whiteheat: It would be really great if Pentax and Olympus both produced a nice Full Frame camera as an alternative to the standard Canikon fare. A little competition would be good for the consumer, giving more choice and balancing price levels out much more equitably. Come on Pentax, come on Olympus - you can do, you both have the smarts and pedigree to do it, so do it!
Olympus has exactly 0 AF FF lenses. Why would they even attempt that?
Trollshavethebestcandy: First!Olympony?Will oly start making ugly bodies now?
You know they only bought 10% right? So they don't actually have that much influence in any decision Olympus makes
ManuelVilardeMacedo: Just been seeing some pictures taken with the D600 here: http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d600/sample.htmThe resolution is simply breathtaking, with unbelievable levels of detail, but we must be prepared for some moiré and will need a top-end graphics card and a multi-core processor to deal with the heavy files - though it's not so extreme a camera as the D800E.I want one so bad it hurts!
Even phones are going dual core now.
Where's the price info?
raimaster: interesting about AF performance in low light:
"In single AF mode the EOS 5D Mark III's AF performs very well, too, even in very low light, despite the lack of an AF-assist lamp. Rated down to EV-2, which is equivalent to moonlight, we've been constantly impressed by the ability of the 5D III's AF system to get solid focus in light where the 5D Mark II would have been completely unable to operate."http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii/14
Pentax K-5II: The biggest difference is the latest, SAFOX X, autofocus sensor. This is designed to work in lower light than any of its rivals (down to -3EV) it will also provide greater accuracy when working with F2.8 and fast lenses.
can we say that K-5II has the same performance in low light shooting compare to 5DMKIII ? plus K-5II has an assist lamp :)
No we can't. Spec's and claims about how low it will work don't mean much. Previously Olympus claimed the E-3 had the world's fastest AF. Under certain circumstances it did, however the general consensus was that its AF wasn't that amazing (especially things like C-AF). Pentax can claim whatever they want, we won't know if the AF is actually competetive until people get their hands on it.
PicOne: So.. produce a sensor and leave off the anti-aliasing filter, and you can charge more? How does this make sense?
It has a filter that resharpens and image after it has been blurred? Can you back this up with a link because that doesn't sound possible to me...
Albino_BlacMan: On the Q its 3080mm Equiv! Hope it has some killer centre sharpness! I'm joking I can't see them selling many of these unless the new AF somehow makes Canon and Nikon's AF look slow and inaccurate.
Well than it only follows that they have no hope of getting $7k for this lens
On the Q its 3080mm Equiv! Hope it has some killer centre sharpness! I'm joking I can't see them selling many of these unless the new AF somehow makes Canon and Nikon's AF look slow and inaccurate.
From the press release it sounds like the lens is actually 15-45mm f2.8 (not 15-45mm 2.8 equivalent) which make it 83-249mm equiv.
Light Pilgrim: So Zeiss understood that they are loosing the business and are coming, finally, with an AF lens for Canon and Nikon?
Pentax makes Pentax mount lenses... They don't reverse engineer anything
kodachromeguy: Very nice. I wish someone would make a shift lens specifically for micro 4/3 format in about 14 or 15 mm focal length (= 28 or 30 mm in 35mm equivalent). I think there would be a good size market for it.
By your logic Alec I'm not sure why architecture professionals would choose this over things like Canon and Nikon TS lenses or medium format...
This isn't going to a lens for pro's, it will be for enthusiasts not willing to spend 2k for a TS lens
Can you include a shutter sound video in all review with some way of standardizing volume (same recording settings, same distance from the microphone, quiet room etc.) I know with some other cameras (early PEN's) I was blown away by how loud and intrusive the shutter was for such a small camera
Trollshavethebestcandy: First!I think the Oly 12mm might be better and cheaper.
Have to agree with Hugo. Whatever Schneider puts out is going to be VERY good. Especially because its alot easier to make WA's without the mirror in there. Only question on these will be AF speed.
SergeyMS: Great camera. I compare it with my CCD medium format Phase One 40 Mp+ 645 body. Of course, medium format is better on low ISO, but the price difference! D800 is the best DSLR now. Fast enough, very big DR, best IQ. But who will buy it? Professional quality is still medium format. Non professionals don't need in so many pixels, and need in more compact size and weight.
And I wonder who cares about storage space when you can buy 1TB External HDD's for less than $100.
Now how does this work? Does everyone get a new camera for free? Can you send you camera in to have the sensor swapped for free? Or are the "beta testers" SOL and forced to pay for the new sensor?
The next gen FF faveon with live view and a decent write speed might actually be worth buying! Reminds of an x100. Both just needed a few loose ends tied up that the developers never seemed to get around to.
snake_b: I've noted something bizarre in that memory has increased in price over the last year, rather than falling. I bought an HD 1TB last year from WD for 49 euros. Now it's about 65+ euros. It was on sale when I got it, but the sale price now is still higher than at the point I bought.
Thats probably as a result of last year's flooding in Thailand which is where almost all the HDD's were made
Anfy: IMHO it holds remarkably well against the bigger sensor Sony NEX-5n even at 3200 ISO.
And shows enormous improvement at higher ISOs over the older EP3 sensor
Sumicron69: My best guess based on SD1 pricing... both models will retail for $5000.
No list price will be $5000. Street price will be $2500. 6 months later they will change the price to $100 and give everyone who paid $2500 a free optical viewfinder and maybe even a spare lens cap!
bradleyg5: Yawn, wake me up with they hit F/0.8. f0.95 is not terribly impressive when you only have to produce an image circle 1/4th the size of fullframe. sure the intensity of light is high, but the total amount of light passed through the lens is not worthy of that price tag.
But distance from the subject does change the DOF and since you crop the image you stand further away so increase this distance and therefore increase DOF