Manah: This review is FRUSTRATING and unprofessional.A camera whose lens is too short to be used to take portrait shots should not be on the market and really - should not even be reviewed.
How about Sony RX1? is it useless also?70mm is perfectly good for portraits
Is that forever, or until you die?Do they have any (Rent To Own) plan?
bakhtyar kurdi: Okay, don't be very happy, it means our expensive corrected lenses will become useless on those sensors, also they start to make simple and easy lenses and brand it as (corrected and designed for curved sensors CDCS) and charge us twice as heavy and hard to design lenses that we already paid for,this is not my imagination, that is exactly what Olympus, and later m4/3 did without our attention, it was the same idea, making a 2.8 zoom for a full frame, is much more complicated and costs more as making the same lens for a half frame sensor, but Olympus didn't sell their fast zooms any cheaper than full frame zooms, and that was some kind of cheating, and this new technology will benefit only camera companies and harm our pockets more, the only profit probably is somehow smaller and lighter lenses to carry.
No, you are wrong, I am talking about the size and cost, the Olympus 12-40/2.8 has the same angle of view as 24-80/2.8 full frame lens, no one yet made a 24-80/2.8 because it will be a monster, a Nikon 24-70/2.8 is 900 grams, while the Olympus 12-40 (24-80 equ) is only 382 grams.Yes the light gathering ability are the same, but the half frame needs half the amount of light, put the Olympus 12-24/2.8 on a full frame camera (if you can) and you will discover that you need twice slower shutter speed as if you mount a 2.8 full frame lens on it, to understand it better, if we do opposite, mount a full frame lens on Olympus, we will get the same shutter speed as a full frame camera, because the extra light will get lost, that is why they made something called speed booster.To make it simpler, smaller sensors need less light, larger sensors need more light, that results in bigger, heavier, more difficult to made lenses.And this applies in some degrees to those curved sensors.
Okay, don't be very happy, it means our expensive corrected lenses will become useless on those sensors, also they start to make simple and easy lenses and brand it as (corrected and designed for curved sensors CDCS) and charge us twice as heavy and hard to design lenses that we already paid for,this is not my imagination, that is exactly what Olympus, and later m4/3 did without our attention, it was the same idea, making a 2.8 zoom for a full frame, is much more complicated and costs more as making the same lens for a half frame sensor, but Olympus didn't sell their fast zooms any cheaper than full frame zooms, and that was some kind of cheating, and this new technology will benefit only camera companies and harm our pockets more, the only profit probably is somehow smaller and lighter lenses to carry.
Thanks Brady, this is a real art,I appreciate it. I think the new Sony A7s is a good tool for this kind of work.
No one knows the quality yet, if it is as good as their 50-150 will be amazing.Most comments are about the price, dpreview says :(and will go on sale in Japan at the end of May for ¥150,000 (~$1500 / £880).So this price is for Japan, and I just checked some prices for the Nikon version in Japan, they range between $1800-2200So compared to that, US price will be around $950
big kids adopted by media, think for you, decide for you what to eat, what to drink, what to smoke, who to love, who to hate.who can be adopted? a child or someone that can't make decision.So actually they make you disable, not because you have no abilities, but you gave up your senses optionally as a soldier surrounded by many enemy soldiers,to be captive is not fun, but most people have no ability to face armies of the media or armies of their adopted brainwashed zombies ,but everything looks perfect, I am totally free and no one can force me to do or think or believe anything outside the media, that is the meaning of the free world.But there is some hope with our and next generation when I can talk to many people sitting in my couch, I don't have to be a media emperor to share my thoughts with my friends, not my clients or adopted zombies.The problem is with the chaos that made by directed media in the last 100 years, we have the tools, and the majority are innocent victims.
So you see ugly snapshots been showed as world winner photos, also you see an ugly lady been elected as miss universe, actually if you walk 10 minutes in your local shopping center you will find at least 10 ladies that are 10 times more beautiful that many misses,but what is the impact on those news on you? will explain:the first thing you see with your eyes is ugly images, or an over possessed ugly lady, then you back up mentally one step and look around,did anyone saw me or noticed that I am not happy with judges decision? then quietly you start looking for reasons why they did that, read more news and comments to come to a logical reason that works against your taste, when you don't find anything logical, but all kinds of media celebrating those great news, you start doubt your ability to see or taste or judge, at the end you gave up and follow the pack,repeatedly you lose or your senses and become a big kid adopted by media,think for you, decide for you what to eat,what to smoke
I am happy there is many healthy people here that are brave enough to say :The emperor has no clothes.Others who pretend to love those ugly snapshots are thinking this way:I know they are ugly,but they are been proved buy top class photographers, so there is a hidden reason behind selecting them, but I don't know what is it, but someone for sure knows,so if I criticize them I will look stupid in front of those who understand what is going on (and there is none) The difference between the story of the emperor and this story(and all our stories ) is :in the case of the emperor,some smart people sold imagination to the emperor and made him walk naked, in our stories the emperor is selling imagination, and made everyone (or most of them) to walk naked, just to prove to himself that he deserves to be an emperor and everyone else is stupid.smoke kills every year 400 million people around the world, and almost everyone still smoking,so you don't believe that the emperor is correct?
There is some acceptable pictures there, not great, but most of them are just a snap shots that everyone of us delete hundreds of them because we get embarrassed if someone accidentally saw them. or to clean our hard drives.I am quite certain that the art of photography is getting worse and worse, not because there is no great artists, but because the media and so called freedom were succeeded to make people believe that there is no difference between beauty and ugly, right or wrong , justice or injustice, there is no black and white anymore, everything is grey.I know what is your reaction for the above, so please don't tell me : do you want to teach me what is ugly and what is beautiful? do you want to control me and decide for me what is justice and injustice? I am free and I decide for myself , so we are giving away all experiences that we learned from the time of Adam, and mixing everything together, no standards, no worthy values, everyone is a superman,but they still smoke.
