These are quite nice, especially "St. Andrew".
Cool idea and looks like it also could add some balance to the iPad's handling, when used as a camera.
David Bourke: I have a roll of Kodachrome that I shot 5 or 6 six years ago. I sent it to Kodak in an old mailer, but it was sent back. Is there anyplace that I can still get this processed?
The last roll was developed in the last facility to do such things at the end of December, 2010. As of now, there is not one place in the world you can send it for proper development, sad to say...
gandulfc: If they would have brought out these colorways on the pentax K series I would have bought one in a heartbeat.
The 'Rei Ayanami' colours would look especially nice on the K-5, I think!
Very cool! If the Q10 feels as good in the hand as the original Q, then this is worth looking into for a 'carry everywhere' camera. I especially like the look of the 'Rei Ayanami' edition -- it's very evocative of Japanese Sci-Fi media in general.
Very cool! The vintage one would look good with a more upscale "steampunk" ensemble, perhaps at a party or an event!
Wow! Not much worse than my 50D at 6400! And with considerably less banding... 0_0
A full-frame 16-24mp digital version of my Zorki-3M, with the usual auto modes available. And weather sealing. For under $1500.
NASA Administrator Bolden said he wanted an orbiter in Houston, but the Space Center there came up far too short on the criteria used for allocation of the fleet. Those criteria were:
Commitment to funding
Meet delivery schedule
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WT21: The video shows the power of music. The space shuttle is a very large, very expensive piece of technology whose reign in space travel is pretty inconsequential. Very little happened, and the most memorable event about any of the shuttles, sadly, is the one that blew up.
I am sure they were utilitarian, but the music makes you feel like you are viewing some poignant significant moment, when the the shuttle era has really been quite boring. The Benny Hill theme song could have fit in nicely to the time lapse, and given the viewer a MUCH different emotional response. You can find the BH theme music on youtube such as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6TXMsvgQg. Try it out yourself, both ways. Mute the LA audio and turn up BH.
"...the music makes you feel like you are viewing some poignant significant moment..."
Well, as someone who spent a fair amount of time over the past weekend following the shuttle around various parts of Los Angeles, I can tell you that, even without the music, it was a poignant , significant moment. :)
iamphil: Did they really have to cut down hundreds of mature trees just to move this thing into place?
In many cases, they're going to be replacing cut trees with new ones that are already fairly large. Also: many of the trees removed were already slated for removal due to maintenance issues; the city was, in fact, planning to replace them with trees better suited to climate and place.
As for "chopping up the bird", that would have required a major disassembly which would have then required bringing MANY expert personnel to LA to rebuild the ship. Many of those people might not even be available, plus, the added expense would have been unrealistic.
Finally... Have you ever taken a long look at one of the space-going shuttles from the side or below? The wings are integrated into the overall design in a VERY intricate manner, with the heat shielding crating essentially a solid form, broken only by the landing gear doors. It's not a simple airplane.
Pierre Daigneault: Just my $0.02 worth.If I was going to carry this bit of kit around I may as well have a real camera. Why are all the "dome" pictures larger? Is there a close up lens included in the top of the dome?.....I don't get it....
"Real" means "made of atoms", and we all know that phones are not made of atoms.
Slobodan Blagojevic: Has anyone tried to explain to the manufacturer that R in SLR stands for "reflex," i.e., mirror, thus making it just as ridiculous for mirrorless cameras as the whole name itself (otherwise more appropriate for, say, p3nis-enlargement pills)?
They should ALSO be reminded that the Reflex is a lonely child, waiting by the park (and that the Reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark)! :)
Steve Davey: Reading some of these comments, there seems to be some confusion over editing and post-production. I am not advocating RAW processing on the road on a laptop - unless you really have to. I am just talking about editing: throwing away the dross and working out which pictures to keep.
Here is another tip that some might disagree with. If you are shooting RAW always turn sharpening ON in-camera. Many will tell you not to, but the in camera settings on a RAW will only affect the JPEG preview, and not the actual image. Settings like contrast, saturation and crucially sharpening are just tagged as serving suggestions that will be over-ruled by your RAW software defaults.
