99.9% of my pictures are cr*ap -and except 2 (or 3) so are these.
shooter mclens: Egad... speechless... the 1 system clearly has potential but looks like it was sabotaged from inside the company. the new 70-300 costs twice as much as a Full Frame 70-300 VR... for $2000 there are so many better options than a V3/2-lens kit. not sure if this is Nikon's Waterloo, but... not sure why anyone would pay that much for this. that said, there are people who pay almost $3000 for a d4 and stick a $500 28mm on it to take pictures that could have been captured by a Coolpix A.
But it's still a slow 70-300. You can get the FF 70-300 for a fraction of that price.
wb2trf: The price just makes no sense. Why would anyone pay $1200 for a 1" sensor when they can get APS-C in the A6000 for $800. Would anyone lose that much sensor IQ to go from 11fps A6000 with AF (and even more PD points) to 20fps.
The only thing that makes any sense here is making a 70-300mm OIS lens for the system. That lens might be very nice for birding. But, again the price/IQ question is at best a "maybe" at $999.
$1000 for a slow 70-300 is an absolute joke.
It's a 1 inch sensor not a medium format
atamola: Finally!!!! Yes!!!! yes!!!!
28-35-50 sync 1/4000 yeessssss!
"...she's all I'll ever need..."
This is great!
"...and a tiny bag" :-)
Gigantic selling point.
28 f/235 f/250 f/2up to 1/4000 sync speedBuilt-in 3-stop ND filterPhenomenal dynamic range and IQ
All fitting in your jacket pocket and a tiny bag.
A photographer's dream.
Finally!!!! Yes!!!! yes!!!!
AbrasiveReducer: I'm not a Sigma fan (too much bad QC history) but I have to hand it to them for developing products people actually want instead of stuff nobody really asked for.
I agree that Sigma is still haunted by its past -but they seem commited to turn that arount.
I bought 3 24 f/1.8 until I got a relatively good copy.
But the 35 f1.4 (which I have) is great -and the 18-35 f1.8 seems to be great as well.
I look forward to real-life and lab test confirming my expectations for this lens. That would be the kiss good-bye for my nikon 50mm f1.4D.
atamola: If you are a beginner do yourself a favor: spend 10 minutes in Amazon selecting 5 photography books and use those $57 or $97 there instead. You will actually get something for your money.
If reading is not your thing, I suggest you look at one of the many DVDs from people that actually know something about photography AND deliver useful information. Do a little research for yourself and again use your money to get something useful for your photography.
Some people can´t be helped -no matter how much money you spend on them.
If you are a beginner do yourself a favor: spend 10 minutes in Amazon selecting 5 photography books and use those $57 or $97 there instead. You will actually get something for your money.
These "DP top picks" are really shameles and laughable.
The "How are these lens chosen" should read: based on what is most convenient for us.
The Samyang 35 f1.4 is an absolute optical marvel and the undisputed champion £ for £ and yet is missing from the list.
These "Top Picks" are nothing but shameless retail sale catalogs disguised as objective reviews.
dannyboy5400: I will wait for the fire sale on this just like the Nikon 1 series fire sale. $799 and I am so there.
Although it semms it may go that way there is one reason I think it won't: I doubt Nikon had grossly overestimated demand this time around.
Sure, there will be very limited demand, but surely very limited supply as well. There will be no shelves of DF cameras to clear.
DP reviewer: "Ok guys, Just finished. Quick, we need something negative to say about the camera? Anyone?
Guy 1: "well, maybe we can say that the Interface and controls can be overwhelming"
Guy 2: "All interfaces and controls at this level are. We should add **initially**"
DP reviewwer: "Great. We need more"
Guy 1: "we can say... (pause)..."
Guy 2: "... that the In-camera Raw conversion interface is somewhat unintuitive!!!"
DP reviewer: "You are a god-send!!! What else!? What else!?"
Guy 1: "We can say that Auto focus with Four Thirds lenses is slow"
Guy 2: "but it is not"
DP reviewer: "Let's add **in dim conditions with tricky subjects**"
Guy 1: "What are tricky subjects??"
DP reviewer: "Stay focused, damn it! We need to say negative things!! got it?? Got it??"
Guy 2: "If that's the case why not that the "Multi-screen live view interface looks very dated"
DP reviewer: perfect, we are almost done.
It seems that I'm in the slow group... because for the speculation so far -aside from the reduced size- I don't quite see how this camera is any better than the D700/D800.
atamola: On my D700/800 (and other Nikons too) I can use knobs and rings to set- Aperture- Shutter speed- ISO- focus
At the moment few cameras can compete with the D800 in terms of IQ
Sorry guys. I just don't get it.
That in part is my point. I get it, having a nice-looking camera may entice some people -but we are no longer concerned with photography.
What matters is that camera contributes to better pictures. An unassuming black x100 helps you to get closer without disturbing your subjects. But it's not the looks. Those subjects are equally undisturbed by other looks.
Nothing in what it's being discussed tells me that it's going to be a better camera to take pictures -as oppose to brag about or satisfy the lust for a new purchase for the sake of purchasing.
If Nikon comes with a better camera in the proper sense and charges accordingly -am all for it.
On the other hand, if it is mostly cosmetics -well, count me out.
At the moment nothing makes think that they are about to release a better camera -from the perspective of photography that is.
I have an X100, a 50 year-old Voigtländer, and a Nikon F100. I use them all.
The biggest advantage of the X100 is size for the image quality and the 1/4000 sync speed. That’s real value.
On my D700/800 (and other Nikons too) I can use knobs and rings to set- Aperture- Shutter speed- ISO- focus
5 minutes with the new firmware: absolutely brilliant.
If somebody from Fuji is reading this: that's the way to go. Fuji is now #1 in customer support as far as I'm concerned.
"Don't worry, pal -I've got you covered" (Fujifilm)
With all these new innovations it's time (for me) to start thinking if it's a good idea to switch systems.
IQ outside Nikon/Canon is excellent and the usability factor is clearly tilting the balance towards mirrorless.
I no longer have to sacrifice IQ to get lower weight and better portability.
Why, why?going over the specs... nice...nice... good... very good ... and bang! sync speed 1/180!! why Ricoh why?Just that point. Puzzling to me.