srados: Love the US special forces in pic #3.Well dressed in bullet proof vests...Last 3 street photos utter rubbish! I dunno why they are there, what criteria was used?
Canyongazer: In before the usual "These photos are no good."Oops, too late.
I do look forward to the far better pictures from the keyboard heroes who find these below their standards. Hope they don't get shot or worse while taking pictures of their cats.
Thanks for this positive post that added so much to the discussion.
I spent a part of my life with people who foughtand died for the simple right to have their own opinions and free will without being told what to think. It is fine with me if some DPR members don't love each photo in this story. Art is subjective.
koolbreez: This isn't the end of SI, far from it. This just means they no longer have to pay expensive medical insurance premiums, unemployment benefit payments, retirement programs (if they did in the first place), travel costs, yearly raises, and a few other expenses tied in with having staff employees. The most expensive part of most businesses is employee cost, and it doesn't go down. Hiring independently contracted staff (freelancers) has always been cheaper. In all likelihood the same photographers will still supply images to SI exclusively. The term contributing photographer will be used, instead of staff photographer, just as the bulk of National Geographic stories are credited.
There are lots of highly talented local photographers shooting every sporting event in the world, and a good post production expert can give you most any style you want in your publication if he has raw digital files to work with. I see this as jobs opening up, not going away.
koolbreez nailed this, SI will still get great shots from non staff shooters without having them on the permanent payroll.
Sad for the staff photographers but SI will still have a choice among other good pro photographers at the games.
tkbslc: Sony pretty much killed the premium compact market for anything with a lens smaller than 1".
I have to agree with you. I would guess most enthusiasts would want a bigger sensor. Small cameras have come a long way.
RedFox88: DPR: 2/3" is really 1/1.5". Use common nomenclature to make it not sound like a much bigger image sensor.
Good point. I never really gave it any thought. The sensor is slightly larger than the 1/1.7 sensor.
Thanks for these and hope there are more coming.
gdfthr73: Good grief, all you posters are so pathetic. You should all find new hobbies. Or maybe if you started your own magazine and began your own "best photographs of the year" list than your taste in photography would be petter represented. The only problem of course is that no one would actually care about it.
Show me where I have been hateful. Sorry but you just don't get what others are trying to tell you. Reactions to photos, books and music among other things are subjective. People are entitled to their own opinions. It is okay that we don't all agree.
Colin Franks: I'm often perplexed at what wins in photo contests.
gdfthr73, Sadly you can't see or understand that you are guilty of exactly what you are accusing others of being. It is okay to have an opinion and express it. The reaction to photographs is subjective.
Fall in goose-step line everybody and above all each of you must share the exact same mandatory opinion that these photos are perfection.
chj: "A kit with the Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH lens has appeared in the UK for £950 but doesn't look to be available in the US."
I have a GM1, I love it. I also love all the improvements in the GM5; however, they are still not enough to trigger an upgrade purchase. I've also been eyeing the Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH lens for some time now, but I know I'll only use it in specific situations, so it may never get purchased.
If I could get the GM5 with the 15mm, it would be an instant purchase.
I agree 100%. Somebody isn't thinking.
Shamsheed: There has been a lot of debates and there will be more: What is portraiture? IMO there is no better or best. When it comes to people, there mood is either there or not. The photographer composes and shoot. Even technically, we should avoid negative critiques as the photographer is expressing himself.
You cannot compare Rap music to Rock. Everyone has their own styles. If you don't like Rap music, you will not leave your radio on and keep on criticising the singer, you will just change the channel. Just like here, you do not like it, move on.
THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PRO AND AN NON-PRO. The pro will respect the work of others, and with positive criticism, will share their opinions on how they would have approached and executed the task.
Now question: what is a professional photographer?
Prixnobel...Your above post is exceptional. I could not agree more.
"Criticism is necessary to make someone grow, the absence of it would only encourage somebody to perpetuate mediocrity".
The above statement taken from your post is perfect and the best thing I have read all morning.
Hi DPR, For what it is worth...Image quality section, first paragraph reads "doesn't always shot" instead of shoot.
I enjoyed the review and find it balanced.
RedFox88: Iso 16000 looks like a water painting.
16000 at 3.5 and it looks like a "water painting". Hilarious!
I wonder if the famous "selfie" monkey submitted any shots?
massimogori: Yes, amazing... example of journalism. Which Natural History museum? Imagine a newspaper writing an article about the murder of "John" rather than "Kennedy".
Dear God! Has John been murdered!?
Pentax has finally answered the often asked question on the DPR..."what camera do I buy my 10 year old daughter?".
tommy leong: seems like Sony A6000 is consistently better at iso 6400
I have to admit the a6000 looks like the winner here. Okay, different size sensor size but just for fun I dialed in Sony's RX1r and admittedly it has the perfect lens for it's sensor but it too blows the Canon out of the water. Not a knock on the 7D which I am certain will be great in real world shooting but there are other choices. Maybe less aggressive noise reduction is why the Sony looks better.
Truthfully, while I enjoy these comparison tools I don't have full faith in them but I love the discussions it generates.
Thanks DPR for posting the test shot(s).
dtssounds: Your landscape photographs are great, but sorry to say, your people photographs are not on the same level as your landscape. Not that they are not good, they are just not great enough when compared to your landscape photos. But I admire your adventurous heart and wish to seem more of your next travels.
All great comments!
makofoto: The couple doing this last year was killed by a car inThailand. How romantic ...
What about staying alive doing things you like? Despise is a pretty strong word.