Rodger Kingston: Would have been useful if the cost, weight, and size of these interesting tripods could have been translated into figures us parochial Americans could understand.... maybe dollars, ounces, and inches.
What if everyone starts complaining when prices are in dollars and not in their country's currency?And it is indeed parochial to use ounces, inches and other obsolete units when the rest of the world has converted to the metric system hundreds of years ago.
retro76: It a shame I have used Canon since the original Rebel, but over the years I have watched other companies produce better sensors (such as Nikon) and have been disappointed that Canon hasn't updated lenses such as the 50 1.8, 50 1.4 and 85 1.8, 1.2. Canon is focusing on video, not still photography. Canon has lost me as a customer.
Nikon DO some of their sensors though not the majority.
select: Honestly I was expecting more substantial changes with this camera...
- in the still mode I was expecting more FPS, at least the same as 1DX or even better, an improved AF system (maybe more cross af points?)
- 4k video, higher video lenght and as they said, focus peaking and zebra
- other features like gps, wifi, high resolution screen, SD UHS II card slot
More fps? Isn't 11 enough? The AF is said to be improved over the D4 AF.Though I agree about the lack of 4K video.
profus: "Another small change worth mentioning is the camera's ability to use the Auto ISO feature while in manual exposure mode. This allows you to choose a shutter speed and an aperture setting and let the camera decide on the necessary ISO. And, because the D4s has an Exposure Comp button as well as two control dials, you can apply exposure compensation so that you get your chosen image brightness, when working this way."
Is this a change? That wasn't possible on D4? It certainly works that way on Df...
My D90 has that as well.
I'm a Nikon user and fan to some point and it was interesting to me to read this interview. However if they really listened to their customers then why there's still no D300s replacement, more DX prime lenses, 300mm f/4 VR lens, a real D700 successor, etc, etc?
io_bg: When are we going to get real dynamic range tests? Comparing JPGs for DR is just ridiculous.
Mr Butler, that's some good news. I'm looking forward to seeing the new measurement system.
Zeisschen: This looks like a very well designed digital camera. Together with the new Fuji and M43 offerings this year marks the end of the APS-C DSLR.
First sentence - trueSecond one - hilarious
When are we going to get real dynamic range tests? Comparing JPGs for DR is just ridiculous.
Yay, finally a 180° tilting screen for selfies!
While Sigma are busy making super fast zoom lenses Tamron are giving us superzooms...
At least it doesn't look as hideous as the Lunar and Stellar.
itchhh: Still shooting with a D90 and still no firmware updates ;)
As they say, if it ain't broken, don't fix it.P.S.: shooting with a D90 as well!
I highly doubt the D4 will have a 24 or even 36 mp sensor. It'll probably be the same old 16 mp one with some slight improvements (just like the slight differences between the Df and D4 IQ).
That awkward moment when the most interesting thing you have on your stand is old stuff.... cut in half!
RichRMA: How about a 60mp 4Ds for those shooting at 100-400 ISO primarily?
The D4x will supposedly have higher resolution than the D4/s.
MrTaikitso: No flippy out screen? :(
There'll be always a D5300 for that.
Nikonparrothead: I believe they reserve the articulated screen for the D5xxx model line.
Yes, it's been like this since the introduction of the line.
jhinkey: As a night shooter the coma wide open is simply too much to justify the cost of this lens - was expecting better for the price.
I also wonder why Nikon chose to release this lens now when not that many will be sold and there are so many other primes that need updating that a lot more people will buy.
It's a cheaper Zeiss Otus 55/1.4 alternative ;)
gerard boulanger: As good as the 50 mm f/1.4 and yet 4 times the price..! Hmm..
Maybe you should re-read the review again.
Arn: ...holy crap this lens is overpriced! Sigma 50/1.4 is looking like quite a deal compared to this. Actually any 50/1.4 is looking good in comparison. Overal score of 84% seems excessive considering the list of cons: soft wide open, bulky, inconsistent autofocus, very expensive. Wide open sharpness and AF are only some of the most important features in a lens like this...
Others would say bokeh, coma and CAs are more important in a fast prime. And that's exactly those who would buy it.