sportyaccordy: They should have
- updated the 17-50 2.8 with VR and weight reducing tech- made this F/4 through the FL range and made it cheaper
or my favorite
- used these resources to make some wide fast DX primes. No way am I gonna pay $700 for an FX prime to use on a DX body when the 35 1.8 DX is $200. They need an 11 2.8, 16 2.0 and 24 1.8 in DX to go with that.
@ deliverator Constant 4 would make it smaller and cheaperStill, it's a lens I would want if I were still with Nikon. the price.. it's a trend look sparked by mirrorless lens prices, but perhaps also a reflection that making a lens like this for 24 megapixels is quite demanding tech.
I wish sony would take hint here on how to make lenses. I have no doubt this Nikon offer will squash Sony enthusiast lineup when comparing IQ.
wootpile: These samples make me buy Ricoh GR
@ By tkbslc Let me know how your 2.5MP crops to 70mm equiv. turn out....
hehe, have you looked at the rx100 70mm 100%?https://s3.amazonaws.com/masters.galleries.dpreview.com/3238218.jpg?X-Amz-Expires=3600&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIWXD4UV3FXMIDQLQ/20150701/us-east-1/s3/aws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20150701T085936Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=a2caa520ccff54e47353f0ab3e33e3a1ed8ac7c411a5fdf50b7e7bc317d0e2c3
These samples make me buy Ricoh GR
For once a lens where I can stomach the pricetag, and actually, compared to all sorts of lenses recently launched by sony, olympus, Fuji etc, the impressive performance on this one makes the price very reasonable, specially compared to Sonys offers
QuarryCat: who the f.... is Sony - 11% market share - not enough for Sigma,the Alpha 7 must prove that they get accepted and bought.
Jim I guess you are right with the difficulty since the design would have to a lot different for e-mount barrel length. Still, we must hope. Sigma has promised lenses - this one is one i would very much like to have. Sony ought to (perhaps they are) facilitate Sigma entering the e-mount market in force since for buyers like me, it would sway me to faster transition decision, to 7 fullframe bodies.
I disagree Sony has almost 50% of the interchangeable lens mirroless marketNikon has perhaps 30% of the interchangeable lens DSLR marketWhat are the actual numbers in sold bodies this year that would accept Sigma lenses? very close.
Olympuser: If you are going to make a superfast zoom, make it truly BIG. Make a 24-70 f2 OS, or a 24-50 f1.4 OS. 20cm long, 10cm diameter, 2kg, $2000. Sure many FF maniac folks would buy it!
LOL you know, big isn't better any more, times gone
This is the lens I want for Sony E-mount. I wouldn't care if it broke the bank. awesome FF range and very useful for street on aps-c. PLEASE Sigma!!!
If the new sensor delivers, I'll buy this when RX10III nudges the price. I grumble about Sony having a high price-point on gear, but then again... they keep older models on market which is an interesting strategy. Just look at RX100 version 1 a fine pocket cam at very nice price now that 1 2 3 and now 4 is on the market :)
missed prefocus just a bit :)
wootpile: I like the first 2 images that show how it barely fits inside 2 model hands because of size and probably weight.
Image 3 is the best though. That's a fat body. What's in there? You could fit several nexes in there. of course they haven't but the fat style is a trademark... and they can't just leave it empty - it would weigh too little to be a Leica...
AHA, the answer to why it is so expensive: they filled it up with gunmetal grey inside too
This camera could have been at least 50% smaller, but then I guess it wouldn't be a Leica. At least not the modern style of one.
I retract my earlier statement - didn't realize it was fullframe. yes, my bad.
I also had Nikons in the day. BUT, they were that size because of technical necessity. Open one up and there is 0 wasted space. What will you find when you open a leica? lots of machined metal, not as much electronics or components as one might think.Still, I won't persist because this isn't something I could ever afford, or want... just wanted to nag a bit :)
I like the first 2 images that show how it barely fits inside 2 model hands because of size and probably weight.
L-glass seems to be struggling a bit...
Deardorff: Posting anything about contests without highlighting what rights they want or take is wrong. Too many of these steal the rights and/or are thinly disguised photo grabs for commercial use.
Highlight the terms and conditions. Just telling folks to read does not cut it. You write the article so show what rights the organizers are asking for.
Adults wanting their hands held? I agree with Damien - put some effort in and read the fine print yourselves. Everyone who can't even spend the time to check what rules apply at every venue will be in real trouble in all facets of life. Grow up!
I for one am happy Dpreview has highlighted a number of good competitions I can enter. Saved me lots of time researching!
beavertown: One thing that Canon will always ahead of Nikon is their color rendition.
It compensates their use of inferior sensor.
If Canon used Sony sensor, there would be no competition between C & N in terms of image quality.
The 1" Sony sensor that Canon uses in the G7X tops the 1" sensor chart that proves everything.
I agree with Brendon. Too much sepia tone on every type of Canon shot (except their compacts). I always had to tweak my camera profiles for 5d. not so with Nikon or Pentax. Sony which I now use also requires a bit of tweak, default a bit too plain, sometimes too red
Hugo808: Blimey, big files but not much extra IQ for your trouble. It must be a niche market...
I see it as a studio camera, always base iso with loads of light.
Cool pics. The most interesting part was seeing how well the chosen lenses handled themselves.
Whatever the stats, specs and results.. the tulip sunset image is adarn good shot. Whoever took it deserves a raise.
winkalman: This camera may be nearly unbeatable for backpackers and landscape photographers. Weather sealed, GPS, multi-shot image quality should at least match (and quite possibly exceed) the D800e, small (by DSLR standards), and relatively affordable. They need to get these things into REI or some other premium sporting goods store.
@Christom It's the modern way.. light and ultralight backpacking :)