TimT999: The level of copying that's going on with the Mi Pad and all DP can say is "aimed at Apple's iPad Mini. " Let's at least be honest here, this is a level of theft that probably won't be allowed outside China.
Fairly common in China of course. You go into any big market area in Beijing or Shanghai and the booths are full of knock-offs of international brands. You can get a great price on a real, authentic "Rolex" that falls apart after a month.
I assume the hardware for the Mi Pad isn't that level of cheap crap. But the real issue is the software interface. If it's standard Android, it could very well take market share away from Samsung. The Mi Pad could definitely undercut their tablets.
I don't think it competes as much with Apple regardless of Mi Pad's flagrant copying. Many of the folks in China who have the money for Apple won't want to own a brand that screams knock-off.
"You can get a great price on a real, authentic "Rolex" that falls apart after a month."
I actually have a knock off "Rolex" and it's been keeping very accurate time for the last six years.
Ian SS: The cheaper 10-18mm EFS I see the point, but why 16-35mm IS? Wide angle lenses will not be affected as much due to hand shaking, I would rather have bigger f-stop.
Video. Video. Video. I'm a guy. I don't understand why there are ladies restroom everywhere. I never use them!
An Olympus camera that's not flawless? Shocking!
12345ccr: Eh, 17-40 still seems like the superior option. I can see this being good for video shooters though, particularly with the 70D. The IS and image quality will have to be up to par of course to justify the price over the 17-40 but there is some potential.
Why is the 17-40 superior? Other than the extra 5mm on the tele end and a lower price, this new lens is better in every way.
kwa_photo: Now, maybe if they had a clear/translucent version, that could be fun from a technology and conversation starting standpoint. To be able to see the internals (just isolate the sensor from light in its own little box) and it would be sort of fun. "Do I have an SD card in this thing? Yep! I see it!" LOL!!!
Never mind. That might work.
Clear version? Will it actually capture any image, other than those that are completely pure white?
EvokeEmotion: This completes the Canon APS-C Trinity: 10-18, 18-55, 55-250. All with IS and STM.
So much for the conspiracy theory that Canon is about to abandon the APS-C format.
The 60mm macro is a EF-S prime.
This completes the Canon APS-C Trinity: 10-18, 18-55, 55-250. All with IS and STM.
dwill23: Sigma 18-35 f1.8 HSM is cheaper and over 2 stops faster. C'mon canon, reverse engineer Sigma's new optical formula and match their quality and I might pay the 33% price premium for your red stripe.
My 17-40 has been a total wedding work horse for me on my 5D3. I know some like to shoot the 24-70 L but the first one was garbage and 2nd one too costly.
However, the price point of the 10-18 sounds like it will move a lot of units, however, it's not that bright.
Chris Yates: Canon has been lacking so badly in innovations in lens releases that matter, especially affordable ones, that I have been acquiring old Contax Zeiss and Zeiss ZE lenses. The manual focus gives me something to do while I wait for anything exciting from Canon. I even have a Sigma 50mm on order, and I swore never to buy Sigma again after several flops. But Sigma has been releasing exciting products and they should be complimented and rewarded for that.
"The manual focus gives me something to do while I wait for anything exciting from Canon."
Something to do? I thought taking pictures with what you have is the "thing" to do.
Aroart: Wow, is Canon so clueless. Why buy a 10-18 f4.5-5.6 when you can get a Tokina 11-16 2.8... Is it that hard to make it a 2.8....
Plus wider AND longer.
(unknown member): EF 11-24 f/2.8 L IS USM or nothing... Cheers...! :)
While we're at it, might as well ask for 1mm-500mm f/0.5.
Lawrencew: A $299 launch price sounds a bit of a bargain for a UWA. That said, Canon's recent STM lenses like the 55-250mm have taken a long time to fall significantly in street price.
That's a pretty good starter line up now though from 10-250mm all IS and STM, if matches the decent (for their price) IQ of the 18-55 and 55-250 lenses.
It isn't clear how closely it matches, but the EF-M 11-22mm IS STM is an amazing lens, so that bodes well for the 10-18
There is a price to pay for speed. Bigger, heavier and costlier. For landscape shooter, an f/4 lens is just fine because they hardly shoot wider than f/5.6. If you shoot internal architecture or do astrophotography, this lens is not for you.
DVT80111: Still nothing can compete with the Sigma 18-35/1.8
Replies like yours make me wonder if you understand that the equivalent FL depends on the sensor size, or do you just make comments based on the FL number printed on the lenses.
peevee1: They call 615g/115mm long lens "compact"?
M43 shooter? Yup, that's big and heavy for you.
You're giving me a headache jumping around between ultrawides, standard zooms, FF, and crop. Get a grip, buddy!
retro76: Last year I left Canon after years of being a loyal customer. The company in my opinion used to be top notch and the original Rebel and 5D are great examples of their innovation. Now years later we continue to recieve a recycled sensor with rather rudimentary dynamic range, and no replacement for their aging 50 1.8, 50 1.4, and 85 1.8 lenses. Meanwhile the rest of the world is moving forward, and Canon seems stuck in time. Of course they continue to sell well due to loyal customers like myself, but how long will it last ?
And yet they are making money while innovators like Olympus is bleeding badly. Guess camera companies don't hire DPR posters as marketing strategists.
lighthunter80: What a big fuss about nothing. So Leica came out with an overprices Nex clone (I am exaggerating...) and they use software correction with their lenses. So what?
Isn't the image quality in the end that counts? If the images can convince the critics then piece should be restored again.
I am sure that Leica doesn't just shortcut their lens development by simply using software to cover up what they could have corrected by optical adjustments. I think it's just natural that software and optics work together and I highly doubt that the end result - the final - image will be less than stellar with the new T lens lineup.
I am not a Leica owner and don't plan to become one in the near future. Other brands have similar strong lenses and perhaps even stronger bodies (feature-wise). Leica mutated over the last 20 years or so to a luxury brand like LV, Guggi, Prada and Co... That is ok and no crime. It's free to buy or leave them in the shelf.
You seem EXTREMELY keen to defend Leica. Tirelessly arguing for the company post after post here. Do you work for them?
ZoranHR: 1. take the glasses you are using to judge value of Leica.2. put them again and look over to Olympus.3. than look over to Fuji.4. than look K-3,D7100,7D.5. Does only Leica look overpriced?
I hate when someone's lying,but I don't hate Leica brand or any other. That would be too much of black and white thinking. Shallow. Buy something on your budget and preference... And just take photos!
You're taking the term 'hater' a little too literally here. How does 'trasher' sound?