I havent read the review but Im gonna guess it is bad wide open, good stopped down to f8, and recommended only if you need an all in one lens.
The high iso performance looks impressive. The images do look a bit "flat" i.e. non-dimensional, but they are samples so who knows. Great time to be an FX shooter these days!
I wish Nikon cared about their DX lens lineup as much as Olympus has done to complete m43 as a system. sigh.
what happens when the manufacturers start adding tiny grips, does Freniac go out of business?
I'm hoping that in a year or so the D600 will be down to $1500 or so body only so I can pick one up. My guess is that when the Canon 6D arrives, Nikon will discount the D600 to keep it the more attractive option and to gain market share.
justmeMN: In the mean time, with the exception of adding some autofocus pixels, the sensor of the Canon T4i/650D is three years old. Nikon seems to be moving faster than Canon.
Dont believe me? Here is what DPReview says:
"It should be clear already that we're quite impressed with Canon's touchscreen implementation on the 650D. The screen is responsive, supports common smartphone-style gestures and has been integrated with the icon design in a way that makes touchscreen use both intuitive, and in many cases more efficient the the camera's traditional controls... ...Even if you're not a smartphone aficionado, the touchscreen can, in many instances offer a faster way to work.
You have to consider the target market for this camera. The Rebel is for soccer moms and dads and people stepping up from the camera phone. The touch screen is what they know and keeps them in their comfort zone. It decreases the intimidation factor of the dslr. BTW, let me tell you, it is way faster than buttons and dials. Why navigate to a button and select it when you can just touch it?
There also the touch screen... once youve used it you realize that this is the way to go. People are so used to touch screen phones now they intuitively start navigating the T4i with little to no help
The sensor better pretty damn impressive to even consider upgrading from the D5100 considering the cost difference...
Retzius: I think from this point on Nikon should make everything in sewer brown.
"My tests suggest insects are more threatened by dark objects approaching than light colored ones."
If Nikon makes everything sewer brown, they could have DSLR stand for Digital Single Lens Reflux.
Seriously, sewer brown FTW.
I think from this point on Nikon should make everything in sewer brown.
I could care less if it had 6 megapixels and was manual focus. As long as I can get it in the poo brown bronze color Ill take it. I think Ill wrap the lens in toilet paper for full effect.
Finally! A camera that is available in bronze! Forget the viewfinder, legacy lens compatibility, or a touchscreen. All I need is a bronze camera that quite frankly is the color of poo and all problems are solved.
Retzius: I think Canon is being very wise in their strategy. It seems to me they have decided to overhaul their lens line and update all the oldies so that when they decide to increase the megapixel count of their cameras they will actually have lenses available that can provide the needed resolution increase. Nikon OTOH, keeps pushing megapixels with the same old lenses that quite frankly look tired on these new sensors. Very wise Canon.
What party? There really isnt a clamoring for megapixels right now. I think the concern has changed to DR and resolution.
keeponkeepingon: US price on the 35mm is $849
(adorama has a preorder up).
The main question is: Is the 35mm a new lens or the official replacement for the 35mm F/2 non-IS?
If it is, does that mean Canon will never make an affordable "normal view" prime lens for their APS-C system?
Something like this lens:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001S2PPT0
I think Canon sees a future in FX and mirrorless lines. The fact that they seem content with a 18mpg sensor of yesteryear in their APS cameras should be telling.
I think Canon is being very wise in their strategy. It seems to me they have decided to overhaul their lens line and update all the oldies so that when they decide to increase the megapixel count of their cameras they will actually have lenses available that can provide the needed resolution increase. Nikon OTOH, keeps pushing megapixels with the same old lenses that quite frankly look tired on these new sensors. Very wise Canon.
I can't believe they are still pushing that WU-1A wireless module. To say that device was poorly implemented and supported would be being kind to Nikon.
I love how Canon is updating its primes and adding IS. Starting to make Nikon's older primes like the 35/2 look ancient in comparison.
Is anyone surprised that this lens isn't good? You can't make an effective 28-450mm zoom without making so many compromises that you can't do anything well. If Nikon believes that this is what DX shooters want then they need to rethink their lens strategy.