p5freak: Another lens the world doesnt need, just like the 200-500 f2.8. Big, heavy, APS-C only, no IS, expensive. You're better off with the Tamron 85mm f1.8 VC. Its for FF, lighter, smaller, less expensive, and has IS. If you can live with its only limitation, its a prime.
I think I've taken more 10,000 shots with this lens and all I can say is it's a "must" for any serious APS-C user. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4010936http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4014121http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4013080
bernardly: The D5S will fix all the shortcomings of the D5; just like the D610 did for the D600, the D810 did for the D800, the D4S for the D4. Probably, Nikon could not get the sensor they wanted from Sony for reasons we may never know. Sony sensors do not behave this way. But they needed to release a D5 for the Olympic year and to counter Canon with their 1DX mk2. I do not believe Nikon traded a +1/2 stop improvement in high ISO performance at the cost of 2EV in DR at low ISO. It simply makes no sense. These are the properties of the sensor that Nikon chose for the D5. My advice is do not buy the D5, buy the D4S; if you already have a D4S then the D5 is not your upgrade, wait for the D5S.
Did you ever shot with any of these cameras like 1Dx/D3/D4/D5? And where did you see the 2 stops difference in DR?
Why didn't DPReview mention the release of DNG 9.5?
Interesting camera at attractive price, good news for Pentax users.
Boss of Sony: Unfortunately DSLRs are only really for pros nowadays. Nobody I know wants to lug around a dslr anymore. Even my friend who has been a full time pro photographer for 15 years has switched entirely to Fuji with the x-t1.
If what you said is true then the majority of photographers these days are all pros! XD
MY Latent Image: We finally get an update on these two great lenses. All that is missing is the D400! Come on Nikon!!!!
Sorry, I never find D300/s interesting, regardless of handling or performance.
I'm glad I don't need all these feature for shooting BIF, that save me a lot of money!
What's wrong with D7200? BTW even current price for D7200 is more than I'm willing to pay for a DX DSLR.
Scottelly: Is anyone else wondering why this sensor gets BSI? I mean aren't there 24 MP APS-C size sensors out there that are like WAY more densely packed with photo-sites? Why aren't THEY made in the BSI configuration?
He doesn't even know FZ1000 uses the same Sony BSI 1" CMOS!
DuxX: Fantastic camera but I can't shoot without OVF. Sorry Sony.
Hi Evildogfdoom, the point is why you need a dot sight to follow action? If EVF can replace OVF or better than OVF, you don't need to use separate dot sight in first place.
EVF might be the future, but honestly not for today, if EVF is that good why there is the need to use Dot Sight for continuous tracking?
maxnimo: Impressive edge to edge sharpness. Most impressive. And I don't get easily impressed.
You can compare a full size shot I posted 3 days ago using an out date D7100 + AF-S 300/4D handheld and judge for yourself.
sneakyracer: Canon does not seem to agree. They have yet to make a decent IL Mirrorless Camera
Yes, the gain in market share for mirrorless in Asia is mainly due to the fire sales of discountiued models, but you still hardly find anyone using Samsung MILCs because Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm all dump their MILCs in Asia at price similar to DCs.
rrccad: hmm Samsung NX1 - ranked 85th in compact system cameras and 2,941 in Camera & Photo according to amazon.comranked 86th in CSC's and 1488 in cameras according to amazon.de
on amazon.co.uk .. not even on the radar.
not even listed I don't think on amazon.jp
bcn rankings - Samsung? do they make cameras?
seriously .. who buys these things?
Not like their smartphones, Samsung cameras are not selling in Asia either except Korea.
Apollo18: Very interested to see if similar optical improvements are made in the new teleconverter that we saw with the latest TC20.
Sorry what I meant is the TC20EIII, I never find it works with D800E and any of the prime like 400/2.8, 500/4 or 600/4, there are quite a few discussion about this after Nikon moved from 12MP to 36MP.
photoholiko: Just curious, does anybody really use f2.8 on a 300? to me that's a big price to pay for one f stop.
I shoot wide open with my 85/1.4G, 200/2 VR, 300/2.8 VR, 400/2.8 VR, 600/4 VR, 70~200/2.8 VRII, 200~400/4 VR, except for DOF reason.
I would expect IQ similar to Canon 400/2.8 IS II + TCIII, Nikon 2x TCII isn't that great after all.
QuarryCat: Nikon - still 3 years behind Canon - but more expensive.Nikon - always to late.
Before Canon launched their 400/2.8 IS II, how many years they were behind 400/2.8 VR that was introduced in 2007?
RichRMA: Wow! Only 40% increase in price over the last one. Nikon is slipping.
Yes, when there's enough supply, the actual retail price should be less than $10000, current price for Canon 400/2.8 IS II is $9500 only.
BTW the lens hood HK-38 is the same one for 800/5.6VR.