Kudos for this alert and the link to dcresource so we can see it. Thank you dpreview. Looking forward to your article.
I normally love this type of water shot which shows details below the surface as well as above. Pretty image, but I am disturbed by enlarged scale below the surface. The diver and ladder are much to large in comparison to the man and ladder on the boat. I am disturbed by backlit and cloudy above the surface and sun bright and from another direction below the surface. I am disturbed that the ladder above and below the water are at severely different angles. Seems to me if you are going to Photoshop something like this, it should at least look real.
After switching to Nikon because there was no Oly digital product two years after its announcement, I had occasion to go back and use my beloved OM4T again and could not believe how flimsy and crude it felt after using the D100 for a while. As for a new camera lines from Olympus, well, been there, done that. It is just a parade of discontinued equipment with no respect for customers shown by providing a transition. OM gone with no development for years except raising the price and the company saying the lenses will not work with digital. E series gone. PEN development lagging way behind Panasonic. Corrupt corporate officers looting millions from the company and treating the whistle blower badly. Want to bet it will have a new mount and none of your lenses will work?
Great, hulking beast.
Really nice first impression, Mr. Britton. It really answered a lot of questions I had about using the camera. I am even more puzzled about some of Nikon's design decisions, but I hope the camera is a smashing sales success. With professional DSLRs shut down at Sendai from the tsunami and all the rest shut down in Thailand because of the flood, this little Chinese built camera is the only game in town for Nikon for some months to come.
Sorry. Can't hear it.
I think those who think that a camera phone is just like a point and shoot are missing the point. It is the integration in the phone that is missing in the point and shoot. And to repeat Barney's point, "It is always with you." So, take your picture, process and filter it with an app, send it off in email, text message, photo site.
I have read about four of these articles and I like this one the best. What they have all had in common is the nasty comments by people who want the article to be something other than what it is or by the competitive people like to denigrate the work of others. The nastiness of people is disheartening and even worse than on the forums.
My thanks to Amazon and dpreview for the article and the charmingly different pix used as illustrations.
My only suggestion is to put the comments on another page. It is too easy to scroll down and get a bad taste in your mouth and a click over is more easily ignored.
I bought a Martin Evening book before he included a video tutorial on the recommendation of Reichmann over at Luminous Landscape. Dense, difficult to understand, pages and pages of tool lists and assumption of prior knowledge on the part of the reader. Went into the trash. Certainly would not pass it on to a friend. My puzzle at the time was trying to understand a contrast mask. Book browsing taught a lot. Kelby was the only one of the main Photoshop writers to explain and show how to do it. The others advised using it in certain situations, but assumed you already knew how to do and did not explain it. I have been a Kelby book fan ever since.
Thanks for the excellent interview and article. Much appreciated. Nikon's goal to build a beginner's camera is clear and in this case does not coincide with desire for a high spec pocketable back up camera. My only remaining puzzles are why a camera with such a small sensor is the size of the Sony NEX7 and why a beginner's camera should be so expensive.
I was on a tour to Japan a couple of years ago. I saw very few Japanese with cameras at the tourist spots. Lots of young people with cell phones.which stunned me at the time. Now with the cell phone revolution here I understand. The dumbing down of the mirrorless cameras is to be expected. It is an attempt to lure them away from their cell phones. By compariosn, they do not sell nearly as well here. The problem is that the camera makers pay too much attention, in my opinion, to what sells in Japan.
Terrific. Video is so much better for showing the handling of the camera. That bit could be expanded for me.
Sorry, but I don't get it. Seems to me an article like this, especially on this site, raises unanswered questions. What is the criteria for selecting these tripods to review? What criteria are used to star rate them? What is there here that shows any contact with the reviewed tripods? The summaries appear indistinguishable what is seen in manufacturer brochures pointing out the features. The specifications are accepted as true and usefully descriptive with an added narrative explanation of the features. Is there an international body that sets standards for load weight? I doubt it. Are those really the weights? Do the features work as described? Are the specified loads an accurate indication of the stability or is it just merchandising? How did you test the stability of the tripods? And if you did not how can you rate them? Are they rated against each other or against the same type? Why is a heavy tripod rated against travel tripods?
This is kind of unsettling for a few reasons.
dpreview has made it clear that they have limited reviewers often in explanation for cameras not reviewed. Anymore completed careful reviews are available on other sites for weeks before dpreview gets beyond their hands on preview. The Panasonic G3 for instance.
Now printer reviews are to be taken up apparently. The first review, on a<digital>photography review site, reviews the scanner portion, which would not be used for digital cameras, of multipurpose printers and not the printer portion which might be used to print digital photographs. Huh? Actually one can get more balanced printer reviews on computer sites like MacWorld.
This just looks like an expansion for the purpose of expanding the clicking on Amazon.