D1N0: Do they still smear detail like in my HX9v?
They could at least build in an NR-off mode.
Do they still smear detail like in my HX9v?
straylightrun: Retail price should be $199.95 Max.
Exploiting American workers is better?
You want to exploit those poor Chinese workers even more?
ravduc: Just rub a bit of Vaseline on an old filter and save yourself 500 dollars.
This effect is much more subtle than vaseline which creates a fog like effect, where this creates a soft glow on the subject itself. Digital effects should be applied with care and taste, otherwise it will almost certainly look fake.
The difference between this lens and some older fast primes (50/55mm 1.4 Takumar/tomioka is that it is still soft stopped down to F5.6 or so) giving you more DOF to play with and still have a soft halo over the image.
Stanny1: At current Samsung NX1 pricing, you might as well go full-frame with the Sony Alpha A7.
You presume to know a lot about me sir. Insulting me won't help your point. I will not take your challenge because you get to choose the pictures. Can you tell a MF and a 1/2.3"shot apart? Apparently not. You might as well shoot everything with a phone for that matter and give away your treasured D4s.
Look like Nikon's got too many managers en too little inspiration.
When you don't see it you don't see it alas, By al means ridicule me.
Maybe MF is a bit too expensive :p. Technically it probably has to do with the circle of confusion.
Because aps-c crops out the middle part. The DOF between 85mm and 135mm is different. You get a different diminishing sharpness than with a 135mm on FF. But is is more obvious around normal focal distances 60 to 24mm.
Yes and you have to compare with 135mm. It is much more clear at shorter focal length's.
Aps-c is not full frame and that is the end of it. If you can't see the difference you might is well stop calling yourself a photographer and start calling your self a pixelpeeper. Full frame is about more air in your pictures and a sense of being closer to the subjects. Extra sharpness and less noise is just a bonus.
Can it stream 4k live to my livingroom? if not it's not revolutional.
Mssimo: ephotozine already has a full review out. Im not sure what to think about this lens. It seems worse than "lenscap" lenses but they managed to price it much more than a standard canon f1.4 50mm. http://www.ephotozine.com/article/lensbaby-velvet-56mm-f-1-6-macro-review-27275
Bokeh also looks swirly Biotar/Helios like
There used to be soft portrait lenses in the eighties. still to be found on ebay.
PhotoKhan: Excellent step into taking the US away from the police state it has become.
(...but, Brittany, before you classify Texas option as "a Draconian slant" think about what 15ft actually are and how citizens photographing within that range may actually be interfering with the actual police work...farther than 15ft is perfectly suitable to still record inappropriate or illegal action that might be occurring.)
Isn't it already illegal to interfere with police work? Why a separate law for photographers?
Look ok, and should for the price. I wouldn't buy lenses like this for the A7 though. Boring zooms.
Twong: What makes it stand out among other great 100-ish macro lenses already on the market?
D1N0: More classic looking but the lens looks like a plastic compact.... Nikon just doesn't get it.
When you are going for a retro-look, make it look retro and not half retro and half nineties. Just look at the fuji's or the Pentax Q or Panasonic and Oly they don't have big lenses, but they do not cover the front element with plastic. I don't think you can judge my marketing skills. I happen to have a degree in marketing.