migus: Overall the Df scored more comments on DPR than any other recent camera. That's plenty of feedback for marketing analytics.
However, I'm appalled by the number and quality of personal attacks here - unrelated to the factual product and its features. Pros, amateurs, voyeurs, trolls etc. emanating a bestiary of strong feelings, and a scarcity of civilised dialog.
I wonder why is photography generating such visceral responses? Mitch
I agree! one thing is to prefer a brand because of some details it ofers in it's products! Other is to thrash the products that are not of "one's prefered brand" like what happens in sport teams or whatever...There is space for everyone, especially for one's opinion, as long as it is respectfull!
jpfaria: Dudes I love your forums and your articles about all that can be about DP but.... and this is a big but... couldn't it be a 6 unit review an include the awesome Coolpix P7700? ;)
Of course... sorry!... My bad... Got mistaken with the "What we like / Don't like" parts of "the article"!Nevertheless.. that was not my point! ;)
Dudes I love your forums and your articles about all that can be about DP but.... and this is a big but... couldn't it be a 6 unit review an include the awesome Coolpix P7700? ;)
gsmithfam: Disappointed. Well that does it for me. Sad to say that I'm strongly considering leaving Canon now. I'll wait on the testing for image quality to make my final decision but based on the specs I'm switching to Nikon and getting the D600. I'm just tired of having a camera that is good enough. I want the best, and for quite some time now Nikon is clearly putting out better equipment.
It's basically said right at the beggining: "However it differs from the Nikon in a number of key respects; for example it has Wi-Fi and GPS built-in, while the D600 offers a distinctly higher spec'ed autofocus system, dual card slots and a built-in flash."Do you want to be able to shoot in any conditions or do you want some gadgets with your tomato soup?
DaVinceMan: I've been a canon user all my life and I'm now considering selling all and going over to Nikon. I can't help feeling like Canon has become greedy. just my opinion.
Being a Nikon user, my money is on the D600 (maybe next buy in a few months). Consider this:"However it differs from the Nikon in a number of key respects; for example it has Wi-Fi and GPS built-in, while the D600 offers a distinctly higher spec'ed autofocus system, dual card slots and a built-in flash."
Humongous article!! Thank you! The tips and quicks examples are perfect. Although I don't have HDR on-camera, these guides are perfect for understanding what to do in order to expect better results."Obrigado!" Thanks from Portugal!
What do I know: A Kodak moment replaced by 100 pictures on facebook taken with a Phone and given the latest Instashit filter treatment what a shame
@T3this is the Kodak moment and part of the effort they made to earn the right to use such slogan:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownie_(camera)http://www.kodak.com/ek/US/en/The_Brownie_Camera.htm
johnmcpherson: I cut my teeth on Kodak film. Ektacrome, Tri-X 400, Kodachrome, Kodak paper, Kodak IR film. Developing my own; color and black & white, film and paper. "It was magic."
Nothing in the digital world compares, or even comes close to the magic of those days. And I mean nothing. For those of you who have never watched a print "come up" under red light you have no idea...
There is something about film and paper. It's intangible yet it's there. They just look more real, better, or surreal if that's what you were after. I can't describe it but the artist in me knows and knows when it's missing. And, it's always missing from digital. Maybe it's the analog vs digital phenomenon; I don't know but it is real and; I miss it.
And I will miss you Kodak.
This is not the last of your problems Kodak; you are heading down a slippery slope. I doubt if you will even exists at the end of this decade.
What a shame.
You sir, are a true gentleman! =)I'm 29 years old and have been blessed with several oportunities to develop B&W film and prints at my Dad's litle modest develop room and love it.Agree with every word you write and it's true joy when mixing the chems, rolling the film, waiting for it to develop, dry it right, calculate the needed time to print it just right at that size and crop... every thing!
To not only Kodak but all the companies that are strugling with the digital era, my respect and admiration!
Rupert Bottomsworth: I'm curious as to who buys lens baby products, because all I've seen from them are cheap gimmicks that have no photographic value at all. These kinds of gimmicky effects can be done in photoshop anyway, so why would you waste your money buying this junk?
Repost: Add the "online" possibilities! I'm not a lensbaby user but I understand that, when you post an image it is just that: you have to work with "that" image; when getting the effect "online" while shooting you can modify the scene so it works better with the desired effect.
klopus: Anything that Lensbaby does can be easily and totally done much cheaper in post and with better quality if you use decent ordinary lens. And you don't have to toil manually in PS (though it isn't hard). There are many plugins that can simulate free form tilt/shift and selective focus. Heck, on iPhone and Android there are hordes of apps doing same thing.
The only Lensbaby advantage non reproduceable in post I see is to use movements to level architectural perspective which is main application of the classical T/S lens. Not sure if this even can be done reliably with Lensbabies since they lack precise controls and sharp end-to-end optics.
Add the "online" possibilities! I'm not a lensbaby user but I understand that, when you post an image it is just that: you have to work with "that" image; when getting the effect "online" while shooting you can modify the scene so it works better with the desired effect. (I repeated this answer in another post.)
Andreas-AM: a remarkably calm response.... no way!
This is a response saying nothing else but "Hey you stupid, you have no clue about business. YOu are childish and I explain the world to you - although I am really upset about your complaints!"
For one part I understand that people are upset, if their pricing is questioned (in this way), on the other hand - this kind of funny listing (at the end saying Hey bride, I do it because it is my opassion - I am not making money with it) does not help at all.
How would you have said it?
fmian: 1. The response does not mention the value of the photographers talent, so I will assume the photographer has none, or it has little/no value.
2. The photographer is hiring another photographer for only $200 a day, but expects the bride to pay 15x that.
3. 25 hours in post is just madness. Learn to be more efficient.
4. Editing on an iMac screen.
I get to hear wedding photographers bitch and moan about their clients queries all the time, trying to justify price based on the cost of their gear, the effort of having to carry such heavy gear, the effort of knowing how to blur away the background with their special f/2.8 lenses. The amount of time they spend in post fixing up their own mistakes. And then getting the client to wait several weeks while the images are sent to some other place to get printed by someone other than the photographer.
Perhaps brides and grooms should hire an expert to judge the value of a photographers talent, just like getting anything else important valued.
Are there weddings all year around? I guess so or you would be charging more!! That's the point.....
Albino_BlacMan: I'm actually surprised it took companies so long to come out with this. I think smartphones with zoom lenses and compact camera sized sensors are going to be the future of P&S
@tkbslc I was going to write exactly that!! ;)
Awesomw! Nice use of the "instant use" camera, now with virtua-film! ;)
It's a great job, with a great production, except for the animal cruelty associated! Sorry about that but... it's my opinion...
Hugo808: Skin needs to be retouched? Says who? Idiots who don't realise that we don't need images of non-existent perfection to aspire to. What is even the point of pretending we are something we aren't. The camera never lies but photoshop gives you a certain flexibility with the truth!
Hi there!! I agree with you... we should aim for all we can do with the camera. Still, one keeps trying to improove light conditions with flashes and WB compensations and all other stuff... ;) it was allready used in the dark room with chemicals and filters on the film!