Thanks Dpreview, so as I told you in early comments this is a $75 lens that they want to sell it for $2000.
Rolls is for someone who traded his soul for material, then he discovered that he is so tiny and small and empty,what to do? he thought if he rides a big and expensive car he will become bigger, but he got smaller except in the eyes of those that they wish but don't know where and how to trade their souls for a Rolls, Sony Nikon Canon Olympus and othes even Hasselblad is for those that stand behind their pictures , Leica and Rolls are for those that hide behind their cars and cameras.And Honda Civic is for those that use it for transportation, it is simple.
I think those days are gone forever when someone tells you:Leica is the best camera in the world, or Leica lenses are the best, really? why? you don't know that? it is a Leica man, okay,sorry I didn't know that.Now most people have knowledge and tools to test cameras and lenses by themselves, and I have doubt if this new Leica kit lens zoom is as good or even close to the new Canon 18-55 IS STM kit lens that you can buy for $125.The only good thing that I can't argue about Leica lenses is their built quality,but compare any Leica zoom lens to the Sigma 18-35/1.8 and choose between a real tool for photography and a red logo for show off.But the red logo still has some customers, and even the Hasselblad wood grips fixed to Sony cameras with ugly screws.
It also shoots uncompressed 4x5 video in 30f/hr or 60fr/hr depending on the size of the bag that you carry around with you.
To Photogeek:it was 1991 when they forced him to leave Kuwait, at the same time Iraqi people raised against saddam and controlled all cities except Baghdad, when he surrendered at the famous (Safwan Tent) agreement, he had only one requirement, he asked USA to save him from Iraqi people, and they did, they put orange colored flags on Saddam troops, and USA ordered air forces to destroy all other troops that was against him, and they let him to rule Iraq another 12 yrs until 2003, during that time Saddam became a good man, and stopped doing crimes, it looked like he was trying to compensate to all bad things he did in the past, only then western countries decided to remove him and destroy Iraq as a land and culture and history and give it as a gift to Iran, now Iraq is completely ruled by Iran, their worst enemy in the media, and their best friend in secret, so telling me that USA helped Iraqi people to get rid of Saddam because he was a decorator is just a jock, search more thanks.
To Photogeek:Sorry, but you are mixing many things together, in 60s saddam was a homeless criminal, his job was killing for money, in 1962 CIA hired him to kill the precedent Abdulkarim Qasim, he killed his guard and the president got injured, so he run away to Syria,Lebanon and then Egypt,from there he studded high school and university with the help of CIA and Jamal Abdulnasir, until they put him as a president of Iraq in 1979,he was the first president to open USA embassy in Iraq, before that there was no relation between them,in his first week in power he started a war with Iran that continued for 8yrs, USA was selling weapon to both, Iran and Iraq (search for Irangate) and during that period he did all kinds of crime, USA never had a problem with him when he gassed Kurds, or berried 185000 of them alive in 1988, when he invaded Kuwait and they forced them to get out of Kuwait and he surrendered in Safwan Tent agreement he asked for one thing form USA, will follow
To Paul Farace:So as long as you are so smart, can you answer a few simple questions? first what is the best friend of USA in the middle east? I think it is easy, number one is Israel, number 2 is Saudi Arabia, and then what is the worse country on this planet regarding human rights? especially women rights? Saudi Arabia treating women as animal, all people are properties of the king, if you say one sentence on Facebook not against them, just a little bit different than what the king sees, you go at least 10 yrs behind the walls, and my question is : what is the logic behind supporting all dictators against their nations?do you know that king just heard something called internet, but he was not able to understand exactly what it is for,is that how the civilized world trying (unsuccessfully) to bring this backward culture, living in the 10th century, into something approaching the modern world?
To Paul Farace:You are one of those victims, and I feel sorry for you as I feel sorry for Anja, brain washing cannot be healed through logic or conversation, it is a permanent damage, still I remind you with some facts, 1st :what is wrong with 10th century? I mean our 10th century not yours, our capital city Baghdad was a capital of the world , we had the first university in the world (Mustansria, and still ) the biggest book library, best free hospitals, patients where treated with most respect, best food and care, and they where receiving a gift before they leave, can you see that even in your dreams in 22th century? that is your biggest problem, western (civilized) people, you see everything through you view, when you are ashamed of your 10th century (and you should), every one else on this planet has to be ashamed also , or you send them Nato to teach them as you suggest, and I don't know what they have to teach? do you know? I have a question for you, will follow..
Do you want to help stop those tragedies?very simple, the first profitable industry of USA is making weapons, how do we sell weapons? wars, if there is no war?we make one, how? blow up 1 2 of our buildings, and that will be good for next 20 yrs to sell our weapons, and USA people?how do they accept that?that is the easiest part,start our huge brain washing machine,media, we can make them hate anyone to death, or love anyone to death with no logical reason,and hide all evidences, great lets start,call 911, done, the result, millions of victims overseas, millions of orphans, millions of destroyed sad families, millions of brain washed zombies in USA and other western (civilized) nations, and the best part, trillions of $ for those poor weapon makers in USA and France and England, how to stop this evil game? find a better job for those weapon guys, and stop watch TV, how do you market weapon? and stop teaching us, victims how to be a better people and receive your bombs with smile.
The only use came to my mind with this camera is bird photography, mount my 70-200/2.8 on it and I have 540mm 2.8 with VR under 2kgm, or my sigma 100-300/4 and I have 810mm f4 for under $40000, I think it will be better than super zoom bridge cameras. but wait six months until I find an open box for $280.