brendon1000

brendon1000

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jl_smith: 1). Nice to see Sony users getting a new lens.
2). Wow am I glad I moved to Fuji.

@Deanaaargh - Wishing away equivalency will get you nowhere ! If I say 14mm f2.8 you have no clue what it means unless I say for a 35mm sensor camera where it is an UWA lens.

If I say its a m43 lens then its no longer an UWA but a rather pedestrian 28mm equivalent lens.

So saying a Fuji 50-140mm lens is equivalent to the Sony 70-200mm f2.8 is not really correct since this is a f2.8 lens to be used with a larger sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 17:37 UTC
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kobakokh: I can't understand whats happen with people's mind... New A7 line weight about 570g. Lenses are full frame and heavy, more then same by Nikon, and Tamron, and really DSLR by Nikon (for example D750!) cost twice less then A7 series, and just by 200g more heavy then A7. And lens lightness compensate it well... Also together they will be about 2000USD cheaper, why I must buy that A series (you can talk many about small size but in real work e-viewfinder is not so comfortable!), when i can buy D750 with lenses (also so many third party great and cheap lenses are there, like Tamron, Tokina and Sigma, most of them are just for Nikon and Canon mount)... Maybe someone will explain to me it? For video also there is many really video cameras, including great Panasonic GH5... I had few days Sony A7ii and after i back it to my friend I will never use it in future, after my Canon 5D it was like hell to use it few hours, my hands broked finally, he is very small and not comfort for use...

^^ A Sony A7 mk1 + Sony 24-240mm is a far smaller and lighter solution.

The bad grip you mention can easily be alleviated with a battery grip.

This system isn't for everyone. You obviously don't like it which is fine just like I don't like DSLRs very much due to their heft. There are plenty of choices for everyone. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
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Cariboou: Here Canada price of 70-200 Sony 3.599$ Nikon 2.699$

@shoevarek - If you want cheap Pentax is a good option. Sony is also a good option if you choose to go the MF route as you can adapt many lenses to Sony allowing you plenty of cheap good glass if you so desire.

The GM lenses are Sony's best effort at creating great lenses for its system.

Over time prices will reduce but for now Sony is trying to recover what money they spent of these lens development.

I don't like the prices any more than most people do. Why should I ? I am not made of money.

However with the 50mm f1.8, 50mm f2.8 macro and the 28mm f2 Sony is trying to launch some cheaper lenses for its system too. I am sure in a few years they will have a much more complete system. And with Sigma CEO offering to make lenses for FE mount finally the system can become very compelling in future since Sigma lenses on FE mount will not have problems like Sigma DSLR lenses do.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 17:22 UTC
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Cariboou: Here Canada price of 70-200 Sony 3.599$ Nikon 2.699$

^^ This is a very specialised lens and its MSRP is just slightly higher than the launch prices of the Canon and Nikon equivalents.

Comparing a brand new lens launch to one that is years old is not a very useful comment.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
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kobakokh: I can't understand whats happen with people's mind... New A7 line weight about 570g. Lenses are full frame and heavy, more then same by Nikon, and Tamron, and really DSLR by Nikon (for example D750!) cost twice less then A7 series, and just by 200g more heavy then A7. And lens lightness compensate it well... Also together they will be about 2000USD cheaper, why I must buy that A series (you can talk many about small size but in real work e-viewfinder is not so comfortable!), when i can buy D750 with lenses (also so many third party great and cheap lenses are there, like Tamron, Tokina and Sigma, most of them are just for Nikon and Canon mount)... Maybe someone will explain to me it? For video also there is many really video cameras, including great Panasonic GH5... I had few days Sony A7ii and after i back it to my friend I will never use it in future, after my Canon 5D it was like hell to use it few hours, my hands broked finally, he is very small and not comfort for use...

Sue ! Sue ! Sue ! Broken hands are very bad. Hope you can type more with a broken hand in future ! :)

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 06:42 UTC
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Cariboou: Here Canada price of 70-200 Sony 3.599$ Nikon 2.699$

^^ Read what leonche64 said properly. He said the Nikon is not going to work ON a SONY in the same way.

