qwertyasdf: To be very honest, a 50mm lens, no matter the performance, doesn't excite me.
There are more superb 50mm lens out there than there are superb photographers.
I'm more inclined to see some unseen lenses, 20mm F1.4, anyone?
Thank you for being very honest.This changes everything!
DuxX: Is there any logical explanation why this camera looks like this or Sigma designers still use very strong opiates?
I disagree, I think ergonomics seem to have been in the forefront when designing it. A thin compact but with the grip of a bigger camera.
Kudos to Sigma for always doing something new and thinking outside the box. Personally I'm not in love with the new design, but I absolutely LOVE the design of the DP Merill cameras. Then again I'm in love with cold war era Russian design and such. :)
So sad. It simply just makes the world a tiny bit worse.
rrr_hhh: Speaking of Adobe products : who took their special CC offering for photographers ?
I thought hard about it, but no : I will drag CS6 as long as I can and own LR5.
I'm still angry about the way they deals with long time customers (I have it since 1996), updated to CS6 just a few months before CC was launched and felt that last update was wasted. Then came a special offering until the end of December for owners of CS6, then a few months later they made it available for anybody, and shortened the delay to the 2th December previous owners included.. Then they prolonged the delay until the 8th December. Then their servers were hacked and my credit card number probably stolen. How can I trust such a company ? They don't know where they are going.. Apparently their offering wasn't getting as much success as they hoped, or why would they make it last longer ?
I think it's provocative that people complain about x amount of higher price in Europe, especially Norway (my country) and Switzerland (Mr rrr_hhh a few posts over) when we easily earn more than 40% over a standard US employee. So you want the higher pay in your country but demand to get prices based on markets with lower income.
PicOne: Still no foveon support. what a surprise.
He probably want support for Foveon that is as exceptional as in SPP then, no?
Canon is determined to make the least interesting mirrorless system.
It seems they hate the whole system and somehow thought the worst possible damage they could do is to launch an inferior camera.
This is a great deal, Adobe finally did something reasonable and ppl are still complaining.
Awesome price! Sigma is always pushing to be affordable but for a lens like this I was actually expecting a higher price (just like the 35mm F1.4). Thank you Sigma for not being Canon (the worst "let's double the price for version 2" company).
Philly: Amazing that he doesn't wear any gloves while doing this. Isn't there a risk of getting oil from the finger tips onto the components? It doesn't seem like a very good practice.
/\ The truth!
Najinsky: You forgot the update for Sony for their RX1. Oh wait, it's Sony, there isn't one.
Or the NX-VG20.... it's not like there are nothing to improve on.
Zvonimir Tosic: Only issue here that prevents some people from switching is press and pre-press work. What software apart from Photoshop handles CMYK and LAB colourspaces well, or, at all? :-(
If you don't mind me asking, why have you used the ugly stepsister for 20 years then?
rparige: I installed the New Nik Software from Google. First observation, it is comparatively much quicker than the previous versions I had. Looks like a big performance improvement in the new version.
Well, it's not. The first release is just a bundling of the different plug-ins into one executable file as well as Google branding.
"the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes,"
I'm very very impressed with Sigma overall, but for them to proclaim that their flashes is among the worlds most impressive they must've been exposed to a little too much radiation lately.
WilliamJ: I note no camera maker ever had the idea - isnt' business made to earn money ? - to design a camera that could be upgradable. The 1970-80's where the years of disposable items (lighters, razors, cameras and so on) but why not making the 2010's the era of items that could be upgradables ? Your camera is too slow ? Change of image processor. The sensor is too old ? Have a new one... That way, camera makers could get some more money to make a living without having to produce unrestly new now-super-complicated models with the bad results we can see far too often.
Hey, Mr Maeda ! That's a concept for you !
This concept is of course prevalent in medium format cameras. The Pentax 67 for example is completely module based and can be upgraded with extended features.
Benarm: Great and innovative niche product. Pretty sure that there will be many users who will make great use of this. For me, I'll wait for native FF NEX and improved on-sensor PDAF. :)
Why? Does it have to be great and innovative mass market product? Some of the most interesting innovations are niche products.
Also, niche products can quickly become very broad as the market adapts. Palm Pilot was a niche product but a few years later iPad is as mass market as it gets in the "electronic gadgets" segment.
johnmcpherson: I think that's what F1.2 lenses are for...Give me a real SLR and a fast lens. I'll take quality over a gimmick anytime.
As mentioned before the real "gimmick" of this adapter (and it's predecessor) is the ability to mount quality glass on quality video cameras. In other works you do get quality over gimmick.
jhinkey: Much more interested in how this works with wide FX primes and zooms. Also, when the m43 version comes out how well this works too.
Love to be able to use a 20/2.8 AIS on my GH-2 and get a 20mm-ish f/2 equivalent.
That's incorrect. It creates a 28mm F2.
20mm times 0.7 makes it 14mm and then the x2 crop factor of mFT makes it 28mm. The aperture doesn't diminish so it will actually capture more light than the original lens. Depth of Field (and bokeh) will not change so that will be similar to the original F2.8.
pepelegal: "reducing the focal length without changing the entrance pupil increases the F-number. So, adding the speed booster to a 50mm F1.4 lens turns it into a 35.5mm F1.0"
F1.4 to F1.0 in photographic parlance may be an increase, but numerically it is still a decrease. DPR should be more careful with the wording, to avoid confusing us readers who speak plain English
... but once again it IS a bigger number. 1/1 is bigger than 1/2..... you see?
Correct. Unbelievable that someone who takes the effort to criticize an article on a site like DPreview would not know this simple fact. And that it would take 3 replies before someone gave a straight answer...