The lens is too wide for my use. It is a 28mm in 135 land. This would make it a poor lens for portraits. 35mm lens are about wide angle limit. This would make this camera limited in it's people use. At f2.8 I am sure lens is sharp. delay time in camera opening is also an issue, turning on. Nikon a nice short zoom for it being a a point and shoot or compact camera. An F2.8 28mm, worse over choice in my book. The X100s is more of a camera, with a viewer and to me the right prime lens, be nice with a good zoom lens. If you want to go lite, look at a X20, the IQ is not there, but it is small, and versital.
This gives new depth to the Sony and Fuji systems. I may look at the f/1.8 32mm.But the wide, have the f/2.8 14mm Fuji. Zeiss is going to hard pressed to beat that lens, even if it does it will be by small amounts. I wish the 14mm more of 16mm so it would be like a 24mm in full frame. I am just in love with the 14mm and can live without the 2mms, 12mm, just tto wide for me. The 35mm f1.4 Fuji lens is faster and is a fine lens. I moe than likely the the next lens I get for X-pro. If not the Fuji f/1.4 23mm.I am so glad I went mirrorless with Fuji!
Full frame mirrorless, Sony has one. Thirty-five MM cameras came out of being spy cameras, the were the APS-C of there day. Six by Six cameras would have been the full frame cameras, the film film got better! By the 1960s and th NIkon F, 35mm photography was good for reportage all the way to fine art. I feel as if the new mirrorless cameras have that same quialties. APS-C maybe the new "35mm formate".
I have the bag on the left side of the picture, your right side. They are nice bags and well made and works well for me. A bag is a bag. I would never pay for such a bag again. I have owned it for about 10 years. Still works and looks great. It is up to you... these bags are not a must.
Well now about one grand. With a great, if not one of theee greatist sensors. Small lite. Not full frame, not 24mp. But not nearly four grand with the stuff you need to make it work right, Sony. Are you kinding, this is the best fixed lens-all a round take with you every camera made. I would by one, but I have the Pro 1. Happy are those who buy the X100 over Sony.
For 3 grand, I what a pro level camera. I have read where this camera wants to shoot at 1/80 @ F4 on "P". One would think that the programers would have a more versatile "P" then 1/80 @F4. When you add in all the things you really need. One can get a Nikon D600 with a 28mm f1.8. Or a Canon D6 with the 35mm F2.For what it is, a Fuji X100 is a better camera. Not counting the pixs.
Someone said they liked the handling of the F2AS. I had an F2S. The handling was great The F3 was the best manual focusing camera ever made. The sutter on the Nikon F2 cameras were of poor design. I had trouble with my F2S photomic prisim. It had to be repaired twice. Once on Nikon and one time on me. On the secound time the repairman ( this guy was the best Nikon guy in L.A.) told me he got my sutter to be 1/850 @ 1/1000, 1/1150 at 1/1500 and at 1/2000 it was 1/1450 of a sec. He told me this was as good as it get's. This would effect exposures. The MD was great. The film advance felt like it was going break every time you used it, but it was short. I loved/hated my F2S. My F3 was so good. The LCD screen was just a bit to small. The FM's were also really great.
It's just a phone. I have the 4s, I'll wait for the 5s. I think "s" is the way to go. They will clean stuff up. The new camera came with the 4s, may new camera with 5s too. But I will say one thing. Some of these phones are getting too big.
If this were an ideal camera, in my book. It would not smaller then APC, FF would be better. Somewhere from min. 18Mp to a max 24MP. 20-22 would be the best balance of IQ and low light noise. No AA filter, like th e Fuji X-Pro. Along with with it's finder would be great, but just a no hybride would be fine. Movies would be nice. 1/8000 sec sutter and more then 5fps not really, but woud take. AND MOST IMPORT SHARP LENS AND GOOD SELECTION!!!, that means the lens are interchangable.. NOT A FIXED LENS. If this camera has 10-1000mm f1.2, it must have a small sensor.. the FL is an equal to 35mm formate.
If these new Sony cameras are using beam spilters in place of a moving mirror. Are they: 1. Show light loss. Say a lens that is a f2.0, do to spilter becomes say f2.8. A loss of light. 2. The beam spilter is in the opical path, does that degraded the image from the lens. 3. Most of the light would be sent to the sensor. Would this not degrade viewing.Just asking. This is not a new idea. Movie cameras, like Bolex and Canon still 35mm high speed cameras used the same. But there was a price to pay.
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Leaf shutters are good for flash sync.. But for very day use FP is so much better. I saw this "change" coming. In the olden days, Rolli came out with a 1/800 electro leaf shutter, it had the same caveats. This camera was not well thouht out.
Why??? Just buy a NEX-7, with a CZ lens. Pay half and lose have your money and buy the Sony full frame.
I think Olympus is a great lens maker. Sony took over Minolta and used their lens . But now they have a new source for good opics. Now Carl Ziess is super, but Olympus will field more lens at reasonable prices. One of the reasons I stay away from Sony, is lack of lens. I feel as if this is one of reasons for this parternship.
APS-C is size sensor for porable and lite wt. cameras. Just cann't chase full frame. It is all relative. The 3/4 came out first. peole still swear by these cameras. The work well and produce an IQ that is in relation to the type of camera. I feel as if Fuji knew that APS-C was a good starting point for these cameras. No, I cannot see Fuji going full frame. Most of the people shooting with 3/4 and APS-C mirrorless camera understand size, wt. handing and versatility are just as importen as the last drop of IQ. And not to mention cost.
Elieser: Too simple for profi, too expensive for amateur.As for profi: any camera without1) Viewfinder2) Interchangeable lenses3) Phase detection focus4) Convenience of holdingCann't replace DSLR in any circumstances.
As for amateur or diletant - too expensive
All correct, and no sutter sp dial. Try one more time Sony. I may even buy one. But it has to geared toward the serious photographer .
No sutter speed dial. And no EVF. The plane VF is a joke. I want to see info. in my view finder. Not a bad Idea. With a good lens, Distgon would be better. At $3,000.00 with no interchangable lens. I just think Sony needs to one, just produce the camera for what ever takers. Or wait for the "2". With EVF for sure, a sutter sp dial and maybe intr. lens. Gosh, Sony need not worry about disigning those lens for years. Look at the NEX7, a very good camera. With a poor line of lens. Wake up Sony. The Donald will just love this camera.
I hope I got the camera rifgt, XE-1 and the new zoom with IS. One great over all camera for someone who wants a high end point and shoot. At about $1300.00, it is so very close to the 24MP Sony. Anyone looking to spend way under $2k is going to be very happy. This new zoom lens looks great.
Haaayyyy Zeiss, can you hear me, how about that 24mm f1.8 in the X-pro mount.
Nice, a little Tim Burton in all of us.