Marty4650: Rebadging is nothing unique to the camera industry.
Auto makers have been doing it for years. The Toyota Matrix and the Pontiac Vibe were exactly the same car. They were even made in the same factory.
Sometimes a manufacturer even rebadge their own products. Many Lexus cars are simply slightly different versions of Toyota vehicles. They add more options in the base price, provide a better warranty, and give you better customer service.
Which is pretty much the same thing that Leica is doing.
The majority of the time auto manufacturers rebadge their own vehicles. It's not as it used to be where you could tell they were the same exact car with different taillamps or something. Today it's all about platform sharing where the chassis is largely the same but with completely different sheetmetal, interiors, and even powertrains. This looks like an old school rebadge. Change the name and keep the internals exactly the same while charging twice as much for it.
DenWil: "iPhone Photographers" as a group should get over themselves and actually buy functional adjustable cameras. Phone cameras are a convenience for spur of the moment needs. They were never and should not be expected to supplant a 2.8 L lens on a DSLR with a FF 24MP sensor. 2.0 on a piece of glass 3mm across is not my idea of mechanical excellence. The obsession over this is comedy.
Why are you crying? People who deride X way of doing things because they love their Y way of doing things should get over themselves and keep doing what they love without tearing down others for their preferences.
I will never buy a DSLR. Why? because I would never want to lug it around and would therefore never use it. I use a Canon S100 and it takes great pics for its size but I still bemoan having to bring it in addition to my phone camera. For most people, the most convenient photo taking device is the one they use most and the better pictures it takes, the better. I am a photographer who uses his iPhone at times and the better pictures I can get out of it, The happier I'll be.
You can continue to be angry or annoyed about this or just let it go and take your pictures your way while the photographic world changes around you.
I wish I could open the camera from the lock screen, take a picture, and then send it to someone without having to go back to the home screen and open photos. If you go to the camera app from the home screen this can be done, but not from the lock screen.
Cailean Gallimore: Sony:"Our strategy is to move forward by moving backwards, to move up by moving down. to go faster by going slower."
I always love a downgrade.
President Kang...er I mean, CLIN-TON said it best...
Zvonimir Tosic: This is disgusting. Not only we believe we can make "better look" by "fixing" the "defects" of old, but don't give a damn about the intention, feelings and vision of the original artist in the first place.What's next? "Henri Cartier Bresson, 'The Decisive Moment' now in full colour, and with happier mood in all pictures?"
Exactly. Chill. Seriously. Go take a pill or something for your raging over reaction. All of your "quotes" are made up by you. The artist herself makes none of those claims.
jaygeephoto: Photo Corruption. Old adage states, "just because you can doesn't mean you should." She's good at what she does but I wouldn't want these images to be disseminated into popular culture as the real thing; Laboratory created mutant abominations allowed to roam free in the wild.
The self immolated monk is just tasteless: Perhaps we don't need to see red blood on the floor in the photo of Bobby Kennedy's assassination to feel that it is any more real or horrible.
Restore and preserve our photographic past with respect and even reverence to great photographers. I think this is tacky exemplified.
And I think you are a negative nancy personified. Hope you had fun vilifying the artist here.
So much hate on here for what someone chooses to do and do well. I for one am happy to see Abraham Lincoln as he may have actually looked outside a black and white world. it makes him more real to me. Stop tearing down, really.
wcbert: To me 'Migrant Mother' has a greater impact as a B/W photo.
But we been here before. A decade ago hollywood colorized B/W movies. They did it to sell more DVDs. It was a fad and this artist work comes across to me, it been done before and is a fad.
Colorized movies always looked like colorized movies. That's why these are different. They look like natural color images. Not black and white images that have been colorized. The artist is VERY good at what he/she does.
kona_moon: Reduce the cost of printers? I don't think the cost of printers need to be reduced - the cost of toners should. I bought a color laser printer for less than $99 a while back. When I bought the replacement toner cartridges (4 colors) it cost more than $250. I seriously thought about buying another printer, instead of just toners. Granted, the toners that come with the printer is not "full", but hey, a new printer with "half full" toners for $99 vs. just the toners for $250. You do the math.
Oh and the ones with "affordable" ink also put very little ink in the "affordable" cartridges. It's a scam as well. Sure the ink seems cheap but their $15 ink only prints half the pages of a competitor's $30 cartridge.
It's because toner is made of bald eagle beaks and moon rock dust. I thought everyone knew this.
Not strange at all. The NEX cameras don't have lenses built in and are much bigger. It takes a lot of engineering and development to fit everything into a smaller package and still make it produce great pictures. Also, the more features and capability coupled with a smaller package, the more desirable it is, at least to some. The best camera is the one you have with you, and I wouldn't want to lug a NEX around personally. Desirability leads to demand which leads to higher cost.
Nikon has a full frame camera with a built in flash, arguably the best use of a BIF because the FF sensor is better able to utilize the light produced. Why Canon does not follow suit is beyond me. How hard is it to just add a flash?
I'd just like to say that in thumbnail this looked like a shot of a far off nebula in space. Squint your eyes and you'll see it. Fantastic shot.
Can you snap object centerpoints to guides yet? Been wanting that feature for ages.
Never understood why Canon has never put a built in flash on any of their FF cameras to compete with the likes of the Nikon D700/800. Seems like a built-in becomes even more useful with a larger, more light sensitive sensor.
Does it start up from the lock screen? No? OK, I guess I'll just keep using the iPhone camera function.
Dan Nikon: Disagree, HDR is garbage that does not have any place in photojournalism, this is a sad day for real photography.
What exactly is "real photography"? You still using a film camera there chief? And posting on a digital camera site? So, was the onset of color photography also a "sad day" for real photography? I say anything that makes a good photo is good. Nobody is photoshopping Obama into a monkey suit or making the leaning tower of Pisa not lean anymore and putting it in newspapers so why doesn't everyone get their panties out of the twist they are in right now and calm down. If HDR images are such a black eye to "real photography" then I guess any camera other than the very first camera ever made is just a technoolgy ridden piece of crap that has no business being used to document life. So if "technology" allowed us to have a camera that properly showed the full range of light and shadow that the human eye can see, without any post processing (film or otherwise) it would be an abomination?
All these iOS camera apps have the same problem. No access from sleep/lock screen with a double click of the home button. That's how I access my iPhone camera the vast majority of the time.
papparazzi: THE VIDEO SHOULD HAVE THIS MUSIC:
Robert21: I still don't get how you did it. You said you're the one in the background? and how can the dart stay in the air without flying?
I think he stuck it through a thin sheet of plexi and then shot through it. If you look to the right of the tip you can see what looks like a shadow on the plexi.