tkbslc: "A highly reliable metal mount is durable enough for repeated mounting of the lens."
I should hope so!! Every other lens in the history of changeable lenses has been durable enough for repeated mounting.
Except the oly 12-40. I think they put that out there asa jab to oly and there mount failures
Waaaaaay to expensive. Fuji for 999 and this for 1599.You could but an xe1 and the 56mm for that!!
Combatmedic870: Too late. You've been one uped
This being bigger vs the fuji is unacceptable.
Too late. You've been one uped
abortabort: Funny that there were 4 lenses in the first year, 6 in the second and 7 in the third, 17 lenses in total over 3 years. Sony announce 15 lenses over two years (5 on launch and 5 per year after) and they get panned for being 'too slow' in releasing lenses for their new system?
Not not saying kudos to Fuji, they seem to be the benchmark, just making note of the perceptions across brands vs reality - i.e. Fuji are considered the best and Sony the worst.
Well, how many 18-200's has sony released. The 16-70 zeiss sounds great! But it's not even close to zeiss quality. I would have expected it to at least match the 16-80 they have the the a mount(I loved that lens btw). But it does not. Sony is starting to get a decent line up. But it's just not quite there. I actually think that samsungs line up is better vs sonys now. Even if you remove the fast 16-50. Quality over quantity.
mandophoto: Considering the size and weight of the 16-50 2-2.8 version, it should be popular with Americans.
I actually think this is quite true. I'm american. But I'm not in the bigger is better crowd. I used to be. Then I bought a oly xz1 and the rest is history.
pfzt: can somebody please explain to me how the pancake zoom works? i'm not familiar with those kind of lenses. thx.
You take all of the lenses and smash them together!
But really, when the camera is off, the lenses retracts into a unusable state in order to be as small as possible. When it turns on it retracts out.
Combatmedic870: Wow, nice lenses! Gotta give it to them they have a decent lens line up!They were the first to release a mirrorless apsc. Now the first to release a fast standard zoom. The F2-2.8 may make people to take them alittle serious.
Even m43** Wouldn't let me edit my above post.
Apsc dude. I kinda figured that was a given and didn't need to explain that. But, dpreview. Gotta explain that stuff. The m43 does not have a F2-2.8.
Wow, nice lenses! Gotta give it to them they have a decent lens line up!They were the first to release a mirrorless apsc. Now the first to release a fast standard zoom. The F2-2.8 may make people to take them alittle serious.
We need Fuji's!!!
I seen that the M2 was announced and I thought, finally, Canon it going to raise some hell. Then I opened the page.If they put forth even a little bit of effort, they would have a great mirrorless.
70D's af, BUT further improved upon.16x9 the screen, keep it touch(the original m's touch screen is really really great.)Have it focus down to -3evAdd a EVF in the corner, 1/2 inch in size(em1 type). 60-80fps at all points in time.Add a front dail.
edu T: A 1"-type sensor is NOT, as mentioned, "slightly larger in size than that of an advanced point-and-shoot camera."It has TWICE the area of a 2/3" sensor (fuji X20, XQ1) and 2.7x the area of the more common 1/1.7" (G16, LX7, XZ-2, etc.)
So then but the rx100 has a 1 inch sensor. ...so it's not even slightly. It's just as large.
Jogger: If i were in the market for a manual focus FF camera, i would get the Sony A7r and adapt be able to adapt every FF lens ever made.
Although, the DF makes sense if you are MFing Nikon lenses without aperture rings... but, then again those are modern lenses designed for AF with poor MFing mechanisms.
@just, I believe that is false.If the NEX cameras can do it just fine. I don't think suddenly the A7 series is going to have a problem.
I have personal experience with the nexs and m42 mount. No problem at all.
Stephen Scharf: I'm glad that the Fuji X-E2 is on this list (as the X-Pro1 was on the first list), but I have to really take exception to the "struggles with fine green detail" comment. This might be a bit of an issue with LR or ACR, but it most definitely is not with Capture One Pro or Capture One Express. Both of these applications provide the best RAW conversion of Fuji RAF files, but you never use it in your reviews. As such, you're providing an inaccurate description of what the camera is truly capable of producing.
Also, the comment that RAW support is "patchy" is also inaccurate. By my count, there are ten applications that provide excellent if not outstanding RAW conversion for Fuji X-trans files: SilkyPix, Lightroom, ACR, Capture One Pro, Capture One Express, AccuRaw, Iridient Developer, Apple Aperture, and Photo Ninja. How can *ten* different apps that provide RAW conversion possibly be referred to as "patchy"?
But they aren't going to use C1....or even silky pic
Wye Photography: $1,600, don't forget you'll get some things for free like...
Hacking, malware, security leaks, bugs, trojans, spam, and that rather convoluted, disjointed, ill devised OS Spamdroid. But hey, if that's your bag then go for it. It's nice to know Samsung caters for those who can't use real cameras and real software.
(tongue firmly in cheek)
What are you blabbering about? Nothing but a troll.
kitsap2: This has nothing to do with the X100S, but having spent a weekend with a 24mm Pentax legacy lens on my Panny G2, I found that the corresponding focal length of, 36mm, was really fun to work with. It's a focal length that Mr. Britton describes perfectly.
24mm would be 48mm on the panny g2
justin23: assuming of course it comes to your device... I love my android phone but OS updates take forever to reach the phone after android has been released.
The reason why we have the most up to date ROM's is due to, once the OEM skin is applied, its in most cases released to the public(ROM developers). They make an updated rom.
In most cases, if you have a verizon phone and its a year old. Dont expect an update for it. Verizon will receive the update but will not release it because they want you to WANT upgrade phones.With phone hardware plateauing, we are going to have to put ALOT of pressure on the phone companies to release the updates.
As of right now the LG G2 will receive 4.4 in november. The Note 3 shortly after. The moto X in the middle somewhere. and the one in january. After that its no longer the OEM's. The skins have been applied and the carries need to release the updates to all phones.