User4286416121: 100-400 on the G8. 20mp 800, 7.1/14.2 Birding lens?
2) AFC (continuous AF) and AFF (flexible AF) modes are not supported.
sneakyracer: Sony just launched their sensor tech about 10 years ahead of Canon. Bravo Sony!
Zeiss glass is already better then Canon, hell even new Sigma ART series is better then Canon glass. Canon is starting to loose battles on all fronts.
lacikuss: Regardless of the specifics of these new technologies, the essence of the message is:
Sony: "...we were the challenger!" (and still are but not for long... IMO)
This is a clear message from Sony to Canikon. If Canikon doesn't come up with a mirrorless FF body this year, yes this year, then it would be too late. This mirrorless will have to at least do what the Sony does but with faster focusing with their legacy lenses (unfortunately they won't match Sensor performance).
Clearly, Sony wants the Canikon pro market and the new pro market:
Short Term Strategy: Buy the Sony mirrorless body and use Canikon Lenses Long Term Strategy: Gradually purchase native lenses and other Sony photographic equipment.
As long as Sony has the edge in Sensor tech and they control the licensing of such, they can keep the IQ edge.
I will be selling my 5DIII, and getting a7RII, but i will keep my Canon glass for now, if Canon again will do crap, I might slowly start trading Canon lenses for Zeiss.
mailman88: I'm waiting for Canon to do the impossible.A new 24mp cropped sensor, noise free up to 3200ISO, blazing speed, sharp AF....under $1800.00.
you mean like sony A6000, but wait, sony only cost $600.
Cheng Bao: "Sony says the on-sensor phase-detection AF can be used with A-mount and some third-party lenses. At the press launch in New York, Sony has been demonstrating the camera autofocusing Canon EF lenses using a Metabones adapter."can you comment the AF speed?
good to know, I'm seriously considering getting a7RII, just need to see/try Canon lenses on it, if AF is adequate.
nikkornikon: I got a message from the President of Canon, Mr. Akihiro Canon and he wanted me to tell you all...If you don't like this camera, and it's over the top price, and no 4k, and our rather Old Dusty Sensor..or any up to date features on other cameras, then by all means, move along to Sony. Thanks...Mr. Akihiro Canon.
"Nekro, behind what? Sorry that the world is such a disappointment to you but Canon is the number one camera company."
Only thing that Canon has left is the Name and tons of blindly dedicated fans. They are lacking innovation since 5D, 7D days...
Canon really needs to hire new engineers or fire the management that is keeping them behind.
eddie_cam: Max. 1/2000 sec. at f/2.8? No 4K? Only 5.9 fps? No built-in EVF? Good luck with that, Canon!
whats wrong, that's about how far behind Canon is.
nekrosoft13: if i can find replacement for my Tamron 150-600 that would work well on Sony I might switch.
Any chance Robert is your brother? Speaking of Metabones I used it with a7R, and it god awful slow.
if i can find replacement for my Tamron 150-600 that would work well on Sony I might switch.
nofumble: Sony is cleaning the Canikon clock.
this shows who a real camera company is, Canikon just copy and pastes year from year.
That would require current metabones to either get a firmware update or a brand new adapter. current adapter would not be smart enough to know to use on-sensor phase detect.
me want!!! screw Canon 5Ds
chrispicasso: Goodbye canon
time to sell!! soon those Canons will be in bargain bins.
and again, Sony proves who is a real camera company. Canon and Nikon more pathetic year by year :( and I'm a Canon owner :(
Battersea: Would make an ideal travel camera. Again I'm glad that Sony is pushing innovations. Hopefully Canon starts to take notice.
Canon is so far out of the game it isn't funny anymore.
wow firewire 800, did hasselblad invent a time machine?
mpgxsvcd: I have to hand it to Canon. They gave their customers exactly what "Canon" thinks they want(Resolution). And didn't even remotely come close to giving them what they have been asking for day in and day out(DR).
In all honesty the only reason you would buy a 5Ds or 5Dr is if you needed absolute resolution at the expense of everything else. If you want anything other than that then the Nikon D810 is clearly a better choice.
I sure hope Canon was right about this. If not then the 5Ds and 5Dr will be technological resolution marvels without a wide customer base.
i'm a canon shooter and i agree.
Michael Uschold: For those of you wondering whether you want to get the CC version or upgrade, here are some numbers. This is most relevant for those who already own a desktop version of LR, like to upgrade regularly and cannot or do not want to pay for a PS desktop version.
LR5 came out June 9, 2013, which is 681 days (22.37 months) before LR6 came out. It was only 461 days or 15.14 from LR4 to LR5.
1. CC: LR + PS $9.99/month
2a. Desktop: LR5 to LR6 average cost was $3.53/month ($79 / 22.37) 2b: Desktop: LR4 to LR5 average cost was $5.21/month ($79 / 15.14) 2c: Deskt op: LR4 to LR6 average cost was $4.21/month ($158/ 37.52)
So if having PS is worth $5.78 or so per month ($9.99 - $4.21) and you like small monthly payments, it may be worth considering PS + LR CC.
I generally don't like subscription software, but these numbers kind of surprised me. I don't happen to need PS, but for those that do, price does not seem to be a significant deterant from getting PS + LR CC.
I see no benefit with subscription and paying every month, once I stop paying I can't use the software, better to buy full version. I went from 3 to 5, skipping 4, I will get 6.
naththo: Sony sensor is now nailed in the coffin! Can't believed it! Samsung trump over Sony by miles!
yeah... and Canon will still make sensors based on 7 year old design....