Not excited at all about this one or the 5d mkiii. Sticking with my 5d mkii for a while longer. I see no reason to up/Down grade to either of these. You can still buy a new 5d mkii for under $2000 and have a proven camera with better build, faster max shutter 1/8000 and same(simular) AF.
Not excited about Nikons offering either. However they're FF cameras are superior.
However Sony is another matter. The A99 is very tempting but I can not give up my precious 50mm 1.2L.
So yes I am sticking with Canon and hope that they produce something better so I don't have to part with my precious L lenses.
What if Sony produces a nice Zeiss 50mm 1.2? I'll worry about that if it happens
Looks Like a great camera but why 1/4000 max shutter speed? Forget about using fast glass outdoors without an Nd filter i guess. Pretty sure 1/4000 is still fast enough to stop most action though.
Stollen1234: seriously for $2800 i mean for that price you get Canon 5D II or almost 5dII with all the features...
The price point is high indeed but this is a first of its kind.Sony isn't competing with m4/3 or any other mirror less system with this camera. It is a direct chalenge to Leica.
People said Sigma was nuts when the original DP1 (first true aps-c compact) was released at $600
No viewfinder but an optical viewfinder may work nicely attached to the flash mount. Still for the price it is very hard to justify such a purchase for most. Perhaps in 5 years such an instrument will be affordable and more common.
I would also assume such a camera with interchangeable lenses would be just around the corner.
Good job Sony!
I would love eat this camera with some fafa beans and a nice chiante vfvfvfvfvff... lol
qwertyasdf: Actually the sensor size of the 645D is not 645 right?
Right. The sensor is about twice the size of a 35mm sensor(44mm x 33mm) but still about 2/3 the size of a true medium format 645 film size(56mmx40mm).
I would love to see a full frame medium format camera or back. even at a lower resolution.
Full frame 6x6 or 645 at a lower resolution 10-20mp at a reasonable price would be amazing!
JackM: 55 seems like a random number for full framers.
And how is the DSLR version distinct from the existing Planar 50/1.4?
Would a 55mm lens reduce the slight distortion seen in 50mm close up portraits?
ZAnton: another highly overpriced lens for a few techno-geeks who collect that crap and never shoot?
It's easy to disregard or hate something you don't undertand ZAnton. jsis you are right. However, give a great photographer a point and shoot and you will still get great images, but give him/her a full frame camera, a fast prime lens and be amazed! Furthermore, great image quality is not only solely based in resolution charts, so don't tell me about how horrible Zeiss IQ is unless you have used one.
Stick to your 18-55mm kit lens buddy. You have no clue what you talking about do you.
Richard Thornton: No viewfinder, no sale!
I personally feel that a small viewfinder with around 80% coverage is worthless. It's worthless for framing and worthless for focusing so what good is it. If you can't fit a OVF with at least 95% coverage than don't bother as I will never use it. Good riddance.
Who needs a mirrorless. Now I can fit my 5d in my fanny pack haha. Actually an amazing lens.
Ernest M Aquilio: The lens for a digital Canon q17 equivalent perhaps? Would be nice
We can only dream.
Jun2: These lenses look like SONY
Or Nikon 1.
oluv: no pancake zoom? WTF?
Take your zoom and shove it. Primes Rule!
AshMills: Presumably the adapter for EF lenses is not optical, so should be dirt cheap?
It is not optical but not dirt cheap. B&H pre order is $199 U.S.Since Flange distance is farther for EF lenses an extension is all you need. Would be cool to see an FD adaptor too!
Frenske: Depth of field: 0.0004m at 0.47m and f/2.8. LOL ... even at f/16 it is just 3mm. I am not sure the world really needs lenses like this.
Very good and informative reply Joseph. Frenske should go find another hobby that suites his narrow minded view of the world. I would recommend kite flying.
Zerblatt: I¨m allergic to all Canon products...
Just so you all know Idiotunctivitis is a real disorder. Making fun of someone with that problem IS NOT COOL.
Wildbegonia: Guys, i notice lately in my G12 rubber sides of the camers white spots as if the user (me) used it with fingers stainned with white out paper paint. Where do i go from here?
Hurry to the hospital and have your arms amputated before the poison raches your brain. May be too late.
Peanut88: Dumb company with poor quality control !
So what should those affected do ?Return the camera or send it in servicing ?
blah blah blah whine whine complain boo hoo hoo
Francis Sawyer: Let's see: 40mm, which isn't a "normal" lens on either sensor size, and slow.
More bizarre flailing from Canon.
You've made your ignorance very clear by your posting. The 40-45mm focal length has been popular among street photographers for years. Historically these type of lenses are sharp, light and unobtrusive. The only "flailing" from Canon here is that they should have released this lens years ago.