Biowizard: OIL PAINT FILTER! Om nom nom!!! WANT!!!
Can't quite figure out why, but "pixel bender" sounds just a wee tad dodgy!
Biowizard: The "Content-Aware Move tool" looks great - but is the AUTHOR aware that these "ducks" are actually GEESE? Canada Geese, to be precise! LOL!!!
Hehe! Thanks, Amadou - after all, you don't want anyone to think that dpreview is ...
... QUACKING up! :-)
The OBVIOUS benefit of 36 million pixels is that you can CROP freely, and still end up with a high res image. Enough so, that you could effectively double the length of any lens you shoot with, by settling for a 9 megapixel "4/3rds" crop, which would still print at A4 size at 300 dpi without interpolation.
Yes, your 24-70 f2.8 zoom could "effectively" give you 140mm at f2.8, if you are willing to drop to a 9Mpx crop.
This is something you CANNOT do on any Canon right now ...
Toh: Is this the beginning of the end of Wacom?
Ever since iPad (the first one) came out, I've been waiting for someone to produce a "Cintiq" app ...
Thanks - I didn't know that ...
... While I can imagine it becomes boring (like any other special effect), I do a lot of show posters for musical productions, and this kind of thing is a godsend!
OIL PAINT FILTER! Om nom nom!!! WANT!!!
The "Content-Aware Move tool" looks great - but is the AUTHOR aware that these "ducks" are actually GEESE? Canada Geese, to be precise! LOL!!!
Josh152: Wow reading these comments it is clear a lot of canon fans are desperately grasping at straws trying to convince themselves that the D800 isn't as good of a camera as it actually is so they can feel better about not owning one.
What the f[luffy bunny] have PATENTS got to do with it? Microsoft files patents. Apple files patents. Neither is well known for its pro cameras.
Stanley zheng: Better but not a lot better considering nikon offers 60% percent more megapixel . On the other hand, Canon 5d mark III,has a better iso performance than the other 2,it is able to provide a reasonably clean image at iso 1600, and yes it is better than nikon and its brother markII. 1 stop better than markII, and maybe almost 2 stop better than Nikon. Thus, in the real world, in my opinion, those 3 cameras will produce almost the same image quality. The difference in image quality can only be noticed by keen eyes and pixel peeping freaks!!! and definitely not by your clients or by other common viewers. In choosing which camera to buy, I would like to see more reviews in regards to focusing consistency, accuracy, durability of the body and ease of use. Because that would make a lot of difference in our final image.
Why is Stanley getting so hung up on ISO and noise levels at high settings? Not everyone wants to shoot fast moving subjects at twilight! In my case, about 98% of all photos I take are at ISO 100, with the only exceptions being when I shoot the odd stage show - and there, a little bit of "filmic" noise can actually improve the subjective result!
You wanna shoot in the dark? Get a D3. Or an image intensifier tube.
Biowizard: To me the D800 genuinely does enter into former "Medium Format" territory. Seriously amazing detail in that shot!
Take a REAL 35mm SLR (ie, one that accepts that funny old stuff called FILM), and grab a shot. Scan this on the best SCANNER money can buy, and compare the detail of what you see with what comes out of the D800 ...
... Guess what: even my 5Mp Olympus E-1 pretty much trumps scanned Kodachrome 25 trannies. You'd need to scan a 6x6 trannie from your old Hassleblad to get anywhere close to what the Nikon D800 is producing right in front of your eyes.
So YES, as I said before, the D800 is into _former_ Medium Format territory (do you understand the word, "former", Stanley zheng?!!)
To me the D800 genuinely does enter into former "Medium Format" territory. Seriously amazing detail in that shot!
Francis Carver: I thought that the Canon G1 X looked rather dorky.... but this latest Oly job is definitely prehistoric. Before the war, anyhow. :-))
I still have and love my original OM-1, which I bought new in 1976 (showing my age, I know!) - and part of what made me buy it at the time was its gorgious looks and handling against the Canons and Nikons of the day. Seems some things never change! :-)
Apewithacamera: GREAT LENS! BEST USED ATTACHED TO A NIKON D800!
Totally agree: a 36Mpixel sensor, without the antialising blur filter, is what you need to give a good Carl Zeiss prime lens a run for its money! Kodachrome 25, eat your heart out!
I simply LOVE metal-bodied Zeiss glass - like I have for my Contax S2. What a shame that marque never made a successful digital camera ...
Why would I want a "connected" compact camera - when I already have an iPhone?
And meanwhile, would I really want to be paying £15 per GB of 3G usage with an SLR that tried uploading every 14-bit, 36-megapixel RAW file (64Mb each) that I shoot to some "cloud" server? That would equate to about £1 per shutter press. NUTS.
The "cloud" exists for ONE purpose only - to MAKE MONEY for Cloud Operators.
LX93: Marketing Depts. in Canon, Sony, Pentax- you're noticing this, right?
Doubt it - they'll be too busy drinking Champagne in celebration!!!
Max Jerrell: D800 looking a lot less appealing.
Gotta check the UK situation, but it looks like falling off my wannahave list with a resounding thump, as a result of this Nikon USA idiocy!
So it looks there isn't an overwhelming endorsement of Nikon USA's announcement in this forum ... I wonder who DOES support this?
sorinx: It was not enough that we have complete Japanese monopoly in camera market, now they want to extend this.
Not to mention that most cameras are made in Taiwan, Korea, China, Thailand and elsewhere - even if they carry a Japanese name badge. Like the aforementioned iPhone - one of China's best consumer products.
Biowizard: I think my imminent order for a D800 and 24-70mm F2.8 has just been canceled, to be replaced by one for an E-5 with 12-60mm lens ...
... and I get in-camera pixel mapping as standard with the Olympus - something else for which Nikon requires you to send your camera in.
Don't know why, but the EOS-5 series (including the new III) doesn't do it for me. I prefer the Nikon bodies. But I also like my Olympus DSLR - just wish it had a larger sensor.
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