photogeek: If it's anywhere near as good (not to mention better) as Canon's f/4 (which I owned, years ago in non-IS incarnation), the lens will be a hit. I'd rather have a 70-200 that I won't hesitate to put into my backpack instead of the one which doubles as an exercise weight.
The 70-200mm f4 was announced way back in 2007. Lens design hasn't stood still and I am sure an optics manufacturer of the caliber of Nikon will be able to at least match if not exceed the IQ of the Canon 70-200mm f4 IS lens.
Ivanaker: I dont see the problem with tripod collar. This lens is lighter then 24-70 2.8 which is mounted on tripod via camera.
This 70-200 f/4 can be mounted on tripod with out tripod collar, mount it on camera, and then on tripod.
I miss the point, whats the big deal? Would you like it more if it was included but costs 200 more to begin with? I like the way to have options.
First off the 24-70mm is a much shorter lens. If you compare the 70-200mm f4, 24-70mm f2.8 and the 70-200mm f2.8 VR you will find that the length differences between the two 70-200mm versions isn't a lot while the 24-70mm is a much shorter lens.
There is a good reason that no 24-70mm f2.8 lens on earth comes with a tripod collar either as an accessory or even a third-party maker.
A tripod collar isn't just for better stability on a tripod. You can even turn the camera into a landscape of portrait position by rotating the whole camera without removing it from the tripod.
dranandsonu: Congrats Lovely img.
Thanks Doc !!! :D
Sosua: Fantastic image mate - awesome stuff!
Thanks ! BTW I just checked http://www.samwaldron.co.nz/
Truly mesmerizing stuff ! Visiting NZ is definitely on my to do list. :)
SRT201: Great shot... though I hope you were wearing a rain coat. Pigeons... rats with wings!
Thanks ! :D
Yeah my camera was new at the time and i was scared one of them would bump into the camera. :P
mrahmo: nice, where is that?
Thanks ! This was taken in Mumbai, India. The hotel in the background is the world renowned Taj Mahal hotel which came under attack by gun wielding terrorists in 2008. This hotel was purposefully chosen for attack since a large part of the guests are foreign nationals.
rssarma: That's the iconic Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, India, right outside the Gateway of India.
Yes you are spot on ! Unfortunately after the attack on the Taj Mahal hotel the police decided to erect barricades around the hotel which obscure the hotel from the vantage point I had chosen for the above photo.
Denton Taylor: What we really need is a revised price. Then I might buy one.
Price should fall pretty quickly as I doubt there will be too many adopters.
Gary Dean Mercer Clark: This camera makes me want to buy a Sigma DP2M and DP1M for $2000.00 and have $799.00 change left. DP2M will blow away the overpriced RX1 in image detail and quality.
@ageha - Are you serious ? You are basing your statement that the RX1's AF won't be faster than the Sigma on what exactly ?
Their NEX cameras are pretty fast already and most of them are optimized for slow zooms. The RX1 has a fast f2 lens to focus with and I am willing to bet it would be very speedy to focus.
zakk9: The Fuji X100 looks increasingly better, and I can have 3 of them for the price of the Sony with a "stick out like a sore thumb" viewfinder.
Yup, the Fuji also has a 24 MP full frame sensor. Oh wait !
Thats the same logic as saying why buy one Ferrari when I can buy 3 Mercedes sedans instead.
Fotogeneticist: Until an EVF has the same refresh rate and dynamic range that matches my eye, it will never replace OVFs for me. What does an EVF give me except for battery drain and shadows you can't see into? And to the poster that said an EVF needs 2MP to out-resolve an OVF, if you out resolve what your eye can see anyways, what good would that do?
For dark scenes I use the LCD to compose. Don't find using the EVF or OVF very convinient when the cam is on a tripod at anything other than eye level. Thats where a vari angle LCD comes in very handy.
And I prefer an EVF for boosted sensitivity any day in low light compared to an OVF. I generally shoot with a friend and he packs up at least half an hour earlier than me since he can't see squat in his OVF but my EVF can still make out 'some' detail.
