IQ is comparable to other 24mp APSc cams like the Pentax K-3II in RAW. JPEGs, however, may be Sony's best yet.
Brian in Montana: This is a really nice image - love the layers in the landscape, the hanging mist, the unique plant against the sky - all of it. Fantastic job!
Thanks, Brian! Sorry for such a delayed response. I need to get back to this place someday. Cheers, Brian
bossa: The above information about the DA*55 needing to be stopped down is incorrect. According to the following article it's a pretty even match with Nikon's recent $1700 58/1.4
From the article you cite: "Vignetting is pretty severe at f/1.4 and 2 (as typical for a full frame 50mm class lens), and is pretty good by f/2.8. This lens is definitely corrected for full frame since CA is so minor, distortion is typical, and there is no vignetting at small apertures (hood vignettes a bit so need different/modified hood for full frame)."
According to this video <https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=128&v=CvCxb17LIwo>, the *55 can be used in FF, but the video (at 3 minutes 15 sec) shows an image of the view through the 55 at f/4. It shows some vignetting--not bad, but present nevertheless.
So, it would seem true that one must stop down with the *55 to avoid vignetting on the K-1. Perhaps that is typical for "full frame 50mm class lenses", but true nonetheless.
Mario Giannini: I currently use a Nikon D7100, and as such am invested in Nikon lenses, flash units, and wireless triggers. I am glad to see the Samsung beat the D7100 in it's review, even if it only beat it slightly in RAW quality, which is my primary concern. It's not enough for me to go and dump my camera, but it does mean that others have some great options, and when my time comes to upgrade, so will I. I do hope that Sigma, Tokina, and other makes roll out some impressive lenses to support the Samsung, and that wireless TTL triggers become available.
Good work Samsung!
@ HowaboutRAW, true Samsung has some excellent lenses, but not longer than 200mm (at least not until the 300mm comes out). The Tamron and Sigma 150-600mm lenses would be nice on the NX1.
EHDesigns: I might buy a Pentax FF if it ever gets released, but what I really want now from Pentax is a K-3 replacement (effectively) that retains the best of the K-3 (build quality, IQ, ergonomics), but improves on auto focus, including continuous/predictive tracking, and video to compete with the Canon 7D II, the Samsung NX1, and the Sony a77II. And, I want a 16-50 f/2.8 zoom that offers reliability along with excellent IQ, and of course weather sealing.
SimenO1, thanks for the link. Although I don't own the K-3, I believe that it tracks better than the K-5 series, as you suggest. DPReview, however, had "mixed" success with its tracking test, perhaps due to slower focusing lenses, as the tester indicated. http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentax-k-3/8 Nonetheless, I want a camera and system that competes with the best. While there are always trade-offs, I see no reason to compromise anymore on performance. Ricoh needs to complete the package with its next Pentax flagship APS-C.
I might buy a Pentax FF if it ever gets released, but what I really want now from Pentax is a K-3 replacement (effectively) that retains the best of the K-3 (build quality, IQ, ergonomics), but improves on auto focus, including continuous/predictive tracking, and video to compete with the Canon 7D II, the Samsung NX1, and the Sony a77II. And, I want a 16-50 f/2.8 zoom that offers reliability along with excellent IQ, and of course weather sealing.
forpetessake: Outrageous intrusion of government. Ansel Adams must be turning in his grave. First they annexed the land for the 'public' use, and then that government bureaucracy made themselves judges and de facto owners prohibiting that same public from the free use of the land.
Of course it's the starvation of the agencies that prompts such policies -- parks must be paid for somehow. When a wealthy nation chooses through the political process to under-fund public goods, then it must seek out revenues in other ways. The next step is to privatize the protected areas altogether, which would then result in a wide range of charges.
EHDesigns: Hmm, Could it be a repackaged/re-branded PIXPRO Kodak SD1 from JK Imaging?
pseudobreccia, are you sure that it is not? Do you have evidence?
Hmm, Could it be a repackaged/re-branded PIXPRO Kodak SD1 from JK Imaging?
Lovely. Great reflection, colors, subject!
Great perspective and love the yellow!
stevedonzi: That is a great shot. It looks like the old classic florida paintings. Good Job.
Thank you kindly, Steve. I love the FL landscape.
EternalOne: I like this....no complaints.