Now it's Leica's turn to make some FE-mount lenses, eh?
This surely has sharpness in the corner...
photo_rb: I notice lightroom CC has this in addition to a Clarity and Saturation slider.
Also sharpness, noise, moire´and defringe.
It's the same engine.
DavidsfotosDotCom: Just go diving with it & you can get 2-4 atmospheres of compression ;-)
@tim: I think it depends of the depth one dives.
Yeah. The images in this article took my breath away.
What if their left side appeared BEFORE users "complain", and BEFORE Sony's latest developments regarding their raw files?!
I think all the reviewers will tell us how 12Mp iPhone 6s images/video will be far ahead 23Mp Sony's 4K. Let me tell you I won't believe those.
Let's forget about legacy lenses. I know they were exceptional, but... who cares?!
iudex: To all you guys that don´t know much about Pentax and wonder about what lenses will the FF use: Pentax already has 9 fullframe lenses in it´s recent lineup; 3 FF lenses are in the roadmap for 2015 or later (I guess they will be introduced at the same time with the FF), not mentioning dozens of discontinued FF lenses and current DA lenses, that are oficially APSC only, but are proved to cover FF.So compared to any other new camera system (Fuji X-mount, Sony FE etc) the FF Pentax will have the most lenses available already upon introduction.
If an APS-C lens happens to cover FF, that does not imply it's calculated for FF. So I wouldn't count those.
Zeiss waited and waited, then they discontinued ZK. Isn't FF a little bit late for Pentax? I know that pentaxians waited for a FF before Sony's A7 or even RX.
luigibozi: Congrats for Sony.Next step, if they want to be in the so-called professional range, would be to have the TTL wi-fi trigger from Profoto designed for Sony cameras. This will be the true cherry on pie.
There's the other option too: Sony to reverse engineer profoto's wi-fi signals :)
Congrats for Sony.Next step, if they want to be in the so-called professional range, would be to have the TTL wi-fi trigger from Profoto designed for Sony cameras. This will be the true cherry on pie.
Leandros S: The RX100 is the model I might buy if it had this option.
I had a rx100 and the pincusion is like extreme. So you'll have a dilemma: you either trust sony's pre-cooking to their raw format or you trust your raw files processor. I think better accept sony's pre in the rx100's case. But for interchangeable lens family is the right thing to have real raw files. They should bring this to a6000 too.
PVCdroid: There is manipulation of data off the sensor by all the camera makers before a file is written as raw. The question is that of efficiency in the camera's processing of images not what file is the purest in terms of untouched data. You can have a Nikon raw file written as 70+mb or a smaller more processed one in the 30+mb range. The difference is literally garbage that is thrown out which is only used by those engineers and statisticians looking at data, not images. Sony elected to save us all the headache of extra and wasted storage space. Nikon and Canon users will claim that their raw formats are the best and untouched by the manufacturers but it's just not true.
Here is an article from one of the best analyzing what Nikon does to their so called non lossy raw files. Note when reading how similar this process is to the article written about Sony's process by DPR. http://blog.kasson.com/?p=6783
@Iliah Borg: Are you talking bits or bytes?
@Rishi: "you drew those particular 12 bit quotes from the section where he analyzes high ISO". Thanks for your opinion about my misunderstanding. Rest assured I'll continue to understand that a bit is a bit and raw is raw. By the way, could you share what do you feel about the truth value of the statement "A raw image file is a raw image file"? Please use only 0(zero) and 1, as I will not understand what half of a bit is.@Iliah Borg: Agree, but that's information theory. I'm sure you were aware that we're talking applied information theory.
Sorry, but a statement like this..."The D800E is a 12 bit camera. I’d call the D810 12 and a half."doesn't look like understanding even what a bit is.I doubt "12 bit and a half" is a metaphor.
Could somebody push Sony to explain technically (NOT marketing-ly) what are they doing with the bits from the sensor to the file delivered on the memory card? It would save a lot of people's time having the available info in their tech specs.
Boris M: Ok, I am not paid by or working for any brand of camera, and I really have nothing against Sony or whoever it is.However I am a bit puzzled by the comments here from you guys.I'll try to make me understandable and sure I do not want to provoque anyone. But are you guys producing pictures to be shown only on the internet or on any type of display and not to be printed?I check really a lot of comparisons (but always with Phase One IQ180 as ref) and clearly it seems that the image is crispier and sharper (however in my eyes a bit artificially, compare for ex. the CYMK at the top you'll see below the black line a kind of white line in the Sony, not the IQ180, not even the Leica Q). But all this at minimum ISO (and I prefer the IQ colours). I would not use for professional purpose images at above ISO 1600 (the same from a Canon, or Nikon or whoever).
Same impression here when choosing Leica Q vs. SonyA7RII. Leica seems better.
DSLR APS-C could be the next. Just compare side by side D90-D7000(that I own)-D7200.
Let aside video capabilities and sensor what did the manufacturer improve in 7(seven) years? Maybe they improved the marketing.
I'm not a smartphonist, but I think the smartphone manufacturers gain multiple core processors and 64 bit processing in the meantime.
Stitzer23: While I appreciate the article, calling it 'shooting experience' seems a tad inaccurate. Too much is dwelt on the spec and tech. Also, while the camera's inability to isolate the subject was touched on, a portrait sample shot at 200mm f2.8 is conspicuous by its absence. Tease.
And maybe some more bees?!eventually shot with the new leica s for comparison.They are so cute those bees...
Digital Imaging Technician: So, am I visiting PetaPixel or Digital Photography Review?