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Not just 1, but 3 Sony E-Mount FF cameras coming.

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by lenshoarder, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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  2. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Everyone, everywhere, now has to halt all camera purchase plans until the end of the year. There are simply too many great products being announced. Good stuff. :wink:
     
  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Exciting times! Fuji may have something in store for the near future too. And I'm still looking forward to the Panasonic GX7.
     
  4. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    A year ago, I would have said "yes" to a Sony FF. Now, I'm not so sure. A FF sensor doesn't address their color or jpg quality. I think if I made a buy, it'll be for a Fuji XM1 used. The Fuji colors are just great. Having said that, I've never used a FF Sony, so maybe I'd be real surprised.
     
  5. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    O Pentax, Where Art Thou? All that delicious legacy glass...
     
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I suspect if you don't like the RX1, you wouldn't like the FF Nex any more. I personally LOVE the RX1, although I've never shot jpegs with it. Its raw files are sublime. I'd guess the Nex full frame sensor will be as good or perhaps evolutionarily better, but I have trouble imagining the lenses being as good as the RX1, given how it was designed specifically for it. I'll have a look at the FF Nex, but if the interface and feature set are consistent with existing Nex, I don't see myself buying in. If they ever do an RX1 with a 24-28mm lens, I'm all over it, but I don't see that happening. I might be pretty close to the whole market for that.

    -Ray
     
  7. Lucille

    Lucille SC Veteran

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    Aug 20, 2012
    Hepcat City
    Sony Jpeg colors are excellent in my eye...

    Sony FF nex..... I will be in....... and the magic will happen.
     
  8. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Oooh. Didn't consider that. That might be a lot of fun!
     
  9. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Pavel
    Given the time it took Sony to build a modest lineup of mostly average lenses for their APS-C NEX cameras, I wonder how long those FF NEXes will remain optically challenged.
     
  10. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I do wonder, though, if NEX (edit: I meant Sony) was waiting for their FF, so they weren't putting too much into the crop camera, until they see which does better.
     
  11. wolfie

    wolfie SC Veteran

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    Sep 19, 2010
    FF compact glass

    Wonder if the guys at Olympus will be helping design the Sony FF glass, in which case something special could result ...:biggrin:
     
  12. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

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    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    It may not be lenses that Olympus helps with but apparently with IBIS !!

    From what I've read 4 FF lenses will be released in very quick succession and 2 of those will be fast Zeiss primes....a 55m/1.8 and an 85mm/1.4....the other 2 will be zooms.
    With sales still strong on the RX1 I'm not surprised to see a 'nifty fifty' and a traditional portrait length lens amongst the first due for release....but then again, there is quite a bit of talk about a pancake 35/f2.8....and thats precisely it, for now it's all talk and speculation.
    I'm one of the few who is actually likes the idea that a fast 50 may be amongst the first lenses of this new system.
     
  13. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    isnt one of the great things about the mirrorless class of cams that you can buy a twenty dollar adapter and use whatever glass you want?!
     
  14. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2012
    It is. Combine that with the other development that makes old MF glass into "native" glass and a FF NEX with the AF sensor would have hundreds of cheap "native" AF glass to choose from.
     
  15. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I've been hoping that under Ricoh's ownership, Pentax would become an early leader in large-sensor mirrorless cameras. I still think Pentax will offer great, state of the art cameras going forward. But it's clearly taking time to get the consolidation of the two firms completed. I fear (and as a Pentaxian, I hope that I am wrong) that Pentax's great mirrorless cameras will end up being afterthoughts in an already-crowded market.
     
  16. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    It would be... except the m43 crew makes the effective FOV too long for my use on wide & normal lenses, and none of the mirrorless APS folks, outside of Pentax, have IBIS. :frown:
     
  17. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Yeah, there does seem to be more inertia than I had hoped for since Ricoh bought them... combine that with the lens price hikes and I'm not a particularly happy camper as far as my future Pentaxness goes.

    OTOH, I actually am pretty satisfied with my current kit, and also satisfied with APS-C.
     
  18. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    But no stabilization, and that's something I take hearty advantage of. Even though, IMO, Pentax's IBIS is not as good as any of the other camera mfr's, it's still quite a selling point - the only APS-C camera that provides stabilization for all lenses.
     
  19. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Same here. I have the K-5, K-30 and K-01 and don't require any more lenses for my Pentax kit. I could go on for years like this as far as Pentax is concerned.
     
  20. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2012
    Use a fast enough lens and you won't need IBIS. ;)

    As for Pentax being the only mfr with an APS-C camera that stabilizes for all lenses. You are forgetting about the company that came out with IBIS before Pentax. That company is Sony. The A100 beat out the K100d by a few months. It worked with all lenses. Sony IBIS still does. Back in 2006 Sony SteadyShot was considered better than Pentax SR by many people. Comparing their 2013 versions, many people are still of the same opinion.