Personally, it would be much more useful for me if Canon came up with 16-35 f/2.8 MkIII with sharpness in line with 24-70 II and 70-200 f2.8 II, as well as a real good 35 mm end..
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Amazing lens IQ with the Sigma 35, that is for sure. Miles better than the Canon L.
However, I tried (2) copies and both had focusing issues in artificial light that my 35L's have not. It would front focus significantly when used in some indoor lighting (not all). I was constantly having to switch from 0 MA outdoors to +9 indoors (sometimes) and other times 0MA was fine. Drove me a bit insane.
More on the Leica M / Summicron 35/F2 comparison by Digllyod.
He seems to feel that spec wise and based upon his experience of the Leica lens that the RX-1 may be a very good deal (if you can live with the fixed lens part).
Personally, I'd get the Leica M until Sony makes a removable lens variant.
|John Dooley demonstrates The Leica M||Small | Large|
Thank you guys for your advices.
Regarding the focus screens - I plan to get a 5d3 in the future (hopefully), so changing the focus screens is not a reliable option when investing in an expensive Zeiss lens, and I still feel like i need to stress my eye, especially in a dark enviroment when focusing via viewfinder. The Zakuto EVF is too bulky (we're talking about this: http://www.zacuto.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/dslrevf.jpg , right?). The external focus screens are not an option either (at least for me).
I'm not a videographer, so I would use it only for shooting stills and I'm totally attached to looking into a "hole" in the camera (the viewfinder), or tripod + live-view.
So, it looks like there's nothing on the market that would fit my need?
"is there anything it does that lightroom cant?"
Yes there is:
- Display the focus points
- It is free
- Picture styles are much more realistic than in Lightroom
- Lens correction for the available lenses is better than in Lightroom
- The HDR tool can provide really good results if you learn how to use it properly
- It will provide better results out-of-box than Lightroom but if you spend a little bit more time in Lightroom the final result will look better.
The noise reduction is not any better than the one in Lightroom 4 but it is better than Lightroom 3.
Not one bit, waiting for FF-EVIL that doesn't require the sale of a kidney.
Pity he only used the new 18-55 variable aperture zoom and not the excellent 35mm F/1.4.
I think he'd find them even closer if he had
Its images come close in quality to the EOS 5D Mark III over a wide range of ISO settings.
I took a look at the pictures and i can't follow this conclusion.
- Comparison 1 on page 2: roof with trees in the background. Look, how soft these trees are with the Fuji.
- Comparison 2 on page 2: 100% showing branches. Awful color fringing and softness with the Fuji
- Comparison 3 on page 2: the neighboorhood. Again: soft trees in the background. Low contrast.
- Comparison 4 on page 2: roofs and church. Soft roofing tiles
I wonder, how Martin can come to the conclusion above. In my opinion, the Fuji never comes close to the Canon. It's a nice camera, but the Canon is on a much higher level.
It looks great. Do you think there will be a cable required to run from the camera to the flash or there will be electronic connections which will fire the flash.
I know I am not wording this correctly.
Let me try again: Will the flash work as if it is mounted directly on the hot shoe?
I have the same problem with both of my bodies, in low light and trying to AF on fast-action. It boils down to the fact that I just don't think the 1DX's AF is as good as all the hype when it was first released