Petrogel: Together with the remote control patent, the magnetic solution lens holder patent , the light field -like imaging system patent and who knows what's next patent, i believe Apple "will use this patent to sue anyone who'll design anything else about mobile devices.And maybe one day Apple will patent photography itself
Forget about penguins Petrogel. Your anti-Apple rant was idiotic. The fact you took to calling someone else a troll kind of says it all.
pdelux: The olympus version has the most gains only using the most premium lenses. How good can the Iphone lense be?
When you compare today's smartphones with so-called "real" digital cameras from a few years ago, they stack up very favorably.
Of course, a recent DSLR with good lenses is still miles ahead, but it is interesting to see how technology has improved across the scale.
WordsOfFarewell: Why am I not surprised that Apple steals an idea and patents it. Still who the hell needs something like that in a smart phone anyway ...
You'll find that all major manufacturers already own, license or continue to apply for patents. The patent process stops people from "stealing" what others own.
Thoughts R Us: This is a false comparison. The Photos app should be compared with iPhoto. And lest anyone forget, the Photos app is free; no one is being asked to pay anything for it. Photos is meant to be a consumer level app for the average user, giving them something for free to use on their photos.
Most Aperture users have already migrated to LR; this was something happening even before Apple announced the end of Aperture development. If any advanced users actually think Photos is meant to replace a pro app like Aperture, shame on them for not doing their homework. I don't know of a serious photographer who in any way is surprised or disappointed with the Photos app because they never expected it to be a pro app or replace Aperture.
Turlututu, No. If all your software needs were included for the price of a computer, life would be nice though. I'll take whatever I am given for free though.
kodos: This is one reason I will never use Apple software. They seem to get "bored" of it easily. Look at how they also nerfed Pages. I only use Adobe and Microsoft software now. Cross platform and as software companies we know they are in it for the long haul, so it is unlikely they will move resources to work on $17k Gold Watches.
Sure Kodos, Adobe and Microsoft executives and main shareholders can well afford their Apple gold watches using subscriptions for minor updates. ;-)
Seriously, I met with delegations from both Google and Microsoft last year, and in both cases, some of their teams had Apple products... iPhones, Macbooks, iPads... the lot. Naturally, I couldn't resist mentioning it to them.
DaveE1: Next week, Jeff Keller write a long piece explaining why he doesn't like eating apples when he wants an orange.
Photos is not supposed to be Aperture. If it was, it would be Aperture. Use an application that does what you want instead would be the best advice.
For Pro work, move to another product. Capture One Pro 8 is excellent, though there are others who are fans of Lightroom too. Capture One integrates with Media Pro by the same company if photo management is needed beyond what COP8 is capable of.
Turlututu: Does Photo will be compatible with others OS ?
It's a product Apple wrote for its OSX platform. I doubt it ;)
Next week, Jeff Keller write a long piece explaining why he doesn't like eating apples when he wants an orange.
Well, that is one way to destroy what was one of the best apps in the app store!
RichRMA: I have to admit that camera is really impressive (sounding). But RED has a reputation for announcing things LONG before they are actually available.
RED delivered on their previous promises. So be patient.
I doubt that it is meant as a casual birthday gift for a family member, so most of us can easily wait :)
marcio_napoli: Red knows their market better than me, but as far as I'm concerned, I can't see Hollywood ready for 35mp footage.
Not even Hollywood can handle it. It's just too extra costly for IQ gains that exactly who cares?
35mp moving images, even for the masters at Hollywood, is not a walk in the park.
You get more expensive CG, make up, special make up, props, sets, wardrobe, deadlines, etc.
Blockbusters' budget are average at 100 - 200 million, at 2k.
For 35mp footage, you can bet it will increase another 100 million for extra technical requirements.
PS: if you wonder what I'm talking about, it's possible that you've never made a CG visual effect.
Going from DV resolution, to 1080p is massive in terms of technical skills required.
Jumping to 4k is another massive leap, and then there's this 35mp thing...
Not worthy the extra cost. Not even for Hollywood.
Stabilization and re-framing reduces resolution, so shooting larger than needed is something that is fairly common.
2eyesee: Jokes aside (and that's not easy!), how does tacking a slab of timber on what is otherwise a pocketable camera make make any sense? At least the Franiec and Sony grips don't add any significant bulk to the RX100.
SimenO1, the whole point of the RX100 is to be as small as possible with a bigger camera's performance. It's meant to fit in your pocket, even if some people (hipsters mainly :D ) would complain that it still won't fit their tight jeans.
If you want place for your hand, you buy a larger camera. I'm not sure if there is a simpler way to explain that.
I hope the next RX100 version is even smaller, with even better image quality and more features. I only buy these because I have the regular sized camera already and want something better than a phone camera for travel.
veroman: "Inspired by Hasselblad?" No ... COPIED by Fotodiox. But I'm going to assume that the fit and finish of the Hasselblad grip is superior. Ought to be at the price. Anyway, the Fotodiox grip is, to my way of thinking, a helpful addition to an RX100 III. Why so many of these types of cameras don't come already designed with proper grips is beyond me.
It's meant to fit in your pocket. Buy a larger camera with more grip space if pocketable is not the goal. Otherwise, expect small.
Edymagno: Did they fix Mail constantly crashing? if not, They can SIUTA!
Mail crashing? Not once on my Mac and I have been using it daily for years.
BeaverTerror: When Aperture's discontinuation was announced a year ago, certain individuals on theses forums attempted to defend Apple's decision with the old "don't bash something that hasn't even been released".
Now that the Photos App has turned out to be just as much of an abomination as we all predicted, it's time to eat your socks.
BeaverTerror, I don't think you can claim any great credit for your "I told you so" on this one.
EricCul is correct. Pro's haven't been relying on Aperture for a long time; certainly since Apple made it clear years ago that it wasn't their intention to go after the Pro photography market.
The Photos app is nice, but it is the first release of a free and accessible app. I would have thought that was obvious too.
Fearless Spiff: It really is a joke. I am more than pi**ed.
dark goob, I know it is the fashion these days to be outraged. But protesting outside Apple HQ because of Aperture takes it to a whole new level. Adobe deserve you as a customer :D
agnost: I think Photos is well-implemented (much better than iPhoto) but it's a barebones application compared to Aperture, and certainly isn't an adequate replacement. I'm really glad I didn't import my Aperture library, which would have disabled it.
dark goob, I am eagerly awaiting your keynote speech at your next company's product launch. I really need to see if all your criticism of the Apple CEO is based on your superior abilities or just coming out of your ass.
keith james taylor: I think I will waite for the pro vershion so that i can take better photographs ;)
I am not joking, this is being marketed as the PRO version!!
Full name of the product from their site: "Fotodiox Pro Wooden Camera Hand Grip for Sony RX100 III"
I'd hate to see their budget version.
John McMillin: Bravo! That looks fabulous. There's nothing wrong with wanting a more elegant look or a more ergonomic grip or a more tactile surface, all of which this would provide. The shame would be paying a thousand dollars for it. This accessory delivers the goods for me, while its low price makes fun of Hasselblad's greed. I want one! Though I don't want a Sony camera....
Looks "fabulous"? LOL
People buy pocketable cameras for their pockets and someone invents a thing simply to make it too large to fit? Genius!