Iskender: 'Otus' = not very formal Finnish for 'creature'.
It's not weird enough to count as a branding failure per se. However, I suspect potential Finnish buyers are likely to take it a tiny bit less seriously. Think: Zeiss Creature 55/1.4. =)
I just learned a second word in Finnish. The first one was perkele.
starwolfy: And now people complain about Leica price.
Amazing optics and built quality = expensive.
That's not the case here. The optics of Zeiss lenses were never really exceptional - just on par with pro grade lenses, usually even softer wide open.What you pay for here, is the supposedly "exlusive" brand - so it's just a status symbol like a Leica, or a Nex rebranded to Hasselblad.
well, it might be an exceptional lens, but it looks like a cheap toy with that rubber band and the yellow Sans font
Menneisyys: While I welcome the changes (particulalry by the battery life improvements, which did suck at 1080p60 with the 3BE), I'm pretty much disappointed by it still having 4k@15 only. I really hoped they'd bump it to at least 24p now that common, inexpensive SoC's support even 30p recording at 4k.
4k is an overkill, and for the target users of these cameras, 24fps is just as useless as 15fps. I would use 1080p 60fps over 4k 30fps anytime.
wlad: ..and comparing 100% crops from sensors with different resolutions makes sense because .... ?
Correct. It makes absolutely no sense. It's like comparing a 3" square cut out from a 6x9 photo to a 3" square cut out from a billboard.
A 100% crop would make sense only if you downsampled all pictures to 13MP - ie the resolution of the sensor with the lowest resolution in test.
that's my point. These 100% crops of an object at different "magnification" levela are absolutely worthless. In fact they make the obviously best sensor look worse than the rest.
That's simply a totally wrong way to compare sensor performance. A 10 years old 6 megapixel DSLR would look better on a per-pixel level than a current D800 with its 36MP. And there's absolutely no doubt about which sensor performs better.
..and comparing 100% crops from sensors with different resolutions makes sense because .... ?
massimogori: I noticed the size of the wi-fi logo. Is it aimed at visually impaired people?
my guess is that it's the only difference between G16, and the previous version, so they decided to make the logo so prominent
yawn, another 6 months, another irrelevant "professional" P&S...
Trollshavethebestcandy: If the devil suddenly started selling ice cream in hell would you buy? The smart one says "No" because he knows you don't make deals with the devil even if you are already in hell. If Saint Peter came down offering you spumoni you would say "Hell yeah!" even if you did not like spumoni because you know you could trust him knowing no strings attached.
Say no to the devil and convert to spumoni or being catholic I guess is the moral of the story. Stay out of the never ending subscription hell and you can try other flavors.
let's stick to the car analogy.In this case, the "devil" offers you a current generation Ford Taurus for $99.Or, you can get a Ford Fiesta from the 80's that barely moves, consumes 3 times as much as the Taurus, has no safety features whatsoever, but is for free.Your choice. Oh, and only a handful of people consider the one who offers the cars a "devil".
PhotoHawk: There are much better programs out there for editing photographs than PS Elements for the same price or less. Frankly the GIMP and Rawtherapee combination is far more capable for $149.99 USD less. If one would want a current commercial package the latest versions of Corel's products are quite a bit more comprehensive.
groucher, go ahead and pretend the free applications are better because they are free.That's about the only thing that's good about them. Their features, GUI, and capabilities however, are abysmal.
You gotta be kidding.RawTherapee is the single worst RAW processor that I've used.And Gimp, well, it's the 90's in terms of GUI.Note that I use BOTH RawTherapee and Gimp on my laptop, but I have licensed copies of Lightroom+CNX and PSE on my desktop.The difference between the free and the commercial applications is absolutely obvious.
howardroark: We still don't like you, Adobe.
If the possibility to open new RAW files is more important to you than all of the other Photoshop features, what does that tell you ?
You are right - I see no problem with Adobe dropping support for old versions of their products. You buy version X, and it has the same features throughout it's whole life. If you want additional feature (like support for new cameras), you'll have to pay for them, and that's perfectly normal.And Photoshop is so much more than just ACR... The only people who have issues with unsupported cameras in ACR are those, who never needed Photoshop in the first place.
That group of yours is really not that large.And you're lying to yourself when you say you can not use CS6 once you buy a new camera.You can get the free DNG convertor and use your old copy of Photoshop just like before.But it's easier to blame Adobe for everything, I guess.
Photoshop has been used by photographers historically only because there were no other suitable "darkroom" alternatives.Seriously - a BITMAP EDITOR for adjusting photos ???That's like slicing a tomato for breakfast using a surgical laser scalpel.Photographers who use Photoshop for general processing of their pictures are utilizing 5-10% of Photoshop's features. Habit had become second nature.
..and you do realize Adobe targets a totally different market with Lightroom - amateur and pro photographers - not graphical designers as is the case with Photoshop.There's no cloud subscription necessary for us.
apart from the fact that those 14 "likes" represent a whopping 0,000002% of Dpreview's monthly unique visitors (7 milion according to wikipedia), it was already 13 when I posted my comment. And since "We" looks like somebody is speaking on behalf of all the members of dpreview, I had to correct that statement.Since there are at least 2 of us (Keith Reeder and me) that do not hate Adobe ;)
speak for yourself ;-)
GodSpeaks: Found it...
Why does Adobe now make it so hard to find update links?
what ?My Lightroom 5.0 displayed a pop-up with a Download button as soon as I launched it yesterday.
ConanFuji: It's like putting a Michelin racing tyres on a bicycle.
given the mediocrity of both this zoom lens, and the iPhone's camera, I would say it's like riding a bicycle while wearing a F1 suit and helmet.