wisep01: Dear DPR team,
On behalf of your disinterested readership, I just wanted to drop a line letting you guys know what a stand-up job you're doing patronizing a site that has so consistently ignored the D800E.
The DxOMark team's performance, like that of the Zeiss lens, is truly exemplary. I don't know of any other site better able to pretend that the D800E doesn't exist than DxOMark.
It's fascinating how they choose to compare a non-AA filter camera--the A7R to a camera with an AA filter--the D800, while ignoring a more comparable camera--the D800E. Some sheep here boldly suggest that the Zeiss Sonnar T* 55mm F1.8 ZA "has performance in spaces." Have they seen how it performs on the 24MP NEX-7; it achieves a lackluster 15PMPix; clearly, the kind of camera used and presence of an AA filter are key determinants of measured lens sharpness.
Perhaps,this is why DxOMark has eschewed the D800e entirely. Clearly, it would expose the intrinsic meaninglessness of their scoring algorithm.
>disinterested reader, huh?I'm positive this is a DPR conspiracy of major proportions. After all, DPR raves about Sony all the time. :) Not
Daniel from Bavaria: Ok, nice lens. But I'll stick to my Fuji 60mm lens.
1. I own it aleady2. It's not that pricy3. IQ is lovely, cannot imagine the Zeiss is realy better4. it is a bit brighter and longer AND much smaller and lighter5. for me 1:2 on APS is most of the time good enough
But choices are always good to have.
I really think that on the x-mount side with the really good Fuji lenses it's a tough run for Zeiss.
Naveed Akhtar: Sony is no doubt the bravest of all!! but also the most silly!!
So am really worried for them .. as a brand I always like it, but with these expensive camera and lenses with limited lens catalogue, am quite seriously concerned for them.
The camera specs are no doubt impressive, design also looks good to me. But if they will ever be able to penetrate into very serious professionals sector with these tools?
>It's same as smart phone camera but better iq.You must have an awesome smart phone to come to this insightful conclusion.
Photo Caption: A Nikon DSLR in a fish tank starts its dive under the water. [Photo: Digital Camera World]
Note to DPR: No matter how slow the news day, resist the temptation to link to random articles like this. Or put a smiley in the title so we know you're not serious.
Note to Digital Camera World: Congratulations on the perfect Rube Goldberg solution on how to destroy a pretty nice camera.
forpetessake: It was clear to even the most dimwitted individual with a science degree that this was an absolutely unworkable and stupid idea. The only reason for the existence of that project was to fleece the investors. Investing in such projects usually summarized as 3F: family, friends, and fools. Amazing how many investors are in the third category.
Sir, as right as you may be, you come across like a pompous boor.
>120 eye-catching color combinationsWhen this selling point tops the list on a press release, it makes one wonder...
it photo: Welcome to the beginning of the end of photography. Cameras will merge with videocameras and phones and PC's. Buying a Nikon you will first need to install Windows (with a code of course), then login with your username (or if you let your wife use it she will login with her own password and have her own personalized menus) . Then you will install your lenses, then the filters and finally the... camera strap (because it will also have something proprietary built-in). Built-in GPS and WiFi will transmit photos to the cloud. This is not photography, this is COMPUTING!
"It photo" doesn't sound like a technophobe. Instead you sound naive regarding the appropriate application of technology. In addition, your attack of someone you nothing about weakens your argument considerably.
Worst idea ever.
wakaba: A.) take a camera that can hardly resolve 1200lpm-slow AF-no viewfinder-supersmall sensor-heavy incameraprocessing-hardly enough battery power to run a "big" AF-lensB.) stick an adapterring on -that has additional glass in it- lots of electric leads-is generic to lensesC.) stick an expensive lens on-that can resolve 2000lpm-is hardly compatible with the ring
...and get what exactly? Better pictures? DoA.
+1 I find your smug and know-it-all attitude quite refreshing. Please keep sharing your vast and thought-provoking photographic knowledge with us.