Benro must have hired Pentax's marketing team...
Old Ed: Regarding focus peaking, this is a BIG DEAL to MF lens users, even if video is not involved at all. It's very nice that the D600 can do AE with AI-S lenses; but AE obviously does not eliminate the need to FOCUS. And if the D600 follows earlier models, there is still no USEABLE MF focusing aid. A dim, flickering dot low in the viewfinder is total bleep. BTW, focus peaking is not the only solution. I would be very happy if Nikon would just BRIGHTLY light in-focus AF points, when in MF mode. That has GOT to be an easy firmware upgrade, and has been for years. But still nada. It may sound like a conspiracy theory, but what excuse could there be for leaving out focus features so simple, cheap, and valuable? I can only think of one: Nikon would still like credit for supporting older lenses, so they offer up AE (on higher end bodies). But they don't actually want to detract from new AF lens sales, so they cripple MF focusing ability. How about DPR calling them out on this, Barney?
Pentax has focus peaking on the K-01 and K-30, Elaka.
Will Fuji be offering the Summarit as a kit lens for the X-E1? ;-)
Leica M? That'll make internet searches for information about the new camera easy....[/sarcasm]
Please contact Sigma and ask them about how their original pricing on the SD-1 worked out for them. Thanks.
A Pentaxian That Can't Afford Anything New From Pentax Anymore
Price this under $1K, Samyang, and I'll buy at least one. Possibly two.
Thomas Kachadurian: Voigtlander 40mm pancake, a great lens, is F2. Canon falls short again.
As a long time Canon shooter I've got to wonder what they're thinking these days.
The Voigtlander lacks AF and sells for $300 more, though.
Gabor Szantai: Only Ken Rockwell is able to take oversaturated colour pictures with this.
Possibly the funniest thing I've ever read on DPR. Well played!
Francis Carver: Pentax and Ricoh. Are they still IN BUSINESS? Really? Why?
Because there are some of us that appreciate a different approach to photography.
"Kodak has previously communicated that it would sell assets that are not central to its transformation to a profitable, sustainable digital company."
How exactly does the sale of the imaging sensor division not relate to the "transformation to a profitable, sustainable digital company?" Aren't sensors kind of, you know, a necessary part of digital photography?