Is it serious? Does people buy that? It looks me very odd...
What a monstrosity!
McJ: If this was a dslr, it would have been panned as the worst performing camera of the last 10 years. But since it's mirrorless, it magically gets "gold".
I will probably buy this camera myself as a slow digital back for my 30+ year old primes, but I feel sorry for those that buy this as a general purpose camera because it got "gold" in this test.
/If this was a dslr, it would have been panned as the worst performing camera of the last 10 years. But since it's mirrorless, it magically gets "gold"./
I had exactly the same impression. It is the price paid to sell advertisements for mirrorless.
The rules were clearly stated and the author knew them, so what is the point? I think AP has to afford their own and public rules in order to their customers (the picture´s buyers) know exactly what they are purchasing.
It is not a question if the rules are fair or not - they are agreed rules between the agency (AP), their customers and (it is expected) by their Photographers.
For me it is not a journalism Ethics issue, but a business Ethics one.
"But a new study, published in Psychological Science, suggests it's possible that the act of taking pictures may actually lessen our ability to recall the details of a subject." - really? You do not need a PhD do know that!
Except for a few pictures I take from social events, virtually all my pics are made for artistry reasons - not I am an artist! I never bought that idea to "document" the life.
I never used such card but since I saw their advertising years ago I had understood that functionality was standard!
Anyway I have no interest on that Mega slow gimmick.
Very good. It is appreciated. Congrats DPreview!
Human beings at their full madness... and they call that "enjoyment"... very crazy world!
Congrats for survive there. It is an interesting picture, indeed.
The pictures would look better without that kind of fancy effects. I cannot understand why images made with mobiles need to be distorted and over processed.
Kodak DC260 was my first digital camera. I had good memories from it!
Glad you took time to write.
Nikon maintain one foot on mirror less market at a cost. Nobody is making money on this cannibalistic market. People for this market wants mirror less, big sensors and have no money to to pay for that or does not want to pay for it. I wonder why manufacturers insists in this insane market.
It is a sophisticated optical filter, but placed in the "wrong" end of the lens!
Kidding? April 1st joke?
People are confused by "use value" and "exchange value".
"Use value or value in use is the utility of consuming a good; the want-satisfying power of a good or service in classical political economy. [...] exchange value refers to one of four major attributes of a commodity, i.e., an item or service produced for, and sold on the market." - Wikipedia
The point is, there is people paying for those works. It is business... or perhaps some new rich to expose it in its living room, together the purchase receipt, of course...
erichK: Where are the other eight? I'm bracing myself for them. If the rest are like these two, most especially the first, then it shows that, sadly, that the pretentious world of art speculators is the last place to look for meaningful feedback.
BTW, the Rhine is likely the most important river in Germany and runs through most of it. It has inspired some of ther greatest literature and music ever written. I grew up on its shores, and can assure anyone interested that it is much more attractive and interesting than this pompous monstrosity of an image and artifact would suggest.
UPDATE: Have found the other eight, following the link, and whiler noting that a couple of them are esthetically more pleasing, still cannot fathom why they should command the prices they to do, orders of magnitude higher than what some incomparably better images from the like of Sebastiao Salgado, W. Eugene Smith, Ansel Adams etc. have sold for.
We live in a world that commodifies everything and values nothing.
Original source: http://freeyork.org/photography/10-most-expensive-photographs-in-the-world
It is very sad because there are real people behind all this move to cut Photographers. I wish the best for all of them and their families.
On the other hand it is the "natural trends". More and more are expected from the "survivors". It happened a lot of times in the past.
How many "secretaries" you expect to find today? I remind the time all middle level executive had its own secretary. I had one in the past. Today even some "high" executive haven´t. It is expected himself with appropriate tools to organize his agenda, schedule his trips, file his documents.
I remind in the 1990´s when the Photographers in a big newspaper had added for their responsibilities to put his picture treated and in digital format into the newspaper image servers. It killed the scanning and processing staff. Nobody liked it but it was the trend. On that time the Photographers were spared, but some haven´t such luck...
It is sad. It is difficult. Unfortunately it is the trends...
Blow-up and distorted and crazy colors are cool...
Crazy world. Counter culture?
I like your paper but I do not agree with your statement "DNG is the standard format". It is not. Adobe pretend that!
It is an open format and Adobe hopes people can jump into their bandwagon but it is not true so far. Nikon and DxO ignore them (well, DxO can generate that format but strangely cannot accept it).
falconeyes: This lens has much in common with the Pentax DA* 60-200 F/4 ED (90-380 F/6 equivalent) which is tack-sharp at the long end even outperforming most fixed focal lengths.
This is one particular lens which makes the Pentax APS-C system quite attractive.
The new Nikkor 80-400 could do the same for Nikon FX if the optical performance is similiarly top notch and if the price comes down a bit.
Sorry, wrong comparison. One 20-200 at f/6 would be muuuch easier to design and manufacture than a 80-400 lens. It is Physics: 200mm is not the same focal length than 400.
You can use that lens with a FX camera but also the same lens can be used mounted on DX or even System 1 with adapter - but it is another story.
It looks a great news for System 1 users.
I am surprised by people complain about its price: it is a f/1.2 lens! Additionally it is the launch RSP and probably in a few months it will be cheaper.