Typical Leica: 30 x 45mm sensor with 1 (one) AF point for $16.900? Hi Seal and Medvedev! How are you guys?
Amazing pictures! Please dpreview; we need more such photographers featured at Reader's Showcase and more frequently..
Move the curser to the top-left corner at wide-open for all lenses to see which one is the best..
A big smoooch on my $500 85/1.8G for not being shy to stand against a reference lens costing 9-times as much..
Dedicated to those who blame their gear rather then their own talent. Bravo young artist!
"Mirrorless" has been a great convenience for lens design. Most of the mirrorless lenses are still retrofocus design to some degree, however the lens designers do not need to take into account the mirror box anymore. So, the register distances are minimal, like rangefinder designs, more compact sizes, allowing also the use of a wide range of adapters for the majority of the brands on the market, new or old.. Better lenses for the mirrorless bodies will be realized, especially those shorter than 60mm, than those specifically designed for the DSLRs. (The 25/2 Batis, for instance, seems to be better than any available 24 or 25mm lens..)
BobYIL: Why Mirrorless? In very dark situations, looking through the viewfinder of an A6000 set to ISO 6400 is something you will never experience with the optical rangefinder of a Leica or viewfinder of a Nikon with prism, including the digital ones. (From someone who have been using both since more than 50 years)
Rooru S: Try one of the new designs like the A6000... no disturbing lag, at 6400 little noise (grain) at dark places but almost no grain if there is a bit of light, refresh rate very fast, manual focus by peaking works OK in low light, tried with 35/1.4 Summilux, set the peaking level to high. I am very satisfied with the progress they achieved. (Try 11fps for steet photography, you feel like HCB capturing every tiny expression changes ;-p )
Why Mirrorless? In very dark situations, looking through the viewfinder of an A6000 set to ISO 6400 is something you will never experience with the optical rangefinder of a Leica or viewfinder of a Nikon with prism, including the digital ones. (From someone who have been using both since more than 50 years)
On the innovative side, especially concerning the new sensor technology and compact camera design, Sony have accomplished in the last two years more than what Canikon could in the last decade...
A nice move from Leica to replace the dying X-series..
cluening: Anyone heard anything about the resulting pixel pitch of such a BSI sensor?
Isn't it 36000 divided by 7952? (In microns..)
Amazing capture! Excellent framing to enhance action..
I wish I had one-tenth of the talent to create wonders with a modest 5-year-old camera like this photographer instead of the money to afford 10 times more expensive gear he uses..
Canikon vs SonyZeiss.. The latter one sets some of the rules of the future..
BobYIL: Those criticizing buyers of Leicas should realize that for some people the "different" or "unique" could mean more than the "better".
HowaboutRAW, did you invent "The M 50mm 1.4 APO"?
Those criticizing buyers of Leicas should realize that for some people the "different" or "unique" could mean more than the "better".
One ton of residual spherical aberrations, reminiscent of the 35mm Summilux pre-Asph. wide open however with excessive smearing (not sharp-glow)... Similar or even better effects can be obtained with Zeiss Softar filters and to varying degrees like #1 and 2; at ALL apertures.. Also some older Russian lenses show similar "glow" at wider apertures for little money.(Soft-effect filters are available through other brands too.. Also Photoshop has Softar filter effect feature that works fine enough...)
What! ..."only cherry wood" but no bubinga or cocobolo wood??? *sigh*
Hardly a "big deal":
- The CMV12000 from CMOSIS could have been used.. (In all regards much better..)
- Hi-ISO characteristics not comparable to any recent FF or APS-C sensor, let alone the A7S.. With the diminutive 1" sensor, sensitivity would not please the professionals or PJs.. (Not talking about the DR yet..)