Infared: Beautifully built lens. Really wanted to keep mine. I love the rendering wide open and (like my Nokton 25mm) I was expecting this lens to get sharp across the board when stopped down to f/2.8-3.5. Heather at MirrorLessons reports that the edges get sharp at f/11!!!! That was my experience as well. I REALLY wanted the lens to be great. It wasn't. If it was $400-$500 I "might" accept that performance but not at $1100. I decided to sell my Panny 7-14mm f/4 and pick up the new Olympus 7-14 f/2.8.When a zoom lens (The new Olympus) is WAAAAAAY sharper wide open than a Voigtlander stopped-down 3-stops from max. aperture....There is something very wrong there. Very wrong. I think that Voigtlander REALLY needs to redesign the lens. Make it a f/1.4 if needed...or whatever (I am not a lens designer...LOL)....but this very beautiful object created by Voigtlander just did not perform.
I loved the magical things this lens could do...but sharpness should be there too at some point. No?
Mosc......no..I did the tests myself. The edges were definitely sharpe at f/11. Overall/center sharpness may have declined a bit but what I am saying is correct. Heather at MirrorLessons had the exact same findings as I did. Get the lens, do the testing, then offer an opinion. ..but don't refute mine on hot air. Not cool.
Beautifully built lens. Really wanted to keep mine. I love the rendering wide open and (like my Nokton 25mm) I was expecting this lens to get sharp across the board when stopped down to f/2.8-3.5. Heather at MirrorLessons reports that the edges get sharp at f/11!!!! That was my experience as well. I REALLY wanted the lens to be great. It wasn't. If it was $400-$500 I "might" accept that performance but not at $1100. I decided to sell my Panny 7-14mm f/4 and pick up the new Olympus 7-14 f/2.8.When a zoom lens (The new Olympus) is WAAAAAAY sharper wide open than a Voigtlander stopped-down 3-stops from max. aperture....There is something very wrong there. Very wrong. I think that Voigtlander REALLY needs to redesign the lens. Make it a f/1.4 if needed...or whatever (I am not a lens designer...LOL)....but this very beautiful object created by Voigtlander just did not perform.
Another reason to buy Olympus :-)
The bokeh is horrific. You get what you pay for I guess applies here.
Why is Fotodiox beating that camera with a wooden ugly stick?
jeffcpix: TTL would make it much more useful. No specs on how long the arms are -- could be very handy for use as copy lighting. How about a filter slot for polarizing? Maybe a built in slave that ignores pre-flash or pc cord plug? Good idea which needs to be made more 'feature rich'. Probably needs to be used carefully -- looks like it could easily rip the hot shoe off the camera -- I'd consider using it mounted on a bracket instead of the hotshoe.
Thanks for the negative fear-based comment. Apparently you are afraid to read, too. The arms are 19" long.Looks like a great, innovative product at a reasonable price to me if you know what you are doing with a camera in your hands. :-)It definitely adds a positive option in 3rd-party, macro flash offerings. ..and it looks like a lot of fun to play with!!!!!!!
Salvador Moreno: Not for m4/3 mount ? :(
It does not have TTL for any camera....so...it should fire on an MFT camera....right? I was wondering the same thing....
One Canon 5D3 in the hand is worth two Konosts in the bush!!!! :-)
PhotoKhan: I am SO ready to bet that the "themed set of 10-20 images each on a subject of their own choice" that will come out of the winners vision through the use of those "4-months-prize-loaned" Hasselblads will be subjected to very fine print in a camera pre-delivery agreement that grants Hasselblad co-ownership of the so created 10-20 images set.
If it is so, what is really happening here is Hasselblad coming up with an elaborate pseudo-contest scheme to get their hands on certainly very inspired promotional material at very, very low cost and "0" monetary compensation for the photographers.
If such signed agreement is presented to the "winners", Hasselblad is competing for the "Manufacturers Douchbag Promotion Award", right there, nose-to-nose with PhaseOne.
I am getting so sick of these manipulative-proto-smart marketing "ideas".
In plain old good Portuguese, we call it "Xico-Espertice". Maybe we should come up with a neologism in English to describe these kind of practices.
You have it correct! This is a pathetic come-on to get talented people to work for free and give their talent away for nothing...not even a camera. Low class.Wrapping it in an "opportunity" gift wrap. This is as bad or worse than the unpaid work/study/internship scams at businesses, which amounts to slave labor!
Why does the M3 look like a kitchen gadget maker designed it? It's just pathetic. Canon, get your mirrorless product up to competitive standards...you are REALLY embarrassing yourself...oh wait, maybe that is why you are not sending it to the U.S...you are ashamed of it!
Glen K Wells: Jusy my two pennyworth but i think it is a mistake by Panasonic to not provide a built in flash.Ok add-ons are more powerful etc but who are these cameras aimed at?
The LX100 - no flash and now the GM5?Basic photo punters do not want to carry a separate flash around with them to a friends house or out in their other pocket. Just want to take a quick snap oh hang on everyone I need to find and then attach the flash - hey where did everyone go?A built in flash is one of the functions that make cameras like the E-M10 and the NEX I mean A6000 lines popular.A built in flash is dam useful. If there is no room on top anymore why not squeeze one on the front like the days of old - software or the camera can remove red-eye.
Personally I would not choose a camera without one, I know that counts for zip but it is a feature that I look for. Currently have D610, X-E2, NEX-6 and E-M10.
Gonna start a bring back the built in flash campaign haha.
The simple answer...look for a bigger camera. This camera is all about small and having a VF. ...obviously ..adding a flash would make it larger..Something had to go!You can buy a larger camera with a built in flash...but not this small one. Seems simple to me.
Looks impressive. I am not changing either of my systems...(MFT & FF), I am just too deeply invested in lenses, etc.... ...but I have to give Samsung a "A" for effort and improvement!!!
Very very attractive improvements...Sony is getting there. Not enough for me to change systems...but they are getting there....slowly but surely.
I REALLY like the idea of the camera. The sensor, the 5-Axis etc. It's still the lack of dedicated AF lenses that stops me. It is priced really well too.Makes me crazy!!!! LOL!Could the Sony A7 II please mate with my Canon 5DIII and make a Love Child that we all want so bad. LOL.
LOL!!!! Sooo...ugly and sooooo out of date....LMAOROTF!Even the "H" logo...it is sooo poorly designed.I have owned a few REAL Hasselblads in my life..but puuuuulease!!!!!
With those gold accents this camera will definitely be a popular item in pawn shops in the near future!
webber15: To Infared..betcha folks thought that about you when you were born...
:-) until I smiled...then they saw that I saved my gold accents for my teefs!
WOW!...is that ugly!
How will we ever face tomorrow? :-)
WOW! That is ugly.Please..just leave it in the lunchroom...