Clyde Thomas: Can this firmware update accommodate USB 3.0 for a7RII? Seriously, my tethering completely shuts down with RAW files on two different a7RII cameras and latest Macbook Pro Retina touch force and fastest iMac 5K available. Three shots and everything crashes.
I would imagine that uncompressed RAW would require even greater throughput to satisfy tethering.
Had to revert to 24mp a99 and a7II to complete the shoot with client tethering requirements. Not fun. Very frustrating.
There is a bug in that a7RII tethering setup. I think it's a throughput problem. Tried multiple cables of varying lengths from 6' to 15'. No consistent performance... and worst of all, camera gives no warning when tethering crashes, and DOES NOT SAVE files on card when it does... Images lost and the only indication of the crash is when client cries "I think it's stuck again".
No issues with a7II or a99. I've been tethering for years.
Not unless the camera physically has a USB 3.0 port on it.
codeNsnap: Super ! Thanks Tamron. Finally a compact 35mm with VR/VC for us Nikon shooters. Will be my second Tamron prime after my 90mm VC Macro which has been stellar for macros and portraits.
Many of Leica's lenses are overrated and in any case, not comparable to the Tamron as they are not for DSLRs. The Nikon 50mm f1.8G is not even in the same league as larger lenses like the Sigma 50mm ART and the Canon 50mm 1.8 STM is terrible (I own this lens).The Canon 40mm STM is quite good, but it's only f2.8.The old style fast 50mm SLR lenses (f1.8 and faster) were never any good wide open on film and are even worse on digital.
zorgon: The 45mm 1.8 is a heavy lens at 540g (compared to canon/nikon 50mm 1.8 lenses) but if the image quality is comparable to the sigma 50mm art then it's well worth it. The weather sealing and VC are big advantages over the Sigma.
An FE version just wouldn't make any sense. No one would buy a third party lens that's twice the weight of the FE 55mm just because it focuses a bit closer.
@nemark, I'm not sure what you mean by "anymore". Compact wide aperture primes that perform well wide open never existed in the first place. The old style 50mm f1.8/1.4/1.2 lenses are terrible by today's standards.
It's also heavy compared to the Sony Zeiss 55mm (281g) which also has weather sealing and excellent image quality but no VC.
The 45mm 1.8 is a heavy lens at 540g (compared to canon/nikon 50mm 1.8 lenses) but if the image quality is comparable to the sigma 50mm art then it's well worth it. The weather sealing and VC are big advantages over the Sigma.
Knine: With a 1" sensor, doesn't that mske it an equivalent F14 through the range? If you have equivalent Focal Length, then you have equivalent F Stop. F Stop is a formula of opening iris and focal length, and sensor size equivalent.
You obviously haven't got a clue what we're talking about. I'm referring to the article that lightcatcher quoted which would be obvious if you actually bothered reading through the thread. He quoted an article which directly contradicts the point he was trying to make. The fact that 4 people like his comment just shows that there are a lot of people here like you who are completely unable to comprehend the english language.
@ Francis Carver, you need to read the thread again
@knine, yes I agree with you. You can either quote actual focal length and actual aperture OR equivalent focal length and equivalent aperture. But you can't pick and choose which figures to quote just to make it sound better.
@lightcatcher, you need to read that article again.
@ knine, it's not a 1" sensor
VENTURE-STAR: This is really pretty disgraceful - again!. There was a time when companies like Canon and Nikon would release products that were thoroughly tested and evaluated. Major faults were rare. Now they are putting equipment in the market place ASAP and then falling back on everything from software updates to recalls.
@nicolaiecostel, naththo, why don't you try reading the post properly before you criticise? You obviously haven't as he mentions both Canon and Nikon.
Downloaded! This is exactly what I've been looking for. Full 16-bit editing, retina support etc. I've only been using it for 15 minutes and I already like it better than GIMP.
justmeMN: [Insert random anti-Canon diatribe here.]
OK I'll start
WAAAA! Too many mega pixelsWAAAA! dynamic range.WAAAA! A7r iiWAAAA! D810WAAAA! DXOmark
QuarryCat: Nikon obviously believes still in DSLR-Fullframe for the next 8 years.orthey don't believe in Fullframe mirror less System-Camerasor they see no chance to built the lenses lighter and smaller for mirror less.
I don't believe either, that adaptation for long super-tele-lends makes sense.
I use 2.8/300 mm - 2.8/400 mm - 5.6/800 mmand I won't go to Nikon, which is 3-5 years behind Canon in super-tele-lenses. Not even for a D750 or D810.
They should have done a 4.8/600 mm even lighter and they should bring a 5.6/100-600 mm - then I and many others will switch.
Only wideangle mirrorless lenses have a size/weight advantage over their DSLR counterparts. Why would anyone want to use a mirrorless camera with a huge super tele lens anyway?
This should make a good tripod mounted macro camera.
Looks pretty good to me, not sure what all the whining is about.
King of Song: After reading some of the comments, it occurred to me that most people here don't understand how difficult it is to build a lens that is 100% faster than all other existing wide-angle zooms. This lens will open doors that have thus far have remained unopened. This may very well be a crowning achievement in lens design?
@Androole, no they are not.
I read on another website that there's no iPod touch support. That's disappointing - mainly because I have an iPod touch, but it's also a bad marketing decision because very few people who don't have an iPhone would run out and buy an iPhone just to use this camera, but may be tempted if all they had to buy was an iPod touch.
zorgon: It's a cool camera, but I'd much prefer a wifi connection, and a solid bracket between camera and phone instead of this flimsy connector.
Thanks for the reply Rishi