Looks like an interesting camera but I'm not a fan of the canon style control dials :/
I much rather have the front and back dial as in pentax/nikon where the front dial is in front of the shutter and the rear dial behind it instead of the front dial being behind the shutter and the rear dial around a dpad.
I know its a silly thing to not like but its how I'm used to shooting :).
My first DSLR was infact a samsung gx10 (a pentax k10d clone). which I still enjoy to this day due to its lovely 10mp ccd.
Mirrorless Crusader: Hmm, I could buy a huge heavy 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom from CANIKON for $2500, or a lightweight portable 24-80mm f/2.8 for $1000 from OLYMPUS. Tough decision, there.
I got a Da*16-50 f2 8 which is weather/dust sealed for £400, sits in the middle size wise but is quite heavy.
qianp2k: We will see many pro use this lens in next year's Winter Olympic game and WorldCup.
I think this looks like a better Olympic/Sports lens.
Sadly no longer made :(
Juck: A slow, manual focus 300mm mirror lens? That on anyone's shopping list?
I wonder if it would be worth grabbing the samyang 16mm f2 as I already have the da* 16-50 f2.8.
I guess I'll need to see some image samples to see how well it work's, it should be better than the wide end of my zoom and being a stop faster is always handy but it will have to be noticeably better for me to spend money and get a spot in my bag.
I do love there 8mm fisheye.
JEROME NOLAS: Sigma is pushing hard, finaly! I think they (CanNik) must be scratching they heads.
Also stick this lens on a pentax or sony and you would also get image stabilization... That's pretty impressive.
It's always better to think outside the box, it seem's sigma is doing this and not just copy/pasting a first party option but bringing something new to the table.
HozicEmir: I will cry hard if this will not be available in K-mount.Than will hate sigma til the end of time.
If this will be made in K-mount no mater optical quality I will buy one.
It would be silly not to make this on the K mount, with pentax being one of the few DSLR makers these days without a FF offering it seems like the perfect place to sell it.
If I was on canon/nikon I would grab a 24-70 and FF to get similar DoF control, wider FoV control, but being a pentax shooter I don't have that option.
This lens on a k5iis would be a killer combo with the great dynamic range, sharp images and shake reduction.. its just a shame its not sealed silly sigma.
None in scotland?
babamaru: Whats the point of having a small m43 camera if you are going to stick something like this to it?
I can't see this being that much smaller than a k5 with da* 50-135 f2.8 kit especially since the gh3 is around the same size as a k5. Also optically the pentax will possibly be better and is fully weather sealed system too (we don't know how well the om-5 and gh3 are sealed).
Id guess the focusing will be faster on the 35-100 though as the pentax lens is a little slow.
Ropo16: The Olympus E-30 had this in 2009. Another solution looking for a problem eh, dpreview? Now it's a great feature now the pay masters have slapped it on.
pentax had this in there k10d too around 2006?
CharlieDIY: I'd love something like the Tokina, though. I'm currently using the Tamron 10-24mm on my Pentax K20D, but the constant f/2.8 aperture would help on a number of shots. Unfortunately, Tokina thinks Pentax owners won't buy, I guess. Or they were afraid of being incestuous before Pentax because part of Ricoh.
Tokina don't sell lens in pentax mount.. and in some cases pentax work with Tokina to make the lens (da* 16-50 and da* 50-135) I think many people were expecting a da* 11-66 version of the Tokina but it was around the time of the hoya take over.
I guess that had more to do with it not coming to pentax than anything else.
looks nice and very small..I wonder if it still renders the same as the bigger version. Ie.. things keep there 3d shape.
scooternh: With an electronic first curtain, and no mirror flip-up, how loud is the shutter release?
I often shoot in a very quiet auditorium. Traditional SLRs are very frowned upon...
have a look at the pentax k5, its quieter even with mirror slap than my m4/3 Panasonic gf1 which has no mirror.