These lenses are too big for a mirrorless system. They should be smaller than their DSLR counterparts not same-size or larger.
RStyga: The Leica T design does not help either.
"DESIGN" I said...
The Leica T design does not help either.
Timlo: Not only is a rangefinder camera expensive to buy but to own too. What I've heard owners send in their cameras for inspection and service regularly, usually for checking the alignment of the rangefinder. In this regard this Konost with its digital ghost patch is really ground breaking in my opinion, no more maintenence!
Very good point!
The lack of controls to this extant is a serious drawback even for RF cameras. I also doubt the ergonomics of the grip as it looks slippery, we'll see. Last, I have serious reservations in regard to pricing: I feel from the existing marketing promotion that it will be quite expensive and only nominally cheaper than a comparable Leica M. If Ricoh release a successor to GXR+A12M it will be groundbreaking news. GXR was light years ahead in almost all respects compared to any M-mount digital camera.
Randy Benter: The T6s should get a firmware upgrade to add AF micro adjust. I would never use a DSLR without this capability. It would be nice to have a smaller DSLR like this as an option, but apparently Canikon believe that enthusiasts and pros would never want a smaller/lighter camera. The competition is offering some nice options (e.g. E-M1 and X-T1), but Canon still doesn't get it.
AF micro adjustment should be a standard feature in all PDAF DSLR cameras, even the entry-level ones. With the advent of high-precision CDAF DSLM cameras, this is the minimum manufacturers can do to compete. Pentax was wise enough to incorporate it even in its lowly K-r. Snapshooters can let it be in default setting, but those who can see why FF or BF is unacceptable in a modern camera, should be able to use it. Canon wake up!
Well done Fujifilm. 'Glad to see continuous support of fixed-focal lenses.
It's very early to comment on this camera. There's hardly anything there, yet. The mockup looks very tall, necessarily tall for a FF camera and detracts from the aesthetic harmony of the overall design. Pentax can make smaller DSLRs, they have proven it time and time again. We'll wait (I'm afraid rather a long time) and see...
RStyga: I hope that Sigma drops this absurd stickosaurs inflamed-arthritis design and returns to more ergonomic cameras. The high ISO improvement is notable but at the expense of its former brilliant base ISO IQ.
I wouldn't say Foveon is a colour-champion above base ISO, however.
I'm old enough to have lived the film-only photography days in the 80s and 90s so quit your 'younger gen" rhetoric... it's irrelevant. I also used to own a DP2 but sold it because of its atrocious responsiveness. DPM improved but not enough. RAW recording speed, I implied, before, is another issue. Sigma need to fix what can be fixed (beyond the sensor limitations, that is). You can certainly take impressively high IQ photos but Sigma cameras are tripod-mostly, battery-intensive, take-your-time-only, loose-most-shots, freakishly-clumsy, but-fugly-as-of-Quattro cameras. Do you think that an RX1 or an A7 or 6D won't give you a superb image in terms of IQ?
Save me the BS... Since when AF speed is one of the "endless features" in an AF camera? Battery power, RAW recording, ....
@christom people like me.. you don't know me... and probably younger than me.
It has to, it's the only reason people buy them. In most other respects they are appalling.
RStyga: The design is not as bad as K-S1's but it is, still, a "K-S design"... ugly (especially top view and button design at the back).
No account for taste...
I hope that Sigma drops this absurd stickosaurs inflamed-arthritis design and returns to more ergonomic cameras. The high ISO improvement is notable but at the expense of its former brilliant base ISO IQ.
RStyga: Hopefully the WR design will prevent the duo-cam design from sucking dust. The lens is, however, very dark... F4-5.6... a F2.8-4 would be much better even if it would make the lens' diameter larger.
Well, lenses that maximize compactness are not advertised for performance.
I did not state that non-black cameras are badly designed, calm down. I was referring to the design, the shape, form and texture, not the colour.
@stray.. you're being rude & stupid. Have you seen how small the full-frame Sigma AF 28-70mm F2.8-4 DG is?
Hopefully the WR design will prevent the duo-cam design from sucking dust. The lens is, however, very dark... F4-5.6... a F2.8-4 would be much better even if it would make the lens' diameter larger.
The design is not as bad as K-S1's but it is, still, a "K-S design"... ugly (especially top view and button design at the back).