limits in their specifications. (For example, Canon EF-S lenses (APS-C) don't even mount on their full-frame cameras.)
Crop to BMPCC sensor size not the whole 4/3 sensor
CarVac: I did some measurements of photos: these speedboosters get to within about 9mm of the sensor. M43 cameras have rather large filter packs and thick shutters, so I doubt these would even fit in most cameras.
I wonder if there's the possibility for a 0.66x version for Fuji X, which lets lens elements get within 10.7mm of the focal plane. That would provide complete full-frame equality for that system.
Trollshavethebestcandy: Is there a reason you can't alter a GM1 say disabling the shutter and going only electronic shutter for a dedicated video rig? Maybe a hack to do it? Limited shutter speeds for stills but some awesome options with the adapter?
The idea was there would be a crop to the BMPCC sensor size.
Is there a reason you can't alter a GM1 say disabling the shutter and going only electronic shutter for a dedicated video rig? Maybe a hack to do it? Limited shutter speeds for stills but some awesome options with the adapter?
If you add the 15mm Leica lens this will be a mini Sony RX1 proportions wise but the ability to change lenses. Would be cool to see them side by side. like this...http://j.mp/18Un7xQ
zodiacfml: MFT fixed lens please.
Who cares about the name of the camera if it does not have the mount. Are we photographers and gear geeks or name nazis?!?!?!?!?! a 2/3rds size x100 minus the viewfinder would be a cool niche product.
I see the niche here is mostly for compact prime lenses and going wide if keeping with the form factor. I can see myself with this camera with an ultra wide and "Normal" FOV primes.
Trollshavethebestcandy: This is not an Enthusiast class cam. This is a Soccer Mom purse cam. Does it come in pink?
R Butler...Like I said, SMPC. ;) All those cams are for people who have not graduated to "Enthusiast" class. These might have been that category 2 years ago. Now it is "Meh" catagory.
This is not an Enthusiast class cam. This is a Soccer Mom purse cam. Does it come in pink?
Freak in the sheets.
Kudos to Pentax for both lenses. The Q has the same advantage as M43 and that is small lenses. It is a bit odd to make it $500 but maybe not so outrageously so considering Fuji will have an ultra wide zoom in a few months for $800 (yes the Fuji will have a greater output) but I don't know what the margin on this is considering R&D ect and small market but they are brave to put out a risky product and reward the owners of their midget system. Perhaps we will see a few more Q bodies in the future especially with advancing technology. Perhaps in a couple years their tiny sensor can get closer to more peoples photographic needs. Lets remember this is a TINY lens and that is the niche. Compare to M43 ultra wide zoom for a comparison. Bravo for bravery and keeping with the ethos and concept.
Devendra: After reading majority of the disappointed reaction, it is easy to conclude that Internet is full of armchair ceo's
Edmond. This is being billed as a modern classic but almost double the actual value. Who is the bigger fool? The king has no clothes. The concept is great but the reality is overpriced and awkward looking not to mention not the best that Nikon has. It is as if they are selling off the old parts in some kind of new flagship camera. This is just weird for such a great company but not shocking considering after the Nikon 1 series. The best thing Nikon has done recently is the Nikon A. Do you look down on people who disagree with you like you are some perched on high pompous camera god? Get real. This has lots of complaints for good reason. Nikon gave us something from the Island of Dr Moreau or Dr.Frankenstein.
Trollshavethebestcandy: Just make a mirrorless one so it wont be thick as a brick and add the mirror slap audio function to get your retro jollies. Please take away some of the ugly too. It is distracting. Maybe it is to get the WTF look from people as you street shoot?
vFunct...Agree to disagree.Look at the Fuji hybrid optical EVF system. Have you looked through the X100s? It is awesome. Mirrors are not about women but the lack of need of a mirror with the technology today. A mirror is truly retro though I'll give Nikon that. Is Sony a "Clueless noob" for going FF Mirror-less and soon to be Fuji with a FF mirror-less system? I get that people think the mirror slap makes them feel like a "Pro" but my defenition of pro might be different than yours. Slapping mirrors are walking dead cameras.
CameraLabTester: "It will accept 50 year old non-Ai lenses."
The second hand market for Nikon glass just had a zombie resurrection...
Senior citizens dancing... "Thriller... Thriller..."
Now, please Canon... resurrect your own FD Lenses...
We still remember you Canon... how you ABANDONED your FD users...
At least Nikon has OHANA, and it recognizes it's FAMILY of lenses...
...and they don't get left behind.
I can see buying some older lenses cheap now then buying this body in two years when the cool factor wears off.