cluening: Nikon has launched the V2 - as a German I ask myself whether the Japanese copy cats got hold of the old plans...Fruitless attempt, somebody please tell them. ;-)
Sony alone, with its mouth half open, will swallow the whole of The Great German contribution to all things audio-visual ever in history. While it's having a snooze.
So take it easy cluening.
I am sure Nikon will soon release a firmware update so a tiny box pops open on the side for a witch prop to spring out.
I will buy one if the witch can be illuminated with different light colours.
But why oh why do you reveal all these nuggets of photography to the unwashed masses who read your articles?
We are the elite, we need to protect ourselves...Don't you understand DPR?
Like the way that guy in blue is tilting his weight over his left buttock....It is pure genius !!....Or the way he is making the Asian girl look like she needs something bad...
That's it..everyone knows how I do it now...I am getting the sack...
jorepuusa: Every professional photographer who "shares" his or hers knowledge about photography to amateurs takes part in the killing of photography as profession. For some odd reason some pros do not understand that.That is probably cause they have a firm position in the business and cannot see the problems of those who do not and specially young pros who are just starting business.It is very sad that dpreview takes part in killing of profession by giving advice to amateurs how to shoot. The amateurs shoot for free or minimum prize. In Finland where I live professional photography is almost dead and amateurs have taken over cause those who buy pictures do not anymore see the difference of quality but consider only the money. This is why I see this kind of sharing knowledge extremely hazardous for the industry.
If we were all to think like you...well we would all be FINISH....
Photographers love cameras because each one knows that their cameras are nowhere near perfect. But have their own strengths.
Good work squeezes itself out of limitations and imperfections and utilises strengths.
The seal is pretty stupid but not that stupid. What would you do if you had plenty of soft fluffy tasty little penguins everywhere ( so many you could give'em away to divers ! ) on one side and this diver with all sorts of rubber sheets and tubes and glass and metal on the other side? It is an easy option.
I wonder what the caring sharing animal would have done if there were no penguins about and if Nicklen was naked like the poor penguins.
Because Nicklen knows that sea leopards do not kill humans for fun. Nearly never.
I think a lot of people underestimate Sony's achievement in creating a ''total engineering feat'' that RX100 is. I don't want to overstate the point but it is a bit unfair to call RX100 a product that is a small size crystalisation of a 1" sensor technology or execution. A simple inevitability. Sony deserves more credit.
Firstly it is the sensor (gold medal right there!), number 2 is the processor, number 3 is the lens, number 4 is the firmware, number 5 is the form factor, Number 6 is how juicy and how metallic it feels inside your hand (not hands), number 7 is its size.
The programmable ring is a joy to useThe high ISO is very impressive The lens is very impressive with resolution and its distortion control It is fast It takes fantastic videoIt produces beautiful high resolution images It has great two stage stabilisationIt has PHENOMENAL dynamic range
I mean RX100 of course, here to stay and continue to destroy the likes of this 10 MP joke. Those who think 20 MP is a bigger joke should examine printed images from RX100.
Paul_B Midlands UK: wow, so much negativity - working at DP Review you must continuously be having to take serious amounts of anti-depressants and have some take a suicide watch over you's ... I love my NEX 5N, for now maybe I better stick with it.
I thought only the Australian utility van drivers make YOU plural by adding S.
'And God placed the gigantic disc of earth....'
Last time I checked it was a sphere.
Good but not good enough.
Not when you consider the fact that they are making rx100, rx1, fs100, fs700, etc etc ....
I would still pick a d800E over this Sony. Even six years ago they had a higher edge compared to now.
You would expect a 200% tech over their own pocket rx100....but I don't see that here. Under 200% only. Not good enough.
If I have a problem with my mother-in-law I get her some flowers, I won't go changing her for a new one...
Although I would love to !Remember KISS- Keep It Simple & Stupid.
The main reason I don't like the new layout is that it won't imaginatively accommodate the future changes and challenges. I don't think it will anyway.
Information flooding ? detail overload? multiplicity of opinions and attitudes popping into existence faster than multiple parallel universes? confusion ++++?
Solution : just say hello to those who agree with you and resonate like a piano string at your frequency only.
Dudes, that is going backwards. I promise you. Everybody will be better off if more are included, not excluded.
So where are these places in this world again, whose people need, more than anywhere else to CONNECT to the rest of humanity?
Right…..disconnect them at once. The whole 213,000,000 of them.
Ha… that is better….
I didn't even know a part 2 was coming. But it is always good to learn about attachment rates.
Why take a photo when OMG can do the 'taking' for you?
You can just walk about being a nerd.....
Good to watch baby sitters with...or ask your 15 year old daughters to wear it before stepping out of the house otherwise no pocket money...I just cannot stop laughing..
Leica has a 20% MF market share?
They must have a rocket up their ..space capsule, to do that with a first product inside a market that is more than a hundred years old.
But I see no fires emanating from the back of their thing.
Old Ed: Regarding focus peaking, this is a BIG DEAL to MF lens users, even if video is not involved at all. It's very nice that the D600 can do AE with AI-S lenses; but AE obviously does not eliminate the need to FOCUS. And if the D600 follows earlier models, there is still no USEABLE MF focusing aid. A dim, flickering dot low in the viewfinder is total bleep. BTW, focus peaking is not the only solution. I would be very happy if Nikon would just BRIGHTLY light in-focus AF points, when in MF mode. That has GOT to be an easy firmware upgrade, and has been for years. But still nada. It may sound like a conspiracy theory, but what excuse could there be for leaving out focus features so simple, cheap, and valuable? I can only think of one: Nikon would still like credit for supporting older lenses, so they offer up AE (on higher end bodies). But they don't actually want to detract from new AF lens sales, so they cripple MF focusing ability. How about DPR calling them out on this, Barney?
Ed, I often wonder what type of photography would we have today if we did not deviate from a simpler smaller-numbers type of photography and focused on the image.
You talk about ten choices in the gone days, I think with our 1000 choices these days at least in this regard, we have gone backwards.
GiovanniB: This interview reflects a very good approach towards their customers by Nikon, including respecting the wishes of owners of legacy lenses - talk of long-term commitment in opposite to ever-faster "innovation" cycles and planned obsolescence. Congratulations - in fact if I'd not be invested in a Canon full frame system already, I'd seriously consider returning to Nikon completely today (having been a Nikon user in the film era for some time, but I wasn't completely happy with their AF bodies and some of the lenses back then).
2013, will see Zeiss coming to the rescue for Nikon. Not that Nikon lenses need rescuing. Good chances that Zeiss has chosen Nikon to carry their optics to a new level on FF. Hold on to your D800E.
This year is double Xmas for Nikon. They are standing way above the competition after the Photokina dust settles. I will remember 2012 with D800 and RX1.