Nice image, and good technique.
Expensive? That is relative. I am sure in the right hands will produce superb pictures. If you don't have the Money, why complain? I don't have the Money to buy it, but I can recognise it will be a hit. Leicas were always expensive, will be always expensive.
The camera body is made in Portugal, good for my country!
It works fine on my computer. I really do not understand who would read this on a phone, with small screen? It's really nice on a big screen, some great photos.
This is of course a very good photo. But I find the branch in the foreground is intrusive and unnecessary.
skimble: the camera has something but is missing good base lenses to bring out that something. So right now I hang on to my money till I see better or a great Xpro 1 deal comes along.
Are you serious, so you are saying that from roughly 60 EOS lenses available, there are no good base ones??? Then you go on rambling about the XPro1, which is a totally different class of camera??? Pure nonsense...
Rod McD: "It was decided to focus on portraits, landscapes and still lifes". Personally I'll be interested to see the landscape lens(es). I'm assuming that they'd have to be looking at a couple of FLs (say 24mm & 35mm at the very least). And I sincerely hope that they're going to make them significantly smaller and lighter than this one. Zeiss need to understand that size and weight can be a compromise too. Serious landscapers will want lighter kit if they've got to carry them and all the hiking gear on a two week trek.......
I don't care too much for AF, and have no interest in the other lenses.
For landscapes, they have a 18mm, 21mm, and 25mm lenses for several digital mounts. But in this area, for example Canon already has two really good prime lenses, both tilt and shift:17 and 24mm.Personally, I use the Zeiss 25 f/2 on my Canon 6D, and I am really happy with the quality.
love_them_all: I'm take a wild guess. This lens will cost about the same, if not more than the Leica APO 50/2 M. It's aim the luxury market where owners could sleep better at night knowing they have the bragging rights on certain things. :)
Wrong. It's market will be pros and enthusiastic photographers who need the ultimate image quality from combining a top quality lens with top quality sensors available today, in 35mm format. Simple. If you don´t have enough money, or do not need it, move on, there are other good lenses around.
RobAHu: Talk to me when it comes with AF.
Oh, so you need AF for landscapes, portraits, and product photography? Really? The intended audience (pros and enthusiastic hobbyists) probably know a thing or two about manually focusing lenses, I would say...
No surprise here. For the type of photo example in the article, people do not need a DSLR. Todays CSC, some compacts, and even smartphones, will do. This is not new. For decades people have been using smaller than SLR cameras, compacts are not new. Good compacts are not new. Mirrorless cameras are not new, we had them since the film days.
Horses for courses.
biza43: The 6D was the camera that I was waiting for to return to full frame (after my 5DMKII). I don´t need a camera with "wow" factor, I need a camera that does what is supposed to do very well, and that is not getting in the way when I want to take pictures. I don´t need a camera with "imaginative" design, I need a camera with a well proven and tested design philosophy that I immediately feel at home with.
With the 6D, I have the same feeling that I had in 1997 when I bought the EOS 1N: this is a serious camera, understated, that will allow me to take pictures with no fuss. Robust construction and simple control layout.
If you want or need a AF system for sports or action, then get the 5DMKIII or 1DX.
Canon now have a complete series of cameras to cater for all possible users.
"All "possible" users? How about full frame range finder users, does Canon make one of those?"
All right mister KZEE, you caught me, ha, ha... I should have said "all possible DSLR users". Happy now? Get a life already...
The 6D was the camera that I was waiting for to return to full frame (after my 5DMKII). I don´t need a camera with "wow" factor, I need a camera that does what is supposed to do very well, and that is not getting in the way when I want to take pictures. I don´t need a camera with "imaginative" design, I need a camera with a well proven and tested design philosophy that I immediately feel at home with.