larrytusaz: I suppose I'm getting old, but a smartphone camera holds about as much appeal to me as canned spaghetti does to a 5-star restaurant chef. If you can't be bothered to tote a real camera with you when we have such small marvels like a Sony RX100, and any of them will absolutely smoke even the best smartphone camera, then you have zero credibility as a photographer as far as I'm concerned.
I'm not a snapshooter, I'm a hobbyist photographer, I could give 2 turds less what the Polaroid and Kodak Instamatic crowd like. They're beneath me and any other hobbyist or professional as far as any relevance beyond just being the mass consumer that makes prints at WalMart.
Im along the same grain, but no need to whip out the holier than thou! Ive seen credible work from smartphones, fundamental differences aside, the better smart phones are reasonably capable.
We must be mindful of our peers, not dismiss them. Long live the ILC way.
Tyr-Sog: I'm sure there was a couple of factors at play here.
The rumored D610 switch out which probably wasn't true at all. I'm betting they CS was getting hammered left and right with disgruntled D600 owners on this news.
The class action law suits.
and lastly their realization that their reputation took a huge hit on this matter.
Class action law suits over a $1500 camera model where a small but noticible margin of examples had an iq problem.
Law Suit? *yawn*
Reservoir_Dog: Preview of the D4S, still no review of the D4, so no review of the D4s
Its probably policy. Still no review of any Leica M.
Hmmm is this relevant compared to more.... Camera-ey things. Surely the go-pro series is reviewed to death in it's relevant crowd... Lets stick more on topic? Enough of us whinge about certain products the get neglected or even missed... In favour of an action cam which kets be honest is almost strictly a video genre device.
Ferling: With regards to a PR show, it covers the bases with medical grade clean rooms, workers patiently focusing on their work (rather than conversing and joking with one another). Setup workers making routine QC checks. Tool and Die Makers performing maintenance on molds and tooling.
There's a fine balance of hand's on vs. automation. Hand painted and polished parts with the all critical final hand assembly, translates into a more personable product that suggests a craftsmanship once regarded to a much higher priced product.
What's missing, however, is a brief take on the workers on break, perhaps conversing and showing some humor. Also missing is a small snippet on any safety (such as the typical "zero injuries in X days" sign on wall -if it exists). A safe and happy work place translates into a higher quality product.
I took the Leica factory tour and it was mostly like how you describe, the lens grinding room and finishing was a no jpking affair, but actually few staff in these depts. Lens assembly and even sensor installation had workers conversing
Deutsch: If you didn't know the story, you could say this was a group of amateur astronomists trying to capture the full moon. So the story behind the photo has a lot to do with it. I suppose you have to submit the story with the photo, but that could give the judges a slight bias rather than the photo standing alone. Now I understand why this topic can be debatable. Nothing wrong with the photo, but I too was trying to guess what it was about till I read the story. So, is it the story behind it that makes it a winner, or the photo?
Hence world PRESS photo.
Surely they could push the lens half a stop faster with the available space on the front of the lens housing.
I think sigma could go mirrorless with this tech and really, really make waves.
tkbslc: This camera is like 2" longer and 1" thicker than it could be for absolutely no reason at all. It's like one of the design goals was making sure it didn't fit in any current camera pouches or jacket pockets.
Look at the batt, it fits the whole grip. I think it's just too long/wide
petemod: Here is a picture of the actual camera:http://adrienbaudet.com/dp2q.jpg
It seems that these are fake to get us all talking!
Really fake pic. sorry dude.
meanwhile: 9 pictures and not one of someone actually *gripping* the camera?
Strikes me as wrist fatigue material.
SalmanH: Wonderful, nine photos and not a single one holding the camera the way it should be held, which I think is what many of us are most curious about with such a weirdly shaped camera.
Your comment... just... Is the most.... best way to describe my thoughts too. I MEAN COME ON GUYS, YOU DIDN'T EVEN HOLD IT PROPERLY?!
EVF Nice! I hope it's implemented well. I loved my G11 and wish the series well.
DPR never tested the 43mm limited. It's supposed to be the perfect Normal lens.
bossa: DA*300mm is a FF lens as is the DA*200, DA*55 and a number of other DA lenses. The fact this converter is listed as 35mm FF may auger well for a Pentax FF camera in the near future.
However, I wonder what a DX converter could achieve? I think a Pentax FF would rock, they need to pick up the ball though.
Come on Pentax, Ive loved you for years. It's time to release an enthusiast FF but in true Pentax style it will be so punching above it's weight it will tempt commercial photogs!
ijustloveshooting: same price with zeiss 55F1.8 FE lens,,,which is the almost sharpest lens ever...this is a way too expensive lens.
Man you people want everything spoon fed to you. OSS on a short macro prime?
Striple: ..Cause Bresson never cropped an image to exclude an object or visual element. Its not like he added bullets or flames or even altered the meaning... Sure - he went against the rules, but the idea that a photographic image is anything other than an interpretation of a scene is nuts - the choices one makes at all parts of the process determine a range of 'things' that makes the 'new moment'. Photography is not real.
Cropping acceptable. It's not changing the content, just the framing.
camerosity: if it has anything less than 24 megapixels I will laugh out loud
Zoron: Include the additional grip in the box pls...
Why? I'd rather a spare battery.
JaimeA: There is something called actuality and momentum in the news. The story and reviews for the full-frame Sony A7r and A7 have by now appeared practically everywhere, including DxO, an affiliate. Apart from inconclusive “first impressions” we get no review in DPR. Nevertheless we see this inane news that no professional or amateur cares to know (except perhaps children). Michael Reichmann reported his impressions in October of last year; DxO Mark published a detailed review and ratings (2nd in 249 cameras) also in October. I got my camera in November. I suggest you do not publish anything more about the A7r and avoid the ridicule; by now it is old, stale news.
You claim to be old institution, but do not care for film? Grow up. Using film abd getting it right will teach you more than a review of a. Camera you already own will.
88SAL: Is it 24-1600 on the Astro? Reads 24-160 which is barely over 10x