Really? What's next? Are they going to patent a circle? They should file for stupidity infringement on themselves.
KAMBIC: No Sony E mount? I wonder if it's due to the claimed issues with Fast WA glass on short flange? Sigma could have just made the same lens with a longer barrel, essentially adding the adapter in the design. Wonder why they didn't.
This is a beast of lens that weighs 1.5 times the body on a Sony A7rii. It would be completely unbalanced even with battery grip. The loxia 21mm 2.8 makes much more sense on the E-mount. Unfortunately, Sony doesn't have AF.
Freakin huge! But that's the price to pay for being an awesome lens. I'm really glad Sigma is putting out such a high quality line of lenses at very reasonable pricing. Sigma's offering either match or better the canikon counterparts. This particular lens looks like it has no equal.
Though it probably won't find it's way in my bag, I can appreciate what Sony is doing when making camera like this.
$400 for a f/0.95? I hope I'll be pleasantly surprised by it's performance;however, I doubt it considering it's price. Sharpness probably suffers at the wide end. But who knows? I'll cross my fingers.
If this 120mp monster is produced, I assume a new batch of lenses will need to be made to resolve that much detail. Anyhow, it will be interesting to see how this all plays out.
This is one of the few Reader's Showcase that has stopped me in my tracks. It's just stunning. I went over to your flickr to view more and was even more floored. Thank you for sharing.
munchaussen: manual mechanic lens, no by wire lens is what needs x100 series. only that.
I don't know how expensive the Leica Q's MF/ AF is. But that seems to be the best implementation yet.
I have the x100s and love it. My only gripe I have with the camera is underwhelming AF performance. It does the job, but I wish it was as fast as the Micro Four Thirds Lenses. Low light AF can use improvement as well.
Also, corner sharpness will need to improve if they decide to make the jump to 24mp. Basically I'm hoping for a sharp and fast 23mm f1.7 lens.
Photoman: Old sensor and shutter shock...nah. Why do 4/3 camera take soo long to replace their old senors.
It's true the sensor may not be the latest and the greatest, however they did manage to improve video iso performance by about one stop compared to the GH4. Shutter shock is a little bothersome, but I'm willing to deal with that for the 4k video and overall performance.
I ordered this camera and the panny 15mm 1.7 last week. While I have my 5d ii, I'm looking for something light, quick, and with good image quality for shooting family. Additionally, I wanted the great 4k video capture this camera provides. For absolute quality, I will use full frame, but I don't need that kind of quality all the time. This camera will be just perfect for my needs.
The George Foreman Grill of high end photographs; find a formula and sell the crap out of it. I say good for Lik but bad for the investor.
Dear Sony,I hate you! Your temptation maybe too great for me to overcome.
Good job Sony!
This should be excellent in the hands of talented people. While not for everyone, it's very useful in it's niche.
Dual pixel AF for the 7d ii's video quality is like having Jimmy Johnson race in a POS Corolla.
KameraFever: Dead on arrival. The 'me too camera'. For $200 more I can get the Bad Ass Panasonic LX100 with 4k. There are cheap RX100 I and II models everywhere. What happened to Canon's innovation? I guess they got too comfortable and got blind sided by the likes of Sony, Panasonic, Fujifilm, and Olympus.
The G7X just doesn't capture my interest. Sony RX100 was released in 2012. That is two years late to the party. If a true small pocket-able camera is only to be considered, I would go with the RX100 mk III, which has xavc-s video codec and is a better all-around tool. Oh, and used rx100 mkI can be got for around $350 if speed is not really a factor.
Different strokes for different folks. Maybe this camera is for you, but I wouldn't use the word 'innovative' to describe this camera.
LOL. I will hold back from letting this get further. Have wonderful day.
It's a perfectly valid statement. The LX100 is still light and small enough for my needs as a travel camera. Notice how I include the rx100 cameras too. You added nothing to the conversation.