Prognathous: I'm not sure I understand the complaint about the "two dials not accessible from the shooting position"
If one holds the lens with his/her left hand (as one should), using a front dial requires one to move the index finger from the shutter release to the dial, while using a read dial (as in this camera) requires moving the thumb from the thumb-rest to the rear dial. What makes these two options so different? In both cases a finger has to be moved to get to a dial.
Update: It seems users of this camera don't consider this to be an issue:
I'm not sure I understand the complaint about the "two dials not accessible from the shooting position"
So apparently Nikon is now buying sensors from Canon... :)
This software is good enough to run it in a virtual machine if it ever becomes incompatible with future versions of Windows or Mac OS (and if Google indeed drops development, it's almost inevitable that it would become incompatible).
The Photo Ninja: Hooray! How about Fuji?
Fuji should co-operate with DxO to add support.
Not being able to use DxO Optics Pro with Fuji cameras is one of the main negative points I see against the X30 (which I'm considering to buy as a replacement for my Ricoh GXR/S10).
Nice pictures. I wonder if they would look very different taken with the very similar (but much cheaper) Sony RX1.
Prognathous: No info about the automatic AF micro-adjust? That's the true game changer I see in this release.
DualSystemGuy, any info how long does the process take and do you need a special target (distance, contrast, lighting level and color etc)?
No info about the automatic AF micro-adjust? That's the true game changer I see in this release.
Joed700: This is the sequel from the D600 fiasco. My D750's shutter died after 2000 actuation...got a brand new shutter a couple months back. When I posted this problem, lots of fanboys said my situation was just an isolated incident, and it could happen to anyone and any brand...Now we know they are wrong. In fact, my serial number matched the recalled batch.
I've been shooting Nikon since the late 80's, and I see that Nikon products are going down hill ever since D300/D700. D800 with green tint; D600 w/dust issue; D750 with light leak and shutter issue...300mm f/4 pf with VR issue..the new 24-70 f/2.8 VR with lower IQ compared to the older version....If it wasn't for the fact that I needed good DR performance, I would have sold all my Nikon gears and shoot strictly Canon.
If you're looking for good DR, there's another company now that makes a full frame DSLR with a Sony sensor...
LF Photography: So we basically have a D810 here, but with better weather-sealing, more rugged body, Best IBIS on the market with 5 stops of SR, Built in GPS with the ability to track stars, Built in WiFi, AA Filter simulator, Pixel Shift Resolution mode which will likely make the images taken with it rival MF quality, and all for $1800. Pentax also announced the holy trinity of f2.8 lenses before releasing the body, unlike some other manufacturers who shall remain nameless.In case you weren't convinced, just imagine the name plate says Nikon/Canon and imagine the madness that would ensue..
Excellent work Pentax!
To be fair, it's both D800E and D800 in a single camera, with a dash of D750 ;-)
CRAPhoto: The Pentax family is now complete. Almost every type of camera available, from point and shoot to Medium Format. Not many photo companies can offer that. Great way to take care of customers.
They don't have a smartphone yet :-)
JL Auch: Would love a "Ricoh GR Pro" kit.
Slightly larger interchangeable camera, with built in EVF (or even better OVF with electric overlay), small compact flash, and 28, 35, 50mm. Premium build (weather sealed).
I would settle for a GR III: More megapixels, much improved auto focus, built in EVF (again would actually prefer OVF with electronic brightlines), 28mm and 35mm versions, Auto Iso in manual (with cap ability to cap ISO in manual and TAV.) Flip screen (not fully articulated).
I would buy 3 instantly.
What you're describing is basically a Mark II of the Ricoh GXR.
Impressive camera, though I'm sure 50K USD is going to be difficult to justify to pros who currently use other medium format digital cameras and consider an upgrade.
An improved Pentax 645Z + Pixel Shift Resolution mode (like their K-3 II) would provide similar, if not better, results and would likely cost 8K USD or less. For still life in the studio, Pixel Shift won't pose an issue, given that the subject is, well, still.
Frank_BR: After examining the details of ARW, the Sony RAW format, I am convinced that it is a very good RAW format. In particular, I don't think a lossless RAW is absolutely necessary.
The ARW format has the following strengths:
1) High efficiency, just one byte per pixel2) effective resolution of 13 bits for small levels3) great simplicity, which allows on-the-fly encoding4) virtually invisible artifacts, except in very special cases when artifacts are provoked by a heavy/forced PP
The criticisms of the Sony RAW format are concentrated on item 4, and these criticisms only appeared after a few experiments revealed the visibility of artifacts in underexposed images of startrails that were submitted to strong pushing. It is very important to note here that the artifacts always appeared in combination with noise, which became highly visible because of the pushing.
A proposal to fix the "defect" of the Sony RAW format is next.
On the other hand "solving" it this way would ensure that Sony would continue with this nonsense instead of choosing the obvious and easy solution - offering uncompressed or losslessly compressed RAW.
DPR: Have you asked Sony to provide official response to this article?
Prognathous: Nice money-is-no-object camera. Less appealing if money is of *any* importance (compared to a camera like the Pentax 645z for example, which for all intent is just as capable).
It's even cheaper in Adorama:
Pentax 645Z Medium Format Digital SLR Camera Body$8,499.00Pentax 645D FA 55mm f/2.8 AL [IF] SDM AW Lens$1,196.95- $1,196.95FREE
I didn't imagine the price:
http://www.amazon.com/Pentax-645Z-Camera-3-Inch-Black/dp/B00LHWDZUCThis item: Pentax 645Z 51MP SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD- Body (Black) $7,725.26Pentax D FA 645 55mm f/2.8 AL [IF] SDM AW Lens $865.30
I couldn't find the 007 on Amazon so I quoted the B&H pre-order price. Are you aware of any special price for it?
The 007 kit with 70mm lens goes for 21.5K USD (preorder at B&H). The 645z with 55mm lens goes for 8.5K USD (Amazon). So yes, it's not 20K difference, but it's still huge.
Scorpius1, please provide a link to a comparison that shows this. I couldn't find any, just people (e.g. luminous-landscape.com Michael Reichmann) saying that there is a slight advantage to Leica, but one that requires "some serious pixel-peeping to see the differences" even at very large print size. If so, I doubt paying $20,000 more for an equivalent kit is justified to anyone who care *at all* about price.
Nice money-is-no-object camera. Less appealing if money is of *any* importance (compared to a camera like the Pentax 645z for example, which for all intent is just as capable).