To everyone who didn't read the linked articles this photo did not win a prize.
It was part of a series (documentary, story whatever you want to call it) on "The Crescent" in Rochester. It wasn't even that series that won the prize (I believe the series was done by a group of Magnum Photographers, not just Pellegrin).
Pellegrin won the prize for his overall work this year (if you look at the link it shows photos from a number of documentaries.
Anyways this photo made up 2% of a photo documentary which made up some small portion of Pellegrin's 2012 work. So critiquing the photo doesn't add much to the discussion...
Gully Foyle: Yet again, award winning images of pain, suffering, dead children, death, blood... and penguins, among others. War makes money.
Little known fact was that the emperor penguins were at war with the empress penguins during the time those images were taken...
88SAL: I wonder if the 4/3 sensor could be introduced into compacts. its cetaintly not APS-C sized but with that being said look at the large sensor SonyRX100 - it is reatively compact while offering great performance. Im sure readers could agree that a 4/3 sensor with some compact optics, a 12-50 f2 (remember 2x crop) lens or something similar might offer a compelling compact product, especially if its under $400USD. We dont need a compact zoom camera that is a brick like the RX1 or X100 by Fuji for an occasional use performance compact. (dont get me wrong, lovely cameras, awesome cameras - but think smaller).
Look at the 14-35 f2 Olympus made for 4/3 ... No way a 12-50 f2 is going to be anywhere near compact
jnk: just curious - why would DPR provide firmware notice for the D4/users and yet - the camera has not been review?
I've seen some very dumb posts on DPR so I can't claim this is dumbest but it's definitely up there... Is DPR just supposed to pretend a camera doesn't exist if it hasn't been reviewed?
JWest: Those new lens caps are so clever! Why has no other manufacturer come up with this idea before? We're lucky that an innovator like Canon is around to lead the way.
Sarcasm isn't your strongsuit is it Michael?
Jim: As an XZ-1 owner, I just don't see a significant difference in image quality between the XZ-2 and the XZ-1...both are very good. Am I missing something?
I think most of the changes are not IQ changes. Touch screen, swivel screen, better video, and a little bit of high ISO.
BMWX5: I see a Gold Award for this camera and RX1 and 2012 Cameras of the Year! Anything less will be a conspiracy ;-)
Hasn't pretty much every DSLR reviewed in the last two years at least received a silver award anyway?
Awards have less meaning if everyone gets one...
rhlpetrus: Barney, a question (sorry if it's there, I didn't see it): for the graphs, do you normalize resolution? Thanks.
I think it would be a fantastic option if you did! Having everything normalized would create a better comparison and not disadvantage images with higher pixel density.
I suggest everyone "like" Barney's Comment to show support for this idea!
whiteheat: It would be really great if Pentax and Olympus both produced a nice Full Frame camera as an alternative to the standard Canikon fare. A little competition would be good for the consumer, giving more choice and balancing price levels out much more equitably. Come on Pentax, come on Olympus - you can do, you both have the smarts and pedigree to do it, so do it!
Olympus has exactly 0 AF FF lenses. Why would they even attempt that?
Trollshavethebestcandy: First!Olympony?Will oly start making ugly bodies now?
You know they only bought 10% right? So they don't actually have that much influence in any decision Olympus makes
ManuelVilardeMacedo: Just been seeing some pictures taken with the D600 here: http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d600/sample.htmThe resolution is simply breathtaking, with unbelievable levels of detail, but we must be prepared for some moiré and will need a top-end graphics card and a multi-core processor to deal with the heavy files - though it's not so extreme a camera as the D800E.I want one so bad it hurts!
Even phones are going dual core now.
Where's the price info?
raimaster: interesting about AF performance in low light:
"In single AF mode the EOS 5D Mark III's AF performs very well, too, even in very low light, despite the lack of an AF-assist lamp. Rated down to EV-2, which is equivalent to moonlight, we've been constantly impressed by the ability of the 5D III's AF system to get solid focus in light where the 5D Mark II would have been completely unable to operate."http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii/14
Pentax K-5II: The biggest difference is the latest, SAFOX X, autofocus sensor. This is designed to work in lower light than any of its rivals (down to -3EV) it will also provide greater accuracy when working with F2.8 and fast lenses.
can we say that K-5II has the same performance in low light shooting compare to 5DMKIII ? plus K-5II has an assist lamp :)
No we can't. Spec's and claims about how low it will work don't mean much. Previously Olympus claimed the E-3 had the world's fastest AF. Under certain circumstances it did, however the general consensus was that its AF wasn't that amazing (especially things like C-AF). Pentax can claim whatever they want, we won't know if the AF is actually competetive until people get their hands on it.
PicOne: So.. produce a sensor and leave off the anti-aliasing filter, and you can charge more? How does this make sense?
It has a filter that resharpens and image after it has been blurred? Can you back this up with a link because that doesn't sound possible to me...
Albino_BlacMan: On the Q its 3080mm Equiv! Hope it has some killer centre sharpness! I'm joking I can't see them selling many of these unless the new AF somehow makes Canon and Nikon's AF look slow and inaccurate.
Well than it only follows that they have no hope of getting $7k for this lens
On the Q its 3080mm Equiv! Hope it has some killer centre sharpness! I'm joking I can't see them selling many of these unless the new AF somehow makes Canon and Nikon's AF look slow and inaccurate.
From the press release it sounds like the lens is actually 15-45mm f2.8 (not 15-45mm 2.8 equivalent) which make it 83-249mm equiv.
Light Pilgrim: So Zeiss understood that they are loosing the business and are coming, finally, with an AF lens for Canon and Nikon?
Pentax makes Pentax mount lenses... They don't reverse engineer anything
kodachromeguy: Very nice. I wish someone would make a shift lens specifically for micro 4/3 format in about 14 or 15 mm focal length (= 28 or 30 mm in 35mm equivalent). I think there would be a good size market for it.
By your logic Alec I'm not sure why architecture professionals would choose this over things like Canon and Nikon TS lenses or medium format...
This isn't going to a lens for pro's, it will be for enthusiasts not willing to spend 2k for a TS lens
Can you include a shutter sound video in all review with some way of standardizing volume (same recording settings, same distance from the microphone, quiet room etc.) I know with some other cameras (early PEN's) I was blown away by how loud and intrusive the shutter was for such a small camera