Having a sharpened preview will make editing easier in simple software that doesn't create it's own preview, and will allow you to zoom in closer further camera to check focus.
The Retina display is only available in the 15" size right now, probably because it's either a unique panel, or nearly unique, industry-wise. As it represents a doubling of that size screen's 'normal' resolution within the Apple lineup, it suggests Apple will only consider implementing a 17" version until a quality IPS model can be used, with a resolution of 3840 x 2400. As far as I know, there simply aren't any such panels on the market yet, thus no Retina 17" MBPs.
As far as the rest goes, I second the advice to go for a used or refurbed MBP or MBA. While none of them have an IPS screen to compare to your NEC's panel, they're not bad for reviewing images. Worth noting, too: the 17" models do sport true 24-bit colour. Viewing angles are acceptable. Not great, but acceptable.
dstarr3: A full-frame 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens for $200?
This means that Canon DID read all my letters I sent them!
"what does one do with a slowish 64mm equivalent prime?"
Take pictures, maybe shoot some video. :)
jj74e: I don't understand the point of pancake design for DSLR. It's not like the rest of your system isn't already big? Why not just make it a little bigger and put in IS or something?
Is this Canon's way of going mirrorless without going mirrorless? ;)
Of course, I'm not saying it doesn't or won't appeal to anyone. The aperture could be bigger, but given the price, I guess it works out.
On a smaller DSLR, a pancake really does make a big difference. I have an old Pentax *ist DL, which is quite small, almost pocketable, for an SLR body, and I very quickly settled on that company's DA 40mm f/2.8 Ltd. pancake as an everyday lens because, even with the lens hood on, it added barely more mass than a body cap. The difference it made in real-world use and ease of carrying, versus even a small manual prime, are much greater than I would have thought based on printed specs...
michael2011: Most of you are missing the point. G+'s higher resolution support doesn't mean a thing if you don't have friends and family there to see them. They may like your beautiful pictures, but most won't ditch FB or open another account on G+ just so they could follow your picture posts. People who would because they are into photos are already on all on Flickr.
One of their biggest expenses for FB now is probably on the storage and transmission of photos due to huge popularity of their service, hence the recompression of images. G+ doesn't have this cost issue because not many people are using their service.
I think FB's 960px for default display size is fine. It suits most laptops and desktops pretty well. Problem is with their recompression. Although I think it's still very good for mobile phone viewing, IQ loss is a little too much for desktop viewing. I hope they improve on that going forward.
Agreed: the 960 pixel max is fine with me; my beefs are with manner of compression and the caption and comment window now being a trashy eyesore clinging to the side of the picture. At least G+ keeps a substantial buffer around the image. Really wish they'd move the captions and comments back to where they were prior to last week... or just copy G+ straight-out!
zzapamiga: The D800E is a niche product that would have more limited production than the D800, that is why it costs more for less. I am interested to see how well it sells. I would certainly buy the D800E over the D800.
Regarding those who say that its 36.3MP resolution is too high for their lenses. It has the same pixel density as a 15.4MP APS-C sensor which is less dense than the Nikon D7000 16.2MP APS-C sensor. I don't see the D7000 sensor out resolving Nikon's lenses. Sony has released a 24.3MP APS-C which if expanded to FF size would be 58MP!!! And this 24.3MP APS-C sensor still does not out resolve even the crappy NEX kit zoom lens.
Those who say the files as too big and their computers are too slow, how old is your computer? Any modern computer would easily be able to edit the photos and hard drive space is very cheap. If you can afford a $3000 camera surely you can afford a new hard drive.
Hard drive space *was* cheap, until the Thailand floods last year. They'll hopefully be cheap again before the year ends...
PrunoPower: Madonna must have been talking about the D800 when she sang her Super Bowl halftime song:
I hear your voice, it's like an angel sighing.I have no choice, I hear your voice, feels likeFlying. I close my eyes, oh God, I think I'mFalling, out of the sky. I close my eyes, HeavenHelp me.
Like a child, you whisper softly to me. You'reIn control just like a child, now I'm dancing.It's like a dream, no end and no beginning.You're here with me, it's like a dream.
Considering the timing, plus the fact that media giants like her get early access to the special great stuff, she probably was!