Would be great it it works. Maybe it will allow adjustment the amount of polarising effect at PP. Good also for bulbous lenses and saving money on those super expensive big PL filters. A few of those filters cost as much as a camera.
The next mirrorless lenses, logically, from Sigma should be a 14mm f/2.8 and a 90mm f/2.8. These FLs are great classic ones for both APSC and M43. They should sell really well, since there is hardly anything remotely competitive from the mirrorless camera makers. I realise they are no longer in a normal range and harder to make. I am however happy to pay twice as much and even accept f/3.5, if they are also good performers at max aperture and still compact for their FLs. What are you waiting for, Sigma?
Let's be honest and truthful here. The Sigma 60mm is the sharpest lens for M43 based on all reliable tests, along with the Olympus 75mm, the Panasonic Leica 42.5mm, and the Voigtlander 25mm. What distinguishes it is not just the low cost, but its sharpness at f/2.8, which is better than any of the others. True. I suspect this review may be based on a poor sample. Besides the tests like Lenstip, there are also numerous user comments saying the same, i.e. disagreeing with your comments regarding this lens, Damien.
Based on my own experience in use, this Sigma is indisguidhable from my 75mm, and in fact it appears just slightly better in some cases. The superiority at its widest aperture over all the other lenses are also confirmed by Lenstip.
cfh25: 4' 9" - for the vertically-challenged "who require an eye-height tripod"?
These prices just ensure that most people continue to go to M43. I really doubt how much better quality, if any, you can get out of this Zeiss 16-50mm than the smaller, lighter and much cheaper Panasonic 12-35mm or Olympus 12-40mm
Yeah, thanks, I can stop looking at Sony cameras from now on, since they are still making good quality lenses only at such prices. So long!
Sergey Borachev: About time there is some improvement in IQ for M43 after more than 3 years, but will these sensors provide that?
The present IQ is not competitive. Other brands have better sensors/IQ, which means that Olympus and Panasonic are not giving us the best there is.
About time there is some improvement in IQ for M43 after more than 3 years, but will these sensors provide that?
Why agree to have an interview if all you won't acknowledge what is well known fact, like the lack of attention to APSC lenses and APSC pro model, or the lack of success of 1 System, and won't provide any meaningful answers or information?
Er, sorry, I still fail to see what's the big deal.
For such tiny cameras, a built-in flash is best. As it is, it can't compete with the A6000. Only for owners of M43 lenses. I will wait for the GM7.
Sony is the leader in mirrorless FF. There may not be many FE lenses today, but if it continues to release FE lenses, then it could become the one others have to catch up to when the other makers switch from DSLR FF cameras to mirrorless FF cameras. Sony could become the M43 of FF cameras and have a nice line-up of lenses, by the time the other major makers wake up. The only problem is that Sony tends to abandon a system and change directions every few years, writing off its lead and disappointing its users.
Very nice and good thinking. There is however something not quite right with the proportions. Can you try to make the people in the painting smaller, as they look too big and out of proportion with the sofa.
There is also a perspective mismatch. The sofa and surroundings has a clear wide angle feel but not the painting of the people. If there is room, I suggest taking the sofa etc from further back.
I think it would also be better if the colours outside of the frame can be made duller and older, especially the blue wall, to make everything look more matching.
MadCypher: Where's the full review? This was months ago.
Don't hold your breath. My guess is that it will take another 6 months for DPR to finish this review. First, it's only a Samsung you know, i.e. not significant in a commercial sense in terms of camera business. Secondly, and guessing again, DPR probably don't know what to make of this or how to assess something so refreshingly impressive from a small player in camera industry. This happened before. DPR took a very long time to review Olympus E-M5, even though it was at the time the most impressive camera and the camera photographers most want to read a review from DPR, and Olympus is much better known for its cameras than Samsung. Thirdly, these days DPR is slowing down and they are all about Previews, First Impression Review, Hands-Ons, Sample Photos and second-hand Rumors from other sites.
I understand the feeling twoards the Nikon 1 V3 and why many do not see it as belonging this category of enthusiasts' mirrorless cameras. For mirrorless systems, the name Nikon and also the name Canon seem to have gained a certain reputation that does not indicate quality in its products. and few gets really enthusiastic about them, except for some reviewers. Many mirrorless owners won't be seen dead shooting with a Nikon or Canon MILC, kinda like driving a Volvo in past years before that brand got sold off. Ha ha.
Let me summarise the review as below.
This is a wonderful little camera that could have been truly great if it had:
- Touchscreen- ND filter- Built-in flash
Lets hope we will see them in the LX200.
Craig from Nevada: It had a good run. Olympus needs to ditch the retro look and build something that looks like a modern camera.
If Olympus ditched the OM slr look, that would be a disaster. It's a signature for Olympus' best cameras and it looks stunning in looks. Emotion and aesthetics aside, it provides a real function that many do not understand. Left eye dominant shooters have some view of the surroundings using the right eye.
Let's hope Olympus make the E-M5 II just as long lasting. Have solid strong performances in all important basic areas. The only significant flaw in the basics for the E-M5 is the ergonomics. The same E-M1 buttons, dials, control positions should be put in the new one.
Very impressive, really nice features, except for one thing.
For a camera of this size, a built-in flash is much more useful than a hot shoe.
Bernard Carns: Canon...Kodak....they sort of start with the same sound. Canon will have a softer landing. Are Canon lenses gonna be like Hasselblad lenses someday where you cant give them away? Both Canon and Nikon have not innovated enough. I have their glass but I'm using it on other brands bodies. Haven't bought a Canon body in years . Not buying their glass will follow.
Both Canon and Nikon, and also Pentax, have quality glass in their better lens products. Only problem is the flipping mirror in their cameras. It is one of the modern day wonders how such Stone Age "technology" has been allowed to continue to be used to this day.
Already we have seen entry level DSLR prices dropping to unpredecent levels, but lens prices usually only go up. This only means one thing - Mirrorless gaining ground and the trend is accelerating. Now, if the Metabones can also drop its EF to M43 Speed Boosters, we will see even more switch from Canon DSLRs.
Divest of your Canon lenses if you are going mirrorless in the near future. They could be dumped as more and more DSLR owners discover mirrorless.