Gary Martin: This is a professional tool, usually attached to big, high-performance and expensive glass. Forum junkies, camera fetishists and gear collectors need not apply.
I wonder what proportion of these cameras are actually sold to "working pros"? Of course we'll never know that.
Richard Franiec: A few guys quit their job to fulfill their vision and dreams by providing solution for others.What they got for "Good Morning"? Well, reading the comments, not much of an useful feedback if any.I've always thought that bitching and ridiculing someones efforts take a lot less guts than tackle the problem head on.
I wish Miggo good luck in their undertaking.
Consider, just for a moment, that the bitching and moaning simply reflects the overall judgement that these are products that are ill-conceived; nobody needs them and few people seem to even want them. Just like the endless proliferation of camera luggage there's really quite enough choice already available. The glaring discrepancy of scale between the strap and camera in the accompanying photograph is simply laughable.
dialstatic: What a clever strap/grip. Nice to read that it works by an large, and props to the developer. I'm sure there's a market for this. Nevertheless, it's not really to my tastes. I don't enjoy the modern aesthetic, and will stick to more classic (and arguably less convenient) systems.
So, they almost sold ONE... but not quite.
First couple of times I looked at the picture I missed the presence of a camera, dwarfed as it is by these, er, devices. They should rename the offending finance website CrapStarter.
Francis Carver: Wow, these will be like the 99th M4/3 lenses with these same focal lengths.
Manual single focal lenses like these must be dirt cheap to make -- which may explain why there are maybe 2 or 3 decent zoom lenses altogether for the Micro 4/3rd form factor.
The target market is folks who think that buying expensive MF lenses that look as though they were built in the 1950s will immediately transform their snaps into "art".The 8.5 is the only one of these that might actually fill a partial hole in the range of lenses that are already available for M4/3. Big, ugly lumps by the look of them.
Jim Salvas: Kowa Bunga, Buffalo Bob!
(Somebody had to say it)
Bunga Bunga!(Silvio Berlusconi)
Artistico: Perhaps Sigma will get it right one day: give us a camera that has the blow-away image quality potential of the Foveon sensor in a pocketable camera with a good screen, good autofocus, fast buffer writing, proper colours at ISOs over 400 and good battery life. Sometimes it may seem the image quality is worth the shortcomings, but it can drive you crazy after a while.
I hope they get it right someday.
A bl00dy viewfinder for example. And what a brilliant idea it is to have to buy a complete camera for every focal length you might like to use. Brilliant for Sigma, that is."Never give a sucker an even break."
Baxter Bad: All this confusion about the ergonomics. Maybe Sigma polled its customers and learned that 95% of DPs are being used for landscapes and studio portraits, so they decided to make the next versions highly specialized for tripod work.
We get a wide body that lets you change the battery without taking the camera off the tripod. A "reversed" grip with all the controls on the back (including focus) and offset for easy access - we never have to reach for the focus ring. Optical finder only - perfect for landscapes, removable for the studio.
Well, that's my guess about the design rationale. Or maybe all the employees were playing too much Flappy Bird.
That "optical finder" sure is well concealed.
Photato: There you go! Now we are talking.A video tool done the professional way.Would be nice if it also can take still pictures.Also,a choice of non standard resolutions and frame rates. Not everybody in making 16:9 broadcast complaint video...
The GH4 looks like a toy next to this one.
However good the technical performance of these boxes, the ergonomics are just tragic. Unless of course you turn them into a Xmas tree of add on bits and pieces. In which case the ergonomics become just a bad parody of a real TV / film camera.
Brian OReilly: Pardon?"Only Supports D7000 and later DSLR"
This is a really underhand way of saying thatAccording to the timeline on this page:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Nikon_DSLR_cameras
That means it does not support:D3D300D200All D2 variants
This is really poorSo - to process Nikon NEF files with Nikon Capture NX2 I will need to keep 2 different versions of the SW on a machineSame applies with Nikon Camera Control Pro2
But, I do not believe you can have 2 different versions of the SW on the same machine - so you need to have 2 different startup disks.
So much for using Nikon products and the longevity of the NEF format moving into the futureDo we need to keep legacy hardware and operating systems and Nikon SW so we can access our images?
Sorry for the rant - but this is really disappointingBrian
If it's true that the new version won't support the older cameras (which is quite hard to believe) this update is almost criminal.Some clarification required here from DPR and/or Nikon!
Another camera bag. Fantastic breakthrough. There was such a paucity of camera bags to chose from up to now. It's trific to know that industry is in a white-hot ferment of innovation, plugging all those yawning gaps in the limited range of commodities that are on offer. It's good to know that all that entrepreneurial energy isn't being wasted creating trivial and redundant junk.
"smartphone food photography..."I admit defeat.
Updated. Update installed. Focus box size unchanged. What am I missing?Also I noticed that the updater's dialog contains the phrase "Unable to install updates when more than one lens is attached...". WTF?OK, needs SCP/info/ arrow keys.
SeeRoy: Not before time. One question: does the update cause the camera to revert to default settings? I dread the struggle to set everything back to my current setup. How I hate the menu structure of this camera - even more than a year later.
Not before time. One question: does the update cause the camera to revert to default settings? I dread the struggle to set everything back to my current setup. How I hate the menu structure of this camera - even more than a year later.
Furry domestic pets, tiny children, enormous dogs, lotsa bokeh-liciousness, a preposterously fictitious context, 5h!tloads of PP. The word "contrived" doesn't even begin to do these pictures justice.
As always the reviews tend to assign enormous importance to the jpeg engine. But it's incomprehensible (to me, anyway) why anyone would be buying a camera of this capability and shooting jpegs. It's not likely to be the choice of journalists who need to be able to zap pix back to the news desk without any delay. I guess some people just can't find the time to process their 24 MP snaps of domestic animals and kids.
Terrific to see some serious competition for Micro Four-Thirds!
X Faktor Photo: That name. Say it with a hispanic accent. Sigh.
AKA John Greengo "The Rushes-O".