Kirk Bruner: I'm beginning to wonder if, at Sony, the letter "a" stands for "abandonment". May be time to jump to Nikon.
Perhaps they didn't bother making an A-mount version because there's already a 135mm 1.8 in A mount? And that 135 happens to be the best 135mm ever made & can be had at a reasonable cost.
I just can't take any full frame system that doesn't have a 50/1.4 seriously. That should've been the FIRST lens they released. 85/2 or 90/2 should've been 2nd.
7 new lenses later and still no dedicated portrait lens, with the only 'fast' lens being a wide angle?
The only lens in that entire lineup that's even halfway appealing is the 35/1.4, and that's a focal length that I've never felt the need to have a lens faster than f2.
I just don't get Sony cameras. Every new product, I'm left feeling the same way: Close, but no cigar. One of these days they'll nail it.
Stabilized shooting with Leica 90/f2. That doesn't suck
I'm sure this has to be embarrassing for Sony. I know If it was my company, i would be embarrassed. This problem should've never exsisted in the first place. Can't say i'm suprised though- it is Sony after all. Not really known for their durability these days...
1545 comments, all negative. Bet Canon didn't see that coming...
It escaped me at first, what the 'see impossible' phrase reminded me of.But now i remember: sony's 'Make.Believe'. Is it just me or is Canon's new catch phrase clearly a bad knock-off?
PLShutterbug: This Thursday and Friday October 11-12 ... 2018?
This Thursday is the 9th, not the 11th.
I flagged allison's comment. Someone had to :)
@dpreview- could you please ask (particularly Fuji) about medium format, and why it hasn't been persued more? (Please refer to zack arias's post on dedpxl, pleading for a compact MF camera).
Some other juicy questions: -to sony: what is your adversion to optical viewfinders and why have you completely abandoned them? And why not an a-mount A7/future FF?
To olympus, fuji: Kidnap their represenitives and hold them for ransom until both companies bring out Full frame cameras :) (But seriously- rattle fuji's cage about bringing out a FF x100- actually 2 x100's: one with a fixed 35/2 & one with a fixed 50/1.4)!
Also for Fuji: The lack of full support of xtrans is rediculious at this point- What's the deal, seriously. It's the number 1 issue (only issue?) With current fuji cameras. Why hasn't this been resolved yet?
These topics are the most talked about/heated subjects in the forums. Would be nice for someone to really hold their feet to the fire and press them on it.
jimrpdx: Bummer - Pentax missed the train. Again. Guess the others can talk about AA simulation?
And let's be honest here- what is pentax going to talk about? The new colored camera bodies they'll be introducing?When asked about full frame, they'll reply with a vague comment like "laughs, it's something we have been looking into and may persue in the future". Seriously, what do you expect they'll say? Read theit past interviews- just vague, round-a-bout answers.
@dpreview Would love for you guys to do a followup with Canon to get their reaction to the overwhelmingly negative feedbacK to this terrible marketing gimmick. From what i could find- Michael Duffett, VP is the man at the helm of this.
That new icon(light busting out of a box) is definently relevant. Makes me think they put a big sensor in a small camera. Im leaning towards something medium format related...
Jokes and dreams aside...
"We see impossible".... That has me thinking it has to do with af. Perhaps an af system that can focus (or 'see') in the dark.
That, or having something to do with the impossible project.
I'm going with some sort of night camera/focusing
Josh152: LOL Canon is talking about the impossible and DPR is hoping for a wifi printer.
Right? Wth dpreview! If it was a wifi printer i wouldn't even click on the article. That's about as exciting as a tuna casserole recipe.
Karroly: A small, fixed-lens, FF, yet affordable, camera...
Wouldn't that be awesome? Especially if it has a 100% optical viewfinder & a fixed 50 1.4 L
nicolaiecostel: Well, for one thing, they should quickly match and exceed the D810 and D750, 'cause they're raining heavily on canon's parade.
Lol Those cameras aren't raining on anyone's parade, except maybe Nikon owners who were expecting a real successor to the d700 + d800 line.
Watch it be something like a m4/3 camera lols
A compact (leica m size or smaller) FF camera with a set of small fast(metal) primes. Or compact FF with a fixed 50/1.4.
A compact medium format camera(or mf sensor in standard size dslr body) with a set of glorious fast lenses.
New super fast, stabilized lenses: 35/1.2 , 50/.95 , 85/.95 , 135/1.4
It'll probably something not very overwhelming, perhaps a 'me-too' product like a retro styled cam or a compact aps-c.
But hey- if you're gonna dream, dream big right?
Great questions! Unfortunently not so great answers, especially the one about not bringing out a full frame x100. That, in a word- SUCKS. That completley sucks.
Sony flopped on the RX1 by leaving off the viewfinder(evf or ovf). If fuji brought out a full frame x100 it would sell through the roof. I honestly dont know what they're thinking.
Not happy about the answer reguarding different focal lengths either. The adapters dont cut it.
I like that they are improving usabillity. But this camera is getting long in thw tooth and the little tweaks to the x100t are no where near enough to warrant an upgrade from x100s. I wouldnt even upgrade from the first gen x100.
Thank you Epson!!