tkbslc

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On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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mario GTI: Where is $500 FE 85mm 1.8?

Don't need Zeiss.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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adengappasami: High time sigma just made fe mount lenses

I think their plan is to sell you adapted SA and EF mount designs. They are even selling the 50mm f1.4 Art with an Adapter as a kit now: https://www.amazon.com/Sigma-Canon-Converter-Adapter-ZI954/dp/B01DESEPXW

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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noflashplease: Another huge and heavy E-mount lens? Lenses of this sort appear to use long flange optimized SLR optical formulas with the equivalent of short flange adapters built in. You really have to wonder if Sony is designing lenses from the scratch just to be awkwardly large or if it's just old wine in a new bottle?

Either way, I really don't see a point to this FE lens? Why did Sony even bother?

I think the narrow mount has a lot to do with it, too. You can't really have the rays hitting at an angle when the sensor is as wide as the lens mount, regardless of sensor technology.

it's a tight fit: http://www.colbybrownphotography.com/assets/Sony-A7R-Full-Frame-36MP-Sensor-Same-as-Nikon-D800-D800Ea.jpg

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:53 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: I love the argument of the size/weight mirrorless "advantage". Why 20 years ago zeiss was able to make superb and SMALL lenses like the Contax G series and now they have to weight almost 2-pounds!?

To be fair, none of the Contax G lenses were faster than f2

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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ZeneticX: we need a 85mm ffs not another 50mm

Batis is not a Sony brand lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:40 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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mario GTI: Where is $500 FE 85mm 1.8?

Even if it was $600-700....

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:12 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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ZeneticX: we need a 85mm ffs not another 50mm

If I'm really picky, I'd like it to be a 100mm f2 to round out the 28mm f2, 50mm f1.8 series of budget primes.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:12 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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Hugh2017: Both Nikon and Canon and Fuji X even are way less expensive. What make this so special to cost so much ? Maybe they cornered the market on FF mirrorless ?

The Canon 70-200 II was $2500 at launch. So was the latest Nikon. They are cheaper now due to their age only.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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TyphoonTW: Hooray! We'll finally have the chance to see people using a Sony A6300 coupled with this lens, enlightening others over the weight and size reduction benefits of mirrorless systems.

You know this won't be the only lens for the system. Having the 70-200 be DSLR sized doesn't negate the other 90% of the time when you can use short primes or a pancake zoom.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: Cue a bunch of Canon fanboys who's best "attack" is that the lens is the same size as the Canon equivalent.

And of course a Sony body attached to this lens will look somehow less proportionate than a Canon body when attatched to a comparatively large Canon lens.

Brilliant guys.

As a Canon user I'd like to distance myself from this behaviour.

The best plan you could come up with to distance yourself was to jump right in and start the discussion? :)

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:02 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)

This lens is the same size and weight as the Canon 135mm f2 L.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 13:59 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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ZeneticX: we need a 85mm ffs not another 50mm

They do have the 85mm f1.4 GM, but I agree I think a $500-600 portrait lens is the biggest hole in the system right now. For me at least.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 13:55 UTC
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Marty4650: Lars, I think this premise is seriously flawed. I think Motorola is missing the plot.

Most smart phone users DO NOT want or need "the best image quality." They are very happy with "pretty good image quality" for their snapshots and facebook photos.

Of course, there will always be A FEW who value the best image quality from their smart phones, but this is a tiny percentage of smart phone users. And not what anyone would consider enough of them to justify a larger, heavier or more expensive device.

I will believe that "best image quality" matters when one of these new high end phones with multiple cameras, high megapxels, or larger sensors starts to outsell the Apple iPhones or Samsung Galaxy phones.

I just don't see it happening. Because almost all of the users don't need the best.

Most want the best quality they can get without carrying a dedicated camera. Having a good camera is a big selling point of a phone these days.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 14:46 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (281 comments in total)
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Timmbits: I guess this comparison would be pointless, if you had included the new Nikon models in the evals.

They will be on the 2017 roundup? Still haven't shipped.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 21:16 UTC
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tkbslc: They almost had me reeled in with early advertising last year, but then they weren't actually for sale yet. You had to plunk down a lot of money for a pre-order with an indeterminate shipping date at least a year out. It's very hard to buy on pure faith for some of us.

That's not the deal I was marketed. They wanted you to pay $1299 a "Christmas Special" (even though they wouldn't ship for a year)

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 18:54 UTC
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Michael Ma: 16 lenses, all with infinite DOF after about 3 feet.

I count 16 in the image above. Some of them are smaller than others.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
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MrTaikitso: This is easily the most ground breaking innovation in photography since the invention of the camera, more so than Lytro. Although I imagine Light could do Lytro. I have always wished it would become technologically possible to develop a pocket camera with the resolving power of a large sensor DSLR. This is it. And it works like nature, using a compound 'eye'.

Human vision is made of two eyes that scan and computationally fill in a lot of blanks.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 14:05 UTC
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tkbslc: They almost had me reeled in with early advertising last year, but then they weren't actually for sale yet. You had to plunk down a lot of money for a pre-order with an indeterminate shipping date at least a year out. It's very hard to buy on pure faith for some of us.

No, you had to pay the full price up front.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
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villagranvicent: Where is the X200???????

I thought X100S stood for "Sixth" and X100T stood for "Tenth".

More likely they just wanted to be one of the cool kids and everyone who is anyone uses "S" and "T" in their product names.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 22:20 UTC
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MrTaikitso: This is easily the most ground breaking innovation in photography since the invention of the camera, more so than Lytro. Although I imagine Light could do Lytro. I have always wished it would become technologically possible to develop a pocket camera with the resolving power of a large sensor DSLR. This is it. And it works like nature, using a compound 'eye'.

The problem is that smartphones are already starting to use multi-camera technology. No they won't have 16 cameras and 52 MP, but maybe 3-4 cameras and 16MP is close enough?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 22:16 UTC
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