spatz: The images are not awful, but they certainly don't show the camera in a good light. As has been identified previously, a compact camera (even one with a sensor as large as that in the G1X II) requires a different workflow compared to a large sensor camera. For landscape shots, compact cameras have greater DOF, but they are also diffraction limited at smaller apertures, with image quality degrading rapidly beyond f/8. The Canon sensor also has very limited dynamic range, meaning that RAW files don't have nearly as much headroom as those from more modern and / or larger sensors.
Ironically, using the same camera, a typical amateur who is experienced with these limits might have come up with better shots than a professional who is used to full frame or medium format cameras. The scenes and composition are indeed nice, but from a technical standpoint, most of the images are poor.
I find no fault in not being easily pleased.
Stigg: no matter what they try it will never equal film
Truer words were never spoken.
snapa: Who Cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Zeisschen: Thank you Sony for letting us A7 users know what to expect! Keep on coming those FE lenses!
I misread your initial post. Sorry bout that. I'll admit when I mess up :)
jimrpdx: It continues to stun me that FF 36×24 and E-mount are in the same sentence, while the A-mount is shunned like a sick dog. That's impressive, as I thought Sony could no longer stun me with anything...
You're right, but FF and "E-mount *stills*" is both recent on the scene and the main draw, albeit with much better blending of the two with the a7s.
Marcelobtp: The A7 was a marketing strategy to say we have the smallest FF, no one will do it smaller then ours. But the small and light will not balance well with fast af lenses for a FF sensor. Oh god, theres a gap between a7 and a77 size. if sony don't do it quickly someone will. Please small lenses sony this system is faded to fail in its purpose.
From everything he's said, Marcelobtp has never held an a7 body and might be stoned. They are substantial. I own the sony a850, the nex7, and the a7s. No comparison between any of them. The a850 is heavy and holds well in the hand with the 70-400g attached. The nex7 is light and holds very precariously with the same. The a7s is a little heavier than the nex7 and still holds very nicely with the 70-400 attached via adapter.
This whole "doesn't balance well" thing is bs. When I see a DSLR shooter one-handing a lens that can't be one-handed on the a7 series I'll change my tune.
Has no one heard of the word "leverage"?! Removing weight at the fulcrum does NOT make a lens heavier. For chrissakes this is 9th grade physics!
AlexK-12: That 24-240 is exactly what I was waiting for for my a7! I know you'll think me strange to say, but that may just be whats going to keep me with full frame e-mount. Right now all I'm using are MF primes and having a walkaround zoom with AF would be a nice thing to have. Just need to wait until February :(
Same here. From nex7. Have had FF 24mp and 12mp makes 24 look like technical wizardry is required :)
Cry me a river. You've got plenty of lenses at your disposal. The FF emount needs lenses, it's brand new. Arguing that focusing for a bit on a new line of lenses that will keep Sony alive and well and able to support the A mount (which I also use) is nothing but reasonless cynicism. Maybe if you were complaining about the loss of screwdrive lenses I'd give your post half a bit of credit.
It's what I want for the "rides in the car" lens for my a7s as well. I'm certainly not judging you here. Forgiving sensor in every way and massive zoom range? Yes, please.
TN Args: If they don't mention the approx size and weight, nobody knows if they are something new and different that allows smaller, lighter old-frame ownership. OR.....NOT!
Leave it to just another canon shooter to state the absolutely obvious: A large sensor with a decent-aperture telephoto takes glass. Well done.
The only thing left is to state the entirely too repeated bs phrase "THIS SYSTEM MAKES NO SENSE! SMALLER MAKES NO SENSE!"
Is DPR your sole info site?
I can't think of a worse choice.
mpgxsvcd: That is a nice lens. If I was shooting full frame video that would be what I would chose. However, I can’t help but think that an M4/3 version of this lens could be F2.8 all the way through for the same size if not smaller.
They certainly could, but it would require f2 for comparable depth of field wouldn't it?
Would be fine much of the time, but let's not muddy the release of a fine apple of a lens to a hypothetical orange.
maxnimo: I believe I can afford this lens... if I sell my old car, my wife and my kids.
Maybe he's factoring in future costs against current value
HowaboutRAW: Cool, now about the compressed raws on the various Sony A7 camera bodies.
no, you literally said that
you: now about the compressed raws on the various Sony A7 camera bodies.
you: if you cared about good colour in digital files you'd care.
D1N0: The K-01* is a great camera. Just misunderstood :p
*DPReview writers wouldn't need an asterisk when they would just write accurate information in the first place.
Ah, the ol' rock solid argument of semantics.
If that made for a negative aspect anywhere someone would likely care.
steelhead3: Why do so many people misspell the over used word "whine"?
To troll whose who will wine about it
Scroll across the last set of DRO comparisons for entertaining timelapse!
ConanD: Don't cross the streams.
I'll remind you that the movie ended by very successfully crossing the streams.
Leandros S: What's a first-person video? Or, for that matter, a second-person or third-person video?
...and taught to the rest of us in the "options" section of video games. Pretty complicated stuff. Certainly nothing a not lazy person could just GOOGLE.