Caudata: Now if they just make the XF120mmF2.8 R Macro a "WR" lens then I may just switch systems. I actually need the WR for when I am shooting wildlife photography and that lens would be a very nice option.
@calking: During rains its mostly frogs, caecilians, snakes and lizards. Post monsoons is the best time for butterflies in northern Western ghats. Also during rains, I have seen butterflies under leaves trying to keep dry from rains. Which makes it relatively easier to photograph those non-cooperative subjects.
neo_nights: Is it me or does it have more of a Medium Format look?
It'd be nice to see if Pentax could make a small camera (for fullframe standards of course) like they did with the K5.
reminds of the old Pentax 6x7 MF slr.
its not just weather sealing for me also if they do make that lens with Internal focus, decently fast AF and has working distance around 15-16cm I would buy into Fuji system immediately. Olympus 60mm macro for micro 4/3 has barely 8cm working distance which is not that useful for butterflies but its damn cheap and is weather sealed.
Disappointed Sigma hasn't released a replacement for their ancient 50mm and 70mm macro. Nice to see they are expanding their lens lineup slowly but with excellent performing lenses.
Wild Shooter: Can you believe a 50MP camera that doesn't do 4K video?
Neither does a Pentax 645z, this camera is targetted towards studio, and landscape shooters. They dont need any video features from their still cameras.
Its nice to see that Olympus slowed down the upgrade cycle, also they didnt drop the value of older em-5 over its life cycle. Eagre to see the reviews of new camera soon.
flektogon: So, the CCD technology is not dead yet. I would even say that it must be better than CMOS, if in such an expensive project it is preferred. Just wondering when we are going to see CCD in the digital photography again.
many dedicated astrophotography cameras are still made using CCDs. It may be while before CCD technology is dead.
Suave: Wish they'd let Kata be.
@Soloryb: Both Manfrotto and Kata are owned by the same group now. They merged were merged into Manfrotto, and I really do miss the Kata bags especially the Prolight Access series of holsters. here is the press release of the same: http://www.manfrotto.com/About+Us/Kata+Joins+Manfrotto/Kata+merges+with+Manfrotto+to+become+unrivalled+in+bags!/96161163
Sixpm: Just received this lens yesterday, it's amazing money for what it can do, the only thing that bugs me is the amount of distortion that is not corrected. I've used the distortion correction program on the Sony A7II and this removed almost all of it, meaning distortion correction is required during processing in Photoshop.
All that said, the sharpness at full aperture is comparable to Nikon 60mm at f2.8 and f8. The bokeh however is much better than the Nikon at f2.8, it's creamy and can be used as a portrait lens. It will work with A7II as a full frame with small amount of vignette which some may like because it creates drama. It can focus right down to 2:1 with great sharpness when stop down from full aperture.
Overall a very capable lens for the money.
Could you please share a link to the sample shots showing the distortion? It looks like an interesting lens for use in field. Also how is the overall built quality?
Chaitanya S: Is that 90mm Macro a IF and weather sealed lens? in that case I might just go for the Sony A7 and that lens for my carry around camera.
My current experience with humid climate is a mixed bag. Canon 100mm L , 17-40 L and Nikon 105mm L all had moisture condensation inside the lens(even after proper acclimatization) when using in high humid environment. Also one of the 100mm f/2.8 macro has developed problems with AF motor, 430ex flash wouldn't fire when connected to hot shoe(worked fine off shoe) and the LCD display of Sony RX100 had stopped working. Apart from these issues rest of the camera gear carried between the group of 8 to a trek during monsoons worked perfectly fine.
@Nordstjernen: I rarely use the camera in cold environment, but I use my camera gear mostly during monsoons in Western ghats. Most common problem I encounter here is the moisture condensation inside the lens on elements. Also while photographing butterflies, frogs and snakes having an internal focusing lens helps a lot. I am thinking of shifting to a mirrorless system due to convenience of lighter kit. Current choice is that of micro 4/3 but if either Sony or Fuji introduce a 90-105mm macro lens with weather sealing and Internal focus, I will shift to either one of those systems over micro 4/3.
Is that 90mm Macro a IF and weather sealed lens? in that case I might just go for the Sony A7 and that lens for my carry around camera.
Looks like a promising product for use in field in rains. I would like to know whether it is possible to use the drive even when inside the enclosure without removing it from the case like WD nomad?
judging by the price, older 300mm f4 lens is still going to sell like hot cakes. Although its an exciting announcement.
swhs: Something like the Seagate wireless plus looks more useful (not Canon specific) at least if you don't need to show photos on your TV nor NFC, and a lot cheaper.
WD makes a wireless passport which comes with SD card slot and auto backup feature. I find that more useful than this canon product.
mpgxsvcd: The Panasonic LX7 goes for about $200 on the used market. Even a used LX7 is a much better choice than any of these cameras.
@valitant: Panasonic might release new camera at their press conference in few hours time. lets see what improvements they bring to table.
Jim Evidon: "...Whats the difference between using this or just using a normal LED video light from say Yongnuo with 291 more LEDs and at the same time 12 times cheaper?And don't tell me the only difference is, that it "flashes" instead of being permanently on...."
You obviously know very little about high speed photography. Think light duration whether it be from the light source or from shutter duration. Both allow light to strike the sensor or film plane. 1/2M sec. shutters are not consumer available if at all. I suggest you bone up on photography basics.
@grafli: I have serious doubts about the claimed "10,00,000 Lumens" output of the said flashlight. just check 4sevens Maelstrom XM18 which has mere 15000 lumens of output. The size of light, number of leds and amount of power needed to deliver that number of leds to such a high output would be ludicrous.
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.