The Nikon isn't going to give you the same autofocus level on the Sony body.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 06:40 UTC
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Average User: A few of the comments have knocked the lens because of size. The a7rII is an interesting camera, because you can choose from among some really excellent small size lenses when small matters, but when absolute top iq is important, you can elect to use the camera with larger better, but more intimidating, less convenient lenses. It will be really interesting to see how the F 2.8 ends up rating at DXO Mark. With the F4 version having a pmp rating of 35, it is unlikely the f2.8 will rate significantly better. We always wish Sony success, bu Double the price for an extra stop for a telephoto that we usually use during the day anyway? Pretty tough sell.

Honestly DXO is a site for sensors primarily. I find their lens scores very misleading at times.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 06:39 UTC
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Fujica: So Sony's new strategy seems to be low body prices to lure you in then to rip you off on their lenses.

Their top notch lenses like this one are pretty much in line with the launch price of Canon and Nikon equivalent lenses. This one is a bit more than what Canon launched their lens at but most of their other lenses like the 24-70mm f2.8, 85mm f1.4, 90mm f2.8, 70-200mm f4 etc were all priced very close to what Canon and Nikon priced their comparable lenses at.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 06:37 UTC
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Lensmate: The ridiculous rumour that the A-Mount was dead [probably spread by Canikon fanwimps] was squashed with the Sony A99ii. The Canikon trolls and flamers are now dead [with that regard] but will probably try to resurface as zombie trolls on some other fabricated nonsense.

@ttran88 - A camera system is not a standalone entity. Its an eco system of lenses, camera bodies, flashes and other accessories.

If there is no development in any system then why spend so much money on such a system when all the other systems keep getting new lenses, new flashes and new bodies ?

There is only 2 APS-C cameras on A mount and just one A99 II. What if I want a second cheaper FF camera ?

Sigma is also not releasing its newer lenses on A mount primarily because they too don't see much happening for A mount.

Sigma CEO just said they will make new E mount lenses cause they can see the system growing quickly and so they want to develop new lenses for such a system.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 06:35 UTC
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Jim Hully: The most expensive f/4 standard zoom currently available?

Sidath - I am a bit confused about your post. Putting a Canon 24-70mm f4 lens on m43 body will give you the same FOV and light gathering capability of a 24-70mm f4 native lens not a f8 native lens ! :P

Similarly the Canon 50mm f1.8 STM is attached to a m43 camera will get you similar FOV and exposure values of a native Olympus 45mm f1.8 lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 06:31 UTC
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Jim Hully: The most expensive f/4 standard zoom currently available?

^^ No you are wrong. It will give the SAME exposure value as a f4 lens on medium format. If you use a light meter there is no value for sensor size.

It will act as a 24-200mm f8 lens for DOF NOT exposure.

So for sake of exposure the difference will be zero compared to a 24-200mm f4 lens on FF.

Of course FF will have a better sensor but that is a different discussion.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 15:44 UTC
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TORN: Funny that the Fuji actually was the most exciting thing since sliced bread but nearly nobody here will buy one. I wonder if a crop of 1.3 compared to a much smaller and affordable full frame camera really is a big deal? It surely would be a big deal if it was affordable. Great that Fuji dropped the xtrans on this one. There is hope. ;-)

Err no that is wrong. f2.8 translates into f2.2 equivalent. And the sole f2 lens translates into f1.6. And lets not forget that for those prices you can get even f1.2 lenses.

The main problem is the price of the system and lenses. You need to spend around $15k for a 5 lens system which puts it out of the reach of the vast majority.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 10:50 UTC
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Jim Hully: The most expensive f/4 standard zoom currently available?

@Jyippy - This isn't a lens for bokeh. You want that then get the fast primes.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 10:48 UTC
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TORN: Funny that the Fuji actually was the most exciting thing since sliced bread but nearly nobody here will buy one. I wonder if a crop of 1.3 compared to a much smaller and affordable full frame camera really is a big deal? It surely would be a big deal if it was affordable. Great that Fuji dropped the xtrans on this one. There is hope. ;-)

^^ I was referring to the speed of the lenses. MF lenses are mostly f2.8 and max f2 like the 110.

