Old Cameras: What they need most is a new sensor. 16MP APS-C ain't cuttin' it anymore. Dump X-trans, nobody cares.
ain't cuttin' it for what?
Thoughts: It is interesting Sony do want to sell their cameras to legacy lenses users too. The beauty of an open system!
I'm still curious: how do you know that some small Chinese companies are licensing E-mount to produce adapters? And how do you know that Sigma, Tamron and Tokina license Canon and Nikon mounts?
"Sigma/Tamron/Tokina get in contact with Nikon/Canon"
How do you know that? Lots of other people say they just reverse engineer it, particularly after they produced that dock for user upraded firmware.
"But if a small Chinese manufacturer approaches Nikon/Canon for F or EF mount spec they will not even have a chance"
So you are saying some small Chinese manufacturer has done just that with Sony?
"Now you suggest that reverse engineered systems (usually only partial system data) makes such systems open."
Actually I didn't. My last sentence began with "If".
"Of course it doesn't, because no serious adapter/lens maker will risk being taken to court by the system owner."
How do Sigma, Tamron and Tokina sell lenses for F and EF mounts?
So you're saying these "unknown Chinese firms" have signed the NDAs and licensed E-mount?
BartyLobethal: Would something similar happen if you posted an image to a dpreview gallery, downloaded it, re-uploaded it etc?
If I'm bored on the weekend I might give it a go.
100% sure. I tested it before posting that.
Nope. If you download the original size image from DPR it sends you the exact same thing you uploaded, bit for bit.
bernardly: That's why you're supposed to use RAW format.
... or any lossless format.
If having been reverse engineered makes a system open then most of them are open.
"to any party that is happy to sign a non-disclosure agreement"
That's pretty much the opposite of what "open" means.
Gesture: I sure hope so, but Footnote 1 is troubling. It is tiresome that the modern printers have so much difficulty auto-switching between Ethernet, USB and WiFi, and, can only work for the most part in WiFi through a router.
I want to print directly from my WiFi enabled computer to a printer. I don't use WiFi for the Internet.
Are there any WiFi printers out there that will work in ad-hoc mode????????
Why do you want a printer that automatically switches between those easily? Do you move the printer around a lot?
So your computer is connected via wired ethernet and you want to reach the printer via wifi?
neil holmes: Best wait until it can auto focus on the A7Rii!
zkz5: Can the boot loader on the CM1 be easily unlocked (like a Nexus device)?
In the short term I'd unlock the boot loader to root the existing firmware image.
In the long term maybe clockworkmod or something will eventually support the special hardware.
Can the boot loader on the CM1 be easily unlocked (like a Nexus device)?
thejohnnerparty: Very nice!
Impressive, powerful images. #1, 3 and 10 are my favorites. I love the simplicity.
peterstuckings: I love the writer's enthusiasm. "If we buy into the idea that photography is about the 'Decisive Moment', what are the implications when we gain the ability to capture all the moments in the scene?" Well, my friend, it's the decisive moment precisely because it's the one the photographer captured. In any series of movements, there can be multiple choices. So what if you have 10,000 frames to choose from instead of 3, of which one is obviously the moment you hoped for? This is not photography, it is selecting a frame from video by spending more time at a computer than shooting. This is a video camera, and I'm pleased for video people they have yet another excellent tool for their work. Meaningless for photography as yet...
It does? What about all those other people it killed?
In the end, whether you chose the exact moment while sitting at the computer or at the scene is irrelevant.
G1Houston: Why isn't anyone making a 16/2 or 16/2.8 lens specifically designed for the APS-C cameras?
Not sure what you're talking about. There are quite a few:
Sony E-mount 16mm f/2.8Samsung NX 16mm f/2.4Fuji X 16mm f/1.4Samyang 16mm f/2 for just about everythingPentax 14 & 15mm primes
ShareGrid: Thanks, these are all valid concerns. Imagine when AirBnB asked people to let strangers sleep on their couch! That sounds scary, but people are now embracing it more and more. We have seen this same type of reception so far. In just a few weeks, users have uploaded more than $1.7 million in gear.
We are photographers and cinematographers ourselves, that’s why we have taken extra time and precaution to make a safe and trusted community. On top of reviews, ratings and social verification, we have made our community private. Not everyone who applies get in.
We offer an affordable damage waiver, and for the first time ever, you can buy insurance online in real time at the best rates. If you were to rent a high priced item from most online rental shops, they would require third party insurance. Its up to you to call a insurance broker, compare prices and fax back paperwork.
Our goal is to make ShareGrid feel more like a community of trusted artists vs. a rental house.
"we have taken extra time and precaution to make a safe and trusted community. On top of reviews, ratings and social verification, we have made our community private."
But your own terms of service say that all amounts to nothing when push comes to shove and disclaims all responsibility for it:
"The information presented on or through the Website is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials...."
mpgxsvcd: I am guessing that it won't be long before the LX100 is banned at concerts and sporting events. This really is a professional video camera even though its lens is not interchangeable.
I think the zoom is perfect. The best concert photos I've taken were by getting up close with a 24-35mm equiv lens.