Boss of Sony: Canon SX50 HS has a 1200mm lens, and only costs about $500. It also has better image quality than this £99,000 one, and is much lighter.
We know that's you Ken Rockwell.
Reilly Diefenbach: Or you could do the D800e and the 80-400VR and be a lot sharper for half the price :^)
Sharper? Doubt it.
Jun2: $17,899.95, wow
Man, just imagine if Canon had announced a $18k lens...
It's ok for Nikon but Canon, don't you dare.
The A-Team: Glad I can get the Canon 17-40L (wider, longer, and faster, better built) for the same price :)
Wait! 12mp is only good enough for the Web?! Damn.
Someone needs to tell all those people still using the Nikon D3s and other older pro level cameras!
StephenSPhotog: I'd love to see more companies move some of their variable aperture lenses from 3.5-5.6 to the 2.8-4 territory.
3.5-5.6s aren't always cheap lenses that beginners buy, there are other 5.6s out there. And some beginners aren't looking to get the cheapest thing.
Also it'd be nice for some more upgrade options for those beginners other than super zooms or pro level constant aperture zooms.
No. I'd pay more for it.
Why would you guess that?
I'd love to see more companies move some of their variable aperture lenses from 3.5-5.6 to the 2.8-4 territory.
sproketholes: Why the Hell would anyone want to use Canon EF glass anyway?
Because it is awesome?
I'm not confused by the existence of this lens, but it is oddly expensive.
ClearGlass: Making the switch over to Canon is becoming more appealing with every new product release. Nikon has completely lost its way. It's sad to see a company previously known for their quality, and for correctly reading the market, to fall so far down the ladder, very sad indeed.
Yes. Canon has a 70-200mm f4L IS. The IS version is on amazon right now for $1099 and the non-IS version is $675.
The Quickdraw is EXACTLY the kind of thing that I have been needing!
jdrx2012: Canon has re-purposed their 18mp sensor so many times it is getting worse! Also, gotta say, I continue to hate on the 1.6 multiplier. Canon models, below the 5D series and 7D, stinks, plain and simple.
The 7D hardly stinks.
And do you prefer the massive difference of Nikon's 1.5x crop? Yeah, that is a huge deal buddy
bigdaddave: Have you been asleep dpreview, it's been out for ages
Or just a day. Whatever.
Think what you would like about this camera. But I have a simple prediction. Canon will sell 14 katrillion of them.
Lee Jay: So, Canon removes video crop modes from the Rebel series with the T4i and fails to add it to the 7D via this firmware update. This is one of the two main reasons I never bought a 7D in the first place and the fact that they removed it from the new Rebel and not included it on the 5DIII may indicate they have dropped this highly-useful feature. Disappointing and ridiculous. I guess I'll keep my money.
Our new knowledge of you not owning a 7D and why really enhances the conversation here. Thank you.
nutraman: dpreview editors - a very minor error on page 28, which states:
"As you can see above, instances of moiré in the D800E are also present - to an admittedly lesser degree - in the D800."
the cameras should be switched:As you can see above, instances of moiré in the D800 are also present - to an admittedly lesser degree - in the D800E.
No, they said it right. You have it backwards. Moire is worse on the D800E
Bernd M: There is something I don't understand: Why the pancake has only F2.8? It seems development is going backwards. 20 years ago I used a Zuiko 40mm F2.0 pancake. For the last 3 years I used a Hexanon 40mm F1.8, that I adapted on my Olympus 4/3 camera. I changed it for the Zuiko 40mm F1,4 from the PenF series for my m4/3 Panasonic. All this lenses were made 20-30 years ago, and they are small and very good. Where's the progress, I'm asking.
Canon releases a 40mm f2.8 pancake for $200. Some people can really complain about anything can't they?
Liviu Namolovan: micahmedia wrote: "Excuse me, I'm a stills photographer, and this product isn't aimed at me. Every product should be aimed at me. I'm the most important thing in the world, and unless you recognize that, I'm going to whine every chance I get, on every photography forum on the internet."I do not like this flood of video-products subjects on a photography site.STILLS IS NOT VIDEO.And sadly, this is only the begining...The rise of the video imbecility confiscating still photography gear and forums.The good part is that this abnormal trend will, eventually, go to an end.Please do not get this wrong! I'm 100% ok to have video gear for the video fans. But I felt somehow betrayed by this trend to promote video in detriment of still photography- AND ALL THIS NONSENSE IN A STILL CAMERA!!!Ken Rockwell is calling the fans of this mercantile-greedy trend "VIDIOTS".I'm wandering: how can someone do video and stills with the same camera at the same time at a wedding ceremony for instance?!
Are you aware that you quoted Ken Rockwell? Just making sure.
bigdaddave: Canon doing video with stills cameras is just yuck.
I don't know why I keep posting. I don't care.
I think you misunderstood what I said. Because I'm saying that Black Swan, IronMan 2, The Avengers, House MD and who knows what others film crews used a DSLR for a reason. Whatever reason that may be, sometimes people seem to need or want a DSLR form factor video camera on set. This is what that is for. If you are a stills photographer just buy something else.