The basketball player coming through the streamers is *amazing*
deep7: It's actually quite nice to see this "record" temporarily being held by one of the world's great landscape photographers and for such a fine image. He isn't just a very good photographer but is very fussy about print quality and talented at marketing (obviously!!).
Recently, this record was held by one of the blandest photographers I've ever "seen", a photoshopped image of a river bank. That was much harder to comprehend.
I should note that an internet reproduction will only ever give us a general idea of what the image looks like in the flesh. I'll bet this one is a stunner. It's a bit like seeing a real Constable painting, compared to one on a place mat or biscuit tin. No comparison at all!
Lik is the Vettriano of photography: bland bland bland... The fact that I have seen two other DPReview amateurs show essentially the same image already today says it all!
Now Gursky on the other hand... now there we have a photographic genius. Rhein II is one of my favourite works of art.
But of course thats just my opinion... and its what makes life and art interesting.
Snikt228: That wouldn't attract unwanted attention at all....
People blank out 5D Mark 3, Sony A7r, etc.. on their cameras to ward off thieves. Do you need a personal body guard with this one?
I'm not exactly sure this is geared towards any person who has ever registered an account with DPReview!
For that price it should come with a years supply of body guard...
luben solev: The photos are very good. Neither are they "the best ever seen on DPReview" as claimed by Felts, nor are they "nothing special" as claimed by Gediminas 8.
They are carefully framed and well processed. My personal favourites are No 4 & No 6.
Interestingly, all but one are taken indoors and the one outdoor one does not show much of the landscape of the place. I was looking forward of some shots showing the dunes sweeping over the houses as was alluded in the text by Erez.
So my guesses are that either:
1) Erez was there in the middle of the day only when harsh light did not make for ideal landscape shooting (unless you've come packing an IR converted DSLR that is)
2) The place is not all that photogenic on the outside
Erez, do tell us?
Hey, thats art. Some people love HDR... each to their own! Obviously this isn't a statement of fact, just my opinion :-)
For me and my kind of photography, I can't remember seeing anything I've liked more on here. But then I like photographing derelict buildings and am a stickler for tight composition.
Anyway, well done Erez! Your time spent there paid off.
Wow, wow, wow! Best photos I've seen on DPReview...
Can a Canon camera AF in the dark at f16? Can the EOS-M AF in broad daylight?
I'm pleased to see a camera which has 'retro' dials but is not 'retro' styled. As someone who prefers to be able to set aperture and shutter speed manually I would rather this setup rather than the more common 'modern' iterations.
I've been incorrectly beaten with the 'I'm a retro hipster' bat way too many times on this site for owning a Df. In actual fact, I couldn't care less what the camera looks like, BUT I would much rather have this user interface. I know I'm not alone with this!
Also, this looks like an incredibly impressive bit of engineering from Panasonic. I hope it sells by the bucket-load!
There really are some hilariously obtuse views expressed on DPReview.
"If it's not the camera that either I own, or doesn't have the exact spec sheet that I want, it's a laughably bad product from a failing company that hates it's customers"
Or words to that effect.
All the bloody time.
Michael Doleman: Just one question. What does "terribly good" mean?
It's the Queens English, what!(Said in a terribly posh English accent)
Prairie Pal: 6 identical pictures of kids pointing weapons with the same unbelievable "green-screen" open mouth expressions, and fanged monsters added in post. I wouldn't say this is a new DPreview low, but really don't you have better things to with your time than repost crap like this? Don't you have camera reviews to catch up on? Looking at this is like Canadian Tire money; the second after you exit the store you throw it away.
Well said sampan. I'm not good at oil painting, but I know what I like and dislike and given that speech is free should be allowed to express this... Given that, I will also add that I'm not overly keen on these images but I'm sure there are those that will love them. That's art I guess...
Donnie G: Combining the D800 and D800E into one camera will cut production costs and justify the bump in price for the D810. That's 2 wins for Nikon and one for D810 customers who will no longer be forced to choose between AA filter or none. IMO, this is the Nikon D800 that should have been made in the first place. Still, better late than never. Go Nikon!
Actually the D820 is the camera that the D810 should have been ;-)
km25: I my test, the 7s was the best by about 2 F stops to the Nikon D4s, the Nikon D4s was about 1.5 F stops over the Nikon Df and because I own one, A fuji X-T1. To be honest I like the Fuji X-T1 in Jpeg, better then the Df. Below ISO the Nikons and Fuji start to take over from the 7s, not in noise, but in resolution. 16MP can be considered low by some, just think were 12MP comes in. It must take fine movies. It is too bad Sony does not offer high speed lens that are native to the camera. An F/1.8 cuts near and F stop over the cameras performance.
@ Barney Britton - No I meant the D4S... It was my understanding that it is the same sensor, just the Expeed 4 processor had improved very high ISO by about ⅓ stop.Either way, it's certainly not 1.5 stops that km25 claims.
The Nikon D4S is 1.5 stops better than the Df? They have the same sensor. Without wishing to sound rude, I suggest your test methods are flawed.
He's my favourite photographer...these are just perfection!
LadyGaGa: Oh yeah Arias is a Fuji whore.
And you wouldnt like to get an all expenses paid trip to another exotic destination?
This is just amazing.
To those that didn't enjoy, may I suggest a course of antidepressants... ;-)
Amazing that Pentax makes a MF digital camera that conceivably I could justify buying. I always thought that digital MF was well out of my reach. Exciting times indeed...