Sigma DPs lose in:- Speed (or slowness). I can live with slow AF, but writing RAW+JPEG on my DP2 Merrill took loooong time.- Speed (or slowness) of editing RAW files. I used Sigma's software to convert all RAWs to TIFF, then edit in ACR and PS. That took ages.- Strange blooms on bright light sources (like a sun reflection on a window, a small light source etc..)- Horrible high ISO performance. Above ISO800, the files behave worse than a 12-year DSLR.They win big time in:- Incredible detail, and in DP2's case, near-perfect lens characteristics. Incredible detail from one corner to another at f5.6, same or better performance then Sigma 50mm Art. You really use one to see this, that 30mm f2.8 lens is excellent.- Interesting color in JPEGs, and very good color accuracy in RAWs.- Very silent leaf shutter with up to 1/2000s flash sync.It's obvious what to improve, but I don't see the response from Sigma. They REALLY must license Faveon to Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony etc..
Somehow this camera does not convince me, I'm sure it'll be liked by some though :)
King Penguin: So this Fisheye is larger and heavier than my FULL FRAME Nikkor 16mm AF 2.8D......mmmmm, the benefits of M43....LOL.
Sorry M43 guys, but facts are facts!
7-14mm f2.8 is not equal to 14-24mm f2.8. They are different, and one is not always better than the other. You cannot use Oly lens on Nikon, and cannot use 14-24 on Oly (well, I would not recommend at least :) ).Pointless discussions.
I think I'm selling 9-18mm and even 12mm f2.0 and buying this 7-14mm baby... If it's optically even close to 12-40mm f2.8, than I'm all sold.Maybe I'll even sell Nikon 14-24?... Well, no... :)
f1.8 lens in an f1.8 lens, 8mm is 8mm. Olympus 8mm f1.8 and Nikon 16mm f2.8 are only comparable in "field of view", other aspects are entirely different. Forget about DOF bla bla, these are fish eye lenses, what DOF are you talking about?If one is happy with Nikon, go for it.
halfwaythere: Having just found a mint 50/1.8 mark 1 I'm happy Canon updated the mark 2 since it was a step backwards compared to the original.
I don't know why they haven't added IS for a few bucks extra since it would've made this a very nice lenses indeed.
Adrien, Sony'e E-mount 50mm f1.8 has OSS and it's not huge.
Frankly I was expecting worse, but 5Dsr files are better than I thought.
This is a very good camera. Fast enough, good (maybe the best in market) APS-C image quality, good AF system, robust (but not pro-level) body...Actually, this makes D7100 an even better buy due to lowered price :) If you don't mind the abysmal buffer, D7100 is a very good camera for its price. Wait for 2-3 more months and D7100 prices will go even lower.
phoenix15: Why I think Nikon will NOT release D400:1. They use Sony sensor, and it is better than Canon 7DII's. What need to worry if the sensor is far superior ? And remember D7200 is 700 USD cheaper.2. Tough competition in pro DX body, while the market is declining. Pentax K-3II is only 1000 USD, with rugged body, 8.3 FPS, GPS, astrotracer, and the sensor is also same class with D7200. Will they charge 1700 USD for body only, and expecting it to be a best seller ? I doubt it.3. State of art AF system in D7200 is one of the best, in class with Nikon D750 and D810. This is just telling us, D7200 is what Nikonian expect to see in the D400. 4. Fullframe camera is getting cheaper, and there is much pressure now from the mirrorless system. Introducing D400 with cropped sensor is wasting time and resources, must be better to compete Sony with their A7 series.
D400 has still potential: More rugged and ergonomic body, faster (probably around 10+) fps, even better AF system (for example more cross sensors on sides), more buffer.K3 is an excellent camera, it's just not good enough to be "Pro" level with its inferior AF system.Better and more rugged body is more important than you think, and more buffer and more FPS (and better AF system) make a big difference between making the shot or missing it.So there still is room for D400. D7200 is no match for 7DMarkII, in fact no DX body in the market is. 7DMarkII's competitor on Nikon side is D4 (which is better in many ways).DxO points are not THAT important in action. What matters is durable and ergonomic body which will not miss the shot.
ozturert: Let's see how Canon will tackle this issue. If they act fast and fix this free of charge ASAP, then they'll show their difference from Nikon. If not.. well...
Google "d7000 oil problem"And yes, Canon has had problems too, such as 5D's falling mirror. Nobody denies these. BUT, other's problems do not mean to me anything is MY camera is faulty and Nikon denies it for months even years (in D600 case). If I had a faulty 1DMarkIII, I'd not bother if Nikon produces perfect cameras or not.
If Canon fixes this issue fast and free of charge (without shipping charges etc..), then it's a plus on Canon's side. If Canon does what Nikon did with D7000, D600 and D800, then we'll all condemn them here. As simple as that.
First, learn this: D7000's issue was not AF, it was oil/dust. My D7000 had oil problems, I took it to Nikon, they cleaned it free of charge. 4 months later oil came back, Nikon cleaned it again free of charge. Then I sold it. Enough is enough.Some 1DMarkIIIs had AF issues in certain conditions. I never had problems, used it for 4 years and sold it to get D800. Canon fixed the issue mostly but not completely. Do you know when Nikon solved D600 problems? When someone opened a suitcase against them. Until that, they were in deep denial. Please read something and come here with knowledge before commenting.I don't need to possess 300mm PF VR to see Nikon's ignorance.Now I'm selling my D800. If you remember, D800 had serious left-focus point problems. Mine had no issue (had waited for Nikon to fix this issue).Now count the problematic products above by Nikon and see how Nikon tackled (or ignored) these.And again, please do some research before commenting here.
Well, I'd not call how Nikon handled D7000, D600 and 300mm PF VR issues "hassle free". In the last 300mm lens case, you are supposed to pay the shipping costs to send to Nikon service (and back). Losing time and having to trust how shipper will handle your lens, why would I have to pay the shipping costs?
AbrasiveReducer: Instead of locking the mirror up and hoping you don't get more dust while doing your inspection, with these cameras you may proceed with confidence that you do, in fact have dust on your sensor.
Now comes the interesting part. Will Canon deny what Roger has found? After all, what does a guy who buys cameras by the dozen know? Will they make people with these cameras pay the postage to ship the cameras back? Will they wait for threats of lawsuits or for the government of China to restrict the sale of these cameras?
Crazy as it sounds, there are companies who do these sorts of things. Will Canon do the same?
You don't read well, do you? Look at the last paragraph.
CameraLabTester: Thank you, DPR.
Thank you very much for this.
You have saved a whole lot of heartaches and anxiety for potential suckers, err, I mean... customers, who would have bought into these models.
Without this article, many will spend many nights, sleepless in Seattle, worrying if they could ever get their money back.
Again, thank you for being a watchdog.
Let's see how Canon will tackle this issue. If they act fast and fix this free of charge ASAP, then they'll show their difference from Nikon. If not.. well...
ozturert: My Samsung Note3 takes 4K video, so this product is bad.If this was produced by Sony, we'd all cherish and cheer up, and brag about how innovative Sony is and how Canikon lags behind :)
Didn't know that. Still 1/3 of Canon. Again, not sure if Canon codec is efficient or not.
Ax100 is 60 mbps at 4K. This Canon is more than 300. Not sure if Canon's codec is more efficient or not though.
My Samsung Note3 takes 4K video, so this product is bad.If this was produced by Sony, we'd all cherish and cheer up, and brag about how innovative Sony is and how Canikon lags behind :)
ozturert: This is Canon, so it must be bad :)Typical DPR user :)
It is not the ultimate camera at all. It is just a good video camera with some photographic capabilities.