Dr. Leonard: Camera is heavy, expensive and has a large mirror (do I hear a slap?). Note to SONY - the 645Z already uses your sensor. How about developing a mirrorless model to save weight, complexity (mirror damping), and with a lower price (less complex)? Say around 4K to tempt Nikon 800 would be buyers or even 5K, cheaper than the top models from Nikon or Canon.
Shutter =/= mirror
Made for selfies and sharing.. can be attractive for some (not me).
Btw: worst-placed built in flash ever. :D
npires: Doesn't this in theory rule out all holiday photos you might take?
This might not rule out holiday photos (I'm not sure even based on the Hungarian text itself) and did not find the term 'use' in the text.
'Use' can mean use in press or (going further) can even mean a photo posted on Flickr, 500px or Facebook - just to name a few.
The laws in Hungary has this ambivalent nature nowadays and I think they have it by purpose...
role_of_72: Google has hard time to translate from Hungarian so here's my NOT official translation of the quoted part (I'm Hungarian so I understand it):
2:48. Law about image and sound recording(1) To record and use an image or sound recording of somebody you need the consent of the given person.(2) Consent of the affected person is not required in the case of recording groups (calls them here as 'mass') and on public events.
My comment on it:This law is 'vague' as you say as all of our recent laws. The reason for it is that the governing politicians reserve the right for the authorities (=themselves) to interpret the laws according their interest.
One thing is sure: they don't have to apply this law but if they choose to do so, you have no chance to protect yourself if you're sued.
The trick is that according to the original Hungarian text the 'need consent to record and use' part can be interpreted as:
#1 - free to record, consent needed for use#2 - both recording and use needs consent#3 - use needs consent in all cases because it must have been recorded before in some way (with or without consent) so this equals #2
The governing politicians will use it to protect their position I have no doubt about it.
The point is to further undermine the freedom of press because the media will be forced to self-censor itself to avoid lawsuits that they will have no chance to win.
If you make something public (for example share it) I think it means 'use' so everybody needs consent before posting an image or sound recording.
Google has hard time to translate from Hungarian so here's my NOT official translation of the quoted part (I'm Hungarian so I understand it):
I'm a Hungarian amateur photographer living in the capital, Budapest.I read about the law recently but it would not change my photography habits.
In a nutshell: I'm quite convinced that this has nothing to do with the kind of photography we do.
[OFF] In a bit more detail: It is all about protecting the members of the ruling party and their buddies to have a chance to destroy any evidence of their messy affairs (they've been doing this for four years now).They had already restricted the freedom of the press, the Parliament, Constitutional Court and so on.This law was introduced on 15th March, one of our biggest national Days when political demonstrations likely to happen. Coincidence? Neh. [/OFF]
All in all I think you shouldn't cancel your visit because of this law but I can clearly understand if you do so.
Henry McA: Hungary is a great country plagued by a neo-fashist government.
No, the present government is rightist only, not neo-fascist but they are populist and hightly manipulative. I'm Hungarian, living in Budapest.
bobbarber: I don't shoot Canon DSLRs, but there is more to camera innovation than sensor innovation. Film cameras got better all the time, without the image quality improving. If you improve AF, handling, viewfinders, etc., those are legit improvements. I'm still shooting--gasp!--an Olympus E-410, and the sensor is not bad for what I use it for. Let's hear about the camera first, before we trash it based on the sensor. Maybe the camera tech is recycled too, but let's see.
Ergonomics is a matter of taste. I think Canon dslrs have quite a good handling and ergonomics while Nikon models under the D7000 tend to fall out of my hands every time I try to hold one..Same applies to the m43 Olys including em-5....so this is rather sublective.Sensor is an other thing: yes in low-ISO DR they lag behind but in colors they are still up there with Pentax (for me, again).
role_of_72: Looks beautiful - though it will be out of my price range (Eastern-European here)Slowly but surely mirrorless cameras with proper grips are arriving which is great news!For me the whole point of mirrorless would be to get entry level dslr-sized cameras with big viewfinders (and battery grip option), relatively small and light fast wide angle lenses.Although I'll wait till prices normalize.. it will take years from here I'm sure.
Yep, absolutely right! Pana went the good way from this point of view (although they lost that track a bit in the time of the G3) but basically m43 is not for me: I don't really like the 4:3 ratio of images and DOF control is even more limited than on APS-C. That is why I'm waiting more for an aps-c option.
Anyway the m43 manufacturers offer quite a nice package without doubt. I'm just not in the target and there is nothing wrong with that.
Looks beautiful - though it will be out of my price range (Eastern-European here)Slowly but surely mirrorless cameras with proper grips are arriving which is great news!For me the whole point of mirrorless would be to get entry level dslr-sized cameras with big viewfinders (and battery grip option), relatively small and light fast wide angle lenses.Although I'll wait till prices normalize.. it will take years from here I'm sure.
Thank you for the article! Of course there are quite a few methods to make an HDR image in PS.I'm still searching for the best technique for me so I'll certainly give it a try. There are some bracketed shots of mine waiting for post for a long time..Special thanks for presenting a more realistic (not overcooked) style in this category :)
role_of_72: What is your opinion on the color rendition of the lens?
I'm asking it because I have the previous model (17-70 OS HSM on Canon) and although I like the Sigma colors sometimes I have to face with some very strong yellow cast on my pictures.. Is it any better this time? (Same question for the 18-35 :) )Thanks!
Thank you, Andy! Neutral is great :)Actually I have yellow color shift on outdoor daylight images (both with the daylight and auto WB settings).Back in the days my Sigma 55-200 had very pleasing colors (it was a bit yellowish but I liked it) so was my Sigma 10-20 EX. They were about the same in color rendition but the 17-70 OS (not the 'C' version)' is a bit on a heavy side in this regard. I mean it shows the color of grass to be way too yellowish compared to my Canon lenses - and reality.
What is your opinion on the color rendition of the lens?
OK, at least now I know I still don't understand 'art'.. :D
role_of_72: I'm thinking of astrophotography: imagine this lens on a Pentax K-5 with an O-GPS1 unit..!
Hmm.. I have plans now.. :)
Yep: lenstip.com. They call it 'medium'.
Anyway, for me a bit of coma is better some ultra-short unintended star trails.
I'm thinking of astrophotography: imagine this lens on a Pentax K-5 with an O-GPS1 unit..!
role_of_72: The NX10/20 is my favourite design for mirrorless so far regarding ergonomics (yeah, sorry EM-5 and Nex line :) ).
If somebody is interested in it he/she can buy this thing but I DO hope that this won't be the main direction at Samsung.
My exact thoughts anyway. :)Samsung has some quite good lenses for the NX system, however what I don't particularly like about it (I mean the 'box' not the lens) it's that former Samsung models simply failed to deliver the per pixel sharpness/clarity I was used to on my 450d (forget about resolution differences here for a bit).Maybe there will be some differences this time.. let's hope. ((Regardless, I'll stay with the C brand btw :) ))
The NX10/20 is my favourite design for mirrorless so far regarding ergonomics (yeah, sorry EM-5 and Nex line :) ).
I too think this is the 'sharpest' real world sample so far. :)
role_of_72: Apart from the AA battery thing this is what I call value for money!Now let's see some good lens to come, Pentax ;)
The K-500 comes with 4AAs and the LI109 is the option, that was my main concern.