Great article, I will surely read it more than once... :-)
a question:which lens/aperture combination do you have to use, say, on FF and m43, in order to get the same circle of confusion on the two sensors and a different DoF (more DoF on FF due to enlargement) when bringing both pictures to the same viewing size (paper, screen), the subject taking up the same part of the print/screen?
MrTaikitso: iPhoto is one of the worst pieces of software ever developed, and I speak as a UX (User Experience) and software engineer. 1. A few years after it was launched, it managed to lose over 400 of my precious photos. And because they were being backed up, and the way the bug erased the images, I never got them back. Many others reported odd bugs too. 2. More recently, as part of a huge multi year archiving effort (& to escape it's bugs), I exported thousands of priceless photos & scans from iPhoto. Only later did I discover that EVERY SINGLE portrait oriented photo had been mysteriously cropped such that only about 5% of the photo was saved. I lost another 500 or so images & no idea which ones! 3. The UX is awful & inconsistent with Aperture, a superbly designed app, the very opposite of iPhoto. So why don't Apple do the reverse and make Aperture their default main photo/video app? Seems they are dumbing down to appeal to the idiots that buy iPhones purely to Snapchat & Instagram. Tragic!
Decoboy: So how do I get 8.5 ACR for my Lightroom 5.4? Weren't we told that LR would still be free-standing, i.e. not tied to CC?
I downloaded 8.5 but it says it is not applicable for me?
@dpreviewwhy merging this story with the comments on the Release Candidate?
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 ;-)
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...
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.