Dang, these are huge! Why can't they make small yet moderately fast wide and tele primes like the Contax G line's Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 and 90mm f/2.8?! These are ridiculous.
MPA1: Useless high ISO in RAW.
Maybe you're confused.
Fujis feel really good in the hand. I've shot with the X100 and really liked it. The skin tones are also very good right out of the box. If I didn't print huge, I'd shoot with it exclusively.
Lovely photo. But I'm surprised it fetched that much given the subject and process aren't very original and the artist is still living.
Ilan Wittenberg: There is a similar new product called Light Cube selling currently for around $700 with the following features:Continuous High speed flashing at full power: strobe.Completely portable with battery internally fitted.Over 25,000 flashes @ 1/60 of a second duration from a single battery charge at full power.Over 150 Watts / 5,000 Lumens of light output.Stable colour temperature. Consistent colour temp as power levels are adjusted to use as a video light: 5,600K daylight-balanced light in video mode.Master control. Set the lighting condition of a single unit in array mode and all others will match the settings.Modelling light feature.Trigger remotely via sync cable, wireless trigger or as light sensitive slave.Adjustable flash speed. Adjust the flash speed of the unit to shoot at faster or slower durations. 8000MS – 1Sec.Seems comparable in many ways...
The operative word being "similar"...
Hasselblad needs to get its act together and make a compact mirroless medium format camera using Sony's sensors, instead of putting out this garbage.
Sony finally came to its senses and put the shutter button in the right place. IBIS is great! Will there be an A7R?
///M: complete with ashtray
Incredible that smoking was ever allowed inside an aircraft. At what point did the FAA weigh the risks against the benefits and deem it a good idea? Just...wow.
Valen305: Bargain! My cat photos will look so detailed...
...and after I'm done pixel peeping, I'll post them to Instagram. Prints you say? Mmmmeh.
I just saw the sample images on Flickr. I'm not impressed by the bokeh. It looks rather agitated. I'll stick with the ZA 35mm F2.8 FE for now. Contrary to everything I read before purchasing it, it is truly excellent!
Bargain! My cat photos will look so detailed...
Valen305: Insightful interview, but the explanation for the odd design of the Quattro makes no sense whatsoever. How does that body resemble a dslr? ...wait, let me smoke some crack... oh, now I see it.
Leonard, I hold the camera with one hand gripping the lends and the other gripping the body no matter what I shoot. Where he lost me is when he said that you'd hold it like a dslr, because the Quattro doesn't have a built in viewfinder! Do you get it now?
Insightful interview, but the explanation for the odd design of the Quattro makes no sense whatsoever. How does that body resemble a dslr? ...wait, let me smoke some crack... oh, now I see it.
atamola: Finally!!!! Yes!!!! yes!!!!
28-35-50 sync 1/4000 yeessssss!
"...she's all I'll ever need..."
This is great!
The sync speed is a big selling point. There are some shots that are just not possible with a max flash sync of 1/250s. Think freezing athlete in action when mixing flash with ambient.
Valen305: Aside from a handful of dentists, who will buy this?
This camera is so pointless. Professionals know better than to buy this over the a99, and consumers can’t afford it. Instead of partnering with Hasselblad to produce rebranded gear, Sony should develop their own mirrorless MF camera with Zeiss glass to compete with Hasselblad.
Aside from a handful of dentists, who will buy this?
E-mount? Might as well get an NEX body that is more compact and lightweight!
Sony is likely targeting first time dslr buyers who will see this as a compelling alternative to a Canon Rebel. But we know better than that, right guys?
rfsIII: I fail to see how this is any sense a bad camera. Lens makers long ago perfected the 18-55 lens, and there's an APS-C sensor, it's the Brownie Hawkeye of mirrorless cameras. Why the hate?
It would also make a great stunt cam for times when you don't want to risk your A900 and for hiking it would be wonderful.
I give up.
Because it has an E-mount. Might as well get an NEX that is more compact and lighter. The average consumer will be impressed by it, however.
SushiEater: I think it is stupid idea to begin with.1. Loss of light.2. Since it uses your flash and power (since there is loss of light you would not be able to take as many flashes) what is the point.3. For 1/2 the price (and this is expensive version, there are other much cheaper versions) why not get MRC-232 LED Ring Adjustable Hotshoe Light Video Lighting Lamp 6000K for DSLRfrom Ebay?It uses Sony battery included (cheaper versions use AA just like your flash), allows to use it as video light, adjustable light too.Some versions can be used as flash or video.
an LED video light? Awsome! I just have to crank the ISO up to 125,000 and shoot wide open at F1.4.
Bjorn_L: Ring flash = poor photos. They obliterate shadows and create very boring flat photos. Also the quality and usefulness of a device like this seems VERY suspect.
Some of my best shots have been taken using this contraption. *hint - you don't necessarily have to use it as the main light. Don't have an assistant to hold a reflector for fill light? You're welcome.