DStudio: It's amazing how even on an iPad at 'article' size - without enlarging the photos - the higher quality of the Phase One comes through. The photos just look better (than what we normally see). I've always believed it was how they deliver the color - probably the bit depth helps. And Capture One certainly helps too. But whatever it is, they simply look better.
It's too bad people on a photography forum would trust measuring instruments more than their own senses when it comes to evaluating the results.
DMiller, Your theories are all fine, but you'll never get the quality out of an affordable digital audio system that you will out of an analog one.
That's either one of the most intentionally divisive - or most ignorant - statements I've read in a while. You know full well that adding a digital encoder to the signal path isn't the same forcing an audio signal on down to the mediocre quality of a CD.
No need to argue this any more - you've never bothered to get involved enough in either of these technologies to know or notice the difference - or to have any authority on the matter whatsoever.
Next you'll tell me something ignorant like "film holds no advantages over digital," when each medium obviously has its strong points.
There was a period of about 15 years where I wouldn't bother to say in public that Vinyl sounded better that CDs, because I'd be mocked by people who were either uninformed or less discerning.
No, it's not.
SETI: I had 4 Pentax cameras and had problems with 3 of them. Great system but bad QC
Unfortunately, the models under Ricoh have had more trouble. But they still take great photos.
It's amazing how even on an iPad at 'article' size - without enlarging the photos - the higher quality of the Phase One comes through. The photos just look better (than what we normally see). I've always believed it was how they deliver the color - probably the bit depth helps. And Capture One certainly helps too. But whatever it is, they simply look better.
Prognathous: What are the pros and cons of this camera compared to Pentax 645Z?
The Pentax is truly a DSLR, which handles much like a 35mm or APS-C DSLR. This brings with it both pros and cons.
The image quality from Phase One is going to be a little better. And competing MF camera (like the 645Z) aren't supported by Capture One, so you'll lose its quality advantage as well.
Price aside, each one is better for certain applications. E.g. I'd pick Phase One for Studio, Landscape, and probably Wedding, while Pentax would be easier (and in some ways more functional) for general use.
KL Matt: I wonder if there is a product safety issue here (risk of fire or battery explosion). Otherwise why this wording(emphasis mine): "*should* call ... even if the product appears to be functioning properly...."
Interesting possibility ...
DStudio: Interesting how they know the exact serial numbers of some copies that apparently shouldn't exhibit this issue.
It shows that they may keep really close track of how they manufacture each individual camera.
It also makes me wonder what the cause is.
Pentaxforums speculates it's a hardware issue ... this will be interesting!
Interesting how they know the exact serial numbers of some copies that apparently shouldn't exhibit this issue.
When Lytro released their first camera it was written off by many as a gimmick. But I think the company's shown they are serious.
Rosenthal clearly believes in this vision, and it's slowly coming into focus for consumers.
Sounds very interesting. Hopefully it'll be a success, and we'll hear more about it!
nikkornikon: GoPro..the Bose Speakers of Video.
Fizzunk, were you even listening to the video, or just watching it? They even concluded that the GoPro won OVERALL, not to mention how it was better on many individual points!
This is how it outperforms in many areas, and why many professionals still depend on them.
Fuzzunk - I just watched the first 3 minutes of the video - so far it's confirming what I said - so what's your point?
If you'd ever seen the low-light capability, exposure performance and video grading latitude compared to e.g. a Sony you'd know this isn't true. Bose has great trouble even matching the (more affordable) competition; GoPros continue to outperform others in many areas.
mamupofu: I'd buy all of their lenses in a heartbeat if they'd also make a 70-75mm and a 55 macro ... there is not a single lens maker out there except Leica that makes a full line of fixed focal length lenses.
Pentax makes a 77mm and a 50mm macro - is that close enough for you?
DStudio: I really like #14. Maybe others have seen this effect before, but it's new to me.
Very interesting - thanks!
I really like #14. Maybe others have seen this effect before, but it's new to me.
Papi61: Sad truth: Apple is greedy, Taylor Swift is greedy, the photographer is greedy. This society has made greed into its main value. Despite what they claim, no one gives a crap if someone else is exploited in the process, as long as there's some financial gain. The hypocrisy is virtually infinite.
Will we ever reach a money-less society, where poverty, crime and ignorance no longer exist, as envisioned in Star Trek? Nah, more likely we will self-destruct in just a few decades...
Just to be clear here, I'm a Chinese racist communist homophobe in China who wishes he could live in Russia. I've made a lot of money copying name brand products from Asia and Europe, but I identify with American products. I have a Buick, iPhone and iPad, and love to wear Levi's.
Papi61 - I was pretty sure you believed you had integrity - thank you for explaining yourself.
Don't forget those with opposing views usually have good reason for them. Even most prejudice is born of actual experiences and real facts. The problem is it often gets misapplied to the wrong individuals, or to entire groups which *may* not exhibit that characteristic on the whole.
I find that many of the people I like the most, get along with, and enjoy talking to face to face have vastly different political beliefs when the subject comes up. But we seem to often have similar motivations - even through we end up with different conclusions. At the very least, our ideas are seldom flippant.
There *are* those who genuinely don't think it out, or don't CARE that much. But I doubt you'll find many of them bothering to post here.