First Review is out and WOW,!! This lens is the new benchmark.
Photographers looking for the very best in imaging quality need look no further. When everything is considered, the Zeiss Otus 55m f/1.4 APO-Distagon is without a doubt the finest lens ever produced for a 35mm SLR or DSLR (or rangefinder). It sets a new benchmark.
The Otus 55/1.4 APO-Distagon on a high resolution DSLR makes a strong challenge to medium format on total imaging quality (not just resolution). Moreover, in resolution terms, the 55/1.4 has ample reserves for a future 60/70/80 megapixel DSLR."
Great Stuff! My favorite is the umbrella and paper 'in the wind'! That was funny and a great idea!
Enjoyed reading and seeing this post! I have fallen prey to this bullsh*t myself and feel like a fool for thinking there may have been a chance at real money in the future. I've since smartened up and now pass on these "great opportunities" even when they offer "all I can pay you is $150 dollars this time but I'll make sure we take care of you on the next job." Thank you but I have a job that day.
Unfortunately, most people think that if you own a DSLR, you're a photographer and anyone can make nice images.
Ann Curry too!
Brad Pitt, I have read is an avid Leica shooter.
I like Snapseed for desktop. For P/S images it's fast, easy and gives great results. Bummer news! There are days I don't feel like going through Photoshop, for those occasions Snapseed is terrific.
There are a few that have merit for the prize, will probably be a biased result based on brand loyalty but there are a few I'd enjoy owning.OM-D -sweet, weatherproof, compact, 5 axis IS packageD800 - IQ, IQ, IQ5D Mark III - nice satisfying shooterX-Pro 1 - that viewfinder and Fuji colorGH3-video, grown-up packageRX100-best IQ in your pocketRX1- Lust
Great story! Thanks for sharing! I had a similar experience on our family's summer vacation. It became a personal challenge to see if I could make interesting images with just an iPhone. As you mentioned, I also became more engaged in "seeing" the image before putting lifting the phone to photograph. Also found that I enjoyed the instant gratification of shooting, editing and posting the image with one devise.
It became a dilemma for me as I wanted to shoot more with my iPhone than my DSLR. Loved hearing "you took THAT with your PHONE?!?!" There's a satisfaction in that
Thanks for the review link. Read it, and feel better about ordering one.
mikeoregon: Thanks, Carsten, hope you will keep looking and letting us know what you find. I hike and shoot in the mountains here in Oregon with a day pack carrying camera gear, food, a rain jacket, headlamp, etc. and I still haven't found a lightweight pack that can carry it all, plus a tripod.
I have two friends that have this backpack and they like it very much! Like others here, I need a backpack that can carry other personal items other than my photo gear when I'm out. Especially when hiking or traveling by plane, I need to have options to carry laptop, some clothing, toiletries and nutrition and other obscure items. Have yet to find one be-all solution.
These samples are impressive! Looks very usable all the way up to 25,600. That's honestly a HUGE improvement! I agree the asking price is high at $3,500. But no denying, Canon addressed the 5D II shortcomings. Question is it worth $1400-$1500 more?
Vivian Maier was a nanny for a rich family. On her day's off, she would go out with her camera and take pictures purely as a hobby. She never made any attempts to sell or display her work, way back when. She was by no means, wealthy or doing photography commercially.
The people behind the images today purchased a lot from a storage facility and discovered within the lot, these negatives and after reviewing them thought they had something.
So if the images are viewed with that in mind, I think you find yourself with a bit more empathy for her. She does have some great images and not all are of people in need. Most are of urban Chicago life at that time. Some have commented that her images lack professional discipline and artistic consistency but she was not a professional photographer. Just a 'weekend warrior' doing what so many here on this forum love to do, take pictures. There were a great many rolls that weren't even developed by her in the lot, and the rest were negs.
I have the book. I think she has amazing work and it well worth owning!
As others have mentioned here, there are plenty of Vivian Maier's out there who will never be discovered. Nice to see one of them found and highlighted!
Both are great! Love Snapseed! My go-to app for PP on my phone.
Cute & creative idea but....Wrong Sensor for anyone looking at interchangeable lens system camera, should have at minimum been the same as the S95, LX5, etc
At $800 kit price, waaay too much competition with better IQ
NO OVF, has anyone at Pentax been reading ANY Photo Forum and seen the excitement generated by the Fuji X100 and why?!?!?
This reminds me of the old Pentax 110 with tiny little interchangeable lenses. It was neat but we all wished that camera was that small and took 35mm film instead of 110. History repeating itself???