RXVGS: Now That's One Mega Pixel!
Damn megapixel race! Thats one megapixel to many ;3
ManuelVilardeMacedo: I wish people would stop looking at every new technology as the shape of things to come. Of all things being invented nowadays, only a few become feasible and even fewer are truly useful. It's all nice and well being all for innovation and progress and call «narrow-minded» to the ones who show their reservations to new technologies, but the truth is that not all inventions are that useful. The technology described in this article could point towards the future, but then again it may prove completely useless. Most of us are not scientists, so most of us have no clue of whatever technology will replace conventional cameras and lenses. (I certainly don't.) Judging this technology by the quality of the sample images shown here is a pointless because it is so recent and there's certainly room for improvement, so the odds are this can evolve into something much better. Let's just wait and see.
Either way the fact that they are experimenting to see if there can be some new innovation for photography to improve it is always a positive thing, now if only canon could do the same (cough same 18mp sensor in how many models now? To bad im so used to canon or i would go nikon in a heartbeat)
Managarm: Way too noisy pictures. That's where we land thanks to the MP-race - one pixel is too much!
Hehehe love the irony
Cameras do 1080p do we still need 1080p camcorders: I can see this in fixed focal length applications such as flatbed scannersor webcams
but for a camera.. how will it zoom? how will we control bokeh etc..
How will it zoom? You walk closer to what your taking a picture of, that is what i call "manual zooming" :p
Why is all image editing software 10x more expensive than a triple A video game title? Photoshop, dxomark, aperture & many others.
How about an affordable one for the hobbyist in a bankrupt country?After 2008 thats a big market now sadly.
Anepo: I have been offered money to photograph as i am not a pro i decline despite taking far better photos than your average mom and dad,not at a pro level however, the reason i refuse is both that i do NOT beleive that i am good enough to take on a job.
AND in my country it is a crime to take a paid job for photographing if you do not have a license in photography (yup no university school degree in photography? Then you cant work in the industry)
However i am allowed to take photos and if someone likes them they can purchase them, they are not allowed to hire me in advance.
Eitherway so far people have asked to buy a photo from me 4 times (an average joe not a company), i have declined each time and just given them an A4 sized print, why? I do not feel my photos are worth the money and i made someones day. Though for the love of me i dont understand those people wanting to buy a photo by me, they are mediocre at best.
Trust me andygrogan they arent worth the paper they were printed in, hell my "skills" evolve very slowly because i dont really give myself the time to experiment and i cant really afford filters like lee and cokin, in fact i do not own any filters at the moment because i had to sell them.
To be fair jordan those pictures were just a4 copies someone wanted on theyre wall, to me this is a pure hobby, now if a company wants a photo by me for example if i were the only photographer around when something news worthy happend (happened twice) then they have to pay, i try to stay out of the professionals way as much as possible.i get joy out of my photography and am not out to make money, but neither will i give my work away, at best i print out an a4 sized photo for someone that wants the picture on his/her wall and i dont ask for money because i feel joy knowing someone liked something i did. And that has only happend four times since 2007.
Valen305: My favorite line is "Hey, you're invited to the party...can you bring your camera and take a few photos?". So I say "Of course!", but show up without my DSLR camera, eat all their food and drink like a sailor. When they ask "where's your camera?" I pull out my iphone - "Oh, you wanted me to bring my professional camera? I only use that dreadful heavy thing for paid gigs."
I do have the same issue however i am not a professional, the main problem why i never say no is because its always very close family members.
Nacho M Castejn: I guess most photograpers posting here are really great at it, but from a client's point of view, I see much more lousy photographers that just don't realize they have to be really great to earn their wages these days, as you can get technically competent photos for free (or almost) from lots of amateurs.
My company does not need that many photo jobs, but all the latest have been covered by me or any other colleague, with better results than our previous "professional" experiences.
On a personal level, I hired professionals for my wedding, but at the end, only the photos from moments we were alone with them were really not replaceable by the photos from the attendants. With the important caveat that we got their photos much later than anyone elses.
I know there are really great photographers out there. It's just really hard to find them among so much mediocre ones (many of which are really convinced they are top notch, just because thay can focus).
