chiane: The Ricoh GR is about the same size, why is it not a rival?
Raist, how would you classify them, or say their best use differentiates? I am looking at both and don't see them as that night and day. The zoom on the Sony isn't that large, the Ricoh has crop modes and UWA accessory. They aren't identical, but probably the closest two in quality that fits in a pants pocket.
They both have a fixed lens, one just zooms and one doesn't. That's also just one feature. If we play that game, every camera can be knocked out for having this feature or that feature that differs.
The Ricoh GR is about the same size, why is it not a rival?
Still more interesting than BIF pics.
VadymA: Wouldn't consider it even for $0.99/month. I just despise PS counterintuitive concept of layers.
Someone please jot this down for the record. Vady is out.
Why are we saddled with an industry full of point and shoot sensors and marginal image quality, or we have to buy like a $2000 dslr housing? There's not much in the middle between pro and soccer mom.
Fuji needs to stop crying wolf with the words, 'fast AF'.
So I take it you would need to spend like $400 for a second battery, with machines aluminum cover, if you wanted extra battery life? Totally worth it!
Not nearly as good as bird pics from the back yard feeder.
Please remember people, every camera has to look exactly the same.
This thread wins hands down for whack a doo comments this year. Well done people!
David Bourke: Not a single shot into the sun? It would be nice to see how lens lens handles flare.
Oops. Wanna get away?
NOTICE: For those crying that there aren't people in these, that what makes them work. Every other story on immigrants has the same faces shot used to garner sympathy from the bleeding hearts. BORING! God forbid just one story does something different. If you are too shallow and un-creative to see beyond your standard 'dirty child pic with sad face' on a story about immigration like a Feed the Children ad, go back to shooting your test charts, this art form isn't for you.
G3User: Looks like a bunch of underexposed images to me. What is DPreview doing these days with guest post? If these are on here then mine should be also.
Are the corners soft?
daddyo: These are all great, but I would have been hard pressed not to pick the owl shot as the grand prize winner -- an amazing image!
Of course dpr members like the bird shot. Always the bird shot.
W5JCK: I like these because they appear to be the photos by people who are there to enjoy the parks, and not there as photographers. These look like the vacation photos we are use to seeing from our families and friends. Most were probably taken with consumer grade cameras. It is very refreshing to not see a bunch of staged, professional photographer photos that are more Photoshop than anything else.
I agree with you. I am sure pro's will be pulling underwear from their crack though.
bobbarber: Ilegal immigration can only be solved by social justice. As long as there are pronounced inequalities between the developed nations and the rest of the world, people will find a way to move towards the money.
I lived in South America for a while, and people paid coyotes (human traffickers) $7,000 -15,000 (often not cash, but the family home, etc.) to smuggle them north across the U.S. border. The journey involved extreme hardship, possibilities of abuse, and even death in the desert. Obviously the migrants would have preferred to wait in line at the U.S. embassy, even for months, and buy a plane ticket, if there had even remotely been a possibility of legally emigrating.
Illegal gangs are a symptom of the larger problem, which is social inequality. The richer countries have become an enormous gated community. The idea is to keep as much money as possible inside the gates, and fence everybody else out. Obviously the people outside the gates disagree with that model.
Bob, why does one group always have to do something for the other group? SO the US is now suppose to create a middle class in other countries as well? Why do we just do EVERYTHING!
rowlandw: Shop windows can yield great opportunities for aiming at reflections rather than the actual subject.
My wife has been the apparent subject while I actually shoot past her.
Set a high shutter speed then pan around and shoot when your subject passes into the frame and keep turning. Burst mode can work too.
I've gotten good "blind" shots from one camera at my waist while peering through another (or cellphone) aimed away from my subject.
Unfortunately it's overdone and rather cliche in street photography now.
TriniArt2: I think there should be a database of Equipment that has been returned to stores/manufacturers due to faults. If one buys one of these (as a NEW item from store) they can then check to see if it had in fact been returned, or possibly serviced. I read so many issues with lenses that have been exchanged, and recently ret'd one and wonder if these are in fact re sold.
What do you think happens to returned store items, they go to the land of misfit camera equipment?
Devilsh: I cringe watching these photographers work without a viewfinder. It seems such a pain to work with the screen and hold the camera awkwardly out in front of you. Doesn't seem natural at all. No real information on how this thing handles in low light which is an area it might (should) excel? And of course, throw out your workflow tools like photoshop and lightroom when using its raw files. Give DP Review one and let them figure it out for us....
I cringe watching photographers have to look through a tiny hole with the camera plastered to their face just because that's the way it was done before you had a choice. Open your mind.