Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-15-2013, 11:45 PM   #106
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
RobA_Oz's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,833
The sculpted grip doesn't sit well with the angular superstructure IMO, but given the size of it, I'd be carrying a spare battery, instead. If the IQ holds up, and Sony's track record suggests it will, this camera could cut the ground from under a lot of D800 (let alone D610) purchases. Those who want fast-tracking AF will probably not be swayed, and neither will be gear-heads with ego/size issues, but those simply wanting compact, light-weight FF bodies that are compatible with their existing lenses (especially if AF and/or AE adapters are available) will have to be looking hard at this one. It's the first Sony I've seriously thought about buying, particularly in the absence of a Pentax FF body, now. At the mooted price, it probably won't make a ton of money for Sony, but it might go close to breaking even.

10-15-2013, 11:46 PM   #107
Veteran Member
bossa's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 4,546
Bad Purple Fringing in the shots shown in this video:
I think it's the Zeiss 35/2.8
10-15-2013, 11:50 PM   #108
Veteran Member
bossa's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 4,546
Hmm.. did I just hear that guy say that you have to pay extra to unlock features?

Yep, he said you can "pay at the pay stores" (whatever they are) to get interval timing etc.. possible via your smartphone.
10-15-2013, 11:53 PM   #109
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Digitalis's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Adelaide.
Posts: 10,227
QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
did I just hear that guy say that you have to pay extra to unlock features?
Did that man speak disparagingly about rangefinders?

10-16-2013, 12:01 AM   #110
Veteran Member
bossa's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 4,546
QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
Did that man speak disparagingly about rangefinders?
I believe so.

PS> Is anyone else having issues with these forums not loading pages?
10-16-2013, 12:02 AM   #111
Veteran Member
bossa's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 4,546
The way things are going I expect Ricoh to announce a FF version of the K-3 in about a month.
10-16-2013, 12:37 AM   #112
Veteran Member
bossa's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 4,546
Hmm, apparently the battery charger is an optional "extra"

10-16-2013, 12:52 AM   #113
Veteran Member




Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,299
QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
Hmm.. did I just hear that guy say that you have to pay extra to unlock features?

Yep, he said you can "pay at the pay stores" (whatever they are) to get interval timing etc.. possible via your smartphone.
Those are Apps you can purchase.
And if you have bought it for your current NEX camera, you can use it for the new camera too, and no need to buy again. (Up to 10 Sony cameras).
10-16-2013, 12:53 AM   #114
Veteran Member




Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,299
QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
Hmm, apparently the battery charger is an optional "extra"
He may be referring to an external battery charger.

It comes with a USB Charger to charge the battery in-camera. External battery charger is optional.
10-16-2013, 01:19 AM   #115
Veteran Member
Clavius's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: De Klundert
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,118
QuoteOriginally posted by nosnoop Quote
Those are Apps you can purchase.
And if you have bought it for your current NEX camera, you can use it for the new camera too, and no need to buy again. (Up to 10 Sony cameras).
Lovers say: So you only pay for feature you actually use?
Haters: You have to pay for features that should have been included?

I personally don't know about this one.
10-16-2013, 01:31 AM   #116
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Digitalis's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Adelaide.
Posts: 10,227
There is this comment on the Dpreview " the worlds smallest... until you put something you need on it...A lens"

I cannot help but wonder how this camera will balance with heavier lenses like the popular 24-70mm and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses on it. The grip may very well be a necessity with top level glass (which does tend to be rather heavy) for instance I get cramps in my wrist when I use a Canon 5D with the 24-70mm f/2.8L on it - which is one reason why I skipped the 5D cameras and went straight to the 1 series - they are designed with big heavy lenses in mind. To my eyes the FE 35mm f/2.8 isn't really any smaller than the DA35mm f/2.4.

And with the mount adapters this camera are going to make the camera even more awkward to handle -


look at that thing, it's a frigging brick!

Last edited by Digitalis; 10-16-2013 at 03:53 AM.
10-16-2013, 01:37 AM   #117
Veteran Member




Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,299
QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
Lovers say: So you only pay for feature you actually use?
Haters: You have to pay for features that should have been included?
I personally don't know about this one.
I like it. Apart from pay once, use in multiple cameras, the Apps are also being updated.
And when new Apps come out, you camera would also gain new additional features.
10-16-2013, 03:09 AM   #118
Banned




Join Date: May 2010
Location: Back to my Walkabout Creek
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,535
QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
There is this comment on the Dpreview " the worlds smallest... until you put something you need on it...A lens"
..
look at that thing, it's a frigging brick!

That thought hits many Sony users and reviewers only after the purchase and when they need to mount the lens and maybe even use the camera — for which a lens (!) is needed.
In the meantime, we'll listen to the tirade that K-3 "is a (big) dinosaur", or something like that ...

Can't wrestle against the common lowest denominator of ignorance — it's not worth it.
10-16-2013, 03:49 AM   #119
Veteran Member
PBandJ's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Washington DC metro area
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 480
And they said the k-01 was fugly. It's a beauty compared to this!
Attached Images
 
10-16-2013, 04:19 AM   #120
Inactive Account




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Posts: 533
the lenses are just to expensive
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
a7, a7r, body, cost, filter, lenses, omd, pdaf, sensor
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sony FF E-mount is an OM-D Look a Like. Winder Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 46 10-08-2013 01:39 PM
Switch to FF or not? - a look at the wallet. LFLee Pentax Full Frame 81 10-04-2013 11:52 AM
Adorama's First Look at the K-5 Mk.II Docrwm Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 12 09-21-2012 04:26 PM
First look at Pentax Official Tethering Software for 645D bachtran Pentax Medium Format 19 09-19-2012 03:33 AM
Sony's FF assult slip Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 41 09-16-2012 12:51 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:10 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top