Valen305: Insightful interview, but the explanation for the odd design of the Quattro makes no sense whatsoever. How does that body resemble a dslr? ...wait, let me smoke some crack... oh, now I see it.
Leonard, I hold the camera with one hand gripping the lends and the other gripping the body no matter what I shoot. Where he lost me is when he said that you'd hold it like a dslr, because the Quattro doesn't have a built in viewfinder! Do you get it now?
Insightful interview, but the explanation for the odd design of the Quattro makes no sense whatsoever. How does that body resemble a dslr? ...wait, let me smoke some crack... oh, now I see it.
atamola: Finally!!!! Yes!!!! yes!!!!
28-35-50 sync 1/4000 yeessssss!
"...she's all I'll ever need..."
This is great!
The sync speed is a big selling point. There are some shots that are just not possible with a max flash sync of 1/250s. Think freezing athlete in action when mixing flash with ambient.
Valen305: Aside from a handful of dentists, who will buy this?
This camera is so pointless. Professionals know better than to buy this over the a99, and consumers can’t afford it. Instead of partnering with Hasselblad to produce rebranded gear, Sony should develop their own mirrorless MF camera with Zeiss glass to compete with Hasselblad.
Aside from a handful of dentists, who will buy this?
E-mount? Might as well get an NEX body that is more compact and lightweight!
Sony is likely targeting first time dslr buyers who will see this as a compelling alternative to a Canon Rebel. But we know better than that, right guys?
rfsIII: I fail to see how this is any sense a bad camera. Lens makers long ago perfected the 18-55 lens, and there's an APS-C sensor, it's the Brownie Hawkeye of mirrorless cameras. Why the hate?
It would also make a great stunt cam for times when you don't want to risk your A900 and for hiking it would be wonderful.
I give up.
Because it has an E-mount. Might as well get an NEX that is more compact and lighter. The average consumer will be impressed by it, however.
SushiEater: I think it is stupid idea to begin with.1. Loss of light.2. Since it uses your flash and power (since there is loss of light you would not be able to take as many flashes) what is the point.3. For 1/2 the price (and this is expensive version, there are other much cheaper versions) why not get MRC-232 LED Ring Adjustable Hotshoe Light Video Lighting Lamp 6000K for DSLRfrom Ebay?It uses Sony battery included (cheaper versions use AA just like your flash), allows to use it as video light, adjustable light too.Some versions can be used as flash or video.
an LED video light? Awsome! I just have to crank the ISO up to 125,000 and shoot wide open at F1.4.
Bjorn_L: Ring flash = poor photos. They obliterate shadows and create very boring flat photos. Also the quality and usefulness of a device like this seems VERY suspect.
Some of my best shots have been taken using this contraption. *hint - you don't necessarily have to use it as the main light. Don't have an assistant to hold a reflector for fill light? You're welcome.
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."
The only time I work for free is for portfolio shoots where no one is getting paid. Beware of modeling agencies that are unscrupulous and will send you "New Talent" for photos, when in fact they're sending you paying customers that aspire to be models. Wont fall for that again unless I get my cut.
Todd Ka: Harlan Ellison Pretty much sums this up here.
Yes! Classic interview. "I don't take a p*ss without getting paid" haha.
What? No duck face?
wutsurstyle: I like how the tire tread marks make no sense at all.. looks like the curiosity is a bit lost (no road map eh?) or taking ballroom lessons on Mars (okay lead with foot number 6..oops).
Maybe its using apple maps! lol
In order for this Leica to be competitive in commercial photography, which is what its aimed at, it will need to have a better tethered shooting solution - USB doesn't cut it at those file sizes, plus the cable is too short. Leica can dismiss the D800 as much as they like, but for a working professional right now, this camera is nowhere near as useful as a Hasselblad coupled with Phocus, or FF DSLR with Lightroom or C1. In commercial photography instant image approval is expected by the clients and creative directors. Then there's the issue of availability. How many rental houses carry this?
This camera reminds me of the Aston Martin Cygnet, which is basically a Scion IQ dressed up in wood and carbon fiber. If they were launching this with a whole new line of Hasselblad lenses, it would make sense - but seems they're not, so its pointless.
Nmphoto: Like I said with the G5. All you people out there that think if you guy the best gear available you become a good photographer. Think again. It does not matter what you use. A good photo is a good photo regardless of what you use. I have seen some terrible photos taken with D4's and 1D's using the best glass. And....welcome to the digital age, where 90% of your photos will be viewed at around 2 megapixels. When was the last time you printed one of your photos larger than A3 ?
Very true. Its one of the reasons I use a Fuji X10 with an Eye-Fi wireless card now for candids, travel etc.
I think instagram is so popular with the masses because it gives their ordinary photos a "flavor", much like film stock. Would Steve McCurry's photos be as arresting if shot in digital without processing? Instagram is just a novelty, and as such, it can't debase professional photography. A discerning photographer will treat filters like seasoning - a ton of spice won't fix an overcooked steak, but if cooked just right to begin with, the seasoning can definitely elevate it.