So to summarize, basically the EOS M is one EF-M 55mm f/1.4 lens away from being a serious enthusiasts system.
Longer faster lenses end up being larger anyway, and don't benefit from the reduced mirrorless flange distance. And there are many more of those fine lenses available thru the use of the EF/EF-M adapter, than any other manufacturer offers. And since the EOS M uses the EOS lens interface those lenses aren't handicapped when used on the EOS M.
CameraLabTester: When you start to see a lot of hullabaloo tests and comparisons being pitched left and right, and discussed by opinionated armchair photo commandos in blogs and threads like this one, but that are, in reality, not discernible in comparative quality the majority of the time in the real World: You know that the DSLR innovations and wow factors have run dry and is now running on empty.
This is not only for Canon and this 7DII thing, but to all makers including Nikon, Sony and the also rans.
I thought Sony was an also ran too.
thx1138: Not many comments bout the actually quality of output from PSP. How does it perform as a RAW converter compared to LR5 and and say DxO 9 or C1 7 Pro?
Or use the RAW converter that came with your camera, such as Digital Photo Professional for Canon.
tabloid: f5-f6.3LOLMake sure you only use it on a sunny day.
You would think that in this day and age of technology they could do a 150-600 @ f2.8
Wheres my Brownie 127
Do you have any idea how big that lens would be?Sigma has a 200-500mm f/2.8 and the thing is huge.http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2009/04/009475l_01.jpg
John Ellis: Fuzzy at the telephoto end? Why else would I want a telephoto? Can't they make them sharp at the far end and horrible at the near end where I could care less?
The Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 even with a 2X TC on a 7D at f/8 can still hold up to a fair amount of cropping.
Wish DPR had also posted test results of the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 with TCs attached.
beavertown: The Nikon similar range costs 10 times more expensive.
Glad Tamron release a great lens to tell people what crap Canikon has been doing.
The Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 OS does have image stabilization, and can also be used with a 2X TC to reach 600mm.
Reilly Diefenbach: I really wanted to like this lens and buy it, but I tried it and found the rendition pretty awful on the D800e compared to just about any Nikon lens.
It doesn't appear to perform as well on higher pixel density sensors.
Just like the Tamron the Sigma 150-500 OS performs much better on a full frame sensor.
Guess it is time to give it a try on my 6D.
TTMartin: This already exists in the Polaroid PoGo and GL10 Zink printer.
There are already photo printers that let you print via the web. Again, I don't see anything special here.
This already exists in the Polaroid PoGo and GL10 Zink printer.
dual12: How many Canon fanboys will fall for this...again?
I purchased an EOS M with EF-M 22mm f/2 lens for $300. I'm very happy with the purchase.
Given your aggressive posts in the EOS M forum, did you buy one and feel duped?
So if a corporation commissions a sculpture for in front of their corporate headquarters Then uses a picture of their corporate headquarter with prominent display of the sculpture in their ads. They owe royalties to the sculptor?
Or a museum of modern art that features a likeness of one of the works they own in an ad for the museum, do they owe a royalty to the artist?
I think the US Govt should be charging the sculptor for using Federal Lands the memorial is on to conduct a commercial business.
Frederik Paul: You can just hope that the 30/1.4 has the same quality than the 35/1.4. If so, it'll a clear winner and better suited for APS-C. The current version is quite mediocre at best, particularly wide open.
Even stopped down to f/3.5 the current Sigma 30mm f/1.4 was not sharper than my Canon 28-135 at 28mm f/3.5 (wide open). I was excited to get the lens, but, returned it.
When I comment on the IQ in discussions, I get shot down by fans of the lens. I find the release of the new lens as vindication of my view.
I am a fan of Sigma Zooms owning the 17-50 OS FLD, 70-200 f/2.8, 120-300 f/2.8 and the 150-500 OS.
I'll definitely try the 30mm f/1.4. Hopefully Sigma got it right this time.
Jogger: Ive been shooting the Nikkor 24-70 for almost 3 years, i dont think ive ever needed IS/VR once. If you are shooting under 1/60, youre going to get motion blur from your subject... so, nice sharp background and blurry subjects.
@Dan - it wasn't the need for VC that made your shots blurry, it was the awful slow hunting autofocus system that Tamron lens has. Hopefully, Tamron's SLD will perform as well as Canon's USM and Sigma's HSM.
Dan: Lens makers, I want something with more range! How come the Fuji X10 can have a 28-112mm F2-2.8 while larger sensor shooters are stuck with lenses like this 24-70 that only zooms less than 3X? Is it because it will be too big? I would LOVE to have a 24-120mm F2.8 with VR. A lot of people liked the 28-105mm F2.8, and with today's technology, I would think that more could be done. With more cameras supporting in-camera lens distortion correction, I'm excited about the future of lenses.
Remember the f/2 is a ratio of the true focal length. So with the tiny sensor of the Fuji X10 the true focal length of the lens is only a few mm. So the lens opening is half of that. Given the monster depth of fields tiny lenses have to start with, the Fuji X10 really not that impressive, nor does it's technology translate well to larger lenses.
Debankur Mukherjee: Nice camera but somehow I dont like its design and ergonomics.Come On Nikon its your turn now.....8-))
Or one could just be a Nikon Troll and come to that conclusion.
Leo LS: I think this camera will have a life cycle of at least 5 years and will mark the end of DSLR era like EOS 1V marked the end of SLR. EVF and mirrorless will certainly take over.
Professionals want a aim (point) and shoot camera, really?