smallcams: I am so close to quitting Adobe.
I thought I paid $99 for each upgrade. Add up the cost for Photoshop, LR and the upgrades through the years and, yes, I think it was all too expensive.
Snapseed on my mobile phone is a more useful application and it's free. Better looking results with no fuss.
Because their products are too expensive. And because staying current is too expensive. And upgrades are unnecessarily complicated and a hassle to install. And their customer service in India SUCKS. And their customer service in America SUCKS.
I am so close to quitting Adobe.
These are great!
The NY Times could save a little money by outsourcing their photography to include daily iPhone submissions.
sportyaccordy: When o when o when will a manufacturer get its head out of its butt and combine a proper cell phone with a proper P&S camera? Can you imagine something with a 1/1.3" sensor + zoom + Android Jelly Bean that you could make calls with? I have money locked away for when this device hits the market.
I like my Sony NEX, but like dude said, a camera is no good if it's not on you.
I've been very pleased with my Hipstamatic and Snapseed images printed as 8x8s and 8x10s, but I agree with you. It would be something to combine my Sony RX100 and iPhone as one.
Cam Ham: Snapseed came out early as one of the most powerful and versatile image editing apps on mobile devices. On desktops, however, there are already popular programs that offer far more functionality at not much higher price. Therefore, I think that sales of the desktop versions were lackluster. Google is trying to push folks into using G+, where it already includes some of the same type of image editing that Snapseed offers.
Which ones? I really like Snapseed's "Retrolux."
I was looking for it yesterday. Now I know.
Here's a preliminary review: http://www.eoshd.com/content/9474/prototype-metabones-speed-booster-equipped-nex-7-vs-full-frame-5d-mark-iii
Prototype Metabones Speed Booster equipped NEX 7 *VS* full frame 5D Mark III – 1st comparison shots
robonrome: Excellent and inspiring piece, thank you very much. I need to read and absorb more such views and more importantly get out there and shoot instead of obsessing about gear. The quote about a fender not turning one into a Hendrix pretty much sums I up.
Don't read anything. In fact, run for the hills. Photography sites like this, and studying other peoples photography, are sure to dumb down any creativity you might possess. Once you start caring about photography you're sure to start sucking eggs.
Why is the guy with the camera turning his head in reluctance to be photographed? LOL! I know the feeling!
This would benefit many so-called "photographers" by giving them half-way interesting pictures.
That's a lot of "I don't know"s.
69chevy: It is very apparant that the folks on this board are not users. I follow many photographers on Instagram.
Many use "real" cameras. There are users posting to instagram from 1DX, D4, 5D3, D800....
The picture does not have to be taken with a cell phone.
That being said, there are some pretty good pictures coming from cell phones as well.
Can images be uploaded from computer?
In case the review didn't mention it, the battery life is pretty darn amazing.
Jens_G: I wish Sony would make one with a fixed, 35mm (even 40mm) equivalent fov lens, with even larger physical aperture. Imagine the IQ!
Yes, me too. I rarely use zoom on RX100 or any P&S. 35mm is a good compromise as far as focal length goes, like on Fuji's X100. Optimize the fast 35mm FL/glass for the Sony 1" sensor and keep the camera footprint the same and they get my money again.
The build quality looks exceptional.
This probably rings more true for landscape photography, but good photos can "just happen." Many iconic images of the last century were created in a haphazard, serendipitous fashion without any planning at all.
If this interests you then you'll love Jamie Livingston's "Picture of the Day."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_LivingstonBetween March 31, 1979 and October 25, 1997, the day of his death, he took a single picture nearly every day with a Polaroid SX-70 camera.Livingston's 'Polaroid a Day' photographic diary started at Bard College and though some photos have gone missing from the collection, 6,697 Polaroids remain. The collection, dated in sequence, has been organized by his friends Hugh Crawford and Betsy Reid into an exhibit at the Bertelsmann Campus Center at Bard College called "Photo of the Day", which opened in 2007. By the next year, the pictures were hosted online and became a popular discovery of several online blogs.
Put the brakes on the Sony RX100 purchase!
But wait...does it have a lens cap?
Oh no, small sensor, needs a lens cap. Forget it.
A staggeringly complicated computer slammed into a little plastic shell. That's a lot of power, but with almost no staying power.