Kim Letkeman: Love the "tripod from Mars" look :-)
I had the 190 for a while and my only complaint was the weight. It was otherwise excellent. I hate the RC2 connector that comes on included ball heads, but I would never buy another Manfrotto ball head anyway so problem solved. Just buy the legs and add a nice ball head from Markins or equivalent.
I have the 190 and agree about the weight, although as we know heavier for tripod can be both good and bad (wind). I received an RC2 plate with my Manfrotto monopod and also agree that it's not the best means of locking down a DSLR.
After much research I decided on a Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head vs ballhead and it came with a RC4 plate system. Much, much better connection. I'm in love with the 410 for all my landscape and still life photography.
Are people still printing 4x6's? I haven't printed 4x6's in over two years. I only print 8x10 and up now. Granted, my sons are now 20 and 18 years old so there are less family snaps these days, but they both have Nexus 4 smartphones and the younger one "borrows" my DSLR a fair bit too. Not once have they printed a photo at any size. Everything goes straight to the web.
Gesture: Wonderful camera, but should be no more than $425 with kit lens. The pricing on all these new cameras will just drive consumers to smartphones even more so.
This is an excellent point. I am a Canon DSLR shooter right now, and I'd like to get a smaller kit going, but I'm having a hard time justifying the pricing. The saying goes that the best camera is the one you have with you. For most folks that would be a smartphone with the highest quality camera available.
Reilly Diefenbach: Still 299, still way too much.
Hey, at least it's not $299/month.
RoccoGalatioto: Painting and photography are totally different arts. If you must paint, learn how to put paint on a canvass. Photography is a totally different medium. It may look easy but getting superb images is very hard. Photographers should not waste time imitating panting they should use their imagination at capturing the instant and the very graphical images that the medium allows to capture. Although at first photography appears very naturalistic, it can be so, it has the potential to be the most surrealistic. My opinion. If you like an image who cares what or how it's made from. Life is too short. ENJOY
"Photographers should not waste time imitating panting...<snip>"
I for one, am glad these photographers "wasted" their time creating these. In fact there is no wasted time at all. I'm sure you are spending significant time polishing your superb images in post-processing the same as these photographers are.
Do you really need to be wireless more than 10' away from your camera? For less than $20 you have the same as this (or better?) but wired. So what.
DSLR Controller app = $8https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.dslrcontroller&hl=en
OTG cable = $2http://www.amazon.com/iRulu-Female-Adapter-Converter-Google/dp/B009CQC7YU/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1379006376&sr=8-9&keywords=otg+cable
10 ' USB extension cable = $6http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-A-Male-A-Female-Extension-Meters/dp/B001TH7GUU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379006269&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+extension+cable
I can't see a tripod mount anywhere. There certainly is the space for one. I think it would be helpful for a device like this.
DVT80111: Live view AF is still useless for still picture until Canon add a EVF.The screen is too small and my arm is not long enough.
@DVT80111, I'm 50 and need 1.50 reading glasses now. I find the live view with articulated screen on my 600D very helpful for still photography once I activate the 3x or 10x zoom function. This is wonderful for obtaining sharp focus. I use it both for distant landscapes and also for studio macro work. Not sure if the 70D has this zoom function though.
NikonFotoMatt: Does anyone find it offensive that Red Bull gains full use royalty-free rights to the photography? Does anyone know that Red Bull's annual marketing budget is more that 2 billion dollars? And they can't compensate photographers?
Do they at least acknowledge the photographer when using the photo? Maybe yes for the contest, but not if using it for their advertising media? But if you are one of the finalists then you could at least put that in your resume.
CalBoy87: "This usually just takes a minute or two, but it could take longer. This page will automatically refresh when we're finished, but feel free to browse to other web pages and come back later. We'll also notify you via email when we're done."
Longer is right....3.5 hrs and counting. Also, as Flickr now has no limits, I can't see many reasons to pay 40$/year for few more features. Looks nice, but not 40$ nicer to me.
Paid sites do it too. Plus, Flickr lets you set permissions on your photos similar to 500px and others. I'll take free and 1TB of online storage for the risk.
TLD: The image hosting sites all seem to be determined to stuff things up. Flickr is a disaster now, for instance.
Funny, I never liked Flickr until they just completed their recent overhaul. Now I'm back on there. The pictures are displayed much better now imo. Overall it's quite similar to 500px imo. I'm sure that was who they were trying to copy.
JC999: Any opinions on how it compares to Zenfolio?
Zenfolio has more themes but they all pretty much look alike to me. Smugmug has a very nice array of themes. I think if you are going to be paying a significant amount of money for hosting at one of these sites it comes down to who has the best print sales solution from front to back. Smugmug seems to have done quite well in that regard over the years.
photogeek: Obvious question: how does it compare to 500px.com?
From the looks of it Smugmug have 24 portfolio templates. 500px just has 7. They have been very slow in bringing new ones out. I bought a 500px membership when they had their New Year 50% off promo. It's been okay, but I won't be renewing. I've actually started using my Flikr account again after about a 5 year hiatus.
A Bug's Life - The Untold Story.
alkeme: I hope it is weather proof?
Yeah, because the buyer of this camera will surely be taking photos in inclement weather. Not.
babalu: What is the bright, blurred object to the left of the "super moon" just abovethe city ??
It's the real moon.
Alessandro Scuderi: 20 second exposure and the moon is clear and not blurry, something wrong...
@guiri - 20 secs is not that much? Maybe not for pitch black skies and star trails, but in this photo that moon should be one big white fireball.
Mr Fartleberry: OT - Objective reviews? One only needs to look at Pop Photo's farcical camera of the year to see what goes on. I'd believe DPR long before a lot of others out there.
$.99 camera review app. Available only for iOS though. :-)
Bill Bentley: First Adobe, and now this. ;-/
"How can I go on Jerry, how can I go on." *Seinfeld*
Sarcasm. Photogs have it pretty rough these days.
First Adobe, and now this. ;-/