Best camera release this year. Makes me think the other brands are lagging.
Honestly I don't see too many mirrorless shooters out in the real world. I'm guessing most of them spend their free time on the internet preaching how DSLRs are dinosaurs and dissing anything Canon/Nikon instead of actually taking photos! Lol
Jonathan F/2: A lot of haters on here. I don't see other manufacturers churning out the amount of new glass like Nikon. If Nikon does one thing right it's lenses. The fact that I can mount 100s if not thousands of lenses spanning several decades is a testament to the bedrock of the F mount.
What crap? Name another camera company that has a fully fleshed out 1.8 prime lens line-up or a 200-500 VR for $1300 or an ultra compact 300 f/4 PF VR or offers a 5 year lens warranty in the USA or still offers free pro repair and lending services to real professional photographers and not weekend warriors who think they're pro because they paid membership dues to the cheesy @$$ NPPA? Go keep drinking that internet kool-aid, kid.
MustyMarie: The real test: Just saw a F1 broadcast, many cams seen - zero A7RII's, all users using a VF, can a fast pan be done easily via EVF or LCD?
But the real test will be at the next Olympics and other Huge major sports events, will it/they still be Canon/Nikon events (massive #'s at the Olympics) or will there be oodles of A7RII's and Zony lens users ??
What will professionals resort to, cam or more complete lens systems or ?
PS: Prophecy- Sony had better start a massive Zony lens lending program for qualified pros at the huge events to succeed.
It will never happen. I love mirrorless cameras, but there's no way they can handle breakneck action at high fps rates and large volume shooting. They'd probably freeze in the middle of an important shot and you'd see a pro photog throwing their camera straight into the pavement out of frustration! lol
A lot of haters on here. I don't see other manufacturers churning out the amount of new glass like Nikon. If Nikon does one thing right it's lenses. The fact that I can mount 100s if not thousands of lenses spanning several decades is a testament to the bedrock of the F mount.
I think my E-M5II pictures look better in 40mp mode with better micro contrast and acuity over the A7RII.
Operator: Nice, so Nikon is still working on there budget line primes. So far they have now a ...
AF-S 1,8 20mmAF-S 1,8 24mmAF-S 1,8 28mmAF-S 1,8 35mmAF-S 1,8 50mmAF-S 1,8 85mm
All of them in a fresh redesign for high res sensors, light and inexpensive. The Sigma Art series is doing the 1,4 job;-) Fine and good times for prime shooter.
Please Nikon give us next a inexpensive AF-S 2,8 (or 4) 14mm so that I can sell my Samyang and couldn't be more happy.
Nikon's 1.8 line is just another reason why Sony's mirrorless FF cameras just can't compete. Sony can't make a lens without Zeiss holding their hand and then rubber stamping the lenses in addition to their vanity tax!
Retzius: on another note... Nikon going to very large front elements and 'E' models with electronic aperture motors is an obvious attempt to do everything they can to innovate without changing the F mount.
they would be better off creating a new mount like Canon did with a larger throat and more contacts. it would give them more versatility as they migrated to the inevitable mirrorless models
The F mount is the most robust and backwards compatible lens mount in the history of photography. With Nikon innovating lens design, shrinking their optics and using lighter materials for their DSLRs, FF mirrorless isn't going to be dethroning DSLRs anytime soon.
"At least for the first few years of its production, the older 24-70mm F2.8 was notorious for cracking rubber around the zoom ring, and for the zoom barrel jamming."
That's the first time I've ever heard of those issues. Sounds like hyperbole.
Too bad expensive name brand lenses don't make better photographers. I'd rather buy Sigma Art glass over something outrageous like the Zeiss Otus.
Bob 1: I read the text and I'm immediately excited... expecting to see what $4,500(+) worth of new, top-end, photographic equipment can really do. You (DPR) really know how to burst my balloon. I'm a photo hobbyist and an active equipment consumer. These snaps only tell me that my Canon M, yes my $400 close-out w/22mm kit lens, can take snaps which, IMO, look as good as these on-line samples. Personally, I don't want to see photos like I might take.... I want to see sample galleries taken by professionals who know how to bring the best out of top-end equipment and without PP, color or otherwise... Amazon, are you listening?
I have read DPR reviews and forums for many years, prior to actually signing up. Overall, the reviews are usually very informative.... and I love the forum discussions. I just wish a little more planing could be put into new equipment sample galleries :)..... like the videos with DPR staff and a pro showing how the sample photos were made.... GREAT!! HAGD, Bob
Check out Korean camera/electronics review site: popco.kr
They probably do the best review sample images that I've seen of any camera site.
Why are all the shots focused on the nose? Seems a bit gimmicky to me.
I wish Nikon would make some AF pancake lenses like Canon's 24mm and 40mm STM lenses for DX & FX.
I like Fuji, but they need more budget options. I might need one or two top tier lenses, but I don't need my whole kit to be composed of super fast lenses. A couple f1.8, f2 and/or even f2.8 primes would be fine. Sigma's DN lenses would of been great.
Eric Hensel: I'm amazed at the number of people that wonder where the cheap FE lenses are. Why would you use cheap lenses on a modern FF sensor?
You guys are spouting nonsense. The majority of all those lenses I mentioned have been released within the last 5-7 years and can either hang or out resolve the current D810 36mp sensor. The Nikon 20mm 1.8 G was just released this year! Not to mention a lot of the old film era lenses still work perfectly fine on modern DSLRs. I haven't even mentioned the 1.4 prime lenses, access to top level Sigma Art/Sport series glass and Nikon trickling out Phase Fresnel element (PF) lenses that reduce weight and size nullifying any practical size advantage of mirroless full frame.
I use Sony, Nikon and Olympus and appreciate what they all have to offer, but I have to call out hyperbole when I read it. On top of that, does Sony offer 5 year warranty service to their lenses in the US or offer pro level repair services for working pros and free rentals while your gear is being worked on?
Nikon has the budget oriented 20, 28, 35, 50, 85 1.8 primes. The 18-35, 24-85, 70-300 budget zooms and the 16-35, 24-120 and 70-200 f/4 VR semi-pro lineup just to name a few. Pair any of those lenses to a D750 and you have an A7II killer right there.
I wouldn't mind getting this and some good quality Voigtlander glass!
Is it me or does that front dial look incredibly cheap?
RStyga: Where is the review DPR??
Oh well, in the meantime here's the review by the masterful Ming Thein (in two parts):
I'd switch "masterful" with "sleep inducing" as I find his photography way boring!
I had an A7 and returned it. I love mirrorless, but all the great advantages of the format go out the door with the bigger sensor in terms of both camera and lens sizes. If someone wants to go FF, I think they are better off getting a FF Canon/Nikon and any of the Sigma 24/35/50 Art lenses.