Drazen Stojcic Buntovnik: One more vote for Really Right Stuff. Expensive, but worth every single penny. I'd never go back to Manfrotto when it comes to ball heads.
exactly what was problem with yours? mine 486 rc works without problem on my prob055. not sure that this new design makes things better, on the other hand. looks over function imho..
Souciantmag: Again, I think enthusiasm for the new A7 should be tampered by the criticism of the RAW issue. It's a good camera, but...The compression problem remains huge and unwarranted for a camera this costly, and it's a deal-breaker for commercial photographers. I'm glad that this article addresses the issue, but the tabloid headline, and buildup with the mirrorless revolution op-ed on Friday, feels designed towards supporting Monday's Sony announcement. Where is my old DP Review?
it's more commercially for sure, but that what is to be expected when yankees take over. some nice articles, but overall you have to dig way more to find them and specially to find non-biased grades etc (in these way, readers comments are today much more helpful).
now, bring art 18-35/1.8 in e mount..
Cdog: I'm a gearhead and this is the first and only camera, ever, that I can think of that honestly isn't missing something. On paper at least, this looks to be the best tool for just about everything but sports. It's a frankenstein of all the best technologies currently available in the market stuffed into one camera.
Canon won't match this for years to come, they have too much invested in their IS lenses and video camera lineup to cannibalize sales, When they do finally offer mirrorless, it won't be fullframe. This camera makes the 5DMKIV out of date and it hasn't even been released yet. They've effectively positioned themselves out of the market with their lineup. Many a misstep have been taken without stepping at all.
I wish canon released something like this but they didn't. This is simply a better tool than what they are and will be producing. brand loyalty has it's limits
Agree or disagree, the real benefit is the bar that is now raised which will benefit all of us.
i'm aware of that, but still try to hope. as canon mentality goes, i think main problem here is that canon is "traped" in their sensor production, which probably should be changed from ground up and not by just few tweaks, to achieve better response in dark areas etc (which i think put sony sensor in biggest difference, beside little better colour fidelity etc). in other words (imo), it would be too expensive to do that, probably thrre are issiuses with patents etc, so as you said: probabaly never happen.which is too bad, canon with sony sensor would be just enough camera for me, specialy when you consider their line of great lenses etc. and as we can see from real world usege, mirrorless camera sre still not thrre yet in terms of action shooting, flash and studio and overall completed system, useble system gizmos and all that. they're still just more like hobby cameras to me (dont' get me wrong, i lurking for some a6000 or something like that for some time now)..
only thing that canon should do with their cameras, is put sony comparable sensor in it, that would do for me.
nawknai: Really? I always figured their share to be well over 50%. :O
Canon takes a bite, Panasonic takes a small bite, Samsung takes an even smaller bite, and then there are companies like Aptina.
they're talking about smartphone sensors, i guess (hence the connect sector of dpreview).in "real" photo business, i would say that they're over 50%, i go even much higher..
there's resale on bh. i got 5 of them, just for sure..
mr.izo: can someone tells me, which sensors use fuji, samsung, olympus etc in theirs mirrorless models?i'm guessing fuji (same pentax in thier new dlsr line) is sony/toshiba "bitch", while for oly i would song goes with kodak?, for samsung i have no idea, panasonic etc??
yep, that's my observations too, olymore. howaboutraw, i'm not saying canon uses sony chips, it's just seems that today is hard to tell who is really using what, sony manufacturing goes within toshiba and other plants (if i catch that somewhere correctly) etc etc. they could stamp on chips different brands if they want, bit at least code of the factory should be the same.i'm not bashing any brand here, it is just interested to me to know, probably for manj others, too. would be nice to see this kind of stuff from 11st or 2nd hand within some report, not just guessing on forum discussions etc.
ok, thanks for info.but still would be nice to see actual production line and all that some time, you can stamp on chips whatever you want..
i don't know, to me it looks like sony bacome planet no1 manufacturer, just that every other company hacked their chips to their likings (as nikon etc).but for ex. olympus i have hard time ti accept it's sony sensor, it's colour fidelity etc (at least on something like om de1) is different from sony chip users, also different from panny cameras.would be also interesting to know, where canon really makes their chips, specially new ones. i'm not saying sony, but these things are always packed in myst somehow. would be bice to see some independent! (so dpreview is probably out) article on this matter..
AlexisH: One more thing you don't need with a mirrorless camera. Although I guess they could still finely tune auto focus to account for focus shifting.
I agree with rishi, all lenses have tendency to have ff/bf problem on slr/dslr bodies, not just off-brands ones, so it's really no patent issue ( brand ones are probably tested and designed better, yes)Companies should address this issues in digital era, since we can see differences straight away on monitors, there are forums etc. One way is to step up their inspection within fabrication (but that would probably just bring higher prices in the market) or to add software like reikan along the cameras to compensate errors (but that's is like admitting their gear is off from ground upd). They provide ff/bf micro compensation on their camera, but in a lot of cases, it's not enough.Yes, mirrorless cameras don't have such a issues with ff/bf, since what sensor sees, sensor took on the picture, but there's still lense quality variety within production of same model (you know, lemons as we call it), so that is still have to be addressed, i think, specially when you paying 1k+ buck for glass.
so, more or less sony kingdom..
olympus use sony 4/3 sensors? that i find hard to believe, colours etc do tell story..also i 'm bit sceptical about samsung and panasonic using their own production sensors (maybe panasonic)
can someone tells me, which sensors use fuji, samsung, olympus etc in theirs mirrorless models?i'm guessing fuji (same pentax in thier new dlsr line) is sony/toshiba "bitch", while for oly i would song goes with kodak?, for samsung i have no idea, panasonic etc??
yes, we won't need this kind of stuff IF! companies do their thing with inspection on body/lense production lines..as we all, coming from dslr world knows, this is not a case, so..
mr.izo: i think main question will be, how does this lense compare to let say sigma 12-24, i guess (which can be pretty good to excellent, when you get good sample).would be nice to see some test done head to hed, regarding sharpness (specially corners), filed curvature, flare resistance etc. because price different is huge.
i do belive you, but when you get some nice sample (and this is not 50-50 scenario, i would say something like 25% chance or even less for real good one), sigma is not shabby at all. I do own for ex. now dinosaur 15-30, its heavy, it's loud, but sharp and all that, for fraction of the price of some other lenses in this area.anyway, nice to hear that new canon is great (it should be for that kind of money), how are corners doing, barrel distortions, flare resistance etc?
i think main question will be, how does this lense compare to let say sigma 12-24, i guess (which can be pretty good to excellent, when you get good sample).would be nice to see some test done head to hed, regarding sharpness (specially corners), filed curvature, flare resistance etc. because price different is huge.
mr.izo: so, sigma's secret is.. hoya (zeiss manufacturer). that's shocking.
actually, making right glass, choosing correct components etc is vital for good lenses and far from simple task, and lens design is probably just a tad copied from zeiss line, i would say..
so, sigma's secret is.. hoya (zeiss manufacturer). that's shocking.
it will go well with all that sony ff cameras..