35mm has access to a host of f1.4 lenses that I doubt MF will get anytime soon.

And lets not forget the 35mm zoom lenses are also much longer than the 2x zoom lenses available for MF.

I don't see a lot of people getting too excited about such a sytem. The Pentax 645Z has a similar sensor and its not setting the sales charts alight.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 07:29 UTC
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M Lammerse: I visited Photokina for coverage purposes. What really jumped out was the Fuji mid format camera. By means of innovation and future aimed it was clearly the star of the show.

The M5, Olympus and a99 are all evolution

Definitely not the camera a lot of people will be buying. The market for people spending $15k for a system is very very small indeed.

Its meant only for the very rich people who don't mind the quirks of a MF system and the slow lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 07:05 UTC
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TORN: Funny that the Fuji actually was the most exciting thing since sliced bread but nearly nobody here will buy one. I wonder if a crop of 1.3 compared to a much smaller and affordable full frame camera really is a big deal? It surely would be a big deal if it was affordable. Great that Fuji dropped the xtrans on this one. There is hope. ;-)

Yes the Fuji sensor is 1.7x larger in square mm but FF is 2x larger than APS-C. So the difference will be smaller.

But also note that you get much faster lenses for FF than for the Fuji.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 06:52 UTC
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NaBalam: That Fuji is a game changer, however, the true winner is that Sony a99, this is the camera that most people will buy, one that could actually push photographers to switch entire systems. For example, we won't see people seelling their hasselblads or phase ones in order to buy fujis.

I don't know what you are talking about. I was in the A mount system and I quit after I saw that development was dead. I am not going to go back ever again. I learned my lesson. Hardly anyone would want to invest into a dead system with no new lenses.

Unless Sony starts making new lenses with brand new optical designs A mount will be on death bed for most people.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
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CosminMunteanu: Surprised the G85/80 is not in the first 3-4 (I suppose the X-T2 is already old stuff for some)... IBIS, weather sealing, some improvements on the "old" G7, relatively cheap (cheaper than any other on the list) and access to the most vast native lens offer.

People are looking at exciting stuff at Photokina. Not necessarily stuff that will be market leaders or business success but class leading technology not offered before at their price points.

The G85 is one boring camera that I am sure will sell well but its got nothing exciting at all unlike say a Olympus EM-1 II with its class leading 18 fps burst rate or the Fuji with its huge sensor size that will be the cheapest MF camera at launch.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 06:43 UTC
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Lensmate: The ridiculous rumour that the A-Mount was dead [probably spread by Canikon fanwimps] was squashed with the Sony A99ii. The Canikon trolls and flamers are now dead [with that regard] but will probably try to resurface as zombie trolls on some other fabricated nonsense.

@Lenmate - A mount is on life support if not dead. There have been no lens development for 5 years now. Besides the Zeiss 50mm f1.4 all the other new lenses were old optics with improved AF and coatings at much higher prices.

I sold off my A mount gear and one expensive A99 II isn't going to bring me back. I knew 5 people in my country with substantial A mount gear and now all of them sold off their gear as they all felt the A mount is dead.

Until Sony starts making new lenses for A mount I am sceptical about it still being alive.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 06:28 UTC
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Jim Hully: The most expensive f/4 standard zoom currently available?

Rather than seeing it as the most expensive standard zoom see it as the longest f4 standard zoom ever !

m43 will always be a compromise system. You won't get the best IQ but the system has a lot of other strengths including size and convenience.

This lens won't be on a lot of people's wish list but Olympus is giving people a lot of good choices at all ends of the spectrum. Those who want quality will get their 12-40mm f2.8 or 40-150mm f2.8 zooms. Those who want small will go for their sharp pancake lenses and now people who want a sharp travel zoom for their m43 camera should be very happy with this.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 05:46 UTC
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