Some things disturbing about this pic. I don't know what, but its creepy.
Ubilam: It smells like a 7D wannabe and is really just a 60D upgrade. 98% viewfinder? That says much. I'll keep my 7D, Mr. Canon. Upper atmosphere ISO's on a crop factor camera will always be suspect and don't sell me. How many users will be sending in there cams due to broken off screens? No thanks.
Folks like you TKO, make this place nasty. Your army of 'likes soldiers' is evident through-out this place. Bite me. I offered an opinion and you attack me at any opportunity. You are a bloated self important troll attacking anybody you don't agree with. Get a life.
It smells like a 7D wannabe and is really just a 60D upgrade. 98% viewfinder? That says much. I'll keep my 7D, Mr. Canon. Upper atmosphere ISO's on a crop factor camera will always be suspect and don't sell me. How many users will be sending in there cams due to broken off screens? No thanks.
Ubilam: Just $12,000? For a 200-400mm lens.
You say..."Sharpness drops a little with the extender in place, but is still pretty high when shooting wide open at F5.6. The best results are obtained at F8; with only a little softening at F11. As expected diffraction takes a huge toll at F45, but this isn't exactly an everyday setting on a supertelephoto lens."
F45??? Who ever takes a pic at F45?? I'll 'struggle along' with my Bigma thank you very much, DPR.
I looked it up. Its irrelevant as far as todays digi-cams are concerned and something from the past when film was used. Today's SLR glass is a different ballgame than old full format.
Just $12,000? For a 200-400mm lens.
Ubilam: Why not post production lens samples instead? The warnings you have in bright green above kinda make your samples questionable as to what we users can really expect? Thanks, anyways.
Thanks for the update, Mr. Butler. Look forward to the final images... its an interesting lens. I'll look up what 'post production' really means in the meantime (my bad). Thanks.
Why not post production lens samples instead? The warnings you have in bright green above kinda make your samples questionable as to what we users can really expect? Thanks, anyways.
T3: As photographers, we see things in a photo-centric way. But the reality is that the Sun-Times is right on the money by moving towards "more video content with their news" and "are focused on bolstering our reporting capabilities with video and other multimedia elements." I, for one, much prefer to see news stories that have accompanying videos, rather than static photos. When I'm on the New York Times or BBC news sites, I *always* seek their video content. After all, videos are just many, many photos strung together. Video images tend to be more informative, and allows you to "see" the news better than just looking at a single photo. After the Boston Marathon bombings, I wanted to see videos from the event, not photos. So with consumers wanting more video-centric news coverage, why keep a large full-time still-photography staff? Better to just get whatever few photos you might need from freelance photographers instead, and put your money into video instead.
@T3. I don't use the internet to get my local news. I prefer a real newspaper. They are pretty good at their photos. BTW, you'd not enjoy 'watching' that video of a tornado ripping thru a town if you ever actually experienced one firsthand. Trust me...
Its nice that news folks are dedicated to reporting / capturing the news versus hoping for a 'freebie' to come in. There has to be a change, but firing all like they did is wrong.
BTW, video is not always better and a great photo can say alot.
Blame the CMOS chip and Adobe. Not just pro's can do this thing well now. Join the defunct painter's club now.
ArcaSwiss: You'd have to be a real cheap ass to buy it over the Canon one. Heck I just dropped $15,000 on a Phase Ilone IQ140 :)
You are a brainwashed OEM clone with too much money to say that. It' is a good alternative compared to the rip-off pricing of OEM accessories.
I've been using the Phottix BG-7D with great results on my 7D and at a fraction of the OEM price. My cam friend likes it too.
Anyone remember the "SNAPPY"? (It allowed really CRAPPY still caps of video tape and was to change the world... I have one with the box.)
Ubilam: They couldn't leave a good thing alone. Where have I heard this?
What do you mean? "Flickr's been bleeding users for a while now." It was free! Now its a hassle. If you gave them money for posting pics, you are foolish. Its all about advertising, dude.
They couldn't leave a good thing alone. Where have I heard this?
Your horizon water is slanted and tilted. OMG. Just kidding... great shot. :-)
A Sigma Bigma wannabee? My old Bigma non OS pre-DG lens is faster at F4.0! F6.3 at 500mms! It cost $1500 new too. 50 to 500 mms. All metal and heavy. OS/IS is over rated too. Don't buy for the name status.
KonstantinosK: Just checked the pictures at Phase One's site. Stunning. But are they that much better than the pictures of a high-end DSLR to deserve the price hike?
Isn't the real test something like duplicating art like paintings for re-print? Everybody is being brainwashed that more mega-pixels is always better these days. In my studio, I've used entry level and better DSLR's to capture artwork for reprint big. Its about knowing your gear and pushing it versus the hi-end expensive status stuff that a monkey could use. I could put $40K to better work than a digital back.
Stop upgrading Adobe stuff and making them rich. Its all full of bugs and the older stuff works great! Don't be sheep!
Facebook sucks and always will. I'll never play there. I use a cell phone only for emergencies.