I'm not a Pentax shooter but have to say this looks very intriguing. Clicks off many important features for me. I can definitely understand those here not happy about the omission of the built-in flash. But like Bjorn_L who just posted, I very rarely use, so not a major loss in my case. Though the GPS function is something I wouldn't use either.
The one thing that kept me from buying a Pentax years ago was I found the focusing very noisy. For my work, that is a big no-no. Haven't looked at the system in a long time, would have think they have addressed the noise with some great glass. If they have, I may pick this up with two lenses.
Think Tank Photo Thank you very much!
Terry Breedlove: That little 35 mm is a beautiful lens.
Agreed! Very Leica-Summicron like but weather-proof! Give me a 23mm like this one at f2 and something longer with a 70-85mm f2 and that will be my go-to kit. Very pleased with this one!
If the glass is good and IS is up to task AND an optional EVF will work on this, I'd pick one up for light travel.
Will there be an optional viewfinder?
It reminds me of their great 67 camera, the way the prism peaks. Should be interesting.
Sad state of photography we're in now. Why?!? This is frustrating to read.
eastwestphoto: I would have voted for the zeiss Loxia 50mm F:2 Planar in sony FE mount. It wasnt on the list, but it should be, I own it; shoot it and I have never been happier, Don@eastwestphoto
I agree! I'm VERY pleased with mine as well!
I agree with a few others here, the Zeiss Otus has set new standards for optical performance and regarded as the best lens out there and yet not here?!?
All the lenses here are fine lenses for sure, but the Otus should be here as well.
Love, love, love the images! Thank you for sharing and speaking/writing candidly here! It's very much appreciated and enjoyed. Helpful insight!
Favorite Line "Creativity trumps sharpness, always!"
I'm a fan of these Real-World Reviews! It's refreshing to see the cameras being actually used and not just shooting resolution charts.
Keep them coming!
Enjoyed the video! Especially liked that a real story was shot with a working pro. The camera appears very capable!
I have to say after handling one of these 7D Mark II, it's a nice camera to work with. The points go pretty far out to the edges of the frame too, so very handy. Felt extremely responsive.
I've watched all the videos and read many of the reviews on the this camera. All are pretty consistent. But have to say all my local camera stores are sold-out of the body, and they all say the D750 is not selling for them. The Rental Houses also mentioned that 95% of their rentals are Canon, Nikon only accounts for a very small 5%, maybe 7%.
I have absolutely nothing against Nikon or Sony. I own two Sony cameras, and a Canon system. I recently got a chance to shoot a D810 and that camera ROCKS!! But why is it that Canon has been able to maintain such a dominate position in the market place? I've heard their Professional Services are far better than everyone else. Is that it? I'm curious?!
Very Nice! This is something to get excited about!
Was there a specific theme for the contest? Quite a variety. There are a number of outstanding images here. Especially like #1, #6 and #9.
You have to hand it to Sony for making a BEAST of camera, and making real improvements with each new version.
I have the RX100 and it's a GREAT camera. Managed to resist the II version, even though I liked what they added. This one...too hard to resist. As others have said here "I'm IN!"
Came across this very extensive review/write-up on this camera.Worth reading:http://www.reddotforum.com/content.php/343-Leica-T-%28Typ-701%29-Review
I have the Streetwalker Pro and LOVE IT! Great pack! Use it daily and it's held up superbly! Can wholeheartedly recommend the Think Tank stuff!
timblk: This is the bottom line;If the manufacturers/suppliers such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji etc, will stop dropping their pants for the big boys and treat the little "brick & mortar" the same this will not be happening, of course they will deny that they do such things. I have worked in the photographic retail business and has seen invoices that were by mistake send to us and it clearly showed lower prices and or special terms and perks. This same scenario happened with circuit city, they kept shipping to them with special prices and perks, and owed the suppliers millions, how stupid are they, meanwhile the small guy could not be late with a few dollars, otherwise they would get 100's of calls to collect such. Now we all pay for this. Also, it is the fault of local photographers that want to go to the local store and feel & stroke the equipment and then mail order it!!!SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS and they will be around to help you, stop making excuses.
I have seen customers in a store take up a sales person's time asking questions and comparing camera and then pull out his phone and call B&H and order right in front of the sales person. Saying he's saving the Tax and it's a little cheaper! I was blown away!
I also know of a dealer that had two stores, one in NYC and one in another state. He order a super popular camera for his out of state store and two days later ordered the same camera for his NYC store. The NYC store got delivery immediately while the out of state store was backorder, yet that order went in FIRST! He told me, he knew then that out of state store can't compete in this marketplace. Shortly after that he closed the out of state store.
So I concur with everything you mentioned! They helped kill the little guy. But the government also for not address the no-tax on mail order purchases gave a huge advantage to NYC big box dealers and Amazon. These state governments cry that they're broke but this miss this?
AbrasiveReducer: Sad, and I hope the employees have the good sense to not try for jobs in the ever-contracting photo industry. That's like losing a job at Best Buy and eventually landing a job at Sears.
Reading your post, I found myself nodding my head in agreement and recalling what I hear all too often "these images are GOOD ENOUGH" when they show me photos on their phones that they share daily on Facebook or some social media site.
I hate to say that I actually do know someone that got a D800 and went around her child's school and handed out business cards. No clue about lighting, background distractions, she just thought it would be a good part time job.
So what killed the industry. the smart phone or the big box online E-tailers or the manufacturers pandering to the big box stores?