Mobile phones place cameras in the hands of thousands who think photography begins and ends with taking pictures.
They are as good as painters who think painting is about pushing your brush into the paint bucket and rubbing it on the canvas.
Sure sometimes it turns interesting. But 99.99999%* of the times it is not even interesting.
*Taking into account all mobile photos taken daily on the planet.
All this superzoom stuff is a bit passe even for those who wish to photograph things they cannot see.
One monkey finds a fresh branch to grab and all the monkeys in the forest jump on it until it snaps.
If the branch doesn't snap, in a few years we will have 5-12000000 superzooms.
DPR should do an image comparison against the 120,000 dollar Canon 1200mm/5.6.
Doug Frost: That kid is f*cking awesome.
Who is awesome? And why should we care?
The best way to find the small crumbs of truth about any product is to read as many reviews, good, bad, short, long, five stars, one star, three star,........that you have time to read. Then after a few days or weeks of doing this, a strange truth emerges that is YOUR truth.
Truth in any sense is a completely subjective emergent phenomenon. If it was not, everyone would buy the same product.
mehran langari: anythins we like to hear about one thing ,is good an oposit is true ,because my mind dont jodje my mind love hear good things ,then we trust that positive ads
Right on Mehran!
At last someone speaks of the significance of what goes on inside a person's head who is reading a review !
Our minds love hearing good things indeed.
miketala: This report is ids the worst fanboy garbge i cannot believe. MTI is a college for ;arty retrds. I cant blieve that DPR would print so stupid things al the time! duh. Those persons who wrk DPR are totum pole bottom to, but they think they so wiley!!@ theyh contstatn ely remove things i say hear and refuse to let me put up shots my wife. never trust crafty MIT or wiley DPR fanboy. they out to trick you jest like they trick me by make up kit remove dog blimesh.
This is exactly why I keep on coming back to DPR. Gold.
Everyone lies to me. My wife, my kids, my boss, my brothers and sisters. I just found out a few days ago that my father had a first wife before he married my mother and that they both lied to me for decades.
That is what we call education and experience , gradually finding out about all the lies. When you are a kid you are flooded with them, but it only gets marginally better as you get older.
I am happy to pay people to lie to me these days. If someone claims to volunteer the truth, I would rather run.
So bring it on all you gadget reviewers out there.
SRT3lkt: I think he is more talented than some of us.
That is hardly a compliment.
seanpon: Frankly, I prefer good photography to mediocre Photoshop work. I believe that this young photographer would be better served honing his photography skills. He probably has talent but his composite images are just cliches to me.
what is so cliche about a phone in the forest? Sure it would have looked better if the phone was off the hook and hanging on a tree branch with a zebra trying to dial his girlfriend's number in a hurry and as a result having his right hoof stuck in number 5 and a lion visible in the background ( with a Zeiss bokeh ). But give this kid a break, he is only seventeen.
Spectro: Common style/genre among a lot of teen/ early 20s photographers, not sure what it is called. I think they all went to the same school. These younger photographer style gets a lot of view on flickr because they do these shots of self portrait photoshop art. I am a little jealous of this style. Most of my friends are older and can't pull off the youthful innocent look. Most of these young photographers have the entry level camera with kits lens, but do a great job in creativity and photoshop. We sit here talking about having the best camera sensor and lenses. Digital photography or not, they are quite creative. The famous Miss Aniela started off like this (self portrait) and now she is a international photographer. Sara Kiesling is another of this genre.
Yes I agree, I am jealous too. Miss Aniela is a complete genius though. So is Sara Kiesling. I even emailed Miss Aniela and suggested she teams up with Sara but she did not respond. It could have been a turning point in the history of visual arts if they joined forces.
QuarterToDoom: Great imagination and all that but this is more artwork/graphic design than photography. Yes I would say then same thing is some used film to make the same style of images. It turns into art created from photos and not photography.
Please photographically define the definition of your photography and your photographic definition before you photograph your definition.
I think this kid is a genius bigger than Dali. This is surrealism at its best. My son is working on it too and I do my best to encourage him. Last week he did this really clever photo of a Mediterranean young lady jumping rope inside his grand father's left ear
There is something chemical behind everything right ? DSM-5 would give it a name and link it to a serotonin over-under-activity. Down-regulation or up-regulation of some neurotransmitter receptor sites. This lens, that camera, this much more opioid.
100 years from now none of us will be here and no one will care what direction your brain pushed you, let alone the piece of gadget that you tried so hard to acquire.
You are only paying for your own entertainment.
What is Q?
I have only seen one Q and that was in Star Trek.
What the hell, if you cannot make your photos pretty,
Pentax is here to make your camera pretty.
And for most people who buy this camera, that is a pretty good start.
Tape5: Plastic counter-culture with a dollop of commercial cheese.
1. Capable of being shaped or formed: plastic material such as clay. See Synonyms at malleable.
2. Relating to or dealing with shaping or modeling: the plastic art of sculpture.
3. Having the qualities of sculpture; well-formed: "the astonishing plastic beauty of the chorus girls" (Frank Harris).
4. Giving form or shape to a substance: the plastic forces that create and wear down a mountain range.
5. Easily influenced; impressionable.
Now read the fifth definition of the word plastic again.
Plastic counter-culture with a dollop of commercial cheese.
The colour says :
''You are a nerd and you better be proud of it.''
It also motivates people to try and guess the colour of your underwear.
So any subject matter in the world ( preferably a controversial one ) that is in any imaginable way related to a photo or some photos or someone's photos, is fit to be reviewed as a photographic issue?
I suggest an article featuring fast cars and speed cameras.
Totally crazy. I would drop the Zeiss and keep the Carl.