mpgxsvcd: I hope they paid him his severance in Lunars.
yonsarh: EPSON RD-1 was the first retro style look camera back a decade ago. now time has come. FUJI, NIKON, OLY E-M10 will be all retro style look. I think canon, and pentax will be follow next. this will be our next camera for the next few years to come.
R-D1 was the best digital camera that I have ever used. The 1:1 VF with crop lines, was the most natural way of framing a picture. I don't zoom in my head, I put frames and that is what the R-D1 did. I can't believe that nobody has done something like it since then. The only problem was with wide lenses, but I guess a front adapter or a movable lens (like Fuji) would solve that.
good luck nikon and zeiss. You will need it.
Gesture: Absurd what these lenses cost. Where are the cost-efficiencies of modern design and manufacturing.
Deep in NIKONs corporate pockets.
Kinematic Digit: Very confusing review.... you guys generally gave it a luke warm review with a few stand out performance points like bokeh and coma, then proceed to give it 84% and a silver award??
By the sounds of the review, it's good for one type of shooting, wide open, portrait distance and in the evening. Seems like a very specialized lens for $1700.
From a consumer perspective, as a Nikon users, it just doesn't make sense to spend that kind of money for limited use. Although if Bokeh is the only reason, then perhaps it is worth the extra premium, but experienced shooters will tend to be at F/2 where it appears that the 1.4G is still the value choice.
For a new consumer, the difference of buying a D610 + 58 vs a D800 + 50 (or even a Dƒ +50 ) becomes a pretty obvious choice for value and image quality.
The score you folks put out there make sense if you're that tourist on the ski hill that goes to the shop to buy new gear and has no experience skiing.
" The score you folks put out there make sense if you're that tourist on the ski hill that goes to the shop to buy new gear and has no experience skiing." Thats the target audience.
mike kobal: looking at the crops wide open the 58mm produces a less hazy and slighter sharper image. Could be the difference between breathtaking and garbage image. Once you stop down to f2 however, you overpay.
But as I have noticed with most 1.2 and 1.4 lenses, the optical quality isn't the real problem but nailing focus during a fast paced shoot is and it appears the 58mm isn't any better then the rest of the bunch /: phase detection just won't cut it on current dslrs
It is strange that in the day shot the 58 appears sharper, but in the night shot and the lab test the 50 is sharper. I guess the day shot was misfocused.
Der Steppenwolf: What an overpriced joke. Unfortunately there will be a lot of morons out there that will see the price tag and and directly assume it's "greatness". They will then start defending their purchase with crap like "3d effect" "feel" "it" and other words that are used to describe something intangible that is simply not there.
I call it headbanging quality.
gerard boulanger: As good as the 50 mm f/1.4 and yet 4 times the price..! Hmm..
I guess thats what a 100gr of extra glass and a gold ring costs.
Homam: "Produces lovely looking images".... Oh my... 'Lovely' What is this? A new professional term for high quality pics? It's almost as expensive as a 6D!
Yep, "lovely" will cost you an extra $1200. Who told you it was all about the photographer?
For the amount of trouble that they went through, and for the lunatic price of the Lunar they could have made a mini 503 with the sony sensor. I bet they would sell many more units, and would have the opportunity to sell some excellent glass. What a pitiful end for once a great company.
The A-Team: I don't think this makes any sense as a kit with the 6D. That's a "budget full-frame" so it makes sense to pair it with a "budget" kit lens. Something like an improved 24-85 IS (non-L) would make more sense, or even just the 28-135mm IS. But still nice to see Canon keep releasing new lenses. But where is that new 50mm 1.4 that everyone is asking for? Put IS in it and you'll have a VERY popular lens.
Large apertures and IS are very useful for video
Octane: Looks great. But everything takes about twice as much screen space now without giving you twice the amount of information. Especially the old tight and compact list of threads was great, but now is a long 'padded' list. Not sure that's really an improvement.
Looks good but:
- Please implement a collapsed view of the messages in each thread to make reading faster with less scrolling.
- Mobile version of the threads section would be great.
"Unlike the C300, the EOS-1D C does not offer zebra stiping or peaking focus aids, which the company sees as being more important in single-person operated documentary settings, rather than the rig-and-crew situations it expects the 1D C to be used in"
From the design 1DC looks more single person operated than the C300
920g for a 2/3"!Ok with a lens but still..