gsum: Thanks for the warning regarding aerosol sprays - I would never have thought that fire could be dangerous.
CYA warnings are strange beasts. I always wondered how many would actually try to eat marbles if they didn't have the "not for human consumption" tag on the bag...
RunStrom: Can't help thinking that a lensbaby could get the same effect.
The Lensbaby pushes the edge blur into extremes, though. And this handles aperture shapes better than the Lensbaby "in front of the lens" approach since it has some glass between the aperture "disc" and the rear.
forpetessake: Will they finally stop patenting trivialities? Every large company tries to create a mine field of stupid patents hoping to kill everybody who can pose a danger to their domination.
Everything is "trivial" in hindsight, so we should drop patents altogether. In the same vein, since there are only seven core story plots, we should abandon copyright on books and movies since they are just derivatives of those....
BartyLobethal: I think his role as the monstrous Frank in David Lynch's 'Blue Velvet' was his most powerful, but he was also excellent as the demented photographer in 'Apocalypse Now', appearing in his introductory scene with multiple 35mm Nikons slung about him. That scene will work even better now that I know he was actually a photographer.
The demented ex-cop in Speed is also up there. Koopa in "Super Mario Brothers"? Not so much :)
EssexAsh: a set of mediocre snaps only of interest because some actor took them.
Go back to Art Critic 101.
Kevin Omura: Yikes, first lets take one component out of the equation. The wealth of one of the participants... Then we clearly see that this is basically an issue of who owns the copyright to the images. Once you get past this it's pretty straight forward, Mrs Huff does.
The other component of this mess is somewhat hidden in this story and that is that Walmart used one of these images though unclear how and that seems to be how this ball got rolling.
The importance of this case is that if Mrs Huff should somehow loose then it signals that the photographers ownership of the images is being removed and that the persons depicted in the images are the owners to the photographs. Which would have far reaching effects on every portrait/school photographer/ studio in the country.
And yes it is morally reprehensible that a large corporation should bully some little old lady whose family owned a photo studio. Would be interesting to see what Sam Walton's take on this would be if he were still alive.
@chiane, are you claiming that rich conservatives can ignore copyright law if they choose? Are they "privileged"? (The word basically means "private law", that a different set of rules apply to one group than the rest.)
GodSpeaks: So, I load a raw file into photoshop, process the heck out of it and then generate a high quality jpg?Pass or fail?
It is a trap: The very act of exporting a JPEG from that RAW for upload is after all processing... :)
msowsun: Does it just control the aperture form the camera?
Or can it actually meter wide open, and then stop down to the selected aperture when you press the shutter?
Frankly I see not having to press the DOF preview button to be a boon. Then again, users of their manual aperture lenses are already used to that. :)
blink667: Beautiful camera, but $2000 for $500 worth of performance?
A $1000 gold ring is no more useful than a $1 plastic ring from a toy store, yet woe unto the husband-to-be who goes with his fiancée to the jeweler and asks "do you have something cheap"?
RStyga: It is unfortunate that MM cameras are usually sold to professionals, who typically are too busy making money or strengthening their business networking to reduce their usually inflated egos and photo technology ignorance in order to see such superb offerings as the 645D/Z are. Professional photographers are overestimated.
RStyga, do you even read what you write: You make assumptions about professionals and then react when someone else counters with their own impressions. Pot, kettle: Black.
Indulis Bernsteins: It reminds me of the "e-book readers will empower users to create their own comments and paths through books". But no, the users wanted books to read. I think the technology in this camera is similar, it is OK to play with but people sometimes want to be passive passengers. The best use for it is probably advertising, so a single frame can be used to create multiple perspectives and a journey through the image. Sort of "bullet-time lite".
Someone here is ignoring all the frustration about autofocus misses that has been a part of photography for ages. If you fire a shot and miss the focus the shot is ruined; if you can fire a shot and worry about focus point later that is certainly an improvement? Do you also feel that a photographer should not be able to change other parameters like white balance after the shot is taken?
slick83: "Polished internal barrel for creative flare & reflection"
Oh boy ..... :-(
It's a Lensbaby thing, I guess; I have the fisheye they made for their "screw-in" system (in my case a Composer) and the area around the circle is not exactly uniform or black for that matter.
raztec: Adobe will die with their subscription service.
Vince P, a company cannot pay its expenses using "share price". It's perfectly possible for a company with an insanely high stockmarket value to go bust - it happens quite frequently, e.g. the dotcom busts back in 2000-2001.
AshMills: Good headline, but doesn't record 4K internally.
Good thing the headline says "output" and not "record", then.
thx1138: For the man with a little iPhone you can now feel adequate again by attaching a big lens. I just can't see the turtle neck wearing, latte licking, bean bag reclining hipsters going for this.
No, they get a tiny Nikon 1 camera then add an F-mount adapter and a huge Nikkor lens instead...
Mikity: Wow! Thanks dpreview. For a whole subsection of readers, this is like the second coming and a cure for cancer rolled into one...
But once the review is posted, their lives will cease to have meaning and the dpreview threads will halve in size... :)
Tonkotsu Ramen: still no NFC?
It won't be easy to set up then.
NFC only deals with the identification (it's dumb RFID at its core), for everything else there's Bluetooth involved.
Jake21: What about this item justifies a patent? Crise the american patent office sucks.
The patent office that brought us the XOR cursor patent?
zodiacfml: Camera makers should be very afraid.
Yeah, if I want to shoot panos with the iPhone I still prefer to use the third-party apps like AutoStitch or Microsoft Photosynth. Then again I have a 4S which is not as fast as the 5/5S/5C, and where the camera app frequently crashes.
Sarge_: To me, you either buy into the APS-C formatted Sony NEX cameras, step down to the smaller M43, or get the RX100.
The Nikon isn't even on my radar (except for the new waterproof model). The Sony NEX cameras are roughly as pocketable (NEX-5, etc) as this V3, and NEX produces better IQ, especially at higher ISO. If video is a priority, I'd look at the Panasonic GH4, and if pocketability/size were a factor I'd have the Sony RX100.
I love my Nikon D800, but Nikon really disappointed me with the sensor size in this camera system, and there's no 'fixing' that, as even if this sensor gets better, so too will the larger APS-C sensors...
The branding, yes. The line, no: The A5000 is the NEX-3N sequel.