I am not a huge fan of EVFs but I must admit now that Sony has forced me to exclusively use EVFs I have kinda grown accustomed to their advantages.
I used a friends A900 (100% FF OVF) and it didn't WOW me like it used to earlier since its about as big as the EVF in my $550 A37.
Also stuff like focus peaking, accurate exposure and even focus magnification have all blunted my initial dislike for EVFs.
That said EVFs are definitely not the best option for tracking subjects. Sure a skilled person could do it but its definitely not so easy with a EVF.
RubberDials: 'The lens will also be available for Sony NEX cameras.'
How many X-pro users are there? You mean: 'The lens will also be available for the Fuji X-Pro 1. '
Considering the Sony Zeiss 24mm f1.8 lens is practically out of stock most of the time I would wager a lot of Sony users would buy these Zeiss lenses.
Tim in upstate NY: Hasselblad is trying to survive the impending demise of MF. Can't blame them for trying.
You will be surprised to know that a lot of studio photographers still use MF a LOT and that that doesn't look likely to change in the future.
D1N0: So Hasselblad is now a sony brand? sort of the Lexus where Sony is Nissan?
Its a partnership not a takeover. Basically what we can expect is a few Hasselblad branded Sony products at a much higher price. :P
Sony gets some good PR for collaborating with a high end brand like Hasselblad and Hasselblad gets more $$$ by selling some heavily overpriced products which will be made in limited quantity. :P
Auke B van der Weide: if it cant break and lasts for 50years, it is pretty cheap.... and shooting with Leica, is shooting with restrictions (more fun) and with upper quality (very bright lenses (no distortion), solid body, no mirrors or autofocus to break)..... and ofcourse a lot of branding which is good for poor man's identity!
Exactly ! A sensor cannot last very long and there are plenty of electronics that can fail like the LCD, processor etc. I can understand paying extra for a precision built mechanical rangefinder camera but not for an electronic one. Once Sony launches its FF NEX I can see a good price drop for Leica on the cards.
For a few clicks more: To the people who are extremely offended and frustrated by this new product for whatever reason: Are you all going to sue Canon ? What an anger of those people. Unbelievable.
^^ How do you know how much either of them makes in a year ? For all we know snooked123 could be Bill Gates Dpreview ID. :P
mais51: After the disapointment with the crippled D600 Canon just gives me a very good reason to stay with Nikon - compared with the 6D, Nikon D600 is miles better, suddently Nikon D600 becomes so attractive - I'll still hanging out for a D400/D300X, if I go FF then it will be D800E
Dpreview made a mistake on the specs (don't like to point out flaws of this otherwise fine site but lately there have been tons of mistakes on each and every news article).
The max shutter speed of the 6D is 1/4000 only. So its the same as the D600.
@Superka - Do you have any proof to back your outlandish statement ?
Edmond Leung: Canon needs to do more.Unless this 6D has real superior image quality; how does this 6D compete with D600? Specifications and price are all behind D600, the only advantage of this camera is made in Japan.
Frankly speaking this is a fine camera as long as you don't wish to do action shooting. For genres like landscape, macro and a few more fast AF is not necessary and the IQ of this camera should be great unless Canon really screws something up.
Lens selection and availability also plays a huge part in staying in a camera system.
For instance Canon's excellent 100-400mm L lens has no equal in the Nikon camp.
Similarly as on date Canon has no answer to the Nikon 105 DC and the 135 DC lenses from Nikon (just to name a few).
Michael Todd: "To distinguish it from the more expensive 5D Mark III, the 6D features a simpler, 11-point AF system with a single cross-type focus sensor." Rubbish. Back to only focusing with the center AF point? I always said the 40D/50D had better AF than the 5D 2, now the 6D has joined the substandard AF club.
Great ! All of Nikon's FF bodies have capable AF systems (39 AF with 9 cross for D600 and 51 AF with 15 cross for D800) with good tracking capabilities and now even Sony has joined the club with their 19 AF (11 cross points) supported with 102 AF line AF sensor on the main camera sensor.
It seems Canon has decided its customers don't require such opulence and should be happy with a single cross AF point.