vFunct: HDR style is really the worst, ugliest most over-processed photography style imaginable. There is absolutely NO art critic that would find this look acceptable.
And really, art critics are the only viewpoints that matter, since they reference the leading edge and do not care for populist appeal of the Wal Mart crowd that so many photographers love.
HDR is the equivalent of a Thomas Kinkade painting, and even looks like it. THAT'S how bad it is.
Photographers: do NOT do HDR. Learn the subtleties of a proper naturally lit non-overprocessed photograph. Study Hedi Slimane or Terry Richardson or Ryan McGinley or Ineez & Vinoodh for some proper fine-art photography. Learn why the art critics love that, and learn why they hate Thomas Kinkade paintings so much,
Actually, HDR exactly matches what Adorno would call a regressive process.
Kodachrome200: why dont they every make thes with a standard lens why is always wide angle?
You have 41mm for the DP2, not exactly 50mm but not as wide as the X2, X100, DP1, etc.
plasnu: Am I the only one who prefers unprocessed image?
This is not a trolling. I honestly thought the processed image is overdone and not beautiful at all, so I'm curious what the other people think.
You are not the only one; there obviously is some aesthetical "regression" (the word comes from Adorno's work) in people: colors have to be over-saturated, details should all be visible, no blown highlight but full tonal range has to be used, etc. I used to like all these toys; I still shoot raw, but I now perform only a few adjustments.
MarkByland: ".. but in my opinion more high-end cameras will become mirrorless in the future." - I certainly hope not!
Again, what is wrong about having more of them? If you don't want them, nobody will force you to buy them. But again, if EVF can get better, there are obvious facts you have to consider: no mirror allows much better lenses for short focal lenses and this is why rangefinder cameras were often seen as better than SLR. Please have a look at some "SLR vs rangefinder" page and see the pros and cons. It has not only to do with size or price; there are things that SLR will never do as well as mirrorless cameras.
Hey, they merely said "more", not "all"! Why does it make you upset? Furthermore, remember that SLR cameras have never been the best ones. Rangefinder cameras probably were better for many purposes, and Fujifilm X100 obviously is exploring that way. There is much to do in that way and I hope it will be explored!
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