Gary Dean Mercer Clark: The red skin tones don't look natural. Using wide angle lenses for portraits doesn't produce the pleasant perspective that normal to telephoto range lenses provide. Can't believe these are the real life examples you chose to represent this lens/camera combination.
No, you only showed us how small world you are living in and that you really don't know photography since you only think that things you do are important.As i wrote above, READ a newspaper and look at the pictures. Tell me what are majority of focal lengths used in publications like those. You can then go back to being ashamed of showing your ignorance to everybody here.
Gary never heard of photojournalists or people that shoot documentary photos obviously. Nor did he ever read a newspaper either and seen pictures in it. It is amazing how many people think that they are THE center of the universe and if they don't do something nobody should.and apparently red sunsets are unnatural too :-)
And then they wonder why people will pirate their software....?There are a lot of good programs out there, one can choose to be held hostage by Adobe or to learn something new. I chose new option and I never looked back nor will I ever again have anything with Adobe name on my computer. Even Adobe Reader went out :)
Peter Hayward: Nice lens, now if I could only couple one to a D400, sigh!
"has the same FPS than the D300"But buffer of D3200....You really need to get a grip on your self. And seeing what are you writing ONLY thing you shoot at a wedding was an Iphone!
Vanitas Photo: FACT: 99% of those complaining are people who don´t buy lenses at all.
+FACT: Of that 99% another 99% those who talk about color, sharpness, et al bought their cameras to impress people.
++FACT: Of those 99.5% usually don't know what they are talking about, nor do they realize those are candid shots not for testing but for you to see how it behaves in everyday situations.
BONUS FACT: From those mentioned above 99.9% of those demanding the DPreview for things are kinda obnoxious.
@VanitasYou do have way too much time spending on forums to be defending Nikon. Let me guess, you live with your parents and Nikon is first camera daddy bought for you hence the loyalty ? I shoot Nikon but they have been putting out crap last 6-7 years when it comes to DX lenses. This one is just crap with a gold ring on it.And please, get a job !
DukeCC: Even to my amateur eye these pictures are very average. No thanks, Nikon!
bgbs: The skin tones are awful, is it the camera or the lens?
"The skin tones are awful, is it the camera or the lens?"Like ALWAYS it is the light. You know that fundamental part of photography...You know that even the word it self means " light drawing" ?
LastChance4U: I'm assuming the 18-35 f/1.8 makes more sense for the Nikon DX user?
"Interesting note is, that 18-35 f/1.8 is actually f/1.5"No it's not
Joesiv: Not bad... I wonder about the AF though, perhaps it's the 5DS, but the portraits all seem to have missed the eye slightly and focused instead on the mouth, which has decent detail though.
Tempting.... I'll wait for more samples. I'd like to see some more wide open with more in focus (not so close to your subjects).
And on a D810 if possible, it'd give me a better sense of color, I'm so used to Nikon's colors these colors seem way overcooked and warm. Not sure if it's exacerbated by the lens or not.
I don't know about you but if one can see individual eyelashes that is a spot on focus in my world.
halfwaythere: Looking through samples available online, yours included, it seems like only performance wide open at 24mm could be called sub-par.
If they manage to somehow improve their AF accuracy and consistency this is going to sell very well.
You have to take into account that this is at 50MP! Canons 24-70 is very soft at that resolution at 24mm. 50MP will crush a lot of lenses out there that were considered "amazing" up to now.
Great lens for documentary photographers, journalists, street shooters and real estate people. Sigma does it again, thinks outside of the box and produces some great lenses.
Tungsten Nordstein: Imaginative?
Can we see your work ?Do you have ANY work ?
jorepuusa: Why Dpreview? I thought those times were long gone. :-( The author stands on the table with human size piece of a puzzle.....imaginative? Or is this a joke maybe?
Only joke around here is you.
Shiranai: This is the first camera that (with pixel shift) is comparable to Canon 6D in image quality at ISO 6400. And for all saying Sony sensors are so much advanced, take a good look:
@Shiranai Try getting all the facts before making rather uninteligent statements. Inside K3 II lies....a great Sony sensor.
JeanPierre Thibaudeau: This is only the 8th news posted here on DPR about the Sony RX100 Mk 4 and the complete review is not out yet.
Does evey camera gets the same attention here? Maybe not...
@ttran88Agree, there are A LOT more cameras out there that deserve a lot more attention than this toy.
photophile: "This creates more space behind each pixel so that the high speed processing circuitry can be fitted into the middle of the chip, rather than the data having to work its way to the edges, first. This allows much faster data readout..."
Surely electrons travel a good fraction of the speed of light even in circuitry...hardly matters over millimeters....
@rhuraniIf you DID take physics at university you would not ask such a dumb question to begin with.
norman shearer: I really like the tech they are putting into this camera, lets hope some of it ends up in the A7000. An electronic shutter with no rolling artifacts or drop in bit rate would be great for street shooters.
Why would " drop in bit rate" be great for street shooters and what bit rate has to do with street shooting to begin with ?
retro76: As these were all adjusted in raw how can we tell how the lens performs in terms of color and contrast and do we even have a true guage on detail etc ?. I would rather see these tests conducted using the cameras JPEG engine so we have a baseline comparison, otherwise I don't really know what the samples posted tell us other then the skill level of the person processing raw ?
@ Ian Leach"It does not matter if the jpeg engine is not ideal, what matters is that consistency is maintained."And if you use same postprocessing program (and version) say Lightroom for instance how is that not consistent ? I guess logic is not really you strong side right ?
People who use this should be beaten with these sticks.
ttran88: The title should actually be touch , wait , wait, wait, and go. That title is Just so misleading, I'm thinking I can touch and get instant AF in live view. Oh so wrong.
@ttran88"Clearly trying to market it towards the smartphone crowd. No?"
Exactly, NO !