SeeRoy: Since probably less than 5% of these lenses go to professional users - in any sense of the word "professional" - they are primarily a luxury purchase to make the buyer feel special. It happens in all sectors of the consumer durables market. Yer pays yer money (or not) and yer takes yer choice. Personally I feel that knowing how to use the camera and what it's pointed at are about 95% of what's required to get decent results. But we all fall for this marketing nonsense to some degree.
I think real pros are buying the 50mm 1.8 G and banging out amazing shots with that lens at a fraction of the price.
photo perzon: Nikon should make a smaller AFS retro for the rest of us.
Umm, actually you can.
A bunch of whiners on here. If you make any money with your camera gear, buy first party batteries or use AAs in a vertical grip.
dylanbarnhart: Sony fragmentation continues. Just when you thought the Alpha was great, Sony tells you the SLT is better. Then the NEX came a long with even better image quality in smaller size. Then scratch that, full frame NEX is here. Oh and lenses you bought don't work now. If you're sick of buying lenses, then the RX superzoom is for you. Actually who needs a camera anyways, since we're all using camera phones nowadays. So scratch that and buy the QX lens camera instead. All you really sacrify is image quality.
But really, no matter what lenses you buy today, they won't work for yet another Sony system to be announced tomorrow. But don't worry, there will be adapters.
I thought Sony learned a lesson from their TV days. Guess not.
It's like throwing darts on the ceiling and seeing which will stick!
Does this mean if you buy a dirt cheap warranted D600, will Nikon replace your shutter mechanism with one that doesn't splash oil onto your sensor? If so that would be a much better deal!
Premium lens for rich doctors and dentists! Saying that, Nikon needs to get on the ball and either replace or release a premium 50mm. The 50mm 1.4 G is quite literally junk.
He's a white guy, photographing other white people. It's not like he dressed up as a lion and gained the trust of a pride of lions. Not exactly what I call hard photojournalism.
thxbb12: It's a great device, very much needed in order to fix potential AF inaccuracy due to camera/lens miscalibration inherently present with the traditional outdated PDAF tech.
Instead of buying this device I'm glad to have switched to mirror-less: AF inaccuracies are a thing of the past :-) Long gone is my frustration with AF micro-adjustments, etc. I now enjoy photography a lot more, no more AF frustration!
JWest...£20,000? Is that like $2? I have no clue what you're sputtering about!
I have a Nikon V1 and indeed they hybrid focusing is good...in good light. In low light it loses that advantage. There is still merit in mirrored cameras and I consider it far from outdated tech.
Outdated PDAF tech? That outdated tech still focus tracks moving subjects better than all the mirrorless cameras combined.
This guy is a better photographer than many of the gearheads that fester on this site! Good stuff.
I think this service is great. Yes it cost money, but at least the option is there.
Jonathan F/2: Snooze. I've already used the Nikon V1 on jobs that required complete silence. Works perfectly.
In decent light, the V1 and FT-1 adapted lenses can easily blend into one's workflow side-by-side.
I think you guys at DPreview should spend more time taking compositionally more interesting photographs. I don't care that you use something like the 15mm f/8 body cap lens to shoot your E-P5 photos, just make your photos more pleasing to look at. These look like outtakes from someone accidentally pressing the shutter.
Snooze. I've already used the Nikon V1 on jobs that required complete silence. Works perfectly.
$3000 and the Sony RX1's C-AF is nowhere near my bargain basement priced Nikon V1. Wake me up when the rest of mirrorless world actually gets decent continuous autofocus.
Arn: Wow. Samsung keeps introducing interesting lenses, definitely a pretty good lens selection for a mirrorless system. This is one sexy fisheye! Great that they have put so much effort to reducing the size. The NX system deserves more fame! I hope Samsung will up the game with a follower to the great NX20, but will fix the loose diopter adjustment in an otherwise great EVF. It would be a shame to see a promising system dwindle due to no interesting camera bodies.
Samsung has the lenses, they just need to design a good looking body.
The iPhone is done. Tracking hits on my websites show that Android based phones are in greater use.
Samaistuin: I definitely think that Fuji should be bold and release a fixed (i.e. not a zoom) tele lens, like a fast 180mm.
If there are users for their quality primes, my guess is that the same people could be tempted by a high quality long lens, with a faster aperture.
Give it a thought, Fuji. Not even the µ4/3 users have that in their line up.
Panasonic has the 150mm 2.8 OIS scheduled for release next year.