misha marinsky4: Popular Photography used to do this. For example, March 1981, pages 108, 120, and 121.
Also, keep in mind that a digital camera in reality is a computer with a lens. If it breaks after two years, it's not worth fixing. 99% of the chips will be obsolete.
I'm sure you throw away your car after your windshield wipers need replacing as well
CameraLabTester: Canon Sentinel: "The enemy has released a 24-70 FF f2.8 VR lens! I think we should abandon our yoga position on this fence..."
Grand Canon Moff Tarkin: "Evacuate? ... In our moment of triumph? I think you are over estimating their chances!"
(slaps sentinel like Batman did to Robin...)
umm, hasn't Canon released a similar lens like 3-4 years ago ?
BarnET: Wow Nikon,
great specs and reasonable prices for all 3 of themespecially the 200-500mm
Really reasonable ?With every other new "consumer electronic" product, we get more features for less money. With Nikon lenses, there's always a 25-30% price hike. The prices have seriously gotten out of hand. $2400 for a standard zoom is ridiculous.
Conrad567: WOW from 24mm all the way to 35mm's... Come on, I'm sure they could have spent their time on something more creative than this. I like the new Sigma offerings as much as the next guy, but this is just silly, isn't it?
it's obviously just a minor change to the 18-35 1.8 APS-C lens - they just limited the travel and aperture and voila - we've got ourselves a new full frame lens
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.