jorepuusa: Wonderful pictures of war planes, but where are the pictures of US military planes bombing children and other civilians to pieces? Cannot see any. Romanticizeing killing machines feels absurd.
You're so right. Tyrants and terrorists should be left alone, so they can do the killing of citizens and children. They're so much better at it too, since they specifically target them.
It's so irresponsible of us to protect them, when they should be left alone to die. : . . (
abortabort: Medium format will become affordable in the not very distant future, in fact it has already started and SOON medium format will be compact, affordable and take the same glass we already own.
Uh, sure, abortabort. Maybe you need to do a little more research on this particular topic.
Of course you're joking, abortabort. The image circle is too small.
Even if you implement some tricky design to make the image circle big enough, you still loose the advantage of MF. Because one of the benefits of MF *is* the larger lenses they employ, which leads to better image quality.
Who is "we," and what glass do we already own?
Because this imminent, nebulous, affordable MF camera certainly won't use 35mm-format lenses.
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...
No, it's a flat out lie.
Even if Soviet Russia was indeed deliberately bankrupted by the US (I'm not taking a stand on that, because I don't have enough information), it doesn't automatically follow that the US is greedy.
Don't confuse success with greed.
It's a shame that (for whatever reasons) Russians have trouble being generous in these ways.
Mark Alan Thomas:
Russia isn't even on the chart.
Oh, but wait, I found them on the full list here:
Ignorance will always exist - a point which you've proven by believing it can be eradicated (and garnering quite a few LIKES in the process!).
Are you sure Venus Optics isn't Indonesian?
I'm just going by the sample photos. ;-)
JamesD28: It's good to know Ricoh's putting quality control over getting a new product out for sales as quick as possible.....
Yes, both Tamron and Sigma do. The Tamron is rather economical since it's the previous-gen version (in-lens stabilization is mostly redundant on Pentax DSLRs, so newer Tamron model doesn't even come in K-mount).
I don't know that's it's any less pressure on them. The longer it takes, the more sales they loose to Sigma and Tamron's versions.
Somehow I took "True, but ..." to mean you disagreed with the original comment. Since "but" doesn't mean the same thing as "and," "plus," or "in addition," and you didn't elaborate, I don't know how else to interpret it.
Horshack: In the age of "everything wireless" including even wireless charging, a tethered connection between a camera and phone is a non-starter.
I refuse to buy another car without a wirelessly connected steering wheel!
brownie314: Is this only compatible with iphone? If so, kinda short sighted as there are more android users.
Anyway, looks kinda awkward to hold and use. I might be more inclined to just buy a separate 1" camera - like the RX100 IV for example.
I think there are more iPhone users than Android users in the target market.
Also, the majority of Android users worldwide are buying mid-priced and entry-level phones. The majority of these owners either couldn't afford or wouldn't be interested in this product.
JustDavid: always sad to see third party manufacturers forcing people to use only one selected platform...
But there's only one stable platform - that is, one with a finite number of models, with predictable and steady hardware and software upgrade cycles.
If you were faced with choosing a platform to develop for, you'd probably make the same decision. Many Android phone makers fail to even support THEIR OWN phones after a year or two; so then how could YOU continue to support it. Android has WAY too many variables and too much market fragmentation; It's not a practical choice for a first generation product that's so highly dependent on the physical interface and software.
iPhone has a huge market share - especially amongst those who could afford a $600 camera attachment - and only one (or two similar) new models each fall.
DStudio: So, after all this time Adobe finally decides to improve X-Trans support?
(claps with one hand)
I am beside myself - don't know what else to say.
Josh, I have trouble believing most of this.
I think the reason Phase One handled X-Trans much better out of the gate is because they care, and because they have a smaller team of expert engineers that's nearly free of bureaucracy.
I suspect Adobe's problems are almost everything BUT technical.
Also, the little guy (Phase One) can identify with another little guy (Fuji) - especially one who also devotes itself to innovation and quality.
GabrielZ, I fail to see how their market size has any bearing on whether they should delay the lens or not. They HAVE customers, and they HAVE a market. And this affects both them and their customers.
Your comment appears to serve no purpose but to put them down, as if they are unimportant. I don't know whether this was the right decision, but it matters.
So, after all this time Adobe finally decides to improve X-Trans support?
DStudio: The right to record such incidents is absolutely a constitutional right, and must be maintained to preserve our freedom. I'd be VERY concerned to see this taken away.
However, we still have another problem, in that much of the media is more interested in a story then the truth. And much of the general public - as well as juries themselves - fail to view such video clips with common sense. The whole incident, situation and context must be taken into account. This problem goes back at least as far as the Rodney King incident, where people ignored the fact that King refused to pull over for 20-40 miles, driving at high speed under the influence, and was a big man who then charged officers just as a person under the influence of PCP would. The police had to use batons because their use of firearms (and even tazers now) is restricted. King's skin color and last name made it sound worse.
But the Texas law is an AWFUL response to the public's lack of discernment. There's no place for it!
goob, we have certain rights, which include (but are not limited to) those mentioned. It's that simple.
The idea that the state (which is us - "of the people") would restrict the right to hold ourselves accountable is absurd.
DStudio: Did they think that choosing a room with modern-style furniture would mask the fact that the distortion is extreme?
Nevertheless, the motion panorama seems pretty impressive. Looking at some more samples on their site, I almost wonder why they provided the standard still shot here. Apparently the motion panoramas on their site were created without any external processing. So I suppose those were created in only 2 minutes?
Actually I'm contrasting the photo above (click on the photo itself) with the motion panorama link in the caption.
The photo's distortion is extreme and rather annoying - it's not a matter of being hypercritical. OTOH, the motion panorama does a good job - the degree of distortion in there is to be expected.
maxnimo: So it takes two minutes per shot? That seems kind of long. Why so slow?
Obviously the processing required is rather elaborate. That's a lot of work it has to do!
Did they think that choosing a room with modern-style furniture would mask the fact that the distortion is extreme?