A well deserved Gold rating..
Aww! This one looks so banal to go with my Bubinga-wood Stellar and Lunar bodies.. When would Hassy offer this with burgundy lizard hide, anyone having an idea?
One thing is for sure: It is "the reference" normal lens below $1.000.
Francis Carver: "....at around $999 / £900, it costs several times as much as the 50mm F1.4 options for DSLR systems. So what exactly are you paying for?"
Oh, that is an easy enough question to answer, yes indeed.
Let us see now... okay, so the lens will go for USD 999 buckaroos, correct?
Okay, so first you pay the "name surcharge" associated with the Sony name: $300.
Next, you pay the "name surcharge" associated with the Zeiss name: yeap, that will be yet another $300, good people.
What you have got left -- $399 - is all that this lens is really worth and should be selling for. Really.
Do you know any other lens of the same optical quality before setting its real worth as $399?
I think what Rarindra Prakarsa was for Jakarta (fotocommunity.com) Mrs. Shumilova is the same for Russia.
What do these photographs tell us at the first rate?
"Keep on dreaming of the highest technology that would match your capabilities while in capable hands some DSLRs most would quiver their noses at still continue to fascinate us."
Not to undermine the innovative step however this looks not unlike having to pay 10 times more for a resolution increase of about 50% or 10 times more for a FF sensor than the cost of the APS-C; all based on the same CMOS technology.
Let's be patient until we see a comparison against the D800E. (How much we can pay over $3.000 just for some 25% more linear resolution?)
Too much criticism for a camera offering full frame, smallest size yet still to use practically any lens available, pro-class hi ISO and all these for the least price.
BobYIL: MTF curves indicate that this will be a better one than the 35mm Art. Remarkable!
@ brian : Go to"Resources" on this link:
MTF curves indicate that this will be a better one than the 35mm Art. Remarkable!
It tells more than a snowy tree: Solitude, immense vastness, freezing cold in spite of warm colors, stillness.. Congratulations for expressing different meanings but in simplicity.
Something wrong with the A7R RAW files? How come the file sizes happened to be half of the D800 and not much different than the 5DIII (for instance ISO6400)?
Loot at the colors RAW @ISO 6400.. The best two are the A7R and 5DMarkIII. The new 36MP sensor seems clearly as an improvement over the one on the D800/E series.
Shame on Nikon, shame on Canon too, for insisting to ignore of what we really want and pushing on what they like us to buy.
yabokkie: I would think Nikon as a superstar started up 6 years ago with D3, D300, and several great lenses, whatever their tradition before that are mostly rubbish now.
there are still something in the rubbish league that are still shining today, from 1997 70-180 Zoom Micro to 2005 300/2.8 for example, but they don't change the whole picture.
Thanks Zeus and Montezuma that we enjoy the insightful commentary of Prof. yabokkie today too.. He shed a light on all dark corners of the Nikon history.
90% of this criticism would not happen if it had a price tag of the D610...
Nikon set a model with the pricing of D800 and D600; now with the Df it is only opportunism..
This is sign of lack of innovation, desperation of not being able to turn out new products, not being able to cope up with the trend but seeking exclusivity through retro design and high price. Niche products should not be for a mass-production company like Nikon..
skinnymakespretty: why is the quality looks so similar to my iphone? =(
Your ophthalmologist can answer it..
I wonder how many of us can use the digital cameras in manual mode.. how many of us can use a conversion software with full features.