Wasn't this lens suppose to be out like a year ago?
The dying mirrorless market says the dying dslr market is dying. The dying dlsr market yells back that the mirrorless market is dying. This is what I hear in DPR forums. Neither get that the jokes on them both.
Nigel Wilkins: sarcasm
I know, lets all find fault with stuff we don't want or need, rather than accept that others have their own needs which may be different to our own!
After all, these things are clearly so useless there's no market for them...oh, hang on, why do they exist?
Old people that shoot birds have no need for this, so nobody should. DPR rule #196345.
Lee Jay: "If you're looking for a Wi-Fi card that's simple to setup and blasts images off into cyberspace in a matter of seconds..."
Unless you are a real-time photo-journalist, there's no good reason to do this, and it's generally a bad idea for multiple reasons.
Um, no it's not.
Complaining that Zeis lenses are expensive is like complaining that Mercedes are expensive and that you can get an equally well made car for cheaper. To that Zeis will reply, "Yeah, so"
RobertSigmund: An overpriced piece of glass. There are better and cheaper alternatives (Sigma and Canon are mentioned), just not for Sony E mount!
So unless it's the best lens at the cheapest price.....
Mario G: GH4? What happened with the skipping of unlucky numbers? Why not GH5 as it should have been, or even better GH7?
Maybe they decided that superstition is for children?
mailman88: Where's the lens selection for this camera? Can't find any 300-400mm lens
Give up on birds
Shamael: In simple words, we had until now photo cameras that could make video, and from now on, we have video cameras that can make photos. What the heck is that good for? And, then, 2000$ for a body that contains things I never use. When do camera manufacturers start doing again cameras for photographers? Now, stop talking about Nikon DF low resolution cripple and it's fantasy pricing?The world is definitely upside down.
So 1 freaking camera puts video first and your panties get wadded up? Go yell at clouds!
Cane: What does Pentax have against wifi?
They can't make it work out of water either.
What does Pentax have against wifi?
Hasselbad! Didn't they make their own cameras before, or did they just bedazzle other people's cameras?
DPR should just suspend all sample galleries due to the fact that human beings suck.
Master Yoda: Unfortunately, I don't see too many in this sampling that are all that impressive. They appear a bit soft.
I believe you have copied and pasted this onto every sample picture forum for a reviewed camera? Kind of creepy.
Daniel from Bavaria: Ok, nice lens. But I'll stick to my Fuji 60mm lens.
1. I own it aleady2. It's not that pricy3. IQ is lovely, cannot imagine the Zeiss is realy better4. it is a bit brighter and longer AND much smaller and lighter5. for me 1:2 on APS is most of the time good enough
But choices are always good to have.
I really think that on the x-mount side with the really good Fuji lenses it's a tough run for Zeiss.
Ok, Daniels out. I'll alert the media.
sean lee: Hi, Guys. I have a question. I am not professional photographer. Just like to take pictures.
Now I am using Canon t2i with EF 50mm F1.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 and Sigma 10-20mm. I am satisfying with their IQ but I want to have little smaller body in retro style. I was waiting if canon announce retro style SLR so I can keep the lenses I have now, but I don't think canon will announce and I am tire to keep waiting.
If I switch to Olympus E-M10 or Panasonic GM1, am I down grade or up grade? or just same grade in IQ? Thank you,
The 9-18 isn't a 10-20 replacement, as it isn't nearly wide enough. And it's not better. I am not sure how a body style from 1970 will make the photography better. It's doesn't come with bell bottoms.
To 98% of you complaining, her pictures blow away your stupid bird pictures you continually post on these forums. Nobody wants to see anything eating at your back yard feeder, regardless of how far away you took it from. Nor do we want to see your black and white grainy pictures of some persons reflection in a storefront that you call art.
bossa: Kiddies with animals have been an ol' fav' for generations. These pictures are, predominantly, set pieces that are designed to appeal to sentimental parental instincts... ..cute isn't necessarily good art. The genre of the work is reminiscent of kitsch paintings from the late 19th to early 20th century and, from my perspective, is very boring in every way.
Beats stupid bird pictures by old people that permeate every forum in this place.
Samuel Dilworth: Retch. It looks like something a nouveau riche Russian would make if she just discovered photography. Wait a minute…
I bear no ill will for people who like this kind of thing, since they know no better. But the DPReview staff does know better, and would better use its clout by exposing talented photographers making strong and relevant work.
You could start with Chloe Dewe Mathews if you want something good and likely to be enjoyed by many. I was mightily impressed by her ‘Caspian’ show recently.
What if chloe actually sucks and you have no idea what you are talking about?
Samuel Dilworth: This rampant kitsch (which runs amok on sites like 500px) is destroying our ability to see. It’s like the ‘loudness war’ in music: everything is turned up to eleven to attract attention. More is without exception more in this world.
So it follows that if a dog is good, and a pot-bellied toddler is good, putting the two of them together at sunset on a misty farm is even better. (Duh!) If you formulaically combine:
• fluffy pets• children• sunsets• snow• backlit mist• flowers• bucolic artefacts• fabrics blowing in the wind• blurred backgrounds• very warm, highly saturated colours
… you arrive, as Shumilova did, at the apogee of this aesthetic – the equation can’t be denied! – even though you’ve truthfully created an absurd parody of beauty.
As this garish view of the world becomes normalised, it becomes harder for people to see other, better possibilities.
Oh, sorry, there's no room for anything other than what you think is best? It's better than your stuff.