Canon EOS 60DCanon EF-S 18-135 ISContax 139Q, 137MA, 167MTCarl Zeiss Contax 28/2.8, 45/2.8, 50/1.4, 85/2.8, 135/2.8, and an adapter to EF.Canon PowerShot A650 IS
Jimmy jang Boo: Popular vote will probably go to the Fuji, but all the other cameras in this stated category have better IQ. It's not even a contest for the Sigma and Sony. Those two cameras are in a different class altogether. If you want a truly compact camera that is pocket-able, then it pretty much comes down to the Ricoh GR or the Nikon A. In addition to having better IQ than the Fuji, these two cameras are by far lightest and smallest of the lot! So while the Fuji will appeal to the nostalgic retro crowd and those who like excessively punchy OOC jpegs, all the other cameras are superior for various reasons, the chief reason being image quality.
Agreed. When I held one in a store, the X100 was a lot bigger than I expected it to be, and the build quality surprisingly worse.
Maybe I was expecting too much, but when I rented a GR it exceeded all of my expectations.
I did some measurements of photos: these speedboosters get to within about 9mm of the sensor. M43 cameras have rather large filter packs and thick shutters, so I doubt these would even fit in most cameras.
I wonder if there's the possibility for a 0.66x version for Fuji X, which lets lens elements get within 10.7mm of the focal plane. That would provide complete full-frame equality for that system.
eng13: Can someone give some pros and cons of the Canon S110?Thank you
I have experience with the S90, not the S110, but here's my impressions:
The S series is a good deal smaller, and it has the lens ring. It's very easy to learn how to use. It's cheaper. It has image stabilization, and oh yeah, it zooms.
The GR mops the floor with the Powershot S cameras in sharpness and low light image quality, and it has customizable buttons for insta-access.
However, it takes a while to learn all the tricks of the GR. I'm going on a week with a rented GR and I just figured out a new hidden way to access manual focus. Now I don't have to deal with modes anymore: flip the switch to continuous and I can track with the backbutton; flip to af-lock and it locks AF and enables MF when I hit up, and in the normal mode I can autofocus normally and snap-focus. Everything I want from the focusing system without menu diving.
And then there's dynamic range. I am ecstatic with the shadow recovery ability of this camera.
The more I read about this camera, the more I want it.
And so I have a rental one coming tomorrow for evaluation purposes.
"...about twice as much as comparable DSLR bodies..."
The battery is half the voltage (one cell), so it has about the same energy capacity as the ~2000 mAh two-cell DSLR batteries. Please correct this misleading statement.
PK24X36NOW: Sorry, but I don't get it, Pentax. This is a 2:1 zoom ratio, relatively slow, variable aperture lens that isn't very wide on the wide end, isn't very long on the long end, and you want 849 POUNDS for it (I don't even want to think of what that is in dollars)?!
The main thing that's "limited" about this lens is what - range, versatility??
You would think that for your top-line lenses, you should be able to muster a 3:1 zoom ratio, constant aperture, and a focal length range that isn't boring.
It's small. Very small.
It probably has 1/4 or less volume compared to said 3:1 zoom ratio constant f/2.8 non-boring-focal-length lens.
How does the DOF scale work? Is it only for the 40mm end?
image360by180: I truly find it hard to believe Nikon is going back. The digital age is now the age. Bringing out a camera that ignores all the benefits that digital can offer is like making a better old school buggy whip as cars started to replace carriages.
As noted, many seem to like this, good for you, I'm not about judgement or placing my basis on others. Hope this works for you.
For me, this is crazy stupid as Nikon has not even come close to maximizing the digital potential of their DSLR line.
Just a comment from a Nikon D800/D7100 glass invested user.
As if any menu-based interface will ever be better than aperture rings. I can set the aperture on my film lenses by feel, in the dark, behind my back, much faster than you can in a scroll dial interface.
Richard Franiec: @ CarVac (two posts down). Not only aberrations and distortions. Please, notice the magnification factor. This lens could be much better for close-up photography than EF24-105 IS is. And from the published specs it should be.
According to the DPR press release, the max magnification for the Sigma is 0.22x. (same thing as 1:4.6)
According to The-Digital-Picture's review, the max magnification for the Canon is 0.23x.
Both have the same minimum focusing distance.
The MTF looks very similar to the Canon 24-105.
I guess it only has price as an advantage, unless they managed to reduce geometric distortion.
HeyItsJoel: I'll never understand why Nikon insist on starting their kit lenses at 18mm when the ideal length to start is @ 16mm (~24mm fov).
I get where you're coming from now, but my point, as Guidenet reiterated, is that 18mm is more beginner-friendly and that is why Nikon chose it.
Indeed, the more advanced users will find the wider angle to open up more possibilities for them, but for the users Nikon is evidently targeting it just makes weaker photos.
Where do you get this idea of an "ideal" focal length from?
Most people don't know how to shoot properly with a 28mm (much less 24) equivalent; they try to fit it all in. So for a kit, they won't benefit from the wider view.
Now you might benefit, but then you can go purchase the 16-85 for yourself, and not deprive the average user of their tele range.
The data for the 18-140 isn't up in the widget yet...
The real deal would have a titanium finish to go with the Stellar.
Also, whoever did this didn't account for the forward leaning part of the "prism" when writing Hasselblad on the surface; the letters are as if printed vertically.
What would it be called? Black Hole-ar?
Leandros S: It allows manual aperture setting on the lens (images 4 and 5)? Or is that just faked for illustration at the press event?
You can move the aperture by manipulating the lever on the back.
tommy leong: WHATS the smallest F stop it can LIVE view AF?
f11, according to Canon.
love_them_all: Does playing with the micro adjustment improve the PDAF sharpness?
If it's offset, yes. They showed that in the "Autofocus Microadjust" section.
It doesn't help with inconsistency, though. Mirrors flapping around and all that have a limit.
If you adjust the autofocus offsets of a Sigma lens using the Sigma software and the USB dock, does it affect both OVF and dual-pixel phase detect autofocus?
CarVac: It looks very, very, very similar to the most recent dcraw's handling of x-trans raws.
Given that dcraw's source is public domain (no copyleft), it makes sense for Photo Ninja to use this new algorithm, since it performs fairly well.
Interesting that a very different algorithm yields very similar results, then.
It looks very, very, very similar to the most recent dcraw's handling of x-trans raws.