Where is the "Endangered Species" edition with ivory tusk handles, bengal tiger skin grips, condor wing lens shutter, and lens elements made from giant bluefin tuna eyeballs?
I expect more Hasselblad! There is no price premium at all for my financial status!
Where is the limited run "Year of the Monkey" edition with diamond crusted carbon fiber accents, depleted uranium body, and matching panda fur case that will also hold your Lunar?
Does it come in red and grey?
I'm not sure how these are offensive "cookie cutter" images of Russia...
I have been to Russia and much of it looks very much like this. You see modernization sprinkled in with obvious relics (both physical, mental, and behavioral) of its Communist past.
If this offends than some really need to get a thicker skin. Americans are criticized and ridiculed all the time. After a while, you realize the attention is rather flattering ;)
The title of this story says "Fujfilm" and not "FujiFilm"
Retzius: Does anyone at Sigma smile?
It looks about as fun working there as in a forced labor camp.
Here is the impression that the video gives.
1. serious; no joy is to be found here2. populated by middle aged men with stoic frowns3. isolated 4. located in a land of punishing wind, snow, and freezing rain5. dimly lit6. quiet; no words are spoken
It looks to me like someone at Sigma management has a case of "warrior-monk" syndrome
Does anyone at Sigma smile?
Never mind Nikon...
I give up.
The camera and lens look very "Contax" to me.
I like it...
This could be the Contax RXIII.
What the Nikon 1 should have been...
Jurka: This camera has flash HSS sync mode or not, like 3000?
If I have the camera nestled into my palm with the backwards facing grip, then how the heck do I reach my thumb down into my palm to press the focus button?
To bad its not an interchangeable lens camera. Sigma's solution in the press release is: "Take all three with you and select as needed for the perfect shot."
Sure Sigma, I'm gonna walk around with all three cameras hanging around my neck...
Still, I like that Sigma keeps trying new things and has bold designs, even if they look like a movie prop.
It looks like an A99 styled by Rubbermaid
Retzius: I know all the Olympus shooters think they have something to complain about but you don't. At least Olympus actually creates lenses, announces them, release them, and continues to provide you with usable products.
Meanwhile, in Nikon land, we have been waiting for a wide angle DX prime lens for about 10 years or so. That right, not an improved lens or a better lens, just A LENS period.
Meanwhile, in Nikon land, we have been waiting for the D300 to be updated for about 6 years or so. Thats right, SIX YEARS.
Meanwhile, in Nikon land, this years updated camera bodies are the same ones from last year just without a OPF filter. The Liveview still focuses slower than an 80s camera, there is no live view histogram, you can't change aperture while shooting video because that would require a new part, and the viewfinders on the low and midrange bodies are like tiny tunnels.
If you want the right to complain, come to Nikon land. There is much to actually complain about :)
Nice move. Now you have a complete system.
In the meantime, Nikon released the 18-140 for Dx. Makes sense really, because the 18-55, 18-70, 18-105, 18-135, 18-200, and 18-300 were not enough...
I know all the Olympus shooters think they have something to complain about but you don't. At least Olympus actually creates lenses, announces them, release them, and continues to provide you with usable products.
Nice work Olympus.
Maybe one of these years Nikon can find the time to come out with a wide angle DX lens. Just one, cuz you know, it is your biggest installed user base. I know you are busy and I know you don't care what the other companies are doing and I know it is hubris for me to bother you with such things. But look, it has been like 10 years. If you designed one lens element a year for the last 10 years you could have had designed one by now.
Retzius: I can't believe this is actually listed as a negative:
"Tools for shooting with third party lenses need improvement"
OK, lets be fair. Next time you post a Nikon review, I want to see "Tools for shooting with Canon lenses needs implementation" as a negative point.
Docking Sony for not giving you a full featured tool set for shooting with non-Sony lenses is just ludicrous and down-right biased. I don't see Nikon and Canon going out of their way to implement 3rd party hardware. To the contrary, Nikon releases firmware updates to hinder it!
Mr. Butler. Thank you for considering my comments. I do think Sony deserves credit for implementing these features. They must have known that by doing so, it would be more difficult to get A7 users to buy Sony's own lenses if their needs can already be met with their existing glass. The implementation may not be perfect, but I do think it is stand apart from what other manufacturers would include, if they even would at all. Hopefully, firmware upgrades can only make things better. Cheers.
I can't believe this is actually listed as a negative:
The A7 should get a special achievement just for moving technology forward and creating a product that the big 2 have not been able, or willing, to create yet.
Regardless, when the next iteration of the big 2's consumer body is reviewed, i.e. the D5300, I am sure it will get a gold award.
No bias here... move along