They will crack this baby too. Do not worry.It would be interesting to see how many long time paying customers (as i am) are happy to swallow a 75/100% price increase from what they were paying their perpetual licence upgrades.I'm not happy for sure.
joe6pack: 'She is rather thin for my taste...and I considered adding some fat to her with Photoshop'
Why did she hire the model in the first place???
Clothing photographs better on thinner people.
Most of these girls that we use for fashion editorials are naturally thin and healthy. They eat normally when lunch time come around on set and also in their every day life.Some people do not eat a lot simply because they do not feel hungry. Other people eat a lot and more often and most of them get sick and die earlier than thinner people.
HowaboutRAW: That T style "magazine" is really just an excuse to sell advert space. It's not like it's Vogue or some serious fashion rag.
In other news, the NYTimes employs some jaw droppingly stupid editors.
I have been working for various issues of Vogue and similar high end magazines for years. There is one rule for all:The less Ads they are able to collect for given issue, the thinner the editorial content and the magazine itself will be.Sometime when they do not collect enough Ads, they withdrawn some fashion editorials (already produced). Ads are vital to the existence of publications and Vogue is not exception.
I was smiling when I red that Leica wanted to be 10 years ahead of Phase and Hassy when they delivered the S2. But the guy has a point.The S2 is indeed quite more advanced in term of camera body of those two brands and considering how slow they are on innovation, they may well need 10 years to match the Leica S2.I own a Phase one system BTW....
GPW: NIKON D800!
I run 50.000$ per day photo shoots with Sony FF DSLR and did with Canon and Nikon before. I know plenty of photographers who run 6 figures budget photo shoots and use Canon 5d.Cameras are never an issue with clients, they normally trust the photographers choice.I also own medium format Phase one , but there are many circumstances, the vast majority, where these MF system are just not practical and would be hindering the result, simply because they are too slow. including the S2, which is a magnificent camera.
Samsung is shameless.This is a Sony Nex knock off.Like it is not enough doing piggy back with Apple.
Samsung is shameless.This is a Sony Nex knock off.Like it is not enough doing piggy backi with Apple.
Gionni Dorelli: I have used both lenses for years, taking beauty and fashion photos.The Sony Zeiss has an edge on the Canon on about any aspect of photography.The Zeiss is also faster at focusing in low light.In studio, under modeling lights, sometime the Canon never stop hunting where the Zeiss just works fine.
Yes I'm sorry, I was reading this on my iphone and I though it was the Sony ZA 135mm 1.8.
I have used both lenses for years, taking beauty and fashion photos.The Sony Zeiss has an edge on the Canon on about any aspect of photography.The Zeiss is also faster at focusing in low light.In studio, under modeling lights, sometime the Canon never stop hunting where the Zeiss just works fine.
Spectro: I am thinking about a camcorder and Panasonic gh3 might be my pick.
h2k, what a bad boy you are.... InFocus instead, is such a nice guy , that is wishing you dead before him....
All of you dorks have no idea how many people will love this kind of bags.
mdanoff: "Movie focused" is a bit extreme. I tried the Olympus OM-5, and while a wonderful camera, for still photography preferred and purchased the GH3.
The movie is a nice exercise to shows what the camera could on a production where you would never use it. :PUsing a couple of Alexa plus a set of primes on that shoot, would have added 4/5k maximum. Most of the rigging used on the GH3 would have been the same used on the Alexa or a Scarlet.Let's be honest, the GH3 is an amazing camera for the money and even a little more, yet when you get a prod, like that, the money available are in excess of 40/50k at least. in that case you will use the 1200 bucks camera for back stage photography and shoot the whole gig with the right camera for the job.
Franka T.L.: Its long debated with such matters and issues. There are time and occasions where I can understand why a journalist would choose to stand on the sideline , say in war or disaster situations. But its also long held that for the part, its just pure decency for any individual who are able to effort a try to stop any harm to another individual. The photographer in this case choose a way which might be professionally sound, but humanely speaking , much questionable. Especially after the fact that there is likely chance for stopping the fury just at that. Fury but not violence. Would it effect less with the documentation, I doubt it, but surely the violence is more dramatic. So for the price of the drama we have somebodies getting beat up and another waste of police resource.
Is it worth it for somebody to get hurt ( literally and then some ) just so we can have some photo of something we dearly do not need but yet we all know about quite alright.
I ear you! But the photographer was "so nobody" before the violence. After the violence she got the chance of her life to become somebody for a few days!You cannot stop that....!
Peiasdf: Got a feeling Sigma's 50 f/1.4 is going to be better than the Zeiss.... hmm. Zeiss aren't that impressive lately.
