Jeff Keller: Just a heads-up that we're aware that the Ricoh WG-4's ISO 200 studio test scene shot is out of focus. This should be resolved in the morning (our time).
"Unfortunately, it's battery life is awful. "^small typo, should be "its".other than that, good article.
ChrisSwiss: I was hoping for some pears, but all we get is apples.
When life gives you lemons... ;-)
LensBeginner: Haha, was about to fall for it, then looked at the date...
@WaltSomethingDisregarding the patently offensive part of your message, I believe that a bayonet mount for a smartphone is not practical nor desirable.A magnetic mount would be much more fast and effective to use, and much less complex.
Complexity adds to the price of a product, did you know that?
LensBeginner: Another proprietary file format...no need for that, thanks
The next step is to start defining open standards for projection information.Xml-based, maybe ;-)
BorisAkunin: Can we have normal sized cards first?
@RedFoxEven if you only change smartphone every three years you'd like to be able to pay for storage just once.
Then you might shoot with your reflex and want to view the photos on your tablet WITHOUT having to mess with eye-fi, flu-fi, fi-fu, whine-wi cards.
Fact is, there's no need to use a proprietary standard for the whole image.Just add a sidecar files for projection information, use a standard image format and be done with it.
This way one doesn't lose everything when *they* go bust...
Another proprietary file format...no need for that, thanks
DaPonti: My understanding is that the winners are chosen on the complete gallery/reportage. Go look at the galleries on the website, not just the sample pictures here. They are more than "very average shots and far from any professional level".
I do hope so.
Nice ide... twenty seven what!?!?
I call bull on this one.
BJN: The Lytro interactive image samples are under 900 x 600 resolution. Do you think that they wouldn't provide higher resolution samples if they had them? The end image size in pixels can be provided despite the nonsense about megarays and equivalent of 5 megapixels conventional resolution. Where are the 2560x1920 (5 megapixel) image samples?
Talk about a no-information launch. No ISO range given. Is the f/2.0 lens fixed aperture (pretty sure it has to be)? If the lens is fixed aperture and the max shutter speed is 1/4000 second, how does the camera handle bright light scenes? What control does the photographer have over exposure? What's the frame rate and write time? For $1,600 Lytro had better have a lot more information and better resolution examples to show. The samples are cute but highly staged. The 3D baseline separation is tiny, so we get shown shots of miniatures.
Nice find indeed.This means that they have no idea yet and it's all still marketing & rendering stuff.
The ND would have to be built-in to be of any use.I can't imagine someone wanting to bother with filters because "they have to, by design".
I use filters myself, but if I'm in a hurry and need to capture a moment, fast, I'd like to just roll my finger on the aperture/shutter dial (depending on mode) and be done with it.
Now we're talking useful/usable!Proprietary is obscurantist, though...
RedFox88: This makes the size of CF cards look very obsolete.
@PeterTomNever dropped one of those in my whole life...
and yes, CFs are clunky
@RedFox88...and because flex circuits break a wee little bit too often for my personal taste...
@RedFox88It was about time that we had a "standard" standard...That's exactly why I bought microSD cards for my camera & camcorder, so that I can swap them in & out all my devices (including smartphones & tablet) to my heart's content.
And, btw, smartphones without an SD card slot **** BIG time... :-D
Cons:1. never shot jpg2. ditto3. that's a problem with lenses, not camera4. true. But it's a camera, not a videocamera5. true
...not many cons there, are there? ;-)
Greg Summers: what about a droid version??
@retro76Yup, freedom has its cost.But in the end it's the right choice.
Denisio Fabuloso: Well it seems the Olympus OMD is the standout here. Nikon has better white balance and the OMD with it's 'piddling' 4/3 format wipes the floor with the competing opposition on most counts. Deserved it's many accolades I have no doubt. Before you get out your machetes... I am a long time Pentax owner of around 40 years. Credit where credit's due.
nawknai: I truly cannot tell if this is a joke.
It sounds like an April Fools thing, but then I see a link to the Patent Office, and unless the US Patent office, which I'm sure is a barrel of laughs, has put up an April Fools prank, then this may be the dumbest patent I've seen in a long time.
...which in turn is a copy of fridge magnets.Come on!We're talking photography and add-on lenses, not display covers.Try to be reasonable.
The fact that the previously filed patent for a magnetic mount (copying that from the Nexus 5, apparently), for instance, which is IMHO a far better idea.