I agree. A 28-80/2.8 constant would be a stone cold winner. But is that possible in the G1X body (which is already bigger/chunkier than most would prefer)? I'd love to know what the curve looks like relative to lens size, zoom range, speed, and cost.Just my thoughts, prefrences, but for my use, a 28 to 80 equiv faster lens would have been excellent. I understand that it's not what the masses want.
LOL that image says it all, unless we develop holographic virtual lenses that image is pretty much what you'd get.
Bokeh or shallow DOF is not all larger sensors are about, subtle DOF effect contribute to a depth or sense of dimensionality in an image.I admit that my G9 + EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 example may have been a bit extreme since:
- There are smaller constant f/2.8 APS-C zooms around (Tamron and Sigma)
- The G1X sensor is slightly smaller than APS-C
- The flange distance is shorter than an EOS SLR
However, none of us really know what a constant f/2.8 lens for a large-sensor mirrorless camera is going to look like since no manufacturer has built one yet. The closest we've seen are the mock-ups for the Panasonic 12-25mm m4/3 lens, but that particular lens has been on the rumour mill for quite some time now.
I find it hard not to like the G1X. Despite the complete change in design it sounds exactly like every G-series camera has since the G7: solid, dependable, great controls, a bit slow...but this time it features virtually DSLR image quality. I think that in practise it will be a much better camera than it's lens specs and the early reviews might suggest. Serious bokeh junkies need not apply