Steve Balcombe: This is why we're still waiting for the 7D MkII - obviously it must be getting this sensor...
It was meant as humour rather than sarcasm, but either way not to be taken literally! I'm pretty sure it works in any language.
And hey, there's many a true word spoken in jest...
This is why we're still waiting for the 7D MkII - obviously it must be getting this sensor...
this is what you get after spending 4000 Usd on a full frame and pro lens.
135 mm, f2.8,full frame.
Look similar to Leica Noctilux 50/f0.95 on a M9.
i love them a lot.
I cannot believe heavy pp was used, maybe some vignetting, but the hardware she uses can generate these pics out of camera.
So indeed strange why she gets coverage at DPR, so many many other great ones on 500px?
@Merde79 - you're right, and to me that simply shows that there is no subterfuge here. That's an image created by someone with a fine creative eye, who is/was still learning her technical skills.
I was all set for a "what on earth is this doing on dpreview" sort of post - after all, there are thousands of very good photographers on Flickr, why single out this one? But actually they are exceptionally good, especially if as claimed she has less than two years experience.
How many of the detractors wouldn't be proud to have taken this shot, for example? http://www.flickr.com/photos/75571860@N06/8694487450/
Superb. Maybe just a little long - it's very hard to hold the attention for nearly seven minutes - but I wouldn't want to be the one to decide what to cut out, it's all so good.
rockjano: Will it be better than the Sigma 150-500? (which is not bad for what it is and how much it cost) 500-600mm difference is not huge...
No need to introduce all that complexity. The subject is 20% larger with the 600 mm lens, that's all there is to it.
dccdp: It's always disturbing to see other people's fetishes.
"The only mirrors they can bear are the ones locked inside a DSLR."
Very profound! And with more than a hint of truth.
PowerG9atBlackForest: Yes, I agree to what Jamie said.But, as I wanted to trace back the (more or less isolated but significant) reflections on the water to their origins in the sky - there were none!
I agree, the mismatch between sea and sky is very unsettling.
"It's good, but it's not quite Carling."
eawhitcomb: I'll admit it...I bought into the cuteness of the S01. Had to have one...in red! Turned out to be the best purchase I made....for my friend's 7 year old daughter. She loves it and it's the perfect size for her.
There is a market for these -- not the hip and stylish one they claim, but the 6 & 7 year olds who want to run around and take pictures.
My first thought was that this camera seems to be aimed at people who don't have a smartphone. I do have a couple of friends who have held on to their old not-smart phones ("all I want to do is make calls") but that immediately tells you they won't want a gimmick camera. Which leaves 7-year-olds.
This fixes the one annoying little problem with the old 55-250 IS which is the rotating front element. And the price is only slightly higher. Good move by Canon.
So far so good, but what they now need is 3D retouching software. Not for brighter eyes and whiter teeth - but to make us look slimmer, fitter and younger. A sort of Portrait Professional for statues :-)
I recently made some optimised images for a friend's Facebook page - the pixel sizes are on their help pages.
DVT80111: 40% more sensitive = barely 1/2 f-stop right?
log2(1.4) = 0.485 stops. Close enough I think :-)
We should expect improvements to a mature technology to be incremental. This isn't just half a stop, it's _another_ half a stop improvement over an already excellent sensor.
Wow, I've just learned the price of this thing - Wex (in the UK) are taking pre-orders for £1299 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AdamT: Ripping off the UK as usual . Tax is only a fraction of the difference the rate is 1.56 Dollars to the Pound - that means the lens should be £512 + Tax + Import duty , about £650 not £800 Greedy Barstards
As the article takes the trouble to remind us, the UK price will settle further than the US price, bringing them even closer together.
When I was thinking about buying a 120-300 OS a few months ago, the UK price was significantly lower than the US price.
Mirror lens for mirrorless cameras? So they won't be mirrorless any more...
donaldxr: Just remember one thing: It's a phone. The camera is just an extra feature.
It's actually a powerful computer with phone and camera peripherals built in.
Pat Cullinan Jr: Richard,
For your sake please consult with a large-format pro or other grizzled adept about "the greater low-light ability that a larger sensor would otherwise give."
Len speed remains constant.
All the best,
It's hard not to get very exasperated with yet another post from yet another "grizzled adept" who doesn't understand the effect of changing sensor size.
Richard and Joe are both right.
If those samples had no lens corrections applied (as the article says) then they are remarkably free of CA for a fast lens. Very impressive.
I was toying with the idea of replacing my 30/1.4 with Sigma's 35/1.4, but this could be a better option as I have no plans to switch to full frame and f/1.8 is fast enough for me.