« on: October 06, 2012, 06:49:15 PM »
Astonishing technical achievement. That lens costs $7,000.00 though. Same as the M9 camera body.
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99.9% of all companies are privately held.
Unfortunately, due to Hasselblad being privately held, little is known about its financial health.
Generally speaking, if you can afford to hold your company privately, it's a very good sign.
Sharpness is just awesome. The buildings on the center are probably 3 miles away and the 2 towers on the right hand side are over 6 miles away... Still there is enough detail in them and this is just a 70mm lens.
Check out the Subway billboard on the right... Unbelievable!I am not a landscape photographer but I used the lens for the first time to shoot a model. In another forum topic I complained about how many out of focus or soft images I was getting out of my 1D X. I was disappointed and frustrated. I must say that I didn't miss any today. ALL images are super sharp and the focus is spot on! I am happy again! The old 24-70 will be on ebay tomorrow!
Here are the links to the comparisons... Just rollover the image to switch and prepare to be amazed!
If you are an outdoors photographer, the perfect horizon line and the sharp edges should be a life changing experience
One more Thing. Since the lens is brighter, it seems more light goes into th sensor, it is even better for low
Light situations. I would guess it's
Like 2 stops brighter. At the studio, When i used to need ISO 640, today I used ISO 400! Same
Lighting setup! Awesome!
Hope u enjoy!
Per David Hobby; "The Strobist":
Hobby rejects the Nikon D600 out-of-hand because it has only 1/200 sync speed. Nice to see someone ragging on Nikon for a change, yet bummer that this is actually faster than the 6D if 1/180 is going to be it.
See article: http://strobist.blogspot.com/2012/09/nikon-d600-think-twice-before-you-jump.html
Hobby relies a lot on the high shutter to overpower ambient light. He says he wants 1/250th.
Just saying, there's no need to savage the OP. He is in good company on this point.
If Canon were to release the original 7D today, exact same specs as the current camera, it would cost $2,200 USD
Also strange is that even the top-of-the-line Canon FFs can't do 1/300 X-Sync like the 1D3/1D4 APS-H, only 1/250, but the top-end Nikon FFs since the D3 can do it. So that fact belies the Canon apologist's excuse that the bigger travel distance for the shutter blades due to the larger FF sensor is the reason for the slower X-Sync.
Does Canon introduce only the 6D? No 7D Mk2?Did you expect a new 7D? Did you expect a Nikon D400? Maybe in 6 months or maybe never. Canon just did something they haven't done before, they completely updated the 7D Firmware. This is telling us not to expect a new body in the near future.
What a pity.
6D with only 11 AF filds and an slow sensor....
I am looking for an new FAST camera.
Canon does it not have by now
APS-C sensors do not play well at high ISO's, there is no new technology to magically change that. Tiny improvements happen with lower noise amplifiers and better noise reduction, but don't expect any substantial improvements in ISO capability.
The 6D goes to ISO 25600, thats as good as anything in that price range.
Not exactly what was updated on the 120-300. Looks like MTF charts are the same. Perhaps it is lighter and focuses faster?
That is what I was thinking. I thought the 120-300 2.8 OS was released pretty recently. Like about a year ago?
And if I read the description I would have answered my own question
With redesigned mechanics and performance, this Sports lens is an update from its predecessor released in February 2011.