They just released the Df. Why not release a Digital Nikonos or Dn?
Lea5: It's the little things where you can see god's art at best.
@ Sonnik - great photos all around. I like that he basically cleaned house with a generic home-made set up that includes a 40 year old Russian lens and a camera most people would rather laugh at than operate.
Why is it that there has to be 'one' person, place, or thing ultimately responsible for every thing as we know it? For all we know about physics and nuclear energy, we could be residing on a particle inside of a giant atom smasher and this "god" every one speaks of is a physics student working on his thesis.
So you don't know much about math, then?
Some of you may have noticed already, but I withdrew my original entry and uploaded a replacement. After reading the comments, regardless of whether or not they were directed towards the image I submitted, I took them to heart and uploaded a replacement. Good luck to the other entrants as there are some very good pieces in this challenge. Judge at will.
What we need is about 700 more cameras on the market.
Unfortunately, the Sony-made 24MP FF Sensor was reserved for the Sony R7 and not the K-1 as rumored. We with FF Pentax mount lenses are getting antsy.
Build an optical pentaprism camera, Sony. You'll gain sales and even more respect. The 'this is the electronic view finder you are looking for' jedi mind trick is not what any consumer wants when I slide one of your cameras across the counter for them to check out. The initial reaction is "ewwww ... no thank you" and they pick up the Nikon or Canon and are much more relaxed when looking through the finder. Simple.
babalu: Pablo Picasso did this 64 years ago :http://life.time.com/culture/pablo-picasso-draws-with-light-1949/#1
Picasso may have but he didn't make a video of it that took over a year to compile. The idea may be old, but why don't we all just stop taking photos since every one before us already has.
Personally, I have a great deal of respect for the individual's dedication to getting the project done without abandoning it part way through. It's a nice idea and he should be credited as such. The persistence, alone, is worthy of praise.
Not too many people have an attention span that could see some thing like this through to the end.
No Pentax mount? Lame.
Personally happy to see the Sony 24Mp sensor made it in to a Pentax body. I'm sure the camera is top notch all around considering the performance of the K-5 family. Rain? No problem. Low light? No problem. High ISO without falling apart at 1600? No Problem. The in-camera control and effects set it apart from any other. It's good to see this continuation in the line.
Gesture: Welcome, welcome upgrade and features to K-5 and a great competitor to Nikon D7100. But what is it with companies and naming. The next camera will be the K-1 and, then, there is no where to go. Others have boxed themselves in with naming everything the X Z and/or 1.
A company can get a lot of mileage out of K1 II/III/IV etc.
Frederik Paul: No programm here allows to work with any projects you’ve already started in Photoshop, because none has 100% layer functionality support.
I just checked this claim. On 4/25, I did a full moon on the horizon shot that I completed in CS4. I saved the file as a .psd before I converted it to .jpg, I just opened that .psd in Gimp 2.8 and it has all the layers.
There are only two things that have ever turned me off about Gimp (and I've been using it since 1998 along side numerous versions of PS) is that it had no 16 bit image support, which 2.8 answered with spades. The only unresolved issue I have with Gimp is native PEF or DNG support. Which can be fixed by downloading UFRaw.
If you're a Mac user, Darwinports will run it as there is no native OSX client.
Joed700: So the Mega Pixel war continues...I think the Nikon D800 deserves all the credits for raising the bar for medium format cameras. I wonder what kind of computer would one need to process a 200MP raw file? It would be more interesting to see what Canon's next gen DSLRs would be like...This is exciting stuff!
D800 Raising the bar? More specifically, it merely came close in terms of finally matching what MF has been doing for years. (See also 40MP Phase I, FLI, Kodak, etc) It's only that kind of resolution and detail retention caliber were finally made possible to afford for the pro-semi-pro market.
Now that advancements in manufacturing and technology have furthered what can be produced. MF will advance and make that will eventually make the D800 look like a normal mid-level resolution camera. The D800, although nice, is not the be-all, end-all camera. Rumor has it, that Canon had been working on a 100MP digital sensor years ago but it was far too expensive to mass produce. Also, keep in mind, Sony still handled production on the D800 sensor (albeit "to Nikon Spec",) so it's only a matter of time before they,themselves, produce some thing in the same line. As well as Pentax. All companies that use Sony sensor technology.
Also, since Kodak is back in the game, keep an eye on them.
Canon has stiff competition with Finger Lakes Instruments, SBIG, and any other Kodak sensor patent holding camera manufacturer in the world of AP. I don't understand their mindset any more. Leave the CCD market already dominated by QSI, FLI, SBIG, and many others to the people that have spent a lifetime developing those cameras.
It would seal the deal for me if Canon attempted to walk in to a market and crush the competition in order to establish yet another half-hearted attempt at market share. Pay attention to your current customer requests and move advancements further down the line up in DSLRs.
OMG it looks like Admiral Ackbar!
Cool idea. Can't wait to see it in action. Looking forward to seeing all-sky camera applications for this. Entire sky in one shot? Yes, please.
Wait a few months. Dig around the intertubes, you'll find information regarding FF Pentax under development. I, for one, am definitely holding my breath for this.
Great. I'll start carving the headstone for the glass pentaprism now. :(
M. Anthony: Better than Nikon and Sony.I thought they had superior sensors.Not even close.
I don't know if I'd say better so much as I would consistent across the range of ISO. With the 6D and D600 being virtually the same in all settings. What I do find odd is that the same sensor being used in the D600 has far less noise than its sister-sensor in the A99. If that's Sony's best noise algorithm, they need to beef up on that in order to stay at pace. I've found this to be the case with the the popular 16.xMP sensor found in the D7000, K-5, and Sony's mid level SLRs. It seems that Pentax wins, hands down. Nikon comes in at a close second, and Sony just falls way behind due to poor noise handling. Why is that?
Help, I can't stop moving the lens back and forth.
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