George1958: superb camera, its a pity its a Samsung, otherwise I might have considered buying one.
I agree, CityHunter. Brand names today aren't what they used to be 20 years ago and more. They are not a guarantee of quality. It's one thing if you've a lot of money invested in a line of lenses and want to stick with the brand -- that's sensible. But anyone who buys a brand name because of long ago reputation or glamorous advertising is merely the tool of a marketing department. Learn, unlearn, relearn -- you are so right.
Oh the irony. ESPN just aired a great documentary, "Keepers of the Streak" about four SI photographers who have photographed every Super Bowl.
It will be aired again tomorrow on ABC at noon EST, and is worth watching to hear their stories and about high level pro sports photography then & now.
Marty4650: I'm sure PLENTY of sports fans will give SI their smartphone photos, shot from the top row....
They should have no problem using those...
"I'm sure PLENTY of sports fans will give SI their smartphone photos, shot from the top row..."
Using flash, no doubt.
Cute colors. If I can get a Kelly Moore matching bag and an outfit from Lululemon to coordinate, that would be da bomb for a photo outing.
Michael Ma: Sometimes GPS comes in handy when trying to remember exactly where you took it.
I think people are oversensitive to private data that no one would ever care about. OK, so you went to Yosemite National Park and a TGIF for a company dinner. Guess what, no one cares.
PaintshopProx6 does a good job of geotagging photos if you decided afterwards you'd like to add a geotag. I think other PP software do also. I never use GPS in camera because of the battery drain issue, but find that I can easily use PP software if I really feel compelled to add GPS coordinates. Sometimes I can remember the location precisely. Other times, no, but exact precision isn't necessary -- town name is good enough.
contadorfan: How is this preferable to shooting a Custom White Balance on site? Wouldn't a CWB adjust all other colors accordingly? Sometimes when I'm trying to take a picture of a paint color in a room, the camera or post processing doesn't get the color right. But retaking the shot after doing a Custom White Balance is a big improvement. But I'm just an unsophisticated amateur, so maybe I'm missing something.
Interesting. Thanks for replying!
How is this preferable to shooting a Custom White Balance on site? Wouldn't a CWB adjust all other colors accordingly? Sometimes when I'm trying to take a picture of a paint color in a room, the camera or post processing doesn't get the color right. But retaking the shot after doing a Custom White Balance is a big improvement. But I'm just an unsophisticated amateur, so maybe I'm missing something.
Ron Wischer: Migrants and Cell Phones ?Isn't that likePoverty and Savings Bonds...
No. Inexpensive cell phones have been a boon for Africa, bypassing the need for constructing costly telephone lines through difficult terrain. The biggest growth in the telecom industry has been in the Third World. Those cheap Dumb Phones we all got rid of have been put to good use there.
Kalin: No VC for Sony at a 400+mm equiv. focal length? Major fail... Good luck framing anything with the jumpy viewfinder. And I'm sure it will cost the same as the VC version for Canikon.
When will Sigma and Tamron learn.....
Sony Alpha mounts have in body stabilization, that's true. I'm enjoying my Tamron VC-less 75-300mm USD very much with my Sony a77.
contadorfan: I realize there aren't a lot of women on this site, but it would be nice if DPR would review some of the fashionable camera bags for women: Kelly Moore, JoTotes, EpihanieBags, CheekyLime. Those are bags that a gal wouldn't feel like a dork for carrying one around, yet I wonder how comfortable and practical they are for a day out with a camera & several lenses.
It's not entirely a frivolous interest. For a woman walking around a city or town, a camera bag that looks like a woman's normal fashion handbag doesn't signal that there are several thousand dollar's worth of equipment inside. Wouldn't work in the desert Southwest or on the wrong turf, of course, but in some locales it would help a gal blend in. :)
Who's doing the stereotyping, and what do stereotypes have to do with this anyway?
I'd much prefer something cute, colorful, or classy with convenience as opposed to something purely utilitarian and drab. Is that so terrible?
Thanks for mentioning it. The Aria line is for small cameras, but looks like a nice bag.
Should be EpiphanieBags in the original post.
I realize there aren't a lot of women on this site, but it would be nice if DPR would review some of the fashionable camera bags for women: Kelly Moore, JoTotes, EpihanieBags, CheekyLime. Those are bags that a gal wouldn't feel like a dork for carrying one around, yet I wonder how comfortable and practical they are for a day out with a camera & several lenses.
IEBA1: Pocket superzoom indeed.
Something with 10x + and stellar image quality. Fast shutter and multiple FPS. Great JPEG right in camera, without having to resort to a RAW workaround/workflow just for some great shots of the weekend trip to the zoo with the kids.
I have the ELPH 110 HS, an earlier version. I like it enormously, though I have to be careful in low light and use all my photographer's tricks. There is an ELPH/IXUS fan base over at Flickr who get amazing photos out of these great little cams.
Love these! And shot with a mid level point & shoot too -- wonderful!
What an exciting new series -- good blend of ability and portability. While I love my new a77, I have some regrets that I didn't get a full frame camera. But I was leery of spending $$$ for the a99 that would be, for me, a big honkin' lug that I wouldn't enjoy carrying around or traveling with. It will be nice when it comes time to upgrade from the a77 -- I'll definitely look into this line from Sony. Now if Sony could just invent a good adapter for the great old Minolta Rokkor lenses...
Re criticisms that the a7/a7R is ugly, it's no worse looking than most modern cameras, and IMO, looks sleek and trim. Could be cool with some beautiful camera leathers or leather holster. But, honestly, who the heck cares what your camera looks like -- unless you put more importance on your image as [sniff] a *Photographer* versus the images that you make with a camera. The world isn't looking at your camera (or you).
This was my favorite of the challenge. Clever subject, subtle colors, exquisite lighting, fine detail. You took it with a Canon S95?! Excellent!
I thought this picture was very beautiful -- love the colors, the lighting, & the composition.
I love comment sections. The reactions to an article sometimes tell more than the article itself. Often the comments will discuss a subject with more depth than the article or will bring up good counterpoints. Also, commenters can be very witty.