Boris M: Ok, this starts to really get on my mind.I work with photography and video. I live from it, I really make a living from it. I shoot photos for companies, fashion, and for fun.I use (or used) all kind of equipment: Canon (mostly), Nikon, Leica (M and I'm looking forward to use a S-system), Mamyia, Hasselblad, Phase One and camcorders from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, Red...I've learned to really love to look for the light, to work the light and to understand the light, and I still do.All equipments have their own characteristics and of course Leica cameras and lenses are on the very upper end of the market in terms of quality.And there is one thing that I am really thinking about at the moment.Leica are mainly built in Germany, and not in China. People working for Leica are correctly paid, which maybe isn't the case in most of the other companies. And I really care for this. I've been living in third world countries and shooting extremely poor people. I wish they could work for Leica.
It would be interesting to know how much of the camera/components are made in Germany and how much is sourced from elsewhere (if at all).
Not that it makes any difference in the end to the final product
yehudakgtbnet: Who in the world is going to use this device?
Oh, I wasn't talking Monster cables. I have heard a lot of audiophile gear and have a decent system. Anyway if you hear the difference more power to you
Heard various brands. Can't say that it seems to make any difference to my ears
I love it when people spend up large on audiophile USB cables :)
Naveed Akhtar: Now three options as general purpose lens on Fuji X-mount system.
This is double the weight and price of 18-55mm without OIS and with WR.
Which one you gonna chose
A) 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R OIS+ surprisingly sharp across the range+ well controlled CA (negligible and only in extreme corners)+ vig (1/4 stop in extreme corners; negligible) + distortion (.3 to -.1)%+ small size (70.4mm x 65mm) and weight (330g)+ well built (plastic with metal barell and mount)+ filter size (58mm)+ OIS (4 stops)+ Fast quite AF+ great bokeh with 7 rounded blades+ EBC coating to reduce flare and ghosting+ reasonably priced, specially in a kit option+ wide aperture range f/2.8 - 4- not macro (0.08 to 0.15)x magnification- no weather sealing
18-55 for me. It's a great and light lens. Nice match for my Xpro-1 for travel.
The new lens is almost the size of my Canon 24-70L MkII so can't see the value in having two heavy zooms.
2tnut: Nice review. When are you going to review the best android phone currently, the note 4?
I love the stylus. For me it's great for writing and practicing Chinese/Korean. I like the pen windows, sketching and scrapbooking. I don't like Samsung's bloatware but it would be difficult for me to give up the pen.
Marty4650: I never did understand why Sony had IBIS on their DSLRs and DSLTs but not on their NEX and Alpha E cameras. So now a great camera just got better.
A very smart move by Sony.
If Sony is lucky, then Nikon and Canon aren't paying attention again.
I like Sony's innovations but in terms of sales how well are they actually doing? I had a look at the best selling changeable lens cameras on Amazon and it was dominated by Canon and Nikon (maybe I looked at the wrong figures)?
RichRMA: Even with a red band, half plastic...
I have no problem with the plastic. Seems well constructed
panchoskywalker: I wish they'll come with equivalent lens for FF bodies.
When you say equivalence - you mean for dof - right? Not for calculating shutter speed?
wellyspyder: If you were expecting a quantum leap in image quality from Canon or Nikon, then you are deluded. There will be no such an easy and frequent thing as the product has matured. Same for flat panel tv, which only gets thinner but image quality is now pretty stable with each generation.
What this camera gives Canon lens owners like myself still using xxD bodies is another choice, i.e. full frame with decent AF for sports without going to 1D bodies which weighs like a brick which I do not need.
Canon already have hook those with 5D bodies, whether you upgrade or not is irrelevant for most part.
Irrespective of what 'quantum' means, the noun 'quantum leap' usually means a sudden and/or dramatic advance (e.g. a significant technological advance).
Wellyspider's use of quantum leap in the sentence above is correct.