Glen Barrington: I wish this company and this camera well. But is this REALLY gonna sell in numbers large enough to last more than a year and get a few collectors excited?
It might function well enough to spur other manufacturers to explore this quasi-rangefinder focusing mechanism, (I'd love to see something like this in m43s, it could revitalize the moribund Pen line, for example); but I would be very surprised if this particular camera was in any way successful.
Lytro - deck chairs on the titanic...http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4731017117/lytro-plans-to-shed-jobs-as-it-shifts-focus-to-video
Konost - the bad thing is that this is so still born we won't get to see it fail.
Lytro is not far from failure. At least in the consumer space.
No. It will not sell...
Peiasdf: That's some expensive 70-200. It better be better than Canon's IS II version to warrant that price.
Edgar_in_Indy: I hope this camera finally starts to put pressure on Canon and Nikon to offer IBIS.
It's so obvious that not offering IBIS is just a way to get more money. I can't believe they've been able to get away with it for so long, but apparently their customers have been happy to double-dip, and to buy larger, heavier, more expensive, more complicated lenses, with more possible points of failure, and with compromised optics vs non-stabilized designs.
And the the fact that Sony's IBIS can be combined with optical stabilization is very exciting. I've been speculating for years about whether that would be possible, so I'm glad to see somebody implementing it. I can't wait to see how it performs.
holy bullsish and obfuscation.
Does anyone know Sony's rating?
How long have you been paying attention? My A700 AS mechanism died. Check the old Sony SLR talk (A-mount) forum. You will see instances of AS death.
The life of the shutter on the 7D, 7D2, 5D3, etc. is between 150K and 250K actuations.
What's the combined life of shutter+IS mechanism. How many actuations? If you don't know, don't make up hyperbolic b.s.
tesilab: But does the shutter still make a loud "clack"?
Yes. Loud as it's always been.
Highly unlikely that is the reason. Probably has more to do with (a) number of IS lenses, (b) rating of the parts for number of shutter actuations?
What's the life of the mechanism in the Sony?
Calvin Chann: Yet another Sony body. Why am I not surprised?
Holy dumb statements!
Take that Leicaphiles!!
Rooru S: Alright! Time to make a new comparison between the Nikon 80-400, Sony 70-400 and the new 100-400. Previously, the Canon was no match for the new lenses, but this promises a lot! I'm not a Canon shooter, but I can tell this is a good thing for all brands shooters (Prices will definitely go lower)
@ozturert - It's a dog. It's why I have a 70-200/4 and 300/4 and 1.4x TC. Don't be afraid to criticize an old, low-performing (relatively) lens.
wjansen - I agree with you but... here's a great thing the 7D2 can do that the A77ii cannot - make use of the large catalog of excellent EF lenses.
Camera wise, the 7D2 isn't much of a match for the A77ii. But for enthusiast level photography, the camera isn't half the story.
Bananasplit: I have no doubt that the lens is nice, well build and awsome optics. But the price is not worth for me..
I think the strategy of Canon is to earn more monry by making their product as expensive as possible, just a bit above what one would expect to pay. I believe it is a bad marketing strategy.
Silly comment. This lens is exactly in line with the Sony and Nikon counterparts. If you're saying at all the companies are conspiring to earn more money then holy cow - you're right.
Optically. The old formula is crap compared to the Sony 70-400 SSM G.
Digitall: People will buy this $1.800 APS-C camera body instead Nikon 610 Full Frame, just because 4FPS of difference!?Only if it is for those who already have the Canon system and want to break out their money....I'm just reading...
By that token, why buy either when you can use your Samsung Galaxy phone?
ihv: Hats off to Sony as the most innovative company in the photography field today.Admittedly not all is rosy and flawless, but this is the risk with innovation.
As per rumours, Sony might be coming up next in some months with the global shutter. Interesting times.
Pity the same cannot be said to no 1 and 2 in the photography industry.
Who cares about no 1 and 2? If Sony (or anyone) offers what you like, go for it!
Life is too short to think about stuff like that.
QX1 and QX1 for E-mount
Dumb and Dumber.
GiovanniB: Aperture is still the application with the best UI for pro users to manage large image libraries. No tedious switching between modules, full flexibility in comparing images while adjusting them, complete keyboard shortcut customization ... I already switched to Lightroom because of its better sharpening, integrated distortion correction etc., but miss the Aperture UI each day.
Sorry to see that Apple has become a toy company. They care more about the iPhones in 13 years old teenagers' pockets than about their (former) loyal pro user base. I remember how the presentation at Photokina 2006 finally convinced me to use Aperture, it was completely targeted at pro and enthusiast photographers. But boy, did they spiral down since.
The toys sell. A lot.