gdfthr73: I can see a Canon copyright infringement claim coming.
Woops yes "Trademark" is the correct term.
Thank you balios for the clarifications.
I can see a Canon copyright infringement claim coming.
JohnyP: I hate to admit this, but i think your reviews are largely irrelevant now. You can't keep up with volume of cameras and reviews simply matter less. People are quite fed up with reviews and buy what they want and ignore opinions.
I know i do and i believe many others are doing the same.
Your comment is irrelevant. If your comment had any validity then you and the people who agree with you would never visit this site to see it (or write it).
Just get rid of the flash and add a hybrid viewfinder. Call it the E-R1 and sweet m4/3 Rangefinder style camera is born! These would sell like hotcakes.
I just Got this camera yesterday and I feel like all the negative reviews of this camera are ridiculous. Claims of slow start up time and shutter lag are false. Either these are blatant lies or are based on earlier firmware. I would not put this camera in the fastest category but it is fast enough for any normal human.
I also have a Sony NEX 7, which is no faster starting up and only marginally faster focusing. The build quality is amazing. It feels like it was made from a solid piece of granite.
Amazing image quality and versatility (especially for Canon users)All in a beautiful simple design with subtle curves that are hard to appreciate from pictures. Hold one in your hand and you begin to appreciate the design.
I will admit that the focusing is not the fastest but so what.
If you have to have the fastest focusing speed possibly you probably do not care about composition or light and have no business being behind a real camera anyway.
RichRMA: Very drab, plasticky and uninspired looking camera, IMO. Yes, I know; it's the pictures that count. But then if that was all that mattered, we'd probably all be driving just one or two types of car.
At least 3 that I can think of.
1. 40mm f/2.8 pancake2. 28mm f/2.8 IS or not3. 50mm f/1.8
MPA1: But were his lenses sharp in the corners wide open?
HaHa. Thanks for the sarcasm. I hope your comment helps some on here realize how silly pixel peeping really is.
Alejandro del Pielago: The Mr Pellegrin's portfolio is excellent.
This is photojournalism; here, image AND information work as one thing. Beside, it`s a portfolio; so pictures could be seen almost like frames in a motion picture. Then, the photos should be seen like a part of a whole.
The subject is real, he´s the owner of that "real" gun. The procedure of the report described by the subject himself was standard (http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/a-prize-winning-ethics-lesson/?smid=tw-share).
No doubt the description is not accurate, but it`s not absurd if we read the Pelllgrin`s allegations. Yes, it was a mistake, but it does not destroy the kernel of the story.
And I don`t like some tones of the subject: "Oh, I was so naive...".
Really?It looks like he accidentally hit the shutter button while mounting the camera on a tripod.
argyrotype: If I'd taken this pic, the next step would be the "DELETE" button. a 2 on the 10 scale....
I was about to post the exact same comment
I have erected a shrine to the Canon 6d. The first sacrifice has been a Nikon D600. I pulled out it's still beating sensor at the steppes of the shrine. The oil and gunk that spilled out was truly a site to behold. Let us pray that that the almighty 6D was pleased.
tmurph: This is a fine camera but so is the Nikon D600 and also the Sony SLT-A99 and so on.This "my camera is better than your camera" school of thought is getting a bit boring, and yes I'm reading between the lines here and again yes, everyone is entitled to an oppinion but comments like..."makes the A-99 look like a P&S" just beggars belief. Go to a good photography gallery and before you enter you're asked to try and identify the cameras used and you will be there all day because there's no way for anyone to tell what equipment the photographer used.Todays cameras are amazing pieces of technology, end of.
I think many on hear are sick and tired of the losers who weir their camera brands like some sort of badge of honor.
They usually have no real talent as photographers so they have to justify the thousands of dollars spent by saying they have the best.
parkmcgraw: Having buildt my own digital devices and many lens systems in some cases making the element groups, do not from the specifications, understand why this lens, a minimalist design composed mostly of plastic should retail for so much money.
A lens with less manual control, more dependent on power and with the removal of the aperture ring, less of a professional tool.
■One “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) glass lens...
All the elements are small in diameter, easy to work, not too hard to polish.
■A floating inner focus...
The lens has some close focus capacity, nothing new.
■Super Multi-Layer Coating...
■A HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor)...
Nothing new, or expensive.
Compensation for using low stacking tolerance plastic.
■Thermally Stable Composite (TSC)...
Better plastic, but still plastic.
■A rounded 9 blade diaphragm...
No pats for doing what you should.
■A newly developed USB dock...
Marketing gizmo, no value to optics. Additional $10 to the BOM?
Economics my friend. You don't base your pricing on manufacturing cost. Its the perceived value placed by consumers who are willing to pay this sort of price and all the camera and lens manufacturers need to maximize their profit margins. They are for profit businesses after all right.
I liked the look of the V1 but they went from no grip at all on the V1 to this over compensated monster grip which removes any chance of making it pocketable.
Greif! something in between would be nice.
Henry M. Hertz: the D600 has a dust problem.
the sensor is attracting dust like george clooney woman.
that should be a headline.. nikon has to fix this.
I'm not sure but my Canon 5d II attracts serious dust as well. This may be a full frame issue. If your newly coming from a DX to full frame than you will certainly notice more dust on FX camera sensors.
a l b e r t: The Fuji XE-1 + the upcoming 23mm f/1.4 lens should match or exceed the image quality of the RX-1 for half the money.
Ya with an EVF and interchangeable lenses no contest for me.
AnHund: PhaseOne IQ180 has a sensor size of 53.9x43.4mm making this so called medium format sensor quite small. But maybe size is not so important anymore?
Now that is a true medium format size sensor. I use medium format film cameras and their is a very true difference regarding size. Larger sensors (or film) creates shallower DOF, stronger subject isolation and a more 3D real world look. Like the difference between APS-C and Full Frame but more so. Its not just the resolution or IQ.
But that sensor goes for around $50K yikes!
I would love to see a lower resolution 10-20mp (hopefully means cheaper) Sensor that is true 6x6 or 6x4.5 format.
The Nex Hassy is the ugliest thing I have ever seen. Revolting is a good word for it but even that fall a bit short.
This one has potential though and I can see some of my precious 500c/m in its design. A chrome and black covered A99 would be cool. The price would probably not be so cool.
The designer should be shot.
SLRist: The price could perhaps be justified if all the accessories were bundled, but Sony are clearly taking a huge gouge here. The price of the lens hood is a clear indication of that.
This kind of money is excessive for what is effectively a disposable camera. At least in the days of film, your high quality camera body wouldn't be rendered redundant every 5 years, and retained a reasonable resale value.
If they shaved off 30% of the price and included an EVF I might be interested, but I can't see enough benefit over my X100 to justify an upgrade.
Rebrand this camera "Zeiss Ikon" and you may sway some Leica buyers. Specs won't thats for sure.
Sony should rebrand this sort of high end camera. Just like Toyota and Lexus. High end buyers are likely wary of the Sony name. Brand this camera "Zeiss Ikon" (if they can) for example and they will see many more buyers