35mm f/2.0D50mm f/1.8D90mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro (Tamron)80-200 f/2.8D300mm f/4 AFSKenko Tele Pro 300 1.4x TCSpeedlight SB-800 & SB-600 FlashesGitzo 1227 Tripod with Markins M10 Ballhead
Adobe must be following the lead of AutoDesk. They have a graduated upgrade price depending on the version, but they are getting stricter about it and cutting off older versions from discounts. Their goal is to require AutoCAD users to maintain an annual subscription rather than paying for upgrades when they want.
I am tempted to upgrade to Photoshop CS5 (from CS4) but I almost never use Photoshop these days. Most of my photos are developed in Lightroom 3, and maybe 15% are processed with Nik Silver Efex or Color Efex. Only 5% or so ever see Photoshop.
If Adobe is going to insist on a monthly or yearly license fee in the future, they will need to create more pricing tiers. There are a lot of amateurs who use their software who can't write off the cost of their products.
Tokina makes fantastic lenses. I've had their 12-24mm f/4 for my Nikons since early 2005. The image quality is excellent and the build quality equals that of my f/2.8 Nikon zooms that cost more than twice as much.
Love the photos and the processing. As someone who shoots with several cameras ranging from an iPhone to m4/3 to an APS-C DSLR: I enjoy playing with any kind of photograph tool I can get my hand on...and that includes an iPhone and apps like Snapseed. I do carry a m4/3 camera with me wherever I go, but I still take photos with my iPhone 4 just to see what I can get with it. Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised.
They better release a normal-ish prime fast, because a lot of people buying something like this want to be able to photograph their kids in available light. That is something Panasonic understood when they released the 20mm f/1.7. Nikon needs to release a 15mm or 18mm f/1.8 or faster lens.
To me the big advantage of the smaller sensor should be the possibility of very compact fast zooms. But I guess I'm not in their target market :-p
10fps with smart photo selector? Sounds like the ultimate spray and pray camera rather than a precise photographic instrument. Where are the exposure controls? On a menu?
The pancake is just an f/2.8 instead of 1.8 or faster? That's disappointing. I'm bored with the lens lineup already. Guess I will stick withNikon for my DSLR and m4/3 for my more compact system.
Brad Ross: I was in a public town park and came upon a little league game. I thought it would be a good opportunity to try and catch some images of a ball caught in mid air. A parent asked if I was the official photographer and I said no the pictures were for me. A few minutes later a father/coach came over and ask me to not take any pictures of the children. The parents did not give me permission. He said that I could take pictures of any tree or flower in the park but not children. I was take aback and shocked and embarrassed. I said okay, and turned around and left. I guess I should have asked permission or introduced myself ahead of time but the game was already in progress
Since the game was in a public park you could have informed the father of your rights, but I think you did the right thing by leaving. There is an unfortunate paranoia and mob mentality among some parents these days, and unless you're the confrontational type I am all for respecting their wishes. Unless their children happen to be playing in a scene I am trying to photograph and I can't photograph around them. Then I might explain what I am trying to photograph and suggest that they avoid being in my shot if they want to. I'm a father as well so I sort of understand, but I still think people like that are over the top paranoid. I would not give a hoot if you wanted to photograph my daughter playing in a little league game. I would assume you were trying to photograph aspects of the game and not specifically my daughter. If she was playing by herself somewhere and you were photographing her I might find that a bit creepy, but a ball game? I just don't understand that degree of paranoia.
I will definitely be upgrading for the ability to combine filters alone.
ponyman: Can't help thinking that 24mps is around twice the ideal and hugely detrimental gimmick for a supposedly 'serious' camera.
I agree... and while you can shoot JPEG at a smaller size, RAW will be full size. I predict some trade-offs will be revealed. There are times when that extra resolution will be useful, but for most shots it's just not necessary.
They remind me of the binoculars Luke Skywalker uses on Tatooine. Perfect if you need to scan the horizon for wandering droids. Now if I can just find a real hovering Landspeeder....
I love the graphic quality of this image. It would look great hanging on a wall. Well done!
I lived in St. Louis for about eight years and I've always wanted to return if for no other reason than to photograph the arch and some of my favorite old buildings from downtown. I really like this particular shot of the arch because of the colors and the perspective from the park. You'd never know there were tall buildings just out of view.
This is a beautiful bicycle with nice detailing, and my wife's bicycle is even more so... with hand-carved lugs that have little heart-shaped cutouts. I spent a day photographing both bicycles with intentions on submitting one of those photos. Then I noticed the challenge was almost full with only four spots left available, but I wasn't at home and had to upload this mediocre photo from my website. It's not bad, but not a great photo either... so I didn't expect it to do very well. It certainly doesn't do the bicycle justice.
I love the colors, the contrast, and the angle.
I somehow missed this one when I was browsing and voting. I stopped midway and guess I missed some when I came back to finish voting. Would have rated this one 5 stars though. The color palette and lines are wonderful... it would look nice as a huge print hanging on a wall.