designet: The engineering time spent on this 'nice to have' could have been spent on any number of 'must have' features to add in firmware upgrades for the whole a7 family.
Minimum shutter speed in A Priority mode.
I wonder if it responds to hands only ?
Eskimo kisses and finger puppets would be a good option to include in future revisions.
Fogsprig: It looks unpredictable, but kind of useful, so kudos to Sony.P.S. I dream of making a photo with an eye's blink to make myself a shutterlord! :D
I am not sure 'unpredictable' is a good word to use, then.
The little app could work quite predictably and churn out hundreds of unintended mages if the setting is left enabled...
Now, the little app could be misused.. just the same as any other camera setting can be misused or mistakenly left enabled. Exposure Compensation or Bracketing or etc.
Just another flavor of user error :^)
aut0maticdan: I think this is very clever and useful. it really demonstrates the benefit of having extensibility via an App Store. I really appreciate having that in my a7s.
Unfortunately, it also highlights how bad Sony is at UX and design. I also don't like that some common features have become a $10 add on. Hopefully all this will improve over time.
"...some common features have become a $10 add on"
I think this demonstrates the benefit of having apps rather than adding features via firmware.
Buying the common features for $10 and so removing the need to buy the next camera model is a benefit only if the new common feature is incorporated into the new camera.
If the new camera does not have the feature built-in and the owner still needs to spend $10 then there is no benefit [to the owner] for the paid app model... everyone is paying whether new or old camera.
Okay. There have been many complaints about DPR being slow with reviews or etc. or Pentax cameras. But nice to have this extra section/series of pictures with more infos.
The dusky lady is giving the pale fellow water.The pale fellow is Adam and he is thirsty.
I like it.
- - thirsty guy is Anthony..I think I understand the confusion now :^|
TheDreamingWatchman: A lot of people seem to believe that - if you buy and own software - you can use it forever; or at least for the next 25 years.
Sorry to be the one to break the news: You can't!
In 10 years your current computer will be old and retired or slow and useless or dead without chance of resurrection.
You will have a new computer and the new computer will have a new OS.
And there's a good chance your current Photoshop (or Capture One or whatever you own) will not work with the new OS because the OS will be new and your software will be old. Real old.
But don’t worry! You can still put the box with your software on a shelf and tell your grandchildren: This it Photoshop (or Caputure One) from 2014.I bought it! I own it! It's mine! (My precious!)
And if only I could find an Emulator for Win7 (or OS X) for my Win 14 (or OS XIV) I could show you, what I can do with this little darling.I’m sure it still works like a charm.
I don't expect we will have mouse and/or pen in 25 years.
I expect to have a little implant in my finger. It will connect by sourtooth to the computing device. I will just gesture with the finger to make my selection.
Now PS will qualify for a reduction in cost for auto insurance.
Petroglyph: The new lenses are built to cover slightly more than FF image circle to allow all the things Pentax does with sensor shift. Astute observation DPR. Let's see that would be IBIS, pitch/roll stabilization, astro-tracker, scene recomposition, AA simulator, sensor-shift high resolution (someday probably not this year).
More orange juice.
Orange juice is good in the morning.
RichardBalonglong: It's time for me to save and have funding for this full frame Pentax before its release at the end of this year... I'm going to put up a Lemonade Stand... Lots and lots of Lemonade Stands to include the funding for the two new lenses..! LOL! =)
Not to mention peanut galleries; those are always a crowd pleaser !
Gazeomon: This must be the ugliest camera I have ever seen and I shoot Pentax for 2 years now (K5IIs, K3). My K3 is ugly but a very good photographic tool, I can live with it. This hideous looking new FF thing must be a truly amazing camera then. Not that I am getting too serious about the looks of a camera but I had to swallow hard a couple of times.
It do got a pointy head.But the perspective is low.
Not the most flattering picture.
Swallowing hard... being a little overt in your protestations. I think it is a form of love. You are afraid your friends will think you a sissy. Be strong and take your new friend to the dance. They aren't true friends if they can't understand it is okay for you to love the one of your choice.
'Bag for life' reinforced with corn husks and gorilla tape.
Think 'what would Behr Grylls do'
iPh0to: Why somebody would pick this up over a similar priced proper daypack like the f-stop Guru is beyond me. All those straps hanging ready to get snagged by a branch. Judging from the photo, there's no frame and hip support.
Guru looks to have mesh side pockets.Those catch things, too.If you are in an area with so many branches..
I just tuck in any extra of strap snugged down. When I have been in an area of tight branches (scrub tree or rhododendron) I find that all kinds of crap gets caught. Any top pocket on pack, space between me and pack... not just a strap.
I try to not go to places like that.Too scary thinking of the mandrake root.
TSeiler: I do not see the problem with this move. SI will still offer fantastic photography from stock photos and the photographers will have no problem finding another job.
Likely ironical.I know I was being so :^)
Although.. honestly... I probably could be shown pictures from 2012, told they were the game last week, and never catch on :^|
The photographers are laid off but the magazine will still need photos.
By laying these guys off, the magazine pays no benefits/tax.The photographers become independent contractors and pick up their own health insurance and pay additional tax to be self employed.
The magazine will not sever business relations and start using mobile pics :^)This is about costs for benefits and travel expense.
The only way they will not continue doing business with SI is if they ask prices that are too much even for their well recognized work. They will still get the better shots (based on comments below) and sell them to someone.
Well, sure. Stock photos are fine. Sports Illustrated Lite for the people not really interested in sports.
One picture of a guy catching a ball could be used every several issues and I would never know. Flip it horizontal, rotate it a bit. Sell it to sports illumi-not-eh.
Deardorff: OK guys, show me where Steiglitz, Adams, Cartier-Bresson ever wrote that they photographed with "analogue" or "analog".It is as asinine as digIdiots who say their prints are "carbon" when hand poured carbon print are so far removed from what they produces as to be comparing horses and mosquitoes for herding cattle.
I did black and white stuff years ago. The only 'silver' I remember is silver halide treated with developer. I would need explanation of 'silver gelatin' as well :^|
I was offered this link by a.. confidential source. :^)Carbon print: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl5FK7PTkFw
I don't recall seeing a winning photo that has no 1/2 or 1 star votes.
That says as much, or more, than winning.
yonsarh: I only use filter when using expensive lenses, but for lenses under 500$ or 300$, I don't use filter. If it is high quality lens, lens protection is needed. I don't use lens hood because of vignetting.
Lens hoods on expensive lens vignette ?All lens hoods vignette ?
Lens hoods are annoying.
BadScience: "pro" filters are to photography what monster cables are to hifi.
Argue the toss :^)
I have also used clear filter for sand in SW