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.
Steve Balcombe: Touit? Is that pronounced twit, or twee?
I'm not just having a cheap laugh at Zeiss's expense here, this is a genuine issue - do they not employ English-speaking international marketing people??
@AbrasiveReducer - " And "poison" in German is "gift"."
I once had the pleasure of explaining to a customer that his product, called xxxxxx Mist in English, needed another name for the German market. Google translate: http://translate.google.com/#de/en/mist
@klopus - "Steve, Zeiss is proudly and historically German company. Why should they name their lenses so that it is convenient for Americans?"
I'm not talking about what is convenient for anybody, I'm talking about the unbelievable stupidity of calling a product "twit". Maybe you don't know, it means idiot. I would have expected better of Zeiss's marketing department.
Touit? Is that pronounced twit, or twee?
I can just imagine the dpreview editors smiling to one another as they anticipated the cries of "what does this have to do with photography?" :-)
Overall I'm in favour. I think many of the objections are just a 'shock' reaction which will dissipate pretty quickly as people get used to the new look and work out how to use it.
BUT - I think they've made one hideous mistake, which is that we can no longer browse photographs with the data on the right. Sure we want the best possible view of the photographs (which was already possible using the Lightbox) but sometimes the data is part of what you want to browse and now you have to actively scroll down to see it. Imagine doing that dozens or hundreds of times...
Also in the views where we have screenfuls of justified images, I'd like the option to choose much smaller images.
One final thought - I have fibre broadband so it's all very slick, but I wonder what this is like to use on a slower connection???