To add an insult to an injury, Sigma's lens also looks better than Canon/Nikon counterparts. :-) Go Sigma, if nothing else C/N will up the ante or lower the price. They've been getting lazy and greedy as of late.
LensBeginner: "There’s now a true full screen mode, which you can access by pressing the F key."
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-HAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!! (cheers)...quite about time!
Only a few years after Aperture, and without HUDs. :-)
photogeek: Still no GPU acceleration. Epic fail.
Folks, Apple had GPU acceleration everywhere in Aperture for almost 8 years now. GPU acceleration on the Mac is not "hard". Imaging code ships right with the OS, including the goodies like color profile support and soft proofing. You just need to make use of it. As a bonus, all processing will not only be done faster, it'll also be done in _floating point_, to minimize processing error.
Still no GPU acceleration. Epic fail.
Timmbits: Good at this, bad at that... it seems like a lot of hair-splitting with no clear winner - if there was, there wouldn't be a market for all these programs. I'll just stick to what came with the cameras. ;-)
They excluded the clear winner - Apple Aperture. Given decent hardware, Aperture is literally 3x faster than anything else at browsing and rendering large pictures. Why? Because it's GPU accelerated. And it also does all image manipulation in floating point and has soft-proofing.
Note that like any wide gamut monitor this will be BAD for general web browsing and stuff. Images without a color profile (or any images at all in browsers which don't support color profiling) will appear heavily over saturated.
This means there will soon be a $200 50mm f/2.8 for Sony E and MFT. Sweet.
jessicajp: I hope they also have better batteries in 5-10 years so that these 48-core super-smart-phones can operate for more than a few hours.
Or you could just buy an iPhone, which lasts more than a day with all this stuff turned _on_.
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.
Folks, if you have never seen Retina display, just STFU, go to the store and take a look at one. There's really no going back to anything with lower pixel density or color gamut. Plus it comes calibrated out of the box, and iPhoto is 5 bucks.
$100 for this? What is it, 2005?
Epic. Looking forward to working with my D800e NEFs. :-)
Klay: Curious name - just "M". It seems to break with a few years of tradition. Will the next iteration be "N" or will they go for "M11" and pretend they forgot the 10 last time around?
I like how they've added the "ME" to fill the line out a bit. That makes some sense to me. Anything to bring Leica prices down a bit makes sense....
Influenced by Apple no doubt. Every couple of years there will now be a "new" M, and the old, discounted M sold for those without the means to buy the new one.
So this is basically a repackaged 5D MKII, with WiFi and GPS thrown in, and a slightly smaller body. Probably the same or similar sensor, too.