From a purely artistic point of view this was impressive and fun. But the question that comes to mind is this: Do you really want to have reality distorted so much? It may be good for a quick thrill but is it good for the spirit, good for the soul and good for the historical memories we leave behind?
Oh, please, gimme a break. That's a very simple shot to pull off.
I've been saying this for years. Basically, if you use a cheap zoom lens on a 24 MP camera your image won't even be as good as a clean 4 MP image.
Aaaaaah.... videos by natural candlelight. Very super cool!
maxnimo: Way too slow. Ideal fps would be 300, but 120fps would be a good start.
sagebrushfire , yes, when you move that hand in front of you it will appear blurry... until your eyes lock on and track it. Then it will be smooth as silk. Do you know why? Because real life is way, way faster than 60 FPS. This is easily seen on a movie screen whenever a camera pans across a landscape or when you watch a moving spaceship... instead of smooth motion you get nauseating choppy jitter.
AliRoust: 24 fps = choppy videos why even bother?
On a related note, my wife is used to the nice, simple washboard and loves the old, classic feel of rubbing those clothes, so why bother with a stupid washing machine!
ryansholl , I'm sorry to hear that you find 120 nauseating as you must be in perpetual pain and suffering since real life is way, way faster than 120 fps. Again, my heart hurts for your terrible pain.
No, I'm not kidding at all. It's so sad to see how many photographers have so little knowledge about any other subject. At 300 fps an image appears like you are looking out of a window at real life in motion. And speaking of impossible... just a while ago 1TB hard drives were impossible, 1GB of ram was impossible, 10 GFLOP cpu's were impossible, and 10Mpixel cameras were impossible.
Cy Cheze: 4k video will be available in $300 consumer models, soon enough. People will shout, "Hey, must have!" But then they will discover that 4k video demands perfect lighting, oceans of memory, 250mpbs bitrates, a $20k viewing screen, and dermatological enhancements--all for the sake of an image that looks the same at usual viewing distance. 4k video also demands a tripod, or super-duper stabilization, or any advantage is lost. The ability to crop 4k video might be attractive, except that the CPU and rendering time requirements are substantial. Easier to shoot with two mere HD cameras: one long, the other wide.
Cheze, were you the one that used to say "4MB of ram is more than anyone will ever need." and "A 486 pc is overkill... no one has any real use for so much speed."?
Way too slow. Ideal fps would be 300, but 120fps would be a good start.
maxnimo: Totally retarded. And just where is the power coming from? At most this thing will fly for 90 seconds, even with the best batteries today.
7 minutes on a tiny battery that I can't even see? LOL.Would that be a fusion battery or an antimatter battery or a magic battery or a divine battery?
"shockproof from a height of 2m"
Is that dropped on a granite slab or a mattress?
Totally retarded. And just where is the power coming from? At most this thing will fly for 90 seconds, even with the best batteries today.
Oh my gosh, that's the coffee grinder my mom used when I was little! Fabulous.
You think someday the geniuses at Microsoft will figure out how to display 12 point print to always appear as 12 point print regardless of screen resolution and screen DPI?
Since my Canon 50mm prime lens died I'm done with Canon. A $380 prime lens should not die before the camera dies. Never again will I buy Canon camera equipment, and I most certainly won't spend $5000 for a prime.
If there's plastic in there, then you have potential problems. Plastic has a nasty tendency to outgas plastic molecules, and can also become unstable with time, either cracking into tiny pieces or turning to a sticky jell. If the manufacturing process is just a bit off, even a stable plastic can come out unstable, leading to degradation.
maxnimo: Okay, this was a nice toy lens review. The problem is that I haven't seen a single zoom lens that even comes close to properly filling more than 6 Mpixels. So can we now move along and review some primes for real photographers? That would make me super happy.
I'm glad that you are amused, unlike some others that have no sense of humor and get completely bent out of shape when confronted with brutal reality. Now if I could only find a lens that doesn't blur half the faces in my group shots..............
Okay, this was a nice toy lens review. The problem is that I haven't seen a single zoom lens that even comes close to properly filling more than 6 Mpixels. So can we now move along and review some primes for real photographers? That would make me super happy.
These sample photos are of significantly better composition than most of the other camera sample photos, so I am pleased for a change. Nice work.