Suntan: $1K and only 7 blades...?
I know, about $143 per blade.
only 480 grams for such a lens. I like it.
Valen305: That continuous eye-AF is amazing! I tend to miss focus on about 20% of shots with the a99 + 85mm CZ.
It's hard to know which is better without side-by-side comparison.
PerL: So would this system enable Sony cameras to shot a low light indoor sports game with a 200 2.0 lens wide open at 10 fps with a higher number of keepers than a Canon 1Dx or a Nikon D4s, or is it just nerd stuff?
4K video, then grab still pictures. Probably more keeps than Canon or Nikon.
mpgxsvcd: I think Dpreview raised their standards for the “Gold” award because they knew cameras like this one were just around the corner. It is almost in a class all by itself.
Chilloutbuddy: guys thinks are very simple:
Fuji has a camera in the market that sold X units. Sometime after the launch Fuji learned a new trick that can make this camera better.
Fuji has the following options:
a) Launch a new model with the new tech and call it an "upgrade"b) Wait until the next planned release to incorporate the new techc) Give a FW for free
Lets just say I like the choice that Fuji made and call it a day.
It's not only about "Give FW for free". They can sell more cameras to new buyers with new FW. Fuji is small volume manufacture, it is actually expensive to introduce another new model.
Marty4650: Would you buy a lens from a company that can't get their website to work?
Just sayin'.... this is pretty basic marketing. You issue a press release with a website listed. Then the website doesn't work. This doesn't bode well.
The website is working. May be not compatible with your system.
mosc: I would have asked, "When are we going to see APS-C BSI? APS-C Stacked sensors? "
I would have asked about alpha mount cameras or if they're giving up on it.
alpha mount cameras are in rear mirror.
Rawmeister: I already have a 24-70 F2.8. So why would I want a 24-35 F2 exactly?And please don't say for the extra stop of speed.With Image stabalization and clean 1000 ISO these days, my shutter speed is plenty fast enough?Seems ridiculous to me.
not ridiculous, just not for you.
Jun2: The pictures don't have the Leica look.
added in post processing. Check it more carefully. +50, +100 on clarity (something like that).
clarity +54. Wonder how it look like at 0.
The clarity is kind of lacking. Not sure how good the lens is. $4200 is still a lot of money. The camera can only use one lens, that lens has to be extremely good.
The pictures don't have the Leica look.
ijustloveshooting: i dont think canikon has to worry about these mirrorless cameras, as long as these system have half of the glass that caninkon have...There're many glasses on Canikon camp that each of them is the reason to stay with...photo can not be taken only with sensor....
Hopefully, L lenses are up to the task of 42MP sensor.
Timbukto: I have been busy with work, but sorry DPReview staff, the paraphrasing of the PR is misleading at best, but really from a financial reporting point of view an absolute butchering. The PR states 66% increase in *SALES* for mirrorless. This can be a WORLD of difference from 66% boost of income!
In addition an increase of 16.5% in mirrorless with a decline of 15% in DSLR is not in any way a *SURGE*. Again it requires someone with some financial acumen. Lets say DSLR's sold about 1 million units during a shopping season month last year, and mirrorless sold about 250k. A decline of 15% in DSLRs is pretty horrific, but an increase of 16.5% in MILC is pretty measly as well and indicates still the overall *weakness* of the entire market. I am in no way a CPA or hedge fund manager, but the paraphrasing should be scrapped...at this point, just say here is the Sony PR release and leave it at that. I think Bythom may give a more fair assessment of this PR, but as it is now, its butchered.
Sony doesn't have all the lenses yet. Massive transformation will occur only after Sony gets lenses together. There are increasing number of photographers using both DSLR and mirrorless. Samsung NX1 and NX system is a dark horse.
ryan2007: I'm all for fun and creativity but for what lens baby costs I'd rather have a actual Fuji X lens. If I was going to spend $500 on a lens baby I would save longer for another lens or for that matter call the 35 mm 1.4 a free lens.
So sure if you have disposable income why not, but I'd build the actual system first before playing with toy effect lenses that cost this much.
buy X-lens if you think that's better option.
5andi: Am I missing something or are these lenses only for people who can't use Photoshop?
Agree. Missing everything
RichRMA: In 10 years this Leica will sell for as much or more than it cost now. Your electronic Chinese 50mm? You'll be lucky if it still works or is compatible with anything and it'll sell for $40.00.
Agree, it will keep the value as other great optics
Togglebolt: 7 blades, sharpened properly can produce a sharp image but the difficulty in disassembling this lens and then to remove the aperture blades to sharpen would be a deal breaker for me. Never mind trying to put them all back together!! Of course if they come pre-sharpened like Nikon's aperture blades, then you can get at least 5K shots before needing sharpening. It's a shame these apertures get dull so easy. I have a closet full of disassembled lenses with dull apertures, such a shame to see all that nice glass not being used. I guess thats how Canon gets everyone to buy new lenses, ship them dull, make them difficult to sharpen and people just toss them & buy a new one, just like a shaving razor!
really? blades can only be used to take 5K shots
keeponkeepingon: I got the 19mm for my A6000 and it's totally meh. After using it as a walkaround lens for a week it now mostly collects dust on my lens shelf.
1. It's not much faster than the kit lens at 19mm2. The IQ of the kit lens improves quite a bit once you leave the extreme wide end so your not getting tons more resolution if any. 3. AF is only on the center. I thought this wouldn't be an issue as on my canons I use center point AF but once you get used to the A6000's wonderful tracking AF a lens without it feels really lacking.
The reviewer is gaga about the cost but is it really that great? Canon has the terrific 24mm F2.8 and 40mm F2.8 for $150, both fully functional with canon's AF and with wonderful IQ and if you are saying "but but mirrorless" there's the EF-M 22mm/F2 that outperforms the sigma 19mm in every way imagineable and sells for $100ish.
Yes, there are other bargains. 19mm is still a good lens for the money .