Magnar W: Why expect top quality from a mid-to-low priced normal lens? From what I can see this is a strong performer that will serve a lot of photographers for years.
That said, I can't imagine that those who are buying expensive highest megapixel cameras are going to buy lenses in this league anyway! To get the most out of their cameras, they should go for premium priced lenses only. Still some of them have to complain when mid-range lenses are launched ...
Ditto. x 1,000,000
Impressive, but I'd love to be able to pixel peep how accurate that eye AF is in photos after seeing how impressive it looks without taking a photography in the video.
NikonHaoleboy: I believe LensRentals has found persistent, across the price range inaccuracies in lens adapters, that can cause noticeable IQ degradation. Is this adapter somehow different or not subject to that issue?
I have similar experiences with FD mounts I've purchased. But the Voigtlander Close focusing adapter for Emount has been nothing but perfect for me in those same tests.
XeroJay: No update yet for my cc ... I've been signing out, restarting, rebooting... soon hopefully
I mean, I did what Mssimo posted below and I now have LR CC.
Try what Mssimo posted below. It worked for me just now.
So judging will only take about 9 months? That's some impressive speedy judging.
radissimo: No sony FE 55/1.8= no vote
It wasn't on last year's list, either. It was very new in late 2013. The FE 55 should be on a list.
nandbytes: wow what happened to all the FE sony lenses? not to mention FE55, one of the sharpest lenses around!
I assumed the FE 55 didn't make last year's list because it was not really out in the wild in time. It should certainly be on a list.
joao 43: How does it compare to Zeiss 55mm FE? Since Sony users can use this lens it would be useful to know. The 55mm was according to DXO the best 50mm after the Otus, what's you opinion Andy Westlake?
I was just about to ask about the Zeiss 55 FE, so thanks. I guess we'll have to wait until Sigma releases an A mount version of the 50 Art to really see a comparison between the FE 55 and the 50 Art. If nothing else, these are both going to be swell runner ups to the Otus for a fraction of the cost.
babalu: Hey, can this be true ??The one point which probably has led to this camera not getting the highest award, is : No In Camera RAW conversion. Well, that feature IS available with the GX7. See user manual page 140 .Quality modes available include RAW+JPEG, whereby JPG can even be set to high or low quality . Am I blind or completely off the topic, or what ?
I shoot a Sony NEX 5N and a Canon 6D and have no intention of ever getting a Micro 4/3 camera or even another APS-C camera for that matter. But to see a nitpick item like being unable to take a RAW image and then convert it to a certain style of JPG seems frivolous to me. Shoot RAW+JPG or, better yet, shoot RAW and then use Google's NIK package in Lightroom to far exceed what any in camera effects can do. Or just join Instagram and apply th effects they offer. But I envision shooting RAW and then wanting to apply a JPG effect after the fact to a shot and doing it in camera is going to affect less than 1% of the people who shoot this camera. In other words, meh.
kwa_photo: I think Apple will do a 4.0 of Aperture X in the not too distant future and when they do...it will be done very well IMO. It's just a matter of how long do we want to wait. It's similar to the Mac Pro with no updates for years....
I waited and waited for Aperture X or 4 or whatever and finally gave up. Switched to the current Lightroom and cannot envision that Apple's next version of Aperture will pass Lightroom up (well, technically this 3.5 is the next version and it didn't come close). ;~)
This looks like a great option from Tamron. With the recent emergence of some stellar lenses from Sigma (e.g., the 35/1.4 is perhaps the best 35 prime for DSLRs) and now this offering from Tamron, the 3rd party lens makers are providing nice competition and great options for consumers. Yay.
sean lancaster: I am still using Photoshop CS3 that I bought at the educator price. So, the price jump on the subscription model is astronomical for me if I were to upgrade since I haven't spent a dime in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. I use Photoshop just in an emergency since Lightroom does most of what I need 99% of the time. I hate to spend money on Photoshop to use it once every month or two. I get that Adobe wants to stop pirates, but they've also ensured that when CS3 stops working for me I'll be finding another solution. Sigh.
I will continue to use CS3 until it no longer works. I was just thinking ahead to when it doesn't work and wondering if my only option then will need a subscription.
I am still using Photoshop CS3 that I bought at the educator price. So, the price jump on the subscription model is astronomical for me if I were to upgrade since I haven't spent a dime in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. I use Photoshop just in an emergency since Lightroom does most of what I need 99% of the time. I hate to spend money on Photoshop to use it once every month or two. I get that Adobe wants to stop pirates, but they've also ensured that when CS3 stops working for me I'll be finding another solution. Sigh.
I've been very pleased with NIK's DFine, but I don't see it was reviewed. Is it just not considered good? I certainly like it over Lightroom, though.
Well, this is titled pretty badly. I expected to learn more about Flickr . . . the site I only use on my computer with my RX1 for my photography. This is all about phone apps for snapshots. Sigh.
The D800 had the AF issue that turned me away. Now the D600 has the dust issue that turns me away (along with the lack of 1 button press to get 100% review), so I am down to the Canon 5D Mark III and the Sony A99 (or keeping my NEX 5N and getting an RX1). I wish Nikon had better Q.C.
sweetchops: I think this would have worked better with the focus on the dog.
Perhaps, but I it's gotten 22 favorites on Flickr and most of my photos only get a few favorites. The feedback on this one has been incredible, so I think it works great for the people who love it. I was trying to highlight fall and thought I did that.
It's unfortunate that the little bit of grass (the line) cuts across the top right corner.