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 I don't need a beautiful, well built, reasonably competent, digital camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.
I feel I can get by with an uglier, less well built, but still reasonably competent camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.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.
zettlers: This one is not for me so I hate it and expect everyone else to do the same!
a microSD -> SD card adapter is usually bundled together with a microSD card, that's not the issue here. The problem is that microSD cards are very awkward to remove and reinsert - because of their size, you often have to use the tip of your nail to push the card deep enough into the slot.MicroSD cards were never meant to be removed from their slot that often.
Sonyshine: A brilliant little action and wildlife camera from Nikon. I really , really want one!
Why is the EVF a separate extra?What on earth were they thinking of with Micro SD cards?
The retail price is hysterically funny - no way will I pay anything near what they want for this camera when my V1 can do most of the things the V3 can do.
I still think this camera is a (potential) winner but Nikon's marketing department need to take a long walk off a short pier...
@Wu Jiaqiu - in my case - "pocketability" - if a camera doesn't fit in my jacket pocket without impairing my comfort, it's too big to be considered a carry everywhere camera. If I need to take a camera bag with a shoulder strap, I might as well take my DSLR instead.I only take my J1 to the beach or areas with higher risk of damage/theft.
Every photographer likes to take and show pictures, that's actually the definition of a photographer. People who don't care about RAW, also don't care about spending 3 times the money over a J1/J2/J3/S1/S2/etc, since they don't get anything significant in return.
I don't dictate anything. It's pretty much common sense that less buttons and controls = camera for beginners, more control options = camera aimed for more advanced shooters.
But you are right about one thing - this POS does not appeal even to those very shooters, that Nikon tried to target with it.