magneto shot: actually many vintage lens can do this at a much cheaper cost and not looking so strange.Example of swirls i consider beautiful on portraits, minolta 1.7 55 mmhttp://marcuslowphotos.com/2014/06/14/portraiture-using-minolta-55mm-1-7/
And helios 44-2:http://marcuslowphotos.com/2014/06/24/kim-goh-abandoned-portraiture/
i do appreciate flaws and imperfectness in rendering vs the same creamy bokeh in anybody's modern lens. obviously putting up a strange looking form in a modern camera is a bit too awkward for me. lovely results though
actually many vintage lens can do this at a much cheaper cost and not looking so strange.Example of swirls i consider beautiful on portraits, minolta 1.7 55 mmhttp://marcuslowphotos.com/2014/06/14/portraiture-using-minolta-55mm-1-7/
i am sure its well and dandy....10 years from now, this technology might work
Only one thing on my mind. SigmaPhoto Pro....ouch...
DStudio: I think people are misunderstanding which ethics are important here. The treatment of the animals - while important - is a red herring. The real ethical issue is of deceiving viewers by making up stories, telling them that these fabricated pictures are journalistic in nature. Nordin used these tricks to become more popular, allowing these stories to remain in the popular press for years before saying anything.
Now that he's published a preponderance of similar images - too many to be coincidental and naturally occurring - he's got a new story. We can only presume that his "new truth" is in fact half-truths.
There is a story about a boy making stories about the wolf. When the real wolf came, nobody in the village believes him.the moral of the story is...
bump : http://heejennwei.blogspot.se/2013/08/pseudo-nature-photographers-of-indonesia.html
The ads r extremely misleading eg the jumping kid with shallow dof.
these phone raws are getting serious
let's see a 1" sensor in this hybrid...then we'll talk. With the growing numbers of bigger sensors in the market, people are used to much higher quality photos than compact 1/2.3 sensor.
Please retire 1/2.33 from all cameras in all forms. That format been milking the public for way too long.
color rocks. i am never a big fan of B&W, i believe its important to get color so that future viewers would know what color was the things present in the frame.
Reading specs is not photography. Using it is. There are many things to love about leica, despite the prices.1. DNG files, fully supported by Adobe. No inferior worries about when your raw files will be supported correctly2. Build that echoes quality. Its hard to be inspired holding a plastic. M, X2, Xvario feels solid to the brim. T indication only seems to be better.3. Lenses of stellar quality.
M /range finder is dated and doing middle composition and recompose is getting sillier by the day, but its lens lives on. T shows Leica is willing and able to break its own mould and move forward while setting example.
What innovation has canon and nikon did for the last 3 years? nothing. Half baked EOS-M and Nikon 1 are junks in comparison to what Leica is doing now. Nikon DF? they forgot the dials are supposed to make things more convenient, not confusing.Let there be light
can nikon and canon pls take some risk and come out with something at least...interesting...days of 1/2.33 is so dead.
dont blame me for being ultra skeptical of anything from H, after their double delivery of Sony's beauty contest version.time to move on....
carlos roncatti: Why the heck no photos with the guy holding the camera showing a position that he will take photos with it?
yeah , why. nobody bothered to hold the camera in actual usage position?
Jogger: Much much better option than the Pana GH4 where you need an ext recorder to get prores. The only thing missing is 12V power and XLR input, but, the GH4 doesnt have that either.
who needs stills when u can grab hi-res image from the video...
obeythebeagle: Image is everything, and Sigma will certainly put out a better product than the Merrills, which were remarkable. I greatly respect the concept of this amazing camera, but would be concerned that the Sony A7 line is now obviously a serious contender. Every generation, the consumer wins more.
its true, A7 is not a contender, well to me at least. i wished a7 had the same sensor ;-)
Kevin Purcell: The Sigma claim that the three layers are blue, green and red is just not true. It's marketing BS along with the 39MPx claim.
The probablility of a photon being absorbed in the top layer is highest for the blue, next most light for greenish and least likely for the red but all three do get some absortion in that layer. It's a desaturated bluish cyan.
In the middle layer a lot of the blue has been filtered (but not all) so that middle layer is a desaturated greenish yellow (some blue, some red and mostly green). The bottom layer is orangish red (mostly red, a little green and a very little blue).
To get to real RGB primaries you have to stick these (noisy) signal though a color matrix to remove the crosstalk between the colors (giving even noisier RGB signal out).
This is the major reason for Foeveon sensors poor high ISO performance (noise goes up quicker than you'd expect) and poor color fidelity (because your original primaries aren't very good).
Lets see, the 3 founders of Foveon :Richard Lyon, noted for inventing the optical mouseRichard Merill, royal photographic medal and kosar memoral award for Foveon ideas and inventionCarver Mead, Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science (CALTEH)
They should have just consulted Kevin and his great wisdom.
I owned the D4, M9 and various other cameras. i must get my eye check for liking my sigma output so much.
Zigmont: Finally, a camera without the trendy "retro" 1950's look! I'd buy one just for that alone. I mean after all, it is 2014. I want cameras to look like the future, not the past.
the same can be said of skeptics...until the pre-order stats comes out
Two wrongs don't seems to make one right
RobertSigmund: I have no doubt: this is a superlens. But the samples also show: FF cannot be replaced by 4/3. Even at F 2, a FF 85 mm lens gives blurrier backgrounds than this 42,5 mm lens at 1,2. Quite interesting!
blur is at 2.4 equivalent to FF, thats why. But bear in mind light gathering is still 1.2 :-)