All these DN lenses are meant for an APS-C sensor. On M43, they're totally worthless.
Jonathan F/2: Doesn't Sigma use a 1.7x crop factor for their sensors? This 50mm would actually equal 85mm. Perfect portrait length.
I wonder if this 50mm 2.8 will be their next DN lens to accompany the 19mm and 30mm? On M43, 50mm would be a 100mm and that's a pretty good portrait length.
Doesn't Sigma use a 1.7x crop factor for their sensors? This 50mm would actually equal 85mm. Perfect portrait length.
Can you guys hire some decent photographers? These are the most uninspiring photos ever.
undergrounddigga: I have also voted for the OM-D, however what this poll or perhaps the 2012 market shows how important Sony became!
If we look the major/best camera releases this year (5DMII, X-Pro1, N D800/E, OMD, Pan GH3, K-30, RX1, RX100, A99 and NEX6 (would swop this with A57) and perhaps Leica MM), from these 11 cameras 7 have Sony sensors. Not only that, but Sony is represented by 4 cameras of their own. They have been by far the most innovative this year.
And if I look at the near future (2013), I predict a similar year for Sony. Whilst I can't really see anything really revolutionary coming out from Nikon or Canon (we will probably get an updated version of the same old recipe: i.e.D800 or D5MIII). Hopefully I'm wrong in this.
I'm not a brand follower. I'm interested in what's best/suits me most from the market. For this reason, I would love to see, something awesome from each one of these companies.
Sony should get the sensor of the year award! ;-)
marco1974: "pansy whining"? Is this what you think of not being willing to stand for blatant corruption?
My take is he used the information to manipulate the situation for his benefit. This was nothing but a power play on Woodford's part.
Woodford ain't no whistle blower looking out for the well-being of his fellow co-workers. He's just another corporate opportunist looking to gratify his self-indulgent ego.
I'm more interested in the results from the E-M5 & 17mm 1.8 in the sample gallery! :-)
Snooze...I thought this website was for still cameras?
JohnyP: Love the shape, love the controls and flash mount...Hate small sensor, low res EVF.
Something with such a good design and should have had a bigger sensor. Something with such a small sensor should have been a flat pocketable P&S.
Umm, resolution doesn't matter as much as refresh rate. That's why the Olympus VF-2 looks and does better in low light in comparison to the NEX-7.
I still don't see the appeal of this type of lens. If weight is such a concern, get a 180mm 2.8 AF-D.
Simon97: I like the new design. It has an actual grip. No more pinching a flat box between the fingers. It is proportioned that way due to the small size. It looks big, but if you have seen how small the kit zoom is, you know the camera is pretty small. Nikon listened an got the main functions out of the menu and into dials and buttons. Now you can customize!
People afraid of the smaller sensor have not seen images from raw. High ISO noise is less than 4/3rds. Less noise than some older APS-C and about a stop behind the current APS-C sensors. Of course, the new sensor performance remains to be tested.
Don't take my word for it. Go here http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikonv1j1/18 set ISO to 1600 and compare the shadow areas vs other cameras.
Finally, you will never get a kit zoom or tele lens nearly as small with 4/3rd or APS-C.
You're comparing the old 12mp sensor to the Nikon 1 sensor. The new 16mp sensors coming from the E-M5 and E-PL5/E-PM2 is on par with the NEX-5R.
Snooze...wake me up when Sony sends one of their camera/sensor engineers talk to DPreview. Marketing guys just spout the same old babble.
Jonathan F/2: I miss Phil Askey's sample shots. At least you get proper people photographs every time he took pictures of his wife/gf. What's up with these samples? Who gets a fast 70-200 2.8 equivalent lens and then goes off shooting land/cityscapes?
Dpreview, you should go check out this Korean photo site which did a much better preview on the 35-100 and a proper one at that with a real model!
I'm not complaining, but a few people shots should always be included in any sample set. Especially a lens like this which will most likely be used in such a manner. My Panasonic 45-175 X lens can shoot good landscape/cityscapes, but a fast lens like the 35-100 will definitely excel for people and portraiture.
I miss Phil Askey's sample shots. At least you get proper people photographs every time he took pictures of his wife/gf. What's up with these samples? Who gets a fast 70-200 2.8 equivalent lens and then goes off shooting land/cityscapes?
I don't mind these articles at all. I don't mind Eric Kim either. What I do mind, is that DPreview has been slacking in the "review" part of this website. There are a ton of cameras that need reviewing. Get to work!
People buy a P&S camera to shoot raw? Why?
Jonathan F/2: Dpreview scores are definitely tainted. The D800 and 5Dm3 get the same score? So despite having 36mp and being $500 USD cheaper, you guys feel the 5D mark III is equal to the D800? The cons for the D800 are more like niggles, while the cons for the 5Dm3 are issues of concern. And even stated on the 5Dm3 review itself "Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category." Yeah right.
@ Photo nuts, why does your profile say you're based in the United States? Last I checked, the USA has the same $3999 price tag across the country.
@ Kane Joseph - I agree, it's probably better to just abolish the numerical system and stick to the award system. If the cameras were reversed specs-wise I'd still question DPreview's scoring system. So this isn't a Nikon vs Canon issue, this is about DPreview getting their scoring straight.
Dpreview scores are definitely tainted. The D800 and 5Dm3 get the same score? So despite having 36mp and being $500 USD cheaper, you guys feel the 5D mark III is equal to the D800? The cons for the D800 are more like niggles, while the cons for the 5Dm3 are issues of concern. And even stated on the 5Dm3 review itself "Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category." Yeah right.
After looking at all those samples, I see nothing that couldn't be shot with modern mirrorless cameras with fast glass. My OM-D looks sharper, produces nicer colors and works great with adapted fast lenses.
And there is nothing discreet about a Leica. They stick out like a sore thumb and puts a big "steal me" sign on anybody who has one around their neck.