Should have been called a Tamtax or Penron lens.
p5freak: High end glass, but focus by hand, ridiculous. Hello Zeiss, the manual focus age is over, since decades. Canon and Nikon bodys and not build for manual focus. What is a razor sharp lens good for, when you cant focus it properly ? A modern lens has to support on sensor phase detection autofocus. Thats the most accurate way to focus, to get the sharpest possible pictures.
@vscd - Leica uses RF for focusing which is very precise. It works well even in low light. OTOH, DSLR uses AF-assist which is not 100% accurate. In that case, I prefer AF for the sake of comfort and speed...
aramgrg: Zeiss is like Victoria's Secret girls. You want-but not affordable!
not really Otus not-affordable
Nice photos from a talented photographer, thanks to DPR for posting this.
personally I prefer no HDR at all. LOL
I'm very sure some of those places are probably 30 min drive from his home, hence less strenuous :D
FuhTeng: I'm looking forward to the super-tele comparison tests that are inevitably on the way. The 200-500 f5.6 is appealing.
I'm hoping Ren Kockwell will cover it.
disraeli demon: Still no affordable, compact 24mm f2 lens for APS-C - I guess if you're into primes, Nikon (and Canon) expect you to upgrade to full frame.
get a Fuji and call it a day?
mgm2: These images are indeed nice, but quite frankly I am not sure they are better that what I get with my Pentax K3 and the Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro.
different kind of drawing, CA, micro contrast, etc.
The images were converted using ACR, has it been C1 Pro 8.3, Iridient, or Photo ninja, the image quality would have been even better.
I had to pick the 3rd sample when buying ZE 25/2. Event the 3rd one is far from perfect (still slightly decentered, 5% of the image mushy on the left side) - but I had to accept because Zeiss said it's expected given it's a retrofocus lens... So having so many sub contractors is not really a good thing - maybe...
Nice shot! Despite what the typical DPR gearheads said...
DFPanno: See what happens when you are struggling with limited dynamic range?
It's amazing how gearheads keep talking about DR everytime. The end result is what matters. Unless DFPanno has some similarly spectacular shots from his supercharged DR cam?
The property owners better start covering their copyrighted buildings with plastic or something. Not all of those buildings are pretty anyway...
How come J5 is so much sharper, with better noise too?
Xentinus: Nikon 85mm 1.8 G is a real gem!
Strange, what I see is that Canon 85/1.8 is better than Nikon 85/1.8G - even with higher pixel density of 50MP. Otus 85/1.4 is better than both Canon/Nikon but the Canon is not bad IMHO.
robjan245: DPR is being overly generous with a silver rating for this POS.
should have been a plastic reward, not silver.
Pic Man: I know someone who recently just bought a canon 700D for his girlfriend and he knew nothing about photography. He bought a canon DSLR because it's a brand he recognised and because it's a DSLR, so it must be good. Canon don't need to push the boat out with new features and better sensors because they have the brand. Having said that the 700D is still a good camera which will take excellent pictures. They have nice straight out of camera jpegs which is important to most. I also have to say that the 700d was one of the most comfortable cameras I've held. I'm sure it's the same with the 750/760D.
I don't know about cheap plastic American tanks.
AJDVD: Why I get the feeling that the tests in DP review are less thorough than before. Just take an old test from an earlier Rebel and compare for example the conclusion sector.And why every camera wins an award anyway. No point when everything is exellent. I think DP should rethink the point-award part.
It couldn't be more thorough for an overpriced plastic camera with somewhat outdated sensor tech.
Basically DPR tells you to buy D5500 over the overpriced Rebels ;)