mosc: Don't film Nikons go 1/8000s like the D4 this thing's guts are supposedly from?
@mosc. No. This resembles an F3 or FA. Neither of those went to 1/8000. I believe that ss debuted with the F4.
yabokkie: so this is not rebadging but reboxing.
is the silver ring on the lens just a decoration or really operable?
Go look at an AIS lens, you'll see the silver ring. If you don't know what the ring is, you don't know what the camera is about.
Wake me when they finally make a real digital XA.
leschnyhan: This would be a great lens for a D7100. Most zoom lenses don't resolve enough detail to really exploit the potential of the 24MP sensor. I don't own a D7100, but I owned a Sony NEX-7 (until it was stolen from me), which has the same or very similar sensor. Sigma should also make this lens available for the Pentax K-3, which likewise shares a Sony 24MP sensor.
The D7100 is a Toshiba sensor, the K-3 may use the same.
JackM: Wow Nikon doesn't know how to write a JPEG!
No, Nikon's default jpeg are soft, but can be easily adjusted by their picture controls
rfsIII: Awesomeness. Bounce flash is so underutilized and when you hold the camera vertically and bounce the light off a wall you can get beautiful portraits. It's great when Nikon comes out with a great product in spite of themselves.
It doesn't look like it supports the CLS system. Also lower guide number than the SB-400, and it uses AAA instead of AA like other speedlights. All bad. If you want a small flash, get the sb-400 for $119 while they are still around. This new flash is more for less.
SB-400 already does this. For Less.
Adrian Van: Maybe Canon can explain why in a camera of this class priced $1199 USD for body has only one SD card slot.It would be more attractive to semi pros or sports/events users if it had backup file capability, like some of Nikons cameras (or the Canon 6D). Or is this considered advanced amateur camera or for more serious users? Do pros/semi pros want or prefer backup SD slots especially if the video is now getting better in movie servo AF mode?
The specs are impressive though, with its new AF system and sensor, and like the full articulating screen.
@utomo99 I'd be willing to pay $1199, and I did for a D7100 with dual card slots.
Olympus lenses w/Sony sensors. Might be a good combo.
Gotta love Ivar....
Hugo808: I'm going to save money and get my old Spotmatic out of the loft.
I had a Spotmatic F as well.
But there will soon be no Kodak film for it. :(
I don't imagine this is the same X-mount as the Fujica SLR's of the late 70"s?
6fingers: the good: for my camera/lenses combination (D7000) CA correction is a lot better than l3. 2012 doesn't clip highlights as much. Highlights/shadows/white/black is a real step forward.I didn't notice a change in noise reduction compared to LR3, but sharpness seems better.The brush can now also change wb and shadows/h, noise, yay.
the bad: the 64bit version is twice as slow compared to 3 on a high end PC under win7 x64(on the same images of course). I hope this will change in the final product (i'm talking about working on images, not exporting speed). I shudder to think how frustrating this may be on a lesser machine.Google maps is also very slow compared to the browser equivalent. Even loading the map only layers takes some time.
On the whole, if it gets quicker, this will be amazing.
What processor and how much RAM on your W7 machine?
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