Mssimo: Canon should at least get the "Best camera, if it was still 2008" award.
If we had a comment of the month competition, I'd vote for yours Mssimo.
greg57: 37 minutes?!? Guys, when my favorite information websites release videos, they have the decency to add a summary of it. I'm interested in Sony but sorry, I don't have 37' to give. TL;DR :P
greg57: "I'm interested, but no I don't have 37 minutes"
...I'd argue that if you have time to read and write to a DPReview comments section, you probably do have 37 minutes ;-)
Rob Sims: Just out of interest, how many different mounts does Leica now have? Quickly I count five different ones:1. M39 (screw mount)2. M3. R bayonet 4. T 5. SL
Both the M39 and M-mount can be adapted to the T-mount and SL-mount (or other mirrorless m43/e-mount...etc) right? But are the the T and SL incompatible with each other?
@Leandros S"Lenses that were available for the APS-C Leica T are now to be known as TL. Full-frame lenses, like the one you see here, are known as SL lenses. The T-mount is now known as the L-mount. Confused yet?"-Looks like you're right! L-mount is a re-named T-mount. APS-C lenses will be called TL, and FF will be called SL.
Rob Sims: Can someone explain the practical use of this lens which isn't already well covered?
-With 5-axis IBIS stabiliser and already amazing high ISO available (hello Sony A7sII), surely the extra stop of light vs. a good F2.0 doesn't make sense for the weight, size, cost trade-off? (image quality still unknown) - Or if is it just for obscenely narrow DoF that this is marketed? Couldn't you just go lighter, smaller, and cheaper F2.0/200mm? (and perhaps also gain AF which is more or less required for Nikon/Canon users)
...honestly curious to know your thoughts.
@M Jesper- Yup, I suspect that's true... certainly it made front page of dpreview and host of other sites!
@Ricard MurdeyGood thoughts, although I think you rightly identified that the extreme shallow DOF might be a problem in that case... also I feel the size and weight may render the set-up unworkable for handheld use!
Just out of interest, how many different mounts does Leica now have? Quickly I count five different ones:1. M39 (screw mount)2. M3. R bayonet 4. T 5. SL
Can someone explain the practical use of this lens which isn't already well covered?
PKDanny: Need AF!!
aramgrg: That's a brave move to pre-order a lens from a very new company at $3000 with a deposit.
Perhaps someone with a mirrorless camera where manual focus is made child's play? In the picture it shows it mounted on a Sony, so that might be a clue.
The workhorse of any professional Full Frame system: F2.8 24-70mm F2.8 70-200mm
Sony, are you taking note?
Oh DPR, how you tease us...
Looking forward to the full review, should we ever get there.
owenleve: Sony. Please make this camera with a Nikon mount....
RichRMA: "Use one of those new adapters...if you don't mind added aberrations due to them needing glass in them."Huh? I have a few adaptors for my Sony (for Leica M and Nikon F), none of them have glass in them. Which "new" adaptors are you referring to? Do you mean the "old" EA4 adaptor for off sensor PDAF? Or the Speedboasters for APS-C cameras?
Phew an A7RII article. It's been a few days without one, and I was getting worried!
(I kid, I kid, amazing sensor and I expected no less from Sony!)
Digital Imaging Technician: If you happen to be listening Leica... Make this with a 35mm lens (f/2 would be enough) and your market reach will be significantly wider. In fact, I would hit the order button this very minute. :-)
@joejackWhat is this mad logic you talk about!
jrlosangeles: "The main drawbacks stem from the camera's autofocus performance. While not at all bad, it's not fast enough for 'decisive moment' street shooting."
Kind of a strange comment, given that the man who coined that phrase and mastered that style (Henri Cartier-Bresson) shot with a manual focus camera ...
I find it a shame that the RX1 is focus by wire. It takes some getting used to, and even after a year I prefer to shoot auto-focus on it whereas I have no issues shooting real manual lenses on my A7.
As HowaboutRAW said, I bet that would have been their first choice... only as Sony beat them to it by almost 3 years (has it been that long already?!) with the RX1 it would have eroded some of the uniqueness about this camera.
Saying all that, and as an RX1 owner, initial impressions are that the Q absolutely excels, and with an EVF built in as well ;-)
John Bean (UK): I like the photography no matter the equipment used, but I have to query how the Sony 7RII - and only that camera - is shown in the "GEAR IN THIS STORY" panel when it fact none of the images used a Sony camera, even as recently as July 2015, but instead various Canon bodies.
Sure I read that the Canon gear has subsequently been sold to buy the A7R II but that's hardly the point; surely the featured camera(s) should have been those used to make the pictures in the showcase?
DPReview have simply linked for sale the latest gear used by the photographer, as they always do. Tony clearly states: "So now I shoot with: Sony a7R II, Canon 16-35mm F2.8 L II, Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II, Canon 50mm F1.8"
I don't see anything different from normal here. What if most of the photos had been shot with something older, would you making the same complained that they hadn't linked to a Canon 10D / Nikon D100 when the photographer had already stated that he'd already moved on?
For all those conspiracy theorists out there, DPReview have listed the current gear used by the photographer, that seems pretty reasonable right? Why would they list the old equipment that the author replaced with newer gear? He clear states: "So now I shoot with: Sony a7R II, Canon 16-35mm F2.8 L II, Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II, Canon 50mm F1.8"
And around advertising links, no-one is forcing you to click them. Websites such as this depend on such things in order to pay their staff and costs, in order to provide their content effectively for free to you. Isn't that obvious?
PVCdroid: Excellent! Canons answer to Sony.
I'm not entirely convinced they even understood the question...
DPR, with this speedy review, you've basically just trolled half of your regular keyboard warrior readership. What are they going to complain about now?
...perhaps publish a couple more A7rII articles to keep them busy.
w/ Leica 90 Summarit f/2.5 M