LionelA: Now this looks like a real camera, not like those fragile mirrorless ones
Yes, just like a 1974 Dodge Dart looks like a real car (ask Al Bundy) and not those fragile Audi A5's.
This probably means no new stabilized lenses from Sony (if also the other E-mount body's get IBIS). Looks like all the current E-mount body owners are screwed.
loafer: The demographic group that purchases this kind of camera has already bought into the fuji x and sony A7 systems.
Why use Canon L lenses on a Nikon body. Nikon has excellent lenses that matches L. It is a way out tot use Canon lenses if you have them but a frustrating one. Read all about it in the forums.
I don't want adept lenses that work slowly. I want lenses designed for the system and that make full use of the system design. Sony has proven with the A-mount APS-C, A-mount FF and E-mount APS-C that they will never offer what the competition offers. There is no commitment in building lens lines from Sony. They make nice body's but that's it. They make also nice sensors but I can get Sony FF sensors in Nikon FF camera if I ever wanted the size and weight of FF.
Why would anybody with photography as a hobby or profession interested in a Sony product? Sony is mostly for gear-heads who don't care about lenses or a system that is developed.
Lawrencew: Any idea of the EU and UK price?No price is given in the EU press release.
2199 euro according to Tweakers.net
kevin_r: How can this be a PRO lens if the largest aperture is only f/2.8?Given the small size of the sensor, from the photos I've seen taken at that f-stop, the DOF is so large it really makes the photos look as if it's been taken with a cheap point and shoot.There's really no distinguishing blur to separate the subject from the distracting background, especially at wider angles of say 50mm or less.
Olympus really should have made these "PRO" lenses start at at least f/2 if not f/1.8. Anything else is just duhhhhh...
A little bit narrow minded?
Zephir 750: Let's at least hope that these PRO lenses won't break off at the bayonet plastic mount as it occurred to some 12-40mm PRO. When it comes to reliability m4/3 system leaves much to be desired and can hardly be defined "PRO".
Lol, because a few 12-40 lenses broke? (how many % and under what circumstances?) The E-M1 and pro lenses can be defined as pro in any aspect,
0MitchAG: Panasonic needs to get their act together. They don't seem to consider a pro user base, but their lens lineup is really pretty boring. The 14mm reskinned, a compact 35-100 F3.5-5.6 and a 30mm macro... how very ordinary. And yet, any of their PL lenses cost an arm and a leg.
Panasonic is also doing nicely. The 12-35 f/2.8 and 35-100 f/2.8 are great compact but fast zooms.
The sad thing is that this new color of an camera that is already on the market is more exiting than the new Canon EOS C100 II.
Lol. It apparently was the countdown clock for the beginning of the end for Canon. For decades market leader but lack of innovation, guts en progress will mean the end as we seen before with many once leading company's.
toryanot: Please add this and focus peaking on E-M5! It would be wonderful for early adopters who believes M43.
Lol. With that argument than better do focus peaking in all Olympus m4/3 camera's. Would like it on my E-P3.
cjnielsen_nz: I deliberately did *not* check the box that offers to add me to the mailing list for 'tips' however moments after beginning the download I received an email with 'Congratulations! You’re signed up to receive the latest news, promotions and tips from Olympus'
F you Olympus! NOT happy.
To unsubscribe is easy. So no need to be upset.
justmeMN: When you interview Olympus execs, ask them when their camera division is going to break even. So far, that division has had five money-losing years in a row.
So, what now?
AdamT: One very expensive lens (admittedly a Killer) , that`s it then ..........
No Stylus-2 with improved optics stretched to 400mm or a 1" sensor Stylus X10, no XZ100 with 1" sensor, EM1 doesn`t get 4K afterall (just a silver paint job), no super small EPM3 (with EFC and EVF) , no EP7 with built in EVF ..
Don't expect any new PEN. The E-PL7 will be the only PEN model left I guess. And that is just fine. The also show a mock-up of the 300mm f/4 and the 7-14mm f/2.8. A new E-M5 is expected, to bad that they didn't show it.
"The wait is over: Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review" LOL. What wait? I didn't wait for this camera. Canon has lost it's mojo.
The 400mm isn't a L type? And therefore lacks the red ring?
Rooru S: WHAT THE HELL IS SONY WAITING FOR?
aherm... It's still hard to believe Sony doesn't have a 16-50mm f/2.8 and a 50-150mm f/2.8 for their APS-C E-mount cameras... When they released the 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM for their APS-C A-Mount cameras back then in 2011, I thought a 50-150mm will follow. Nope, they released a slow 55-300 with crappy SAM motors.
In Latin-America, most a77 users got themselves the 16-50mm so there is an important market for APS-C lenses but it seems they prefer people to go away when they learn the 70-200mm f2.8 SSM II is 3000USD...Now imagine how E-mount users feel.
APS-C E-mount lens development is dead. Sony want's you to upgrade to FF E-mount.
Rooru S: Excellent range. Hopefully it will perform great. Now I'm questioning myself why buy again E-mount APS-C cameras...
Sony makes nice APS-C E-mount camera's. But don't aspect a new APS-C E-mount lens anytime soon. It seems like the development of APS-C E-mount lenses is stopped.
KGP: Lets face it... mirrorless size/weight advantage applies only when prime lenses combined with these bodies. There is no way to skip the law of physic & optics... the larger the sensor the biggest the optical elements, the fastest the aperture the heavier the glass. So simple. This lens is a nice addition to Fuji's line up, im pretty sure its gonna kick ass !
What about the Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8?