Finally a compact with proper wide angle lens built in. Eagre to see the reviews on how this new compact performs.
Dragonrider: Let's see, Samsung is quietly going out of the camera business, Canon now has on-chip A/D conversion in the 1DX II and maybe the 80D and the new Samsung phone has dual pixel AF (a Canon patent). Does anybody see a pattern here?
I suspect Canon might want to bring Samsung to court over this. That Dual Pixel implementation looks aweful lot like Canon's DPAF system. If indeed its collaboration and cross licensing then its great for Canon users as finally we will get to see sensors that are on par with Sony's sensors in terms of DR and ISO performance.
Chaitanya S: So not only Sigma inspire Canon and Tamron for build of their lenses. But tamron also copied the extremly useful lens dock feature from global vision lf lenses which means users of sigma and tamron lenses will have multiple docks and softwares to worry about.
With these docks when you micro adjust focus, the lens changes its behaviour based on those settings on any body you use. so if on Camera1 it was working perfectly before and Camera2 showed backfocus, now after adjusting those settings it may work perfectly on Camera2 while it will start front focusing on Camera1. These docks work perfectly if you are using a single body. Also Nikon on their D5 has implemented automated focus micro adjust feature which uses the contrast detect data to change phase detect focus shifts. I was shocked why didnt Canon implement that feature on their camera when they were the first to patent that technology and with their extremely accurate DPAF automated focus microadjust would have been a boon for any photographer.
NAwlins Contrarian: Wow, the 90mm macro lists for $100 CHEAPER than the current street price of the lens it replaces. Hopefully its performance will continue the good performance ofa long line of Tamron 90mm macros, of about three or four different optical formulations and about ten difference varieties.
Old lens is 599$(after 150$ rebate) so technically new lens is 50$ more also weighs a little bit more than old lens.
Nukunukoo: It's unfortunate that Sigma is now releasing more lenses without OIS. I wonder if it has something to do with Nikon's lawsuit?
that lawsuit was settled back in April. I think there are certain design choices Sigma is making for their Art series of lenses not to use OS whereas Sport and Contemprory line is getting OS.
So not only Sigma inspire Canon and Tamron for build of their lenses. But tamron also copied the extremly useful lens dock feature from global vision lf lenses which means users of sigma and tamron lenses will have multiple docks and softwares to worry about.
Luis Aragon: Hoping that the second lens that is supposed to be announced will be the 85mm Art. That is the bad boy I've been waiting for.
2nd lens rumoured is a 30mm f/1.4 Dn C lens. thats a mirrorless lens. Tamron will be announcing 85mm f/1.8 VC and 90mm f/2.8 VC Macro. So maybe you should look forward to Tamrons release.
CarVac: Is Nano USM mechanically linked to the focus ring?
Press release and previews dont mention it. Although we can hope that only Stm lenses are focus by wire while rest are mechanical linked.
Chaitanya S: Seriously good price, I hope Canon's 6D Mk II and Nikon's D7x0 or D6x0 will be able to match this camera. Also I hope Pentax launches some more FF lenses to fill void in their lineup. Good job ricoh on making Pentax FF DSLR a reality. To bad I have gotten rid of all my Pentax lenses.
I was referring to void in their primes right now. Most are quite old although Sigma and Tamron are here to help filling that void. 100 Macro WR doesnt have silent/fast focusing motor nor has IF. As far as zooms are concerned they sure have users covered from 15mm to 450mm so thats good. If i remember correctly 560mm is crop lens with a little vignetting visible on FF body.
would like to see how canon takes forward this concept in future. this is the only interesting thing from todays release.
another boring upgrade which will sell like hotcakes.
Seriously good price, I hope Canon's 6D Mk II and Nikon's D7x0 or D6x0 will be able to match this camera. Also I hope Pentax launches some more FF lenses to fill void in their lineup. Good job ricoh on making Pentax FF DSLR a reality. To bad I have gotten rid of all my Pentax lenses.
Stollen1234: Slfies hype is way exaggerated..this need to be stopped
Sadly my country is leading in number of deaths due to selfies. Now a days on news channels in India we see news about about people dying while taking selfies. There are far too many self centered idiots on earth and unless they vanish this trend wont stop.
interesting article. These guys keep surprising the readers of blog everytime.
D200_4me: The response here has been brutal. ;-) Personally, I like the Peak Design straps/slings. Very comfortable and functional.
You should try Crumpler's Convinient/Industry disgrace straps as well they are very comfortable.
joe6pack: "This constant F1.4 lens ...". But the lens has a fixed focal length...
Does it mean that the aperture is fixed and cannot be changed?
Those video specs are really good. I hope it has Log profile. I will be renting this once its made available here in India.
Packs look good, but one of the biggest shortcoming for me is that 20 opens from front which not very secure way to carry cameras.