Dirk Nuary: Always pricey, why?
Well the Batis is Zeiss-Zeiss, it can't be bad yea?
Even if it isn't Otus level it will be well above Canikon equivalent.
So yes you get what you pay for.
EcoR1: Excellent. It seems that E-mount is becoming very fast the de facto mount for professionals and enthusiasts who wants to have best possible image quality in smallest possible form and with all modern camera- and lens-desing benefits.
Personally I think I'll go for a 25mm lens, it has a very short minimum focusing distance and I can finally give up my 24mm A-mount lens. Also weight is not bad.
@ whyamihere The Nikon 85 1.8 is mediocre at best. It's not even at Sigma 85 level.
And please don't compare Zeiss to Nikon lol
straylightrun: Great. Now the FF emount system just needs a budget line of lenses to appeal to the other 97.5% of users.
If you are budget conscious you shouldn't be shooting FF and Zeiss in general and go back to your Canikon....
...or Pentax lol
It's a Zeiss, what do you expect?
You get what you pay for.
photogeek: Only twice as much as their Nikon counterparts. That's progress, I guess.
lol you seriosuly comparing Nikon lens to Zeiss?
What's next? Comparing FE 55mm to Nikon 50 1.8?
abortabort: So we might see this lens in A-Mount in another 6 months or so and then DPR can finally review the A77 II?
Chaitanya S: Its nice to see that Olympus slowed down the upgrade cycle, also they didnt drop the value of older em-5 over its life cycle. Eagre to see the reviews of new camera soon.
who would buy the em5 for $500 used?
No one is buying a used em5 for more than $200 AUD here in Australia.
Good luck to Oly selling this at $1099 with minimal upgrade. This camera will be $599 within 6 months and it still won't sell.
Sdaniella: resorting to combining multiple exposures, albeit with a half-pixel shift in both X-Y axis ... compensating for shortcomings of its tiny m43 milc 16-mp sensor pixels ...
and restricting it severely to relatively good light ... and restriction to only medium ISOs (1600) ...
who cares? Sony and Canon will soon be able to do 50MP in one single shot.
FocusBogus: OM-D E-M5 II? How creative again... Why not simply OM-D6?
OK, it is a nice camera with high res mode.
Oly won't be around in 2020, you can mark my word.
Love Photography 888: This camera makes the D750 look like the bargain of the year.
@ Thys D750 is an entry level DSLR? lolWhat a retarded comparison comparing a 24mp ff vs 20mp APS-C to being with.D750 cr@ps all over the 6D, it's not even remotely close.
DanK♂ FP6900: I looked at some image comparisons in this review and other sites with FujiFilm X-A1 and this and I don't know who would be smart enough to buy this overpriced POS with subpar IQ. When you can get better IQ in a smaller and cheaper package why bother with this at all? Yes, there are more features and lens options with this cam, but I personally don't need all that.
@ DanK♂ FP6900 - Can X-A1 even do continuous AF? LOLFor moving subject if your camera can't focus it doesn't matter how good the IQ is, so stop comparing apple with oranges.
@ lightmatters - Extra reach is the main reason why "amateur/low budget* bird/wildlife guys still prefer APS-C over fullframe.
There, fixed it for ya.
across_mountains: I have a 7D. I was hoping for the Mark II to have an articulated screen. Unfortunately, the 7D Mark II lacks it. While most of my photography doesn't need it, I've taken enough that I wish the Mark II had an articulated screen so that I wouldn't have to engage in Hail Mary picture taking. I'm disappointed.
7D is *serious*?
(unknown member): OK: the first one that will post a high ISO picture (at 6400, say...) from the new 7D II will get a beer from me, as I am curious if this is the 70D, or something else.
tbcass fyi @ ISO6400 the Sony sensor in your A77II is no better than the Canon, meaning they are both crap.
Lab D: First I read this and then I saw the new Samsung. I don't know anyone who buys Samsung, but it seems to beat the 7D in every spec.For example 10 FPS is not exciting when others are offering 11,12 and 15 FPS. "Full HD" video is boring when other shoot 4K.I just hope the 7D does use the same technology in this new sensor as found in the Rebel T2i.
@ tbcass LOL @ world class.
Geomaticsman: If Nikon doesn't respond with (or even leak news of) a DX competitor by the time the 7DII is available for purchase, I dare say is sayonara Nikon for me. No doubt the "70D" sensor is a disappointment, but virtually everything else in the 7DII is exactly what I'm looking for in a DX body. Add Canon's superb supertele selection to the mix and superior TC's, plus the fact that Nikon killed my favourite post processing engine (CNX2), and you know...I think I could live with the sensor performance everything else being considered. Certainly nothing wrong with the 1Dx or 5DIII as a backup either.
Sorry Nikon, I only have so much patience...life is short and death is long.
@ tbcass Don't embarrass yourself.
A77II's 15 crosstype vs 7D2's 65 crosstypes (with dual cross in middle), with a whole array of custom AF configuration and HUGE buffer depth.
The 7D2 simply excels in what it's meant to do best. Don't even put the Sony in the same sentence.
photo nuts: Same old same old 11+ stops of dynamic range at base ISO?
Sigh Sigh Sigh
@ 3tagebart you can't?
Then this camera clearly isn't for you.
lol no target audience buys this camera to shoot at base ISO nor care much about the DR. Learn to identify the right tool for the right job.
severely underexposed too.
SiliconVoid: I was not aware DPR, or the photographic community in general, had begun evaluating camera equipment on the basis of whether the user, or subjective audience, is instantly elevated to being a better photographer simply by holding/using or viewing images taken with said equipment... O.oAn image does not need to awe its audience in subject, composition, or creative lighting in order to represent a technical example of what the equipment is capable of providing. These are 'real-world' shots after all, that means just like the bulk of your 'real-world' shots sitting on 'your' computer there are any number of images that would not impress anyone photographically..Just as one can strip a nut with a $75 wrench, someone else can get the job done with a $5 pair of pliers - the tool is being evaluated here, not the wielder... Enough already.
@ Ranford Stealth - at the end of the day, it's d preview that looks bad by posting these mediocre samples.
If I'm Fuji I would stop sending pre-production Fuji to d preview, they just make camera look bad than what they really are...