« on: October 31, 2013, 06:20:22 PM »
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I think that everyone who isn't a sports photographer will sooner or later switch over to mirrorless.
Sony has published a road map. 15 lenses in 2 years is really not bad for a whole new system. Has Canon done better with the EOS-M?
Moreover, Samyang has confirmed the release of FE lenses in a couple of months. Not to mention Leica, Voigtländer, Nikon, Canon, etc etc via Metabones adapters that even retain AF. Sigma and Tamron will also express an interest sooner rather than later, to try and conquer this whole new market. If this system lacks something, it's certainly not lenses - not for long.
And no, the A-mount has not been abandoned. Together with the A7/r, Sony has announced a new 70-200/2.8 for A-mount and a new enthusiast camera is scheduled for 2014.
Is there a more detailed one for the outer years? Those unmarked bars are far enough in the future that Sony probably has not committed the big development bucks to it. If the system sells poorly, those plans may never be realized.
A f/2.8 35 prime? A f/1.8 55 prime? A f/4 70-200? A f/4 24-70? A f/4 wide-angle zoom? So far, their planned offerings are slower than their DSLR counterparts. No f/2.8 zooms? Why buy into an expensive system to get the FF sensor and not be able to use fast glass that APS-C cameras can already use natively? And how many Sony adaptors are there? It looks like Sony is trying to hedge their bets (A, FE mount, etc.), and it'll be a mess for a while.
The future may belong to mirrorless, but technology development is not a smooth transition. Early adopters can get burned (minidisc or Sony-proprietary memorsticks, anyone?). I'll wait. And battery technology is a big issue. There really isn't anything better than lithium batteries on the horizon and 300 shots/battery is not going to cut it.
Sony might have a plan for the future, but its not apparent. Yet another new series of lenses, and it will take years before they are all available. There seems little point in getting a small camera and huge lenses, FF lenses do not get smaller just because the body does. You'll have to buy the dead end A series lenses if you want a workable system. Those who bought into Sony's A system are not left high and dry, as Sony has apparently abandoned it. That's what they are known for, drop a product line and expect customers to run out and drop another $20K on the newest thing. The NEX system will be going soon.
That's why pro's have kept away from Sony. 2-3 month turnaround for repairs, and they drop their product lines at any time.
I can't bring myself to fall for their tricks, I've seen it happen over and over with their products for the last 50 years. They can make good products, but they can't stick with them.
Good points Albi.
I do not doubt that mirrorless will be there one day as well. But that day is not today nor is it the official release date of these bodies. I personally do not care whether it is a big change or not. I do not merely hold onto the kit I have because it is what I have always been used to and fear change. There are fatal flaws in the A7 and A7r for my needs (native lens options, flash sync, and battery life) that will not allow me to put all my eggs in that basket to make it my body in my primary kit at present. I long for the day that those issues are solved and I can whole-heartedly make an uncompromised jump. Until then....
it's 58mm because the legendary old Noct was also 58mm.
This new lens is supposed to be much sharper than the f/1.2 Noct.
I like it. Don't know if I'll buy it. Samyang's got a fast 50mm in the works.
the DSLR concept is as dead as CRTs (you know those big fat TVs and computer screens) was in the early 2000s, but they don't know it yet.What a shame, Canon & Nikon should have hired you for your incredible foresight and the ability to predict future.
I've followed these forums and this site for a while (lots of good info, thanks ) but I had to register when I saw a post about a Sony mirrorless camera...
I've had one...
Worst piece of **** ever!
Change lens 1 time and dust has already settled on the sensor.
That, in my opinion, is an absolute reason for NOT considering a mirrorless camera if you're serious about your photo-quality.
I'm talking from experience. Mirrorless is not worth a damn thing. You might as well get a pocket-cam then.
I don't work for Canon (or Nikon or Sony or any other cam-manufacturer), but I do have experience with both DSLRs, SLRs and Sony's mirrorless, so I hope nobody will get offended by my 2 cents worth here.
(don't get a mirrorless, you'll regret it (even if it's from Canon, should they ever decide to produce such ****, which I hope they never do)
Well, this is not the first ultra-premium 58mm made by Nikon. The manual-focus, F1.2 version sold for $2200 in today's dollars: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/58.htm
In an attempt to get back on track....
58mm? A bit of an odd focal length no? Do you think they use 58mm as it means mechanically/physically it is easier to have better IQ? Or is there some historic significance I am unaware of?
As for inconsistent AF, well, I had the latest Sigma 30 f/1.4 DC (ART) lens. Used it for a week and got rid of it. DPReview had similar problems with the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 lens. The Sigma 24-105 f/4 won't be any better... of course its f/4 aperture may help to mask some of its AF problems.