joe6pack: Or you can just buy generic ones from eBay for 1/4 of the price right now. There is no lens on these things. And given they are extension tubes, the thickness does not even need to be accurate.
also the weight of supported lenses will vary with the material used for making those tubes in first place. so cheaper plastic tubes might be OK for the lightweight primes, for heavier lenses high quality extension tubes are a must.
Chaitanya S: This is exactly what is wrong with Sony. They keep releasing bodies(also they have bad habit of killing systems without giving a try) like a kid with loose motion. Only Fuji and micro 4/3 seem to be a serious mirrorless system with good selection of lenses and bodies.
There is nothing wrong with improving existing camera models with upgrades, but the rate at which Sony does it is wrong. They should concentrate on making more lens choices and maybe for camera series like A7/A6000 have a 3 year upgrade cycle instead of current 6months to 1 year. Also Sony have a long history of making proprietary technologies and then killing those off as the competing technologies were cheaper and succeeded commercially. Right now for Sony E-mount Sony has only released 27 lenses while they have released 28 bodies. I would like to see some good macro lenses, and tilt shift lenses before committing to any of the mirrorless systems.
This is exactly what is wrong with Sony. They keep releasing bodies(also they have bad habit of killing systems without giving a try) like a kid with loose motion. Only Fuji and micro 4/3 seem to be a serious mirrorless system with good selection of lenses and bodies.
Its a good thing that Olympus and Panasonic have slowed down their camera release cycle and a three years for a camera like em-5 is excellent. Also since dpreview has shared this rumour might mean they know something definitely exciting and cannot share with it readers as they might be under NDA. Still I didnt expect to read rumours on dpreview.
Finally definitive proof that unicorn is real. jokes aside the lens looks really compact in size, and can easily replace the 70-300L to be carried in bag as the main tele lens for long treks. I would like to see the reviews of this new lens before replacing my trusty 400mm f/5.6L lens.
Tommot1965: the snake images is pretty awesome ..such a shallow DOF and the eyes have it..
That is not a special image. Any herper will have hundreds of similar photos of snakes which dont even see light of the day as they are not special.
Chaitanya S: Finally a multi-aspect sensor from Panasonic. good looking camera.
@Menneisyys : I remember Panasonic GH2 was probably last of the micro 4/3 camera to use that multi-aspect sensor. I recall they had some issues with yield because of which they had to drop the multi-aspect in favour of conventional sensors. I really like the idea and have used it extensively on LX3.
Finally a multi-aspect sensor from Panasonic. good looking camera.
If I remember correctly, Canon was going to abandon the 7D name in future. Specs are really good, I would like to read how the sensor on this one performs compared to 70D. If there is a noticeable improvement I wouldn't mind getting this one over the 70D.
Tamron and Sigma have stepped up the game in recent years. Eagre to see how this lens performs compared to Nikon 14-24.
Any word on pricing or availability of the two lenses? That sports version if it performs better than Tamron and costs around 1500-1600$ mark its going to hurt sells of a lot of Nikon and Canon 80/100-400mm lens.
How long before this camera will be replaced by Nikon?
Chaitanya S: Nice addition to X line up of lenses. I am still waiting for a 1:1 macro lens in 90-100mm focal length so that I can switch to Fuji X-system as a carry around camera.
here are photos shot with 100L on 7D or 6D and using 600ex-rt or 580ex II for lighting. I have a B+W Kaesemann CPL on the lens and even after claimed weather sealing the lens and acclimatising the lens to humid climate there was some moisture condensation inside the lens. Due to this every night I had to keep the lens in bag with silica gel. The only lens that was worse than the 100L was the 17-40L which was completely covered with moisture condensation(on the 1st element from filter mount) from inside and I had to use either a cell phone or 18-55 for most of trip.
Link to photo set: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chaitanyashukla/sets/72157647476634985/
for me 50mm lens is too short for shooting bugs and venomous snakes. WR certainly would be useful, but from a recent experience with Canon 100mm f/2.8L in Amboli during monsoons. I don't trust "weather sealing" claimed by equipment manufacturer. I would love to give Zeiss Touit 50mm a try but they aren't easily available in India which means I will wait for someone to carry it from US for me.
comprehensive list of features/fixes provided by firmware.
Nice addition to X line up of lenses. I am still waiting for a 1:1 macro lens in 90-100mm focal length so that I can switch to Fuji X-system as a carry around camera.
Sony needs to start releasing some good lenses for mirrorless system and stop pushing so many bodies. Micro 4/3 and fuji x system have best choices of glass options right now.
I would love to see a similar digital back for old film SLRs.
Quite funny even a "pro" camera from Nikon cannot control more than 2 groups of speedlights. Also they dont offer a radio trigger or radio speedlights.
brendon1000: No word on the video bitrate which is currently a Canon strong point.
If the bit rate is still 28 MBps then this camera won't be able to successfully compete with the 5D Mk III.
@Thimetik: hacking canon with 3rd party firmware doesnt void warrenty unlike Nikon who doesnt want its customers to use anything except nikon/nikkor with their ilc.