dialstatic: Many (hopefully) sarcastic comments here about how this lens would be a poor choice for an APS-C photo camera like 'it's not f/2.8', but I truly don't understand. Not being a video shooter, I wonder why this lens is so desirable for video. That's not a value judgment by the way: I know next to nothing about video and I'm honestly hoping to learn something here. Is it the incredible range? I would think videographers would use multiple lenses (as in the 7D mk video). What would be a typical use for a huge zoom like this one? And while I understand enough physics to see why they don't make a 50-1000 zoom 2.8, I wonder why this slow (...compared to photo zooms) aperture is apparently unproblematic for video. Can anyone explain?
Not a video shooter myslef, I believe there is not enough time to change lenses when shooting continuous action (sport, animals). making it a F2.8 would HUGELY affect the size of the thing (and price, too). It's probably not possible at all. The slow aperture is not problematic, considering shutter speeds used fo video and sensitivity of modern sensors (you only need 2-8Mpx for video...)
Jogger: Is it necessary to have the same corner-test pattern at each corner?? Wouldnt one be enough.
Great news! There is never enough film makers, let's keep this wonderfull medium alive. I shoot digital daily for work, but I feel there is 'something' about film...
massimogori: From tomorrow on, it won't be a secret any more. All canon users will be able to always keep the newly developed LCD cap in front of the lens. You switch on the camera, it will become transparent: you switch it off and it will be black again.
Woooow much better than forever-transparent lame protector filer...
W4YNE 1: If it is like the standard lens 12-32mm that comes with the GM-1 nice IQ in bright conditions, not brilliant for indoor low light conditions. I may have been interested if it had been f2.8
There is a lens for you: Panasonic 35-100mm F2.8. This one is made for compactness at it really can't be done with brighter aperture...
Pentax, nice idea for your next SR trick, donť ya think?!
locke_fc: Sorry, but a 1/1.7" sensor is no longer acceptable. Might as well use your smartphone instead.
With RAW option an quality lenses, it's far from most smartphones in IQ...
Valiant Thor: A nice value for $300 however I would have liked Canon to upgrade the mounting plate to a more substantial plate of pre-famulated amulite surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the gold spurving contacts ran in a direct line with the panametric fan. Also, the hydrocoptic marzul vanes should have been fitted to the ambaphascient wain shaft so that side fumbling is effectively prevented. The main focus ring should have been of the normal lotus-odeltoid type placed in panendurmic semi-bulloid slots of the stator with the threads being connected by a non-reversible tremmy pipe to the differential girdle spring on the up-end of the grammeters. Oh well, maybe the next version . . .
You were faster...
Tim the Grey: I have a 5MP 4/3 Olympus E-1, and a 12MP Nikon D700. Both with VERY good glass up front. Guess what? Most days the old E-1 takes JUST as good a .jpg as the D700. No, it's AF cannot keep up, and it's ISO performance is laughable, compared, but it does take a damn good PICTURE.Which, the last time I looked, is what counts, yes???Who cares if you have 3, 8, or 800 MP? Is it a good image.
Having an E-1 and a Canon 5D I can confirm that:)
Bernd M: I'm surprised to see they made curved big sensors. I'd think that especially cellphone cameras would benefit from simpler lens design and higher sensitbility. And cellphones use fixed lens-sensor units anyway. For me it would be the logical way to beginn small to use the experiences you make in the next step, which would be bigger sensores. Sony is doing the second step first, from my point of view.
This is just a technological demonstration and technology testing. Once they can do large sensors, they are capable of making small ones. Plus maybe they just don't want to reveal their smartphone cam strategy...
Is yabbokie still alive or what? Where are all the trolls?
wherearemyshorts: "the sexy profile the Petzval cut on the street."
cameras are not and never will be sexy
people are sexy
A circumcision, probably? Never had the balls to try...
wherearemyshorts: Just take down the lens and lock the mirror up!
You are discriminating us camerasexuals. Donť judge, bro!
CameraLabTester: Canon should replace the EOS M disaster with a newer body model instead on newer lenses.
New lenses, no matter how brilliant they are, are just bricks when mounted on the quagmire designed EOS M.
Come out with an upgrade for EOS M, then maybe consumers will call on the deal.
It is also your responsibility, Canon, to issue relevant and important FIRMWARE UPDATES to those who have been suckered into buying the EOS M incomplete camera. They deserve your support.
Quagmire designed? Oh, that's the reason why it sucks!Giggity!
Ben O Connor: Sounds Like they've put a Rembrandt's DNA to this machine!
My poor E-PM1 has 1/2 of a full frame !!! This one contains a few full frames inside, Crazy!
A square two times smaller in linear terms (crop x2) means four times smaller area... It's basic math!:-)
Your olympus has 1/4 of a full frame;)
So, just like Pentax SP coating? Used even on the cheapest of lenses like the 35mm F2.4?
brycesteiner: At the end of the second sentence "Four thirds" should probably be "micro four thirds"
No, it seems correct. It's a SLR lens. I wonder where Pentax K-mount support is?
samfan: Is anyone else reminded of the Nikon D1 when they look at this camera?
I wonder if it sparks the same revolution and dislodge the major players like the D1 did.
But the 56mm f1.2 should not be so expensive! I calculated the surface area of glass and the aperture diameter and that is the best (and only) guideline to calculate the price of a lens!!!!!!!Am i right, Yabokkie?:-D