Mike FL: APPLE does know how to make money.
CrApple makes a lot of money because there a lot of mindless sheep in the world.
Clyde Thomas: Love these specialty efforts. In a day when some manufacturers are pulling out of entire markets because of downward predictions, Pentax/Leica move ahead with specialty/luxury gear for extremely limited markets.
I mean, did Pentax conduct a trend report concluding that MF IR cams were going to be the next big seller? Kudos to Pentax for making photographers their first priority. This is great news for our industry and strengthens my entire perception of Pentax all around.
JYC2: It looks like Kata backpack! What happened?
Kata was taken over by manfrotto and now its known as Manfrotto.
That 105mm OS macro has had that 300$ discount for a very long time now. Its nothing new, I think Sigma had overpriced that lens when it arrived and it was too close to excellent 150mm OS macro in terms of pricing.
tko: I guess no one read the article?
"Submit JPEGs rather than JPEGs created from Raw files to the news agency."
Speed, integrity, nothing changes. They accepted only JPEG before, they only accept JPEG now. The difference is, now they won't accept JPEG created from RAW!
You gotta ask--how do they know if a JPEG was created from a RAW in camera or in the computer?
Many RAW converters add their tags into exif of JPEG created. I guess using exif they might find out how the jpeg was created.
lacikuss: They accept crops?
don't worry they will crop the submitted the images so as to get required perspective that suits the news well.
For the sake of Nikon lets hope the new speedlight and transmitter are radio capable. As Canon has had their Radio system for quite sometime now and they offer both high end and mid range speedlites with radio capability.
trying to keep your Chinese overloards happy eh dpreview? What a waste of news for this site.
Chaitanya S: Battery life is a serious concern even for me. When using a DSLR with 4-5 spare batteries I can easily wander off in remote wilderness for a week or two. But with mirrorless cameras I have serious doubts as to whether I can use my camera with those 4-5 spare batteries after 3rd day of shooting in remote forests. Unless the battery life is improved to be on par with Mid level DSLRs I don't see switching over to mirrorless as a full system rather it will stay as a backup camera system for casual shooting on weekends when I dont to lug around my SLR kit.
@mathlawguy: I go in forests during monsoons to document the endangered amphibians. Also during that time frame only lens in my bag is a macro lens with extension tubes and flash so the weight issue is negligible. Currently there is a lack of good long macro lenses in mirrorless world, Fuji was supposed to release the 120mm macro this year which hasnt happened. If that lens appears then I might get rid of the GX7 and get a Fuji X camera for macro work. Also in adverse weather conditions reliability of equipment takes priority over weight. I seriously would recommend you visit western ghats during monsoons to get an idea, also don't forget to carry leech socks or you will be donating a ton of blood to forest.
Solar batteries don't work during monsoons in ghats, there is hardly any sunshine for 3-4 months of year. Rest of the year I have a Goal zero charger which works great in keeping my AA cells charged to max during those long treks.
Battery life is a serious concern even for me. When using a DSLR with 4-5 spare batteries I can easily wander off in remote wilderness for a week or two. But with mirrorless cameras I have serious doubts as to whether I can use my camera with those 4-5 spare batteries after 3rd day of shooting in remote forests. Unless the battery life is improved to be on par with Mid level DSLRs I don't see switching over to mirrorless as a full system rather it will stay as a backup camera system for casual shooting on weekends when I dont to lug around my SLR kit.
bogdescu: quick poll: is someone actually buying into this system??
Even in India I have seen people buying into a-system. Their sales seem to outnumber the E system here. most of the buyers are entry level users who just want a basic Slr.
when is Fuji going to release that 120mm macro? I thought by now it would have been ready. i am eagre to see how that lens performs before getting the mirrorless camera.
Ruy Penalva: And the filter thread?
Sadly no filter threads, this lens has bulbous front element.
rfsIII: If it were up to me I'd add a 600-volt shock feature to jpegs that would electrocute people trying to steal images.
same here, have had a bad experience with thieves couple of years back and that was even after I had put up an ugly watermark in middle of the pic.
This is exactly what Sony should do, take atleast 2-3years for product upgrades rather than willy nilly every couple of months. This is certainly a drool worthy camera, and the upgrades it offered over 1st gen Rx1 will definitely juatify the upgrade for anyone.
at 529$ that G9X looks like a good carry around camera. I might buy one as soon as it starts getting rebates and discounts.
JackM: Wait, there are fools in Europe too? American media had me under the impression that Europeans are so much more sophisticated.
many americans have settled in Europe.
Chaitanya S: I would like to see Pentax introduce a new 100mm macro with IF and SDM. This is a good addition to Pentax lineup so when their FF body is released there are good lenses to choose from.
@Simeno1: So you mean to say all the macro lenses on market extend beyond their specified length when focusing to 1:1? Could you please enlighten me how: Canon Ef-s 60mm f/2.8, EF 100mm f/2.8, EF 100mm f/2.8L, EF 180mm f/3.5L; Nikon Micro AF-S 60mm, 85mm, 105mm, 200mm; Sigma 105mm OS, 150mm OS/non OS; 180mm OS/non OS; Tamron 60mm, 90mm VC, Tamron 180mm f/3.5; Rokinon/Samyang/Bower 100mm f/2.8; Olympus Zuiko 60mm; Panasonic Leica 45m, 30mm; Sony 30mm, FE 90mm; Samsung 60mm; Zeiss Touit 50mm; Fuji 120mm(upcoming) lenses work? or do these lenses have some kind of magic that makes them focus internally?