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Withdrawn my entry, it was not a Chameleon even though my guide at the time indicated it.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!
Voting doesn't seem to work for me (all other polls work fine)
Rumle: I don't see the obvious point in this, they just added a build in adapter, which makes them kind of huge compared to Sonys lenses. Of cause there are not many lenses for that system yet, but.I'm guessing that there are two groups of people who represent the majority of the A7/A7r owners, one is people who just want the best mirror-less they can get. The other group are people who already own a camera system, most likely DSLR.The first group are unlikely to buy anything without auto focus, they also want small lenses.The other group would by the Samyang for the DSLR system they already own and use it with A7r on adapter.
trouble with adapters is that they are introducing extra play and issues with flat fields due to that (the guy from Lens Rentals isn't too happy with them).
JEROME NOLAS: What is SONY? A car maker? Thanks God they don't make aircrafts!
They are a sensor maker, some sensors even make it into their own (Minolta)cameras... after a while that is. As their sensors have had a major impact in the camera market I wonder what their aircraft would do.
ornitho1: I am not a professional photographerThis tripod is sure eye-catching but you would have to give me solid reasons to convince me to pay that much money for a tripodConvince me!!
it saves you more than 70% from a Gitzo with RRS ballhead ;)
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)).