Lol @ the disrespectful comments.Apparently this guy only wants to have fun and have sxxxxxxx (Hope he's not the world's fastest in this regard :D)
Great article. I always wanted to take the same scene multiple times, but not in interval of days, but in years. Would be interesting to see the progression in skills and also the scene.
flipmac: Gotta admin, max shutter speed of 1/16000s is impressive, but still not interested. Still no real hotshoe, expected more from the on sensor PDAF, no touchscreen, still expensive, and so on.
With their slow lenses, I 1/2000 is more than enough
yakkosmurf: We use up-to-date Nikon still cameras and Canon pro video cameras on the ISS. In a few years, the space radiation environment kills a high number of pixels on those sensors (especially the video cameras), and we have to swap them for a newly launched one. That isn't an option for Curiosity...obviously. Likewise, we see issues with large capacity flash memory cards for these cameras as well.
From what I've seen of the impacts on consumer hardware (even once extra shielding is added) in the space environment, I completely agree with their design decisions.
Thanks all for the replies.
Just curious, but isn't Curiosity protected by the atmosphere of Mars?
qwertyasdf: Haters gonna hate.
I hated the J1 / V1, hate this even more LOL
Yea...it's just a camera...but still...I'm a hater... :(
They tried to make me go to rehab, but I say no no no...
qwertyasdf: Hands on preview, anyone?
Forget about it, they don't have an extra review unit
JEROME NOLAS: Too little, too late.
I'm having too much of it.
Haters gonna hate.
JEROME NOLAS: Looks like shrunk GF line, when do we get bigger sensors in compacts?
Ugly cousin of GF5
Hands on preview, anyone?
Henry Falkner: Some thoughts on the use of a physically large 2 MP sensor - Mars is more than twice as far from the sun as the earth is, so it gets less than 1/4 of the light. The 16 MP BSI CMOS sensor and the processor in my P&S camera do create artifacts, which reduces the effective resolution as well as the reliability of the information content. The failure rate of new consumer cameras has been quoted as 2 to 4% - clearly not acceptable when you cannot exchange the camera once it leaves the ground. They use prime lenses of different focal lengths, which reduces the need for cropping. The lead time for curiosity was a number of years, not six months.
You sir, must earn a Nobel prize for making such an observation.
qwertyasdf: Disturbing picture =\
Mount it on a V1, I want to count the number of hairs inside his nostril
Disturbing picture =\
qwertyasdf: Fundamentals for sports photography: location, location, location.
Seriously, if you give an average photographer a high FPS body and supertelephotos (i.e. what the pros use) and put them in the stadium, their photos will be just as good as the pros.
It's simply about recognizing colors and mindless shutter blasting.
Dan Chung's photos demonstrated some skills, at least they are shot in single-shot drive. But, heck, why a PRO will use the wrong tool for the job...LOL
Yes, I do.I'll detail how:Give an average photographer a 1Dx, some nice L glass, extra batteries, extra memory...Set the camera to JPEG, continuous drive, AI servo AF.Let the happy photography blast with 12 fps for the whole duration, and his / her result will be no different than the pros.
I never said that an average photographer can take pictures as good as Dan with an iPhone.
But for PRO gear, the gear does much much more than the photographer.
And what?! No, I can't play good music even with the best violin. Why?! because I don't even know how to hold it.
If you hand a normal person a 1Dx and he / she doesn't know how to point to the target and shoot....then you win, I fail.
OK, wallpaper for my retina display.
Carsten Pauer 2: LoL, on the left Side You can see the Queen. ;-)
But where's Wally?
Fundamentals for sports photography: location, location, location.
Actually why can't af also be included?Aparently there are many reverse engineering experts out there (tamron sigma tokina)Especially we are using CDAF here.