whyamihere: I'm thoroughly enjoying the public freakout now that the legal language that has represented this service (and others) is being phrased in terms that normal people can understand.
Since it's part of my job to read the complete ToS for many apps and services, none of this is surprising at all to me.
One of these days, you'll all learn to read the agreements instead of hastily clicking the 'I Agree' or 'Ok' button. In this case, any service that offers to relocate your data for ease of access reserves the right to use, change, or delete your data. It's still yours, but you don't have as much control over what happens to it once that data hits their servers without their consent. That's how it works, and that's how it has always worked.
I'm not sure that 'any service' reserves these rights. If you see a post by Malch (sp?) alerting us to this policy, he also says that Yahoo tired this some years ago and then backed off in face of protests. In any case, this is why I don't relocate any data - unless that includes e-mail, which I long ago assumed was fair game - to any on-line service. I would say esp. photos or any writing I care about.They stay on my computer, with good sw and hw firewall protection. I'd _never_ use an on-line backup service.
Thanks so much for doing this challenge. Rt.66 has so many memories for me.The images bring them alive again.
qwertyasdf: YES!! What a blast! With Sony leading the show with the worlds first compact FF, Fuji x-e1, Sigma lenses (so looking forward to the 35 1.4), also Samyang bringing out (finally) a UWA for apsc.
And above all, we have witnessed the birth of history's fugliest camera - The Hassssselblad Luuuuuuuunar!!!!!!
Sorry. I should have said "depressing for DX/APS-C _DSLR_ users ... ."
toneil14741: Still waiting on ANY updates on "will there EVER be a Capture NX3 or is it DONE"???
Nikon, not Nik, owns CNX. So the ball is in Nikon's court.
Well, if you are a DX/APS-C user, it was one of the most depressing shows ever. Note that the roundup mentions almost no new equipment for that format, and no new DX lenses at all. :-( As Thom Hogan pointed out, this format isn't where camera makers are putting their effort. (The Lunacy aside, of course.)
maniax: rare woods, crocodile skin .... Even if I wanted to buy this sony copy i would feel bad about the materials they used.
Marxist school system? Please! The Soviet Union was one of the world's greatest polluters.
To make the comparison between the D800 and a MF camera the same as one between a compact and the Canon 1D-X shows he has no experience with a top-tier full-frame DSLR 'at all'.Please N.B.: I'm not saying that MF doesn't have its advantages, but that the stated comparison is ludicrous. The D800 is may not be as good as the S, but it is hardly so much less capable than a compact is less capable than the Canon. It's like saying that because a Porsche Boxster isn't a Ferrari, it's no better than a go-cart.
Just what I wanted - a c. US $6500 gold NEX-7. How could I not have realized that?
Interesting that so many here don't seem to like the G15. As a Nikon fan and user of their DSLRs, I was looking forward to Nikon's replacement for the P7100. The P7700 was for me and a good number of others a real disappointment. If the P7700 had been announced with the specs of the G15, I'd have my pre-order for it in now. As it is, if the IQ and QC of the G15 are up to expectations, I'll buy it instead.
Wonder what the boys who priced this were smoking? Probably the same as those who did the initial pricing for the Sigma SD1, or who did the licensing agreements for the BetaMax format (remember that?).If it gets you that far from reality, perhaps I should try it. :)
I think this is a smart move on DxO's part. It gives you much of the unique lens correction capabilities of DxO Pro, but still lets you use your favorite RAW convertor/editor. Should be a good seller.
TJGKG: I had the P7000 and while it took OK pictures, the AF was terrible as were the write times. But that was two years ago. Now cameras in this class have fast AF and larger sensors for better low light and higher IQ. This camera is nice but it is no longer competitive in the class.
To be clear, it would take some fast primes and a couple of zooms to come close to the same focal and aperture ranges with a DSLR, or any ILC.
SantaFeBill: I don't understand. Constant f/2.8? The front of the lens is _clearly_ marked "f2.8/4.5", as is that of the FZ150. Did DPR use the wrong picture for the FZ200, or is everyone just not seeing what is clearly there?
O.K., I get it. The '4.5' refers to the first of the focal length range, not an f-stop.
I don't understand. Constant f/2.8? The front of the lens is _clearly_ marked "f2.8/4.5", as is that of the FZ150. Did DPR use the wrong picture for the FZ200, or is everyone just not seeing what is clearly there?
Agreed. i wonder if Nikon (or anyone) will ever make a compact that I'd really like to have: 24-200mm f/2-f/2.8 zoom with optical stabilization, at least an 1" sensor, RAW, decent ISO at at least 1600 and preferably at 3200, GPS capability built-in or at least as an accessory, 100% or close OVF that zooms with the lens, hot shoe for external flash, and manual controls and ergonomics similar to the P7000 or P7100, street price US$799 or less.Such a camera couldn't be put in your pocket, but it would still be much lighter, less bulky (and quieter!) and less expensive than any DSLR/lens combo with the same focal and aperture range.
This policy also means no more sales of 3rd-party warranties, since you wouldn't be able to get repairs under one. So Nikon gets a monopoly on extended warranties as well.Since I don't like Canon ergonomics, and in any case can't afford a complete change of systems, perhaps it's just as well that I'll shortly be stopping doing photography.
Too bad that the SN and DR modes are only available with JPEGs. That takes it off my wish list.
Superb image. Reminds me also of Peter Hurd's 'Night Visitor' - the same sense of quiet mystery.
No support for newest Nikon DSLRs (D7000 etc), no Panny LX5 support, and so on as others here have noted. It looks as if it was written about 1-1/2 - 2 years ago.