Well done dpreview crew. My only quibble was the lack of nudity.
photo nuts: Wow, the Nikkor 58 f/1.4 lens only somewhat catches up with Zeiss 55 f/1.4 lens at f/11 when diffraction starts to creep in. Even the antiquated Canon 50 f/1.4 performs better than the Nikkor 58 f/1.4 lens which is touted as "a premium standard lens for Nikon's full frame SLRs... designed to give the best possible imaging performance even when shot at maximum aperture." The hefty price tag accompanying the Nikkor 58 f/1.4 only adds further insult to injury.
The Canon 50L f/1.2 is similar to the 58/1.4 in terms of being designed for bokeh rendering. I wonder how the two compare in sharpness.
Horshack: In other news, Casio will soon announce their entry into the home video market with the introduction of a HiFi VHS machine.
Well I certainly wish them success. I actually have a soft spot for Casio - I've been to one of their design centers in Japan while working on software for a product they were using.
I can appreciate Casio's past innovations and successes but unfortunately that doesn't mean much in assuring future success, esp in today's fast-paced industry. Here's a list of other companies which have had very successful and innovative products: Xerox, Kodak, Nokia, Microsoft, Blackberry, Novell, and Borland.
In other news, Casio will soon announce their entry into the home video market with the introduction of a HiFi VHS machine.
This should breathe more life into these discontinued camera models.
The best way to do retro right is to just buy the old camera you're longing to re-experience. Much cheaper and more authentic.
The DF is a bargain...if you went into a coma right after the D3x was announced and just woke up tonight.
Contrast the entrepreneurial spirit Mr. Maki exemplifies vs what Nikon is about to demonstrate with their forthcoming release of the safe and overpriced DF camera. Hats off to Sony.
I wonder what's in his hands again? Oil splatter? :)
Sorry but in 6x7 format terms the lens is only a 48-240mm f/8 so naturally it's garbage.
Horshack: Nikon is trying to invoke the spirit of the inflation era of the 1970's.
He borrowed from me :)
Nikon is trying to invoke the spirit of the inflation era of the 1970's.
Lab D: Looks like Sony is giving away bodies and making it back on over priced lenses. The cheaper body and couple lenses is $4000! And that is without any telephotos which will cost even more.
The Canikon alternative is overpriced bodies *and* lenses vs just overpriced lenses.
I don't suppose the buyer will be taking this thing to Disney World to snap photos of his family at the base of Splash Mountain.
Nikon introduces the Ford Pinto 2.0, now with fewer oil explosions.
I wonder how/whether they're able to control the precision of vibration so that it's limited to the frequencies near nyquist, like how a well-designed traditional AA filter is expected to work.
Mace for when someone tries to steal your expensive camera.
Cue the AmEx commerical..."I bought a CC subscription and all I got was lousy rent-to-never-own software and an unauthorized charge to my credit card from some guy named Gunther who apparently likes to patronize foot-fetish porn establishments in Eastern Europe."
Horshack: Adobe sure didn't give their cloud pricing experiment much time to gain traction before backpedaling with this PS+LR offer. I suspect they are worried people would grow accustomed to using their older, perpetual PS license and realize they don't need anywhere close to the latest version to be productive.
"Working on" in Adobe speak means waiting to see what the sell-through was for their higher-priced full-suite cloud option and falling to their backup plan if sales missed their targets.