pacogwapo: why so ugly?
or cell phones? I don't want my electronics to look like they are from 1975. Those in God's waiting room will like it.
Lights Perfection: I think they should have hired a professional photographer to design the camera. I still want a camera that commands "respect" form other photographers. I agree with John, the camera is..."butt ugly". :-)
You should let your pictures command respect. So tired of every photographer thinking their camera has to be a big black box and look like it is from the 1960's.
If wedding season is 4 months and that's what you base a business model on, $50,000 for 4 months of work is pretty good.
But really, I don't think snow plow drivers just snow plow driveways for 4 months of the year and work on watching tv the other 8 months either. If you are going to be a photographer, I hope to God you are doing more than weddings to feed your family.
Could they make them any bigger? Why not just buy a dslr at that size.
Would love to see someone from Pentax or Sony win. Whoops, epic contest fail.
It says the filters can vignette with lenses wider than 28mm. I would think a big use for this would be with UWA lenses for landscape and architecture shots, but I guess not.
dale thorn: Yet another test of zoom without the most important test of all, and continued comments by people of extremely low perceptual ability who simply cannot comprehend what "zoom" means. To the point: I want to know how many pixels in my image are going to be occupied by the sparrow I'm photographing in the tree. The camera with the longest zoom will do that, if the pixel count for the sensor is the same as the other cameras, and if the quality per pixel is comparable. Do you understand that, people? I want a zoom camera with more zoom. If you want a camera with wide that sacrifices zoom, why don't you go somewhere else and get a wide angle camera and leave the rest of us who want priority on long zoom alone? Do you have to control everything in the world? I just want a long zoom that sacrifices wide angle, and what is wrong with that.
I don't think you have that much money.
chiane: Why does everyone love 'zoom' on these cameras so much? It's marketed and shoved down people's throats as if it's the end all be all feature in a camera. I'd rather have an ultra wide angle option any day than zooming in another 10 feet. Drives me crazy.
Dale Thorn talks to himself in the third person, and maybe to sparrows.
Dale, are you seeing anyone about the anger issues, or are you trying to just manage it on your own?
LOL at Dale. If you are going to drone on and on about zoom, you should know what it is first, so you don't look like you wear a helmet to your anger management classes. Good luck with those sparrow shots at 450mm. They're gonna be fantastic.
That's like saying "isn't 135mm enough? Anything longer is going to not be great quality or very fast".
As you can see by the lack of your phone ringing from camera development teams, what you want is not all that's important. Go buy a dslr with an actual prime long lens if you think shooting sparrows in trees is an interesting way to spend your time.
It does if you know what Ultra wide angle was.
Why does everyone love 'zoom' on these cameras so much? It's marketed and shoved down people's throats as if it's the end all be all feature in a camera. I'd rather have an ultra wide angle option any day than zooming in another 10 feet. Drives me crazy.