Peter 13: I see.
NIKON EXPANDS ACCLAIMED NIKKOR LENS LINEUP ...
Compact, versatile and powerful - introducing the [Canon] EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
So the Nikon lenses are "acclaimed" while the Canon lenses are just a lenses?
would you like some cheese & crackers to go with that whine?
Digital Suicide: I don't get it...What's the point previewing this lens without sample shots. I can't find them in this preview. Are they hidden somewhere?
Don't hold your breath for a review, they haven't reviewed a lens in almost 2 years....there is no REVIEW in DPreview
DPreview: "The launch comes just as tech blog Gizmodo published a scathing criticism of Yahoo's ownership of the company. "
Gizmodoe: "It is a case study of what can go wrong when a nimble, innovative startup gets gobbled up by a behemoth that doesn't share its values."
Hey , DPreview, you were gobbled up by Amazon, .. you and Flickr are walking hand in hand to irrelevance, but don't worry Mysapce is waiting for you to keep you company.
sorry, but that sample with the dog is just horrible, looks like someone took an eraser and tried to mannually scrub out the background. This may fool novices but once they start to recognize natural background blur, they will drop this filter like a bad habit.
Goofy rant and the response was unrealistic. Basically someone can try to save $500 or $1,000 by hiring an unexperienced photographer, but when they're not happy with the pictures, how much will it cost them to recreate the whole wedding and re-take the shots?
Pennywise and Pound foolish
The V1 with the kit lens priced at $449 makes sense, priced at $800+ , it's a total joke.
Also the lenses are a hideously big for the sensor size, almost the same size as 4/3 lenses despite the fact that their imaging circle is 1/2 the size.
I know the horse is dead and I should stop, but seriously the only prime Nikon introduced is an F/2.8 ???
People just don't get it,if you want to share your expertise by all means do so in your own blog or web page, maintain 100% control of your content, market yourself and your skills, and make money for yourself not for AMAZON.
Look at the awesome blogs created by Joe McNally, Strobist.com, and Thom Hogan. These people "get it" , they understand their intellectual property is gold and creates value to a website. Don't give away your talent and let a major corporation profit from it, create your own blog or web page, market your self or your cause, and hopefullyone day you will be successful and independent like strobist.com
freiherrfoto: I was a former DSLR consultant to Sony Asia and I was paid for what I developed for them. In no way will I give this up for free to DPR in return for the hosting service. If I wanted to host a site without paying, I can get a free site from tumblr or posterous for this.
I'm sorry but bloggers are not writers nor qualified journalist. The amount of unmoderated articles will be very difficult to manage should the flood gates be open. Good luck DPR.....!
News organizations don't "ask" the general public to submit photos of news related events, but they encourage them, same thing you are doing here, with teh same goal, getting free content without having to pay a frellance photographer or writer a fee.
therickman: Unfortunately, this is how the internet and new 'social media' works. Get used to it.
It's funny, professional photographers in the DPR forums always complain about those cheap inexperienced Craigslist photographers undercutting the pros and bringing down the quality and value of the photography industry, yet they'll be more than willing to contribute free content to DPR, undercutting professional writers and bringing down the value of the written word.
People will always work for free, especially if they think it's an 'honor.' And it'll be seen/read/heard by thousands of people.
The world is full of untrained wanna-be journalists who blog away in their underwear thinking they're the next Pulitzer winner. Hence, you'll have thousands of sheeple creating and contributing intellectual property to for-profit media organizations absent any compensation other than having their names attached to uninteresting, unenlightening, uninspired glorified blog posts. Enjoy the noise.
I agree 100%! Why pay a pro when you can get suckers to do it for free?, This is the same technique News organizations use by requesting free I-Phone pictures from the general public , undercutting professional freelance photographers. Jo Schmoe gets to tell his friends his picture was used by Channel 7, even though he was paid zero for it.
jmmgarza: Great idea... I create article and you cash in. Fabulous.
So you chose not to answer the question? No worries, I will respectfully answer yours, yes I do know the workings of the machine, I used to enjoy reading reports as much as you.
zoomring: I have a great idea for DPREVIEW ! Why don't you HIRE and PAY professional writers, instead of asking for FREE intellectual property? AMAZON makes Billions of dollars in profits, correct?
What's next? you're going to ask for free photos? free song lyrics? free movie scripts?
@Simon: You mentioned that my posts increased traffic, and thus would afford you a cup of joe. Do you not consider your own writings as a shred of evidence? :-)
@ Simon and Barney: I'm glad the posts are increasing traffic, perhaps you can pay someone to review an SLR lens since none has been reviewed in ages, I'm certain that will drive even more traffic.
@ Barney, I am calm :-) You should see Harlan Ellison and his response when people ask him for free stuff
I have a great idea for DPREVIEW ! Why don't you HIRE and PAY professional writers, instead of asking for FREE intellectual property? AMAZON makes Billions of dollars in profits, correct?
@ Simon Johnson: While you claim that you did not design this feature to "make money" , it will drive "traffic", which you will include in your web traffic reports, to pitch to potential advertising clients how your site gets so much traffic, which equals more exposure for them which equals you charging them more money and thus profiting from free articles.
zoomring: So the people who contribute articles will receieve a portion of the advertising dollars you collect from Amazon and all the different marketing banners you collect money from?
Why would anyone write an article here and drive traffic to your site and increase your profits without getting anything in return?
Wikipedia does not have advertising, DPREVIEW is owned by the largest retailer in the world AMAZON which makes profits in the BILLIONS
I am not saying people should not write articles and contribute, but to receive zero compensation for intellectual content while helping AMAZON make more BILLIONS of profit?
So the people who contribute articles will receieve a portion of the advertising dollars you collect from Amazon and all the different marketing banners you collect money from?