AksCT: I recall paying $500 for 500MB Sandisk CF card, which was the fastest and largest CF at that time (it is listed at $31 on Amazon today).With increased speed, the bottleneck of buffer-disk transfer can be resolved and the limiting factor would become sensor speed and disk capacity. This would be wonderful for those needing to do high-speed full resolution long sequence.
I remember paying 490 NLG (about 230 euro) for a 20 MB harddrive... it would not even fit one of my 24 MPix shots today :)
Love the sandbagging vote... (mild frustration growing slowly).
bajanexile: I own the Sony ILCE-7R and experience wobble with the Sony FE 70-200mmf/4 OS lens. I strongly suspect that the Plastic Shim/Seal is there as part of the weather sealing design to prevent the entry of moisture. You probably need to be aware that its removal may make the camera system less weather proof. I don't take images in the rain so it is not an issue. Regarding fitting the Fotodiox Tough E-Mount, I would suggest cutting a clean lens cleaning tissue to a size such that it can carefully be placed inside the opening above the sensor, preferably not directly on to the sensor. You want to avoid at all costs dropping the screws onto the surface of the sensor. Common sense and some care will suffice. If you are one of lifes ham fisted individuals then forget it. I have mine on order and will report the efficacy of "the fix" in due course. Steve
You can also unscrew these type of things from below, so the screws fall away from the subject. If you don't have a clamp you can use a tripod pointing the camera down.Assembly is a bit trickier, but with the cam facing forward instead of down it is doable and a lot safer if you want to minimize risk of sensor damage.
My favorite one, guess I have a weird taste according to the ratings :). Thanks for sharing!
beautiful image, but I'm not seeing the nameplate if that is at all important
Got me thinking, how much would I pay to have a lens tested professionally before buying it and only getting top of the line samples. Would be worth about 10% of the price to me on top of retail
Darren Lee: Will these work on the NEX bodies? or A6000? i'm sure vignetting will occur, but at least i can use them before deciding to upgrade to A7 or whatever comes out in a year or two.
You willmost definitely NOT have vignetting, these are full frame and cover an area significantly larger than the sensor in the a6000 or other nex camaras. You will carry more glass than needed, but these should be pretty good... lets see the reviews :)
duartera: I've been shooting with my a700, for the last 6 years. I shoot mainly landscapes, indoor low-light situations, and infrequent indoor/outdoor portraits. When the a77 initially came out, I couldn't justify upgrading since I had no issue with my camera. However now that the M2 is coming out, I am thinking about it again. For those of you who have shot with both the a700 and a77, how would you compare the high ISO performance between the two? Even though have regularly pushed the a700 to 1000-1600, as we all know, it suffers BIG time and I must use heavy PP to get decent images. I have heard very mixed reviews about the low light performance of the a77. Would you consider the low-light performance upgrade between the a700 and a77 to be worth waiting for the a77 prices to drop even further? Or go with M2?
I'd go with the M2, the extra high iso for the M2 will help, the a77 is not bad but its also not a high iso animal if that is important for you.I had to get used to the noise of the a77, the a700 is a lot cleaner out of camera and at pixel level, part is due to the higher mpix count. With the right post processing settings in LR it is a joy to work with though.Even though I kept my a700 as a backup I have not shot a single shot with it since getting the a77... that EVF is so much easier to work with for almost anything I personally do.
Tricky one, looses GPS, AF assist light and gains the unwieldy ISO hotshoe (meaning replacement of my 58), but wifi (if it tethers), a new sensor and AF may be enough to counter those :S Hopefully there will be apps to record GPS via wifi on a smartphone.
CameraLabTester: An opening of f2.8 will not render both the fire and the distant pinpoint light as sharp.
A smaller aperture was used.
At F2.8 on 16mm:
Subject distance 4 mDepth of field Near limit 1.72 mFar limit Infinity
I don't see the issue about smaller fstop.
Striking image, we should do a lizard contest soon, it would do well!
Withdrawn my entry, it was not a Chameleon even though my guide at the time indicated it. Thanks for the feedback Merops!
Cetonid, I had it in my own library with Chameleon tag and title... I guess I was too easily convinced and never looked it up.
Rawmeister: Lets see a serious review on the Sony FE 70-200 f4 OS.It costs 1500 smackers. More than the legendary Canon IS version.
One would suppose it's an even better lens.Pffftttt.
I'm not holding my breath over this vapourware that should define the usefulness of the system. All the other Zeiss for Sony products have been only so-so. Why should things change now, er I mean in the future?
so-so Zeiss lenses for Sony??? have you seen the 55 and 35 reviews? Ah well, enjoy your Sigma camera RM
Thank you, googling for it I think it is an agamidae(???), was hoping it was a Chamaeleo Zeylanicus, but I'm doubting it, I will withdraw, but I hope someone can tell me the right species before I do :)
pwmoree: I am no engineer, but can they not make a body that fits both the E and A lenses without having to use an adapter?
You simply need the space from the mount to the sensor available in the body, so it will always be as thick as an a-mount dslr. really no point to making such a beast
D1N0: Dual controls reserved for the A8000?
exactly, disqualifies it as a nex-7 replacement, that tri-navi is fabulous.
frenchdream: Hello, are you aware of rumours, that despite exceptional optical quality, this lens is prone to sucking dust inside?
No not aware, but interesting piece of bull your are spreading this way given the lens is dust/weather sealed...The only note I could find which may have triggered your comment on this is from someone who mentions he had dust in his old 30 year old Canon 50 fd 1.4 lens which he has as an intermediary to this lens going on offer. His comment is a bit oddly written so you could accidentally read it like he had problems with the sony 55/1.8 (which he does not have)
Looking forward to the EVF/OVF and SLT discussions in the Hasselblad forums
*goes and gets the popcorn*
Interesting choice from Nikon stepping away from sharpness at all (photographic) costs. Still an awful lot of money for a specialty lens though and they will need some solid marketing to reach all potential buyers (Sony bokey beast 135/f2.8-T4.5 STF comes in at 1400 for example). It does leave some room for a nice Sigma ART upgrade in this section of the market... (one can always hope :) ) With both Sony and Nikon having 1500$+ lenses around the 50-60 mark.
Hugo600si: Voting doesn't seem to work for me (all other polls work fine)
The Zeiss without a doubt, bit like the Ferarri as a kid, too expensive to own, but one can dream. Missing the Zeiss 55/1.8 for FFE Sony mount though, affordable (sort of) and awfully close to the Otus.
Voting worked after posting, never mind!