Surprising how high that lens has always been. Had two copies at two different times. Overrated. Great contrast and delicious colors, but sharpness not near level of say, 70-200/4 IS
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My other point...people are all up in arms about Dynamic range...excuse me but aren't contrasty images much more pleasing to the eye in general? By definition you can't really have a contrasty image and high dynamic range. You get clipping but that is okay. The images have punch. HDR is either fake looking or flat for the most part because there is not enough contrast. Just my 2 cents...worth about 1 cent probably...lol.HDR vs LDR is like 36 MP vs 22 MP. If you capture your image with HDR (or 36MP) you can always clip (downscale) to the lower quality. But you can never go the other way.
So if you prefer lower DR, you can shoot with a Sony/Nikon sensor, and clip the whites and/or add noise until the image looks like a Canon sensor (might have to experiment a little until you get the banding artifacts right).
Oh, I am a Canon shooter, probably will be until my 7D is old or broken, and I reserve my rights to critizise "my" brand whenever they are lagging behind. Right now, they are in terms of image quality. That might not matter to you or most buyers, but the fact is interesting nonetheless.
i think the OP wanted to see images indicating example of what all the drama is about relaing to DxO numbers
since this thread has hit 7 pages and no images have come forth it kind of proves what a non event the whole issue is
wow, from the D600 to the fox babes. If a Nikon manager is watching this, he must me laughing his pants off.
Rumors are starting about Pentax also using Sony's 24MP FF sensor in a camera for March 2013.http://photorumors.com/2012/06/15/more-pentax-full-frame-dslr-rumors/
The K3 is rumored to have 1080p/60 and 6fps - if this is true, Sony is pushing Canon in a corner by using this 24mp sensors in their own, Nikon and Pentax bodies. Maybe we'll see a Sony sensor in Canon bodies, too?Did Pentax not say that FF is dead, and they're focussing on APS-C and 645D only?Of course they said that when they didn't have a ff body. But given the current pixel density on aps-c, ff is the way ahead in for more expensive sensors.
Typo, typo, typo.
I think so, too - at ~50mm it's easiest to design fast lenses, but if the focal length gets smaller it'll be quite a hassle to release a f1.2 35mm that's sharp wide open as a L lens should be. Much more likely they'll just add weather sealing to a 35/1.4L, reduce the vignetting and double the price.
If they'd made a 35mm L II at F1.2 that isnt garbage but usable. Expect A Wicked price tag, and a Very Hefty lens.
I'd buy that for a dollar.
QuotePrecisely. If Canon loses market share because of the D600 and D800, it will force Canon to up their game
well, if you consider how dominant canon was just 10 years ago, and how that dominance has waned over the last decade, then you can see that it has already happened. They went from being virtually unchallenged, to being just one more player, alas a major one, but certainly fallen from their prior mile high advantage.
Look at Microsoft. Once unchallenged and now it is being outmaneuvered by once smaller meaningless rivals. With size and a market to protect, companies often fall behind. They are too big and slow to react. Canon, and to a lesser extent Nikon suffer from their reliance on mirrors and outdated mounts that make it impossible to design small thin cameras consumers want. They have models to protect where as the rest have nothing to lose. The rest of the crowd, lead by sony has no such concerns are are busy with their mirrorless entries which will one day make DSRLS join film cameras in a musseum.
We've seen this transition before. Kodak failed to adapt and died off.