Great roundup. Manufacturers take note!
I want a DFx with better low light AF, wider focus area coverage. Focus peaking for all those marvelous manual F-mount manual lenses.
That great High ISO thingy quality is wasted when you can't get focus in low light innit?
You talk about shooting slower, I presume you are talking about the older set coots like me who have failing eye sight. We need better focusing capabilities.
A 36MP version so I can keep both. :)
ecube: Ho hummmm . . . Good eyes, great imagination, and good technique makes better photos than the best camera in the hands of a wannabe photographer.
This is a gear review site, hence people like to talk about best for the money, best in its class so your argument is practically falling on deaf ears. lol.
Photos are so subjective anyway and I'm not disputing talent/eye creativity but having the tool that can get you the shot is the difference.
Mr R Adams: As a happy D750 owner it's still hard to ignore the A7 range. I don't think they're much of a low cost option as the expensive lenses offset the cheaper body and other than weight - it's size doesn't bring any tangible advantage to me. I can't pocket it for example. Still, it's an appealing bit of kit and I'd have both if I could justify it.
I'll probably go with a true lightweight solution such as an X100 or LX100 to compliment my D750.
Me too. Money no object we'd all just go and get one, don't like it, sell it off for a small loss right? haha
I'm keen on the video and the high quality AF Zeiss lenses for the Sony. [wallet groans]
howellls: Inretesting article and feedback. I have been using primarily the Nikon D70, D300s, D5200s, alon with a canon 20d, 40d, t2i systems. Also scored great deals on some pentx models k10d. K01 and k5. The pentax are amazing bargins since they were 350 each on closeout with kits lend. I am very curious to try full frame since I do a majority of people photos. I was leaning towards the a Nikon d750 since it has that nice feel like my like new d300s. But a salesmen I spoke to pointed out that all my lens bring DX would not work with full frame. He suggested I save some money and go with the alpha 7 series. I don't take many movies and he said the focusing on the alpha was 2nd to known Would be curioius for some feedback My d300s is like new with its 18-200 lense so I may be able to sell it. Too bad pentax does not make an FX The reason on ruled canon out is while the results are wonderful I have be plagued with the err99 and that's been frustrating Thankds
D750 does everything well to earn a 90 score. While the Sony 7 series have a low light slowness focusing 'problem'.
Size does matter and the Sony's are smaller but it's not pocketable small though.
They're both FX and DX lenses will work on them on crop mode.You'll appreciate how much better it is than your D300s/5200s in lowlight situations.
AlanG: The AF in my Canon 16-35mm can't be repaired due to the part being discontinued. So here's hoping that Yongnuo's clone AF parts can fix my lens.
Bummer, never heard of this before. :(
Nice shot of modern day Mordor! lol
AbrasiveReducer: What happened to the 100+ year print life?
Half kidding actually but radiation penetrates even concrete.
I would presume printing is for display purposes. Storage owuld be for later I guess.[after display date]
Just a guess- they're lowering estimates due to projected extra radiation & climate change.
BartyLobethal: "...light black and light light black...". Would those be grey?
definitely engineer talk because there is no grey ink. ;)
nikkornikon: I just Rented the Tamron 15-30mm 2.8VC for 10 days. I was not impressed with it as much as others. Here are the known issues.
While the front of the Tamron is weathered sealed.the back is not. A potential problem of moisture and dirty could easily rendered the Lens useless quickly. When you have the lens off.you can actually see the electronics of this lens. And A mishap of water and dirt could damage the lens.
When the lens was delivered to me...The Lens was on 15mm..but would not focused. Stayed out of focused. Not until I started moving around the lens..manually. Then it snapped into Auto Focus.
Picture Quality? I was not impressed. While yes..it took a good picture with my Nikon D810.mostly centered. the other areas where not as sharp as Granger..others have said. While I did like the VC..and it would helpful on this lens.if you were held holding it.
