I wonder how hot the smartphone gets while using this. I bought the Knox Labs cardboard VR box a while back and you could almost fry an egg on the phone (Nexus 5) after about 5 minutes of viewing.
zeratulmrye: Hmm... After reading this post I got the feeling that a 600mm equivalent lens is quite useless for landscapes, you just couldn't get a shot with good clarity and details because of the atmospheric distortion.
@stereo. LOL, Well, maybe not on my belly, but down on one knee is okay. :-)
I should also mention I have the f4-5.6 IS version. It's not that much of a monster.
"Telephoto focal lengths are fantastic for all types of landscape photos."
Yes, and a good example from the images on this page would be the wildflowers. Zoom to about 300mm, get down close to ground level and isolate the flowers. You should achieve pleasing bokeh. I use this technique with my Canon 70-300mm on APS of FF all the time. I rarely shoot flowers any other way except for macro.
villagranvicent: At least on my computer the shots at 100% view looks pretty crappy. Too much noise, lack of detail and blown highlights. But what the heck, is a SONY right?
"Who ever does view images at 100%"
I do all the time, especially upon import. It's the only way to truly tell if you achieved 100% focus on your intended target. Plus, with most post-processing you should be zooming in and out of 100% view to really see what's happening.
BigMac3: I'll probably try, but it would be a lot more attractive if On1 had a full featured package, including export to different file types/dimensions, plus printing. If you have to export to use Lightroom and to keep track/update 2 browsers it won't be worth much.
It's basically a full featured program now, minus RAW development. You will be able to export to multiple formats and there will be no need to export to another program unless you choose to for further editing (i.e. Silver eFex, Color eFex Pro, etc). Not sure about the print options (module) though. I have Perfect Effects Suite now but don't print from it.
"Does your vision extend to the full range of Affinity apps eventually competing against the Adobe Creative Suite as a whole?"
Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is very comprehensive with Photoshop being the heart of the range, but I believe Affinity Photo will chip away at its success and establish our competitiveness with the suite. I don’t think people will actually talk about Affinity as a true competitor until we have released Publisher andshow how all these applications work together in way that I believe is a game changer.
Tony Brightman - CEO, Serif Labshttps://affinity.serif.com/en-us/affinity-review/
Tutorials galore. Very excited for this.
Simion1: Is this a UWP application or Win32?
64 bit OS
LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: I have been tempted by this brand but can't get enough info on older products I've seen. Does it do layers etc...
Go watch the video link I posted below.
*answer = yes*
Suntan: So what does it do? Does it just offer pure "editing" like photoshop, or does it offer full RAW developing (ACR/Lightroom) as well?
I just went to their web site and watched the features video. It mentioned RAW support among a myriad of other things. Looks like this is LR & PS rolled into one. I signed up for the BETA. Fingers crossed I can finally move from LR4 and PS6.
StevenE: Nice ... but why in the world does Sony not put touchscreen on the A7 and 6300 cameras? It's an obvious must-have feature that would give touch focus pulling in video
Can this not be done via phone and app? Would much rather control video focus this way vs. actually touching the camera.
jonny1976: canon is the most boring photo company in the world really..
So is Honda for cars, and look where that got them.
Impulses: Seems kinda backwards they released it for phones before tablets (you cab side load it but it's buggy and crashes, go figure).
The way I read it was that the editing works fine on a tablet but that the tablet camera is not connected. I don't shoot with my tablet but would prefer to make the edits there vs. on my phone. Or did I read it wrong?
I can't see a mention of space limits anywhere. How many GB's does this include? Unlimited image hosting?
watson076: Over the last few years manufacturers have really lost touch with what photographers love, but I believe Fuji really hit the reset button. 40-50 mp this and that, 4k video, blah blah blah - who the f**k cares ? What I want is a true photographic experience (and I speak for many friends of mine who feel the same way). Fuji concentrates on what true photographers want, not what focus groups tell them to manufacture. Thank god someone is listening.
@watson076, sandy b did not miss your point or put a spin on it. And your lengthy, defensive reply was childish.
You want a camera you can "connect" with? Good photographers can make good images with $25 instant cameras. Of course ergonomics are important too, but that is not what this discussion was about.
halfwaythere: The penultimate shot, the one with the dog, is quite horrendous image quality wise: very noisy to the point of asking myself is this was shot at ISO 3200 or higher and the CA in the tree is quite "spectacular".
I see the appeal of a camera like this but I don't understand the hype.
@ Pandimonium. You haven't been here that long, have you? ;-)
Horshack: I was going to comment on how the USA has influenced Barney's speech when I saw 'reckon' in the second sentence. But after a quick google search I learned the word is common in British English, which is surprising considering it's only common here in the south. Interesting how certain words have uncommon bedfellows.
I was alarmed at the use of the word "gotten". My grade 12 English teacher (a wonderful 65+ year old English gentleman with a waxed handlebar mustache and thick black rimmed glasses) always reminded us that gotten is rotten. :-)