maximuscr: Very interesting.
Is it able to rotate at the speed of the earth? So one turn in 23 hours and 56 Minutes? How precise is it and how precise can you point the axis at the polar star?
Can you test if one is able to do star and deep sky with this?
Thank you for your reply.
It does not have to last that long, one hour or a half is totally enough, the speed precision is critically though.
It has to be 360°/23.9345h, so the stars remain dots and not stripes. I would aim at exposure times of 30s to 5 minutes, depending on the used focal length.
Is there a possibility to mount an aiming sight , for precisly adjusting the rotation axis to the one of the earth?
BobYIL: Looking forward to seeing how this 16-70 on the Nex-6 would stand against the18-46 on the Leica Vario-X. That would really be interesting....
No mirrorless lens ever will have a hard stop at infinity as long as contrast AF is used, otherwise it would be unable to autofocus on infinity since the contrast AF has to go a bit further to recognise that it was sharper before.
birdbrain: Forgetting the size aspect for the moment, the sort of money this camera is going for I would get a Canon 5D3. Having used the 5D3 for a while now and seen what the real world results that one can get, then I can live with its size and with carrying it around.
This really needs to be a whole lot cheaper, or are Sony the new Leica? :)
The Zeiss lens from this camera performs noticebly better at f2 than the Canon L 35 f1.4.
Prognathous: It's sad to see how Sony ruined the best hot-shoe implementation and replaced it with this seemingly-standard-but-not-really pos.
exactly, Mr. Rojilla.
Sonys new Hot Shoe is no as propietary as the ones of Nikon and Canon. Before it was way more. Nw it is the mightyest hot shoe with this extra connections.
It is the standard one, just with a few extra connections that do serve very well for EVFs, Microphones etc.
In terms of form factor and compatibility with third party Standard-ISO Flash triggers for example it works as well as every canons or nikons shoe.
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.
You're wrong about the effiency of the Body IS, for the A77 and A99 make it 2 to 4 stops.
ProfHankD: An upgrade for the old Minolta AF 75-300mm? It's about time. This would also have good potential in the form of an E-mount with OSS. Nudge, nudge. ;)
Although the 75-300 was fullframe compatible, but it was the Kit-lens for the digital APS-C cameras of Minolta (D5D and D7D). It is weak at the long and and extremly weak at the borders if used on a fullframe Body. Nobody using a A900 or A850 would consider to use the 75-300.
The 55-300mm is the replacement and a very good one.
cgarrard: Good specs and good price (surprised actually). Now how fast is the AF motor (and how quiet)?
The SAM in the 18-135mm and the new 55-300mm are completly different, they are faster, nearly complete quiet and enables direct manual focus override.
my first thought when i saw the k-01:They watched LOTR too often:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8joT0oFuGoI