« on: June 09, 2012, 03:20:41 PM »
A Phase One digital MF back has a touch interface and it looks quite usable. I don't see how a 35mm would be any different.
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Numbers are important. But...knowing your serum creatinine level won't help your doctor know if your kidneys are functioning properly, without knowledge of the normal range for your age and gender. Knowing the length a bridge must span isn't enough for the engineer to build the bridge, the load capacity must also be known.
The DxO Score attempts to represent the performance of a sensor as a single number, a problem that's compounded when people extrapolate that number to the camera's overall performance. To borrow Bob Atkins' apt example, that's about as meaningful as representing the Mona Lisa as its average color value:
The B&W 52mm haze filter is $19 at Amazon, don't know about prices elsewhere. I bought one for the upcoming 'pancake breakfast'.
You're quoting the price for the single-coated version, which lacks the multi-resistant coating (MRC) that resists fingerprints and makes it easy to clean... The MRC verison is $40. Personally, given the lens is 23mm thick, I'd likely not put a standard F-pro mount on it, which adds 5mm.
Personally, I'd get the B+W XS-Pro UV Nano, which is $46 from Amazon.
However, with the release of the T4i today, this camera has features the 1Dx doesn't have.
You want a touchscreen on the 1dx? Multi-image mode for jpeg to fix crappy noise performance? Or a built-in camcorder af mode "Much to the pleasure of aspiring student filmmakers and parents everywhere" as Canon states?
If you always want the bleeding edge, maybe a 1d body with its long product lifecycle isn't the best thing for you... but by all means get a 1dx or two, that keeps Canon's profit alive enabling them to do more r&d and release other bodies at sane prices :-p
Assuming this rumor is true, I'd think Canon would still wait a couple of years before releasing it. Everyone that would buy a camera like this just bought a D800/e or Canon 5D III; and if you're a professional you purchased two or three of them. It will be at least three years before I consider purchasing another camera.
Everyone?? I see a lot of 5D II owners like myself that are not pushed to go to a 5DIII at all. And put off by the pain of starting a Nikon lenses collection. 5K for a camera along these lines would cost the same as a D800 and a 14-24mm lens and I'd be back to using my Canon 14mm L, 17mm TSE L, 24mm TSE L, and 24mm 1.4 L for architecture and landscape. Sign me up!
- Lens ideali around the size of the 50/1.4
- Ideally wide, at least 24mm
Maybe the new 24IS? Dunno ...
The 35mm f/2 is a contender. Pros: good optics, very small. Con: old design, 5 blade aperture, noisy AF. Wide on full frame, normal length on crop (maybe you want wider).
I tried both this and the 28mm f/1.8. Didn't care much for the latter, was pretty bad wide open though got much better stopped down a bit.