I'm buying one,I will probably text a few copies to make sure I have a good one but it looks like a superb piece of glass..
Adrien S: One of my friends is among last year's winners; and although he received a nice suitcase with an H4D-40 and a couple lenses, he will have to return it some day.I got to try that gear too, and we both agree to say we'd rather have a 645Z.
645Z is a great camera but not much use if you need leaf shutters and lacks hasselblads very useful True Focus..
Street price will be lowered after the first few months so I wouldn't be put off by the RRP,if the lens produces a low distortion and low CA image then it will be worth the money.
Flare control should also be good and considering the Nikon's 2.8 aperture its worth bearing in mind that this is 11mm which is a fair bit wider than 14mm!
ragmanjin: So after their own users begged them to lay off the megapixel war and quit the APS-H BS, they pressed on in the shadows secretly working to perfect this abomination that will undoubtedly look like an iPhone photo at ISO 200. Pfffft.#1 in camera sales worldwide goes to....the ridiculous douchebag, yet again. Yaaaay.
"Canon claims that this new prototype sensor is geared toward use in video production, monitoring, aviation, and space applications."
It's not aimed at photographers...
I wish them the best with this app,Adobe needs serious competition and maybe serif will be in a position to compete within a few yrs,adding support for plugins is essential!
Kudos to Sigma's management for turning the company around,a few yrs ago the were seen as a brand for people that couldn't afford Canikon's best glass and now they're convincing a lot of people to sell their Canikon glass for Sigma,.
Next up should be the 85 and 135 to finish off an impressive collection of primes.
petr marek: Who needs 50 interpolated megapixels with the same dynamic range and same or worse ISO performance as predecessors? Where is some serious improvement for video shooters?Not impressed.
What does Video have to do with this camera?its a tightly focused studio and landscape camera.wait for the 5D mk4 for video..
Paul Hodgson: Oh boy, I feel so last decade when I pull out my D200 ;) Gets the job done but I'm considering the 645Z as my next purchase.
645Z would be very nice....
No real advancement in senor tech,pity but I guess if you want high quality 50mp you always have the Pentax 645Z which is priced competitively and offers huge DR and excellent noise performance.
Richard Murdey: "...will require a medium-format approach to get the most out of the theoretical resolution of the sensor."
And a lens of exceptional quality aka price. And for what?
I mean seriously, when was the last time you stared at a photo from the 5DmkIII and thought, "oh, if only the megapixel count was higher!"
The worst part is it will reinforce a trend I've noticed since the D800 which can be summed up as "look at ma' pixels!", posting photos which only have impact at the micro level: resolving individual roof tiles at 1000' etc.
There are lots of people that would benefit from the high resolution,the argument that 50mp is a waste is a tired one,with this resolution you can also downsample for cleaner files!
I shoot Leica but this puts a smile on my face,looking forward to seeing this camera....
helltormentor: I have decided to get the D750 and am considering the total cost. 85mm is my favorite focal length. Is 85mm 1.8G a decent glass for a good camera or I should consider the insanely expensive 1.4G?
I owned both,the 1.8G is very sharp across the frame but the 1.4G has better contrast and flare control!!
ogl: Not alternative to DXO Optics.
You mean DXO film pack?? Film pack is good but still has no ability to output to a new layer.
I shoot Leica but you've got to love Sony for constantly pushing forward..they never let the grass grow under their feet!
Adrien S: This Pentax body seems to be such a bargain for the features it offers...Or at least, it's better than what Hasselblad offers for that price.Pentax really is making things better for photographers.
Hasselblad offers an extensive collection of lenses and all of them with Leaf shutters,this may not matter to everyone but to people who use flash a lot its a big deal!
Zeisschen: Hello Nikon! The 80s called, they want their camera back...
It's suppose to look like that. Retro..
Jogger: I wonder if we will ever see a true 645 medium format sensor. The one in this is not 645.. the sensor in the "MF" Leica S2 is marginally larger than FF.
" the sensor in the "MF" Leica S2 is marginally larger than FF."
36mm x 24mm in FF and 45mm x 30mm in S.. this is quite a difference...
We will see a phase IQ280 sensor in CMOS in the next two yrs.
mikeber: People may ridicule these "creations" from Hasselbald, but in essence they are a desperate company. How can any medium format company generate enough cash these days? They have very few options left and the future seems dim. Purists always miss the good ol days, but is making cameras like in the 1970s going to save Hasselblad and Leica?
Leica is doing well financially and makes some great stuff,Hasselblad can survive if the make what the market wants..good backs at the right price,the sony cos chip has worked well for them so far.
Abbas Rafey: This is great camera much better than those MF that make laud noise but actual quality are far way from Pentax I have shot some of them at photokinda and the image quality of 645z was way better than those brands both at high iso and low. My advice to medium format users this was the best MF unless you are paied for there advertisement.
Really.. the Hassy and Phase cmos backs use the same sensor..and they have better glass with a leaf shutter..
MrSkelter: RRS stuff is over-rated and your money helps fund anti-human rights legislation which targets the families and rights of gay people sponsored by the owner. For those who care it's worth giving them a miss for that reason alone. I know I don't want my money going to fund hate.
RRS stuff is overrated by who?? I have used many different heads and tripods and RRS stuff is very high quality..