samhain: Good job Sony, nice to see a f1.4. I didn't think they had it in em. That's the kind of lens that grabs other brand shooters attention. Hopefully more fast 1.4's to come.
But- putting out a 90mm macro before an 85mm or 90mm portrait lens? Seriously? That just doesn't make sense to me. Just like when Fuji's intial lens launch included a 60mm macro and no portrait lens. Widely considered a 'wtf' move. Even Fuji later admitted that was a mistake.
If 45/2.8 m43 can be portraits lens, every one has a portrait lens at beginning, and for sony FE, sony evengot 3 portrait lenses at launch, 28-70/5.6, 24-70/4, 70-200/4, all save 28-70 are more suitable for portrait than 45/2.8 m43. Since ppl always complain that sony don't provide portrait lenses, so, no, 45/2.8 is not portrait lense.
45mm F2.8 on m43, it has same DOF as 90mm F5.6 on FF, or 60mm F3.6 on aps-c. Since fuji user don't think 60mm F2.4 is a portrait lens, there is no way to treat 45/2.8 as portrait lens
Yes, you can predicate bokeh from MTF. If the solid line and dotted line of same color/width stay closely, it would have a smooth bokeh.
according to initial sample and MTF, 90mm macro has a very nice bokeh that could also be a portrait lense.
Also, it seems m43 doesn't have any portrait lenses either until the 3rd year after launch.
A new comer to a dying market in already-dead niche
actually, according to ft quoting sony ceo, sony is considering spin-off sensor business too
Renzokuken: 2.2 µm pixel pitch.... That's almost the same as certain smartphones in the market. Hurray ???
@lacikuss RX100III uses a 2.4 µm sensorhttp://www.sony.net/Products/SC-HP/new_pro/may_2014/imx183_e.html
This is a steal, $850 for 24/1.4 ART?
look at how much canon/nikon/sony charged for their 24mm lenses
The lens must be stellar, for this 14/4 lenses looks bigger than already stellar 14/2.8mm XF lense
Cheng Bao: The sensor, seems comes from old fabhttp://cweb.canon.jp/eos/lineup/5ds/img/feature-highquality/cmos.jpgwhile x8i sensor is from a new fabhttp://cweb.canon.jp/eos/lineup/kissx8i/img/feature-highquality/2420.jpg
This is about S/N, not DR
and no mention about dynamic range in press release and product brief, make me think it is only marginal improvement over 5D3
The sensor, seems comes from old fabhttp://cweb.canon.jp/eos/lineup/5ds/img/feature-highquality/cmos.jpgwhile x8i sensor is from a new fabhttp://cweb.canon.jp/eos/lineup/kissx8i/img/feature-highquality/2420.jpg
This is canon's "We are serious about mirrorless"?
Havanai: I am spoiled by the fully-articulated LCD screen on my Panasonic G-series. Why don't all manufacturers provide full articulation? A merely tilting LCD is no sufficient. And, simultaneously, I value a good EVF. You use different modes of viewing and framing in different situations. Otherwise this handsome camera looks intriguing.
fully-articulated LCD has many advantages you already know, however, it has disadvantages too compares to tilt-only LCD
1. It is more bulky and cost may be higher, and limit the LCD size on smaller body2. It is not as easy to turn from normal mode to waist-level mode as tilt-only3. in waist-level mode, it interferes your left hands for holding camera4. in waist-level mode, LCD is off from the lens light axis, which someone may prefer tilt-only when shooting long zoom or macros5. it is harder to hold and use in selfie mode than tilt-only LCD (if it is 180 degree tilting)
So some one who mainly use LCD for normal shooting or waist level shoot might prefer tilt-only LCD more
miles green: Yessss, finally!!!!!!!!!!
As a bonus, it looks compact, with a huge pentaprism and will obviously have SR in body. This is great.
It does look like the 67 with AE prism!
The newly released 70-200 and 150-450 don't have any build-in in lens IS. If there is no in body is, the premium tele zoom solution is out of any IS option, which is unthinkable as today's standard.
and there a little square on the bottom-left side of mount of the mockup, on where would SR logo have been.
Pentax_Prime: Where is the confirmation of a FF K-mount? Nothing in the news release, your article, your links, anywhere.
http://us.ricoh-imaging.com/about/press/347/Ricoh_Imaging_Broadens_Lens_Line-up-Providing_Photographers_with_Two_New_Options_to_Capture_Outstanding_Sports,_Action_and_Landscape_Photography." As the result, it not only assures brilliant, high-resolution images without compromising the sharpness at edges even when mounted on an existing PENTAX digital SLR camera body, but it is also capable of accepting future models with larger image sensors without modifications."
From slide 7, we can see sensor with gold fingers.This is a different sensor than x-pro1 sensor without x-trans CFA as shown in this videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6koZ-3KqahA
RedFox88: DPR: 2/3" is really 1/1.5". Use common nomenclature to make it not sound like a much bigger image sensor.
Camera industry use 2/3" at least as early as year 2000, why they didn't use 1/1.5" at first place is another puzzle.
arrow501: In response to the coments regarding mobile phones and digital zoom. Digital zoom is not a substitute for optical zoom. There is more to zoom than just getting closer. Digital zoom does not compress a scene like optical zoom does.
Yes, it does. In perspective relation view point aka compressing a scene, digital zoom does exact same as optical zoom. Only it degrades IQ much more than optical zoom.
mpgxsvcd: Samsung has the exact opposite strategy as Canon. Samsung knows that if they build a quality product with lots of features their customers will still be willing to spend the same amount of money and not ask for rock bottom prices.
They also know that if they are not leading the industry then there will be no catching up. It is lead or simply get out of the way and die by the roadside.
Canon on the other hand believes that its customers are for life. They believe that as long as they don’t change things too much their customers won’t want to change too much. Canon’s market share will be drastically reduced by the end of this year thanks to innovations by Sony, Olympus, Samsung, Panasonic, and even Nikon.
@ImpulseIf your logic is "sony has had a few years, but failed to grab mass market, so I am looking forward to Samsung",well, the fact is, samsung actually has one more year in mirrorless market than sony, and still has less market share than sony.