matthew saville: This, for $1K? I might finally be able to get into wildlife photography. Oh wait, there are no FE "big gun" wildlife lenses... Drat. I wonder how well this AF system works with a Canon super-tele... If the A7R II's adapter EF-FE performance is any indicator, it won't be too shabby...
i suspect a 100-400 is around the corner. When they're ready for a full-on sports camera to challenge a 1DXii / D5, they'll make a 400/2.8. And then they'll only sell 5-year old sensors to Nikon. :P
nicolaiecostel: The G master sounds like a pubescent boy's nickname on a 90's internet chat room.
And yeah, so much for small lenses.
Lol! And Zeiss named their lenses after a bird with a crooked nose (loxia in greek means crooked, hence the name of the bird).
The out-of-camera jpgs are excellent. Great detail and I love the film simulations. Nicely done Fuji! (Pentax shooter here).
Atazoth: I’m going to by an X Pro 1 and this is why;Comparing studio scenes between the XPro 1 and D750 $1700 vs $2000, The Iso noise levels are very close. The D750 is only slightly better. At 12800 you can really notice the D750 has less noise but it looses a lot of detail (notice the lines on the cap of the tube of paint they are invisible on the D750 The XPro 1 is still pretty clear). The Fuji’s color also is better over all and much better in some situations. The type is also easier to read on the XPro 1. That is compared to a full frame body with an equivalent lens. The X pro 1 is also all metal body, the d750 is not and the Xpro 1 has better weather sealing. Fuji’s equivalent zoom lenses are also a *lot* cheaper and a little smaller.
The huge difference between these bodies is the form factor and the handling, much less the IQ. Try to handle them both, or at least similar bodies, to get better feel of the differences.
mxx: All the moaning. This is a serious camera with which you can cover a war. Keep your piffy mirrorless toys for your pool parties.
pentax deployed in Afganistan (Alex Jansen's (Heie) video on youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo61t5fH6Qw
Pentax headquarters have been compromised: the guy who picked these photos works for Nikon!
But Nikon's headquarters are also under attack: the guy who raised Nikon prices by 18% works for Pentax!
Don Sata: Ok so the photos hint at good DR and possible nice ISO which is granted if they are using a Sony sensor... but it better be really good or cheap because the FF market is currently crowded.
The D5 and 1DXii are sports cameras, extremely fast and low-rez. Completely different cameras.
The 5Diii, 5Dsr, D750 and D810 will have some competition for sure.
Robbie Corrigan: Negativity on here is astounding. It is a teaser site, mainly highlighting lens compatibility (FA*s 24 & 85), FA Limiteds 31, 43 & 77 and DA* 55 & 300 in FF and APSC mode + lastly the DFA24-70/2.8 while at the same time close ups of the body and dial / button layout. Pentax are not showing or releasing full raw files as of yet, these shots are showing off proof of concept, i.e. a K mount with digital FF sensor and various AF lens, screw driven (FA's) , old SDM (DA*s) and new SDM (DFA). Opinions on marketing, sales volume, market share are a complete moot point as it already has a very loyal captive market already waiting for it - the majority of whom have a lens arsenal to throw at this camera. The teaser shots are probably just wetting the appetites of some purely because they will want to see how well their particular example of said lens will do in their own hands. For me the first lens will be the 43/1.9 followed by the A50/1.2 then probably the 77/1.8. See its 'when' not 'if'
It's a superb macro lens! Highly, very highly recommended! Manual focus with the A* is a breeze, as we have CIF and a coupled aperture, and there is no focus shift, not even a hint of it. :)
I fully agree. But for me it's first the 31, then A* 200 macro, 77, 43, and A50/1.2. My first new DFA will probably be the 15-30/2.8:)
Finally there is a Pentax FF camera!!! I'm getting one for sure as i have a bunch of K-mount lenses. It seems like it's going to be a nice camera, probably with a Sony 36mpx sensor (?) and a bunch of Pentax niceties from the K3ii, including weather-sealed magnesium body, IBIS, pixel-shift resolution, gps, astrotracer (...) then add wi-fi and an articulated screen and a couple of "shortcut" knobs on the top. Maybe even a new AF system, we shall see.
Pity they botched the K1's marketing debut with such uninteresting and low-rez pictures....
Marcus Antonius: Odd, the sigma is sharper in certain areas @f2, see here e.g.:http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr202_0=canon_ef_35_1p4_usm_ii&attr202_1=sigma_35_1p4&attr202_2=canon_ef_35_1p4_usm_ii&attr202_3=sigma_35_1p4&attr203_0=2&attr203_1=2&attr203_2=2&attr203_3=2&normalization=full&widget=296&x=-0.2881468703794974&y=0.5764659924879859
I guess it could be air turbulence...after all it's a city full of chimneys and ACs and hot air vents etc...
Lovely bags, but those heavy metal clips swinging around a bag full of glass... scary.
Maybe an unsuspecting consumer will mistake this for a cheap 8K camera? (edit: you know, Super-8..?.)
Jonathan F/2: This camera is a beauty! Pro camera of the year, no doubt!
Well, the Olympics are this year, i think it's a riskier bet...
Daniel4: I'd love to know how the Quiet mode sounds.
Some P&S cameras "squeek" in pet mode. It works very well, Lol!
Timur Born: Let it trickle down to D750 territory, especially the AF and sensor tech.
AF fine-tune could be implemented to current cameras via firmware update. Should have been in there long ago. Too bad paid-for firmware upgrades are still no reality.
+1 @ Timur, i hope Samsung can collaborate with some of the camera manufacturers for sensor / processing technology. I think it would be good for photography if they stay in the camea business.
TomCak: You'll never see a 35mm format DSLR the likes of this! Lucky if the Pentax if/when is equal to a D800E in performance. And there's the lenses.
i agree with Revenant, the future K1 will compete with the D750, D810, 5DSR. No sports cameras from Pentax...
FuhTeng: Touchscreen for video, but you can't use it to select AF? Wouldn't that be useful while recording video?
Also, forgive this mirrorless camera user, what's the purpose of mirror-lock up 14 fps? A 20 MP resolution stop-motion video of something that doesn't change focal planes?
@RishiI had to laugh with that little video. Only the Sony can AF during video, the rest is nonsense.
miles green: Congratulations Scott, that is a very pleasant and different style of NYC pictures. I really like the last one, the "stepped nighttime long exposure". Could you explain what you did? I would have thought you used a zoom lens, and zoomed in during the exposure, yet you only shoot primes. Whatever you did, it works very well! Thanks!
Thank you, and congrats again!
Congratulations Scott, that is a very pleasant and different style of NYC pictures. I really like the last one, the "stepped nighttime long exposure". Could you explain what you did? I would have thought you used a zoom lens, and zoomed in during the exposure, yet you only shoot primes. Whatever you did, it works very well! Thanks!