You can see it's gearhead website right away. Majority of people whine about Leica or god-knows-what-else and just one (!) person mentioned how great photographs were out there in previous years.
It's something definitely worth tracking and one of most prestigious photography awards one can get these days.
naththo: Oh dear! Epic failure for Nikon brand! Im glad Sigma never had problem with Nex 7 yet.
D1N0 - it's not like they refuse. They don't have much choice really. Neither Nikon nor Canon are selling licenses for their mounts.
Jogger: Did CST really can their entire staff of seasoned photographers for bloggers with iPhones?? What a d!ck move. I'd like too see one of those hipster iPhone photographers go to Syria with their iPhone.
And people complain that they're poor...
nicoboston: The purpose was also to send a big "ENOUGH" following recurrent racism issues in France lately (as the country is more or less falling appart, it's very tempting to blame others).Good photographers and photojournalists are not in danger. Talented people will always exist. They have to adapt. It won't be easy, but they have to! Everybody loves nice images. Now everyone can capture decent images with good cameras and phones... If everyone had access to good violins and pianos, it would be more difficult to become a recognized musician. It's competition... Don't give up, photographers ! Newspapers will disappear, you won't ;-)
Jkock - it's actually easier to be a fake photographer than a fake musician. And market of musicians is nowhere near the trouble photographers got (though certainly an advent of film and radio made a lot of them jobless)
Mark Smiles: If you are going to publish a paper with out pictures, you should write enough words to give your customers some editorial content where the pictures would have been.
This protest was incredibly lame.
Say a hotel was interested protesting the low wages they paid their staff so they decided to not provide all the services they charged their customers for, as a result they would not stock their rooms with clean towels.
This newspaper did not reduce it's price while selling less content.
Did they when lots of journals joined in protest against ACTA blanking their pages? Nope. So why would they here? Photos were still provided, only on a separate pages.
ponyman: Seems like a lot of fuss over a few extra knobs.
First DSLR to support old Nikkor lenses? Not worth a fuss either?
PhotoPoet: I had not thought about it in awhile, until I read someones comment regarding "turning two dials" to change shutter and exposure. It flashed me back to days of yore. I do miss that ease of adjustment. Not fiddling with screen menus. I would not however pay this much for that ability, but thanks Nikon for the memories.
Nikon doesn't have it? Every Sony DSLR (including SLTs) that got two wheels had an option of assigning aperture and shutter speed to them (or A/P + EV as an alternative setting).
Nikola Vojvodic: So it does support old manual lenses, even pre-ai lenses, which is nice and even looks nice on a retro styled camera, but why didn't nikon implement any new or old manual focusing assist feature (eg. sonys focus peak or split prism)??
Why would they bother anyway? This is a camera oriented on mechanics and optical viewfinder, not live view and focus peaking. For that you'd need to have tillable LCD to start with - without that live view is kinda pointless.Split screen is what this camera should have. Or at least: interchangable matte screens.
Picturenaut: $2.8k could be a killer for the hipster market this vintage pseudo wheels & knobs thing is made for. AF system! I can't believe it: a true FM-2 had to be focused manually and had for this a real split image screen you don't find in any production DLSR of today anymore.
For that price I can take one of our original FM-2's (still have 3, one proofed to work flawlessly in Siberian winter at -40 °C), load it with a lot of film, and scan this film. Plus, I get the feel of the true thing when I shoot, including winding the film manually. I seriously doubt, too, that Nikon today is able to meet the production quality level of the classic FM period. Just recently died our D300 before reaching 90k shutter actuations.
Perhaps yes, perhaps not. Some Full Frames keep the price for quite a long while. I guess best hope is in used market right now. Eventually price will drop, sure, but noone got any idea when. It's quite an innovative camera, so it might not be quick.
Vitruvius: Over 2300 comments and most of them by about 5 people. "I'm right,... no I'm right,.. No, I'M right" Starting to look just like Photo.net
Vitruvius - it's like that with pretty much every camera on dPreview.
Pakio: What? No ISO 50? Why in the hell they make sensors up to ISO 12000, who needs that? I want to shoot at F1.4 in daylight!
"Pakio is actually fully right - There is more sense to support a base ISO 50 or even 25 then there is to go up to 204.800 ISO." - right, and when Sony released camera that got native ISO 50 - everyone complained that it's bad at highest ISO completely ignoring lowest.
As far as there is sense in supporting ISO 50 - that's not what people want. People want ISO-one-billion.
