ChowMonkey: All pictures this year are beautiful but I personally think this runner up from Jerome Sessini about MH17 should have won..
My point is that the winning photo pales in comparison to the Donetsk picture in terms of storytelling, composition and emotional impact.
AlexDROP1984: The World is changing. Today photographers are merely illustrators to those stories that they describe in letters and not in photons/light. Do more story inside and through the picture and less away from it.IMHO none or the photos are fascinating, full-fledged and comprehensive. A few are memorable. And the first one is dull whatever the description it contains.Overall this pitiful story is all about the contest as well as modern journalism serves to politicians and not to photojournalists.N.B. there are countries where gays are violated in more harsher ways and even to be executed. Are jury members aware of gays and other minorities violations in Saudi Arabia for example? Or it has got an indulgence, doesn't it? Wet of oil... Gay issue becomes a valuable good and/or a weapon. It has little to none to problems of real people.
Did you not know that Russia is the enemy of the west at the moment. So their gay right issues take center stage. who cares about the merits of the other photos, Politics is much more important. The photo pointed to by ChowMonkey (one of the runners up) is one that you could just have a small caption on. Eg. " Crash of flight MH17, Ukraine"!
That photo is immense!!!!And yet a staged gay photo won. Any questions are redundant.
steelski: I would say that the lenses would most likley beDA Wide zoom 12-28mm F4D FA Large diameter wide zoom 16-30mm F2.8D FA Large diameter standard zoom 24-70mm F2.8D FA Standard zoom 28-110mm/115mm F4-5.6
ok, the reason I say 16 is because the bar is a little in front of the 15mmlimited IMO, and I say 110/115mm because the bar goes beyond the 5% of the 100-200mm space. IMO. we will see in time, but this is what I see.Also I do not see what the problem would be if it was not quite a 2x zoom (the wide one)
I would say that the lenses would most likley beDA Wide zoom 12-28mm F4D FA Large diameter wide zoom 16-30mm F2.8D FA Large diameter standard zoom 24-70mm F2.8D FA Standard zoom 28-110mm/115mm F4-5.6
So, no flash popup button, and one extra button by the left side near the AF mode select.Any ideas as to the function?
Retzius: the audience for this is huge! huge i tell you!
but what about soccer moms?
Rikaby: Any news regarding the D810 review or preview?
There is the Pentax K3 review.?.....jk
iAPX: When talking about price, maybe it's interesting to state that this is a Germany-made camera, not a camera built in China or Corea: it has a clear impact on the price.As well as the level of craftmanship, and materials.
Leica X is expensive, but clearly on it's own league when you consider these factors.
The reason I laughed at Corea is possibly not just for the fact that he spelt it that way. Apple make things in China, Nikon makes some cameras in Japan, as does Fuji. These tend not to have such an unbearable premium on them when compared to panasonic.... I meant leica
Ha ha ha,.... Corea
Angus Rose: The angle of view is so narrow, the aperture is so high and the glass is so heavy, that it becomes unsuitable for almost everything. I'd rather save a lot of money by using my brain to move my legs, to get closer to the subject.
Mike, you can use a much cheaper telescope, the moon hardly requires AF.
foto guy: Who cares? These and other cameras can shoot a decent pic at quite high ISOs. Do you think you folks could focus on something important for a change? Perhaps photography, for instance.
Simon, this is because there was a delay with the K3 review....... You know it makes sense. !!!! :P
Bill T.: For only three times the price you could duct tape a $600 Samsung phone onto a 50mp CMOS Hassy. Think about it.
Or get a Pentax 645z for less than this..... And an iPhone/Samsung whatever..... And a second hand lens.
Amnon G: What's the reason for a new mount?
Yanko Kitanov: Poor bokeh, horrid out-of-focus areas and poor focus-transition rendering...this is welcome though as it makes the original (and better in these areas) Sigma 50 1.4 cheaper! :-)
Zeisschen. I don't think you get it. Laugh all you want, but the out of focus at these apertures is always more important than the infocus. The fact that the lens has great sharpness and contrast seems to just make for a boring image. You also misunderstand the term character . As you know we all have character, good or bad, just like we all like the antihero vs the goodytwoshoes trying to do what's right. Although we respect him.
It is a bit of a charachter....less lens IMO
Richard Murdey: "an order of magnitude more"
No, less than four times more.
That's not how an order of magnitude works. One order of magnitude over the 8500 price would be 85000!!! two orders would be 850000. and so on and so forth.
TFD: 37,000 vs 8500 is not a order of magnitude
I was just thinking the same thing.
ArcaSwiss: It would cost me $16,000 to upgrade my IQ140 back to IQ250. Same sensor. Need I say more ?
there is also the 67 catalogue of LS lenses, a 90mm and a 165mm ...... both should work with the adaptor.
I think its time most of us did something interesting with our lives.