Sordid: I consider all filters but ND and polarizers quite obsolete these days.
StephenSPhotog: I'd love to see more companies move some of their variable aperture lenses from 3.5-5.6 to the 2.8-4 territory.
3.5-5.6 are the cheap lenses which beginners buy. if manufactures move the 18-55s and 18-105s to 2.8-4 range, the price goes up and it wont be appealing to beginners anymore.
i guess u would want the price range to stay @ 100-200$s too.
Photonix: From the information available it appears that the "Sport" version of the 120-300mm uses exactly the same glass, coatings, and optical formula as the lens it replaces. As best I can tell, here are the differences:
New external cosmetic treatment (S badge, smoother body lines, different finish treatment)New foot design.Compatibility with USB Dock (tweak focus, set focus limit, focus speed, OS mode)New external switch than can be configured with software.
I am not sure I would pay $600 for these new features when the prior version can be had for $3K and deliver identical image quality (which I can say first hand is extremely good). I am pleased to see Sigma starting to produce some really fine glass and give the big boys something to think about. Can't wait to see how this lens with a 1.4x teleconverter compares to Canon's new $11,000 200-400mm f/4.
For the price, sigma delivers one heck of optical quality. by the new lineup, if they have improved the overall quality and reliability its gonna be a winner. i hope the price goes to the 3K$ range.
DPR, any update on AEB capability ? what a waste of such high frame rate uif bracketing is not included.
I really dont like the idea of 30% of light going waste all the time. may be i am becoz i havnt used it.
DPR, is there any comparison of shutter speed comparison with similar lenses (say 50mm 1.4) and different bodies (say a99 and D600) ?
Francis Carver: "Nikon creates 10.5mm F1.8 fast prime lens for 1 system mirrorless cameras
Nikon has announced the 1 Nikkor 18.5mm F1.8 fast 'normal' prime lens for its 1 system mirrorless cameras. The 18.5mm lens offers a field of view equivalent to that of a 50mm lens on a full-frame camera."
Looks like it is a nifty new zoom lens from Nikon. Apparently it goes from 10.5mm to 18.5mm -- at least, the title states one focal length, the text another. The photo shows "18.5mm," so maybe it's that?
A bit confusing, nonetheless.
DPR. please correct it :)
nikon 10-24 is 3.5 @ 10mm, have zoom, take filters and is priced decently at 800$. To beat that and make users buy this instead, samyang have to price this lens that much competitively.i believe, Samysng's profit is in the quantity sold and not margin on a lens. they should try to make cheap alternative of costly lenses. (like their huge hits. 85mm, 14mm, etc)i just got the 85mm and i love it !!
tamron... price it competitively and i am getting one.current tamron 70-200 F2.8 is 770$. i would say around 1K to 1.2K would be a good deal.
Chiemsee: What exactly does the "The 'BKT' button sets exposure bracketing. You can shoot up to 3 frames covering +/-6EV. " mean? Under specs it says "AE Bracketing (2, 3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)"... So you have 0,-1,+1 as maximum span in one sequence?
i guess it will have -2 to +2. and u have steps of 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV.same as D7000 i guess
3a: 3 shots only in AEB sucks. common its just a piece of code !!but U1 and U2 mode will help a bit for landscape HDR shooters :)
i think u have never shot a proper HDR.
CameraLabTester: How to slot this camera in the Nikon pricing hierarchy will be a real challenge.
Right now, the cost of this camera cannot really be called "budget" or "cheap".
i feel its real cheap considering its a Full frame. cant expect 1.5+ k range for a full frame in another one or two years i guess.think of RX1 @ 3000+ (camera, grip, viewfinder ,etc) and u have some solid money in hand for a decent prime and still have a DSLR :)
having said that its really not cheap for 'me' and i dont see replacing my D300s anytime sooner :)
3 shots only in AEB sucks. common its just a piece of code !!but U1 and U2 mode will help a bit for landscape HDR shooters :)
K_Photo_Teach: can it take teleconverters???
yes, you might be able to attach those screw in TCs :)
seeing the price, i will just pass this. way out of budget. i will wait for Sony to release another RX with APS-C sensor and a 30mm F1.4 at aound 1000$ :)
falconeyes: To anybody in the knows ...
I've got a question: Why is it that cine lenses (in general, and from Zeiss, comparing their cine and SLR offerings in particular) are much more expensive than SLR lenses -- while at the same time, the resolution requirement for cine lenses must be on the lower end even considering 4k video, i.e. 8MP?
declicked aperture, transmission stops, low production volumes, high purchasing power of the targeted buyers... etc etc i guess :)
OutOfFocus student: I wonder if they finally fixed the single biggest disgrace of 5n: the lack of AutoISO for the manual mode? Without this mode the use of fast E-mount lenses is crippled (e.g. shooting at 1/125 and F2 in changing lighting conditions is a great pain since ISO needs to adjusted all the time manually).
i dont need AutoISO in the Manual mode in any camera. thats why its called Manual mode i guess.
Minimum shutter speed - 4 sec, Maximum shutter speed - 1/1500 sec ... seriously ?
DPR, any news on the details of following1. Exposure bracketing and its range2. bulb mode3. remote shutter release
i hope you will come up with some high ISO samples soon.
Richard Thornton: No viewfinder, no sale!
although articulated screen is a big plus i like, i would have preferred a small EVF. saves battery, gives a stable grip in low light, better view in contrasting lighting situations.