laszlokovacs: Dios Mio! There are so many clowns on this thread I'm surprised the Shriners aren't recruiting from it. If the AF and IQ are competent, then this will be a landmark camera in the digital age. To all the payasos complaining about the fixed lens, get over it. Ever hear of HCB? Shot with one focal length: 50mm. Ever hear of Garry Winogrand? One focal length: 28mm. Viewfinder? Optical only for both! No parallax correction!@!!! How did they ever do it!!!! And compared to those two giants, we all stink. Price? It's a freaking giant sensor with a Zeiss AF lens in a tiny body. Want an camera with changeable lens, VF and a Zeiss f2 35mm? Buy a D600 and a Zeiss ZF 35 F2. Same price. Oops, no AF. And watch people run when you try to take their photo on the street. So if you are into street photography, love the 35mm focal length and want a small, stealthy, gorgeous camera, this is the one for you. Otherwise please voice your complaints about enormous size of the D600.
[quote] Want an camera with changeable lens, VF and a Zeiss f2 35mm? Buy a D600 and a Zeiss ZF 35 F2. Same price. Oops, no AF. And watch people run when you try to take their photo on the street. So if you are into street photography, love the 35mm focal length and want a small, stealthy, gorgeous camera, this is the one for you. Otherwise please voice your complaints about enormous size of the D600. [end]
Speaking for yourself I hope ...
CDBayy: I LOVE this idea! Bravo to DPR for seeing the future!
A suggestion if I may... please include detailed information on exactly how these connectivity features work. I find it woefully inadequate to simply include in a review that a camera "has wifi." What exactly does it do? How well does it work? How long does it take to connect? Can I send photos direct to my smart phone? Does it require an existing wifi network, or can I send pics to my phone without a wifi network? The Connected Camera is the future, but there will be many awkward steps taken by camera manufacturers over the next few years as we get there.
Even professional level DSLRs will soon have wifi and 4G. I work red carpets in Hollywood for a living, where the photogs all sprint to their laptops after the event is over to upload their best images to Getty or Wire. Working pros who cover news events and sports (not so much weddings) will adopt these connectivity features robustly.
awesome ...seriously awesome Simon
and this one ...seriously I should have smacked you harder.
look at this then look at what you posted today. I was right to smack you. Now dont do it again and instead take street photos like you did this day.
fad: A good editor to get rid of the superfluous fanboyism would have helped.
But there is otherwise some good information in this review.
You should hire him for your own photographic history, he'll likely invent something nice and perfumed to say.
...lol, awesome fad.
G Davidson: In case anyone is wondering (I know I was) why Zeiss don't make AF lenses for Nikon or Canon, here's the real reason-
"Due to international licences, it is not possible at the moment for companies outside Japan to offer AF lenses with EF- or F - mount. So we will concentrate on high-end manual focus lenses with those mounts within the next future.
Carl Zeiss Lenses Team"
what it means kodachrome is that its not for taking pictures of your cat so yes you are right, would be pointless for you.
Light Pilgrim: I think these Zeiss lenses are not relevant anymore. They do not work properly with modern DSLRs and Manual Focusing is extremely complex on bodies like 5D MKIII as an example.
I think Canon will introduce 135 F/2 very soon and it will have AF...will be cheaper. The existing Canon lens is just stunning and is costs 50% of what Zeiss is asking for this lens.
I think Zeiss will need to change their business model very soon....of offer AF.
Ah you do have one zeiss, apologies you should put it on something else if you cant see to focus, its your eyes and not someone elses that you are using. Also really poor choice in that 35 if its just for street. The 135 and you and your 5DIII have nothing in common here, just sell the bloody thing ..plenty of others want it.
you've got quite an investment in this thread light pilgrim.Live view, are you serious, for street ...WHAT?
Are you even a street photographer, you sure dont sound like one.All I shoot is street, all I use is Zeiss, the other difference is I have pictures ...not sure what you have you dont even have a single Zeiss.You guys that talk for everyone else are ...all talk
Sad Joe: I'm sure this new Zeiss will be a cracker - HOWEVER its twice the price of Canon & Nikon best 135 lenses - perhaps, just perhaps it might just be a shade better being newer but this remains far from certain -(example - Canon 'soft' 50 1.4 is better than the more expensive Zeiss and the Nikon G 50 1.4 is simply better all round) this Zeiss is simply too expensive, perhaps if it were a REAL Zeiss lens made in German you could understand the price point. Sorry this will only sell to Zeiss nutballs - then again that's the whole point.
But last time you said ....Sure to be another fantastic Zeiss lens I can't afford (are these all made by those bad boys at Consina?) just as well it doesn't fit anything I own!
Bit shitty referring to other photographers just because they work hard for it.Sad, Joe.
jmmgarza: I wouldn't display any of Griffin's work on my living room wall. That's how I typically judge art. I ask myself, "does it pass the - I will see it everyday test." No thanks Mr. Griffin.
I'm sure your pink & eggplant cushions sighed with relief.Art is not a measure of what you like and even the differences from your own tastes are something to expore but I suppose you would have to leave your 'living' room to manage this.
Art has many lessons and the 1st is to learn how to learn...
I shot this same guy on Elizabeth street not much later than this one.