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.
Linerider: Why doesn't any manufacture make lenses this range for APC sensors?This would be a perfect range/focal length
Nikon has a pair of 18-300mm lenses in their catalogue and Tamron makes a 16-300mm lens for Aps-c format of camera. From my personal experience any superzoom lens for dslr/mirrorless are not worth any kind of money for serious work. Although from camera manufacturer's point there is a sizeable market for these kind of lenses amongst travellers and beginers.
Skeptical about the 5-stop stabilisation. Would like to see some reviews about that claim.
Chaitanya S: Price 900$, dfd, 1" sensor, 4k video and usable zoom range with fast aperture. Panasonic has done done their homework before bringing this camera. This is a perfect superzoom camera that I wouldnt mind carrying along with my slr kit just for 4k video shooting.
I usually shoot macro with my SLR, and I have a tripod with me. I like to record mating and hunting behaviour of frogs, snakes, lizards and insects. Also this camera has 120fps at 1080p which means I shoot some slow motion videos. Also I can always crop video for a little extra reach.
AngryCorgi: I can't wait to see how this new sensor design performs. I really hope its better than the old ones in terms of SNR.
Another big question being how good the battery life is on dp2. Dp1 had a terrible battery life. I know couple of landscape photographers who are very happy with dp1 and they are excited to know how new dp2 performs.