Houseqatz: xlnt, this will be a step in the right direction, provided they deliver a decent lens selection at launch, and at least a 2/3" sensor.
why would it be limited to a small area? how would it be any different than a filter thread mounted lens adapter?
the wide angle lens is likely to satisfy the snapshot crowd, as many of the images to come out of cellphones are essentially snapshots, with a few that verge on more sophisticated photography
i have a lumia 1020. it has a 2/3" sensor. it's really not that thick.. unless one wears unreasonably tight pants.. it doesn't deliver fisheye images at all,. a bigger sensor would require a different lens than what exists currently, i'm sure they would figure out what focal length would best satisfy their market.. especially if it's a camera centric device.
Snowbird_UT: When are they gonna drop the mirror. Of all the systems that could benefit of going mirrorless I would think this one wins hands down. They could make adapters for all those legacy lenses easily enough.
the point is that a rangefinder focusing system isn't going to show you what the lens sees. which is the important part.
i shoot ir frequently, so i'm used to capturing light that cannot be seen with the naked eye, however, all of that ir information travels through the lens, and in using the lens, and training my eye, and mind, i am able to evaluate a scene and it's lighting conditions.. this applies to visible light too.
sure, we have meters, but if you can't see what you're looking at, then how do you know what's going on? because you trust the sensor? light, through a lens to your eye = zero latency, no lies and no confusion.
beyond that, the ratio between the subject and background of the scene changes with the focal length. those relationships are exaggerated at wide focal lengths, and compressed at long, and those are important factors to composition.. unless you're not taking advantage of those factors, in which case it's irrelevant to your photography.
Michael Ma: As fun as it is playing with pho-focus, trying to fix find the right composition on a picture afterwards because you didn't have a clear concept when you took the picture will never result in anything great.
lol, i'm sure you meant 'Faux-focus' bc 'pho' is a south east asian noodle dish =D
Houseqatz: i jumped ship from an iphone to the lumia 1020, for the camera. however, if apple were to include OIS, and a high megapixel/large sensor, with their version of oversampling baked in, i'd be tempted to go back...
there are so many good ios apps that simply do not exist in the windows phone 8 ecosystem
it would be wonderful =D
all my complaints with the 1020 are the result of being spoiled with the rich app offerings in the ios ecosystem, and the fluid UX, and while the pureview camera system is outstanding, and wp8 is very quick, there are still quite a few things ios, simply, does better.
i jumped ship from an iphone to the lumia 1020, for the camera. however, if apple were to include OIS, and a high megapixel/large sensor, with their version of oversampling baked in, i'd be tempted to go back...
Just a Photographer: What did she actually say?Her English is so hard to understand that it nearly made me stop looking at the video.
Although the idea by itself is nice.Its never a good idea to hold a camera in one hand while holding a flash in the other. You'll loose a lot of stability even though the flash freezes your movement.
Also not of much use to those photographers that don't understand how to operate a flash in manual mode. Many will get horrible results by using these simple wireless hotshoes as their flash will overpower the subject they want to photograph.
For those that know how to use this little cube its a nicely designed simple wireless flash trigger.
Still I would like to have seen a quarter inch screwhole in the receiver so I could attach the flash to a studio lightpole, or monopod.
Edit: I see now that an 1/4 inch screwhole adapter is available, but is it seperate, or do you get it standard with the kit?
hey now, the people in Redneckistan have a long and celebrated history of understanding all accents... it's the city folk who can't seem to understand the thick hill folk dialects
Houseqatz: Quick, somebody compare it to a dSLR 0_o
thanks, the suspense was killing me =D
Quick, somebody compare it to a dSLR 0_o
PowerG9atBlackForest: Can you imagine how a naked, clinically dead metall piece milled down from a massive block of aluminum will feel in your hands. Warm and cosy? - Cold like ice!
aluminium is the most abundant metal on earth, and cheaper to recycle than most people realize
Houseqatz: i almost feel bad for the people who cannot see the potential in this device.. almost..
@electrophoto i agree that it is expensive, and it's not up to industry standard/expectation for a pro level camera image output. however, i immediately thought of applications for content creation that go beyond the typical uses of photography.. interactive, graphic based story telling for one..
i realize that there are plenty of ways to manufacture the same types of graphic interfaces, however, this will open doors that lead to places that our current generation of digital cameras cannot go. tho, it's likely that we're still several generations away from fully realizing it.. still, the creative genius, with the artists eye, will emerge, and they will demonstrate the capabilities of this camera , beyond the initial scope that the inventors envisioned.
@falconeyes are you suggesting that light field photography was fully realized, in the hands of photographers, over 100 years? or that computational photography was even possible over 100 years ago?
good point.. i feel bad for anyone who wastes money, as the implication is that they have no real use for the device.. beyond satisfying their inner gear head. however, a talented photographer, or artist, someone who sees the potential, and is able to unlock that potential through creative pursuit, is not wasting their money =D
i almost feel bad for the people who cannot see the potential in this device.. almost..
a rangefinder doesn't let you view the world through the lens, the way the reflex system does..
RichRMA: One of the biggest sources of lead in the environment is from vinyl-clad computer and power cables from China. Who knows what they put in the faux rubber?
dragon's dong!!!! is like super viagra.. very expensive, and does not cause oil or dust spot issue.. but apparently it causes one's face to break out in a rash, if you rub it over your face 0_o