Karl Summers: If I already own the 35mm Art, is there any point in buying this lens?
If you would like a similar lens that is about 50% longer in focal length, yes.
Edymagno: Under the same size constrains and price, nothing beats my Sony Nex6 with kit lens!
What sony pancake covers 24-120mm f2-4?
DVT80111: Still does not fit in my pant pocket like the RX100, passed.
rx100 still doesn't shoot 24mm - pass.
alex carlan: There is a tendency in DPreview's photos to shoot either at basic ISO, or at huge ISO (above 1600). I'd like to see more pics in the ISO 400-800 range, because there's where I'll be using the camera, if I'd buy it.
I don't think there is a camera with 1" or larger sensor that doesn't shoot superb ISO 100-800 photos these days. Not sure what you expect to see.
ArcaSwiss: Sooo anti climactic after the Pentax 645Z..
Yes, because THAT's a comparison lots of people are going to make.
Pretty sure having f2.0 and twice the zoom range beats a NEX 6 with kit zoom. Sorry.
Daniel from Bavaria: Looks like a great alround and very good travel camera to me.
For sure very appealing for many people.
Except for angry DPR fanboys
Powerful images for sure. I just wonder why award winners always seem to be about human suffering and violence.
dmanthree: Luckily, Windows 7 and 8 offer some really nice photos to use as wallpaper. Huge improvement over "Bliss." Then again, don't we all use our own photos as wallpaper? :-)
As someone who works in IT, you can thank that one guy who put up a bikini photo as his wallpaper for that.
All my dpreview ad banners have now switched to ads to buy garbage cans on Amazon since reading this article.
ProfHankD: Hooray! I love fisheyes and the world could use another circular 185-degree choice, especially one with a modest price, really close focus, and good IQ.
"Lensbaby deliberately designed the internal lens barrel of the Circular Fisheye to be reflective" -- BOOO! HISS! This is a very bad idea if the reflections can ever intrude on the active image circle... which at least one of the sample shots (skiing) seems to show.
If you have any experience or knowledge of other lensbaby products, this is not surprising. Lensbaby is the king of effect lenses.
The price suggests amazing performance! For all of those that just need very good performance, snag up the old Sigma 50's for half this price while you can.
I suspect this one is headed for the $99 clearance bin, too.
Biowizard: Beautiful pictures of amazing creatures ...
... but on a point of order re. the biology, "Since the jellyfish in the lake have no natural predators, they have lost their sting" is misleading and wrong.
Jellyfish don't have "sting" to ward of predators - they still get eaten freely by turtles, whales and others. They "sting" in order to paralyse THEIR prey, generally small fish. And without SOME kind of sting, they would simply starve and die. Even if that string cannot penetrate human skin.
While their stinging defense may not work against ALL predators, it certainly works against many. I can't think of a natural defense that is 100% effective, can you?
Also, the moon jellyfish that live in this lake eat primarily smaller organisms like plankton, protozoa, larvae and fish eggs that it could likely obtain without the use of venom.
YeeHaw - 20MP facebook photos!!!!
peevee1: 1/2.84-type sensor.
Or, for just $2K, you can buy Sony AX100 with 1" BSI-CMOS sensor (from RX10), f/2.8 25-300 eq zoom lens and 4K video.
AX100 is a fancy handycam. Not even close to being something you'd use for real, daily work.
tkbslc: I'm not really sure this product is very relevant to the dpreview site or its users. I get including the Canon Cinema 1D cameras and NEX camcorder because they use camera lenses, but this has zero to do with photography.
OK, cool. My apologies.
I'm not really sure this product is very relevant to the dpreview site or its users. I get including the Canon Cinema 1D cameras and NEX camcorder because they use camera lenses, but this has zero to do with photography.
Or you could get a 55-300 VR and an adapter for about half....
I'd suspect most would find the 14mm f2.5 to be just as useful, slightly wider and much cheaper and compact.
m4/3 is already overcrowded in the wide-normal prime department. Not sure why we needed this one.