blah blah blah. i am trying hard getting my jpegs to reach 1 TB after 4 years while my house repository of raws are in various buffalos and Wds.
66GTO: This would then make me ask, what is better than Flickr? PBase seems to have been left by the wayside. What is the better solution?
pbase is a joke, almost a landmark of the bygone ages when internet started or college projects..
i'll stick to iphone. natural and works beautifully.
welcome to the cloud, where ur fav providers can phase out ur service anytime they want because its free.
riman: I am staying with Nikon because of several reasons..The basic one is that I am not just buying a camera but a system.. I have no idea how good or bad the sony system is...this tracking demonstration seems good..but how good is it really? and what about all the other things that go into making a good total camera system..
My D750 takes great photos and I am very happy with it. That being said I am always interested in what is new but I have enough faith in Nikon to think that they too will go with the new technology if and when it proves itself..I will consider switching only when I see there is new technology ..and a new system that is much better ..like a tracking system that can track dragonflies in flight...,,something so technologically superior that I am really amazed and I can also be sure that I am not sacrificing something else in return..and Nikon will not adopt it.,.Then I switch,,,but the burden of proof is on the challenger..
flash and lenses does works together for sony, olympus, panasonic and whatever that is out there today. Studio strobes are done mostly manual and they worked fine with any brands today. Ease of operation, placement of controls are not systems, they are UI design and nikon is nowhere near the best for that. Olympus have so many lenses, so does Fuji today. There is no system
Skipper494: If you'll pardon the pun, I fail to see the point, as most advanced photographers are used to point focus and exposure, with recomposition, so just a few points in the center would suffice most of us.
good for u skipper, hows the film doing?
Papi61: Sad truth: Apple is greedy, Taylor Swift is greedy, the photographer is greedy. This society has made greed into its main value. Despite what they claim, no one gives a crap if someone else is exploited in the process, as long as there's some financial gain. The hypocrisy is virtually infinite.
Will we ever reach a money-less society, where poverty, crime and ignorance no longer exist, as envisioned in Star Trek? Nah, more likely we will self-destruct in just a few decades...
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just instagram it first, then go sell it. :-)
greed has nothing to do with the current amount of money one owns.
turvyT: I have been a user of Ricoh's GRD line from the GRD1,. Of the old GRD line, I still keep a GRD1 and a GRD2. The staff of DPR that wrote this article or commented on it talk about "incremental upgrade" or "insignificant upgrade". I can understand that point of view, since DPR lives on feeding the current anxiety regarding general camera makers and buyers. However, GRs have a different philosophy: they are cameras, like my GRD1 or 2, older than fifteen years but still able to reward its user with IQ and a very pleasurable shooting experience. They are practical long term photographic tools, not temporal tools based on high numbers and irrational passion that become costly paperweights in the medium term. Ricoh GR is not for people who don't appreciate that way of working.
there will be no GR line-up if they would have kept the GR 4 - 1/1.7 sensor and this kind of weak revisions is better not being released at all. No company has 15 years to spend waitiing for next customer.
zoranT: They put stabilization in anything. Why not here? With OIS and good video specs this would be a genius street allrounder. Sad. What a miss. Perhaps Nikon will come up with a more interesting update for the competitor camera.
mike, not everyone have stable hands . the GR is very light and that is bad news for shaky hands. i had much more sharper images on my leica M with 50mm than the GR 28mm, due to weight alone.
Dimit: I still believe all GR's build is on the cheepo side..
i belive ur name is missing a 'w' somewhere
sapralot: Somehow I don't want to spend money on dated technology, although I know what the GR (II) is capable of...
Are there really no alternatives to the GR with regard to outstanding image quality in a very compact body?
there are plenty. lets see, a m43 with 12mm f2, ep5, ep7, gm5. or u can always opt for leica X 113 or leica M itself with a 28mm ultron lens f2.
size does matters. period.
Meuh: For this market segment I wonder why more people don't look into the Sigma DP series?
My Dp1 Merrill and Dp3 Merrill are now my main cameras in and out of the studio and the Image Quality is way beyond my Pentax k5 (16mp sony apcs sensor) at base iso.
Sure the Sigma isn't as good at higher ISO and a slower camera all round (including work flow) but you also have several focal length options.
pixel shift is a smart workaround bayer sensor. one has a future, the other ..foveon...well, its been the same tech dragging for way too many years with no proper workflow.
image stability ricoh. the camera is so light, blurring is almost built in.
the foveon dream is over. while i could see the application in studio, its a weak camera for enthusiast doing outdoor and other shoot. carrying a tripod doesnt gel with having apsc? The flat/lifeless thing u have there, is mostl psychology, its valid only at 100% pixel peeping vs cameras of 8 years ago.
Phil O Sophical: Simpler - curved focal-surface - lenses enabled by curve on the sensor? Cheaper lenses for novelty-fun photos maybe. However with the advent of in-camera processing able to compensate for barrel, pincushion and chromatic aberation, AND the ability to make non-spherical lenses, this seems a bad move. Swallowing a spider to catch a fly. Sure our eyes are spherical but the brain enables us to see the side of a house as a rectangle. The curved sensor, only appropriate for a given lens, limits interchangeability. It looks like a strategy for cheapness. A rush to the bottom. Pezval's lens was fast but unsharp and passed into history - so should this
u have no idea what ur talking about.
AbrasiveReducer: On the one hand, its an excellent, no frills wide angle camera. On the other, perhaps Ricoh took note of the fate of the Coolpix A (which expert Steve Huff said was a great buy at $1098.) and decided not to put a lot more into the GR.
Steve offers good educational videos in his post processing. hats off to him for doing that. However his way of writing and enthusiasm of each new camera only means "buy" . while he gets to do that with free/provided gears/loan unit, u will end up buying and collecting dust.