Well, A7s paired with OM lens is pretty compact and light.
So why cant Olympus make that?
Paul Auclair: OK....Olympus only makes compact cameras...great...m4/3 and PSs only forever from Olympus. Olympus will not make(enter) FF camera body...great don't do it...it's crazy.How about making some compact FF lenses then like you (Olympus) used to a'la OM mount but for other mounts?kinda like Zeiss, Sigma, and plenty of others do?yes there are others making lenses for other mounts BUT OM lenses are 'still' very well respected by manual focus shooters.modern day OM Zuiko (AF motors or not or both) with modern day glass and coatings and communication with host cameras...that'd be interesting. i think Digital FF Zuikos made for CanikonSony would sell and rank (nearly) as high IQ-wise as Zeiss.come on Olympus...get back in the FF game somewhere...just lenses will be fine.
Since some Zuikos are actually great even today, I think its pretty good idea.
Bit similar like I would see Leica reintroducing R lenses (or they can just skip "R" and make it like Zeiss directly to Canikon mount).
magneto shot: FF and we'll talk. Not because apsc quality is lacking, but because there is nothing negligible about crop factor in focal lengths. Mirrorless is crowded now but FF mirrorless is pretty much just sony
Size is everything. Sure, image quality is decent in NX1 or NX500, but look isnt there.. Not mentioning file durability.
FF gets more light (bigger sensor, more light absorbed, very simple physics) apart that, it has DoF control which while its possible on smaller sensors, its much easier and cheaper on FF (tho Metabones Speed Booster really helped with this issue on mirrorless.. unfortunately not for Samsung).
Its same reason why MF is better (and if there will be more CMOS based MFs, then it will eventually take over part of photography, at least that which is more "still" and less "moving" :D).
Photographers of really old times would take APS-C as funny idea, cause they thought that even FF is crippled. Tho there are different reasons for that. FF came to be cause there was need for portability, APS-C is existing purely cause when digital started, there wasnt option to make FF sensors (at least not for regular photographers).
Most digital adopters, were forced to use APS-C. We didnt choose it, neither I did. I will always take FF over APS-C. Cause there is no gain for me in smaller formats.
Mescalamba: Thats interesting actually.
Otherwise, sapphire in this case is just synthetic corundum. Rather easy to make in large quantities. Not much to do with that sparkling blue gems. :) Im not sure if it even has same oxides as natural one. But sure, sapphire glass sounds much better than corundum glass. :D
Lol, I checked it and yea.. :D
Well, there is plenty of them in A7x camp.. :)
I think there is space for few more mirrorless FFs. Especially since Sony always does something right, but something wrong.. maybe time for someone to make it "just right".
And wanting MF? Sure, but affordable MF if I dont count Pentax is very distant future. Market will go there eventually, like it did in time of film. Then we will get large formats..
Digitalis32: With these filters being made of such hard material that is cut so thin, it doesn't take much to imagine what would happen if one of these shattered - which can happen if they are struck hard, from the right angle. Sapphire would tear up the front element of any lens like it was made of wet tissue paper and the thin glass will cut your fingers to shreds should you carelessly attempt to remove it.
Also, 30 layers of optical coatings, that would be 15 layers per side which raises a question... Fuji EBC coatings which are the undisputed best in the industry have only 13 layers, and 99.8% overall transmittance (I can post citations on this). Since when did Korea optics manufacturers have this kind of technology?
Guys that make lens for Samsung, then you have Samyang. And some others, actually Korean manufacturers might be today one of best, if not best.. they just dont boast big names.
Digitall: "Made in Korea" North or South?
If Im correct, they export quite a bit of fruits/vegetables from North Korea.. not sure about lens filters tho. :D
Thats interesting actually.
RichRMA: I don't quite get Samsung. It's not like they've produced silly things like Sigma's Quadra (or whatever it's called) but they, like Sony are trying to break into the camera market in a big way. Now, Sony offered unique cameras, ultra portable (except for some of the lenses) NEX bodies which were an immediate hit. They also offered fixed-mirror DSLRs and now compact FF bodies. This has cemented them firmly into 3rd place. But Samsung, apart from the NX1, has offered cameras done better by others. Their small mirrorless cameras with EVF's were more or less like Panasonic's. Their EVF-less mirror-less are really just P&S's with good sensors. In other words, they broke no new ground, really.I think the NX1 is a great camera, by most accounts, but their other cameras are also-rans.
I would just add, that competition doesnt have anything close to NX1. Maybe 7D MK2. :D (which as far as AF goes, yup its much better)
Peiasdf: This must be the "extremely compressed timeframe, early in the morning on the grounds of a hotel" test you guys are talking in the Samsung S 300mm f/2.8 ED OIS preview. Glad to see DP staff know how to utilize business trip. Haha.
For NX500, how come Samsung cannot fit everything on the NX1 into this like A6000? Unless the NX1 battery is too big and NX500 processor a lot slower, why not 15fps as well?
Cant imagine reason for having 15 FPS in this. :D
Well, I think more of us would like FF.. I would really love Samsung FF (especially considering NX1 sensor quality.. yummy).
RichRMA: What happens when you stick a Ferrari engine in a Skoda body.
Its closer to Kia Ceed or similar. Good camera for good price.. plus it looks rather nice. :)
Well, you are welcomed to visit and live in country of Skoda. I give you a few years till you will utterly and absolutely hate everything about this country (except nature probably). :D Including Skoda (which is here ridiculously overpriced to point that people actually buy them from Germany .. cause its cheaper there).
Gearbox will die in 1..2..3..
Raw Jaw: My filter case will be able to hold my 28-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8, and my 300 2.8.
We will also witness 'George Orwell - 1984 Revisited' , lenses on everything, everywhere.
You mean.. more than now, right? :D
In some places, its already there..
645Z selling like hot cakes is suprise? That camera is ridiculously good for how much it costs..
Otherwise, Im quite interested in this FF Pentax. Unlike 40 mpix gimmick from Olympus, their sensor shift is much better idea (its pretty much like Foveon for static subjects).
Well, lets see how they will play it. I hope Zeiss will resume production of ZK lenses..
Yep, worth its pricetag. Very "Zeissy" look. In fact it looks bit better than their own ZF/ZE.
Horshack: Amazing how $1,800 lenses can have a decentered/tilted element. It's something you expect (and get) on a Samyang 14mm but not on a class of lens like the 14-24mm. Sadly it's a problem seen on many expensive optics. I've tried three different copies of a Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II and all have had significant tilting issues.
It shouldnt happen, but wide-angle lens are super-sensitive to centering, so it does happen. :(
Treeshade: Voigtlander Nokton F0.95 also have clickless aperture ring, and will soon have a 10.5mm in the line-up. Now the 17.5mm seems like a bargain.
Most of Voigts suffer from a lot of fringing wide-open. Tho at f-stops like these they should be pretty sharp and fine..