Lassoni: "Our lenses have to be better than [those from other manufacturers]. That is my mission."
So far the mission has been a failure. Releasing mediocre optics and charging a premium price for it, adding CZ "name" on a sony lens to add air to the prices.
Under The Sun: I love this company. The only thing that is preventing me to go all in is video.
It is indeed a great update and the X t1 and its siblings fantastic cameras - if you need video, rent. Lens*** and Borrow*** offer great rates on video products.
Felix E Klee: Why not some images showing the limits of the lens? My ca. 10y old DMC-FZ5 (1/2.5" sensor) can do closer macros, and at the long end it can blur the background for portraits, much more pronounced than in any of the images shown here.
you just answered your own request. no need for them to show anything else.
Neodp: Not withstand the efficacy of the update and overall good or not enough improvement(s) then their its a much greater point here....
No one (hardly?) said (possible or not) this camera was deficient in tracking AF or low light comparatively when they were promoting it's first adopter goodness and new pros!
What does that have to do with value? It means you can't know until the camera has been out a while and put through it's paces for the tasks photographers value the most. It begs the question; what benefits matter most? Subjectivity is not a wide... as it is made out to be. Yes there's room for subjective benefits and horses for courses to a point. There no accounting for tastes. Yet that view is completely overblown; from the perspective of new camera design. Yes that should include the user need, that's the photographer that actually takes pictures. Not Gear Acquisition and paper specs alone. There's a lot more to a total camera than that. It's a warning about over priced vanity.
JarJar Binks invades dpreview. This Neodp guy is whack!
photozone is suspect in their testing methods but that being said:
"The Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm f/2 ZA SSM may not be as fast as its Canon and Nikon counterparts but it's capable of delivering a better image quality at comparable aperture settings. " (adapter)
"The Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS is, undoubtedly, a high quality with just a few weaknesses. Therefore highly recommended."
"The Carl-Zeiss Vario Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 OSS ZA may not be able to convince completely but we actually like it quite a bit. The optical image stabilizer is also a nice value-add. Typical for most Sony-made lenses the build quality is impressive."
as for the other lenses I mention - THEY NEVER EVEN tested them. Sure they didn't care 100% for the 24-70 but its not like C&N don't have stinkers in their lineup.
Since you have never tried these lenses and can't back up your claim....your trolling. And you know it.
Have you tried the 90mm macro? Have your tried the 35mm?Have you tried the 55mm?Have you tried the 28mm? Have you tried the 25 and 85mm batis? Have you tried the 70-200 f4?Have you tried the loxia 35mm and 50mm mf?
Nothing mediocre about those optics.
Mike Fried: I'm a 15-year (amateur) Canon equipment user, and my current Canon body is from 2008 (EOS 50D), with a significant "investment" in Canon glass. My upgrade potential to a Sony camera depends on price and functionality. I like the a7R II, but the economics of photography to me mean that the EOS 6D or used EOS 5D III are more likely to fit my wallet. For my use cases, GPS, WiFi, and easy picture / video upload to Facebook, YouTube, or some intermediate web or phone processing station at high resolution without too much effort trumps resolution. 16MP is probably just right, and 4K video is more than enough - my $350 OnePlus One cell phone is 13MP and 4K Video / 1080p display. Lossy RAW is unacceptable. I expect a lot of Sony's consumer market coming from enthusiast DSLRs are similar in their wants.
Cjar: As a US taxpayer whose money pays for these planes, whether they are needed or not, you're welcome.
Bigone If you think tax payers choose these wars.... I have a Kodak camera to sell you.
You want lossless raw but accept cellphone video?
vscd: >"I hope that our native lenses are better![than Canon]"
Haha, big laugh. First, you don't have own lenses... you hava a Zeiss coop. And Second, they fail big time (except of the 50 1.8).
Jokes on you, they are zeiss designs made by Sony. It's the mount that matters and there are excellent e mount lenses.
Not challenging the result or the photographer - i like this image but I do have a question:
Why the heavy vignetting? Especially in an image like this. It draws the eye to the center of the frame and prevents the viewer from seeing the "expanse" of the herring through out the water.
To me, and the hundreds of students at my school who have seen this, it makes no sense and the vignetting reduces the impact of the image.
Very strange choice.
No hard feelings, just a question.
watson076: Sony really is churning out impressive cameras. I myself tried the a6000 and really liked it except one very important area: image quality. No matter how hard I tried I really couldn't get good pictures out of this camera. Maybe it was user error.
Ya maybe it was user error.. You think?
FuhTeng: Being adequate gets a silver award?
Roses is right.
Sadly my local elementary school held a baseball tournament where each student placed "equal." I kid you not they got medals and ribbons that said "equal."
Sick lesson to teach kids imo.
Smeggypants: Why is "24.2MP sensor" listed as a pro?
You might as well list the shutter button as a pro
Not much else for them to praise even the 19-point AF system is the same one introduced on the EOS 7D in 2009.
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...
But who cares? This camera isn't aimed at that market. Sony's forthcoming a9 will have the speed and weather sealing needed for that.
What are you confused about?
En Trance: And my question still remains. Is a serious photographer interested in using a camera that has a primary design objective of fitting into his wife's fanny pack??? I love the technology and specs, but I wonder about the design compromises resulting from the miniature packaging.
Lol....that takes trolling to a new level. Comparing a $3300 Sony to a Phase One!
Apples to Bricks.
rhurani: Can anybody please suggest a native lens that will go with this for general photography (indoor, landscape, travel) so that:- IQ not compromised- Not very expensive;
Buy some rokinon primes.
Lots of options.
That is relevant how?
I see press photographers at my local NFL games picking their noses and scarfing down McDonald's also.
I guess En Trance believes directors like Peter Jackson and Ridley Scott and David Fincher are not professionals either. They use red epic and dragon cinema cameras (often with compressed raw) that are smaller than many other film and digital cameras.
And have a look at what arri just released.
If you think being professional means big gear.... Your not a professional.
Professionals don't care. Their results are professional.
ijustloveshooting: i dont think canikon has to worry about these mirrorless cameras, as long as these system have half of the glass that caninkon have...There're many glasses on Canikon camp that each of them is the reason to stay with...photo can not be taken only with sensor....
.. And the native loxia and batis lenses... And the 90mm macro.
Sony lenses are superb atm.