xiod_crlx: I love prices here in UK!!!!! THE ARE SO NICE!!!
$800 USA -> £800
it is not THAT sad with current pound->dollar rate of ~1:1.6 like it used to be - few years ago the rate was 1:2.1 effectively doubling the price (!)
but still, it is huge overpayment...
you can opt for grey market-no-manufacturer warranty to chase the lower price, but for honest, normal users it is a robbery IMHO
"much better maintenance of things like public roads"
Hahahahahahahaha!!!! Good one.
The Lotus Eater: The Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN for my NEX was the best £99 I ever spent.
This new Sigma 18-35mm could equal that, albeit at significantly higher cost, as I'd barely ever change lenses.
BTW, I wonder how much this lens will be in the UK. $799 is £510, right Sigma?! ;)
Ah yes, at the top! Sure it didn't say that before, though I was half awake at the time.
The Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN for my NEX was the best £99 I ever spent.
jackgreen: I really cant understand the concept of the Sigma 13-35 f1.8 lens. Yes, it's bright. But for what situation it's good? For interior or architecture shots you want to use small aperture, you never will shoot full open. For portraits its way too short. It's good news if they have new lens formula -- worth to wait bright normal and portrait lenses.
Shamael, have you never heard of facial distortion? Shoot a portrait of your wife/girlfriend from 2ft at 18mm and see how happy she is with the result...
Kirk Tuck: So, the handling is great, the images are great, the video is great, the feature set is great, it leads its category....but it only earns a "silver"? Wow. Must have been a big party weekend to get that screwed up.
"I'm Carl Garrard. I make unsubstantiated claims. I don't back them up, because I don't need to, I'm Carl Garrard."
Stick to making up false rumours. That fits your character better.
You didn't elaborate, Carl. And your timings are way off.
"Might want to use one sometime" - I do.
"No the camera isn't ever frustrating to use, you and Kirk are right- silly us for calling it like it is." - Are you mental? Because I asked you to backup one of your claims, that must mean I think the camera is flawless. Get some help.
"The menu sucks, it takes 3-6 seconds just to turn on most of the time"
Please elaborate on what takes 3-6 seconds. I'm not seeing this.
A while ago you also claimed a 5sec delay before being able to take a picture after switching on the camera. That has been debunked by DPR in this review. You are the master (or not) of smoke and mirrors, but you very rarely backup your claims, for obvious reasons.
flangad: long awaited review!!! good job.2 points anyway:- you talk very little about the lens that goes with the camera: the 16-50pz.... there is certainly a loooot to investigate and say! meaning concerning native optical quality and quality after correction.
- You write a few things about the efficiency of hybrid AF during movie shooting... but Sony says in the NEX 6 manual the PDAF is dissabled during movies (work only for still pictures). So WTF?
I use my 16-50 PZ as a last resort. It's *fine* across most of the zoom range at most apertures, but 16mm is unusable unless stopped down to F8 in order to mostly eliminate soft edges and corners. Apart from 16mm, the lens is *OK*. Notice my emphasis on the words "fine" and "OK".
The Sigma 30mm and Sony E50mm wipe the floor with it, so they get the most use on my NEX-6.
Provia_fan: Standard ISO HotShoe is a welcome change/addition, well done Sony! There are so many brilliant flashguns we can use and I got loads :)
A real standard? Carl, you know full well that the word "Standard" in Standard ISO is erroneous.
chillgreg: DPR WHAT ABOUT THE 5R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aside from the EVF flash and control dial they are all but identical. Even Sony uses a single manual/handbook for both models. I know there's a gazillion cameras and you have so much resources and time yada... but seriously would it have been a stretch to review them concurrently?
"EVF flash and control dial they are all but identical"
...and QuickNavi and hotshoe. They are biggies for me. Quick-Navi, especially, transforms the NEX-6's usability.
Juraj Lacko: Ok this could be a perfect camera if:-FF senosor with NO AA filter built in could be same sensor from 6d-same size (I wouldn't mind to have small mirror with small coverage as long it is optical)-same price as 100d-3 reasonably spread appart AF cross type sensors down to -3ev-that carbon fiber could be used all around the body.They could really cut corners on where they did. Not really so much need for touch screen nor flash or video. I am ready for your criticism :)
"-FF senosor with NO AA""-same price as 100d"
LOL, good one!
Leo LS: Perfect with 40mm STM
Not really, 40mm is a no man's land lens on APS-C.
If there was a 28mm STM, I'd agree with you.
ZAnton: Dpreview, please add a page with comparison against 650D (600D).
You actually think the changes justify a whole page?!
Amateur Sony Shooter: Many wining photos were taken with Nikon cameras. Only one winer with NEX5.
Raincheck, does that "exacting Nikon engineering" include the spreading of oil spots over those lovely sensors?
Tim A2: Shade canopy
tasad: ak1981 : how can you get a photo with size of 1600px - "just out of camera" , without PP, cropping ? ...
You can resize a photo without PP or cropping.
chillgreg: Ren Kockwell:
" it won't make much, if any, visible difference at less than 6-foot (2-meter) wide print sizes, and only if you use the very finest NIKKOR lenses and technique."
" Readers tell me that their Sigma 105 Macros don't work on the D7100."
" It's pretty much the same as 2010's D7000,"
" There's also an inexplicably silly 1.3x crop mode"
" Only the 15 central sensors can see horizontal lines ('cross type'), the rest only see vertical lines, just like the single focus sensor of the Nikon SP of 1956."
" The extra resolution means nothing in actual shooting"
" The D7100 and D700 are pretty much the same."
" If you've found the time and expense I incur to share all this for free... "
What a f#@$ing tosser.
Ken Rockwell looks like a waxwork of David Walliams that has partially melted.
burnaby: no anti-vibration?
Not to mention that Zeiss refuse to stabilise their lenses, as it compromises image quality.
ZAnton: Please, correct the name"F4.5.6 G SSM" to "F4-5.6 G SSM"Concerning lenses: Sony sells non IS lenses at the price of Canon/Nikon IS/VR lenses. Inbody IS gives at best - 2 stop, usually 0,5-1 Stop, whereas optical IS - at least 3 stop. So I don't think it is wise to get Sony at least at current prices.
"Inbody IS gives at best - 2 stop, usually 0,5-1 Stop, whereas optical IS - at least 3 stop"
Wrong, I have experienced over 3 stops.
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