tesch: So they gave it a bad review. What did you expect? It doesn't mean your pictures suck.
Is a Silver Award bad now? They brought up some fairly minor issues, and acknowledged they were relatively minor.
Sonylover1: Otus killer?
I doubt this lens is apochromatic. They wouldn't be able to offer a reasonable price if it was, and the point of the Sigma Art line is to offer outstanding performance but still at a price accessible to enthusiasts. Still, I have a feeling this will be the best normal focal length lens other than the Otus.
I'm a bit of a 50mm lens junkie. This looks really interesting, will likely have excellent performance if the 35mm from Sigma is anything to go by, and will be relatively inexpensive. Want, want, want. Of course, I'll check the reviews first.
Michael Ma: I hope Canon and Nikon have been humbled by what happened in 2013. While they were busy purposely building inferior models to their high priced flagships, the competitors finally caught up to them and left them in the dust.
They need to fight back and fight back hard.
With that said, I felt the results were a little strange for some categories.
Sony's real innovation wasn't this year, it was when they developed he Exmor sensor line. All the rest of this "innovation" people are gushing about is simply miniaturization. If you want a small camera, fine, but I wouldn't call it innovative. We've had compact cameras for decades. They still aren't as responsive to the photographer as SLRs, and they won't be any time soon. Amateur toys.
Disaster snuff porn is the best of 2013? I understand the journalistic value of such images, but not really the artistic value. To me, this is the most beautiful image captured by humanity in 2013:
First Runner up:
Second runner up:
cpkuntz: Why do they use 2 mp sensors? Robust build? The Apollo mission used Hasselblads. Why not get some medium format goodness on board one of these rovers?
Thanks for the logical explanations. Of course the bandwidth is quite low; I just read the article, noticed 2mp, and was really surprised without really thinking about why. Notice my original post was an honest question, not a complaint.
Why do they use 2 mp sensors? Robust build? The Apollo mission used Hasselblads. Why not get some medium format goodness on board one of these rovers?
Thank you for including Andrew Reid's comments. I love using the 5D Mark III and am excited by the prospect of filming video with it, but highlighting his remarks will serve to push Canon in the direction of releasing a DSLR with good resolution out of camera without a hack (physical or software). That kind of pressure is warranted and welcome.
Too bad there is no M+Auto ISO exposure compensation. This is the main problem with it.
This camera looks like a real breakthrough! I wish I didn't have so many Canon lenses. If I were starting without a system, I'd definitely get this camera. The 5D III will likely be a great camera, too, and I'm excited to get it. However, at this point, it doesn't even come with functioning software to develop raw files. Video isn't even as sharp as 5D II. I was excited about the new Canon and tried to defend it, but these sharpness issues are just bush league. Absolutely ridiculous. Come on, Canon, time to up your game. Congratulations on what looks like a fantastic tool, Nikon users. Hopefully next time Canon won't sit on its laurels.