cute - but no thanks! I grew up with film cameras (my 1st was the Pentax K1000), records etc - and loved them - but wouldn't dream of going back. Same with this camera. But would love to play with one - for 1 minute.
I think that for most people a DSLR is just too awkward to use. As a keen photographer, my view is that my D7000 and D300 with my 6 quality lenses are plenty good enough. What may tempt me is high-quality 4K video with accurate quiet focusing. I do use my phone a lot - it is always with me. But for serious photography - the DSLR every time.
Those dark blue links are so hard to read! How about a bright orange, for example?
What are the lens options for this camera?
cedarsphoto: Wow. If you read the actual article he clearly describes why that one has more logged fails - because it's a complex lens that is rented out a phenomenal amount.
What crappy, sensationalist headline grabbing reporting dpreview.
1 I appreciate Roger's analyses and opinions.2 All zoom lenses esp the 70-200 variety are amazingly complex with miniscule tolerances3 treat them well - they will last for ever. I have never had a lens fail in 40 years, except when a bad sample was bought and exchanged.4 The 70-200 is labelled 'workhorse', 'pro lens', etc which invites harsh use. Bang them around - of course they will fail. 5 I am amazed that these rental lenses do so well. Especially as faults are usually discovered after the lens is returned so there are no repercussions. How many renters say 'I banged this lens' if there is no apparent damage? Approx 0%, Roger?5 The big berthas are simpler in contruction, have larger components, are outrageously pricy, and are used in a different, static, more careful way, not carted around and dangled. Why does this not explain the whole story?
Can't see the appeal of this lens when there is the 11-16mm f2.8.Shame on DPReview for not reviewing this interesting lens!
David Kinston: At first glance I was excited by the 'new 1.3 crop mode'. How disappointing that it turned out to be 1.5x1.3 = 1.95 crop mode!
Well, not exactly. A DX 50mm lens (say) covers an area/angle equiv to a 75mm FL lens (on Nikon). I think most people think of the 'crop factor' in terms of FL increase - which is what counts when taking photos - even tho' technically it refers to the area covered by the smaller sensor.
At first glance I was excited by the 'new 1.3 crop mode'. How disappointing that it turned out to be 1.5x1.3 = 1.95 crop mode!
waiting for true hi-def video ie 3840x2160 or better. surely just a matter of time! the technology appears to be capable of that ...
Will it beat the Tokina 116? F2.8, AF, very sharp to the edge
Roger Knight: Does anyone have a link to a similar site that covers the Southern hemisphere skies?The last meteor shower that I saw here in South Australia was awesome.
look for the 'heavens above' site
I'm really conflicted here. To me the first attempt feels rawer, more real, more like nature as I know it. The final image is beautiful, like a van Gogh painting - I almost could expect Gandalf to appear ... a lot to note and to like eg the tree branches parallel the hills on both sides (was that planned?).
What is the intention of the photographer?
To depict reality, or create an atmosphere, or what exactly?
I'm interested in his response.
I'm assuming that the engineers at Nokia are aware of the basic principles of photography and probably even read DPReview and similar sites! And they're not total fools and are not totally naive. So while I share everyone's surprise and scepticism re this phone, I'm going to wait for some actual facts before even starting to form an opinion. Maybe we're in for some pleasant shocks!
Just my 2c.
How compatible is this with Nikon lenses? The intro mentioned this but not the 'key features' list.
Can the D800 shoot in FX mode with a DX lens attached?
Reading all these comments with some amusement. IMO most DSLRs from the last 2-3 years are plenty good enough for 99% of uses. All this discussion is about features that have 0.01% effect on RL photography, the other 99.99% being the photographer's skill, and luck. And that takes study and dedication, unlike the nitpicking we see here! Anyone can download a huge image, examine 3 pixels, and express an opinion. But does it mean anything? I think not!!!
Debankur Mukherjee: D800 has more high ISO noise then the D700...if thats so I would like to keep my D700 for now........I dont need large prints or cropping so no MP for me......
VividExposures: "Distortion is extremely well controlled, producing naturally proportioned photographs which are not typical of many other super wide angle lenses."
How is that possible?
I'm sure it's a fine lens. However is it better than the Tokina 116 which according to reviews works well FX when stopped down slightly? On my Nikon DX bodies gives virtually the same FOV as this one gives on FX. Maybe it's more a fashion statement than anything else!!
One of the all-time great lenses! Why no review of it on this site?
I wish DPReview would review more lenses - especially standouts like the Tokina 116 f2.8.
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