JJLMD: Canon and Nikon are tomorrow's IBM and Kodak unless they undergo an extreme makeover. I rekindled this hobby in earnest about 2 years ago after decades of disinterest. When I started researching gear, I started researching only Canon and Nikon but it didn't take me very long to realize that Sony, Fujifilm and Olympus were making the most exciting products. Look, there are still people who still see Cadillac as THE prestige brand so it'll take awhile but there's no doubt in my mind that Canon and Nikon are on the same path as IBM and Kodak. These companies were once dominant and during their reign, it was unimaginable they would fall all the way to the bottom.
IBM is history?
Perhaps on the PC front, but the last time I checked it's still a major force in the mainframe and services markets, as the 341,000 employees will no doubt testify.
pictureAngst: I put...
"Many of these power stations are inexorably heterogenous, places where there is a convergence, overlapping and blurring of meanings, functions and temporalities. Hopefully these images will allow the viewer to make a myriad of connections between these different temporalities at play in these sites and in the process perhaps also reflect about our relationship to and dependence on technology and the impact of this kind of technological application on our individual and social consciousness."
...into Google Translate (Philosophical Portuguese to Stupid English) and got...
"These crazy places will mess with your head and make you think those mad ancient scientific dudes had the best mojo in town'
"If you a giant brain geeky dude, it don't matter how big your house is, ain't no one coming to your party"
Amazing images, truly exceptional. It seems very appropriate to use a painstaking process to create them.
BaldCol: I went on a photography 'workshop' last year with 4 other photographers and a pro.
3 of us had SLRs, tripods and the usual bag of kit. One had a Leica camera and a Channel handbag for her trip into the Sussex countryside! Tells me all I need to know about Leica users.
Was there a photo wash-up at the end? Imagine how annoying it would be if her images were more interesting than yours!
peevee1: $900 for 18-135/3.5-5.6! Fuji is not exactly shy.For comparison Canon's new 18-135 IS STM costs $550 (Canon's old $500), Sony's $500 , Nikon's new 18-140 is also $500, Pentax 18-135WR also $500 - hell, you can buy whole WR k-50 with 18-135 for $900!And it is harder (more expensive) to reach 18mm on a DSLR!
Among mirrorless, more versatile (longer reach) Panasonic HD 14-140 is $400 (new 14-140 $630), Olympus 14-150 $600; Samsung 18-200 (again much longer reach) $700.
Um, thought it was harder (and so more expensive) to do quality 18mm on a mirrorless due to the closer rear element and greater angle of incidence between light and sensor?
Some useful reminders - particularly the one about keeping your gear in a sealed bag when moving between different temperatures and/or humidities, I always remember that one just after my lens has completely fogged up.
The whole lens caps thing will be lost on the 90% of owners who buy an SLR with a single megazoom lens.
BTW when using a lens cleaning solution, does anyone else get residual 'rainbow' smearing that then itself needs to be cleaned off?
Pah - call that dangerous?
I almost cut myself on a split plastic cup at the water cooler today - I could have bled to death right in front if my office colleagues, since none if them are ER trained.
Now that's danger.
RichRMA: "Desperate migrants" are the creation of the mass communication world. Formerly, "desperate" meant, "we have absolutely nothing and need to move somewhere else now." Now it's, "We're ok, but we see online what the north has and we want it to."
Hmm...and I suppose the many adults and children who died of starvation during their attempt did so because they couldn't stop playing Candy Crush on their mobiles?
Seriously, this is one of the most naive postings I've ever seen.
If Lego Arctic Batman had a camera, this would be it.
Hugo808: No UFO's?
No UFO in this shot - Elvis was clever enough to keep it on the other side of the moon.
He probably realised what the authorities would do if they found the movies those aliens had made of him with the fairy and the rabbit.
Retzius: Too much PP in these images
I wonder which film simulation app they used. Whichever one it is, it's not very realistic.
I don't know what all the fuss is about - I've never had a problem with spots.
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backayonder: Can someone please summarise these 1392 posts as I think I need to buy this camera
60% of posts say it's a flawless design, has a perfectly located ISO dial for calm and measured operation, and can be used for any task.
39% of posts say it's such a fundamentally flawed design, with a throwback location for the ISO dial which destroys modern levels of usability, and it cannot be used for anything.
1% of posts give useless summaries
mcshan: Thank you Fuji! You are the greatest and you really care. I hope that I can own one grip or even several. Thank you.
Mr Shigetaka Komori, with the greatest respect you really should resist posting here.
This is clear evidence that the market for mirrorless systems is waning and 2014 will see a shift back to nice big DSLRs
rfsIII: I find it very interesting that so many people now say they need to buy two camera systems, one for "serious" shooting and one for casual shooting as though you could split the two.
But my real question is whether this is a genuine need or something that we've been coaxed into believing by the camera industry. And why? Isn't one system enough? Presuming you're not a full-time professional, what is the unfulfilled psychological need we're addressing by owning two camera systems rather than one? I love new gear, and love that we have so many choices, but this seems excessive.
It's essential that I always have two camera systems at any time - one for using when I'm out and about, and the other on eBay.
Nikon should remove the memory card slot and provide internal memory for 36 shots - transfer to a computer triggers a 10 second film rewind audio clip.
Aivar: who knows what is the number of maximum wide open aperture in compare with full frame?
In terms of light gathering ability for the same shot, it's the same (e.g. 1/250 f1.4 for the same shot on both formats).In terms of depth of field for the same shot, this is around f2 I believe.
I love great design and I really want to love this unique camera...
A few months back I had a go at 3D modelling for the first time. I tried to use the primitives provided (cube, sphere, cone, etc) to build a watch casing that I had in mind. I then played with some basic features such as edge rounding.
No matter what I did though, the result looked like a slightly bloated and overly rounded imitation of what I had in my mind.
This camera reminds me of that experience.
Hope it raises millions though.