yabokkie: it doesn't look like a usable camera to me. (very unprofessional design = doesn't look like Sony or Canon cameras)
it's a studio video camera. there a lot of things you don't understand.
Peter K Burian: Research confirms that Phase Detect AF is not available. (The a7s is the same as the a7R in this respect)
25-area contrast AF
Except if you're using a FF 4K camera... you're probably not going to use AF on a lens, it'd be manual focus.
ConanFuji: Pics.. or it didn't happen.
"some people stuck thinking in brand too much." I think the irony of your statement is lost to you
peacefrog33756: "Inspire strong feelings...?" Here's a strong feeling for you, DPR: you are going downhill fast!
To be fair- you're whining.
To be fair- a K3 review probably requires a bit more effort than reviewing a camera strap.
NewForce: Pentax was never a big player in 35mm film camera, and I've believe they not going to be the 3rd big player in 35mm digital camera.
Having said that, the 3rd camera big player position still open for all.
"Pentax was never a big player in 35mm film camera" You have no clue what you're talking about.
jadot: Interesting, if only for the fact that I've not seen what the 'space cameras' look like until now. It's be nice to know how the astro's used the equipment, if there were any special considerations with film/radiation or whatever. I don't know a lot about being in space!Anyone know of a resource where this stuff can be found out?
With regards to the auction, it seems turning a blind eye to some facts is enough to get you a little closer to history. It's a shame if it's not a camera that actually went to the moon, it's not authentic, but there you go.The buyer must know that it's [story is] not genuine?
Hopefully the bidders know that most never returned back from the moon- they're still up there. Though, if someone were able to bring one back, that's be quite the high price at auction.
Alan Lai: FF equivalent whine....checkM43 sensor too small whine....checkToo big whine....checkToo expensive whine....checkAperture ring whine....checkOlympus is better whine....check
Back to topic: Good lens and handy focal length. Price is a little bit too high.
Hmmm, I could really go for some wine right now.
dodgebaena: thanks to focus peaking, I am quite comfortable shooting my Bower (a Samyang lens) 85f1.4 on my a99. This will be a nice walk-around lens for my NEX-6.
Hey, maybe he likes big noses ;)
historianx: LOL love the we need autofocus comments, they crack me up. If you need A/F for a 12mm wide angle, then you should probably not be in photography LOL
"Looks like somebody who thinks he knows everything. Can you shoot M with action, kids, sports? lol"
You're proving his point with that comment.
SW Anderson: Re: MF vs. AF in Samyang lenses. I see an opening for some tech-savvy, enterprising person or outfit to develop add-on chip adapters for Samyang lenses (in all their brand-name variations). Preferably, to develop chip adapters tailored to different mounts and camera brands.
However, I see a potential chicken/egg problem. That enterprising, tech-savvy person might well look at the market and say there's not enough volume to make doing that development and manufacturing work profitable. Ironically, if that person were to take the risk, Samyang lenses would probably sell in greater volume, thanks to the availability of the chip adapters.
I can't remember where I read it, but Samyang is currently thinking about doing auto focus lenses in the future. They make great niche MF lenses.
Akpinxit: just another Chinese company undercover (badly fitted) of once proud brand .
JK Imaging is an American company. They do their manufacturing in China... like virtually most electronic manufacturers.
waxwaine: Could China ask DPR to stop promoting golds awards crap, and launch Pentax K-3 review?
DPR is reviewing now.
D 503: The arrogance of Nikon towards the rest of the world is shown by calling it Nikon USA. Is there something wrong with us Nikon?
How dare that Japanese company Nikon call their US branch Nikon USA.
Black Box: It's really sad "most of them were never published". WHY, is a good question.
because there's only so many pages a month
stevo23: Why not? Makes sense, but...M43? Why commit to that? It has no future.
"m4/3" is a place that low performance makers can survive so it's quite natural Kowa starts from there. this is only the start."
How do you do this? Come here everyday non-stop to troll DPR?
pancromat: going to their website i don't see spotting scopes and binoculars. i see a manufacturer of high precision industrial and CCTV lenses. so they chose a few lenses off their portfolio which are capable of 4/3" and affordable, put on a MFT mount - thats it. no big invention, no "joining the MFT waggon".
Seriously? You've never heard of Kowa before? http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Kowa
Neodp: The f/0.95 only would realize its light gathering prowess if onto a superior comparable sensor (better DR, tonal, color sensitivity), no matter its size. Micro 4/3 is not there yet. It's too much a compromise. A non-compromising lens is no match. Then, there's less 3D looking bokeh blur, and its quality. Meaning, you should understand, the Bokeh is similar to f/1.8 on larger sensors. Not f/0.95. Not light I say; but the Bokeh. Which is not an F-Stop measure; but looks different depending on the crop factor at the same F-Stop, due to your relative focal angle vs. distances (you place your 25mm m43 where a 50mm FF would be for the same angle.) Composing that same angle, puts you into more DOF range, and that's less Bokeh in the [actual] differing mm of the different sized systems. The actual mm focal length does not change.
An equivalent focal mm is not the same as an actual focal length mm, in all of its photographic qualities.
Why do you assume that anyone who buys into a µ4/3 system doesn't know anything about photography or what they are doing?
Zoron: wow....X100s and omd-em10 cheaper-alternative killer
Not really- as this is a point and shoot, not interchangeable lens.
Photato: No PDAF points on Sensor it seems.The Autofocus more likely is Contrast Detection slow.I like the lens Focal range and apertures though.As for the Muti-aspect sensor, the emphasis should have been 16:9 and 3:2, and not 4:3.
The E-M1 uses PDAF for comparability of the old 4/3 lenses.