mandophoto: Why are people surprised by the cost of this lens? I mean compared to the Leica perfect 50mm f2 ($7,350.00,) and the Zeiss perfect 55mm f1.4 ($4,000.00,) this perfect Nikon 58 is a bargain.
As for the bulbous design, lets thank auto focus.
Lets see how they stack up against each other in tests before such a broad statement.
Some of the rational. Sato is one of the premier lens designers out there. This is going to be a special lens.
mgblack74: Wow. Suddenly the boys have turned their attention away from the Canikon twins to the new girl in the room: Sony. Not sure I'd use it for a wedding, but Sony just changed the market. Canikon, your move. The D610 & D5300 doesn't count.
Lets see if changed the market equates sales. to this point, it has not. Canon/Nikon offer great cameras at a great price, second to none lens selctions, pro services, and a deep used market and total third party support. Nikons D610/D800 prices are reasonable. These two Sonys look mighty nice, and i hope they do increase Sony market share. If they offer pro level AF, they will be a force to be reckoned with.
estarkey: Let's be honest. Sony got balls the size of Texas. Ok with that out off the way there is a major problem: Canon's 6D has a max ISO of 102k and this is only 25k? A deal breaker for me.
I LOVE uncompressed video out feature, but what about max ISO in video mode? That is the reason I went back to Canon instead of getting the alpha 77, because ISO 1600 just won't cut it.
Check the DXO scores for the D800/D600. These Sonys should be at least as good. Good times in Sony land.
RichRMA: Depressing. The Americans frittered away their money on the white elephant known as the ISS, killed the Shuttle program, and now have to go begging to the Russians to launch their people TO the white elephant while what's left of NASA hooks its wagon to the global warming gravy train to save what jobs they can. How did it get to this?
The science being done on the ISS is real.
fPrime: OMG... Did Dpreview actually admit here that the D600 has a sensor oil/dust issue? And all it took was a incremental model number change by Nikon! Imagine if Nikon had released a D810 as well... Dpreview might have also had the guts to finally acknowledge the Left AF focusing defect instead of hiding their heads in the sand for a year.
Patco, section 12 and 23.
DPR clearly points out the oil issue in several places in the review, including the conclusion.
maxola67: More 200 posts for K3 and only 60 ones for D610 - Nikon doesn't make interests.
The D600 article was only put up very late last night. The D600/D610 will outsell the K3 what, maybe 10-1? It makes great cameras, but Pentax couldn't market their way out of a wet paper bag.
cam shooter: It is refreshing to see Pentax finally entered year 2013. A little late to the game, but they might now be able to competed with the d7100.
Lets see how that AF works. It certainly outspecs the D7100 in many areas, it probably will match the IQ (same sensor), the Nikon has the pro level 51 point AF, the Pentax the non crippling buffer, FPS and the better build and superb sealing. Excellent camera for the pentax crowd, have always loved how Pentax does not gimp the features. Although the D7100 is no slouch on features. This would pretty much compete with a non existent to this point D400.
Nice camera, a tank. Kudos Pentax, lots of happy users no doubt.
Griffo 155: Whilst this is an interesting addition to the Nikon family I hardly think this will dig Nikon out of their lowly market share... Are there so many underwater snorkelers going to invest into this camera. I don't think so!It may count as a go anywhere travel camera - but I find this as a very strange move by Nikon. To my mind Nikon have clearly lost their way.Lets wait and see, I hope they have something up their sleeve for the next presentation, which will entice people to buy into or buy back into the Nikon line,but, one thing's for sure I don't think it will be a D400!
Lowly market share? You mean beating the pants off everyone but canon?
thejohnnerparty: I liked the old scene better, especially the box with the yarn, the robot and watch in the corner. Over all I just like it better. Granted, there are some good things in the new one, but I would consider the old one a classic.
The thread in the box was great, showed shadow noise and detail very well. I like the new one though, especialy the ability to change the lighting and size with a click.
falconeyes: I would have been keen to learn about AF consistency using the new 70D's dual pixel live view AF.
You seem to be under the misconception they buy all the equipment they test.
mpgxsvcd: Crack! Did you hear that? That was Sony hitting a home run off of Canon's washed up pitcher.
Nikon wasn't even in the game and Olympus and Panasonic were playing against each-other on the Pee-wee field.
Hasselbad was in the stands cheering on Sony and Pentax was absolutely dominating a game of tether-ball that no one cared to watch.
Fuji was artistically creating a master piece at a beautiful pond nearby. However, their brush broke and they spilled the paint everywhere which just made a huge mess.
That crack was the sound of the breaking backs of the accountants carrying the billions of dollars of negative reciepts for sony.
Ybor: This has to be the single dumbest Comment section related to a DPR article since the inception of the site. And, after reading through most of the comments I want to puke so I think I will. I am not a fan of DPR forums or articles but they provide occasional entertainment.
Thanks to talk radio, Fox News, other regular people on the internet and forums, we have entered an era where masses are learning true history and getting real news.
SundanceXY: Well, in the EOS 1D-X preview from November 2011 until today there were over 400 comments (before you started deleting some) and I guess about 90% of them were asking just one simple question: Will there ever be a full review of this camera? You could at least have had the courtesy to tell all those who have taken the time to register and post here that there never will be a full review. But there was never any kind of response from your side.
I would like to read it too, and I would never justify buying one. Truth is though, flagship reviews are traditionally the longest most involved reviews done. And then of course, the D4, which came out first, would have to be reviewed along side. I wish they would review everything, but I understand why they don't. And they don't review many PS anymore either.
Purchasers of $8500.00 cameras do not come to DPR for purchasing info. Nor would purchasers of .0001 percent of dslr cameras sold make much difference. web space better spent on what consumers who come here care about.
odoketa: There exist places where commenting provides a valuable service, providing context or additional examples or helpful feedback.
With my apologies for contributing to the negativity already present on this post, dpreview is not one of those places.
I'm not sure how so many angry, mean people ended up in one place, but they did. And changing that culture will take a lot. It's especially funny when I compare it to some of the photography groups I belong to, where members are generally supportive, even if the group is completely internet based.
So, for me, on this site, I'm with @typicalarmchairphotographycritic - comments are punishment for scrolling too far down.
Its just not here, and just not now. I have seen this in video card BB's way back in the 80's. It's a community thing. You think its bad here, try hanging out on a pick up truck forum. Anonimity breeds bravery and contempt.
GeorgeD200: This, I hate. The fact that these photos would be printed in B&W was a central compositional factor to most of the photographers at the time. Adding color is disingenuous to their original work. It cheapens the photo and the artist that colorized them.
Many of these photos were designed to document a particular event, and color composition wasn't part of the equation. To add color to photos like "Migrant Mother" suggests information that is artificial. We don't know what color blouse she wore, and to suggest a color would be dishonest, unless properly identified as an artists interpretation, like colorized drawings of dinosaurs.
Thats your opinion. I like them. And it brings the original shooters images to the forefront for discussion and viewing. I personally doubt they would as disturbed as most of the snooty responses on DPR.
They are well done and detract absolutely nothing from the originals, which believe it or not, are still BW, and still available for purchase. An interesting and sucessful experiment.