rsf3127: I come straight to the comments thread.This section may one day be referred in my post doctoral thesis on human behavior.
Let's see what people elaborate to bash this camera. ; )
The sky os falling and we are all DOOMED, I tell you!
And why can't they get the hue and saturation right on that falling sky anyway.
halfwaythere: Its nice to see that the "old girl", Canon EF 85/1.8 USM, is up there with the best of them. Good news is that once you load the lens profiles into the converter the fringing is a non-issue. Add super fast and precise AF to the mix and what's not to like?
Don't see it.
BarnET, the Otus looks sharper at 1.4 than the Nik at 1.8 to me.
Snapper2013: Wow, the Canon 5dsr/Otus Combo completely SLAUGHTERS the nikon Otus combo.
Thanks for doing these additional test.
Now you've started it 😀
Very nice series Jon, just in time to celebrate the fourth with!
Wonderfully made mechanical devices in the new digital electronic age.Possibly that is the design philosophy which needs changing?
Iloveaircraftnoise: G'day all,
Well for all the innovation this camera brings, the battery life is an anachronism... And there is one other thing I don't understand...... Why bang on with this ''smaller form factor'' philosophy when a quality 70-200 telephoto lens attached to the body will still make it look like the elephant dragging a mouse ? Surely the Sony engineers are kidding themselves.....
Op, possibly Sony thought they could deliver more compact lenses. Alas, even Sony can't change physics.
Reminds me of Sonny's, "Sony, no bologna" commercial.
Lassoni: Mirrorless doesn't give size savings if the objective is big. I guess it works well with pancake objectives, but even stuff like 50 or 85 prime start struggling on a mirrorless body that is small. There's also the problem if you happen to attach a heavy objectibe on a small light body, the weight balance will be off. DSLRs require special tripods to balance the use of 400+ prime teles, whilst I think a small body mirrorless might already start running into troubles trying to balance a 1kg prime/zoom.
TMR, It looked like you were replying to my comment.
TMR, who said anything.about a tripod? These are used for bif's and other wildlife.
You bring up a good point. I don't understand the philosophy of a small mirrorless body with lens adapter and large prime or zoom lens. It just sucks for manageability.
Not that mirrorless is lacking merit, it jas great potential. But I rather suspect most photogs who use large lenses prefer DSLR sized bodies like the Canon 5D series. Even my 6D's seem a bit small with the 100-400 mkii or 400 DO lenses attached.
fatdeeman: If it had an EVF and decent AF it might have been a handy tool for wildlife, airshows etc but I don't like the idea of framing at 600mm with sun glaring off the lcd much
Plus sized deeman, you hit the nail right on the head.
Adrien S: I thought I'd wait for the 5D mk IV.
I think I won't, actually.
If you wait until just after Xmas, Sony will probably have a newer model out.
Umi: Nice.Just found a customer for my kidneys, should last long enough to take a few shots
be sure to use overnight shipping. You only have a week or so now, so don't waste any of it😀
Wow, no one mentioned that the Leica red dot name tag is slightly crooked.How could people miss such an important "feature?" 😀
J A C S: 28mm seems as an odd choice of a FL. Other than that, it seems to be a great fixed lens camera with IS for those with extra cash.
Agree with jacs. Think they want it to be a travel camera for scenic shots, but 35mm would be more useful for all around photography.
Lassoni: If the lens is subpar, what's the point of putting it in front of a camera that is capable of much more? I think this might work very well on a APS-C camera (especially since aps-c bodies are also light), but on FF I don't expect seeing someone using something that's between the quality of a nikon 50mm 1.8, and a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro . I mean come on, even Tony Northup said "but the Canon's 50 is cheaper than Nikon's" .. is this something that really matters when shooting with a 6D or 5D, that are both good bodies ? Imo go a little extra mile to get something that's actually good.
Well I have the old 50 1.4 and it is a OK-ish lens. Using it sometimes makes sense because of its speed and narrow DOF.If IQ is paramount, then it isn't my first choice.
This new 50mm 1.8 STM is much cheaper and probably focuses faster (don't have one to compare).
Just Ed: Nice lens, but 3'6" close focus....ouch!
Wow....thanks that makes much more sense.
straylightrun: RIP Canikon, 2015.
Let us know on January 1st 2016 how your prediction turned out.
BeaverTerror: Mirrorless is the official term now? So instead of choosing a term which describes the camera, they have moronically chosen a term describing what the camera does not have. One day DSLRS will be a nostalgic memory and we will still be stuck with "mirrorless". Same situation as clipless bicycle pedals.
How about EVILC
electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens camera
Not a derogitory remark btw