Richard Murdey: This is a nice looking and nicely engineered camera. Not really Fuji's fault that this is the ultimate hipster camera. But hipsterific it is, much to the detriment of the community.
flickr groups devoted to the X100 are filled with, in no particular order
1. selfies taken in the bathroom mirror2. shots of expresso, latte, and other cafe beverages3. moody black and white shots of uninteresting and random cityscape.4. shots of the the X100 itself, in various expensive cases, taken with a camera that is not the X100
I guess Nikonians top the list than.
The City Lane: Clearly the X100S isn't for everybody. I never understand it when people insinuate that something isn't good because it doesn't suit their purposes. If there was one kind of camera that suited all purposes then every company would only release their version of this same camera.
The X100S offers excellent quality in a small package at a focal length which suits many people. The vast majority of my photography is either street photography or food photography, and the X100S is an excellent camera for these two uses.
I get great shots that convey exactly what I want and thoroughly enjoy using the camera. It was tough deciding whether parting with so many $$$ was worth it before I bought the camera, but in the 6 months that I've owned the X100S, I've not had a single moment of regret.
No camera suits everyone.
eljamoquio: Is Fuji still lying about it's ISO, so people who don't do in-depth tests are fooled?
CliveRowland - it shows in depth tests and actual usage, when you need to set longer exposure times to a given ISO, or - more annoyingly - set higher ISO for given exposure times, what ends in a worse image quality than that advertised by "quick" reviews that do not take this into account (people compare ISO 1600 vs ISO1600 while to be fair and informative they should compare it vs 3200 or even 6400 (depending on a camera model) ).
Though I completely agree that there's more to a camera than just high ISO performance.
bossa: Well, the Sigma 50 "kills" it according to the Dx0 Comparison page.
Funny thing about Dx0 is that they have my Pentax DA*55 looking really bad and yet I know for a fact it's better than my Sigma 50 AND Lenstip MTF's say it wipes the floor with the Nikon 50 1.8 & 1.4G lenses too. The disparity between results from different sites is confusing to say the least.
50's on Nikonhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/steve-griffin/8114187505/
They got excellent software. No doubt. But what does it have to deal with lens reviews they make? Nothing. It's like saying that dPreview got great camera reviews, therefore prices in their store are the best out there.
Eleson: What am I missing, the Sony e-mount 50/1.8 OSS is sharper from the start and up? (Looking at NEX-7 and D7000) ? Yes, I know, one is FF, but the other has OSS...
What should be measured to show what money buys???
Why exactly would you use lens on a 3rd party body when you got perfectly fine 1st party bodies?A7 is mirrorless designed for short flange lenses. Not a DSLR. Comparing lenses on that is pointless waste of time.
Eyeglass10101 - it's not a NOCT lens. You got your facts wrong.
Digitall: 50mm 1.4 = $1,696.95, Ok...
Eyeglass10101 - It's NOT a noct lens.
Eyeglass10101: I think everyone is missing a key element (and even DPREVIEW) doesn't list the full name for this lens: It's a NOCT lens. As in nocturnal/night time lens. Yes, it's obviously great for daytime uses, but it's a killer at night. You will see almost no coma. None.
"It's a NOCT lens." - no, it's not. All that Nikon said was that it has a "noct spirit" - whatever that means. It's not a noct lens.
@Andy - AF-S Nikkor 508mm f/1.4G - I would love to see that. 508 f/1.4? How heavy it is? 500kg? lol
Krich13: I don't get it. According to the dprevirew test (performed by DXO?) $500 Sigma 50/1.4 (which has GREAT bokeh!) tested on the same camera (D800) is better than this 58/1.4 at f/1.4, about the same at f/2.8 (a bit lower in the center (which is not a meaningful point anyway for both are beyond Nyquist frequency) and a bit better at the edges), data for F2 is missing for Sigma for whatever reason. What is the point of this lens again?
Even lowly Nikon 50/1.8 tested on D3X (not on D800!) matches the 58/1.4 in resolution at f/2...
Well, if you're serious about photography - you should have a color checker to fix the color issues. So this leaves 58 with only one possible advantage over Sigma - contrast. While Sigma is sharper. So... either more resolution or more contrast. Contrast to a degree can be fixed in Lightroom, missing details cannot be added though. Ergo: Sigma wins.
yabokkie: this lens is not for something in focus. it's designed for everything out of fucus. just focus on the doomed subject.
on the other handa portrait doesn't need too high resolution but for future cameras with high resolution sensors (> 100MPix) this lens could be a good one for Nokia 808 style digital zoom.
For over 1000$ it should be designed for both.