justmeMN: How convenient, that a bird just happened to die, right in the middle of the seat. :-)
It happens all the time on United.
Great stuff. Makes me wonder what digital photography would look like if your memory card only held a dozen shots and each one cost $5.
Frank_BR: The pictures show that those photographers were not too concerned with getting crazy shallow DOF or "artistic" bokeh :-)
The shallow DOF thing will pass. Like the "HO train" effect and hopefully, extreme HDR and over sharpening. People can't get enough of these things and next thing, they're gone. Even a lot of the more wacky plug-in filters for Photoshop will come and go. Anybody want a star effect filter?
Mikhail Tal: What's so gorgeous about these photos? They aren't nearly as vibrant, sharp, and contrasty as modern digital photos. They look just as dated as anything else from a bygone ear. Film is dead.
Doncha ever wonder how they pulled these off with no autofocus, no autoexposure and very low ASA--I mean ISO. I'll bet being a professional photographer meant more than just owning an expensive camera. And making prints, especially early color prints took real skill and an incredible amount of time.
I give them credit. People complained the focus was too slow so they made it faster. Even better, it looks easy to set, unlike my 5D3 which requires an engineering degree to choose one of the many focusing options.
We pay so much attention to external threats and keeping people out that it's easy to forget who's already here.
Well, the phones may be smart, but....
And it fires poisoned darts too.
Markol: I really wonder what it is he could not do with a current 400$ DSLR and the right lens. For what do they need the crazy resolution? Ok, maybe billboards. But technically, a modern DSLR should do the job just fine- I think.
I've seen some pretty ugly things on my old Blu-ray. Won't there come a time when resolution is so high that nothing analog (humans, for example) will be flawless enough to look at? My recollection from working with building wraps is that the required resolution was quite low due to the viewing distance.
Used to be, a roll of film, processing and prints was a significant expense. Kodak went from 20 exposure rolls to 24 to get people to take a few more pictures.
Make something free, in unlimited quantity and see what happens.
More of Roger's always excellent work. But for those of us who own and take reasonable care of our stuff, I think what this shows is that with hardware or software, the more complicated you make it, the more problems you will have. It's not really surprising that prime lenses have fewer problems than zooms.
doctorbza: I'm sure Roger is thrilled that his work has been filed under "Epic Fail".
The title was excerpted from the original, which was Epic Fail, Dude!
I'm sure there is some great technology here but there's just something a little too Man From UNCLE going on. It does seem like something the Japanese would love.
Juck: It's like fitting wheels to a tomato. Time consuming and totally unnecessary.
You're both right.
So far, more like Nimslo than Tesla.
Many Leica products are great, even if Ken Rockwell says so. There have also been some dogs but at the prices asked no one is going to admit it.
FlossTycoon: I have been a Nokia Windows smart phone for about a year now. I will dump the system as soon as I can. Internet browsing is limited in so many ways account the rest of the internet world is not interested in writing another version of their software for a limited windows market and Microsoft has not made the effort to come up with their own version of needed programs because, well, they are the god Microsoft, everyone comes to them.Anything which uses Adobe Flash Player is not accessible, some mobile versions of we sites default your phone to a blackberry version which cuts out some of the display, some sites like fox sports will not even open. There are other issues. My assessment is the Windows is not quite ready for prime time. While most cell phones do a software upgrade independently in less than a minute the WinNokia requires a computer connection and download software and may take an hour to complete. I have had issues with Windows Office files.
The Nokia 900 phone is the only phone I have had to replace in nearly 20 years of cell phone use. The display will not take a fall from even a short distance without shattering around the edge. Get a hard shell grip to go around it the moment you buy it. Independent repair businesses will not repair the phone because Nokia will not provide them parts.
If you want a pocket camera buy a pocket camera. If you want a smart phone buy an Android or an iPhone. I do not like the intrusions Google is making into your life with their Microsoft business model but at least it works with the rest of the internet.
Well, the video is nice.
reginalddwight: A bit creepy and voyeuristic, no?
No, but it sure does have potential....
Mikhail Tal: This is the review you should have made to begin with instead of giving every single rugged camera its own review. Why do you assign these cameras for review rather than the many mirrorless cameras you have skipped or may be about to skip over like the GF5, G5, GF6, G6, E-PL5, NEX-5R, NEX-3N, just off the top of my head. Not a single one of your six individual rugged reviews got even 100 comments. I guarantee you that any one of the cameras I mentioned would get more than 100 comments if it was still the current model.
Barney makes a good point. A doorstop from Nikon will generate 10 times more comments than an unusual or outstanding camera from a small fry like Ricoh.
Earthlight: Against these, I would probably opt for a water proof cellphone.
My cellphone makes toast but only underwater.