I have a catalog of film scans of out of focus gray cards taken with various film stocks. Back in the earlier days of digital, I often added real film grain to some of my images by layering on one of these scans in photoshop. The reason was that a low-ISO digital image looked way too smooth and artificial and sterile.
So I see film grain is back in fashion. Is it just a retro/hipster thing?
The photo that illustrates this article at the top of the page is very fitting. Those men, sitting precariously on a beam, reading what I assume are their unfavorable contracts. Thank you Getty Images.
All of the haters of this product:
- don't live in Japan where this product will be offered,
- are too old to realize many people communicate just fine on a day to day basis without using their voice minutes on their cell phone plan.
"The New York Public Library has released more than 180,000 digitized items into the public domain, making them freely available for anyone to use for any purpose."
Any purpose? Even commercial ones (i.e. advertisements)? Even of those containing living persons? Just because images are in the public domain doesn't mean that model releases aren't required for certain uses.
acidic: "It also includes a retractable hood like the one found on the M.Zuiko Digital 50-150 F2.8 IS Pro."
M.Zuiko Digital 50-150 F2.8 IS Pro
I've never heard of this lens. 50-150mm f/2.8 with OIS sounds like a dream of a tele-zoom. Please tell me more.
Are you sure? Because that's what I suspected, that they were talking about the 40-150mm 2.8. But then the inclusion of "IS" caught my attention, which the 40-150mm does not have.
In any case, I'm sure you're right. Just a case of poor editorial review.
Johannes Zander: My Olympus ED 150 mm f/2.0 with EC20 is just as good. Only AF might not be as fast as with the new lens. I don't see any super sharpness!Bokeh is average.
"Granny 43 crashed our hipster m43 party..."
Hipsters love retro stuff, just like grannies. Give it a few more years, the hipsters will migrate from Lomos to 4/3.
"It also includes a retractable hood like the one found on the M.Zuiko Digital 50-150 F2.8 IS Pro."
thx1138: LOL at the price. Seriously delusional. The mirrorless fanbois would be in hysterics if Canikon released a 300 f/4 that cost $2500. Hell the Nikon with DO technology is only $2K and has to be corrected for a 4x larger sensor.
300mm f/4= 600mm f/4= 600mm f/8= 450mm f5.6= ?So these are all essentially the same?
I didn't hear any mention of refrigerators. Pffff, typical Nikon.
Rishi Sanyal: I was just telling my wife last night in the grocery store how nice it'd be to have a video camera in the fridge so we could see if we'd run out of pickles. I just couldn't remember how many pickles we had left. And I just don't like hamburgers without pickles.
Thankfully, Samsung to the rescue.
"I can't help wondering how a camera in a fridge can monitor the whole contents of the fridge."
Not sure exactly how it'll work, but be assured that there will be sensors for everything soon enough (not just the fridge either). It will know how many ounces of butter you have left, and the expiration date of your milk. RFID built into food packaging is not far fetched either.
"Despite being described as 'full frame' the sensor is 53.7 x 40.4mm, making it two and a half times larger than the 135 format to which the term is most often applied."
So if I mount an 80mm f/2.8 lens on this beast, what would be the micro four thirds equivalents, both focal length and aperture?
‘smaller than an average business card’
2.91 x 2.28 x 0.41 inches = 2.72 cu. in.
I've never seen a business card so big.
WT21: In a fast shrinking market, it doesn't pay to be the number, what, 6 player?? (Canon Nikon Sony Panny and Oly ahead of them?) Maybe even behind ricoh/pentax?? It makes perfect business sense. They make a ton of good consumer electronics. They should focus any photo expertise into their phones. I would be an unhappy stockholder if they double-downed on cameras (I am not a stockholder, but if I were...)
"As for stock holders one of the problems is not thinking about future markets, see here the US auto maker GM."
I'm pretty sure shareholders would be less than thrilled if the focus of Samsung's presentation was cameras with APSC sensors and big lenses.
These days, the-internet-of-things (e.g. smart appliances) is far more interesting to the general population than the latest enthusiast-grade cameras. So I don't find the omission of cameras to be surprising at all, and I wouldn't read too much into it.
If I drank responsibly, I wouldn't need a "Tough" camera. Kind of defeats the purpose.
What will be the m43 equivalents when this lens is adapted for my pocketable PEN?
Battersea: Don't you guys have any pretty gals you can take photos of? Nice lens, impressive in many ways. The progressive aperture shots are much appreciated, very informative.
Unfortunately, there has been a shortage of pretty gals in the Seattle area for quite some time.
My first thought was that this is stupid, existing polarizers are good enough. One cannot tell the difference in sharpness between a good polarizer and no polarizer, except when comparing side by side at 100%.
And then I thought that maybe as pixel density increases and puts more demand on optics, maybe there is a valid reason for this product.
And then I convinced myself that my first instinct is probably correct.
Why aren't their more photos of cheerleaders?I guess this isn't the camera for me.
acidic: Made in Italy can just as well be Made in Italy by the Chinese. At least this is often the case in fashion, but who's to say that it won't migrate to other industries as well.
"If on the tripod it's written "Made in Italy" you can be sure it's made in Italy, not by the Chinese."
@crazyryogaI never questioned whether it wasn't made in Italy. Just saying that in some industries (primarily fashion), the "Made in Italy" label, which was once a selling point, has been cheapened by Chinese factories operating in Italy, for the sole purpose of being able to legally label it "Made in Italy."
@Drazen:Made in China products are unavoidable in certain product categories, I understand this. But sometimes consumers are willing to pay more for a product if it is made elsewhere. The Chinese are very capable of high manufacturing standards, but sadly shortcuts are taken all too often in the name of short term profits.