MrMojo: What amazes me is that any photographer with half of a brain would agree to Getty's terms and conditions. Essentially, the photographers assume all of the risk and cost of creating the images. Then Getty pays a fee that comes nowhere close to covering those costs, much less the photographer's time. Getty is doing very well under its business model while its content creators earn very little.
When stock licensing started out photographers saw it as a way to earn more income by licensing images that were outtakes from paid gigs. Then some photographers began producing images on "spec" in the hope that they would recoup their investment. The downside of stock photography is that clients can license images at less cost than assigning someone to create the photos. It didn't take long for companies to switch from assignments to sourcing images from stock agencies and photographers.
Now that images have been commodified and fees are so low stock is lose-win business model. Guess who wins!
Pond5 splits 50-50 with photographers
chillgreg: Sorry DPR. Another boring, paint-by-numbers review. Regurgitated. The reviewer lacks even a modicum of enthusiasm, almost as though forced to perform the review as punishment. You really need to lose the hyper-defensive chip-on-the-shoulder attitude when the overwhelming majority of comments disagree with your findings.
Nuisances like these two are nauseating. You both have incredible supernatural powers to be able to detect 'enthusiasm' and 'punishment' via your monitors. Just shut up and shoot. Or better yet, start your own websites and come up with your own standards and awards. @R Butler keep up the good work despite the hating trolls.
thx1138: Hadn't realised the M1 had no EVF or option. I had just assumed that was the A1. Oh well another coulda shoulda woulda camera.
Not really sure what Fuji's thinking is here. One the one hand they think you are sophisticated enough to understands the benefits of a big sensor, and IL, and DoF and manual control, but think you are still so amateurish as to hold a camera at arms length to frame a scene, in bright sunlight where the VF can hardly be seen and the camera is far less stable and more prone to shake.
So is it still a P&S or a serious camera?
I did not know that holding a camera at arms length to frame a scene was amateurish. Thanks for the heads up-- now I have to start sending some money back and reduce my rates.
JadedGamer: Amazing, you people are...
When you get a good meal at a restaurant, do you ask what kind of stove the cook used? Sheesh!
Are you sure that camera is directly related to the quality of the outcome?? Are you certain of this fact?
siberstorm27: You can get anyone to use your device and say anything about it if you throw enough money at it. From pop stars like Katy Perry to photographers for Vogue. The more desperate you are, the more money you throw. HTC has already sunk billions on Robert Downey Jr., even though their company and device portfolio is imploding. I've seen stunning photoshoots with the iPhone 3GS. It's all about lighting and preparation and professionalism. I am not impressed that Nokia and Microsoft continue to use misleading and/or distasteful marketing ploys when the actual Lumia 1020 phone isn't so hot and the camera quality is overblown compared to other phone cameras.
The desperate ones are clearly all who think like you. Skeptics have been around forever and they always, always, lose. Photography is forever evolving. Embrace technology people! Or get out of the way.
I am all for IG and mobile photography but these pictures are just bad. No other way to say it. Composition, colors, choice of filters--very poorly done.
wtf? a square is a square! Had to check my calendar for April fools
Mishobaranovic: I'm happy that VICE liked my silly dog photo for their tongue in cheek contest. I must say all this out of context, bile-filled trolling is almost as enjoyable as the awesome VICE prize pack.
Enlighten us please professor Frankiej on what is the 'normal art photo definition'? And have you ever produced one?
SheriB: Flare is what happens when the light hits your lens a certain way. Flair Is what you were looking for. You are a journalist ...get it right..
Journalist? You are kidding, right?
jcmarfilph: Then I am sure had this been taken with an iPhone, it will be posted there on the header in all glory. =D
For every fanboy there is a hater so it kinda all evens out in the end. Try live and let live--it does wonders for you. Or, perhaps create your own website and review only the things you love and agree with. That could be fun also.
terribly boring video and how the hell did that package get on board a transport? Scary. He must have declared what was in the package before no?
peevee1: Another fixed focal length fixed lens cam? Do you ALWAYS shoot at a single focal length and don't care about composition and perspective at all? How many people are like that? They all have been served by X100 2 years ago (and a few of them may upgrade to X100s, maybe). RX1, Nikon A, Ricoh GR etc will just fail in the market, because the market is too small. If any customer will buy a camera like that by mistake, they will return it as soon as they find out that it is just as limited as their phone, only there is no even the "pinch to zoom" digital zoom.And this GR does not even have any stabilization, at all, so it sucks even compared to a good smartphone.
Enlighten me, oh wise one, on how a shooter who shoots with a single focal length does not care about composition or perspective?
marike6: By some of the comments about below like the "many consider the GH2 better" I get the impression some are not really sure what the Black Magic Cameras are capable of. So here a quick look at a travel type video:
I hear you guys. I want to believe because it looks so good but the evil cynic in mean smells something. I am not doubting his skill. Very well done.
Thanks for posting this link. The video looks fantastic but every time something like this is posted it is very suspicious. There is no doubt this camera is exceptional but for this guy to declare that he just happened to casually go on holiday with his wife and matter-of-factly brought along his BlackMagic camera along with all that gear is BS. Having been in production for 20+ years this is BS. This guy should come clean and say "hey--I work for such and such production company with X amount of assistants or I work for BlackMagic and this is a promo video." This would make this incredible video go down easier. NO ONE is capable of producing this on their own while on holiday with wifey. Still, this camera, and its potential, blows way past any GH2 or 3. The results are incredible.
No fancy studio (justa bathroom) no fancy camera (justa phone) no fancy lighting. Great pics!! Still love me some Stieglitz and Walker Evans but Good job Nick. Mobile photos are here to stay. The only thing fading into obscurity are the cranky old dinosaurs who used to work in darkrooms.
Fantastic work! Go Landis!!
Hulamike: You all sound like a bunch of geriatric gear freaks. I suppose you think your cookie-cutter, Hipstamatic, bleached, scratched, vignetted, rayed, look alike canned "Art" is more appropriate. Right!
This guys idea is awesome! His GF is awesome! His editing and color is awesome. The whole thing is fun and interesting. Really, its time for some of you to get a clue, broaden your perspective maybe, unclench those buttocks.
-Mike, age 66.
How truly sad it must be for howardroark to have spent his entire life studying and pursuing photography and arrive at this point and be utterly clueless as to what defines it. Stop trying to inform us about what art is or should be and just live and let live Howie. The pictures are great! No photo Nazi should be able to dismiss or discourage someone's creative manner of capturing the moments of their lives. It is a free, connected and open society that continues marching forward despite the haters.
jcmarfilph: 100 million ways to hide mediocre quality of a photo.
Ok Oliver. We will wait to see the mediocre violin and if we disapprove at least you have some potential in the comedic arts.
Show us your quality photos so we can compare mediocrity and come up with an informed opinion or two.
Absolutely nothing wrong with this camera at all. I highly recommend picking one up discounted before they vanish. It is a great quality, great results, feels good in the hand and is a solid camera. It is not a DSLR or a pocket camera. Who cares about no viewfinder? The fact that it is discontinued does not mean failure. Some of the biggest and most successful companies have discontinued products and they have done quite well. Kudos to Pentax for trying new designs and concepts. In Japan, the K-01 is seen often on the streets but the Western world has been brainwashed into worshipping all things Canon and Nikon--both flawed camera producers with their own list of failures.