These sample images fail to impress.
My Canon G2 is a match for some of these photos. IMO, DPR should employ a photographer to take future images. Canon, Nikon, Sony etc.. would then have to ensure the quality of their 'new kit' before peddling 'improved' models at us.
£2400 for soft images with purple fringing - Ref: house picture (original file)
xml5000: My 5D Mk-I fitted with an old EF 50mm F/1.4 trumps all of these images. I really cannot see what all the fuss is about.
Did you mean: "Enough said old boy. Being an over-sensitive, serial-posting, Nikon-loving, rant-a-holic, I might just take offense at your challenge to speak in a coherent fashion"..?
In English please.
D800? I said, I use a 5D MK-I.
My 5D Mk-I fitted with an old EF 50mm F/1.4 trumps all of these images. I really cannot see what all the fuss is about.
There's something slightly pervy/creepy about this entry for me. Perhaps I'm a mega-prude.
xml5000: An engaged brain beats pixels every time.
You, I, we, are the camera. Without us, cameras photograph zilch. A 6 million DSLR fitted with a dedicated macro lens in the hands of a competent macro photographer will blow 90% of critiques of so-called 'low-tech' cameras away. Why spend 20+ grand on an 80mp system that produces results that are visualy identical to a £500 DSLR?
xml5000: IMO, the 11 or so inches behind any camera is the vital component in creating a successful image. Photos taken with the D800 in the hands of a non-thinking snappaholic will fail to impress all.
Conversely, ask David Ward to show his travel images taken on a Nikon D70 and most self-proclaimed 'photogs' will (metaphorically speaking) bow their heads in shame.
Still, it's reassuring to have the latest bit of kit to defend our ground when someone starts yet another measure-bating session down the local camera club.
A six-million pixel created RAW file can produce a very respectable A2 print.
Consumerism has the better of so many people these days.
An engaged brain beats pixels every time.
Not bad atmospherically, but with a tripod you could have reduced the aperture for a sharper definition of this scene.
IMO, the 11 or so inches behind any camera is the vital component in creating a successful image. Photos taken with the D800 in the hands of a non-thinking snappaholic will fail to impress all.
Great vanishing point.
Great use of haze to supplement the tonal separation of those complimentary, muted hues.
RuthC: It is a pity that you chose not to abide by the rules of this challenge and comment on other entrants' photos.
I think you have issues.
A creative approach.
I don't care much for your inaccurate statement RuthC. Five days ago I commented on the now 7th place entry as being 'masterful'. In addition, I left several more comments for other images submitted. Perhaps you should check your 'facts' before labelling me as 'non-abiding' - or is this a case of sour grapes?