Sony TX5Sony NEX-5Sony a200Fujifilm x100
lasuther: This will be amazing on the Sony SLTs with in-body stabilization.
and Pentax bodies which also have IBIS.
wansai: There is no way this is coming in at $1000. I'm going to guess around the $1800+ mark, possibly in the $2000 range.
$2000? Try $799. Epic fail!
$799? Eh... I think they forgot the extra 1?
peevee1: What is the difference between 10mm 180 degree fisheye and 8 mm 180 degree fisheye?
Reactive: Had the zoom range been just a bit more practical for day-to-day use... let's say 18-70mm... this would have been the perfect 'always-on' lens. Considering that a 50mm f1.8 is so tiny and light, surely 70mm at f1.8 is possible without the lens becoming too large or expensive? But then I know nothing about the physics of lenses!
An APS-C 18-70 constant f/1.8 zoom would be so much more larger, heavier and expensive that it would just be impractical.
£379.99RRP = US RRP of $379.99? If so that's cheap!
Plastek: Another copy of NEX lens?Can't Canon design any lens by themselves for EOS-M? And they buy everything from Sony instead????
The cylindrical barrel look? Oh yeah. As opposed to all those triangle shaped lenses...
knize10: And more waste of technology and earth ressources that will soon be obsolete and finds its way in garbage bags all over the planet.
Who says we have souls?
Zvonimir Tosic: Efina is intended for the gentler sex. They represent more than 50% of overall population and yes, they too love cameras but not necessarily overcomplicated or black ones. It's the same group Fuji has designed XF-1 for.Efina is not for hairy beasts like us ;-)
Pretty much anything humanity has ever done since we came into existence is a waste of Earth resources.
Beautiful. More news like this and lens gear news please.
joe6pack: Just think about the possibilities:
in-camera RAW processing / editingunlimited art filterstime lapse photoInternet controlled shutterwebcamHDRSoftware pixel bindingPhoto stitching assistantAutomatic self portrait with smile detection (e.g. for party)Hotspot based location tagging...
It is only limited by your imagination! (and the processor's capability to some extend)
@abortabort What single camera under $1000 can do all that in camera?
marike6: Most of the negative comments seem to be from users of expensive crop sensor MILCs who have all of the sudden found the religion of shallow DOF and frugality.
A $900 Olympus 75 1.8 or $1000 Panasonic 7-14 f/4 lens on m43 is just swell. But with the announcement of a $900 Nikon 32 f/1.2 on CX everybody has out their DOF calculators to lecture others on the beauty of shallow DOF.
I'm quite sure that most here are smart enough to know what kind of images they want to make without all the sermons on DOF equivalency and price/performance.
@marike6 The UWA is not specifically designed for portraits, shallow DOF is not as important. Also like others said, you should be comparing the 32/1.2 to 45/1.8 which is half the price.
JDThomas: People sure get worked up over small things.
Like the sensor in the Nikon 1 system?
>Ba dum tssshhh
Looks like a fantastic lens... until I saw the price. Are they insane? The Nikon 1 system is a joke.
Why no built in EVF? The NEX-6 can manage to squeeze in a hi-res EVF in about the same body size. Good to see the tilting screen though.
RichRMA: A near pure AF lens. No aperture scale, no knurled focus ring. Add $30 (I'd guess) for a hood. Wondering though. If Nikon and Canon can make a 50mm f/1.8 lens and sell them for $140, why is a slower 60mm lens $100 or so more? I'd guess it's the metal outer skin versus the all-plastic construction of the Nikon and Canon lenses?
It comes with a hood. And since when did Canon and Nikon have any 50/1.8 lenses for mirrorless APS-C cameras?
peevee1: Olympus, Fuji and Samsung already have slow 60 mm primes, all macro to add. A product manager of Sigma who decided to make the FL for mirrorless should be fired.All the systems lack cheap f/2.8 and faster ZOOMs though. m43 has a pair, but they are too expensive, others have nothing.
"Sony has 50/1.8 OSS, far better combination with speed and stabilization. This effective FL, especially as slow as f/2.8, does not make sense without stabilization. If you are going to shoot in bright sunlight, you can use a kit zoom just as well (yeah, and it will be stabilized)."
75mm vs 90mm, the Sigma will be better for portraits. Use the kit zoom? It's f/5.6 compared to f/2.8, I don't think so.
NIK11: Good to see more choice, but where's the built-in EVF?
Glad to see more choice, but where's the FF sensor?
mpgxsvcd: The dpreview comments make it sound like this lens will act like an F2.8 lens for light gathering. It will act just like an F1.8 lens for light gathering.
Well there's not much else FF shooters can complain about ;)