Don Sata: This camera's main feature article comments seem to be stagnated around the 500 mark. The X-Pro2 got more than 1,300 and it's not even noon of it's first day and Sony's new 6300 has about 300 already.
I believe this is quite telling of the interest a camera like this or Nikon's (400 comments) generate.
Most people don't need a $1000 camera. They don't even need a $100 camera these days.
rsenk19: It is difficult to trust the word "forever" from companies like Sony...
Leica? What of R-mount?Nikon? How many Nikon cameras can take every variety of an F-mount lens and not lose metering, or AF or both. One?
Hugo808: Forever, or at least until the next upgrade....
Really? None of your manual Nikkors ever had to be relubed? Or have apertures cleaned? Or zoom mechanisms tightened?
Please, name a company dating to film days that has not dumped a mount at some point.
sibuzaru: Why people have that hard time to recognize their evolution? How many years took Sigma to be known to make lenses that could be better than the first party?I remember a interview with a optics engineer talking about how computers leveled the ground in lens design, no one is unbeatable anymore.
It's not just the optical design. There are materials involved, as well as a fair bit of mechanical and electrical engineering.
How is that surprising? It's clearly aimed at a very narrow segment of shooters and there are only so many people who come here to argue about gear. In fact, I think not a single of these comments comes from a future owner.
How much is real Contax Sonnar these days?
Henry McA: A problem is the weird focal length of 21 - 30 mm on APSC. That´s not very useful, 16 - 35mm is useful, 15 - 24 would be useful but this is just a odd - why not use primes instead.
What's weird about it? That's what the first wide L zoom was - 20-35.
The only more or less succesfull compressed format replacement I've ever seen was avi with mp4.
They can stick FF Sony sensor in it for all I care. As long as it comes with a locked bootloader I will be spending my money elsewhere.
MichaelIsGreat2: Anything with Google Android is CRAP!! Windows 10 with an Intel processor would have been a much better proposition!!
And 2GB of RAM to watch 1080p videos, good luck with that!! Even 4 GB is not great with 1080p video and also with a good speed in GHz on the CPU.
I have a Windows 10 tablet. Truth be told, it ain't all that. It does play flash though.
RichRMA: You can buy a Canon Rebel XT for $50.00 and trade it in.
That's what I used to do when Canon had its loyalty program - I'd always pick up cheap eligible camera when I saw one.
Francis Carver: "New Apple Pencil?" Please, this is gross. Oh, and BTW -- Wacom has been making stuff like this for a dozen years or so now. Apple is always the last to the table with everything -- yet they claim to be innovators, instead of knock-off artists.
It did something to me. It was called OS7.
Yay, more $300-400 Arca ballheads. A hundred of them out there now? Two? Three?
Why? Someone thinks iphone is too cheap? They should go with a Caviar version then.
fatdeeman: Very interesting. I'm assuming it was relatively simple to make the two different focal lengths otherwise they probably wouldn't bother making two so close together. Perhaps they are variations on the same optical scheme?
This is the first time Tamron have a made a fast "standard" photographic lens since the 60's I think. Certainly been a while since they made anything faster than f/2-2.5
They have been making plenty of fast CCTV lenses though so I'm sure they still have the expertise.
I'll be interested to see how their price/performance ratio turns out.
I don't think Tamron ever made anything in this range.
stevo23: Should be a nice lens. This new BR element could be very interesting for Canon going forward.
I would have expected Sony/Nikon/Canon to start decreasing their prices on primes after Sigma ART, but apparently they think there's demand for the OEM.
Can't wait to see the scores. But who would have thought the Sony/Zeiss would be less $$?
I used to have a Sigma 30/1.4, after 2-3 years I sold it for exactly the same amount of money I paid for it.
Suave: So you are telling me that for my regular AF-intensive situation, indoor sports, I should dump 5D3 + 70-200/2.8 (ISO3200+, at least 1/500, f/2.8) in favor of Sony solution, right? Because that's what the title seems to suggest.
Projection? Paranoid? Moi? I am not buying another body until my present one falls apart. Fortunately it does not get obsolete after a year.
Dude, if you don't know what "match or beat" means it's your problem, not mine.
So you are telling me that for my regular AF-intensive situation, indoor sports, I should dump 5D3 + 70-200/2.8 (ISO3200+, at least 1/500, f/2.8) in favor of Sony solution, right? Because that's what the title seems to suggest.