I would Highly Suggest to others, Rent First. Then decided. And this might be chalked up to...I might of gotten a Bad Copy!
This segment is very confusing for all the tempting gear. I still want the 20 f1.8 and 35 1.4 from Sigma. >.<
I think got a decent copy, comparing with the 24-70, it looks really much better at 24-30mm just at one glance. Looks much crisper.
Don't know about Nikon's 14-24 though. Most reviews say they're almost identical except at the edges.
I bought it on impulse after a personal recommendation from a fellow shopper. Shop let me test it and I was impressed.
Stanchung: It's an amazing lens. The size an weight is its achilles, Very nice video review. Awesome locations.
I will eventually get used to carrying it as with the 70-200 but add them all together, can really sap stamina.
However, it's still my favorite lens at the moment.
I'm now waiting for a D750XD810 model to materialize. All the good stuff ;)
It's an amazing lens. The size an weight is its achilles, Very nice video review. Awesome locations.
mpgxsvcd: First off Great interview. Secondly, great responses. I was not a huge Nikon fan but I respected their products. However, after this interview I can truly see how dedicated they are to their customers.
This is in stark contrast to the last Canon interview where they basically said F.U. we are better than everyone else and if you don't like it then we don't care.
I have said it before and I will say it again. Canon is doomed simply because of their attitude towards their customers. I know their downfall won't happen anytime soon but it will happen one day unless they adopt a great attitude like Nikon demonstrated in this interview.
I really hope that they keep developing the 1 series. I really liked their most recent iteration of that camera. Give it a few more iterations and I think they might actually be able to gain some traction in the mirrorless world.
I would say YMMV. It all depends on the front line.
BeaverTerror: "We don’t consider that we manufacture more FX than DX lenses; we’ll focus on both." "We don’t feel we have more FX than DX products now; we have a full line-up in DX as well."
Stopped taking this interview seriously after the second answer. What a joke.
I've outed you that's what.
I've also said look elsewhere for example.
Stephen Scharf: This is another example of why the majority of users in most use cases don't need or, more importantly, cannot fully utilize ≥ 24 megapixel resolution either in APS-C or "full-frame" sensors; this level of resolution requires a lot of mechanical engineering workarounds just to obtain a sharp image, as well as impeccable shot discipline. I'm not saying shot discipline isn't important, it is, but it is often not achievable in a wide variety of use scenarios.
As I stated here before, this constant "push" by the media for more and more resolution isn't really best serving customer needs, it only drives incrementalism rather than real innovation. The latest 50 megapixel Canon 5D models are another example of incrementalism rather than true innovation. Most importantly, if you've read Thom Hogan's recent survey results from a statistically significant N of responders around features that they really want, the majority of customers are *not* asking more resolution.
Give them time. Hence their vagueness. I'm certain their smaller 'pets' are also their test subjects.
Their motivation is more likely- 'what will sell?'
I understand that being the big two, their competition is more with each other but ignore Sony at their own peril.
Even the 3rd party lens makers are stepping it up.
1.6X? Must be a Canon guy complaining here. LOL Nikon DX is 1.5X. Please troll elsewhere.
Tokina makes a very good 11-16 f2.8 in case you need one while Nikon comes up with something 'better'.
Old Cameras: Back spacing handicaps them from making good quality wide angle lenses for DX cameras and not something that can be reasonably or economically overcome. Nikon is clearly steering their customers to see FF as the upgrade path, in my opinion. They only make two lenses for DX wider than 18mm (27mm eq), neither is new and neither is very good, just average. No primes wider than 35mm. So their answers aren't truthful. You're expected to be happy with a variety of super zooms, all starting at 18mm.
12-24 is actually very good. shot it at f4 all the time. I had that for a long time till I move to FX.
it's actually very good. not much information except change in attitudes & company reaction policy. that's a big step in any big company.
listening to the customers.
You mean they're making more specialised cameras[best in...AF, best in MP] instead of all in ones? eg- D750?