Sordid: There's a serious lack of FF really wide angle lenses for Sony, unfortunately.
What are you missing and for what use? in Sony AF 16, 20, 24 and 16-35 from Sony, 15, 12-24 from Sigma, 14mm and 24 T/S from Samyang
Rebadged Sony A7r? (aka, they should show it off a little better :) )
No stabilization for Sony, wake up Sigma and smell the e-mount! Its a mount with high opportunities and limited lenses in their segment... hope they turn around on the no OSS for Sony.
Othman Ahmad: I don't like this A7. It should have followed the design for the NEX3 without any viewfinder at all.
Without the viewfinder, the A7 could be smaller, lighter and cheaper.What is needed is not a veiwfinder. The LCD is much better than any viewfinder especially for people wearing spectacles.
I only have problems when the sun is too bright outdoors which is very rare for me. But the solution is not to install bulky, expensive, powerhungry viewfinders. Just install a sun hood. Just like this. Of course this hood is flimsy and will not last long but Sony could have developed a better metallic hood for their cameras instead of developing expensive electronic viewfinders.
The viewfinder for the A7 is more expensive than its more useful LCD. The viewfinder also adds bulk to the A7.
Amongst other reasons, it has something to do with stability, which helps for high MP camera's like these.
"which omits the 'bits-in-a-box' distribution method in favor of faster access to software updates through a monthly subscription"I think its clear for all, it omits normal software distribution in favor of greed and control by a megalomanic company.
Seems a little excessive, normally theft isn't punished that highly where I live... but theft is theft. Profiting from someone else's creation, especially looking at the collector part, is something you should share royalties for. (Gotye payed a million for use of a guitar rif (not forced to pay, but paying out of decency and agreement of a 55/45 split)).
viktoriskra: For those who haven't seen them yet..
..19 (amazing) sample pics can be found at:
Very nice set, great photographer as well, I think he could make the pancake look nice :)
Hugo600si: Hmmm, I was waiting since nex-7 intro for a G or Zeiss standard zoom for my wife as she now only has the 24/1.8 . Now the question is which one to get, 2mm on the short end or 35 on the long end.
Gut feeling is Zeiss with the 50 will win it, but the misses likes her telezoom too, hope there will be some reviews soon to help decide!
I prefer primes for maximum aperture, but yes, if they would have managed 2.8 in that package size (or a little bigger) it would have been sweet.Big question of course... is either the Zeiss of G full frame or not.
Hmmm, I was waiting since nex-7 intro for a G or Zeiss standard zoom for my wife as she now only has the 24/1.8 . Now the question is which one to get, 2mm on the short end or 35 on the long end.
RichRMA: The egomania of the current generation knows no bounds.
Doesn't need to be a self portrait does it? You could have your baby crawling on your desk at work :)
50 is an easier lens design, 24's have always been more expensive. And part of the price of the 24 is for the brand on the lens, don't enjoy it any less due to that, at the time it was the only decent lens available.Have to get me a 50 now though, it has been raved about since launch, but now its a must have (denies stating earlier that the DXO mark results can be a complete mess with the 35/1.4G junk scoring high...)
Peiasdf: I think all foreign aid should be banned unless it is due to natural disaster. Most of those aid campaign waste people more time and money in the developed country than their contribution in the undeveloped country resulting in overall negative contribution to society.
The value of your time being wasted in the west is highly overrated, look at the valuable contributions we bring in our spare time that would be wasted (here I am on DPReview...).Comments like these to me are an indication of selfishness and greediness growing in our society, look better at what those campaigns bring, yes, many can be improved, but if you see that lets start with doing some improvement yourself, or support the causes that do make a difference.
rb59020: Since the camera is a full-frame Sony, I should like to try it out with the 70-200mm f/2.8 G Alpha, or the wonderful Sony/Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8. Any reviews around the net using either of these lenses? Is it available without the kit lens?, I have not much need for the 35mm. One other thing, does the 2700 Quid include the bloody VAT?
Thanks so much.
Are you serious? assuming you are, this camera has a fixed 35mm Zeiss lens, it is not an interchangeable lens system
I hope during the lifetime of my CS6 a good competitor comes up, in anycase the business model will be matured by the time I will consider replacement (in a few years time).Raw conversion I just keep using LR as per my current flow.
JWest: At last, NEX has a comparable lens to the f2 30mm I've been using on my Samsung NX for years. And for only four times the price! ;)
Part you pay for the quality, part for the construction and internals, part for the expertize at Zeiss (cheap for a Zeiss lens) and part for the brand badge on the lens :)
I would love to seen how it compares to the 24/1.8 on Nex, its currently my only native lens as the rest is not quite up to spec of the 7 potential yet. Good news about the CZ 50 macro coming, that will be an interesting lens, the current 32 is a bit too close to the existing 24 for me
Just thinking, install it in a VM as your second machine, make a snapshot of that VM without internet connection. use for 99 days, then back to the snapshot version (after you stop paying). Start of a solution? A computer does not 'know' what date it is, its just looking at a few 'counters'.Gets around the OS upgrade problem as well, that VM will be fixed.
Reality is I'll probably not bother, if they do not want my business I'm not going to waste my money with them.
*cough* bullllshit *cough*They could have offered a perpetual license with the CC software, it just checks monthly, but no charges. Maintaining two versions is nonsense. The only risk you will run with that scheme is that Adobe can go bankrupt and you loose access, but I'm sure someone would take over the service at that time.
Greed is the only reason I see behind this.
nickimay: For a company it's not bad.
A fix cost, fully deductible, helping in assessing your operation's cost and forecast.
Also, for a company/professional the cost is ok. Compared to the total monthly cost of any employee and to what her/his work will be billed it adds peanuts.
Obviously we are talking about the western world. Companies in developing countries who are voted to domestic business would be hard hit, but one needn't to downplay the flexibility and creativity of these societies.They will be getting full steam ahead with new solutions in no time.
Those left behind are the hobbyist/amateurs, for whom the opportunity cost would be hard to justify or just out of reach.
It is true that the most of them use very little from a CS package and could fulfill their needs with simpler and cheaper -or free like GIMP- solutions.
I will stick to LR (with an occasional bent to GIMP) as long as it will be available outside the cloud scheme. Keeping options open just in case...
Its difficult to capex rented software against a project, its not all roses and sunshine for companies either.
How to rid yourself of hobbyists and amateurs in a few simple steps. First you enforce a company professional license model, then you still rip off European customers (Australia is no no longer robbed on photo$hop pricing it seems, only Europe is over 50% more expensive)
Hope my not buying that license makes a difference... aka I hope there enough amateur photographers to dent their income sufficiently.
Love the software, hate the company (with a vengeance)