They could have at least changed the screen on the X-E. I can't see much reason to get this over the Ricoh GR.
TFD: Nice but I think Sony trumps them in two areas, Video and Panoramas. From my experience no one is as good at Panoramas as Sony.
I find the auto panorama mode on my RX100 to be worthless anyway. Why? Because the camera defaults to 1/500s shutter speed to avoid motion blur while panning. So unless you're shooting in full sunlight, the image quality is poor. I much prefer to take individual shots and stitch using Hugin. (It takes much more effort of course. ) IMO, there are too many useless features and settings on these compacts making them more complicated than DSLRs.
It's hard to believe that they can make a lens that small, with that zoom range and aperture. On paper at least it looks better than the Sony RX100III and Panasonic LX100 but I get the feeling that something has to give. I guess we'll have to wait and see what the image quality is like.
WEX prices:400mm f2.8 ii = £7799400mm f4 DO ii = £6999
Nice shot. You've got a meteorite, the northern lights and the m31 galaxy all in one picture. Interesting foreground too.
This is why I always wait at least a couple of months after release before buying a new camera.
Johannes Zander: From their website and important for me:•Cactus V6 does not transmit TTL information wirelessly
Ah OK, I get it now. Only the flash attached to the TX unit is TTL and the rest are manual as normal.
From reading the manual, it doesn't transmit wireless TTL information but it does have a "TTL passthrough" mode which makes the flash behave as if it were attached to the camera.The flashes must use same TTL system for this mode to work so no brand mixing.
So does this mean I can use my 5Diii wirelessly with my Canon 580ex, Nikon SB-28 and Nikon SB-800 all at the same time?
That would save me a huge amount of money over a 600ex-rt setup.
For some reason, I read "Leica to go under the hammer"
Adrian Harris: The real problem with curved sensors is that if anyone dares introduce them, their customers current lens line-up will be obsolete overnight. Which company would dare do that??? ...well Sony already have about 4 different lens systems, so what the heck, here we go for a 5th lens line-up!!!
Would Canon or Nikon dare do that? ...which is maybe why it hasn't been done before.
@blackwiggle, I'm not so sure.Simple telephoto lenses naturally have less field curvature than wideangles. In this case they'd have to deliberately engineer field curvature into the lens to match the sensor.
MGJA: It's not often that the DPR editorial slant takes such a comprehensive beating in the comments.
But that is fully justified this time.
That's not what it says. What it actually says is:
"More bad news for photographers looking to use unmanned aircraft for photography"
That's a VERY different statement.
People here need to learn to read things properly before criticising. Did you get bored half way through reading the sentence?
Would this sensor even be suitable for an interchangeable lens system? Surely designing an entire system of lenses with exactly the same field curvature would be just as hard as designing them for a flat field?
I'm guessing the people who designed this never encountered Easyjet.
DPR haven't taken any slant. Why don't you try reading it again
Am I the only one who wants to see a full frame GR?
I'd want something like the sony RX1 but with the ergonomics of the Ricoh GR and much more compact f2.8 lens. It was possible with the film GRs of old so why not digital?
It's probably a test to see if people are willing to pay for lightroom on a subscription basis. Hopefully no one will.
Photographer Jonathan: I can't wait to hear how it performs, I am hoping it's super sharp with amazing contrast, and it gives the Otus a run for it's money, I am also hoping that the price is similar to the old Sigma 50 witch I own, they should advertise it as the Canon L killer because i'm sure it will be better than the 50 L witch is over priced and under performs, The Canon 50 1.4 is nice just because of it's small size and weight, I wish Sony could make a 50 1.4 the same size for there A7/A7r, I also want to see a new Sigma 24/70 f2.8 IS, or f2, the only thing I wish is that Sigma was making there new lenses weather sealed, that is the only place that Canon has an edge, but image quality is first priority, I love my Sigma 35 f1.4 Art lens, and I also love my Sigma 85 f1.4 that I bought for 1/3 the price of the Canon 85 L, and for me it wasn't about the money, I would of bought the Canon if I thought it was better, but I couldn't deal with the slow focusing, anyway, go Sigma, and lookout Canon and Nikon
The 120-300 "sport" is weather sealed, so they do have the technology. There's no reason why a sigma 24-70 2.8 os couldn't also be weather sealed.
Alexander Tolchinskiy: Read the news. I use lenses firm Canon, the last few years. I am sure that Sigma can not create something completely new, it would be able to competitors with Canon ef 50 f.14, both in price and in quality. I wonder how this lens will cost?Canon ef 50/ f.14 - my favorite lens
@zaakiraThe canon easily outperforms the existing sigma across the frame when stopped down to f4 and beyond. The sigma might be good in the centre but has very poor corners and borders at all apertures. Hopefully the new lens will be greatly improved in this regard.
Photographer Jonathan: I can't wait for this lens, I have a 5Dlll, and I already own the Sigma 35 f1.4 art lens, and I love it, and I also own the Sigma 50 and 85 f1.4, and I also love them, but the 85 I had to try three of them at different stores before I found the sweet one that I bought, and the 50 I sent back to Sigma for an adjustment and now it is real nice, but I have still been hoping for this new Sigma 50 f1.4 art lens, and have really high hopes for it's image quality, and i think Sigma has gotten way better with there quality control now, I would love it if Sigma advertised it as the L killer, because I would bet anything that it will have better image quality than the over priced Canon 50 f1.2 L lens, and it will probably be very close to the image quality of the manual focus Zeiss Otus, and personally I wouldn't buy a manual focus only lens, Now I am hoping for a Sigma 135 f1.8 art, and a 24/70 that is less than f2.8 with IS or a 2.8 lens with a longer focal distance, like a 24/105 f2.8 IS
I have no doubt that this will indeed be an L killer but it's extremely bad advertising to make such a statement as you're automatically setting yourself up as the inferior brand. This is the opposite of what Sigma are trying to achieve with their new art line.