Neil-H: Oh plz plz plz, if there is a god, make this work. I would have a blast photographing people in public using these....
At 6200 bucks I doubt you'll see many of them.
pew pew: seems a good camera, and priced nicely
Terrible camera? Am I to assume you have hands on experience with it then?
Biowizard: Cameras made (mostly) of metal, with real dials, real focus rings, etc., are so much nicer than blobs of amorphous plastic controlled via menus. Just being retro styled does NOT mean you are cut off from the latest in electronic wizardry, as my wonderful OM-D E-M1 shows. It looks and handles a LOT like my 1976-vintage OM-1, and yet I can control it remotely via an iPad, process and play with raw images on board, and do so much more than simply spend all my pocket money on spools of Kodachrome 25.
I agree wholeheartedly. I just find cameras such as the X30 so much more pleasant to use. Photography is ultimately about the image, but I find when I enjoy using a camera I am making a lot more of those images.
Mike FL: 57 "I own it", 23 "had it"
Will amazon sale the "23" as "OPEN BOX" to take a lose, or send these "23" back to to FUJI?
I understand that and agree fully with you. It's just that the OP explicitly mentioned Amazon as a potential reseller without any knowledge of where the 23 alleged "had it" came from.
How do you know that any of the 23 were sold by Amazon?
Angrymagpie: Steve Huff claims the optical performance of the 35/1.4 easily surpasses the FE55/1.8. He did not specify this beyond "rich rendering" in his preview, but do you guys think we might soon be able to get a 35 AF lens that's both faster and visibly sharper than the FE55/1.8?
@ottonisI think magic is a good a word as any.There is just something about the "look" of images made with some lenses.
Thuravi Kumaaran: Please don’t make confusion in the integrity of this well respected site, by placing untimely, unexpected promo video like this.If this promo video has happened before the final review of Sony Alpha a6000 from Depriew, no issues may not have raised.I felt it my duty to tell this.I also enjoyed this excellent video. Alpha a6000 is one among, the excellent value based camera as per different reviews.Please do more of these videos!, but before the final review from Depriew.thanks.
@querza...same thing with 7D II comments.
aandeg: So with actual cameras it's Canon, Nikon, Sony, then the other mirrorless are not even noticeable. That certainly helps explain why Panolympus can't make any money.
So when did Sony last make any money?
Paul B Jones: Apropos of not much, most of my family holiday, social event and pet snap shooter coworkers are doing their photography now with smart phones instead of compact point and shoots.
This has changed the nature of the photographs taken. In many peoples' hands the smart phones don't handle low light scenes, bright light scenes or action scenes all that well. I know the phones can take brilliant pictures but it seems a lot of folks don't feel it necessary to put as much effort into their pictures as they used to. It is almost like the phones have changed the social value of photography, turning it from a semi-formal ritual into a mundane and hurried documentation of all random and not random activity.
I guess I am probably coming across as a snob but that is not my intent. The rise of the smartphone is perhaps creating a new form of photography in which the quantity of images taken is more important than their quality. It makes sense that this trend would be reflected in the flickr stats.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Lee Jay: "3m Coudé Refractor"
It would be news to me if such an instrument existed. I think this is a reflector, not a refractor.
it is a refractor. It is 3m focal length. Diameter is 28.5 cm.
I had a look through one of those lenses at an event some years ago. I had no idea they were that rare.
The Name is Bond: Gimmickry, not photography.
And just who exactly are you to decide that someone else's work is pointless?
DaveE1: His "work has garnered a lot of attention in the past couple of years"...
I'm not surprised. Popular sites, such as DPReview, are posting his photos on their sites for no other reason than others seem to be posting his photos too. Nothing attracts a crowd quite like a crowd.
I wish I hadn't thrown away all my old photos that I thought were too bland. I could have been on this page :-)
Please define real photography.
I am switching to full frame since 6 months (bodies, then lenses, one by one); and plan to have medium-format within 2 years for portraiture.
645z is already available for pre order in Canada. (Henry's).
D 503: Why did she not have a gun ?
Yeah I'm pretty sure she would have pointed a gun at someone she thought was protecting her.
OMG eh....I predict this one will be a great hit with teenage girls.
sh10453: Many of the images can't be described by words. Of course there is always room for "critique"; a professional critique, that is, for those who learned it in college.
Incredible captures of the harmony between the children and the animals, staged or not, regardless of post-processing, which, in some cases, may not have been suitable to everyone's taste. But it is her art, and her taste.If you don't like her art, remember that not everyone likes YOURS either!
For me, many of these images really explain the meaning of "A picture is worth a thousand words"!
kimchiflower: Has anyone tried to shoot 1200mm at f/5.6 on a small sensor?
It cannot be pleasant.
Yep....I bet 1/3 of a stop makes a huge difference.