Andy Dan: Stupid launch imo. The Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 Contemporary Macro sells for 500$ and it's faster and has macro capabilities. It lacks weather sealing indeed but who needs weather sealing in a slow variable aperture zoom like this new Pentax? Pro's won't use it, enthusiasts won't use it...A new version of the DA 17-70mm F4 AL would have been much better...
It is now, in the old version. A new hd wr version would be more expensive. When they are renewing it, why not make it 2.8 F4 as well? Or 3.5 constant. (Like the old A 35-105) This lens will compete less with the sigma, because of it's range and WR. It's hard to beat sigma so better offer something different. They have not discontinued the DA 17-70 so it probably is a two horses situation at the moment.
ogl: This zoom is pure commercial product, firstly. And only then - it's photo tool.
Reverse psychology in action!
You because that really is identical to the sigma except that it's slower and more expensive...
So switch brands already OGL.
Piggy the bad: $750 = £470 give or take a couple of quid. BUT Pentax uk are selling this in the uk for £600 ?? Once again another example of how Pentax are screwing the uk consumer.
A lens is supposed to last a lot longer than two years....
Another camera that will never get a full review on dpreview. Not a single camera with the sony 20mp aps-c sensor has been reviewed yet by dpreview.
D1N0: "Default color still a little warm and over-saturated for my taste, tonal range a little more contrasty than I prefer"
Canon is cooking. I've always said it.
default is not a hard word people
"Default color still a little warm and over-saturated for my taste, tonal range a little more contrasty than I prefer"
Kim Letkeman: "However, the a7S's sensor is one of the best low light performers on the market, so you can see it actually out-performs the GH4 by around one stop more than you would generally expect, meaning that the GH4's performance is comparable to the a7S using a sensitivity setting three stops higher."
I checked the 1600/12800 and 3200/25600 comparisons in raw and the A7s was obviously noisier than the GH4. If they are basing this on jpegs then I submit that the statement is only applicable to the JPEG engine as they shot it. If on raw, then I would like to see the examples on which the statement is based, since the two I checked do not support the 3 stops statement.
m43 is the best! when it is not m43 don't bother. In fact their should be a law forbidding all other formats, why it should even be forbidden to talk about other formats. There are none. Lock up people who talk about other formats. They are dangerously insane.
Jogger: If something is worth taking a photo of, then use a real camera. This seems more like a client engagement - PR tool than real photography.
You can. I just put them in dropbox and then use my phone to upload to instagram.
I ditched Iconosquare for irritating adverts. Now using Websta
Zeisschen: OMG, I'm seriously glad that mirrorless cameras have no problems with lens calibration. Unbelievable for me that this is still an issue in 2014 on DSLR cameras. Great innovation from Sigma though for this redicilous problem.
yes mirror less is holy. dslr bad, dslr shoorters stupid. Me idiot for shooting one zeischen wise mirrorless master. Me kiss feet
King Penguin: Superb pictures.........carrying all that kit too! That's one in the eye to the M43 brigade......
yeah tit for tat
Everytime a new dslr comes auto the m43 brigade is ready to call it it an obsolete piece of junk, but we can't criticize them a bit? Come on people.
Looks fun. Don't dis it. That's close minded.
rjx: Why do all the brands insist on making their "rugged" camera lines with crummy colors and odd looking shapes? Can't they just make a rugged camera that looks more like a traditional camera?
no they can't. There is a law.
Let' s not show anything new at Photokina. So boring, everybody does that.
Well at least Twin Peaks is coming back.
mirrorless aps-h :p