Pat Cullinan Jr: Can you use it to take pictures?
No, that'll come in version 2 or perhaps 3.
Kodachrome200: at first i was intriuged but the more i think about about it the more i dont get it. its is going to perform essentially like a 28mm-50mm f2.8 full frame lens. witch is kind of an odd focal range. Also taking aps-c lens to this extreme to get similar performance to full frame zoom lenses makes little sense because it going to make the camera bigger heavier and more expensive. witch puts it in a category of full frame. yeah i know it wont be as expensive as a full frame setup but it may be pretty darn close to as big and heavy. so what is the point really. Also this may mirror the relative low light quality of a fullframe zoom and the dof but full frame still offer an inherent increase overall image quality.
The light gathering is not practically identical. I thought F1.8 is F1.8 regardless of sensor size and hence is over 1 stop brighter than F2.8?
Lajos Hajdu: Small point: the title is wrong.
"Sigma to start shipping USB dock IN May"or"Sigma to ship USB dock FROM May"
Anyone want to talk about lenses and camera stuff? :-)
Been a Snapseed user for quite a while and at this price they just got my money. Thanks to Martin Bailey Photography for the 15% off and to Google for the price drop.
mrmart: Why so cheap in USA? So it's $799.99 or £799. With todays exchange rate $799.99 = £529,28. Or to look at it another way £799 = $1207. So either USA are getting it cheap or UK are being ripped-off. Even our 20% tax doesn't account for that much difference.
The US doesn't have to fund the NHS and benefits jolies enjoyed by the those from the new EU countries (and indeed many of the indigenous population).
Don't worry, the 750D will be out next week.
Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: I think he's more impressed than the clients will be. People just don't care about that kind of thing. They want facial expressions and a record of the event. Full stop. Nobody likes a SLOW photographer at a wedding.
See the work of Ryan Brenizer for a counter to this. According to him, yes, clients want a record of the important moments and he makes sure he delivers them. But they are also very appreciative of some clever shots that may or may not work out but which can really add some sparkle to the wedding photos. In any case a photographer should be pushing themselves to do interesting work or they will get bored and burnt out I think.
3systermuser: how heavy is it ?is this one any lighter and smaller than the Nikpn PCE24mmf3.5?
It's in the specs above.
technotic: Probably just me but I can't see the press release on the linked page in this news item. I'm very surprised the 30mm 1.4 is 499 USD - is that correct? The existing 30mm is listed as 690 USD. Or is the 690 a mistake on the Sigma site? Amazon states the existing 30mm has a 489 USD list price.
Also the lens has 9 elements in 8 groups (see http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/30mm-f14-dc-hsm-a) and not the other way around as stated in this news item.
Probably just me but I can't see the press release on the linked page in this news item. I'm very surprised the 30mm 1.4 is 499 USD - is that correct? The existing 30mm is listed as 690 USD. Or is the 690 a mistake on the Sigma site? Amazon states the existing 30mm has a 489 USD list price.
Scorehound: First of all, I am quite amused by all the reviews comparing the 6D to the 5D mkIII and Nikon D600. First and foremost, who cares what those cameras can do. One is $1500 more money and the other isn't even the same brand. Unless you're in the market for either system it doesn't matter what Nikon does. I couldn't care less.
I have had the 6D for about a month now and I can say with confidence that this camera is well worth the $1500 savings over the 5D mkIII. The images are great and the camera is very responsive and zippy. The default shutter noise is so low it's almost silent and the camera feels great in the hands. With the BG-113 Battery Grip attached this camera has some serious bulk and weight, and it looks and feels well built and solid.
The images it produces are fantastic, and the high ISO images are pleasing and more like film grain than traditional noise.
Despite some setbacks as far as the AF system, this camera is a joy to shoot with.
Try it before you judge it.
Comparing the 6D to the D600 is relavent because many APS-C camera owners looking to go to 35mm sensor will have only APS-C lenses (like me) and so switching brands is a very real option since they (I) will need new lenses anyway. Personally I think that's a good thing that I need to start again otherwise I'd have been locked into the same brand with no options. As it happens I think the 6D is a better camera for me so I think I would stick with Canon.
PaulRacecar: I like that the camera can be controlled remotely with an iPhone. You can place it where you wouldn't want to go, and shoot from a distance. Sports and bird photography come to mind. Interesting and comprehensive reveiw, thanks guys!
No, the 6D generates a WIFI network.
Lea5: Where's the D4 review? Where's the 1DX review? Jeeez...
Jesus shoots m43 so doesn't care.
Van Jessops: I am very confused about "silver" and "gold" rewards. Canon 5d mark III got 82% and "gold". Canon 6D got a higher score - 83% and only "silver". The heck, where's the logic here?? Unless silver is more valuable then gold:)
That's not what he was confused about. Why does 82% = Gold but 83% = Silver. Apparently there is no correlation between percentage score and medal colour. It's all pretty silly anyway and doesn't matter. The fact is the 6D takes great photos as does any modern camera so it's down to personal preference as to whether you choose the 6D, the D600 or whatever else.
itsastickup: still waiting for the 25mm f1.0
No bokeh no buy.
No bokeh, no buy - the old Marley classic.
rocklobster: I remember the time when all the sceptics were saying the M4/3 would not last -an opinion based largely on the relatively poor noise performance of early cameras such as the G1 and E-P1. Early adoptees who bought a collection of lenses would be really celebrating now.
@forpetessake RX1? Can you afford one?
Mansour228: I would still Get a 5D MK II and Install ML on it for less than this thing
I was on the market for a new Cam, no 5D MK II stock , 5D MKIII is priced similar to my car ! , Don't want to sepnd the money on a 7D (Knowing that it will be written off soon)
I simply opted for a 60D , saving extra cash for a used 5D MKII Body
The shop guy tried to show me the 6D , but seriously ; 1 Cross Type AF point (One!!) ... No Flash, No , No , 3fps !! ..... But it has a GPS just in case you are dead they can know where exactly it was when you had enough of your camera dis-functionality and you decided to kill yourself ..
For crying out loud Canon make some sense
Some people want GPS/WIFI so it makes sense for them. To add these to the 5DIII using Canon accessories is very expensive. Hence to some people it makes sense.
atlien991: Dumb product that will be obsolete right after you buy it.
That's a dumb statement.
Mike C: Is word on the street that there will be a late GX2 announcement to follow Photokina. It would seem that product placement has elevated the GH series to allow room for a GX2 in the line up. I'm on the wait list for a NEX6. But, since I own a GX1, a GX2 would be the more logical choice.
I guess I missed the GX2 announcement
If you get the single product subscription to PS you get the regular PS and not the extended version? It seems you can't get the extended version alone but only as part of the complete set of Adobe apps? Or you can buy it outright and not get any updates unless you upgrade right?