Images coming from Sigma lenses lack carachter, never mind how sharp they can be. Zeiss lenses regardless by who are manufactured have carachter.Haselblad Zeiss lenses were manufactured 10 to 20 years previous these Sony Zeiss, which are significantly better.The only AF Zeiss that can approach the level of these new Zeiss are the one from the 645 Contax.
Gionni Dorelli: Worked with an A99 yesterday. If you do not need the resolution of the D800 all the times, the a99 is simply the most complete Dslr camera at the moment.The EVF is just a joy to use and it does not hinder my way of taking photos at all. After a few minutes you would just forget it is an EVF instead of an ovf if wasn't for the wealth of informations that are displayed on it.
The only way I could buy a Canikon again, it would be if Sony stop making these kind cameras.I'm some what old fashion on the way I use cameras, but the A99 just feels natural to use.
Yet what ever SLT is new or old technology I can care less and for my experience with others SLT, they do not degrade the image more than the mirror slap of a typical Dslr, which affect image sharpness up to 1/250 or even 1/500 if I well remember. I does not gater dust more than a flipping mirror and the last two generations of Slt do not generate reflections that anybody should care of. A part for maybe astrophotographers. I think only the a55 generated ghosting in some very specific condition, although my A55 never did it.....As for Sony not understanding what photographers want, I cannot agree with it.The Nex is one of the most enjoyable tools to take pictures with. It actually makes it very easy, which is what a good tool should be made for.And please stop making TV comparisons, it just expose your ignorance.And btw viewing images on a flat TV screen, pulling them remotely from an HD has its advantages, rather the pulling them out of a carton box or an album.
I knew that putting the A99 among its peers which are Dslr would have attracted at least one dictionary mosquito.Technically it is a SLT, especially because Sony marketing department, decided this acronim may help to enanche the perception of their product.The camera operate like a Dslr, at least for what the operator has to do in order to make it take pictures.It replaces a Dslr (a900) and if i do not like it and want to buy a Canikon, I can only replace it with a Dslr.For simplicity of the comparison I was making, i called it an Dslr
Some the guys here just name Sony as a gadget company, just do not consider, due to their ignorance, the professional division of Sony video and motion picture cameras, wich is state of the art and the yard stick for all.After all I think we can only expect things to get better from Sony. There are all the ingredients for them to deliver good products:the Minolta legacy, they have an exclusive deal with one of the best lens designers (Zeiss) and they have the best expertise in digital imaging with their professional video camera and motion picture equipment department.Sony Cinealta equipment is currently putting on the backfoot all the competitors, including Red and Arri. Of course Sony has decades of experience in motion imagery where they do not have it on Dslr making,so they are not going to displace Canikon anytime soon. yet they will be able to deliver product that will be as good and most of the times better. Like tha a99 is and to some extent also the a900 was.
Worked with an A99 yesterday. If you do not need the resolution of the D800 all the times, the a99 is simply the most complete Dslr camera at the moment.The EVF is just a joy to use and it does not hinder my way of taking photos at all. After a few minutes you would just forget it is an EVF instead of an ovf if wasn't for the wealth of informations that are displayed on it.
Joe Shaffer: So it preforms on par or better than "professional" cameras but you keep using the words "SLR enthusiasts" for the people who would buy it. Why enthusiasts and not professionals? Is it because it doesn't say Canon or Nikon on it?
I have worked professionally with Sony for 4 years now, I also shoot Blads.Although the Sony perform as any other pro cameras and in some aspects are even better, the lack of rentals is a problem.When I was using Canon or Nikon if I needed a lens that I rarely use, I was just calling the rental a having it delivered at my door. With Sony I cannot do it, unless I am in the USA.
Peiasdf: Not a bad camera by any mean but SONY clearly crippled certain functions to not step on SONY's professional cameras and upcoming SONY 1D X/D4 camera's toe.
Also a few hundred too expensive consider the recycled EVF from A77 and cheaper "mirror box"
Checking the 2 EVF of a99 and A77 side to side, I can see there is different magnification and there may be a difference in clarity.What ever the difference is only given by the increased magnification of the a99, it just seems clearer looking through the a99 finder.BTW. For those complaining that these EVF produce tearing while panning fast, it is clear that they never looked through one of these 2 EVF, because they do not even remotely do it.I regularly use the a900 and digital haselblad which have the best ovf in their classes, although I may have some reserves for the a77 EVF, probably due to feel small, I have zero reserves with the A99 one. Nevertheless, I have a "toy" a55 and I still feel comfortable working with its small and not upto date EVF.