Babka08: I'm sticking with my DA35 Limited Macro. Half the price. Less than a third the weight. Focusses closer ;-)
And then I'll wait for the 30mm DC 1.4 from Sigma. It will eventually be made for Pentax.
Pentax full-frame is years, not months, off in the distance, and they really don't have much in terms of modern lenses for full-frame.
and the 35/2,8 is really sharp and works very well with the Z1p
dharma108: Hmmm...a gold award for a $1200 DLSR that shooters of sports/action and/or wild life--as in birds of flight, etc--can not realistically shoot in raw mode because of the buffer limitations?
Something does not compute for me here. The buffer limitations is a total deal breaker for me. Should it now be known that the 7100 is just for still photography?
and not only for action..when you shoot a hdr panorama, 6 raw buffer will slow you down pretty much too
gl2k: Quite interesting to see that the "everything is free on the net" attitude is not only taken by miscreants and teens but also by credible organizations.Seems there is an irreversible mindshift going on.
those "miscreants and teens" started to work for "credible organisations" :)
very nice work of art by her
mgm2: Hotshoe...why? With a lens this fast who uses flash? Well done Pentax
you can use wireless trigger for external flash(es)
MarkByland: I'd really like to see how this looks on the K-5. Strongly thinking this lens will be my next purchase.
there is always next year ;)
pretty sharp wide open
neo_nights: I really liked that ginger girl :)
she`s a natural beauty :)
MDwebpro: Fun shot, but not uniquely creative or difficult to light, and certainly not worthy of a challenge win (as is the case with a lot of the winning photos on this blog).
I mean no offense to you, and I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade, but I did work more creative than this in the Tabletop Photography class I had in college, 20 years ago.
an offense is an offence, no matter how much BS words you wrap it up into
and I would still like to see those pics of yours
creaDVty: Does anyone know if the D600 has micro-af adjust? That is a feature that is important to me. Thanks.
now that sounds better, much better :)
Pentax K, okay :P
OttoVonChriek: "As it turns out, my little tests just confirm things that were already published (if obscurely.)"
Well they certainly draw one possible conclusion. There are others.
A simple explanation for needing both newer cameras and lenses, is the following:
1) Nowadays PAF sensors are incorporated in large sensors with normal imaging capabilities. This provides additional information for exposure and focus algorithms.
2) Mirrorless cameras have shown how lenses need a continuous servo mechanism for high speed CAF foccusing.
3) A hybrid system would send a lens hurtling towards the position the AF sensor indicates, but continue to improve the lock using CAF data.
4) Canon have just entered into the mirrorless market and (Kudos to them) have chosen to use their standard lens mount rather than a new one. Therefore new lenses will be expected to incorporate the continuous servos essential for CAF.
I'm not sure how new all this is.Remember the ultra fast super precise E3 + 12-120mm?
"Canon have chosen to use their standard lens mount rather than a new one."really?
we all eagerly wait for your "worthy", "more creative" contributions to the challenges, mr. webpro :D
stanic042: based on photozone review, this lens has bad reputation among some pentaxians, but this could be to sample variationI like the results
looking at the samples of Canon 18-135..okay, sharp enough, but there is also massive CA in the corners (even @ f/11) that requires correction, after which this sharpness will be lower