BadMike

BadMike

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Dec 1, 2004

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white shadow: Better late than never.

This would definitely make the X series interchangeable lens cameras more complete. This would make the new X-M1 a more formidable camera to use for travelling. The f/1.4 aperture would make it a great low light performer.

Now, DPR should get hold of one as soon as possible before everyone else to give it a thorough review. Let's hope there would not be any focus issues compared to the Sigma recently.

The photo of the lens sure looks good but since it is only 300g. I don't expect the built quality to be as good as a Zeiss. Most likely, it will be mostly plastic and manual focusing will be "fly-by-wire". Hopefully, there will be an infinity stop.

To many, the asking price of $899.95 maybe a bit high for the overall built and finish. Let's see whether the quality can justify the price.

You think $899 is expensive, it's £849 in the UK! That's $1,325 by my reckoning...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 23:16 UTC
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ZorSy: I'm not sure where this kind of reviews published on DPR are taking this site to: I don't work for or with Nikon, nor have D800 for that matter. There have been grips and 3rd party accessory for cameras before, never "reviewed" in this fashion. It was part of discussions and comments about the stuff one can buy on e-bay, for good or bad (none has to tell us it's cheaper than OEM stuff, we know that anyway). Why did DPR pick to this way so of the sudden is a bit of mystery. Independent reviewers can go the way they want, without question - following the "line of money". But why with D800 grip? I'm sure the number of MB-D10 clones and variants sold over years for D80/90 is plain vast compared to the number of D800's out there - yet never even remotely mentioned, virtually non-existent. Hmm..

But this isn't a knock-off grip from eBay, this is a knock-off grip from Amazon. Who owns DPReview again?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2012 at 05:31 UTC
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