I hope these sell well!! I want to see a Zeiss 85mm F2, thats really slim in size!
yabokkie: 12/2.8 looks better than superwide zooms for APS-C DSLRs. 32/1.8 is useless no matter how good is the quality unless << USD 100.this is a good place for Sigma who can make better lenses at lower prices.
Yabokkie, 50mm lenses are much easier to design. whether its for crop of not.
Dont get lens design and crop factor mixed up.
whtchocla7e: Who is Zeiss trying to fool here with these offerings?
According to the reviews out for them, they are actually excellent lenses. The build quality is on a very high level as well.
Well this is good news!, hope it comes to Verizon.
jkoch2: What's the difference between "cash back" and "price cut." The only distinctions I can imagine is that a lower price would also mean lower tax, and would benefit any buyer. The "cash back," on the other hand, presumably does not affect the tax on the gross price, and would not benefit those who fail or forget to apply for the rebate, nor those who return the camera.
Odd that so few manufacturers offer 1" sensor cameras, other than the Nikon 1 or the Sony RX100.
For a compact point and shooter it makes a lot of sense, for a camera system, not so much sense.
I think we will see more people move up to 1inch sensors in the point and shoots. A lot of camera makes are loosing money by selling 1/2.3" sensored p&s.
straylightrun: Beautiful. More news like this and lens gear news please.
But, thats what they do, they review stuff. Its in their name. Anything extra is just that.
JEROME NOLAS: So that's why we still don't have a decent APS-C compact?
For the price, the sl1 should have the 60D's inards, not the t4i's.
must me a Sony shooter...
zenpmd: A lot of people were hoping it would be focus peaking, but its not, and so the suspicions are confirmed that the processor cannot handle it. Glad I got rid of my XE1!
I dont think this is the update everyone has been waiting for.
Lee W: Just tried the XE-1 with new 1.05 firmware. Autofocus certainly no faster with the 35mm 1.4 as claimed :(
Marty4650: Fuji must be following the Microsoft business plan.
They seem to be very fond of marketing products full of bugs, then releasing lots of firmware upgrades ("Service Pack 2?).
Does "Version 1.05" mean that this is the fifth firmware upgrade for this relatively new camera? If so, it makes you wonder why they didn't do a better job testing the camera before release.
Fuji might want to consider making firmware updates into a subscription service. Each time you connect your camera to your computer it checks with headquarters and automatically installs this week's upgrade. The concept seems to be working well for Adobe. :)
Marty, maybe the testing process for the new lens af algorithms was not complete at the release of the camera. Everything has to be tested and re tested and tested again. They could have not released this(like most companies) and no one would have complained. The could have made this a "new feature" on an upcoming camera(like oly and panny do). But they decided to improve the current cameras out instead of releasing new cameras every year.
FW updates are good. No matter how small. Lets everyone know that the camera is still getting some love.
devlin2427: Weirdly enough being the best entry level mirrorless doesn't warrant a gold award.
@AbortabortIt would have been nice to have the PDAF sensor in the 3N, Im sure thats what he is meaning.
flickr is just an easy way to steal images.
Want a wide angle shot of a barn that looks good. Search for nikon 14-24 lens. Im sure youll find a barn you like, poof that image is now in some book that you wont know about. I found one of my baby goose pics in a book and the author told me to screw myself and that the image wasnt copyrighted.
Water marks are easily removed or cropped out.
This is always a good idea!
Mescalamba: I would only add, that Sony ZA 24-70/2.8 SSM dont have stabilisation for simple reason that Sony system doesnt need it. Should be noted there that all Sony dSLTs and dSLRs have built in stabilisation system, so every lens on it is stabilised (as long as camera knows there is lens on it and it has proper focal length in chip coded).
So simple "No (stabilisation in camera body)" would suffice.
Gesture, i agree, sensor shift shines more at the telephoto end vs the wider side of lenses. So having the choice is good.
Wow....Very nice lens at a very nice price!
PhotoKhan: Microsoft is, indeed a bullying gorilla (...like Apple, like Adobe, like...)
How could they ever come up with that described blatant violation of YouTube's Terms of Service and their API Terms of Service in such naive, cretin way?
Isn't there a single soul inside MS that participates in those endless, endless meetings that can't go "We can't do this" without running the risk of being immediately labeled a "non-team player" and getting a ticket for unemployment?
I tell you guys, this wonderful new IT world is sadly, recurrently and increasingly proving to be the dirtiest, non-ethical business activity EVER.
yep, people dont care no more. Then want to get in, make money and run.
Capture one pro is looking really good! Im very very used to ACR, but its time to learn something new!
So what will DPR be using for the camera reviews? Still adobe? Or are you guys going to be switching?
thx1138: Here's a tip Olympus, be the first manufacturer to make a high quality water proof camera, with superior optics and RAW output and you'll take that segment of the market over. The IQ of the tough series is third rate.
Yep a waterproof XZ-2 would rock!