Cytokine: Why only 1.8 on the 85mm? That and the low price for a Zeiss Zeiss Probably means moulded optics. Average bokeh but probably very sharp and good resolution. No f1.2 or even f1.4 but that means there will be little if any CA or Locas. But Canikon can do this better for a lot less.
Sigma can do this better for a lot less.
uzman1243: Does this have OSS?
The 85mm does.
Cytokine: Traditional designs for fast 85mm lenses use very heavy and large glass elements that are not easily matched with IS systems.
Zeiss may Have done this using the latest " extreme" high refractive index glass. they used to be owned by and probably are still part of Schott, Germanys (the worlds) most respected glass company.
This special glass will be extremely hard and require special coatings, which Schott are very good at. This hardness can be complex to grind, so they may have developed a moulding process that can shape this type of glass which may have no liquid phase.
To answer my earlier question why no f 1.4.? Probably there will be but it would be very expensive.
Very expensive, heavy and huge.
white shadow: Interesting development. Lets wait for a test report from Photozone once these lenses become available in the market. Maybe DPR should do one earlier.
Finally, now I can consider buying a Sony full frame mirrorless camera.
Just like one of my friend... he bought Sony camera just so he can autofocus a ZEISS.
Lassoni: Dynamic range doesn't look to be very strong in the first 3 pictures. Wonder if they were taken with something else than a sony sensor?
European made sensor, mind you.
Too little, too late. I will be too happy to be proven wrong though.
ttran88: I'm a current K5iis and A7 shooter and if this FF camera comes with an EVF I will make this my next camera. Almost certain will come with a Sony sensor, same as D750 with Pentax pixie dust. I wonder if the 3 FA limited lenses will go up in value now?
Maybe for FF k01 variant.
Hugo808: Why do we need 40mp again?
new boyz: 16mp to 40mp? The sensor has to shift more than half of its length to get that.
Aha..sub pixel-width shift. Instead of expending exposure area, they crammed more pixel into the existing area. Clever.
16mp to 40mp? The sensor has to shift more than half of its length to get that.
naththo: Can Sony add feature to all camera with RAW Lossless non compression?
Well, what do think about Nikon compressed RAW? Better than Sony's? I think so. I'm afraid Sony will only add useless extra bits for an uncompressed raw as I believe the real available data is already somewhat pre compressed. But technical aside, they should offer uncompress raw just to silence the critics.
Infared: I REALLY like the idea of the camera. The sensor, the 5-Axis etc. It's still the lack of dedicated AF lenses that stops me. It is priced really well too.Makes me crazy!!!! LOL!Could the Sony A7 II please mate with my Canon 5DIII and make a Love Child that we all want so bad. LOL.
I don't even have a single lens native to E-mount. Just saying.
gulffish: How can 15 folks have had a camera not yet released?
sknippen: Every brand has it's pro's and con's. What matters is how you deal with the pro's and con's. I bought a sony system a few years ago and i love my camera, other people love their Canon, Nikon, Pentax, fuji, etc...DXO measurments give an indication of the sensor performance, but at the end it is the picture what counts. One can take horrible pictures with a 5000 dollar system and the other can take fantastic pictures with a phone camera...
Great post from a fellow Sony user.
GabrielZ: Nice upgrade, it would of been nice if they had added 4K video capability too.
Patience my friend. You'll get it in 8 months. Hahaha.
DavidsfotosDotCom: Why so much less than the 7D MK II?
Don't get me started... hahaha.
georgec: What's wrong with SD card? Not good enough? Why new format again?
I don't know, but I think there's a technical limitation(architecture or things like that). It's good enough for most consumer, but XQD is not for general consumer.
Thanks for sharing your technique.
This could be my first Samsung, cameratively speaking.