Big Sun Photography: Question to Anyone: What advantage does this have over simply using a speedlight?
With a guide number of 48 which equates to even most cheap speedlights in the $100 range it's not producing any more light.
At five seconds for recovery, it's slower than any speedlight I have (even my cheap'o Yongunuo).
And it's still five times heavier and larger than a speedlight...
I fail to see any advantage here.
I had this light.
First you gotta remember that it's not very useful comparing GN between strobe and speedlight. It's best to compare them inside a softbox. In practice it's a bit more powerful than a Yongnuo 560.
Its strengths are: more efficient and even in a light modifier, can be used with many Bowen modifiers, more shots per charge, can be used in semi-barebulb mode. Anyway it's an ok strobe to learn on, I eventually upgraded to more powerful portable ones.
techmine: Ambitious project. As of now, their flagship Nexus 5 is plagued with multiple issues around the camera. As I own one, I can confirm that the autofocus is painfully slow (slower than iPhone 3Gs that I acquired in 2009). Its impossible to take photos indoors. Videos have all sorts of noise/hiss. I just hope that there is a big firmware waiting to fix these issues before we jump into the RAW world.
Manual focus would be interesting.
Great techs, but the commercial made me cringe.
This article has nothing to do with photography. Why should photographers care about the sale figures of certain phones?
tinternaut: "Areas of fine green detail can be 'mushy'"
Have our intrepid reviewers yet determined if this is an issue with the X-Trans design, or if it is merely software?
Nope. It's the sensor. Even JPEGs have mushy greenery.
hellocrowley: This is a big update that brings all the desirable Android and WP8 design/features into iOS. Good job Apple.
Relax, I was being sarcastic.
This is a big update that brings all the desirable Android and WP8 design/features into iOS. Good job Apple.
Pretty good video for an obscure metal band.
jcmarfilph: Then I am sure had this been taken with an iPhone, it will be posted there on the header in all glory. =D
That's quite true. "NASA uses Apple iPhones to snap photos of Earth".
My Pixma died just after the warranty expired. Never buy from Canon again.
JackM: wait... people are still using GooglePlus?
G+ photo sharing has better quality and you can even share the full res now with GDrive. FB has been emulating G+ UI for a while now.
GooglePlus has a huge photographers community. This update is a step in the right direction.
Sergey Borachev: Looking at these cameras, supporting accesories and photos, especially sports photos and wedding and fashion photos, I am afraid "pro" photogs are looking more and more like special equipment operators, skilful operators and technical software users, not exactly artists like some may be thinking. It is work, and often repetitive, laborious routines. So my definition of a pro is someone who more likely than not cannot enjoy his work.
I dread to be a pro photog. It's a hobby to me, a leisurely one that I want to enjoy, in spite of the limited gear that I get to use. ;-)
I would envy and enjoy their cameras and lenses, but I shudder to think of the life of many such pros, the heavy gear that must be hauled around, the setup, preparation and the customers demands... and not what I want to shoot....
Of course some pro's have it better than others, but I think most are making a hard living.
It's the same for every profession. Once you're working for someone, you're fulfilling his needs, not yours. A touring musician has to play his hit song countless times whether he wants to or not.
However that's not to say these guys can't shoot for fun outside their work. They probably do, and enjoy it.
pevece: The red color of the playcard looks odd to me (colorshift ? ) both in jpeg and RAW.
I noticed that the shutter speed used for the fuji 3200 ISO studio comparison scene is almost identical to the speed used for the NEX6 1600 ISO scene. Does this means that there is a discrepancy of almost 1 stop, and that the fuji 3200ISO in reality corresponds with 1600ISO ?(btw used aperture is identical)
Fuji E1: 1/500s 3200 ISONEX6: 1/400s 1600 ISO
It's not just "possible". It's been done by Fuji & Olympus.
Suddenly Google Glass seems cheap :)
So buy a $1500 LCD screen and tape it to your head. Good luck.
Casio did this many years ago. The camera took "photos" before and after the shutter is pressed.
fyngyrz: I own the older Sigma 30mm f/1.4; its main problem is severe red/blue fringing everywhere but very near the center at f/1.4, which really hurts it for night shooting. Which is mainly what I wanted the f/1.4 for in the first place.
Hope they've addressed that. 30mm is just right for an APS-C camera; feels like a 50mm lens, pretty much.
My first copy was excellent, but had frontfocus problem. The 2nd copy was horrible.
RedFox88: Just how are these "google" announcements, or products, if they are made by someone else? (LG, Samsung, ASUS)
Apple devices are made by Foxconn using Samsung's components. Can they have Apple announcements?
Dim67: For me the single most annoying thing in the whole DPR site is that it has a black background with white text. Anyone who knows anything about basic webdesign knows that this is just not done. It creates too much contrast and is very tiresome on the eyes. So please change that and also change the forum back the way it was.
White on black is fine, but not when it's too contrasty like this.