Nukunukoo: Forensic work is one good application. Reflection reduction (NOT elimation) is another useful on, where you reduce the reflection of say, a bride looking out the windows to maintain the focus of attention while creating the mood. I'm not a big fan of polarizing filters as sometimes they affect the global look of a scene. But most importantly, even with my Hoyas, it affects the edge sharpness of my photos. I know a lot say its a waste of time, you just see the smaller picture at the moment.
Some Digital processing reduces sharpness too.
Even the pig smile matches the laugh I had when I saw how perfectly this picture fits with the challenge theme! Congratulations!
Zoron: Sony should go medium format and large format.
They already provide sensor for digital "medium" format cameras.
edit: hasselblad, phaseone and pentax are using Sony sensor on their latest medium format cameras.
For $6200 I could hire a good looking escort for several days, travel somewhere, have a good time with her and have her take the pictures (or take some 'selfies').
Muqdad: If RC of L.Rentals is so insistingly positive about Canon's response and reaction, and the general impression on Canon's customer service is almost of the very best out there among manufacturers, shouldn't an honest will to be helpful to Canon in this matter made him more willing to give them a supposedly deserved chance to show their good support action expected by R. Cicala himself?
Rather, he went trigger-happy and did this HUGE damage to the company we applaud for caring for and actually respecting their customers?
I can only think he believed he may lose the chance to be the one who first tells about it. This is exactly the perfect abuse of authority.
Canon cameras has some defects that affect pictures when the aperture is closed down and people come to criticize LensRental. WHAT THE HELL.
Fanboyism has hit new levels.
If something is wrong, you tell the world to help customers avoid having a chance of buying a camera with an issue, not keep it as a secret between business and manufacturer. This way, you let customers be aware that they may have to return their cameras if affected or to keep away from that product and wait til Canon gives an official word about recalls or free change.
Earth Art: That 16-35 better be one heck of a lens for that price! The old one was the best of the 16-35 f2.8 lenses, so it may be worth it if the new one is improved significantly. If they improved coma and vignetting wide open at 16mm, then I think the price would be justified.
Sadly, a lens having the Zeiss brand is no longer warranty it has good optics. Just look at the Sony-Zeiss 24-70 F4 OSS for Sony E-mount cameras...
Rooru S: I would like Sony to get rid of the Apps feature all together. Why don't they offer all the "apps" included in firmware updates. Star trails? Timelapse? Those features should be included, other manufacturers include it for free.
Not a good idea when I have invested thousands of dollars in equipment.
So your suggestion is to keep our heads down and accept everything that big companies wants to do without making suggestions or giving feedback. Authoritarian too much?
DPR Team. Any comparisons between the AF performance of the A77M2 and the A6000 both with their respective 70-200 G lenses??
armandino: please give me a pancake 22/2.0 for my A6000! How hard is that?
That's right. Canon are masters at optics while at Sony has tried three pancake lenses, only one is worth the try (20) and the other two are just for fun lenses (16, 16-50). None of them are f2.
I would like Sony to get rid of the Apps feature all together. Why don't they offer all the "apps" included in firmware updates. Star trails? Timelapse? Those features should be included, other manufacturers include it for free.
Kabe Luna: What happens if someone walks behind the camera in close proximity? Will that trigger a release? Or, if in bulb mode, will it close the shutter and end the exposure?
If someone happens to walk behind the camera in close proximity to trigger the eye proximity sensor, be worried. Most probably is someone that can steal or trip over your camera.
Very hard. Take the 20/2.8 as a reference and ask yourself how big would be your suggestion of a 22/2.0 pancake.
Zoron: Release the kraken A9 mirrorless.
As long as the adapters don't allow focus and aperture control when using Sony teleconverters, don't use a good AF module and the AF assist lamp doesn't work when using A-mount lenses via adapter...the hypotethical A9 would be no diferent to other E-mount cameras when we talk about A-mount compatibility.
In other words, will perform worse than any A-mount camera.
Sergey Borachev: These prices just ensure that most people continue to go to M43. I really doubt how much better quality, if any, you can get out of this Zeiss 16-50mm than the smaller, lighter and much cheaper Panasonic 12-35mm or Olympus 12-40mm
Yeah, thanks, I can stop looking at Sony cameras from now on, since they are still making good quality lenses only at such prices. So long!
yeah, right, let's compare prices between tiny m43 and Fullframe...right
Rooru S: Sony must develop a set of high-end F4 lenses for their A-mount just like Canon and Nikon did. Lenses like 14-24 or 16-35 f4, 24-70 or 24-105 f4, 70-200 f4 and 300 f4. I'm in for the new 24-70 II and it's going to take a lot of time to save money but not all people are willing to buy a 2000USD lens...some people would rather buy a 1000USD lens
I know E-mount have that, but many people in the A-mount ship isn't interested on the cameras or lenses available for E-mount.
Sony must develop a set of high-end F4 lenses for their A-mount just like Canon and Nikon did. Lenses like 14-24 or 16-35 f4, 24-70 or 24-105 f4, 70-200 f4 and 300 f4. I'm in for the new 24-70 II and it's going to take a lot of time to save money but not all people are willing to buy a 2000USD lens...some people would rather buy a 1000USD lens
mosc: The A6000's combination of price, a-mount support, AF, and 11fps burst are good enough to render this camera DOA IMHO. I also think this pricepoint's market share is continuing to shrink. People want pro grade everything (which means telephoto lens behemoths), the size/feature advantage of mirrorless and fixed lens, or they use their phone.
@mosc:Let's analyze your statement. A6000 price 548USD today in BH. LA-EA4 adapter price for A-mount support 348USD today in BH. Total is 896USD for a combination that will perform worse than the A77M2 at 998USD today at BH.
What you get with A6000 and LAEA4. 15AF points with only 3 cross-type AF points. Way less AF module frame coverage compared to A77M2 module. No AF-D Range functionallity. Same ISO performance as A77M2. Does it AF-C at 11fps after all? Does the AF assist lamp work with A-mount lenses? Don't think so. Does Sony teleconverters work with LAEA adapters? Nope, you loose AF and Aperture control...i'm quite sure EXIF doesn't even work. And you don't have IBIS.
What you get with A77M2. 79AF points with 15 cross-type AF points. Covers a big area of the frame. AF-D Range functionality. It does AF-C at 12fps. Or if you want full control, 8fps.
Really doubt the a77M2 is DOA. And if you put a A-mount adapter on A6000, is as big as a A77M2 with less functionality.
Do they have mechanical coupling like A-mount Zeiss lenses? or are they focus-by-wire like anything else for E-mount? (except the macro 90mm and the PZ 28-135mm)Do they come bundled with hood?
Timbukto: I find the OLED display gimmicky and think it should be data fed through EVF. Lenses should be designed for light capture...oh great now we have lenses that emit light too...time for some sensational light leak horror stories in long exposure low light conditions.
If you have ever used FE cameras then you should know that the information is already available on camera displays (via a bar that shows minimum focusing distance and infinite and a little slider that moves depending on where are you focusing)
It's not a gimmick. It's an option for those who like to prefocus.