Waimak Stud: Um... Priorities? A country that doesn't yet want people to have equal freedoms under the law wants to send an Olympic torch into space? That doesn't make you look great, it kinda just makes you look like d1cks.
Russian equipment looks scary, but has done better safety-wise:By space program, 18 NASA astronauts (4.1%) and four Russian cosmonauts (0.9% of all the people launched) died while in a spacecraft.
I say good riddance. Like the old AT&T they unjustifiably screwed consumers for years on what was essentially a bulk commodity. A management team that just couldn't see the way forward.Nikon, are you paying attention?
No mention of how this lens compares optically to its predecessor. Is it sharper or less sharp than the previous version??
Having grown up in the area, you take the bridges for granted. I wonder why the new east span doesn't maintain the double-deck design of the original?
ahhh, brings back good memories. I spent much of my high school and college years riding freight trains around the western US. It wasn’t a “lifestyle,” but it was an adventuresome diversion. The second shot looks like the coast line on the former SP, a great but cold ride.I have to admit I’m jealous of these shots, very nice tone.
robjons: DP, can you please be more thorough about listing retail price in your reviews?
Any product review should always start with or at least include MSRP, not "street price" or Amazon price. In the above article I don't even see the price mentioned in the introduction. Then there is this line: "The X-Pro1 was generally well-received, but its price was always likely to limit its appeal." Okay, you imply a high price but don't bother to specify it. I have to scrounge around for it. Again MSRP only.Also, 'key feathers' should start with price as should the spec sheet (which I know usually does).Thanks.
Because, in the mist, I'll explain the obvious: in 1958 the US gov began requiring MSRP stickers on all new cars. This provided consumers with a universal starting point. It was more difficult to cheat new car buyers after this. You will not see car tests/reviews without the MSRP being listed. DP should simply list the maker's price, thats all.Everyone knows an MSRP in an article is the price at the time of publication, and that you may be able to find it cheaper. And change so fast? The D7000 was the same MSRP for about two years and the D7100 is the same price... as that, etc...
DP, can you please be more thorough about listing retail price in your reviews?
So sad... "Auto ISO now allows use of ISO 6400, but sadly there's still no way of influencing the minimum shutter speed."I guess using the word sad in this context is British writing convention, but it evokes visions of people in a camera shop with tears streaming.
Sad is when your dog dies, not when some consumer electronic device is missing a minor feature. But I'm so sad I felt compelled to write this. Its a sad sad turn of events.
Thanks for the review and especially for being clear about suggesting the Sigma over the Tamron. Nice to see an actual pick. I get tired of the conclusion, "it all depends on what your needs are..."
marike6: The sample images actually look very good. I could see this lens being useful for a traveller or tourist. Also really like when DPR shoots samples in London as it's much more interesting than Seattle (a nice city, but not nearly as much history and cool sites).
I value Cobain too, but that's hardly the big picture. In fact world history and development owe a lot to Buckingham Palace, even if indirectly.
This is getting a little tiring. It would be nice if Nikon could release a new high-end model with no quality control issues.
Higher score than D800? I agree with the post below that DPR scoring is perplexing. Here's an idea: list the cameras this score is relevant to (with their scores), next to the score itself. Apparently your scoring categories are so narrow, there are no more than 2 or 3 other cameras anyway (which makes your whole scoring process close to irrelevant). Further, I'm sure its here somewhere, but I can't find a link to a scoring explanation.
ditto here: "no viewfinder = no purchase"
Also, re lens size: "...which means they're smaller than corresponding SLR lenses;" If its an APS-C sensor, why can't APS-C SLR lenses be this small?
Also, why the new mount? The standard Canon SLR mount wouldn't fit?
Also, why no innovative, i.e., integrated shape. Its a Sony NEX-like can stuck on a bar of soap. How about this: a cylindrical shape extending from the lens that morphs into a handle? Whatever; Not for me anyway.
Another big heavy OVERPRICED zoom lens from Nikon. “I AM Nikon": I can charge a huge premium just because.
Torkn Photo: In what universe is a 1" sensor even remotely close to 1 inch?
In my day, 1" was 25.4mm, and the so called 1" sensor is only around half that size. Even the diagonal is much smaller than 1".
After reading the above wiki article: What a stupid, misleading naming convention. They should be forced to simply use the actual diagonal dimension.
06m1r3m86: I bought a 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 ages ago to replace my kit zoom on my rebel XT, that lens is still going strong! I think it has even outlived my Canon 50mm f/1.4, which makes me truly sad.
For a lens that was cheap compared to its Canon equivalent, it works great and its a tough, well built lens. I will be buying more Sigmas in the future.
Finally someone else with this (18-125) lens. I don't see it mentioned much. For me, its a good travel lens, compact, good FL range and mine is pretty sharp (though I'd really like a faster equivalent at this point.) I do have to say, it broke: the OS broke and it chattered like a frozen monkey when trying to focus. Cost about $240 to repair, greatly decreasing the original value.
I'm curious how big the sensor is, but I can never find your (DPR's) sensor size graphic. What do I type in the search to see it? Of course, it probably only shows FF as the largest...
PhotoKhan: Late, announcement detached from availability, underspecified in what relates to the competition and in the wrong price-point.It's becoming their trademark and almost like a "death-wish" thing...PK
"wrong price point"? Full Frame camera for around 2K ! Whats the problem??Don't get all you Canon bitchers. D600 has some advantages, 6D has some advantages. Most Nikonians seem to be embracing the idea of D600 while Canonites bitch. Any price discrepancy will work itself out within 6 months. Or is that too long for you?
Strange, all the Canon guys bitching about this new SLR. But its a FF camera for what, maybe $2100, like D600. Many of us are now considering FF for the first time at these prices.And what if Canon decides to undercut Nikon with an $1899 price? Would that make it more palatable?
Sorry, did you list the official 6D price somewhere?