DanielFjall: "...but looking to the future one thing I can say for sure is that the camera has to outperform the human eye."
How could anyone tell?
Crystall ball ;-)
Sirandar: Even if Samsung just re-released the S3 in 2014 it would still be a far more usable phone than almost every newer smartphone except those made by Sony and a few others.
Why is simple ..... most new phones are deliberately crippled because they don't support microSD. HTC and Google want you to use the cloud so they can watch exactly what you do and mine that info. There is nothing inherently bad about this except it provides a very poor user experience compared to having your files local. No signal = no files Syncing sucks and is a waste of time.
The Samsung S5 will support at least 130GB of storage with a 128Gb microSD card. That means you can have all your music files local and never sync or wait for access again. And all local files are catalogged so you can search then quickly.
For those slagging the camera. You should probably wait to see the pictures .... then by all means slag away.
The S5 didn't really add much .... but at least they didn't take anything away.
Those decision are very logical from their p.o.v., they simply aren't in the consumer's best interest.
Prairie Pal: what kind of crap is this? Is has nothing to do with photography. Nothing at all.
Besides, this is old news.I've watched the very same gallery elsewhere some three months ago if not more.
binauralbeats: Don't need 4k in a smart phone. I'd rather pay much less ($350) and get a nexus 5.
@binauralbeatsWhat? a cellphone without an SD-card slot and a battery which can't be replaced? :-|
zodiacfml: Hmm.....very subtle update. I was hoping better so that S4 and other phones would drop in price.
Why the S4? Apparently it's highly unstable and suffers from various problems including overheating.Many say it's been a botched phone.
Exciting times for medium format users these last weeks...
Island Golfer: This is actually something I have been contemplating. However. on initial observation, I see two things I don't care for. First is the double-zippered rear slot that accomodates slipping the bag over the handle of your other luggage. Why the zippers? There is no need for it; and it is one more thing to unzip & deal with in the terminal. Lowepro has the same feature, without this nuisance. Second thing I don't like is that it appears as if even the Apache 6 is not deep enough to accomodate a D800 + a 24-70 + its attached hood. But, all manufacturers seem to short their bags in this way. All that's needed ia another 3/4 of an inch.
...in the luggage...no, wait, the zippers off the luggage?...or was it the luggage on the zippers off the luggage?...or the storage in the luggage off the luggage for the zippers?...or the zipp...
Markol: It started a month before Christmas, now we're 6 weeks past the event and still awards, awards, awards....I know they look great on the product page and help sell, but this site is still called digital photography Review.Just saying.
...which seems only fair BTW...
LensBeginner: Demosaicing nightmare.Will it ever get third part support or will it be another X-trans?
More than that, it's not good for end users if they get limited software support.A bit like Sony's lone forays into unknown territory (Betamax & MiniDisc come to mind), they are only worthy for early-adopters and tech enthusiasts.OTOH, no innovation = no progress.Time will tell, I guess.
Demosaicing nightmare.Will it ever get third part support or will it be another X-trans?
It's a bit like doping in cyclism: "everybody" does it, and they all shed crocodile tears when they get caught red-handed...
Artpt: I am not a professional photographer, but tried an old Minolta lens on a Sony A57 versus the kit....I have to wonder if aging lens are up to the standards of today's sensors? The Minolta was about $17, but none of the images were colorful and sharp. I suppose recent lens would be better, but vintage lens don't seem a good fit.
Professionals and enthusiasts, please comment.
Old is not synonymous with good.There are, quite obviously, good old lenses and good bad lenses, just as there are good new lenses and bad new lenses.
They had some problems with extreme focal ranges (very wide and super tele) before the advent of CAD/CAM (e.g. apparent chromatic aberrations with 200mm+ lenses, which are now corrected with complex multi-lens design while in the 70s you had 4- o 5-lens designs for the most part), so normal focal lengths are probably a safer bet.
That said, a 10$-bargain-bin lens is just that, a 10$-bargain-bin lens.
paulbysea: Where is the android version?
I never said that: if you took the trouble to read what I posted you would have noticed it.The other user was saying that you cannot update an Android device to the latest version of the OS.I pointed out that it is possible, unless hardware constraints get in the way.
dccdp: Oh, well. Yet another boring photographer trying to exploit stupid cliches... Yes, Eastern Europe is awful, people there still live in trees, eat bananas, and have never heard of Lego and TVs. As oposed to Westerners, who are all exceptionally cool, intelligent and have never ever encountered old towns, homeless people or abandoned factories.
An advice for those who still have this old propaganda-induced image about those "lesser countries". Just visit them, and you will see that they are perfectly normal, with rich European traditions, populated by normal people living in clean towns and working probably harder than most citizens of the old continent.
Wake up, forget your (bordering racist) preconceptions and be smart. :)
Well, I've actually been to Bucharest and no, it's not "perfectly normal", not even the town centre.
I don't mean it in a disparaging way, because I found it intriguing and fascinating, but when paved roads stop abruptly and you start walking on dirt at the turn of a corner; when you have a perfectly sound building next to one with a big red "seismic risk evaluation" mark and the doorstep full of trash; and still bullet holes from the last revolution in the walls of some of the most beautiful palaces then you start thinking.
Many capitals in south-east Asia (Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Manila... I'd say Hanoi is quite on par) are better kept that Romania's capital.
Very beautiful pictures, and tastefully edited too.I really dig the "white" look, even though I'm generally allergic to even the slightest highlight clipping.
@basalite:"Considering that the iPad generates over 80% of all Internet tablet traffic, it is quite obvious which tablet is in people's hands."...which is exactly my point (apparently you read my post in a hurry).Since when the masses are always right?
@Just a Photographer:1. it's "Beginner", not "bigger"...
2. It's obvious that you know *nothing* about Android: see, the best thing is that you don't have to wait for your manufacturer to do that for you! There are plenty of fast and efficient "cooked" roms around and you can even compile your own.So you can install the latest OS on a 2-3 year old phone, provided that the hardware is powerful enough to handle it.
Never got a virus, BTW.
Oh nothing, just the most powerful, versatile, mind-blowingly customisable mobile OS on the planet.But it's just for those who want to be able to take their tools into their hand and are not really fans of the need-to-know-basis OSes that have such a widespread following...
Wonderful!This is going to be a hit...
LensBeginner: Astonishing!How'd he manage to move the frame? camera movement on a slow-moving rig or PP?