Hmm ... , my lowly and technologically aging Olympus E-PL1 w/ Panasonic 20mm f1.7 "pancake" lens' "Original" image jpegs at ISO 100 look sharper than these full-frame ones from Nikon.
Aha! I went to their interactive website ... and clicked and dragged the luminous cube around. So ... their new product is ... drum roll please ... a new Rubric's cube with only 6 facets. Boohoo :-(
Why not just get a ZM 50/2 w/ E-mount adapter? Save money and get basically the same thing as the Loxia.
Finally, the perfect lens ... ? Well, as Zen monk Suzuki-roshi said, "Seek perfection in imperfection." This leaves, for me at least, options: (1) Go figure. or (2) Cough up the cash.
ulfie: Size-wise, it's a dang blunderbuss! Kind of negates its low-light, f1.4 shooting abilities if camera shake adds blur due to its size/length, no?
It's not just weight but length of the lens too. Even a little movement is multiplied by its longer length.
Weight alone doesn't negate hand-held camera shake. On a tripod, of course. It is LONG, 100mm/4 inches. Add the body size too and hand-holding steadily at low shutter speeds is dicey for sure.
Size-wise, it's a dang blunderbuss! Kind of negates its low-light, f1.4 shooting abilities if camera shake adds blur due to its size/length, no?
It should be the CC not the T model. CC for Conspicuous Consumption.
The original-version jpeg sample pics aren't better than much cheaper camera-lens options. To me, at least, jpeg IQ quality is all I want and need and use (for now). To spend this much money for this quality is a non-starter for me. Your bank account may vary.
Nice image(s). But never split (or chainsaw) wood without eye protection. Never!
Wow, zits (aka pimples) can now be volcanoes!!!
Reality check: This is a PR (Public Relations) video, a form of advertising, not a detailed and exact QA (Quality Assurance) documentary nor one on Japanese work values, ethics and non-smiling. Get real folks. Caveat: I lived/worked in Japan for 8 years and have in-laws there. You want to see or know Japan, go there for more than a week as a tourist. Corporate PR videos are just that corporate PR. Not all that is Japan.
71 mm (2.8″) long make it a bit long for steady, low-light, hand-held shooting considering these two full-frame Sonys have no IBIS unless you're willing to pump up the ISO. The price for a "normal" lens is, IMHO, ridiculous.
Another "Let-them-eat-cake!" priced optic...
The Life of Ril3y par excellance!
Looks good, very good even. But not knock-your-socks-off better than say Olympus OM-D EM-5 with good primes, especially up to and including ISO 1600. Maybe Oly's jpeg engine is just plain excellent while this one is very good considering the sensor size.
Wow, I can see the veins and arteries in the horse's eyes. Incredible resolution. Other than that ... Maybe this is an electron microscope and not a camera.
Seriously folks, these were meant as initial shots, obviously not studio tests. Let's hope DPR puts out some more in a variety of lighting and subjects including landscapes which it should--not should--excel at as Sony touts the RX-1r. Give DPR a break, posters.
Home sweet home ... ?
Duh ... $3,000 for a body only doesn't sound like the FM or FM-2n I used to have. Unless the price would be lower, MUCH lower, I'll stick with my pseudo-Leitz Minolta CL Olympus E-PL1 w/ pseudo-but-better-than Nikon 45/2.8 Panasonic 20/1.7.