I hope this version of the 120-300 is issues-free. I got the previous version after much praising and encouragement from the webs, little i knew, i should had researched more on the failure rates since theres no testing - renting option where i live. Now i know but its too late that version has high issues statistics no surprise you can find it half the price of the "S" version. If you get a working sample great, if not .... i am on a sex ride with Sgma of three countries since April ... the lens just hasn't been able to be worth to get with me on the field once yet.
rallyfan: Except this "protest issue" isn't relevant.
Newspapers aren't going to start printing issues without photographs.
They're going to start printing issues without photographs from "photographers" and "photojournalists."
The argument whether "anybody can take that picture!" is moot. We will soon enough see whether anybody (a) can and (b) will "take that picture."
The answers will invariably be "yes" and "yes" to those questions.
as for designers, true designers are the ones who are profiting right now and they are sought after. It is a time that clearing up in the market occurs , competition is real and solutions to the challenges deriving from the financial situation can be given only from people truly qualified
as everybody elses, the payments of every professional might and is become a subject of flexible adaptation, a photojournalist should be called to work for more clients or reduce somehow his prices etc but that would be all
i dont think also, on a different level, that is a functional attitude to act in an introvert / phobic way, "don"t get that, don't get this, don't need that, etc sustaining a self absorbing black hole in the market chains (less demand, less research, less production, less innovation, less jobs etc) that will lead to a total collapse eventually
in today's declining markets the only businesses surviving and will be the ones standing are the ones investing in professionalism, specialization, expertise. Neither wedding photography, nor photojournalism, or whatever kind of photography can be replaced by smartphones for at least various technical reasons alone. A snapshot is good and worth of doing the job under certain circumstances while in countless others more theres no way it can deliver. Are you going to stick your neck for example to get a picture from a hazardous situation only to find out that your ....smartphone cannot reach the event 100 meters away that no amount of tiny megapixels can save the day or you have no clue how to deal with light and come back with a burned or soak in dark out of of focus mud of a useless image ? The list goes on
as much as everyone is a graphic designer since they can install illustrator in their laptop. Or web developer because wixx exists. not happening. washington sun directors are plainly ignorant cowbillies and they will simply fall in the brainless pit they dug
Prognathous: Going by Tamron's recent pricing logic (see their new 70-200/2.8), the likely price for this lens is going to be $3000. Why 3 times the price of the current 200-500? Because of the the added stabilization and range.
if i am asked to pay 3000 for a lens of a similar class to sigma 150-500 (~900?) then i rather save it for a used Brand glass
first sample images : http://blog.naver.com/sp_marketing/70179201020
instead, i can see it priced similarly to Sigmas 50-500 ....
i still dont get in reality terms the "pocket" factor when a camera has interchangeable lenses ... When a "compactish" camera is fitted with a lens that cannot fold then the differences in size you gain from making the body thinner are truly negligible. The size depth of any interchangeable lens camera i believe in reality cancels any pocket size notion.
Lef Jack: Can anyone tell me if the new 70D is capable of shooting images at 300 dpi, as are Nikon and Olympus.
Currently have a 50D and 7D, but neither of them are capable of shooting at 300 dpi as far as I can tell from searching the manual and the camera menu!
A = 5472 px X 3648 px = 73" x 49" @ 75 dpi = 20 mpB = 5472 px X 3648 px = 18" x 12" @ 300 dpi = 20 mp
=> A = B
in other words all three Canons "shoot at" 300 dpi (you - or other end receiver eg printer - just have to "rename" in the software the file resolution to the desired printing dimensions in inches / centimeters)
i have witnessed someone taking amazing pics with a bridge camera because somehow he owns a great perception of angle, moment and light (or maybe what he sees from his specific viewfinder inspires him) - but he was lacking a sense of color balance. I personally being decades more than him in photography will struggle to catch, notice, the moments and angles he so easily spots. And then again, i also saw that when i got my hands on seriously upgraded equipment many of my questions "how they do that" were solved as the equipment alone provided me 80% of that great result i wanted and i couldn't get before because of equipment limitations. I dont think there are many people that are so naive and immature to think latest equipment will make great photography for them. Its also a matter of subject. You can do great artistic photogrpahy with any cheap camera, but if you want or need to do sports for example you need to sacrifice serious money, its a specialized field.
You can be whoever you want to be. Why filter how you feel. If owning something even if you dont use it makes you smile then keep own it. Just as that. If you need the money, sell it. Even if you don't take photographs but you fancy having these fine pieces of machinery, that some inspired creative and scientific people called artists, designers, and engineers, have put together, then be it? Whos to tell whats healthier and what not. You have the right to not feel creative if you don't feel. And if you do then you pick up any toy from your collection to explore what you can do with it. And if you choose to concentrate on a single item and make the most of it and make it do what you have in mind you want to do then be it too !! Just enjoy :D
I hope this has a better buffer than D3200. D3200's buffer can't handle 24 MP Continuous RAW fast enough.
At least there's a 3fps option in 5200 that could hopefully prevent missed shots due to buffer overload, which is what happens with D3200 if need to shoot action Continuously with 24 MP RAW.
Then again ofcourse if you need that you have to pay for a body of the next class in the line-up. It just would be a pleasant treat from Nikon for amateurs if 5200 is capable of not missing a 24 MP shot due to buffer limitation, even @ 3 fps.
Otherwise i guess the 24 MP will be a treat only for amateur landscape / macro / portrait shooters that happen to have some piece of pretty good glass.
Other than that i would only miss the second wheel ( i shoot Manual a lot ) and two or three more quick access buttons.