If someone studied photography and learned everything about the equipment they could still be bad photographers because the eye is your main weapon when it comes to create art.
Denis of Whidbey Island: Gotta say that I hesitate to spend the money for an update from 3.2.3 now that I have Silver Efex Pro in the Nik suite.
@oliver its just a shame thoug that someone who has never made a penny off photography (like me) cant afford any of the major editing softwares, and why not a penny?
In my country "photographer" is actually recognized as a job title that requires you to go to a university for several years to study photography.and after those years tou get a license that allows you to work in the industry for money, me however? I did not even finish high school because of financial issues, why does editing software have to cost ten times more than some video games that take longer to develop? By that i mean for example photoshop, is there any difference between cs2 and cs3? I have never been able to tell on my friends pc, and my friend which has it on his pc mentioned one new feature. Is that worth a xxx$ price point? Is that not kind of like if world of warcraft would ask for 200$ after each update?
RonHendriks: Yeah I had this earlyier this year. A professional sportsteam with around 60 miljion euro's budget wanted free images to cover their games.
I don't think so.
If it was a german team dont worrie that is normal (watched two germans shout at hotel staff in bulgaria for thirty minutes over 50 cents in us currency. 50 cents per person)
RichRMA: For an auto dealer:Sure, I'd be glad to do it for free, if you'd just answer me one question: "How many cars do you give away from your lot in a week?"
Not including transformers in disguise? ;3
I have been offered money to photograph as i am not a pro i decline despite taking far better photos than your average mom and dad,not at a pro level however, the reason i refuse is both that i do NOT beleive that i am good enough to take on a job.
CameraLabTester: "This is your chance to get noticed by working free for our well known company!"
"More work will follow... hopefully paid..."
"This is a great offer from us... we'd like to support you..."
"We are doing you a great big favor..."
"Of course, all your images will belong to us, the copyright holders..."
What you feel inside...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyW8C8xvpUk
But dont forget the free coffee at hq man :3
RudivanS: Only exception is for Charity, but it better be a damn good one!
I agree im not a pro but i have seen pros not wanting to do for charity and its usually a great cause, however 10-20 photographers (very few pros but all just as skilled) get together once a year and do family photos for the poor around christmas, on the main forums in my country some of us let the photographers have laptops to process images on site, others let them have cameras and lenses if needed along with lighting equipment, they donate the time but the whole community helps out if they can to make this happen every year.
Zvonimir Tosic: Efina is intended for the gentler sex. They represent more than 50% of overall population and yes, they too love cameras but not necessarily overcomplicated or black ones. It's the same group Fuji has designed XF-1 for.Efina is not for hairy beasts like us ;-)
Zvonimit Tosic is correct, straylight run my reply to you is: stupid much?
This camera is OBVIOUSLY being directed towards the female crowd that does not know anything about cameras, to get them to buy a nice feminine looking camera.While men woh do not know anything about cameras would NEVER buy them selfs a PINK camera with a flower pattern, must of them choose silver, black or white.
This is marketed TO women by the manufacturer, the fact that Tosic pointed that out does NOT make him sexist, it just means he is pointing out how MARKETING works and is done.
xarcex: Bold move! Good on you Sun-Times, good on you.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, a photo is just a photo and, of course, a bad workman blames his tools, so if you're a good photographer you can even use a disposable camera and you'll get good results. People should stop caring so much about insignificant labels, such as "mobile photography" and should start focusing on actual results. DSLRs will never beat neither versatility nor practicality of smartphones.
Times are changing. I'm just saying...
Xarcex thanks for proving idiots still exist (talking about you if you dis not get that "hint"), now i got a smile on my face that will last a day.
When i read the sun times plan to make everyone use an iphone as a camera i EXPLODED in laughter, thanks sun times, you have proven to be a bigger joke than the onion, even they could NOT make such stupid stuff up, good luck and see you in bankruptcy in about oh i say five years.
Tom Goodman: I'd like to amend the now famous maxim that "the best camera you own is the one you have with you" to read "the best camera...except those built into cellphones."
If you plan on repeating chase jarvis's famous line, then please at least get it f*****g right!
The idea behind the cameras was good, they look alright on the outside, the image quality and focus speed leave something to be desired but that PRICE POINT?! OUCH!