Oh, what a piece of Schott...
Petroglyph: Looks like a nice lens. The excellent, but discontinued, SIgma 50-150 weighs 1350 g. (What does Sigma put in those lenses?) If this new one has as good IQ as the Sigma one, Fuji shooters should be happy campers. Nearly a Kilogram is not too bad IMO. Carry around the, recently leaked, Sigma 150-600 at 3850 g. for a few days and this one will feel like a feather. If you want high IQ and compact/light get the Pentax 50-135 f/2.8 weighing in at 685 grams. Course you'd have to stick a 816 gram K3 or similar on the back of it. The Pentax has better coatings and fully WR and performs a bit better than its Tokina cousin according to many. I bet this new 50-140 turns out to be a very good lens for Fuji shooters.
@robbo d - ah, i see :)
The same "Pentax has better coatings" story over and over again. Statements based on... ?
So, an "info" button and an "i" button... what the duck?!
Sigma 18-35mm Very good image quality but:
- a very restricted focal range - weight of 810g (!)- and bigger than the 18-300
Sorry, but not for me.
seems to me you don't have a clue...
Deutsch: Now if they could do a full-frame mirror less, like the A7R, I'd get one.
Not with current Nikon pricing policy ;)
Wahl: Now, if all of you who want an FX sensor, please line up at the Sony A7 stand, and the APS-C folks at the Fuji and Sony APS-C desks, all with their huge and heavy lenses, thank you. For the rest, come with us and enjoy this wonderful system: really small lenses, an extremely wide range (6.7 to 300 mm within the 1 system, nearly unlimited with the ft1-adapter), a sensor of perfect quality, and now finally a real user interface. I love this system, although my main camera is a D800, one of my V1 is with me most of the time. Kudos to Nikon that they started this system, not an alternativ to my dslr, but an addition. And regarding costs: you get what you pay for. Not Sony, but Nikon quality.
Tell me more about the Nikon quality, please...*sigh*
BuckarooBanzai: Nikon's strategy is confusing. I know they don't want mirrorless sales to encroach on their DSLR sales when they price their new mirrorless kit higher than all their other DSLR kits except the D7100 (which can be purchased for $96 more on Amazon in the US).
@pwilly: Yes! 20FPS, which is great for... ?
samfan: I really have to try this thing someday. It's like one of those keychain cameras or other funny toy cameras which are so insane you just have to try them.
But I'm also thinking, maybe Samsung had some particular use in mind for this sort of camera. I can't imagine it, but maybe there is something. Because really, Samsung isn't a company which just throws random things at the wall to see what sticks. Look at the NX lenses (very practical lineup). So far, their most crazy camera was the one with the LCD on the front and that one sold like hotcakes.
I also do like vertical grips, and who says you can't have one on a small sensor camera. Maybe there actually is demand for it.
I never really understood why the pro DSLRs have to have integral vertical grips since this wasn't a thing before Nikon F5. Somehow it's now a pro feature even though it doesn't really make that much sense.
@HowaboutRAW: Yes, that's a valid point.
@HowaboutRAW: only few people know the image quality of this cam ATM. However, judging by sensor size and resolution, i think it's safe to make an educated guess here. But who knows, maybe they learnt at Samsung to bend the laws of physics ;)
Ed B: Wow! What is Nikon thinking?
I know I'm just repeating what others have said but $1100.00 for a fixed 28 mm 2.8 lens just isn't going to be a big seller.
28mm F/4, actually...
Ulfric M Douglas: That optical viewfinder is beautiful.
Yeah. Fourhundredandfiftybucks beautiful.
sempull tampush: Interesting specs.Wonder whether the card slots door is as crappy as on its predecessor and other Nikons...
@Timmbits - this IS a possibility, of course :)
pulling them out of my camera bag for instance... :D (pulling a camera out of the bag with lens facing downwards is a real pain in the behind if the door is loose like this)
@marike6: indeed it is. Had problem with it opening all the time on D80 (sorted out DIY style), same problem with my D7000 and have tried on D600 - same issue... I have also tried on Pentaxes, Canons, Olympuses of some friends of mine and guess what - no problem here (to be fair, friend's 5DMkII had somehow loose battery compartment door :)) - often on much cheaper cams. Is it really that much to want this sorted out on $1200+ cameras?
Interesting specs.Wonder whether the card slots door is as crappy as on its predecessor and other Nikons...
rondhamalam: no GPS like 6D .... ?
sorry ... pass
So lack of GPS is a deal breaker for you, not the FX cam being crippled by a DX AF module? Wow...
ZAnton: I use digital cameras for like 6 years. From hundred of gigabytes of my photos I can probably find 2 or 3 with exposure time 1/2000s or faster. Nikon's lack of 1/8000 means nothing to me. Noone will ever use it unless he wants to shoot f/1.2 in midday in Sahara.
I wouldn't have cared about 1/8000 if this cam had offered native ISO50 (or vice versa ;)). Still, it's not a deal breaker but definitely quite a pitty...
sempull tampush: Speaking of enthusiast - how about EVF and and at least 1" sensor?
You seem to be a lot of fun, RPJG :). Since when is V1 enthusiast?