Fri13: 1:1 reproduction ratio is the requirement for "Macro". But with this 15mm for 36x24mm sensor it would really require to be far more closer than 12cm from the front element, more like a 3-4cm maybe? But how if the front lens is already wider than the 36x24mm, how can you get it to be 1:1?
It's not a constant, it is a ratio. Which means the minimum focus area gets larger or smaller depending on the sensor size. If I'm shooting 1:1 on 4/3, I'm focusing on an area that is 1/4 the size of the smallest area that 1:1 represents on a FF camera. 1:1 might mean something as small as a blueberry on one camera and something as large as an apple on another.
So acting like 1:1 means macro and only 1:1 can be a bit misleading. A small point and shoot might be into macro territory at 1:8.
1:1 is an arbitrary magnification that isn't even a constant across all systems.
tkbslc: I understand there is skill involved with concert photography, however you are recording a show put together by other people. They created the set, scene, ambiance, provided the models and lighting. It's not like you are creating art organically when you photograph it. The musician and her concert team did the bulk of the work and the photo would have no value if not for the musician. It's more of a collaborative work, for which both parties must compromise.
There is no such condition when Apple plays a song on a music service. They did nothing and contributed nothing to that work of art. The should not use it for profit (or promotion) without permission and/or payment.
I don't think that is relevant. The song exists whether it is streamed on iTunes or played from a CD.
fmian: Supply and demand.There would literally be thousands of photographers out there who are willing to shoot Taylor Swift for free and give up their rights. It's not totally the clients fault if photographers themselves (as an industry) have been undervaluing themselves. Where one disagrees and declines to shoot, another 5 will pop up and offer themselves up to be eaten.In contrast, there is only one Taylor Swift.
Pretty crappy industry to be in, I bet. The unknown bands can't afford to pay decent and the famous ones don't have to!
I understand there is skill involved with concert photography, however you are recording a show put together by other people. They created the set, scene, ambiance, provided the models and lighting. It's not like you are creating art organically when you photograph it. The musician and her concert team did the bulk of the work and the photo would have no value if not for the musician. It's more of a collaborative work, for which both parties must compromise.
mgblack74: It would be great if there were indentations or "zoom clicks" at 24, 28 & 35mm. So it could be set and used at those points for people who think in focal lengths.
Unless you shoot video.
mclaren777: If this thing rotated like a typical Canon lens did, I would almost surely buy it.
Really stretching for complaints today?
Onteo: sweet lens, if it does as good as the 18-35 f/1.8 for aps-c we got a winner :)
Thanks. They taught me rounding, too.
paulfulper: Sony A7 needs desperately many lenses , why aren't Sigma , Tamron and Tokina jumping in this market ?Millions of Sony A7 are being sold all over the world but we have a small choice of lenses
I guess Sigma's research says otherwise.
Conrad567: WOW from 24mm all the way to 35mm's... Come on, I'm sure they could have spent their time on something more creative than this. I like the new Sigma offerings as much as the next guy, but this is just silly, isn't it?
If you say so.
tkbslc: Seems like they missed an opportunity by not also including wi-fi. I get the benefit of direct connection, but wi-fi would open it up to more platforms as well as provide more creative use options on the iphone.
Have you used an iPhone recently? Bluetooth and email are heavily integrated. Not that it has anything to do with this camera
It better be phenomenal or it has no excuse for only having a 1.5x zoom range!
Yeah it is a little short. My brain read it as 24-85 at first glance.
18-35mm f2 is at least a 2x zoom. 24-50 wouldn't be that bad.
Sigma is just killing it!
supeyugin1: Dumb device. They should have done it wireless (bluetooth or Wifi). And they charge $600 for it? This is insane!One can buy Samsung NX mini for less than $300, and connect it to any phone (not just iphone) wirelessly if needed.
I agree, but the instant connection and simplicity of the lightning connector will make it more usable for many.
Kaso: Next summer: DxO ONE Mark II.
With a DxO Score that beats the A7R II!!
Photomonkey: "DxO also offers a Super RAW mode which composites four Raw frames captured in quick succession. The company claims a DxOMark Sensor Score of 85 for its Super RAW mode, which far surpasses any score for a current smartphone."
I wonder how many will suspect a manipulation of data to boost sales?
You don't believe it is 4 points better than a 5DmkIII?
JustDavid: always sad to see third party manufacturers forcing people to use only one selected platform...
"Forcing"? You are forced to use this camera and the iphone? It's quite easy to say no to both, just try it.
Calvin Chann: Nice idea, but too expensive for something that relies on an existing iPhone for half of its interface. And only as good while Apple still use the same connector.
I'll buy one on clearance if I still have an iphone by then.
adengappasami: 599. AM i reading it right. And did they think about how frequently apple changes that charger port or connector port in that phone.
But again if you can buy the phone and watch, 599 is not a big dea.
And then you'll be hanging a sweet dongle adapter on your phone so you can use your awesome $600 add on camera that has a lightning connector.