this is pretty cool!
always wanted to see a rave DSLR
tlinn: Lot of complaining about this lens in the comments. Price is high, yes, and it is definitely fair to compare it to the competition and expect it to be competitive. But as for the rest, it seems fair to point out that every lens is a compromise in some way. Fuji offers amazing primes where IQ is completely uncompromised at the expense of convenience. This lens is for shooters that place a high priority on convenience and are willing to sacrifice some IQ to get there. Nothing wrong with that—even if my priorities lead me to other choices.
well according to some, fuji has already stated it will be a kit lens. since nikon and canon both have "kits" with their 18-135's it's not outlandish to think that fuji will bundle this in as a kit lens. it's not fast, not cheap, and not exceptional optically. it's a betweener lens that looks betweener in every category. at least hit one well - oh, it's weather sealed to go with the X-T1 .. which of course it may be bundled with it, but not a kit lens.. right.
troll more and harder there T3.. you're losing your touch.
Robert Kempen: this lens will be ideal for the game parks of Africa on an XT1
Get up close to the waterholes and shoot lions and other predators - good enough for those landscapes and sunsets also
Weather sealing perfect for the constant dust problem
OIS excellent for shooting freehand from the window of your vehicle
lol 135mm on a safari? good luck with that, and makes sure your medical insurance is up to date.
yes, but usually those types of lenses aren't 900 for a kit zoom either.
looks okay .. not sure what's happening with the reds in some of those shots... not an overwelming "wow" for a $900 lens though.
rrccad: so out of all these, only one would I consider the be "astro-photography" which is a challenging discipline in it's own right.
the rest i consider nightscapes. it's a shame that only one DSO made it on this list, as photographing DSO's is a technological challenge , extreme patience and time far exceeding that of the regular nightscape photograph.
Astrolandscape - I like that, and suits it for sure.
so out of all these, only one would I consider the be "astro-photography" which is a challenging discipline in it's own right.
RichRMA: Anyone looking at this would be advised (if high definition is their goal) to look into an alternative, custom apochromatic telescopes from Companies like AstroPhysics (U.S.) APM in Germany or TEC in Colorado. They'll provide better images (or at least as good) as the Canon for about 1/8 to 1/4 of the price. But it's likely a well-heeled collector will grab up the Canon.
a 220mm Flourite APO refractor? you're kidding right?
at 150K or so .. that actually may be cheap.
astrophyics only has a 175mm f/8 triplet for 21K no flourite.
Michael Piziak: Looks like a lot of electronic parts to break down.
I'm sorry I love my FD lenses, but they show their signs of age, with CA, loCA and lack of general crispness.
oh right you can use film .. if that's the case why are you even on this thread anyways - it pertains nothing to do you. since you're stuck in the dark ages of even lens design because something may break. Especially with your own self professed dislike to canon. just stirring up things? I'm curious if your posted on any other lens threads pertaining to quality of materials.. gasps. none. go figure!
RichRMA: Even with a red band, half plastic...
ironically i've seen metal lenses get bent out of shape from a light drop and zoom / focus being compromised - i doubt that would happen nearly as easily with engineered plastics.
lol .. yeah because the cameras we put them on now have no electronics at all.. derp.
i mean really - comparing this to any old MF lens is kind of a chuckle - because back in the MF days, there was no such thing has high performing UWA's under 21mm with around the OM 15mm being about the only notable exception. even the C/Y 15mm wasnt that great
Boky: 7 or 8 years ago I pulled apart the 24-105 L F4 because I could not obtain consistently accurate focus. The PCB (almost identical to photo #2) had a large number of very high inductance chokes placed everywhere across the whole PCB. The only reason why such chokes had to be used was to combat a large amount of noise generated mainly by the lens electronics, but also to filter the noise coming from the camera power supply, i.e. the voltage rails used to power-up the lens. I was shocked to see what canon had to do to keep the noise under control. I also could not believe at the amount of placement tolerance the AF (auto-focus) sensor PCB, located at the bottom of the camera body; I was able to move the little AF PCB freely with my fingers in both directions more than 0.5mm. Needless to say, I sold everything and never looked back at canon gear for achieving consistent focus results. The canon gear I owned was not cheap - around AU$4,500.
LOL omg.. a pcb could shift..
peevee1: Investment in marketing by this company is impressive. R&D... not so much.
yes because the over 3 billion usd that canon spends on R&D isn't enough in your books.
Bernard Carns: Another typical letdown from Canon.The last cameras I've bought have NOT been from them.When are they going to finally do something worth someone's attention?
have some kleenix that a canon india announcement let's you down...
no great surprise consider canon japan usually posts the real teasers.
it's a sweet competition though.
mpgxsvcd: At least they didn't call it the T6i. Seriously Canon is designing in reverse. They are undoing everything that was great about their cameras before.
or maybe a pacifier?
do you need a kleenix or a blankie?
quiquae: Never ceases to amaze me how people keep waltzing in to give self-righteous pontifications about this low-end superzoom that they were never going to buy anyway.
LOL Quiquae .. right?! there's some that are certainly sniveling away.
oddly enough it's always the same ones .. every .. single time..
Sad Joe: WELL DONE FUJI ! As a Canon & Nikon user I do wonder how many of the 'improvements' newer cameras have could come via clever software updates….Ps - I love my two EOS-M's (no really - forget the negative reviews its a GREAT pocket DSLR) but I tried out a Fuji TX-1 at a wedding recently - superb. The pro I was working with is seriously considering selling off his FF Nikon kit he's that impressed with his TX-1. Perhaps Nikon & Canon should consider what this means to their business rather than half baked upgrades such as the D610 & D810 or a Canon 5d4 ????
well done for what? adding in a print button? :P
yes because canon's never done major firmware releases or done fixes to older cameras via firmware before. o.O
considering most of these are bug fixes anyways, something both manufacturers do.