HSway: Samples tell us 24 Art bokeh can be very jittery. I don’t say it lightly, I am not any of the bokeh fanatics or a Sigma basher and I am very happy with 50 Art and 60 Art in this particular respect. The point is that while this is absolutely OK with some, say, (14-) 24/4 lens the purpose of f1.4 lens fills also different roles where this is a consideration. I wish they take it into account with such fast lenses including UWAs and avoid rendition that really can be distracting and limiting for certain uses. (As distanced from the character; most people will agree on the difference - my Touit 32 can have unpleasant jittery bokeh @f1.8, it changes to character I love @f2.2, I could go on). No it is not a disaster but it makes the potential of the lens less versatile.
Not that the standards are not high but thank you for the most interesting article.
Who is the egotist? I am not missing anything, I like the bokeh... so I guess this lens was made for me, and not the picky little petulant children who think that if the lens isn't perfect for them it is somehow not good enough. BUY A DICTIONARY JF. Before you start hurling insults around you really should know what they mean! You little tiny man....
Oh...Poor JEF I must have hurt your little feelings.... I suspect you have other problems in life to get this outraged all the time. Have a good day little man.
Petulant little children...buy the Canon
And just because you care and Conrad doesn't.... There is nothing there. Just because I don't spend my life complaining doesn't make me an egotist. In fact maybe the petulant complainers always seeing something wrong are the egotist. The samples I looked at were fantastic.
Sometimes people get nitpicky over nothing.
I looked at several sample photos taken with the 24mm. I can't see what you are talking about. The bokeh looks great to me.
So I am a Fuji guy so take this with a grain of salt...but man Samsung knows how to put together a great advertisment. I took a trip to their website and I almost threw my gear up on eBay to get one. Looks like a fine camera. FUJI needs to catch up or get out of the business.
Okay, now I officially understand what kind of customer buys the Nikon Coolpix level of cameras. I mean I always suspected it, but now I really know.
Ben O Connor: First releasing the "High Quality Expensive optics" (35mm F 1.4) then releasing mediocre optics but "faster autofocusing" one! (35mm F 2.0)
Interesting order. Seems like all camera company has its own tactics to juice off their customers!
So you find a smaller lens, with not only a smaller wide open aperture, but an even smaller effective aperture, that is projected onto a much smaller sensor sharper in the corners...yeah I will bet you find it has a larger depth of field as well. But I digress, the FUJI 35mm 1.4 is an outstanding lens, and I think hold its own with even your mighty OLY 25.
Also, my comment wasn't an opinion about your photography, I am just saying that photography transcends the equipment used and I am not alone in assessing the FUJI 35 as an outstanding lens.
Then why don't you post a few photos with all of these lenses... I suspect your photography is the same regardless of the equipment.
Outstanding is a relative term "as you just pointed out", so for the sake of argument, lets imagine a world where a Zeiss Otus is only 425 dollars USD. Then yes you could make your argument. But since it is 3995 dollars USD, well then....
You are just ridiculous... From what I can see the only camera you have ever even used is an Olympus. Get a little more experience using the equipment before you endeavor to criticize it with your calculator.
Fuji makes outstanding lenses in every sense of the word...well I guess it doesn't quite live up to the standards in your FANTASIES!
The 35 1.4 is as sharp wide open as just about any 50mm equivalent, and if yours is hazy then you must have dropped it. Mine is sharp from 1.4 on and who on earth starts picking apart the borders of any lens wide open. YOU might have unrealistic expectations.
Please feel free to peruse my gallery, I will add a few more taken with the 35 1.4. :D
The 35 1.4 is an outstanding lens.
justmeMN: The USA is where mirrorless cameras come to die, and be dumped at deep discounts. :-)
I would think that Canon is trying to supply a camera that will sell in Europe and Asia, while not encouraging the USA market to go in the same direction.
J A C S: Range? Fuji and m43 have no FF alternatives and have to attract customers with exotic and big primes, which defeats the whole point of compact cameras. All the range I want is 22/2 on a compact body. Something like poor's man RX1.
Ummm some people who use the FUJI and m4/3's want the larger alternatives instead of having to invest in a whole new system. So what is your problem with FUJI or Panasonic making larger lenses. Both brands off several "compact" choices for shooters like you, but somehow you find it offensive that they make lenses for everyone? WTH???
I remember when having a Sigma in my bag was humiliating, now I wish I had more of them. Trying to get the money together for a 50mm art and now they do this to me?
Look at all of the gorgeous flare. I wish every lens could do this!
drummercam: Save $1,400 and get a Pentax K-3. Use the $1,400 to get two, or nearly three, of the Pentax HD DA Limited lenses.
Howabout: All of these issues are moot, because the systems are different formats to begin with. I use a mirrorless APS-C camera because I use it for it's tiny form factor. But a Nikon FF allows more latitude in the way a person shoots. They are different cameras and can't really be compared. I happen to be a Canon 5d iii kind of shooter, but I use both systems because neither are suited to every situation. In fact I have a third system which consists of a Hasselblad H camera and lenses. I am sure that for some styles of shooting the PENTAX works great, but there are many of us that would never even compare the two because of the sensor size.I am sure there are many who would say that they can take the same kind of photo regardless of the sensor size, but that is only because they don't know how to take advantage of the FF form.
Uh yeah, not exactly the same kind of cameras. You know APS-C and all.
Clear as Crystal: Can't believe people are trying to turn this into a negative story about Nikon build quality. Was there ever a camera that received absolutely no negative comments and absolutely no reported issues? Nothing is perfect, Nikon seem to be really trying to change the image that they don't respond to build quality issues.
Also this is about Nikon addressing concerns, why the hell is anyone even mentioning Canon, Pentax or Sony? If you really need to justify your choice of system you desperately need:a, a lifeb, to actually take some photosc, more confidence in your own ability to choose ord, less of a Napoleon complex
Incidentally this is coming from and admittedly amateur Canon and Fuji user.
I had the same problem with a FUJI, it didn't make me feel like the camera was suddenly crap because it had a problem, I just felt good about the company for standing behind their product. Kudos to Nikon, I just hope that people remember, they still make some of the best glass around!