InTheMist: Is there something like this that accepts an actual battery? I could use this.
Tom Goodman: Wow, a new twist in contests. For my part I won't enter this one, but should they ever announce a contest in which the prize is a chance to just sniff the camera I'll be there!!
you know, if you win this contest, you can sniff the camera as well !It's like 2 first prizes in one !
Hugo808: Huh? Win and you get to borrow a camera!
Is this the worst contest ever? Surely they can afford to give one of the things away....
maybe the person in Hasselblad, who thought that selling rebadged Sony cameras was a good idea, got a new job
GSD_ZA: Hasseblad are well aware that there are enough idiots in the world to make this re-branding and uglification worthwhile for them.... or are there?
They are closing the rebadging studio.
Which proves that Hasselblad wasn't smart. They were stupid - the customers were smarter than they thought they would be.
AdamT: It`ll never win a beauty contest, the A7 series always had the appearance of the EVF hump stuck on as an afterthought but this looks like something is missing on one side .. whatever , IBIS is a good move if it works as well as Oly's 5 Axis does
to be fair, it still look better than the Nikon Df
Glen Barrington: When I was 20, I would have killed for a Leica, but now that I'll be turning 65 in a week, I find, oddly, I have absolutely zero interest in owning a Leica. I don't need a beautiful, well built, reasonably competent, digital camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.
I feel I can get by with an uglier, less well built, but still reasonably competent camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.
Besides, most of my friends who would likely be impressed with my owning a Leica are either dead or confused by my inability to give up the passions of my adolescence. A couple are just confused.
My new E-M10 will likely last until I'm dead. And after that, it won't matter much, will it?
@HowaboutRaw - please educate me - which of the old Leica lenses matches for example the 35mm Sigma Art lens in resolving power ?And please don't give me any of that "magical characteristic feel" a picture will suddenly get as soon as you realize it was shot with an overpriced Zeiss/Leica glass.
Photoman: Wait till Sigma release their 85/1.4 lens. 1/4 price and better quality, like their 50/1.4 ART lens.
@Jones, that "junk" glass from Sigma performs better than "original" glass from Nikon and Canon. You are right that there is no guarantee that a Sigma lens will work on a Nikon body released in 10 years from today.
There is however a 100% guarantee that this Carl Zeiss Otus lens will NOT autofocus on anything ever.
Jones, it's more like a Ferrari vs a Mercedes C63 AMG.
Both are crazy fast, but one is a better status symbol, because it costs 5 times as much as the other.
tkbslc: Are 85's really known for problematic distortion?
it's simply not such a huge problem as you try to make people believe - otherwise pros would buy "apochromatic" Zeiss lenses instead of Nikon's/Canon's pro grade gear.
DuxX: Wide aperture portrait lens without AF at 4.000+ $/€ price... pffff. Brainless! Really wish to see comparison between this lens and 85 1.4G and what buyers pay with 3.000+ $/€ extra!?
A point and shoot shooter will never consider buying either a CaNikon 85mm 1.4 lens, or this Zeiss, so in this regard, he is pretty much irrelevant.
someone is obsessed with chromatic aberrations to justify the price tag - everybody else just checks the checkbox in LR to take care of that
Boss of Sony: The lens on my iphone 4 is better than this. Plus it functions as a phone.
Photo Pete: Can't wait for the Otus 600mm f4.0. I've heard the price will be really competitive!
to be fair, considering its price, you surely can afford 3 assistants to accompany you for the rest of your life
Nope. CZ 85/1.4 vs Nikon/Canon 85/1.4 is not the same as a DSLR vs P&S.It's the same as an overpriced Leica rangefinder vs Sony a7R.
G3User: The demise of pro paid photography continues. Now, any soccer mom can have out of focus backgrounds. Again, another reason not to hire a paid photographer. Pro photography, RIP.
right, because everybody wants to have the same boring background on every single picture
(unknown member): Uuuuuuuuugh I'm so sick of seeing those drones everywhere!!!It's just a stupid fad for rich people who don't know what to do with their money!!It's totally useless and also dangerous!!!
@Tord: We were talking about "those drones everywhere" - not this particular model. Of course it will cost a lot more than a toy.
It's a lot cheaper to build one yourself.
I thought Britain banned them, or was it France? Anyway, if it gets out of control, all it takes is an air gun to shot them down.. you don't need a license for that :)
I live in Europe.Here's a toy quadcopter for 38 EUR:http://i.imgur.com/94XmBT8.png
rich ? you can get a toy drone for < $50
Stephen McDonald: Just wait until one of those blades cuts off the model's nose. Of course, that couldn't really happen. Who ever heard of an electronically-controlled device that didn't perform perfectly?
Those tiny plastic blades have no weight and rotate at slow speeds, I don't think these would be capable of cutting anything beyond grass.A real RC helicopter with 650mm carbon fibre blades would be deadly.