More important than equipment, is the moment.
Let me see, I can buy:
Oly 25/1.8 for €399
Pana/Leica 25/1.4 €408
€9,00 difference do not make me stop thinking about the Leica. The Oly. lens seems to have quality, these are my first impressions, however I am waiting for tests and comparisons. However I think Olympus is pulling much the price of this lens.
Flying Snail: Darn, does this mean we'll never get the Uranus camera?
Unfortunately it seems so.
...quietly replaced its CEO..., ehehewell well well, Now I was waiting for the new range of QX lenses made in organic bamboo with the rare Leather-lined mosquito and manufactured in Shanghai. Damn!
Wait till you see the version of Hasselblad of this "thing".
For the price, I'm unimpressed with this test shots.
Filter thread 77 mm!? wow
The greatest advantage of this lens is no need lens hood.
"A picture may be worth a thousand words, but if you can't remember what happened, it may not be worth anything at all."
I have a mug to drink beer like this lens. Very flashy, do not go with her to the street.
Interesting lens, but 340g is not a bit heavy for this lens? is certain that it is constructed with other materials, but, is ~65% more than Oly 17 1.8, just for similar FL comparation.
Congrats to the project, realy very nice to look at and continue to this very good idea, some less formal presentation in studio is a nice idea, I know that being in real time in front of the cameras is somewhat uncomfortably, but must take a more laid back attitude, maintaining the objective of the project. Keep the good work! oh I love that table :)
The Micro world is beautiful, the expression of nature in art form.Interesting homemade rig, creativity always above the equipment. Congrats to the photographer!
Adobe, since when $9.99 is €12,29?, $9,99 is today 7,41€, at current official rate. These conversions really have much sense of humor...
Nice colletion, 10 and 12 for me.
This camera has a very small sensor. Comparing it with the Kodak KAF 39900 sensor. It's a pity.
Digitall: 50mm 1.4 = $1,696.95, Ok...
@HowaboutRAW: We are talking about Nikon, something more "acessible" to the comun mortal, or supposedly accessible.
Surely if we are talking about lenses made by special manufacturers, as the Zeiss or Leica they have their own niche, we have to take into account them to maintain their status has to keep prices too high, but do not doubt that are too high to the product offering. Obviously whoever makes the price is supply vs. demand also. And there's always people for the most exclusive luxury, which in practice is not synonymous with quality improvement to justify the crazy prices in its work.
I be a modest person, always raised the price of quality vs. cost vs. need. Sure, personally I do not see myself paying ~$4000 for a Zeiss or Leica M 50mm f2.0 for $~7000. My work did not improve nearly 400% for sure with these lenses. Just my humble opinion. Always rather have a Porsche than a Ferrari, for numerous reasons. Personal reasons of course.
50mm 1.4 = $1,696.95, Ok...
Frank_BR: The most important question for Nikon is: WHO WILL BUY THE Df?
1) a Dx owner?No way, the Df + Fx lenses are too expensive
2) a D600 owner?No, the D600 is a better camera
3) a D800 owner?No, a D800 owner is a pixel peeper, he is not interested in a 16 MP camera
4) a D4 owner?Maybe … a few senior professionals will buy the Df to use as a backup, or when shooting fast action is not needed
5) a celebrity?No, he/she prefers a P&S Hasselblad
6) a Canon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, etc. owner?HAHAHAHA! Are you kidding?
An interesting analogy, but I bet at least 1% of them buy this "Pure Photography" camera.
A great camera to use in A mode.