Martin87: These cameras are so pointless in this age of mobile phone cameras.
It's a good first camera for a young kid, especially if you don't want them to own a mobile phone and it will be better than a similarly priced mobile phone too.
zorgon: PF maybe a blatant ripoff of canon's DO lenses, but Nikon have done something that Canon haven't; they've actually made the lens lighter.
Canon's 400 f4 DO ii weighs in at 2100g, is still huge and costs $$$.Canon's 70-300 DO actually weighs more than the non-DO version.
So the Nikon 300mm PF is a remarkable piece of engineering at 755g. 300mm is a bit short for wildlife though.
I wasn't trying to argue with you. If the patent has expired, then they have every right to rip it off.
@ Mssimo, Actually, forget that, this can't be a fresnel lens at all as a fresnel lens is a refractive optic NOT a diffractive optic. What you've written is not correct at all
@ Mssimo, no this is not a simple fresnel lens, the IQ would be horrible if that was the case. Canon's design compensates for the diffraction caused by a fresnel lens to give clear images.Either Nikon have bought the rights from Canon or have designed theirs sufficiently different so as not to get sued.
PF maybe a blatant ripoff of canon's DO lenses, but Nikon have done something that Canon haven't; they've actually made the lens lighter.
These images clearly show the superiority of the M9's CCD sensor. Look at the way in which these spots are rendered in a film-like classical aesthetic, akin to ASA 50 Fuji Velvia of the 1980's. Better still, the M9 does not even require dust for one to appreciate this fine rendering. In contrast, the CMOS sensors used by Canon and Nikon create a harsh digital dust rendering which hurts the eyes and offends the senses.It's these little details that set the M9 apart from the mainstream competition
Thiepval68: Usual ridiculous UK price......as usual buy from B&H.....
When ordering UK to US, you ALWAYS get charged import duty these days due to stricter customs regulations. It's still cheaper but you need to factor that in to your calculations.
Lawrencew: Any idea of the EU and UK price?No price is given in the EU press release.
Remember the EU and UK prices include sales tax and US prices do not. Yes it's still more expensive, but not as bad as it seems.
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?