techmine: Poor man's equivalent of legendary Nikkor 70-200 f2.8?
Would love to try the actual lens. Tamron's 24-70/2.8 (announced earlier this year) is not bad at all. Regarding price tag, yap it's the Poor Man's choice.
Bright Storm: Nice intro for CS6 blur effects. The result (photograph with dog) is far of realistic photo though - too many editing errors (=too little time spent), the hair of the poor dog is almost impossible to edit this way.
It often becomes down to what user can do (and is willing to do) manually. With that said, the same blur effect could be done by manually manipulating with the masks (basically as seen on image Mask2). However it seems Adobe is thinking about new users, so to use "advanced" blur (and other effects) without deep(er) knowledge about using masks.
I agree with ilovemyrobot: F/1.4 (50, 85mm), or F/2.0 (135, 200mm) lens is smarter choice in most of the cases.
Good results come with experience. Go out and shoot at 1.4 for a couple of hundred (thousand) shots at completely different conditions. Know your camera. If you are able to learn, you get stunning results soon.
At any time I prefer natural looking focus/bokeh to artificially created awful quality unnatural looking "blur".
Nice intro for CS6 blur effects. The result (photograph with dog) is far of realistic photo though - too many editing errors (=too little time spent), the hair of the poor dog is almost impossible to edit this way.
It was about time to release a camera like this.
The only serious ones so far have been Sigma DP compacts. I mean the ones able to offer decent image quality.
Seven years ago Sony also had DSC-R1 - not exactly a compact camera, but one with large sensor and superb lens.
The potential of high picture quality outperforms all "mediocre" specs, such as dark tele (@F/5.8) or missing high quality electronic viewfinder (similar to what Sony includes with A77).
If we combine all the specs with the traditional super build quality of G-series, the camera will be a real hit. Perfect travel camera. And don't forget the full HD video.
Exactly, it is Sony 707/717, but without the turning hand grip, so the old sony is better :) Also the lens was faster (F:2) at wide end :)