Well Aperture is one of those products that Apple gives as much attention as to the iPod classic. Seriously, why should anyone bother using it when Adobe is doing a much better job?
Robo2k: My impressions so far:
Pros: - I like the new, uncluttered photostream. It really focues on the pictures alone. That's a good thing. If I want more information I can still get them with a few clicks.- Scrolling through pictures is fluent and well presented.- Sharing and commenting are well placed and easily accessible when needed.
Cons:- The title picture is too high, wastes a lot of screen estate that serves little to no purpose. Half the height would have been perfectly sufficient.- I really don't get the subcription business model. Why is just 1 TB of additional storage worth TEN TIMES the cost of the normal subscription? Are there additional benefits that I'm not aware of? Is there a genuine Marissa Mayer Christmas card included?- Wouldn't it be better to have it like this? Ads: 1 TB, No Ads:2 TB, Premium: Unlimited
I guess there will be a heated discussion in the days to come.
@Johan Borg, true, storage is epensive, but I fail to see the fairness of having your most dedicated customers pay such a huge premium for storage ALONE. Look, a (good) 2 TB hard drive costs around $100 or even less. Take into account a redunancy drive and you end up paying $200 ONCE for that amount of (redundant) storage. Also, there is no added value whatsoever to the premium plan. So what's the point? And considering that existing PRO subscribers still have unlimited storage (as I do), I would think of it as a real annoyance.
On top of that, flickr offers free subscribers a TON of storage most of them will probably never use, where they charge around $50 per year just to get you rid of the ad annoyance and remove the data cap. I believe paying customers are not being served enough for their money compared to what free or existing PRO subscribers enjoy.
@Rbrt: I'm not using this feature (no GPS enabled camera), but I can understand why someone might miss it now. Con added
My impressions so far:
@Deeso: Totally agree. I can't understand the amount of hate. Maybe because some people here take DPR ratings religiously. I found the V1/J1 review pretty terrible, written by someone who clearly didn't understand the purpose of this camera.
I bought the V1 when it was a real bargain around €400 along with the 18.5 prime and I love it SO MUCH. Sure, for many purposes, the V1 is no replacement for my D600. But, especially when traveling lightweight, it's a very much portable package that offers just the perfect combination of image quality and speed I need. Also, it's so much fun to shoot with, almost as fun as shooting with my FM2. I say almost, because to me, nothing compares to the FM2.
Having used both the RX100 and the V1 a lot, there is no doubt that the V1 is far superior to the Sony camera, both in terms of usability and image quality. I mean look at the DPR studio comparaison between the V1 and the RX100. Sony's image is much noisier and much softer!
too bad this decent camera is stuffed into what appears to be a less-than-adequate smartphone. the screen resolution is a total joke. Even the cheapest androids have better resolution
is there any info on what the d700 is going to become? discontinued or updated? i would love to see an update (something like full-rame, 16MP for around the current price of a d700), since the gap between the $1k D7000 and the $2.8k D800 seems quite large.
Robo2k: No offense, but I just don't see how taking a picture and kinda-post-processing it by merely pressing a button on your iphone qualifies as a real artisitc effort.
stevenstreet483: i totally agree with you that artistic creation has nothing to do with the material you use. the essence of art lies in the mind that controls the whole creation process. and this is exactly what bothers me: to me those apps are far too restrictive. it only gives you a handful of choices. to me this is far too little. creating something is always about being free to choose. here you oly get a couple of prestes "that everybody loves".
No offense, but I just don't see how taking a picture and kinda-post-processing it by merely pressing a button on your iphone qualifies as a real artisitc effort.