Rod McD: Now we need Sigma to build some wide-angle lenses to the same standard. Zeiss need some competition for the 21mm 2.8.
look forward to see the 24/1.4 ART
eyeswideshut: I really don't know what to admire more. Someone who - one hundred years ago - achieved roughly similar performance with four lenses in three groups at F/2.8 or a corporation which - a century later - achieves marginally better performance corner to corner with the aid of cad/cam and thirteen lenses in four groups at a whopping 800g and a thousand dollars.
So? even if you are correct about the "roughly similar performance" can you really compare a f1.4 lens with a f2.8 lens?BTW canon 18-55 is better then 24-105 at f8 as well accroding to DRTV :-)
Raist3d: Here's an idea Sony. Make the RX100 Pro (or whatever you want to call it). It would be an interchangeable lens camera with 3 fast primes - a 28mm F2.0, a 50mm F1.4 and a 100mm F1.8. Maybe 18mm and 140mm options later.
Don't make it a super blown up new lens system, just key primes and maybe one good zoom and done. Put a nice grip area.
Oh and a new sensor variant with phase detect AF.
brycesteiner: The image quality does not have the detail of the new and much smaller Olympus or the Fuji cameras even up to high ISO's (to me 2000 is high ISO).
I'm trying to figure out why it got such a high score for fixing a severe problem that should not have been there to begin with.
After switching to mirrorless, I wouldn't go back. I was told I can't shoot fast action - bologna! The current generation, at least with Olympus, the screen is perfectly quick and the human eye is probably the slowest part of the chain. Guess what? Not dirt on the sensor either!
The megapixel race is moot now. Noise is too. They're all very good. Why not focus the other way and lets see real improvement in low ISO? How about mirrorless Nikon, Canon?
Sony is way ahead. That is where the high scores should be going to.
The big players are seriously lacking innovation over the last three years. Otherwise, there is no reason to buy new cameras, unless you need a new shutter without dust, dirt and oil.
even m43 use a mechanical shutter, no dirt on sensor if you stick with your kit lens
profus: "Another small change worth mentioning is the camera's ability to use the Auto ISO feature while in manual exposure mode. This allows you to choose a shutter speed and an aperture setting and let the camera decide on the necessary ISO. And, because the D4s has an Exposure Comp button as well as two control dials, you can apply exposure compensation so that you get your chosen image brightness, when working this way."
Is this a change? That wasn't possible on D4? It certainly works that way on Df...
is it a firmware update?
reminds me of contax..
Joerg V: Probably good for the money, probably not as good as the Sigma.
2 people don't know what "probably" means :-)
completelyrandomstuff: btw. if you want a nice bokeh with similar sharpness on the cheap, you can adapt a $30 55mm SMC takumar for M42 mount. The main downside will be chromatic aberration, but at 55 times less money it's hard to complain about that.
Yes, m42 on Nikon mount requires correction lens, otherwise cannot focus to infinity. Also smc takumar will not work on conversion mounts (it will get stuck), you will need super takumar but then most of the 50/1.4 super takumar nowadays suffers from yellowish inner elements (oxidation?)..
canon...please give us folding standard lens..
Rbrt: So... USB 2.0? 3.0? You would think a USB dock review would mention this.
I think it doesn't matter in this case..you wont need such bandwidth
Is Canon making a digital "New F1"? seems Canon is more devoted in the film-making market these days..
I am wondering if this DF can use "split prism" MF aid..
Gabriel Yeo: Sony continues without fail, to make ugly-looking cameras.
this is subjective
looks good but generally I think mirrorless cameras lack the ability to do high speed sync with a small flash... seems to me that only Canon is catering this.. (270Ex II)
to me high speed sync in a small package is one of the critical factors for fill flash when travelling...
seems like the successor to DSC-R1.. this time better range, with IS and constant 2.8.. thanks Sony