Many thanks for a very helpful and informative article.
I am interested in this camera and hope Samsung USA will follow suit.
For what it is and for the particular Challenge, it deserves the win. Not really my thing, but whatever...
Regardless of the date you took the photo, the number of challenges in which you entered it, or how you pp'd, this is a terrific image which always brings a smile to my face. Well done!
Yada, Yada, Yada and blah, blah, blah! September/October will get here soon enough.
I enjoyed my LX3 and currently love my LX5. I have no reason not to believe the LX7 will be a great camera, perhaps not for everybody but certainly for me. Bypassing the RX100 which is very tempting, but there is just something about it which just doesn't appeal to me.
itsastickup: Mobile phone pics are low in dynamic range. Modern snaps with perfect repro (unlike vintage photos) are soulless.
These filters mask the issues with modern pics while lending soul/atmosphere.
Bevan may prefer the real thing with a real soul, but instagram is still improving on the consumer snap.
Photography is a process and like every other process it involves change...for better or worse.
stanic042: based on photozone review, this lens has bad reputation among some pentaxians, but this could be to sample variationI like the results
This lens struggles. Photos are just OK, but can't help but feel one of the better lenses would make this camera sing.
He does wonderful work at the "inductive" process of taking a blank computer screen and then magically adding to it. To me, his work is not so much photography but the creative manipulation of images after the fact. His creativity doesn't rest so much in the photographic process but more in the processing of images to tell a story.
Neil2112: Seriously nice update.Good work chaps, it's a beaut.
I know that a lot of the professional Apple haters will never get this, but as somebody that agonizes over every shot I really do have a deep appreciation for guys like Jony Ive at Apple that go to the trouble of making their gear as near-perfect as possible.
Did anyone watch the keynote? Do you really think Dull, HP or Sony would redesign the fans inside their stinking helicopter-loud laptops so that the sounds the blades emit cover a broader range of frequencies (and so make them quieter)? No of course not. They buy them off the shelf from Dung Shag Generic Parts Co. and have done with it.
If you as a photographer don't give a flying f about stuff like that too, I **guarantee** your photograpy will reflect it.
Neil, if you value your self-worth as a photographer on owning the "latest and greatest," you are exactly the target market Apple wants..."the need-to-have-it-at-all-costs disciple and faithful follower." I'm sure it's a really neato-keen computer and all that, but it probably isn't compatible with my old Kowa Six, Nikon F4, and a few others because they are old, useless cameras and junk by today's standards, so forgive me if I pass on the new MBP.
DaveMarx: $630 million is way too much to pay simply to protect m4/3. It would probably be cheaper to let m4/3 die altogether. Not that I think Oly's place in that partnership is essential at this point. If anything, it leaves Panasonic in a position to pick up the Oly owners who have already invested in m4/3 glass.
The medical business is the real target, whoever might invest/acquire. If cameras don't fit the new owner's plans, they'll be spun-off in a blink.
If someone like Sony buys Oly... Everyone here assumes the only possible motive is to stifle competition, but buying into m4/3 is also a way to increase market share. Kill it altogether, and there's no telling where Oly's customers would go next. The real competition is mirrorless vs. DSLR, not m4/3 vs. NEX. The more excitement and innovation there is in mirrorless, the better.
What I doubt (but you never know) is that the m4/3 partnership agreement is written in such a way that either partner is up the creek if the other is sold.
As Olympus goes, so will go the future of m4/3.
photofan1986: Just compared the studio samples with those from the G1X, and while I can only compare Jpegs at the moment, it's really disappointing to notice that the G1X, while boasting a smaller sensor, has much cleaner high ISO.Seems like Canon really used just updated (for focusing) old tech (almost 4 years old) in their SLR lineup.Maybe they don't want to kill the next 70D or 8D, which will probably benefit from new technology. Ah, marketing!
I'd consider it, but I am kind of holding out for a possible 70D.
Congrats! This was indeed my favorite.
white tea: OK, but what about colors palette, angles of view without changing color and brightness? Are those features comparable with desktop displays?
and battery life. Those super retina displays take a big battery hit. Personally, I'll keep my current desktop and laptop. That cost for the new MBP could get me a nice DSLR and a lens, maybe two.
My favorite! I feel this is a great image...all aspects come together in a very endearing manner. Congratulations on your 'joint 2nd.'
Werli Francois: It probably looks even better with a border...
You are an utter hypocrite revising a photo that did not meet the challenge guidelines!
How hypocritical can you be? Your additions are after the fact. Good cover-up!
This is not the winning photo and you should make note of the discrepancy.
CG33: The picture is nice, but it has no border and does not say R.I.P. Robin
ConanFuji: please address your rationale for permitting the winning entry to stand while it violated your stipulated rules for this challenge.
Werli Francois: Here are few informations about this child:
This is in a village called Sertung, 4 to 5 days walk North-East of Trisuli in Nepal, 2 to 3 days walking distance from the closest road coming from the South-West. There are no hotels or restaurants in this region. Trekking permits are not needed. Tourists come seldom here. I sleep and eat where and when it is available, if not available I sleep in the jungle.
I stayed in this village for 3 days; there is only one more village further in this valley called Tippling but I was recommended not to go as it can be dangerous; been robbed or even murdered. Many people drink rakshi (strong alcohol) and can become very unpredictable!
I met this young boy on the first late afternoon and only took some candid images which can be seen here:
You say you are not there to judge, but your photography can be used as an instrument of change. How can any self-described spiritual being not be affected by the photographs you take and not want to document the seeming injustice, poverty, and hopelessness of the people you photograph?
If you do nothing but photograph, you are simply an opportunist and are exploiting injustice for your own gain as a photographer. The camera can be a very powerful tool, but using it simply as an image maker is falling short of its humanistic, political, and power as an instrument of change.