RE: SILVER award
I think for DPR team having higher expectations of recent cameras is only good for them and the readers.We are tired of all GOLD awards and I think the award is starting to make more sense (e.g in this case silver award for incremental step).
Keep a great work!
So Software update only... :(
the key question is:ZA Distagon or ZM Distagon 35/1.4?
-my prediction is: ZA: sharper in corners and less CA, BIGZM: smaller, more character or "mojo" :) in OOF areas, still plenty sharp (I own one and is superb on A7 and A7s), if price of ZA falls I am eager to compare.Any thoughts?
Karl Summers: Was hoping he would be asked point blank, "When is the 85mm Art coming out"?
Tommygun45: So will the 90 be the best native AF portrait lens for the E mount system or will the 55 still hold that crown?
55 will be MUCH better @f1.8
Too little,too late.
Trk: What does it mean "16MP Four Thirds sensor starting to look a bit dated"? It will have always the same physical size, only technology can change but I do not believe that it will mean significantly better quality. More megapixels? I do not need them with micro 4/3.
Perhaps you are not micro4/3 shooter, but there is whole generation of 12MP sensors and later 16MP sensors, which are used in a few generations of cameras. (Oly and Pany)So they ment "16MP sensor, which was used many time before".I think this is one of the major complaints with LX100.
David V: Honestly, these were disappointing samples, IMO. I think Sony is making the most impressive bodies out there, but their lenses do little to exploit that goodness.
I have been itching to pull the trigger on an A7II to add a FF mirrorless camera to my lineup but I think I will stick with just my Fuji X-System cameras/lenses for now.
I am interested to see what Sony does to follow up to the RX1R, which is a fantastic camera.
I am always abit suspicious when I see some fierce criticism to one product when the person mentions in the next sentence a competitors product... ;)
@Stephen Scharf- Ok, but you agree that images posted should not be much different from the few years old model, right?
No sony FE 55/1.8= no vote
There are many excellent camera accessories made every month, but I can't understand why Richard Franiec is DPReview protégé with an DPR announcement almost every-time he makes a new grip.
People know about his products, it's great stuff, but why this publicity?
Thank you for nice hands-on experience with a camera that is outdated by better cameras and NOT on the top5 list of enthusiast's compacts (as of end of 2014).This camera is a big flop for Canon TBH.
What has changed? Why are you more serious now than in previous years?
We’ve actually been serious about it since the very beginning.
radissimo: I know that Photokina is every two years, but introducing few lenses you can by IN A YEAR seems...I don't know... sad and lame at the same time ...
this was not a criticism of Dpreview at all, more criticism of companies who are showing us a product, make us drooling and then tell us that we can buy a product in 1+ year later....
I know that Photokina is every two years, but introducing few lenses you can by IN A YEAR seems...I don't know... sad and lame at the same time ...
ouch!,at $2,290 is higher than I thought... :(
kadardr: They have to make damned sure that this is at least as good as the Sigma 1.4/50 Art lens. Otherwise there is no point.
I think SIGMA is larger and heavier, beeing AF, for MF this one is surely better
Juraj Lacko: It would be so much more appealing to me if it was made in m42 mount since that is easy to adapt with cheap adapter almost to any system.
Ahoj Juraj,for me peronally it's not such a big deal. I won't be interested in E-mount version for my A7, instead opting for (likely becoming cheaper) conon EOS version, putting it on helicoid EOS adapter to increase MFD
Aroart: My fuji x20 got me laid more than my sony rx100 or canon 70 d...nuff said...
I always suspected that SIZE MATTERS when you want to get laid
photo perzon: Its about IQ
Thanks for you input. I will bookmark your comment so I can return to it as many times as possible in the future.