Dennis Linden: Let's be honest, how many NON pros were buying PRO accounts, and what did PRO mean anyway ??? The vast vast majority of Flickr users are undoubtedly NOT Professional Photographers.
Of course. 'Pro' is just a moniker. Having a Pro account doesn't mean you are a professional.
Well, well, well... I know at least one professional photographer, a photojournalist, who has a Flickr Pro account. That was really a silly statement. Glad she withdrew it.I also feel good about being able to keep my Pro account. Fortunately Yahoo! didn't go the Adobe way....Now if anyone could explain me why this news is on Connect...
I like the new layout. The old one had too many white areas.According to the information mailed to me, Flickr Pro accounts will suffer no changes, but if it does it's akin to what Adobe is doing with CC: ending old subscriptions in order to charge more. Hope it doesn't happen.
sebastian huvenaars: Useful article :)
To be honest, i didn't have a clue about what "other" photo editing programs are there... Just blindly relied on Photoshop. Adobe decided to change all that haha.
«I didn't have a clue about what "other" photo editing programs are there...»It was just you and 99% of the photographic community. Good thing Adobe opened people's eyes to the fact that it doesn't have the monopoly of editing software.
ManuelVilardeMacedo: I don't mind if Olympus axes their basic compact cameras. They are probably OEM products rebadged 'Olympus' (at least part of them). Such products don't really add to the brand's prestige and their manufacturing has probably become a burden - especially now that everyone who takes snapshots uses a smartphone. A logical move. Olympus had better concentrate on micro 4/3 and not forget the demand for new bodies from those who have large collections of 4/3 glass. They should face that they can't compete with the big names and specialize in what they do best, even if that turns them into a niche brand. By doing so they'll acquire more prestige than they would if they kept offering crappy point and shoots that nobody is willing to buy anymore.But then there are non-photographic issues. Downsizing will mean contributing to the unemployment figures and the corporation's image hasn't the best reputation right now. A sizeable hurdle. As an Olympus user, I hope they can solve their problems.
Cameras, aeroplanes and mobile phones... Silliest comparison ever!
I don't mind if Olympus axes their basic compact cameras. They are probably OEM products rebadged 'Olympus' (at least part of them). Such products don't really add to the brand's prestige and their manufacturing has probably become a burden - especially now that everyone who takes snapshots uses a smartphone. A logical move. Olympus had better concentrate on micro 4/3 and not forget the demand for new bodies from those who have large collections of 4/3 glass. They should face that they can't compete with the big names and specialize in what they do best, even if that turns them into a niche brand. By doing so they'll acquire more prestige than they would if they kept offering crappy point and shoots that nobody is willing to buy anymore.But then there are non-photographic issues. Downsizing will mean contributing to the unemployment figures and the corporation's image hasn't the best reputation right now. A sizeable hurdle. As an Olympus user, I hope they can solve their problems.
Sad Joe: Another sign of the times guys....only a matter of time before us camera loving folk walking around with our DSLR's look as silly as photographers of old having to hid under a sheet to take images on their large plate cameras.....
Good photographers were always a drop in the ocean.
Well, come to Europe some time. You'll find lots of young people shooting with film cameras and attending development workshops in Paris, London or Berlin. Not everyone is a gadget freak; some want to know the essence of photography. Don't worry about carrying your DSLR. You'll only look silly if you keep making comments like this one... (g)
nathansmith: "It will provide the angle of view and depth of field control of an 86mm F3.2 lens for a full-frame system" is in the 2nd line.
See why ALL Micro Four-Third lenses lose two full f-stops of depth of field control at http://discoverfullframe.com.
