YouDidntDidYou: @Barney BrittonThere is no reason why a lowly GH1 could not easily do the Shame McGowan image, I've shot in nightclubs and at weddings for ages and usually get better shots than the canikon folks I'm working along side.Lose the myth.......
There's nothing "lowly" about a GH1, but if you want to get a concert shot like the above, stick a 45-200 on the front and it's hardly light and compact any more is it? I'd also love to see how it copes with a low-light shot like the one shown. 3,200 ISO hardly cuts it for shots like that.
"Live music events"? The Autographer is ideal if you like coming home to several hundred pictures of some hairy dude's back.
ABM Barry: Out-Back photography in Australia with a Lomo plastic toy.I was shooting an assignment at Coopers Creek.Just finished putting up a sun shade & mounting the Linholf Karden Master "L" system camera to the tripod. A family arrived & struck up a conversation as they had never seen a 4" x 5" Rail camera with Digital back. Dad then asked what would be the best camera for normal landscape shooting that could produce a good image suitable for A3 print. I asked him what he was using, .. he replied a Lomo! I asked him why this choice? a/ a few friends were excited by the results!! (Bad friends) We chatted for a bit & I asked to show me his Lomo, .... His reply: I left it in the shade to have lunch, the Sun shifted and it melted! I couldn't hold back, I just collapsed on the ground in tears of laughter. It was a few minutes before I could stand composed that is until he opened his bag & and showed me Lomo-Blob! That did it, back on the ground in Tears, .......They quietly left!
You sound like a very mean person. Poor guy asks you a serious question, and you just laugh in his face?
PixelMover: Things like this make me happy.
Which is a nice contrast to the rest of the commenters, for whom things like this make them very, very angry.
Ztaz: LoL.... and what about Helios and Lensbaby? Who need this strange piece of junk?
Currently 1,288 people on Kickstarter do.
Zvonimir Tosic: NEX7 is Hassy's Lunar.RX100 is Hassy's Stellar.What's left?RX1 is possibly .. Hassy's Ebenezar? :)
I don't get it.
ZorSy: #30. It’s hard to tell the difference between a mobile, digital and film print (up to A3). Hmmm, are you absolutely sure about that one, in particular A3 size? Unless it's a bad printer or a poor eyesight.
Also depends on the height of the horse.
Sergio Rojkes: ...wake me up when upgrades stop, please...
wansai: good stuff but i'm going to echo that this is in the realm of digital/graphic art already. any time you take one thing and start recompositing, it becomes digital art or mixed media art.
the photos may have been the starting point. i'd only classify this as photography if he prepped the scene as is THEN shot it. it's obviously not done or shot like that. it's compositing other items in.
that window with clouds i've shot a similar effect but instead of achieving it in ps, i shot it as is through 2 layers of windows with reflection filling in the shadows. had i composited other shots in, i'd tell you clearly it's digital art, not photography.
Not that I necessarily disagree with you, but: if I look at your shot through two layers of windows and think "cool photo, obviously Photoshopped", is it photography or digital art? If I can't tell the difference, does it matter? Don't take this as criticism (I've never seen your shot, after all), I'm just throwing questions out there.
Kevylloyd: Interesting visuals.Just a small comment, I think "Bullet time" came from Max Payne, no?
I believe the term was first used by the makers of The Matrix, though Warner Bros. didn't trademark the term until several years after Max Payne appropriated the concept.
Deleted1929: The worst thing about this is that it shows how incredibly slowly Ricoh reacts to things. Business suicide.
The second worst thing is that when they decided to buy Pentax in the first place they should have already have had a name and structure in mind for the resulting business units. This suggests a management mess at the highest levels in Ricoh, and one that hasn't been sorted out yet.
Lastly it's hard to worry about the name on the product when there isn't a product. If it takes them this long to just decide on a name it's no surprise that there isn't even a hint of anything other than trivial product iteration going on.
Dead or in a coma. What's the difference ?
"Properly merge" it by deciding to refer to one half as Ricoh and the other half as Pentax?
Serban Alexandru: @Mike Perlman on Canon 650DNow please explain this:"There are no major differences in terms of quality between the T4i, T3i, and even the T2i - I chose the T4i for this article simply because of its superior video functionality".How can you name the superior video of the T4 (650D) over the T3 (600D), when also in DPReview, the conclusions for the 600D, which hold a "Compare" feature, put the 600D by almost half a graph above the 650D, in terms of movie/video? I have based my buying decision for the 600D over the 650D based on DPReview's conclusions, as the remaining photo qualities were already in its favor. I am not disputing your opinion, I am asking: WHICH ARTICLE am I to believe?
That doesn't change the fact that you can auto-focus during video on a 650D, which you can't on a 600D. I'm not arguing that this AF is particularly effective (it appears that it isn't great by any means) but some people might still consider it better than not having that capability at all.
Kfrog: As long as the photography system (brand) has the lenses you want and need the number of lenses total is a moot point. That said Pentax is the system I have, which include M42 lenses from the film era, and the lenses available in their lineup will do nicely for me.
The Pentax K-5 is a bargin and can still be found new. I'm going to spend a little more and go for the K-5II however.
Just because a system has the lenses you want and need today, that's no indication that it has the lenses you may want and need tomorrow.
I'm not saying you should always go with the system which has the most lenses. I'm saying that the more lenses a system has available, the more comfortable one feels locking oneself into that system for the foreseeable future, all other things being equal.
The 650D offers continuous AF tracking during video shooting, while the 600D does not. I assume that's what is meant by "superior video" in this context.
sdribetahi: What size pockets do you all have?
Huge pockets thanks, just big enough to fit my Samsung NX100 with 30mm pancake lens. Why do you ask?
Surely iOS users can't still claim their store has a superior selection, now they're missing out on such an essential app as this?
JWest: Still no face tagging = still no upgrade from me.
I have no idea if Aperture's face tagging is badly implemented, as I've never used it. Picasa's works very well.
I want and need such a thing because I find it very useful keeping my collection properly tagged in Lightroom. Tagging people takes up a significant proportion of my time spent tagging. Having the app do it for me would save me that time.
Still no face tagging = still no upgrade from me.
snegron2: Sadly, what we as photographers consider valuable, the rest of the world does not. He put in the effort to capture and save images of other artist's work, now no one seems to find his efforts relevant.
On a similar note, even original art is rarely appreciated today. I truly believe this is a reflection of the new generation. People today care little for art or history; they value more what technology can do to impress or entertain them. There is little, if any, soul in this new generation.
Ah, so you're saying the harder something is, the more worthwhile it is? Got it, thanks. I'll attempt to take all my pictures from now on using a can of tuna instead of a camera. It might take a while to get decent results, but my God, when I do it will have such soul!