This shot is absolutely superb!! We could not take our eyes away from it. The colors are perfect. And so is the mood. (Not ruined by too much photoshop, as we see much too often.) Truly beautiful and evocative. Thanks for sharing.
bmwzimmer: A6000 is great for a small compact kit. It makes sense with a set of small fast primes or general purpose zoom. But it looks ludicrous mounted to the 70-200 and 100-400 w adaptor and is terribly unbalanced. The FE 70-200 f/4 is bigger and heavier than the Canon DSLR equivalent and the 100-400 plus adapter is about as heavy as a 100-400 mounted to a more ergonomically comfortable and balanced dslr. I really like the A6000 though. Best Mirrorless AF there is. I wonder how it compares to the Samsung NX1
Paradoxically, it is a big capable lens that happens to have a great recording instrument attached. Terrific. The a6000 has incredible capabilities. With good glass I'm super satisfied.
One can learn from this video much more than hours and hours with a manual. Exuberant feeling projected. Truly a great video. Thanks, DPReview!!!
I know several people who shoot only JPEG, for the reason that RAW is a bit complicated and entails large amounts of storage. RAW processing can also be highly subjective. Every samples gallery ought to have some samples in jpg, to keep everyone informed and happy. (Especially Fuji; famous for their great looking jpgs.)
Assignments are arriving for spring. We have seen work done with the D4S, Nikon’s flagship; it looks fantastic. We look forward to buying at least one. However, after a year in the market there is no in-depth DPR review of it. Nor was there one for its predecessor, the D4, a camera much heralded when it appeared in 2012 (a good but hurried 4-page “First Impressions” exists). A full review “is in the works.” It’s been 3 years! Instead one finds a plethora of news already featured in other sites. Incredible. And discouraging. No way to treat a faithful following.
Makes me want to return to my first true favorites, Canon 1Ds, 1DsII, and 1DsIII, after a long stint with other brands. Joins other masterpieces: 17mm PC (wow!) and 8-15mm Fisheye zoom (another wow!). Well done!!
I know this is the wrong place to ask, but what's happening with Sony? Aren't there any new items at all in CP+2015? The silence has been deafening........
JaimeA: "Our full review will evaluate it's true performance...." At the current rate of reviews and after having fulfilled other promises, it will probably remain a thought or at best a reality by 2017. There is no review yet of the worthy Sony A7II, listed by DxO among the top ten of all cameras.
As our main activity is travel photography, the concept of lightness and consequent enhanced mobility is paramount. The Sony a7r was a revelation. We could start at dawn and finish at night with energy to spare. And shoot inconspicuously too. We were more than satisfied with the Nikons and their fantastic results, but the enhanced mobility revealed by the Sony system was the trump card. DxO (a French company) lists the D810 as the currently top sensor camera, followed close by other Nikons. I agree. The A7II comes as number 12. But with Zeiss optics it is hard to beat, obtaining flawless, breathtakingly fine detail; and in an efficient body. And a great dynamic range too. The Sony colors are beautiful and very close to reality, mercifully away from the horrid Velvia-like hyper-saturation excess (loved by the overweight). As tools go, we are happy.
"Our full review will evaluate it's true performance...." At the current rate of reviews and after having fulfilled other promises, it will probably remain a thought or at best a reality by 2017. There is no review yet of the worthy Sony A7II, listed by DxO among the top ten of all cameras.
This camera is trying to impress. In fact it is an outdated ripoff. It picks from others here and there. Better get an original.
Could you please identify the location of this shot? Thanks.
Art Deco in style. The Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York also has beautiful elevator doors, with low-relief, highly stylized feminine figures. Not to be missed.
Enough BS! What about some some long-promised reviews? Like the revolutionary Sony a7II and its IBIS? Paging Phil Askey and the golden days....
Hey! What about some beautiful people, for a change?
luxor2: These photos might look better with the unforeground cropped away.
I would not change anything, much less crop. Look at the composition! It is perfect in both images. I think you are missing the point of the shots and the article itself. This photographer is a true master. And taking advantage of the current digital capabilities he creates superb imagery, otherwise impossible in the film age.
Pete peterson: I'm only interested in cameras with dials as I hate getting into menus for every change, but even if this camera's IQ is as good as the Sony RX100III, I wouldn't buy it cos it has no EVF. To me no EVF means putting on my reading glasses every time I take a picture then take my reading glass off so that I can see the rest of the world in focus, then put the on again to take or inspect the next picture - totally inconvenient. I bet most of the geeks developing this camera wear glasses, did they not think of us long sighted people?
Visiting sunny Greece it was great having the RX100III, using that fine VF. My friend's camera did not have a VF; her shots were not as her usual. She ended up borrowing mine, for very good results!! Great decision by Sony to include it. That tiny jewel is a masterpiece. A great help too for shooting Byzantine church interiors -- very dark. Somehow you can see everything in the VF.
Reading the specifications we found out that this camera has NO image stabilization. Totally nuts if you like closeups, interior and night shots.
Tom Hoots: No electronic level = no sale for me. I cannot comprehend why Sony "decided" to remove that feature. After having one in a number of cameras by now, I won't buy a camera without one. "Simple as that."
I have gotten used to the electronic level, essential for travel shots. Of course, for people or action shots it is not necessary. We do stitching/panoramas in exteriors and interiors; it is the best tool for perfect alignment, especially for use in places where tripods are not allowed (try historic places or museums). Missing in the a6000, we did not buy it. It is available in the inconspicuous RX100II LCD and RX100III, both in the EVF and the LCD. We get stunning results. It is Sony's dumbest decision not to include the electronic level in the new cameras. We are still waiting for the successor of the NEX-7, a truly great camera.
HowaboutRAW: Okay, lots of layer work.
But except the fact that I've never been to Iceland what's really special about this photo, except the cold dry feet?
And if there's a choice and one is shooting colour, why on earth use a Sony A7R? Not a great high ISO body, so one can't push the f-stop slower and still maintain decent shutter speeds, likely compressed raws, so not the best available colour. Albeit right, this may have been the body on hand. And maybe the image was destined to be a big poster.
In some ways the Lorenzo Riva image is more interesting. Sure seems more real and alive. I wonder how much post processing Riva did?
The Riva shot is good, but it appears as just a “click!” The Erez shot is magnificent; it has magic in it.
This is a fine article and a generous description of a personal approach and process. We think the result is extraordinarily successful and beautiful. There is a mystical mystery in the image. It makes you dream; not only the subtle, glittering ice chunk in the foreground (subject to all kinds of interpretation), the sky that looks like a manifestation from divinity but especially the strip of mountains in the middle with its incredibly beautiful arrangement. Take a good look! It is a work of art. (Click on it to get a larger view; you will be transfixed.) Thank you Erez!