iAPX: Maybe 50MP is too much for the old lenses, and too pricey.
I think the sweet point is maybe 20MP or 30MP, with a competitive price, and a per-pixel sharpness that will be incredible, while still retaining the quality of the old lenses, with a better dynamic and also the ability to work with available light.
Anyway it's interesting, if the price point was lower, I might think about a 501CM, for portrait photography...
As stated by others, maybe I should take a look at the Pentax 645z with 150mm for portrait photography, maybe it's a killer!
Sorry iAPX, did NOT want to impose my own choices: even if many times i use manual focus, in portrait I have learned the hard way that usually the person moving or even my breathing are enough to get the focus wrong! Very wrong! But if you used a 150mm f2.8 and focused well, please do continue to do how you like! :)(Me personally, I don't like to waste a single 120 frame by bad focus!)
Also «Photographers using V System vintage cameras can now realise the true potential for these definitive capture devices» IF they don't care about the diference of their usual lenses angle of view and getting instead something COMPLETELY diferent!!!Sigh! -_-I wonder exactly how much less image a photographer would get by using that other brilliant idea of «•Classic Hasselblad square crop option.», Guess using only 32mm is like using a 2x teleconverter... so your best and EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE wide angle will be just a regular normal lens! Yes Hassy, it sounds like the PEEEEERFECT solution!Sigh!!!
Please Hassy do give us a wood back and raise the price by 5000€! At least that way we will not be so surprised!!!
For sure it is, and for sure you will love that you can actually have autofócus to nail the portrait how you want it!
hexxthalion: For that price, without LV and no USB, it's missed opportunity.
Especially with no body and autofocus included, and no weather protection etc etc...You know: like a pentax 645Z!
AAAH Hassy feeling the price preassure of the 645Z!!!
The Hassy forgot that «its legions of dedicated V System photographers» if they still wanted to work with digital médium format all this time and did not swallow the bitter pill of it's digital system, most certainly they already migrated to Phase One or Pentax!!!
Higuel: 3clicks and i still can't read the review!
answered on top Jeff Keller: this design is really a pain...
ipecaca: Great pics. Retarded comments.I wonder if all those nature "protectors" have any idea how many habitats are destoyed to provide the fuel for electricity they use to write those silly coments about just one bird. Wake up, the trace gases from your car kill (yes, not just virtually disturbs) dozens of animals every year, highways interrupt migration rutes. Every time you put a new pack of a4 paper in a printer a tree is cut somewhere.You can't afford to be so naive. Fight real problems, let the people have some fun
3clicks and i still can't read the review!
webber15: As the eagle is an immature bird,,there is a slim chance it was curious but where breeding raptors are known the drone should not have been in this area and should not be disturbing wildlife,,I don't know Bali"s regulations but in Europe he would have broken the law...
Cal down everyone, God Retzius is in control here! and everywhere!!! Even in the laws in ALL countries!!! LOL! :D
69chevy: "The winning photo just makes it very clear why banning drones from national parks is a very good idea."
Calm down Chicken Little...
The only thing clear is that someone took a picture of a bird.
calm down 69
the only thing clear is that a drone was EXTREMELY closer to na eagle then it should EVER be! Does not matter who aproached who, the guy inh control of the drone should be the racional animal here!!!
photo_rb: My gut reaction is to criticize the first photo for the same reasons others have here but the photographer gave a good defence of his actions on another site which I have forgotten the link to. Worth checking out his side of the story.
the one u cannot check neither... -_-there is NO GOOD reason to do that crap and BRAKE THE LAW!!!
webber15: That photo of the fish eagle should not have won this competition,,,unless for scientific purposes,drones should not be in close proximity to wildlife,,in fact I would go as far as saying the photographer broke the law here,,,I say this as a knowledgeable birder...gonard,,that fish eagle is looking at the drone,,and you can see part of the drones shadow on the eagles wing...
Indeed Webber! Also to make such a photo with a fish eye means it was almost touching it!That is why i wrote my post bellow!
Higuel: only in a country were people does not respect the animals could they allow a drone almost hitting an eagle in a National Park!
Makes me wonder if the publishers of the contest and also dPREVIEW think it is ok to applaud all the way to first place a picture taken at the expenses of the safety and well being of a wild animal?!?Where are the sacred rules of Animal Photography: "Thy shall not bother or threaten the animals!"???? :L
Jerome Nolas: Just like in those other "funny posing" pictures of frogs, lizards, etc etc"??? -_-
Lee Jay: I am not kidding you for sure! :)I have only see those flying but never tryied one actually, so I have no problem Believing you at all! It is possible that the b ird come close to it, just like it is possible that na ignorant picture taker went dangerously close to it! If na Eagle can crash against a full sized man under a parachute, do you think it will not crash against one of those why?
Gonard: Higuel, How do you know that picture is over a National Park? Also, is that a real eagle or a composited picture over the land below? The pictures are very creative and a new form of art photography. Some people will like or enjoy seeing them. Others may not approve.
Gonard, Because I actually read it!
And I mention the fact of flying RIGHT next to a wild animal! One of the oldest rules of wild documentaries is NOT to interfere with what the animals are doing! Otherwise instead of a true photo of Nature, a NATURAL one actually! You have something artificial and fake!
Concerning my worries about the animal integrity, just look on Google for frogs&lizards and all kinds of animals pierced with strings to force them into unnatural, but truly, I will admit funny "for some people who will like or enjoy seeing them!"Me, and quite some others STRONGLY disagree though!And it has NOTHING to do with ART!
PS: Photography is really an OLD form of Art! much older then a century, and to be considered still new you could not have movies, or video or 9art etc etc!!! ;)
only in a country were people does not respect the animals could they allow a drone almost hitting an eagle in a National Park!
clickclickclickclick! What a crappy way to show ANYTHING dPREVIEW! Migth as well go to the site itself! -_-
lorenzo de medici: Regardless of the merits (or lack of merits) of this camera, the review is painful to read. The identical information is repeated over and over, as if one hadn't just been told the same thing on the previous page. It's a poorly written review, stating the obvious, and containing no valuable insights. The camera scored 76, which is being generous. The review scores about 50.
b craw: just check lens rentals blog and you will see what is REALLY GOOD information servisse! :)
Yes, unfortunately dPREVIEW is more interested in profits and publicity then in the quality of it's service! :/It's a real shame! It WAS the best review site a few years ago! :(
aandeg: I for one would like to see dpreview return to a more consistent style of review. This is what built dpreview.
These wildly inconsistant and fox news like reviews lead to some interesting comments but make researching cameras harder.
But the dPREVIEW gets what they want: people clicking! See the other post about it, a fellow reader explained it better then I can! -_-
AngryCorgi: I don't hate this camera. I think it "looks" sexy with the grip on it. But the price remains stupid given its performance. It simply is outclassed in terms of IQ by just about everything.
Or maybe Nikon will just go the way the biggest name in photography went: KODAK!
Which would be really bad as canon would be even more dominant! :/