historianx: Where's Yabokkie?
I think he went back on his meds.
StevenMajor: I understand the image having value but not the camera. The buyer will be someone's vain moneyed attempt to associate themselves with greatness. Or maybe an investor who will seek a similar client.
Seriously? It's a historical item.
Jogger: Not going anywhere near Android, iOS, or Windows Phone... they are basically NSA data collection devices.
But you computer on the internet isn't?
forpetessake: "12-45mm f/3.5-6.3" -- really? Making such a dim lens with such a small sensor makes no sense. It's f/12.6 FF equivalent! Even the old film days P&S Olympus soap boxes were brighter. This Chinese company is nuttier than a fruitcake.
equivalent dof does not equal exposure. There is no film/sensor size format switch on the side of a light meter.
Black Box: My grampa was a vynil records collector for 5 decades. His collection comprised thousands of records and was worth A LOT of money. But when the CD arrived, he bought a CD player and loved the crunch-free sound. When MP3 and AC3 arrived, he embraced those as well.
For a long time, I thought that the only people who cling to an old technology are those who are simply too lazy to learn or too dead to want to. But recently I realized something.
30 years ago creative photography was an exclusive art accessible only by those "chosen" who had The Equipment. They were the elite that could do "magic". Then digital photography arrived and all of a sudden the magic was in everyone's hands!
The dethrowning was painful. And THIS is the manifestation of that pain. Both for Kodak and for the photographer.
I'm sorry for your loss.
Ironically, it was Kodak that put easy access cameras into the hands of the masses. IT's just that they totally failed in changing their business model with cheap cameras and making money from film.
davidjlee: Which venue denied this camera? The Showbox?
Always the Showbox. I'd rather have some superzooms in there than the tons of cellphones being held up.
W5JCK: Bridge cameras like this one and the RX10 or still what I consider to be sub-enthusiast level. The 1" sensor is too small to deliver quality IQ at any low light level. That f/2.8 lens on a 1" sensor is equivalent to a f/5.0 lens on an APC-S camera. Pretty darn slow for wide open, and thus rather lacking in low light capability. A f/4.0 lens on a 1" sensor is equivalent to a f/7.1 lens on an APC-S camera. So this camera basically has a f/4--f/7.1 zoom lens compared to APS-C DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Meh! For the price of the RX10 you would be better off with a a6000 and a few good lenses. This one is cheaper, but still not worth the price for anyone who wants an enthusiasts level and above IQ. This is a mom/dad camera used to take little pictures to post on the internet. Again, meh!
f stop is a lens property, and just a formula at that. f2.8 is f2.8 no matter what. Is there a "1", µ4/3, APS-C, FF" switch on the side of your light meter? No there isn't.
Maklike Tier: I love the 'concept' of this camera, but if you have to stick a $1000 prime onto it to get quality shots from it, then you're looking at a $1600 package....with only one lens. For that sort of money you could get an EM5/10 with THREE f1.8 primes, or the EM5 Elite with the Pro 2.8 zoom.
I think Sony is an incredibly innovative and adventurous company, but they really do lack the 'X-Factor' that companies like Fuji and Olympus have.
Sony is a fabulous electronic company... not so much in the lens dept.
That's only a f2-2.8 ff equivelent- pffft ;)
My girlfriends sister is on one of those teams, and I bring my E-M5 with me on occasion, and I always spot a guy that I *think* has a µ4/3 camera- heh confirmed!
Kevin Omura: Yikes, first lets take one component out of the equation. The wealth of one of the participants... Then we clearly see that this is basically an issue of who owns the copyright to the images. Once you get past this it's pretty straight forward, Mrs Huff does.
The other component of this mess is somewhat hidden in this story and that is that Walmart used one of these images though unclear how and that seems to be how this ball got rolling.
The importance of this case is that if Mrs Huff should somehow loose then it signals that the photographers ownership of the images is being removed and that the persons depicted in the images are the owners to the photographs. Which would have far reaching effects on every portrait/school photographer/ studio in the country.
And yes it is morally reprehensible that a large corporation should bully some little old lady whose family owned a photo studio. Would be interesting to see what Sam Walton's take on this would be if he were still alive.
"It sickens me that you actually know little facts about the case, yet choose sides based on stereotypical liberal bs." Agenda much?
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 ;)