I'm one of those who prefer the real thing. No amount of editing can emulate what can obtained with a good film camera loaded with, say, Kodak Portra 160 or Ilford FP4. However, if Sebastião Salgado uses Film Pack, it can't be that bad...
Holger Drallmeyer: Oh give me a break now. There is just absolutely no point in emulating film. It's like making Filet Mignon out of chuck eye. Get a film camera and shoot some film if you like the look of it.
EricAotearoa, what a nice idea to start a business: kosher and vegan film!
celipessoa1971: La souffrance des autres nous rassure sur notre bien être momentané.
Ma famille est composée de personnes bonnes, sensibles et intelligentes. Je ne suis q'un parmi une bonne dizaine, et je ne suis pas le plus brillant, ni le meilleur. D'autre côté, ta famille semble d'avoir géneré un pauvre d'esprit...
Joel Benford: "A police officer looked me in the eyes and said, 'You shouldn’t be here. Another bomb could go off.'"
Yep, journos risk their lives to bring us the truth (how many reporters killed in Syria this year?), and dpreview readers moan.
About normal, then.
You people are more depressing than the pictures.
Kurt, it's because people like you exist that the horrors of the world need to be reminded to everyone again and again. The world must be aware the things captured in these photos are actually happening. Being unaware of them, or pretending they're not happening, won't make those horrors go away. On the contrary, it will only make things worse because their perpetrators will believe the world isn't keeping an eye on them. Of course I don't expect you to understand it, but hopefully NatGeo will pick the beautiful photographs you're craving for. Time magazine is about politics and society, so it would be stupid to expect they'd pick beautiful pictures of giraffes mating in Uganda's savannah.
Oh la la, il parle français, il doit être trés intelligent...
People who come here actually prefer pictures of cats taken with full frame cameras and great, creamy bokeh. That's comfortable to see, of course - abstracting from the fact that's utterly stupid -, but there's much more to life than technically perfect, but ultimately shallow and pointless pictures.Do the pictures TIME selected portray violence, misery and death? Yes. They're part of life, too. Not everyone lives in a perfect world where the most extreme violence is the one exerted by trolls who believe the 'aperture equivalence' theories.
Frank_BR: Nano coating? Oh, no, another manufacturer who tries to tell other version of the same old fairy tale about lens coating!
It all started in the '60s when Asahi Pentax created a hype with SMC (Super Multi-Coating). Since then, the world has had to hear all this blah blah blah about the magical qualities of the various types of coating used in photographic lenses.
Some acronyms created since then by the fertile imagination of the lens manufacturers:SMC PentaxEBC: FujiT*: ZeissMC: Pentacon, CZJ, TokinaSSC: CanonC: NikonN: NikonSHMC: HoyaUMC: SamyangVMC: Vivitar
You're right. How can a layer of whatever material superimposed to the glass improve light transmission?
UnitedNations: A7 kills the DF.
Der: Hemingway sends HIS regards.Everyone else: an electronic viewfinder vs. an optical one. The latter wins hands down.
marcmasschelein: When i read thes I don't think these are the answers or professional photographers who earns there living with photography, correction or not?
I can see, after reading some comments, that the stupid anti-french feeling induced by the neoconservatives hasn't died in ten years... Freedom fries, anyone?
Leandros S: Is it nice or sad to know that even HCB wasn't above publishing mere snapshots?
I believe he'd smile if the saw this.
Todd Ka: Why I am a sucker for this stuff?
Because they're lovely.
AndreyT: At first one wonders what was the point of reposting these images again, after we have seen them hundreds of times already (they were making rounds around the Net for a few years now). But then one notices that there's an obvious political bias in the selection of these images: out of all those well-known Lego photo recreation pictures only the ones were cherry picked that fit certain propaganda-censorship agenda. And then a few "neutral" pictures were added to masquerade the original intent. Apparently someone at "dpreview staff" saw this veiled trolling opportunity and took it.
Oh, the Tea Party BS again...
Well, there are two ways to see these renderings: if you are narrow-minded you'll say it's sacrilege; on the other hand, if you take a more laidback approach to life, you'll find them absolutely irresistible, full of humour and imagination. And a spirited homage to these great pictures. I used to be a kid who'd be very happy to get Legos as gifts. These renderings bridged together those days and my incumbent passion for photography.
intruder61: IS 933 comments a record?
Not at all.
caver3d: Olympus is always the innovator with others following (Retro look, Live View, 5-axis IBIS, Sensor Dust Reduction system, etc.) . The Nikon DF and Sony A7 are retro ripoffs of the Olympus OMD series (E-M5 and E-M1).
The first retro digital camera was the Olympus E-P1, ack in 2009. All the others you mention followed the trend. So I guess caver 3d is right.
ManuelVilardeMacedo: I want one.
You really didn't have to reply, abrasive reducer. Replying is allowed, but not mandatory. (At least I think it isn't.)
I want one.
bossnas: Pure photography? LOL! Digital photography more like.
Pure photography is using light sensitive materials that you can hold in your hand, cameras that don't need batteries to function. That's taking things back to the root of the invention of photography, pure photography. Making images without the need of a computer, making prints without the need of a printer or inks. That's pure photography!
So you're saying I can't make 'pure photography' with my OM-2 because it needs two LR44 batteries, is that so?
babalu: #12 reminds of Keith Haring .
Indeed it does!