Unfortunately, by naming those photographs "the year's best" takes them out of context. In my opinion the second and last images are the best, but knowing the circumstances in which those images were made is imperative to understanding the photographs' importance.
Hugo First: fascinating cultural artifacts, both for who the snaps depict, but also as reminders of the US south during the '60s.
Absolutely. A Rolling Stones member and an African American porter in uniform, and both going about doing their thing in the same picture. A cultural moment from a not too distant past.
jkrumm: It's unfortunate, but this happens. Could happen to Amazon or anyone who stores CC card info. I just got word from my CC company that they are issuing me a new card due to this problem. Bit of a pain to fix all the recurring payments.
Yes, particularly now considering how many companies are getting on the music cloud wagon. There must be a bunch of illegal effort going on to break into that bank.
Why are people surprised by the cost of this lens? I mean compared to the Leica perfect 50mm f2 ($7,350.00,) and the Zeiss perfect 55mm f1.4 ($4,000.00,) this perfect Nikon 58 is a bargain.
As for the bulbous design, lets thank auto focus.
Good enough for 99% of the human race. Considering the quality of imagery available now from smartphones, it will be interesting to see what camera manufacturers do. A prediction: fast lenses and big sensors. Back to the past.
In my walks along river beds I occasionally find remnants of clothing which have at times seemed plaintive and beautiful. However, my attempts at making empathic photographs from those findings have so far not been successful. Thanks DPreview, did not know of Ms. Albus. She has done some beautiful work.
whawha: Very interesting pictures. Not being cats, ducks, flowers or rainbows they wont meet much interest around here, but its excellent photojournalism.
Laughed out loud, couldn't help it. You are right. Still, DPR is trying.
Hugo600si: 50 is an easier lens design, 24's have always been more expensive. And part of the price of the 24 is for the brand on the lens, don't enjoy it any less due to that, at the time it was the only decent lens available.Have to get me a 50 now though, it has been raved about since launch, but now its a must have (denies stating earlier that the DXO mark results can be a complete mess with the 35/1.4G junk scoring high...)
Well, OK, this is just a guess and don't take it the wrong way, but we can assume you don't like Zeiss, right?
How is the 3G/4G connection accessed? Is this another revenue stream for Verizon, ATT, et al.?
JurijTurnsek: Check out F-Stop Media Gallery for Android:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fstop.photo
You can sort your images by tags (plus the standard features of other galleries), which is a truly powerful way of sorting a large volume of images (as any real photog will tell you).
Care to name the versions of Android it will not run on?
AZBlue: If this is the quality of photos produced by these photographers, they deserve to get fired.
Even in trying to mock his situation, Hart showed what the paper has lost. It would be funny in a different context.
First, you've just lost a great deal of respect from many people. Second, well, there isn't anything left to say.
Benarm: Leica should take notes from Zeiss on how to survive in a digital age :)
Last I heard, Leica is more than just surviving. Quite a bit more, in fact.
rb59020: $900.00!?! For that price it should be an f1.0! I could git the Sony lens and 9 K-1000 bodies on ebay! Or three new tires for my pickup truck!
OK, this lens is not for you.
Combatmedic870: I hope these sell well!! I want to see a Zeiss 85mm F2, thats really slim in size!
I hope so, for the real reason that quality is best for consumers and the economy.
whtchocla7e: Who is Zeiss trying to fool here with these offerings?
Obviously not you.
yabokkie: 12/2.8 looks better than superwide zooms for APS-C DSLRs. 32/1.8 is useless no matter how good is the quality unless << USD 100.this is a good place for Sigma who can make better lenses at lower prices.
Sigma can design good lenses when they choose to. I have the Sigma 30 f2.8 and it is OK(not spectacular) optically but mechanically I seriously doubt that under constant use it will last more than a couple of years, if that long. There is more to a good lens than just optics. Cheap lenses are cheap for a reason.
Benarm: Another step by Leica towards the legacy of Kodak and Polaroid. You can use past brand image and recognition only so much.
I could be wrong but I believe Leica is doing quite well now. In fact it is the "me too" camera companies that are struggling.
Jim Radcliffe: If this is true, Leica continues to be so predictable. A true "Entry Level M" along the lines of a Digital CL is what is needed. Not another overpriced point and shoot bearing the Red Dot.
Any camera labeled a Mini M should be able to accept M mount lenses.. this is just another overpriced camera that "looks" like a Leica.
I love Leica gear but sheesh, will they ever listen to the market... oh, I forgot, they're Leica.. they don't have to.
The package box pictured on the Leica site is too small for the camera and lens combination we're seeing. If the box is genuine we might be in for an interesting surprise.
By the way, great street car evening photograph.
JDThomas: Cool, now iPhoneys can start calling themselves "strobists" too.
So, the very many iPhoneys who are also Nikon users now know to never disturb your hubris towards them by buying a JD Thomas publication. You got it.