King Penguin: Oh, if only Hasselblad did one with a nice wooden grip.......
I know! Was thinking exact same thing. Audience demands a gold-plated Xe2 with an ivory grip. Although, Lunar and Solar are already taken. What do you think of Moonar? Or go straight to Uranus?
oh, and - @rfsIII - I saw a sense of humor on ebay the other day, cheap!
Leica Lunar, at last!
On the other hand, this frantic activity of parasites struggling to attach themselves to a worthy cause... is nauseating
You can't just throw together a comments section and hope for the best, I am afraid. Even banning the abusive behaviour is not enough - you actually have to nurture a particular tone (or culture, if you will) that fits with the rest of the content on the site - by introducing interesting topics, suppressing bickering and generally fostering a pleasant, helpful environment.
Can you, DPreview people, see yourself being *that* involved? Because otherwise it's just like the rest of Internet: loud, stupid and mostly misinformed, with an occasional sparkle of brilliance :)
Here on DPreview (without pointing any fingers) there are communities that are helpful, witty and generally a pleasure to visit, and then there are exact opposites of that. Guess which ones are in majority :)
so many trolls...The technical skill behind this project is considerable - just try to colorize any BW image and see where it lands you. Heck, most of you haters can't even take a decent picture in a first place based on what I see being posted in forums.
1. incandescent lighting needs to get a lot more even2. little gear icons (showing camera settings) are only present for 2 leftmost magnified samples. Two samples on the right don't show their settings...3. I wish there were a few bright, colorful objects in primary colors (RGB/CMY, but not flat) to show effects of channel clipping
finally, everything is shot with the maximum aperture?? makes no sense
Imagefoundry: very interesting article, especially for me. I've been photographing artworks professionally since early 90s (first assisting, then on my own) - and I have an expansive collection of 4x5 and 8x10 chromes of some pretty important works. However, copywork is copywork and I am sure if I tried to market these images I would face a major wrath from art community, and it's likely to be a career-ending move, aside of getting sued for copyright breach.
I wonder what Dr.Dee is thinking about legal framework for selling this collection.
In this context it's just semantics, isn't it?The artists he worked for are sure to be thrilled to have their stuff at some institution.
What I think Dr.Dee should do is to scan them all, pack the chromes safely away and submit the thumbnails to getty, corbis, gug and and all the usual suspects. Over the years this archive will gain tremendous value even just as a resource for restoration work. Not to mention prints, etc.
very interesting article, especially for me. I've been photographing artworks professionally since early 90s (first assisting, then on my own) - and I have an expansive collection of 4x5 and 8x10 chromes of some pretty important works. However, copywork is copywork and I am sure if I tried to market these images I would face a major wrath from art community, and it's likely to be a career-ending move, aside of getting sued for copyright breach.
I love this image, and I bet I am not the only one. I'll take it over yet another sunset lake or a soulful old man close-up any day.
Rock on, Goami. Haters gonna hate and all that. You won fair and square.
when Bryan Adams embarked on his photography quest there was this huge ripple in the force, as Canadian fashion industry collectively rolled their eyes.
just a sheer amount of snide remarks back then...haha, good times!
But then everyone realized that it's all about backstage access and BA can pull off stuff other people simply can't. So it's not all waste, although I am personally not a fan.
Imagefoundry: How I wish that this nonsense with Lightroom would just cease already. Version 7.4 still doesn't work with xtrans, it just doesn't work in a slightly different manner. Talk about procrustean bed....
Using LR output to compare camera brands amounts to partisan tactics, in my honest opinion. Its demosaicing engine is as bad as the user interface and color controls are good; and the output from different cameras is wildly inconsistent.
McDonalds is by far the most popular restaurant chain in USA (if you can call it that). Shall we use McD burgers as a baseline for comparing quality of beef across the country?
Furthermore, LR popularity is almost a text-book example of monopoly abuse. It's starving smaller developers and it slows down the pace of innovation.
I understand the sentiment about needing some sort of common denominator for comparison purposes, and yes ACR is usually the first to support new cameras. It does not mean you should stop looking for a better solution.
How I wish that this nonsense with Lightroom would just cease already. Version 7.4 still doesn't work with xtrans, it just doesn't work in a slightly different manner. Talk about procrustean bed....
Imagefoundry: freeman patterson, is that you?
I printed that whole show for him, back in the day. So your shot just jumped out at me :). good memories!
freeman patterson, is that you?
whoever reversed the mouse dragging direction on this panorama needs to seek medical attention. Help is out there, bud.
beckmarc: Any news on RAW Fuji x-pro 1 support?
nope, no X-Pro1/X-E1 support
seeing how people here are requesting FF Xpro2, I feel like I need to stand up and be counted:
please do NOT introduce a new full-frame system.
it will dilute the brand recognition that Fuji achieved with X-pro / X-e1 series, push up prices, slow down R&D and introduction of further XF-mount lenses and X-trans sensor derivatives, etc. etc. Not to mention all the disenfranchised Xpro1/Xe1 owners.
In my humble opinion APS-C is in a sweet spot (ie. quality/performance/price) right now and is likely to stay there for many years to come. I understand the lure of brand extension but historically it hadn't worked all that well for most companies that tried.
23mm/F1.7 in X-mount looks pretty appealing. Waiting for reviews.
$10 on another ripped-off Braun design. Looking forward to!
this is a historic moment, I think. Decades later we'll be talking about what made HB go bankrupt and everyone would be saying "remember when they introduced Lunar at photokina2012?"