That's actually a good surprise, considering the price of their 50 and 85 1.4.
Hopefully they will now turn to their 20, 24 and 28 1.8 and update them to state-of-the art optics and AF.
noegd: Would be interesting to see how this new 24-70 f/4 compares to Nikon's 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 (which in practice is no different than f/4 constant).
Maximum RR of the Nikkor is only 0.22x, but I'm not sure how many people would use a 24-70 for macro work.
The Nikkor may be "plastic fantastic" but I think it is very well made.
I note that the Canon 24-70 f/4 preview says it is "decently-built" but makes no mention of actual material. Putting a red ring and L on the lens does not make it automatically better.
Would be interesting to see how this new 24-70 f/4 compares to Nikon's 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 (which in practice is no different than f/4 constant).
The Standard vs Elite price difference is a blocking point for me. The only difference is FF vs APS-C support, and I think the price is a bit difficult to swallow for budget-conscious D600/D700 owners.
makofoto: But when are they finally going to add support to the most popular cameras like iPhones and GoPro's ?!?! Even pro's use those cameras and wouldn't mind some help ...
In fact, DxO also develops embedded solutions for mobile phones and compact cameras manufacturers. The iPhone could possibly already embark some DxO technology.
It seems to me that this sales & marketing guy doesn't really know what is going to come next. Not that I'm surprised, sales guys are sometimes informed after products are announced on their company web site!
I'm surprised their was no question about the GXR line. As someone else already wrote here, a GXR body with built-in EVF (à la NEX6/NEX7) would make a lot of sense. Add a GXR M mount module with FF sensor, and then I might reconsider the system (used to have a GXR+Module in addition to my Leica M8).
Didn't they announce a surprise for ZM lovers? I did not read anything new in Leica M mount...
Out of interest, why are today's MFT releases getting dropped down the front page on DPR?? I didn't see this, the GH3 announcement or the Oly lens announcement because the 6D preview stayed at the top of the page so I just assumed there was nothing new...
I think the Oly lenses actually started on Page 2 :/
DPR often keeps "headline" articles higher in the list, in particular previews.
But it is a bit strange to see the latest Panasonic lenses announcements at the bottom of the list, below compact digicams announcements.
Will there be an SDK for third party apps development? Could be fun...
Note that you don't really need an HDR soft to enhance dynamic range as described in the article.
I use the LR/Enfuse plugin to Lightroom. This plugin fuses the exposure of several pictures (after automatic alignment, they don't need to be shot from a tripod) and returns a 16bit TIFF file to Lightroom. This file can then be further developed in Lightroom.
I could see buying such a cam for my youngest kid (8y old)... if the price went down a bit. Because at that price, I'd probably rather buy a Coolpix L25 for 69€...
One of the most interesting new features vs the G3 is the silent (i.e. electronic) shutter option.
This, combined with all the other improvements (touchpad AF, eye sensor, high bitrate video...), make it a great upgrade to the G3 IMO.
Interesting approach, although one that requires leaving the Mac powered on 24/7. I try putting it to sleep when not in use and even switched off/disconnected from the mains when away for several days.
Speed of Internet connection when away from home may also be an issue (you don't want to upload gigabytes of data on a 3G connection or even a slow hotel WiFi...).
mugupo: That is very impressive price consider is 1.8 and is for full frame.. canon cost way more than that.
The Canon 28 1.8 USM is close to 20 years old! (1995 release). And its list price is 800$, with a street price closer to 500. The 699$ price of the Nikon is the suggested one, the street price will eventually be lower.
Looks like this baby will at some point join my 50 1.4 G and 85 1.8G... I may have a 28mm f/2 AIs for sale soon.
Interesting, but the lack of a dedicated manual focusing wheel, built-in flash and the larger lens may be seen as a step backwards from the earlier DPs.
My DP1 was a steal when it got discounted at 199€ new. At twice that price it was still a good deal for a high-quality, specialised camera (pocketable landscape camera, ideal for a treck, but NOT a point and shoot!). But that was 2-3y ago.
I somehow suspect Sigma will have a hard time being competitive with the crowd of more recent m4/3, NEX, Fuji X... cameras.
Nice specs! I'm quite (pleasantly) surprised by the return of CF cards and the inclusion of Gigabi Ethernet after the move to SD and all those WiFi adapters.
Interesting idea. I could not find in the rules whether articles needed to be written in english.
Hong Kong did not wait for Leica, you can already find adapters for Hasselblad, M645 or P67 lenses on the bay. Not at 40$ though, more like 200-500€, and much more for the tilt/shift adapters.
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