GradyPhilpott: "If is is a DX lens, then using it on a DX-format camera will give 18-300mm, ie no magnification."
Not true. The range is given in 35mm terms and the crop factor must be calculated to gain the proper figures.
It seems crazy, but that's the way it is.
I'm sure someone can explain it more clearly, but that's the fact.
Sorry. No. Focal length is focal length is focal length. It does not change from DX to FX to medium format to large format. The only thing that changes is the field of view.
jmmgarza: The E version was not reviewed? An old Deardorff 8x10 junkie is considering that version. My friend, not me.
Sorry, not even close to 8x10. 80MP is close to 4x5.
Shockrr07: Maybe its just me, but why are we putting video on DSLr's ? For one the video isnt good at all and the sound is garbage, yeah it might be good if there was somehting you really wanted to get a video of, but why wouldnt you just take a picture instead ? I feel like its only going to make the cost of the camera more expensive for something that is obsolete. If i want to spend 6k+ on a camera thats going to shoot video then im going to buy a video camera, not a DSLR.
Please correct me if i am wrong. If the camera is recording video then the sensor is constantly working. Over the life time of the camera will this have more wear on the camera than just taking pictures ?
Finally, I am currently a nikon user and have been for a while. But does it seem like nikon is playing catchup with the MP ? I know nikon has amazing metereing and color realization but seeing as a shoot sports its would be nice to be able to crop a shot i wasnt perfectly framed on and not decrease my image qual as much.
...because paying customers sometimes ask for some video to be produced with the shots - especially with architectural work. This basically saves me from having to carry two devices, which is more than welcome by a lot of shooters. I used to agree with you - UNTIL I started having to turn away work.
FuzzTheKingOfTrees: Looks like a couple of things missed here.
1. Decent microphone input, some kind of breakout with XLR connectors would probably have been welcomed by some.
2. USB3, with USB2 you're struggling to get over 20MB/s, of course the Ethernet port somewhat mitigates that but it's complicated to use and only really suited to studio setups. USB is good for photographers that like to go and shoot for a client and then just dump all the photos straight onto the clients computer. No messing with a card reader.
Also I think it should have been possible to design the new camera to take both the old battery and the new one.
All in all it'll be interesting to see how much of this gets filtered down to the D300 replacement when it eventually arrives.
Good idea, but having recorded sound professionally for years I would immediately argue that few want their sound directly coupled to the video. I'd go with a dedicated solid state multi-track recorder any day. The sound editors back in the studio seem to want the same, but who knows how things will change in the future.
Excellent idea, excellent work!