papillon_65: That's a camera you could use to knock a fence post in, good effort Pentax, disappointed you didn't include an "awkward child" or "obese shopper" filter though, maybe next time.
I have a bottle opener for that.
gskolenda: I would like to see all the newer Camera platforms that are plus 30 MP, have USB 3.0 instead of USB 2.0 These files are large and take time to move them.
It's not like USB 3.0 is new.
Tethered shooting with USB 2.0 sucks. The liveview feed is either very low res or very low FPS. With USB 3.0 this could be substantially better.
Amnon G: The screen mechanism looks to me like a disaster waiting to happen. small legs in slots that can get dirt, get crooked, etc., a cable ribbon that's pretty exposed.
Why is this better than tried-and-true hinge system or the 180 degree flippable screens?
All in all it's good to see more competition brewing!
I don't remember wich camera that was, but I saw a flip screen that is not attached at the left but on the bottom.
QuarterToDoom: Now only if it was 4:3 photo size format i'd be right in.
If it only were 6by7!
atamola: This image tells a story with very strong emotion. Impressive.
PS: To all those whining about resolution, linear resolution, sharpness, corner sharpness, blah, blah, blah. this photo screams "f**k all that s***t!"
I think people will wonder "what? Only ISO 6400? Why that?" Well, it is shot with an antique Canon EOS 5D Mark II. This thing has ISO 6400 as maximum. You can set ISO 25000, but it is only pushed ISO 6400.
mailman88: The cat is out of the bag....first full frame DSLR under $1900.00A game changer, we'll see
I just got the Ricoh newsletter. They say it will be 1999€.
Ken Aisin: 36MP, 5-axis IBIS, weather-sealed, 100% viewfinder, and for just $1800!! What's not to like? Absolutely a photographer's camera. Makes me so wanna switch mount.
It even shoots tethered. That is not standard for Pentax cameras.
nerd2: 36MP foveon? Want to see the studio comparison to digital backs.This is THE best studio camera so far. Wow.
And priced at a fraction of others too...
I think he refers to the pixel shift ability of the camera. With this you have colour information for all three colours for every pixel, like the foveon sensor has.
PKDanny: Why not FULL FRAME Smartphone!!!!!!!
If yuo think this is a good joke:http://largeformat.supersense.com/img/online/_MG_8946_q600.jpgA shop in Vienna (Wien) actually does something like that. It is an enlargment not a contact, but also made from an iPad.
But the contacts from 4x5 are so small. I like 8x10 much better.
LJ - Eljot: Video to a 3 month old article?
I am not complainig. But it is the same day, or?
Video to a 3 month old article?
oscarvdvelde: Medium format used to be 56x42mm or larger. Perhaps 44x33 mm should be called "fuller frame"?
Here for instance:https://www.fotoimpex.de/shop/filme/rollei-rera-pan-100-127.htmlyou can still buy 127 film. But it is a niche product for dacades.Interesting. Hm, it was introduced in 1912 by Kodak. Did they use metric sizes? I have some old family fotos that are contacts from 127 film. I could measure.
kadardr: Why dont they put this sensor in a fixed lens rolleiflex like body. And in a rolleiflex like body you could get a soph PDAF installed (in the mirror chamber). Or in a fixed lens body with EVF but no mirror chamber, and a second lens only for the PDAF. I like a big sensor.
But fast action is not really the realm of MF. Why would PDAF be necessary then? Why not rely on CDAF?
There were the 127 roll film. It was the small version of the 120 roll film, only 46mm wide. There were cameras with picture size in 4 cm × 4 cm (exakt 1½" × 1½“ bzw. 38,1 mm × 38,1 mm) and also 4x6 and 4x3. At the time it came to market this was called small picture. 135 format was not there yet. Cameras that used this film were called "Baby Brownie" and "Baby Rollei". And ther were much more formats than 56x56 that were called middle format. It does not really matter, or?
Because it is totaly stupid. With a Twin-lens reflex camera you have a really hard time changing the lens. There were the Mamiya C220 and C330 with interchangeble lenses. The lens and the VF-lens are one unit. And you don't have the TTLexperience. You have parallax error and other disatvantages. No, it would be a nightmare. No, I used a Rolleiflex 2.8 and I have to say I don't really liked it. I loved the Rolleiflex SL66 (single lens).
Kelvin L: I use a 4x5 field camera, and have been constantly on the lookout for an affordable digital alternative with the same lens movement versatility. I like the look of this system (and it's priced sensibly for what it is), but unfortunately it seems more useful for product/macro than location work.
I have a Nikon D800 body, and it seems like Canon is the way to go for a decent range of tilt-shift lenses - a significant investment for a total system swap and 3 TS lenses. Thus the continued use of the Wista field camera.
Sooner or later the 4x5 film supply will dry up and I'll have to take the plunge. Perhaps someone enterprising in Japan (or Kickstarter) can come up with an affordable dedicated wideangle capable flexbody-type digital for the masses - 4/3 format perhaps?
There are things like the Arca-Swiss F-Universalis:http://www.arca-shop.de/en/cameras/f-line/f-universalis/f-universalis-dslrBut I don't know what you consider as reasonably priced. And it is also not a perfect solution.
Kamox: Sure not the same thing, but 1/5 of the price:if you attach this (Leica-expensive) TS lens (which has a usable area of 36x44mm) to a Canon 5DS R, you'll end up with 92 MP.http://www.hartblei.de/en/sr40if.htm
Excuse me please for the typo. Exposure should it be.
Fingel: It seems like the utility has been removed from a system like this by not having tilt and shift with a bellows. I could do the same thing this system does by using an old Hasselblad (or Rollei, or Fuji GX, or Mamiya....) body and putting a digital back on it. Or I could get tilt and shift by putting a digital back on a 4x5 and get the same Rodenstock lens or any number of other great LF lenses by Nikon, Fuji, Rodenstock, Schneider, Cooke...
There are models that can shift: http://www.alpa.ch/en/article/alpa-12-max but it is not part of the a-series. The a-series is essentially an Alpa 12 TC with back, lens, software and calibration included.
Well, no suprise. They have the A-series cameras with PhaseOne backs and they have the new 100MP back. Sure they sell the A-series with the new back.