Shake Reduction: Sony should try and partner with a cheaper 3rd party manufacturer too so that your only choice isn't plus $1000 options only. It's like only offering Hyundai's with carbon fiber body panels.
If you look at Sigma and Tamron, they make lenses for Sony A-mount that are cheaper. But then they also have Canon, Nikon, and Pentax as well for non-mirrorless options. So if they make one lens design they can easily just change the mount and sell a larger volume.
Right now there are only 3 APS-C and 1 full frame mirrorless options. Until mirrorless cameras are being sold in that volume it's likely they'll be slow to come out with new cheaper lens designs.
kaiser soze: Dpreview: You're really getting on my nerves. What is the point of mentioning the "equivalent" f-number (f11). Have you all lost your senses? All this is going to do is cause confusion. All this is, in total, is a way of saying that the total amount of light captured is the same as it would be with a 35mm camera and a lens at f11. Why do you think that it is meaningful to point this out? I think it is bizarre.It has NOTHING to do with ANYTHING that matters. Nothing at all. The camera exposure value is the same as it would be 35mm camera and a lens at f4, correct? So it has no relevance to exposure settings, and the angle of view, expressed comparatively, is determined by the relative difference in sensor size, i.e., the "crop factor". So what is the point? I find it downright BIZARRE. You have simply come up with something that you think makes you look smart. It doesn't make me think you are smart. It makes me think you are a bunch of WEIRDOS.
@RStyga, while I agree with the idea that it can be useful to know the equivalent DoF, lately it seems to be that they don't make that part clear in the reviews. Then you get first timers buying cameras that think that there will be a difference in exposure with smaller sensor cameras and general confusion.
Jonathan F/2: If the A-mount version is any indication, the 70-300mm should probably drop in price especially if it gets bundled in kits. The 50mm FE mount lens looks good. Might be time to transition fully to the Sony FE system!
Which A-mount version are you talking about? The original 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G is still selling new at about $1000 and the new version was about the same as this one when released.
The 75-300mm was the only one I ever saw bundled, and that was much more of a "kit" lens than the G-series. It was probably also the worse performing A-mount sony telephoto.
janbanan: WOW, first good system for Sony!
Will this be comptabile with Elinchrom and Sekonic form wireless common standard partnership?
The original odin was available for sony as well. The main difference is this version is meant to work with the MI hot shoe vs the Auto-lock hot shoe with the previous version. However you can still use the older odin on MI bodies and flashes using an adapter.
evilmagicnut: How is this different from Phottix Laso?
I believe the Laso is only for Canon's RT system
Tom Schum: If Samsung has allowed Sony to take over, we are all the losers. Sony's strong push into the upper reaches of sensor design seems to be dominating the markets at this point, whether in Sony cameras or other brands.So we have one fewer sensor manufacturer out there, and fewer choices for our art.Even with my Fuji system I am supporting Sony, who has built the basic sensor my Fujis use. Same for many other brands.
As a dedicated Sony user, I totally agree. Competition is always good for the consumer as well as pushing others to innovate.
photomedium: For those who folks complain about the price: when is the last time a 'mark II' version of anything has come out out with a lower price than the original?
The A77ii was cheaper than the A77 was at release.
Miki Nemeth: By December Sony will announce A7Sii with ISO 16 million for $2500, IBIS, EF (via Metabones) support, 4K internal with a FF BSI sensor being developped these days. Even today pros use A7S for low light a hell lot. No chance for Canon to kick A7S position for low-light videography.
@Rishi: Vice news was using the A7s for their reportage of "The War Against Boko Haram". That isn't meant to support any sort of position, just thought you might find it interesting.
desaint: Oh my freaking g#d...a lot of people complaining here..10 dollar a month three beers less and you are there.I'ts a ver expensive product to make,you pay thousands of dollars on camera gear but you don't want to pay for your software??Normal you have to buy it once in the three years and now you pay monthly,i think at the end it's about the same...And for the illegal downloaders there is enough other software builders you can use for"free"and then can complain about it:)
If you think your photos are being held hostage, then you don't get technology....
lorenzo de medici: Rishi is a fine photographer, and optically the lens appears to be excellent. I'm just not a fan of close up portraits, or wide angle shots with a shallow DOF. So while I commend Sigma for producing a unique product, it's not one that I would buy or use.
A wide aperture on a lens has benefits not related to DOF. The wide aperture feeds more light to the AF system and makes the view in the viewfinder brighter.
lacikuss: Maybe this is the signal that they are not launching the A7000 this summerr?
No i think it's about bringing the A6000 in-line with their other current cameras. I believe they also added the video specs to the A77ii, RX10, and RX100mk3 by firmware. I think people had been surprised they hadn't done so with the A6000 at the same time as those.
tmurph: Just had a thought, something to do when watching news items on TV.Look out for press photographers using this camera instead of a DSLR...
I don't know if it was strictly for video or also used for stills, but vice news was using the A7s in their coverage of the war against the boko haram.
Eric Hensel: I'm amazed at the number of people that wonder where the cheap FE lenses are. Why would you use cheap lenses on a modern FF sensor?
I think that people take for granted the fact that a majority of Canon and Nikon's cheap full frame lenses are hold overs from their film cameras. Being on top of the market means they move enough volume to offer things for less.
TriezeA72: More would switch over to Sony's if they had a decent line of native primes.
They do if you shoot A-mount....
RichRMA: Nikon's oil splatter and focus issues were first noticed by disgruntled users so Nikon ignored them. Canon's issue was posted "front-page" by a large renter/retailer of camera equipment. It's no wonder they acted so fast. Also, the Canon issue was far more noticeable and provable.
If it had just been only random users they might have taken longer to respond. They could have blamed user error for a bit. I think the fact that a well known figure who's business is heavily involved in camera maintenance played a part in them saying something sooner.
nandbytes: well done Sony for updating already plenty fast 24-70 and 16-35mm lenses. Ok I can even somewhat comprehend a faster 24-70mm but a faster 16-35mm!? really!?
The sony zeiss 85mm and 135mm are still screw driven the SSM update would have been lot more sensible for those lenses or may be the 16-80mm or may be the whole range of minolta lenses?
An SSM beercan works be nice....
tabloid: If I put the 16-35mm on my A65, what do i get.Im after the sweet spot.
You'd get a sweet 24-50mm equivalent view. I've seen some already using the original on their APS-C bodies as a standard lens....
Photoman: I think I will stick to my Minolta 28/2.8. A lot of distortion in this lens.
Note: there is a Minolta AF 28mm f/2.8 and a Minolta AF 28mm f/2 .....
AlexisH: "On March 27, Samyang and Rokinon teased a new lens on the Samyang Facebook page"
I don't see any mention of Rokinon on that page. Why would Rokinon even be involved in the announcement of a Samyang lens? They're just rebranding Samyang lenses, they don't have anything to do with their design or manufacture.
Samyang/Bower/Rokinon are all the same company.
Exactly what i was thinking....