GodSpeaks: To be honest, the big issue I have now with medium format, is that the sensor is not large enough, as they all fall far short of a full sized 645 frame.
These sensors are even smaller than the 36x48mm sensor (2xFF) I had in my Mamiya digital MF camera years ago.
Why is it that no one is offering a full 645 sized sensor?
It's just a matter of time, given there is a market big enough for 645 or even 66/67 sensors. Sony is able to develop such sensors but the demand has to be big enough first. I think if the H1D is doing decent sales figures the top management of Sony may just give the go ahead on making proper MF sensor. It is not impossible but they got to think about the whole system - like the lens line up with image circle large enough to cover these sensors. That would take a lot of consumer response to convince Sony the market is there. Of course, by making it mirrorless, there is hope. There are many legacy MF lenses out there.
Wild Light: This is baaaaad for Leica
On the camera body side, yes. Leica lenses still got that better brand name than the Hassy branded lenses today.
Steven-T: Just watched the Hasselblad live presentation. This X1D is not for me. The sensor size is 1.68x FF 35mm. A Hassy V 6x6 film is 3.63x times FF 35mm film size. I want at least a 6x45 sensor size, 24mp is fine with me. The two XCD lenses are extremely slow, considering the much smaller image circle coverage. I want at least f/2.8 or faster. I am using three f/2.8 V lenses for my film Hassy V, covering a much larger image circle. Bokeh? What's Bokeh! Guess I need to wait longer for the next "whatever brand" . . .
2.8 or faster for a MF lens is not easy (in terms of size, weight, IQ, and cost). But I agree with you. 645 should be the starting point and I prefer 66 or even 67. May be in a couple of years Sony would enter this market... finger crossed.
love_them_all: Fuji, Sony, I don't care. Just make a Non-Hassy ver at 1/2 of the price. Give me an adapter and I will be able to use pretty much all legacy MF lenses. Now this is a game changer. It's better than the Leica S, and better than the Pentax 645Z.
Just wait. They will come. And who says anything about needing to save money? LOL
Fuji, Sony, I don't care. Just make a Non-Hassy ver at 1/2 of the price. Give me an adapter and I will be able to use pretty much all legacy MF lenses. Now this is a game changer. It's better than the Leica S, and better than the Pentax 645Z.
love_them_all: Great idea. Too bad it's for the EF-M. Please make one for the Canon DSLR.
What? There are quite a few 28mm macro made for the DSLR out there in the market. It is not impossible, and many wides/normal already got close focus capabilities, just not 1:1 yet. Like sem said, the working distance is a problem. Putting LEDs on a macro is also independent to the focal length. They choose a 45mm eq is probably the shorter working distance means the no need for a very powerful light. Food pictures? :)
tkbslc: might be worth picking up one of those dirt cheap original M bodies just to use this. Very cool ideal.
@fmian Exactly. Lighting conditions too.
@tkbslc You don't have to believe anything. But I am speaking from first hand experience and I am stating facts.
Pixel Pooper: Canon makes some bizarre claims about this lens on their website:
"World's first lens with a built in macro lite."
"The world's first autofocus lens capable of focusing to infinity"
WHAT??? Does anyone even make an autofocus lens that is not capable of focusing to infinity?
May be they are referring to the Olympus dental camera set up. It's got macro and built in lights.
Esign: Macro 45? Maybe, with the LEDs. Greater depth of field than with 100-200 macro lenses. I'm most concerned about distortion, because this lens could be useful as "scanner" of old drawings and other larger documents which I now have to first borrow (it's hard to persuade an archivist) and then take to the copy shop for scanning, and I have to pay $300 anyway.
The ring light (kind of, in this case) set up is not really good for documentation of things like drawings. The light fall off would be very serious and the center of the frame would be easily overexposed, creating a hotspot too.
Canon pro DSLR with the 100L. No hunting at all. Sony mirrorless with PDAF is also good.
Be mindful of the slow AF and hunting in macro...
Great idea. Too bad it's for the EF-M. Please make one for the Canon DSLR.
Would have been perfect for me if it has wifi and a EVF port. That way if I can access the menu via the EVF, or proof exposure on a phone or tablet, if needed.
BTW would this camera be as thin as the film M's? I used to hate the digital M because they are too thick :)
AdSR: I'm surprised that such feature wasn't developed earlier. Much earlier. I'm looking at you, Olympus, the self-proclaimed innovator. I've been wondering for a long time why DSLRs couldn't auto-tune AF by some comparison with the actual sensor image. Sending the kit to the service for AF tuning can be troublesome and unreliable.
Well, at least they finally did it.
This should be a standard feature like 5 years ago. Olympus makes mirrorless only so I don't think they care about this that much. Canon engineers must be too busy doing something else to not even thought about such simple solution that only requires very little coding...
love_them_all: Still happily shooting the Tamron 24-70 f2.8 and the LAEA4 adapter. I use it mostly on video shooting. Even for stills I don't think the GM is justified for the asking price, compared to the Tamron.
You probably are not familiar with the LAEA4 adapter. I have tested this lens on the A7RII with this adapter vs the LAEA3. The 4's AF is still the fastest, and when doing video and AF-C there is no comparison. It doesn't have as many AF points but it is fast.
Still happily shooting the Tamron 24-70 f2.8 and the LAEA4 adapter. I use it mostly on video shooting. Even for stills I don't think the GM is justified for the asking price, compared to the Tamron.
Not a trace of CA? or they are all in camera adjusted? (ok saw some on image 5)
Very clean images.
Anybody knows how to do the last adjustment of the last image? Around 17:52.
How did they do it? LOL Of course by making E mount lenses and figure out how the Sony body communicate with the lens. Only Sigma is the 3rd party lens manufacturer that got the expertise in figuring out how lenses from Canon as well as bodies from Sony behaves.
So these new lenses are now only "designed in Japan".