DVT80111: F4F4F4what's the excitement?
What is the point in a heavier f/2.8 lens that needs to go to 5.6-8 for sharpness, when you can have a lighter and cheaper f/4 and up the ISO? We are no longer in the early days when ISO 3200 was a noisefest in digicams.
DWare: Hmmm ... Aperture is manually inserted? Should provide some interesting photo experiments. The star, hexagon and drop shape depicted ... wonder how they look and seems any style can be made or modded to fit the slot? I'd probably switch screen to a split style for the manual focus but in any case, seems intriguing.
If you want to see sort-of examples of the effects, check out Lensbaby photos using the manually replaceable aperture shapes/rings for their lenses.
David Hurt: Hmmm . . I use a Samsung Galaxy S4 - iFonez do absolutely NOTHING for me, nor does Anything Apple/Frapple makes.
... and we iPhone owners yawn at Samsuck. So :P
QuarterToDoom: Seriously in the next 20 years no one will be able to make anything if these Design Patent crap keeps being won.
How come you don't see car manufactures suing each other for look alike cars. Look at the photos below at least on the cameras the brand names stand right out.
Did you actually try to find out whether car manufacturers sue each other over designs? A quick google threw up these:
EVERY trade which uses patents and design patents is rife with lawsuits and licensing. Just because you do not follow a given trade does not mean they don't exist.
QuarterToDoom: For all of you who think Nikon is right, here's one for you. This goes beyond ridiculous.
I couldn't upload to the galleries for some reason (gave me errors) so had to upload it to my server.
robmanueb, it does not take much research to see that the car industry is also rife with lawsuits and licensing over patents and design patents. But why do you drag in copyright? Do you think anyone should be free to publish other people's work?
Dimit: 220 comments on this thing??...
You get a lot of posts when people who will not buy something feels the need to tell the world that they don't want it.
Debankur Mukherjee: When will Nikon come out with such a camera.......??
Caver3d, that is about the same attitude that us Canikon fans seem to have when people want to get a DSLR from Sony or Pentax. :)
Matthias Hutter: How about .DNG?
Google is a NIH company - they prefer reinventing the wheel as long as it becomes a Google Wheel.
Samuel Dilworth: A PDF, a PDF, my kingdom for a PDF!
He means that noone with sense of security turns on interactivity and scripts in Adobe Reader, since there are many trojans exploiting such holes in PDFs.
Graham Hill: So you have to be an X Series camera owner to get this magazine?
Not any more than you needed the Hipstamatic app to read their free Snap magazine... but that was more of a "lifestyle"-mag with Hipstamatic-produced images in it.
Yoki Lin: what.... USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) ???
What, the body isn't big enough to fit a 9-pin RS232 port? :)
photobeans: After about 2 years of carrying around m43 cameras and lenses I can't go back to larger DSLRs. I stuff my m43 and 2 lenses in the small back pocket for a hiking trip and I don't even notice it. What's worse is when you have small kids with baby bottles, clothes, extra food, and still need to carry a camera. M43 is a blessing. Image quality is really good enough for the majority of shooters.
Personally, I cannot be without the strength workout that hand-holding a 5D mk III plus 100mm macro plus Sigma's ring flash gives me :)
Hugo600si: No stabilization for Sony, wake up Sigma and smell the e-mount! Its a mount with high opportunities and limited lenses in their segment... hope they turn around on the no OSS for Sony.
As someone else pointed out: It's not Sigma's fault that Sony decided to release an E-mount camera without in-camera stabilization.
itcrashed: Sad that 4.0 has yet to arrive. Glad that they continue to do these minor upgrades. Lightroom is still better for overall processing, but Aperture is necessary if you are a hobbyist, like me, that utilizes Apple's full ecosystem.
Why this obsession with a version number? That led to Firefox and Chrome dropping the fractional version numbering altogether - but the changes from Firefox 12 to 13 need not be more than would have been from e.g. 3.5 to 3.6 in the old days...
"Windows 7 is so much better than Vista!" No, it's just a point upgrade from Windows NT 6.0 to 6.1 when you look at the internals.
Mister J: I teach photo workshops to primary students and am amazed how many have iPads, and use them as cameras.
Simple on-board edit tools help, so they now know how to crop!
For me, the iPad's an excellent viewing tool, though my iPhone makes a more wieldy camera.
Especially Asian tourists seem to use iPads as cameras around here (Oslo); presumably it means one less thing to take on the trip...
AngryCorgi: absolute waste of money...
Why? Some people like the artistic feel the images from such lenses (and Lensbaby etc.) give.
deanfuller: Stop saying price point. Just say price.
Is "price level" OK?
"Price" is what you pay in stores. You never pay the manufacturer suggested price. So the numbers quoted are not the prices.
adhall: When they come up with a mirrorless camera/lens combo equivalent to the D800/14-24 then I might consider making the switch...
... because you know Nikon never will :)
qwertyasdf: The A7 kit is downright a bargain PERIODPeople, hold your negativity until you see the Hasselblad versionUntil then, we can only speculate what it will be called..
Hasselblad Peculiar?Hasselblad Molecular?Hasselblad Caterpillar?
Lenses are an investment, bodies change more over time than they do.
Kendunn: Just what the world needs, another lens mount! Cameras do look impressive, though.
*sigh* No it is an existing mount that so far was only used on APS-C cameras. So new lenses (for that mount) are needed to work properly with the full-frame sensor. Old lenses will physically work, but you will need to crop the image to remove the unusable portions.