art99: Does the world need another aps size sensor ?Cannot Foveon make a real FF sensor with exceptional low light performance ? Like a sd quattro FF.
@HowaboutRAW - You're absolutely right. I got myself all muddled. I was actually thinking of the A7 cameras.
They are expensive, but I wonder if these Sigmas (which compete in the same class) will be any cheaper.
@deep7 & @Najinsky, for me, it's not just about capturing light, but more so about depth of field control. Sigma make some superb FF (yes, I know that's an arbitrary size, but it's bigger than APS-H) lenses, and I reckon a FF mirrorles Foveon to go with them would have got a lot of people excited.
These cameras are going to have a tough time competing with the Sony RX offerings simply because of their smaller sensors.
Good work Nikon! In the world of compacts there's no longer a space for anything other than premium quality. iPhones have taken over the "consumer" end of the market, and that's just fine.
Timbukto: I hope Sigma takes the revenue from this high margin product for more R&D into the stuff I'd actually buy.
Do you ever buy lenses? Sigma make some pretty good ones.
GSD_ZA: DX 18-55, 40mm at f/11? Really?
Aha! Thought there had to be some wizardry to it. Great photo!
DX 18-55, 40mm at f/11? Really?
I'm surprised by all the chromatic aberration and the really rather poor focus. I expected the results from this camera to be nothing short of superb.
GSD_ZA: Old stock, new model on the way.
Ok, maybe not old, but surplus ;-)
Old stock, new model on the way.
Good on ya Canon. I love to see technology being pushed to the next level even if that next level gives us only the tiniest advantage over the old. Stiff competition in the photographic industry is brining us some wonderful toys.
GSD_ZA: I prefer to put my lens-caps on my lenses
Look at the photos. The lenses are in the bag, and the lens cap is on the bag, and not on either of the lenses. Pretty weird behaviour if you ask me.
I prefer to put my lens-caps on my lenses
How to make a perfectly good camera butt ugly
GSD_ZA: Good job Sony. The competition for Nikon & Canon is hotting up, and this will undoubtedly benefit the consumer. One day Nikon & Canon might find a way of doing away with mirrors too.
It's always caused me nightmares!
Good job Sony. The competition for Nikon & Canon is hotting up, and this will undoubtedly benefit the consumer. One day Nikon & Canon might find a way of doing away with mirrors too.
To all the hypersensitive brand-weenies complaining that a Canon was brought in for comparison and that DPR must be biased towards Nikon.... Go out and take a photograph for once in your silly little lives.
Good little article, thanks. It took me years to discover this simple yet critical aspect in using wide-angle lenses.
Digital Mike0697: Has anyone notice there is a problem with lens flare on D750? Nikon Rumors, is stating there is a problem. I want to know before I buy the camera.
Yup, it seems to be a fairly serious flaw, but which can very easily be fixed. I won't be buying a D750 until Nikon has sorted this out.
tinternaut: Well, you only manage to miss out three manufacturers, and an entire mount.
Which of those would you consider to be entry-level?
GSD_ZA: Hasseblad are well aware that there are enough idiots in the world to make this re-branding and uglification worthwhile for them.... or are there?
Ah well, there's still a Leica branded (and priced) Panasonic out there for them then...