PhotoHeron: The best bang at under $1000 is a Pentax K30 or K50. The image quality puts the other two big names to shame. You get a camera that is weather sealed, shots great in raw, low noise etc. I use a DSLR to shot stills not video, if I want a video camera I would buy one.
liviutza: Well, it's good but it's still '3 years old'-good; I could like it but I presume a next generation with a finally upgraded sensor and probably 25% higher cost will make more sense for anyone having a 18-MP DSLR from Canon at this moment. And, IMHO, the pricing of this thing is giving them a much too larger margin - there is no technical reason I can think of to place this in price above a 600D.
lol, Canon OWN apsc compared to Pentax. Pentax isn't even in the game. Less competitive,, classic.
What's wrong with the sensor?
CameraLabTester: It's now time for the big guys to reverse engineer this lens.
How times have changed...
No it isn't, and not really.
So if an EF version was used on a NEX 6 with the metabones speed booster, would it effectively be a 12-24mm F/1.2? Or would the Focal length and max aperture remain the same because it's not a FF lens? My head hurts.
white shadow: Once in a while, Canon would produce some exceptional and affordable lenses, the 40mm f/2.8 being one of the latest.
The others are:1) 70-200mm f/4.0L IS2) 135mm f/4.0L IS3) 50mm f/1.8
and the not so cheap but excellent 70-200mm f/2.8L IS MkII.
A very convenient lens to have on a full frame camera, not so bad even on an APS-C DSLR.
However, for me, I still prefer my Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 on my 5DMkII as it balance better, have better micro-contrast, more neutral colours and have an infinity stop. Obviously, the Zeiss is in a different league and price range but if quality is your main priority this is it. Good to have choices.
For those on a budget, the Canon 40mm f/2.8 is hard to beat.
My copy of the 50mm 1.8 is brilliant,,, plenty sharp at f/2.0 and focuses just fine,, if a bit noisy. $ for $ the best lens canon makes.
Juck: A slow, manual focus 300mm mirror lens? That on anyone's shopping list?
Comical. If lenses that produce weird bokeh, little DOF and poor sharpness are greeted with such fanfare by 4/3 & NEX users, then there must be a desperate shortage of good glass for those systems.
A slow, manual focus 300mm mirror lens? That on anyone's shopping list?
The cracked version is already out there,, the price is the same for both PC & Mac. :)
F/6.4 at 70mm equiv? Zoinks
I'm a canon fan,, but really ,, a slight improvement in live view AF is no justification for launching a new model. DP should have given it a Bronze on principal.
Delacosta: Shakespeare said it best: A fool and his money are easily parted.
It's how they get together in the first places that baffles me.
7 grand for $1500 worth of gear,,,, am I missing something here? (other than 7 grand burning a hole in my pocket,,, or maybe that's just it).
tell the truth: I am not a TROLL . But I am not a loyal canon user any more . I have had Horrible service from canon's service center.. To - tell the truth- it really was beyond HORRIBLE ! canon has been DISHONEST , to me and a lot of my friends. Two of my friends have switched, this year.. They did not want to ,, They were forced too. From bad focusing errors to bad exposures to poor repair, AND LOW RES !!! So this firmware is just a band aid over a wound . Both cameras this firmware is for, are extinct cameras. That is good. They should be . I am saving my money now to switch. I just hope a new buyers reads the blogs and sees the real feed back from real users. canon how dare you be so poor in customer service repair and design. But when you dare , we as customers switch. We as customers have two GREAT systems out there to go to ,, Nikon and Now Sony. As I see it Sony is going to rock the boat in 2014,, my money is waiting to see who is going to be My new Camera company to purchase from.
Sure,, why not,, as long as I get to keep making you look like the clown you obviously are. lol
Airless: LOL no U.S. price, Canon is a joke that hasn't made a relevant camera in years, DSLRs are dead and long live M4/3.
Hippo, Airless,,, don't hate on those that can afford real cameras. You sound like some pauper telling a wealthy man that your cabbage tastes better than his steak,,, just because cabbage is all you can afford,, and you don't know any better. OK ,, that was a terrible analogy,,, I'm just saying,,,, try not being so poor.
Beat Traveller: What I don't get is why this lens is only compatible with the EOS M. What about the EOS100 they just released? Why would you go to all the trouble of designing "the world's smallest DSLR" and then develop compact lenses that can't be used with it?
You're kidding right? Do you even know what flange distance is?
BozillaNZ: As a long term Canon user, I already gave up on Canon's mirror-less attempts. I started looking at M4/3 gears for a long time and finally pulled trigger for a Panasonic GX1 for $229. The M4/3 lens ranges are far better than this and, oh, the GX1 can actually focus, FAST. Also guess where does the M4/3 fund come from? Selling some of the Canon lenses.
Fascinating,,,, fascinating,,, no wait,,,, I mean that other word,,, tedious. And no,, the GX1 does not focus fast,,,, it just focuses faster than the EOS-M
I thought you said you weren't a troll? Keep wearing that foil helmet, nutbar.
mark25: sadly, another camera review with horrible sample photos... i'm afraid no one pays attention to the samples anymore here on dpreview.com... back in the day, when most reviews were done by Phil Askey, the samples were so much better in terms of content and composition...
What does composition have to do with anything? You need to see some grainy, moody, over-processed monochrome street scene to judge the capabilities of the sensor? Comical.
Just a Photographer: I would never trust my data to be stored on a single card as most often its the controller failing and not any of the datablocks itself.
This solutions provides only false feeling of safety - Beware!!
You think controllers fail more often than CF cards? I don't think so Sir.