iudex: This is exactly the lens the Pentax 16-85 mm should have been. Almost the same range, but much faster. The price is extremely high, however.
But Ludex you can trade weather sealing in for 1 EV gain. By buying the Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4 C.
eno2: Everything is very nice about this lens, except the outrageous price.
Have to agree with Ebsilon on the weather sealing front. After all, the D7xxx range is weather sealed. So why not offer this as a sealed lens to go with it?
Having already seen this on another site yesterday, my concern is that people will think that there is a camera hidden in the bag and that the lens cap holder is actually a window for the camera to shoot through. Take this to somewhere where photography is not permitted and expect to be challenged by people thinking that it is a hidden camera.
Boky: Looked like a monkey face looking through a cracked glass window... at first.
I saw a monkey face too!
Technically this is a refraction, and also the objection being reflected is not supposed to appear in the image.
This is technically a refraction, not a reflection.
Looks pretty pristine to me. Not much decay.
Peters Dad: Beautiful green butterflies (moths?).
I think the emphasis with the OP is on "green". Not sure there is any yellow in there. Great image apart from that.
It's interesting that the Junior version will not shoot RAW and will have only auto-ISO. Why assume that somebody buying the more compact version doesn't want key features such as manual control and RAW?
And which buyer, who doesn't mind being stuck with JPEG and auto-ISO, will be happy to accept only manual focus? The sort of buyer who will accept a camera that can only auto-ISO will want AF.
There is no way known that this aircraft is a Grumman Prowler. Looks more like an F/A 18 Hornet. Did you actually take this photo?
The aircrew are not the main subject of this photo.
What are "end of the world colours"?
NilsBV: No part of this picture seems to be in focus. Maybe stop down the aperture a bit. With a 1/2000 shutter speed there is obviously enough light.
I think the voting proves my point.
How will that stir up the camera snobs, given what you took that picture with. Demonstrates that you don't need $5000 worth of DSLR gear to win a photo comp.
This might not have rated highly overall, but I love the strong colours of the red, yellow and green vehicles in an otherwise almost monochrome scene.
I think this one would work better if the building was more off-centre.
Shame that the stadium isn't lit up.
Shame about that twig in the foreground, right in front of the bird.
What a beautiful picture. Very worthy winner.
No part of this picture seems to be in focus. Maybe stop down the aperture a bit. With a 1/2000 shutter speed there is obviously enough light.