Cropping in post processing is allowed.
Congrats for your win. Don't stop bringing your camera everywhere :-).
I wonder why people who had it more than people who has it.
Congratulations for Gutkin and your photo Todi Light, winning the "Challenge of challenges" votes. I would also like to congratulate all phographers that the work was chosen by the editors in this 25 entries.
Thank you also for those who voted for my shot.
Seeing the cameras that are used to take the photos here, ranging from HTC (smartphone, right?), compact cameras, m43 & 43 cameras, APSC and FF cameras, confirms several things. The best camera is the camera with you. And, a great photographer could produce great photographs out of it regardless what gear they use.
That thing is waay too huge for m43 system! (I mean the 400mm lens)
Timmbits: I can't help but wonder if the MFT consortium (Panasonic, Olympus) will be offering a larger sensor at these prices! (aps or larger)
No they won't. Its at this price because of many other features. I also don't want any camera at this price that only has large sensors but without the features that E-M1 has.
PGen: Can I have some advice/feedback on the quality/usefulness of electronic viewfinders? My reference is the optical viewfinder in a pre-digital SLR, which I liked very much.
The advantage in DSLR compared to film in my opinion, is the ability to see the result instantly AFTER we shoot. Well, using EVF the most useful benefit is, we can preview the result BEFORE we shoot. So, the most important benefits for photographers would be: More precise shooting. We set the WB right, exposure right, etc from the very beginning. Shoot more, less chimping.
seri_art: It's the same size as my XSi and 10% heavier. What did it do with the should-have size advantage of the 4/3 sensor and lack of a mirror?
Umh... comparing with XSi, you should compare it with E-PM2, which I think would be the same class and market. Not to E-M1. Too many features that XSi dont have.
Ty Slothrop: Oly mentions uploading to a PC in their specs for the EM-1. Is there anything in the firmware/hardware/flatware that precludes interfacing with a Mac, or requires something that I'm overlooking? (It shouldn't matter but for complete disclosure I'm using Aperture for PP.)2. I'm not clear if a tethered off-camera flash is fully auto TTL?3. Is it necessary that the cable be a dedicated Oly product to an Oly flash unit?If my questions reflect some confusion and don't make sense please feel free to reframe them as needed.Many thanks, Ty
Yes, off camera flash is fully auto TTL.
concert photographer: Hi, when I have made a picture with the M1, I always have to wait quite a long time to take the next. I use new very fast writing chips (90MBS/sec), but have to wait 2 sec until te camera is ready for the next picture.Why? the last OMD was quicker.second question: when I use an adapted telephoto lens (nikon IF-ED 4,5/300 or Leica Telyt 6,8/400) and use the magnification for focusing accuracy, I can't stabilize the viewfinder image, perhps I overlooked the user's manual? Is it possible to activate the IBIS with adapted lenses with minimum fuss? The viewfinder is not really usable without a stabilization because the image is much too unsteady.With panasonic one have only to half-press the button of the shutter and the viewfinder is stable.Marc
Number one, make sure you turn off the "rec view". Also Noise reduction should be off.
As fore the IS, you go to SCP, select IS, press OK, then press info. Adjust the focal length to the closest focal length of the lens you are using.
congrats for the win!
RuthC: I notice that a considerable number of these critics of the selected photos have NEVER entered any challenges, not participated in any way. Perhaps if they are such crack-shot photographers themselves, then they should show the rest of us mere mortals how it should be done!
I noticed as well and was itching to say this too :-).
Ah my typo :-(. Thank you for spotting and letting me know.
Hugo808: Good work from all concerned, hard to pick a winner really. Also nice that we don't know what gear they use.
I hope there is a prize of some sort.
A price of "product of the year 2013" for the "challenge of challenge of the year 2013" would be a great idea ;-)
Thank you cjf2! Please do visit my gallery, and you can find a plenty of my ahots there :-). Cheers!
Andrew: I guess my view of photography is very conservative. Most of these images seem altered and contrived through the use of image enhancement. The changes aren't subtle and the results look too manipulated. I wonder if this reveals that the technique and skill in taking the picture has been supplanted by the shooters ability to manipulate the image into somersetting other than a photograph?
I totally agree with b craw. Many of those shots, if not most, are not staged, with good composition, angle, and I can see they use proper camera setting (just by seeing the results). Some has minor enhancements in level-curve-saturation, some has more enhancements. We could argue that there are other challenge winners that are more to our likings, but selecting more than 1000 to 25 is a tough task. Best way to improve next year's best of the best challenge is, for each of us to shoot more, participate more in the challenges and vote more.
Nice layers, gradation and color!
Robert Soderlund: Fine looking photos, but all unrealistic and should be considered as art photography.
Photography is not just emotional or artistic art, it should also include truth, honesty, and documentary, and be able to show the world we live in, sometimes in the most true way possible.
All unrealistic? i don't believe so! I see there are shots that I believe even the RAW files doesn't look much different from what we see. Maybe some leve/contrast and saturation adjustment, even some of the photos does not have selective level/contrast/saturation adjustment.
AmirhosainD90: As you can see, it's obvious that all of these shots are extremely manipulated. So this is CG challenge, not photography challenge!I'm hero, if I could take a super shot by proper selection of subject, frame, exposure, speed, Angle, ... right on the scene and submit my shot SOOC. Everyone can sit behind his laptop and render an artificial design better than these by "3D Max", "Photoshop", "Corel", ... even without a camera.At last, photographers should separate their ways from graphistes!
Extremely manipulated? CG? All? Are you sure what you are talking about?
Done voting without any problem.