The camera is cool, I am very interested, but the studio work is so shallow...I am so glad I do not have to do it for a living.
Marty4650: I never did understand why Sony had IBIS on their DSLRs and DSLTs but not on their NEX and Alpha E cameras. So now a great camera just got better.
A very smart move by Sony.
If Sony is lucky, then Nikon and Canon aren't paying attention again.
There many good things coming from Sony and I am super happy that they show what can and should be done with sensors. Still, I do not see real professionals switch the system from Canon and Nikon - this system is not complete. Maybe 5 years from now, but who knows if Sony will be in business by then. What I do not understand is why Canon or even Leica cannot buy sensors from Sony?
Light Pilgrim: In my opinion, the problem of Sony is the lack of lenses. Personally I find nothing to be excited about so many new camera bodies from Sony is there is no portrait lens to compete with 35 mm, 50mm or 85 mm in the F/1.2-F/1.4 range.
Professionals will have the same issues with A9.
What Sony will do good is landscape photography, but not portraits.
I can't believe people are happy to carry a very ugly combo - Sony camera, Canon FF lenses via adapter and no AF. Great that folks do not need AF, I still find it useful on 5D MKIII
abortabort, why I need a Sony camera for my Canon lenses? I have Canon camera for this:-)
In my opinion, the problem of Sony is the lack of lenses. Personally I find nothing to be excited about so many new camera bodies from Sony is there is no portrait lens to compete with 35 mm, 50mm or 85 mm in the F/1.2-F/1.4 range.
(unknown member): 'With a bicycle and a humble attitude you can travel to the heart of a culture."
I wouldn't call it "humble" to think you can actually "travel to the heart of any culture" just because you are on a bike. I'd call that naive and rather arrogant.The photos, I'm sorry to say, are also nothing really special.
JanePete...I do not know anything about you, but I know of Nicolas . He has his own style which is highly regarded among photographers: http://1x.com/member/nico3d/photos/latestI hope your photographs speak louder than your words....
Light Pilgrim: Looks like a this is the camera that competes directly with 5DMKIII: very similar AF, sensor and speed.
BarnET, 5D MKIII was released 2-3 years ago....something like that:-)
Looks like a this is the camera that competes directly with 5DMKIII: very similar AF, sensor and speed.
Zeisschen: "Nikon lost in hall of mirrors"
cannot see the article
David H Dennis: I was at the Leica Store in West Palm Beach, and they had the T.
First, this is a real thing of beauty. It's gorgeous. If you appreciate pretty things, you will want one.
In an age when designer clothes can cost thousands of dollars, I'm not sure why people are so resentful about Leica's high prices. It's just like a designer handbag, but you use it every day. Why not pay a few extra bucks to have a more beautiful and sensuous experience in your photography?
I think a lot of people would love to own this, but can't afford it. That's just the nature of Leica's niche.
I will say that there is substance behind the pretty face. This is the best assembled camera I have ever seen, and I thought the software was beautifully crafted and very well thought out.
Then the Leica guy all but grabbed the camera away from me before I got to really know it. Sad, and poor salesmanship ... but if I was just a little closer to Leica's target demographic, I would have bought one on the spot.
I do not think you are 100% right. Leica is expensive, but many people can buy it...and yet they do not. I was attracted by M Monochrom, but the technology is so behind my 5D MKIII. I cannot spend 7500 USD vs 3200 USD that I spent on 5D MKIII and know that I have moved a couple of steps back. Their sensors are not on the same level as modern Canon or Nikon sensors. What I like about Leica is the size and quality of their lenses. If it was one step ahead of Canon or Nikon with sensors, Dynamic Range, ISO....I would get one. But Leica is behind where it matters the most for me.
same sensor again and again and again and again?
150 Million user accounts compromised with personal data, passwords, credit cards, etc. I only need LR, can have it for 100$ and feel safe.
Unlike with sigma 35 mm, weather sealing is critical....unless this lens is not intended to be used for landscapes.
Suave: Hard to get excited about the Canon version when new 24-105L can be had for $640. Hopefully it makes more sense for other mounts, but, a Canon user, this is not the lens I was waiting for.
Go to any online store and find canon for less than 1000, please share the link.
I have to say sigma rocks...their new products are very exciting. Now I hope they will do 14-24 that will be as good as nikon:-)
Light Pilgrim: this is so interesting. Now this lens is the very direct competitor of Zeiss 55 f/1.4 that costs 4000 USD. Nikon will come with the AF, which really helps for portraits...especially on AF cameras:-)
Just wondering what is the IQ comparison of these 2? I am sure people will soon do it properly.
To bgmonroe. So let's think how Nikon is closer to Canon:-)1. Nikon lens will not be used on a Canon mount, Zeiss will be on both2. 55 mm is closer to 58 then it is to 50 mm3. Both Zeiss and Nikon are f/1.4 whereas Canon is f/1.2
So how do you really think Nikon will be competing with Canon? They are not even on the same mount or system.
this is so interesting. Now this lens is the very direct competitor of Zeiss 55 f/1.4 that costs 4000 USD. Nikon will come with the AF, which really helps for portraits...especially on AF cameras:-)
Question to people that might have answers:-)
I am indeed looking forward to something that is smaller than my 5D MKIII with lenses to use for street or when I do not feel like carrying my backpack with me.
This Sony thing is not really small and is almost as expensive. What is the advantage of this camera vs the DSLR like D800 or 5D MKIII?
I have Distagon 35 f/1.4 ZE......compared to the new Sigma....it adds nothing on top, a lot more heavier, twice the cost and doesn't have AF.
This lens at this price..........you gotta be kidding me!
I have been a massive applefan and alwaysloved it for aesthetics. I have to say that this time around iOS7 looks like android in beta version. Cannot scale wallpapers, iPad 4 became slower.....the whole thing looks half cooked.