Ronan_M: UNREAL!. Simply stunning, not to mention that it was done with "consumer' gear. Hats off to everyone making beautiful pictures and maxing out their gear (I know I'm not!)
Yeah, young photographers should try a reverse-mounted Helios 58mm lens on their camera phone...
RoelHendrickx: It's a testament to how un-original we all are .But fun to watch nonetheless. At least once.
Hopefully most of us do not take pictures to be original, but to keep memories... and do not feel the need to post them on social networks.
Fuzzfuzz: I just wish the Tokina 11-16 2.8 existed in Pentax k mount... That lens is the only lens i really miss to the k-mount
@gillamoto,There is no awkward range. It either fits your needs...or it does not.
What is the right tool ?- a good and versatile camera ? or- a mediocre camera phone, tons of apps, books and a lot of time spent in post-processing ?IMHO, a pinhole camera makes better-looking photographs than an a..hole iPhone...
I must amend what I wrote in my article above. I have made the decision to torture my gear a little bit and drill a hole into the mount to check what is under the chrome : it is aluminium. The ratio of the weights of the heavy and light chromed mounts, shown on the picture, is roughly the ratio of the densities of brass and aluminium...So I must apologize for having written Samsung fooled its customers and the reviewers... They just did it partially ! Reviewers were right when they mentionned metal mounts : aluminium is metal. But aluminium is also far less robust than brass and customers have not way to check if they buy a lens with an aluminium or brass mount. For example, the heavy chromed mount on the picture was taken from the 50-200mm ED OIS lens (with OIS switch) but I also own version II (with i-function button) that is equiped with the aluminium mount (the lens weights 417 g...) I am now aware of this only because one day I made the decision to take apart my 16mm lens...
WhoozOn1st: People pay for this stuff, huh?
No. This swan decorates a wall of a Swarovsky shop in my town.
jcmarfilph: More perverts coming soon....
Perverts are already there. But these new gadgets will make them more harmful...
No PASM modes, no buy...
The first FF digital body that allows the use of Tamron Adaptall-2 lenses in PASM modes ! I am happy because I have got a lot of them...
Karroly: Nice picture Babalu. I like this kind of nearly monochrome look.Unlike other commenters here, I think this is not chromatic aberration we can see on the top corners, but purple fringing. Lateral CA cannot be reduced by stopping down the aperture, but purple fringing can. You took this picture at F2.8, that is to say full aperture, the worst case for purple fringing. Considering the shutter speed you used, I think it was possible to stop down a little bit. It is worth trying to experiment if stopping down decreases the amount of fringing with your camera. IMHO it should. So you could get the best from your DMC-FZ200...
At 1/320 sec and 25mm equivalent focal length there is a big margin before setting the ISO up... You could have set ISO lower than 160 as well...But maybe by stopping down the sun could have had a sharp, and thus less aesthetically pleasing, border ?
I like it. Should have get a better score, IMHO.
Nice sun ricochet.
Very nice picture that looks to me like old chinese landscape paintings.
Nice picture Babalu. I like this kind of nearly monochrome look.Unlike other commenters here, I think this is not chromatic aberration we can see on the top corners, but purple fringing. Lateral CA cannot be reduced by stopping down the aperture, but purple fringing can. You took this picture at F2.8, that is to say full aperture, the worst case for purple fringing. Considering the shutter speed you used, I think it was possible to stop down a little bit. It is worth trying to experiment if stopping down decreases the amount of fringing with your camera. IMHO it should. So you could get the best from your DMC-FZ200...
Couscousdelight: Why not Baccarat, Lalique, Daum, Saint-Louis or d'Arques, which are a lot more prestigious and creative than Swarowsky ?
Swarowsky is like" mac donald" in the crystal world....
If you do not like Swarovsky crystals, you are free to open a new challenge...The beauty of a photography is more in the way you shoot your subject than in the subject itself.
Nishi Drew: I got it, so no rear screen, no AF, can only take up to a maximum of 32 or so shots, fixed ASA/ISO value and cannot go past 3200, RAW only.And maybe, just maybe, like as if film was expired, didn't load properly or the shutter was screwed up, you may end up with all blank shots.
Now THAT is a 3000 dream camera I want, all reminiscent of the the good 'ol days of film :)
@ Nishi Drew,"Most film cameras didn't rely on batteries for operation either"
Only the old MF ones. All the AF ones, that also no longer rely on a cocking lever for film advance but a motor, NEED a battery to operate.
Francis Carver: This would be a good price for it if the sensor was medium format form factor. Just not otherwise. Wow, 3000 big ones for a camera that cannot even do video? In the year 2013 A.D. -- what was Nikon thinking?
Yes, most DSLR users are not Canon 1DX and Nikon D4 owners but entry-level DSLR owners. Yes, most of the entry-level DSLR users set their camera on full-auto mode most of the time, and yes, a lot of them bought one just because the seller told them it is better than a P&S camera and use nothing else than the 18-55mm kit lens. Going out of the full-auto mode is complicated for many "average" camera users, because most of them are not aware of the impact of aperture and shutter speed on image quality, sharpness, DOF, etc... Most of the people I know among relatives and friends use their camera in full-auto mode only and I have sometimes hard times explaining the benefits of using manual settings. Enthousiast and professional shooters using mid-level or high-end DSLRs are a "niche" compared to the users of entry-level DSLRs.
CFynn: Some people prefer to use sailing boats, others power boats.
If some people want to use a full frame camera where they have to set everything manually for each shot, maybe even manually focus, no harm in Nikon providing such a camera.
@hydrospanner,"I think it'd be a bit too absurd/anachronistic to include a shutter cocking mechanism"If you never shoot pictures in burst, like me, you do not need a motor-driven cocking mechanism. With the advantage of using your body energy rather than draining the battery. Camera manufacturers should think about making some green cameras too. Rather than making ones capable of only 240 CIPA shots for example.
mpgxsvcd: I wish they would just put a button on their current cameras that disabled everything to do with live view. They could even put a picture of an old man with a cane as the icon.
There is no sense in trying to remove features completely from the camera that software can easily disable. They need to spend their time making those “newfangled digital features” easier to use for the more “experienced” users.
@ mpgxsvcd,"There is no sense in trying to remove features completely from the camera that software can easily disable"Following your logic, camera manufacturers should sell only one very expensive camera model including all possible features. Then, if you do not need some, just disable them.Personally, I do not want to pay for the features I do not need... But I do not want to pay more for less features too...
REDred Photo: Just to reiterate from another post:
Retro look is not the same as retro function. I love my OM-D but it is certainly NOT in the category of simple to operate like old school cameras. Manual control of a camera is not as simple as putting an M on the dial and letting the "poor old fools" muck about with whatever they want. A camera that is designed for manual operation is one that puts manual control at the very forefront of its design philosophy... With true manual focus that is actually a smooth mechanical helical coupled with a precision focus screen... Dedicated manual controls for key operations that never change no matter what mode the camera is in. When a wood carver picks up a chisel, he doesn't have to turn it on and make sure its in the right mode and set several settings before begining his work... A simple tool alows one to think about what he wants to do with it... and then simply do it...without interface barriers.
There is one thing a lot of modern cameras do not remember when off : the focusing distance. If you are the kind of photographer who likes, in some circumstances, to set the focusing distance to the hyperfocal value so that you do not have to wait for the AF to settle, this is something that is no longer possible on many modern cameras.