WGVanDyck: An interesting article, however, there is a fallacy within “Fallacy 2”. The manufacturers introduced a false premise that the APS-C lenses would do the same things as the FF lenses they try to emulate (35DX=50FX). The reality is; you are going to get the native characteristics of a lens’ focal length regardless of the sensor you put it on. As an example: a 35mm DX lens is going to give you 35mm lens distortion and DOF characteristics when mounted on an APS-C sensor. Other than angle of view, it (or any 35mm) is not equivalent to a 50mm lens. But, with the DX 35mm, you have all of the light falloff, distortion, and filter vignetting issues that would be reduced or nonexistent if a 35mm FF lens were used. The only APS-C lenses that make any sense are the wide to ultra-wide focal lengths. I love my Nikkor 12-24mm DX, but otherwise I find FF lenses don’t have the DX lenses' edge problems. So, there is a good reason to buy FF lenses, even when one doesn’t plan “upgrading” to a FF camera.
And vice versa. If you like a 35mm FF on your APS-C body, you'll be unpleasantly surprised by its distortion and light falloff with your new FF body :)
Dpreviewmember: How this cam will compare in size with the Olympus OM-D 10 + kit lens ?I'm asking this because the OM-D seems a much better cam in several ways and while it doesn't come with an f1.7 lens, the 28-84mm equiv. kit seems good enough, small and light to begin with for U$650 all is cheaper than the Pana.Later we can buy other lenses including very small collapsible zoom one !
The LX100 and E-M10 body dimensions compared:http://j.mp/1wrComSE-M10 with 14-42 IIR and EZ kit lenses compared:http://j.mp/1hMCUo4
I hope this helps.
urix: What did you mean with "3EV at the center" of low-lit scene? Is it correct to assume that the center illumination is 20 lx? Thanks.
@yabokkieReally? Illumination of 25-30 lux can be learned from EXIF data.
What did you mean with "3EV at the center" of low-lit scene? Is it correct to assume that the center illumination is 20 lx? Thanks.
TWIZEEL: I know the way - OVERPRICED product never sells. Even 600 bucks for conveyor style of production for lens still expencive. 20 years ago hand-adjusted on optical bench Carl Zeiss was cheaper.
But 20 years ago the Buck has been much more valuable ;)
Mike Cialowicz: Odd... they claim it has front and rear control dials, but all I see is a rear dial. Is the front dial the toothed thing surrounding the shutter button? Is that awkward to use?
Mike, did you count the dial around a shutter release button?
Yes, sir. A Digicam like Sony RX100-II is more capable than Lumia 1020, giving a better sensor, a tilting screen, etc. But it is dedicated photo tool which price tag is similar to the one of the multi-purpose Lumia. Except that, we are unlikely to find a dozen of P&S digicams, justifying easily the fuss with a separate photo gadget.
DSLRs are in a diferent league. But not all ILCs of course. Personally, I had a chance to play with RX100 and NEX-6 side by side at a local store yesterday. It's all about an optics, but I find the RX100 to focus quicker and more reliably at any of its focal lengths than the NEX with conventional kit lenses. Not to mention size difference.
When I try to download original movie samples I get a message that an access denied. How can I get them?
Well... Where did you see an LX7 for $300 and a D-Lux 6 for $500?
kewlguy: Why is the 24-70/4 IS much more expensive than 24-105/4 IS? The new zoom better be as good as the best primes! But then it's still f/4...
Because 24-70/2.8 II is much more expensive than 24-70/2.8:-)
These RRPs would be ok only if Canon is going to follow the Sigma's way. Compare Sigma 24-70 prices: $1400 MSRP and the street prices being less than $900.
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/shop/24-70mm-f28-if-ex-dg-hsm-sigma(and click FIND A DEALER)
J1000: I'm not a fan of the colors I'm seeing.
NOKIA PureView fan detected.
kevin_r: I second GRAFLI: Why on earth didn't they put Windows 7.8 or even Windows 8 or Android on this phone? Whatever the stupid reason - probably political infighting in the company - I hope they put the same camera or better into the Lumina 950/1000 with dual core processor and Windows 8.
PureView has a special purpose chip processing all photo/video from the camera. They have written lots of code on C/C++ to support it. Windows Phone 7 requires applications to be written in C#. Why bother to rewrite this software if Windows Phone 8 supports native applications? I guess they'll port it to WP8 and we will see Lumia PureView before the end of the year (next year?). Just some thoughts :)
doctorxring: This thing sure looks a lot like my Sony SAL 18-250. Has an HSM motor though.
You're wrong. Tamron and Sony 18-250 ultrazooms both have maximum aperture of f/6.3 at the long end.
P.S. How can I add a link to my post?
wayoutwest: I still don't feel the need to upgrade from my 550D. I'm more interested in mirrorless cameras with better video quality now. Canon have been a disappointment so far this year, with a large sensor compact that's much too big, the 5DMKIII and this one that's not doing it for me. The 40mm pancake is too close in focal length to the the 50mm f1.8 I already have. I'd like a 28mm or 24mm pancake.
Sure, 22-25 mm EF-S pancake with at least F2.8, better F2.0 would be a killer!
urix: Is there a way to distinguish a camera with the modified sensor from a camera with the original one? E.g. by serial No.?
To Louis_Dobson: Thanx, Cap :)I'd like to know it before I start shooting.
Is there a way to distinguish a camera with the modified sensor from a camera with the original one? E.g. by serial No.?
WOW! The photo at a poorly lightened bar shows a crazy exposure: -13.33 Lv, i.e. more than 1.5 hours of exposure @ iso100 and f/4! :-PPlease fix shutter speeds shown at the image subscripts. They are reciprocal (e.g. 25 sec instead of 1/25 and so on).
ogl: Why this 75/1.8 is so big?
Maybe for it is an MSC lens with onboard focusing motor?BTW I think this 75/1.8 will be about 60 mm x 70 mm (D x L).
SteveNunez: I'd like to see Sigma also support the other lens mounts such as Samsung NX, Pentax Q, the new Fuji mount etc as less expensive alternates to the OEM offerings. It seems as if only m4/3 and NEX systems are supported.(read Samsung has not opened their lens mount specs to outside lens makers, shame.)Thumbs up to Sigma for supporting these new popular standards.
+1 to iudexOne more thing: NX has flange-back distance of 25.5 mm while mFT and E have 20 and 18 mm, respectively. Would the Sigma 30/2.8 design fit this requirement?