Terry Breedlove: Ok so 50 MP is cool for some but way over kill for most. It just seems that Canon and Nikon are still in the megapixel wars when other companies such as Olympus and Sony are innovating and producing new cameras chocked full of technologies most of us really want and need. The two big boys at the top are living in yesterdays reality building boring plastic bubble cameras.
Nice war you got there... D800 was released over 3 years ago. And now Canon is striking back ? Well, they lost they base already... War has been over 3 years already.
Canon simply lacked high resolution camera so they now made it. Big deal ?
What comes to Olympus, they are stuck with their tiny sensor and what Sony can offer them. And what comes to Sony, they have their high resolution camera, too.
"the model" is actually Miss France 2011
n8gray: Wtf? Where is Aperture?
Lightroom doesn't cost $150 to try out, it has a free trial. Aperture doesn't have free trial anymore.
nice photo. from the thumbnail i thought you had taken super hyper telephoto of sun, but it turned out to be just a tunnel or bridge opening. :)
Obviously. Many times...
Austin101: great Nikon D3200 support but still no X-Pro1
D3200 and Sonys don't have the same sensor. Their size is different even though both have equal number of pixels.
Dave Peters: Not compatible with Lightroom 3 ? So I can't load my existing catalogues and even if I re-import the photos to a new catalogue they will appear different and require reprocessing. I think forward compatibility is an essential feature. They should have kept all the old processing routines so that the program could detect old files and show the images correctly.
LR4 supports every settting in LR3. Your photos will be fully compatible with LR4 when the database is converted. You can even choose to process them the old way if you wish.
Magnus W: The GXR is such a great concept! A camera with a swappable camera. Wonder why no one thought of this before.
And of course, like anothony mentioned, not to forget that medium format cameras has already modular designs.
It has been thought before. For example there's been rumors of Nikon introducing such dSLR one day (the rumor originally was for D800 but I doubt that happens). You'd be able to swap the sensor anytime, just like you already do with the lenses.
Well, it's not of course exactly the same but similar. The idea is the same anyways.
The problem however is that you cannot use the same 'body' (or whatever you wish to call it in GXR, for example) cannot be used forever. You would need to build completely modular design to archive a body that can be used "forever". You would need to be able to update image processor, for example.
nastek: the picture deserves the prize, that is for sure,and those comments just show that you,guys are jealous.
If the comments are beacause of jealousy, how come everyone is telling that the price should go to number 5 and not to themselves ?
laimayum: the HISTOGRAMS of the first few pics looks OVEREXPOSED:) LOL;)
"KUDOS TO TAMRON" over 73K votes, who would have expected that!!!
Feeling a bit slow today ?
Predrag bubalo: Wow, i cant believe the winning photo actualy won!This competetion is totally set up and is an insult to all the photographers who entered decent photos!
Of course it happens all the time but not in this scale because there is no true advantage of it in regular challenge.
The best you get is your photo on front page for day or two and then no one will remember you anymore (since you would not have made any strong positive impression with a bad photo and cheating anyways).
This challenge was quite different as there is actual prize given. It could be considered as a fraud. The cheating, the rigging of the voting, is undeniable in this case. And it wasn't even the normal way of cheating (giving bad ratings for others) but simply asking friends to come and vote, or even to create fake accounts. As you can see, even the comments in the winning photo follows certain patterns.
The beauty in cheating is that you shouldn't get caught of it if you do it. Some cheaters in this challenge forgot the most important rule.
IcyVeins: this is so obviously rigged, it's a great photo, but there's no way this person legitimately got 51 5 star votes and no more than 6 votes for any other level. He/she probably annoyed a bunch of friends into signing up for free accounts and rigging the voting. There was an average of 25 votes per person and this image got 80 votes, that doesn't happen by accident. Sorry but this should be DQ'ed.
I have to agree with this. It's not a bad photo for sure but it just isn't worth the fifty 5 stars it got.
The number 5 looks the legitimate winner of the challenge.
Looks like you would have deserved the first place. This really stands out of the top 5. Not only by the photo itself but also the votes...
Looks like the true winner is the one that was ranked 5th (very beautiful btw). It's the one with normal deviation of votes. In the top 4 photos the voting was obviously rigged. Not very surprising of course.
Prixnobeldefoot: I have an honest question.
When one open the gallery mode, does it always show the same pictures for everyone ? or do they appear in a shuffle mode. Otherwise I tend to think that with such a large number of entries (most people won't see the 3000 entries but maybe the first 100, 200 entries), the pictures in the first pages will have a real advantage.
Have I been clear enough ? :)
The order of photos are randomized every(?) time you enter the challenge page to vote for it. So in average, every photo appears on the first page equally many times (assuming there is enough people voting).