You wake up in the morning, turn on your computer, start to enjoy the new day with a tea and then fall on the Magnum award. Suddenly you see what is photo award today and feel a bit depressed by this neo-academical bunch of snaps. Those sterilized photo schools should close definitively. How much have paid to have the chance to be selected ? How much money those 10 uninspired souls have paid to be here ? ...
Shame on you Magnum. I thought about you as one of the pinnacle of photography agency with some other organisations around the world. You just broke my day.
There is thousand of photographers on DPreview who deserve prices big time, who work hard to make truly artful pics and you just told them :
"This, Sir, is Art. We are Magnum you know so that's it !"
Utter BS, Utter deception.
te 2r: I own the latest 'Rift, and I have some fun exploring the myriad panoramic photo/video apps on the Oculus store. The results range from mediocre to sickening. Many of them are tied to specific panoramic camera systems. Even in the best examples, there's something "off" about them, and none of them support positional head tracking as that would require a 3D-scanned and reconstructed world rather than panoramic stereoscopy. (There is a demo like that on the Vive, but I haven't tried it personally. At timestamp: http://youtu.be/OknS2wfHi9E?t=52m33s )
The panoramic aspect is somewhat annoying as you get the urge to twist your neck all the way around with every new photo or camera cut to view all 360 degrees. It might be manageable in a (wireless) Samsung Gear VR on a swivel chair, but still. What I've seen is so far is not very compelling. At its ideal, you would freely explore a captured environment, fundamentally challenging an artform once based on _controlling_ perspective.
HBowman: I'm used to virtual reality since 1998 by the way of gaming industry. So this is not real VR because it is based on a real location.
Last year I coded a real VR scene. If your computer powerful enough have a look :
With photo, you need to make a 360° "STATIC" view and then use a device on you nose to "feel" in immersion.
With real 3D rendering the view isn't static and every parameters to make it "alive" are possible. No need occulus rift or any device to feel immersed in such environment. Those devices are just the cherry on the cake for us.
So, I would speak about AR (augmented reality) when using photography. Google Map do this since years ...
But yea, real VR need some others skills than just photography.
VR in the photography industry is just the new hype word to sell even more "new" material. I guess us, virtual developers are more fluent about the subject than you or any DPreview staff.
The photography world is a little niche midget compared to the gaming world.
Ho well... Not a place to explain this.
I'm used to virtual reality since 1998 by the way of gaming industry. So this is not real VR because it is based on a real location.
Impressive early result yes. This camera is now superior to any foveon to date (whatever strange individuals may think...).
When I see this I say "period" :
The very affordable serious dream camera to any landscape photographers (and others).
evilmagicnut: Will this finally end the criticism towards Canon for their supposed low ISO DR "problem"?
I'll break down laughing if the 1DX II registers higher (low ISO) DR than the D5. Not because it matters but because of the irony and the ammunition it will give the Canon tribe.
Pull up a chair this is going to be good.
Barney ... Low DR inside a camera isn't a "deficiency".
Because photography is all about DR... Today cameras are made for utter lazy hobbyists. PPL who buy the D5 do not freaking care about 20 stops of DR (and useless articles on DPR).
Good interview but I would have loved to see this:
DPR: Now that the D500 has been launched, will we see the successor of the D700 ? Because you know, since day one of D800, Nikon FX users split into two camps and many think that the D700 do not have any successor yet.
Nik: (smile) We are aware of this situation because it is very similar to the D300s case. We do not forget our customer base and a very exciting answer will be given soon to the "D700 lovers".
HBowman: Color fringing machine all the way. For this price it should have been apo... or at least a bit corrected.
I'm saying that for the price. For only few hundred more $ one can get the Zeiss 135 APO, one of the best lens available, otus grade. I'm used to moderate fringing with the inexpensive Nikon f1.8 line and again, it is not that strong. So special glass here, special glass here ... yea yea ... what is important is the result and here, I do not see 1500 US$ results.
Color fringing machine all the way. For this price it should have been apo... or at least a bit corrected.
Haaa ! Jungle Jorge is probably sleeping ! :)
Jorge Bayonas: Interesting article:http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/00-new-today.htm
Stay here with me we have plenty of time. Then you do not pollute a whole comment column with no sense :)
I'm not insulting you. Do you feel persecuted ?This is typical Caffeine intoxication (or pervitine).
Hey Jorge !
Can you stop to chest beat and auto like your own post ?
Go away from caffeine bro.
HBowman: If I were Pentax/Ricoh marketing manager I would dance actually, like a successful rocket launch. Even if ppl start to fight now in the comments, it's been a long time I seen such love and kind words for a brand.
This is a very good sign.
Can't wait to see ppl starting to use it with legendary lenses.
The engineers already knew it will be a success ;)
phoenix15: One of the biggest job left for Ricoh now is Making attractive prime lenses. This should be 85/1.4, 135/2, Macro 200/4, and 300/2.8.
Pentax is not known for the zoomish lenses, I guess they should strengthen what they are good at.
I think they will announce DFA limited lenses road map at CP+.
If I were Pentax/Ricoh marketing manager I would dance actually, like a successful rocket launch. Even if ppl start to fight now in the comments, it's been a long time I seen such love and kind words for a brand.
endofoto: Nice pro lens for portraiture however pros dont use crop sensor for portraiture. If it was compatible with full frames, it would sell a lot to pros.
@ endofoto You are right.
@MeuuuhContinue to practice before giving advice.
Beautiful camera with awesome specs. Landscape photographers will love it :)
... and not only landscape photographers !