Dear Mr. Smith, with all due respect, what you are doing is negative publiciy. It is ethically dubious from a business viewpoint, a practice that deserves universal rejection. But then you're not a corporation, so you may think it's alright to do it... (On the other hand, you seem to be willing to advertise yourself.) Besides, have you realized that 35mm established itself despite all large format aficionados bashing Dr Barnack's invention at the time? Well, you're acting just like them.Plus - is there any reason why we should be listening to your advice? Your pictures are technically good, but not that extraordinary - save for the (ab)use of HDRI. Photography isn't just about technique.I certainly won't ditch The Online Photographer and DPR for your website. Others will; not me. Sorry, nothing personal. I'm not even a Panasonic fanboy...
rusticus: a superfluous camera, for those who have an OM-DBuy it to its OM-D a Nikon 1 V1 4K RAW 60fps Camera for 200 Dollar
Gsum, your last reply was completely inadequate. Using terms such as 'stupid' and 'foolish' is unnecessary and reveals you have a fundamental lack of manners and education. It's just a shame that you aren't intelligent enough to understand a sarcasm, but that is not certainly my fault. Blame it on the way you were raised, on the Internet or the educational system, but please try to look a bit more polite next time. Being on the 'net and addressing to unknown people doesn't give you the right to delve as low as you did. That said the E-M5 (and henceforth the E-P5) is a superior camera compared to the poor ugly duckling that is the Nikon 1 V1. The mere lack of proper controls is enough to make it that way, but any comparison test confirms that its image quality, while better than most point and shoots, doesn't bring it up to the same level as the E-M5. No frame rate can do anything to help it, and neither does the ludicrous BSS function. (I do have experience with Nikon cameras.)
The 'pathetic little thing with the ugly lump' is the Nikon 1 V1, as everyone else understood at first.Frankly, I can't see why anyone with a serious interest in photography - as opposed to being a gearhead - should care about such an OTT frame rate. 60 fps to make mediocre pictures? Meh.
sadwitch: Here's a good size comparison between vf-2 vs vf-4http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/598/910/42.jpg
Surely. It works with logs, but will it give good results with cats? (sorry, couldn't resist...)
You mean that pathetic little thing with the ugly lump? The point and shoot with interchangeable crappy lenses? No way! Do you have a clue as to why its price dropped so steeply? Because nobody takes it seriously. And rightly so.
Michael Jardine: Shame on Olympus! It's expensive! They're using the 'old' 16mp sensor! Focus peaking is complicated and doesn't work on Video! And it's not weather sealed! Who the heck would buy this?
Where do I get one?
Naveed, Michael was only joking. Why is it nobody understands a satire nowadays?
Roland Karlsson: The original PEN was half frame. So ... APS-C should emulate a FF PEN nicely. But ... now its FourThirds, so ...
Otherwise, its just beautiful! Visually a very good emulation of the PEN.
Abortabort, you're right. I appear to have suffered momentary brain fade. How hard would it have been to pick the calculator...?But you will care to notice there are different APS-C sensors, the largest one being 28,7 x 19,1.
Raist3d: If this camera went for real nice ergonomics, got rid of the silly wheel in the back which dubs as a four-button controller, and Olympus pushed mecanical dials like shutter speed, etc. it would be great.
But as it is, it looks real promising from the front and real disappointing from the back (again, talking specifically ergonomics and faux-retro looks).
On a side note: I commend them for pushing the shutter speed to 1/8000th and flash sync to 1/320th.
Update: oh I see they really have no wheel controller. Step forward then. Still think they are over thinking the interface, but at least no dial wheel with the four buttons. I rather would have preferred to see four buttons there though.
Actually, it's hard to make any sense of what you write. « I elp avoid weir tact and changes». What is that?
It has two dials, one on the front and another on the rear, just like the E-M5. All E-Ps have had two dials. I don't really understand what you're trying to get at. Did you even look at the camera's pictures? There are plenty of them where both dials are visible, how did you miss it?
You forgot to mention the puny sensor and the equivalent aperture...
No. APS-C is more than half of full-frame area. Four Thirds is actually closer to the half-frame concept. As it was meant since its inception.
GeorgeZ: While it'S a beautiful camera- a EM5 in the PEN form factor, it's the predecessor all over again. Like the PEN2 and 3 the sensor didn't change compared to the previous model. At least they got cheaper, a lot cheaper when the new model came out.I't seems Olympus goes another direction now if the 5 will remain the only new model, so the current line-up will continue to sell for the same price and this will be a luxury proposition.What justifies the price? 1 more axis OIS like in the EM5? Without weather sealing this price is a joke.
What do yo mean? The previous model to the E-P5 was the E-P3, which had the same sensor as the E-P1. This one has the E-M5's Sony 16 MP sensor! It is clearly an evolution.As for the price, it will drop in a few month's time.