tim fisher46: The D800 is not a wise choice IMHO - I own one and a touring bike too. It can be knocked out of calibration.
I switched to the Sony Alpha 7R. It's so small and with prime lenses, it fits very easily into my bar-bag, always ready. Add a small off-camera flash and I'm producing a set of less than ordinary, "stock" images, which is what I view here.
Besides, getting to the heart of a culture rarely involves landscape work, it's the details, the interplay of Men, a more documentary approach would bring us closer, more time with the subject matters.
The images I view here could be achieved backpacking & taking side tours, so to me, the whole "cycling around the world" is taking precedent over the photography, such that these are stock / travel pictures, nothing more.
Furthermore, there as many people out there doing long trips, by bike or backpacking, such that the saleable value of these nice pictures is I believe rather limited.
Just my $0.01's worth.
Tim. Looked at your Corbis site. Not much there worth the bandwidth.
D800 may be heavier and bulkier than the Sony, although it produces better images, but "out of calibration?" Stick with your iPad, Dude.
You could learn from this guy. I'd be pleased to show any of his images.
Paul Storm: Their criteria was "the pictures that moved us most in 2012". A photographic chick flick. Morally obvious, sentimental and lame.
How very sad for you...
Alexsfo: New camera with the largest photosites. Finally, megapixel race is officially over. Waiting for the photosite size to become the next marketing thing (like DR, ISO, etc.)
D7000 has an edge when it comes to noise. 7D slightly sharper and 10% more expensive, worse autofocus and bracketing. Unless your zoom lens costs more than the body, the D7000 is the winner in my book, on all measures - more expensive zooms and it wins everything but resolution on very large prints, and then not missing by much. I can live with slightly soft more than slightly noisier.
Francis Carver: One of my favorite short stories of all time is Edgar Allan Poe's "The Premature Burial." Heck, I had no clue that he had actually wrote it about the Canon 1D X camera, phew....
Hey Scottelly - Will you loan out your 1Dx so we can see how bad our D4's are? My D4 won't be here for about 5 weeks, so maybe you could loan it out for a day sometime during that period so I'll have a real pro camera to compare the D4 against.
Frank C.: silly pointless article, this read isn't going to change people's behavior one iota, his time would have been better spent reviewing some photo gear
Less pointless than at least one comment...
Don't Like It? Don't Read It!
This isn't Digital Professional Review, but professionalism does include some obligation to teach to improve the profession.